TGI Weekend! Here's some fun stuff. Go do it.
Shop Tech Accessories
What: Shop cool iPhone cases, Macbook sleeves, backpacks, and the limited-edition all-leather Jet Collection at Incase's SF pop-up. Get 25 person off your entire purchase by presenting the invitation above.
When: Ends Thursday, Aug. 11th, 10am to 7pm
Where: 459 Geary St. (Union Square), incase.com
Do This Workshop: Image Transfer to Wood
What: This workshop led by Chelsea Farley, owner of Cuppa Fog, will teach you how to transfer an image onto a wooden canvas. Learn how to prep the wood, transfer the image, and cool distressed-finish techniques, as well as how to apply hardware to the back of your new art. Enjoy free wine and snacks, and shop the goods at Gather at a discount. Tickets start at $35.
When: Thursday, Aug. 11, 7 to 9pm
Where: Gather, 541 Octavia St. (Hayes Valley), gathersf.com
Morning Dance Party on a Boat!
What: Daybreaker SF's Tropical Cruise, with DJs from Space Cowboys, is about the most fabulous, most summer-lovin' way we can imagine kicking off the weekend. Don your dance clothes and head for this morning party on the Bay—your ride departs from Pier 3 bright and early! Go for cold brew coffee, fresh juice, yoga classes, dancing, and more. And be back at the dock in time to head to the office fully jazzed.
When: Friday, Aug. 12, 7:10am to 9am
Where: Pier 3 on the Embarcadero; tickets available at daybreaker.com
Romeo, Oh Romeo!
What: We all know the tale of those star-crossed lovers. We Players Presents Romeo and Juliet with a twist: full audience immersion into the action. Here, the boundaries are blurred between the audience and the actors. Hear the clash of steel as swords fly, join the Capulets in their family dance, participate in the rituals of marriage and death, and let Romeo & Juliet break your heart once more.
When: Friday, Aug. 12 through Sept. 25. Evening performances are timed with the sunset and begin 4:30-6pm. All Sunday performances begin at 3pm.
Where: Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park, 3325 Adobe Rd. (Sonoma), weplayers.org
Cuyana + Cereal Launch Party
What: Womenswear purveyor Cuyana and Cereal magazine celebrate the launch of A Guide to San Francisco with a party at Cuyana's Union Square showroom Friday. Go for the open bar serving SF-themed cocktails and get a free guide book with any purchase.
When: Friday, Aug. 12, 5 to 7pm
Where: 291 Geary St., Suite 201 (Union Square), cuyana.com
The 17th Annual Laurel Street Fair
What: This volunteer-run festival makes its return to Oakland this Saturday with live music, merch from local artisans, yoga classes, fun things for kiddos, and food trucks galore. Go—it's free.
When: Saturday, Aug. 13, 11am to 6pm
Where: MacArthur Blvd between 35th and 38th Avenues, (Oakland), facebook.com
Chow Down on Indian Brunch @ Foreign Cinema
What: Acclaimed chef Niloufer Ichiporia King, author of My Bombay Kitchen, will be preparing a special a la carte brunch and cocktails inspired by her upbringing and travels, in collaboration with Foreign Cinema chefs Gayle Pirie and John Clark. Reservations are a must.
When: Saturday, Aug. 13th and Sunday, Aug. 14th, 11am to 2pm
Where: Foreign Cinema, 2534 Mission St. (Mission); for reservations, call 415.648.7600 ext. 0; foreigncinema.com