Imagine a wine tasting in Napa Valley. The crowds. The cabernets. Comparing notes with a ringer for Virginia Madsen. But you don’t have time for all that, so we’re getting you six mini-bottles of top-tier vino to try. And giving you $30 towards a bottle of your favorite. Virginia approves.
Things to do for April 28, 2011
James Franco, Grilled Cheese and Ping-Pong
The weekend wrote you a poem.
Local designer Lorie Lester is throwing a fashion show tonight at the Stage. What this means for you: gratis mezcal cocktails, grilled cheese from the Ms. Cheezious truck and plenty of comely models, er, modeling Ms. Lester’s new wares. This could get out of hand.
You’re always on the prowl for a waterfront happy hour spot. The new ground floor lounge at the Epic should do the trick. Check out the suede couches and bayfront patio at the grand-opening soiree with gratis wine and tapas from Spanish newcomer Lizarran. The best patios come with tapas.
Hosting the Oscars. Appearing on General Hospital. And every now and again, acting. Yes, you’ve been very busy. But so has James Franco, who is reading his poetry along with two professional poets at the O Miami finale. Take that, Walt Whitman.
This is the last weekend for Launch Arte, the indie flea market that’s been stationed in a grassy lot in the Design District since the winter. Stop by for pickup games of ping-pong and Venezuelan hot dogs from the Doggi Style truck. Hot dogs do wonders for your backspin.
You and rum have some catching up to do. We suggest this rumtacular, going down all weekend at the deco Deauville in North Beach. The Grand Tasting consists of six poolside hours sampling a hundred different varieties from the Caribbean. Might want to bring your own drink umbrella.