Things to do for April 02, 2015

The Weekender

Octopus, Wine Country and Mad Men

All your weekends in one basket.

Thursday
Parlour Has Octopus in the Oven
PARLOUR TRICKS

Parlour Has Octopus in the Oven

Wood ovens are good for slow-cooking a lot of things, according to the former Gitane chef. Thin-crust pizza: you know this. Octopus: sure, why not. Slow-cooked pig head: obviously.

Now open, Parlour, 357 19th St (at Webster), Oakland, 510-451-1357

Friday
It’s Pool Season at the Coppolas’ Place
BUILT FORD COPPOLA TOUGH

It’s Pool Season at the Coppolas’ Place

Sipping wines by one of two massive pools at the Coppola property up in wine country. That’s filed prominently under “Things you should do more often.” This weekend’s the start of their pool season, so now’s a good time to open that file.

Saturday
A Roving Sale and... a Non-Roving Sale
PATAGOLDEN HOUR

A Roving Sale and... a Non-Roving Sale

If your jacket has a little life left in it: The good people at Patagonia will be cruising your way in their biodiesel repair truck (why, is that weird?) to fix what needs fixing.
If it doesn’t: Acrimony’s spring sale has Helmut Lang, Folk, Gitman Bros. and... other brands, at up to 80% off.

Sunday
And Just a Bucket of Chicken to Go
’SCOTCH, NEAT

And Just a Bucket of Chicken to Go

Restaurants are nice and everything, but sometimes all you want is a bucket of buttermilk fried chicken. And that’s okay. Get over to Hopscotch for eight pieces (that’s a whole chicken, in a bucket) and then get on with your day.

Available now for takeout, $30 ($55 with wine), Hopscotch, 1915 San Pablo Ave (near 19th), Oakland, 510-788-6217

The Mad Men Viewing Party at Novela
A NOVELA IDEA

The Mad Men Viewing Party at Novela

We’re going to assume a few facts. 1) You’d tolerate a Mad Men pun of a drink name, if the drink’s good. 2) You own a good suit. 3) You will be watching Mad Men on Sunday. 4) You will be doing it here, in your suit. Too many assumptions?

Sundays through May 17, 6:30pm, Novela, 662 Mission St (near 3rd), 415-896-6500, RSVP here

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