Things to do for February 24, 2011

The Weekender

Mardi Gras, Deep-Fried Alligator and Your New Boots

The weekend knows a few good après-sled spots.

Boots from the Wellie Wagon

Boots from the Wellie Wagon

In the next few days, we could be witnessing history. Yes, Colin Firth’s first Oscar win. Also: snow. In an act of uncanny timing, this van will be driving around the city, seven days a week, selling rubber Tretorn boots out the back. Consider them snow tires for your feet.

Daily through May, Wellie Wagon, follow on Twitter

UD Hookup: Mention UD and get $15 off your first pair of boots now through March 6.

SoEx’s Monster Drawing Rally

SoEx’s Monster Drawing Rally

Here’s the plan: get a few banh mi from a truck outside, and a Trumer from the bar, then walk into this big room where hundreds of people are moving expertly. No, it’s not a dance party—there are 130 artists sketching in four-hour shifts. You can moonwalk later...

Feb 25, 6-11pm, $10 donation, The Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St, 415-863-2141

Wise Sons Delicatessen Pop-Up

Wise Sons Delicatessen Pop-Up

Your burrito options: plentiful. Your bialys options: less so. But good news: we found a Saturday pop-up with a rotating menu of corned beef hash or pastrami sandwiches, bialys, matzo ball soup and chocolate babka french toast. Your Saturdays needed more chocolate babka.

Saturdays, 9am-2pm, Wise Sons at Jackie’s Café, 105 Valencia St, 415-864-5225

Solstice’s New, Bigger Bar

Solstice’s New, Bigger Bar

Not that we’re counting, but come Tuesday, Solstice will have been closed for 10 long days. But it’s for good reason: they’re doubling the size of the bar and crafting a new cocktail list that leans toward the classics. Since nobody messes with a good thing, happy hour won’t change.

Reopens Mar 1, Solstice Lounge, 2801 California St (at Divisadero), 415-359-1222

Next Monday
Boxing Room’s Mardi Gras Dinner

Boxing Room’s Mardi Gras Dinner

So you’re skipping your annual New Orleans Mardi Gras pilgrimage this year. Boxing Room can help, with a dinner of deep-fried alligator, crawfish étouffée with grits and king cake. Allow us to also recommend starting with a round of Sazeracs.

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