SF Weekend Preview: Holiday Heroes, Capo’s 5th Anniversary Party

Here’s whats happening in the Bay Area this weekend and next week.

Robert Mondavi Winery
Robert Mondavi Winery

Robert Mondavi’s 7th Annual Tree Lighting

If you’re up in Napa this weekend, head to Robert Mondavi Winery for a special tree lighting ceremony and holiday sing-along. The event takes place on Saturday, December 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. and features the Vintage High School Chamber Singers. There will be wine tasting, hot apple cider, Italian cookies, cheese, and charcuterie. Guests can enjoy horse and buggy rides through the famed To Kalon Vineyard. Admission is free with a canned food donation for the Salvation Army.


Cline Family Cellars Holiday Celebration

Over in Sonoma, Cline Family Cellars is throwing a Naughty and Nice Party on Saturday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is a joint celebration with nearby Jacuzzi and the Olive Press. Everyone is hosting a holiday open house and there will be a shuttle between the destinations. Wine lovers can enjoy food pairings, custom gift packs, local artisan cheese and snacks, and special holiday sales.

Capo's exterior
Capo’s exterior

Capo’s 5th Anniversary Party

Our favorite pizzaiolo, Tony Gemignani, is throwing a party at Capo’s on National Repeal Day, Tuesday, December 5. From 4 to 10 p.m., guests can enjoy passed bites in the bar, live music, and a specialty cocktail, The Capone. There will be actors in 1920s attire and the first 33 people to arrive at the party will receive a flask to commemorate the year when prohibition came to an end, 1933. The night is also the launch party for a new collaboration between Capo’s and The Speakeasy, an immersive theater experience. Party goers are encouraged to make a reservation for dinner.

Tequila at Copita
Tequila at Copita

Agave Girls Ugly Poncho Contest

On December 5 at 6:30 p.m., Joanne Weir is throwing an Agave Girls holiday celebration at Copita in Sausalito. There will be passed appetizers, a tasting flight of tequila, and a special menu that pairs with tequila. Guests are encouraged to wear an ugly poncho and the winner of the contest will receive a bottle of tequila and a copy of Weir’s latest cookbook.

Natalie Coughlin and Jonny Moseley at last year's Holiday Heroes
Natalie Coughlin and Jonny Moseley at last year’s Holiday Heroes

Photo Credit: Devlin Shand for Drew Altizer Photography

Holiday Heroes

The Wender Weis Foundation for Children is hosting its 8th annual Holiday Heroes, a family-friendly fundraiser on Tuesday, December 5 at AT&T Park. The festivities are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and include children’s games, activities, a silent auction, and behind-the-scenes admittance to AT&T Park. Cast members from Disney’s Aladdin will perform and current and former Bay Area athletes will be on hand to mingle with the crowd. San Francisco Giants legend Barry Bonds, Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley, San Francisco 49er players and alums Joe Staley, Solomon Thomas, Eric Heitmann and Dennis Brown, Warriors alum Adonal Foyle, and San Jose Earthquakes Chris Wondolowski and Shari Stephenson will all be at the event.

Wreath Making Class at Hotel Zoe

The recently opened Hotel Zoe San Francisco is teaming up with Gina Baiamonte of Bloom Generation to host an intimate holiday wreath design workshop on Thursday, December 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. The class will be held in the hotel’s lobby and the ticket price includes a holiday cocktail at the hotel’s bar. Guests will learn how to use seasonal greenery to create a beautiful wreath that they get to take home.