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Machine Deli Opens
What: A pop-up test run of the Foreign Cinema team’s latest project, housed in Mission nightspot László.
Why: Hearty lunchtime fare like the Americano Italiano (house-smoked roast beef, broccoli rabe with garlic and chilies, balsamic cippolini onions) and the Alternator (Chinese smoked chicken salad with citrus and peanut sauce) sandwiches, plus Fourbarrel coffee and juices.
When: Opens Fri. Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: 2526 Mission St., b/t 21st & 22nd Sts. (415-401-0810). For takeout orders, call 415-648-7600 ext. 0.
Ice Cream Social with Smitten and Humphry Slocombe
What: The Hayes Valley liquid-nitrogen pioneers and the Mission flavor geniuses join forces for an ice cream-making demo and tasting to launch the SF Chefs festival.
Why: Cold treats to kick off summer — without the brain freeze.
When: Sat., noon.
Where: Williams-Sonoma, 340 Post St., b/t Powell & Stockton Sts. (415-362-9450). Tickets ($20) at eventbrite.com.
Leighton Meester and Check in the Dark
What: The Gossip Girl star (who has a not-so-subtle crush on our fair city) sings along with the Hollywood quartet for an evening of folk-inspired music.
Why: A softer (and headband-free) side of Blair Waldorf.
When: Fri. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Slim’s, 333 11th St., b/t Folsom & Harrison Sts. (415-255-0333). Tickets ($21) at slimspresents.com or at the door.
Love & Luxe Anniversary
What: One of our favorite Mission bauble shops celebrates its first birthday with wine, music, and goodie bags with purchase (limited quantities available).
Why: Stephen Dove creates bespoke keepsakes during the private shopping portion of the evening, 3-6 p.m. (call for an appt.).
When: Sat., 3-10 p.m.
Where: 1169 Valencia St., b/t 22nd & 23rd Sts. (415-648-7781).
Sunset Celebration Weekend: Fresh from the West
What: The West Coast lifestyle magazine opens its seven-acre campus for cooking demos, food truck fare, wine seminars, gardening displays, and live music.
Why: Secondhand Sunset — in which the editors sell off treasures from their prop studio, idea houses, and personal closets for rock-bottom prices — is back by popular demand.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Sunset Headquarters, 80 Willow Rd., at Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park (800-786-7375). Tickets ($16) at eventbrite.com or at the door.
Photo: Courtesy of Machine Deli