17 Fun Things to Do This Week (1.22.24)
Rub elbows with curious characters at the 2024 Edwardian Ball. (Infrared Moses for The Edwardian Ball)

17 Fun Things to Do This Week (1.22.24)


Swap your beanie for a hat with a bit more personality—it's time to let loose at the Edwardian Ball.

Plus, a new speakeasy-style cocktail bar pops up at ICA San Francisco, the SF Ballet Gala returns to City Hall, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are coming to town, the 32nd Annual Lunar New Year Bazaar returns to Oakland.

Have a good one!

Strut your way to the de Young for a showcase of iconic looks from 20th and 21st century SF. Fashioning San Francisco features 100 jaw-dropping garments from designers including Christian Dior, Jeanne Lanvin, and Alexander McQueen—many worn and donated by SF women over the years. Visitors can also “try on” a few gowns with the help of augmented reality technology by Snap; on view through August 11. // de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. (Golden Gate Park); tickets at famsf.org

Sip on something pretty at the Bar at Osito. Housed in the former Liliana space, the new concept focuses on single-origin spirits alongside seafood towers, housemade charcuterie, and fondue; Tuesday through Saturday. // The Bar at Osito, 2875 18th St. (Mission); reservations are on tock.com and walk-ins will also be accepted; ositosf.co.

Experience a 20-course meal from chef Harrison Cheney of Michelin-starred Sons & Daughters and Swedish chef Jacob Holmström. The collaborative two-night dinner series will explore New Nordic techniques and Northern California ingredients in courses including caviar d’Aquataine Perlita, as well as cured local fish, seasonal products, and preserved goods; Wednesday and Thursday, 5pm to 8:30pm. // Sons & Daughters, 708 Bush St. (TenderNob); reservations are available at tock.com

Treat yourself to a night at the ballet. The SF Ballet opening night gala highlights the company's first-ever female artistic director, Tamara Rojo. After the performance, stick around for the after-party at City Hall; Wednesday at 8pm. // War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets at sfballet.org

Listen in live to Two Ts in a Pod, with Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra Judge as they spill all about their time as ex-Housewives; Thursday at 8pm. // Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St. (Marina); tickets at apeconcerts.com

Start scouring Craigslist for tickets to see our favorite funny duo, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. They’ll be in the Bay Area for four sold-out nights on their Restless Leg Tour. // Friday at The Masonic (Nob Hill) and Saturday and Sunday at The Paramount Theatre (Oakland); details at tinaamytour.com

Explore energy frequencies and mindful movement when Sanctum, Europe's popular new wellness class, comes to Napa Valley’s Stanly Ranch for its American debut. Overnights and day passes will be available; Friday through Sunday. // Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection, 200 Stanly Crossroad (Napa); tickets at aubergeresorts.com

Shake your bustles—The Edwardian Ball is back for two whimsical days of costumery, carnival, music, acrobatics, ballroom dancing, and fashion. Attendees can explore the Museum of Wonders’ fine art installations, stage shows, curiosities, and a bazaar featuring art and wares from more than 50 vendors; Friday and Saturday. // The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave. (TenderNob); tickets at edwardianball.com

Pop up at Institute of Contemporary Art's new speakeasy-style cocktail bar. Enjoy cocktails from Called Tails and snacks from My Friend Fernando in addition to music and a curator tour of current exhibitions. Tickets ($17) include admission and one complimentary cocktail; 6pm to 9pm, the last Friday of each month. // ICA San Francisco, 901 Minnesota St. (Dogpatch); tickets at eventbrite.com

Dust off your best Burning Man fits for Pink Mammoth's 20th anniversary party. Dress in your best glitter gear and let loose to sultry house beats to raise funds for the group's return to the Playa; Saturday, 8pm to 3am. // Public Works, 161 Erie St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com

Prepare for the return of W. Kamau Bell to the world of stand-up comedy. W. Kamau Bell Gets His Act Together comes to Berkeley Rep for a limited engagement through March 16th. He’ll experiment with fresh material, discuss current events, and share new stories about his life and family. Tickets are sold out, but tickets not claimed by 6:55pm on the night of performance may be available for resale at the door; Saturday at 7pm. // Berkeley Rep's Bakery Studio, 2071 Addison St. (Berkeley); details at berkeleyrep.org

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with two days of celebrations at Oakland’s 32nd Annual Lunar New Year Bazaar. You’ll find entertainment, art, food, beverages, and an opportunity to support local businesses; Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm. // Oakland Chinatown, 388 Ninth St. (Oakland); details atvisitoakland.com

Groove with Poolside at the Fox; Saturday at 8pm. // Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Wrap up Dry January with a zero-proof mixology class led by 1 Hotel San Francisco's beverage manager Andre Sierra. Pick up new techniques and learn how to incorporate NA ingredients behind the bar; Saturday, 2pm to 4pm. // 1 Hotel San Francisco, 8 Mission St. (Embarcadero); tickets at eventbrite.com

Get excited for the return of 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; Sunday through March 3rd. // White Elephant Sale Warehouse, 333 Lancaster St. (Oakland); tickets at whiteelephantsale.org

For only $30, embark on a flavorful journey of Malaysian dishes at Azalina’s. The fifth-generation street food vendor and chef is serving her family's comforting dishes at her new brick-and-mortar restaurant, 11am to 1pm. // Azalina’s, 499 Ellis St. (Tenderloin); tickets at eventbrite.com

Secure your tickets for the Mill Valley Music Festival featuring headliners Fleet Foxes and Greensky Bluegrass. The two-day indie fest is nestled in the redwoods and features a multi-genre mix of diverse national acts and local standouts, coupled with world-class food and drink; May 11-12. // Friends Field (Mill Valley); tickets are on sale now at millvalleymusicfest.com

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