John Frieda Style on Site Salon Tour
What: 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
What: 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
What: 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
What: 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
What: 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.
Where: Online at sfchefsfoodwine.com.
What: 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).
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