If you don't have plans tomorrow, prepare to have your mind blown.
No fewer than a half-dozen local events are vying for your company on Saturday, from art shows to live music to competitive eating to a snowball fight for the ages.
First up, from 1pm to 5pm, Wing Wings is throwing its 2nd annual Chicken Wing Eating Contest & Party. Just $5 at the door gets you access to food and drink specials, music by DJs Doc Fu and Pause, a raffle of fabulous prizes, and of course a view of the wing-eating spectacle. This is going down at El Rio (3158 Mission), but it sounds like it'll be worth the commute.
Around the same time, from 1pm to 4pm, the Harvey Milk Photo Center (50 Scott) hosts a closing reception for the LGBT Family Photo Exhibit. We told you about this back in October, so you surely know the details by now. (Oh, and here's some good news — the Photo Center is now open on Sundays from 12pm to 6pm. But this exhibit ends Saturday. Got it?)
Starting at 2pm, Vinyl Dreams (593 Haight) is throwing a release party for Roam Recording's newest album, "For Our Love." The party will feature a number of artists who live or record in the Lower Haight, including Blue Soul, Chad Mitchell, and JP Soul, as well as Marissa Guzman, and AM Version performing live. In Vinyl's words, "the music is House with a big Disco fetish and dabblings in Techno." Saturday's party goes from 2pm until late.
In the evening, DSF (520 Haight) will host NYC-based artist Justin Bua for an in-store signing from 6pm to 10pm. They'll be selling limited-edition shirts, original art, and posters of Bua's latest work.
Also starting at 6pm, Fifty24SF (218 Fillmore) debuts its Holiday Print Show, called "Playground Legends." We're talking limited edition prints from a slew of artists who should be familiar to Haighteration readers, including Sam Flores, Miss Van, Mars-1, Jeremy Fish, and a dozen more. The show will be up through January 19th.
Finally, brace yourself: tomorrow is SantaCon, the annual tradition in which hundreds (thousands?) of costumed revelers drink and carouse their way across the city. It has been announced that tomorrow's itinerary will include a 3pm snowball fight in Duboce Park. Repeat: it is entirely possible that throngs of Santas will be having a snowball fight in Duboce Park at 3pm tomorrow. Surely you have to see this. Or maybe be a part of it?
If you're as exhausted from reading this as we are from typing it, just imagine how you'll feel tomorrow. Happy weekend, nerds.