Speakeasy Brewery's Tap Room is Back
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Speakeasy Brewery's Tap Room is Back
After 9 months, the Tap Room re-opens Friday with 17 beers including taproom exclusives
San Francisco Holiday Lights Boat Parade
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San Francisco Holiday Lights Boat Parade
A holiday tradition since 1994, a Friday night lighted boat parade on SF's northern waterfront
$5 Star Wars Tickets? Yup!
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$5 Star Wars Tickets? Yup!
Find Star Wars: The Last Jedi tix for as low as $5 in Oakland and $6.59 in SF

Friday, December 15

Free Early Boarding for Ugly Holiday Sweaters on Alaska Airlines | 2017
Free Early Boarding for Ugly Holiday Sweaters on Alaska Airlines | 2017

In celebration of National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, Alaska Airlines guests who wear their festive holiday sweaters to the airport are able to board early.
The one-day promotion will be celebrated by flyers and employees alike across Alaska’s 115-city network and includes all Alaska, Virgin …

Goodbye Mayor Ed Lee: SF’s Memorial & Tributes | City Hall
Friday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Goodbye Mayor Ed Lee: SF's Memorial & Tributes | City Hall

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee passed away early Tuesday morning of an apparent heart attack.  Supervisor London Breed has taken over as acting Mayor. Our thoughts go out to his family and we wish the mayor bon voyage. Events to celebrate the life and legacy of ...

Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Friday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: 80% Off | Chronicle Books HQ
Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything

Need some last minute gifts, but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs? The Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only. Choose from cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle, home, arts and crafts, art ...

CANCELLED: “12 Days of Kittens”: Adopt & Snuggle a Warm Kitten | SF
Friday, December 15 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
CANCELLED:

Due to the unexpected passing of Mayor Lee, the wrap party for the 12 Days of Kittens at City Hall scheduled for Friday, December 15, has been cancelled.

2017 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 4th Night | Union Square
Friday, December 15 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 4th Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

Speakeasy’s Beer Tap Room Reopens after 9 Months | SF
Friday, December 15 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for beer
| Speakeasy Brewery
Speakeasy's Beer Tap Room Reopens after 9 Months | SF

On December 15th, almost exactly 9 months since it was abruptly closed, The Tap Room at Speakeasy Ales & Lagers will once again open its doors – no password required.
The remodel is complete, the permits have been signed off, and they can’t wait to open …

Free Federal Donut Party & Hanukkah Pop-Up | SF
Friday, December 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jewish Community Center of SF
Free Federal Donut Party & Hanukkah Pop-Up | SF

Share the Light with the JCCSF for their annual Hanukkah Shabbatikah FRYday party featuring Federal Donuts. Celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah and the end of the work week with candle lighting, special Hanukkah cocktails from the Alembic team, dreidel games, live music and free tastings …

SF Marina & Small Craft Harbor Holiday Festival | 2017
Friday, December 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor
SF Marina & Small Craft Harbor Holiday Festival | 2017

Set sail for the SF Marina and Small Craft Harbor’s 2nd Annual Holiday Event on Friday, December 15, 2017.
The event goes from 4 to 7 p.m. and will feature live music, hot cocoa/cider, snacks and a lighted boat parade that begins at 6 p.m. Best …

Napa Lighted Art Festival | 2017
Friday, December 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Napa
Napa Lighted Art Festival | 2017

Experience an illuminating art walk during the season of lights. This festival creates stunning artwork as light displays are projected onto a variety of buildings throughout Downtown Napa and the Oxbow District. Eight to ten original artworks will light up the night sky for 9 ...

1st Annual “Carol Fest” w/ Real Snow Sledding | Hayes Valley
1st Annual

It’s that time of the year again when carol fests are abundant. Join First Baptist SF for their first annual Carol Fest on Friday, December 15, 2017 for snow sledding, carol sing-alongs and a life-size snow globe.
2017 FirstSF Carol Fest
Friday, December 15, 2017 | 5 to …

2017 Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade | Fisherman’s Wharf
Friday, December 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
2017 Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade | Fisherman's Wharf

Come out and see the oldest and largest lighted holiday boat parade on San Francisco Bay. Boats festooned with lights and holiday decorations will parade along the waterfront on December 15, 2017.
A holiday tradition since 1994, the parade typically includes members of the St. Francis Yacht …

Presidio Holiday Sing-Along | SF
Friday, December 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
Presidio Holiday Sing-Along | SF

Gather around the piano to share music and holiday cheer, led by performers from 42nd Street Moon.
Experience wonderful seasonal favorites, plus grab some festive drinks from Arguello restaurant that will be available for purchase.
This event is free but due to space constraints registration is required. …

Free Nutcracker Ballet Performance | Oakland
Friday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations accepted
| Oakland Temple Hill Auditorium
Free Nutcracker Ballet Performance | Oakland

Tchaikovsky’s marvelous and enchanting ballet returns to delight Temple Hill this season. The charm and tradition begin with Clara’s awe of the festively adorned Christmas tree. When her wounded Nutcracker transforms into the leader of the toy soldiers, a magical adventure transpires with the Mouse …

Tiny Garage Concerts | Emeryville
Friday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
| Boonation Custom Cycles
Tiny Garage Concerts | Emeryville

Boonation Custom Cycles hosts a monthly Tiny Garage Concert Series meant to involve 3 things: fun, community and entertainment. Tiny Garage Concerts Every 3rd Friday | 7 pm Boonation Custom Cycles, 5656 Genoa St, Emeryville FREE with a $5 suggested donation They’ve created a space ...

The Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, Body Painting & Free Chocolate | SoMa
Friday, December 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tiered pricing starting at $5 and rising to $15.
| SOMArts Cultural Center
The Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, Body Painting & Free Chocolate | SoMa

The Chocolate and Art Show takes over SOMArts Cultural Center for two days of live body painting, face-painting, live music, vendors, and most importantly, free chocolate from 8 pm to 2 am. Indulge yourself in some of SF’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators. Chocolate and Art Show December ...

The Star Wars Christmas Ride | San Jose Bike Party
Friday, December 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
The Star Wars Christmas Ride | San Jose Bike Party

Join in on the 3rd Friday of December for a Star Wars Christmas themed Bike Party.
Dress as your favorite Star Wars character, wear a Star Wars or holiday themed sweater, or #GetCrafty and make your own fun costume; and feel free to decorate your bike.
Gathering starts about 7:30 …

Chillarious Musical Edition: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, December 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious Musical Edition: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

Line-up:

Sam Gilweit
The OD’s
And Headliner Rachel Lark (Savage Lovecast , Salon.com)

Last Chance: 40% Off + Free Drinks for Steve Martin’s “Bright Star” | Curran
Last Chance: 40% Off + Free Drinks for Steve Martin's

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s new musical Bright Star won the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score and was nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award. Now, to usher in the Holiday Season, this bluegrass musical has its Bay Area premiere at ...

50% Off: Opening Night “A Very Merry Misfit Cabaret” | Great Star Theater
Friday, December 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $12.50*
*50% off with code FUNMERRYMC. Otherwise, it's $25
| Great Star Theater
50% Off: Opening Night

Celebrate the holidays with friends and loved ones at Kat Robichaud takes on every Christmas Special from your childhood. With a rotating cast of stunning performers including burlesque by the reigning queen Ms. Viva Las Vegas Frankie Fictitious, drag by the incomparable Carnie Asada, a ...

Comedy Roast of Santa Claus | Berkeley
Friday, December 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 tickets online with code FunCheap
| Pappy's
Comedy Roast of Santa Claus | Berkeley

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why, cause Santa Claus is coming to get Roasted.
What says “Holiday Season” more than a degrading, mean-spirited, hate-filled, hilariously funny, live Comedy Roast? Join them Friday, December 15th at Pappy’s in Berkeley …

Saturday, December 16

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square

Please note that the tickets for 12/16 are already sold out.

4th Annual Napa Christmas Bird Count for Kids | Napa
Saturday, December 16 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Napa County Library
4th Annual Napa Christmas Bird Count for Kids | Napa

Connolly Ranch, Napa-Solano Audubon Society, and Napa County Library have teamed up to host the 4th annual Napa County Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) age 7-18.
Every year for over a century, tens of thousands of citizen scientists take part in the National Audubon Society’s …

Glide’s 2017 Holiday Toy Giveaway Day | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. 18+ only.
| Glide
Glide's 2017 Holiday Toy Giveaway Day | SF

Glide’s annual Toy Sort and Giveaway is here, so hurry up and sign up for a Toy Sort shift throughout the week culminating in the Saturday Giveaway Day. Volunteers will distribute toys to kids of the Tenderloin and surrounding neighborhoods. Financial contributions, gift cards and unwrapped new toys ...

Timbuk2’s 4th Annual Warehouse Sale: Up to 70% Off | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Timbuk2 Shotwell Factory Store
Timbuk2's 4th Annual Warehouse Sale: Up to 70% Off  | SF

On Saturday, December 16th, the Timbuk2 Shotwell Warehouse will be hosting a one-day-only sample sale from 9 am to 6 pm. Prepare to love thy neighbor, as every year the good tidings (and by tidings, they mean discounts) bring everyone out to brave the cold en …

The Crucible’s Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
The Crucible's Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Saturday | Oakland

Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. On December 16-17, they’ll have music, food, and drinks for sale, as well as demonstrations of Crucible areas of study. Their themed ...

Final Day: Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Saturday, December 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: 80% Off | Chronicle Books HQ
Final Day: Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything

Need some last minute gifts, but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs? The Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only. Choose from cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle, home, arts and crafts, art ...

Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
| All Over Oakland
Free Parking Day | Oakland

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday. The city of Oakland will offer free parking at meters and parking kiosks to encourage holiday shoppers ...

Holiday House by Brit + Co: One Stop Holiday Shopping Destination | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Holiday House by Brit + Co
Holiday House by Brit + Co: One Stop Holiday Shopping Destination | SF

Get merry with Brit + Co at the Holiday House, a one-stop holiday destination in San Francisco. Come hang with them at 2124 Union Street at their open house; there’s free entry, no tickets are required. Expect Instagrammable holiday-themed art installations, festive DIY projects, maker-customized gifts, and ...

Winter Crafts Fair | Berkeley
Saturday, December 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley Farmers Market
Winter Crafts Fair | Berkeley

Care about responsibly sourced goods and supporting your local economy? Shop local this year at the Ecology Center’s 26th Annual Winter Craft Fair and find sustainably made hand-crafted, and beautiful gifts from over 30 Bay Area artisans. Winter Crafts Fair | Berkeley Saturdays, December 16 ...

Native Co. Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, December 16 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Native Co. Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
This demo will highlight a farmer-chef relationship forged and sustained at the farmers market, featuring Star Route Farms.
All demos take place in the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in …