Things to do for September 25, 2014

The Weekender

A Weekend of Popcorn and Oyster Innovation

Pretty crazy how Larry Ellison just bought the entire weekend. Wow.

Thursday
Goorin Bros. Would Like to Adorn You
HEADS UP

Goorin Bros. Would Like to Adorn You

Not that you’re having a bad hair day. Looks great. But Goorin Bros. is having a big sample sale at HQ right now, so you could grab a $10 to $20 fedora and/or a ball cap to have on standby. Just in case. Pretty humid out.

Sep 25-27, hours vary, Goorin Bros. HQ, 1269 Howard St (at 9th), 800-862-0100

Friday
The Oyster Situation at Ferry Plaza
THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT FERRY

The Oyster Situation at Ferry Plaza

It was getting kind of ridiculous. No leisurely dollar-oyster afternoons at Ferry Plaza Seafood, somehow. Hard to think about anything else. Well, now the world is as it should be. Dollar oysters by the dozen, and $5 beers, every weekday. Finally. Now you can focus on what’s important. (Dollar oysters.)

Mon-Fri, 3:30-6pm (last call for food 5:30pm), Ferry Plaza Seafood, 653 Union St (at Columbus), 415-274-2561

An Evening of Dinner and Glassblowing
GLASS MENAGERIE

An Evening of Dinner and Glassblowing

Last time you had a great dinner date, there was one thing missing: a little glassblowing. That’s not a metaphor or anything—TheLab is doing dinner parties with a little something extra each time. Like, this time there’ll be glassblowing happening near your seared ahi. But not too near.

Sep 26-27, 7-10pm, $95, Taste Project at TheLab, 801 22nd St (at Tennessee), 415-489-2881, tickets here

Saturday
The North Beach Popcorn Awakening
POP CULTURE

The North Beach Popcorn Awakening

Theoretically, there’s nothing wrong with popcorn-flavored popcorn. Until you start pondering cone-shaped bags of caramel popcorn, truffle-parmesan popcorn, Jamaican-mojo popcorn... and you will ponder those things at the new Cornology in North Beach. And also maybe the meaning of life.

Now open, Cornology, 522 Columbus Ave (near Green), 925-482-6769

It’s Called the Figs & Pigs Festival
FIG BUSINESS

It’s Called the Figs & Pigs Festival

Good things happen under 135-year-old fig trees. Exhibit A: the one at Quivira, where Saturday there’ll be grape stomping, barrel-making demos, a pig roast, a fig buffet, lots of wine... all that kind of stuff. Fig trees, people. Fig trees.

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