5 Haute Holiday Happenings This Week In SF

The holidays are here and there is plenty to do this week in the beautiful city by the Bay. Here is what is on our agenda.

Customized Edie Parker clutches
Customized Edie Parker clutches

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 28, from 4 to 7 p.m., Hero Shop is hosting a trunk show with Edie Parker. There will be lots of new styles, including charms, and shoppers will be able to customize a clutch or cocktail tray to say whatever they want. Parker’s sleek handheld bags are the ideal gift for the fashionista in your life so stop by the Tenderloin boutique tomorrow on your way home from work.

Lord George
Lord George

Photo Credit: Colson Griffith

Also tomorrow? Party for a Purpose, an event that supports fire relief efforts at Terra Gallery. It is an extension of the ChefsGiving movement that has already raised $750K for the Tipping Point Emergency Fund and Restaurants Care. From 6 to 9 p.m. ticket holders are invited to enjoy oysters from Lord George, bites from 25 Lusk, Alba Ray’s, and Merchant Roots, and cocktails from The Treasury. Smith Devereux and Bluxome Street are providing the wine. There will be a pop-up wine country retail shop, so party goers can shop for wine from wineries directly affected by the tragedy. The after party is going down later that night at Lord George with a portion of the proceeds also going to fire relief.

Valerie Simpson
Valerie Simpson

Photo Credit: Alain McLaughlin

Glide’s Annual Holiday Jam: Love Overcomes is happening on Wednesday, November 29 at the Masonic. The evening is a fantastic way to kick start the holiday season and includes a live musical performance by Valerie Simpson, Judith Hill, V. Bozeman, Butterscotch, the Glide Ensemble and The Change Band. The concert is truly a celebration of love and acceptance in the best kind of way. It includes a delicious dinner and drinks provided by local restaurants and beverage companies. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the not-to-be-missed program starts at 7 p.m.

Chef Jennifer Puccio's squid crostini
Chef Jennifer Puccio’s squid crostini

The James Beard Foundation has partnered with Feastly to bring the New York Beard House experience to San Francisco on Wednesday, November 29 from 7 to 10 p.m. The organization hopes to eventually establish a Beard House in the Bay Area and this week’s dinner is the first step in that direction. Park Tavern’s Jennifer Puccio is cooking a custom menu at Feastly’s Russian Hill venue. The chef will interact with the 30-40 guests and the event promises to be an incredibly memorable meal.

The Ritz-Carlton's Christmas tree
The Ritz-Carlton’s Christmas tree

This Thursday, November 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is hosting its annual tree lighting ceremony. The magnificent 40-foot tree will be lit by families from Make-A-Wish Foundation. Kron Channel 4 anchor Vicki Liviakis, is hosting the event, which also includes a photo session with Santa Claus.