Things to do for April 17, 2008

The Weekender

The SF Weekend Starts Here

The weekend would like to recycle last weekend.

Thursday
Root Division's Taste 2008 Opening Party
THURSDAY FOOD AS ART

Root Division's Taste 2008 Opening Party

Cookies, sundaes and popsicles become messages of desire, sex and politics in this nouvelle cuisine art exhibit—and take in some actual edible food and drink from Bar Bambino, Ozumo, Cantina and others at the opening party tonight.

411: Apr 17, Root Division, 3175 17th St (at South Van Ness), 415-863-7668, $100-$150 (VIP)

Friday
Hopmonk Tavern Opens in Sebastopol
FRIDAY NIGHT BEER TAVERN

Hopmonk Tavern Opens in Sebastopol

Hopmonk Tavern, just opened in Sebastopol, brings you a well-curated (and rather large) inventory of craft beers and cask-conditioned ales. Add the huge beer garden and you just might forget you're in wine country.

411: Apr 18, Hopmonk Tavern, 230 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol, 707-829-7300

Sunday
Bar Bambino Cheese and Wine Tasting
SUNDAY IN THE RAW

Bar Bambino Cheese and Wine Tasting

Raw, unpasteurized cheese is raising eyebrows these days (let's just say it's not FDA approved)—take a walk on the wild side and learn how to pair it with great wines at Bar Bambino's first raw cheese and wine event.

411: Apr 20, 3-5pm, Bar Bambino, 2931 16th St (at Mission), 415-701-VINO, $45

Tuesday
Perbacco Passover Dinner
PASSOVER TUESDAY

Perbacco Passover Dinner

Chopped Duck Liver, Veal Breast Stuffed with Peppers and Hazelnut Sponge Cake make up this all-kosher (including the wine) Jewish-Italian menu prepared by James Beard Award-winning chef Joyce Goldstein. Much better than your usual matzo pizza.

411: Apr 22, Perbacco, 230 California St, 415-955-0663

Tuesday
Hickey Freeman Friends & Family Sale
TUESDAY SALE-ING

Hickey Freeman Friends & Family Sale

Time for a Spring refresh—pick up tailored favorites like crisp sportcoats and dress shirts at 40% off in store and online.

411: Apr 22 - 27, Hickey Freeman, 767 Market St, 415-896-9370, enter code FF0408 at checkout

Wednesday
Sake Reception and Dinner at Yoshi's
KAMPAI WEDNESDAY

Sake Reception and Dinner at Yoshi's

Toast with master brewer Naotaka Miyasaki, who came all the way across the Pacific (he's a committed man) to talk about one of Japan's best drinks, Masumo Sake. Light apps at the sake reception will whet you for the seven-course pairing dinner.

411: Apr 23, 6pm, Yoshi's San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore St (at Eddy), $25 (reception), $125 (reception and 7-course dinner)

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