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The Weekend Guide

edwardian ball!

Waltz-to-waltz fun.

DANCE
Edwardian Ball
What:
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).

SAVOR
Good Food Awards Marketplace
What:
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).

RACE
Steep Ravine Trail Run
What:
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.

EAT
Cheesemonger Invitational
What:
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.

LISTEN
Pure Bathing Culture
What:
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.

PAMPER
Pacific Facial
What:
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

LOCATIONS
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
415-779-6757
1300 Van Ness Ave
@ Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109
415-673-5716
1 Ferry Bldg
@ The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111
415-983-8030
3011 Fillmore St
@ Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123
415-346-6281
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