Eyes wide open.
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts
What: A public reception for the ’Loin’s new high-tech gallery space and multimedia community center and its inaugural exhibition, Open, with works by the likes of Stamen Design (pictured).
Why: Love me tender.
When: Fri., 6-10 p.m.
Where: 55 Taylor St., at Turk St. (415-843-1423).
What: Brand-spanking-new dishes from new toque Matthew Accarrino, like Italian French toast with wild fennel and raisin compote, or fried eggs with crispy pig’s head, roasted tomato conserva, and smoked trout roe.
Why: Mention DailyCandy and get a free glass of prosecco thru Oct. (Limit one per person.)
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: 1911 Fillmore St., at Pine St. (415-771-7779).
World Veg Festival
What: A two-day shindig honoring all things vegan, including cooking demos, vegan-friendly merch, and, ahem, vegan speed dating (seriously).
Why: Beet your match.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: San Francisco County Fair Building, Lincoln St. & Ninth Ave. entrance to Golden Gate Park (415-273-5481).
What: New digs, a revamped menu, and boldfaced names (like former Babbo wine guy David Lynch) join the Tusks to make this high-end neighborhood fave even more spectacular.
Why: A new lease on life.
When: Opens for dinner tonight.
Where: 470 Pacific Ave., at Montgomery St. (415-775-8500).
Chaiken Sample Sale
What: One-of-a-kind pieces and 60 percent off merch from all seasons.
Why: Chaiken, not stirred.
When: Thurs., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 116 New Montgomery St., at Mission St., ste. 820 (415-777-1895).