Things to do for September 11, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is enjoying its victory lap.

Friday
Meigetsu Taiko Fest
FRIDAY WARRIOR BEATS

Meigetsu Taiko Fest

Check out the rhythmic martial arts moves of some of the city's best Japanese percussionists as they kick off the upcoming Meigetsu Taiko Fest, celebrating the first full moon before the autumnal equinox. Consider it your license to howl.

411: $17/night, Sept 12-13 at 8pm, Sept 14 at 6pm, Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St (at Mission), 415-826-4441

Saturday
AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Crocs Tour
SATURDAY SPIKING

AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Crocs Tour

Fresh from Beijing, Olympic gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh are setting, spiking and bikini-ing their way to another title right here on the Embarcadero. Yes, the tour is sponsored by Crocs—but we mentioned the bikinis, right?

411: Sept 12 at 10:30am, Sept 13 at 8:30am, Pier 30/32, Embarcadero (at Bryant), tickets here

Saturday
San Francisco Twilight Criterium
SATURDAY PEDALING

San Francisco Twilight Criterium

The city's first nighttime pro-cycling race, this is like the Tour de France on speed. Try your best to glimpse professional cyclists (and recent Olympians) as they whiz by on this challenging eight-block crit. Bring the night-vision goggles.

411: 5pm, Sept 13, course runs on Fillmore, Greenwich, Buchanan and Union streets

Sunday
Brews on the Bay Beer Festival
SUNDAY SUDS-ING

Brews on the Bay Beer Festival

See what sailors have known for centuries—that there's nothing like a cold beer on a big ship—when you climb aboard the historic WWII-era Jeremiah O'Brien for frosty ones from artisan brewers like Magnolia, Speakeasy and 21st Amendment. Beer ahoy.

411: $40, noon-4:30pm, Sept 13-14, Jeremiah O'Brien, Pier 45 (at Taylor), 415-434-3344

Monday
Spa Week Starts
MONDAY RUBDOWN

Spa Week Starts

The start of fall means it's time for another round of your favorite bi-annual holiday, Spa Week, with $50 services at some twenty spots around town. For full-body coverage, we recommend Bliss Spa's Blissage Massage capped by Pure Envy's Alpha Vital Facial.

Monday
Napa's Newest All-Suite Hotel
MONDAY RESERVATIONS

Napa's Newest All-Suite Hotel

If you act now, you can snag introductory rates on lodging at Napa's latest all-suites hotel, which opens next week. Because day trips are fine, but sometimes you've just got to blow it out.

411: $289/night, Sept 26-Nov 30, Westin Verasa Hotel, 1314 Mckinstry St (at Soscol), Napa, 707-257-1800

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