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Weekend roundup

December 10-13

Events

Celebrate Holiday Magic at Jack London Square

Dec. 11. While the holidays may look a little different this year, Jack London Square is eagerly anticipating the return of festive spirit and holiday cheer on the Oakland waterfront. The vibrant outdoor property will continue one of Oakland’s favorite holiday traditions with the countdown to the lighting of the spectacular 55-foot white fir tree in Jack London Square. Livestream the ceremony at 7 p.m. jacklondonsquare.com

Pet Camp

Ongoing. Did you find a gift for your pet? How about offering the gift of Pet Camp this Holiday Season? With over 23,000-square-foot of unleashed play space for dogs, an urban oasis for cats, and all the fun upcoming holiday happenings, Pet Camp might be the perfect gift. Join Pet Camp’s holiday activities. 525 Phelps St., 415.567.0700. havingfun.petcamp.com

Food + Drink

Curry Up Now’s New Low-Proof Cocktails

Now Available. Enjoy some libations at Curry Up Now, the nation’s fastest-growing Indian fast-casual restaurant. It’s introducing six new low-proof cocktails to its menu at all Bay Area locations as part of its Mortar & Pestle bar brand. Try the Mango Sangria made with a blend of white and rose wines, vermouth, mango, peach, lime and Jamaican No. 1 bitters; or its Tropical Depressions with sweet vermouths, Cappelletti Aperitivo, pineapple, hibiscus and rose. Various locations. curryupnow.com

John’s Grill

Open. Purchase a gift card to dine at one of San Francisco’s most historic and famous restaurants once restrictions are lifted. A favorite among celebrities who enjoy great steaks, expertly prepared fresh seafood with excellent service and one of a kind atmosphere. The celebrity list includes Hillary Clinton, Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas, Bill Gates and more. The restaurant’s interior is a masterpiece of original period furnishings with dark oak-paneled walls covered with photos of well-known patrons and San Francisco of the past. 63 Ellis St., 415.986.0069. johnsgrill.com

Holiday Specials at Manresa Bakery

Open. Quench your thirst for holiday treats with some of Manresa Bakery’s new holiday specials. Pre-order now for socially distanced pick-up at all locations and for nationwide shipping. Grab some Panettone Classico (pictured, $55), chocolate cherry granola ($48 for a box of four), and baking mixes featuring Manresa Bread’s house-milled flours, including whole-grain einkorn waffle mix, rye mocha brownie mix, and whole wheat chocolate chip cookie mix, or a Kake with Manresa Bread Bundle that includes all three mixes ($45). Various locations. manresabread.com

One Market’s Hanukkah Meal

Open. Get in the festive spirit with these Hanukkah-inspired meals from One Market. Enjoy a three-course menu, which includes Mark ‘n Mike’s matzo ball soup, twelve-hour smoked beef brisket, and Joan Nathan’s apple cider honey cake ($49). Add potato latkes with sour cream and house-made apple sauce ($10). Pre-orders recommended. Available for takeout and delivery. 1 Market St., 415.777.5577. onemarket.com

Arts + Culture

Happily Ever After Hours: Broadway Actor Alton Fitzgerald White

Dec. 11. Join Broadway actor and author Alton Fitzgerald White on this week’s edition of The Walt Disney Family Museum’s popular virtual program series. Hosted on Zoom Webinar, Fitzgerald White will share behind-the-scenes stories from originating the role of King Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway to writing his book My Pride: Mastering the Challenge of Daily Performance. 5:30 p.m. Free. Sign-up required. waltdisney.org

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts’ Posada Navideña

Dec. 11-13. Join in the beloved holiday tradition of the Posada Navideña virtually this year. Posada Navideña showcases the beautiful folk culture of Mexico through dance, music and song. Dancers enchant from the stage with stunning costumes and lively choreography, while musicians serenade the audience throughout the show. Live on Friday at 7 p.m., available to view online for 48 hours after. Free. lutherburbankcenter.org

Photo credits: Manresa Bread, website. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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