Things to do for November 13, 2008

The Weekender

Bison, Beer and the Big Lebowski

The weekend is applying for 00 status.

Thursday
Battle of the Beverages at the Fifth Floor
THURSDAY PAIRINGS

Battle of the Beverages at the Fifth Floor

You're the judge in tonight's fifteen-drink, five-course extravaganza as master sommelier Emily Wines (best sommelier name ever), mixologist Jacques Bezuidenhout and Magnolia's brewmaster Dave McLean compete to see who offers up the best pairings for dishes like frog legs and venison. We think we're all winners here.

Friday
Art Opening at Project One
FRIDAY LIVE ART

Art Opening at Project One

Chor Boogie's been called the virtuoso of spray paint (graffiti Mozart?), and this Friday, you can catch him in action. Stop by P1's opening party for Boogie's latest solo exhibit, grab a cocktail or two and watch him paint his live installation: The Romantic Immaculate Conception.

Saturday
29 and First Winter Release Party
SATURDAY BOOKISHNESS

29 and First Winter Release Party

Don your tweed and stuff your pipe for Saturday's joint release party celebrating McSweeney's and Flatmancrooked Publishing's latest issues. As with any literary event worth its salt, there'll be a few readings and more than enough strong drinks on hand.

Saturday
The Big Lebowski and White Russians
SATURDAY GOT MILK

The Big Lebowski and White Russians

If there's anything better than catching a midnight showing of this Coen brothers cult film, it's watching it while knocking back a few White Russians made by the crew from Solstice. The Dude abides.

411: $10.50 (drinks not included), 11:30pm, Nov 15, Clay Theater, 2261 Fillmore St (at Clay), 415-346-1124

Sunday
Thread: SF's Shopping Event
SUNDAY THREADS

Thread: SF's Shopping Event

Browse hundreds of top fashion collections by new design talent or comeback brands, with offerings running the gamut from Upper Playground-esque streetwear to high-end couture. If your date takes a little longer, help yourself to some complimentary Absolut cocktails.

411: $15, noon-6pm, Nov 16, The Galleria at San Francisco Design Center, 101 Henry Adams St (at Alameda), buy tickets here

Tuesday
Bison and Beer Pairing Dinner
TUESDAY BIG GAME

Bison and Beer Pairing Dinner

Boulevard's Bison Carpaccio and Fried Oysters, Nopa's Beer-Braised Bison and Falstaff's Bison Short Ribs—all paired with beers from Moonlight Brewing Company—should go down easy. We wish we could say the same for Wednesday morning.

411: $85, 6pm, Nov 18, Patio at Jack Falstaff598 Second St (at Brannan), 415-836-9239

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