The Weekend Guide

food in jars!

We’re pickled green with envy.

Food in Jars Pickling Lesson

What: This one’s in the can. Food blogger Marisa McClellan takes you through the basics of making your own refrigerator pickles spiced with garlic.
Why: The small batches are meant to be saved year-round, so you won’t be in a pickle when your sandwich needs zest come December.
When: Thurs., 6-7 p.m.
Where: Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., at Church St. (415-282-4712). Tickets ($10) at the door.

The Guardsmen Bachelor Auction

What: Good-looking do-gooders (including persistent Bachelorette alums Ryan Park and Ben Castoriano) put themselves on the chopping block to help at-risk kids.
Why: Bid on foolproof sexytime dates, such as a trip to Napa and tickets to watch the America’s Cup race from a box at the St. Francis Yacht Club.
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: Ruby Skye, 420 Mason St., at Geary St. (415-693-0777). Tickets ($40; VIP, $125) at eventbrite.com.

Sheila Heti
The author reads from her new novel, How Should a Person Be?, at a McSweeney’s/Believer/Tumblr party.
“We do whatever we can to make the other one feel famous,” she says.
Sat., 6 p.m.
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., b/t Mission & Valencia Sts. (415-647-2888).

Sniff, Lip & Sip

What: Smell ya later. Perfumers L’Aromatica and lipstick mavens Elizabeth Street Cosmetics team up for an evening of product sampling, complete with large amounts of wine.
Why: Both companies are based in SF, so give it up for the locals.
When: Fri., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Rare Device, 600 Divisadero St., at Hayes St. (415-863-3969).

Bon Voyage

What: A lineup of goodies for your summer vacation, including Air Repair travel skin care and suitcase-friendly knit necklaces by Percolating Design.
Why: Get set to jet.
When: Thurs., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Park and Pond, 1422 Grant Ave., b/t Union & Green Sts. (415-217-8864). R.S.V.P. to info@parkandpond.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Steve Legato

600 Divisadero St
@ Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94117
1422 Grant Ave
bt Union & Green Sts
San Francisco, CA 94133
Omnivore Books on Food
3885a Cesar Chavez St
@ Church St
San Francisco, CA 94131
Ruby Skye
420 Mason St
@ Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102
3225 22nd St
bt Mission & Valencia Sts
San Francisco, CA 94110