This week, Perks brings you to the seat of truthiness with two exclusive VIP tickets to a taping of The Colbert Report. If you were looking for an excuse to buy a pet eagle, this is it.
Things to do for June 10, 2010
Playmates, Endless Wine and Naked Bike Rides
The weekend is goal oriented.
As the name implies, this weekend-long pop-up is your chance to meet the brains behind your favorite jeans, button-downs, reversible bow ties, watches and shoes crafted from as close as SF to all the way out in Brooklyn, LA and Portland. Gratis beer, wine and apps will be on hand as you shop—here's hoping this trend catches on.
As a fair-minded connoisseur of the arts, you try to keep on top of all sorts of artistic endeavors. So you may be interested in a scholarly, academic look at the history of Japanese soft-core nudie flicks, including kinky geishas, female yakuza bosses and something called "Roman porno." Ah, culture...
The silver anniversary of the original Playboy Club in Chicago is worth a party in SF in our mind. Join Playmate Michelle McLaughlin at Infusion Lounge to kick off the festivities, which include a Bunny search competition throughout the night. Also known as a normal Friday night.
Consider this fair warning for when you see a bunch of naked bikers pedaling from the Embarcadero to Golden Gate Park and back. Dubbed "Critical Ass," they're demonstrating against pollution in what looks sort of like the Bay to Breakers for the bicycling set. Ah, San Francisco...
For four hours straight, you can weave around Fort Mason's massive pavilion, alternating from food station (nearly 40 of them, including Delfina, Il Cane Rosso and A16) to wine station (pouring about 200 wines from France, Italy and California) and back. Not that anyone's counting.
The Cultural Pick
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Some of the city's best new chefs from places like SPQR and Flour + Water, as well as mixologists from Rickhouse, will congregate in one place to show off their signature dishes and cocktails on Wednesday night. Remember: there's no such thing as too much pork belly.