Five Can't-Miss Fetes To Make The Rest Of Your Week A Lot Snazzier

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Don’t feel blue just ‘cause we’ve waved buh-bye to Memorial Day weekend (good things don’t have to come to an end!). In fact, there are so many must-hit happs that you’ll likely forget you even had those three days off. We’re serious! There is a pretty stellar string of events going down from a chili cook-off to prop-closet shopping and we guarantee they will have you painting S.F. red from now until Sunday night. What are you waiting for? Peep the handful of fetes that’ll make you feel like celebrating all over again. See you there?
Seedstore Growing Together In The Richmond
Looking for sweet duds sans the shopper’s guilt? Well, Seedstore is at it again with a fashionable gathering for a good cause. This year's Growing Together in the Richmond event includes 10% off everything in the shop and 100% of raffle proceeds donated to the Richmond district's YMCA. If you’re a member, don’t forget your card for an extra 10% off of your purchase.
When: Thursday, May 31, 3 to 8 p.m.
Where: Seedstore, 212 Clement Street (between 3rd and 4th avenues); 415-386-1600.
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Crimson Mim, A Wardrobe Makeover
Lets face it: We all have those hardly worn pieces in our wardrobe. They had a good run, but they’re just not working anymore. At Palo Alto shop Crimson Mim, the boutique's staff will take that piece, donate it to JobTrain, and find a replacement that’s a lot more, well, you. This styling event will be fun and philanthropic. You’ll get all of your styling questions answered by professionals, and every donation gets a special gift with purchase.
When: Thursday, May 31, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Crimson Mim, 855 El Camino Real (near Alma Street), Palo Alto; 650-323-2277.
Love & Luxe 1-Year Anniversary
This unique art-gallery-slash-jewelry-atelier is turning one. And it's throwing a serious birthday bash with music, noshes, and award-winning wine. What could be better than that? Oh, we don’t know, maybe a party and free stuff! That’s right, the first 25 jewelry purchases get a pretty awesome goodie bag — so come early and come ready to shop.
When: Saturday, June 2, 6 p.m.
Where: Love & Luxe, 1169 Valencia Street (between 22nd and 23rd streets); 415-648-7781.
Secondhand Sunset at Fresh From The West Celebration Weekend
Sunset magazine puts on its fifteenth-annual celebration weekend filled with food trucks, celebrity chefs, and enthralling eco-frienndly exhibits. But, what we’re most excited about is Secondhand Sunset, where you get to snag items from the magazine’s prop closet at a serious discount. There's everything from furniture to clothing up for grabs and all proceeds go to a local charity. Guilt-free shopping is the best!
When: Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Sunset Headquarters, 80 Willow Road (at Middlefield Road), Menlo Park; No phone.
Issues 5-Year Anniversary Party
This one-of-a-kind, more than just a mag shop (Lula, anyone?) is turning five and doing it up real big! Not only will you get major discounts on all your favorite reads from the Oakland spot, you'll also get to partake in a chili cook-off and mixtape exchange. And for your listening pleasure, live music, too. Wowza!
When: Sunday, June 3, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Issues, 20 Glen Avenue (at Piedmont Avenue), Oakland; 510-652-5700.
Photo: Via Love & Luxe/Lula Magazine
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