No Outside Lands Tix? Peep 7 Other Cool Things To Do This Week!

We're not going to lie: If Outside Lands isn't on the top of your agenda this weekend then you're missing out on one whopper of a tune-tastic time. But, we forgive you. Maybe you didn't hustle to grab tickets, or you're just voluntarily skipping, but don’t worry — the gigantic music fest isn't the only thing going down. Just check out this slew of shindigs we've culled for you. From rubbing elbows with designer Jeremy Scott to a boozy fete at the Gap, we promise that the week ahead (sans the insanity of Outside Lands) won't be a snooze!
Meet and Greet Designer Jeremy Scott In Person
Have you ever wanted to tap into the mind of wacky designer Jeremy Scott? Well, the sneaky dude is flying into town to launch a new line of outrageous high-top sneakers he designed in collaboration with Adidas. How outrageous, you ask? Well, one pair's got angel wings on the sides, another has stuffed gorillas right on the tongue. Scoop a pair of these kicks and he'll personally sign them for you! Plus, proceeds go to Compass Family Services, so it's for a good cause.
When: Saturday, August 11, 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Shoe Biz + Adidas Concept Shop, 1420 Haight Street (between Ashbury Street and Masonic Avenue); 415-861-3797.
Price: Free
Gap x LookMazing's "The Icon Redefined" Fall 2012 Collection Event
If you're keen on stocking up for autumn, Gap's got you covered! It has teamed up with Bay Area based start-up LookMazing to celebrate its fall '12 collection. (Cue the fall into the Gap joke!) Touted "The Icon Redefined," you can shop Gap's remastered versions of the boyfriend shirt, the boyfriend blazer, the skinny jean, and other classics, all for 30% off. DJ TBonez and Hector J will be spinning and free champers will be flowing.
When: Wednesday, August 8, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Gap, 890 Market Street (between Cable Car Turnaround and Cyril Magnin Street); 415-788-5909.
Price: Free
Modify Watches Launch at Hangr16
Modify's interchangeable watches are heating things up this summer — even our S.F. editor is crazy about 'em. Find out just how fun they are by making a cameo at the brand's launch party on Thursday. The good peeps of Modify will be around to help you mix and match its crop of signature straps and faces. Yep, you'll have a rad ticker that is truly one-of-a-kind ... in no time flat!
When: Thursday, August 9, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Hangr16, 3128 16th Street (at Valencia Street); 415-552-5753.
Price: Free
Ver Unica Presents The Op Shoppe, A Solo Exhibition by Vikki Vaden
Hot new arrivals and friendly staff aren't the only reasons for moseying around our fave boutiques. As fans of in-store art galleries, we're psyched for Ver Unica's opening reception and exhibition of new work from Vikki Vaden. The Atlanta-based artist will unveil images of open landscapes and dreamy sculptures. At the same time, this spot is a major vintage destination, so there'll be some irresistible racks of garb, too.
When: Friday, August 10, 6 to 9 p.m., exhibit runs through October 15
Where: Ver Unica, 437-B Hayes Street (between Octavia and Gough streets); 415-431-0688.
Price: Free
Building Your Fragrance Class with Mary Orlin
If you're so over the same ol’ celebrity-endorsed fragrances and department-store perfume, why not craft your own? Mary Orlin is a true pro. In this class, she'll teach you to see perfume as an accessory, and not just an afterthought. If this has piqued your curiosity (and perked up your nose a little!), head on over to this Palo Alto oasis and get schooled on the art of layering scents.
When: Thursday, August 9, 6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Crimson Mim, 855 El Camino Real (at Embarcadero Road), Suite 35, Palo Alto; 650-323-2277.
Price: Free; RSVP here
Muni Diaries Live!
So, you've lived to tell the tale of your own MUNI and BART nightmares? Well, there just happens to be an open stage at Muni Diaries Live, just waiting to be filled with funny, true-to-life public-transport stories. You'll hear from Broke Ass Stuart, spoken-word whiz Joyce Lee, Polyvore’s Eugenia Chien (the founder of Muni Diaries), and the Beat Feet Orchestra. The icing on the cake? Share your own MUNI and BART tidbit of woe and hilarity to win swag from Timbuk2, Rewinery, and Gama-Go. Get ready for a night of face-palming!
When: Saturday, August 11, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Elbo Room, 647 Valencia Street (at Sycamore Street); 415-552-7788.
Price: $12; Buy here
Elizabeth Street Cosmetics Trunk Show
Any bash involving shopping and trying on new makeup, we're all about! That said, you'll find us at Pixie Hall Studios this Thursday trying on new lip colors from local company Elizabeth Street Cosmetics. Meanwhile, Shana Astrachan from FOX & DOLL Vintage Makeup will be around for cat-eye makeup and lash tutorials, as well as presenting a must-try lip scrub that she crafted herself. Pucker up and get ready for your close-up.
When: Thursday, August 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pixie Hall Studios, 649 Diamond Street (at Elizabeth Street); 415-400-4846.
Price: Free; RSVP here
Photo: Via Jeremy Scott/Twitter

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