6 Things To Do This Week: A Grilled-Cheese Happy Hour (!) & More

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Now that Outside Lands' monster weekend is behind us, it feels anti-climactic to wind down with an ordinary workweek, especially since summer is ending. The art of doing nothing isn't a bad idea, but wouldn't you just love to end August with a bang? To ease you out of your post-festival slump, we've rounded up six rad events for you in the week ahead. From rubbing elbows with the Rue Magazine folks to a day-long fashion pool party, you'll get your groove back in no time!
Gap Styled.By Rue Magazine Party
If Gap's new, cozy-cute collection is on your radar, get set to dig it even more. This Thursday, Gap has teamed up with popular online 'zine Rue for a shopping shindig like no other. Over free bites and refreshments, get styled by the Rue crew in their fave pieces for autumn. The best part? You can snap up these pieces and other Gap merch at 30% off. It's a match made in heaven when Gap's no-fuss style collides with Rue's chic aesthetic!
When: Thursday, August 16, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Gap, 890 Market Street (at Powell Street); 415-788-5909.
Admission: Free, but RSVP at RSVPSFEVENT@gmail.com
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Convert + Koral Trunk Show
When was the last time you spotted the perfect pair of jeans? If you're having a lapse in memory, it's about time to hit up Berkeley boutique Convert this weekend. The eco-friendly spot is hosting a trunk show for new premium-denim line, Koral — launched by the same dude that started Seven For All Mankind. We hear there are some sick washes in this collection, from metallic to lived-in vintage, so make sure to try on every single piece!
When: Saturday, August 18, 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: Convert, 1809B Fourth Street (between Virginia Street and Hearst Avenue), Berkeley; 510-649-9759.
Tongue In Cheek: A Bernal Flats Microhood Party
Our buds over at The Bold Italic strike again! They've now dubbed Bernal Flats, a stretch of Mission Street past Cesar Chavez, as the newest addition to TBI's newly coined buzz-worthy blocks, a.k.a. microhoods. If you drop by for the party you'll score free and cheap thrills, treats, libations, and cool merch from Mitchell's Ice Cream, Secession Art and Design, Cruz Skate Shop, Rock Bar, 31Rax, and El Rio. High-fives all around, TBI!
When: Thursday, August 23, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Around Mission and 29th streets
American Grilled Cheese Kitchen Happy Hour
If you find yourself craving mouth-watering comfort grub right after work, we've got good news! American Grilled Cheese Kitchen is staying up later than usual for a killer happy hour this Wednesday night. Head out to this South Park eatery with your office besties to have your pick of local craft beers, California wine, and sangria for cheap. Then, pair that booze with a tasty special offer of the spot's award-winning Tillamook grilled-cheese sammies for only $3!
When: Wednesday, August 22, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, 1 South Park Avenue (at 2nd Street); 415-243-0107.
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Chronicle Books' Back-To-School Warehouse Sale
If you're hard-pressed to find good page-turners, look no further than Chronicle Books' SoMa location. This local publisher is having its big Back-To-School Warehouse Sale, kicking off Wednesday morning. Grab an armful of deeply discounted tomes, stationery, journals, toys, and hundreds of titles at 65% off. Hey, it's never too late to get started on that summer reading list, right?
When: Wednesday, August 22 through Friday, August 24, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Chronicle Books, 680 Second Street (between Townsend and Brannan streets); 415-537-4200.
Haute Pool Party and Indie Design Fair
Nothing says it's still summer like a quick dip, so dive right into this weekend jaunt at the Phoenix Hotel. For five bucks, you can hit up a smorgasbord of over 30 Bay Area-based designers at the Indie Design Fair. And when you're all tuckered out from your shopping spree, take a relaxing swim or just bask in the rays. Hopefully, we'll get a dose of perfect tanning weather. Now why can't all fetes in the city combine great fashion with poolside fun, like this one?
When: Saturday, August 18, 1 to 8 p.m.
Where: Phoenix Hotel, 601 Eddy Street (between Larkin and Polk streets); 415-776-1380.
Admission: $5, get your tickets here!
Photo: Via American Grilled Cheese Kitchen
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