Get Steamy: National Hot Toddy Day
Celebrate the only holiday more random than Talk Like A Pirate Day at two of your favorite watering holes.
The deal: Sip $6 toddies at Blackbird (single barrel bourbon with earl grey syrup) or hit up Elixir for $8 toddies with Buffalo Trace Bourbon.
Fri. All day long at Blackbird, 2124 Market St., The Castro (415-503-0630), and Elixir, 3200 16th St., The Mission (415-552-1633).
DIY Date Night: How-To NightLife
Learn to brew beer and grow mushrooms (no, not those mushrooms) at an evening of eclectic how-to workshops.
Space out: Arrive early to grab a free ticket to the planetarium to see Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet.
Tonight 6-10p. California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park (415-379-8000). $12 here.
Nearby: The Kezar Pub, 540 Club, Burma Superstar
Badass Burlesque: Trapeze IV: The Big Bass Burlectro Swing Affair
A titillating tincture of circus cabaret and speakeasy rave, built on massive bass and burlesqueteers.
On the decks: Enjoy live music from Delachaux, The Klown, and Jocelyn.
Fri 9p-2a. Monarch, 101 6th St., SoMa (415-284-9774). $5 before 10p, $10 after. $5 pre-sale here.
Nearby: Tradition, Farmerbrown, Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen
Weekend Pick-Me-Up: Single Origin Coffee Tasting
Sip single origin beans from Four Barrel, Ritual, and Sightglass in a side-by-side tasting.
Got a favorite? All the beans you taste can be picked up at Bi-Rite Market.
Sun 11:30a-1p. 18 Reasons, 3674 18th St., The Mission (415-568-2710). $12 here.
Nearby: Bi-Rite Creamery, Tartine Bakery, The Monk's Kettle