22 Fun Things to Do This Week (2.13.23)
Fill up on buns and beer at Fort Point's Dim Sum Beer Brunch (Courtesy Fort Point)

22 Fun Things to Do This Week (2.13.23)


Roses are red, violets are blue, here are some fun things to do this week with your boo...or just you!

That's right, it's Valentine's Day week, folks. Celebrate with a real live goat fashion show, decadent prix-fixe dinners, wine and paint night, or a singles dating show and mixer at Palm House.

Plus, toss a few back during SF Beer Week, party late-night at the Exploratorium, Cal Academy, and Museum of Craft and Design, and more.

Have a good one!

Get your mochi muffin fix with the opening of Third Culture Bakery's latest spot; daily, 9am to 4pm. // 549 Irving St. (Inner Sunset); thirdculturebakery.com

Witness a goat-led fashion show in the heart of Union Square. The fifth annual Goat My Valentine community event and happy hour will feature some of the city's cultural influencers and the goats who manicure the city to prevent wildfires; Tuesday, 4pm to 6pm. // 333 Post St. (Union Square); valueculture.org/goat

Treat yourself to Valentine’s Day dinner at one of Oakland’s newest restaurants, Acre Kitchen & Bar. The Rockridge newcomer is offering a special prix-fixe menu for $100 per person that starts off with bubbles, a bite, and Dungeness crab salad; followed by gnocchi cacio e pepe, a main of either their signature rotisserie chicken with black pepper broth or lamb with red flint polenta. Choose between chocolate budino or soft serve ice cream with olive oil and sea salt for dessert; Tuesday, 5pm to 9pm. // Rockridge Market Hall, 5655 College Ave. (Oakland); reservations at acrekitchenandbar.com

Indulge in truffles and caviar at Liliana’s four-course Valentine’s Dinner. For $105 per person, savor your way through a menu highlighting ingredients such as Stemple Creek beef, Tsar Nicolai osetra, and Perigord truffles, alongside bubbly and an optional rosé wine pairing; Tuesday, 5pm to 9:30pm. // Liliana, 2875 18th St. (Mission); reservations at resy.com

For the beer lover(s) in your life, consider Drake’s and HenHouse’s Brewer vs. Brewer showdown. The two breweries will duke it out over a six-course prix fixe menu alongside beer pairings (11 of them to be exact); Tuesday, 6pm to 9pm. // Drake’s Dealership, 2325 Broadway (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com

For those who like their Valentine’s Day a bit more hands-on, head to Telegraph Hill for an outdoor paint-and-sip night. You’ll receive all the materials and instruction needed to create your own floral-themed painting plus wine and refreshments. There will be childcare on site if needed; Tuesday, 6pm to 8pm. // Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard St. (North Beach); tickets at eventbrite.com

Take a trip to The Interval at Long Now for a history lesson in psychedelics. Join Ismail Lourido Ali who is a Director of Policy & Advocacy at the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies for a conversation on psychedelics past and future; Tuesday, 7pm to 8:30pm. // The Interval at Long Now, Fort Mason Center (Marina); tickets at eventbrite.com

For those who are single and looking to mingle, experience Love Island IRL. Watch on as six blindfolded singles swap dating stories while trying to find their next fling. After the game show, Palm House will dim the lights for a singles mixer; Tuesday, 7pm to 10pm. // Palm House, 2032 Union St. (Marina); tickets at eventbrite.com

The East Bay is having a bagel moment and Poppy Bagels' arrival is a welcome addition. The new Temescal shop is serving up chewy East Coast–style sandos and bagels with unique schmears (think black truffle chive and jalapeño serrano) that we can’t stop thinking about; open Thursdays and Fridays, 6:30am to 2pm (or until sold out) and Saturdays and Sundays, 7:30am to 2pm (or until sold out). // Poppy’s Bagels, 5004 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland): details at poppybagelsca.com

Noise Pop Music Fest officially kicks off next week, but you can get a jumpstart on the revelry at Cal Academy’s official NightLife pre-party. Expect a set from Neon Indian, DJ demos, pop-up galleries, live screen printing with San FranPsycho, a vinyl market, and more; Thursday at 6pm. // California Academy of Sciences (Golden Gate Park); tickets at calacademy.org

Take it Bach to 1731 at
That Week With the Bachs, a special musical in collaboration with the Merola Opera Program at Grace Cathedral; Thursday through Saturday, 7:30pm to 9:30pm. // Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St. (Nob Hill); tickets at gracecathedral.org

Learn about Black inventions and inventors at After Dark: Black Excellence, Black Invention. In celebration of SFPL’s new exhibition, the special after-hours event will dive into the stories of the Black innovators of past and present with curators Dr. Carolyn Ransom-Scott and Shawna Sherman; Thursday, 6pm to 10pm. // Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero); tickets at exploratorium.edu

Head to the Museum of Craft and Design for the first Make of 2023. For this edition of the after-hours series, explore all things glow in the dark. Try your hand at building an LED light bot, paper lanterns, mylar wearables, glow-in-the-dark tote bags, and more; Thursday, 5:30pm to 9pm. // Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third St. (SoMa); tickets at sfmcd.org

Toast to 30 years at One Market with a tasting journey through the restaurant's past. The iconic eatery will welcome back prominent former chefs to serve up old favorites, and also welcomes pianist Billy Philadelphia to celebrate on opening night.; lunch and dinner; Thursday through the end of February. // One Market Restaurant, 1 Market St. (Embarcadero); reservations at onemarket.com.

Funny man Craig Robinson (The Office, Knocked Up, Hot Tub Time Machine) brings his act to Cobb's Comedy Club for five shows this weekend; 7:30pm and 10pm Friday, 6:30pm and 9:30pm Saturday, and 7pm Sunday. // Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave. (Russian Hill); tickets at cobbscomedy.com

Stand up for musical legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples' three-night mini-residency at SFJAZZ. The three-time Grammy winning 83-year-old will perform her decades-spanning hits; Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 7pm. // SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St. (Civic Center); tickets at sfjazz.org

Raise a glass to SF's newest brewery, San Diego transplant Ballast Point Brewing. Taste your way through their brews alongside complimentary bites at the opening of their new Northern California taproom in Mission Bay; Thursday, 4pm to 10pm. // Ballast Point Brewing, 705 16th St. (Mission Bay); RSVP at eventbrite.com

Drink your way through North Beach while raising funds for Muttville. The North Beach Beer Fest will take you to 16 local breweries and bars which will have a mini tap takeover from a local brewery. With a wristband, you'll get discounted flights and pints, plus you'll get to mingle with adoptable dogs from Muttville; Saturday, 2:30pm to 6:30pm. // The Boardroom, 1600 Powell St. (North Beach); tickets at eventbrite.com

Fill up on soup dumplings and beer at SF Beer Week favorite: Fort Point's dim sum beer brunch. The lazy susans will be filled with Peking duck, coffee pork ribs, and other dim sum classics alongside plenty of cold Fort Point brews to wash it all down; Saturday, 1:30pm to 4:30pm. // Hong Kong Lounge, 5322 Geary Blvd. (Outer Richmond); tickets at eventbrite.com

Taste your way through Sojourn's wines before painting your very own set of wine glasses to take home as part of Cornerstone Sonoma's 4 Weekends of Love series; Saturday, 1pm to 3:30pm. // Cornerstone Sonoma, The Barn at Harrow Cellars, 150 Wagner Rd. (Sonoma); tickets at eventbrite.com

Play your way through more than 100 machines at Pinball and Pints. The SF Beer Week tradition returns for its seventh year at the Pacific Pinball Museum complete with open play and beers from some of the Bay's best breweries; Sunday, 2pm to 6pm. // Pacific Pinball Museum, 1510 Webster St. (Alameda); tickets at eventbrite.com

Mark your calendars for My Morning Jacket and Fleet Foxes at the Greek! The two beloved bands will bring two incredible nights of back to back performances at the iconic amphitheater; August 18-19. // The Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Rd,. Berkeley; get tickets at thegreekberkeley.com.

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