Pop artist Ashley Longshore's 'The Prodigal Fun' opens at Saint Joseph's Arts Society this week. (Courtesy of Ken Fulk)

22 Fun Things to Do This Week (09.27.21)


You guys, this week promises to be seriously fun.

No really: Artist Ashley Longshore is bringing her Prodigal Fun exhibit to Saint Joseph's Arts Society, complete with several vibrant paintings and furniture pieces designed in collaboration with Ken Fulk.

Plus, catch flicks at Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema, enjoy a Deep House Yoga class, taste all the wine at Charles Krug's annual harvest party, and more delicious ways to spend your week.

Have a good one!

Cure the Monday blues with free arcade games at Emporium. Flash your California ID at the door for four free tokens on Local's Night. // Emporium, 616 Divisadero St. (Fillmore), emporiumsf.com

Watch drag queen Varla Jean Merman's "Little Prick" for a healthy dose of song, dance, and laughs, Wednesday through Sunday at 7pm. // Oasis, 298 11th St. (SoMa); tickets ($25-$40) on eventbrite.com

Don your Lederhosen for a full week of Oktoberfest fun at Zeitgeist. Enjoy plenty of brews plus German brats, pretzels, and a festive playlis; Wednesday through October 6th. // Zeitgeist, 199 Valencia St. (Mission), zeitgeistsf.com

Celebrate The Dorian's sixth birthday with live music, passed apps, and $5 martinis; Thursday from 4pm until close. // The Dorian, 2001 Chestnut St. (Marina); register for free on eventbrite.com.

Zen out with Deep House Yoga. They'll be taking over Yoga Flow Studios for Alchemy, a yoga meets music event offering the chance to celebrate connection, earth, and the divine; 7pm to 9pm Thursday and 5pm to 7pm Saturday and Sunday. // Yoga Flow SF, 385 Ashton Ave.; tickets ($35) on eventbrite.com

Check out CounterPulse's Split. Be enthralled by a one-on-one live contemporary dance performance; while you're there, grab a drink and check out portraits of local queer community members and a video installation; 5pm to 9pm Thursdays and Fridays and 3pm to 7pm Saturdays and Sundays, through October 30th. // Counterpulse, 80 Turk St. (Tenderloin), counterpulse.org

Visit the tantalizing Gold Beams Social Club. This week's Exploratorium After Dark brings a cabaret spotlighting Black creatives; Thursday at 8pm. // Exploratorium, 698 The Embarcadero (Fisherman's Wharf), tickets on eventbrite.com

Pop by "The Prodigal Fun," a solo exhibit by New Orleans–based pop artist Ashley Longshore at Saint Joseph's Arts Society. In addition to 30 'gramable paintings, you'll love 24 collectible furniture pieces designed in collaboration with Ken Fulk. Exhibit opens Thursday, through October. // Saint Joseph's Arts Society, 1401 Howard St. (SoMa), details on Instagram

Get your film fix at a Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema. The Fall 2021 season kicks off this Friday with a lineup of shorts at the Alemany Market Plaza drive-in, followed by Last Black Man in San Francisco on Saturday. Plus, don't miss pop-ups all month at Bernal Star Restaurant and Secession Art & Design; 7pm Friday and 6pm Saturday, through October 29th. // Various Bernal Heights locations, bhoutdoorcine.org

Shop eco-conscious goods at Bar Code's sustainable fashion pop-up. Items will include Oliver Charles sweaters, Henning blazers, Brenta belts, and a selection of other brands. Stop by Friday evening for Margerum wines while you shop; Friday through October 15th. // The Bar Code SF, 3600 Sacramento St. (Presidio Heights), thebarcodesf.com

Make a res at the Vault Steakhouse. If you've dined alfresco at the Vault Garden, then you'll love this swanky underground eatery and its new menu of Black Angus steaks, caviar tots, and caesar salad made tableside; reopening Friday. // The Vault Steakhouse, 415 Jackson St. (Jackson Square), reservations on thevault555.com

Celebrate the Randall Museum's reopening and RePurposeful, a new exhibit in partnership with SCRAP. Through more than 40 collage and assemblage works by local artists, RePurposeful explores interdependence and approaches to sustainability. Enjoy food, drinks, and a silent auction; 7pm to 9pm Friday. // Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way (Corona Heights); tickets ($100 and up, benefiting local environmental arts education programs) on eventbrite.com

Connect with fellow plant parents at the Hella Plants Market. Endless house plants, vegan bites, botanical goods, natural beauty products, and live music will all be on offer; Friday from 3pm to 8pm. // Oakstop, 1721 Broadway (Oakland); register ($5-$10) on eventbrite.com

Get dressed up for the return of the San Francisco Symphony. Re-opening night at Davies Halls promises to be dazzling with appearances by Esperanza Spalding, Wayne Shorter, and Alonzo King Lines Ballet; Friday at 7pm. // Tickets ($225 and up) are available at sfsymphony.org.

Eat and drink with a purpose at Corks, Forks, Rhythm, & Brews. The event curates food and drink from purveyors across California—think Almanac Beer Co., Faction Brewing, Alley & Vine, Grilled Cheez Guy—and and benefits Alameda Boys & Girls Club. Work up an appetite dancing to throwback hits by a live band; Saturday from noon to 5pm. // Parade Lawn, 950 W Mall Square (Alameda); tickets ($100/GA, $200/VIP) on corksforksonthepoint.com

Head to Napa for Charles Krug's annual harvest party. Tasting on the Lawn provides the perfect chance to kick back and relax for unlimited wine tastings and Italian bites while SF band Notorious plays on; Saturday from 11am to 3pm. // Charles Krug Winery, 2800 Main St. (St. Helena); tickets ($85) on eventbrite.com

Round up a group to share mezze brunch boards at Berkeley's new Palestinian-inspired restaurant, Lulu's. Expect an assortment of breads, veggies, shakshouka, hummus, roasted haloumi, and more. Pro tip: Bring a bottle of bubbly to pair with a carafe of juice; open Tuesday through Sunday. // Lulu, 1019 Camelia St. (Berkeley), luluberkeley.com

Enjoy an afternoon of waterfront pours at the 38th Annual Tiburon Wine Festival. In addition to wines from more than 50 wineries near and far, nosh on gourmet bites from to local eateries and listen to live music. Fingers crossed for sunny weather; Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. // Point Tiburon Plaza, 1701 Tiburon Blvd. (Tiburon); tickets ($85, includes all food and wine) on eventbrite.com

Learn how Filipinx and LGBTQIA2S+ stories shape SoMa communities at Diasporas of Resilience, an afternoon of film screenings and artist talks; Saturday from 12:30pm to 5pm. // YBCA Screening Room, 701 Mission St. (SoMa); register (free) on eventbrite.com

View Epoch, a 12-hour long performance by Funsch Dance. Stop by whenever you please to see choreography by Christy Funsch, along with guest choreographers Maurya Kerr, Coral Martin, and Jes DeVille—and live accompaniment by Cheryl Leonard—or perhaps stick it out for the whole day; Saturday at 10am. // ODC Theater, 3153 (Mission), odc.dance

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View Uncovered: The Artists of Arion Press. The exhibit showcases a selection of the Presidio press' best artist collaborations from the past four decades via limited-edition, immaculately handprinted book covers; opening reception on Saturday from 4pm to 6pm, exhibit on view through November 5th. // Arion Press, 1802 Hays St. (Presidio), eventbrite.com

Make Homer proud during Simpsons trivia. While it's not quite Barney's Bowl-A-Rama, the prizes, episode viewings, and themed snacks and libations—think steamed hams, Million Dollar Birthday Fries, and Flaming Moe shots—on offer at Mission Bowling Club for the day won't disappoint; Sunday at 5:30pm. // Mission Bowling Club, 3176 17th St. (Mission); missionbowlingclub.com

Watch the African-American Shakespeare Company perform a roundup of Shakespeare plays. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged and revised of course) features three actors stepping into the roles of 75 characters from 37 plays for just over 90 minutes. Phew! Show is free to attend; Sunday at 11:30am. // Thrive City at Chase Center, 1725 3rd St. (Mission Bay)

Get moving for the Levi's Presidio 10. While the race has gone virtual this year, take advantage of October weather and find a running buddy to keep you company for the 5k or 10k options benefiting the Guardsmen. Rest assured you'll still get a T-shirt and medal; Sunday. // Details and registration ($45) on eventbrite.com

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