Things to do for August 07, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is going for the gold.

Thursday
Design Within Reach Warehouse Sale
THURSDAY SALE-ING

Design Within Reach Warehouse Sale

You ditched that futon long ago, but your place could still use some key items (hip lamp, plush sectional). So don't miss DWR's biggest sale ever, with 50,000 square feet of modern furniture at up to 80 percent off. (Which, by our calculations, is like 40,000 square feet off.)

411: Aug 7-10, Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, Marina Blvd (at Buchanan), 415-441-3400

THE DADDY HOOKUP: Show this email and get an additional 10 percent off goods by everyone except Herman Miller, Knoll, Fritz Hansen and Cassina.

Thursday
Caviar and Champagne at Redwood Room
THURSDAY CAVIAR

Caviar and Champagne at Redwood Room

We can't think of a better spot than the lounge at the 75-year-old Redwood Room to indulge in select-estate caviar paired with premium bubbly (think: '96 Dom or Veuve Grande Dame). Unless, of course, you booked a room at the Clift.

411: $500-$1,000, starting Aug 7, Redwood Room, Clift Hotel, 495 Geary (at Taylor), 415-929-2372

Friday
Air Guitar Championships
FRIDAY STRUMMING

Air Guitar Championships

You'll want to TiVo the Olympics on Friday, because the real competition occurs when 25 of the nation's best air guitarists go head-to-head for a spot in the World Championships. Air-rock on.

411: $20, doors 7:30pm, show 8:30 pm, Aug 8, Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center, 1290 Sutter St (at Van Ness), 415-673-5716

Friday
$8.88 Grappa Cocktails at Bar 888
FRIDAY GRAPPA-LING

$8.88 Grappa Cocktails at Bar 888

Taking full advantage of their address and the date, Bar 888—you know, the tavern with the most extensive grape-based brandy selection in the city—unleashes eight signature grappa cocktails for $8.88 apiece. We've got our eye on the Italian Mojito.

411: Aug 8-Aug 31), Bar 888, InterContinental Hotel San Francisco, 888 Howard St (at Fifth), 415-616-6566

Saturday
Gumball World Tour Kickoff
SATURDAY RALLY

Gumball World Tour Kickoff

You gave up thinking you'd see Hasselhoff driving K.I.T.T. in person somewhere around 1987, but you will Saturday. Then check out a slightly superior lineup of Ferraris and Bugattis at this 120-car, 3,000-mile rally that starts in SF and ends in Beijing (with a little help from a plane).

411: 10am, 1pm flags drop, Aug 9, The Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St (at California), 415-772-5000

Saturday
Kettlebell Workshop
SATURDAY LIFTING

Kettlebell Workshop

If kettlebell lifting is good enough for the Russian Special Forces, the Secret Service and Penelope Cruz, it's worth a shot. And no matter how your pecs respond to the drills at this exclusive workshop, at least it'll give you something to discuss with Penelope.

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