Monday, August 5, 2013


By Eva Fydrych

San Francisco Events - August 2013

Photos courtesy of FiSF, G.Boissonard, Biscuits and Blues, Lonely Planet

SAN FRANCISCO - Chosen as America's Best City in 2012, San Francisco has a lot to offer. The city has a lively art scene, plenty of community fairs and music festivalsworld-class restaurants, impressive architecture and breathtaking views.

Fashion Studio Magazine selected the most interesting events happening in San Francisco in August 2013. In our exclusive Fashion Calendar, you can find everything from fashion shows and store events to guided city tours, must-see music events and hip parties.


  • Organized by Sarai C.
  • When: August 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM (Multiple Dates Available)
  • Where: Sarai C.'s tour, San Francisco, CA

Street art by Mike Kershnar (Photo courtesy of Street Art SF) Click to enlarge

Bring your walking shoes and go on a tour to see Street art at it's finest!

The tour will start at the old Mission Dolores and will walk down to clarion and balmy alley. Created by local artists, the murals cover the alleys from wall to wall that contain thought provoking political messages and vibrant colors. On the way from Clarion Alley to Balmy alley is the Women s Buildig covered completely with murals about healing power of women's wisdom over time, the contributions of women throughout history, and the making of history by women from all corners of the earth.

  • Organized by FashionTechPR
  • When: August 7, 2013 at 5:30 PM
  • Where: San Francisco Art Institute (10 UN Building) , 1130 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

Fashion poster (Photo courtesy of Helium Magazine)

This essential workshop is for individuals, students and professionals looking to start or expand their business in the local San Francisco fashion industry and to learn from companies offering business services that are invaluable to success as a fashion entrepreneur. Perfect networking opportunity for fashion startups, fashion designers, students, retailers, entrepreneurs, boutique and business owners. Connect with other professionals in the San Francisco fashion industry... Free to students with current student ID, must present ID for free admission.

  • Organized by LLXLLQ
  • When: August 9, 2013 at 5:00 PM
  • Where: Dolce Amore - Miniature Art Cafe, 1477 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA

Photo courtesy of LLXLLQ

Cinderella “The Right Shoes” is a celebration of beautiful Italian shoes, fashion and community; our opening reception will be a night to remember. For the last year, we've designed a combination of timeless and the most modern styles in shoe fashion and sold our Italian leather shoes in stores throughout the Bay Area. This is our one-year anniversary at LLXLLQ and we promise it will be the best shoe event in San Francisco.

  • Organized by Chinese Culture Center
  • When: August 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM (Multiple Dates Available)
  • Where: Chinese Culture Center, 750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco

Grant Street (Photo courtesy of Lonely Planet)

San Francisco’s Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America, and hosts the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. As your guide to the densest neighborhood in San Francisco, our knowledgeable docents will navigate and lead tour participants through street mazes to discover the many sides of Chinatown.

Saturday tours are between:

a) The Tale of Two Chinatowns focuses on the daily life, history and culture of Chinatown throughout the years. Highlights include the fresh food markets, old telephone exchange, the oldest Buddhist temple in San Francisco, the site of the first American flag in California, and the “outdoor living room” of Chinatown.

b) From Dynasty to Democracy combines the color of Chinatown with the inspiring history of the community’s struggle against discrimination starting in the 1800’s, and how that struggle shaped America’s understanding of human rights and the Constitution. This tour specifically addressesCalifornia Dept of Education Social Science and History Standards for grades 4 through 12(View the addressed standards below). It’s also great for the visitor who is looking for a more unique introduction to Chinatown. Highlights include the Goddess of Democracy, the doors to nowhere, family associations, the bank in a “temple”, the beautiful Chinatown 6 Companies, and Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall.

  • Organized by Biscuits And Blues
  • When: August 14, 2013 at 10:00 PM
  • Where: Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St, San Francisco, CA

 Photo courtesy of Biscuits and Blues

In tribute to the genius of Ray Charles, a swinging sextet of outstanding Bay Area musicians offers their take on some of the highlights from Ray’s amazing songbook.

Tony Lindsay has 11 Grammy awards on his mantel after spending two decades as lead singer of Santana, and has recorded with such artists as Patti Austin, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, and Steve Winwood. He moved from Albany, New York, to San Jose in 1980, worked at Guitar Center, and joined the Danny Hull Quintet, which later adopted the name Spang-a-Lang. His friend Chester Thompson invited him to audition for Santana, and over night he went from playing small clubs to huge amphitheaters.

  • Organized by Carolina Fernandez
  • When: August 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM
  • Where: FINN Boutique, 565 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA

Gaëlle Boissonard's artwork - available at FINN Boutique (Photo courtesy of G.Boissonard)

Join us for a glass of wine and discover the best in exclusive European fashion by Trendy Mondays at the FINN Boutique Opening.

  • Organized by Edge Style Creative
  • When: August 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM
  • Where: 1275 Connecticut St, San Francisco

This event will include: Top model competition, Prizes - $300 Cash, Fashion Industry networking, Red Carpet- photos and interviews (Media/Press). Runway Features ES Collection 2013 SM wear. All Fashion Enthusiast including Hair stylist & Make-up artist are encouraged to attend.

  • Organized by Fashion On The Square
  • When: August 18, 2013 at 5:00 PM
  • Where: InterContinental Hotel, 888 Howard St, San Francisco, CA

© Colleen Quen Couture and Le Lu Photography 2012

9th Annual Fashion On The Square Celebrates: Couture Designer COLLEEN QUEN. Also presenting on the runway: b michael AMERICA RED Ready to Wear Collection @ Macy's... and several other designers soon to be announced.

Fashion On The Square (FOTS) is the largest and longest running fashion show on the West Coast. The proceeds from FOTS support FOTS + The Arts and Inner City Youth Sports, two non-profit organizations. 

  • Organized by FiSF - Fashion Incubator San Francisco
  • When: August 21, 2013 at 6:00 PM
  • Where: Fashion Incubator San Francisco, 50 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA

Trying to start a fashion business, but just don't have the money to manufacture your clothing line? Think crowdfunding might be the answer for you, but not sure how to get started? Join us for a panel of entrepreneurs and an Indiegogo rep as they discuss the “do’s” and “don’ts” of running a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Crowdfunding allows you to campaign for smaller donations of money, leveraging friends, family and even people you don't know, in order to help bring your dream into reality.

In this session, you'll hear from a representative of a crowdfunding platform (Indiegogo), as well as from fashion designers who have raised money through crowdfunding campaigns on both Kickstarter and Indiegogo. They will share the ups and downs of running a campaign, the intensity of the campaign process, what they did right, what they would do differently, what happens after the campaign ends, and more.

Our designer panelists’ work represents a broad cross-section of the fashion industry from T-shirts (Thread Council) to denim (Sonas) to play dresses for moms (Sonnett James) to bespoke suits (Artful Gentleman).

  • Organized by Museum of Craft and Design
  • When: August 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM
  • Where: Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 3rd St, San Francisco, CA

Design armchair by Charles & Ray Eames (Photo courtesy of ArchiExpo)

Join us as Llisa Demetrios talks about her grandparents Charles & Ray Eames – with an overview of the early years of Charles in St. Louis and Ray in Sacramento, followed by their later work together at the Eames Office. Demetrios will share images about the Eames’ work in furniture, film, architecture, design, photography, exhibits and toys, along with quotes and stories of growing up with these generous, industrious grandparents. Presentation followed by a visit to the Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller exhibition.

  • Organized by Deaf Professional Art Network
  • When: August 23, 2013 at 8:00 PM
  • Where: Project One , 251 Rhode Island, San Francisco, CA

Photo courtesy of

Charity Event to Support Deaf Professional Art Network Ladies: please bring your flapper dresses, your gorgeous hats, and your beautiful smiles. Men: please bring your mustaches, suits, hats, or your cigars. Note: 1920's clothing preferred not required, Business Casual accepted. Plan to Have The Night of Your Life!

  • Organized by Fashionable Cure
  • When: August 29, 2013 at 7:00 PM
  • Where: Alibi Restaurant and Lounge, 142 Minna St, San Francisco, CA

We are hosting a fashion mixer at Alibi! 100% of all net proceeds go to feed economically disadvantaged children in the Bay Area. Come for cocktails and fun. Stay to see the mini-fashion show. Designers will be featuring their centerpiece designs. Mingle with the models, designers, and, of course, each other. By picking up a ticket you are supporting a great cause. 

  • Organized by Brown Bag Tour to the Presidio
  • When: September 2, 2013 at 9:30 AM (Multiple Dates Available)
  • Where: Bus stop in front of Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate Bridge (Photo courtesy of

If you're just visiting San Francisco for the 1st time or have lived in the Bay Area all your life and are interested in a day trip to the historic and lovely San Francisco Presidio, then let me be your guide!

What are some things that you will show us? Sights: World famous Golden Gate Bridge, Crissy Fields, Fort Point, Bakers Beach, Pacific Ocean, and much more.

  • Organized by AIA San Francisco | Center for Architecture + Design
  • When: September 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM
  • Where: Adjacent to San Jalisco Restaurant (corner of 20th St. and S. Van Ness Ave.), 901 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA

This tour will explore some of the Mission District’s oldest and most intact Victorian streetscapes, including blocks developed during the 1860s. Learn about the Mission’s lost railroad lines, horse racetracks, former stables and hidden creeks. Tour participants will also see some of the Mission’s most interesting back alleys, as well as a surviving remnant of “Mansion Row.” The tour will be led by Jonathan Lammers, an architectural historian who served as field survey coordinator for the South Mission Historic Resource Survey. All participants are strongly encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen.

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Source: Eventbrite

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