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18 SF Events You Don’t Want to Miss This November

Published On 11/01/2015 Published On 11/01/2015

You already have all of the best stuff to do this fall and every seasonal festival worth going to on your calendar, but the SF fun trolley isn’t stopping just yet. This November there’s all of this neat stuff to do, too, only some of which involves exercising and most of which can be done while enjoying a cocktail or three.

Jerry Yim

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Nov 4 Wed

Do triple axels in Union Square Grab your skates. The Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square opens up for 90-minute skating sessions, complete with plenty of couples skate sessions. Or, you know, solo skate sessions if that’s your thing.

Union Square

Do triple axels in Union Square Union Square Grab your skates. The Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square opens up for 90-minute skating sessions, complete with plenty of couples skate sessions. Or, you know, solo skate sessions if that’s your thing.

Courtesy of Bon Marché

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Nov 5 Thu

Try the in-house beers at Bon Marché Take a tour of Bon Marché’s recently unveiled in-house brewery, complete with savory French snacks. $45 gets you the beer and bites.

Bon Marché

Try the in-house beers at Bon Marché Bon Marché Take a tour of Bon Marché’s recently unveiled in-house brewery, complete with savory French snacks. $45 gets you the beer and bites.

Flickr/Myles Grant

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Nov 7 Sat

Be crabby You know what November 7th means, right? First day of Dungeness crab season! Buy your own or go to pretty much any SF restaurant and overindulge on a plate succulent crab.

Multiple locations

Be crabby Multiple locations You know what November 7th means, right? First day of Dungeness crab season! Buy your own or go to pretty much any SF restaurant and overindulge on a plate succulent crab.

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Nov 7 Sat

Get handsy at AT&T Park Discovery Day is a chance to learn so much science with hundreds of hands-on activities. Stop acting like you’re totally not a huge geek. Science rules.

AT&T Park

Get handsy at AT&T Park AT&T Park Discovery Day is a chance to learn so much science with hundreds of hands-on activities. Stop acting like you’re totally not a huge geek. Science rules.

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Nov 8 Sun

Be Gay on the Bay Celebrate the LBGQTAAI community on a three-hour boat tour complete with complimentary beverages, bites, and entertainment. The $20 suggested donation goes directly to LGBTQ charities.

Hornblower Cruises, Pier 3

Be Gay on the Bay Hornblower Cruises, Pier 3 Celebrate the LBGQTAAI community on a three-hour boat tour complete with complimentary beverages, bites, and entertainment. The $20 suggested donation goes directly to LGBTQ charities.

Courtesy of Precita Park Café

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Nov 10 Tue

Go to a Fort Point beer-paired dinner $75 nets you four courses (like house-made gnudi and pear sausage) that’ll pair perfectly with the Fort Point brews you’ll be knocking back.

Precita Park Cafe

Go to a Fort Point beer-paired dinner Precita Park Cafe $75 nets you four courses (like house-made gnudi and pear sausage) that’ll pair perfectly with the Fort Point brews you’ll be knocking back.

San Francisco Vintners Market

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Event

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Nov 13-14

Buy wine. Drink wine! The SF Vintners Reserve is like a farmers' market... but for wine. Sample 200 different wines and then buy the ones you like, aka all of them.

City View at the Metreon

Buy wine. Drink wine! City View at the Metreon The SF Vintners Reserve is like a farmers' market... but for wine. Sample 200 different wines and then buy the ones you like, aka all of them.

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Nov 13 Fri

Enjoy other people’s mortification At Mortified: Embarrassing Childhood Stories Told Live, grown-ups get on stage and tell the most humiliating stories from their childhoods for your viewing pleasure.

DNA Lounge

Enjoy other people’s mortification DNA Lounge At Mortified: Embarrassing Childhood Stories Told Live, grown-ups get on stage and tell the most humiliating stories from their childhoods for your viewing pleasure.

Courtesy of Holidays in Sonoma Valley

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Location

Nov 14 Sat

Watch Sonoma Plaza light up at dusk Take a trip out of the city to see eight acres of over 100,000 lights illuminate the Sonoma Plaza with a “wine country winter wonderland” theme. And then stay the night and go wine tasting the next day, duh.

Sonoma Plaza

Watch Sonoma Plaza light up at dusk Sonoma Plaza Take a trip out of the city to see eight acres of over 100,000 lights illuminate the Sonoma Plaza with a “wine country winter wonderland” theme. And then stay the night and go wine tasting the next day, duh.

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Nov 15 Sun

Go wine tasting in SF Taste a selection of rare wines for just $15 at Harrington Wines’ annual open house from 2 to 6pm.

Harrington Wines

Go wine tasting in SF Harrington Wines Taste a selection of rare wines for just $15 at Harrington Wines’ annual open house from 2 to 6pm.

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Event

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Nov 15 Sun

Drink ALL of the mezcal Get down with over 60 mezcals from 3 to 7pm at the grand tasting of Mexico in a Bottle, plus bites from local restaurants and music.

Public Works

Drink ALL of the mezcal Public Works Get down with over 60 mezcals from 3 to 7pm at the grand tasting of Mexico in a Bottle, plus bites from local restaurants and music.

Amanda Lynn Photography

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Event

Location

Nov 18 Wed

Make (and drink) some Thanksgiving punch Knock your holiday guests out with a boozy punch you’ll learn how to make (while drinking cocktails) at this entertaining class. Once it’s over, you’ll get to take a bottle home too.

Novela

Make (and drink) some Thanksgiving punch Novela Knock your holiday guests out with a boozy punch you’ll learn how to make (while drinking cocktails) at this entertaining class. Once it’s over, you’ll get to take a bottle home too.

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Nov 19 Thu

Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé and Cafe Claude is hosting complimentary tastings from 4 to 6pm followed by a $45 prix-fixe dinner and live jazz.

Cafe Claude

Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Cafe Claude Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé and Cafe Claude is hosting complimentary tastings from 4 to 6pm followed by a $45 prix-fixe dinner and live jazz.

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Nov 21 Sat

Try tons of fall and winter beers Taste fall- and winter-release beers from 75 breweries across the country at the “holiday edition” of the SF Craft Beer Festival.

The Armory

Try tons of fall and winter beers The Armory Taste fall- and winter-release beers from 75 breweries across the country at the “holiday edition” of the SF Craft Beer Festival.

Hanna Leeke Photography

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Event

Location

Nov 21 Sat

Party for charity at the W Hotel The San Francisco Social (now in its 10th year) raises awareness for the SF Child Abuse Prevention Center. There’s an open bar, tasty apps, music, dancing, and so much more. All for a really good cause.

The W Hotel

Party for charity at the W Hotel The W Hotel The San Francisco Social (now in its 10th year) raises awareness for the SF Child Abuse Prevention Center. There’s an open bar, tasty apps, music, dancing, and so much more. All for a really good cause.

Fernet Branca

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Nov 22 Sun

Drink fernet and watch gladiator games This first-come, first-served event is all about watching barbacks battle it out to crowds of cheering friends while enjoying SF’s favorite drink: Fernet-Branca.

The Grand Regency Ballroom

Drink fernet and watch gladiator games The Grand Regency Ballroom This first-come, first-served event is all about watching barbacks battle it out to crowds of cheering friends while enjoying SF’s favorite drink: Fernet-Branca.

Thanksgiving Day 5K

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Event

Location

Nov 26 Thu

Run a 5K You’re going to want a second piece of pie after dinner. Everyone wants a second piece of pie after dinner. Run this 5K benefitting the SF Food Bank and maybe you’ll even earn a third or a fourth.

China Basin Park

Run a 5K China Basin Park You’re going to want a second piece of pie after dinner. Everyone wants a second piece of pie after dinner. Run this 5K benefitting the SF Food Bank and maybe you’ll even earn a third or a fourth.

Drew Altizer

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Event

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Nov 27 Fri

Watch the tree lighting in Union Square It’s the official start of the holiday season, and this year Jordin Sparks will be there to sing some of your favorite carols. The ceremony starts at 6pm and the 30,000 lights do their twinkling thing around 6:40pm.

Union Square

Watch the tree lighting in Union Square Union Square It’s the official start of the holiday season, and this year Jordin Sparks will be there to sing some of your favorite carols. The ceremony starts at 6pm and the 30,000 lights do their twinkling thing around 6:40pm.

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