22 Fun Things to Do This Week (8.16.21)

There are several ways to toast this week. Say “cheers” at Napa’s Cabernet Classic, celebrate 125 years of Anchor Brewing, and hang out at 21st Amendment’s 21st birthday party.

Plus, enjoy art, music, and poetry on Yerba Buena Day; get fall style advice at McMullen; treat yourself to an unforgettable dinner at Quince at the Farm; and practice your asanas at Immersive Van Gogh.

Have a good week!

Celebrate 125 years of Anchor Brewing during the seventh annual Steam Week. Pop by Public Taps for $3 Anchor Steam pints, tastings, beer-themed trivia, and bites from Midnite Bagel and Hog Island Oyster; through Sunday. // Public Taps, 495 De Haro St. (Potrero Hill), anchorbrewing.com

Duck out of work early for happy hour at Causwells. New offerings include $9 strawberry slushies, seasonal spritzes, and house margs; $6 wines by the glass; and $4 canned beers. Soak it all up with Americana burger sliders and ricotta dip; 4pm to 6pm Tuesday through Friday and 3 to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. // Causwells, 2346 Chestnut St. (Marina), causwells.com

Get the flavor of chef David Yoshimura’s fine Cal-Japanese cuisine at Nisei. The space is sleek and the 12-course tasting menu includes such dishes as seared scallop with pine nut miso and pumpkin chawanmushi; opening Wednesday. // Nisei, 2316 Polk St. (Russian Hill); reservations ($157 per person) on exploretock.com

Never send a store-bought card again after attending Aesthetic Union’s letterpress wood type workshop. First check out all the vintage machines, then create your own print; 6:30 to 8:30pm Thursday. // Aesthetic Union, 555 Alabama St. (Mission); tickets ($100) on theaestheticunion.com

Do a double take at Linden & Laguna, the new wine bar inside The Riddler’s former space. You could almost relive those tater tots and chambongs excapet that a fresh coat of green paint and black tufted banquette nw set the scene for wines by the glass from California, France and Spain, and pairings like goat cheese–stuffed apricots, charcuterie, and clam dip; open Wednesday through Sunday. // Linden & Laguna, 528 Laguna St. (Hayes Valley), lindenlaguna.com

Enjoy free music, art, and poetry on Yerba Buena Day. Activities include American Bookbinders Museum’s public art scavenger hunt; Museum of the African Diaspora’s open mic poetry; and more; noon to 8pm Thursday. // Yerba Buena Gardens, 750 Howard St. (SoMa), ybcbd.org

Watch ODC’s first live telecast, Drinks & a Dance, including a feature film with themes of love, resilience, and connection plus a drink created by Foreign Cinema’s Dan Burns for the occasion. Watch from home or at ODC Theater; Thursday at 6pm. // ODC Theater, 3153 17th St. (Mission); tickets ($150 for in person) on odc.dance

Shop Tibi’s fall collection and meet the brand’s founder and creative director at McMullen. The Oakland boutique, which stocks styles from emerging and established designers, will also be booking stylist sessions; 10am to 4pm Friday. // McMullen, 2257 Broadway (Oakland); appointments on calendly.com

Solve a murder aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train. Wear a costume for the two-hour Murder Mystery Tour—themes include the ’20s-inspired “Death of a Gangster” and the musical “Wizards and Witches”—and enjoy a multi-course dinner; various dates, Thursday through October 16th. // Napa Valley Wine Train, 1275 Mckinstry St. (Napa); tickets ($405 per person) on winetrain.com

Punk out at the Agent Orange show. The has been playing since the 1970s and will be joined by the Spice Pistols, a drag spoof of the Sex Pistols and Spice Girls; Friday at 9pm. // HopMonk Novato, 224 Vintage Way (Novato); tickets ($18-$25) on kcturnerpresents.com

Take advantage of expanded outdoor seating at Temescal eateries and watering holes. The all-day urban picnic features restaurants including Artichoke Basille’s Pizza, Burma Superstar, and Temescal Brewing; live jazz; outdoor comedy; art-making; free yoga; card games; and much more; 4pm to 8pm this Friday and October 17th. // Telegraph Ave. between 40th and 51st Streets (Oakland); temescaldistrict.org

Check out Buoy Days, Exploratorium’s annual event where marine scientists and educators pull a NOAA carbon dioxide buoy from the bay and then investigate its instruments and the organisms that have collected on the bottom. On Friday, make your own algae herbarium or press a piece of seaweed; 10:30am to 2:30pm Thursday and Friday. // Exploratorium, Pier 15, 698 The Embarcadero, exploratorium.edu

Take a multi-sensory yoga class inside the Immersive Van Gogh experience. The 35-minute classes include snacks from Lifeway Kefir and a chance to check out the exhibit; various days and times. // 10 S. Van Ness Ave. (SoMa); tickets ($55) on vangoghsf.com

Swirl some world-class wines and mingle with master somms at Napa Valley’s
debut Cabernet Classic. Expect fancy wine lunches and dinners; activities including vinotherapy; tastings, and more; Thursday through Saturday. // Meritage Resort & Spa and Vista Collina Resort, 875 Bordeaux Way (Napa); tickets (day and weekend passes, hotel accommodations also available) and schedule on cabernetclassic.com

Jam out with Tune-Yards. The Oakland-based duo Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner will play tracks from their fifth studio album, Sketchy; local musician Salami Rose Joe Louis also makes an appearance. Be ready to show proof of full vaccination; Friday at 9pm. // Bimbo’s 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave. (Fisherman’s Wharf); tickets ($36) on ticketmaster.com

Soak up sunset views at the Zialena Zinfandel BBQ Block Party. Your evening at the picturesque Geyserville winery will include live music, dinner, wines and beer. Opt for Tier One tix if you want to take home a bottle of 2016 Zialena Zinfandel; 5:30pm to 8:30pm Saturday. // Zialena Winery, 21112 River Road (Geyserville); tickets ($50-$110) on eventbrite.com

Join The Michelin Guide and Capital One for a one-of-a-kind intimate dining event. Michelin three-star chef Michael Tusk (Quince) will give an exclusive tour of Bolinas’ Fresh Run Farm and an elegant alfresco dinner. Guests will even get a chance to harvest right from the farm prior to enjoying the multi-course meal; 1pm Saturday. // Fresh Run Farm (Bolinas); tickets ($500) on michelin-summer-dining-series.squadup.com

Thank you to our partners at Capital One.

Wish 21st Amendment Brewery a happy 21st birthday. A day of festivities will include the release of the 21st Anniversary West Coast IPA, live music, and food trucks; 1pm to 7pm Sunday. // 21st Amendment Brewery, 2010 Williams St. (San Leandro), eventbrite.com

View The Measure of Things: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Toni Scott’s Maya Angelou–inspired exhibit addresses systemic racism in the United States; opens Saturday, through October 2nd. // Minnesota Street Project, 1275 Minnesota St. (Dogpatch), minnesotastreetproject.com

Shop Sports Basement’s grand opening at Stonestown Galleria. Plus, go for a morning fun run, get the kiddos moving in fitness classes, and enter to win prizes from Patagonia and Hoka One One. Or, just eat tacos from Los Kuyas and drinks beers from Sierra Nevada; 10am to 2pm Saturday. // Sports Basement, 3251 20th Ave. Suite 390 (Lake Merced), eventbrite.com

Shimmy your shoulders at the Black Women’s Blues Festival, showcasing female artists including the Dynamic Miss Faye Carol and Lady Bianca; Sunday from 2 to 6pm. // Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison St. (Berkeley); tickets ($40) on eventbrite.com

Pick up Kokak Chocolates’ Dolores Days of Summer picnic box, then head to the park for some people watching. The box’s seasonal treats include chocolate-covered dried mangos, cacao porridge, and an umami white chocolate snack bar. // $50; Kokak Chocolates, 3901 18th St. (Castro), kokakchocolates.com