Feed your inner animal.
Maven Launches Weekend Brunch
What: The beloved Lower Haight cocktail kitchen serves dishes such as cherry bread pudding French toast, duck hash with fried duck egg, and braised sofrito with spicy smashed griddled potatoes.
Why: Undo the previous night’s damage with a Summer’s Kiss (gin, strawberry, tomato water, basil, balsamic) before succumbing to Death in the Afternoon (bubbles and absinthe sorbet).
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 598 Haight St., at Steiner St. (415-829-7982).
Bridge Theatre’s 73rd Anniversary
What: The charming old Inner Richmond one-screener celebrates nearly three-quarters of a century with a 30¢ screening of 1939’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, released the year the theater opened.
Why: In addition to Jimmy Stewart’s many charms, you’ll see vintage newsreels and a multimedia intermission.
When: Thurs., 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: 3010 Geary Blvd., at Blake St. (415-668-6384).
John Brandon’s A Million Heavens Book Launch
What: The latest from the McSweeney’s book-publishing arm is the story of a comatose piano prodigy and the ragtag group of visitors who keep watch over him.
Why: Beer and bluegrass accompany Brandon’s reading.
When: Mon., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Amnesia, 853 Valencia St., b/t 19th & 20th Sts. (415-970-0012).
A16’s Sunday Farm Supper
What: On the last Sunday of every month, the Marina’s venerable Italian resto teams up with a local farm to offer a special menu.
Why: This month’s guest, Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Peach & Produce, has Walla Walla onions, Celebrity tomatoes, cucumbers, and two kinds of peaches (hello, Bellinis).
When: Sun., 5-10 p.m.
Where: 2355 Chestnut St., b/t Divisadero & Scott Sts. (415-771-2216).
San Franpsycho at The Independent
What: The Divis clothing gurus throw a neighborhood show at which The Sam Chase, Debbie Neigher, and The Bikini Complex take the stage.
Why: Show your ticket at the San Franpsycho store 5-8:30 p.m. for free beer and schwag.
When: Fri., 9 p.m.
Where: 628 Divisadero St., b/t Grove & Hayes Sts. (415-771-1421). Tickets ($12) at ticketfly.com.
Photo: Ashleigh Reddy / Courtesy of Maven