7 Must-Hit Holiday Weekend Events!

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The Brooklyn Circus' Birthday Block Party
Toast to three years of The Brooklyn Circus S.F. with an insane 2-day block party in the Fillmore. The cool cats from the shop will debut their official anniversary t-shirt and keep the party going with tunes from 11 hot DJs. Trust us, these dudes know how to throw down.
When: Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: The Brooklyn Circus, 1521 Fillmore Street (between Geary and O'Farrell streets); 415-359-1999.
Catch Balenciaga and Spain Before It's Gone!
Get your fashion fix (while there’s still time!) at the de Young Museum’s must-see exhibition: Balenciaga and Spain. The show, curated by Vogue European Editor-at-Large Hamish Bowles, chronicles the history and influence of Spanish culture on Cristóbal Balenciaga’s work. If you are one of remaining few yet to check it out, Monday is your last day. Eeeks!
When: Through Monday, July 4
Where: The de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive; 415-750-3600.
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Irving Penn At Fraenkel Gallery
And while you're on the fashion exhibit kick, make sure you check out the new Irving Penn exhibit, "Radical Beauty," which just went up at the Fraenkel Gallery this week. It's one of the few shows looking at Penn's dramatic portraiture that challenges the perception of beauty.
When: Through Saturday, August 20
Where: Fraenkel Gallery, 49 Geary Street (at Market Street); 415-981-2661.
County Fair Fun!
Two local county fairs are going down this weekend: The Marin County Fair, which we've already detailed a little, and the Alameda County Fair, which will include an attempt at busting the current Guinness World Record of the largest hamburger commercially available. The weigh-in of the gargantuan 600-pound burger, 110-pound bun meal goes down on Saturday, July 2, at 10 a.m. That, along with other fair fun.
When: Marin's event ends Monday, July 4, Alameda's ends Sunday, July 10
Where: Marin County Fair, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael; Alameda County Fair, Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Avenue, Pleasanton; 925-426-7600.
Nosh On Mobile Eats In San Mateo
After San Jose's epic food truck throwdown, fellow South Bay spot San Mateo is also getting in on the fun with the first ever San Mateo Moveable Feast. A whopping 22 food trucks are already confirmed, including newbie Naked Chorizo, standby Curry Up Now, and karaoke ice cream truck Treatbot. In addition to the food truck fun, there's also a Local Label Faire happening at the same time, same place.
When: Friday, July 1 , 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: San Mateo Events Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo; 650-574-3247.
Get Your Cheese On!
Tillamook cheese's Loaf Love Tour will be up and down Northern Cali—San Jose, Milpitas, Danville, San Francisco—all holiday weekend. Check out its schedule to get free cheesy bites at a venue near you!
When: All weekend long
Where: Peep the Loaf Love Tour schedule here!
Get Artsy At SOMArts
If this picture is any indication, SOMArts' performance art piece and exhibition, The Book, will be amazing! To celebrate the opening of the dance-based performance by Avy K Productions and artist Carol Swann, and an accompanying exhibit, Friday's performance will be completely free!
When: Friday, July 1, 6-9 p.m.
Where: SOMArts Main Gallery, 934 Brannan Street (between 8th and 9th streets); 415-863-1414.
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