Saturday, December 21: Ditch the arena grub as the Spurs take on the OKC Thunder for pre- or post-game small plates at Max’s Wine Dive. The restaurant offers a 20 percent discount on its appetizers with proof of Spurs ticket. 3-11pm, 340 E Basse, Ste 101, (210) 444-9547, maxswinedive.com.
Saturday, December 21: Ranger Creek turns three during this rescheduled bash with Tres, a special three-year anniversary beer, other brewery-only beers, live music and grub available via food trucks. $5-$8, 2-6pm, 4834 Whirlwind, (210) 775-2099.
Sunday, December 22: Bob Riddle and the staff at Big Bob’s Burgers downtown location will host a benefit for the late Barbara Wolfe, who passed away on Monday, December 9. The event will include music from the SA Blue Cats and proceeds will help cover Wolfe’s outstanding medical bills. $20 minimum donation covers food and beer, 3pm, 100 N Santa Rosa, (210) 227-2627, bigbobsburgers.com.
Sunday, December 22: Is there anything better than a cookie exchange? This hands-on course Central Market class will allow participants to beak off into groups to create holiday cookies such as chewy coconut orange macaroons, pecan snowdrops, really, really fudgy brownies, brown butter
dream cookies, pecan pumpkin harvest cookies, gingerbread people and pistachio chocolate crinkles. Each guest will take an assorted cookie platter home. $65, 1-4pm, 4821 Broadway, (210) 368-8617, centralmarket.com.