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Thursday, April 24

“Fashion Revolution Day” Urban Air Indie Market | SoMa
Thursday, April 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Do you know who made the clothes you’re wearing right now?
Remember the victims of last year’s Bangladesh garment factory disaster which killed 1,113 worker during Fashion Revolution Day and help promote positive change in the industry
Shop from local vendors:

Locally manufactured knitwear made from California-grown organic …

Betabrand’s Fashion Pitch Design Competition | SF
Thursday, April 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Betabrand
Betabrand's Fashion Pitch Design Competition | SF

On April 24th, from 6-9 pm Betabrand Think Tank and SF Fashion Lab will launch a design challenge to six up-and-coming designers.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
You’ll have the chance to sip, shop, and snack, before watching the designers pitch their Betabrand products to our panel (think, …

Friday, April 25

Fashion Festival Pop-Up: Workshops, DJs & Artisan Market | Emeryville
Friday, April 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a nominal materials fee might be charged by DIY workshop teachers.
| Public Market (Emeryville)
Fashion Festival Pop-Up: Workshops, DJs & Artisan Market | Emeryville

The season of festivals is quickly approaching and Display at Emeryville’s Public Market want to make sure you are prepared to enjoy all of them in style.
Learn about the best patterns, materials, colors and hairstyles for the 2014 Festival Season from local stylists and …

Saturday, April 26

Treasure Island Flea: Outdoor Festival with 400+ Vendors | Saturday
Saturday, April 26 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Treasure Island Flea: Outdoor Festival with 400+ Vendors | Saturday

For April, the Treasure Island Flea moves back outdoors to their location on the “Great Lawn” with 400+ curated vendors, a full bar, 15+ food trucks and stands, a scavenger hunt, a “Makers Square” with a rotating mix of DIY workshops and a Produce Market …

Sunday, April 27

Treasure Island Flea: Outdoor Festival with 400+ Vendors | Sunday
Sunday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Treasure Island Flea: Outdoor Festival with 400+ Vendors | Sunday

For April, The Treasure Island Flea moves back outdoors to their location on the “Great Lawn” with 400+ curated vendors, a full bar, 15+ food trucks and stands, a scavenger hunt, a “Makers Square” with a rotating mix of DIY workshops and a Produce Market …

Win Tix: Love/Make: The Bold Italic Wedding Expo | SF
Love/Make: The Bold Italic Wedding Expo | SF

The Bold Italic is throwing its first ever wedding expo, Love/Make, showing off the best of San Francisco’s indie-minded designs at a day-long event that brings together upwards of 40 unique local makers, caterers, venues and designers that want to help attendees craft a truly bespoke …

Friday, May 2

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, May 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Sunday, May 4

2014 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
2014 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa

For the 15th annual How Weird Street Faire, SoMa will be filled with art and performances, vendors, tasty food and drinks, and all the colorful weirdness that San Francisco is famous for under the 2014 “Outer Space” theme. All ages are welcome, and space costumes are highly encouraged.
There …

Saturday, May 10

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

Thursday, May 15

Design Center Third Thursdays: Free Music, Wine & Bites | SF
Thursday, May 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Design Center
Design Center Third Thursdays: Free Music, Wine & Bites | SF

Every third Thursday evening, you are invited to shop and sip at the San Francisco Design Center from 5-8pm with live performances, free wine tasting and bites. Admission is free, so come by to wander around, exploring contemporary design, with a glass of wine in ...

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, May 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

Sunday, May 25

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, May 25 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a monthly open-air flea market showcasing hundreds of local vendors ranging from indie designers, up-cyclers, collectors, handmakers, makers, bakers, and more plus outdoor exhibits, scavenger hunts, and gourmet food trucks. The two-day flea market, which takes place the last weekend of every ...

Friday, June 6

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, June 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Saturday, June 14

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, June 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

Thursday, June 19

Design Center Third Thursdays: Free Music, Wine & Bites | SF
Thursday, June 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Design Center
Design Center Third Thursdays: Free Music, Wine & Bites | SF

Every third Thursday evening, you are invited to shop and sip at the San Francisco Design Center from 5-8pm with live performances, free wine tasting and bites. Admission is free, so come by to wander around, exploring contemporary design, with a glass of wine in ...

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, June 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

Saturday, June 21

“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, June 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a nonprofit community clothing swap with a do-it-yourself workshop in which attendees explore the process of reuse and collective creativity together. Every third Saturday of the month (except for May when they’re at the Maker Faire), they host a meetup where they encourage beginners to experts alike to ...

Sunday, June 29

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, June 29 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a monthly open-air flea market showcasing hundreds of local vendors ranging from indie designers, up-cyclers, collectors, handmakers, makers, bakers, and more plus outdoor exhibits, scavenger hunts, and gourmet food trucks. The two-day flea market, which takes place the last weekend of every ...

Friday, July 4

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, July 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Saturday, July 19

“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, July 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a nonprofit community clothing swap with a do-it-yourself workshop in which attendees explore the process of reuse and collective creativity together. Every third Saturday of the month (except for May when they’re at the Maker Faire), they host a meetup where they encourage beginners to experts alike to ...

Saturday, July 26

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, July 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Sunday, July 27

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, July 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Saturday, November 15

Vintage Paper Fair | San Jose
Saturday, November 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Elks Lodge (San Jose)
Vintage Paper Fair | San Jose

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.