The Weekender

Now-June 9 • Homemade Food Contest

The old fashioned county fair gets a uniquely San Francisco spin. CUESA has partnered with the SF Giants to introduce city dwellers to the wonders of urban agriculture/urban homesteading at the first ever Urban Eats program promoting and recognizing local homegrown and homemade foods. CUESA also will be organizing a series of live cooking, preserving and urban food production demonstrations for fair participants to enjoy.

Now-June 15 • Dine About Town San Francisco

Dine About Town SF returns June 1st through June 15th. This is a great, affordable opportunity to try out new summer menus from the over 100 participating chefs and restaurants. Consider it a “culinary stimulus package”—a two-course lunch menu for $17.95 or a three-course dinner menu for $34.95.

Now-June 30 • Massage Special

Treat the Dad or Special Man in your life to a 90 minute Deep Tissue Massage for $90! All bodywork and treatments are done using 100% natural, organic, biodegradable products.

Friday June 4 • Drink for a Cause • 6-10 PM

Young professionals in the Bay Area come together once a month by partnering with local San Francisco venues to raise funds and awareness for a charitable organization or cause ranging from human trafficking to breast cancer research to domestic violence and more. Since its founding in 2001, Harvesters has grown to serve more than 170 orphans and more than 500 school children in Southern Sudan. This organization is now establishing a hospital in response to the severe health care needs in the area.

Sat-Sun June 5-6 • Union Street Eco-Urban Festival • 10 AM

In its 33rd year, the Union Street Festival is one of San Francisco’s largest free annual events. There will arts and crafts created with recycled and sustainable materials and eco-friendly exhibits, 25 gourmet food booths, two stages of live entertainment and bistro style cafes. Over 100 staff members are on-site to assist exhibitors and the public. Parking is available three blocks from the event site.

Sat-Sun June 5-6  June 5 • Sunset Celebration Weekend • 10AM

If you’ve ever wondered what’s behind the pages of Sunset magazine, this is your chance to find out. On Saturday June 5th and Sunday June 6th, Sunset will open its seven-acre Menlo Park campus to the public for its 13th annual CELEBRATION WEEKEND 2010: THE WEST ON-THE-GO. The event promises to celebrate the spirit of the West with a weekend full of special exhibits, celebrity chefs, tastings, demonstrations, and experts on food, wine, garden, home, and design.

Saturday June 5 • Farmer’s Block • 2-8 PM

The Farmers’ Block is a family style block party supporting farmers, kitchen guru’s, artist’s, musician’s and dj’s, for an all inclusive network unique to San Francisco. Recurring bi-monthly this gathering will host the best in creative’s all within the big family we share.

Saturday June 5 • Econista Dinner • 7-10PM

At Yield Wine Bar all of their wines are made with the environment in mind. The food is simple and inexpensive. Yield will be hosting an art show featuring two different Mendocino natives. There will be wood carvings and water colors by André Karpov, and live music by Gwyneth Moreland. Stop by and experience a taste of Mendocino, how it is meant to be experienced!

Saturday June 5 • Wine Meets Fashion• 7-10PM

Guests will be treated as if they were attending a Hollywood premier as they experience what the night has to entail. The venue will be full of photographers, red carpets, lounges, designer clothing booths and extraordinary appetizers. Among this high energy environment, Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide selections of wines and food while they roam the venue filled with fashionable items.

Sunday June 6 • Grand Opening of Fort Mason’s Farmer’s Market • 9:30-1PM

June 6th marks the opening of the Fort Mason Center Farmers’ Market. The market will occur every Sunday through October 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. Open on July 4th.

Sunday June 6 • TAPAS and Wine • 1-4PM

Experience and purchase wine locally at a Farmer’s Market for Wine. Admission to the market is free to the public. This week’s Wine Market will feature several boutique wineries from TAPAS – Tempranillo Advocates Producers and Amigos Society and more along with delicious Italian Seafood from Cioppino’s.

Sunday June 6 • Demolition Desserts and Stir • 3-4PM

Elizabeth Falkner is one of San Francisco’s top pastry chefs and owner of Citizen Cake and Orson. Barbara Lynch is the James Beard Award-winning chef-owner of Boston’s famed No. 9 Park and several other notable restaurants, and her take on Italian food is not to be missed. Come hear these two women chefs in conversation.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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