15 Fun Things to Do This Week (1.8.24)
This Tuesday, get free admission to the Conservatory of Flowers before it closes for regular maintenance this month. (Courtesy of @conservatoryofflowers)

15 Fun Things to Do This Week (1.8.24)


If your 2024 resolution is to do more fun things, we've got you covered.

This week's can't-miss events include Sonoma's 31st Annual Winter Wineland, the Napa Truffle Festival, Sheila E. at Yoshi's, Dominique Crenn's Golden Poppy pop-up, free entry to SFMOMA and the Conservatory of Flowers, and so much more.

Have a good one!

Make reservations asap for a taste of Dominique Crenn’s Paris restaurant, Golden Poppy. Snag a counter seat for a front row taste of whimsical and internationally influenced tasting menu with beverage pairings ($210); Thursday through Saturday, this month only. // Petit Crenn, 609 Hayes St. (Hayes Valley); reservations available at sevenrooms.com

Keep the Dry January momentum going with a non-alcoholic cocktail seminar, tasting, and day party with the pros; Monday, 1pm to 4pm. // Elixir, 3200 16th St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com

Experience deep relaxation with Envelop’s sound bath experience. The 32-speaker spatial sound bath will surround you with beautiful immersive ambient music and 3D nature recordings; Monday, 9:30pm to 10:45pm. // Envelop SF. 900 Marin St. (Bayview); tickets at eventbrite.com

Take a stroll through the Conservatory of Flowers on the first free Tuesday of the year. Stick around after sunset to experience the winter light show projected on the exterior of the conservatory; Tuesday, 10am to 4:30pm. // 100 John F Kennedy Dr. (Golden Gate Park); details at gggp.org

Fancy making some fancy ice? Join Camper English, author of Amazon bestseller The Ice Book, for an in-person event that will teach you the art of crafting perfectly clear ice and creating ice diamonds, spheres, and other dazzling shapes; Wednesday, 7pm to 9pm. // Bourbon & Branch, 501 Jones St. (TenderNob); tickets at eventbrite.com

Start the new year a little more cultured at First Thursday at SFMOMA. Admission is free for Bay Area residents, but be sure to reserve your tickets in advance. A handful of exhibitions are closing at the end of the month so this is a great time to get a last look at the vibrant paintings of Pacita Abad, the impressive scale of Diego Rivera’s Pan American Unity, and the kinetic sculptures of Fernando Palma Rodríguez. Plus, free coffee until 6pm; Thursday, 1pm to 8pm. // SFMOMA, 151 Third St. (SoMa); tickets at sfmoma.org

Is it possible to find love in the Marina? Find out at the sixth edition of Palm House’s Love in Paradise blind dating show. After the show, the restaurant will dim the lights for an afterparty; Thursday, 7pm to 10pm. // Palm House, 2032 Union St. (Marina); tickets at eventbrite.com

Take a beat with Sheila E. and the E-Train. The Bay Area native and world-famous drummer returns home for three nights of shows; 8pm and 10pm Friday, 7:30pm and 9:30pm Saturday, and 7pm and 9pm Sunday. // Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West (Oakland); tickets at yoshis.com

Get a kick out of a new kind of dating show: Love Isn’t Blind. Men will compete on stage for one lucky bachelorette. Only there's just one thing: They can’t speak. Games—like scrolling through their phones and calling their moms—will help determine the winner; Friday at 6:30pm. // Manny’s 3092 16th St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com

A Tribute to Loretta Lynn will bring to life the music of the most awarded woman in country music history, performed by some of the Bay Area’s best artists; Friday at 8pm. // Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St. (Berkeley); tickets at thefreight.org

Learn the trades and traits of truffles at the Napa Truffle Festival. From truffle and wine pairing meals to truffle dog demonstrations and a festival marketplace at Oxbow Public Market, there’s much to be explored this weekend; Friday to Sunday. // Tickets and schedule at napatrufflefestival.com

Restock your cellar with old favorites and new finds at Sonoma’s 31st Annual Winter Wineland. Pick up your wine glass, wristband and map, then travel from one winery to the next while exploring Northern Sonoma County; Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm. // Tickets at wineroad.com

Let loose with Dillon Francis; Saturday at 9pm. // The Midway, 900 Marin St. (Bayview); tickets at tixr.com

Shut your laptops and get hands-on at amacramé and sip class from the folks at Maker Studio and Decant SF; Sunday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm. // 600a Octavia St. (Hayes Valley); tickets at eventbrite.com

Pair snow sports with live music at Palisades Tahoe when WinterWonderGrass returns this April.(Tobin Voggesser)

Get tickets now for three days of music, brews, and mountain views at WinterWonderGrass at Palisades Tahoe. You can ski all morning, then get down all night with headliners Sierra Ferrell, The Devil Makes Three, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Paul Cauthen. Plus, look out for complimentary beer, wine, and spirit tastings from 2pm to 5pm daily; April 5-7. // Three-day passes and single day tickets are on sale now at winterwondergrass.com.

Thank you to our partners at WinterWonderGrass.

Join the James Beard Foundation for Taste America, a nationwide dining event featuring 10 local James Beard–recognized chefs—think Anya El-Wattar, Matt Horn, and Domenica Rice Cisneros—showcasing their talents; Sunday, February 4. // Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market St.; for tickets, go to jamesbeard.org.

Thank you to our partners at James Beard Foundation.

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