If you’re like us, and have had many failed attempts at crafting your own Kombucha, you may want to listen up. The friendly folks over at 18 Reasons are hosting a workshop on how to make the popular Chinese fermented tea. Now you can finally learn how to bottle the healthy drink — and save yourself major moolah. Count us in.
When: Wednesday, May 9, 7 to 8 p.m.
Where: 18 Reasons, 3674 18th Street (between Dolores and Guerrero streets); 415-568-2710.
Moms Inc. Party With Cat Seto
We are serious fans of Cat Seto's cutesy Russian Hill paper shop. So, we’re excited to rub elbows with the stationary designer, who will be on site at West Elm celebrating the launch of her new tome Moms Inc. It is sure to be an evening packed with fashion, frill, and treats. Sounds like a pretty rad plan to us.
When: Wednesday, May 9, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: West Elm, 5602 Bay Street (at Shellmound Street), Emeryville; 510-655-1367.
Paxton Gate Story Hour
We love popping into Paxton’s Gate for an array of oddball gifts that everyone (at any age) can appreciate. And while we usually just mosey around the quaint shop, it never crossed our minds to hit up one of its much-loved story hours — until now. Sure, it may be slightly geared toward the kiddies, but whether you bring along a youngin’ or fly solo, you’re sure to leave impressed. This week’s story hour features Lela Shields’ grim tales.
When: Thursday, 11 a.m.
Where: Paxton Gate, 766 Valencia Street (at 18th Street); 415)-824-1872.
How to Set Up a Beehive
Okay, we’re not going to lie: We’ve been wondering how to set up a beehive for ages (really!). If you’ve ever wanted to get into the niche hobby of beekeeping (we know you have), this eclectic event is for you. Part of an ongoing series, you’ll learn how to keep an urban beehive right in your backyard. Pretty adventurous, no?
When: Saturday, May 12, 1 p.m.
Where: Garden for the Environment, Seventh Avenue (at Lawton Avenue); 415-731-5627.
A Fair To Remember
Why not celebrate Mom's Day strolling around the quaint Jack Kerouac alley? A Fair to Remember is in full swing — and hosting another gathering this Sunday. Here you can peep goodies from some of North Beach’s most creative shops and craftsmen. From local bookstores to bakeries — Mom will think you’re super-sweet for taking her to such an enthralling event chock-full of creativity.
When: Sunday, May 13, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Jack Kerouac Alley, 257 Columbus Avenue (between Jack Kerouac Alley and Saroyan Place).
Photo: Via Cat Seto