BeerWeek.jpgFriday, February 18, 2011
Last Weekend of Beer Week
Personally my favorite faux-holiday, this is the very last opportunity to sip delicious and hard to find beer! Enjoy free samples of Barleywine at Amsterdam Cafe, taste rare aged brews at 21st Amendment, meet the North Coast Brewing Co. folks at Church Key, and chat with the SF brewer’s Guild at Speakeasy.

2011 Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival
Break out your banjo and best O Brother Where Art Thou impression to take part in this weekend’s bluegrass and old-time festivities. The Bluegrass Bonanza is happening with a line-up of hillbilly, traditional string, and fiddle bands at Plough and Stars (116 Clement Street at 2nd Avenue). Tickets are $10, music starts at 9pm.

Saturday, February 19, 2011
Chinese New Year Celebrations and Parade
A venerable San Francisco tradition, Saturday is packed with Chinatown festivities, performances, firecrackers, delicious food, and of course a multitude of dragon floats. The parade is from 5:15 pm until 8:00 pm (FREE), and the route is mapped out here.

Noise Pop Pop-Up
This month Noise Pop and Upper Playground has taken over the Fifty24SF art space for special art and music related public events. On Saturday enjoy a free evening of live music and DJs, never before seen film screenings, DIY craft-making, and free beer. From 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, at 218 Fillmore Street at Haight.

Sunday, February 20, 2011
Mixtape Party
Help bring the mix-tape back with the SF Mixtape Society’s party at the Make-out Room (3225 22nd Street). This event’s theme is “Guilty Pleasures,” interpret that as you will. While a mixtape not required for admission, you can only take home someone else’s mixtape if you bring one of your own. You can also presubmit a mixtape for the Judges Choice Award and potentially take home a prize. Free, 4-6 pm.

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