Fall Luxury Chocolate Salon
What: Sample cacao goodness from more than 25 purveyors, from locals like Socola Chocolatier and Saratoga Chocolates to Utah-based Amano Artisan Chocolate.
Why: The Winery SF serves pairings; chocolatiers provide talks and recipe demonstrations.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Fort Mason Center, 99 Marina Blvd., at Buchanan St., bldg. a. Tickets ($20) at eventbrite.com.
James Oseland The Way We Cook Launch Lunch
What: The Saveur editor in chief comes to town to promote his new book, a global photo journal of cooks at home in their kitchens.
Why: Enjoy snacks and a signing before sitting down to a three-course meal with wine pairings inspired by the tome.
When: Sat., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Camino, 3917 Grand Ave., at Boulevard Way, Oakland (510-547-5035). Tickets ($64) at eventbrite.com.
SF Doc Fest
What: More than 50 films from around the world cover topics ranging from Indian beauty queens to couch surfing to Somalian pirates.
Why: Kick things off tonight at 8 p.m. with Working Class, the story of street artists Mike Giant (of SF) and Mike Maxwell (of San Diego). Stick around for a discussion, plus a reception to view their work with free beer and wine.
When: Thru Nov. 21.
Where: Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., at York St. Film tickets ($10), festival pass ($160), locations, and schedule at sfdocfest.festivalgenius.com.
Marquee Salon’s Grand Opening
What: Oakland’s newest hairstyling haven celebrates its debut with local designers’ wares (Pilgrimage woven textiles, Job & Boss scarves), bites from Boffo Cart, and drinks.
Why: Go back the next day for a pop-up market with vintage finds from Mascot and Fix Your Hair and flasks from St. Lawrence, plus more food and sips.
When: Sat., 7-10 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 420 40th St., at Webster St., unit 3, Oakland (510-285-6679).
Thrive Juicery Brunch
What: A morning meal with mimosas made with fresh-pressed Thrive juices, such as Day at the Spa (apple, cucumber, fennel, mint) and True Blood (navel orange, red beet).
Why: Pair them with a morning flatbread (burrata, mozzarella, egg, prosciutto, and arugula) or bowl of granola with yogurt and fresh fruit.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Nectar Wine Lounge, 3300 Steiner St., b/t Chestnut & Lombard Sts. (415-345-1377).
Holiday Classes at Workshop
What: The DIY masters roll out a whole new schedule just in time for handcrafted gift giving.
Why: If you prefer edible presents, the food classes ($38-$48) teach you to make and blend your own tea or create pickles from farmers market produce.
When: Full schedule online.
Where: 1798 McAllister St., at Baker St. (415-874-9186). Sign up at workshopsf.org.
Photo: Courtesy of Chocolate Salon