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11 SF events you must hit this winter

Published On 12/23/2014 Published On 12/23/2014
Hog & Rocks

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Jan 21 Wed

San Francisco Restaurant Week Ten days of insane SF food in three menu formats. Choose from a $25 two-course lunch, a $40 three-course dinner, or (new this year!) an $85 tasting menu. Or just do all three, several times. And make a reservation, since 25 cents of every cover sold through OpenTable will benefit the SF-Marin Food Bank.

All over SF

San Francisco Restaurant Week All over SF Ten days of insane SF food in three menu formats. Choose from a $25 two-course lunch, a $40 three-course dinner, or (new this year!) an $85 tasting menu. Or just do all three, several times. And make a reservation, since 25 cents of every cover sold through OpenTable will benefit the SF-Marin Food Bank.

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Jan 24 Sat

Bay Area Brew Fest Unlimited international and domestic beer for just $40, plus there will be a handful of SF food trucks. (Though, you'll have to pay for the food trucks separately, so maybe just fill up on the beer?)

Fort Mason, Festival Pavilion

Bay Area Brew Fest Fort Mason, Festival Pavilion Unlimited international and domestic beer for just $40, plus there will be a handful of SF food trucks. (Though, you'll have to pay for the food trucks separately, so maybe just fill up on the beer?)

SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival

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Jan 22-Feb 8

SF Sketchfest A rare opportunity to have some of your favorite performers make you laugh your ass off. In person.

Different venues around SF

SF Sketchfest Different venues around SF A rare opportunity to have some of your favorite performers make you laugh your ass off. In person.

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Feb 5 Thu

SF Indie Fest You always did know about the coolest stuff before anyone else. Keep the streak alive by attending this independent film festival. Did we mention there's a Big Lebowski party with White Russians and a 35mm screening of the Coen Brothers' classic? 'Cause there totally is.

Various movie theaters in SF

SF Indie Fest Various movie theaters in SF You always did know about the coolest stuff before anyone else. Keep the streak alive by attending this independent film festival. Did we mention there's a Big Lebowski party with White Russians and a 35mm screening of the Coen Brothers' classic? 'Cause there totally is.

Flickr/Quinn Dombrowski

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Feb 6 Fri

SF Beer Week If you're going to be in SF during any week of the year, this is the week. Check out more than 100 events that are ALL ABOUT BEER.

Bars all over the Bay Area

SF Beer Week Bars all over the Bay Area If you're going to be in SF during any week of the year, this is the week. Check out more than 100 events that are ALL ABOUT BEER.

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Feb 7 Sat

SF Giants FanFest You know when the best time to go to a fan fest is? Right after your team wins the World Series. Meet the players, see the trophy, and just gloat in our all-around amazingness.

AT&T Park

SF Giants FanFest AT&T Park You know when the best time to go to a fan fest is? Right after your team wins the World Series. Meet the players, see the trophy, and just gloat in our all-around amazingness.

Flickr/David Oliver

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Feb 20 Fri

Noise Pop It's music. It's art. It's film. But mostly, it's music. Indie music, to be exact. The New Pornographers, Caribou, and The Church are just a few you don't want to miss.

A few different spots in SF

Noise Pop A few different spots in SF It's music. It's art. It's film. But mostly, it's music. Indie music, to be exact. The New Pornographers, Caribou, and The Church are just a few you don't want to miss.

Flickr/erikmeldrum

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Mar 7 Sat

Chinese New Year Parade Technically, the Chinese New Year starts on February 19th, but the biggest event -- the PARADE -- starts at 5:15pm on Saturday, March 7th. Elaborate floats, sweet-ass costumes, lions, dragons, firecrackers... just be sure to get there early to get a good spot.

Chinatown

Chinese New Year Parade Chinatown Technically, the Chinese New Year starts on February 19th, but the biggest event -- the PARADE -- starts at 5:15pm on Saturday, March 7th. Elaborate floats, sweet-ass costumes, lions, dragons, firecrackers... just be sure to get there early to get a good spot.

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Mar 7 Sat

SF Craft Beer Festival 75 breweries. 150 beers. A strong emphasis on limited release and seasonal selections. And best of all? Unlimited tastings.

Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion

SF Craft Beer Festival Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion 75 breweries. 150 beers. A strong emphasis on limited release and seasonal selections. And best of all? Unlimited tastings.

Flickr/--Mark--

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Event

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Mar 14 Sat

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival It's the West Coast's largest Irish event and it all starts at 11:30am. The best part? You get to start celebrating St. Patrick's Day a full three days early.

Civic Center Plaza

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival Civic Center Plaza It's the West Coast's largest Irish event and it all starts at 11:30am. The best part? You get to start celebrating St. Patrick's Day a full three days early.

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Mar 28 Sat

Whiskies of the World Expo Sample some of the biggest names and the rarest bottles from the US, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Japan, Australia, and more. You were sold at "whiskies", weren't you?

SF Belle, Hornblower Yacht

Whiskies of the World Expo SF Belle, Hornblower Yacht Sample some of the biggest names and the rarest bottles from the US, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Japan, Australia, and more. You were sold at "whiskies", weren't you?