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22 Fun Things to Do This Week (2.22.21)


Craving Chinese takeout? Treat yourself to a fried rice, Kung Pao chicken, and dumplings from the new Fell Street spot Lazy Susan.

Feeling music deprived? Attend an IRL (but socially distanced) concert at the Chapel, or live stream shows from Eli's Mile High Club. Plus, learn about Georgina Lawton's new book Raceless; sign up for Napa Valley Marathon's Perfect Pairing race series; and experience a drive-in performance by the Oakland Theater Project.

Learn about all things jazz through Monterey Jazz Festival's Evolution of a Groove: The Monterey Commissions. The 12-episode series will offer a behind-the-scenes view of the creative process, one-on-one interviews, and archival footage of pieces commissioned for the festival over the last 25 years. Episode one is available now. // Find details ($15/episode or $150/season) at montereyjazzfestival.org.

Subscribe to Eli's Mile High Club via Patreon. Until you can dance at the bar IRL again, Eli's is offering live stream content including Down By Blues shows on Mondays and Red Room shows and interviews on Saturdays. So far, Lady E, Psychic Hit, and Same Girls have made appearances. // $5-$25 per month, patreon.com

Join KQED for a cinematic tribute to Black History Month.
Tickets to the drive-in screenings are sold out, but you can still live stream the film When the Waters Get Deep, highlighting musicians in the Oakland-based jazz, hip-hop, and soul group SOL Development; 8pm to 10pm Tuesday. // Tickets ($10 suggested donation) are available at Eventbrite.

Join Raceless author Georgina Lawton for her book launch.
The English journalist will talk about her experiences living in Black communities around the world and her newly published tome on self identity and racial constructs; Tuesday at noon. // Pay what you can to register at moadsf.org.

Discover a heart shaped labyrinth at Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve. // Directions to the labyrinth can be found on bonjourbecky.com.

Nosh on Chinese-American takeout from Lazy Susan. Offerings include all your favorites‚ think orange chicken, crab rangoon, mapo tofu, and fried rice, with plenty of gluten-free and vegan options too. Open for takeout and delivery from 5pm to 9pm Wednesday through Sundays. // 208 Fell St. (Hayes Valley), lazysusanchinese.com

Stream San Francisco Symphony's "Currents: Rhythm Spirits," curated by legendary tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and featuring Indian classical violinist Kala Ramnath and Symphony musicians interpreting Indian folk traditions. // Watch on SFSymphony+ ($15/individual event or $120/all-season access), sfsymphonyplus.org

Thank you to our partners at San Francisco Symphony.

Snag tix to Kelley Stoltz's "Ah! (etc)" record release show at The Chapel. While you dine, the masked band will play the stage as Stoltz sings from a third-story window above. Expect new songs, lights, and visuals; 5:30pm and 8:15pm Thursday. // Tickets ($180/table for two, $360/four, and $540/six, dinner included) are available at thechapelsf.com.

Celebrate National Clam Chowder Day by tucking into a sourdough bread bowl filled with the New England–style favorite. Boudin is offering half-priced and BOGO bowls, this Thursday only. // Available for pickup or delivery at all California Boudin locations and outdoor dining at Boudin at Fisherman's Wharf SF; boudinbakery.com.

See Oakland Theater Project's site-specific performance,
Binding Ties: The 16th Street Station. You'll learn about the economic and cultural forces surrounding the station and migration of Oakland's Black and immigrant communities during the beginning of the 20th century; 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday. // Tickets ($50 for reserved priority parking or pay-what-you-can GA) are available on oaklandtheaterproject.org.

Participate in the Napa Valley Marathon's virtual Perfect Pairing race series
. Have your pick of five different races ranging from the Tiny Taste 1 Mile to the Barrel Blend Full Marathon—or do them all; through March 7th. // Register ($30) on napavalleymarathon.org.

Learn about contemporary indigenous cuisine and the preservation of ancestral traditions with Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino of Mak-'amham/Cafe Ohlone; Saturday at 1pm. // Tickets ($8, or free for members of Museum of Craft + Design) are available at Eventbrite.

Check out Jiab Prachakul: 14 Years, the first American solo exhibition of the Thai artist whose portraits explore the nuances of Asian diasporic representation; through April 30th. // Make an appointment to view at friendsindeed.art.

Arrange an artful floral centerpiece with Ricci Candé of Rust & Flourish. You'll learn all the basics —think color theory, design, placement, and flower cleaning; Saturday at noon. // Tickets ($100, includes supplies for pickup) are available at gathersf.com.

Watch Mouth Off, a lip sync challenge and fundraiser for Ryan's Fund: The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus' Financial Assistance Network. Queens MiMi Mi and Mila Knockabiatch will host the glamorous event; 5pm to 7pm Saturday. // View on Twitch

Make Tra Vigne Pizzeria's iconic mozzarella al minuto at home. While you cook along with the live stream, sip on two Charles Krug wines; Saturday at 5:30pm. // Register ($165 includes wine, ingredients, and shipping) on charleskrug.com.

Walk by Little Sparrow Salon & Barber's grand opening event. Expect live music, a raffle, product discounts, and vintage treasures curated by Tangerine Queen; 4pm to 6pm Saturday. // 1714 Hayes St. (NoPa); RSVP on Eventbrite.

Watch Fully Realized Humans, Joshua Leonard's 2020 comedy that tells the story of a couple awaiting the birth of their first child; available Saturday after 10pm. // $12, sonomafilmfest.org

Order a multi-course meal for two from Hunnybee. The pop-up's menu changes weekly, but expect delicious offerings like Binagoongan Buns, chili crab garlic noodles, or pumpkin empanadas. Through the end of the month, the pop-up is donating 10 percent of profits; pickup from 4pm to 5pm or delivery from 4pm to 6pm, Sunday. // Order ($65 for two) on hunnybeesf.com.

Order books from Moments Co-op
, a new QTBIPOC bookstore and community space. When you pick them up, bring some food to donate to Moments Co-op's Town Fridge; curbside pickup from noon to 6pm Friday through Sunday . // 410 13th St. (Oakland); email info@momentscooperative.com to order books, momentscooperative.com

Spend your Sunday morning meditating at home. Within Meditation's Kim Nicol will lead you through a 30-minute practice live streamed from the Ferry Building. Bonus points for Bay Bridge views; Sunday at 10am. // Register for free on Eventbrite.

Get a digital copy of
Between My Body and the Air. Local nonprofit Youth Speaks' new anthology features poems by Bay Area youth addressing COVID-19, inequalities, and more. // Purchase ($15) on youthspeaks.org.

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