Things to do for October 14, 2010

The Weekender

Burlesque Reading, Bourbon Ice Cream and Surfing

The weekend would like a moment of your time.

Thursday
Looking Good After a Hangover
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Looking Good After a Hangover

Scientists have shown that rough nights lead to rougher mornings-after. Fortunately, the scientists at Nickel have invented Morning After Rescue Gel—a hangover-curing face cream infused with caffeine, citrus and soy protein to smooth any lingering roughness. Now, our scientists at Perks are bringing it to you for 40% off. Let’s hear it for science.

Custom Suits by an Italian Master Tailor
NEAPOLITAN TIES

Custom Suits by an Italian Master Tailor

It’s nice when Italy comes to you. Especially if it’s in the form of master tailor Lucio, who’s straight out of the Sartorio shop (of Kiton fame) in Naples, here to fit you for custom shirts, pants and suits. Of course, you going to Italy isn’t a bad second option...

Oct 14, 10am-6:30pm, De Corato, 80 Geary St (at Grant), 415-274-2588

Basil Hayden's
Kurobuta Rib-Eye and Cheese Grits at Absinthe

EYE OF THE TIGER

Kurobuta Rib-Eye and Cheese Grits at Absinthe

This is probably the best place to enjoy Japanese Berkshire pork rib-eye with jalapeño-cheddar grits inspired by the Southwest. (Also: the only place.) Which reminds us: those grits happen to pair brilliantly with a certain whiskey from Kentucky...

411: Available at Absinthe, 398 Hayes St (at Gough), 415-551-1590
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Friday
Double Dutch Reopening Party
SONIC BOOM

Double Dutch Reopening Party

After getting a quick refresh and new graffiti art, including 3-D creations, Double Dutch is swinging its doors back open Friday. That’ll be your chance to donate a boom box to the Coalition to Save the Boom Box in exchange for 10 free drink tickets. Just remember: carrying your iPod on your shoulder doesn’t have the same effect.

Oct 15, boom box donations through Dec 1, Double Dutch, 3192 16th St, 415-373-1042

Saturday
Naked Girls Reading Ghost Stories
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Naked Girls Reading Ghost Stories

Going to readings isn’t top on your list, but we’ve found just the thing to lure you in: women disrobed. Better yet, these women will be reading ghost stories—think: The Shining or Haunted Heartland. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a personal reading—the literary equivalent of a lap dance.

Scuttlefish Ocean Pop-Up at Revolver
OCEAN CITY

Scuttlefish Ocean Pop-Up at Revolver

You can get a lot at the beach: waves, sand, sun. But if you also want a pair of Wayfarers made out of wood, you’ll need to check out this sea-loving pop-up. There’ll be beach gear from Rogues Gallery and Denham, vintage surf art and driftwood furniture—in case leather’s not your speed.

Oct 16-27, noon-8pm, Revolver, 136 Fillmore St (at Waller), 415-871-0665

Monday
The Boxing Room Preview Dinner
BOX OFFICE

The Boxing Room Preview Dinner

While the actual restaurant going into the old Citizen Cake spot is a few months out, you can get a rare insider glimpse into its Southern-style food at this four-course New Orleans feast. Expect everything from pork tenderloin and candied yams to warm pecan pie with bourbon ice cream—a good time to start with dessert first.

Oct 18, 5-10pm, $50, 388 Hayes St (at Gough), 415-551-1590

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