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The Weekend Guide

rhythm nation dance class!

It’s Janet. Ms. Jackson if you’re nasty.

SWEAT
Rhythm Nation Dance Class
What:
The choreographers behind Bay Area Flash Mob teach the step-by-step routine from Janet Jackson’s epic 1989 video at UCSF on Thursdays and Sundays through December.
Why: Your childhood dream come true.
When: Today, 7-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: 400 Parnassus Ave., b/t 3rd & Hilway Aves. (415-518-5510).

TRY
Artasting
What:
Celebrate the city’s most delicious neighborhood at this annual event, with wine tastings, free cupcakes from Mission Minis, a $2 taco bar, cooking demos, and tamales from the one-and-only Tamale Lady.
Why: Follow @ARTdeezine on Twitter for $5 off admission.
When: Sat., 5-9 p.m.
Where: Sub Mission, 2183 Mission St., b/t 17th & 18th Sts. (415-828-1618). Tickets ($20) at eventbrite.com.

TREK
Wilkes Bashford Trunk Show at Ma(i)sonry
What:
Experience fashion, food, and wine at the one-day trunk show of luxury Italian sportswear line Brunello Cucinelli.
Why: A reception hosted by Blackbird Vineyards, with food from Michael Chiarello’s Bottega restaurant.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 6711 Washington St., at Burgundy Way, Yountville (707-944-0889). R.S.V.P. at maisonry.com.

GEEK OUT
Gadgets and Gizmos for Techies
What: Our definitive holiday gift guide to the latest and greatest, including a 3-D camcorder, remote-operated lantern, wooden watch, and retro iPhone dock.
Why: Get your hands on hi-fi, lo-fi, and everything in between.
When: Before you crash.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.

PAIR
Grand Cafe’s Tour de France
What:
The first of four regional dinners ($42) celebrates Bordeaux. The three-course menu includes foie gras with black truffle and plum chutney, and Sonoma duck breast with orange and cognac.
Why: Pair with the area’s full-bodied wines for an additional $20.
When: Thurs. & Sun., 5-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5-11 p.m.
Where: 501 Geary St., at Taylor St. (415-292-0101).

CELEBRATE
Mamacita’s Fifth Anniversary Party
What:
To mark its half-decade milestone, the Marina favorite will offer everything on the menu, from chilaquiles to tacos to enchiladas, for $5.
Why: More money to spend on those famous margs.
When: Wed., 8 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 2317 Chestnut St., at Scott St. (415-346-8494).

Photo: Wayne Wilson / Getty Images

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LOCATIONS
Grand Cafe
501 Geary St
@ Taylor St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Rhythm Nation Dance Class
400 Parnassus Ave
bt 3rd & Hilway Aves
San Francisco, CA 94122
Sub Mission
2183 Mission St
bt 17th & 18th Sts
San Francisco, CA 94110
6711 Washington St
@ Burgundy Way
Yountville, CA 94599
707-944-0889
2317 Chestnut St
@ Scott St
San Francisco, CA 94123
415-346-8494
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