21 Fun Things to Do This Week (11.14.22)
Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind dinner with Champagne Deutz and Palette SF (Courtesy Palette)

21 Fun Things to Do This Week (11.14.22)


Start training your belly to receive Thanksgiving abundance with a host of foodie events—think star chef appearances and Champagne dinner—this week.

Plus, Amy Schumer will have you ROFLing at the Masonic, West Coast Craft lands in time for holiday shopping, Anchor Brewing's Christmas Ale tours return, and much more.

Have a good one!

Sit down with Tanya Holland for an intimate chat and signing of her new cookbook,California Soul, at Ayesha Curry’s Sweet July shop. Enjoy recipes from the book catered by Hi Felicia’s chef Imana, as well as Domaine Curry Sauvignon Blanc wine; Monday, 5pm to 7pm. // Sweet July, 455 23rd St. (Oakland); tickets at eventbrite.com.

Celebrate the release of a new Korean-style lager withtraditional Korean drinking food when San Ho Won takes over the kitchen at Fort Point’s Valencia Beer Hall. Expect delicious charcoal-grilled meats, small bites, and somaek (the convivial Korean drink of lager + soju); Monday, 5:30pm to 8:30pm. // Fort Point Valencia, 742 Valencia St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com.

Taste biodynamic wines from Alexander Valley here in the city: Eco Terreno has opened two unique spaces in a historic building in Jackson Square. Check out the Urban Tasting Room (open daily) and Lyon & Swan supper club (5pm to 11:30pm, Wednesdays through Mondays) with bespoke experiences on three floors. // 140 Columbus Ave. (North Beach); reservations are available at ecoterreno.com.

Spend the evening with Nigella Lawson. The beloved TV chef will will be on stage reflecting on the rituals of her life in the kitchen; Monday at 7pm. // Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St. (Hayes Valley); tickets at cityboxoffice.com.

Give in to temptation and see the Broadway hit musical Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations.Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, the musical follows the group's journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Tuesdays through Sundays, through December 4th. // Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor St. (Tenderloin); tickets at tickets.broadwaysf.com

Rally your crew for a four-course Friendsgiving. Besharam is teaming with Sach Foodsfor afamily-style vegetarian meal with optional wine or cocktail pairings plus paneer samples to take home; Wednesday at 5pm. // Besharam, 1275 Minnesota St. (Dogpatch); tickets at resy.com.

Patty melts, but make them charitable: Gott’s Fifth Annual Day of Giving means 20 percent of everything you eat all day long will go to education and community foundation partners supporting K-12 public education across the Bay Area; Wednesday. // Gott's Roadside locations; details at eventbrite.com

Celebrate the grand opening of Union Square's new contemporary art gallery. At Lumas, you'll see the latest works from Bay Area artist Fernando Reyes and enjoy craft cocktails from Luxardo and Junipero Gin, Lagunitas beers, and wine and bites from Bi-Rite. A portion of proceeds from each purchase will benefit Oakland Art Murmur; Thursday at 6pm. // 239 Grant Ave. (Union Square); details at lumas.com

Get down with the Family Stone and more artists at Glide's Annual Holiday Jam; Thursday at 6:20pm. // The Masonic, 1111 California St. (Nob Hill); tickets at fundraise.givesmart.com

Experience the Nutcracker with a hip-hop twist. Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic takes on a new life as The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary dance spectacle featuring a powerhouse cast of all-star dancers, a DJ, violinist, and more; Thursday at 7pm. // Paramount Theater, 2025 Broadway (Oakland); tickets at hiphopnutcracker.com

Plan an unforgettable event in the Pied Piper, a beautiful setting that evokes an intimate living room. Create a cozy, semi-private space or rent the entire restaurant for an exclusive event with expertly crafted cocktails and customized menus for up to 60 guests seated or 100 guests reception-style. Take advantage of the reserved Marble Room entrance on Market Street to complete the personal experience. // Pied Piper at the Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery St. (Union Square); contact the event specialists at 415-546-5089, piedpipersf.com.

Thank you to our partners at Pied Piper.

Treat yourself to a winemaker dinner at Lolinda. The Latin-American restaurant has teamed up with Copain to offer a curated meal beginning with a Copain spritz followed by a four-course food and wine pairingending with a Copain mulled wine; Thursday at 6pm. // Lolinda, 2518 Mission St. (Mission); reservations available by calling 415.550.6970 or by visiting lolindasf.com

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to taste coveted Deutz Champagnes at Palette. The tasting will showcase Deutz’s premier releases and even some vintage cuvées alongside chef Peter Hemsley's luxurious eight-course tasting menu including deepwater box crab, decadent spiny lobster, house-made pasta, and a healthy amount of caviar; Friday at 6:45pm. // Palette, 816 Folsom St. (SoMa); tickets at palette-sf.com

Drink up the season: Anchor Brewing's Christmas Ale Tours are back. Learn the history of the famous brewery and enjoy tastings of the seasonal favorite from 2018, '19, and '22 paired with a festive cookie. Plus, take home a magnum perfect for gifting or sharing; Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. // Anchor Brewing Company, 1705 Mariposa St. (Potrero Hill); tickets at anchorbrewing.com

Go stargazing at Carneros Resort’s first Celestial Celebration. Led by expert astronomers using a professional reflector telescope, you’ll view the Northern Taurids meteor shower along with Jupiter, Saturn, and other stunning constellations. Complimentary live music and hot cocoa will be offered, plus bites and beverages; Friday at 6pm. // FARM Pavilion, Carneros Resort & Spa, 4048 Sonoma Hwy (Napa); details at carnerosresort.com

Host your holiday shindig at Alexander’s Steakhouse. The SoMa shrine to steak (with an Asian flair) can seat 20 in its Board Room with exposed brick walls and a flatscreen TV; up to 18 guests in the mezzanine overlooking the restaurant; and larger parties in the Wine Library surrounded by floor-to-ceiling displays of the finest vintages. The restaurant's gracious hospitality will ensure an extraordinary and memorable event. // 448 Brannan St. (SoMa), alexanderssteakhouse.com

Thank you to our partners at Alexander’s Steakhouse.

LOL, literally, at Amy Schumer’s Whore Tour; Friday & Saturday at the Masonic (111 California St., Nob Hill) and Sunday at the Paramount (2025 Broadway, Oakland). // Tickets at livenation.com.

Get into costume for the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party, which is back after a two-year hiatus. The good ole fashioned festivities include London-inspired lanes lined with shops, pubs, dance halls, and music venues plus a new ice skating rink; Saturday through December 18th. // Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave. (Daly City); tickets at dickensfair.com.

Get in on a free street party at CCA's Homecoming and Holiday Craft Fair. There will be food trucks, music, a petting zoo, and handmade goods for sale from alumni, students, faculty, and staff. CCA’s main building in SF will welcome guests inside for open studios and demos; Saturday, 11am to 6pm. // California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St. (SoMa); details at eventbrite.com

West Coast Craft sets up shop at Fort Mason this weekend. You know the drill: More than 200 artists and designers will be selling gorgeous goods, plus there will be food, cocktails, music, and views of the bay; 10am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday. // Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina); details at westcoastcraft.com

Catch up with Adam Sandler when he brings his show to Chase Center on December 6th. // Tickets are on sale now atticketmaster.com.

Thank you to our partners at Another Planet Entertainment.

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