Whether you're eating your heart out, sipping fine liquor, or dancing to the beat of your own drum, this weekend is a sure fire way to get your blood pumping. Don't wait, go and get'em tiger!
What: We know all the words to Broadway's iconic musical, Wicked, and we shed a few tears when Elphaba flew her broom out of San Francisco the last time. But, rejoice! Wicked is back in town. Tickets are going like hot cakes, so get 'em while they're, er, hot.
When: Through April 16, 2016
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St. (Mid-Market), shn.com
(Courtesy of Stephen Kelly)
What: San Francisco is known for one of the largest St. Patrick Day parades around, hosting more than 100,000 people! That's cray. You will find yourself stuffing your face with Irish nachos, bangers and mash, fish and chips. So put your green tutu's on and get your pinching fingers ready.
When: Saturday, March 12; parade at 11:30am, festival 10am to 5pm
Where: The parade begins at 2nd and Market Streets and ends at Civic Center Plaza; uissf.org
(Courtesy of Everfest)
What: We love bacon. And we love beer. It's a match made in deep-fried heaven. Go for mouthwatering local grub and brews from across the nation.
When: Sunday, March 13, 2:30-5pm
Where: Market Building at Jack London Square, 55 Harrison Street (Oakland), everfest.com
(Courtesy of The Collector Vermouth)
What: What could be better than drinking for free? Answer: nothing. Luckily, the Epicurean Trader is hosting a free vermouth tasting on Saturday. Stop by and sip the finest fortified wine your mouth has never tried. Did we also mention that it's free?
When: Saturday, March 12, 5-7pm
Where: The Epicurean Trader, 401 Cortland Ave. (Bernal Heights), eventbrite.com
What: Move your body and dance the day away for the low, low price of just 50 cents. This YBCA event offers a range of warm-up classes, interpretive and jazz dance, and a couple of fun catwalk and “vogueing" classes. Strut your stuff and learn some new moves on the cheap.
When: Saturday, March 12, 10am to 3pm
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. (SoMa), facebook.com/events