Ring In December With These 5 Stellar Shindigs!

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If you survived your Thanksgiving food coma, then you’re going to want to check out this week’s lineup of standout soirées to get you up and out of the house. Whether you’re looking to grab the wintry season by the reindeer horns for some festive fun or tap into your inner East Coaster with some Brooklyn lovelies, this list of must-dos is worth checking twice. Don’t expect to find any coal-worthy events here!
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Metal Workshop: Cranbrook For Alessi
With our bevy of awesome local jewelers, there isn’t any doubt we have a hardcore love for handcrafted baubles. Which makes us mighty intrigued to see the precious stones constructed by Cranbrook's student metalsmiths at this latest exhibit. A group of marble-manipulating artists will have their work presented for a spectacle you’d have to have a heart of stone not to love.
When: Thursday, November 29, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Zinc Details, 1905 Fillmore Street (at Bush and Pine streets); 415-776-2100.
Kirribilla Trunk Show
Once we click on over to December on our iCals, the month doesn’t only signal frosty temps for snuggling up at home. No, what it really means is its time to get our winter wonderland on at all the holiday parties. So, it’s never too early to start looking for those glittery frocks, and this Kirribilla trunk show will be lined with racks of dazzling numbers and toasty coats. Shopping for a party dress will feel like a bash in itself as you sip on cocktails and scarf down tasty bites, too.
When: Thursday, November 29, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: 3655 Broderick Street, Suite 105 (at Jefferson Street); No phone.
Brooklyn Visits Heath Ceramics
If a Brooklyn-inspired home would have you gladly turn into a hermit, then this Heath Ceramics event is more than a must. The pottery and home goods locale is hosting Brooklyn stylist Pam Morris — who’s bringing myriad clay-made stonewares created by various Brooklyn artists. See the ceramics in all their glory at the opening reception, and we don’t really need to tell you to imagine the pieces in your apartment, right? That’s a given!
When: Friday, November 30, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Heath Ceramics, 2900 18th Street (between Alabama and Florida streets); 415-361-5552.
Melissa Joy Manning Holiday Party and Sample Sale
The city’s local, sustainable rock star, Melissa Joy Manning, is hosting a holiday party and sample sale for us to slip into the sparkling jewels. Expect delectable sweets, bottles of bubbly to be popped, and of course the stunning gems with prices slashed all the way up to 75% off! No need to pinch yourself, we’d never trick you about something as cool as this!
When: Saturday, December 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Melissa Joy Manning, 1827 5th Street (at Hearst Avenue), Berkeley; 510-647-9409.
Piedmont Tree Lighting & Holiday Stroll
Ready to give in to the holiday cheer? Piedmont Avenue’s fourth annual tree-lighting ceremony and stroll doesn’t get any more festive. Stick around after the awe-inspiring lights twinkle on the tree for the holiday reception, featuring a bevy of awesome local merchants hawking goodies perfect for filling up your Santa sack.
When: Saturday, December 1, at 5 p.m.
Where: Key Route Plaza, under the clock tower (at Piedmont Avenue and 41st Street); No Phone.
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Photo: Via Kirribilla
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