The Weekend Guide

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Public Bikes’s Valencia Pop-Up Party
Hit the opening of the local bike manufacturer’s eight-month pop-up at Harrington Galleries to scope new and discount wheels while enjoying free snacks and drinks.
Why: Check out the limited-edition Golden Gate Bridge anniversary bike — painted International Orange, of course.
When: Sat., 2-6 p.m.
Where: 599 Valencia St., at 17th St. (415-626-6099).

Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Collection
Carrots hosts the city debut of the iconic designer’s new line, which combines soft, easy-wearing cotton pieces with bold tribal jewelry.
Why: A portion of every sale benefits Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation, promoting cultural preservation and child welfare.
When: Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 843 Montgomery St., b/t Pacific Ave. & Jackson St. (415-834-9040).

Chili Cook-Off at Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
The Mission bar opens its back patio for music, chili, beer, and cornhole. Put your secret recipe to the test (and earn free brewskies) or just stick to judging.
Why: Feeling hot, hot, hot.
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: 2323 Mission St., b/t 18th & 19th Sts. (415-285-0818). To enter, email chilicontest@lukeslocal.com. Entry and chili samples are free.

Two couples with French roots open the doors to the completely refurbished former Clown Alley, serving the Basque cuisine of Northern Spain (think Spanish paella and roasted chicken in a regional sauce of red and green bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes).
Why: With lunch, brunch, dinner, tapas, and happy hour, you’ll never go hungry.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: 42 Columbus Ave., at Jackson St. (415-392-2275).

Heath Ceramics Open Studio Weekend
Explore the famed factory, including in-depth investigations of the design process and lessons in tile glazing — just in time for Mother’s Day.
Why: Score 15 percent off a wide selection of items, plus food, a raffle, and family photo shoots from Modern Kids Photography on Sunday afternoon.
When: Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 400 Gate 5 Rd., at Coloma St., Sausalito (415-332-3732 ext. 13). To book a specific tour, email rsvp@heathceramics.com.

Photo: Jillian Betterly / Courtesy of Public

Harrington Galleries
599 Valencia St
@ 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
42 Columbus Ave
@ Jackson St
San Francisco, CA 94111
Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
2323 Mission St
bt 19th & 20th Sts
San Francisco, CA 94110
843 Montgomery St
bt Pacific Ave & Jackson St
San Francisco, CA 94133
400 Gate 5 Rd
@ Coloma St
Sausalito, CA 94965