Things to do for November 06, 2014

The Weekender

A Beer Fest, a Yacht Party and an Ice Rink

Take a walk on the weekend side.

Thursday
It’s Decorative Ice Rink Season...
SOME LIKE IT COLD

It’s Decorative Ice Rink Season...

It’s happening again. Union Square’s getting an ice rink. Guess October summer is over. Anyway, maybe bring a date here and skate some figure eights. There, that was just enough winter to earn some hot toddies at Bourbon Steak.

Now open through Jan 19, $11, Holiday Ice Rink at Union Square, Post St (at Stockton), 415-781-2688

Saturday
The Ritz’s New BBQ Brunch
DO THE CARLTON

The Ritz’s New BBQ Brunch

Good news: the new monthly Saturday brunch at the Ritz-Carlton is not their usual Sunday caviar brunch. That sounds like bad news, doesn’t it. Well, this means barbecue brisket, cheddar-bacon biscuits and a DIY Bloody Mary bar with garnishes like spicy pumpkin bitters and goat cheese skewers. So yeah, good news.

Wine and Charcuterie on a Yacht
YACHT SEE

Wine and Charcuterie on a Yacht

Fact: wine tastes better on a yacht. Here, we’ll prove it. Pick a Saturday, invite a date or a few friends, and set sail for a five-course pairing with Bluxome winery and Les Clos. Expect pâté with pinot noir, and charcuterie with rosé. We’ll call the pinot “Exhibit A.”

Sunday
Consider Yourself a Ski-Pole Designer
THE POLE TRUTH

Consider Yourself a Ski-Pole Designer

Soul Poles’ bamboo ski poles: you might need them. They’re lighter, sturdier and you designed them yourself—assuming you’ve popped by their pop-up shop at Patagonia, where one of their pros will help you construct your masterpieces. Just a heads up, though—ski-pole critics can be vicious.

Monday
Two Breweries. Twelve Beers. One You.
BREW

Two Breweries. Twelve Beers. One You.

This is a good month for Mondays. Every week, 21st Amendment and Magnolia will each release six new Belgian-inspired brews. What that means: you’ll grab a “boarding pass,” hit both spots and maybe try a beer made with chardonnay, or an IPA made with Earl Grey. Good month for Earl Grey, too.

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