In the cut.
What: Michael Mina’s meat mecca (which has locations in four other cities) opens in the Westin Saint Francis, featuring his butter-poached beef.
Why: For this outpost, he’ll be sourcing ingredients locally.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 5:30-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: 335 Powell St., b/t Post & Geary Sts. (415-397-3003).
Mill Valley Film Festival
What: The California Film Institute’s star-studded fest returns with eleven days packed with independent and international flicks.
Why: Highlights include the opening-night screening of Conviction, a tribute to Edward Norton, and daily happy hour at The Woods Lounge.
When: Starts Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: Various locations.
What: Tales of sexy sex from the ridiculously funny comedienne, actress, and Daily Show correspondent.
Why: Think of it as middle school sex ed … with booze.
When: Thurs., 8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 8 & 10:15 p.m.
Where: Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., at Lombard St. (415-928-4320). Tickets ($17.50-$20.50) online at livenation.com.
What: A locally based website dedicated to dishing expert health and wellness advice to young women, in a (witty, approachable) language you can understand.
Why: Stop trolling the interweb for dubious info.
When: Whenever you’re freaking out about a weird rash or other unspecified symptoms.
Where: Online at chickrx.com.
What: Go on an art-collecting stroll through Hayes Valley to fill your custom-designed Moleskine notebook with “passport stamps” created by Bay Area artists.
Why: A map and free cocktails at participating shops (MAC, Rooky Records) will help you find your way.
When: Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Patricia’s Green, 499 Octavia St., at Hayes St. (415-554-6080). Tickets ($25) online at eventbrite.com.
Brothers & Sisters
What: Gitman Vintage sets up shop at Acrimony so you can design your perfect button-down, from fabric and pattern to sleeve length.
Why: Arrive early for the gratis whiskey tasting in a Gitman/Acrimony tumbler.
When: Sat., 2-6 p.m.
Where: 333 Hayes St., b/t Gough & Franklin Sts. (415-861-1025). R.S.V.P. to email@example.com.
Photo: Courtesy of the Mina Group
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