Things to do for January 06, 2011

The Weekender

Pizza for Brunch, Prime Rib Day and Hitchcock

The weekend is going with “twenty-eleven.”

Friday
Mix Master Mike at Yoshi’s
SPIN DOCTOR

Mix Master Mike at Yoshi’s

You might know SF-native Mix Master Mike from his stint as the resident DJ for the Beastie Boys, or as the three-time world DJ champ, or for his Grandwizard lifetime achievement. Whichever way you know him, he’s taking to the tables at Yoshi’s. And not for dinner.

Jan 7, 10:30pm, $25, Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St (at Eddy), 415-655-5600

Saturday
Brunch Debuts at Cotogna
BRUNCHING

Brunch Debuts at Cotogna

Brunch here means pizza and pasta and a few Italian breakfast specials like Bloody Marys with botarga salt and Green Eggs and Ham (crisp pork belly and wild nettle hollandaise). Because only pork belly and flowering-plant-topped eggs could beat pizza for breakfast...

Saturdays, 11am-midnight, Cotogna, 490 Pacific Ave (at Montgomery), 415-775-8508

Up to 50% Off at Unionmade
SALE-ING

Up to 50% Off at Unionmade

You spent the last month getting gifts for everyone else, which means you have to play catch-up this month. For that, you’ll want to look to Unionmade, where labels like Gilbert & Lewis, Billy Reid, Levi’s Vintage and Woolrich are up to 50% off. We think you’ll more than break even.

Ongoing, Unionmade, 493 Sanchez St (at 18th), 415-861-3373

Hitchcock Films at Castro Theatre
SEEING DOUBLE

Hitchcock Films at Castro Theatre

Over at the Castro Theatre, you can catch double features of Hitchcock’s lesser-known movies every day for close to a week. On the marquees are gems like The 39 Steps and his only romantic comedy, Mr. and Mrs. Smith—the one without Brangelina.

Sunday
Prime Rib Sundays at Alexander’s
PRIME TIME

Prime Rib Sundays at Alexander’s

This weekend marks Alexander’s first Prime Rib Sunday, when you’ll get about 14 ounces of the namesake prime rib, a side like the Crushed Marble Potatoes or Macaroni Gratin and their signature Hamachi Shot with truffled ponzu sauce. A trio that should be repeated on as many Sundays as possible.

Wednesday
Brewmaster Dinner at Social
SOCIALIZING

Brewmaster Dinner at Social

Think of this as your opportunity to dine and drink with the city’s first and only master beer sommelier (a fancy name for a beer-drinking maniac). They’ll be pairing brews with re-envisioned, high-quality cafeteria fare like upscale sloppy joes, tater tots and mac and cheese. Hopefully cafeterias around the world will take a cue.

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