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.

Thursday
Boots from the Wellie Wagon
DAS BOOT

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.

Friday
SoEx’s Monster Drawing Rally
MONSTER MASH

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

Saturday
Wise Sons Delicatessen Pop-Up
CATCHER AND THE RYE

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

Tuesday
Solstice’s New, Bigger Bar
MAKE IT A DOUBLE

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
THE FIGHTER

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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