6 Unbelievably Cool Events To Hit This Week

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Between Breaking Bad withdrawals, and all that hot heat last week, buckling down to our responsibilities has felt all the more difficult. Unfortunately, that won't be changing anytime soon because this week brings so much to keep us busy. We say give in to the social swirl, whether it's for the shopping or to show off your mad GIF skills (we know you've got 'em), or letting your hair down and indulging in a Sandro party dress! We aren't bad influences or anything...
Lunafest Women's Film Festival
Getting some girl time can be pretty necessary, and when you throw in nine cool short flicks for dames made by women, you're in for a feminine fête! That is what's going down this Thursday at the Lunafest Women's Film Festival. There, be sure to catch notable filmmaker, and Stanford MFA candidate, Alexandra Liveris' film Maria of Many. As the fest jumps from city to city, it will be supporting various female-based charities, such as Womanspace and Women's Center for Advancement. Grab your girlies, show your support, and get the chance to see some amazing films all in one evening!
When: Thursday, October 10, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Nob Hill Masonic Center, 1111 California Street (between Taylor and Jones streets); 510-596-6607.
Tickets: $30 ($20 for students); buy here!
Jack/Knife Pop-Up At Voyager
We know that you are probably just as much of an accessory addict as us over here, and when you find a cool indie designer, it's budget to the wind. Well, prepare yourself for the Jack/Knife Outfitters pop-up at Voyager beginning this Friday with a bang of an opening reception! Necessities such as belts, passport and notebook holders, and bandanas will have you stylin' (ready-to-wear will also be featured!). The local brand, made up of a trio of creatives, will only be in shop for three days, so don't miss out!
When: Friday, October 11, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: The Voyager Shop, 365 Valencia Street (between 14th and 15th streets); 415-578-3363.
Kenneth Cole's 30 Years In Fashion Celebration & Book Signing
With a milestone like 30 years in the fashion industry, and a tome to highlight the journey hitting bookshelves, a celebration is most definitely in order. Kenneth Cole will be posted up at Nordstrom signing copies of his latest coffee table text and showing off his latest collection. Cole's chronicles shed light on how one can dominate an industry as fickle as fashion and make a difference. Mocktails and all kinds of goodies will be floating around while you ogle and shop!
When: Saturday, October 12, 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Nordstrom, 865 Market Street (between 5th and 4th streets) Level 1; 415-243-8500.
Sandro Store Opening Celebration
When something as chic as Sandro graces our streets, we get a little bit giddy. With great anticipation we have awaited the opening of its doors so that we can fling ourselves to the dressing rooms and grow our Parisian-esque wardrobes. Friday, join the brand and some of its best S.F. amis, including Lindsey Louie of Complacency Kills, for a whole evening of styling, sips, and snacks. With any purchase, you'll receive a special gift from your new French friends.
When: Friday, October 11, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Sandro, 2033 Fillmore Street (between Pine and California streets); No phone.
RSVP: here!
Outer Noriega Street Fair
Street fairs undoubtedly make it on the list of favorite S.F. activities — that's just a given. The Outer Noriega Street Fair is no different, featuring live music by the The Highwaters and Stymie & The Pimp Jones Luv Orchestra, the street will be bustling. No matter what Karl the Fog's mood, mix with local merchants and friends along the quaint micro-hood for a day of pure Outer Sunset fun, whether it's your stomping grounds or unfamiliar territory.
When: Saturday, October 12, 11 to 6 p.m.
Where: Noriega (between 45th and 47th avenues); No phone.
Upload.gif An Urban Outdoor Exhibition & Party
We can all bond over a good GIF, we mean who doesn't love a captioned cat? And, when it comes down to a good cause, we especially have all paws on deck. As the brainchild project between New Hive and Gray Area Foundation For The Arts, this outdoor exhibition will turn an empty lot into an online art celebration of the animated GIF. The viral and in person party will be taking place through October 13. See the schedule, pick and choose which workshop is best for you, and learn how to become a GIF master. If you aren't into participating in the creative side, you can still support the cause by voting for the lovely Adelle McElveen from Fashionista Lab in her Game Changers challenge. If this blogger babe wins, the Gray Area foundation will win $10,000 that will go towards expanding its Creative Code Education Program.
When: Friday, October 11, 8 to 11 p.m. to Sunday, October 13, 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Mission Dispatch, 1975 Bryant Street (between 18th and Mariposa streets); No phone.

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