Things to do for April 23, 2009

The Weekender

Endless Wine, Bottomless Beer and Mexican Wrestlers

The weekend is smooth sailing.

Friday
Pal's Take Away Now Open
BE A PAL

Pal's Take Away Now Open

Pick up a sandwich from Pal's—it's a toss-up between the beef banh mi and the pork shoulder on Kaiser roll—then top it off with a maple bacon donut from Dynamo across the street. And let the weekend begin…

Lucha VaVoom at the Fillmore
PINNING

Lucha VaVoom at the Fillmore

This sexed-up, adrenaline-fueled carnival of kitsch is like WWF, Mexican-style, as masked luchadores take to the ring and burlesque beauties turn tricks in between matches. We hear the hula-hoop action alone is worth a ticket.

$32.50, 9pm, Apr 24, The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd, 415-346-6000, buy tickets here

Saturday
"Meet the Designers" at Bloomingdale's
SALE-ING

"Meet the Designers" at Bloomingdale's

The local designing duo behind Distilled, a label happy to make you look like Buddy Holly, is here to offer styling tips, show off the new collection and raffle off their convertible Mac Trench—even if you don't win, they're offering 20 percent off for friends and family (that's you).

1-4pm, Apr 25, Bloomingdale's Men's Store, 4th floor, 845 Market St, 415-856-5770

Anthony's Cookies Grand Opening
CHOCOLATE CHIPPING

Anthony's Cookies Grand Opening

Crisp outside, warm and soft inside…we're talking about the cookies over at Anthony's, which are being doled out gratis in celebration of the grand opening. Stick with homemade classics like Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter or branch out for Toffee Crunch. There's also Whole Wheat Walnut Oatmeal, if you're (pretending you're) on a health kick.

Free, 1-3pm, Apr 25, Anthony's Cookies, 1417 Valencia St (at 25th), 415-655-9834

Sunday
Sunday Sessions at South
WINE-ING

Sunday Sessions at South

Celebrate Anzac Day (trust us, it's big Down Under) and kick off South's inaugural "Sunday Session"—Aussie for a weekend happy hour—when you'll be treated to endless pours of about two dozen different pinots (both noir and gris), with some cheese to keep you on your feet.

$35, 3-6pm, Apr 26, 330 Townsend St (at 4th), 415-974-5599, RSVP here

Wednesday
A Donkey and Goat Dinner at Coco500
DINING

A Donkey and Goat Dinner at Coco500

This four-course, head-to-tail lamb dinner means you'll start with grilled heart, move to braised lamb shoulder and a mixed grill and finish with ewe's cheese—with wine pairings from A Donkey and Goat (because nothing goes better with lamb).

$95 (with wine), 5:30-10pm, Apr 29, Coco500, 500 Brannan St (at 4th), 415-543-222

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