This week, Perks brings you a chance at a batting practice session at Yankee Stadium with some guys named Darryl Strawberry, Doc Gooden, Wade Boggs and Bucky Dent. Go ahead, call your shot.
Things to do for June 17, 2010
Pig Roasts, Gold Machine Guns and iPads
The weekend sees the light.
Wireless Wine List at Barbacco
The future of wine lists is here, and it's on the iPad. Barbacco's entire 105-bottle list is housed on each of 20 iPads, where you can browse, research producers, regions and varietals—all without conversing with a soul (except for your date, of course). Note: the iPad is not able to consume the wine for you yet.
Summer Party at Cary Lane
Given that the official calendar start to summer is this weekend, a summer party should be in your very near future. Of course, in SF, you'll have to settle for a chilly night, but gratis beer, wine, apps and 30% off everything from vintage stock and new gear like Hyden Yoo should help. Even if just a little...
While you'll want to check out Mayfourteenth, a new vintage-inspired eyewear collection—as well as the ample supply of dead stock vintage frames from Cazal and Gucci—we think the half-dozen 24K-gold-plated submachine guns (some with taxidermied gazelles and jackalopes) will probably catch your eye first. There's something about gilded weaponry and exotic stuffed animals...
This Saturday, the gallery turns into an arcade devoted to the Soviet Mind Game from the '80s. After a few beers, sign up karaoke-style for a chance to show off your puzzle acumen on one of two jumbotrons. And yes, if you're the last left standing, you'll get a trophy, but you're there for the satisfaction...
Pig Roast and Mai Tais at PSC
This weekend, the good people at the Presidio Social Club will be kicking off their summer Sunday roasts by grilling up a whole pig in a Caja China (fancy for a wooden box). Since it's also Father's Day, expect gratis pork sliders and happy hour specials on mai tais and beer. Dad loves mai tais.
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Mountain Winery Pairs Food, Wine and Steve Martin
Wine pairings are old hat. Unless, of course, the wine is paired with Steve Martin. The Mountain Winery in Saratoga is bringing in Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, which, despite the hilarious moniker, is an actual bluegrass band that wouldn't dare attempt to say something funny... So don't request The King Tut.