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MARINA—SF-based online styling service The Style Shaker is hosting a series of 'Sip 'N' Style' events in San Francisco this summer. The first one is on Thursday, June 12 at Pilates Works (1959A Lombard Street) from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Refereshingly, the idea is not to buy more clothing, but to find new ways to style what you have. Get more details and RSVP here. [Racked Inbox]
SOMA—On Tuesday, June 10 at 7pm, The Hattery (414 Brannan Street) is celebrating seven years of The Thing Quarterly, a periodical in the form of an object. It's like a magazine, but each issue is conceived by a different contributor—an artist, writer, musician, or filmmaker—and published on something useful. Past issues have included a shower curtain by Dave Eggers and a lipstick-covered mirror by James Franco. Park Life will also curate a pop-up shop at the event. Buy tickets ($10) here. [Racked Inbox]
NORTH BEACH—Jeff boutique (1317 Grant Avenue), an experimental atelier owned by two Jeffs, is celebrating one year in business on Thursday, June 12 with a wine tasting hosted by Jardesca from 6 to 9pm. It also happens to be the weekend of the North Beach Street Festival, so if you can't make it on Thursday, stop by on Saturday or Sunday between 11am and 7pm for 15% off bedding and home decor. The 1,000-square-feet of retail space carries hand-woven and hand-printed textiles ethically sourced from artisan communities around the world. The store also carries bespoke furniture (plus lots more), and hosts workshops and lectures promoting crafting techniques including Japanese shibori and Indonesian ikat and batik. [Racked Inbox]
HAYES VALLEY—Streets of San Francisco, a bike-touring service, opened two years ago in at Proxy. They recently expanded to 370 Linden and created a sister company called CityRide Bike Rentals. They're throwing a party tonight from 6pm-8pm to celebrate the move and larger digs. There will be beer, music, bikes and giveaways. Tickets are $5 (proceeds go to the San Francisco Bike Coalition) and available here. [Hoodline]