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PACIFIC HEIGHTS—Looking for a philanthropic excuse to engage in some retail therapy? You're in luck: through Friday, March 7th, the Joie outpost at 2116 Fillmore is is asking shoppers to donate gently-worn designer items to support She's the First, an organization that sponsors girls education around the globe. Not only will you receive 20% off your purchase, but you will help further a cause that's changing girls lives around the world. Win-win! [Joie SF]
HAYES VALLEY—Bummed you won't be wandering Bourbon Street this year for Mardi Gras? Worry not, Place Pigalle is bringing a taste of Fat Tuesday to Hayes Valley with its own Mardi Gras parade. The festivities begin at 5pm March 4, featuring bands including Brass Mafia and Brass Band Mission, among many others. Consider it the perfect opportunity to sport your sparkliest, funkiest garb. [Voice Places]