Things to do for May 02, 2018

Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby are Your Weekend's Perfect Storm

Allow Us to Help You Navigate the Madness

By Joe Starkey

Wednesday
Rice Paper Scissors Is Back With a Big, Beautiful Dumpling Pop-Up
RICE RICE BABY

Rice Paper Scissors Is Back With a Big, Beautiful Dumpling Pop-Up

You've missed Rice Paper Scissors as they've been gearing up for their brick and mortar. And they've missed you back. And because they do, they're about to host a Rice Paper Dumpling pop-up with fried pork mochi dumplings and chicken wings. Such a sweet story.

Thursday
Cento Osteria Isn't Open Yet. Still, You're Going.
COMMON CENTO

Cento Osteria Isn't Open Yet. Still, You're Going.

The highly anticipated Cento Osteria is almost here, and you can get a sneak peak tomorrow night at an exclusive preview party featuring anything from sbagliato cocktails to pasta stuffed with sausage, pancetta and amaretto crumbs. In this case, "can" means "will."

Saturday
Derby Party. Cinco Party. Both.
TWO FOR THE MONEY

Derby Party. Cinco Party. Both.

The classic May conundrum: do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo or head to a Kentucky Derby party? Luckily, Novela has solved this for you by combining both for a party not to be missed. Oh, and an RSVP gets you half-off drink specials. Not that that'll come in impossibly handy or anything.

May 5, noon-9pm, no cover with RSVP, Novela, 662 Mission St (at Annie), 415-896-6500, RSVP here

A Very Beer- and Grilled Cheese-Forward Block Party
FEST CASE SCENARIO

A Very Beer- and Grilled Cheese-Forward Block Party

Berkeley favorite Jupiter is throwing their first-ever Gravity Fest for the premier of their High Gravity IPA. Basically, they're hosting a block party with bands, local artists and food by Grilled Cheez Guy and Hog's Apothecary. Those last words felt more important than some of the other ones.

May 5, noon-5pm, no cover, Gravity Fest, Center St (between Shattuck and Oxford), Berkeley, 510-843-8277

You're Not Done Derby-ing Yet
DERBY DEEDS

You're Not Done Derby-ing Yet

And in other Derby news, it's time to don your biggest, floppiest hat and/or seersucker-everything for Barrel Head Brewhouse's Derby party with drink specials, raffle prizes and a Best Dressed prize. Not enough people dress up as horses for these things.

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Joe Starkey is the tallest person in the room 90% of the time. He enjoys liquors that aren’t smoky, dive bars that are, and has a vague dread that someone, somewhere might be having more fun than him.

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