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December 14, 2021

Celebrate Metallica's 40th Anniversary All Over San Francisco

They're one of the biggest bands in the history of rock 'n roll, and they're San Francisco originals. They're Metallica, and they're celebrating their 40th anniversary with a San Francisco Takeover.

Fans have traveled the world to see the Grammy Award-winning rockers perform, and this month they'll play two special concerts at the Chase Center on Dec. 17 and 19. 

Before and after the shows, fans can find fun activations all over the city celebrating the history, talent, and impact of Metallica. From trivia to tastings, there's something for everyone.

Check out this calendar of events and plan your visit!

Please Note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and mask requirements apply to all events.

Thursday, Dec. 16

Visit the Valencia Corridor for the Metallica block party between 15th and 17th Streets. Food, drinks, music, philanthropy, trivia, and more!

All Within My Hands - Philanthropy and Rock 'N Roll

5 PM | Stage Werx | 446 Valencia Street

A one-hour conversation with All Within My Hands Associate Director Renee Richardson and representatives from Outside Lands and Salesforce to discuss how musicians, their crews, music business professionals, and fans can all join together to do good for communities worldwide.

Moderated by Manny Yekutiel, owner of Manny’s, a community-focused learning and meeting space.

Metallica Trivia with Steffan Chirazi

7 PM | West of Pecos | 550 Valencia

Join long-time Metallica scribe Steffan Chirazi to test how much you really know about Metallica, meet other fans, win cool prizes, and enjoy amazing Southwestern food and cocktails along with BLACKENED Whiskey drink specials.

Visit Local Restaurants, Bars, and Merchants on the Block

5 PM – 10 PM | Valencia Corridor

Community-focused meeting and learning place in the heart of San Francisco
3092 16th Street

Family-owned Peruvian restaurant
524 Valencia Street

La Cumbre
Taqueria and birthplace of the Mission Style burrito
515 Valencia Street

Casanova Bar
“Your neighborhood Mission bar”
527 Valencia Street

West of Pecos
A Southwestern-inspired restaurant and cocktail bar
550 Valencia Street

Blondie's Bar
Martini and live music specialists
540 Valencia Street

Fellow Barber
Pioneers in contemporary barber culture
696 Valencia Street

Lao Isan Tiki Bar
680 Valencia Street

An all-day American Brasserie in the Mission District
694 Valencia Street

Flour + Water Pizzeria
“Respect the dough”
702 Valencia Street

Curio Bar & Restuarant @ The Chapel
At the heart of the Mission District, reflecting the free-spirited, artistic culture that defines this neighborhood
775 Valencia Street

Mosto & Tacolicious
Tequila, Mezcal y Botanas
741 Valencia Street

A celebration of terrace and aperitivo culture
584 Valencia Street

Friday, Dec. 17 

Blackened Whiskey's Metallica Pre-signed Bottle Event and Meet and Greet with Master Distiller Rob Dietrich

12 PM | Blackwell’s Wine and Spirits | 5620 Geary Blvd.

Blackened Whiskey's Official Metallica 40th Anniversary Pre-Party Night #1

6 PM – 8 PM | Executive Order Bar & Lounge | 868 Mission Street

Saturday, Dec. 18 

The SFMADE Gift-Mart

10 AM – 4 PM | Great Northern | 119 Utah Street

They've partnered with SFMade – a nonprofit that supports local manufacturers who create jobs and career pathways for local residents overcoming barriers to employment for a more vibrant, equitable, and resilient economy – to host a gift-mart featuring over 20 local small businesses and makers.

There will be local food trucks outside, music by DJ CIP, and you can enjoy a BLACKENED Whiskey “Wakey Wakey Old Fashioned” with cold brew coffee and orange bitters inside, along with other craft cocktails. Get your Christmas shopping done while supporting local artists!

The Black Album in Black & White - Ross Halfin Gallery Show

11 AM – 5 PM | 198 Utah Street

Enjoy the work of famed Metallica photographer Ross Halfin just across the street from the gift-mart. Prints will be available for online purchase.

Sunday, Dec. 19

Blackened Whiskey Brunch

12 PM | AtWater Tavern | 295 Terry A. Francois Blvd.

Blackened Whiskey's Official Metallica 40th Anniversary Pre-Party Night #2

6 PM – 8 PM | Executive Order Bar & Lounge | 868 Mission Street

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