Where to eat, drink, shop and dance this weekend.
Shop at the Fall Vintage Fashion Faire
WHAT: With over 60 dealers showcasing a variety of women's and men's clothing, jewelry, accessories, textiles, fine linens and more, this vintage fashion faire is a shopaholic's dream. The event features fashion across multiple decades, from the classy Victorian and Art Deco eras to the stylish 40s all the way up through the rockin' 80s. Friday night also includes music, a cocktail bar, and a costume contest, so be sure to show up decked out in your best vintage attire—it's a good place to try out your Halloween costume!
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 14, 6-10pm ($10); Saturday, Oct 15, 10am-5pm ($5)
WHERE: 2701 Monarch St. (Alameda), alamedapointantiquesfaire.com
(Courtesy of Uno Dos Tacos)
Enjoy a Free Breakfast Burrito on International Egg Day
WHAT: For one day only Uno Dos Tacos is giving away their house-made breakfast burrito for free to celebrate International Egg Day. Made with fresh eggs, potatoes, cheese, and house-made salsa fresca, there's no better way to celebrate than with this FiDi favorite.
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 14, 8-10am
WHERE: 595 Market Street (Financial District), unodostacos.com
A Sandcastle Building Contest for a Good Cause
WHAT: SF-based nonprofit Leap is hosting its 34th annual Sandcastle Classic to support arts programs in local schools. The family-friendly beach day event includes not only the sandcastle building competition, but also live musical performances, raffles, food trucks, and more. All proceeds will support Leap.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 15, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Ocean Beach at Balboa, leapsandcastleclassic.org
Treasure Island Music Festival Celebrates its 10th Anniversary
WHAT: Treasure Island Music Festival is back for its tenth and final year on the island with an eclectic lineup featuring Sigur Rós, Ice Cube, James Blake, Purity Ring, and many, many more. If you wish you'd gotten tickets, it's not too late! Tickets are still available for individual days and the entire weekend. Plus, all tickets include complimentary shuttles back and forth from SF and Oakland, so commuting will be convenient no matter which side of the bay you're coming from.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 16, 11am to midnight; 2-day passes $180, 1-day pass $105
WHERE: Treasure Island, treasureislandfestival.com
Oyster Block Party Takes Over Jack London Square
WHAT: Seafood and beer lovers, rev your engines! On Saturday the Oakland waterfront will be filled with fresh oysters, craft beers and ciders, and local artisans. Local restaurants Lungomare, Chop Bar, Bocanova and Jack's Oyster Bar & Fish House will provide a variety of free oyster dishes along with a raw bar and participating craft breweries include Bison Beer, Magnolia Brewing, Mermitage Brewing, Cleophus Quealy Beer, Mendocino Brewing, Ale Industries, Crooked City Cider and Speakeasy Ales and Lagers.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 15, 12-6pm
WHERE: Jack London Square (Oakland), wheretoeat.in
(Courtesy of verucasalt.com)
Veruca Salt's Nina Gordon and Louise Post Perform after a Decade-Long Breakup
WHAT: After a decade apart, indie-rock legends Nina Gordon and Louise Post reunited last year to release a new album, Ghost Notes. Now they're bringing their specific brand of grungy pop to the stage of the JCCSF for a night of 90s nostalgia mixed with some new favorites.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 15, 8pm, $28
WHERE: JCCSF: 3200 California St. (Presidio Heights), jccsf.org
LitCrawl Hits the Mission
WHAT: At San Francisco's 12th annual LitCrawl you can enjoy Shakespeare in a park, comedians at a police station, and much more. Download the sched app to navigate the crawl, that way you won't miss anything. For local literary buffs, 7x7 is hosting a pub quiz on Saturday night where you can test your knowledge of Bay Area authors, literary landmarks, and classic novels, hosted by quizmaster Carl Gibbs.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 15, 6-9:30pm
WHERE: Mission District, litquake.org
Book Signing and Tasting with Mark Bittman
WHAT: ICYMI, Mark Bittman is a renowned food writer, whose new book, How to Bake Everything, contains more than 2,000 baking recipes and variations to promote experimentation in the kitchen. At Sunday's event you'll have the opportunity to meet Bittman and have your book signed, followed by a tasting of recipes from How to Bake Everything. Try something you love? Purchase some of the yummy treats at Market Hall Bakery to take home.
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 16, 2-3pm
WHERE: Rockridge Market Hall: 5655 College Ave. (Oakland), rockridgemarkethall.com/events