Sweet valley high.
Dobbs Ferry Opens
What: A coupla native New Yorkers plus a Chronicle rising-star chef from Ozumo join forces for a casual Hayes Valley restaurant and bar, serving Italian family recipes (rigatoni, chicken scarpariello) and California bistro fare (grilled sturgeon).
Why: East Coasters will rejoice for the only authentic bacon, egg, and cheese on a Kaiser roll we know of in the city.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 5-10:30 p.m.; Fri., 5-11 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. & 5-11 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. & 5-9:30 p.m.
Where: 405-409 Gough St., at Hayes St. (415-551-7700).
What: The New York label opens its first Bay Area boutique with endlessly cool options for girls and boys alike.
Why: Adorable selects from Bodkin and Whit complement the covetable house label.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 445 Hayes St., b/t Gough & Octavia Sts. (415-558-8944).
Accessory Artists & Manika Fashion’s Night Out
What: High-end baubles go for a fraction of the price on Maiden Lane, with a visiting trunk show from Accessory Artists; plus, prep your hands for adornment with free treatments on Thurs. by Della Pelle Skin Studio.
Why: Store exclusives, like the pyramidal Mikri necklace and Medusa earrings, at up to 50 percent off.
When: Thurs., 3-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Manika Jewelry, 11 Maiden Ln., b/t Kearny St. & Grant Ave. (415-399-1990).
Ladies’ Night Braiding Party
What: Blogger Jennie of Going West hosts at Mission favorite Mira Mira; sip pisco punch while perusing the latest fall styles.
Why: Get 20 percent off everything in-store (favorites from Court Denim, TBA, and Chaser).
When: Tonight, 6-9 p.m.
Where: 3292 22nd St., at Valencia St. (415-648-6513).
DIY Holiday Cheese Platter
What: Learn the fine art of festive presentation at The Cheese School of San Francisco’s latest class, just in time for holiday feasting.
Why: Fresh brin d’amour, grape leaf-wrapped chevre, dried-fruit-studded boulamour, and double-milled port goat cheddar complete your Thanksgiving table.
When: Sat., 2-6 p.m.
Where: 2155 Powell St., at Francisco St. (415-346-7530). Tickets ($120) online at cheeseschoolsf.com.
Russell Brand at the Palace of Fine Arts
What: Katy Perry’s mister man brings laughs to the city to benefit the David Lynch Foundation.
Why: He makes us feel like we’re living a teenage dream.
When: Nov. 29. Tues., 8 p.m.; doors, 6:45 p.m.
Where: The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St., at Bay St. (888-233-0449). Tickets ($75) online at slimstickets.com.