INSIDE THE ARTIST'S HEAD: Explore the inner workings of artists and how they look at the world. Plastic Life at the San Jose Museum of Art introduces us to a host of artists from the Pacific Rim exploring narrative territory through animation. The exhibit runs this weekend through Sept. 19.
SWEET CHOCOLATE: Do we need to say more than 50,000-square-feet of chocolate? Maybe where you can find that much brown sweetness. The San Francisco Ft. Mason Center will host the fourth annual International Chocolate Salon Saturday starting at 10 a.m. Yum.
BEARDED FUN: The Conspiracy of Beards is a group of 30 men -- most without beards -- who get up on a stage and sing a Capella versions of Leonard Cohen songs. Creepy, but quite entertaining. The fun/madness ensues at the Make Out Room in San Francisco Sunday at 7:30 p.m.