Things to do for November 20, 2008

The Weekender

The Whole Hog, Absinthe and the Beatles

The weekend is gearing up.

Thursday
Saks Fifth Avenue and GQ Winter Preview Event
HOBNOBBING

Saks Fifth Avenue and GQ Winter Preview Event

Get an early look at the latest GQ-approved designers and, for what it's worth, Saks is lopping 15 percent off the top of everything. YouTube co-founder, billionaire and 2007 GQ Man of the Year Chad Hurley will be there if you want to run any startup ideas by him over cocktails.

No cost, 6-8pm, Nov 20, Saks Fifth Avenue Men's Store, RSVP here

Saturday
Warehouse Sale at the Regency Center
SALE-ING

Warehouse Sale at the Regency Center

For the first time, SF's urban style icons—Upper Playground, Huf and True—are banding together for a blowout warehouse sale. Everything from Vans and Nikes to Sam Flores T-shirts and hoodies are up to 80 percent off and guaranteed to up your street cred.

$5, 10am-5pm, Nov 22-23, The Regency Center, 1270 Sutter St (at Van Ness)

St. George Spirits' Holiday Open House
DISTILLING

St. George Spirits' Holiday Open House

Drop by to see the distillery's inner workings and sample the end result, like the newly released Hangar One Spiced Pear Vodka, Absinthe Verte and even the yet-to-be-released Agua Azul, which will perfectly wash down Boccalone's salumi and other porkly goods.

PinotFest at Farallon
TASTING

PinotFest at Farallon

This sea-themed restaurant turns into a veritable wine country on Saturday afternoon when you'll find yourself swimming in limited-edition Pinot Noirs from more than fifty boutique California and Oregon wineries. (Beats swimming in plain old water.)

$100, 3-6pm, Nov 22, Farallon Restaurant, 450 Post St (between Mason and Powell), 415-956-6969

Subculture Dining's Whole Berkshire Hog
UNDERGROUND PIG

Subculture Dining's Whole Berkshire Hog

The Dissident Chef's bi-annual hog dinner this Saturday makes good use of a 180-pound Berkshire hog from Golden Gate Meats. Expect bacon-infused Manhattans and a dozen courses like Bacon-Fat Brandy Soufflé and Pork Belly Sous Vide. Proving once again that everything tastes better with bacon.

$145 (includes wine pairings), location to be emailed to you when you sign up

THE DADDY HOOKUP: Sign up here and get 10 percent off the whole hog

The Beatles in India Photography Exhibit
BEATLEMANIA

The Beatles in India Photography Exhibit

Get an inside look at the globetrotting side of the Fab Four at the US debut of The Beatles in India: Creativity and Inner Peace. Peruse prints and artwork from the transcendental 1967 trip, and if you're suddenly inspired to meditate, we recommend you grab a glass of wine instead.

No charge, 7-10pm, Nov 22, San Francisco Art Exchange, 458 Geary St (at Mason), 800-344-9633, RSVP here

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