Get Naked, Protest Shit (And Other Things To Do This Weekend)
It’s amazing how many opportunities there are to treat yourself, raise money for good causes, drink up and enjoy life this weekend.
From naked protests to tequila and food pairings, we’ve planned a weekend you can smile about Sunday night.
Chocolate makes everything better
When: Sunday, March 11th, 10 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Where: San Francisco County Fair Building
Why: Your weekend could use some chocolate, and this is the place to get it. Master chocolatiers, confectioners, and other culinary artisans will be participating in this weekend’s chocolate salon. Enjoy chocolate tastings, demonstrations, and chef and author talks. A few of the goodies that will be available for tasting include Dark Heart Chili Sauce, Fairytale Brownies, and Kindred Cooks Caramels. // 1199 9th Ave., Golden Gate Park, tickets available here.
Grab a shamrock shake and your four-legged bestie
When: Sunday, March 11th, at 10 A.M.
Where: Brannan Street Wharf Park
Why: The Year of the Dog continues, this time with a bit of luck. Come on down to partake in the Year of the Dog Parade! Prizes will be awarded to the pup and human with the best St. Patrick’s Day costumes. Tickets are free, but donations for the non-profit Canine Companions are welcome. // RSVP here.
Get naked for a good cause
When: All Day Saturday, March 10th
Where: Ferry Building, San Francisco
Why: Is there anything more San Franciscan than getting naked to protest something? The event description literally challenges you to ride as bare as you dare. This event is one of many being held across the world to protest the global dependency of our society at the the hands of the oil cartels. This is to endorse more bike riding, while the nudity expresses vulnerability to these matters and draws attention to the cause. Ride past Fisherman’s Wharf, the Marina, North Beach, the Civic Center, the Castro and other popular spots. // Meet northwest of the Ferry Building at 11 AM.
Eat while supporting agriculture.
When: Saturday, March 10th, 2:30 P.M. - 5 P.M.
Where: Market Building, Oakland
Why: Because bacon, beer, and weekends go together like nothing else on this planet. Join breweries including Laughing Monk, Lagunitas and Drake’s, and food vendors including Fist of Flour Pizza Co., Saucy Oakland and Farm Burger. Proceeds from this event will benefit Oakland Grown in their effort to build a thriving and equitable local economy. // 55 Harrison St., SoMa, tickets start at $45.
Your weekend could use some more tequila
When: Sunday, March 11th, 4 P.M. - 7 P.M.
Where: Twenty Five Lusk, San Francisco
Why: TequilaMANIA is a thing now, and you should head to its first showdown before it goes mainstream. El Tesoro Tequila will be on the scene, with talented San Francisco chefs and bartenders competing for the title of “Ultimate Tequila Cocktail and Food Pairing.” Portions of the event will be donated in support of RISE UP SONOMA. // 25 Lusk St., China Basin, tickets start at $50.