Things to do for July 05, 2012

The Weekender

This Weekend: Bacon, Swedes and Gene Hackman

Who’s on first. The weekend’s on second.

Thursday
You, in a Basement with Gene Hackman
VELVET UNDERGROUND

You, in a Basement with Gene Hackman

Tonight, getting a (gratis) membership to Lost Weekend Video gets you inside their new, 25-seat subterranean movie den. Tonight’s double feature, dubbed “Paranoid in SF,” consists of The Conversation and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. BYO popcorn.

SF’s First/Only Scandinavian Restaurant
SMORGASBORD

SF’s First/Only Scandinavian Restaurant

It’s a common predicament. You’re going to the symphony. And you’re dying for some herring. Okay, that never happens, but on the off chance it does, go here: a handsome new spot serving up Scandinavian charcuterie, beer and cocktails. No word on girls with dragon tattoos.

Now open, Pläj, 333 Fulton St (between Franklin and Gough), 415-863-8400

Friday
Alfresco Drinking at Dixie
SOUTHERN LIVING

Alfresco Drinking at Dixie

Not like you need another excuse to take over Dixie’s veranda, but we found one anyway: $5 drinks and gratis homemade BBQ potato chips. The star drink: The Debutante, made with bourbon, bitters and smoked cane syrup. You’ve been meaning to add more smoked syrup to your diet.

Mon-Fri, 4-6pm, Dixie, 1 Letterman Dr (in the Presidio), 415-829-3363

40% Off a Silly Amount of Shoes
SALE-ING

40% Off a Silly Amount of Shoes

The guys at Gimme Shoes really have your back. And by back, we of course mean feet. Drop by one of their three stores for 40% off, say, wingtips from Florsheim by Duckie Brown or brogues from Grenson. Your feet will thank you later.

Ongoing, Gimme Shoes, 381 Hayes St (at Gough), 415-800-8992, and other locations

Bacon Gone Wild in Healdsburg
BACON BITS

Bacon Gone Wild in Healdsburg

We hate to break it to you, but your wine tasting’s been missing something: pork. Here to rectify that: Zazu’s new bacon-obsessed sanctuary in the Davis Family Vineyards tasting room. Expect Black Pig bacon, maple bacon popcorn and chicharrón peanut butter cups. Our apologies to Reese’s.

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