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 summer shopping:
Mad About Style, Today thru 8/11 at Banana Republic, Free: In anticipation of the fourth season of Mad Men, Banana Republic has put together a style guide to help you master the characters' iconic style. While you're there, be sure to enter the Casting Call contest for a chance to win a walk-on role for an upcoming episode as well as a $1,000 BR gift card.
Burlesque 101 with Dottie Lux, Thurs. at 5:30 p.m., YBCA, $15 or $10 with screening room ticket: Shake off the day in YBCA's Grand Lobby with a two-hour workshop where you'll learn about the history of burlesque along with basic choreography and how to build the attitude to match. Reserve a spot by emailing email@example.com with "S.O.S." in the subject line.
Union Street Summer Sidewalk Sale, Fri.-Sun. from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Free: Score great deals on summer merchandise as Cow Hollow boutiques, salons, spas and more make way for fall. Just remember, our warmest days are ahead...
Happy Hour at Secession, Fri. from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Free: Pick up street-inspired art for your walls and body, and feel better about emptying your wallet knowing that a portion of the proceeds benefit streetside.org.
Barlow Trunk Show at Azalea, Sat. from 2-5 p.m., Free: Stock up on edgy staples from Barlow's inaugural F/W collection at this painfully hip launch event hosted by local fashion blogger Lulu Chang and the L.A.-based designers. You can also expect That Takes The Cake Cupcakes, huge markdowns, a $500 Barlow giveaway and a super-secret after party. RSVP at RSVP@azaleasf.com.