Things are admittedly a little sleepy this week and that's just fine with us.
We're starting off the new year with stylish non-alcoholic drinks, free admission to museums, and a fun run through Golden Golden Park with hot chocolate at the finish line. Plus, grab your bibs: Dungeness crab season is here at last.
Have a good one!
Hit the reset button. San Francisco is embracing the non-alcoholic movement with the opening of NA bars and bottle shops including the Outer Richmond's Ocean Beach Café, which offers mixology classes and tastings, and the Hayes Valley retailer Boisson. // Learn more at 7x7.com.
Get your claws on some fresh Dungeness—crab season has finally arrived! Grab 'em fresh off the boat and directly from the fishermen who caught them at Pier 45 and 47 in San Francisco. // Look for updates on Facebook and at sfport.com.
Keep your noggin’ sharp with seven rounds of team trivia in Art Deco-inspired digs; Wednesday nights at 7:30pm. // Binny’s, 532 8th St. (Oakland); details on Instagram
CatchJay Pharoah'sspot-on impressions: The six-season Saturday Night Live cast member is in San Francisco for three nights of laughs; 8pm Thursday, 7:30pm and 9:45pm Friday and Saturday. // Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave. (Russian Hill); tickets at cobbscomedy.com
Get in free at the Contemporary Jewish Museum; Friday, 11am to 5pm. // The CJM, 736 Mission St. (SoMa); details at thecjm.org
Cha-cha-cha over to Yoshi's when the Grammy-winning big band Pacific Mambo Orchestra brings its dance-ready sounds, from salsa to Latin jazz; 7:30pm and 9:45pm Friday and 7pm and 9:15pm Saturday. // Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West (Oakland); tickets at yoshis.com
Take a spin on Swiss-engineered, synthetic ice. The Claremont Hotel's “glice” rink is easy enough for the littles. Adults can partake of aprés-skate wood-fired pizzas and Champagne from the bar; Fridays through Sundays. // Claremont Club & Spa, 41 Tunnel Rd. (Berkeley); details at claremont-hotel.com
Got a BofA card? Get free admission to more than 225 cultural institutions across the U.S.—including OMCA, the CJM, de Young, Legion of Honor, San José Museum of Art, and more around the Bay Area; Saturday and Sunday. // Details at bankofamerica.com
Inspire good fortune for the new year. In Jack Kerouac Alley, buy a red envelope from Asiafantasy to write your wish inside, plus enjoy calligraphy demonstrations, a fortune teller, and I-Ching readings with tea at China Live; noon to 8pm Saturday and 'till 4pm Sunday. // 1138 Grant Ave. (Chinatown); details at eventbrite.com
Celebrate two legends at the Bowie and Elvis Birthday Bash, featuring a live performance from Kitten on the Keys; Saturday at 9:30pm. // Milk Bar, 1840 Haight St. (Upper Haight); tickets at eventbrite.com
Run a 5K and eat some chocolate, too. The San Francisco Hot Chocolate Run is back with 5K, 10K, or 15K races plus sweet rewards at the finish; Sunday at 7:20am. // 55 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. (Golden Gate Park); register at hotchocolate15k.com
Take advantage of First Free Sundays at the Asian Art Museum. Exhibition highlights include the North America debut of Kongkee: Warring States Cyberpunk, Into View: Bernice King, and Color Trip: Yoshida Hodaka’s Modern Prints; Sunday, 10am to 5pm. // Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St. (Civic Center); tickets at asianart.org
Expand your brunch horizons with Abstract Table’s multi-course meal at Naked Kitchen. Ditch your avo toast for a seafood donut with ocean trout, smoked trout roe, and cream cheese bechamel; and upgrade your eggs benny with a sous vide farm egg, house smoked pork belly, crispy purple potatoes, and yuzu hollandaise; Sunday, 11am to 2pm. // Naked Kitchen, 945 Valencia St. (Mission); reservations at eventbrite.com