Things to do for January 08, 2009

The Weekender

Bacon Marshmallows, Blowfish Sake and Lingerie

The weekend is resolved.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERK

1 New Perk

This week Perks brings you 15 percent off sold-out NFL playoff tickets, including seats to the granddaddy of them all, if you're up for a Super trip to Tampa.

G-Star Raw
SALE-ING

G-Star Raw

The sale-averse denim specialists are removing a healthy 30 percent off that pair of jeans you've had your eye on. And that jacket. And maybe a shirt or two...
411: Starts Jan 8, G-Star, 76 Geary St (between Grant and Kearny), 415-398-5381
 
Achimony

If you've been meaning to add some edginess to your look for '09, Acrimony is featuring slightly under-the-radar brands like Rittenhouse, Hyden Yoo, Public School and Endovanera—at up to 70 percent off. Edginess doesn't have to be exorbitant.
411: Acrimony, 515 Gough (at Fulton), 415-861-1025
  
Agent Provocateur

Don't wait for Valentine's to buy her that teddy (or was it a hook-and-eye bustier?) because AP's 50-percent-off sale means you can get both. Besides, she'll agree there's no better turn-on than getting a gift for no reason (sounds like a win-win situation).

Now through Jan 10, Agent Provocateur, 54 Geary St (between Grant and Kearny), 415-421-0229

Ron English at FIFTY24SF Gallery
GRAFFITI

Ron English at FIFTY24SF Gallery

You probably saw his campaign portrait—"Abraham Obama"—fusing the 16th and 44th presidents, or more likely his art in a few Absolut ads, and now you can add street-art guru Ron English's latest project featuring paintings like "Loch Ness Starry Night" to that list.

7-9pm, Jan 8, exhibit runs through Jan 29, FIFTY24SF Gallery, 252 Fillmore St (at Haight), 415-252-9144

Saturday
Fugu Hire-zake at Ame
BLOWFISH

Fugu Hire-zake at Ame

This toasty drink—made by grilling fins from poisonous Japanese puffer fish (aka blowfish) and steeping them in hot sake—is the craziest libation we've seen in some time. You might impress your date with the inherent danger, but rest easy as this sake is harmless (aside from the potential hangover).

Now at Ame, 689 Mission St (at Third), 415-284-4040

Sunday
Meatpaper Meat and Greet at Acme Chophouse
BACON

Meatpaper Meat and Greet at Acme Chophouse

Bacon marshmallows are reason alone to head to Acme Chophouse on Sunday night, so a whole pig butchery lesson, nose-to-tail beef demo and samples, charcuterie and more meat desserts—along with cocktails, wine and beer—are icing on the cake (or grill marks on a steak).

6-9pm, Jan 11, Acme Chophouse, 24 Willie Mays Plaza (at Third), 415-644-0240

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