See and be seen at these select San Francisco shows, parties, and events. You know, because you can't read the internet all the time.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17
MARDIS GRAS LOUNGE: Over at Bergerac they're getting the holiday goods straight from NOLA. Expect chicken and andouille jambalaya, seafood gumbo, fried okra, and King Cakes direct from the Big Easy. Naturally, Hurricanes, French 75s, and Sazeracs are also on order. Use Seatme for your reservation. Bergerac, 316 11th Street between Folsom and Harrison Streets, 7 p.m.
MARDIS GRAS PARADE: Join an authentic Second Line featuring Brass Mafia that parades from Place Pigalle in Hayes Valley to Brick & Mortar in the Mission. Other bandleaders include The Klown Korps's TrashKan Marchink Band, the North Beach Brass Band, and DJ Fillmore Wax. Starts at Place Pigalle, 520 Hayes Street between Octavia and Laguna Streets, 5 p.m., Free
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18
SMUTTY HAPPY HOUR: Local guy Broke-Ass Stuart will again be hosting and guest bartending at Monarch, but this week, you can get dirty with naughty coloring books plus porno flicks on the screen all with ’90s alt-rock jams blaring. It's called Sex & Candy, and we're told there will indeed be candy. Monarch, 101 6th Street between Minna and Mission Streets, 5:30 p.m., Free
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19
NOISE POP NIGHTLIFE: The smart kids and the cool kids get together for a classic Cal Academy Of Sciences NightLife with a Noise Pop twist. Acts include !!! (pronounced chk chk chk) and Dawn Golden. And why not learn some sound science with Stanford grad student Madeline Huberth and hear some frog calls from Academy scientists Rayna Bell and Thea Whitman? California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive in Golden Gate Park, 6 p.m., $12 for members
JAZZ COMBO: Catch the cosmopolitan swing of Paris Combo at SFJazz. This renowned quintent combines Gypsy swing with elements of flamenco, chanson and alt-cabaret, plus Latin and North African rhythms for (literal) good measure. It's almost sold out, but there's a second show on Friday. SFJAZZ, 201 Franklin Street between Linden and Fell Streets, 7:30 p.m., $25
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20
CONCERT FLICK A Q&A with filmmaker Keirda Bahruth and Jerry Casale from Devo appends this screening of Hardcore DEVO, a 2014 concert documentary full of experimental songs written between 1974 and 77, predating the band's fame. It's part of the Noise Pop Festival, naturally. Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street between Valencia and Guerrero Streets, 7 p.m., $12
BEATS: Etienne de Crécy is the seminal French electronic artist behind influential albums of the past two decades like Pansoul (under pseudonym Motorbass), Super Discount 1, Tempovision and Super Discount 2. His live shows include a giant Beats’N’Cubes structure. To whet your appetite, here's the track "Hashtag My Ass," and tickets are available here. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie Street between Mint and 6th Sreets, 9 p.m., $15
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21
LUNAR NIGHT MARKET: Vietnamese pop-uppers Rice Paper Scissors host Lunar Night Market, a Tết/Chinese New Year celebration featuring forageSF, Bicycle Banh Mi, Seoul Patch and Rijsttafel (Rice Table). A lot of dishes will focus on lamb in homage to the Year of the Ram. Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission Street between 13th and Otis Streets, 5 p.m.
AFTER AFTER PARTY: Over at The EndUp, the late night/early morning partying at The Show doesn't stop from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. Acts feature Butane, Ben Seagren, Dean Samaras, and Jaime James. The EndUp, 401 6th Street near Harrison Street, 1 a.m., $10
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND
FLEA MARKET: The Treasure Island Flea is itself a diamond in the rough (it's on Treasure Island, after all) and fittingly you'll find plenty of gems if you at this monthly market. Shop, eat, and drink your way to treasures with over 400 vendors and many DIY workshops. Avenue of the Palms on Treasure Island, 10 a.m., $3 entrance fee
TULIPMANIA: It's the last day for this tulip festival reminiscent of the great Dutch tulip market craze. Experience more than 39,000 seasonal garden favorites and pick up helpful gardening tips along the way. Pier 39, Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, free