Afternoon Tea at Craftsman and Wolves
What: The innovative Valencia bakery’s take on the classic ritual includes scones with clotted cream and passion fruit olive oil curd and salt-cod rillettes with parsley and brioche.
Why: Try a cup of Naivetea’s oolong blend or a seasonal tisane.
When: Mon.-Wed., 1-5 p.m.
Where: 746 Valencia St., b/t 18th & 19th Sts. Reservations (recommended) to 415-913-7713. Cost is $22 for one, $40 for two.
Yerba Buena Night
What: Celebrate the artistic spirit of the district with three stages spotlighting dance (Here Now Dance Collective), music (Rin Tin Tiger), and performance art (String Theory).
Why: Crawl through the neighborhood art galleries, watch murals being painted, or participate in a mobile book press.
When: Sat., 4-10 p.m.
Where: Schedule and locations at ybnight.org.
The Myth of Visible Certainty
What: A new event series at the historic firehouse kicks off with a photography exhibit by Paul Burke Inman and Luddite Magazine founder Heimo Schmidt.
Why: Brooke Arthur crafts cocktails from House Spirits Distillery.
When: Fri., 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: Firehouse 8, 1648 Pacific Ave., at Polk St.
The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee
What: To celebrate their first book, SF’s third-wave roasters will travel all over town with recipe demonstrations.
Why: Learn to brew the perfect cup and get info on the shop’s pastries from Miette co-founder and Blue Bottle pastry chef Caitlin Freeman.
When: Sat., CUESA, 10 a.m.; Omnivore Books on Food, 3 p.m.
Where: CUESA, Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, 1 Ferry Bldg., at The Embarcadero (415-291-3276); Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., at Church St. (415-282-4712).
Fall in Love Trunk Show
What: Enjoy an indulgent evening with two local designers. First, outfit yourself in dainty lingerie from Honey Cooler Handmade.
Why: Then plump your pout with antioxidant-infused lipsticks and glosses from Elizabeth Street Cosmetics, all of which are named for SF thoroughfares.
When: Fri., 5-8 p.m.
Where: Heroine, 4100 24th St., at Castro St. (415-642-4843).
Half Stack Ceramic Opening
What: L.A.-based ceramic artist Morgan Peck makes the trip north to show off her new collection of slab sculptures.
Why: Explore the exhibit, sip a drink, and groove to live tunes.
When: Fri., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Gravel & Gold, 3266 21st St., at Lexington St. (415-552-0112).
Photo: William Werner / Courtesy of Craftsman and Wolves