Birthday Balls: Taverna Aventine's 5th Anniversary Alley Party
Nosh Red Sauce Meatballs and a full champagne bar as the alley tavern (pictured) celebrates five years.
Ear Candy: Live 105's Aaron Axelsen and The Soft White Sixties are on hand to get your feet moving.
Fri 4-11p. Taverna Aventine, 582 Washington St., Financial District. Free.
Nearby: The Cigar Bar & Grill; Comstock Saloon; The Hidden Vine
Happiest Hour: Around the World in 80 Beers
Taste your way through a hand-picked selection of international beers and find a few new faves along the way.
Stick Around: Your picks are available for purchase at a discount at the end of the event.
Sat 4-6:30p. Folsom Street Foundry, 1425 Folsom St., SoMa (415-795-3644). $40 here.
Nearby: DNA Lounge; Bloodhound; Radius
Bad A$$ Brunch: New Menu at Jasper's Corner Tap
Jasper's rolls out a soul food-fueled brunch and booze menu starting this weekend, just in time for football season.
Highlights: Monte Cristo Hand Pie and chicken-fried quail & waffle are just the beginning.
Sat-Sun 11a-2:30p. Jasper's Corner Tap, 401 Taylor St., The Tenderloin (415-775-7979).
Nearby: Tradition; Rye; The Barrel Room
Block Party: Summersalt Festival
Dance for eight straight hours with the aural aid of EDM powerhouses Kill Paris, Big Black Delta, and Felix Cartal.
After Party: Keep the party going at Mezzanine with a second serving of Kill Paris plus extra electro acts.
Sat Noon-8p. 100 Wisconsin Street, Potrero Hill. $30 here.
Nearby: Connecticut Yankee; Project One; Mighty