Your Perks: 1) A three-hour crash course in digital photography—for 60% less than your fellow students. 2) A portable, seven-speed bicycle that folds up in 10 seconds flat. 3) 20% off a gorgeous wireless speaker that seamlessly connects to your devices over wi-fi. While looking very sexy.
Things to do for August 29, 2013
Soul Bowling and Oyster-Shucking Lessons. Let’s Weekend.
Two’s company, three’s a weekend.
The Second Coming of Tu Lan
Tu Lan. Now there’s a place with some... history. Anyway, it closed. But now it’s open again with a brand-new kitchen pumping out the same semilegendary pho, imperial rolls and pork fried rice it always has. Nothing like a good semilegendary lunch.
If you stop by Steven Alan on Fillmore tomorrow night, you’ll notice something different. Bikes. There’s going to be a lot of bikes. Because that’s when the Shinola Bike Tour stops in from Detroit to showcase their all-steel, all-dashing rides for one night only. Bonus: they’ll still be surrounded by pants.
You’ll meet your instructor on the deck of Nick’s Cove off Highway 1. He’ll hand you a knife. Maybe a beer. Then, he’ll teach you how to shuck oysters. And he’s going to do all of this because it’s an oyster-shucking class and that’s how these things work.
A Sexy and Soulful Evening of... Bowling
It’s called Soul & Bowl. And, as you can probably imagine, it involves free shoe rental, a DJ spinning classic soul records and guest bartender Daniel Hyatt of Roka Akor and Alembic fame mixing the cocktails for the evening. And if you didn’t imagine that... it’s called Soul & Bowl.
This weekend’s plans: locked. Next weekend’s plans: also locked. Because you’re going to Winesong in Mendocino. Look for wine from nearly 100 wineries like Goldeneye and Husch, an auction and live music from jazz, big band, calypso and Celtic folk bands. Riverdancing optional but highly recommended.