Things to do for March 05, 2009

The Weekender

Pigskins, Pork Bellies and Snow-casting

The weekend is springing forward.

Mangarosa's Carnaval Party

Mangarosa's Carnaval Party

The cachaca will be flowing with two-for-one Caipirinhas, as well as two-for-one empanadas, cheese bread and meat skewers. Everyone loves meat on a stick.

5-7pm, Mar 5, 1548 Stockton St (S. of Union), 415-956-3211, rsvp here

Bag and a Beer at Elixir

Bag and a Beer at Elixir

Nothing goes down better with an ice cold beer than chicharrones (we're talking about fried pigskins). And these beauties, made by Orson vet Ryan Farr, are the best around, especially with a squeeze of lime and splash of hot sauce.

$2.50 with a beer ($3.50 without), 3200 16th St (at Guerrero), 415-552-1633

Tahoe Weather Geek

Tahoe Weather Geek

If you don't know about this alternative, check it out for the most accurate, ski-specific forecasts in one click's time—complete with web cams and jet stream, satellite and Doppler radar maps—because every snowflake counts.

Start forecasting now

Indie Mart

Indie Mart

Grab a few beers or cocktails, some BBQ and a cupcake (for her, naturally) and browse everything from T-shirts to belt buckles from 45 local designers—thankfully drinking and buying mix just fine.

$2 donation, 11am-5pm, Mar 8, 628 Divisadero St (at Hayes), 415-771-1421

RoliRoti Mobile Rotisserie at Piccino

RoliRoti Mobile Rotisserie at Piccino

A mobile rotisserie is no myth, and Sunday you'll catch it in action when Thomas rolls up with a whole roasted pig. Order rarities like pork neck or favorites like porchetta, then wait in the cafe with a bottle of wine—which beats standing in line at the farmer's market any day of the week.

Noon-5pm, Mar 8, 801 22nd St (at 3rd), 415-824-4224

Pigs & Pinot Weekend at Dry Creek

Pigs & Pinot Weekend at Dry Creek

This pork-filled and pinot-drenched weekend starts with a 50-wine kickoff and swine-centric cooking classes and ends with a Pigs & Pinot gala—unlike on Capitol Hill, this is the good pork.

Mar 20-21, 25 Matheson St (at Healdsburg Ave), Healdsburg, 707-431-2800

THE DADDY HOOKUP: The first responder here will earn two tickets to Pigs and Pinot on us.

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