Friday, January 30, 2015

This Weekend

  • 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

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