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The Weekend Guide

12 nights of chocolate!

Cuckoo for cocoa.

EAT
Twelve Nights of Chocolate
What:
Unleash the chocoholic within via events like a prix fixe menu from Farallon and Waterbar’s chefs, paired with spirits from Bar Agricole.
Why: Other sweet happenings include Japanese whiskey and a night of fondue.
When: Tonight & Fri., 8:30 p.m.; Sat., 6 p.m.
Where: Dandelion Chocolate, 740 Valencia St., at 18th St. (415-349-0942).

SHOP
Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale
What:
Get 80 percent off select titles for holiday gifting, including children’s books, guides, and art and design tomes.
Why: Stock up on stationery for holiday thank-yous and a journal for New Year’s resolutions.
When: Tonight & Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 680 2nd St., b/t Brannan & Townsend Sts. (415-537-4200).

Renegade Craft Fair
What: Last-minute shopping is stress free among more than 300 vendors of handmade jewelry, clothing, home goods, and bath and body products.
Why: Capture the moment in the photo booth or get a jump-start on gift wrapping at the DIY station.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th St., at Brannan St. (415-490-5800).

WATCH
Oakland Ballet Presents Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker
What:
Watch sugarplum fairies and dashing princes with the historic Paramount Theatre for backdrop.
Why: A postshow Sweet Dreams Party with dancers and treats.
When: Sat. & Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: 2025 Broadway, b/t 20th & 21st Sts., Oakland (510-465-6400). Tickets (show, $20-$60; party, $15) at ticketmaster.com.

FETE
Ugly Sweater Party
What:
New living and co-working space 20Mission throws a Christmas bash with free drinks, a brass band, and a group show of local artists.
Why: Take toys for underprivileged kids and wear an ugly sweater for admission.
When: Tonight, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: 2415 Mission St., at 20th St. R.S.V.P. at eventbrite.com.

LISTEN
Eleanor Friedberger
What:
The Fiery Furnaces’s chanteuse has gone solo in recent years, and she’s playing with Icewater in support of her new album, Personal Record.
Why: It’s is a benefit for underprivileged music students.
When: Fri. Doors, 9 p.m.; show, 9:30 p.m.
Where: Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market St., at Sanchez St. (415-861-5016).

Photo: Courtesy of Dandelion Chocolate

LOCATIONS
2415 Mission St
@ 20th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-425-4939
740 Valencia St
@ 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-349-0942
680 2nd St
bt Brannan & Townsend Sts
San Francisco, CA 94107
415-537-4200
2025 Broadway
bt 20th & 21st Sts
Oakland, CA 94612
510-465-6400
635 8th St
@ Brannan St
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-490-5800
Cafe du Nord
2170 Market St
@ Sanchez St
San Francisco, CA 94114
415-861-5016
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