The hottest events going on this weekend.
BUY A NEW BIKINI
What: SF boutique Marmalade is hosting a trunk show for bikini line Kinda Fancy featuring easy-going California-inspired suits for any occasion.
Why: Just in time for Indian summer, enjoy an evening of wine, beer, and bites while shopping bikinis.
When: August 21, 5-7 pm
Where: Marmalade: 1843 Union Street
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50th Annual Big Book Sale
What: Over 70 categories of books and multi-media items all for only $1-$3.
Why: More than half a million transactions at the Sale—combined with online auctions, two used book stores, and annual events—will raise approximately one million dollars to benefit the public library’s free programs and neighborhood branch upkeep efforts.
When: September 24-28, 10am-6pm
Where: Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center
GRUB IN OAKLAND
What: Off the Grid food trucks, local beer, wine, live music, and dance lessons combine under the string lights for the best weekly block party in the East Bay.
Why: It's across the street from the Lake Merritt BART station and museum entrance is half price.
When: Every Friday, 5-9pm
Where: 1000 Oak Street, Oakland
What: If you haven't seen Loló's new colorful Valencia St. digs yet, you're missing out.
Why: Oyster and pork chin sopes, Mexican fondue, and panko-crusted avocado tacos, just to name a few reasons.
When: Friday and Saturday 11:30am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm
Where: 974 Valencia Street
WATCH A CHINESE CIRCUS
What: A neighborhood celebration of everything rad in Oakland's Chinatown.
Why: Circus performances, dance troupes, and table tennis championships.
When: Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24, 10am - 5:30pm
Where: Oakland Chinatown