5 Fun Must-Hit Weekend Events

What are you up to this weekend? If you merely mumbled something about watching the Royal Wedding in your pajamas, we think you might want to reconsider. There’s so much great stuff going down in the city this weekend, and, to help distill it all, we’ve narrowed the offerings to these five hot, must-hit going-ons. Buck up, put some clothes on, and we’ll see you there!
1. Power Shop! If you’ve been keeping up with our posts, then you already know that tonight is our giant shop crawl! Ease into the weekend the right way, by hitting your choice of ten shops (Acrimony, Anica, BellJar, General Store, Gravel & Gold, Harputs, Hello by Candystore Collective, La Boutique, Revolver, and Welcome Stranger) from 6 to 9 p.m. for major discounts on clothing and accessories and free treats from local vendors. Get the full deets here.
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2. Get Crafty: Take a day to rest-up on Friday (and view the Royal Wedding, duh!) for two fun Saturday events, the first being a bookbinding workshop at People’s Gallery hosted by one of our fave local websites, Big Things. Kicking off at 2 p.m., visitors will be taught how to bind their own books and ‘zines with free supplies on hand, while nibbling on goodies the whole time. Neighboring shops Kadist SF and The Thing Quarterly will also be hosting concurrent art events.
People’s Gallery, 3289 20th Street (at Folsom Street); 415-307-0051.
3. Go Green: While you’re in craft-mode, stop by quirky decor boutique Rare Device and check out its one-day “Succ-U” pop-up shop, where the plant-happy duo from Succ-U will be customizing adorable succulent arrangements from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Rare Device, 1845 Market Street (at Guerrero Street); 415-863-3969.
4. Toast Mom: Still haven’t bought anything for mom? No worries. The Mission’s Pot & Pantry has you covered. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, the amazing kitchen wares boutique is hosting a custom tea-blending event in conjunction with This Humble Abode. After the $10 walk-in workshop, you’ll head home with a completely personalized tea for mom (or yourself) and a pretty tea box to boot.
Pot & Pantry, 3412 22nd Street (at Guerrero Street); 415-206-1134.
5. Pretty Up! Ladies should stick around 22nd Street after Pot & Pantry’s event for near-by shop Mira Mira’s first-ever ladies night, where stylish local gals are invited to the a-mazing new space to indulge in brow shape-ups by Pretty Parlor, feather extensions by Featherluxe (for the funky types, we guess), gratis champagne, and 20% off all purchases throughout the entire affair.
Mira Mira, 3292 22nd Street (at Valencia Street); 415-648-6513.
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