Things to do for February 05, 2009

The Weekender

Meat Carts, Treasure Hunts and Tight Denim

The weekend is going to have a beer.

Thursday
3 New Perks
PERKS

3 New Perks

This week Perks brings you an overflowing gift basket to help deal with this Valentine's Day business—lingerie, bedroom playthings and other unmentionable accoutrements. Approach with wild abandon.

Gran Bollito Misto Festa at Poggio
MEAT CART

Gran Bollito Misto Festa at Poggio

At this once-a-year meat spectacular, Poggio brings out their custom-made heated Italian meat cart (kind of dim-sum style) and rolls it to your table, then you choose among chicken, veal, sausage and oxtail and they slice it for you tableside. We recommend a headband for the inevitable meat sweats.

$19, now-Feb 7, Poggio, 777 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415-332-7771

SF IndieFest Opening Night
CINEMA

SF IndieFest Opening Night

Catch next year's Slumdog starting tonight when IndieFest kicks off in all its outside-the-system glory. First up: Somers Town from the UK. Then: an after-party with live perfs, cans of PBR, catering from Whole Foods and the strong likelihood of finding the social Ebert to your Roeper.

$20 ($7 party only), Feb 5, 7pm film, Victoria Theater, 2961 16th St (at Capp), 9pm party, CellSpace, 2050 Bryant St (near 18th)

Knife Skills Classes
SLICE

Knife Skills Classes

We know you can saber a bottle of Champagne with the best of them, but there's more to the knife arts than opening booze (sadly). Learn how to dice an onion, butcher a chicken and maybe even skin a cucumber at this just-launched La Cocina course.

$40 per class, La Cocina, 2948 Folsom St (between 25th and 26th), 415-824-2729

Saturday
Retro Arrivals at Sui Generis
VINTAGE

Retro Arrivals at Sui Generis

You already knew to check out this Market shop for prime deals on high-end labels like Prada and Issey Miyake. Now you can outfit your '70s Pacino and '80s Marlboro Man looks in the newly refurbished area near the back of the store.

Now at Sui Generis, 2265 Market St (between Sanchez and Noe), 415-436-9661

Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt
HUNT

Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt

Instead of spending all day drinking on the couch, round up your fittest, SF-history-buffest crew for this Amazing Race meets Bay Area Backroads treasure hunt through the streets of North Beach, Chinatown and Telegraph Hill. Then resume the lounging and drinking.

$40, 4:30-9pm, Feb 7, Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Market St (at Embarcadero), 415-772-0734

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