21 Fun Things to Do This Week (9.5.22)
Party like it's the 1920s at Art Deco Society of California's Gatsby Summer Afternoon.(Courtesy of Art Deco Society of California)

21 Fun Things to Do This Week (9.5.22)


It may be after Labor Day, but summer is just heating up in the Bay Area and we've collected all the best ways to get the heck outside.

From waterfront silent disco yoga and Sundown Cinema in Alamo Square Park, to the 50th Mountain View Art & Wine Festival and an adult's-only night at Children's Fairyland, there's something for everyone this week.

Have a good one!

Welcome the start of spooky season at Winchester Mystery House where a celebration of life will mark 100 years since the death of Sarah Winchester. Join medium James Van Praagh as he attempts to connect with the lady of the house and the spirits who live inside the famed estate; Monday, 7:30pm. // 525 S Winchester Blvd. (San Jose); tickets at winchestermysteryhouse.com

Enjoy barbecue and live jazz with bay views at Cavallo Point's end-of-summer fete with a pop-up of local artisans and a kite workshop for kids; Monday, 11am to 2pm. // Cavallo Point Lodge, 601 Murray Cir. (Sausalito); tickets at shopcavallopoint.com

Learn how to make mooncakes with Eat Cho Food blogger Kristan Cho at a virtual event celebrating her new cookbook, Mooncakes & Milk Bread; Tuesday at 7pm. // Virtual via San Mateo County Library; details at smcl.bibliocommons.com

Drink beer and eat seafood at Fort Point Beer's new Ferry Building spot. Dishes include a Dungeness crab roll, Louie salad, cioppino, and Rice-A-Roni arancini to team with cioppino-inspired micheladas; open daily, 11am to 7pm. // One Ferry Building, #54 (The Embarcadero); details at fortpointbeer.com

Open your eyes to new heroes and narratives at the African Film Festival; Wednesday, through October 29th. // Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley); tickets at bampfa.org

Add a little wellness to your Wednesday with waterfront silent disco yoga led by Outdoor Yoga SF at the Ferry Building. BYO mat; 11:30am to 12:30pm Wednesdays in September. // Ferry Building Back Plaza (Embarcadero); ferrybuildingmarketplace.com/happenings

Be dazzled by the 10-time Tony Award–winning musical Moulin Rouge! You'll enter the world of absinthe-swilling Bohemians and aristocrats as Baz Luhrmann’s film comes to life onstage; Thursday, through October 19th. // Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St. (Civic Center); tickets at broadwaysf.com

Get ready for 10 days of performances from 21 indie theater companies at the 2022 San Francisco Fringe Festival. The Fringe Festival is a chance for independent performers to get seen and for you to discover amazing talents at intimate venues you might not have known otherwise; Thursday, September 8th through 17th. // Tickets at eventbrite.com.

Werq it with RuPaul: The Drag Race World Tour returns to the Bay Area with an all-new production. Join Gottmik, Jaida Essence Hall, Naomi Smalls, Violet Chachki, and all finalists from the upcoming 14th Season on a journey through iconic periods of history; Friday at 8pm. // Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway (Oakland); tickets at paramountoakland.org

Join James Beard Award–winning chef Bryant Terry for the Black Food Summit. Terry has planned a unique gathering of leading Black chefs, writers, scholars, activists, artists, and other creatives for a two-day, public event that brings to life the themes and ideas of Terry’s critically acclaimed 2021 book, Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora;9am to 7pm Friday at Museum of the African Diaspora, 658 Mission St. (SoMa); and 10:30am to 7pm Saturday, at TomKat Ranch, 2997 Pescadero Creek Rd. (Pescadero). // Tickets at moadsf.org

Bring your burrito of choice to Sundown Cinema. This week, catch a free screening of Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark at Alamo Square Park; Friday at 6:30pm. // Tickets at dothebay.com

Celebrate Korean culture and cuisine at the Fourth Annual Bay Area Chuseok Festival. You'll be guaranteed free and delicious Korean food, live performances, traditional Korean games and activities, raffles, and more; Saturday, 11am to 5pm. // Presidio Main Parade Lawn (Presidio); details at eventbrite.com

Run through the Town, from the steps of City Hall and Jack London Square to Uptown and Lake Merritt, at the Oaktown Half Marathon, 5K, and Kids Run. Plus, a beer festival at the end will feature 13 local breweries, one for each mile; Saturday beginning at 7am. // Details at oaktownhalf.com

The fairy jokes will just write themselves when Children's Fairyland transforms for an adults-only evening of "queer magic" in celebration of Oakland Pride. See Fairyland characters come to life through the artists of Oaklash, a drag and queer performance festival. Plus, DJs, dancing, beer, wine, and food trucks; Saturday, 6pm to 10pm. // Fairyland, 699 Bellevue (Oakland); tickets at brushfire.com

Taste some of Napa's finest at the Kathryn Hall Harvest Celebration. You'll toast the bounty of the 2019 harvest along with educational wine tastings, delicious bites, live music, and more; Saturday, noon to 3pm. // Hall Wines (St. Helena); tickets at eventbrite.com

Shop from more than 400 artists and craft makers at the 50th anniversary of the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival. Not so into crafts? Look out for the Xfinity Pigskin Party Lounge with football and baseball on the giant screen, food and drink vendors, live performances, and more; Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 7pm. // 900 Castro St. (Mountain View); details at mountainview.miramarevents.com

Break out your best 1920s attire to toast Cline's 40th anniversary with a speakeasy-themed bash. Throw it back with gourmet appetizers, a cigar and brandy lounge, live music, and dancing. The wine will be flowing, of course; Saturday, 4:30pm to 7:30pm. // Cline Family Cellars, 24737 Arnold Dr. (Sonoma); tickets at exploretock.com

Go all-out Bollywood glam for a special family-friendly edition of Nonstop Bhangra—the vibrant dance party open to all. There will be dance lessons, performances, live drums, DJs, and beautiful henna art; Saturday, 7pm to 11pm. // Ashkenaz Music & Dance Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave. (Berkeley); tickets at eventbrite.com

Drink Ales for ALS Festival, whereyou can sample beers from more than 40 regional brewers with stellar city views. You'll be supporting the ALS Therapy Development Institute; Saturday, 1pm to 5pm. // Faction Brewing, 2501 Monarch St. (Alameda); tickets at fundraise.als.net

Rock-n-stroll your way down College Avenue in Rockridge. Every second Saturday of the month, the bustling Oakland street bursts with outdoor live music, pop-up vendors, special restaurant menus, and family-friendly activities. Plus, an all-ages scavenger hunt means there are prizes up for grabs; Saturday, 11am to 6pm. // 5655 College Ave. (Oakland); details at rockridgedistrict.com

Don your pearls and linen suits for the 37th Annual Gatsby Summer Afternoon, presented by the Art Deco Society of California. There will be a live jazz orchestra, the Great Gatsby Bathing Beauty Revue, the crowing of Miss Art Deco, vintage cars, and a Charleston dance contest. No jeans, shorts, polo shirts, tennis shoes, or flip flops or you'll spoil the mood; Sunday, 1pm to 6pm. // Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate (Oakland); tickets at gatsbysummerafternoon.com

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