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7 incredible Bay Area things to do this long weekend, Jan. 15-18


Soprano Julia Bullock performs in a streaming recital that premieres Jan. 14. (Allison Orenstein — courtesy of Julia Bullock) 

5 HEAR: One of the best sopranos going

Julia Bullock is only in her mid-30s, but she has already given Bay Area music fans some memorable moments on stage while performing “Girls of the Golden West” with S.F. Opera and a sumptuous “Somewhere” from “West Side Story” with S.F. Symphony. Now she’s set to debut a streaming recital tonight via Cal Performances. We can’t wait.

If you are celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, you’re staring at a nice long weekend — and we have terrific ideas on how to make the most of that time, from celebrating MLK in song to Dungeness crab delights to a virtual bash for Kamala Harris.

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1 CELEBRATE: It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday is the official holiday celebrating the birth of the civil rights icon, but start celebrating now with this amazing playlist of songs written and recorded in his honor. Meanwhile, San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora is going (virtually) all out with its celebration of the holiday, with everything from poetry readings and children’s stories to Civil Rights era visuals. Here’s a quick roundup of three special events happening Monday.

This buttery crab pasta dish hails from Melissa Clark’s “Dinner in French” cookbook. (Laura Edwards) 2 EAT: Dungeness crab deliciousness

Dungeness crab season has started at last! Crab with melty butter and a squeeze of lemon is fab, of course, but if you’re craving, say, a buttery, French-style crab pasta dish instead, we’ve got the recipe right here. Yum.

3 WATCH: A sizzling new sci-fi flick

The options for streaming movies this weekend are almost endless: from “Outside the Wire,” starring Marvel’s Falcon actor Anthony Mackie, to Carey Mulligan punishing #MeToo losers in “Promising Young Woman” to a compelling new documentary on MLK. Here’s our roundup of your top weekend streaming options.

4 PLAY: Check mate!

Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit” (One of our picks for 2020’s best 10 TV shows) has Bay Area-ites madly dusting off their chess boards to play the royal game themselves. Here’s how to join a virtual chess class or tournament, source a chess set (yep, there’s a shortage!) and learn some extremely strange lingo.

Soprano Julia Bullock performs in a streaming recital that premieres Jan. 14. (Allison Orenstein — courtesy of Julia Bullock) 5 HEAR: One of the best sopranos going

Julia Bullock is only in her mid-30s, but she has already given Bay Area music fans some memorable moments on stage while performing “Girls of the Golden West” with S.F. Opera and a sumptuous “Somewhere” from “West Side Story” with S.F. Symphony. Now she’s set to debut a streaming recital tonight via Cal Performances. We can’t wait. Here’s what you need to know.

6 CELEBRATE: Kamala Harris’ big day

You think folks in Oakland aren’t going ga-ga over the fact that one of their own is headed to the White House? The Oakland Symphony and many musical friends are throwing a concert/bash Sunday to send the vice president-elect off on a good note. Here’s how to watch it. Meanwhile, there are a bunch of cool dance, theater and music streaming events available this weekend. Here’s a rundown.

7 PLAY: ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ — no, really

Yes, the game has been saddled with controversy and complaints of numerous glitches, but here’s an alternative …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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