Death to Dry January. Long live SF Beer Week.
Plus, the Oakland Zoo has reopened post-storm with extended Glowfari dates, the Ferry Building is hosting a cutesy Love Bites event, and SF has a hot new rooftop bar.
Oh, we also have a few spots where you can watch the Rihanna concert with a little football opening act.
Have a good one!
Pretend like it's summer at Cavaña, San Francisco’s newest rooftop cocktail bar. With vibes and flavors of Central and South America, the Mission Bay spot is slinging sugarcane- and agave-based drinks, tapas, and live music with a side of bay views; 4pm to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 'til 1am Friday and Saturday. // Cavaña at Luma Hotel, 100 Channel St. (Mission Bay); reservations at cavanasf.com
The Oakland Zoo has reopened post-storm for your animal viewing pleasure. Plus, the popular night-time Glowfari event has been extended through March 4th; open daily, 10am to 4:30pm (last entry at 2pm). // Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Rd. (Oakland); tickets at oaklandzoo.org
Try your hand at drawing the human figure with a diverse set of models. Bring your own materials and $15 for tip; Tuesdays, 6:30pm to 8:30pm. // Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero St. (Fillmore); details at facebook.com
Get cultured for less during the SF Symphony’s winter sale. You’ll find tickets to some of the season's most anticipated shows at deeply discounted rates; on sale through Friday. // Tickets at sfsymphony.org
Check out Space Explorers: The Infinite, the world’s largest and most captivating immersive experience inspired by NASA missions. Embark on a remarkable journey to space inside the International Space Station, float alongside astronauts, gaze at the magnificent views of Earth, and witness what daily life in space is like, all without ever leaving the ground; hours vary, for a limited time. // Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way S, Richmond; get $15 off tickets with the code 7x730 at theinfiniteexperience.com.
Thank you to our partners at Space Explorers: The Infinite.
A new month means a new pop-up at Turntable at Lord Stanley. ChefKevin Law (formerly of State Bird Provisions and Blue Hill at Stone Barns) will be serving Asian-American eats—think chilled long life noodles with Dungeness crab and trout roe; mushroom congee; and duck meatballs—a la carte and in tasting menu format; dinner, Tuesday through Saturday. // Turntable at Lord Stanley, 2065 Polk St. (Nob Hill); details at lordstanleysf.com
Get excited for the return of OMCA's beloved annual White Elephant Sale. The largest rummage sale in Northern California directly benefits the museum's programming and exhibitions. Reservations are required in advance; through March 5th. // White Elephant Sale Warehouse, 333 Lancaster St. (Oakland); tickets at whiteelephantsale.org
See the opera as you never have before: on Mount Everest. Opera Parallèle's Everest: An Immersive Experience will transport you to the awe-inspiring landmark via a one-of-a-kind, adventure combining operatic voice with the vivid imagery of a graphic novel; Wednesday through Sunday. // Z Space, 450 Florida St. (Mission); tickets at operaparallele.org
Make your way back to Audium for an all-new experience. The 176-speaker theater will tell the stories of three Bay Area artists in residence (Alex Abalos, Sharmi Basu, and Ronald Peabody) via a fully immersive sound show that will, for the first time ever, also spill into the lobby via elements of sound, poetry, graffiti, and projections; 7:30pm Thursdays through Saturdays, through April 1. // Audium, 1616 Bush St. (Pacific Heights); tickets at cityboxoffice.com.
Anglophiles rejoice: The Mostly British Film Festival returns with award-winning new feature films and documentaries. Things kick off with Emily, on Thursday night. The festival runs through February 16th. // Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St. (Presidio Heights); tickets at mostlybritish.org
See how they do it like they do it on the Discovery Channel at After Dark: Sexplorations. Head to the Exploratorium for an evening exploring all things sex in nature including sea urchin egg fertilization, flower dissections, endangered species condoms, and more; Thursday, 6pm to 10pm. // Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero); tickets at exploratorium.edu
One of our favorite philanthropic events of the year, Hearts After Dark, returns this week. San Francisco City Hall will come alive with art, music, and dancing while raising funds for Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Mix Master Mike from the Beastie Boys will headline a set you won't want to miss; Thursday at 8pm. // San Francisco City Hall (Civic Center); tickets at sfghf.org
Love Bites at Ferry Building this week. The fundraising event for Foodwise will offer an opportunity to taste more than 20 Napa wines, cocktails from Hog Island, and bites from more than 20 Ferry Building merchants. Don't miss the chocolate spin art bar by Recchiuti Confections; Thursday, 5pm to 7:30pm. // Ferry Building (Embarcadero); tickets at eventbrite.com
Get your comedy fix in a historical setting. The legendary Savoy Tivoli will play host to a Valentine's Day weekend comedy extravaganza with comedians who've performed at the likes of Cobbs, Sketchfest, Outside Lands, and more; Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 7pm and 9pm. // Savoy Tivoli, 1434 Grant Ave. (North Beach); tickets at eventbrite.com
Have a Roman-tic evening at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards with dinner and a screening of Roman Holiday. You'll be greeted with a glass of bubbly before settling in for an Italian-inspired meal from Girl & the Fig while watching the iconic Audrey Hepburn flick; Friday, 6pm to 9pm. // Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, 24724 Arnold Dr. (Sonoma); tickets at exploretock.com
Toast to SF Beer Week at 21st Amendment's kick-off party. The event will feature unlimited tastings from 40 Bay Area breweries, food trucks, live music, and more; Friday, 4:30pm to 10pm. // 21st Amendment Brewery, 2010 Williams St. (San Leandro); tickets at eventbrite.com
Join James Beard Award–winning chef Bryant Terry and MoAD's chef-in-residence Jocelyn Jackson in conversation about the artistry and politics of food. Small bites and drinks from across the African diaspora will be available in the lobby afterward; Saturday, 2pm to 5pm. // Museum of African Diaspora, 685 Mission St. (SoMa); tickets at moadsf.org
Be part of the art at the Napa Lighted Art Festival Lantern Parade. You'll get to create your own lantern to carry along the short parade route with live music from Cosmos Percussion Electric leading the way; Saturday at 6:30pm. // Veteran's Memorial Park, Main St. (Napa); details at donapa.com
Gather your gals or your boo for a Valentine's mocktail workshop in a plant oasis. You'll learn how to shake up four to five non-alcoholic cocktails with all the bar tools and garnishes needed; Saturday, 6pm to 7:30pm. // The Plant Queen, 2634 San Pablo Ave. (Berkeley); tickets at eventbrite.com
If you prefer to leave the cooking and drink-making to others on game day, head to Kaiyo's rooftop for a mega Super Bowl viewing party. They'll have bites and drink specials plus multiple screens so you won't miss a single play (if you're not distracted by the epic view); Sunday, 2pm to 9pm. // Kaiyo Rooftop, 701 3rd St. (SoMa); reservations at kaiyosf.com
Curio and The Chapel are teaming up for the ultimate Super Bowl watch party. Catch the big game on The Chapel's giant screen with surround sound. Neighbor Curio will be serving up the drinks and eats including $6 sliders, $40 margarita pitchers, regular or cauliflower wing platters, and more; Sunday at 3:30pm. // The Chapel, 775 Valencia St. (Mission); details at curiobarsf.com
Johnny Doughnuts and Pond Farm Brewing have collaborated on the perfect pairing to launch SF Beer Week. Enjoy a special edition blood orange classic raised doughnut paired with JD’s Imperial Blood Orange Sour or a classic maple bar paired with the Imperial Dark Mast Double Black Lager; Sunday, 11am to 3pm. // Pond Farm Brewing, 1848 4th St. (San Rafael); details at pondfarmbrewing.com.