4/18/2013 03:00:00 PM

SF Weekend Planner: Goats, Grooves, Star Chefs and Blanket-Side Cocktails

photo:Redwood Hill Farm and Creamery via Facebook
Get into the Groove: Hubert Keller Spins Tracks At Starlight Room
You may know him from Top Chefs Masters or from his rarified restaurant Fleur de Lys, but Hubert Keller lets down his hair and shows his wild side tonight as DJ mix master at the Starlight Room; half of cover charge goes to Meals on Wheels. His third and final guest DJ performance is June 6 ($10 cover, 450 Powell St; 415-395-8595).

Get Your Goat: Goat Festival at the Ferry Building 
CUESA, The Ferry Building Marketplace and the makers of Northern California goat milk products want to get your goat (in a good way) at the Fifth Annual Goat Festival, a celebration of all things goat, this Saturday. Just what does one do at a goat festival? Sample tons of goat milk products, pet the adorable little creatures, and oh, eat them too. The evening before festival, Urban Kitchen SF will host a goat butchery class with Dave the Butcher (details here). On Saturday, the free action-packed day will include a petting stall, a goat gab (aka lecture), food tastings and cooking demos by Cheryl Forberg (The Biggest Loser) and Alicia Jenish of Grand Cafe (Saturday 1 Ferry Building, 10 AM- 1 PM, free, get the day’s lineup here).

Get Naked: John Paul Carmona Pop Up at Naked Kitchen
San Francisco’s 30 Under 30 John Paul Carmona (formerly of Manresa) is in talks to open his own restaurant. Until that happens, you can get a sneak preview of his cooking style at this one-night only pop-up at Naked Kitchen, where he and chef Andrew Burnham will be collaborating on a six-course spring-inspired menu. There are only two seatings and space is extremely limited - only 11 guests seated around the Chefs’ Table, but miraculously as of this morning there were still some reservations available. Get details and reservations here (Saturday 6 and 9 PM, $125 per person, BYOB, Naked Kitchen, 945 Valencia St).

Get Buzzed: Picnics at the Presidio
This Sunday, bring your cash, your blanket and ID to the Main Post lawn at the Presidio which welcomes back Off the Grid’s Picnics at the Presidio, a weekly lawn party featuring live music, free games and food stalls hawking seasonal eats from San Francisco’s restaurants (Hog & Rocks, Namu Gaji, Humphry Slocombe), food trucks and local farms (see the lineup here). In addition to grabbing a bite to eat, you can get a buzz on courtesy of blanket-side cocktail service delivering Bloody Marys and Mimosas to the over 21 crowd (Every Sunday 11 AM-4 PM through October 27). 

Get Dressed Up: Star Chefs & Vintner Gala For Meals on Wheels
Whip out that little black dress and hob nob with the crème de la crème at this celebrity chef-studded food and wine charity event that brings together to region’s top culinary brass to raise funds for Meals on Wheels. Nancy Oakes (Boulevard) has corralled over 100 of her cronies (Rich Table, Aziza, Fifth Floor, Coi, Quince and State Bird Provisions to name just a few, see the complete list here). Tickets aren’t cheap ($495) but $400 is tax deductible and it includes an hors d’ouevres and wine reception, a sit-down three-course dinner and lavish dessert reception (Sunday, $495 per person, 5- 11 PM, Fort Mason Center, get tickets here). 


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