What does it mean to want? This week, NightLife pays tribute to Valentine’s Day while exploring the science of cravings—from quirky desires to total taboos. Quench your thirst at a pop-up beer garden, featuring brews by Almanac Beer Co., Anchor Brewing, Calicraft Brewing Co., Drake’s Brewing, Lagunitas, Pacific Brewing Labs, Social Kitchen & Brewery, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, and more. ‘Fess up to Personality Hotels’ anonymous confession box (don’t worry, we won’t tell!) and learn where and how to get a room. Beer, sex, and chocolate—oh my! Dive into the science behind our cravings with experts on all things desirable, including master cicerone Rich Higgins, human sexuality gurus Carol Queen and Robert Lawrence, Poco Dolce founder Kathy Wiley, among others. Looking for love? Make a custom valentine card for your would-be sweetheart with GoGo Craft, then pucker up for Snap Yourself’s Kiss Cam. Head down to the aquarium to discover the animal kingdom’s wildest mating behaviors in the Animal Attraction gallery. Take an R-rated tour through cosmic mythology during a special Celestial Attractions presentation in the planetarium at 6:30 pm. Plus, join the SF Orchid Society for a look at unusually beautiful blooms and learn about their strange reproductive traits. At the Project Lab, learn about a new species of nudibranch with cannibalistic cravings and look back on the (often dangerous) desires that have shaped civilization. Groove to the funky Motown sounds of the MOM DJs in the Piazza and Coral Reef.
21+ Event. ID required for entry. | Music by MOM DJs