The best of what to do in and around San Francisco this week
This week in San Francisco, see the wacky live show of electronic DJ Meat Beat Manifesto, catch a Filipino flick at the 23rd Annual Filipino International Cine Festival, or stretch it out at a yoga class in a museum. Escape the city to Sonoma County, where the first annual Fall Oyster Shuck Fest is sure to become a new favorite event, or head to Berkeley to try out the Bay Area’s newest craft brewery.
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October 21 | Music
Meat Beat Manifesto
This week, head to the DNA Lounge for a special live show from Jack Dangers aka Meat Beat Manifesto, the acclaimed and influential electronic music producer who has long called the Bay Area home. Dangers and onstage partner Ben Stokes create a topical audiovisual performance that’s heavy on trippy sound snippets and incendiary political samples from an apocalyptic election year, all set to a deeply funky and bass-driven beat. Check out the first local show in several years (it’s also the only place where you can buy the new Meat Beat Manifesto tour-only EP).
9:00 PM | 375 11th St., San Francisco | From $20 | website
October 19 - 22 | Film festival
Facine 23: The 23rd Annual Filipino International Cine Festival
The breadth and depth of contemporary Filipino filmmaking comes alive at Facine, where you’ll have an opportunity to take in a diverse schedule that includes a vampire flick (Vampariah), a documentary on comics (Komikero Chronicles), and an experimental narrative (Oda Sa Mga Nangangarap, or Ode to Dreamers). Most of the selections are in Kapampangan or Tagalog, with English subtitles.
The Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th St., San Francisco | From $10 | website
October 20 | Yoga and science
The California Academy of Sciences hosts a weekly evening event called NightLife every Thursday, where DJs and musicians create a soundtrack for a 21-and-over experience through the interactive museum. Each week, the popular date night has a theme, and this week it’s Yoga NightLife. Dress comfortably and bring your own mat to enjoy three different classes: Vinyasa Flow in the African Hall, Hatha Yoga in the coral reef, and “Space Yoga” in the Forum Gallery, the latter supported by galactic projections in the room.
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM | California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr., San Francisco | $15 | website
October 22 | Escape the city
Fall Oyster Shuck Fest
Consider a day trip to Bodega Bay on the Sonoma coast this weekend for the first annual Fall Oyster Shuck Fest, an intimate affair where you can enjoy both raw and barbecued Tomales Bay oysters with local wine and beer (including Petaluma Hills Brewing’s Porterluma). The event is a fundraiser for 5th Tuesday Food Pantry, which provides groceries to hungry families in Petaluma.
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Bodega Bay Oyster Company, 12830 Valley Ford Rd., Bodega Bay | From $50 | website
October 26 | Now open: Beer
Pacific Standard Taproom & Growler Station
The East Bay’s craft beer boom continues unabated, and the latest addition to the scene is Pacific Standard. It’s a new sister to Half Moon Bay Brewing Company that offers its own award-winning brews as well as a selection of other notable local and regional beers on tap. A focused menu includes locally sourced bites like panini made from Fra’Mani andouille sausage and pancetta (the latter the backbone to a “PLT” sandwich).
2055 Center St., Berkeley | website
Tamara Palmer is a daily news writer, rapper confidante, DJ, and celebrity chef ghostwriter from San Francisco.