The Weekend Guide

big things san francisco!

Go big or go home.

Big Things Grand Opening
The quirky new webshop fittingly kicks things off at Kitsch Gallery with a huge art exhibit, live rock and roll, and a curated assortment of its latest accessories and home finds for sale.
Why: Corn-kernel necklaces, horsehair chokers, and pinata zines, anyone?
When: Fri., 6 p.m.
Where: 3265 17th St., at Capp St.

TrueModern Furniture Sample Sale
Score deep discounts on minimalist furniture for design junkies of all ages on the local company’s website.
Why: Rest easy (and save $500) on the charcoal Luna sofa.
When: Now.
Where: Online at truemodern.com or by appt. at the Oakland warehouse (e-mail info@truemodern.com).

Paws & Play
Find everything from Kung Fu Collars to locally sourced food for your furry friend, while playing bingo for awesome prizes and downing beer and chili pie at this free pet fair.
Why: Bingo and raffle proceeds benefit Rocket Dog Rescue.
When: Sat., 6-10:30 p.m.
Where: The Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., b/t Guerrero & Valencia Sts., ste. 8. Free 6-8 p.m.; $40 after 8 p.m.

Holiday Decorations That Jingle Your Bell

What: Spruce up your digs with a made-to-order garland, snowflake mobile, 3-D paper mistletoe ball, or Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
Why: No one likes a Grinch.
When: Before the first snowfall.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.

The International Chocolate Salon

Endless samples from 30-plus chocolatiers and confectioners at this Willy Wonka-esque seasonal chocolate fest descending on Fort Mason.
Why: Just when you thought it couldn’t get better, they added wine to the tasting menu.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Marina Blvd., at Buchanan St. Tickets ($20) online at eventbrite.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Big Things

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The Women's Building
3543 18th St
bt Guerrero & Valencia Sts
San Francisco, CA 94110
Kitsch Gallery
3265 17th St
@ Capp St
San Francisco, CA 94110
General's Residence at Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd
@ Buchanan St
San Francisco, CA 94123