11 Things to Do + Eat This Week: a Killer New Year's Day Party, Duna Hosts a Russian Feast + More
Music, food and local designers at The Midway. (Courtesy of The Midway)

11 Things to Do + Eat This Week: a Killer New Year's Day Party, Duna Hosts a Russian Feast + More


Kick off the New Year with a little more partying, some restorative activities and lots of comfort food.

Duna hosts a Russian feast.(Courtesy of Duna)

Monday, January 1st: Breakfast of Champions @ The Midway

When: 6am to 6pm

Where: Midway, 900 Marin St. (Bayview)

Why: Continue NYE shenanigans starting at 6am. Dance at three stages with live DJs, have breakfast at the cafe or one of the food trucks, and shop a local designer pop-up. // Tickets ($20 - $45) are available at ticketfly.com.

Monday, January 1st: New Year's Day Bottomless Brunch

When: 11am to 3pm

Where: Spark Social SF, 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North (Mission Bay)

Why: Recover from ringing in the New Year with bottomless mimosas and 10+ food trucks. Soothing eats like tonkatsu ramen from Torraku and cheesy chicken katsu melts from Koja Kitchen will surely cure any lingering hangover. // Admission is free, bottomless sangria and mimosa tickets ($22 presale, $25 day of) are available at eventbrite.com.

Monday, January 1st: Supermoon Silent Disco Beach Yoga @ Baker Beach

When: 3pm to 4:15pm

Where: Baker Beach, exact location will be emailed the morning of the event.

Why: Start the New Year right and get outside to stretch and strengthen on the beach. You'll wear headphones to hear the yoga instruction and music. All levels are welcome. // Tickets ($28) are available at facebook.com.

Monday, January 1st: See Tonight's Supermoon aka Wolf Moon

When: 5pm

Where: Multiple locations

Why: The New Year begins with not just a full moon, but a supermoon. Take the time to be one with nature and go on a sunset hike, a night hike to see the moon at full capacity, or just step outside. // See our list of the best places and activities to take in the moon.

Tuesday, January 2nd: Trio Bop Jazz @ Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio

When: 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Where: Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio, 39 Fell St. (Civic Center)

Why: Let your second day of the year be filled with the sounds of new and avant jazz by Jason Gillenwater on Tenor, with drums and Bass. // Admission is free, mrtipplessf.com

Wednesday, January 3rd: Basic Knife Skills, Vietnamese Eats + Booze at 18 Reasons

When: 6pm to 9pm

Where: 3674 18th St. (Mission)

Why: If one of your new years resolutions is to cook more, then you're going to need some solid knife skills. Join 18 Reasons as they show you the basics of using a knife. You'll also make a Vietnamese-inspired salad with the vegetables you cut in class, and wine, beer, and bread will be served. // Tickets ($70) are available at 18reasons.org.

Thursday, January 4th: Opening of Object & Outcome @ Everyday

When: 7pm-11pm

Where: Everyday, 936 Geary St. (TenderNob)

Why: While strolling the Lower Polk/Tenderloin first Thursday art walk, be sure to pop into the opening for Object & Outcome. See paintings and photos by San Francisco-based artist Charlie Mirador and listen to music by See Night. // 35mmirador.tumblr.com, sffirstthursday.com

Friday, January 5th: Salt & Straw Launches 5 New Vegan Flavors

When: 11am -11pm

Where: 586 Hayes St. (Hayes Valley) and 2201 Fillmore St. (Pacific Heights)

Why: Salt and Straw is starting the New Year with five new vegan flavors. There's Happy Birthday Elvis with banana coconut ice cream swirled with marionberry jam and peanut butter fudge, chocolate hazelnut fudge with hazelnut milk and gluten-free brownies, and mint chip whoopee pie with coconut ice cream, crackled chocolate, and pure peppermint, and more. // saltandstraw.com

Friday January 5th: Modern Istanbul 10 Course Winter Meal

When: 7pm-10pm

Where: Pop-up location released upon ticket purchase

Why: Join Eleven Madison Park and Le Bernadin alums and husband-and-wife duo, Laura and Sayat, as they host a 10-course winter feast. There'll be meze spreads galore of beet salad and cured tuna, black hummus with beef short ribs, lamb belly, roasted branzino in grape leaves, and more. // Tickets ($65) are available at eatfeastly.com.

Saturday, January 6th: Pottery Date Night (Half Off) @ Terra Mia Ceramic Studio

When: 6pm to 9pm

Where: Terra Mia Ceramic Studio, 1314 Castro St. (Noe Valley)

Why: Bond with a friend or a date over pottery-making, for half off studio prices and later hours at that. // Tickets ($6 per person) can be reserved by calling 415-642-9911, facebook.com.

Sunday, January 7th: A Russian Feast @ Duna

When: 5:30pm-9pm

Where: Duna, 983 Valencia St. (Mission)

Why: Duna is collaborating with chef Bonnie Frumkin Morales of Portand's Kachka to celebrate the release of her new book, Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking. The 4-course menu will showcase signature dishes, including the one and only Herring Under a Fur Coast. // Tickets ($65) are available at duna.kitchen/story/kachka.

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