This Week's Coolest Events: Treasure Island Music Fest & More!

As much as we love San Francisco year-round, there’s no denying that October is when the city really shines. And this week’s jam-packed lineup of events is all the more evidence to the case. From a bevy of trunk shows that will keep your closet full of awesome new pieces, to this year’s Treasure Island Music Festival that will have us rushing to the stage — this week is one for the books, kids. Peep the list below and try not to gloat too much about your enviable agenda.
Elizabeth Street Cosmetics and Honey Cooler Handmade Trunk Show
When it comes to feeling like a smoking-hot vixen, what you have going on underneath it all can be just as important as what’s on the surface. And at the latest trunk shows at Heroine Boutique, we get to cover both bases. First, get some silky new skivvies from local lingerie line Honey Cooler Handmade. Then, complete the look by finding your ideal fall lipstick shade with the help of Elizabeth Street Cosmetics. And with a combo like this, you’re bound to get a few “humana, humanas” on the way out!
When: Friday, October 12, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Heroine, 4100 25th Street (at Noe Street); 415-642-4843.
Cecile Richard’s Visionary Award
Unless you’ve been living under a rock as of late, it’s common knowledge that women’s sexual health has been the center of political debate. And there’s no doubt that Planned Parenthood’s president Cecile Richards has been front and center of it all, managing to both keep her cool and continue to fight for women’s rights. That hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed, and this Wednesday she’ll be in town to accept Inforum’s 21st Century Visionary Award. And if you’re looking to avoid the entrance free, all you have to do is dust off that vagina costume in your closet and strut your way in. Yes, we’re totally serious.
When: Wednesday, October 10, 7 p.m.
Where: The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street (at 17th Street); 415-621-6120.
Cost: $25; Buy tickets here!
Megan Peck's Half Stack Trunk Show
We'll admit it: We miss the good old days of our childhood when we got to play with squishy Play-Doh. And at Gravel & Gold’s latest event, we get to take a more mature approach to the clay-playing. Not only do we get to get our hands on the muddy material, but we can also learn expert pottery tips from artist Morgan Peck. She’ll be there with her fresh-out-the-oven sculptures from her Half Stack collection that will be on display til early November. Be there for the opening reception and partake in the jams, tasty libations, and of course the clay!
When: Friday, October 12, 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Gravel & Gold, 3266 21st Street (at Lexington Street); 415-552-0112.
Treasure Island Music Festival
In case you haven’t yet snagged your tickets to the crazy-cool lineup of live tunes at this year’s Treasure Island Music Festival, we’re here to point you in the right direction. Regular admission, and VIP tickets for the die-hard, are still up for grabs to see sets from the likes of Girl Talk, The XX, Syd Gris, and much more. This annual music bash is not to be missed, or else a serious case of concert-envy will undoubtedly set in.
When: Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 14, noon to 10:45 p.m.
Where: Treasure Island
Tickets: $129.50 to $239.50; buy them here!
Voce Keen Trunk Show
Unlike trends, when it comes to jewelry, we can layer the pieces on til the end of days. And to help make that a reality, Oakland’s Hawthorn Boutique is hosting a trinket trunk show featuring Voce Keen’s latest bips and bops. The collection, deemed The Wanderer and The Warrior, is not yet available online, so we get the first peek of the charms! Plus, Voce Keen is making an exclusive necklace for the shop that you won’t find anywhere else. Ready to go treasure hunting? Scour the details below and get your hands on the glitzy adornments before they sparkle anywhere else.
When: Friday, October 12, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hawthorn, 5854 College Avenue (at Chabot Road); 510-594-8380.
The Myth of Visible Certainty Art Opening
If we love anything more than a brand-spankin’-new art opening, it’s one featuring a plethora of different local artists and their varying crafts. And at Firehouse 8’s latest endeavour, The Myth of Visible Certainty, a mix of local originators, from photographers to chefs, will be there to highlight their skills for our viewing pleasure. On opening night we can see it all while enjoying endless drinks by House Spirits Distillery and lip-smacking treats from Craftsman & Wolves. Talk about feasting our eyes (and mouths)! Deets below.
Where: Friday, October 12, 5:30 to 11:55 p.m.
Where: Firehouse 8, 1648 Pacific Avenue (between Polk and Van Ness streets); 415-929-1197.
Photo: Via Facebook/Treasure Island Music Festival

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