Sweet Exercise: Hot Chocolate 15/5K
Race to the coast before finishing off your morning with hot cocoa, snacks, and chocolate fondue at the post-race party.
Stay warm: As a bonus, all participants receive a free fleece to beat the chill.
Sun 7:30a (5K) or 8:20a (15K). Golden Gate Park Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park. $45-69 for the 5K or 15K here.
Nearby: Outerlands; Park Chalet; The Kezar Pub
Drink Eat Play: Bay Area Brew Fest
Sip on bottomless beer while soaking up the suds with snacks from a dozen food vendors (including a full oyster bar).
On tap: Don't miss lesser-known Uncommon Brewers and Pacific Brewing Laboratories.
Sat 1-5p. Building A, Fort Mason Center, Fort Mason. $40 here.
Nearby: Black Magic Voodoo Lounge; Bobo's Lounge; Stock in Trade
Get Crafty: How-To Nightlife
From urban beekeeping to DIY tea liquor, here's your chance to learn a new skill for the new year.
Upgrade: Purchase a NightLife VIP Tour for an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and a behind-the-scenes tour.
Tonight 6-10p. California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. $12 here.
Nearby: Chug Pub; Silver Spur; Blackthorn
Mushroom Season: 32nd Annual All-Truffle Menu
Feast your senses on a multi-course menu, loaded with black truffles, debuting now through the end of early March.
Extend your vacation: From January 17-20, Napa kicks off truffle season with a festival celebrating the decadent fungi.
Begins Fri 5:30-9:30p. La Toque, 1314 McKinstry St, Napa (707-257-5157). Reservations here.
Nearby: Hog Island Oyster Company; Gott's Roadside; Uva Trattoria Italiana