What: Hawk's Tavern pre-opening and toy drive.
Where: Hawk's Tavern, 507 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley.
When: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m.
Cost: $35 for adults, $10 for kids
The rundown: A pre-opening event of Chef Tyler Florence's new restaurant, Hawk's Tavern, for members of Gilt City. (Hint: Anyone can become a member.) The party celebrates Florence's newest venture, considered a modern pub with craft beverages and classic foods with a twist. The event is also partnered with ToyHouse to collect donations for Toys for Tots to be distributed to kids in need across the nation. Children in attendance can help pick out toys to purchase and donate to the cause after enjoying the kids' buffet and making friends in the supervised playroom.