Things to do for November 12, 2009

The Weekender

Beer Brunch, Bourbon Ribs and Blackjack in Miniskirts

The weekend became a fan of the weekend.

Thursday
49ers Indoor Tailgating at ACME
GOLD RUSH

49ers Indoor Tailgating at ACME

Let's hope the 49ers can find the end zone tonight to crush the Bears on home turf. That kind of pressure requires beer. Grab some pints at Acme (at $3, make them bottomless), and add $5 Bourbon BBQ Ribs and Beef Sliders—also known as dinner.

International Animation Festival Party
LOOKING FOXY

International Animation Festival Party

Check out the premiere of Wes Anderson's first animated movie, Fantastic Mr. Fox (featuring an all-star lineup of Clooney, Streep and Schwartzman) that's sort of like the farm world version of Rushmore. Then stay for gratis wine and apps to kick off the opening of the film fest.

8pm (Fantastic Mr. Fox screenings at 7 and 9:30pm), Landmark's Embarcadero Cinema, tickets here

A Night in the Barbary Coast
POKER FACE

A Night in the Barbary Coast

At this post-Gold Rush soiree, there will be blackjack and roulette, cigar tastings, heavy flowing of bourbon and absinthe cocktails, and lots of flapper-era fringed minis everywhere you look. Some things weather history very, very well.

Saturday
Turducken for Thanksgiving
3-BIRD BEAST

Turducken for Thanksgiving

Take it up a notch this Thanksgiving and unveil this trifecta of avian madness that's a turkey stuffed with a chicken that's stuffed with a duck. Really, it's not so much a meal as a math equation—we believe the Nobel committee is calling.

Sunday
Six-Course Beer Feast at Toronado
STRANGE BREW

Six-Course Beer Feast at Toronado

Fifteen—that's 15—craft beers are paired with a six-course brunch that runs through lunch and almost to dinner. Try Oaked Lenny, Allagash's Curieux and Lagunitas Hop Stoopid as warm-up for Ommegang's Adoration paired with Boney Fingers Braised Short Ribs. It's a beer-to-food ratio we can support.

$95 (all inclusive), 11:30am-4pm, Nov 14, Toronado, 547 Haight St, 415-863-2276

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