7 top Bay Area things to do this weekend, Nov. 20-22

We know this week has been a little more confusing than most when it comes to COVID-19 safety precautions and all, but we still have plenty of cool things for you to do this weekend, from amazing movies to Christmas tree shopping to yummy fried chicken for a good cause.

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1 WATCH: New movies and a classic film fest online

Director Aneesh Chaganty, who grew up in San Jose, made a real splash with his last film, the gripping “Searching,” which was set entirely on phones and computer screens. Now he’s back with another thriller, “Run.” It tops our list of recommended new movies. Meanwhile, the Berlin & Beyond virtual film fest is serving up its usual eclectic array of excellent movies (and it’s free).

There’s something magical about choosing a Christmas tree at a tree farm. Getty Images archives2 PLAY: Tra la la, tree farms!

The holidays officially arrive next week, but unofficially, the twinkle light brigade has been busy for weeks. And the Bay Area’s Christmas tree farms will start opening this weekend in all their fir-scented glory. Here’s the lowdown on 12 tree farms to check out, including four that open this Saturday and eight more next week.

3 HEAR: A choir whose music is to die for

In case you haven’t noticed, the Bay Area boasts some truly amazing kids choirs, from Ragazzi to S.F. Girls Choir and Silicon Valley-based iSing. The outfit recently released a heralded album and is readying a virtual holiday concert. You can get to know the choir and find out how to hear their music right here.

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Acclaimed chef Tanya Holland’s newest venture is a podcast series called “Tanya’s Table.” (Photo courtesy of Smeeta Mahanti) 4 SEE & EAT: Foodie TV

This fall has brought a new slew of foodie TV series, from Oakland chef Tanya Holland’s new “Tanya’s Kitchen Table” on Saturdays on the Oprah Winfrey Network, to Netflix’s “Somebody Feed Phil,” whose Season 4 second episode stars Bay Area celebrity chefs, including Holland, Thomas Keller and Alice Waters. It’s delicious viewing.

5 HEAR: A Grateful Dead Murder Mystery

Yes, the band famous for its blissful concert vibes (not to mention space jams that lasted longer than most wars) was at the heart of a shocking Bay Area homicide in the 1980s. The case is being explored in a new podcast, and here’s what you need to know.

6 EAT: An improv pivots … to fried chicken

The San Jose Improv has traded laughs (for now) for fried chicken and barbacoa in a spicy, saucy pivot. Fans of live comedy who want to help keep the Improv afloat right now can order tasty meals to go. Here’s how.

7 PLAY: Go soaring with Spider-Man

The iconic superhero Spider-Man has shown up in more movies, TV shows, comic books and games than we could count. But you’ve never seen a “Spider-Man” like the one in this new video game. Here’s what …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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