24 Fun Things to Do This Week (2.5.24)
Taste all the brews in one place at the return of SF Beer Week's much-anticipated gala. (Courtesy of @sfbeerweek)

24 Fun Things to Do This Week (2.5.24)


Cheer along with the Niner gang at Super Bowl watch parties around the Bay Area.

If you prefer to watch (and shout) from the comfort of your home, we’ve got the scoop on some crowd-pleasing to-go food from favorite local restaurants, too.

Plus, SF Beer Week kicks off this week and with it comes the return of the SF Beer Week Opening Gala after a four-year hiatus. Football and beer not your thing? There are plenty of other fun things to do this week.

Have a good one!

Soak up the good vibes when the Sound Healing Symphony takes over the Church of 8 Wheels for an evening of live meditative music, vibrational massage, and healing; Wednesday, 8pm to 9:30pm. // Church of 8 Wheels, 554 Fillmore St. (Lower Haight); tickets at eventbrite.com

Score some treasures at OMCA's beloved annual White Elephant Sale. The largest rummage sale in Northern California directly benefits the museum's programming and exhibitions. Reservations are required in advance; through March 3rd. // White Elephant Sale Warehouse, 333 Lancaster St. (Oakland); tickets at whiteelephantsale.org

Party for a good cause at the 20th anniversary of Hearts After Dark. The special post-gala event benefitting SF General Hospital Foundation will feature dancing, late-night treats, and a live performance by DJ Jazzy Jeff; Thursday at 8:30pm. // The Conservatory at One Sansome (Financial District); tickets at sfghf.org

See Daniel Craig as legendary secret agent 007 in the hit James Bond film Casino Royale,with the SF Symphony performing the sensuous score as the action unfolds on the big screen. While you’re there, indulge in a Vesper martini, available shaken, not stirred at the lobby bars; Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm. Davies Symphony Hall (Civic Center), 201 Van Ness Ave; tickets at sfsymphony.org.

Thank you to our partners at San Francisco Symphony.

Love Bites at Ferry Building this week.
The fundraising event for Foodwise will offer an opportunity to taste more than 20 Napa wines, one-night-only bites from Ferry Building merchants, salsa dancing, and more. Don't miss the chocolate spin art bar by Recchiuti Confections; Thursday, 5pm to 7:30pm. // Ferry Building (Embarcadero); tickets ateventbrite.com

Sunset Piano, the producers of the beloved Flower Piano event at the SF Botanical Garden, presents Music for Twelve Pianos at Grace Cathedral. Experience two original pieces—including a world premiere—written for 12 grand pianos and conducted by Paul Phillips, director of the Stanford Symphony; Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm. // Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St. (Nob Hill); tickets at gracecathedral.org

Calling all bookish types! Shop for first-edition books, rare posters, art, maps, photographs and more at the 56th California International Antiquarian Book Fair; Friday through Sunday. // Pier 27 (Embarcadero); tickets at eventbrite.com

Raise a pint to the SF Beer Week Opening Gala, which ushers in Northern California’s annual celebration of craft beer and breweries. It's an epic gathering of the Bay Area's craft beer community with unlimited samples of new, rare, and classic beers plus local food; Friday, 6pm to 10pm. // Pier 35 (Embarcadero); tickets at eventbrite.com. For a full schedule of the week's activities—including beer pairing dinners, special release parties, educational sessions, and more—go to sfbeerweek.org

No soup for you! That is if you don't get yourself over to the 8th Annual Sausalito Souper Bowl. Restaurants will square off in hopes of winning the Lom-Bowl-Di trophy. For $25, you'll get to visit all the restaurants to taste their soup and vote for your fav; Saturday, 1pm to 5pm. // Ferry Landing, (Sausalito); sausalito.gov

Celebrate 25 years of no-frills but always delicious slices at Escape From New York Pizza. To celebrate their milestone anniversary on Bush Street, they’ll be slinging $3 slices, $4 beers, and $5 wine. Plus, live music and whole pie deals; Saturday, 11am to 2am. // Escape From New York Pizza, 333 Bush St. (Financial District); details on instagram.com

Be part of the art at the Napa Lighted Art Festival Lantern Parade. You'll get to create your own lantern (2pm to 5pm) to carry along the short parade route with live music leading the way. After, explore illuminated art throughout Downtown Napa; Saturday at 6:30pm. // Veteran's Memorial Park, Main St. (Napa); details at donapa.com

Test your luck at Choe Sun Doe Day in SF Chinatown. Choy Suns will pass out thousands of red envelopes filled with chocolate coins, money, and gift certificates; Saturday, 11am to 2pm. // Portsmouth Square (Chinatown); details at chineseparade.com

Take a stroll down Lovers Lane at the Mission’s very own pre-Valentine’s Day festival. You’ll find kids activities—like face painting, craft tables, dance lessons, and the SFPL book mobile—as well as tarot readings, live painting, couples caricatures, and local food and clothing vendors; Saturday, 11am to 6pm. // Balmy Alley, 50 Balmy St. (Mission); details on instagram.com

Follow the sounds of drumming to Jack London Square’s Lunar New Year celebration. The free event will feature martial arts performances, lion dancers, kids crafts, giveaways and more; Saturday, 1pm to 3pm. // Plaza outside of Plank in Jack London Square (Oakland); details at jacklondonsquare.com

Parade around North Beach behind a New Orleans–style second line at this Mardi Gras celebration. Put on by Northstar Café and southern restaurant and bar Tupelo, a ticket gets you drink specials, beads, and N’awlins fare (like jambalaya, cornbread, mac and cheese) at Tupelo following the parade; Saturday, 1:30pm to 6pm. // Northstar Cafe, 1560 Powell St. (North Beach); tickets at eventbrite.com

Watch the Super Bowl on Terrene’s waterfront patio complete with elevated game day food and drinks. The kitchen will be slinging a special menu with items like tandoori chicken wings, kale and artichoke dip, and steamed mussels over fries while they stream the game on multiple screens. Walk-ins accepted, reservations encouraged; Sunday at 3:30pm. // Terrene, 1 Hotel (Embarcadero); reservations at sevenrooms.com

Hosting a Super Bowl watch party? Leave the cooking to Flour + Water. The Pasta Shop will offer party-sized sub sandwiches ($57/serves 6) for takeaway. If you’re looking for wings, the Pizzeria will have chicken nugget wings with house ranch and Calabrian chili crisp sauce for dine-in, to-go, and delivery. // Order online at flourandwaterpastashop.com andfwpizzeria.com.

Oakland foodies should fuel up for the game with Edith’s Pie's Super Bowl specials. They’ll be whipping up buffalo chicken pot pie, ham and cheese slab pie, pie dogs, and jalapeño popper hand pie bites—all ready to heat and eat. Pre-order online at edithspie.square.site.

If you want to watch the game in a lively environment that doesn’t have sticky floors, consider Building 43 Winery’s watch party. They’ll have the game going on their big screens, plus food from local vendors, craft cocktails, beer, and of course, wine; Sunday, 3pm to 8pm. // Building 43 Winery, 2440 Monarch St. (Alameda); tickets at eventbrite.com

The Crossing at East Cut will host a Super Bowl watch party at its expansive outdoor venue (rain, rain, go away!). Expect multiple viewing screens, food, drink, and a rowdy atmosphere; Sunday, 2:30pm to 7:30pm. // The Crossing at East Cut, 200 Folsom St. (SoMa); details at eastcutcrossing.com

Prefer your Super Bowl parties to be big and gay? Head to Manny’s to watch the game on their 100-inch screen projector; Sunday, 3pm to 8pm. // Manny’s, 3092 16th St. (Mission); RSVP at eventbrite.com

Don your red and gold and do it for the Bay at Mayes Super Bowl watch party complete with music, food, reserved seating, and standing areas; Sunday, 2pm to 8pm. // Mayes Oyster House, 1233 Polk St. (TenderNob); tickets at eventbrite.com

If reserved seating and cocktail service is more your vibe, check out Barbarossa Lounge’s Super Bowl party; Sunday, 2pm to 8pm. // Barbarossa Lounge, 714 Montgomery St. (Jackson Square); tickets at eventbrite.com

Hear, see, smell, taste, and feel a truly synesthetic work of art. The San Francisco Symphony has collaborated with Cartier to present a multi-sensory production of Alexander Scriabin’s tone poem Prometheus, The Poem of Fire. This one-of-a-kind presentation combines music, lights, and scent cues by Cartier for an immersive concert experience. Also on the program: Béla Bartók’s bloodthirsty fairy tale Duke Bluebeard’s Castle; March 1–3. // Tickets are available now at sfsymphony.org.

Thank you to our partners at SF Symphony.

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