Events

Everything Fun Happening in San Francisco This Weekend

Updated On 02/15/2018 at 04:56PM EST Updated On 02/15/2018 at 04:56PM EST
Liberation BBQ
Liberation BBQ
Friday
Feb 16
Bluxome Street Winery
Liberation Foods is cooking up pulled pork, chicken, and beef brisket at this sleek SoMa tasting room. Pair it with a glass of pinot noir or syrah, ‘cause that’s how we do it in fancy San Francisco.
Cost: $10 to $15 for each food and wine item
Friday
Feb 16
Rickshaw Stop
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the release of its second album Some Loud Thunder by playing the entire thing from start to finish.
Cost: $22 to $24
Friday
Feb 16
Spark Social SF
Who knew that the toasted creaminess of stouts compliments the briny flavors of fresh oysters? The people at Spark Social, that’s who. There will be oysters, food trucks, 10 local stouts on tap, and you can even bring your dog.
Cost: $20 for six 4-ounce pours; $30 for six 4-ounce pours and a dozen oysters
Friday
Feb 16
Mezzanine
Get crunk with your peeps at “Late Registration,” a “strictly 2000s hip-hop party,” with music from Cam’Ron, Kanye, OutKast, E-40, Nelly, and more.
Cost: Free before 10pm (RSVP required); $20 to $25 after
Saturday
Feb 17
Fort Mason Center
Life’s too short to drink bad wine. The SF Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest competition of American wines in the world and this is your chance to taste all of the finalists and congratulate the winners in person.
Cost: $70 advance; $95 at the door
Saturday
Feb 17
The Trappist, Oakland
Japan Beer Fest is an event in conjunction with SF Beer Week where you can taste over 25 craft beers from Japan, drink a Yuzu beer slushie, listen to J-Pop tunes, and eat tasty Japanese fried chicken from Aburaya. It all goes down (your gullet) from 2pm to 6pm.
Cost: Admission is free
Saturday
Feb 17
Trumer Brewery, Berkeley
Celebrator Beer News is celebrating its 30th anniversary and raising money for the California Craft Brewers Association at Trumer Brewery. Over 30 breweries will be pouring, there will be tons of brewers to chat with, and food from Venga Paella.  Free shuttle from the North Berkeley BART station.
Cost: $60
Sunday
Feb 18
Fairmont Hotel
The Winter Ball is your chance to meet, mingle, and mambo with other SF singles in an elegant ballroom in one of the city’s most beautiful hotels. The party goes from 8pm to midnight, ‘cause Monday is a holiday... for some people, anyway.
Cost: $20 advance; $30 at the door
Sunday
Feb 18
Embarcadero/Pier 23
OK, sure this is probably what you do every Sunday, but now you can do it with a pack of other adorable people dogs. After the walk, gather at Pier 23 to toast to the Year of the Dog. The walk starts at 10am. RSVP requested.
Cost: Free (minus the cost of drinks)
Sunday
Feb 18
Monarch
Peanut Butter Jelly Time is an annual event where San Franciscans dress up in the banana costumes everyone has in their costume box and give out over 2,000 sandwiches and 1,000 pairs of socks to the homeless during a moving dance party. BYO: peanut butter, jelly, bread, and socks to donate.
Cost: Free minus the cost of supplies
Monday
Feb 19
PianoFight
If you like the theater, but hate sitting for two hours, this series of short, comedic plays set in a bar is for you. The only rule: the play can’t run longer than the time it takes for one of the characters to drink a beer. The theme is “drunk in love,” because it’s February and everyone’s got that love stuff on the brain.
Cost: Free, but donations are appreciated; drinks and food cost money
Monday
Feb 19
Bourbon & Branch
What defines bourbon? What does “sour mash” mean anyway? How does one read a whiskey bottle? Learn all of this and more while sipping through a flight of whiskey at Bourbon & Branch’s Beverage Academy.
Cost: $100
serpentine
Chelsea Picinich
Sunday
Feb 11
Serpentine
Serpentine is kicking off a new Sunday Supper series, and the first one will be all about the food of Louisiana, including gumbo, blackened shrimp & grits, a seafood boil, beignets, and more.
Cost: $40 per person (does not include beverages or gratuity)