Where to spend this weekend if you're not into beer festivals.
Brunch at Picnic at Third
Just a few months after opening Picnic on Third, they're launching brunch this February 8 from 10am to 2pm. The opening menu is filled with family recipes and favorites such as overnight chile braised pork, sage polenta, collard green & poached eggs ($13); Two-potato hash with bacon lardons, brussel sprouts, spring onion & fried eggs ($12); Leigh's pancakes (custom ground 4-grain blend from The Mill) with blood orange syrup & cultured butter ($12); and farm egg scramble with black trumpet mushrooms, artichokes, cotija & avocado ($11). House-made chai, espresso drinks from Contraband coffee, pour-over from Half Wit and Jittery John cold tap round out the menu.
Hillbilly Robot Music Festival
San Francisco’s newest music festival, Hillbilly Robot, returns for round two in February. The festival runs every weekend in February and features a variety of urban-flavored Americana; from classic country to alt-country to traditional bluegrass to outlaw bluegrass to raw-n-roll blues to indie-pop with hints of twang. No matter what your listening pallet may be (city or country), the festival has a little something for everyone. So, break out your best overalls, spit-shine your boots, and head on down to Hillbilly Robot for some good old-fashioned music. Get tickets here.
Trade in the Rain for the Snow
Until March 28, United Airlines is offering direct flights from SFO to Telluride—that’s right, no lengthy stopovers at Denver International. With guaranteed star sightings (oh, hello, Oprah!), Wild West charm, and world-renowned skiing, the approximately two-hour jaunt to Colorado is a clear-cut alternative to shredding in Lake Tahoe.
Roller Disco Party at SF IndieFest
This year’s SF IndieFest gives you a chance to imbibe White Russians with abandon and do your best Rollergirl impression. The annual Big Lebowski party (February 14) will host Dude-related merriment in the form of a costume contest and a midnight screening of the Coen Brothers’ Raymond Chandler–inspired classic. Not your style? Don your sexiest American Apparel garb and slap on some rental skates to groove out at the annual roller disco party (February 6).
Last Chance for Ballet Romance
Famous for being the first US work of George Balanchine’s, Serenade was ostensibly created as a training piece for students of the School of American Ballet in 1934. Now this delicate work is a staple in the American ballet canon. Runs until February 7 at the War Memorial Opera House. Get tickets here.