Drop the zero and get with the hero.
An Evening with Food Heroes
What: Celebrate the release of Georgia Pellegrini’s book with bites from Pizza Politana, Charles Chocolates, and others paired with Four Barrel Coffee and vino from Terroir.
Why: Proceeds benefit Edible Schoolyard.
When: Wed., 6-10 p.m.
Where: 1116 Folsom St., b/t 7th & 8th Sts. (415-558-9946). Tickets ($20; $30 for ticket and book) online at eventbrite.com.
What: The band, headed by Animal Collective’s acclaimed front man, Noah Lennox, stops by the Fox Theater to play hypnotic tracks off its upcoming third album, Tomboy.
Why: Support from Nite Jewel.
When: Mon., 8 p.m.
Where: 1807 Telegraph Ave., at 19th St., Oakland (510-302-2277). Tickets ($25) online at ticketmaster.com.
What: Swirl scoured its closet to bring you the best fashion under $50 from labels like Dallin Chase, Loomstate, Isabel Lu, and more.
Why: While you’re there, pop into the Gar-de sale for up to 60 percent off simple tunics, sheer tanks, and solid dresses.
When: You’ve got nothing to wear.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Porta Via at Pizzeria Delfina
What: Feast from the comfort of your home (or conference room) with nine new takeaway platters (fresh-stretched mozz, Neapolitan meatballs, an Amarena cherry sundae kit).
Why: Have a dinner party without the dirty work.
When: Daily; two days’ notice required.
Where: 2406 California St., at Fillmore St. (415-440-1189).
If You Lived Here You’d Already Be Home
What: Authors John Jodzio and Chelsea Martin (of The Really Funny Thing About Apathy) spin tales that range from a gay birthday clown who can’t get over the loss of his dog to a bikini model with a barnacle stuck to her bum.
Why: Maybe you don’t have it so bad after all.
When: Tues., 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., b/t Clayton & Cole Sts. (415-863-8688).
What: Four days of mixed-genre shorts from twenty countries presented in seven film mash-ups.
Why: An international film fest for those with ADD.
When: Starts Wed., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight St., b/t Shrader & Cole Sts. (415-668-3994). Tickets ($8-$10; $35 for pass) online at ticketleap.net.
Photo: BitBoy / Flickr