Things to do for November 06, 2008

The Weekender

Pork Bellies and Giant Irish Coffee

The weekend always gets a record turnout.

Thursday
Mission Street Food Truck Moves to Lung Shan
THURSDAY BRICK AND MORTAR

Mission Street Food Truck Moves to Lung Shan

From food truck to Chinese restaurant, nobody can keep those Mission Street Food folks down. If PB&J made with Kurobuta pork belly or MSF Rice fried in duck fat sound appetizing, come tonight because the menu will change weekly.

411: Thursdays 6pm-midnight, Lung Shan, 2234 Mission St (between 18th and 19th), 415-863-5710

Thursday
Richard Avedon at Fraenkel Gallery
THURSDAY STARSTRUCK

Richard Avedon at Fraenkel Gallery

Hollywood's most iconic figures like Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland and a young (read: thin) Marlon Brando come to life in legendary photographer Richard Avedon's latest exhibit, opening today. In this case, it's okay to stare.

411: No cost, Nov 6-Dec 27, Fraenkel Gallery, 49 Geary St (at Grant), 415-981-2661

Saturday
Bierfest III at the Endup
SATURDAY GUZZLE

Bierfest III at the Endup

Round up five of your thirstiest pals and compete in Saturday's all-you-can-drink beer Olympics. The beer-tinerary includes all your college favorites (Flip Cup, Beirut, Long Pour), culminating with the mighty two-liter Boot Chug. Watch out for that bubble...

411: Free with drink specials or $30 per competitor, 2-8:30pm, Nov 8, The Endup, 401 6th St (at Harrison), 415-357-0827

Sunday
William Gibson Party at Self Edge
SUNDAY BAGGED

William Gibson Party at Self Edge

Cyperpunk sci-fi pioneer William Gibson is in town and ready to show off his eponymous collection of Porter- and Buzz Rickson-crafted laptop and shoulder bags, made with a nylon originally developed for bulletproof vests. Check them out while sipping a few cans of 21st Amendment—and maybe find out whether the bags are ale-proof.

411: No cost, 1-5pm, Nov 9, Self Edge, 714 Valencia St (at 19th), 415-558-0658

Monday
World's Largest Irish Coffee at Buena Vista Cafe
MONDAY BUZZING

World's Largest Irish Coffee at Buena Vista Cafe

They've been serving Irish coffee at the Buena Vista for 56 years, and to celebrate they're mixing their legendary coffee-whiskey-sugar-and-cream blend into a three-foot-high, fifteen-gallon Irish coffee glass. Show up and get a taste of history in the making. Then ask for a double.

Tuesday
Warren Miller's Children of Winter
TUESDAY PREMIERE

Warren Miller's Children of Winter

Nothing will psych you up for the slopes like watching the deep-powder, huge-air stunts of this new Warren Miller feature—that, and discussing trade secrets with the legendary likes of Jonny Moseley and Jenn Berg afterwards. And the full bar.

411: $18 (includes a Heavenly lift ticket), 8pm, Nov 11, Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St (at Baker), 415-563-6504, tickets here

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