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Here at Curiosity Atlas, we thrive on trying new things, meeting new people and exploring new places. This year’s Valentine’s Map has plenty of ideas to get you off the beaten path and inspired by this incredible city we call home.

1. MacGYVER NIGHT: THE SINGLES’ EDITION

Curiosity Atlas and 5M Project cordially invite you to channel your sexy über-geek in a high-energy, low-stakes evening of hands-on, creative fun inspired by MacGyver’s feats of imagination and intellect.

Intersection for the Arts Gallery at the HUB

925 Mission Street

Tuesday, February 12, 6:30 – 8:30pm

$25

More information here.


2. WISE SONS AND SHMALTZ BREWING BEER PAIRING DINNER

Shmaltz Brewing Company – makers of He’Brew: The Chosen Beer – is teaming up with one of the best new Jewish Delis in America for an innovative exploration of Jewish-inspired cuisine.

Wise Sons Delicatessen

3150 24th Street

Wednesday, February 13, 6:30 – 9:30pm

$60

More information here.


3. VALENTINE’S DAY SWEETS 2013

Join expert chocolatiers Christine Doerr of Neo Cocoa and Cristina Arantes from Kika’s Treats, and cupcake extraordinaire Elvia Buendia from La Luna Cupcakes, in making truffles, caramels and mini cupcakes. It’s up to you whether you eat dessert before or after a delicious crepe dinner by Delicioso Creperie.

La Cocina

2948 Folsom Street

Wednesday, February 13, 6:30 – 9:00pm

$80

More information here.


4. PROJECT TANGO: LESSON & ALT. MILONGA

The Cellspace alternative Milonga is an effort to balance out the wonderful classic tango events throughout SF and the Bay Area with a progressive community endeavor.

CELLspace

2050 Bryant Street

Wednesday, February 13, 8:10pm – midnight

$10

More information here.


5. THE ALGORITHM FOR LOVE

Sam Yagan, CEO, OkCupid & Match.com in conversation with Joy Nordenstrom, Matchmaker and Founder, Joy of Romance

The Commonwealth Club

595 Market Street

Thursday, February 14, 6:30pm

$20

More information here.


6. ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE

Beer and Chocolate Pairing

At the brand new Speakeasy tap room, opened just in time for SF Beer Week, we’re excited to roll out four limited release beers from the cellar on tap, plus eight more taps of Speakeasy beer.

We’ll be partnering with Socola Chocolatier, our favorite makers of inventive gourmet chocolates in San Francisco, with special beer and chocolate pairings for the event.

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

1195 Evans Avenue

Thursday, February 14, 3:00 – 8:00pm

Free

More information here.


7. SPIN THE BOTTLE NIGHTLIFE

Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Beer Week in one fell swoop. Almanac Beer Co., Drake’s Brewing, Pac Brew Lab, anyone? Talks and activities by Center for Sex and Culture founders Carole Queen and Robert Lawrence. Sample V-day sweet treats provided by Whole Foods and get crafty with SCRAP. Music by Hard French DJs Carnita and Brown Amy plus Sweet Cheeks DJs Loco and Mawkus.

California Academy of Science

55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park

Thursday, Feb 14, 6:00 – 10:00pm

$12

More information here.


8. GREAT SF PILLOW FIGHT

Is there anything better than beer to go with our favorite aphrodisiac? We don’t think so, either. Much like love, beer is always in season, and whether it’s light and frothy or dark and hoppy, it brings people together like nothing else.

This SF Beer Week event unites a few of our favorite things – discovery, other folks, doing good (it’s a fundraiser), chocolate and, uhm, beer.

Justin Herman Plaza

The Embarcadero

Thursday, Feb 14, 5:30 – 9:30pm

Free

More information here.


9. APHRODISIAC COOKING

A Bed of Roses… Paradise City… Don’t Stop Believing… clearly, songs about love are even better than the real thing, especially if you’re over Valentine’s Day already. Get yourself down to the Roxie for a night of communal catharsis, costumes, swaying lighters, and the “most badass music ever.”

Chef Joe’s Culinary Salon

16 B Sanchez Street

Thursday, February 14, 6:00 – 9:00pm

$250/couple

More information and tickets here.


10. LOVE BITES: 80s POWER BALLAD SING-A-LONG

A Bed of Roses… Paradise City… Don’t Stop Believing… clearly, songs about love are even better than the real thing, especially if you’re over Valentine’s Day already. Get yourself down to the Roxie for a night of communal catharsis, costumes, swaying lighters, and the “most badass music ever.”

Roxie Theater

3117 16th Street

Thursday, February 14, 9:30pm

$10

More information and tickets here.