Karma’s a bitch.
What: Treat your pup to a massage or new ensemble at the pooch-centric street fair to benefit the SF SPCA.
Why: If your old dog — or cat or bird — can do new tricks, enter him in the talent show (cool costumes count as a talent, too).
When: Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Octavia St., b/t Hayes & Fell Sts.
Party on Block 18
What: Indulge in beer, wine, and bites (short rib tacos from Namu Gaji, mac ’n’ cheese from Dolores Park Cafe, Bi-Rite Creamery salted caramel cups) from six of the street’s finest restaurants.
Why: Bake a mean pie? Consider entering it in 18 Reasons’s contest. Winners will be auctioned off to benefit Mission charities.
When: Sat., noon-6 p.m. Pie contest, 1:30 p.m.
Where: 18th St., b/t Dolores & Guerrero Sts. Admission is free; food and contest entry tickets in advance ($20) at brownpapertickets.com.
Midnight in Paris
What: See Owen Wilson and Marion Cotillard fall in love in the City of Light, amid a backdrop of the City by the Bay.
Why: Picnic with a bottle of vin, French cheeses, and a baguette from nearby Little Vine.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: Washington Square Park, Union St., at Columbus Ave.
Slave to the Grape Live Wine Classes
What: Acclaimed wine blogger Mick Cameron’s seven-part series kicks off with a tasting of the Rhone Valley.
Why: Other sessions focus on Bordeaux, the Loire Valley, and Champagne.
When: Sun., 5-7 p.m.
Where: Internos Wine Cafe, 3240 Geary Blvd., at Parker Ave. (415-751-2661). Tickets ($55) at eventbrite.com.
What: Go beyond brunch mimosas with morning-friendly beers from local breweries like MateVeza, Moonlight, Bear Republic, and Magnolia.
Why: Each brew is paired with a snack (oysters on the half shell, grilled corn and tomato salad, or bacon donuts with spiced chocolate sauce).
When: Sun., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Public House, 24 Willie Mays Plz., at 3rd St. (415-644-0240). Tickets ($49) at beerunch.com.
Photo: Kira Stackhouse / Courtesy of Nuenaphotography.com