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Weekend roundup

December 3-6

Events

Ghirardelli Square

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Ghirardelli Square

Open. From Christmas trees to outdoor movie nights to Santa, Ghirardelli Square is full of outdoor holiday fun for the entire family. Enjoy festive lights in the square every night at sundown—a perfect backdrop to outdoor dining at Palette Tea House and SF Brewing Co. 900 North Point St., 415.775.5500. ghirardellisq.com

Mary Lynn Rajskub: Livestream Comedy Show

Dec. 4. Have a laugh this Friday with Mary Lynn Rajskub, an accomplished actress, comedian and writer, best known for playing Chloe on the Fox drama 24 and also Gail the Snail from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. You may have also seen her in Night SchoolSafety Not Guaranteed, WilsonLittle Miss SunshineLegally Blonde 2Julie and JuliaPunch Drunk LoveMysterious SkinFirewallGrey’s Anatomy, and the list goes on. 6 p.m. $15. Tickets

Christmas Tree Shopping with a Cause

Ongoing. Thanksgiving has passed, we are officially onto Christmas! Get your Christmas tree this weekend from The Guardsmen Tree Lot. Every year since 1947, The Guardsmen organization has sold Christmas trees to benefit at-risk youth in the Bay Area, giving tens of thousands of at-risk kids the opportunity to attend summer camps, after school programs and private schools. Trees are available for curbside pickup or delivery. Open daily, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd. sftreelot.guardsmen.org

Holiday Windows at San Francisco SPCA

Ongoing. Get your dose of cuteness by tuning in to watch a livestream of the San Francisco SPCA’s animals every day through Jan. 3 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. If you want to adopt any animals to give them a forever home, you can schedule a one-on-one appointment. You can check out the animals up for adoption online. sfspca.org

Food + Drink

Beats + Brunch Outdoor Dining Experience

Ongoing. Recreation Sound Systems, Local Maker Mart, and Cafe Sport are bringing Sunday brunch back with music, art, mimosas, sangria, craft cocktails and more. Every Sunday through Dec. 29, grab a table or cabana and jam out in North Beach. Safety will be a top priority and reservations are encouraged. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10/person per table (four max), $20/person per cabana (six max). 580-574 Green St., 415.981.1251. caffesportsf.com

Chili House SF

Open. Dine at one of San Francisco’s best Chinese restaurants, serving authentic cuisine to locals and visitors alike. Try some favorites such as the Peking duck (pictured), spicy and crispy garlic crab, fresh fish with flaming chili oil, kung pao chicken, Beijing potstickers and soup dumplings. W-M 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. 726 Clement St., 415.387.2658. chilihousesf.com

The Epicurean Trader

Now Open. Shop the new hyperlocal, artisan-focused shop dedicated to sourcing quality food products, opening its fourth and largest location to date at the Ferry Building. The newest location will offer the shop’s fan favorites as well as brand new items, including organic produce, prepared foods, sustainable wines, craft spirits, farmstead cheeses, and charcuterie, along with small-batch sweets, coffees, teas and pantry items. Su-M 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. One Ferry Building, 888.504.8118. theepicureantrader.com

Arts + Culture

Nothing is Eternal: Outdoor Video Art Installation by Jeffrey Gibson

Dec 3-4, 10-11.Appreciate art while enjoying the outdoors at Headlands Center for the Arts. Conceived during this pandemic era, this newly commissioned video with musical composition describes the status of the climate in the U.S. Viewing scheduled every 25 minutes. 5-7 p.m. The Commons, 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito, 415.331.2787. headlands.org

Dickens Fair at Home Virtual Festival

Dec. 5-6. Find holiday wonders for the wee ones, and all those still children at heart at the virtual Dickens Fair. Highlighting videos of carolers, readings by “Charles Dickens” himself, cooking presentations, storytelling on the origins of Santa Claus, aka SinterKlaas, and holiday, handcrafted gifts. Each weekend leading up to Christmas will reveal new programming. Free. dickensfair.com

Photo credits: Mary Lynn Rajskub, Mary Lynn Rajskub. Christmas Tree, Dima Valkov via Pexels. Dog, Valeria Boltneva via Pexels. Oakland Creates, Facebook. Dickens Fair, Facebook. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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