Your Guide To Four Amazing End-Of-The-Week Events

When was the last time you started your weekend on a Thursday night? If the answer is college (or, um, New York), then you're in for a treat! There just so happens to be a stellar string of events going down tonight and carrying on well into the weekend, and, of course, we've rounded them up for you in an easy-peasy party guide. From a can't-miss cosmetic trunk show to two style-savvy bridal events — here is a surefire way to start the two-day break off on the right foot.

Park and Pond's Bon Voyage Event

If you've got a vacation or weekend jaunt on the books, swing by Park and Pond's "Bon Voyage" travel soirée tonight. Air Repair Skin Care's founder, Denise Spanek, will be on hand to demonstrate the perfect products that'll guarantee your mug is in tip-top shape when you land in your dream destination. Plus, Percolating Design will be selling its easy-to-pack statement necklaces. Whether you're headed to Haight Street or Hawaii, this colorful neck candy is a must for any type of traveler!
When: Thursday, June 21, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Park and Pond, 1422 Grant Avenue (between Union and Green streets); 415-217-8864.


Elizabeth Street Cosmetics Trunk Show

Whether your Friday evening plans include dinner and movie or TiVo, we think you'll love the beauty bonanza happening at Rare Device — so pencil this in. Elizabeth Street Cosmetics is teaming up with L'Aromatica Perfume for a trunk show that's sure to leave you looking (and smelling) nothing short of stunning. Sip on a much-deserved end-of-week glass of champers and scoop up a ton of S.F.-based beauty brands.
When: Friday, June 22, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Rare Device, 600 Divisadero Street (at Hayes Street); 415-863-3969.

I Do! A Curated Shopping Event

After DIY-ing the perfect headband for a summer wedding we may have gotten a teensy-tiny bit obsessed with bride-centric accessories. And if you’re getting hitched or just in love with all things old, new, borrowed, and blue — we propose you stop by I Do! A Curated Shopping Event. Going down Saturday and Sunday, you and your pals can walk down an aisle of style and peep the coolest collections from local artisans and designers. Oh, and did we mention it’s free?

When: Saturday, June 23 through Sunday, June 24, noon to 6 p.m.

Where: Firehouse 8, 1648 Pacific Avenue (at Van Ness Avenue); 415-265-0552.

Gallery Of Jewels Summer Of Love Event

We weren’t kidding when we said we had bridal-themed fetes on the mind! And here’s another to add to our must-hit list. Gallery of Jewels is celebrating the “summer of love” with an enticing engagement-ring extravaganza. A bevy of 15 local jewelry designers (a few are R29 faves) will be displaying a full range of dazzling bling for the ten-day-long event, but the kick-off party goes down tonight. Bubbles and bites galore! So, whether you’re all for modern subtle styles or into the shinier sets, this event has something for all tastes alike. Also, the first 50 customers to show up get goodies. Um, yes!

When: Thursday, June 21, 5 to 8 p.m.

Where: Gallery of Jewels, 427 Post Street (at Powell Street); 415-617-0007; 2115 Fillmore Street (between California and Sacramento streets); 415-771-5099; 4089 24th Street (between Noe and Castro streets); 415-285-0626.

Photo: Via Dawes Design

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