Things to do for July 15, 2010

The Weekender

Fast Cars, Bacon Ice Cream and Psycho

The weekend is having vuvuzela withdrawal.

Thursday
Culinary Adventuring in Napa
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Culinary Adventuring in Napa

This week, Perks is bringing you an exclusive invite to spend Labor Day weekend in Napa with Thomas Keller, hanging out at the French Laundry, and he’ll take you on a culinary whirlwind of catered meals and demonstrations. Save your appetite.

Friday
Drawings by David Byrne and Dave Eggers
FUR TRADE

Drawings by David Byrne and Dave Eggers

Not only will the drawings of both local scribe Dave Eggers and Talking Heads front man David Byrne be on display—for the first time, in the same room—but these Renaissance men will also be on hand to discuss. With a menagerie of 100 pencil drawings of furry, feathery and scaly creatures, as well as random tree diagrams, we think you’ll have a lot to talk about.

Jul 16, 6-8pm (exhibit runs Jul 16-Aug 14), Electric Works, 130 Eighth St (at Mission), 415-626-5496

Basil Hayden's
Lamb Two Ways at Prospect

DOUBLE TROUBLE

Lamb Two Ways at Prospect

Rule of dining out #337: lamb two ways is always better than one. Especially when it’s a long-braised boneless loin on top of harissa-honey-glazed grilled ribs—all garnished with Padrón peppers, olives and feta from the South of France. Which reminds us of rule #712: nothing cuts the richness of all that lamb like bourbon. In this case, we think it’s okay to go ahead and follow the rules.

411: Prospect, 300 Spear St (at Folsom), 415-247-7770
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Saturday
High on the Hog at Epic Roasthouse
SWINE CLUB

High on the Hog at Epic Roasthouse

A pig roast on Epic’s patio is just the beginning of this pork-and-pinot-filled summer party, with pulled-pork sandwiches, spare ribs and porchetta. Chef Birnbaum will be manning the grill and slinging housemade sausages, and before they send you off, make sure to try the maple ice cream and bacon brittle. Pork wins again.

Jul 17, 1-4pm, $95, (VIP at noon, $160), Epic Roasthouse, 369 Embarcadero South, 415-369-9955

Beatles to Bowie Opening Reception
BEATLE JUICE

Beatles to Bowie Opening Reception

Fifty never-been-printed rock photos from the ’60s and ’70s—from the Fab Four backstage to Keith Richards at Villa Nellcôte—will be ready for viewing Saturday over a few gin and tonics at the opening reception. You have permission to party like a rock star.

Psycho x San Francisco Symphony
HIGH SCORE

Psycho x San Francisco Symphony

Hitchcock’s iconic shower-stabbing thriller will be screened on Saturday while the all-string San Francisco Symphony Orchestra plays along in concert. We suggest you shower beforehand. Or at least have a shower companion ready to go for after...

Sunday
Presidio of SF Concours d’Elegance
AUTO PARK

Presidio of SF Concours d’Elegance

The green at the Presidio’s main post will be dotted with hundreds of collectors’ cars on display, including the debut of a ’67 Ferrari 330 GTS. There’s also a cigar and scotch lounge, and tents for wine tasting—think of it as drinking and not driving.

Lamb Jam at Fort Mason
ALL ABOUT EWE

Lamb Jam at Fort Mason

The math speaks for itself: with at least 20 chefs (from SPQR to Namu to Incanto) prepping their own lamb dishes and wine to pair, you’re in for a gluttonous afternoon. You’ll get to vote on your favorites, but really, everyone’s a winner here.

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