Third Annual Eat Real Festival
What: More than 90 street and craft food vendors and too many workshops, demos, and libations on tap to list take over Jack London Square for three days of all-you-can-eat/make/handle edibles.
Why: Get in on the action by entering your homemade jam, beer, pickles, or honey in the contest ring by 5 p.m. Fri.
When: Fri., 1-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Broadway, at Embarcadero, Oakland.
Chloe Rose Anniversary Party
What: Celebrate the Cow Hollow boutique’s first birthday with drinks, light bites, store discounts, gifts with purchase, and more.
Why: Get styled by local bloggers Caitlin (Sacramento Street) and Erin (Apartment 34).
When: Tonight, 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: 1824 Union St., at Octavia St. (415-932-6089).
BellJar’s Fall Event
What: The lovable Mission spot kicks off the season with a trunk show of underpinnings by Honey Cooler Homemade and jewelry by Adina Mills, Me Moore, and What About Phoenix.
Why: Mingle with the designers over a glass (or two) of champagne.
When: Sat., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 3187 16th St., at Guerrero St. (415-626-1749).
Ballroom & Dining Room
What: Work up an appetite on the dance floor with a salsa class, followed by three courses of seasonal favorites (white corn chowder, California king salmon, and butterscotch pudding) for $40.
Why: The rhythm is gonna get you.
When: Mon. Dance class, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m.
Where: The Tavern at Lark Creek, 234 Magnolia Ave., at Madrone Ave., Larkspur (415-924-7766).
CUESA’s Ninth Annual Sunday Supper
What: Your favorite farmers market locale hosts a four-course feast-slash-fundraiser with foodie icons Michael Pollan, Peggy Smith, and Sue Conley (of Cowgirl Creamery) at the receiving line.
Why: The participating chefs list is a who’s who of top SF talent (Frances’s Melissa Perello, Commonwealth’s Jason Fox, and Bar Agricole’s Brandon Jew).
When: Oct. 2. Sun., 6-9:30 p.m.
Where: Ferry Building, Grand Hall, 1 Ferry Bldg., at The Embarcadero. Tickets ($200) online at eventbrite.com.
Photo: Jeffwwoo / Flickr