22 Fun Things to Do This Week (8.17.20)
Beretta's popping up on Divis! Order takeout, or make a reservation for thin crust pies and $6 happy hour drinks on the patio. (Courtesy of @berettasf)

22 Fun Things to Do This Week (8.17.20)


Take advantage of the summer weather and head to Beretta's new Divisadero Street pop-up for ideal alfresco fare—think Aperol spritzes, thin crust pizzas, and shareable apps.

Plus, see Chanel Miller's new mural at the Asian Art Museum; shop a Black-owned marketplace in Oakland; tune in to Commonwealth Club's live conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci; and catch Porchlight cofounder Beth Lisick's new operatic podcast set in 1980s internet chatrooms. Have a good one!

Go see Chanel Miller's mural, "I was, I am, I will be," at the Asian Art Museum. The victim of a high-profile sexual assault case and author of the award-winning memoir Know My Name, Miller's 75-foot art work explores personal healing, reflection, and trauma and can be viewed through the gallery windows from outside of the museum. // asianart.org

Lift outdoors at MX3 Fitness' sidewalk gym in the Castro. Book a 55-minute private fitness session (or show up with a roommate for the same price) and take advantage of a sanitized squat rack, bench press, bike, elliptical, free weights, and more; appointments available Monday through Saturday. // Book on mx3fitness.com.

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Bridget Quinn, author of the new book She Votes: How U.S. Women Won Suffrage, and What Happened Next (which features illustrations by 100 female artists), will be in conversation with fellow author Carol Edgarian; Tuesday at 5pm PST. // Details and Zoom link at greenapplebooks.com

Tune in to Commonwealth Club's live discussion with Dr. Anthony Fauci;, Tuesday at 11am PST. // Buy tickets ($180 on commonwealthclub.org

Live stream intimate backyard and rooftop concerts by Bay Area artists during Sofar Solstice. Look out for performances by Caleborate, Ruby Ibarra, and Presidio; 5pm Wednesday through Sunday. // Details on sofarsounds.com

Listen to an operatic podcast set in 1980s internet chatrooms. Created by Porchlight Storytelling Series cofounder Beth Lisick and Bay Area composer Lisa Mezzacappa, "The Electronic Lover" explores emotional intimacy on the internet and women's experiences online. // theelectroniclover.com

Sweat and set your intentions during the LADYKILLAZ new moon ritual workshop, dedicated to building sisterhood through movement and connection; 5:30pm to 7:30pm PST Wednesday. // RSVP (donation based) on Eventbrite.

Join a wine-fueled virtual book club. Sip on Seven Hills' merlot and rosé while you discuss The Lost Bookstore, a novel about a woman who inherits her mother's charming SF shop, with author Susan Wiggs and winemaker Casey McClellan; Thursday at 4pm PST. // Details on sevenhillswinery.com

Make dessert with chef Reem Assil in the third and final episode of The 7x7 Spice-In, produced in partnership with The Spice Hunter, on IGTV and YouTube, Thursday. You'll love the aromatic cardamom, the hint of rose water, and seasonal berries in Assil's Arab-style panna cotta.

Grab Pad Thai fried chicken, curries, and herbal rice salad from Farmhouse Thai Express, the new Lower Haight takeout window from the popular Farmhouse Thai Kitchen. // thaifarmhouseexpress.com

Order up thin crust pizzas and $6 happy hour cocktails at Beretta's new Divisadero pop-up. Dine outside by joining the Yelp waitlist, make a reservation for weekend brunch or happy hour, or order delivery; open daily. // berettasf.com

Create your own bird map. Observe your neighborhood's feathered species, then get creative and make your own map of their habitat. Don't forget to share it on IG by tagging @oaklandmuseumca. Details on Instagram

Pick up food from Lower Polk restaurants, then dine on closed-down Austin Alley. El Lopo, Grubstake Diner, Ben Thai, Vegan Picnic, and Batter Bakery are participating; 3pm to 9pm Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday; and 3pm to 11pm Friday and Saturday.

Watch a movie and sip drinks outside The Avenue Bar. Pop-up combos include Mad Max with Blake's Grillery tacos or The Lost Boys paired with vegan sushi from Salvage Hausu. Note the Halloween-themed patio decor, and be ready for a temperature check and socially distanced tables. // Details and schedule on Instagram

Join a yin and restorative yoga immersion with instructor Janine Trinidad; 6pm to 8pm Friday and Saturday, and 1pm to 5pm Sunday. // Register ($180-$300) at laughinglotus.com.

Catch two live music sets from Blonde Toledo at Off the Beaten Track Live Music Fridays, held on the sidewalk in front of Slate Bar. Pair the blues-meets-rock-meets-salsa tunes with Chile Lindo empanadas and Maruya Sushi rolls; 6pm to 9pm Friday. // Details on Facebook

Learn all about custom motorcycle design in Museum of Craft and Design's new exhibit, Moto MMXX. Curated by industrial designer, motorcycle builder, and Untitled Motorcycles cofounder Hugo Eccles, the exhibit will provide insights on motorcycle building techniques and the creative process, as well as the future of the industry; on view Saturday through January 3, 2021 at sfmcd.org.

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the comic strip "Mutts," during an evening with creator Patrick McDonnell. Plus, order a copy of his new book, The Art of Nothing: 25 Years of Mutts and the Art of Patrick McDonnell, with a signed bookplate from the Cartoon Art Museum; Saturday at 4pm. // Register ($10) on guestlist.co.

Check out Local Lens, a collection of works by 28 Creativity Explored artists exploring their perspectives on San Francisco. Fall in love with a piece? You can purchase some of the works online; view online through September 14th. // Details on raredevice.net

Shop a marketplace of Black-owned businesses. Put on by Afro Soca Love and Love Tribal Supply Store, this community-centric Oakland event will feature a variety of makers, entertainment, and food vendors. Be sure to wear your mask; 2pm Saturday. // Details on Eventbrite

If you were lucky enough to see Sasami and Mandy Harris Williams IRL during Noise Pop Fest 2020 (or wish you had), catch the duo online during the Critical Theory Rockstar Worldwide Livestream Show. Expect new music and plenty of entertainment; 7pm Saturday. // Get tickets ($15) on noonchorus.com.

Attend a virtual conversation with Holocaust surviver and tapestry artist Trudie Strobel, the subject of Jody Savin's biography, Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Holocaust Survivor Trudie Strobel; Sunday at 2pm. // Register on jewishlearning.works

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