Things to do for January 15, 2009

The Weekender

Beverage Wars, Rubik's Battles and Fresh Meat

If the weekend wins this, it goes to the super bowl.

Thursday
Filippa K
SALE-ING

Filippa K

This newcomer to the San Francisco sartorial scene is marking down its Swedish-chic, tailored-but-edgy fall/winter line by up to 40 percent. And tonight, you'll get first dibs, free drinks and a live DJ.

6-9pm, Jan 15, Filippa K, 66 Kearny St (at Maiden), 415-951-0210

Friday
City Grill Opens in Noe Valley
MEATS

City Grill Opens in Noe Valley

If you're craving a steak but don't feel like splurging at Harris' or Bobo's, City Grill may be your place. They're not going to cart out your meat before slapping it on the grill, but you can always find someone to do that for you later.

Now open at 4123 24th St (at Castro), 415-285-2400

Saturday
Winter Wineland Weekend in Sonoma
CLINKING

Winter Wineland Weekend in Sonoma

More than 100 wineries in the Dry Creek, Russian River and Alexander valleys are opening their cellar doors to pour library wines and slice succulent salumi from Fatted Calf. You just know all the other valleys are totally jealous.

Sunday
International Rubik's Cube Competition
CUBISM

International Rubik's Cube Competition

This is the event you've been waiting for, when the best Rubik's cube players in the world converge under one roof to hand-twist it out. There'll be speed-cubing, blindfolded cubing, one-handed cubing...and maybe just for fun, a few Simon battles.

$14, 10am-4:30pm, Jan 18, Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon St (at Jefferson), 415-561-0360, pre-register here

Tuesday
Three on Five at Fifth Floor
PAIRING

Three on Five at Fifth Floor

Pitting wine, beer and sake against each other to see which pairs best with a five-course meal, you'll be forced to consume more than fifteen drinks (and that's just dinner). The things you do for the alcohol-based sciences...

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