20 Fun Things to Do This Week (7.13.20)
Eat your heart out at the Oakland waterfront at The Kitchen at Rocky's Market Brooklyn Basin, or head to the new Outer Sunset Farmers Market for fresh produce, gourmet bites, and crafts to take home.
Plus, head to the drive-in theater for a movies selected by Michael B. Jordan; stream AIDS Walk's live event; and get your art fix with San José Museum of Art's virtual "50X50: Stories of Visionary Artists from the Collection;" purchase photographs to benefit organizations fighting for equity and racial justice; and play some National Geographic themed trivia at home.
Explore San José Museum of Art's new "50x50: Stories of Visionary Artists from the Collection." Within the free digital publication, you'll find interviews, videos, and images of pieces by artists including Ruth Asawa, Diana Thater, Firelei Báez, and many more. // 50x50.sjmusart.org
Get takeout or delivery from The Kitchen at Rocky's Market Brooklyn Basin. Organic and sustainable dishes include smoked paprika prawn skewers, poached asparagus with roasted wild mushrooms, and breakfast burritos before picking up groceries, open daily. // rockysmarket.com
Tune in to African-American Musical Activism in the Golden Age of Soul with author and historian Richie Unterberger. You'll hear protest songs and social commentary from the biggest names in '60s and '70s soul music including Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and Nina Simone; Monday, 6pm to 7:30 pm PST. // sfcommunityliving.org
Prep your ingredients for chef Reem Assil's 7-spice blend and get ready to make her delish kafta meatballs, July 23rd on IGTV. You'll find a promo code for 20% off from our friends at The Spice Hunter. // 7x7.com
Take a self-guided tour of Winchester Mystery House. Explore the 160-room mansion and garden via audio tour and exhibit signage. Expect plenty of space thanks to reduced tour capacity and one-way tour paths. // Purchase tickets ($40) on winchestermysteryhouse.com.
Watch Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly in a virtual cinema. Directed by Cheryl Haines, the documentary discusses the development of artist and activist Ai Weiwei's site-specific 2014-2015 exhibit on Alcatraz Island, @Large. // Watch on bampfa.org.
If you need an excuse to do some quarantine baking, join Annabel Lee of SF's Frolic and Detour Bakery and Jessica Hicks of Detroit's Ochre Bakery for a bake-from-home event with Pineapple Collaborative. You'll learn how to make the perfect toaster oven galette, create funky pastry art, and connect with fellow sweets lovers; Monday at 5pm PST. // Register (pay what you can) on Eventbrite.
Watch Michael B. Jordan's movie picks from your car at A Night at the Drive-In. Every other Wednesday through August 26th, visit drive-in theaters across the country—including the West Wind Solano 2—for movie picks by the actor. This week's "Movies to Make You Proud" selection includes Black Panther and Creed, both featuring Michael B. Jordan himself; Wednesday at 8:55pm PST. // Get tickets at amazonscreenings.com
Purchase photographs from artists around the globe and support different charities with the final round of Rocket Science magazine's fundraiser. Prints are $100, with all proceeds supporting artist's choice organizations that are fighting to end racism and support black lives, including The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, Color of Change, and The Justice Coalition of Vallejo; available until Friday. // rocketsciencemagazine.com
Test your knowledge with Hammer Theatre Center and National Geographic's Virtual Explorer Trivia Night. First, hear stories from Nat Geo photographer Ami Vitale as well as Oakland-based Outdoor Afro founder Rue Mapp, then answer two rounds of trivia questions related to the two explorers' work; Thursday at 4pm PST. // Register (free) on hammertheatre.com.
Virtually visit Haines Gallery's Together as One exhibit. With a title coming from the writings of naturalist John Muir, this group exhibit highlights the works of artists with distinctive approaches who use nature's beauty as a source of inspiration and emotional renewal. // View on hainesgallery.com.
Grab tickets to Cinegogue Summer Days. During what would have been opening weekend of the 40th Anniversary San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, this four-day showcase celebrates Jewish film and culture with virtual film screenings, interviews, and awards presentations, plus opening night drive-in presentations; Thursday through Sunday. // Details and tickets on jfi.org
Brew your own root beer. Learn about the summery soda's history and how to create the perfect brew from yeast, sugar, flavor, and water; Thursday 11am to noon PST. // Free for Chabot Space & Science Center members, chabotspace.org
Watch Hamilton via Disney Plus. Sing along to the movie version of the award-winning musical, featuring the original 2016 Broadway cast. // disneyplus.com
Join Friends of the Alameda Free Library and art educator and docent Kathryn Zupsic to learn about Frida Kahlo's unique work, personal possessions, and identity during a virtual presentation; Monday and Thursday, 7pm to 8pm PST. // alamedafriends.com
Visit the brand new Outer Sunset Farmers Market. Located on 37th Avenue between Ortega and Pacheco streets, you'll find fresh produce, delicious goods, food trucks, and artisans including Other Avenues, Avast Bakeshop, Rancho Llano Seco, Wee Scotty. Expect social distancing guidelines; Sundays, 9am to 3pm PST. // sunsetmercantilesf.com
Experience Northern Nights from home. Although the three-day music and arts festival held in the redwoods of Mendocino was clearly cancelled this year, you can still enjoy music, live aerialist performances, a Zoom dance party, and even win prizes by creating the best at home camping setup, Friday and Saturday. // northernnights.org
Treat yourself to handmade tarts from Smooch Tartshop's new pop-up. They'll be setting up at the Ferry Building every Saturday through September 12th, with plenty of 'gramable and delicious sweets. Look out for flavors like crème brûlée, ube coconut, and drunken pear; Saturday, 9am to 6pm. // smoochtartshop.com
If you miss Madrone Art Bar's monthly Fringe dance party, celebrate its 11th anniversary—virtually, of course—this Saturday. Groove to indie pop and indie rock artists including Daft Punk, Grouplove, LCD Soundsystem, Lorde, Icona Pop, and more, Saturday, 6pm to 9pm PST. // Watch via Twitch.
Stream AIDS Walk: Live at Home. With the in-person AIDS walk cancelled, AIDS Walk San Francisco and New York partnered up to create a live event with performances and appearances by Bette Midler, Gloria Estefan, RuPaul's Drag Race queens, and many other stars. Register for the walk or donate; Sunday at 10am PST. // Streaming details on sf.aidswalk.net
Purchase goodies—and support the Transgender District—with the first-ever Floral Noted Pop-Up at Alembic. Choose from housemade sauces, shrub sodas, pre-packed pastry boxes, coffees, cheesecake, and more—with profits from select menu items benefiting the Transgender District, a Black, transgender women-founded organization and district dedicated to stabilizing and economically empowering the Tenderloin's transgender community; Sunday from 10am to 2pm PST. // Details on @floralnotedjosh