Thursday, January 29, 2015

This Weekend

  • 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

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