Things to do for July 23, 2015

The Weekender

Stand-Up Paddleboarding. A Sake Subscription. Other Things.

The Grapes of Weekend

Thursday
“Michael Mina Pop-Up.” Nice Ring to It.
MIKE CHECK

“Michael Mina Pop-Up.” Nice Ring to It.

There’s this new pop-up dinner series at the Café Claude spot in the Marina, and Michael Mina and his team will have full reign over the kitchen. Which means za’atar-cured salmon flatbreads are happening. And harissa-marinated chicken is happening. And hummus is happening. This means so much is happening.

Friday
This Here? It’s a Sake Subscription.
THE BEE’S JAPANESE

This Here? It’s a Sake Subscription.

Sake Gumi /sah-kee-guh-mi/ (n): the new monthly sake subscription from the Umami Mart team. Used in an unnecessarily dramatic sentence:

“I just received a handpicked assortment of extremely exotic and highly allocated Japanese- and US-made sakes. I am enjoying this life very much. Thanks, Sake Gumi.”

Saturday
A Damn Good Excuse to Get a New Bike
PUBLIC SERVICE

A Damn Good Excuse to Get a New Bike

It’s just about time for Public to fill a warehouse with about 100 of last year’s test bikes and sample bikes and bikes with small cosmetic blemishes and then release them to you for exceptionally low prices. Just about that time.

Jul 25, 10am-2pm, Public, 205 Alice St (at 2nd), Oakland

Found You a Saturday Day-Date
NAPA TIME

Found You a Saturday Day-Date

It’s Carneros Wine Alliance’s 30th anniversary, and they’re celebrating with a bao bar and ice cream from the Stag Dining guys, charcuterie-and-wine pairings from Fine & Rare, blind tastings and just... you’re drinking wine this weekend.

Jul 25, 3:30-6:30pm, $100, di Rosa, 5200 Carneros Hwy, Napa, 707-226-5991, tickets here (use promo code “CARNEROS30” to save 25%)

Sunday
Paddleboarding Demos Are Probably Fun
PADDLE TALE

Paddleboarding Demos Are Probably Fun

So these stand-up paddleboard guys are doing a demo day in China Camp State Park. Meaning you can basically just show up and float around on any number of attractive paddleboards, then take one home if you want. Although the exchanging of currency is highly encouraged first.

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