Ho, ho, ho-ing around town.
Chocolate Tasting and Making with Michael Recchiuti
What: The king of local artisanal choc leads participants through a tasting of exotic single-origin varieties from around the world, then demos chocolate-making and recipes.
Why: Your confection obsession.
When: Sat., 2-4:30 p.m.
Where: Cavallo Point, 601 Murray Cir., Fort Baker, Sausalito (415-339-4700). Tickets at 888-651-2003.
Rock & Republic Sample Sale
What: Hardcore discounts of 50-80 percent on the brand’s coveted denim and apparel.
When: Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Fort Mason Center, bldg. d, Fleet rm. (415-345-7500).
I Heart SF
What: This theatrical love letter to the foggy city features your typical local characters (hippies, yuppies, and more) and lets the audience determine the sequence of the show.
Why: Who hasn’t left her heart here?
When: Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: Boxcar Theatre, 505 Natoma St., at Sixth St. (415-776-1747). Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com.
Sprinklesmobile Cupcake Truck
What: The day’s proceeds from the L.A.-based truck, which heads up north to sell an assortment of favorite flavors, will benefit the San Francisco Food Bank.
Why: Mobile sweetness.
When: Mon., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Market St., by the ice rink.
Turk + Taylor Trunk Show
What: As part of a North Beach boutique crawl, these local darlings show off their fall/winter ’09 collection.
Why: It’s Taylor made for you.
When: Tonight, 5-9 p.m.
Where: AB Fits, 1519 Grant Ave., at Union St. (415-982-5726).
Photo: Courtesy of Recchiuti Confections