5 Weekly Events That Are Sweeter Than Pie

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By now, you have surely worked out the kinks in your Friendsgiving, or mentally prepared for a visit with the in-laws, and all you need is confirmation that there is life after turkey dinner. Well, as per usual, we have a list of five great happenings that will have you wearing not only your stretchiest of pants, but also looking forward to something other than your grandmother's home cooking. Bookmark these bad boys.
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Three Babes Bakeshop Thanksgiving Pop-Up
If you get a last-minute pie from one of the best bakeries in town, then you are sure to be the hero at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Your pals over at Three Babes Bakeshop have got your back in dire times such as these, with pies scattered at locations around town, like Dandelion Chocolate, the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market, Marina Meats, and even locales in Oakland and Marin! For you all you down-to-the-last-minute planners, Wise Sons Deli will have the heavenly pies available on Turkey Day, too. Mouthwatering menu items such as a gluten-free, bittersweet-chocolate pecan, salty-honey walnut, and pear-cranberry crumble will have you wanting to ditch the bird, and head straight for dessert.
When: Wednesday, November 27 through Thursday, November 28, various times.
Where: Various locations, scout your nearest here!
Half Hitch Goods Mobile Shop Launch at Bluxome Street Winery
It's almost like shopping just keeps getting more fun every time we turn around to grab our wallets. S.F. favorite e-tailer, Half Hitch Goods, will be going offline with some hot new wheels. This weekend, join the Meet Market festivities on Small Business Saturday to support the launch of the adorable HHG's '85 Volkswagon rolling store. All your covetable items will be featured, along with a limited-edition giveaway! The vintage bus has been road trippin' around, in search of great items, so expect to fill those stockings to the brim with artisan creations.
When: Saturday, November 30, noon to 5 p.m.
Where: Bluxome Street Winery, 53 Bluxome Street (between 4th and 5th streets); 415-543-5353.
Black Friday Market Heritage Mercantile and Band of Gold
To keep things celebratory through this often crazy holiday weekend, Heritage Mercantile and Band of Gold will be serving a serious feast for the eyes. Who doesn't need a little Pamela Love with a side of Iosselliani after a Thanksgiving chow down? (Yeah, we thought so.) Treat yourself to big discounts on gems and knits for two days straight.
When: Friday, November 29, through Sunday, December 1, noon to 8 p.m.
Where: Smokey's Tangle, 4709 Telegraph Avenue (between 47th and 48th streets); No phone.
Adina Mills Trunk Show at Hawthorn
Finding a truly innovative designer catapults our one-track minds to shopaholic status. That is why we are too ecstatic for our own good to have Adina Mills hosting a trunk show in our neck of the woods. Presenting wearable art made of clay and stone, the designer gathers inspiration from all over the country, so think of it as a road trip in a gift. Holiday shopping success.
When: Saturday, November 30, noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Hawthorn Boutique, 5854 College Avenue (at Chabot Road), Oakland; 510-594-8380.
Verameat Trunk Show
'Tis the season for giving, and a little silver or gold embellishment is always on our "nice" list. Peek into Azalea for New York-based designer Verameat's awesome trunk show this Saturday, and pick up something special. It doesn't matter if it's for keeps or for giving — each piece of the collection is enough of a statement to bring some light to even the most dreary winter day. From sweet little bunny-shaped rings to sparkling, sculpted pendants, stepping your jewelry game up will be a cinch.
When: Saturday, November 30, 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: Azalea, 411 Hayes Street (at Gough Street); 415-861-9888.
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