BeerWeek.jpgFriday, February 11, 2011
SF Beer Week
What better way to say you care then taking your beloved to the SF Beer Week? Tonight’s huge kick-off gala at the YBCA is sold out, but don’t let that deter you from taking a date to smaller delicious happenings at Toronado, Elixir, Humphry Slocombe, The Alembic Bar, or Thirsty Bear. Check out all of the events at SF Beer Week’s official calendar.

Weirdsville 23: The Love Bug
Enjoy a collection of rare vintage movies and trailers on love, sex, and absurd dating dos and don’ts from the 1940’s. Odds are you won’t find these flicks at any Netflix, Blockbuster, or neighborhood movie store. Viewing starts at 8:30 pm at Oddball Films (275 Capp Street). Admission’s $10, you can reserve a spot via

Captain Beefheart Symposium
While the Captain passed away last year, the upcoming Beefheart symposium will show rare archival footage of the widely influential band, spin unreleased tracks, project slides of Van Vliet’s paintings and drawings, discuss the history of the group, and feature presenters like Talking Heads guitarist Jerry Harrison and composer Gary Lucas (who played guitar in Beefheart’s band). At the Independent, tickets $20.00 – $50.00, buy them here.

Saturday, February 12, 2011
Vegan Cooking Demo
What’s hotter then being able to cook a healthy luscious vegan feast for Valentine’s Day? Nothing in my book. Isa Moskowitz of Post Punk Kitchen fame will be showing off her culinary skills at Book Passage in the Ferry Building starting at 11:45 am. The event’s free, more details here.

Valen-tiny Idea Night
Get your art love on at the YBCA’s avant garde pre-Valentine’s Day party. Featuring provocative puppetry, aphrodisiac nibbles from the Food Adventure Club, danceable beats, and, of course exhibitions from a diversity of cutting edge artists. Admission’s free, but you must sign up here. At the YBCA Grand Lobby from 8:30-11:30 pm.

Sunday, February 13, 2011
Good Vibrations Happy Hour
Peruse possible Valentine Day gifts (wink wink) while enjoying complimentary chocolates and wine from 5-7pm at all of the Good Vibrations locations.

WORD UP Wine Tasting
WORD UP (Winemakers of the Richmond District, Upper-Panhandle and Presidio) is hosting a wine tasting event to benefit the SF Public Library’s Neighborhood Library Campaign. Featuring over 20 local and talented vintners pouring their rare handcrafted wines, your $50 ticket will help raise funds to furnish and equip the 24 branch libraries being renovated and rebuilt throughout San Francisco. From 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Fort Mason Conference Center, you can purchase tickets online here

Monday, February 14, 2011
Lunar New Year Floral Display
Stroll through the SF Conservatory of Flowers with a loved one where unusual, aromatic, and auspicious plants are on special display. Featuring many of the plants considered particularly symbolic for the Lunar New Year including pomelo, kumquat, Mandarin oranges, Buddha’s hand, and more.

How To Train Your Lover
Maybe your love life or relationship could use a little kick in the butt. Lucky for you Dr. Rhonda, relationship expert and psychiatrist, is presenting a free workshop that promises to “provide answers to some of the stickiest questions people ask about relationships.” Starts at 7:30 pm at the Booksmith (1644 Haight), more details about the event can be foundhere.

Club Neon 6th Annual Valentine’s Day Underwear Party
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by dancing in your skivvies to indie-rock, electro, and hip-hop at the Knockout (3223 Mission Street between 29th St & Valencia St) in Mission. Admission’s $5, or free before 11 for the underwear-clad.

Cirque Noveau presents Devil / Fish
Founded by Cirque du Soleil veteran performer Angelo Rodriguez, San Francisco-based Cirque Noveau presents an intimate performance featuring world-class aerial and acrobatic feats. Show starts at 7:00 pm at the Brava Theater (2781 24th Street). Tickets are $26.00, you can buy them here.

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