Weekend roundup

November 26-29


For The Culture Holiday Market to Support Black Women

Nov. 27-28. Shop for everyone on your list and celebrate Black women creators this holiday season at the For the Culture Holiday Market. This two-day online event featuring more than 50 vendors, virtual shop tours, interactive workshops, music and more surprises to be announced. Sa 9 a.m-5 p.m., Su 10 a.m-5 p.m. Entry free. Tickets. justbeoak.com

Autumn Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Nov. 29. Astronomy fans, you’re in for a spectacular treat! Check out the moon this Sunday for a special penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s partial shadow, or penumbra. During this type of eclipse the Moon will darken slightly but not completely. The moon will be at the peak of the eclipse at 1:42 a.m. but will be visible from 11:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Getaway to Harvest Inn

Ongoing. Welcome the holiday season with plans for a Napa Valley getaway. Enjoy picture-perfect vineyards, culinary gardens and redwood groves at the Harvest Inn St. Helena, an eight-acre resort, with 30% discount on your room by using promo code CYB20. The resort features high cleaning and sanitation standards and dedicated HVAC units for each guest room. Book by December 1, stay by March 31. One Main Street, St. Helena, 707.963.9463. harvestinn.com

Thanksgiving + Black Friday

Alba’s Thanksgiving Meal

Nov. 26. Thanksgiving dinner is being served by Alba at River Terrace Inn in Napa on Thanksgiving Day from 5 to 8 p.m. The a la carte menu includes turkey ballotine, roasted mushroom linguini, the signature Alba Burger and spiced pumpkin tart. A holiday cocktail menu is also available, including a pumpkin spice martini. Open daily 7-10 a.m., 4-9 p.m. 1600 Soscol Ave., Napa, 707.320.6911. riverterraceinn.com

Black Friday Happy Hour at E&O

Nov. 27. Stay cozy in E&O’s new parklet and enjoy all-day happy hour with signature craft cocktails for $7, beer for $3.50 and wine-by-the-glass for $4. Menu items include oysters, butternut squash dumplings (pictured), fritter bites, steamed pork buns, salt & pepper calamari and tamarind hoisin glazed ribs. Additionally, when you buy one shot of Johnny Walker Blue Label Scotch Whisky, you’ll get a second on the house! 314 Sutter St., 415.693.0303. eandokitchen.com

El Torito’s All-You-Can-Eat Thanksgiving Buffet

Open. El Torito is full speed ahead for the Thanksgiving holiday, with festive offerings for both takeout and dine-in. All-you-can-eat Thanksgiving buffet features specials such as a roasted turkey and ham carving station, apple-jalapeño stuffing, chipotle-honey sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, tomato basil soup and a dessert bar with pumpkin pie. El Torito also offers from-scratch chicken, carnitas or sweet corn tamales for takeout with 24-hour notice. Various locations. eltorito.com

Smooch Tartshop’s Sweet Treats

Open. Order Thanksgiving tarts and pies from Smooch Tartshop, now offering limited-time seasonal flavors for pickup. This LGBTQ-owned dessert shop makes each tart from scratch using the highest quality organic ingredients, resulting in delicious, unique and extremely Instagram-worthy desserts. Seasonal flavors include pumpkin spice, maple pecan (pictured) and banoffee. One Ferry Building #K8, 415.601.4926. smoochtartshop.com

Thanksgiving at the Ferry Building

Open. While Thanksgiving will undoubtedly look a bit different this year, enjoying fresh, quality foods from local purveyors is still as accessible as ever thanks to the San Francisco Ferry Building. Grab fresh breads and other baked goods for your Thanksgiving table from Acme Bread Company (pictured). Grab a dipping sauce from Stonehouse California Olive Oil, offering a line of award-winning olive oils, citrus oils, vinegars, spices and more. Deliver cheesy goodness from Cowgirl Creamery, the Bay Area’s standby for premium artisan cheeses made by hand in Point Reyes. One Ferry Building. ferrybuildingmarketplace.com

Food + Drink

The Vault Garden

Nov. 27-28. Take in the holiday magic at The Vault Garden’s new Winter Wonderland and sip on a one-day-only Sherry Cobbler ($3) on Black Friday or swing by on Saturday to watch the lighting of the legendary 555 California Christmas tree. Tu-W 4-9 p.m., Th noon-9 p.m., F noon-9:30 pm, Sa 11 am.-9:30 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 555 California St., 415.508.4675. thevault555.com

Magnolia Brewery 23rd Anniversary

Open. Celebrating 23 years in business this month, iconic San Francisco beer brand Magnolia Brewing Co. debuts a refreshed interior at its original Haight Street brewery, a renewed selection of the only cask-conditioned beers in the city and new packaging for its core beer line. For its anniversary it’s brought back a popular old favorite, Proving Ground, which is available for a limited time only at the Haight St. brewery. Chef Freedom Rains has been tasked with designing new menus for both the Haight Street and Dogpatch brew-pubs. Both spaces currently offer outdoor dining. M-F 4-8 p.m., Sa-Su noon-8 p.m. 2505 3rd St., 1398 Haight St. magnoliabrewing.com

Z & Y Restaurant

Open. Get a flavor blast of Sichuan cuisine at award-winning, Michellin recommended Z & Y Restaurant in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Try the fish poached in spicy sauce, tea-smoked duck, salt-and-pepper crab, tan tan noodles and the sweet and spicy Couple’s Delight. Vegetarian options are also available. Outdoor dining available in a parklet with heat lamps. 655 Jackson St., 415.981.8988. zandyrestaurant.com

Photo credits: Alba, River Terrace Inn website. E&O Restaurant & Bar, Facebook Smooch Tartshop, website. The Vault Garden, Timofei Osipenko. Magnolia Brewing, Facebook. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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