The Weekend Guide

drinking and beverage competition!

One drink, two drinks, three drinks, floor.

Drinking and Dancing Competition
What: A competition that celebrates dancing with drink in hand. Contestants are challenged to match their cocktails with their partners, their dancing, and more.
Why: So you think you can dance.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: The Lab, 2948 16th St., at Capp St. (415-864-8855).

“Cocktail Confessionals with Carlo Splendorini”

What: Splendorini, the mixologist responsible for Gitane’s delicious drinks, leads viewers through everything from properly shaking a cocktail to making his award-winning Castillan Cup in these short videos.
Why: Perfect your shaker face.
When: First three videos are online now; new episodes will be added every week.
Where: On Gitane Restaurant’s Facebook page.

Designer Furniture Sample Sale

What: Top local designers, including Kendall Wilkinson Design & Home, Rue de Grenelle, Martha Angus Inc., and Antique & Art Exchange, offer furniture and accessories at up to 70 percent off.
Why: Deck your walls (and floors).
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Design Center, 101 Henry Adams St., at Alameda St., atrium of the Galleria bldg. (415-409-2299).

Sohberts Coffee Cafe
SoMa’s dream coffee stop, combining cavernous industrial design with Equator coffee, local art, and Parisian-style outdoor seating.
Why: Coffee talk.
When: Open daily, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 144 King St., at Second St.

Bollywood Game!
What: An urban scavenger hunt for the next Bollywood star benefiting SOVA, a grassroots Indian nonprofit. Bangles, saris, and jewel tones are encouraged.
Why: Jai ho!
When: Sat., 1 p.m.
Where: Meets in the Upper Haight. Sign up online at

Fabulous Fashionista Sample Sale

What: More than 2,000 dresses, tops, and more at up to 70 percent off from BCBG and Ella Moss.
Why: Stand under my Ella, Ella, Ella.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Fort Mason Center, Marina Blvd., at Buchanan St., bldg. d, Fleet rm. (415-345-7500).

Photo: Jturn / Flickr

San Francisco Design Center
101 Henry Adams St
@ Alameda St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Sohberts Coffee
144 King St
@ 2nd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
General's Residence at Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd
@ Buchanan St
San Francisco, CA 94123
The Lab
2948 16th St
@ Capp St