Public Bikes’s Valencia Pop-Up Party
What: Hit the opening of the local bike manufacturer’s eight-month pop-up at Harrington Galleries to scope new and discount wheels while enjoying free snacks and drinks.
Why: Check out the limited-edition Golden Gate Bridge anniversary bike — painted International Orange, of course.
When: Sat., 2-6 p.m.
Where: 599 Valencia St., at 17th St. (415-626-6099).
Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Collection
What: Carrots hosts the city debut of the iconic designer’s new line, which combines soft, easy-wearing cotton pieces with bold tribal jewelry.
Why: A portion of every sale benefits Karan’s Urban Zen Foundation, promoting cultural preservation and child welfare.
When: Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 843 Montgomery St., b/t Pacific Ave. & Jackson St. (415-834-9040).
Chili Cook-Off at Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
What: The Mission bar opens its back patio for music, chili, beer, and cornhole. Put your secret recipe to the test (and earn free brewskies) or just stick to judging.
Why: Feeling hot, hot, hot.
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: 2323 Mission St., b/t 18th & 19th Sts. (415-285-0818). To enter, email email@example.com. Entry and chili samples are free.
What: Two couples with French roots open the doors to the completely refurbished former Clown Alley, serving the Basque cuisine of Northern Spain (think Spanish paella and roasted chicken in a regional sauce of red and green bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes).
Why: With lunch, brunch, dinner, tapas, and happy hour, you’ll never go hungry.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: 42 Columbus Ave., at Jackson St. (415-392-2275).
Heath Ceramics Open Studio Weekend
What: Explore the famed factory, including in-depth investigations of the design process and lessons in tile glazing — just in time for Mother’s Day.
Why: Score 15 percent off a wide selection of items, plus food, a raffle, and family photo shoots from Modern Kids Photography on Sunday afternoon.
When: Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 400 Gate 5 Rd., at Coloma St., Sausalito (415-332-3732 ext. 13). To book a specific tour, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Jillian Betterly / Courtesy of Public