5@5 Happy Hour
What: Upscale $2 bar snacks (lobster dumplings, seafood shooters) along with select wine, cocktails, and beer at $5 a pop.
Why: Yakitori skewers sound better than chicken on a stick.
When: Daily, 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: 5A5 Steak Lounge, 244 Jackson St., b/t Battery & Front Sts. (415-989-2539).
Karen Elson at Cafe du Nord
What: Mrs. Jack White debuts her hauntingly beautiful folk-tinged album, The Ghost Who Walks, produced by her musically inclined hubby.
Why: A supermodel sings the blues.
When: Tues. Doors at 8:30 p.m.; show at 9:30 p.m.
Where: 2170 Market St., at Sanchez St. (415-861-5016). Tickets ($15) online at ticketweb.com.
Homemade Hustle’s Saucy Sammy Wednesdays
What: Soak up $3 beers with vegan Vietnamese banh mi and “sausage” sandwiches at this new weekly happy hour.
Why: Hump Day goes meatless.
When: Wed., 6 p.m. ’til they run out.
Where: The Knockout, 3223 Mission St., at Valencia St. (415-550-6994).
Swirl Steals III
What: Last-call clearance on snazzy accessories from designers Selima, Ban.do, UES, and more.
Why: The Leigh & Luca butterfly scarf (reg. $170, now $69).
When: Your sundress needs some oomph.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
What: A sneak peek at Kevin Asch’s latest film about a young Hasid (Jesse Eisenberg) who gets caught up in international drug trafficking.
Why: A post-show Q&A with Asch and screenwriter Antonio Macia.
When: Wed., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Market St., b/t 3rd & 4th Sts. (415-655-7800); tickets ($10) online at thecjm.org.
The Brick Yard
What: The menu at the new Cow Hollow restaurant slash sports bar is a step above pub grub (applewood-smoked quail, ahi tuna melt sliders, mustard-bourbon brined pork chop).
Why: Enjoy dinner from Thomas Keller Restaurant Group-trained chef Aaron Little (once the riffraff from the Union Street Festival clears out).
When: Opens today, 10 a.m.; reopens, Tues., 4 p.m.
Where: 1787 Union St., at Octavia St. (415-400-4712).
Photo: Jennifer Yin / Courtesy of 5A5