Things to do for September 08, 2011

The Weekender

Hendrix Posters, the US Open and Buckets of Fried Chicken

The weekend is running the wildcat.

Thursday
Gratis Cocktails from Giftly
GIFT HORSE

Gratis Cocktails from Giftly

You’d expect a site that helps you create hybrid, customized gifts to have a good sense for your likes and dislikes. So, in honor of their launch party and your Thursday night, you’ll get the gift of gratis cocktails. Call it Christmas in September.

Friday
Chicken in a Bucket at Chubby Noodle
BUCKET LIST

Chicken in a Bucket at Chubby Noodle

There will be everything ranging from sashimi, raw oysters and Thai beef salad to ramen, dumplings and buckets of five-spice fried chicken at this new pop-up restaurant taking residence in a North Beach bar. Our prediction: you’ll be eating less pizza.

Opening party Sep 9 (then open daily at 6pm), Amante, 570 Green St (at Jasper), 415-362-4400

Saturday
230 Vintage Concert Posters
POSTER CHILD

230 Vintage Concert Posters

If you’ve been looking to get some vintage posters from the Fillmore’s legendary concerts dating back to the ’60s, your time is now. Or you can just browse the 230-poster collection tracing three decades of the SF music scene and call it your history lesson for the day.

Watching the US Open at Yerba Buena
GAME, SET, MATCH

Watching the US Open at Yerba Buena

They haven’t had sunny skies in New York lately, but the weekend is looking up. So Saturday and Sunday you can head over to Yerba Buena Gardens to watch tennis on big video screens set up on the center lawn. Because the US Open could use a touch of Wimbledon.

Sep 10, 8am-8pm, and Sep 11, 10am-4pm, Yerba Buena Gardens, 701 Mission St (between 3rd and 4th)

Sunday
Wines from the Cask at Brassica
BRASS TACKS

Wines from the Cask at Brassica

When Napa wineries close at 4:30pm, you’re just warming up. And that’s where this new Mediterranean iteration of Mustards Grill comes in. They’ll have 70 wines by the glass and bring a dozen small wineries that don’t have tasting rooms to you. You’ve got your work cut out for you.

Open now, Brassica, 641 Main St (at Mills), St. Helena, 707-963-0700

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