Drink Here Now: Sex Trivia and a Vineyard Music Festival


There are more fun drinking events than we can shake a stick at this week, though we don't understand this obsession with stick-shaking.

Sex Trivia at Virgil's Sea Room

Think you're a sexpert? Prove it this Wednesday, August 27, at Sex Trivia Night, hosted by Virgil's Sea Room. Win fabulous prizes, including goodies from Good Vibrations, a San Francisco Armory Kink Tour, and exclusive Planned Parenthood swag (like this button, if we're lucky). Team sign-ups and undisclosed drink specials start at 5:30pm. Sex Trivia starts at 7:30pm, and at least two members of your team must be present when the first round begins. Other team members—up to a total of six—can join before the fifth and final round ends at 9pm, covering topics from history to pop-culture to public policy to sex toys. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink specials will benefit Planned Parenthood Northern California. And if you RSVP on Facebook, you'll be entered into a special raffle. 3152 Mission Street

Hi-Tops Celebrates 49ers with Red & Gold Cocktail

49ers fans are accustomed to experiencing a wide range of emotions, from elated celebrations of hard-earned victories to soul-crushing depression after losses. Hi-Tops Sports Bar in the Castro is ready to drown your sorrows or fuel your ecstasy with their shiny new Red & Gold cocktail. The $10 cocktail is a classy mix of St. George terroir gin, strawberry cordial, simple syrup, a hint of lemon, and a floater of champagne. The cordial gives off a rosy glow that fades into a golden hue from the champagne. If you're watching the game on a Monday night, or during Hi-Tops' weekday happy hour from 4 to 8pm, you can pair your Red & Gold with 25 cent wings, among other happy hour specials. 2247 Market Street

Artisan Taste and Pairing Market on Treasure Island

Treasure Island is now hosting a monthly Artisan Taste & Pairing Market, starting this Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm at The Vista on Treasure Island, coinciding with the Treasure Island Flea Market, which is held directly adjacent on The Great Lawn. The Artisan Taste & Pairing market is free to enter, and wine tasting tickets are available for $15. A tasting ticket can be exchanged for one of three wine flights - red, white, or red and white mixed - all comprised of wines from local Treasure Island wineries: The Winery SF, Vie Winery, Sol Rouge, and Sottomarino Winery, San Francisco’s newest winery, located in an old submarine training vessel. Artisan food vendors will be selling their wares, as well, including caramels from Kindred Cooks, chocolate and truffles from Jade Chocolates, chocolates and caramels from Coco Tutti, chocolates from Monterey Chocolate Company, olive oils and vinegars from Olive This Olive That, and jams, jellies, sauces, and chutneys from Jake’s Castro Kitchen. 4th Street & Avenue A

Wente Vineyards Hosts Mini Outside Lands-esque Music Festival

Two music stages and multiple food vendors will grace the grounds of Wente Vineyards in Livermore this Saturday for the 5th Annual Front Porch Music Festival. Look for a long line-up of local and nationally-acclaimed artists including Kingsborough, Front Country, Crawdad Republic and Garage Band Academy, performing from noon to 9pm. It's a picnic-style party, so bring your own blanket or lawn chairs, and arrive as early as 11am to claim your spot on the lawn. Tickets are $30 online or $40 at the door, with $5 discounts for Club Wente members. Wine and food will be sold separately. 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore

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