Things to do for August 20, 2009

The Weekender

Endless Whiskey, Kung Fu Tacos and Contortionists

The weekend is hitting the streets.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

It's too hot for stubble, so Perks is bringing you a gift card and a free starter kit from Art of Shaving, including a badger brush and an aftershave balm. Think of it as extreme exfoliation.

Haute Dog Acme Hour
NICE BUNS

Haute Dog Acme Hour

If you only have time for one happy hour this week, that's a shame. But this is it. Pick from nine different $5 dogs, including 4505 Meats and Fatted Calf as well as New York dogs—like Fleisher's and Marlow & Sons—washed down with $3 brews from Magnolia and 21st Amendment. Then do it again.

4-8pm, August 20, Acme Chophouse, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, 415-644-0240

Foreign Cinema's 10th Anniversary
CONTORTING

Foreign Cinema's 10th Anniversary

As if an endless bubbly-fest with full oyster bar and mini burgers weren't enough, can-can dancers, magicians and contortionists will be on hand to dazzle you. If this shindig is any indication, we can't wait for the 20th.

Friday
Whiskey Release Party at St. George Spirits
OVER THE BARREL

Whiskey Release Party at St. George Spirits

Whiskey Release Party at St. George Spirits Famous for throwing blowout parties, this one in honor of their latest single-malt won't disappoint. Vertical whiskey tastings, samples of un-aged White Dog and whiskey cocktails, with Boccalone salumi, whiskey-spiked Recchiuti hot chocolate and single-malt gelato to take the edge off.

$45, 7:30-10pm, August 21, St. George Spirits, 2601 Monarch St, Alameda, RSVP at 510-769-1601

Monday
Kung Fu Tacos Parked
TRUCKING

Kung Fu Tacos Parked

If you're not street fooded out after Saturday's Street Food Fest, pay a visit to Kung Fu Tacos for Chinese creations like crispy-skinned roast duck and glazed BBQ pork. Also, look for the week-old yellow truck parked in front of your favorite clubs—because Kung Fu tacos aren't just for lunch anymore.

Wednesday
Partida Distiller Dinner at Spruce
SPRUCED UP

Partida Distiller Dinner at Spruce

Knock back tequilas of every variety—blanco, reposado, añejo, elegante extra añejo and a few tequila-based cocktails—while rubbing elbows with the owner of Partida. Chef Sullivan's pairings include: Charred Berkshire Pork Tenderloin and Grilled Bavette Steak—much better than a lime and salt.

$105, 6:30pm, August 26, Spruce, 3640 Sacramento St (at Spruce), 415-931-5100

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