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

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.
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.
Photo: Via Facebook/Tomboy Tailors

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