A week's worth of can't miss events.
International Smoke serves up lunch.(Courtesy of Mad Maven Media)
Monday, February 5th: Sound Meditation @ The Midway
When: 7pm to 8:30pm
Where: The Midway SF, 900 Marin St. (Bayview), themidwaysf.com
Why: Soothe Monday blues with a spatial sound meditation by Ryan Kleeman. Immerse yourself in field recordings from natural landscapes and composed chimes to find grounding and connection. // Tickets ($30) are available at ticketfly.com.
Tuesday, February 6th: Silent Disco Yoga @ Equator Coffee
When: 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Equator Coffee, 222 2nd St. (SoMa)
Tuesday, February 6th: Lunch @ International Smoke
When: 11:30am to 2pm
Where: 301 Mission St. (SoMa), internationalsmoke.com
Why: It can be difficult to snag a reservation for International Smoke, the meaty collaboration between Ayesha Curry and Michael Mina. So go for lunch, which makes its debut this week. You can feast on most of the specials from the dinner menu, including those American barbecue pork ribs.
Wednesday, February 7th: Beer & Valentines With Western Editions
When: 5:30 to 7:30pm
Where: Anchor Public Taps, 495 De Haro St. (Potrero Hill), anchorbrewing.com/publictaps
Why: Make free V-Day cards with the founders of Western Editions using an old-school table-top letterpress, and then customize them with watercolors. The first 20 people get a free half-pint of Anchor Steam Beer. // Event details at facebook.com.
Thursday, February 8th: Noise Pop NightLife With by Toro y Moi
When: 6pm to 10pm
Where: California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr. (Golden Gate Park), calacademy.org
Why: You won't want to miss the official pre-party for Noise Pop 2018. Why? Because local favorite Toro y Moi and Chulita Vinyl Club will be playing at one of our favorite venues in town. // Tickets ($15) are available at /nightlife.
Friday, February 9th: Afro-Peruvian Creole Cuisine @ 18 Reasons
When: 6pm to 10 pm
Where: 18 Reasons, 3674 18th St. (Mission), 18reasons.org
Why: Celebrate Black History Month with a hands-on lesson in cooking traditional Afro-Peruvian dishes with resident chef Nico Vera. Taste anticuchos de camarones and escabeche de pollo while the chef shares stories about Peru's creole culture. // Tickets ($105) are available online.
Friday, February 9th: Science of Cocktails @ Exploratorium
When: 9pm to 12am
Where: Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero), exploratorium.edu
Why: Because Science of Cocktails is the place where art, science and mixology meet—and it is so awesome, they've been doing it for eight straight years now. And because you cab bounce around in a ball pit photo booth. // Tickets ($175) are available online.
Friday, February 9th: Half Price All Day @ One Market
When: All day and night
Where: 1 Market St. (FiDi), onemarket.com
Why: Twenty five years is a pretty huge milestone, especially for a restaurant. Celebrate One Market's silver anniversary with half-off the entire menu at lunch, dinner, and in the bar. On Saturday, you can make a reservation for the Legends Dinner ($165), featuring former One Market chefs including founding partner Bradley Ogden.
Saturday, February 10th: Horn Barbecue Popup @ Ale Industries
When: 1 to 4pm
Where: 3096 E 10th St. (Oakland), hornbarbecue.com
Why: Central Texas–style barbecue is a thing around here lately—and rightfully so—it's delicious. Go eat your brisket low and slow at Ale Industries—they'll also be cooking up ribs, pulled pork, potato salad, and more. //
Saturday, February 10th: African Dance @Bay Street Center Plaza
When: 2pm to 4pm
Where: 5616 Bay St. (Emeryville), baystreetemeryville.com
Why: You'll groove in your seat at this two-hour performance of Oakland-based Dance-A-Vision'sAfrican and African American dances spanning multiple eras from traditional moves to urban contemporary. // baystreetemeryville.com.
Sunday, February 11th: Block Party for Good @ Proxy
When: 4pm to 8pm
Where: 432 Octavia Blvd. (Hayes Valley), proxysf.net
Why: Because food, drinks, movies, giveaways, and 15 percent off at the Marine Layer, which is launching a new collection of new Charitees. $15 from each tee sold will go directly to Protect our Winters.