SOMA — It's not summertime until the first watermelon (beer) is consumed. Stop by 21st Amendment Brewery's watermelon party to celebrate the start of summer with their Hell or High Watermelon beer, a live bluegrass band, sausages, beer poured from watermelons and more. (They'll even throw a melon off the roof!) It takes place tonight at the SF brewery, Thursday, May 19 from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. [EaterWire]
MISSION — It's a helluva show over at Alamo Drafthouse's Big Rock Candy Mountain event, with the showing of Emperor of the North (a cult classic about hobos riding the rails during the Great Depression) followed by a cocktail showdown. Bartenders from Lazy Bear, the Bon Vivants, Bear Vs. Bull and more will create a special cocktail menu for post-railroad movie consumption. It all goes down Monday, May 23rd at 7 p.m.; tickets available here, and proceeds go to charity. [EaterWire]
OAKLAND — Joyce Goldstein's new book, The New Mediterranean Jewish Table has hit bookshelves, and Camino is throwing a dinner party to celebrate. The venerable SF chef will be in attendance, as recipes from her cookbook are prepared in Camino's hearth. The event is Thursday, May 26 starting with a book signing at 6 p.m.; tickets available here for $120.
OAKLAND — Pizzaiolo is kicking off summer with a series of movie nights, dubbed DUI: Dining Under the Influence. It'll take place at sundown, every Wednesday in June. It kicks off on June 1 with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, followed by druggie gems like Drugstore Cowboy and Trainspotting. Drinks and food will be available for purchase. [EaterWire]