Over & Out! The Best End-Of-The-Week Events In The Bay

main
January is coming to a close, which means it’s officially time to bring our winter hibernating to a halt. To help ease you back into the springtime fun that’s awaiting you, we’ve culled together the definitive list of events to get exploring this weekend. Whether you’re looking to embrace your inner creative at art shows or are looking to replace those holiday sweaters with some new wares, this roundup has you ready to face the world. And with a list like this, we can see why February is the month of love.
Advertisement
Hand Job Exhibition
When peeping at someone’s style, we admit we like to check out the freshly coated digits, too, which makes this latest exhibit right up our alley. The gallery 24K Studios now has nail tips and standout rings as art fixtures — viewable any time at the studio. The pieces serve as a collaboration between talented manicurists and jewelers, and we have a pretty strong feeling they nailed it!
When: Now through Sunday, February 17
Where: 24K Studios, 2400 24th Street (at Vermont Street); 339-933-2619.
Tomboy Tailors Store Opening
Tired of letting the boys have all the fun? Well, new outfitter Tomboy Tailors is officially breaking the gender rules at its store opening this Saturday! The shop tailors custom-made men’s suits and shoes for us ladies to slip into without a fuss. Pop into the opening party, grab some bubbly and bites, and suit yourself.
When: Saturday, February 2, 2 to 6 p.m.
Where: Tomboy Tailors, 50 Post Street (between Kearny and Montgomery streets); 415-652-8440.
Backstock Gallery Opening
We rarely pass up on an opportunity to be part of history, and that’s why the grand opening and first exhibition of Backstock Gallery is not to be missed! Oakland-based artist Lauren Douglas will be displaying pieces from her “A Sign In Space” series with works that represent exploring and navigating time. And let’s face it, we could all step back and reevaluate the way we steer through our days. Time is of the essence, after all.
When: Saturday, February 2, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Oak Common, 3231 Grand Avenue (near Santa Clara Avenue); 510-285-6629.
Oakland First Fridays
What happens when it’s the beginning of a new month and the end of the week? First Fridays in Oakland, of course! Head across the bridge to explore the event’s plethora of artistic works, both in gallery and on the street, as well as melt-in-your mouth artisanal bites served out of the East Bay's best food trucks. Need we say more? Yeah, we didn't think so.
When: Friday, February 1, 5 to 10 p.m.
Where: Telegraph Avenue (between 19th and 27th streets); No phone.
Alameda Flea Market
If you love shopping for the sheer thrill of the chase, then consider the Alameda Flea Market your ultimate hunting ground. The goods can only be sought after every first Sunday of the month, which means it's time for us to start digging for the wonders, from vintage wares and jewelry to furniture and pottery. Happy hunting!
When: Sunday, February 3, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Alameda Point Antiques Fair, 2900 Navy Way (at Main Street); 510-522-7500.
Cost: Free to $15, depending on time of entrance.
Advertisement
Photo: Via Facebook/Tomboy Tailors
Advertisement

More from San Francisco

The tech industry is growing at a head-snapping pace, with a pool of talent that includes some of the world’s brightest innovators, movers, and shakers. ...
In a dream world, we would all roll out of bed with perfectly imperfect hair. You know, like the stuff you see in rom-coms and on Kate Moss. But, let’s be ...
We don’t know about you, but we’re not sure we can handle another "S.F. is the most expensive city in the world" headline. We get it — San Francisco is an ...
We've all had that moment where we're about to utter the name of one of the city's hottest restaurant…then come to realize we don't know exactly how on ...
Update: Last year San Francisco publisher The Bold Italic unofficially won April Fools' Day with the most over-the-top, NSFW office prank we've ever ...
In the window of a gallery in San Francisco’s Mission district, Mirabelle Jones paced the enclosed space in nothing but nude underwear. Razor blades ...
San Francisco: It’s a city as much defined by its coffee culture as it is by its tech scene. Around here, if you’re going out to get coffee, you’re likely ...
I get a text message alerting me that my marijuana delivery will be at my apartment in four minutes. "You can track your driver by clicking this link," ...
If there’s one acronym that comes to mind when you think of San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair, it would have to be "NSFW." This past Sunday, the annual ...
When it comes to delivery services in San Francisco, food isn't the only commodity that you can order straight to your front door. From groceries to ...
While San Francisco may be home to a copious amount of high-rises and skyscrapers, this city isn't just an urban jungle. Sitting right next to the Pacific ...
Benedetta Amadi lives with her husband and their dogs, Marlo and Giuno, in a beautiful and cozy San Francisco two-bedroom. Hailing from Genoa, Italy, Amadi...
When it comes to tying the knot, adding your own quirky personal touches transforms your special day into something truly memorable. And after seeing ...
Anyone familiar with San Francisco’s notoriously foggy and chilly weather is sure to have a soft spot for this time of year in the city, as we soak up the ...