18 Fun Things: A Year of Cheeseburgers, Beer-y Mini Golf, V-Day Crafts + More Bay Area Events
You could win free cheeseburgers for a year. (Courtesy of @causwells)

18 Fun Things: A Year of Cheeseburgers, Beer-y Mini Golf, V-Day Crafts + More Bay Area Events


SF Beer Week continues with a lady-powered panel discussion and the Mini Golf Open at Stagecoach Greens.

Plus, get your culture with free museum admission on Tuesday, an SF-themed photo exhibit at Pace Gallery, and a special book party at City Lights.

Have a great week!

Monday, February 4th

Hop On Those Camping Resos

When: 9am

Where: Online at presidio.gov

Ever fancied camping in the Presidio? Snag a campsite at Rob Hill Campground when 2019 reservations go on sale today at 9am for camping April 1st through October 31st. Each site can hold up to 30 people and has a fire pit, grill, food storage, and picnic tables. We're all too ready to start making plans for some post-winter outdoor activities. // Reservations ($125 per campsite) can be made on presidio.gov.

Karaage Pop-up

When: 7pm till they run out

Where: Cerf Club, 925 O'Farrell St. (Civic Center), cerfclub.com

Rich Lee, previously chef of Hong Kong's Yardbird—one of the World's 50 Best Restaurants—is collaborating with the Stag Dining chefs for a fried chicken dinner with sake, cocktails, beer, and Cerf Club wines. Eats include warm pasta salad with sausage and ponzu, chicken fat rice, garlic miso soup, karaage chicken, and more. // Tickets for the tasting menu ($60/tasting) are available at Eventbrite, or drop in to purchase dishes a la carte.

Tuesday, February 5th

Free Day at the Museums

When: All day

Where: Museums throughout SF

It's the first Tuesday of the month and you know what that means—admission is free to many of the city's incredible museums. Get some culture over your lunch break at Legion of Honor, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, de Young Museum, and Museum of Craft & Design, and more.

The Chronicles of San Francisco - Sketches

When: Opening reception 4pm to 7pm; exhibit Feb. 6 though Mar. 24

Where: Pace Gallery, 229 Hamilton Ave (Palo Alto), pacegallery.com

If you went to last week's Night of Ideas, you may already be familiar with French photographer, JR, whose recent project, The Chronicles of San Francisco, is set to open at SFMOMA this April. Get a sneak peek of the show at Pace Gallery's Chronicles of San Francisco - Sketches, which depicts this city in portraits, works on paper, video, glass etchings, and more. // Free to attend, RSVP at Eventbrite.

William S. Burroughs in Conversation With Allen Ginsberg

When: 7pm

Where: City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave. (North Beach), citylights.com

If you're a leftover Beatnik or a young fan of the Beat generation, the above title most likely got your attention. No, these Beat legends haven't returned from the dead: Tonight, City Lights celebrates the the release of a new book, Don't Hide the Madness: William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg, which captures a discussion once had by the two literary giants about "poetry, literary influences, shamanism, punk, and peyote." // Free to attend more info on citylights.com.

Wednesday, February 6th

Lion Dancers & Dinner for Chinese New Year

When: 6pm to 9pm

Where: Presidio Social Club, 563 Ruger St. (Presidio), presidiosocialclub.com

The Presidio Social Club is throwing a Chinese New Year party complete with dim sum, noodles, and cocktails. There will be a master soup dumpling maker onsite, as well as Chinese lion dancers for entertainment. // Tickets ($75) are available on Eventbrite.

Beer Talk Among Womxn

When: 5pm to 10pm

Where: Temescal Brewing Production Facility, 621 4th St. (Oakland), temescalbrewing.com/

East Bay favorite Temescal Brewing is hosting a special panel—moderated by San Francisco Chronicle beer reporter Alyssa Pereira—about the state of craft beer with amazing women in the industry from 21st Amendment, Admiral Maltings, The Rare Barrel, and more. Let's be clear: This convo is about beer—not what it means to be a women in beer, because why should that even be a discussion in the first place? Expect dumplings, a DJ, and beer of course. // Free to attend, beer and food for purchase; RSVP via Facebook.

Thursday, February 7th

SF Beer Week Mini Golf Open

When: 5pm to 9pm

Where: Stagecoach Greens, 1379 Fourth St. (SoMa), stagecoachgreens.com

Beer Week continues with craft brew pairings inspired by each hole at this 17-hole mini golf course themed on San Francisco history. There will be a Hole-in-One contest with prizes and all you can drink craft beer. // Tickets ($48 for beer; $58 for beer and golf) are available at eventbrite.com.

Get Crafty for V-Day

When: 5pm to 8pm

Where: Madrone Art Bar, 495 De Haro St. (Potrero), anchorbrewing.com

Valentine's Day is juuuussst around the corner and what better way to say you care then with a handmade card? Local print shop Western Edition is bringing their supplies to Madrone Art Bar for an evening of crafting over beers. Take advantage of their table-top letterpress and watercolor paints to create the perfect personalized love note. Plus, $1 off of pints of Anchor Brewing beer. // Free to attend, RSVP via Facebook.

Exploratorium After Dark: Craft

When: 6pm to 10pm

Where: Exploratorium, Pier 15 The Embarcadero, exploratorium.edu

Get out of your tech-laced daily life and appreciate the hands-on crafted creations of local artisans at a special edition of the Exploratorium's regular After Dark event. Check out the usual 650-plus exhibits alongside demos on handmade signs, gold-leaf gilding, hat making, needle art, knitting, and woodturning. Plus, there's a craft beer garden—get it? // Tickets ($20) are available on exploratorium.edu.

Friday, February 8th

A Barber Shop Party

When: 8am to 8pm

Where: People's Barber, 133 Townsend St. (SoMa), peoplesbarber.com

People's Barber is celebrating its new SoMa location with a day-long party and fundraiser. Stop by for name-your-price cuts and shaves, bites from Tres, beer from 21st Amendment, raffles, and giveaways. // Free to attend; proceeds will be donated to Safe and Sound Charity.

Screw Valentine's Day

When: 7pm to 9pm (doors at 6pm)

Where: DNA Lounge, 375 11th St. (SoMa), dnalounge.com/

Get in the spirit of the most commercially driven, stupid, and depressing holiday ever at this anti-V-Day edition of "Mortified," featuring several authors sharing tales of their most awkward relationship moments and missteps and in love. Ouch. // Tickets ($20-39) can be purchased on dnalounge.com.

Saturday, February 9th

Balanced Breakfast Music Summit

When: 10am to 5pm

Where: PianoFight, 144 Taylor St. (Tenderloin), pianofight.com

Balanced Breakfast is back in SF for its second national Music Summit, connecting music industry professionals from cities across the country. Are you an aspiring musician, DJ, or promoter? Pick up some tips for making it in the music biz at various sessions throughout the day. Check out the full lineup of speakers on Facebook. // Tickets ($29-59) can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Vape it up.

When: Open daily, 8am to 9:45pm

Where: Moe Greens, 1276 Market St. (Civic Center), moegreens.com

Sure, weed is legal in California, but we're still itching to have a few more cafes to relax at while indulging in some MJ. Check out Moe Greens, a new cannabis spot for your recreational smoking needs. Explore edibles, snag some new vapes or pre-rolled joints, or even order a CBD cocktail, then head over to the lounge area to indulge. In a hurry? You can also just stop in and grab some goodies to go.

Win cheeseburgers for a year.

When: Open daily

Where: Causwells, 2346 Chestnut St (Marina), causwells.com

Famous for its brunch burger, Causwells is mixing it up in 2019 with a monthly burger special devised by chefs from other local restaurants. First up, chef Telmo Faria (Uma Casa, Piri Pica) is delivering the OG Mosto Burger (double smash patties, Oaxaca cheese, poblanos, spicy serrano aioli, pickled red onion). Also on deck: burgers by chefs from Media Noche and Prospect. Causwells is running a contest through February 28th to win burgers for a year—one more reason to get your burger on. // Full contest details on causwells.com.

Sake & Curry Night

When: 5pm to 8pm (or until it runs out)

Where: Fort Point Taproom at the Ferry Building (Embarcadero), fortpointbeer.com

Head over to the Ferry Building for a special pop-up dinner, transforming the Fort Point taproom into a Japanese standing bar with lanterns, curry by chef Michael Black, pairings from local maker Sequoia Sake, and, of course, beer. // No tickets required, a la carte pricing. RSVP via Facebook.

Sunday, February 10th

Galentine's Day Bottomless Sangria Brunch

When: 11am to 4pm

Where: SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th St. (SoMa), somastreatfoodpark.com

Today is all about girlfriend love with a bottomless mimosas, a Beyoncé vs. Rihanna dance party takeover, a costume contest, and boozy brunch specials. // Tickets ($35) are available on Eventbrite.

A Cheesy Locals' Lounge

When: 4pm to 6pm

Where: The Cheese School, 900 North Point Street (Ghirardelli Square), thecheeseschool.com

If you haven't scoped out The Cheese School's new home in Ghirardelli Square, now's the time. Head over for their Local's Lounge, a new Sunday event series where you can enjoy bites from their cafe, wine specials, and panoramic views of the bay. // Free to attend, RSVP via Facebook.

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