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