We’ve got spirit. Yes, we do.
Tequila Cocktail Class
What: Debunk the mystery of the spicy spirit during a hands-on tutorial and tasting with resident experts Scott Beattie (Artisanal Cocktails author and bar manager of Healdsburg’s Spoonbar) and Eric Rubin (founder of Tres Agaves and frequent visitor to the motherland, a.k.a. Mexico).
Why: Liquid gold in your cocktail-shaking arsenal.
When: Sat., 2-4 p.m.
Where: CUESA Kitchen, 1 Ferry Bldg., at The Embarcadero. Tickets ($50) online at eventbrite.com include a take-home booklet.
|Toast with one of our favorite cocktail recipes.|
Hammock Enlightenment on The Embarcadero
What: Find lasting happiness and relaxation in a Bay-side hammock with world-renowned blissologist (yes, that is an official profession) Eoin Finn. The self-proclaimed happiness expert also hosts a free class at Lululemon’s Cow Hollow location.
Why: Lift off on your lunch break.
When: Mon. Hammocks, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; class, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hammocks, outside the Hyatt Regency, 5 Embarcadero Ctr., at Market St.; class, Lululemon, 1981 Union St., at Buchanan St. (415-776-5858).
James Lipton with the San Francisco Symphony
What: The Inside the Actor’s Studio host presides over movie music night (Jurassic Park, E.T., The Godfather, and others).
Why: An epic sound track, with commentary from the legend himself.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., at Hayes St. Tickets ($15-$90) at 415-864-6000 or online at sfsymphony.org.
Cheese and Spirits at Quince
What: Three rums play well with Kinderhook sheep’s milk cheese; Baserri from Marshall, Calif.; and a goat, cow, and creme fraiche trio from Petaluma.
Why: Whey more interesting than wine and cheese.
When: Thru Aug. 16. Mon.-Sat., 5-10 p.m.
Where: 470 Pacific Ave., at Montgomery St. (415-775-8500).
Guest DJ Night at Flour + Water
What: The Mission’s famed enoteca collaborates with indie music fest Noise Pop for monthly guest DJ nights, featuring promising indie talents.
Why: Zach Rogue (from Oakland’s own Rogue Wave) curates a playlist for your pizza.
When: Mon. Doors, 5:30 p.m.; DJ, 9 p.m.
Where: 2401 Harrison St., at 20th St. (415-826-7000).
MOURN (and SHOP)
Eco Citizen Closing Sale
What: Your favorite destination for sustainable fashions is moving on to greener pastures.
Why: Look on the bright side — labels like Prairie Underground, Bodkin, and Jade Tribe are 30-60 percent off.
When: Thru Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 2255 Polk St., at Green St. (415-614-0100).
Photo: Zubin Shroff / Courtesy of CUESA