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Weekend Planner: February 5


Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.


Friday, February 5



Cosmic Hosts: Latte Art Throwdown

Design by Cosmic, Santa Cruz

5 PM, All Ages


FREE EVENT! Bring your love of caffeinated beverages and art to the Cosmic studio on Friday, February 5th for a head-to-head competition featuring local, and bay area baristas. Hosted by Cosmic, The Abbey Coffee, Art & Music Lounge, and Chromatic Coffee Co. We’ll be showcasing the effervescent and ephemeral art atop aromatic latte.

It goes down like this:

  1. 30+ competitors sign in at 5PM. There’s a $5 buy-in at the door to participate.

  2. The first Throw Down happens at 6PM, when 2 baristas perform their magic. We’ll have overhead cameras set up so that everyone can see the artists in action.

  3. A panel of judges declare the winning piece of foamy art.

  4. Throw Downs continue until half of the pool of baristas are eliminated.

  5. The winners go at it round after round, until one is crowned the winner!

  6. The winner takes home the pot.

  7. Consolation prizes go to the 2nd & 3rd place winners.

  8. Bam!

  9. Bonus – Attendees get to drink the lattes.

But there’s more. We’ll have Chromatic Coffee bag art on display along with related art from other distributors that supply The Abbey.

And then there’s the Pop-Up Market – Chromatic coffee & schwag, Abbey schwag, + other coffee merch to take home and make your own art.

Of course there’s bites and brews to go along with the competition. The Abbey will be on hand with Cold Brew Coffee on tap and we’ll be pouring Many Moons stout from Brewery Twenty Five & an IPA from Corralitos Brewing Company.

What food pairs with all that coffee madness? You’ll have to attend to find out.

Know a barista who’s a consummate latte artist and ready to bring it to Santa Cruz? Send them here to register:

Want to attend and cheer on your favorite coffee slinger? Please register so that we can be sure to have enough bites and drinks on hand.



Diddy & Friends Exclusive Super Bowl Friday Event

The Grand Nightclub, San Francisco

10 PM, Ages: 21+


Who better to host our exclusive Super Bowl 50 weekend event at The Grand Nightclub then the 3-time Grammy award winner / platinum recording artist DIDDY.  Join us at The Grand Nightclub on Friday February 5, 2016 as super mega star DIDDY aka PUFF DADDY hosts this momentous occasion.


DRESSCODE will be strictly enforced for this exclusive event. Door reserves all rights. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to guests for any reasonable reason, including but not limited to visible intoxication, negative attitude, lack of proper identification or failure to adhere to dress code.


Sport Coat/Blazer – Button down collared shirts – Fitted jeans or fitted slacks  – Cocktail Dresses – Dressy High Heeled Shoes – Dress shoes


Excessively baggy clothing – Tennis shoes, athletic shoes or sneakers (Designer sneakers ok)  – Sandals or flip flops – Workboots – Hoodies, sweats, sweatshirts or sweat suits – Shorts of any kind – T-shirts/white T-shirts/sleeveless shirts – Hats/beanies (Trendy Brim hats ok) – Sunglasses – Excessive Chain jewelry – Large purses or bags – Selfie sticks





THE GRAND Boasting 2 floors with 5 levels of elevation, The Grand Nightclub offers an intimate vibe in a big space with views of the entire nightclub from any vantage point. Consisting of attractive interiors and sophisticated production details, The Grand redefines nightclub entertainment in San Francisco. 

The newly remodeled space includes: all-new state of the art sound and lighting systems, a stunning LED Chandelier that hovers over the energetic dance floor surrounded by lavish VIP Bottle Service table seating.  The fully elevated DJ deck, handcrafted from shiny gold bricks, offers maximum visibility of Celebrity and DJ performances. 

Get ready as we take the club into a frenzy with confetti canons, snow & bubble machines, dramatic light shows, LED foam sticks and many other special surprises. Join us at The Grand Nightclub for a world-class nightclub experience. 

You can expect the best VIP Bottle Service experience San Francisco has to offer, theatrical bottle presentations with unique props and never-before-seen nightclub production at The Grand Nightclub.



Saturday, February 6



Super Bowl Style: Tailgate Cooking

Bloomingdale’s, San Francisco

12 PM, All Ages


Get your game face on! Join us for the ultimate pre-game party where fashion and football collide. Learn how to make classic tailgate food with Scotland Yard Executive Chef Jason Raffin. With over 10 years of culinary experience, Jason brings his passion for fresh and innovative food to new American gastropub Scotland Yard – nestled in the heart of the Marina.

Culinary Kitchen on Lower Level



Wine & Chocolate Festival

Domenico Winery, San Carlos

12 PM, Ages: 21+


Bring your sweetheart to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Domenico Winery invites you to indulge at our Annual Wine & Chocolate Festival!

7 wineries will be pouring their wine: Domenico Winery | Eristavi Winery | Flying Suitcase Wines | Hunter DeHaven Winery | Jazz Cellars | Muccigrosso Vineyards | Russian Ridge Winery. Each winery will pair their wines with chocolate in celebration of Valentine’s Day & there will also be a Chocolate Fountain provided by Domenico for your enjoyment!

ON SALE NOW- Domenico will have our 2012 Primitivo Futures available to sample & available for purchase

Admission: *Includes commemorative wine glass! General Public: $25 pp in advance (+ fees) | $30 pp at the door CASH ONLY

Wine Club Members of all participating wineries: ***ONLY TWO TICKETS PER MEMBERSHIP AT THIS PRICE** $15 pp in advance (+ fees) | $20 pp at the door CASH ONLY

Tickets can ONLY be purchased online EXCEPT for day-of ticket sales Members, please DO NOT call the winery to purchase tickets over the phone Thank You



All Grain Brewing Class

Seven Bridges Organic Brewing Supply, Santa Cruz

11 AM, Ages: 21+


Whether you are an experienced all-grain brewer looking to refine your technique, or ready to embark into all-grain brewing after several malt extract batches, this class will have something for you.

Seven Bridges Brewer Cory will brew a 5 gallon all-grain batch of organic homebrew using one of our All-Grain Beer Kits and our homemade system. He’ll discuss equipment, cleaning and sanitation, mash efficiency, sparging, fermentation factors and cultivating a starter, storage, kegging and bottling. Originally self-taught, Cory has refined his technique through many, many batches and co-brewing with more experienced brewers, and welcomes all-levels of brewers to attend and grow as a brewer!

Your $40 ticket includes participating in a 5 gallon all-grain brew with an experienced brewer and beer tasting. Class size is limited to 15 people.

This class is not designed for inexperienced brewers. If you are new to brewing, check out our Intro to Home Brewing class on January 23 at

Questions? Email Cory at

PLEASE NOTE: Your ticket to this class is non-refundable, although it is transferable. If you need to transfer your ticket to someone, please email Cory and let him know by Friday, February 5. 


Sunday, February 7



Afternoon Bliss Super Bowl Party

BRIX 581, Oakland

2:30 PM, All Ages


*Rain or Shine the party still goes on* Get your teams/crews/nations/empires etc and come on down as ‘one’ and enjoy some football. We’ll have TV’s downstairs by the bar along with a projector screen, tables & chairs for the upstairs room 🙂 (Game kicks off at 3:30pm so get there early)

And for those that really don’t care for the game we’ll have the House Beats going outside like usual with no game interuptions 🙂

This venue will have a 2 rooms.. Outdoor (House jams) & Indoor (classic Hip-Hop) dancing spaces!

Outdoor patio (House music): ~ Ruben Mancias (Devotion/Spillin Tea) ~ Michael May (Sunshine People) ~ Geo Stasi (Funk Lab/House Inn/Nouveau) ~ Omar Johnson (Sol 4 Soul/Afternoon Bliss)

Indoor (Classic Hip-Hop): – Chris G. (Record Rockers/Cartel SF) – Audio 1 (INTLparty/Cartel SF)



Cello/Piano Recital: The Roudman/Benkman Duo

Maybeck Studio, Berkeley

3 PM, All Ages


Enjoy a cello piano recital of music by Schumann, Brahms, and Shostakovich by the Bay Area duo: Rebecca Roudman, the renowned classical player, studio musician, and cutting edge pop musician with her internationally famous group Dirty Cello, and Noel Benkman, known for his performance in the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics and for his concert tours throughout China.

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