5 Things To Do This Week (That Have Nothing To Do With The Olympics!)

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With Olympic fever gripping the entire city (and nation!), it's very easy to sit this week out in front of the telly. But not so fast, folks! We're looking at a killer agenda in the week ahead. To get you pumped up for this first week of August, we've collected a slew of enticing events for next few days. From a DIY bash with Etsy to an outdoor screening of a darling Molly Ringwald classic, we've got your game plan all mapped out!
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Museum of Craft and Folk Art Craft Bar with Etsy
Museum visits are always appealing. But throw Etsy and good beer into the mix and you get a truly rad DIY party! With local fabric giant Britex providing the materials, all you need to do is show up with your savvy skills to craft that flower headband or beachy tote of your dreams!
When: Thursday, August 2, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Museum of Craft and Folk Art, 51 Yerba Buena Lane (between 3rd and 4th streets); 415-227-4888.
Summer Sessions: Sean Thackrey Dinner at Atelier Crenn
A little birdie told us it's rare that California-wine maven Sean Thackrey throws a dinner shindig. So, if you have $175 to spare, then splurge on this wine dinner at Atelier Crenn — it's worth it, trust. Sommelier Ian Burrows whipped up a true feast: champagne when you arrive, followed by a whopping five-course menu by Chef Dominique Crenn, paired with the best Pinot from Thackrey.
When: Thursday, August 2, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Atelier Crenn, 3127 Fillmore Street (between Filbert and Pixley streets); 415-440-0460.
Price: $175; Reserve a space here!
Sunset Magazine’s Grow Your Own Edible Garden Tips
If you have "plant your own garden" somewhere on your bucket list, now's the chance to tick that off. Head on over to Omnivore Books for the launch of Sunset magazine's Edible Garden Cookbook. Taking a page out of the 150 recipes in the cookbook, you'll get schooled on neat gardening tips and tricks, so you can grow and produce your own fresh greens and pulp.
When: Tuesday, July 31, 6 p.m.
Where: Omnivore Books, 3885-A Cesar Chavez Street (at Church Street); 415-282-4712.
Price: Free!
Sixteen Candles Outdoor Screening at Dolores Park
Come sundown this Saturday, Dolores Park will transform into a giant open-air cinema and you'll be able to see John Hughes' teen flick Sixteen Candles on the big screen. This film obviously needs no introduction. Everyone's girl crush Molly Ringwald and The Geek's poofed-up hair may be totally hot, but make sure to bundle up and bring a blanket — we can almost guarantee chilly temps.
When: Saturday, August 4, 6 p.m.
Where: Dolores Park, Dolores and 19th streets; No phone number.
Admission: Free!
Fascinator Workshop and Hat-Making Soiree
If you're looking to learn the fine art of millinery, make this fascinator workshop and party your first stop. Think of this as hat-making 101, where you'll pick up pro-sewing skills and walk away with a fancy topper of your own after this session. Make sure to bring scissors and your sketchbook to this fete. Time to get down and heady!
When: Friday, August 3, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: DeAnna Gibbons Millinery, 1364 Florida Street (between 25th and 26th streets); 415-821-4287.
Price: $90 with a $50 deposit upon registration; Buy tickets here.
Photo: Via IMDb/Sixteen Candles
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