PeachFest at Picán
What: The restaurant debuts a four-course tasting menu (with optional wine or bourbon pairings), as well as specialty cocktails highlighting the beloved stone fruit.
Why: Dishes like peach honey-glazed quail and white corn hoecakes, or peach fried pie with ginger beer ice cream.
When: Thru Aug. 31. Mon.-Thurs., 5-9:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 4:30-9 p.m.
Where: 2295 Broadway, at 23rd St., Oakland (510-834-1000).
Chronicle Books Back-to-School Warehouse Sale
What: Save up to 65 percent on hundreds of titles and get free gifts with purchase.
Why: Take your receipt to The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen or Ironside to get 10 percent off food and drinks.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 680 2nd St., b/t Brannan & Townsend Sts. (415-537-4274).
Alyssa Nicole Fall 2011 Collection
What: Sneak peek the local designer’s arresting shades of red and black.
Why: We love the cutout-shoulder minidress and bell-sleeve maxi with dramatic U-back.
When: You feel like a wardrobe refresher.
Where: Online at alyssabird.com.
Start Small, Go Big
What: Calling all butchers, bakers, and artisan candlestick makers — this is your last chance to submit your budding business to our contest.
Why: Win a trip to New York City, a DailyCandy write-up, and industry advice from mentors like interior designer Jonathan Adler, renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson, Bravo’s Andy Cohen, and beauty innovator Kate Somerville.
When: By Fri., 10 a.m. EST.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com/startsmallgobig.
East Bay Vintner’s Urban Wine Xperience
What: Sip whites, rosés, reds, and dessert vinos from twenty-plus wineries, including Irish Monkey Cellars, Rosenblum Cellars, and Stomping Girl Wines.
Why: Seasonal snacks from Bocanova, Brown Sugar Kitchen, Fra’Mani, and more.
When: Sat., 2-5 p.m.
Where: Jack London Pavilion, 1 Broadway, at The Embarcadero W., Oakland. Tickets online ($40) at brownpapertickets.com or at the door ($60).
Photo: Michael Grayson / Flickr