With outdoor dining back on the table, the Bay Area isn't letting a little rain keep them from getting out on the town. (Courtesy of @hawkerfaresf)

Outdoor dining and haircuts return + more good news around the Bay Area

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The stay-at-home order has been lifted and, though San Francisco's curfew is still in effect, you may now dine al fresco and get a much-needed haircut.

Plus, a pair of Napa brothers recreate Disneyland's Matterhorn, Castro Theatre's snazzy new organ will be ready soon, Zendaya costars in a pandemic-era production filmed in the Bay Area, and more local headlines to close out January on an upbeat note.


Zendaya takes on a mature role and an ownership stake in her new movie 'Malcolm & Marie', Datebook

Filmed in Carmel over a two-week period during the pandemic, Malcolm & Marie stars the Emmy Award–winning Oakland native as one half of a complex couple. Catch the film on Netflix on February 5th. Read more.


Castro Theatre's massive new hybrid organ may get installed in time for cinemas to reopen, Hoodline SF

After roughly six years in production, the largest hybrid organ ever is almost ready to make its debut on the Castro Theatre stage. Read more.

Napa Family Builds Insane Disney Matterhorn Ride in Backyard, Funcheap

While you've been busy perfecting the perfect loaf of bread during shelter-in-place, brothers Sean and Michael LaRochelle took on a more ambitious pandemic project. The backyard ride boasts a Yeti, projection show, and 400 feet of track. Read more.


Famed SF Leather Bar Powerhouse Temporarily Became a Food Pantry For LGBTQ People and Others In Need, SFist

Over the last six weeks, Folsom's Powerhouse Bar raised $18,800 and transformed into Folsom Feeders, a food pantry offering groceries and hot meals. Now, with stay-at-home orders lifted, the bar is gearing up to reopen for outdoor drinks. Read more.

340-pound skateboarder shatters stereotypes with new Bay Area club, SFGate

Andy Duran's newly formed group Chub Rollz seeks to provide an inclusive (but virtual for now) roller skating and skateboarding space for plus-sized riders. Read more.


Latest key S.F. dates to know: City proceeding with limited coronavirus reopenings, SF Chronicle

After weeks of stay-at-home orders, following Governor Gavin Newsom's announcement on Monday, Mayor Breed said that outdoor dining and indoor personal care services can officially reopen. Read more.

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