Thursday, April 24, 2014

This Weekend

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  • Show Your Pride: The Big Gay Birthday

    The city's anniversary gets freaky with an epic night of cocktails and DJ favorites.

    Pick your poison: Hop to the Vault Parties for a silent disco, vintage arcade games, and a designated "Love Shack".

    Fri 8p-1:30a. The Old Mint Building, 88 5th St., SoMa. $20 here.

    Nearby: Mezzanine; Monarch; The Showdown

  • Celebrate the City: Best of the Bay Area Party

    Get a taste of the Bay Area's best with fare from 40 restaurants and bottomless wine tastings at 12 open bars.

    Gourmet grub: Highlights include tequila-cured salmon (Calistoga Ranch) and scallop ceviche (Cliff House).  

    Tonight 7-11p. City View Metreon, 135 4th St., Financial District (415-369-6000). $106 here.

    Nearby: Press Club; Zero Zero; Oola Restaurant & Bar

  • Swine Dining: High on the Hog

    This annual waterfront fête features pinot noir tastings, lawn games, and a live rock band.

    Pig out: We're looking forward to manila clams with pork jowl, and maple ice cream cones with bacon brittle.

    Sat 1-4p. Epic Roasthouse, 369 The Embarcadero, Embarcadero (415-369-9955). $65 here.

    Nearby: Perry's; Region; Hi Dive

  • Taste the Rainbow: Free Three Twins Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Whole Foods gives away 2,000 free Three Twins Ice Cream Sandwiches to those braving the Pride parade route.

    Your choice: Choose chocolate chip cookie with vanilla bean ice cream or sugar cookie with sea salted caramel ice cream.

    Sun 10:30a. San Francisco Pride Parade, Downtown. Free.

    Nearby: RN74; Sutter Station; Rio Grande

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