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The Weekend Guide

recchiuti chocolates san francisco!

Crazy for cocoa.

VISIT
Recchiuti Little Nib Pop-Up
What:
The Ferry Building’s finest chocolatier previews its soon-to-be permanent project with new products, ideal gifts, and exclusive sweets in the Dogpatch.
Why: Fleur de sel caramels, new chocolate bars (orchard, almond, hazelnut, and sesame nougatine), peppermint thins, and more.
When: Thru Dec. 24. See website for hours.
Where: 807 22nd St., at Tennessee St. (415-826-2868).

FLIRT
Speed Dating Skating
What:
Wear your fugliest holiday sweater (it’s encouraged) to Union Square to meet your match on ice for singles night. Nearby Emporio Rulli il Caffe totes beer and wine, and the first 100 arrivals get mistletoe headbands to promote, ahem, mingling.
Why: Awkward physical activity plus awkward dating scenario equals an incredibly funny time.
When: Tonight, 8-9:30 p.m.
Where: Safeway Holiday Ice Rink, 333 Post St., b/t Powell & Stockton Sts. (415-781-2688). Tickets ($10) online at unionsquareicerink.com; skate rentals are $5.

LEARN
DIY Holidays: Granola Gifts
What:
Give the gift of crunchy love with 18 Reasons’s latest DIY class, held at the new digs, where Michelle Pusateri of Nana Joes will divulge her family secrets to making damn-good granola.
Why:
Take home recipes and a Mason jar of goodness.
When:
Tues., 7-9 p.m.
Where:
3674 18th St., at Dolores St. (415-568-2710). Tickets ($35) online at brownpapertickets.com.

WORK IT
Eighth Annual Buns Day at Informed Body
What:
Work off those giblets with fanny-focused classes ($30 per class) in Hayes Valley; get a raffle ticket to win local health, beauty, and food prizes when you buy a three-pack ($75).
Why: All the proceeds (and $5 from training sessions) go to SaveaBunny.
When: Thru Sat. Class times vary.
Where: 389 Grove St., b/t Gough & Franklin Sts. (415-626-1111).

SHOP
Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale
What:
The endlessly reinventing designer puts her wares (bags, shoes, and apparel) up for a steal at the semiannual sale.
Why: Complete your holiday party outfit with the quilted leather Flame satchel for just $272 (reg. $495).
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Madrone Studios, 1417 15th St., b/t Shotwell & Folsom Sts. (415-800-8116).

EAT
Ken Ken Ramen
What:
The cult-creating pop-up officially opens a permanent shop in the Mission. Duck under the red lantern for artisan boba, gyoza, and Japanese fried chicken.
Why: Peek over the ramen counter into the open kitchen for a preview of the eponymous treat (there’s even a vegan option).
When: Thurs.-Sat., 6-10 p.m.
Where: 3378 18th St., at Mission St. (415-967-2636).

Photo: Tom Seawell / Courtesy of Recchiuti

LOCATIONS
Ken Ken Ramen
3378 18th St
@ Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-967-2636
Recchiuti Little Nib Pop-Up
807 22nd St
@ Tennessee St
San Francisco, CA 94107
ForageSF
1417 15th St
bt Shotwell & Folsom Sts
San Francisco, CA 94103
18 Reasons
3674 18th St
bt Dolores & Guerrero Sts
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-568-2710
Safeway Holiday Ice Rink
333 Post St
bt Powell & Stockton Sts
San Francisco, CA 94108
415-781-2688
389 Grove St
bt Gough & Franklin Sts
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-626-1111
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