The Weekend Guide

southpaw bbq san francisco!

We want our baby back ribs.

Southpaw Opens
Another contender enters the BBQ ring with tonight’s opening of Southpaw, where three Southerners will sling Memphis-style BBQ and authentic grub (dry-rub pork shoulder, whiskey-brined chicken, Delta Grind).
Why: Cheer on Southern football rivals on one of two flat-screens come game day, with a beer brewed on-site or American whiskey in hand.
When: Tonight-Sat., 3 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sun., Mon. & Wed., 3 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 2170 Mission St., b/t 17th & 18th Sts. (415-934-9300).

Chefs’ Night Off Pop-Up Dinner
Chefs and husband-and-wife team Evan and Sarah Rich are at it again, this time teaming with Absinthe pastry chef Bill Corbett for a four-course prix fixe menu at Evan’s former stomping ground, Coi.
Why: Wild fennel kettle corn; pork with fall squash; an apple, buttermilk, and hazelnut dessert; and much more for a measly $55 a head (wine pairings extra).
When: Mon., 6-9:30 p.m.
Where: 373 Broadway, at Bartol St. (415-393-9000). Reserve a table online at opentable.com.

Made in Italy
Rub elbows with your favorite Italians (Pucci, Ferragamo, Gucci, and more), while celebrating with prosecco, Italian bites, and clothing and accessories from the designers.
Why: You can’t speak Italian, but you understand $100 off any $500 purchase.
When: Tonight, 4-8 p.m.
Where: Simply Chic, 3038 Fillmore St., b/t Union & Filbert Sts. (415-775-2888).

Napa Valley Film Festival
Wine country gets film fever with more than 100 new indie movies and studio sneak previews at the inaugural festival. Spring for all-access screenings, panels, and tastings, or catch George Clooney in The Descendants (tonight and Saturday) with a single $10 rush ticket (available at each screening venue).
Why: Toss back popcorn next to confirmed attendees Dane Cook and Adrian Grenier.
When: Thru Sun.
Where: Locations vary. Tickets ($10-$245) online at napavalleyfilmfest.org. Info at 707-226-7500.

Perfumery & Elixirs
This Saturday, spend your evening mixing a different sort of cocktail (whilst sipping on an actual one) at Salon Belle de Soir’s perfume workshop/party with Studio Parfum.
Why: You’re way beyond patchouli.
When: Sat., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Salon Belle de Soir, 2208 Filbert St., at Fillmore St. (415-441-6944). R.S.V.P. to tstanwick29@mac.com.

Dutch Headbutts at Jasper’s
Join the cocktail community for a weeknight of shots (Bols Genever) and beers (Trumer Pilsner), with $2 Dutch headbutts (a.k.a. Kopstootje).
Why: Practice good form — these shots are best sipped from a tulip glass and chased with a beer.
When: Mon., 9 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 401 Taylor St., at O’Farrell St. (415-775-7979).

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2170 Mission St
bt 17th & 18th Sts
San Francisco, CA 94110
401 Taylor St
@ O'Farrell St
San Francisco, CA 94102
2208 Filbert St
@ Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94123
3038 Fillmore St
bt Union & Filbert Sts
San Francisco, CA 94123
373 Broadway
@ Bartol St
San Francisco, CA 94133