Santa’s little helper.
Corso Como Sample Sale at Marlowe
What: Score free bubbly and wholesale prices ($35-$150) on the Brazilian handbag line’s spring collection at this impeccably timed trunk show.
Why: Get another 5 percent off if you pay cash.
When: Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Where: 330 Townsend St., at 4th St. (415-974-5599).
The Wild Kitchen
What: Inspired by the chef’s recent adventures in France and Tuscany, the locally foraged nine-course dinner runs the gamut from oyster, crab, and squid ceviche to fusilli with wild boar and broccoli rabe.
Why: Ten bucks of the best $100 you’ve ever spent goes to charity.
When: Sat. & Sun., 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: A top-secret Mission location. Tickets ($100) online at eventbrite.com.
Open House at City Hall
What: Congratulate Gavin on his lieutenant governor win at City Hall’s open-to-the-public holiday celebration, complete with live music, a snow garden, and free cookies and hot chocolate.
Why: Take a nonperishable food item to support the SF Food Bank.
When: Sun., 2-5 p.m. Snow garden, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl., b/t McAllister & Grove Sts. (415-554-6164).
Holiday Gifts Inspired by Our Readers
What: We asked our Facebook friends what they want for Christmas (hand-painted shoes, a move to the Big Apple, the perfect night’s sleep), and we’ve been shopping ever since.
Why: Because we care.
When: In two shakes of a reindeer’s tail.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Aftelier Perfumes Holiday Sale
What: Local natural perfumer Mandy Aftel offers 10 percent off all purchases (online with code “holiday” and in-store) and introduces new body oils, sprays, liquid perfumes, and more.
Why: Smell everything in person while noshing on Vahlrona chocolate, Phoenix bread, and cheese.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1518 Walnut St., b/t Cedar & Vine Sts., Berkeley (510-841-2111).
What: YBCA’s Grinch-approved holiday party kicks off with unfestive delights, including performances, queer occult films, art exhibitions, and Project Nunway, starring the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
Why: Gratis whiskey and tequila tastings, Dynamo Donuts, and TCHO chocolates.
When: Fri., 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 701 Mission St., at 3rd St. (415-978-2787). Tickets online ($20) at ybca.org or at the door ($25).
What: Knock out your gift shopping in one fell swoop at this free indie craft fair, with 150 vendors, gourmet food carts, DJs, DIY workshops, and a charity raffle.
Why: Pay $10 to get into Saturday’s Cocktails & Crafts — free booze, cupcakes, and activities.
When: Bazaar, Sat., noon-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. Cocktails & Crafts, Sat., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Blvd., at Buchanan St.
Photo: Courtesy of Corso Como