Things to do for June 17, 2010

The Weekender

Pig Roasts, Gold Machine Guns and iPads

The weekend sees the light.

Brand-New Perks

Brand-New Perks

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.

Wireless Wine List at Barbacco

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.

Barbacco, 220 California St (at Front), 415-955-1919

Summer Party at Cary Lane

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...

Jun 18, 8pm, Cary Lane, 560 Laguna St (at Hayes), 415-896-4210

Guns & Shades Pop-Up at Mayfourteenth

Guns & Shades Pop-Up at Mayfourteenth

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...

Daily through Jul 14, noon-8pm, Mayfourteenth, 252 Fillmore St (at Haight), 415-509-5241

Tetris Tournament II at the Lab

Tetris Tournament II at the Lab

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...

Jun 19, 8pm, $5-$15 sliding scale, The Lab, 2948 16th St, 415-864-8855

Pig Roast and Mai Tais at PSC

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.

The Cultural Pick
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Mountain Winery Pairs Food, Wine and Steve Martin


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.

411: Jun 22, 7:30pm, The Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga, 408-741-2822, tickets here
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