First up at 5 p.m.: An oyster shucking and eating competition, with reps from Anchor & Hope, 21st Amendment, Ana Mandara, Farallon, and Sauce, among others. Teams will open and slurp as many oysters as possible in 10 minutes (the current record is just under 200). From 6 to 8 p.m., you'll be able to swallow your own oysters (though you won't have to shuck) at a wine and oyster tasting, like we said, a benefit for the Marine Mammal Center. Being a spectator at the shucking competition is free; the benefit tasting is $30.
The roster of judges for the October 6 shucking contest include this blogger, axed DJs Fernando and Greg the Gay Sportscaster from now-defunct Energy 92.7, and Lick My Spoon blogger Stephanie Im. Delicious.