Things to do for May 28, 2009

The Weekender

Spit-Roasted Pig, Endless Wine and Jell-O Wrestling

The weekend is putting it all behind.

Saturday
Depression Era Cocktails at Americano
HAPPY HOUR-ING

Depression Era Cocktails at Americano

There are many worthy happy hours these days (definitely a good thing), but weekend bargains are a rare treat. Americano is doling out boozy deals on beer, wine and cocktails, plus $3 apps. The Bay views come gratis.

4-6pm & 10pm-12am, Sat-Wed, Americano, 8 Mission St, 415-278-3777

Urban Luau at Dashe Cellars
PIG ROASTING

Urban Luau at Dashe Cellars

A trip to the East Bay usually doesn't compare to the Hawaiian Islands, but throw in a spit-roasted pig, an endless array of Dashe's new releases and exclusive vintages, and you'll barely notice the difference. Barely…

$30, 1-5pm, May 30, Dashe Cellars, 55 4th St, Oakland, 510-452-1800

Jell-O Wrestling at the End Up
FUNDRAISING

Jell-O Wrestling at the End Up

Body slams and hair pulling take on a whole new meaning as the ladies of the San Francisco Fog return to the Jell-O wrestling pool to raise money for the rugby team. If that's not enough, there's the all-the-beer-you-can-drink aspect.

$15, 3-7pm, May 30, The End Up, 401 6th St (at Harrison), 415-896-1095

Sunday
Top Chef Dinner at Scala's
IT'S TOPS

Top Chef Dinner at Scala's

Even if you didn't watch Top Chef, you can still enjoy this five-courser prepped by season four vets Jennifer Biesty and winner Stephanie Izard. You'll be dining on the likes of veal meatballs and braised pork belly, and if you don't like it you can vote them off.

$65 dinner ($100 with wine), 6pm, May 31, Scala's Bistro, 432 Powell St, 415-395-8555

Monday
Emmy's Spaghetti Shack Opens in Sonoma
SHACKING UP

Emmy's Spaghetti Shack Opens in Sonoma

The new Sonoma Shack has everything you like about the Mission original—most notably the full bar, DJ-spun tunes, and famous spaghetti and meatballs—and extras like outdoor seating. (Perfect for your next outdoor meatball marathon.)

Wednesday
Beer Dinner at Monk's Kettle
FINE DINING

Beer Dinner at Monk's Kettle

Five courses paired with five beers from Oregon's Deschutes Brewery—including Mirror Mirror Barley Wine and Black Butte XX whiskey-aged porter—means that even mouthwatering dishes like chateaubriand and chocolate fondant might be slightly overshadowed.

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