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Mandatory Weekend: January Heat Wave Edition

What to do when the temperatures climb this weekend. 

Banksy's Haight Street Rat

Banksy's Haight Street Rat 


SF Restaurant Week
What: Sure, it's actually ten days long, not a week, but who's complaining about the return of prix fixe $40 dinners at some of San Francisco's best restaurants? Plus, $25 two-course lunches and $85 discovery tasting menus. Delicious.
 See the full list of participants here.
January 21st-30th.
What better reason to try that bistro around the corner you've always been meaning to?

What: Street artist Banksy's Haight Street Rat mural returns to San Francisco.
Where: 836M gallery on 836 Montgomery Street.
January 21st-July 11th.
You already saw the Keith Haring deal at the De Young, but you haven't yet filled up on street art. 

10th Annual Chardonnay and Crab Fest
What: Kendall-Jackson winery's yearly all you can eat crab dinner—plus all the Chardonnay you want. 
Where: Kendall-Jackson winery.
January 23rd and 24th
Lobster and Champagne are for poseurs. Chardonnay and crab is where it's really at.

Whalefest Monterey
What: Family-friendly activities at the Old Fishermans' Wharf geared towards the ongoing annual migration of the gray whales.
Where: The Old Fishermans' Wharf in Monterey.
January 24th to 25th
Because the whales. That's why.  

Grumpy Cat Opens New Berkeley Mobile Adoption Center
What: Internet sensation Tardar Sauce makes an in-person appearance at the ribbon-cutting of a new mobile cat adoption vehicle for the Berkeley Human Society.
Where: Berkeley Human Society, 2700 9th Street, Berkeley
Noon to three, January 24th
Why: Though that Aubrey Plaza movie was kind of a let down, our ardor for the feline shows no diminishment.


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