Things to do for August 21, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is thinking of blue skies.

Thursday
Tequila Tasting Dinner at Tres Agaves
THURSDAY AGAVE

Tequila Tasting Dinner at Tres Agaves

Tonight Tres Agaves offers you a sneak sip of their soon-to-be-released, first 100-percent blue agave Ocho Tequila. You'll notice a smoother taste, subtle natural sweetness and the strength to hold up against a formidable eight-course dinner.

411: $100, Aug 21, tasting at 5pm, dinner at 7pm, Tres Agaves, 130 Townsend St (at 2nd), 415-227-0500

Friday
York Creek Winery Tasting
FRIDAY FRITZING

York Creek Winery Tasting

Brewer/distiller/winemaker Fritz Maytag is inviting you over to his Potrero Hill winery Friday to taste a few of his favorite reds, including the hearty '05 MXB Estate Cab. He had us at Fritz.

Saturday
Arboretum Yearly Sale
SATURDAY SALE-ING

Arboretum Yearly Sale

Healdsburg does more than wine, and they're proving it at Arboretum, taking up to 70 percent off Rag & Bone items (we like the RB6 jeans) and hawking EDUN and Loomstate tees for $25. Get some wine while you're up there.

411: Now through Aug 31, Arboretum, 332 Healdsburg Ave (at Plaza), Healdsburg, 707-433-7033

Saturday
San Francisco's One-Day Amazing Race
SATURDAY SCAVENGERING

San Francisco's One-Day Amazing Race

Grab a friend, pack a GPS device and prepare to solve mindgames and master physical challenges as you race for the million-dollar—er, $300—grand prize. Hey, at least there's no scorpion eating.

411: $60/person, 11am, Aug 23, start/finish at Looney's BBQ, 2190 Bancroft Way (at Fulton), Berkeley, 510-649-0628

Sunday
Chocolate-Making Class at Charles Chocolates
SUNDAY AT THE FACTORY

Chocolate-Making Class at Charles Chocolates

Improve your truffle-making skills under the sweet-fingered tutelage of nationally acclaimed chocolatier and Charles Chocolates owner Chuck Siegel. Because making her a box of chocolates is the culinary equivalent of a foot massage.

411: $300 (includes gift bag and tools), 1pm-6pm, Aug 24, Charles Chocolate, 6529 Hollis St, Emeryville, 510-652-4412, tickets here

Monday
Guest Chef George Morrone at Fish & Farm
MONDAY ON THE FARM

Guest Chef George Morrone at Fish & Farm

For the next four Mondays, former Aqua and Fifth Floor chef George Morrone joins Fish & Farm's Jake Des Voignes in the kitchen, leading to dishes like Yellowfin Jack Tartare with Gravenstein Apples. And maybe a new attitude about Monday.

411: $48 ($70 with wine or $5 corkage), 5-10pm, Mondays through Sept 22 (excluding Sept 1), Fish & Farm, 339 Taylor St (at O'Farrell), 415-474-FISH

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