11 Fun Things: Noise Pop kicks off at Cal Academy, Science of Cocktails returns + more to do this week
Toro y Moi headlines the official Noise Pop pre-party at Cal Academy on Thursday. (Courtesy of huhmagazine)

11 Fun Things: Noise Pop kicks off at Cal Academy, Science of Cocktails returns + more to do this week


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)

Why: Headphones and coffee are provided at Outdoor Yoga SF's indoors version of all-levels slow vinyasa flow. Bring your own mat. // Free, RSVP at eventbrite.com.

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.

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