Once this election is over we'll all be able to breathe easy, right? It'll be time to "heal," so to speak, and not to drink the pain away, I pray. The world will, remarkably, keep spinning past tonight, regardless of the outcome, and hopefully San Francisco won't be on fire. So, even if now may not be the time to think ahead to what you'll feel like doing tomorrow, or the next day, here are some suggestions anyway.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 - THE DEMOCALYPSE
ELECTION PARTIES: As discussed over the weekend, there are a bunch of election watch parties happening all over town, including a large one at Oasis for the SF Democrats, several in the Castro, and a cocktail-heavy one at Trick Dog. Wherever you are, stay strong, and try to remember to hydrate.
POT PARTY: At least one cannabis dispensary in town is throwing a (potential) victory party for Prop 64 that's open to the public, and that's Harvest in the Inner Richmond. For everyone for whom this is the only important election result to hear tonight, this may be the place for you, and if you have a pot card you will be treated to complimentary cannabis "tastings," as well as food. 4811 Geary Boulevard near 12th Avenue, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., free with RSVP
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
MAC MILLER SHOW: Rapper Mac Miller comes to Oakland's Fox Theater this week, and there are still tickets. His latest album, The Divine Feminine, just came out in September, and the video for the single "Stay" (above) just dropped Monday. His opening act will be Andre Power (Soulection). Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, 7:30 p.m., $35
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10
VINTAGE CULT FILM SCREENING: Movie buffs may know of The Wanderers, the 1979 film that's been called "the urban flip-side of American Graffiti" and that saw very few screenings when it first premiered, only to become a cult hit over the decades. Director Philip Kaufman will be live in attendance at Alamo Drafthouse's screening Thursday, and he wrote an essay about the film's history on their site. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 2550 Mission Street, 7 p.m. $13.25
ROISIN MURPHY DRAG AFTERPARTY: Irish diva Roisin Murphy is back on tour in California for the first time since 2008, and she wraps up a five-city US tour this week at Mezzanine in SF. The show is sold out, but you might still locate a ticket, and Murphy will apparently be in attendance at this afterparty at The Stud, hosted by one of her superfans, drag queen Ambrosia Salad. You can expect drag tributes, and a lot of fawning. The Stud, 9th and Harrison, midnight to 3 a.m., $5
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11
DAYTIME POTTERY CLASS: This personalized class through Verlocal, at an undisclosed location in the TenderNob, features introductions over morning coffee and pastries, and then there's a wheel-throwing demo and two hours of time to work on your creations with four one-pound balls of clay. They'll even do the glaze work for you and tell you when to come pick up your pieces. Undisclosed location, 9:30 a.m., $59
MUSEUM PARTY WITH MUSIC: It's the last few weeks of this season of the deYoung Museum's Friday night event series, and this week will feature a mixed-media art making station, live poetry, and live music from Austrian band Schmieds Puls, in addition to discounted admission to see the Frank Stella prints exhibit, and a cash bar. deYoung Museum, Golden Gate Park, 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
1930's DRAG ON STAGE: I mentioned it last week, but this 1930's-inspired ensemble drag revue, featuring Juanita MORE!, Honey Mahogany, Glamamore, and Fauxnique, is a vintage good time, and playing one night only at The Strand. 1127 Market Street, 7 p.m., $25-$30
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12
PLANT SALE: The SF Botanical Garden's monthly plant sale offers up unique specimens you aren't likely to find in commercial garden centers, tailored just for your microclimate. As this is their end-of-season sale, they say, "Let the seasonal rains help you get your new plant babies established!" Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Golden Gate Park, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., free
CHINATOWN GHOST TOUR: Want to learn more about the mysterious, historic alleyways of the country's oldest Chinatown while also having a spooky good time? This 90-minute ghost-story tour led by Cynthia Yee will take by lamplight "through the neighborhood passageways where these lively spirits are said to bide their time," and "You will come across striking buildings, where strange energies linger." And yes, some of the neighborhood has some dark history attached to it. 139 Waverly Place, 7:30 p.m., $48, tickets here
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13
KOMBUCHA MAKING CLASS: Instructor Elizabeth will be teaching a small group how to ferment your own probiotic kombucha at home in this hands-on workshop. You'll be sent home with a bottle to work on yourself, and recipes. Undisclosed location in North Oakland, 10 a.m., $45
MEZCAL TASTING WITH FOOD: "Mezcal: Mexico in a Bottle" returns to Public Works for its third year this weekend, featuring tastings from over 25 mezcal brands paired with food from the likes of Lolinda, Tamarindo, Lolo, Uno Dos Tacos, Cala, and more. Big mezcal names like Del Maguey, Fidencio, and Illegal will be available to taste along with dozens more, and it sounds like a boozy afternoon, with music too. Tickets are available here. Public Works, 181 Erie Street near Mission, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., $65