Things to do for June 12, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend laughs in the face of superstition.

Thursday
Filipino Independence Day at Palencia
THURSDAY FREEDOM

Filipino Independence Day at Palencia

Authentic Filipino food isn't easy to come by, unless you crash a Filipino family reunion or head to Palencia, where the Manila-born chef is preparing a lumpia-pancit-and-adobo-filled feast in celebration of Philippine Independence Day. (Snuck up on you this year, didn't it?)

Thursday
International Cachaca Day
THURSDAY BRAZILIANS

International Cachaca Day

Not to be outdone by the Filipinos, the fine Brazilians at Cantina are serving up nearly 30 rum-like cachacas in honor of International Cachaca Day (hats off to the genius who established this), including hard-to-find ones like Weber Haus.

411: June 12, 6-10pm, Cantina, 580 Sutter St (at Mason), 415-398-0195

Saturday
The Warehouse Sale
SATURDAY SALE-ING

The Warehouse Sale

If you like your clothing un-rummaged (and we know you do), hit the Warehouse Sale on its private VIP day and earn first dibs on labels like Rock & Republic, True Religion and Chip & Pepper at 40-80% off.

411: June 14 (VIP)-15, Hilton San Francisco, 333 O'Farrell St (at Mason), $15 VIP advance, $25 VIP door, $5 (Sunday/general)

Sunday
Stern Grove Festival
SUNDAY RHYTHM

Stern Grove Festival

Head to Stern Grove for some rhythm and blues with Rock Hall of Famer Booker T. Jones, who played on Otis' "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay," and while still in high school recorded "Green Onions," which you've heard in a thousand movies but didn't know it.

411: June 15, Stern Grove, 19th Ave and Sloat Blvd, free

Monday
Cocktails Class at Bourbon & Branch
MONDAY MIXING

Cocktails Class at Bourbon & Branch

You've shown flashes of brilliance in your home kitchen, but are you a five-tool bartender—you know, equally adept with vodka, gin, tequila, rum or bourbon? Round out your game at this expert-led, hands-on mixology course.

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