We want our baby back ribs.
What: 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
What: 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
What: 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
What: 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
What: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dutch Headbutts at Jasper’s
What: 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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