7 Crazy and Cool Things in the Bay Area to Do This Weekend, March 4-6
When it seems like the world can’t go crazy anymore, it’s good to remember that there are plenty of delicious things to enjoy in the Bay Area this weekend, like one of the best dance companies, intriguing outdoor adventures and, yes, another one Batman movie.
If you’re going to a show, be sure to check the venue’s website for the latest COVID updates and safety precautions before you go.
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1 WATCH: Wait…did you say there was another one Batman movie?
Yes, we did not invent this. But hey, it’s good. In fact, it’s one of the best Batman movies of all time. It tops our list of new movies and shows you should definitely see.
2 PLAY: Hike and discover cool fossils
We swear we’re not trying to teach you things. These fossil-friendly hikes are beautiful and lead to fascinating scenes, including the remains of a prehistoric hippo-like monstrosity that couldn’t chew very well. Speaking of day trips and the like, we’ve started The Bay Area Bucket List to compile a list of cool things to do locally, and we’d love to see your ideas. Here’s how to participate.
3 SEE AND HEAR: The Joffrey Ballet and other great shows
Chicago’s famous dance troupe with a long Bay Area connection is back this weekend – and it’s just one of many recitals, concerts and plays taking place here.
4 PLAY AND EAT: It’s picnic time
That’s one of the cool things about the Bay Area – picnic season is pretty much here already. But you’re not going to get caught using last year’s recipes, are you? (We didn’t think so.) This book will help you welcome the 2022 picnic season in style.
5 WATCH: An Electrifying Show From Elizabeth Holmes
If you’re like us, you won’t get tired of the Holmes/Theranos scandal. Now there’s a great new series, “The Dropout,” starring Amanda Seyfried, which absolutely nails her as the disgraced CEO of Silicon Valley. Here’s what you need to know.
6 BAKE & EAT: A Very Sparkly Citrus Cake
It’s kumquat season! That’s great news when you take a look at this upside-down kumquat and cornmeal cake you can totally make at home.
7 SEE AND HEAR: An East Bay music star in the making
Oakland-born trumpet player Ambrose Akinmusire isn’t even 40 yet, but he’s taken the jazz world by storm. And you have a good chance of seeing it this weekend.