Sunday, January 25, 2015

This Weekend

  • Magnolia Mixology: Craft Cocktail Class The Botanical Gardens

    Elixir's H. Joseph Ehrmann guides you through craft cocktails using herbs and spices from the SF Botanical Garden. 

    Stick around: Snack on savory bites and compare notes with your budding cocktail-making brethren after class.

    Tonight 5-7p. SF Botanical Garden, 9th Ave & Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park (415-661-1316). $125 non-member, $80 member here.

    Nearby: California Academy of Sciences; The Little Shamrock; Fireside Bar

  • It's Baaack: Gold Dust Grand Opening Party

    After picking up the pieces of its Union Square landlord dispute, Gold Dust Lounge opens in the Wharf with an RSVP-required bash.

    The party: The two-night, '20s-themed bash includes live music and Willie Brown in a cowboy hat (really).

    Fri 7p & Sat 1-4p. 165 Jefferson St., Fisherman's Wharf (415-397-1695). Free by RSVP.

    Nearby: Bimbo's 365 Club; Gary Danko; Scoma's Restaurant

  • Zin-Credible: Zinfandel Festival at the Concourse Exhibition Center

    Sample hundreds of wines at the Grand Tasting during this three-day, Zin-focused festival.

    Best bet: Beyond bottomless wine, you'll find winemaker workshops and tableside service in the Heritage Club Lounge.

    Today-Sat. 635 8th St., SoMa (530-274-4900). $65-125 here.

    Nearby: The Wine Club; Raven Bar; Rumors

  • Yacht Rock Heroes: Mustache Harbor & Friends at Yoshi's

    Fashion your finest 'stache as yacht rock cover band Mustache Harbor pours on the cheese with vintage soft rock hits.

    Get the early: Chef Shotaro "Sho" Kamio serves up seasonal and modern Japanese cuisine from the lounge menu starting at 5p.  

    Sat 11p. Yoshi's San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore St., Western Addition (425-655-5600). $20 here.

    Nearby: Fat Angel; The Fillmore; 1300 Fillmore

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