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The Weekend Guide

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PRIMP
Code Salon
What:
Make an appointment at this just-opened one-stop salon in SoMa when you’re looking for a new do, relaxing facial, wax, or all of the above.
Why: It’s to beauty maintenance what Target is to the rest of your life.
When: Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 370 4th St., b/t Folsom & Harrison Sts., 2nd flr. (415-624-8340).

EAT
Stag Dining Group’s Speakeasy
What:
The underground dining outfit, fronted by chefs Ted Fleury and Jordan Grosser, joins forces with the Cocktail Lab for a five-course, artisan libation-paired menu.
Why: Dishes like venison carpaccio with smoked chestnut, and pressed duck confit with mole negro.
When: Sat., 7 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m.
Where: A Mission location to be announced. Tickets ($80) online at j.mp/stagdiningspeakeasy.

DANCE
The Cosmo Alleycats
What:
The local swing band fronted by Emily Wade Adams brings live music back to Blondie’s Bar & No Grill for a rollicking good time.
Why: Huge martinis, no cover, and some of the best swing dancing in the city.
When: Thurs., 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 540 Valencia St., at 16th St. (415-864-2419).

MARVEL
Pop Up Empire
What:
This one-night-only art experience highlights six artists and three bands inside an otherworldly house whose psychedelic-themed rooms have names like the Secret Raindrop and Pencilvania.
Why: Take home a DIY pop-up kit so you can get started on your humble abode.
When: Fri, 7-10 p.m.
Where: 702 Vermont St., at 19th St.

DRINK
ZAP Zinfandel Festival
What:
Three days of wine-fueled events include a Good Eats & zinfandel pairing (think lamb lollipops, and peanut butter and jelly truffles) and the most comprehensive zin tasting in the world.
Why: It’s time to wine down.
When: Thurs.-Sat.
Where: Various locations. Ticket info online at zinfandel.org.

Winter Brews Festival
What:
Head to Berkeley for The Brewing Network’s annual festival, featuring unlimited tastings from more than 30 world-class breweries (Magnolia, Lost Coast, and Lagunitas, to name a few).
Why: Downtown Berkeley BART is a measly two blocks away, so stumbling home will be a breeze.
When: Sat., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Park, 2151 MLK Jr. Way, at Center St., Berkeley. Tickets online ($35) at eventbrite.com or at the door ($40).

Photo: Courtesy of Code Salon

LOCATIONS
Blondie's Bar & No Grill
540 Valencia St
@ 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Code Salon
370 4th St
bt Folsom & Harrison Sts, 2nd flr
San Francisco, CA 94107
Civic Center Park
2151 Martin Luther King Jr Way
@ Center St
Berkeley, CA 94704
Pop Up Empire
702 Vermont St
@ 19th St
San Francisco, CA 94107
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