Valentine's Day Guide 2019 - Thursday, February 14th
-Sixth Course: 1544 15th St b/t Natoma St & Capp St (415) 829-2461 sixthcourse.com The Mission's best deserts. Beautiful treats to share with your sweetheart and open late till 10pm
-Dandelion Chocolate: 740 Valencia St b/t 19th St & 18th St (415) 349-0942 dandelionchocolate.com World Famous - A Chocolate epiphany. Sign up for events & classes - Tour larger factory on 16th -Charles Chocolates: 535 Florida St b/t Mariposa St & 18th St (415) 659-8770 charleschocolates.com
Artisan chocolatiers and bean to bar producers are teaching us to appreciate better chocolate -Cadence Chocolates: 94110 Mission (415) 890-3738 cadencechocolates.com "The mindset "savor promptly" drives her small batch sizes.
-Mission de Flores: 2590 Folsom St b/t 21st St & 22nd St) (415) 829-9886 missiondeflores.com Open late till 8 & 7 days/week -La Bodega Flora: 2751 Mission St b/t 24th St & 23rd St) (415) 407-8773 labodegaflora.com Flower designer Amesia is amazing! -Ampersand 80 Albion St at 15th St (415) 654-0776 ampersandsf.com small quaint hidden gem florist in barn garage -Floreria La Poblanita: 2848 Mission St b/t 24th St & 25th St
-Lila B Design: 2128 Folsom St b/t 18th St & 17th St (415) 563-6681 lilabdesign.com Beautiful space integrated with Stable Cafe including succulent arrangements
-San Francisco Flower Mart: 640 Brannan St b/t 5th St & I-280 (415) 392-7944 sfflowermart.com
Do it yourself saving and selection from among from many vendors between 10am & 3pm,
-J'aime Floral Art: One of a kind flower arrangements using your favorite colors and flowers. Contact J’aime at (415) 821-0188 for more information or to arrange a consultation. Jaime Martinez, is a former King of Carnaval SF, contingent leader of Latin American Workout and larger than life Mission personality
Anti Valentines Power Ballad Sing-along
Roxie Theater (3117 16th St) @ 9:15 PM
Some of us just can’t stand Valentine’s Day. Fortunately, there is an entire genre of music made just for our pain, and it just happens to also be the most badass music ever: POWER BALLADS. Sing along to music videos by Journey, Guns ‘n Roses, Bon Jovi, Warrant, and many many more. Hosted by Lulu Cachoo!
The Mission Community Market is reopening for the season beginning this Thursday on Valentine's day. It will continue for the rest of the season from 4 to 8 pm, rain or shine. The market is the perfect place for a local Valentine's date with your special someone. There will be plenty of sweet treats and locally grown flowers. In addition, you can enjoy live entertainment and activities or shop for farm fresh produce, prepared foods from local businesses, crafts and artisan goods, and more!
This annual festival showcases the best in independent, alternative, and subversive cinema from around the globe.
“Now in its 21st year, IndieFest is no longer the rowdy kid at the back of the class. Still, the local event remains a magnet for offbeat funky movies, heavy on music, underground subcultures and marginal individuals; films you’ll see here first and perhaps nowhere else.“ – Sura Wood, SF Arts Monthly
See website for info regarding schedule, passes, tickets, parties, and more:
SF Beer Week is a collection of curated events, spanning multiple days, that celebrate craft beer and the craft beer community. With over 600 events spanning across the Bay Area, there is bound to be something for everyone, that is if you fall into the 21+ category. Some events are free to attend but may require an RSVP.
Check out the SF Beer Week website below to participate in the fun and view the comprehensive event schedule.
If you are interested in experiencing the Mission's craft beer scene and all it's glory, check out the Mission District Craft Beer & Walking tour event on February 9th. The tour will begin at Zeitgeist and visit The Crafty Fox, Standard Deviant Brewing, and Southpaw BBQ. In between the stops you will explore the history and heritage of the Mission District.
Your ticket includes:
-3 flights of four 5-oz pours at each of the 3 stops
-Private brewery facility tour,
-A hands-on beer education of 10+ traditional and new-age styles of beer
-Light snacks at The Crafty Fox and Southpaw BBQ
-A guided walking tour of the Mission District’s lesser-known landmarks and hidden history
Looking for somewhere to experience Superbowl 53 in the city? Look no further than the Mission District! There are multiple venues throughout the Mission throwing Superbowl watch-parties complete with food and drink specials.
-Pop's Bar (2800 24th Street): Kickoff starts at 3:30 pm. No cover.
-Bender's Bar & Grill (806 South Van Ness Ave): Watch the gameon the dive bar's big screen with sound. Superbowl snacks in the kitchen to keep you full & plenty of cheap drinks behind the bar as well.
-Tacolicious (741 Valencia St): Tacolicious Mission is setting aside its private room complete with two flat-screen TV’s and rolling in a private bar all for the Super Bowl. Special game day menu including $6 tacos and $7 margaritas. Family friendly!
-Friend's Bar (558 Monterey Blvd): Enjoy the complimentary BBQ Tri-Tip, Hot Links and plenty of good eats. Free pool play from 2 pm - 4 pm.
-The Chapel (777 Valencia St): Watch Super Bowl LIII on a huge 24-foot screen for free. Special game day drink menu and delicious food specials from the restaurant Curio Bar SF. Restaurant opens at 10 am, doors for the game at 2 pm, kickoff 3:30 pm.
-Novela (662 Mission St): Free Admission. 5 HD large format flat screens and two 7 foot HD digital projection displays + full audio of the game. Signature handcrafted cocktails, punch pitchers, and game-day inspired food menu. Tables available for booking. Doors Open for pregrame @ 1:30pm.
7th Annual Son Jarocho Festival - February 6th - 10th
Brava Theater (2781 24th St) @ 6:00 PM
Explore the folkloric music style of Veracruz during a week-long festival of live music, community fandango, workshops with master artists, and a panel discussion when Brava presents the 7th Annual San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival.
All Festival events take place at Brava Theater Center, with the exception of the Wednesday, February 6 workshop which will happen at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley.
The 16th annual Big Lebowski Party takes place this year at the Victoria Theater with Bawdy Caste (who do Rocky Horror every month at the Clay Theater on Fillmore and the Guild Theater in Menlo Park) performing the film LIVE! ON STAGE! while the movie plays on the big screen.
Noise Pop Festival 2019 - February 25th - March 3rd
SF Bay Area
The Noise Pop Festival is San Francisco’s favorite indie music, arts and film festival. Now in its 27th year, Noise Pop has brought early exposure to many emerging artists in the Bay Area and beyond, many of whom have gone on to widespread acclaim. Some notable acts who have played Noise Pop include the White Stripes, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins, and Bright Eyes. In addition, the festival boasts a film series that explores the intersection of music and art; NPHQ; Art Gallery Shows; Happy Hours and much more.
Noisepop is a unique festival bridging SF and Oakland with shows ranging from Fox Theater to Bottom of the Hill. Hop from venue to venue catching a unique and diverse lineup of bands. You can either buy single tickets to specific shows or a badge to go to any and all shows on the lineup. Some notable acts on this year's lineup include Beirut, Petit Biscuit, Albert Hammond Jr., and Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy).