With this week's expected rain, your desire to hunker down come Thursday is totally understandable. However! It's not raining yet, and besides, even though it sometimes feels like it, the totally awesome city of San Francisco doesn't shut down just because of a bit of precipitation. So here's a few ideas to get you moving this week.
TUESDAY, MARCH 1
SUPER TUESDAY WATCH PARTY: Super Tuesday is today, and as polls around the country close we'll all be one step closer to knowing who we'll have the pleasure of voting for (or against) in this November's presidential election. So why not watch the results trickle in over some drinks? And, if you're of the politically contentious type, then this event is for you. That is because, as you may or may not have noticed from the URL, this is a GOP watch party. So show up, order a drink at the no-host bar, and maybe get a look at the rare species known as the SF Republican in person. The Cigar Bar & Grill, 850 Montgomery Street at Pacific Avenue. Doors at 5:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation.
MARGARITAS IN THE SUN: The rain is expected to start later in the week, but it's supposed to be in upper 60's and sunny today, so why not enjoy it? Virgil's Sea Room has a big outdoor back patio, and a few weeks ago started a new tradition of offering $2 Margaritas every Tuesday from 4 p.m. until close. So bask in that sun, sip a cocktail, and pretend you live somewhere warm. Virgil's Sea Room, 3152 Mission Street at Precita Avenue. There's no cover, but the drink deal doesn't start until 4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2
RADIO COMEDY FESTIVAL: Wednesday marks the opening night of the five-day Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival. Featuring 20 local comedians, and 24 national/international comedians, the sets are performed in front a small audience and broadcast out on the internet radio station live — but, you really should make it in person. Go laugh. Mutiny Radio, 2761 21st Street between Florida and Bryant Streets, 6 p.m. $10
PROTEST DOCUMENTARY: If the presidential campaign has got you down, why not let that general sense of unease wash over you with a documentary focused on the political-protest high jinks of The Yes Men. Alamo Drafthouse is showing The Yes Men Are Revolting, a film that covers four years of the group's stunts. Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission Street between 22nd and 21st Streets, 7 p.m. $15.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3
MOTORCYCLE ART: If you've ever dreamt of cross-country motorcycle rides, or simply find beauty in the two-wheeled machines, then this exhibit is for you. With portrait photography, sculpture, and interviews all focused on motorcyclists and their rides, "I Am This Motorcycle" is a chance to get up close and personal and experience motorcycles as art. Heron Arts, 7 Heron Street, off 8th Street. Thursday is the final night of the exhibit.
LIVE ART-MAKING: Flipping things around a bit, with Creativity Explored's Tabula Rosa the art is in the install. Or, more precisely, the organization that works with developmentally disabled artists is presenting a six-week-long exhibit that showcases artists making their work inside the gallery space. Creativity Explored, 3245 16th at Guerrero Street, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free
FRIDAY, MARCH 4
PURPLE RAIN: This one is such a no-brainer that we wrote about it earlier today, but it's worth repeating because it's Prince. The musician is set to perform at the Oracle Arena, and you should really just go see him. Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way. Tickets on sale here at 4:00 p.m. today.
LATIN AFRO-POP SHOW: OK, so you want to rock out, but didn't get tickets to the Prince show. Well, then get yourself over to the Red Poppy Art House for Friday night's performance by Guarandinga, a Latin Afro-Pop group from the Bay Area. The Venezuelan-inspired beats will definitely keep you moving, and it's a great excuse to check out the gem that is the Red Poppy. Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom Street at 23rd Street. Doors are at 7 p.m., and tickets are $10 to $15.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5
HISTORICAL TOUR: The Old Mint is an awesome building, but you can be excused for never having been inside of it before. However, not after this week, as Saturday's San Francisco History Days gives you the opportunity to check out the historical building while wandering between a series of pop-up museums focused on San Fransisco's past. The Old Mint, 88 5th Street, between Mission and Market Streets. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.
LOVE IN THE TIME OF TINDER: It's a tale as old as time. Well, sort of. Faultline Theater presents Tinderella — the (definitely very San Francisco) original musical features the eponymous dating app, making (or missing?) the last BART train, and of course, true love. So take a momentary break from your online-dating sagas to watch one on stage. Oh, and it would probably make a good first internet date. PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street at Eddy, 7:30 p.m., $25.
SUNDAY, MARCH 6
WOMEN'S HISTORY BIKE RIDE: This Sunday marks the 4th annual Women's History Ride organized by the SF Bicycle Coalition. Honoring Women's History Month, the ride is an opportunity to learn about how the bicycle played a role in the women's suffrage movement. It's a casual, four to five mile ride, and everyone is welcome. SF Bicycle Coalition, 1720 Market Street at Valencia, 1:00 p.m. $10 suggested donation.
FOOD INDUSTRY FUNDRAISER: This Sunday is the first fundraiser for Hungry Babes, a group of women working to support other women in the food industry and to combat hunger in San Francisco. They intend to host a series of monthly pop-ups, and are throwing a party to get things moving. With a DJ playing tunes, and plenty of snacks, tacos, beer, and wine, the event promises to be a good excuse to support a good cause while chowing down in the process.
Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen, 3150 24th Street at Shotwell Street, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. No cover. Update: Location changed to The Upstairs at Central Kitchen, 3000 20th Street at Harrison, $25 cover