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.
What: The author reads from her new novel, How Should a Person Be?, at a McSweeney’s/Believer/Tumblr party.
Why: “We do whatever we can to make the other one feel famous,” she says.
When: Sat., 6 p.m.
Where: 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).
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 email@example.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Steve Legato