This week brings live blues and swing to dance to, mindful art installations, and hella puppy snuggles.
Monday, January 29th: Chamber Music @ The Rev
When: 8:30pm to 11:30pm
Where: The Revolution Cafe, 3248 22nd St. (Mission), revolutioncafesf.com
Why: Get a healthy dose of culture with a night of chamber music, featuring different musicians every week, at the Revolution Cafe. // $5-$20 suggested donation, more information at facebook.com.
Monday, January 29th: Sustainable Sips @ Lazslo
When: 4pm to midnight
Where: Lazslo, 2526 Mission St. (Mission)
Why: Foreign Cinema's adjacent bar has launched a new cocktail menu with a focus on sustainability—think orgeat made from avocado pits. Have a taste of Rebecca (tequila, cucumber, rosemary, and spent lemon husk). Happy hour is from 4 to 6pm Monday through Thursday, with $7 cocktails, free truffle popcorn and housemade potato chips. // laszlobar.com.
Tuesday, January 30th: Swing Night @ The Breakaway
When: 8:30pm to 11:30pm
Where: The Breakaway, 200 Grand Ave. (Oakland)
Why: Because you're a sucker for early jazz and swing tunes. Dance the night away to the jams of Nirav Sanghani's Pacific Six, with a special performance by clarinetist/saxophonist/composer Jonathan Doyle. Join the 30-minute class (included with admission) to learn basic swing steps from 8:30 to 9pm. // Tickets ($10-$15) are available at breakawayswing.com.
Wednesday, January 31st: Booze + Puppies @ Ferry Building
When: 5:30pm to 8pm
Where: One Ferry Building (Embarcadero)
Why: Because puppy cuddles and cocktails. Cuesa is partnering with the San Francisco SPCA for Paws and Pours, with drinks and bites from the likes of 15 Romolo, Villon, Dirty Habit, The Front Porch, The Alembic and more. // Tickets ($60-$150) are available at eventbrite.com.
Thursday, February 1st: Blues and Baseball @ Presidio Officers' Club
When: 7pm to 8pm
Where: The Presidio Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave. (Presidio)
Why: Get your blues on withbassist Marcus Shelby in celebration of the Negro League baseball, which lasted for 60 years during segregation in the U.S. Songs will highlight the careers of Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and Jackie Robinson, the first black player in the major leagues. Blackball will be performed by the Marcus Shelby Quintet and three actors, who will tell the story through monologues and songs, and will recreate some of the on-field action. // Free, presidio.gov.
Thursday, February 1st: The Board Opens in SoMa
When: 9:30am to 2:30pm
Where: 1077 Mission St. (SoMa)
Why: Sandwich god Adam Mesnick of Deliboard is back with a new concept, The Board, where you'll find breakfast egg and sausage sandos and hot dogs topped with kraut. // instagram.com/theboardfrisco.
Friday, February 2nd: 3 Fish and Friends @ Secession Art and Design
When: 6pm to 9pm
Where: Secession Art and Design, 3235 Mission St. (Bernal Heights)
Why: 3 Fish Studios founders Annie Galvin and Eric Rewitzer are collaborating with poet Silvi Alcivar and curator Eden Stein for a show about finding and using our voice at Secession Art and Design. This exhibit will showcase Galvin's new direction in her art, discovered through her two year doodle-a-day project; Rewitzer's emphasis on the strength, beauty and kindness that California maintains in the context of recent events; and Alcivar's luminous poetry. // secessionsf.com.
Friday, February 2nd: Lunch @ Prubechu
When: 11:30am to 2pm
Where: 2847 Mission St. (Mission)
Why: Guamanian restaurant Prubechu is opening its doors for lunch for the first time ever. Fuel up for Friday evening with caramelized potato soup, barbecue pork ribs, and coconut braised beef with handmade noodles. Don't forget a side of red rice. // prubechu.com.
Saturday, February 3rd: Snuggle Bowl @ Mauna Loa
When: Noon to 5pm
Where: Mauna Loa, 3009 Fillmore St. (Cow Hollow)
Why: Do good for nonprofits Family Dog Rescue and Dogma Dog Rescue at this fundraiser full of drink specials, raffle prizes, and a patio full of puppies. Proceeds will be donated and matched, up to $5,000, by Tito's Vodka. // $5 donation requested to play with puppies, 21+ only. // facebook.com.
Sunday, February 4th: Floating Garden of Emotions @ Asian Art Musuem
When: 11am to 2pm
Where: Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St., asianart.org
Why: Tap into your feelings with artists Jasper Speicher and Marie Applegate's Floating Garden of Emotions, a temporary immersive experience inspired by Paul and Eve Ekman's famed Atlas of Emotions. // Free, at the Village Artist Corner (Larkin and Fulton Streets), facebook.com.