Things to do for May 19, 2011

The Weekender

A Yacht Party, Tiki Drinks and Contortionists

The weekend goes better with tequila.

Thursday
ArtPadSF at the Phoenix Hotel
FAIR GAME

ArtPadSF at the Phoenix Hotel

This inaugural, four-day indie art fair covers the spectrum of art panel discussions to synchronized performances in the Phoenix Hotel’s pool—all while exhibiting pieces from 30 contemporary galleries. It all kicks off at the VIP preview party tonight. Bathing suits optional. (But they always are.)

Friday
A Dim Sum Staple Meets the Cheesesteak
POT STICKER SHOCK

A Dim Sum Staple Meets the Cheesesteak

Eating pot stickers and Philly cheesesteaks in one sitting: not normal. That is, until a former Top Chef contestant turned food truck guru put together grilled Angus rib eye steak, caramelized onions, peppers and a hefty coating of Velveeta, then fashioned it into a pan-fried dumpling. Dim sum may never be the same again.

May 20, 5-10pm, 3-Sum Eats, Off the Grid, Fort Mason Center (Buchanan St and Marina Blvd)

Decks on Deck Party
DECKED OUT

Decks on Deck Party

It’s not every Friday that you can hop aboard a four-story, 125-foot yacht named Cabernet Sauvignon, order endless martinis from an open bar and sail the Bay. Mix Master Mike will be headlining, poker chips will be dealt, and all proceeds go to a good cause. It’s more like every other Friday...

May 20, 7:45-11:30pm, $85, Pier 40, The Embarcadero, tickets here

UD Hookup: Use code “UrbanDaddyBoatParty” and get a $20 discount on your ticket.

Sunday
Lagunitas Beer Circus
CIRCUS CIRCUS

Lagunitas Beer Circus

Circus entertainment in the most literal sense—think: stilters, clowns, contortionists, sword swallowers, burlesque—is in the lineup. But the real draw will be endless craft brews from the likes of BrewDog, Anchor Steam, Sonoma Springs and Russian River. Mimes and IPA, together at last...

Wednesday
Farmers Market Happy Hour
HAPPY HOURING

Farmers Market Happy Hour

While the centerpiece of this tiki-inspired happy hour might be the enormous erupting volcano bowl (a tasty rum concoction called the Flame Emperor’s Punch), there’s also the lineup of bartenders from Burritt Room to Bourbon & Branch mixing various cocktails. Happy hours can never have too much rum.

May 25, 5:30-7:30pm, $40, CUESA Kitchen at the Ferry Building, tickets here

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