Things to do for October 02, 2008

The Weekender

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Japanese Tattoo at Asian Art Museum

Japanese Tattoo at Asian Art Museum

In Japan, tattooing is a centuries-old art dating back to samurai warriors—think way before the tramp stamp. Celebrate it at this MATCHA Series event, where you'll enjoy a few cocktails and watch live demos of people getting inked the hard way.

411: $5, 5-9pm, Oct 2, Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St (at McAllister), 415-581-3500

B.Son Men's Sample and Warehouse Sale

B.Son Men's Sample and Warehouse Sale

Support the local economy and your sex life by stocking up on SF-designer Rebecca Beeson's soft organic jersey tees, fleece pullovers and cashmere hoodies at up to 60 percent off. Better hurry though: It's just a one-day sale, and you're not the only one who likes his head swathed in cashmere.

Grateful Dead Auction

Grateful Dead Auction

Around 175 collectibles, including tour guitars, amplifiers, rare concert posters—even the band's '56 Chevy Bel Air—will be up for bidding at Sunday's "More Skeletons from the Closet" auction. You know what this means: Break out the tie-dyed paddle.

EDUN Pop-up Store Opens

EDUN Pop-up Store Opens

Come to EDUN's Hayes Valley pop-up shop and browse Bono's eco-fashion label's complete fall/winter collection, including slim-fitting button-downs and monochromatic hoodies. If your aim is rocker-edged gear with a conscience, you might just find what you're looking for.

411: Oct 6-20, EDUN at Azalea, 411 Hayes St (at Gough), 415-861-9888

Fried Chicken Tuesdays at SPQR

Fried Chicken Tuesdays at SPQR

First they brought back their infamous fried brussels sprouts, now they're turning their expertise to poultry. You can sample their new fried chicken—based on a Hanukah recipe by way of Rome—every Tuesday. Finally, Tuesday's got some flavor.

411: $20 for a half-chicken, Tuesdays, SPQR, 1911 Fillmore St (at Bush), 415-771-7779

WhiskyWeek Takes Flight

WhiskyWeek Takes Flight

Though the grand WhiskyFest finale isn't until October 10, you'll want to prep your liver at various tastings, dinners and events. Our advice: Start with a Jack & Ginger paired with Whipped Lard on Sourdough at Orson's special Whiskey & Pig Dinner.

411: Oct 6-10, various locations, see schedule here

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