The Weekend Guide

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Waltz-to-waltz fun.

Edwardian Ball
Celebrate macabre author Edward Gorey at a bonanza of ballroom dancing, absinthe cocktails, fortune-telling, and other quirky delights.
Why: Intimidated by the idea of inventing an outlandish ensemble? Check out the list of suggested shops to find the perfect look or attend the Saturday vendor bazaar.
When: Fri & Sat., 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., at Sutter St. (415-673-5716). Tickets ($35-$95) at edwardianball.com or at the door ($40-$100).

Good Food Awards Marketplace
Sample and purchase the best charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, pickles, and oils at the annual artisan food market.
Why: Root for locals like FourBarrel Coffee and Fatted Calf Charcuterie, or try new tastes from around the country.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Bldg., at The Embarcadero (415-447-3268). Tickets ($15, marketplace pass or early entry) at eventbrite.com or at the door ($5, general admission).

Steep Ravine Trail Run
Whether your pace is a 10k or a marathon, you’ll appreciate the views of Stinson Beach and Mt. Tam on this rugged trek.
Why: Fully stocked aid stations every 3 to 6 miles guarantee you water, fruit, and electrolyte shots for the next stretch.
When: Sat., 8 a.m.
Where: Stinson Beach Park, Hwy. 1, Stinson Beach.

Cheesemonger Invitational
Geniuses from Cowgirl Creamery and Mission Cheese are among more than 35 SoCal cheese spots going head to head in search of the title as best monger.
Why: Feast on all the curds you can handle, plus charcuterie, pickles, and drinks (warning: cash bar).
When: Sun., 5 p.m.
Where: Public Works, 161 Erie St., at Mission St. (415-932-0955). Tickets ($60) at brownpapertickets.com.

Pure Bathing Culture
The soulful, danceable electro-pop duo comprises Vetiver alums Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille.
Why: All-female surf rockers La Luz kick off the night.
When: Mon., 8 p.m.
Where: The Chapel, 777 Valencia St., b/t 18th & 19th Sts. (415-551-5157). Tickets ($12) at ticketfly.com.

Pacific Facial
Sign up for a 75-minute organic anti-aging treatment ($190) with extractions, a customized peel, oxygen spray, serum, masks, and a sculpting massage for a visible lift.
Why: Marie Veronique Organics supplies all the products for an experience that’s beautiful and sustainable.
When: Dull skin has you down.
Where: Spa Radiance, 3011 Fillmore St., at Union St. (415-346-6281).

Photo: Marco Sanchez / Courtesy of Edwardian Ball

Stinson Beach
Hwy 1
Stinson Beach, CA
The Chapel
777 Valencia St
bt 18th & 19th Sts
San Francisco, CA 94110
161 Erie St
@ Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
1300 Van Ness Ave
@ Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109
1 Ferry Bldg
@ The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111
3011 Fillmore St
@ Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123