Momofuku Milk Bar Bake Sale
What: Christina Tosi, author and pastry chef from NYC’s heralded dessert den, joins forces with Absinthe’s Bill Corbett to peddle some sweet stuff (oatmeal cream pie, German chocolate candy bars, and cookies). Grab a copy of her new cookbook ($35) while you’re at it.
Why: Get your mitts on the addictive Crack Pie ($5.25 a slice).
When: Wed., noon-3 p.m.
Where: Absinthe Private Dining, 388 Hayes St., at Gough St. (415-551-1590).
Designing Your Holidays
What: Join local interior designer and blogger Scot Meacham Wood for an inspirational holiday fest of how-tos, from winning invites to the perfect party menu.
Why: Get in the spirit with custom holiday cocktails.
When: Tonight, 6 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Design Center, Kravet Showroom, 101 Henry Adams St., at Alameda St. R.S.V.P. (required) to email@example.com.
What: Everyone knows you’re extremely skilled at thumbing an electronic greeting. Surprise them with a real-life sentiment, envelope and all.
Why: “Sent from my iPhone” doesn’t wield the same charm as a Santa stamp.
When: You care enough to use a pen.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Like There’s No Tomorrow
What: Since the heat won’t quit, welcome ski season with ski and snowboard film vet Warren Miller’s latest, which follows world-class athletes taking on snowy slopes from the Himalayas to our own Squaw Valley.
Why: Olympic gold medalist (and bona fide hottie) Jonny Moseley narrates.
When: Tues., 8 p.m.; Wed., 6 & 9 p.m.
Where: The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St., at Bay St. (415-567-6642). Tickets ($20) online at ticketfly.com.
Gingerbread Wishes Cocktail Party
What: Get in the spirit at the festive fundraiser with freshly baked gingerbread cookies to decorate, bites from chef Mark Dommen, and plentiful raffle prizes (libations included).
Why: All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish.
When: Fri., 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: One Market Restaurant, 1 Market St., at Steuart St. Tickets online ($50) at kintera.org or at the door ($60).
Ozumo’s Sushi-Rolling Class
What: Head over the bridge to Oakland for an interactive class; leave satisfied by a light dinner, kanpai sake shot, and a sushi-rolling tools gift bag ($60).
Why: Go for the raw knowledge.
When: Tues., 6:30 p.m.
Where: 2251 Broadway, at Grand Ave., Oakland (510-286-9866). Email or call to reserve a spot.
Luke’s Local Office Box
What: The boys who transformed your late-night snacking options are doing the same at work with a boxful ($50-$75) of enough burritos (breakfast, lunch, late night, and more), fruit, and nuts for the communal kitchen.
Why: It beats scrounging through the company fridge.
When: You need to ward off 3 p.m. hunger pangs.
Where: Online at lukeslocal.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Random House