Things to do for November 11, 2010

The Weekender

Pinup Girls, Pinball and Late-Night Egyptian Pizza

The weekend is embracing the darkness.

Thursday
Steak: It’s What’s for Thanksgiving
BRAND-NEW PERK

Steak: It’s What’s for Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, you’re thinking beyond the turkey—by flanking your game bird with assorted chops, ribs and filets from Robinson’s Prime Reserve. $65 gets you $100 of the same premium meats that presidents, royalty and rock stars have enjoyed. Which works out, considering your Thanksgiving guest list (we’re looking at you, Bush Senior).

Egyptian Pizza at Crave City
LIKE AN EGYPTIAN

Egyptian Pizza at Crave City

We’re not 100% sure, but we get the sense that the Ancient Egyptians knew how to party. So it follows that the newest late-night, post-last-call eatery to hit Chestnut Street specializes in Egyptian pizza. Apparently, King Tut loved calzones.

Open now, Crave City, 2015 Chestnut St (at Fillmore), 415-409-2009

Saturday
Playboy Pinup Girls on Exhibit
PINNING UP

Playboy Pinup Girls on Exhibit

Marking the 50-year anniversary of the first appearance of Vargas’s work in Playboy, his watercolors, paintings and drawings (including some original pieces straight from the Playboy Collection) will be on display. You could say he was airbrushing before there was airbrushing.

Finding Your Way in Golden Gate Park
THOUSAND ISLAND

Finding Your Way in Golden Gate Park

This new app has an interactive map, field guide and self-guided itineraries, as well as real-time wildlife sightings, for Golden Gate Park. So you’ll be the first to know when a bison’s on the loose... though hopefully you don’t need an app to notice a 2,500-pound beast.

Sunday
Pinball Tourney at the Pinball Museum
PINBALL WIZARD

Pinball Tourney at the Pinball Museum

There’s free play on more than 80 pinball machines—including vintage ones from as far back as 1936—for you to warm up on and nudge, trap and tilt your way to all of the high scores. Or you can up the ante and enter the actual tournament in the novice or professional league. You’ve been warned...

Tuesday
Weekly Wine at Bodega de Cantina
VELVET UNDERGROUND

Weekly Wine at Bodega de Cantina

You’re already very familiar with Cantina’s cocktails—after years and years of diligent study... And now, the bar’s officially harboring an underground wine den every Tuesday and Wednesday. Of course, one bar doesn’t exclude the other, but our advice is to take it one drink at a time.

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