Things to do for May 22, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend remembers.

Thursday
Pey-Marin Wine Dinner at Nick's Cove
THURSDAY BY THE BAY

Pey-Marin Wine Dinner at Nick's Cove

Kick-start the long weekend with Pey-Marin's new releases—Riesling, Pinot Noir, Merlot—paired with dishes like halibut sashimi, rabbit sugo and duck confit. Mmm, confit...

Thursday
SF Brewers Guild at Toronado
THURSDAY SUDS

SF Brewers Guild at Toronado

Not only will you drink a few pints of SF-made craft brews (think: Speakeasy, 21st Amendment, Wunder Beer), but you'll also get to pick the brains of the guys who created them.

411: May 22, 6pm-9pm, Toronado, 547 Haight St (at Fillmore)

Friday
Carnival Mecanique at the SF Dump
FRIDAY RUBBISH

Carnival Mecanique at the SF Dump

We don't normally recommend going to the dump, but we'll make an exception to see artist-in-residence Paul Cesewski's bike sculptures and various carnival-ish pieces salvaged from recycling. (Jumpsuits optional.)

Saturday
Mastering the Grill at COPIA
SATURDAY GRILLING

Mastering the Grill at COPIA

In two hands-on workshops, you'll earn the title "Certified Grill Master." If you can't make both, definitely do the first one, Beef and Other Red Meats. (Get those down and you don't really need the rest.)

411: May 24-25, 9am-3pm, Copia, 500 First St, Napa, 707-259-1600, $295

Sunday
Capsule Hits Hayes Valley
SUNDAY SHOPPING

Capsule Hits Hayes Valley

Score an indie designer's hand-dyed organic tee, hoodie or blazer, and rest easy knowing that you won't be wearing the same threads as the guy next to you at Monday's barbecue.

411: May 25, Octavia and Linden (at Hayes)

Wednesday
Fight Club Author at the Kabuki
WEDNESDAY CHUCKING

Fight Club Author at the Kabuki

Chuck Palahniuk, author of the Pitt-lit classic Fight Club, will discuss his ninth novel, Snuff, about an aging porn queen who closes out her career with a bang—literally—by satisfying 600 men in one day.

411: May 28, 7pm, Sundance Kabuki Theater, 1881 Post St (at Fillmore), 415-863-8688

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