One woman’s trash is another’s treasure.
Discarded to Divine
What: Bid on one-of-a-kind handmade clothing and home decor crafted from discarded materials by the likes of Christopher Collins, Colleen Quen, and Jay Nicolas Sario from Project Runway.
Why: Proceeds benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
When: Thurs., 6-10 p.m.
Where: The Hall at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., at O’Farrell St. (415-977-1270). Tickets ($75) available at the door.
Toe to Toe: the Grand Slam
What: Find out who’s lighter on their feet at this annual showdown between ODC dancers and top UC Berkeley athletes.
Why: A choreographed dance finale a la Dancing with the Stars.
When: Thurs., 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Fort Mason Center, Herbst Pavilion, Marina Blvd., at Buchanan St. (415-863-6606). Tickets ($125) online at slimstickets.com.
Dining Out for Life
What: Participating restaurants donate 25 percent of food bills to the Stop AIDS Project.
Why: There’s no better excuse to order dessert.
Where: Various restaurants. Reservations at opentable.com.
Oakland Museum of California Opening Weekend
What: Thirty-one straight hours of free programs and events to celebrate the new-and-improved museum.
Why: Pack your pj’s for an all-night party with live music, film screenings, Bhangra dance lessons, and more.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-Sun., noon.
Where: 1000 Oak St., at 11th St., Oakland (510-238-2200).
What: A new bagel joint in Hayes Valley, with an all-day menu featuring crab cake sandos and organic beer-braised chicken breast.
Why: Holey moly.
When: Open now.
Where: 401 Gough St., at Hayes St.
Photo: Courtesy of Discarded to Divine