While our winter has consisted of flood-like rain and a random freeze that reminded us we do not have ice scrapers in the Bay Area, don’t be tempted to fall into the eggnog-and-Netflix routine for the next three months. You’re capable of having more fun than that, which is why we’ve rounded up 29 of the very best events from December through February. From a Metallica concert, to dragon spotting, to a ton of events that are all about beer, there’s something for everyone (especially if “everyone” likes drinking).
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Latin-American bites, specialty cocktails, a DJ, and a midnight tequila toast complete with heat lamps and windscreens in case the booze doesn’t keep you warm enough. Go big, and enjoy dinner downstairs first.
Kids are a thing some people have. Those people can celebrate New Year’s Eve at Schroeder’s where there will be family-friendly dining and coverage of the ball drop. Plus, it’s steps away from the fireworks display.
Because Sundays don’t have to be all about rest, we teamed up with Hyundai for a special recommendation:
If you’ve been skipping every song on the workday playlist lately, head to the Curran Theatre on the 17th for some inspiration. Taylor Mac will be taking you through basically all the hits of American music.
Noise Pop is back and it’s bigger than ever. Check out over 160 music artists, like Vince Staples, The Mountain Goats, Parquet Courts, Kamasi Washington, and The Cave Singers performing at over 70 events.