Looking At A Boring Weekend? Try These Can't-Miss Events

manPhotographed by Anna-Alexia Basile.
What better way to fight the gloomy S.F. blues than with some seriously cool shopping pop-ups, a must-hit block party, and an event made for beauty addicts? Summer may be depressing in these parts, but we've got the cure right here.
Crimson Mim Pop-Up At Freda Salvador
Between good threads and good soles, all bases are covered. Join Crimson Mim at Freda Salvador for a shopping extravaganza. The latest from designers such as 3.1 Phillip Lim and Rachel Comey, as well as the shoe line's newest pairs, will make you forget all about the fog.
When: Thursday, August 21, 4 to 8 p.m.
Where: Freda Salvador, 1782 Union Street (between Gough and Octavia streets); 415-654-5128.
Cocktails With Carousel Consignment & Wallflower
Block parties are a quintessential summer activity, and so is some good, seasonal imbibing. Be a good neighbor and welcome Wallflower to the hood at its post 20th Street Block Party and shop Carousel Consignment at 10% off (along with the rest of the merch). There will be Polaroid photos, records, and of course those cocktails.
When: Saturday, August 23, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Wallflower, 2391 Mission Street (at 20th street); No phone.
Marmalade Kinda Fancy Bikini Trunk Show
Grab your surfborts and join Marmalade in an end-of-summer swimwear trunk show. Kinda Fancy's got bikinis that are the stuff of Cali girl dreams — just in time for S.F.'s real summer.
When: Thursday, August 21, 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Marmalade Boutique, 1843 Union Street (between Laguna and Octavia streets); 415-400-4027.
Ayla Beauty Micro Shop and Mini Facials
Need a little refresher for your face? Ayla Beauty has mini facials and more to get your skin glowing like the summer sun — even if that doesn't exist around here.
When: Thursday, August 21, 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: 1825 Bush Street (at Laguna Street); 415-520-7320.
20th Street Block Party
Has anyone else noticed just how buzzy 20th street has gotten? Well, its time to pay one of our go-to hoods a visit with yet another block party. Flour + Water, Sightglass, and Trick Dog, among others, will be in attendance to show us the love's mutual.
When: Saturday, August 23, Noon to 6 p.m.
Where: 20th Street (between Bryant and Harrison streets); No phone.

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