The Weekend Guide

animal attraction nightlife!

We ain’t nothin’ but mammals.

“Animal Attraction” NightLife
Learn the real business behind the birds and the bees from an aquarium gallery the California Academy of Sciences has dedicated to the art of mating, including the science of the orgasm, the sex life of frogs, and vibrators past and present (courtesy of Good Vibrations).
Why: It’s sexy time.
When: Tonight, 6-10 p.m.
Where: 55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park (415-379-8000). Tickets ($12) online at calacademy.org.

Hearts After Dark
Dance under the stars at AT&T Park with cocktails, ballpark-inspired hors d’oeuvres, and the deejaying chops of multitalented celebrity chef Hubert Keller.
Why: Proceeds support vital programs at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.
When: Tonight, 7-10 p.m.
Where: 24 Willie Mays Plz., b/t 2nd & 3rd Sts. (415-972-1800). Tickets ($75) online at tickets.com.

Sex Kitten Makeup Class
Gussy yourself up with the lovely ladies of Fox & Doll, who show you the way to a classic cat eye and smooch-worthy red lip (just in time for date night), plus offer a how-to and product recommendations for re-creating the look at home.
Why: In addition to newfound skills, take away a makeup goodie bag (worth $25).
When: Tonight, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Workshop, 1798 McAllister St., at Baker St. (415-874-9186). Tickets ($56) online at etix.com.

Valentine’s Day Trunk Show at Rare Device
Three of our favorite locals — Sidesaddle Kitchen, Elizabeth Street Cosmetics, and Noteify — team up to give you a heart-filled evening.
Why: Vegan treats, lip service, and noteworthy gifts (respectively).
When: Sat., noon-3 p.m.
Where: 1845 Market St., at Guerrero St. (415-863-3969).

Under the Covers
Take a mix dedicated to the Under the Covers theme (in cassette, CD, or USB form) to the SF Mixtape Society’s Valentine’s party for the chance to win prize packages from SFMOMA, Matador Records, Four Barrel, and the like.
Why: Swap songs — and maybe a little spit.
When: Sun., 4-6 p.m.
Where: Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., b/t Valencia & Mission Sts. (415-647-2888).

The Alps: Chamonix and Beyond
The Page and Fondue Cowboy join forces for unlimited helpings of fondues and French bière de garde at this innovative SF Beer Week event.
Why: Beer. Cheese. Heaven.
When: Mon., 6-8 p.m.
Where: The Page, 298 Divisadero St., at Page St. (415-255-6101). Tickets ($30) at The Page.

Photo: Courtesy of California Academy of Sciences

The Page
298 Divisadero St
@ Page St
San Francisco, CA 94117
1798 McAllister St
@ Baker St
San Francisco, CA 94115
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118
Rare Device
1845 Market St
bt Guerrero & Pearl Sts
San Francisco, CA 94103
24 Willie Mays Plz
bt 2nd & 3rd Sts
San Francisco, CA 94107
3225 22nd St
bt Mission & Valencia Sts
San Francisco, CA 94110