Catch The Diana Vreeland Flick In S.F. & 5 Other Things To Do This Week

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It’d be a tough feat to have to hide our excitement for the fall season. We’re practically living in our new gear and enjoying every sip of soothing pumpkin-spiced lattes — while still savoring the tail-end of this sweet Indian Summer. But nothing could get us in the seasonal mood more than hitting the leaf-clad streets for our roundup of weekly events. Whether it’s a stylist event dedicated to the latest trends or a colossal pumpkin showdown, there’s no better way to welcome October. Scour the list below and bask in all things autumn.
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Freda Salvador Trunk Show & Meet and Greet
In case you’ve been beating yourself up for missing last week’s Freda Salvador trunk show, you can officially ditch the pity party! The style-savvy duo behind the versatile shoe line will be unloading the coveted kicks and chatting with fans this Thursday at Crimson Mim. And with the exotic ankle booties, loafers, and boots flying off its digital shelves, this may be a rare chance to walk away with the pair of your sartorial dreams.
When: Thursday, October 4, 2 to 6 p.m.
Where: Crimson Mim, 855 El Camino Real, Suite 35 (near Galvez Street); 650-323-2277.
18 Reasons Art Openings
If you’re a fan of artsy gallery openings, then consider this Thursday at 18 Reasons the ultimate mother lode of the creative scene. With five different artists debuting two installations on the same date and time, us lucky spectators can soak up eye-catching pieces ranging from large-format watercolors to constructed fixtures crafted from Eucalyptus tree branches. Best yet? Entrance is totally free! Just bring along a few bucks to sip back some libations as you gaze.
When: Thursday, October 4, 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: 18 Reasons, 3674 18th Street (at Dolores Street); 415-568-2710.
Emmy’s Pickles Rasta Pepper Jelly Workshop
For those who find sweet fruit-based jams to be a little on the tart side, there’s a new jelly workshop going down at Gravel and Gold to spice things up. With Emmy’s Pickles leading the lesson, we get to slice and dice red, yellow, and green peppers for a spread that’ll turn up the heat. All you have to do is bring your own knife and cutting board to get jammin’. But heed caution: Class is limited to just 10 pepper lovers, so quickly rsvp here: em@gravelandgold.com.
When: Sunday, October 7, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Gravel and Gold, 3266 21st Street (at Lexington Street); 415-552-0112.
Cost: $40
Look What’s Happening!
Love the fashion on Pretty Little Liars as much as the drama? Then there’s no better way to prepare for the fall trends than with the show's stylist herself, Mandi Line, who will be stopping by Macy’s this Saturday. Joining her are local bloggers Britt+Whit, Stylepint, and Inspirafashion, showcasing the season’s must-have looks. And once you have the style tricks down, enter to win a Macy’s $300 gift card and a personal style consultation with Lane.
When: Saturday, October 6, 2 p.m.
Where: Macy’s, 170 O’Farrell Street, Level 4 (at Powell Street); 415-397-3333.
Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off
We’re starting to think that the Peanut’s Gang myth of The Great Pumpkin might not be all that farfetched. At the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, the biggest and baddest crops of the squash from the golden state all the way up to Washington will be rolling onto the scene for an epic battle of great proportions — literally! See who takes the heavyweight title back to the farm and cast your vote on who grew the most beautiful pumpkin, too.
When: Monday, October 8, 7 a.m.
Where: Ides Grounds, 735 Main Street (at Correas Street), Half Moon Bay; 650-725-9652.
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel
Before Anna Wintour was calling the sartorial shots, it was Diana Vreeland who wore the crown as the leader of fashion media. So, naturally, we’re obsessed with her. Which is why we’re practically doing cartwheels that The Embarcadero is rolling the must-see film Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel. The documentary is dedicated to the iconic Harper's Bazaar and Vogue editor's life and legend, featuring candid commentary from the likes of Anna Sui, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Calvin Klein. Trust that we'll be front and center.
When: Get showtimes here!
Where: Embarcadero Center Cinema, 1 Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level (near Mission Street); 415-267-4893.
Photo: Via Macy's
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