Dogs, dinner, and dancing make for one heck of a weekend.
What: Sophisticated indie rockers tune up.
Why: Angry musicians are so last year.
When: Fri. at 9 p.m.
Where: Slim’s, 333 11th St., b/t Folsom & Harrison Sts. (415-522-0333 or virtuous.com).
What: You and poochie stroll from Crissy Field to Golden Gate.
Why: Six legs are better than two. (And props for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.)
When: Sat., 9 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. walk.
Where: Sports Basement, 610 Mason St., Presidio (415-717-9260).
Row Eleven Wine Dinner
What: Dress as Lucy or Ricky, nosh on Cuban cuisine, roll cigars, and do the conga.
Why: A week’s worth of guilty pleasures at once.
When: Fri. at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Avance, 200 Merrydale Rd., at Willow Ave., San Rafael (415-472-7101).
Spring Trunk Show
What: Tees by Talla and hats by Lily.
Why: Summertime … and the living is easy.
When: Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Riley James, 3027 Fillmore St., at Union St. (415-775-7956).
Three Dots Trunk Show
What: Tops, dresses, and sweaters for fall 2005.
Why: You can never be too prepared.
When: Fri., noon-5 p.m.
Where: The Grocery Store, 3625 Sacramento St., b/t Spruce & Locust Sts. (415-928-3615).