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What: The curiously curated Venice-based vintage home furnishings and contemporary art shop opens an SF sibling in the Design Center.
Why: It’s obsolutely amazing.
When: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: 411 Vermont St., at 17th St. (415-864-0212).
ArtComedy for Kids with Autism
What: Giggle for a good cause with sips, bites, a silent auction, and live stand-up by Dana Carvey and other comic geniuses to benefit Oak Hill School and The Ryder Foundation.
Why: Isn’t that special?
When: Fri. VIP reception, 6 p.m.; general admission, 7 p.m.
Where: Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St., at Bay St. Tickets at 415-331-7601 or online at inticketing.com until Thurs., midnight.
The Tipsy Pig Weekend Brunch
What: Marina gastro pub launches midday fare with huevos rancheros, French toast, pulled pork sloppy joes, and specialty cocktails like the blueberry gin fizz.
Why: This little piggy wants breakfast.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 2231 Chestnut St., b/t Pierce & Scott Sts. (415-292-2300).
Joto Sake Portfolio Tasting
What: Stop by the recently opened Bushi-Tei Bistro in Japantown to sample artisan sake from various Japanese breweries and meet the masters behind the labels.
Why: Sake it to me.
When: Thurs., 5-7 p.m.
Where: 1581 Webster St., at Post St. (415-409-4959). R.S.V.P. to 415-440-4959.
Gin & Gen
What: Toast SF Cocktail Week at a girls-only mixologist seminar in the Mission, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of gin and its Dutch predecessor, genever.
Why: Sippin’ on gin and juice.
When: Thurs., 5-8 p.m.
Where: Conduit, 280 Valencia St., at 14th St. (415-552-5200). R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale
What: Score various silhouettes from the spring and summer collection at up to 50 percent off by the NYC handbag designer.
Why: Posh ’beccs.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna St., b/t 2nd & New Montgomery Sts. (415-974-1719).