Yes, the pandemic reopening landscape is a little muddled these days, but we still have a pack of ideas for having a great time, from alfresco dining to fun on the water to a drive-through dinosaur tour.
1 EAT: Take it outside
Local alfresco dining fans should be grateful we live in the Bay Area and not, say, Chicago, where the prime outdoor dining season lasts like 3½ hours. So we’re giving praise with these 9 awesome alfresco dining options.
2 WATCH: The ‘Suicide Squad’ we shoulda had all along
The original 2016 anti-superhero movie was, let’s face it, awful. But the new one restores our faith in the franchise and tops our list of new movies you should know about, along with the amazing “Nine Days.”
3 SEE: Dinosaurs, up close
Don’t be alarmed if you see a T-Rex roaming San Jose this weekend. He’s just part of a new drive-through “Jurassic” show the whole family can enjoy. Here’s what you need to know.
4 SEE & HEAR: 2 fretboard magicians
Berkeley’s iconic Freight & Salvage music club is among the Bay Area venues tentatively reopening. If you head there this weekend, you can watch two of the better guitarists who call the Bay Area home.
5 PLAY: Cool kayaking adventure
One of the most amazing ways to experience the bay is via kayak. And it’s easier than it looks. Here’s how to go about it.
6 SEE: The stunning world of Afrofuturism
The movement coined 30 years ago and revived by the “Black Panther” movie is an eye-opening mix of music, science fiction, art, politics and Black Lives Matter. And this weekend, the Oakland Museum opens a major new exhibit on the subject. Here are the deets.
7 DINE: At a new Bay Area hotspot
If you’ve been itching to check out a new restaurant, a recent Michelin guide listing 10 Bay Area “discoveries” might give you some ideas. Here’s the scoop.