Things to do for September 25, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is not up for debate.

Thursday
Oktoberfest at Toronado
THURSDAY BEER AND BRATS

Oktoberfest at Toronado

With more than fifteen German and German-style beers on tap and by the bottle—from Doppelbocks to Weizenbocks, plus free bratwurst and oompah music, this party stands up to the best in Munich, lederhosen for lederhosen.

411: 6pm, Sept 25, Toronado, 547 Haight St (at Fillmore), 415-863-2276

Thursday
Brooks Brothers Friends and Family Sale
THURSDAY SALE-ING

Brooks Brothers Friends and Family Sale

It's the brand of past presidents from Lincoln to JFK, and since you're a commander in chief in your own right, you'll want to stock up on American classics like cashmere sweaters, ties and blazers while they're 25 percent off.

411: Now-Sept 30, Brooks Brothers, 150 Post St (at Grant), 415-397-4500, say "friends and family" in store, online code is "friend67"

Saturday
Double Down: Two Visions of Vegas
SATURDAY SIN CITY

Double Down: Two Visions of Vegas

This new video exhibit showcases two different perspectives of Sin City—one filmed from a helicopter over the Strip, and the other focusing on all the signs and lights. As far as tips for the blackjack table go, you're on your own.

411: $10, now-Jan. 4, SFMoMA, 151 Third St (at Howard), 415-357-4000

Sunday
Porsches at the Palace at Ledson
SUNDAY BOXSTER

Porsches at the Palace at Ledson

This event combines two of your three favorite activities: wine tasting and sportscar admiring. Sample Ledson's exclusive reserves, then bask in the beauty of 75 new and vintage Porsches. (You'll save the Mediterranean houseboating for another weekend.)

411: $10, 11am-4pm, Sept 28, Ledson Winery, 7335 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, 707-537-3810

Sunday
Uva Enoteca Launches Happy Hour
SUNDAY HAPPY HOUR

Uva Enoteca Launches Happy Hour

You can't beat happy hour on a Sunday—think: $1.50 pints, $4 wine and $4 snacks from pizza to Gnocco Fritto (aka, fried dough). Except when you can also get it Monday through Thursday.

411: 5-6:30pm, Sunday-Thursday, Uva Enoteca, 568 Haight St (at Steiner), 415-829-2024

Tuesday
Burger for a Pint at Balboa Cafe
TUESDAY TRADE

Burger for a Pint at Balboa Cafe

The juicy burgers and crispy shoestring fries are legendary at this old San Francisco spot. So when they're doling out burgers for pints of blood, you'll happily roll up a sleeve. Then stick around for a pint of beer or two. You'll want to regain your strength.

411: 2-6pm, Sept 30, Balboa Cafe, 3199 Fillmore St (at Greenwich), 415-921-3944

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