Food: Meat eaters will enjoy the options at Beast and Hare created by chef-owner Ian Marks. House-made charcuterie, fried chicken, bone marrow and duck confit are menu standouts.
Meet your Mixologist: At Hog & Rocks, a new spot in the Mission, bar manager Joe Summa pours many kinds of whiskeys to match regional flavors of the restaurant’s often-changing ham-and-oyster menu.
On the town
Black history celebration: AfroSolo presents “Harmony & Melody: A Celebration of Black History.” Baritone Lawrence Beamen headlines the show. [8 p.m., African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St., S.F.]
Flute and harp: The Aletheia Duo – a flute and harp act that has performed around the world – presents a concert, “Dances Under the Silver Moon.” [8 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]
A great bike ride
Bay Trail Bikeway: With its “Connecting the City” initiative, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is working to ensure crosstown bikeways that are safe, comfortable and inviting for people of all ages and abilities. Join the group on this already-popular waterfront ride to learn what it will take to get it truly connected. A $5 donation is appreciated; rain cancels. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet at Warming Hut, west end of Crissy Field, S.F., www.sfbike.org]
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Youth adventure: Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater, an interactive theatrical experience for kids, tweens and teens, presents its new show, “Adventure in Space.” [2 p.m., Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]
Oscar gala: The Academy of Friends’ 2011 Oscar-night gala features food, wine, an auction and Oscar viewing. Proceeds go to AIDS/HIV charities. [5 to 11 p.m., Galleria at San Francisco Design Center, 101 Henry Adams St., S.F.]
Words and music: San Francisco Contemporary Music Players present a performance and discussion of composer Ronald Bruce Smith’s “Four Movements.” [4:30 p.m., ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell St., S.F.]
Piano concert: Acclaimed pianist Jenny Lin performs works by Bach and Shostakovich. San Francisco Performances presents the program. [2 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]
Dance theater: Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts, a company from Chicago, presents “Apparatus.” A fictional movie team struggles to shoot a film in this dance-theater work about acting. [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]