The Clare Vivier Traveling Monogram Trunk Show
Steven Alan brings us great duds, no secret there — but now it's offering something a little more...personal. Famous for her understated yet stylish leather goods, Clare Vivier will be on-hand to debut her latest collection of cultish, monogramed purses.The fête will also celebrate the one-year birthday of the Steven Alan Fillmore Street shop (congrats, guys!), and you better believe you'll walk away with plenty of party favors. Sips, bites, and free monogramming?! We're there.
When: Thursday, May 9th, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Steven Alan, 1919 Fillmore Street (between Bush and Pine streets); 415-351-1499.
In this city, finding a gorgeous, locally made treasure is like striking gold. So, when a week is dedicated to shopping the best S.F. goodies, we get straight-up giddy. And, that's exactly what's happening during SFMade: The weeklong event is committed to assisting the growth of small, yet burgeoning local businesses. There's an event out there for everyone — like the Anchor Brewing Factory Tour or the T-We Tea blending workshop. Take your pick!
When: Monday, May 6th through Sunday, May 12th.
Where: Locations vary, see schedule here!
Mission Side Walk Sale
Yes, we're completely crazy for anything local, so the fourth annual Mission Sidewalk Sale only solidifies our love. In the little gem that we call the Valencia Corridor, you'll find over 50 favorite shops (like BellJar and Mira Mira), all geared up for your perusing pleasure! We hear there'll be some killer discounts, so get that plastic ready.
When: Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Valencia Corridor, Valencia Street (between 16th and 20th streets); 415-626-1749.
Yoga In The City
We suggest you ommm yourself out of the bustling S.F. streets for a peaceful resting state, stat. Helping you do just that is Wanderlust's Yoga In The City Festival, which is the perfect end to a busy work week. With live music by Shiva Rae and MC Yogi, you'll be ready to salute the sun — and maybe even break into a dance party. (Hey, who knows?!) Namaste!
When: Sunday, May 12.
Where: Marina Green Park, 200 Marina Boulevard (at Webster Street); No phone.
Taste Of Potrero
Just mention the name Beretta and Italianphiles will start flocking — especially if it's for a good cause. So, that's what happening at this year's Taste Of Potrero, which takes the term "bake sale" to a whole new level. In support of the Daniel Webster Elementary School, come chow down with Bay Area's world-renowned chefs from the likes of Commonwealth, Trick Dog, and Smitten Ice Cream. Grab those tickets before your rival foodies do!
Where: Thursday, May 9, 6 p.m. to Midnight.
When: SOMArts, 934 Brannan Street (between 8th and 9th streets); 415-863-1414.
Divisadero Art Walk
Let's just admit that the Divis strip is blossoming into one of the hottest streets in town. So, what better time than this coming Thursday to mosey down to the Divisadero Art Walk? Spanning from Haight to Geary, find yourself amidst eye-popping celebrations, like the Dutch Door Press book release at Rare Device. You can even grab your own signed copy of Birds and Blooms of the 50 States during the whole shebang! Then, head over to Madrone Art Bar for a sip and shimmy. As they say — groove is in the art.
When: Thursday, May 9th, 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: Divisadero Street (between Haight and Geary streets); No phone.
We're all about the food-truck craze — but what about a fashion truck? Well, Topshelf, the stylish boutique on wheels is making its way to downtown's Crocker Galleria this Thursday — permanently. The peeps behind the fancy-pants vehicle are launching its first-ever brick and mortar space that is guaranteed to deliver gorgeous pieces that you'll want to scoop up now. Founded by entrepreneur Christina Ruiz, the TopShelf Style Truck is brimming with local designers galore. Now you can ogle Topshelf goodies whenever you'd like — no need to hunt them down. This may be the best thing to happen to our gas tanks, well, ever. Come fete the opening Thursday, May 9, and we won't blame you if you don't leave empty-handed. Cha-ching!
When: Thursday, May 9, 4 to 8 p.m.
Where: Crocker Galleria, 50 Post Street (between Kearny and Montgomery streets); 415-734-8300.
Photo: Via Facebook/Clare Vivier