5 Ways It's Going DOWN This Weekend

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This week's fun isn't just for those who swooped up three-day tickets to that little music festival in Golden Gate Park. The city is busting with reasons to leave work at 5 p.m. on the dot and never look back.

Abacus Row & Kira Kids Trunk Show
While Sunday mornings can usually be reserved for brunching, consider slipping into Ferme a Papier for a dose of style with jewelry by Abacus Row and micro-fashions from Kira Kids on feature. Pick up some of Cat Seto's stunning stationary while you're there, as it sounds like a few gifts may be found.
When: Sunday, August 10, 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: Ferme a Papier, 2406 Polk Street (at Union Street); 415-753-2909.

Art Inc. Book Release Live Stream
Artist Lisa Congdon wants to share the excitement of launching her new book Art Inc. with you, digitally speaking. This live stream, hosted on CreativeLive, will include a conversational about the life of an artiste between the creative and Meg Mateo Ilasco. You can join from the comfort of your sofa.
When: Tuesday, August 12, 5 to 6 p.m.
Where: CreativeLive, www.creativelive.com

Festival Pre-Party with Free People
Join local blogger Jess of Thread and Bones in a festival kick-off with Free People. There will be treats, gifted totes to the first 50 guests, a photo booth, and endless amounts of boho fashions. Peace, love and shopping it is.
When: Wednesday, August 6, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Free People Corte Madera, 1636 Redwood Highway (at Tamalpais Drive); 415-924-8401.

Aleksandra Zee Debut Sea Salt Collection
We have found the latest accessory that your apartment needs, an Aleksandra Zee piece no doubt. Her latest collection, Sea Salt, made of repurposed materials, breathes fresh air into any space. Find her at Rare Device and maybe even get some insight into how she transforms these elements into art.
When: Friday, August 8, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Rare Device, 600 Divisadero Street (at Hayes Street); 415-374-7412.

Pop-In At Nordstrom with rag & bone
Confirmation that the shopping gods do in fact exist comes in the form of the rag & bone pop-up shop at Nordstrom. With runway styles that you have been coveting within reach, both women's and men's Fall 2014 collections will be awaiting your arrival. This danger zone will be around for a whole month, so pace yourself.
When: Friday, August 8 through Saturday, September 7, Store times vary.
Where: Nordstrom, 865 Market Street (between 4th and 5th streets); 415-243-8500.