Things to do for July 22, 2010

The Weekender

Game Night, Whiskey for Dinner and a Clambake

The weekend knows there’s a summer out there, somewhere.

Thursday
Get the Rock Star Treatment at Lollapalooza. Also: Scotch Chocolate Bars.
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Get the Rock Star Treatment at Lollapalooza. Also: Scotch Chocolate Bars.

This week, Perks is giving you the rock star treatment at Lollapalooza: 20% off your stay at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago, liberal use of their Gibson loaner guitars, gratis bottles and exclusive access to the after-parties. Also: you’ll get 40% off your next purchase of six scotch chocolate bars. You can get behind just about anything when the words scotch and bar are involved.

Four-Course Whiskey Dinner at Lafitte
WHISKEY REBELLION

Four-Course Whiskey Dinner at Lafitte

In true pirate fashion, Luce chef Dominique Crenn is invading Lafitte to cook up four courses—one with foie gras, popcorn, corn sorbet and truffle snow—and is bringing lots of whiskey to pair. The theme is “Une Danse Alchemique,” so expect dancing and science. But maybe our French isn’t that great.

Friday
Game Night at Ambassador
GAME CHANGER

Game Night at Ambassador

After a few drinks (the first one is on them), you’ll be ready to focus up for a match of Connect Four, Jenga, Pictionary, Taboo—you name it. Since all happy hour deals apply, go ahead and up the ante with a few drink-related challenges. And since all the proceeds go to charity, we see it as a win-win.

Jul 23, 6-10pm, $10 (proceeds go to La Cocina), Ambassador, 673 Geary St, 415-563-8192

Saturday
Jewish Film Fest’s Gangsters in Film
GANGLAND

Jewish Film Fest’s Gangsters in Film

When you hear the word gangster, you probably think more Corleone than Siegel. But at this coming week’s film fest, you’ll be able to cobble together at least a quadruple feature with movies like Bugsy and Scarface starring Jewish gangsters. Or at least actors pretending to be Jewish gangsters.

Jul 24-Aug 9, times vary, Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St (at Market), 415-621-6120

Monday
Clambake at Presidio Social Club
CLAM UP

Clambake at Presidio Social Club

Sure, you might be wearing wool today (and we won’t talk about having to break out the parka), but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a little New England summer action. The good people at PSC are promising piles of lobster, clams and mussels with potatoes and corn on the cob—and lots of drawn butter—every Monday. If anything, the butter will warm you up.

Tuesday
Argentinean Grill Comes to Geyserville
FORD TOUGH

Argentinean Grill Comes to Geyserville

Not only one of the few wineries in the valley where you can actually get a full meal, this new restaurant within the Francis Ford Coppola Winery is also where you’ll get to eat all of the director’s favorite meals. Thankfully, the vibe is more Godfather than Apocalypse Now, but maybe that’s the wine talking...

Opens Jul 27, Rustic, 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville, 707-857-1400

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