The Weekend Guide

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John Frieda Style on Site Salon Tour
Head to the Embarcadero for a gratis hair consultation and transformation from one of the famous stylist’s expert staffers.
Why: Use the cash you save to go shopping.
When: Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Market St., at The Embarcadero.

Ferment Change Benefit Dinner
A four-course vegetarian feast highlighting locally fermented food and drink, accompanied by live music, guest speakers, and a silent art auction.
Why: All proceeds benefit City Slicker Farms.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: St. Paul’s Church, 114 Montecito Ave., at Bay Pl., Oakland (510-834-4314). Tickets ($75) online at brownpapertickets.com.

Sunset Celebration Weekend
Cooking, gardening, and wine demos from the mag’s editors and guest speakers (Ryan Farr, Ellie Krieger), as well as snacks from local food trucks.
Why: Post on their Facebook page and be entered to win one of five pairs of tickets.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Sunset headquarters, 80 Willow Rd., at Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park. Tickets ($16) online at sunsetwineclub.com.

TAPAS Grand Wine Tasting
Treat your taste buds to beloved (tempranillo) and lesser-known (bastardo) Spanish and Portuguese varietals from 30-plus Arizona, California, and Oregon wineries.
Why: Cleanse your palate with “The World’s Most Delicious Paella.”
When: Sat., 2-5 p.m.
Where: Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason Center, 99 Marina Blvd., at Buchanan St. Info at 480-330-3766. Tickets ($35) online at eventbrite.com.

SF Chefs 2010
The three-day culinary event isn’t until August, but tickets are on sale now.
Why: Buy early so you can actually see Tyler Florence and Elizabeth Falkner take on Jamie Lauren and Chris Cosentino.
When: Now.
Where: Online at sfchefsfoodwine.com.

Hard French
Ten bucks gets you all the beer, barbecue, and retro soul music you can handle at this new afternoon dance party.
Why: Capture the aftermath in the $1 photo booth, with proceeds benefiting the LGBT Community Center’s Queer Youth Prom.
When: Sat., 3-8 p.m.
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission St., at Precita Ave. (415-282-3325).

Photo: Chris Jackson / Getty Images

3158 Mission St
bt Precita & Powers Aves
San Francisco, CA 94110
St. Paul's Church
114 Montecito Ave
@ Bay Pl
Oakland, CA 94610
Sunset Headquarters
80 Willow Rd
@ Middlefield Rd
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Justin Herman Plaza
1 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94105
General's Residence at Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd
@ Buchanan St
San Francisco, CA 94123