Things to do for December 10, 2009

The Weekender

Scotch Lunch, Jewish Surf Music and Meteor Showers

The weekend is making hot toddies.

Thursday
2 New Perks
PERKS

2 New Perks

This week's Perks bring you exclusive sales with 40 percent off modern dress shirts from Jeremy Argyle and 30 percent off shoes from Moreschi of Italy, crafted to withstand even the most frenzied Mediterranean late afternoon at the villa.

Friday
Whisky and Dessert Pairings at Absinthe
THE SWEETEST THING

Whisky and Dessert Pairings at Absinthe

It's hard to resist the lure of a single-malt scotch to close out a meal. Especially if there are three different pairings with dessert—like a 21-year-old portwood with seared banana bread. The pairings run for lunch or dinner. Or both.

Lunch or dinner, Dec 11, Absinthe, 398 Hayes St (at Gough), 415-551-1590

Saturday
Freedman Trunk Show at American Rag
READY TO WEAR

Freedman Trunk Show at American Rag

Ben Harper's guitar tech turned designer for the Hollywood set, Randy Freedman, will be on hand Saturday debuting his new holiday line of finely tailored button-downs and jackets. And since it wouldn't be a party without refreshments, expect PBR, food and a DJ.

3-7pm, Dec 12, American Rag, 1305 Van Ness (at Sutter), 415-474-5214

Sunday
Hanukah Hootenanny at Judd's Hill
BETTER LATKE THAN NEVER

Hanukah Hootenanny at Judd's Hill

The holidays without Jewish surf music (from a band named Meshugga Beach Party, no less) are no holiday at all. Add a latke bar with toppings from sour cream and applesauce to barbecued brisket and endless tastings of Judd's Hill wines. Save the Manischewitz for next year.

$25, noon-3pm, Dec 13, Judd's Hill, 2332 Silverado Trail, Napa, 707-255-2332

Meteors and Wine at Chabot
STAR TRACKING

Meteors and Wine at Chabot

On Sunday, telescopes will be set up, Eden Canyon will be pouring wine and Yoshi's is making bento boxes. The experts say it's possible to see more than 100 meteors per hour as the Geminid meteors streak past at speeds of tens of thousands mph—but who's counting.

6-10pm, Dec 13, Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, 805-238-1241

Tuesday
Molecular Mixology at Bourbon & Branch
MAD MIXING

Molecular Mixology at Bourbon & Branch

Master the craft of making foams, airs and bubbles in this two-hour primer on molecular cocktails. You'll also get a shot at making drinks using liquid nitrogen—which should make your holiday party the most cryogenic and flammable.

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