Things to do for August 30, 2012

The Weekender

Ping-Pong, Jeans and a Silly Amount of Wine

The weekend is going long.

Thursday
Friday
Berlin-Style Ping-Pong. It’s a Thing.
BERLIN WALL

Berlin-Style Ping-Pong. It’s a Thing.

Berlin-style ping-pong, a definition: beer in one hand, paddle in the other, getting to know your fellow competitors, bonding. That’s all in store for you at Rickshaw on Friday, along with a vinyl-only selection of Bowie vs. Talking Heads. David Byrne loves table tennis.

Aug 31, 8pm, $5, Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St (at Van Ness), 415-861-2011

Saturday
Jeans and Beer at Self Edge
SIXTH SENSE

Jeans and Beer at Self Edge

Self Edge is turning six. To celebrate, they’ve spiffed up the place, adding a dressing room and polishing the ’47 Velocette motorcycle. Oh, and they’re serving up gratis beer and giving you 12% off their jeans. Basically, best sixth-birthday party ever.

Sep 1, 6-10pm; sale runs Aug 31-Sep 2; Self Edge, 714 Valencia St (at 18th), 415-558-0658

New Sushi on Valencia
GO FISH

New Sushi on Valencia

Sushi is certainly outnumbered by burritos on Valencia. Here to change that: a new Japanese joint helmed by a Blowfish Sushi vet in the old KFC/Spork/Rice Broker space. No word yet on a roll resurrecting the Colonel’s secret recipe...

Now open, Sugoi Sushi, 1058 Valencia St (at Hill), 415-401-8442

Sunday
Wine, Cheesy Flatbreads and You
ON THE SUTTON

Wine, Cheesy Flatbreads and You

For one afternoon only, the former pastry guy from Meadowood is pairing up with the Sutton guy from Sutton Cellars. Which means you’ll be pairing lamb sandwiches and cheesy flatbreads with... take a wild guess.

A Dozen Courses of Deliciousness
WINE COOLERS

A Dozen Courses of Deliciousness

Your Sunday dinner plans. Something simple, intimate, easy. Like, oh, 10 to 14 courses served up by a James Beard winner... at a winery. Specifically, this dinner from the Benu chef, happening at Copain Wines. Like we said: simple.

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