Things to do for September 15, 2011

The Weekender

Basketball on Alcatraz, Brunch and Trampolines

The weekend always looks out for #1.

Thursday
Whole Beast BBQ at Americano
BEAST OF BURDEN

Whole Beast BBQ at Americano

You’re no stranger to whole-hog dinners, so this event should feel familiar, warm and happy. Once you arrive, the wine will flow, and a spread of chicharrones, smoked testa, porchetta, housemade sausages, and fig and bacon crostatas will appear. Your timing’s impeccable.

Saturday
House of Air’s AirFest
LADY AND THE TRAMP

House of Air’s AirFest

You crushed it in dodgeball, and the word “matrix” has taken on a new meaning since this trampoline house opened. In celebration of their one-year mark, come in for a parkour obstacle course, silent disco and 50-foot slackline. Jumping on trampolines, of course, is implied.

Sep 17, noon-6pm, House of Air, 926 Mason St, 415-345-9675

King of the Rock Qualifiers
HOOP DREAMS

King of the Rock Qualifiers

Many a man risked life and limb to get off Alcatraz. You, however, just want to shoot hoops there. This weekend, your basketball-playing prowess could earn you a spot in the worldwide, one-on-one basketball finals on the island—and possibly, the King of the Rock title. Nic Cage is going to be jealous.

Sunday
Beerunch at Public House
STRANGE BREW

Beerunch at Public House

Since you generally start the day with a caffeine jolt, this beer-paired brunch with caffeine-spiked beer kills two birds. There’ll be huevos rancheros with IPA, and the Bruery’s maple ale with bacon-wrapped dates, but we suggest kicking off with coffee porter and churros con chocolate. Decisions, decisions.

Wednesday
Shaker & Flask at Cocktail Week
SHAKER VILLAGE

Shaker & Flask at Cocktail Week

If the idea of molecular cocktailing in a massive antiques warehouse the size of a shipbuilding factory sounds like a good start, you’ll want to check out Cocktail Week in its entirety. If you’re going that route, there’s the Gold Ticket that’ll get you into every event and after-party all week. Advising restraint would be futile.

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