Sip cocktails at California Rum Festival. (Courtesy of @theharrison_sf)

7 Fun Things: Eat Tacos for Texas, Say Aye to a Rum Festival + More Can't-Miss Events

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Have a great week!

Monday, September 4th: Shakespeare in the Park @ Civil War Parade Ground

When: 2-5pm

Where: Between Graham St. and Keyes Ave. (Presidio), sfshakes.org

Why: What better way to celebrate a casual, laborless day than atop a blanket in the Presidio? Register at Eventbrite and arrive a bit early to guarantee you'll get a great spot on the lawn for this free production of Hamlet.


Tuesday, September 5th: Tacos for Texas @ Wing Wings

When: 5-9pm

Where: 422 Haight St. (Lower Haight), chowhound.com

Why: Tacos can change the world, especially for the in-need Texans left in high water this past week. On Tuesday, Wing Wings will host an all-day fundraiser for the San Antonio Food Bank. Donate by filling up on tacos prepared by folks from Señor Sisig, Richie Nakano, and Papalote, and get festive to mild-to-hot DJ beats. Clothing donations will be accepted, too. Check out the Facebook Event page for more details.


Wednesday, September 6th: Drink and Draw @ The Knockout

When: 6:30-9:30pm

Where: 3223 Mission St. (Mission), theknockoutsf.com

Why: Colored pencils and mixed drinks? Sounds like as good a time as any. Stop by The Knockout, try your hand at a theme-based drawing and then throw it into the raffle for a chance to win a prize.


Thursday, September 7th: Bike Along the Beach @ Buena Vista Park

When: 6-8:30pm

Where: 1126 Haight St. (Lower Haight), sfbike.org

Why: Jumpstart the weekend with some communal cardio and vicarious vibes as you pedal alongside fellow hippies from Buena Vista Park through Hippie Hill to the sands of Ocean Beach. Weave back through Golden Gate Park. Tickets for Summer of Bike Love can be had for $35 at Eventbrite.


Friday, September 8th: California Rum Festival @SOMArts

When: 2:30-8:45pm

Where: 934 Brannan St. (SoMa), californiarumfestival.com

Why: Because we all deserve to know where all the rum has gone. On its third anniversary, the California Rum Festival is holding a day garnished with rum tastings, mixology classes, and industry leaders waxing poetic. Tickets ($5-$30) are available online.


Saturday, September 9th: Go Full Hog @ Truett Hurst Winery

When: 5-8pm

Where: 5610 Dry Creek Rd. (Healdsburg), truetthurstwinery.com

Why: Nothing says it's the weekend like clinking glasses of cabernet in the omnipresence of a whole-roasted pig. Drive north to Dry Creek Valley where Truett Hurst is preparing its annual Country Pig Roast Dinner. Say hello to the goats and enjoy your feast on the lawn by the creek. Tickets ($80-$105) can be bought online.


Sunday, September 10th: Yoga & Brunch@ Hotel Zeppelin

When: 10am to 2pm

Where: 545 Post St. (Tendernob), ramblersf.com

Why: After a 75-minute vinyasa and hatha flow class, you're bound to be craving some complex carbs. Take Nicole Cronin's guided group class, then mosey over the Rambler, inside Hotel Zeppelin, for a rewarding meal. Tickets ($20-$45) are available at Eventbrite.

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