Meet Hello Kitty & Other Rad Things To Do This Weekend!

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main The week full of 9-to-5 shifts is officially over, and it's time to cheers to the freakin’ weekend! But before you slip into those sweat pants and start couch grazing, we suggest you heed our list of killer end-of-the-week bashes. From a chance to meet Hello Kitty herself to scoring deals at impeccable shops, this weekend is not one to waste on a Real Housewives marathon. Scope out the list below, and get ready to brag come Monday water-cooler talk.

Hello Kitty Travels Coast To Cost In Style
Everyone’s favorite Sanrio star has seemingly landed from her recent trip to outer space, and has come back to Earth for a Uniqlo party! Hello Kitty will make an appearance this weekend at the Japanese outlet to celebrate the brand’s Sanrio collaboration, of which sale proceeds go to benefit Hellosmile for the prevention of cervical cancer. She’ll be at the S.F. locale ready to strike a pose with her fans, who will also walk away with an exclusive poster. Obviously, this event is the cat’s meow!
When: Saturday, February 9 to Sunday, February 10, 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: Uniqlo, 111 Powell Street (between O'Farrell and Ellis streets); 877-486-4756.

Valentine’s Boutique Stroll
It’s no secret we have an undying love for fashion over here at R29. So, when it comes to Valentine’s Day, why not show some affection to our go-to shops? At This Saturday’s Valentine’s Boutique Stroll, we can do just that by stopping by a special trio of Inner Richmond boutiques: Seedstore, Covet, and Foggy Notion. At Covet, we get to snag a gift with every purchase of $30 or more. And not to be outdone, Seedstore is slashing down its wares to 50% off! Then, to top it off, Foggy Notion will be full of vintage gear from the likes of Heritage Mercantile and Our House Vintage. Um, it turns out the way to our heart is actually through our closet, after all.
When: Saturday, February 9, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Seedstore, 212 Clement Street (between 3rd and 4th streets); 415-386-1600. Covet, 391 Arguello Boulevard (at Clement Street); 415-751-1158. Foggy Notion, 275 6th Avenue (at Clement Street); 415-683-5654.

Sasha Maks Vintage Valentine's Day Trunk Show and Sale
It may be a new year, but we’re eager to get our hands on some threads from yesteryear. You, too? Then head to Sasha Maks Vintage’s upcoming trunk show at this latest shebang. Bygone garb won’t be the only thing up for grabs, either, as discounted trinkets, beauty goodies, and glasses of vino will also be on the ready. And while this can’t-miss bash isn’t technically until next week, we thought we’d give you enough warning to clear your schedule. You’re welcome.
When: Tuesday, February 12, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Mike Page Style Lab, 664 Post Street (at Shannon Street); 415-441-7522.

San Francisco Beer Week
Attention, chug-a-luggers! Beer Week is finally upon us, and the festivities are bountiful! Head to the Concourse Exhibition Center and start gulping down pints from over 40 different breweries. And that’s just the tip of the ice berg, folks! For the rest of the guzzling fun, see the week’s entire schedule here.
When: Friday, February 8, 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Concourse Exhibition Center, 620 7th Street (at Brannan Street); 415-490-5800.
Cost: $75, plus additional fees.

Rare Device Trunk Show & Tarot Card Readings
Still got a shopping itch to scratch? Luckily, a gaggle of rad designers will be setting up shop inside Rare Device this Saturday. And for a deeper look into our lives, Rare Device has invited tarot-card reader Madame Sibyl to the soirée to help us stay on the right path of destiny. No matter what hand from the deck gets played out, we have a feeling some seriously cool style will be in your cards.
When: Saturday, February 9, noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Rare Device, 600 Divisadero Street (between Hayes and Grove streets); 415-836-3969.

Photo: Via Facebook/Seedstore