It’s a mad, mad world.
What: Don Draper meets Alfred E. Neuman at the ’60s-themed closing party for the Cartoon Art Museum’s recent exhibit of drawings from Mad magazine.
Why: Wear your Sterling Cooper best and you might get sketched in the style of a vintage print ad by a roving cartoonist.
When: Tonight, 7-9 p.m.
Where: 655 Mission St., b/t New Montgomery & 3rd Sts. (415-227-8666). Tickets ($5-$500 sliding scale) at guestlistapp.com.
What: Get dibs (and big discounts) on new fall lines for FNO at Cow Hollow’s best boutiques (Fawn, Marmalade, Chloe Rose).
Why: Sip wine at Covet Boutique and score a free Essie nail polish with any purchase at My Roommate’s Closet.
When: Tonight, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Fillmore St., b/t Union & Pixley Sts.; Union St., b/t Steiner & Gough Sts.
Molly Ringwald in Conversation
What: She’ll always be a member of the Brat Pack, but it’s the teen icon’s grown-up insights that have us hooked; her new novel, When It Happens to You, has garnered rave reviews.
Why: Your ticket helps fund next month’s Litquake festival (co-founder Jane Ganahl is the evening’s interviewer).
When: Tonight. VIP reception, 6:45 p.m.; show, 8 p.m.
Where: Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St., at Potrero Ave. (415-861-9199). Tickets ($12, regular; $50, VIP) at vendini.com.
Dixie Launches Brunch
What: One of our go-to spots in the Presidio now serves Southern-inspired dishes like fried oyster eggs Benedict and sourdough waffles topped with stone fruit and whipped cream.
Why: Ease into the weekend with a strawberry mint julep or a pint of Shiner Bock.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: 1 Letterman Dr., at Chestnut & Lyon Sts., bldg. d, ste. 150 (415-829-3363).
KUSF Rock ’n’ Swap
What: Yeah, man, they’ve got it on vinyl. Geek out at one of California’s biggest record swaps, which is ground zero for unusual and hard-to-find records.
Why: The proceeds help keep the SF radio institution on the air.
When: Sun. Early bird, 7-10 a.m.; regular, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: McLaren Conference Center, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., at Cole St. (415-422-5555). Tickets ($3, regular; $10, early bird) at the door.
Photo: Robert Wade / Flickr