A van down by the river.
Transported SF Day Party
What: Pack your cooler on an ecofueled party bus at Revolution Cafe to escape for fun on the Russian River.
Why: It’s summer somewhere.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Meets at 3248 22nd St., b/t Mission & Valencia Sts. (415-424-1058). Tickets ($28) online at brownpapertickets.com.
A Razor, a Shiny Knife
What: The Brooklyn-based supper club comes to SF for two events: a tasting with The Noble Rot, and a six-course dinner in an exquisite private residence.
Why: Arrive early on Saturday for culinary demos and hands-on lessons.
When: Fri., 7-10 p.m.; Sat., 3-10 p.m.
Where: Location will be announced the day before with a reservation. Tickets ($62 for Friday, $161 for Saturday) online at eventbrite.com.
John Robshaw Shopping Soiree at Trove
What: Get an extra 15 percent off the iconic designer’s already-discounted pillows and bedding.
Why: The rest of the store is an extra 10 percent off when you mention DailyCandy.
When: Thru Aug. 19. Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1310 10th St., at Gilman St., Berkeley (510-525-7991).
What: The California Academy of Sciences and Outside Lands takes over Golden Gate Park with live music, hands-on activities and demonstrations from the Conservatory of Flowers, Archery Field, and Sharon Arts Studio.
Why: Learn to build your own terrarium at a converted ice cream cart in the piazza.
When: Thurs., 6-10 p.m.
Where: 55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park (415-379-8000).
SF Improv Fest
What: Nine nights of unpredictable and often inappropriate comedy, ranging from student showcases to Uncle’s Brother with SNL’s Tim Meadows.
Why: Hear tales from the set of Monty Python’s Life of Brian from John Cleese’s ex-assistant.
When: Starts Thurs., 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Eureka Theater, 215 Jackson St., at Front St. (415-788-7469).
SF Chefs 2010: Fork It Over Foodraiser
What: Do your part for local nonprofits while tasting creations from 25-plus of the city’s top toques.
Why: Stellar silent auction items benefit the Golden Gate Restaurant Association’s scholarship program and the SF Food Bank.
When: Sat., 6:30-10 p.m.
Where: Grand Tasting Tent on Union Square, Powell St., at Post St. Tickets ($95) online at sfchefs2010.com.
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