9 Fun Things To Do This Weekend

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December is turning out to be a full-on party, as these last few days have been filled with awesome must-attend events — but they've got nothin’ on this ultimate list of weekend happenings! Whether you’re looking to hit your holiday shopping out of the park, or just want to partake in some awesome craft workshops, there won't be a dull moment in sight, when it comes to this weekend's agenda. See the full list below and don’t forget to brag — err, check in — on Facebook!
Shaun’s Shades Launch Party
If you love Shaun's Shades as much as we do (and really, who doesn’t?) then this is your chance to meet the man behind the retro-chic eyewear line that helps the visually impaired with every purchase. At this totally rad launch party, we also get to learn more about the brand, its ultimate mission, and what all the much-deserved fuss is really all about.
When: Saturday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Lux Eyewear, 1805 El Camino Real (between Park Blvd and Leland Ave); 650-324-3937.
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Get Your Party On With Convert and Volcom
If, like us, you worry about all the upcoming family-holiday snaps (hello, mortifying family albums!), then this Saturday’s “Get Your Party Look On” event has your name written all over it. With makeup tips from Benefit Cosmetics and style advice from Elle.com’s Cheryl Locke, you’ll warm up the camera in no time. And if that isn’t enough, you’ll have a chance to win the Volcom Raffle, while glasses of champagne endlessly refill themselves. Um, could this get any more fun? We don’t think so.
When: Saturday, December 10, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Where: 1809B 4th Street, (between Virginia and Hearst streets); 510-649-9759.
Yellow Owl Workshop
Insanely expensive art got you down? Ditch the steep price tags and get crafty. This Saturday, head on over to SFMOMA—where S.F.-based artist Christine Schmidt of cult-circuit fave Yellow Owl Workshop, will be teaching an ultra-fun printmaking demo. You'll learn how to create your own designs on t-shirts, cards, and even — get this! — murals. She’ll also be signing copies of her new book, Print Workshop, which is available for purchase at the Museum Store.
When: Saturday, December 10, at 2 p.m.
Where: SFMOMA Museum Store, 151 3rd Street (between Minna Street and Masset Place); 415-357-4000.
Price: Free!
City Dolls Trunk Show
Why can’t all events combine amazing fashion with delish food, like this Saturday’s City Dolls Trunk Show? We’re talkin’ local, vintage, and even handmade numbers next to an assortment of pulled pork sandwiches and apple cider, with a little somethin’ somethin’ added into the mix (wink, wink). We can’t think of a better event to inspire us to show up hungry.
When: Saturday, December 10, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Space Gallery, 1141 Polk Street (at Sutter Street); 415-377-3325.
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DNA Storefront Event
On the hunt for eco-friendly pieces? Consider them found. At DNA’s Storefront event, its selection of apparel, jewelry, and beauty have all been created with the planet in mind, with pieces made by Amour Vert, Sophie Monet, and Adina Mills. Big bonus: One lucky raffle winner will walk away with a huge Etsy shopping spree! Good luck!
When: Saturday, December 10, noon – 6 p.m., Sunday, December 11, noon – 5 p.m.
Where: Free Gold Watch Studios, 1767 Waller Street (at Stanyan Street); 415-876-4444.
Erica Tanov Holiday Party & Marissa Haskell Trunk Show
Just one peek of Marissa Haskell’s bohemian jewelry, and you’ll be running to Erica Tanov’s Holiday Party, where you’ll find the new pieces from her latest collection. Plus, don’t miss out on Erica's latest collection (peep her new lookbook video for a sneak peek!).
When: Saturday, December 10, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Erica Tanov, 1827 4th Street; 510-849-3331.
The SFCB Holiday Fair
Love cracking open a new journal? Then the San Francisco Center For The Book has created a holiday fair with you in mind. Filled with 25 vendors specializing in fine paper, print, and other book-related goodies, the 6th annual holiday fair takes writing goods to a whole ‘nother level. Now if only it was as easy to find something to write about!
When: Saturday, December 10, noon to 5 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Center For The Book, 300 De Haro Street Ste 334, (between 16th and 17th streets); 415-565-0545.
Madrona Manor Dickens Dinner
This lavish Christmas dinner is sure to put all others to shame. The fifth annual Dickens Dinner will be serving up hot dishes of Lobster Shephard’s Pie, Lemon Scented Sole With Butternut Squash Puree, and Christmas Pudding, plus veggie options and more — all whipped up by Michelin-starred chef Jesse Mallgreen. Enjoy this lavish meal surrounded by gorgeous Victorian-era décor of garland and ornaments inside the Madrona Manor.
When: Sunday, December 11 – 25, evenings.
Where: 1001 Westside Road (at West Dry Creek Road); 707-433-4231.
Price: $85-125 per person.
SFMade Holiday Gift Fair
If there’s any place to get all your holiday shopping done in just one spot, it’s the Holiday Gift Fair going down in the Fort Mason Center’s Fleet Room. Featuring local favorites like Heliotrope, Sharon Zimmerman jewelry, Rickshaw bags and over 50 different local vendors selling everything from fashion wares, local beauty products, and confections, we’re sure everyone on your list will be more than pleased.
When: Sunday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fort Mason Fleet Room, at Marina Blvd and Buchanan Street; 415-345-7500.
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