5 Events That Will Make You Want To Skip Outside Lands

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Yes, we are well aware that Outside Lands goes down this weekend, but for those of you who weren't able to swipe ticks, there is still fun to be had! Don't get down while your friends shake it to Phoenix, instead, fill your week to the brim with a well-rounded slew of happenings. Trust us, these events will keep your mind off of what is going on in Golden Gate park — by Monday, you'll be like, "Paul McCartney, who?"
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Gal Meets Glam At Joie
Some weeks a girls' night out is the only thing that will keep you sane. That, and retail therapy, of course. Well, ladies, the Joie boutique on Fillmore Street heard your pleas, and is hosting a soiree with none other than cutie style blogger Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam. Joie will be providing the champagne, fun nail art, and 20% discounts, so all you really need to do is round up the troops and hop in a Lyft. After a long week, it's the least you could do for yourself!
When: Thursday, August 8, 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Joie, 2116 Fillmore Street (between California and Sacramento streets); 415-400-0367.
Pamela Love Trunk Show
It is no secret that we are head-over-heels for Pamela Love. Therefore, you an count on finding us at Maribel in Oakland to celebrate the Brooklynite's fall '13 collection this Thursday. The boutique will be transformed into a far-off romantic haven, where you will find Moroccan bites, Turkish delights, and tarot readings by the infamous Janina of The Tarot Woman. Be sure to snag a cocktail and take in Love's jeweled musings along with more from ceramists FM Gallery, Job & Boss, and even more jewels from Ghost Dancer, Emily Counts, and Annie Costello Brown. Could it get any better? Wait, yes it can — goodies will be marked at 10% off.
When: Friday, August 9, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Maribel, 3251 Lakeshore Avenue (between Lake Park Avenue and Trestle Glen Road); 510-419-0677.
Maira Kalman at Book/Shop
Ever wonder what it would be like to illustrate the cover of The New Yorker? Why don't you ask Maira Kalman, who will be setting up shop at Oakland's Book/Shop through the month of August. The accomplished illustrator has worked on projects from her own personal books, Max the Dog and The Illustrated Elements of Style, to crazy-awesome collabs with Michael Pollan and Daniel Handler. This month, five of her latest sketches will be available to ogle and even purchase. If you are in the market for some new art, now may be the time to snag one of these bad boys.
When: Ongoing through August
Where: Book/Shop, 482D 49th Street (between Telegraph Avenue and Clarke Street); 510-907-9649.
Ram's Gate Winery Summer Movie Series
We have been looking for the perfect way to remix date night, and it looks like we have found it at Ram's Gate Winery! Not saying that your weekly visits to Little Star Pizza are losing their romance, but sometimes it's good to shake things up. Get cozy with your boo in wine country throughout the month of August with the winery's weekly movie night beneath the stars. This coming Thursday, cult classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off will kick-off the series. Cuddle up with a throw and a glass of wine to keep the shivers at bay, while tasty bits from chef Taylr Behnam (mini coconut macaroons and lobster grilled cheese, anyone?) satisfy your appetite.
When: Thursday, August 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ram's Gate Winery, 28700 Arnold Drive (at Mangel Ranch Drive); 707-721-8700.
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Adam Feibelman Art Opening At Guerrero Gallery
Who doesn't love peeping new art? Well, we have quite the can't-miss show for you to mosey over to this weekend. You're going to want to see Adam Feibelman's hand-cut, stencil-finished works of art now, because he may on the verge of hitting it big time. Don't skip out on seeing his pieces first hand, head over to Guerrero Gallery this Saturday and take in the energy of yet another young local talent! It's been said that he has some secret projects in the works, too.
When: Saturday, August 10, 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Guerrero Gallery, 2700 19th Street (between Bryant and York streets); 415-400-5168.
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