Whether or not you’re determined to watch the very odd Olympic Games this weekend, you’re going to need some fun diversions to get through it. This is where we come. Here are some of the best ways to pass the time, from the world’s best comedies to an outdoor opera festival, delicious eats and delicious adult drinks served at cool venues.
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WATCH 1: ‘Ted Lasso’ Is Back
The surprise hit 2020 comedy that reminded us that good, decent people can be just as funny as Larry David is back for a second season starting this weekend. That is why it is associated with so many of us. And if you’re a fan, here are five other big-hearted shows that provide major laughs.
2 PLAY & SIP: Visit These Craft Breweries
What could be better than a day trip to enjoy delicious offerings at a taproom? What about a two day trip? So here’s a brewery in Richmond you should know about. And here’s one in Los Gatos.
WATCH 3: We Have Too Many Movies To Tell You
Hollywood is rolling out a wide mix of new movies this week, including a touching story about a father and his gay son, and a wacky comedy about two dumb guys trying to train a giant mutant fly. is. And the ever-rewarding SF Jewish Film opens this week with a full slate of compelling, topical films that you can watch in the theater or at home.
4 EAT: Food Halls Are Everywhere
Three new market halls — foodie shopping and noshing destinations — have opened in the Bay Area, and we’re ready to try them all. Here’s what you need to know.
5 See & Hear: An Outdoor Opera Fest
West Age Opera is known for delivering edgy productions in an ever-changing roster of cool venues. This weekend they open a summer festival on the Cal Shakes Orinda stage. Here is a stay.
View 6: The Story Of Wolfgang Pucky
The iconic chef stars in a new documentary that’s streaming on Disney+, and their story has a lot to say about life and career.
WATCH 7: A New Drama About A Hit Surprise
San Francisco native Lauren Yee always seems to be staging an interesting show in the Bay Area, even when there aren’t many shows going on. The playwright now has it at SF Playhouse about a suddenly-famous pop star who can’t deal with it all, and you can watch it live or stream it at home.