January 18th, 2019 – January 21st, 2019: To Do, To See, Fancy-Free Fun, Fancy Fun, Educational Events
Yeah, it sounds super-snooty, “The San Francisco social season used to resume after the holidays with the San Francisco Ballet gala near the end of January. But now, the addition of the unofficial San Francisco art week has shifted things back to the third week of January. The Fog and Untitled fairs, known as much for the parties and programming surrounding them as the art and design, appeal to serious art fans and collectors, as well as the flock of social butterflies who never miss a VIP occasion in San Francisco” but still, hob-nobbing with the hoi polloi has its perks.
Cat Cafe’s are not, unfortunately, little restaurants filled with cats on laptops looking at pictures of adorable humans when they should be writing. (Trust me, I learned that from experience.) But this may be better:
“The San Francisco SPCA will be back at One Embarcadero Center for a wildly adorable month-long event featuring daily Puppy Cuddles and a Cat Cafe! Set in a lush indoor jungle, this year’s Pop Up invites you to step into an enchanted world where adoptable animals are just waiting for you to visit and deepen your connection with the animal kingdom!”
Heads up, while the (welcome to the) jungle Cat Cafe pop-up opens today, it only runs weekdays and will be closed on Monday (MLK Jr. Day).
“Thanks to an optical illusion in the sky, the moon will appear bigger and brighter than normal in the San Francisco Bay Area in the night, during what astronomers call a “supermoon.”…plus there will be lunar eclipse as well.”
Experience the M-O-O-N in all its glory before Chairface Chippendale tries to carve his name into it with a giant laser or NASA decides to up and blow up the moon. (NSFW/NSFFOlks without a sense of humor)
While the header of this link is doo-doo stupid (“go outside and look up?”) it does list interesting places with a good view to view the “super blood wolf moon”, which, yes, is a great band name.
Dedicating one-month (and the shortest one at that) to one race is weapons-grade stupid, the SF Public Library had to invent “More Than a Month: Celebrating Black History, Culture, and Heritage”. The celebration starts this week, and like most things associated with libraries, events are free. (“What a library”? “It’s a big building with books inside, but that’s not important right now”.)
Still reading? GOOD! There’s a test at the end.
For my fellow cinema lovers, this is the best movie going time of the year, as festival favourites (like THE FAVOURITE, which was great) and Oscar hopefuls are even playing at multiplexes. This week’s best release? COLD WAR, Pawel Pawlikoski’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning (much deserved to boot, which is rare for the Academy) IDA, is finally playing in the SF/Bay Area.
Alamo Drafthouse (where you *may* see me on Sunday)
Have a wonderful weekend y’all, stay dry, stay warm, stay lit, stay woke.