Your weekend is about to get booked.
What: Artist Nicole Buffett reads from and demos how to make novelitas bound with needle and thread.
Why: Toast her with mimosas, tea, or Blue Bottle coffee at the opening reception brunch.
When: Thru May 6. Brunch, Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Candystore Collective, 3153 16th St., b/t Valencia & Guerrero Sts. (415-601-0117).
Bear Republic Beer Tasting at Medlock Ames
What: Head up to the winery’s Healdsburg tasting room to meet Bear Republic’s brewer and sip unreleased microbrews.
Why: Suds taste better alongside roast pork sandwiches from the wood-fired oven.
When: Sat., 5-7 p.m.
Where: 3487 Alexander Valley Rd., at Hwy. 128, Healdsburg (707-431-8845).
Rock of Ages Midnight Show
What: SHN’s presentation of the Broadway hit celebrates its closing weekend with a late-night performance featuring cocktails, radio coverage, a sound check, and plenty of schwag.
Why: Your first Rocktail is on the house.
Where: Curran Theatre, 445 Geary St., b/t Mason & Taylor Sts. (888-746-1799). Tickets ($50) online at shnsf.com.
What: A teeny-tiny new boutique that stocks local indie designers like women’s wear from Kucoon and Ric Rac — as well as owner Marie McCarthy’s line of jewelry.
Why: A much-needed detour on your way to the Market Street Safeway.
When: Mon., Wed.-Sun., noon-9 p.m.
Where: 218 Church St., at Market St. (415-312-8413).
What: Cirque du Soleil brings its aerialists, acrobats, and contortionists to Cow Palace for its latest show — the story of a girl who slips into an imaginary world.
Why: Chemical-free thrills and chills.
When: Thru Apr. 17.
Where: 2600 Geneva Ave., at Carter St., Daly City (415-404-4100). Tickets ($40-$110) online at cirquedusoleil.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Nicole Buffett