Everything’s coming up roses this weekend (like, literally, plus this fab weather streak is politely extending itself into the weekend).
Shop for a new good luck house plant, hang out with Pier 39’s landscaping team and go back in time for a weekend worth humble bragging about come Monday morning.
All the flowers would have very extra special powers
When: February 10-18th, 10 A.M.
Where: Pier 39, San Francisco
Why: 39,000 blooming tulips are taking over Pier 39, and you’re invited on a free guided tour led by Pier 39’s landscaping team. Meet at the Crab Statue in the Entrance Plaza and end with a special treat from Trish’s Mini Donuts to experience the tulips as they begin blooming in early February. // Pier 39, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, download the self-guided tour here.
Pregame Chinese New Year
When: Saturday, February 10th, 10 A.M. – 8 P.M. and Sunday, February 11th, 9 A.M. – 6 P.M.
Where: Chinatown, San Francisco
Why: Every year, families gather to enjoy the festive atmosphere at the Chinese New Year Flower Fair. Traditional holiday plants, flowers and fruits are available for purchase, while traditional Chinese Opera and lion dancing, music, art and cultural displays are available for enjoyment. // The fair stretches along Grant Avenue from Clay to Broadway; Washington, Jackson & Pacific between Stockton & Kearny.
Puppy love, for real
When: February 10th and 11th, 11 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Where: Muttville HQ, San Francisco
Why: Give a senior dog a shot at love, and treat yourself to full-time happiness. This weekend, senior dog rescue Muttville is waiving adoption fees for all of their dogs. The event is also free to attend, with donations encouraged. // 255 Alabama Street, Mission
Party like it’s 1959
When: Saturday, February 10th, 7 P.M. – 10 P.M.
Where: Presidio Social Club
Why: This isn’t just any Valentine’s Day party – it’s a blast from the past, the 1950s specifically. Bring your poodle skirt, scarf, saddle shoes and bobby socks. Live music from the San Francisco Jitterbugs, dancing (the mashed potato and the twist are lock-ins) and retro cocktails are all part of the deal. Op back to the 1950s for Valentine’s Day in the Presidio. Be there or be square with live Rock ‘n’ Roll from The Ely Brothers & The Doubletake Band. // 50 Moraga Ave., The Presidio, free admission, RSVP here, doors open at 6:30 P.M.