Party Hop With The Fashion Pack: J-Pop, Indie Mart + She & Him in Union Square
One glance at our calendar made something very clear, there's much too much happening this week to keep it all to ourselves. So strap on your walking heels and get ready for some serious shopping:
Convert Obey Fall Launch Party, Wed. from 6-9 p.m., 1890B 4th St., Berkeley, Free: Make your way to the Berkeley boutique for free drinks and snacks along with discounts on Obey's fall collection and a chance to win a signed Shepard Fairey print. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wear What Fits, Fri. at 10 a.m., Union Square, Free: Trade in your ill-fitting jeans (to be donated to Goodwill) for a free pair of Levi's new Curve ID Jeans and stay for a live performance from Zooey Dechanel and M. Ward's band, She & Him. It's first come first served, so get there early.
Big Hair Dolls at BellJar, Fri. from 6-9 p.m., 3187 16th St., Free: Stop by Gallery BellJar for free cocktails and the opening reception for local artist Sara Christian's fashion-oriented watercolor paintings.
Mexico 2010, Fri. from 5-8:45 p.m., 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., Free: The DeYoung is celebrating the Mexican Bicentennial with a totally free fiesta that includes a collaborative fashion show by AAU students and Irene Hernandez-Feiks and a DIY Mayan Warrior headdress station (that may come in handy for Treasure Island next month).
J-Pop Summit Festival, Sat. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 1746 Post St., Free: Head to New People for an over-the-top street festival dedicated to all things J-Pop with the latest kawaii trends from Harajuku, a Pocky eating contest, a handmade market by Bazaar Bizarre SF and loads more.
The Indie Mart, Sun. from 12-8 p.m., 1600 17th St., $3 donation: You know the deal by now - party 'til sundown with live music, drink specials, BBQ, over 85 indie vendors (25% new!) and a rockin' afterparty, all at Thee Parkside.