Mark your calendars or noteworthy events doing down in San Francisco this week.
Monday: Dirty Martinis, Oysters & Bubbly
When: Monday, June 5th, 5pm till close
Where: Whitechapel, 600 Polk St. (Tenderloin), whitechapelsf.com
Why: Because it's five o'clock on a Monday, and what better way to kick off the work week than with a plate full of $1.50 oysters and a chaser? Register at eventbrite (it's free) to cement your spot.
Tuesday: Fabulous Taco Tuesday
When: Tuesday, June 6th, 5:30pm to 9pm
Where: Monarch, 101 6th St. (SoMa), monarchsf.com
Why: Because $2 pollo and carnitas tacos paired with $5 margaritas will ease your inbox woes. Grub out while DJ Shay spins in the background.
Wednesday: A Night with Janis Joplin
When: Wednesday, June 7th (through July 2), 8-11pm
Where: A.C.T.'s Geary Theater, 405 Geary St. (Tendernob)
Why: A two-and-a-half-hour spectacle of timeless, fiercely female anthems sung by the feminist powerhouse and trailblazer herself. Tickets ($20 to $130) available at tickets.act-sf.org.
Thursday: Exploratorium After Dark: Feed Your Head
When: Thursday, June 8th, 6-10pm
Where: Pier 15 (Embarcadero), exploratorium.edu
Why: Because you can satiate your mind, as well as your craving for cocktails, all in one place with dinner, drinks, and hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Tickets ($10-15) available at transact.exploratorium.edu.
Friday: Night at de Young Museum
When: Friday, June 9th, 5pm to 8:30pm
Where: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive (Golden Gate Park), deyoung.famsf.org
Why: A melting pot of live-music, dance and theater performances, film screenings, and hands-on art activities, it's the one time you won't have to worry about not using your inside voice in the hallways of a museum. And, it's free to attend.
Saturday: Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day
When: Saturday, June 10th, noon to 4pm
Where: The School Farm, 555 Portola Drive (Diamond Heights), eco-sf.org
Why: A wise man once said that to live an enchanting, present life, one must know the garden soil beneath his or her feet. Help safeguard forestry for the future; all gardening attire and tools will be provided on site. Plus, free snacks.
Sunday: Explore Latte Art—Coffee and Design
When: Sunday, June 11th, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Where: Bulldog Coffee, 888 Brannan St. (SoMa), bulldogcoffeesf.com
Why: Work together with latte artist Melannie as she guides you through a step-by-step, hands-on tutorial on how to perfect your morning cappuccino. Tickets are normally $75 for her class, but, for this Sunday only, tickets are $35 to $50; purchase at eventbrite.com.