Quantcast

SF weekend: Fantastic Negrito, SF Wine Competition public tasting, salsa festival, more

By Mike Pinzuti - Published on February 14, 2019.

Don't let the rain ruin too much of your fun this weekend: there are free concerts and cultural celebrations, wine tastings and salsa workshops to keep you busy. Here are our top picks for getting out in San Francisco over the next few days.

Black History Month Concert with Fantastic Negrito

PHOTO: FANTASTIC NEGRITO/FACEBOOK

As part of its Black History Month celebrations, Macy's is hosting a free concert from Oakland’s own Fantastic Negrito, who won his second Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album last weekend. Following Fantastic Negrito's performance, San Francisco School Board President Stevon Cook will host a forum on local issues, complete with light refreshments and the chance to meet Negrito himself.

When: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2 - 4 p.m.
Where: 170 O'Farrell Street
Price: Free

Wine Competition Public Tasting

PHOTO: WINEJUDGING.COM

The rain is currently scheduled to continue into Saturday, so why not spend your time indoors sampling award-winning wines from more than 300 U.S. wineries? For the final day of the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, organizers kick open the doors for the public to taste the best wines around, paired with a variety of artisanal treats from around the Bay Area, Japan and Mexico.

When: Saturday, Feb. 16, 1 - 4 p.m.
Where: 2 Marina Blvd
Price: $70, tickets are available here 

11th Annual Salsa Rueda Festival

PHOTO: SALSA RUEDA FESTIVAL/FACEBOOK

Billed as the largest Cuban dance festival on the west coast, the Salsa Rueda Festival is now in its 11th year. Drop by to see some world-class performances, or hit the dance floor yourself for workshops, bootcamps and social dancing for all levels. In the evening, the Hotel Whitcomb's main ballroom will host acclaimed bands and DJs to keep everyone moving into the early-morning hours.

When: Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market St.
Price: Starting at $20, tickets are available here

Lunar New Year Celebration at the Asian Art Museum

PHOTO: ASIAN ART MUSEUM/FACEBOOK

The Asian Art Museum is welcoming the Year of the Pig with a celebration of its own. For the price of regular museum admission, visitors can enjoy traditional zodiac calendar readings, an interactive lion dance performance with local troupe LionDanceMe, Chinese calligraphy lessons and art projects for kids from countries across Asia.

When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: 200 Larkin St.
Price: Free with museum admission ($25 for adults, free for kids under 12)

About 17 hours ago
San Francisco Upper Haight

New Jeremy Fish-Derby jacket collaboration celebrates Muni cable cars

The new old-school, must-have garment is a limited edition Derby jacket with Muni-inspired illustrations by celebrated artist Jeremy Fish. Read More

About 21 hours ago
San Francisco Castro

After 13 years, Castro neighborhood bar Last Call sold to new owners

After 13 years in the Castro, neighborhood watering hole Last Call Bar (3988 18th St.) has been sold to new owners. Read More

Apr 21, 2021
San Francisco Cow Hollow Marina

New French spot Côte Ouest Bistro opens in former Baker Street Bistro space

Côte Ouest Bistro recently opened its doors at 2953 Baker St. in the space formerly occupied by the beloved Baker Street Bistro, which officially shuttered in August 2020 after nearly three decades of business. Read More

Apr 21, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Custom fine jewelry workshop Nick Engel & Co. opens in Castro

A new custom fine jewelry workshop Nick Engel & Co., which has been downtown for about 12 years, has opened in the Castro at 4011 18th St., formerly Mini-Chic and Turkish Modern. Read More