Things to do for September 18, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is driving a Tesla.

Thursday
Jack Falstaff's Off-the-Menu Burger
THURSDAY POWER LUNCH

Jack Falstaff's Off-the-Menu Burger

Order the secret burger, and you'll get a hamburger stuffed with braised short ribs, topped with bacon and a fried egg and served with Pt. Reyes blue cheese fries. You'll also get a salad, because we wouldn't want you thinking this is at all unhealthy.

411: $20, available for lunch or dinner, Jack Falstaff, 598 2nd St (at Brannan), 415-836-9239

Thursday
Ralph Lauren Friends & Family Event
THURSDAY SALE-ING

Ralph Lauren Friends & Family Event

Prep out with some iconic Ralph Lauren polos, rugbies and sport coats available online at 30 percent off—and if you're willing to leave the comfort of your leather recliner (and put on some pants), the sale's going on in stores too.

Friday
Marie Brizard Cocktail Challenge
FRIDAY BALLOT

Marie Brizard Cocktail Challenge

Here's your chance to send your favorite barkeep to France. Try 20 different cocktails at 10 different bars—like Camber Lay's Freudian Slip at Epic or Sierra Zimei's Thai Me Up at the Four Seasons—then vote. Who knows, maybe Camber or Sierra will need a traveling companion...

411: Now-Oct 26, check out participating bartenders/bars and vote here

Saturday
A Taste of South Beach and Mission Bay
SATURDAY BLOCK PARTY

A Taste of South Beach and Mission Bay

SoMa's newest block party features two stages of bands and DJs to liven up your Saturday soundtrack. And with booths from bars and restos like Anchor Brewing, 21st Amendment, Momo's and Tres Agaves, our guess is you'll leave with more than a taste.

411: $10, Sept 20, 11am-6pm, South Park (South Park St between 2nd and 3rd)

Sunday
Polo in Wine Country
SUNDAY POLO

Polo in Wine Country

For a change of scenery on Sunday, spend the afternoon watching polo matches with unlimited wine and beer tastings, plus live jazz and a gourmet dessert bar. And for the ultimate in upper crust-ness, stomp a few divots with champagne in hand.

411: $45, 1-4pm, Sept 21, Wine Country Polo Fields, 550 White Oak Dr, Santa Rosa, 925-465-1071

Monday
A Food Affaire at Ruby Skye
MONDAY CAVIAR

A Food Affaire at Ruby Skye

Mondays can be rough, which is why chefs from Beretta, Ducca and XYZ are creating aphrodisiac-enhanced dishes using delicacies like good-old oysters, foie gras and caviar. Add specialty cocktails and henna-painted dancers to the mix, and your Monday just got in the mood.

411: $100, 6:30-10pm, Sept 22, Ruby Skye, 420 Mason St (at Geary), 415-781-5348, tickets here 

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