Things to do for July 31, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend welcomes August to the stage.

Thursday
Free Filet Mignon Sandwiches at Morton's
THURSDAY HAPPY HOUR

Free Filet Mignon Sandwiches at Morton's

Endless steak sandwiches are yours for the taking when you swing by Morton's for a happy hour drink. In other words, your post-work martini habit just got a lot more filling.

Thursday
Grand Opening Party at Chrome Bags
THURSDAY CHROMING

Grand Opening Party at Chrome Bags

After a month in their new store, the folks at Chrome are ready to party. They're serving beer all night and taking 25 percent off messenger bags, backpacks and all cycling-related product. Just take it easy on the brew if you plan to be messengering later.

411: July 31, 5-10pm, Chrome Bags, 580 4th St (at Brannan), 415-503-1221

Friday
Eclipse Webcast at the Exploratorium
FRIDAY ECLIPSING

Eclipse Webcast at the Exploratorium

At 4:08am Friday, the moon moves directly between the sun and the earth, creating a total solar eclipse. Pack your toothbrush, sleeping bag and maybe a flask and witness the live webcast (from northwest China) at Exploratorium's overnighter. Hooray, science.

411: July 31-August 1, 9pm-6am, Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon St (at Jefferson), 415-EXP-LORE

Friday
Restaurant Eloise Opens in Sebastopol
FRIDAY GAZPACHO

Restaurant Eloise Opens in Sebastopol

Opened last weekend by an NYC chef-couple (formerly at East Village brunch fave Prune), Eloise will fill you with southern French/northern Italian farmhouse fare like roasted bone marrow and ricotta gnocchi, and bread- and almond-based white gazpacho.

411: Restaurant Eloise, 2295 Gravenstein Highway (Route 116) South, Sebastopol, 707-823-6300

Saturday
Mixed Martial Arts Massive
SATURDAY FIGHTING

Mixed Martial Arts Massive

Playboy Playmates and SuicideGirls serve as ring candy, and there'll be B-boys breakdancing and ultimate fighters duking and kicking it out. We know: We had you at Playmates.

411: Aug 2, 5-11:30pm, Fort Mason Center, Marina Blvd (at Buchanan), 415-345-7500, for tickets click here

Monday
FlavorTripping at Temple
MONDAY FLAVOR TRIP

FlavorTripping at Temple

All the rage in NYC a few months back, this cranberry-sized miracle berry numbs your palate's sour and bitter tastebuds, making you perceive all sour things to be sweet—turning beer into chocolate shakes and tequila into lemonade. If only that had worked on your ex.

411: Aug 4, 8pm, Temple, 540 Howard St (at First), event is sold out, but be the first to hear about future flavor trips by joining the mailing list here

Wednesday
Ben Sherman SF Turns One
WEDNESDAY SALE-ING

Ben Sherman SF Turns One

This UK clothing company started in the '60s as the first company to make Oxford shirts, and now the sartorial pioneer is celebrating one year in SF with free-flowing Bass ale, DJ sets and 30 percent off everything. Sounds pukka.

411: Aug 6, 6-9pm, Ben Sherman, 55 Stockton St (at O'Farrell), RSVP here

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