22 Fun Things to Do This Week (9.28.20)
Groove at home with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass headliners Fantastic Negrito and Robert Earl Keen. (Courtesy of Hardly Strictly)

22 Fun Things to Do This Week (9.28.20)


While we wish we could be crammed into Hellman Hollow listening to live music all weekend long at Hardly Strictly, for now Saturday's virtual "Let The Music Play On" will have to do.

Plus, safely support local artists at the outdoor West Coast Craft Market; master collaging with San Francisco artist Broobs; get cocktails delivered to your door courtesy of SF Cocktail Club; and get a ticket to "Neighborhood Stories" to drive around Oakland for live mini-performances.

Take a four-day collage workshop with activist/artist Broobs. For three hours each day, you'll dive into the art of collaging and learn how to incorporate text, cut-and-paste techniques, and strategize; Monday through Thursday 5pm to 8pm. // Register ($360) on Eventbrite

Learn to make empanadas from scratchwith Argentine chef Daniel Morduchowicz. Plus vanilla panna cotta for dessert. Monday at 6pm. // Register ($29) on chefsfeed.com

Get your nails done at one of High Five's outdoor stations. Treat your nails to some TLC at last—expect temperature checks, plexiglass barriers, and contactless payment. // Appointments on wehighfive.com

Discuss the healing power of houseplants with three Black #plantstagram influencersand MOAD. Brittany Minor (@BlackGirlGreenWorld), Cartreze Tucker (@BlackBoyPlantJoy) and Shari Watson (@CaribCultivated) will chat about the historical connection of Black people and plants, and how they can help heal during anxious times; Tuesday at 3pm. // Details on moadsf.org

Get cocktails delivered from your favorite restaurants via the new SF Cocktail Club. Order a round of four (plus a food item) for one-time delivery, or make it a regular thing with offerings from a new spot every two weeks. Sip on Padrecito's Negroni Nuevo through this Saturday, and gear up for The Snug's Prickly Pear next week; select your own delivery date. // Details and sign up on sfcocktail.club

Kick off White Rabbit's new Taco y Tequila Tuesdays. Enjoy live DJ tunes while you munch on $2 street style tacos and secret menu dishes—with plenty of margs and tequila drinks to go with—on the outdoor parklet; Tuesday from 5pm to 9pm. // Details on Facebook

Attend In Good Company's digital discussion on creativity in a crisis, featuring three local business owners and moms including Blk Girls Green House co-owner Kalkidan "Kalu" Gebreyohannes; Wednesday at 4pm. // Tickets on Eventbrite

Check out Yerba Buena Gardens' 19 colorful social-distancing circles, created by artist Tosha Stimage. The first installation of the Lawn Art Project series "Infinite Sun" will slowly fade with the natural growth of grass to make way for art by a new artist in November.

Celebrate Sharktoberfestwith CalAcademy. Sip Fort Point beers during NightLife's first-ever virtual beer tasting with head brewer Mike Schnebeck; hear from biologist/author Melissa Cristina Marquez about her studies on sharks; get the scoop on lesser-known shark species around the world; and hear about local shark diversity and the threats they face during the pandemic; Thursday at 7pm. // Details on Facebook

Get your daily dose of food porn with Palette Gallery's Flavors of Photography. The exhibit features works by contemporary Bay Area food photographers and explores the way that food is both an integral part of the human experience and a subject for artistic representation. Snack on buttermilk fried chicken bites on Palette's new terrace; exhibit opens on Friday. // palette-gallery.com

Learn about Marin's Rock Art Scene at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. Schedule an IRL visit or virtually view the collection of art, images, and memorabilia including a Jefferson Airplane–signed Gibson guitar, Grateful Dead pool party photographs, and Mt. Tamalpais Amphitheater posters. Plus, don't miss a live streamed panel on Marin County's '60s psychedelic rock scene with Paul Liberatore, Jay Blakesberg, Dave Getz, and Jonathan Korty; Wednesday at 5pm. // Details, virtual viewing, and schedule on marinmoca.org

Jam out at a live drive-in concert with Sublime With Roam. Pack your quarantine pod into a vehicle, then head to Alameda County Fairgrounds; Friday and Saturday at 7pm (doors at 5:30). // Details and tickets ($199 and up per vehicle), alamedacountyfair.com

LOL with some live outdoor standup comedy at Milk Bar. Expect a lineup of local comedians hosted by Drea Meyers, four- and six-person tables, two drinks per person, and a meal from Parada22; Friday at 7pm and 9pm. // Tickets ($25) on milksf.com

Virtually attend Hardly Strictly Bluegrass's "Let The Music Play On." Headliners include Robert Earl Keen, Fantastic Negrito, Jim Lauderdale, and more; Saturday from 2pm to 5pm. // Details on hardlystrictlybluegrass.com

Shop local at the first outdoor version of West Coast Craft. This one-day-only socially-distanced shopping experience will feature goods from 50+ Bay Area artists and designers outside Fort Mason; Saturday 10am to 4pm. // Free to attend, details on westcoastcraft.com

Mission Youth Arts Festival will celebrate young voices in the Mission and consider concepts of home through dance and music, on Mission Street between 22nd and 24th streets. Catch pop-up performances by Grrrl Brigade, Rising Rhythms, Mireya, and more; Saturday at 2:30 and 3:30pm. // Details on Facebook

Watch performances at seven surprise locations in Oakland from the safety of your car during "Neighborhood Stories—Episode 1." Just three vehicles at a time will move between seven 10-minute performances ranging from dance to monologue to song to avant-garde; Saturday and Sunday, every 15 minutes from 3pm to 4:45pm. // Tickets (starting at $25) on Eventbrite, details on neighborhood-stories.com

Pick up some plants, skincare products, clothes, and more from local vendors at the 20th Avenue Outdoor Pop-Up Shopping Event, held between Ulloa and Vicente. Can't make it to the socially-distanced event this month? Catch new vendors on October 17th; Saturday from 10am to 4pm. // Details on Facebook

Pair WhistlePig whiskeys with a four-course tasting menu at The Patio by Alexander's Steakhouse. Led by Tony Devencenzi, menu highlights include a pasta with wagyu andouille paired with a Vermont basil julep; Sunday at 2pm. // Reservations ($150 per person) on exploretock.com

Although the IRL Golden Gate Park showcase is already sold out, you can still livestream CounterPulse's Edge Residency show from home; Sunday at 5pm. // Register for the livestream (pay what you can) on counterpulse.org.

Watch a week's worth of films by Greek filmmakers from around the world during the 17th Annual San Francisco Greek Film Festival. The best part? This year's online only fest is free; Saturday through October 10th. // Details on grfilm.com

Participate in the virtual Levi's Presidio 10 presented by the Guardsmen. Opt to run a solo 5k or 10k—choose from recommended courses in the Presidio, Marin Headlands, or GGP, or run your own course. All proceeds will benefit Bay Area at-risk youth; Sunday. // Details on runsignup.com

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