5 Things: March 17, 2011

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Lust after menus you haven't been able to order from in 60 years! At the library!
PHOTO BY CAITLIN DONOHUE

>>THREE VEILS TO THE WIND You're probably already green around your St. Patrick's Day gills -- maybe it's the perfect time to rustle up a bridal gown, and a wee bit more liver to damage, for this Saturday's Brides of March dash around the city. The raucous, open-to-all annual event is the Santarchy of hetero privilege, so let's get sloppy-ironic and "WOOOOO" like a bachelorette.

And if you're feeling extra classy, may we suggest a stop by North Beach's fabulous Glamour Closet which traffics in scrumptious, perfectly Daddy's Little Girly recycled designer wedding gowns?     

Wooooo!

>>AND SUDDENLY, TSA SHIRTS ARE ALL THE RAGE AT THE LOOKOUT If only Castro street club flyers looked like this.

>>FAKE THAT FLOW ON SIXTH STREET You got no dough, but still wanna impress your crew? At TL cafe-third space Rancho Parnassus on Sixth and Minna you can rent out the dining room (complete with nautical trappings and the occasional fly art show on the walls) for FREE any day after 7 p.m. as long as you bring at least 15 friends in tow. It's a win-win situation for the affordably-priced cafe -- they need the business, and you -- you and your buds get your pick of its Mendocino wine list, North Coast beer and full menu.

Rancho's riches can be yours for free. Photo by Hannah Tepper

>>EVER WONDERED WHAT EL FAROLITO LOOKED LIKE IN 1951? The main library's galleries in the basement (Jewett) and on the sixth floor (Skylight) are hosting “San Francisco EATS,” a smorgasbord of SF restaurant paraphernalia and photos from all time, but only on display through Sunday, March 20. Included in the bounty: hilarious food porn (flauta plate for $2.50? Ohhhh, 1951), racist menus from not long-enough-ago, peeks into culinary luxury from various eras, and brief historical rundowns of the city's four most famous food districts. 

>>THOSE SOUTHERN BOYS... Carolina-bred band Fist Fam has relocated to the Bay, and in honor of the move they set their "SF Bay" spit to the chase scene from a seventies SF flick -- which would make it worth watching even if the Fam's laid-back Southern twang didn't already have us stoked for the group's April 8 show at Rasselas.