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Mandatory Weekend (exist) - 22

Ian Eck | January 30, 2014 | Lifestyle Story City Life

Super Bowl XLVIII

What: The most finely-tuned specimens in the world compete in a violent chess match on the national stage.

Where: Anywhere with a tv. Here are some good sports bars.

When: Sunday, 3:30 PM

Cost: Depends what you're betting.

Why: To see this man happy and this man sad (Sweet pic though, I gotta say. And I actually think Pete might be a class act, unfortunately)

American Indian "Pow Wow" Dance and Drum Festival

What: The Annual Bay Area Two Spirits Pow Wow holds lots of drum circles, dance contests, and plenty of food, shops, and crafts to go around.

Where: SOMArts, 934 Brannan St.

When: Saturday, 10:30 to 6 PM

Cost: FREE

Why: They say it's "the first and only public two spirits powwow in the world". Can't argue with that.

"F*ck Your New Years Resolution" Party

What: A dance party replete with chocolate, bacon, high-end cocktails, and sultry performances. Anything naughty--it's here.

Where: Monarch, SoMa

When: Thursday, 9 PM

Cost: $15-45 ($10 through SF FunCheap)

Why: Bacon, chocolate, and sex.

Vinyl & Indie Concert w/ Social Studies

What: An in-store live performance from local indie pop group Social Studies.

Where: Amoeba Music

When: Saturday, 2 PM

Cost: FREE

Why: If you like brainy indie-pop, you'll like this SF band. Get some fresh vinyl while you're at it.

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction

What: A comedy show hosted by Bryan Cook that features comics interacting with the audience to create hilarious brands of erotic fan fiction.

When and Where: Friday, 10 PM at the Brava Theatre; Saturday, 10:30 PM at the Verdi Club

Cost: $25

Why: Because it's ridiculous.

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