Mast Brothers At Bar Tartine
Chocolate is a no-turn-down kind of deal, especially when it pays a visit all the way from Brooklyn and sets up shop at Bar Tartine. The Mast Brothers, Rick and Michael Mast, are chocolatiers that are familiar with making mouths water, and now they are sharing their sweet secrets with the S.F. crowd. Join them in celebrating their new cookbook and enjoy special, fermented chocolate beverages, such as chocolate soda and cocoa nib beer from Linden Street Brewery. Really, what sounds better than a Wednesday full of spiked chocolate?
When: Wednesday, October 30, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Bar Tartine, 561 Valencia Street (between 16th and 17th streets); 415-487-1600.
Spa Radiance Celebrates Grand Opening & 37th Anniversary
This question may be a rhetorical, but who here is in need of a little spa day? We certainly have both hands raised, and we bet you do, too. In the nick of time, Spa Radiance has re-opened its doors and is welcoming you in for some seriously relaxing perks. Friends over at Kara's Cupcakes and Pressed Juicery will be on site to share tasty treats, while skin experts Eminence and SkinCeuticals get your glow prepped for winter! A proceed of the day's sales will go straight to Rocket Dog (be on the lookout for some seriously cute pups at this weekend shindig).
When: Saturday, November 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Spa Radiance, 3011 Fillmore Street (between Union and Filbert streets); 415-346-6281.
Oakland Surf Club Presents: Temple Tattoo & Tattoo13
Out of all the cool hangs in Oakland, the Oakland Surf Club gallery is standing strong on our list of favorites. As an ode to the ever-developing tattoo culture, the gallery has rounded up two of the hottest parlors in town, Temple Tattoo and Tattoo 13, both owned by legendary ink maven, Freddy Corbin. This much-touted gent is ready to lay it all down at OSC, showcasing the best tat designs for your viewing pleasure. Expect to see work by artists from both shops, including Jason McAfee, Heath Preheim, Jonah Levin, Hector Fong, and more! Bonus: Limited-edition T-shirt designs will be sold that evening.
When: Friday, November 1, 7 to 10 p.m, through Monday, December 30.
Where: Oakland Surf Club, 337 14th Street (between Webster and Harrison streets); 510-465-2770.
C. Wonder Grand Opening Party at Santana Row and Corte Madera
Our little Bay is constantly springing up some of the most awesome retail spaces, and it doesn't look like it will be coming to a halt anytime soon. C. Wonder, the quirky brand that brings us just about everything covetable under the sun, will be making itself at home with not one, but two store openings: San Jose's Santana Row this coming Friday, and at The Village in Corte Madera the following week. The first attendees at either store will receive mystery cards with up to 50% off in discounts, along with a gift with purchase, and a wheel of wonder! How could you not want to show some face?
When: Friday, November 1, noon to 5 p.m. and Friday, November 8, 10 to 8 p.m.
Where: C. Wonder, 334 Santana Row, Suite 1040 (between Stevens Creek Boulevard and Hemlock Avenue); No phone, and 1530 Redwood Highway (near Tamalpais Drive); 415-927-1059.
ILANO Launch Party
Swooping up a brand-new handbag is always in order, especially when its from ILANO. In partnership with indigenous women weavers from all over the world, the carefully crafted, limited-edition bags will wow you with its exotic design. Celebrate the brand's launch this Saturday, with an evening of music by DJ Pozole (a.k.a. La Pelanga), food and drink, and sweet raffles.
When: Saturday, November 2, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Solespace, 1714 Telegraph Avenue (between 17th and 18th streets) Oakland; 510-306-1585.
Halloween Celebrations with Erica Tanov
It's come one, come all withErica Tanov. In honor of a great Halloween celebration, bring the whole family in tomorrow night. Palm reading and tarot cards with Matthew Baker will be all the rage while you sip on champagne and the kiddos snack on some sugary bites. Whether you're costume clad or not, the festivities will be endless!
When: Thursday, October 31, noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Erica Tanov, 2408 Fillmore Street (between Washington Street and Pacific Avenue); 415-674-1228.
Rue's Holiday Extravaganza
Our favorite blogging ladies sure do make their rounds when it comes to the city's hottest events. To kick it off, Rue Magazine will be linking up with Gap's Holiday Style By Season to bring you and everyone on your list something special! Rue's Editor-in-Chief Crystal Palecek will co-host the hangout with Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam, and Apartment 34's Erin Hiemstra. Get your girlfriends on the list, and complete your holiday shopping early this year!
When: Tuesday, November 5, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Gap, 2159 Chestnut Street (between Pierce and Steiner streets); 415-929-1744.