Things to do for January 03, 2013

The Weekender

Soul Food, David Bowie and Other Weekendly Things

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Up to 70% Off at Acrimony

Up to 70% Off at Acrimony

You’ve given. You’ve received. Now you can pick up all the things you really wanted along the way. Your reward for waiting it out is up to 70% off the likes of Wings + Horns, Gitman Vintage, C.P. Company and Pointer. Also: you can officially retire that ugly sweater.

Ongoing, Acrimony, 333 Hayes St (between Franklin and Gough), 415-861-1025

Pork Ramen from a Chez Panisse Vet

Pork Ramen from a Chez Panisse Vet

If anything could lure you across the bay, it’s a ramen joint from a trio of Chez Panisse vets. Not only do they spit-roast their pork in-house and make noodles from scratch, but they also have a serious cocktail program helmed by a Beretta vet. Ramen’s never had better company.

Opens Jan 4, Ramen Shop, 5812 College Ave (at Oak Grove), Oakland, 510-788-6370

Bowie and Elvis Birthday Bash

Bowie and Elvis Birthday Bash

Just when you thought your holiday festivities were over, you’ve got to don your best Elvis (or Ziggy Stardust) duds and party some more. See, there’s an Elvis and David Bowie birthday shindig with drink specials and DJs spinning their hits all night. You knew that studded jumpsuit would come in handy.

Saigon Soul at Regalito Rosticeria

Saigon Soul at Regalito Rosticeria

This could be the most enticing cultural mashup of all time: it’s a Vietnamese/Southern-soul-food pop-up inside a Mexican restaurant. Spicy beef noodle soup with collard greens: yes. Rice-paper rolls with Dungeness crab and chicories: absolutely. Think of it as a Vietnamese riff on a burrito...

Jan 7, 5-9pm, Regalito Rosticeria, 3481 18th St (near Valencia), 415-503-0650, walk in for à la carte, tasting-menu tickets here

All-Day Happy Hour at the Brixton

All-Day Happy Hour at the Brixton

You can appreciate a good happy hour. But when a bar goes ahead and extends it to all day and all night every Tuesday, your level of appreciation tends to skyrocket. Come in anytime on Tuesdays for $5 apps and cocktails, $3 pints and $6 wine. Deal with Wednesday when it comes...

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