15 Fun Things to Do This Week (1.9.23)
Channel the skillful, lucky rabbit with a workshop in Lunar New Year calligraphy. (Courtesy Museum of Craft and Design)

15 Fun Things to Do This Week (1.9.23)


Sooo, how 'bout that weather?

Have a good, indoor time this week at an exhibition celebrating local legends of drag; enjoy a little burlesque when Dita Von Teese brings her act to Palace of Fine Arts; have a ball with the Harlem Globetrotters; and get ready for the Lunar New Year.

Have a good one.

Order in from House of Nanking, then watch Chef Dynasty: House of Fang on the Food Network. The new six-episode docu-series follows Kathy Fang and her parents (immigrants and House of Nanking founders) Peter and Lily Fang as they operate their family restaurants in SF; 9pm Tuesday nights and streaming on Discovery+. // Learn more at foodnetwork.com.

Looking to pick up a new hobby this year? Sign up for Beginner’s Watercolor: Florals and Botanicals at WorkshopSF. At the in-person class, you’ll be given all of supplies and knowledge needed to paint your own botanical-inspired watercolor artwork; Tuesday, 7pm to 10pm. // WorkshopSF, 1310 Haight St. (Upper Haight); tickets at workshopsf.org

Celebrate the Legends of Drag: Queens of a Certain Ageattheopening of exhibition honoring local drag icons. The free opening night party will feature adrag show with MCs Juanita More and Sister Roma; 5:30pm to 8pm Thursday. // Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy St. (Tenderloin); details at tenderloinmuseum.org

Immerse yourself in the wildly unique live music experience that is SoundBox. Composer and pianist Conrad Tao curates this month’s program: Subliminal Shapes; Friday and Saturday at 9pm. // Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); tickets at sfsymphony.org

Wear something sexy for Dita Von Teese's Glamonatrix tour where comedy meets sophisticated burlesque in an uber-glamorous variety show; 7:30pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. // Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3601 Lyon St. (Presidio); tickets at ticketmaster.com.

Feel the sound of music, literally. The San Francisco Tape Music Festival features four distinct concerts of classic audio art and new fixed media compositions by 46 local and international composers, in a dark, three-dimensional space; Friday at 8:30pm, Saturday at 7pm & 9:30pm, and Sunday at 7pm. // Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St. (Mission); tickets at sfsound.org

Have a ball when the Harlem Globetrotters roll into town complete with outrageous tricks, mind-blowing athleticism, and theatrics; Friday at 7pm and Sunday at 6pm. // Oakland Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way (Oakland); tickets at harlemglobetrotters.com

Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by volunteering with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Ahead of MLK Day on Monday (the only federal holiday dedicated to service), the parks are depending on the community to help grow and restore our unparalleled parklands. // Details at parksconservancy.org

For those who prefer their Januarys wet with wine, head to Healdsburg for Winter Wineland. For two glorious days, you'll be able to taste your way through some of the best wines Northern Sonoma County has to offer alongside fun photo opportunities, winter-themed décor, and intimate winemaker meet-and-greets; Saturday and Sunday. // Participating locations and tickets available at wineroad.com

Prep for the year of the rabbit by purchasing fresh flowers, fruits, candies, and more at the Chinese New Year Flower Market Fair. Expect more than 100 vendors, live acrobats, dancers, and singers; Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 6pm. // Grant Ave. & Washington St. (Chinatown); details at chineseparade.com

Channel the skillful, lucky rabbit with Lunar New Year calligraphy. Head to the Museum of Craft and Design for a Chinese calligraphy demo and you'll leave with a take-home kit to craft your own Lunar New Year message; Saturday at 11am. // Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St. (Dogpatch); tickets at sfmcd.org

See what the buzz on TikTok sensation Drew Afualo is about. She rose to fame for her takedown of misogynist men online and is now bringing her Two Idiot Girls podcast on tour. Get ready to LOL; Sunday at 7pm. // Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave. (Fisherman's Wharf); tickets at ticketweb.com

Support Black and brown artists and designers at Trapxart. There will be games, drinks, and music; Sunday, 9pm to 1am. // Emporium, 616 Divisadero St. (Fillmore); tickets at eventbrite.com

Rest assured the sun will come out tomorrow: Broadway's Annie is in San Jose. This Sunday, enjoy family night with special pre-show activities co-sponsored by the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose; Sunday, activities begin at 5pm, show begins at 6:30pm. // San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd. (San Jose); tickets at broadwaysanjose.com

Keep your ears peeled for the next concert piano star as teenage pianists from Northern California duke it out at the Ross McKee Piano Competition; Sunday at 5pm. // The Bowes Center, 200 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center); RSVP at eventbrite.com

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