Blast from the past.
Vintage Fashion Expo
What: Sift through eclectic wares (art deco bags, Lulu Guinness shades) from more than 85 dealers.
Why: Items span every period, from belle epoque to bell-bottoms.
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th St., at Brannan St. (415-515-0351). Tickets ($10) at eventbrite.com.
The Beautiful Edible Garden
What: Leslie Bennett’s new book gives step-by-step instructions for creating an artful, organic garden.
Why: Get in-house advice on shade, soil conditions, and the best plants for SF’s climate from the author.
When: Tonight, 6-7 p.m.
Where: Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., at Church St. (415-282-4712).
Point of View: a Pop-Up Dining Experience
What: Chopped champ Mario Tolentino is more than just a chef; he’s a pop-up chef with a special one-night-only menu focusing on Southeast Asia.
Why: Can’t make dinner? Swing by late for passed canapes, music, and a cash bar.
When: Fri. Dinner, 8:30 p.m.; drinks, 10:30 p.m.
Where: Stable Cafe, 2128 Folsom St., at 17th St. (415-552-1199). Dinner tickets ($125) at cancookcuisines.com; lounge tickets ($15) at the door.
New Taste Marketplace
What: Nosh bites from Tango & Stache, Sous Beurre Kitchen, Marla Bakery, and other local food innovators in support of The Food Pantry.
Why: Almanac and Bluxome Street Winery stock the beer and wine garden.
When: Sat., noon-5 p.m.
Where: St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 500 De Haro St., at Mariposa St. (415-255-8100).
What: Named one of Variety’s top ten comedians to watch, the charismatic comic is Conan O’Brien’s longtime writer and tour partner.
Why: Catch him before his new TBS show, Deon Cole’s Black Box, debuts later this year.
When: Fri., 8 & 10:15 p.m.; Sat., 7:30 & 9:45 p.m.; Sun., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., at Lombard St. (415-928-4320). Tickets ($22.50) at livenation.com.
What: Tech innovators from the likes of Nest and Kickstarter reveal the inspiration behind their digital creations.
Why: Catch a special set from DJ Spooky and try out the latest gadgets in live product demos.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-midnight; Sun., 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: Fort Mason Center, 99 Marina Blvd., at Buchanan St. Tickets ($25-$50) at eventbrite.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Vintage Fashion Expo