5 Reasons To Rain Check Your Plans This Week

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Still feeling a bit partied out from Outside Lands? We thought you might be, and that's why this week's grouping of events is more on the mellow side. Get some culture between the going-ons at the Divisadero Art Walk and a delish Southern comfort meal with Heath Ceramics or grab your boo and get to the traveling tailor for a fitted new suit! Whatever you do, use your time-management skills wisely — many of these events are on the same night! We say it's time to conquer your indecisive streak...
Rare Device Website Launch Party
The saying "good things come in small packages" seems to fit right in with Divisadero's shop Rare Device and its offerings. Now, however, the knickknack store has some big news and a celebration, too! Launching its new website is reason enough for festivities, and the shop will be screen printing its new logo on cool tote bags, plus offering 10% off online purchases, a raffle for free merch, and snacks — all while the Divisadero Art Walk takes place simultaneously. Now that really sounds like a party!
When: Thursday, August 15, 5 to 10 p.m.
Where: Rare Device, 600 Divisadero Street (at Hayes Street); 415-863-3969.
Jessica Niello At The Mill
Let's get cultured at The Mill, shall we? The cult coffee shop will be playing host to a new group of paintings, which will be unveiled the evening of the Divisadero Art Walk. The artist in question is the talented, Oakland-dwelling Jessica Niello (who we clearly already have a girl crush on!). Niello's new creations that she has been working on over the duration of the summer will have you deep in thought trying to decode this potter-painter's process!
When: Thursday, August 15, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: The Mill, 736 Divisadero Street (between Grove and Fell streets); 415-345-1953.
Heath Ceramics & Southern At The Table
Talk about having a lot on your plate! Heath Ceramics has a whole slew of new friends that will be making their way through town to bring you the crème de la crème of comfort food. Teaming up with the Southern Foodways Alliance (which studies and supports the American South food culture) and La Cocina, for a night of southern traditions, are two local owners and chefs: Tanya Holland (Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side BBQ) and Fernay McPherson (Minnie Bell's Soul Movement). Also in attendance, will be Alabama-based Jim 'N Nicks' BBQ, to represent. While you nibble on some serious grub, get the low-down on its history with Tennesse grill queen Helen Turner's documentary. Twenty-percent of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to La Cocina initiatives, so set your eyes on some dishware and new textiles by Alabama Chanin. Phew, we are putting our stretchy pants on because it looks like Thanksgiving is coming early!
When: Thursday, August 15, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Heath Ceramics, 2900 18th Street (at Alabama Street); 415-361-5552.
Schatzi At Gravel & Gold
We are endlessly searching for the perfect finishing touches on our abode, and this may just be where we find it! Schatzi, the new vintage haven in town, which is located inside Shauplatz, will be setting up at Gravel & Gold for a month-long, in-house residency. The shop is said to be the go-to for collectors of all things mid-century modern and extra unique! Pop-in Thursday to see it all for yourself, and, of course, have a drink or two!
When: Thursday, August 15, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Gravel & Gold, 3266 21st Street ( between Valencia and Bartlett streets); 415-552-0112.
Indochino Pop-Up
Calling all gents, this one is for you (well, and us a little). To get your closets ready for fall, the traveling tailor Indochino is in town and ready to fit you in a custom suit. It may sound like a fussy situation, but the company happens to be a pro at this. Just one of these bad boys and you will feel like the boss — and without forking over tons of cash. We are aware that S.F. style runs pretty casual, but you may need it for those whirlwind nights on the town! Be sure to head here to make an appointment and for larger groups dial up 604-866-8664.
When: Wednesday August 14 to Thursday August 29, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 117 Post Street (between Grant and Kearny streets); No phone.

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