Things to do for August 12, 2010

The Weekender

Snake Charming, Album Art and Whole Pigs

The weekend is glad to be back.

Thursday
Race an Audi. Also: Gratis Crunch and Half Off Steven Alan.
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Race an Audi. Also: Gratis Crunch and Half Off Steven Alan.

This week, Perks is bringing you a chance to spend a day at the track, racing Audi’s sportiest machines around Infineon Raceway. Also: gear for the impending season between seasons with half off Steven Alan’s pre-fall collection. Finally, a weeklong membership and personal training session at Crunch, on the house. Because you only like to sweat in the presence of a live DJ.

Friday
Hog in the Fog Opening Party
HOG WILD

Hog in the Fog Opening Party

Kicking off SFChefs week with nearly 20 Duroc pigs grilled, roasted, sliced up and served by roughly 30 different chefs representing restaurants from Frances to Incanto seems only fitting. Rounds of cocktails from 17 bars like Bourbon & Branch and Rye make it a win-win.

Aug 13, 6-10pm, $75 (with promo code “FF2010”), Grand Tasting Tent on Union Square, tickets here

Saturday
Original Rock-and-Roll Art
BY STORM

Original Rock-and-Roll Art

On display are more than 60 timeless covers from artist Storm Thorgerson, like Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and others for Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel and Steve Miller. You know, stuff that’s on your iPod.

Aug 14, 7-10pm (exhibit Aug 14-Sep 15), SF Art Exchange, 458 Geary St (at Mason), RSVP for opening party required, call 415-441-8840 or email here

Basil Hayden's
Bix’s Truffle Cheeseburger

TRUFFLE HUNTING

Bix’s Truffle Cheeseburger

You wouldn’t expect this alleyway mainstay—with tuxedo-clad servers and plush 1940s jazz decor—to serve just any burger, and you’d be right. The open-faced Black Truffle Cheese Burger with Truffle Fries is rightfully heavy on, well, truffles, and is assembled by hand using their patented burger press. The real genius, however, is pouring a tumbler of bourbon to go with it...

411: Available at Bix, 56 Gold St (at Montgomery), 415-433-6300
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Sideshow Happening at Root Division
ON THE SIDE

Sideshow Happening at Root Division

Virtually every form of entertainment is going to be in rotation at this carnival-like sideshow—from glass eating to snake charming to stand-up comedy. It’s a nonprofit, so they’ll be pouring beer, wine and cocktails for donation. You’ve always been one to support the arts...

A Street Food Pop-Up
POP ROCKS

A Street Food Pop-Up

Seems like every culture has its own pub food, which is to say it should be your mission to sample them all. Next up: pulutan, the equivalent of Filipino drinking food: chicken adobo, Sinangag (garlic fried rice) and Longaniza—that’s naked pork sausage balls. It’s BYOB, so come equipped.

Aug 14, 5, 7 and 9pm, Hapa SF at La Victoria, 2937 24th St (at Alabama), 415-642-7120

Sunday
Front Porch’s Fourth Birthday Party
PORCH LIGHTS

Front Porch’s Fourth Birthday Party

Nothing against cake, but platefuls of fried chicken and slow-smoked brisket seem like a much better way to commemorate a birthday. Also on the agenda: $4 sangria and beer, live New Orleans jazz band and watermelon seed spitting contest. Reminding us that it is summer... somewhere.

Aug 15, 2-8pm, $10, The Front Porch, 65a 29th St (at Mission), 415-695-7800

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