Things to do for August 18, 2011

The Weekender

Whiskey Beer, Movie Posters and a Biergarten

The weekend’s keeping an eye on the prize.

Thursday
Bluestem’s New Happy Hour
HAPPY HOURING

Bluestem’s New Happy Hour

Getting drinks after work is as good a reason as any to stop into Bluestem. But they went ahead and raised the stakes with a new happy hour. Try one of each of $3 brews like Lagunitas IPA, $5 wines and cocktails and a $7 Bluestem Smash—not necessarily in that order.

Friday
Hickey Freeman’s Made-to-Measure Sale
SALE-ING

Hickey Freeman’s Made-to-Measure Sale

Being a made-to-measure appreciator, you should know that the good people at Hickey Freeman are offering a rare opportunity to fill up on custom suits and sport coats for the price of ready-to-wear. It lasts until the end of the month. But one day should do.

Now through Aug 31, Hickey Freeman, 767 Market St (at Yerba Buena Ln), 415-896-9370

Saturday
Red Vic’s Movie Memorabilia Blowout
MOVIE TIME

Red Vic’s Movie Memorabilia Blowout

While this worker-owned movie house went dark last month, this is the weekend when you can pick up a few mementos. You’ll find their wooden popcorn bowls and glasses, as well as signed prints and posters. Your home theater just got official.

Aug 20, 1-6pm, Red Vic, 1727 Haight St (at Cole), 415-668-3994

Sunday
Whiskey Beer Release at Elixir
CRATE & BARREL-AGED

Whiskey Beer Release at Elixir

After a three-month soak in a Templeton Rye whiskey barrel, Elixir’s high-octane Snake Oil IPA is ready to be tapped. For the occasion, they’re setting forth an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of Snake Oil IPA–braised brisket with Templeton Rye BBQ sauce and the like. Whiskey is best when layered.

Aug 21, 4-8pm, Elixir, 3200 16th St (at Guerrero), 415-552-1633

Oktoberfest at Lark Creek
GARDEN STATE

Oktoberfest at Lark Creek

Think of the Biergarten as an all-day Sunday happy hour in a redwood grove—with $3 beer specials, like Spaten Pils and dark Optimator, grilled sausages, spaetzle and jumbo pretzels. Sure, it’s across the Golden Gate, but that short jaunt just might save you a trip to Germany.

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