A better beer week.
An Alchemy of Distinctive Flavors
What: Hog & Rocks teams with new neighbor Dandelion Chocolate for a decadent pairing of three-barrel-strength bourbons and six single-origin chocolates.
Why: Let chocolate maker Lisa Gallinger and bar manager Michael Lazar lead the way.
When: Sat., 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Where: 3431 19th St., b/t Mission & Valencia Sts. (415-550-8627). Tickets ($40) at eventbrite.com.
SF Indie Fest
What: Screen alternative flicks between activities like the live $25 Pyramid game show and infamous Big Lebowski party.
Why: All the Light in the Sky follows an actress coming to terms with getting older; Be Good chronicles one couple’s parenting reality check.
When: Thru Feb. 21.
Where: Various locations. Tickets ($10) at agileticketing.net.
Chinese New Year at Hakkasan
What: Usher in the Year of the Snake at the recently opened restaurant with a limited-time menu (fried scallops with Chinese chives in sweet barbecue sauce, crispy California sea prawns with sesame).
Why: Pencil in a lunch date; the dining room has direct views of the Feb. 23 parade.
When: Sat.-Feb. 23.
Where: 1 Kearny St., at Market St. (415-829-8148).
The Poetry Store and Molly M
What: Two local artists join forces for a special Valentine’s Day exhibition of laser-cut geometric designs and word art.
Why: A sweet mix of tunes, light bites, and wine as you browse.
When: Thru Mar. 31. Opening party, Fri., 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Secession Art & Design, 3361 Mission St., at 30th St. (415-279-3058).
Project One Walls
What: Up-and-coming galleries White Walls and Project One pair up to showcase an ongoing series of rotating murals.
Why: Check out work by the likes of UK’s Ben Eine and locals Casey Gray, Jet Martinez, and Nick Flatt.
When: Tonight, 7 p.m.
Where: 251 Rhode Island St., b/t 15th & 16th Sts.
Photos: Courtesy of Hog & Rocks; Courtesy of Dandelion Chocolate