I've got some city stuff in here, but it sounds pretty neato so don't hate me. Plus, it was too damn hot out here last weekend.
Saturday, July 9:
Firehouse Art Collective Bazaar: Do you miss the recently shuttered SF Underground Market? I do (sorry Mike!) mainly because I never got a chance to go, letting excuses like "I need to vacuum the cat hair off my couch" get in the way. Firehouse Art Collective is hoping to fill the void Underground Market's forced closure left, and provide a venue across the Bay for many of those vendors. In addition to unique food, they'll have jewelry, fine art, and "health products". The bazaar will be up and be running every Saturday in July and expanding to Sundays in August. Fingers crossed for no problems from the Health Department, especially because they been getting mad coverage in the local blogosphere (I'm not help, and blogosphere is a terrible word). 10am–6pm.
3192 Adeline St., Berkeley
Omnivore Books Cake Contest: I just saw this yesterday, and got a little sad because I'm busy on Saturday and don't have an excuse to make a cake. But you can! Or at least go and appreciate the hard work of others. You can enter a cake for free, or pay $5 to sample as many cakes as you can in an hour in an effort to crown one baker the winner of most inventive cake. For some reason I keep wanting to call this a cake walk, which would be sweet, but $5 for as much cake as you can sample ain't bad either. 4–5pm.
3885a Cesar Chavez St., SF
Saturday, July 9–Sunday, July 10:
Renegade Craft Fair: The event, which is free to get in, features 200 artists showcasing all kinds of art, crafts, and jewelry. For you crafty types (or anyone prone to saying "psh, I could totally make that with my eyes closed"), they'll have interactive workshops, including the MakeArt station from The Museum of Craft and Design. Learn how to make accordion-style journals, the art of quilling 3D paper flowers, or make art and accessories from repurposed toys, all of which sound like necessary skills for starting that Etsy store you keep putting off. 11am–7pm.
Fort Mason Center, SF.
Also: Stop by Stanford's for the launch of BYOBMB (Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar). Or you could go check out Disco Volante, which must have kicked up it's uber slow service when the Merc visited.