Things to do for March 19, 2009

The Weekender

Wireless March Madness, Gratis Coffee and Three Martinis

The weekend is dancing.

Thursday
NCAA March Madness iPhone App
HOOP DREAMS

NCAA March Madness iPhone App

Your iPhone knows no limits—including streaming all the hoops action you'd otherwise miss this month—as long as you have WiFi. Which shouldn't be a problem in the bathroom at your office building…

$4.99, download here

Pizzanostra SF Opens in Potrero
THIN CRUSTING

Pizzanostra SF Opens in Potrero

When a world-class pizzaiolo comes here boasting 18 years in front of the pizza oven, you're happy to try a slice. But when his thin crust pizzas are loaded with toppings from egg to merguez lamb sausage, you'll probably be counting your intake by the pie instead.

Opening Mar 19 for lunch, 300 De Haro St (at 16th), 415-558-9493

Friday
Midi Restaurant Opens near FiDi
POWER LUNCHING

Midi Restaurant Opens near FiDi

Here to revitalize the dwindling downtown power-lunch (and dinner) scene is Midi, opening in the old Perry's spot and serving French classics like sweetbreads and steak frites. As well our favorite lunchtime classic: three martinis.

Soft-opening Mar 20 in the Galleria Park Hotel, 185 Sutter St, 415-835-6400

Saturday
Saturday School at Press Club
DAY BUZZING

Saturday School at Press Club

Kick off your Saturday afternoon with some vino and bites at Press Club, and get a refresher on everything from cheese pairing to the ins and outs of pinot from the winemakers and owners themselves—because you only want to learn from the best.

$20, 2-3pm, Saturdays Mar 21-Apr 11, 20 Yerba Buena Lane, 415-744-500

Monday
F.U. Recession Giveaway at Four Barrel
FREE JOE

F.U. Recession Giveaway at Four Barrel

Your favorite anti-establishment coffee shop is at it again: as a tiny little middle finger to the recession, they're giving away a gratis cup of just-brewed French-press coffee for the next five Monday mornings. That'll show AIG.

8-10am, Mondays through Apr 20, Four Barrel, 375 Valencia St, 415-252-0800

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