The Weekend Guide

the weekend pasta project!

To (Night) Market, to (Night) Market.

The Weekend Pasta Project

What: Pick up small kits ($18 each) of Flour + Water fresh pasta and sauce (complete with recipe and suggested wine pairing) at sister spot Salumeria.
Why: Creations like tagliatelle with hen ragu, summer squash, and chili save you from jar brands.
When: Every Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 3000 20th St., at Florida St. (415-471-2998).

What: The new bar specializes in ciders from around the globe, from California huckleberry to a Spanish variety aged in whiskey barrels.
Why: Feeling peckish? Salads, flatbreads, and sliders fuel your sampling.
When: Daily, 4 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 1160 Polk St., at Sutter St. (415-931-1797).

Scene Unseen
Do415 and DJ Dials present an impressive cast of music makers covering everything from house to indie to pop.
Jams from Riff Raff (who just signed with Diplo’s Mad Decent label), Flosstradamus, Floating Points, and Ghosts on Tape.
Fri., 10 p.m.
1015 Folsom, 1015 Folsom St., at Harriet St. (415-431-1200). Admission is free with R.S.V.P. at do415.com.

Ambiance Summer Store Party

What: The SF juggernaut toasts the end of the season with bubbly drinks, snacks, and prize giveaways on the half hour.
Why: Get 10 percent off regular items and 20 percent off the sale rack. Can’t make it? The same event pops up next Thursday at the Upper Haight branch.
When: Tonight, 5-9 p.m.
Where: Ambiance Noe Valley, 3985 24th St., at Noe St. (415-647-7144).

The Great Urban Race

What: Teams of two to four complete puzzles, challenges, brainteasers, and physical tests of mettle.
Why: The winners get $300 and a chance to play in the national championship in Vegas; everyone gets a frosty beer.
When: Sat., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant St., at 16th St. (415-575-3000). Register (by Fri., 5 p.m.) at registrationation.com. Cost is $60 per person.

Photo: Brian Yarvin / Getty Images 

Ambiance Noe Valley
3989 24th St
@ Noe St
San Francisco, CA 94114
1015 Folsom
1015 Folsom St
@ Harriet St
San Francisco, CA 94103
1160 Polk St
@ Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109
3000 20th St
@ Florida St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Sports Basement
1590 Bryant St
@ 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103