After a January that seemed to never end, we welcome February (and the downfall of Omicron) with open arms.
Sunnier days are ahead and with them, our desire to do more things. All the things, including the in-theater return of the SF Independent Film Festival, Oakland First Fridays' 2022 debut, hunting for unique goods at the Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair, a Chinatown Lunar New Year pop-up at The Ferry Building, and so much more.
See you out there.
Face your inner self at Homebody, a massive art-meets-tech immersive installation. Created by Oakland's acclaimed etherealist artist Hueman, the project—a combination of painting, AR, and custom sound—spans 20,000 square feet and challenges us to reconnect with one another while we also confront the isolation of the past two years; through February 28th. // Ciel Creative Space, 2611 Eighth St. (Berkeley); tickets at huemanhomebody.com
Flow through the week with strength and balance by starting your Monday with a Haum vinyasa yoga class accompanied by live music. Depending on your comfort level, there is both an in-studio class as well as a live stream option; Monday at 6:15pm. // Haum, 2973 16th St. (Mission); register at momence.com
Whether you believe in seasonal superstitions or not, catch Bill Murray in Groundhog Dayon Groundhog Day; Wednesday at 7:30pm. // Balboa Theater, 3630 Balboa St. (Outer Richmond); tickets at balboamovies.com
'Tis the skeeson for Brewskee-Ball. Looking for a social activity that doesn't require sweating or athletic ability? Head to Thriller Social Club for a kick-off party for season 38 of SF's only Skee-Ball league; Wednesday at 6pm. // Thriller Social Club, 508 4th St. (SoMa), thrillersocialclub.com
If you live by the commandants that "Anything is possible if you just manifest that shit" and "John Mayer can't be trusted," join the Giggly Squad for their live tour stop in SF (Feb. 2, Palace of Fine Arts). Then, stack your calendar with more live comedy and podcast events from Another Planet Entertainment. Upcoming shows include SNL’s Chris Redd at Bimbo’s 365 (Feb. 17), Fortune Feimster at Palace of Fine Arts (Mar. 12), and more. // See the full lineup and get tickets at apeoncerts.com
Thank you to our partners at Another Planet Entertainment.
Get yourself to Yoshi's for a Marvin Gaye tribute by SFJazz Collective member Martin Luther. The SF native has collaborated with musicians like The Roots and appeared in the 2007 Beatles film Across the Universe. He will be joined by fellow Bay Area musicians; Thursday at 8pm and 10pm. // Yoshi's, 510 Embarcadero West (Oakland); tickets at yoshis.com
If your self-love supply is feeling a little low these days, consider a Love Meditation to guide you deep into your heart center. On the first Wednesday of each month, Cavallo Point Healing Arts Center & Spa hosts a guided meditation on a unique topic; Wednesday at 6:30pm. // Cavallo Point Lodge, 601 Murray Circle (Sausalito); tickets at cavallopoint.com
Coming to a theater near you—including your living room—the 24th Annual SF Independent Film Festival returns this week with a mix of in-person and virtual events. This year's lineup includes 42 shorts and 26 full-length features from 10 countries, plus 20 live presentations at the Roxie; Thursday through February 13th. // Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. (Mission); tickets at sfindie.com
Dax Shephard is stepping out of his armchair and onto the big stage with Armchaired & Dangerous, Live! Joined by cohosts Monica Padman and David Farrier, the monthly podcast touches on the psychology, history, and why behind the world of conspiracy theories; Thursday at 8pm. // The Masonic, 1111 California St. (Nob Hill); tickets at livenation.com
Show your love for the Fox Theater where it's about to be a busy month. Kick things off with Caifanes (Thursday), then get tix for more shows including Tig Notaro (Friday), Dream Theater (Sunday), plus Wale, Caravan Palace, Bill Maher, and Caribou later in the month. // Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland); for lineup and tickets, go to thefoxoakland.com.
Thank you to our partners at Another Planet Entertainment.
Come together to celebrate Black Love at Oakland's First Friday of 2022. The blocks-long party features food and art vendors, live music, bar specials, and community; Friday, 5pm to 9pm. // Telegraph Ave. between West Grand and 27th St. (Oakland); details at oaklandfirstfridays.org
Have a stellar night of after-hours fun at Chabot Space & Science Center's First Friday: Winter Skies. Test your astrophotography skills, uncover the thousands of planets that have been discovered in the last 20 years, and level up your astrology game with stories from an expert stargazer; Friday, 6pm to 10pm. // Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd. (Oakland); tickets at chabotspace.org
Grab your dancing shoes and headphonesand head over to Discology, a silent-disco-moving-meditation-dance-party inside SF's most beautiful church; Friday at 6:30pm. // Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St. (Nob Hill); tickets at e.sparxo.com
Calling all bookish typed! Shop for first edition books, rare posters, art, maps, photographs and more at the return of the San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair; Friday and Saturday. // South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S. Airport Blvd. (South SF); tickets at eventbrite.com
No soup for you! That is if you don't get yourself over to the 7th Annual Sausalito Souper Bowl. More than 15 restaurants will square off in hopes of winning the Lom-Bowl-Di trophy. For $20, you'll get to visit all the restaurants to taste their soup and vote for your fav;Saturday, 1pm to 5pm. // Ferry Landing, (Sausalito); sausalito.gov
Catch a live painting session (with wine!) by British abstract artist and designer Joe Henry Baker. You can also book a tasting reservation to experience limited production wines with sweeping views of Howell Mountain; Saturday, 11am to 4pm. // Faust Haus, 2867 St Helena Hwy (St. Helena); tickets at tock.com
Björk is back, and just like that nature is healing. For two nights only, our favorite Icelandic export brings her acclaimed production Cornucopia, based on her 2017 album Utopia, to Chase Center. Called a "feast for the senses" by Brooklyn Vegan, Björk's distinct vocals, intricate lighting, and theatrics will energize you; 8pm Saturday (and Tues. Feb. 8th). // Chase Center, 1 Warriors Way (Mission Bay); tickets at ticketmaster.com.
Celebrate and support Chinatown's most beloved small businesses at a Lunar New Year pop-up. Shop gorgeous goods and tasty treats with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the nonprofit San Francisco Community Business Resources; Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 3pm. // Ferry Building (Embarcadero); details at ferrybuildingmarketplace.com
Give old treasures a second life by shopping at the largest antique show in Northern California. The Alameda Point Antiques Faire is back this weekend with more than 800 vendors stocked with everything vintage and antique for your home and closet; Sunday, 6am to 3pm. // 3900 Main St. (Alameda); details at alamedapointantiquesfaire
Fill the Freda Salvador-size hole in your heart (RIP Fillmore Street boutique) at the grand opening of Shoppe Amber Interiors' first NorCal store, at Marin Country Mart. The beloved footwear brand is popping up for a six-month stint at the concept shop, where you can peruse home furnishings and accessories alongside the Sausalito-designed, made-in-Spain kicks. // 1201 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite C (Larkspur); details at 7x7.com