Get in the holiday spirit as you glide around the ice rink in Union Square surrounded by festive lights and sounds. The rink is open through January 20, 2020. Cool mustache ideas.
Nothing is better than earning your wine, which is exactly what you'll do at this event. It begins with a one-hour vinyasa class in an elegantly lit barrel room, followed by a glass or two of Eristavi family wine.
Wander through 48 galleries inside of the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion at this design and art fair that celebrates contemporary design, art, and pioneering spirits. The weekend also features dynamic programming, like panels with prominent artists and designers.
Sip a cocktail and watch some of the Bay Area's funniest comedians perform hilarious material. Then, learn a few things when someone from SF's kink community shares some tips and tricks.
Learning is that much more fun when there's wine involved. At this two-hour workshop, you'll use succulents to make your own terrarium to take home — all while sipping wine and making new friends.
Ryan Kane, an award-winning magician, will thrill and amaze you at this intimate performance where iPhones levitate and champagne bottles appear from nowhere. Sadly, no, he won't teach you that last trick to perform at home.
When you know the notes to sing, you can sing most anything. Including all of the songs in "The Sound of Music" during this screening of the Julie Andrews classic with subtitles for all of the songs so that audience members can join in the singing.
The Stow Lake Boathouse in Golden Gate Park transforms into an intimate jazz club by a lake for this performance. Some of the Bay's best jazz musicians will entertain while you unwind with a glass of beer or wine.
At this seated dinner at Picnic on Third, you'll enjoy a five-course menu influenced by traditional Floridian Southern cuisine, Latin-Caribbean cuisine, and Indian cuisine — all while learning about the ancient and primal stories from the lands and swamps of Florida.
Discover new and emerging artists at this dance party/art show where you can keep your energy up with all-you-can-eat pancakes. The party goes from 8pm to 2am and will also have live DJs, body painting, and more.
Enjoy a spectacular evening of burlesque and comedy performed by a fabulous group of celebrity impersonators and drag queen hosts. At this dinner show, you'll see the likes of Madonna, Cher, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Liza Minelli, and more.
Upstairs at Commons Club throws an NFL party unlike any other bar in SF. Get there at 10 AM to watch the 49ers take on the Ravens on two 90-inch screens with sound. Then partake in the breakfast buffet, all-you-can-drink Bloody Marys, and half-off beer at halftime.
Chefs from The Local Butcher Shop in Berkeley will teach you how to make three different kinds of pâté and terrines. In this two-hour evening class, you'll make a poultry liver mousse and mix and mold a pork terrine to take home and enjoy later.
Nob Hill is home to some of the city's most interesting stories. On this short walk, you'll focus on the history and architecture of Grace Cathedral, the Fairmont Hotel's fascinating past — including a look inside the first bar to open after Prohibition.
Shell, ya! Feast on endless Dungeness crab legs, garlic noodles, salad, and iced tea at this crab feast on the lawn of Spark Social SF. There will also be beer and sangria available for purchase at the bar.
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This evening has everything you could want for a night out on the town: trivia, stand-up comedy, board games, video games (Xbox 360, PS3, and N64), and free pizza.
Don't have space for plants on your tables and counters? No worries. At this class, you'll learn how to make a fern wall mount, all while sipping endless wine. After class, you'll take your new plant/artwork home to hang on your wall.
The Museum of Wonder is an "Edwardian Odditorium" full of sideshow performances, curiosities, fortune tellers, tarot readings, and more. At this afternoon tea, you'll enjoy tea and edible treats while browsing the museum without the crowds.
Are you looking for answers to some of life's biggest questions? You just may get them at this tarot-based improv show where they've helped people decide important things — like if they should join a book club or what size bed to buy.
Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, you won't want to miss this festival at SOMArts Cultural Center designed for dessert lovers. There will be everything from cookie dough to rolled ice cream, as well as boozy cocktails to pair with your treats.
Drink up at this huge beer festival that takes place at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion and features unlimited samples of hundreds of beer, food trucks, live music, and more. Go VIP to get in an hour early.
111 Minna is calling all Europhiles for this Euro dance party featuring two European DJs along with three live European bands: Sonamó from Italy, Rumbahia from Spain, and Rue '66 from France.
Partake in three days of shows and workshops to celebrate the life and music of Django Reinhardt. Saturday will have an all-star lineup of musicians, including Biréli Lagrène Trio, Hot Club of San Francisco, and Henry Acker.
It's the 20th-anniversary celebration of the Edwardian Ball. Enjoy a decadent night of fashion, performances, and dancing inspired by the creations of author and illustrator, Edward Gorey, and set in a re-imagined Edwardian Era encouraging endless imagination and creativity.
Forget Rice-a-Roni — the true San Francisco treat is Dungeness Crab. In this Cavallo Point Cooking School class, located in a bright and airy room in a historic military building, you'll learn several ways to cook Dungeness before eating the tasty dishes you make.
Sip over 200 wines and champagnes at this wine festival that takes place inside of the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason. There will also be food trucks and a live DJ. VIP admission includes an extra hour of tasting and access to a space with a selection of high-end wines.
Forget bubble baths — it's all about sound baths in 2020. This particular one is extra special because the "unique journey of sonic immersion into a deep meditative state" takes place in the magical and serene setting of Grace Cathedral.
At this Bourbon & Branch class, you'll taste through eight whiskies from all over the world. Learn about what defines different whiskies, how the mash bill affects the final product, how to read a whiskey label, and more.
At this Choose Your Flavor Adventure at the Ferry Building, you'll use your senses and be guided by your palate as you taste your way through 14 cocktails created by some of the Bay Area's top bartenders. The evening includes four full-sized cocktails and unlimited samples.
The Zinfandel Experience is the only three-day wine festival devoted entirely to Zinfandel, so if you love this bold varietal, you won't want to miss it. The weekend includes an opening night dinner, tasting seminars, a winemakers auction and dinner, as well as a Grand Tasting.
Explore parts of this national historic landmark that was built for the Navy during World War II. It's not usually open to the public on this three-hour evening tour, where you may also discover if the ship is actually haunted.
Find out which talented young women from all over the U.S. will be crowned the new Queen and her Court at this pageant that's been taking place for over 60 years. The winners will become goodwill ambassadors for the Chinese community and participate in the New Year Parade.
The IDESST Portuguese Cultural Center is hosting a cracked crab dinner and fundraiser to raise money for their Festa do Espírito Santo, or Holy Ghost Festa. The evening includes fresh crab and all of the accoutrements, a no-host bar, and a silent dessert auction.
Parlez-vous Français? If so, you can put your skills to practice at this three-course dinner at Cole Valley's neighborhood bistro. You and others who wish to speak French conversationally can do just that — with the help of two hosts who can help if you get stuck.
At this talk at the Commonwealth Club, Anna Sale, host of WNYC's "Death, Sex & Money," will talk about how and why American politics are so polarized, as well as why the system is so gridlocked and what that all means for our future.
Spend the evening inside of the Cavallo Point's Cooking School, which is filled with top-of-the-line kitchen equipment. Over the course of the class, you'll make and eat paella, which is one of the most iconic — and delicious! — dishes in Spanish cuisine.
Mustache Harbor, Northern California's soft rock explosion cover band, is all about soft rock, lush mustaches, and smooth nautical stylings. Wear your dancing shoes to this all-ages show — this popular group plays everything from Kenny Loggins to Toto to Elton John and more.
One of the best parts of SF Beer Week is the opening night gala at Pier 35. There will be over 125 Northern California breweries pouring samples of new, rare, and classic beers, as well as local food vendors. Proceeds directly benefit the Bay Area Brewers Guild.
Learn about the history of cocktails as well as bartending basics in this hands-on class that recreates the intensity and fun of being behind a bar via time constraints and mixology challenges.
Do you like playing with interlocking plastic bricks? If so, check out this festival where over a million LEGOs will be on display. You'll be able to build and race a derby car, create your own mosaic tiles, shop for vintage LEGO sets and merchandise, and much more.
Welcome the Year of the Rat at the Chinese New Year Parade, the biggest parade celebrating the Lunar New Year outside of Asia. Take in the floats, costumes, lions, and, of course, the 288-foot Golden Dragon.
Escape to the beautiful and serene Green Gulch Farm — just 45 minutes from San Francisco — for a day of mindful meditation, talks, a vegetarian lunch prepared by the monks who live there, and a one-on-one discussion with Infinite Smile's Michael McAlister.
Feast on dim sum classics at Hong Kong Lounge while sipping on cans of Fort Point beer at this brunch that has become a Beer Week classic. If you'd like an entire table, be sure to purchase eight to ten tickets all at once.
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Quench your thirst with over 20 beers from some of the Bay's best breweries as you play unlimited pinball on over 100 of the Pacific Pinball Museum's machines. Think you've got skills? Enter one of the tournaments to win fun prizes.
The San Leandro brewery, Drake's Dealership, is teaming up with a local cheese expert to take you on a beer and cheese journey. You'll learn how cheese is made, which cheeses pair best with different styles of beer, all while sampling five different beers and cheeses.
Enjoy four days of dancing, performances, workshops, classes, music, and late-night parties at the West Coast's premier salsa festival. The event takes place in the historic Hotel Whitcomb and is open to all dance levels.
There's nothing better than paella unless it's unlimited paella. Eat as much of this classic Spanish dish at Thirsty Bear's Beer Week dinner that also includes lots of their organic beers and live flamenco guitar.
Spend Valentine's Day dancing to salsa music inside of the California Ballroom, a gorgeous Art Deco landmark in Oakland. The evening will feature three salsa bands — including Edgardo & Candela, Latin Rhythm Boys, and Montuno Productions All-Stars Salsa Orchestra.
Sail around the Bay on a luxurious yacht while tasting wines from a local winemaker and savoring samples of local chocolate and toffee. If there's anything you really enjoy during the two-hour cruise, you can also purchase it aboard to take home and partake in later.
Hop your way onto the dance floor at this Valentine's party at the Presidio Officers' Club. Get there right when the doors open for a quick dance lesson and then dance to live music, watch a performance by the Jitterbugs, sip retro cocktails from the cash bar, and more.
This Valentine's Day, the Armistice Brewing Company is celebrating the marriage of Gudrun of the Skjöldungs and Sigurd of the Völsungs. Enjoy an authentic five-course Viking's feast, copious amounts of beer, and activities like war cries, boasts, and costume contests.
This is one time when you won't want to mind your beeswax. Whether you're just curious about this important species or want to start your own backyard hive, you'll learn about beekeeping practices and other practical knowledge in this beginner’s workshop.
The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest competition of North American wines in the world. At this public tasting, you'll be able to taste some fantastic vintages, cheers the winners, and maybe learn a little more about wine.
Find out what astrology superstar, Susan Miller, thinks is coming up in 2020 at this event at The Carousel at Bloomingdale's. You'll enjoy light bites and be able to ask one burning question. The admission fee is $75, but you'll get a $75 Bloomingdale's gift card at check-in.
You'll laugh and be amazed at this vaudeville show with a variety of acts, including magic, juggling, wacky stunts, and plenty of comedy. You might even get your mind read if you're lucky — or not-so-lucky, as it may be.