Winter Solstice 2014
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Winter Solstice 2014
Celebrate the longest night of the year with ceremonies & rituals
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Holiday inspired night market to craft your own ugly holiday sweater

Friday, December 19

Final Day: Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Friday, December 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 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 2014 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, ...

“You Are Hear” Airport Winter Music Festival | SFO

Enjoy free live music while you wait for your flight, or just drop by to hear some great local musicians at the annual You Are Hear music festival at SFO Int’l Airport. Different live performers for each session will perform at various locations throughout the airport. You ...

2014 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Fourth Candle | Union Square
Friday, December 19 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Fourth Candle | Union Square

Celebrate Hanukkah 2014 with the 40th annual lighting of the 25 foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. Lighting ceremonies take place from Tuesday, December 16-23, 2014, at approximately 5 pm on most days (Friday is at 3 pm and Saturday is at 7 pm). This ...

Black Market “Ugly Christmas” Craft, Sweater & Food Night Market | SF
Black Market

Black Market SF: Ugly Christmas is a holiday-inspired night market assembling the Bay Area’s best up and coming brands, artisans, and food purveyors on Friday, December 19, 2014.
 Black Market “Ugly Christmas” Night Market
Friday, December 19, 2014 | 6 to 11 pm
Folsom Street Foundry | 1425 …

The Fantasy Island of Misfit Toys: Aerial Violin, Awesome Orchestra & Tango | San Jose
The Fantasy Island of Misfit Toys: Aerial Violin, Awesome Orchestra & Tango | San Jose

Awesome Orchestra is making another trip to San Jose for their December Session 27: The Fantasy Island of Misfit Toys at The Commons Music Showcase happening at Method 42 Productions.
Bring $5 or a small, unwrapped toy for charity.
The Commons have gathered likes of famed SF group …

The Comedy Roast of a Santa Claus | SF
The Comedy Roast of a Santa Claus | SF

What says “Holiday Season” more then a degrading, mean-spirited, hate-filled, hilariously funny, live Comedy Roast? Grab your wish list, your worst Christmas sweater, and get ready to take some awkward instagram shots on an old man’s lap. RoastSF’s back with another heart stopping, fall-to-the-floor laughing, no ...

Win Tix: Cinderella: A Family Holiday Musical | Union Square
Friday, December 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Marines' Memorial Theatre
Cinderella: A Family Holiday Musical | Union Square

Boo and cheer at this uproarious fairy tale with taste of vaudeville, music, dance, comedy, cross dressing, over-the-top costumes, audience interaction and now with added mice.
Cinderella: A Family Holiday Panto
December 18-24, 26-28, 2014
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 pm
Matinees Saturdays, Sundays, and Christmas Eve at 3 pm

Holiday Lights Ride: Photo Booth & Caroling Karaoke | San Jose Bike Party
Friday, December 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
Holiday Lights Ride: Photo Booth & Caroling Karaoke | San Jose Bike Party

Come enjoy the holiday season and the last ride of the year. There will be music, dancing, a photo booth for theme participants, Caroling Karaoke, and a ride to see San Jose’s holiday lights.  
Please note, during the winter months when the ride is smaller, they …

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Friday, December 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, tickets are $10. 21+
| Bench And Bar
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland

Séduction Féroce is bringing its sexy, diverse, boundary-pushing and inclusive monthly variety show to Bench & Bar in Oakland, taking over the stage every third Friday of the month. Get in for $5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, it’s $10. Every month, you ...

Saturday, December 20

2014 Holiday Toy Giveaway Day | SF
Saturday, December 20 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. 18+ only.
| Glide
2014 Holiday Toy Giveaway Day | SF

Glide’s annual Toy Sort and Giveaway is here, so hurry up and join a Toy Sort Monday to get ready for the Giveaway Day. Toy Sort Shifts St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, SF Check the shift calendar before coming Monday, December 15, 2014 | ...

Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 20 – 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 ...

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, December 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio

The free PresidiGo Shuttle system welcomes park visitors, residents, and employees with fully accessible shuttles and bike racks. There are two PresidiGo Shuttle services, each with different policies and guidelines – Around the Park and Downtown. Downtown (Free on Weekends) The Downtown express route make stops ...

49ers vs. Chargers Game Watch: Food Trucks & Bottomless Sangria | SoMa
Saturday, December 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
49ers vs. Chargers Game Watch: Food Trucks & Bottomless Sangria | SoMa

Watch the 49ers beat down the San Diego Chargers at a Funcheap Food Truck Tailgating Party. We’ve got food trucks, lots of big screen TVs, Anchor draft specials, and bottomless sangria.
Join up with hundreds of other Niners fans at SF’s biggest weekly game watch.
Funcheap 49ers …

“You Are Hear” Airport Winter Music Festival | SFO

Enjoy free live music while you wait for your flight, or just drop by to hear some great local musicians at the annual You Are Hear music festival at SFO Int’l Airport. Different live performers for each session will perform at various locations throughout the airport. You ...

2014 Christmas Carol Stroll | Union Street
Saturday, December 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Mary Episcopal Church
2014 Christmas Carol Stroll | Union Street

Holiday caroling returns to Union Street when the public is invited to meet in the courtyard of St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church (2325 Union Street at Steiner Street) at 1 pm to join in the Caroling Stroll.
Afterwards, they’ll return to the church for refreshments.

2014 Children’s Day Celebration, Shrine Building & Potluck | SF
2014 Children's Day Celebration, Shrine Building & Potluck | SF

Children’s Day is a celebration of brilliance, light, and the children of the world. There will be practice time for adults, and all will join in decorating the shrine, being host at the court by the Children’s Day King and Queen, and coming together for a …

Winter Solstice Eve 2014: Beach Celebration | Ocean Beach
Saturday, December 20 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach
Winter Solstice Eve 2014: Beach Celebration | Ocean Beach

Join the Reclaiming Collective on the Solstice Eve—the longest night of the year—for their annual, traditional ritual and celebration at Ocean Beach on Saturday, December 20, 2014.
Gather at 3:30 pm; the ritual will start at 4 pm. There’ll be dancing, singing and drumming.
Please note, this is a …

2014 Winter Solstice Night Hike & Campfire | Presidio
Saturday, December 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but registration is required
| Rob Hill Campground
2014 Winter Solstice Night Hike & Campfire | Presidio

Celebrate Winter Solstice with a family-friendly evening walk that starts at Rob Hill and ends with a campfire in the Rob Hill Campground on Saturday, December 20, 2014.
2014 Winter Solstice Night Hike & Campfire
Saturday, December 20, 2014 | 5 to 6:30 pm
Rob Hill Campground | Washington Blvd. …

Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay
Saturday, December 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Joseph D. Grant County Park
Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay

Please note, sunset is at 4:53 pm and the gates close at 6:30 pm.
The winter star parties will be held at Telescope Row.
From the Grant Park entrance station, follow the main park road for 0.5 miles to a turning circle. Telescope Row is located to …

2014 Hanukkah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Fifth Candle | Union Square
Saturday, December 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Hanukkah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Fifth Candle | Union Square

Celebrate Hanukkah 2014 with the 40th annual lighting of the 25 foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. Lighting ceremonies take place from Tuesday, December 16-23, 2014, at approximately 5 pm on most days (Friday is at 3 pm and Saturday is at 7 pm). This ...

2014 Holiday Flask Mob, DJ Party & Toy Drive | SF
2014 Holiday Flask Mob, DJ Party & Toy Drive | SF

Flask Mob is presenting its first annual Toy Drive including a DJ party with Bigwavecouchsurfer at 7 pm on Saturday, December 20, 2014. Meet at Polk and Olive Streets in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program believes that no child should be without a toy …

Vice Principals of Comedy & Free Pizza | SF
Saturday, December 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free pizza while supplies last; free admission to the 10 pm show included
| 50 Mason Social House
Vice Principals of Comedy & Free Pizza | SF

The Vice Principals Of Comedy return to 50 Mason Social House with another stellar lineup of the Bay Area’s best local comedians.
Come see the comic talents of:

Headliner Jesse Fernandez (San Francisco Punch Line, SF Sketchfest)
Keith D’Souza (SF Sketchfest)
Irene Tu (Limestone Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy …

The Comedy Roast of a Santa Claus | East Bay
The Comedy Roast of a Santa Claus | East Bay

What says “Holiday Season” more then a degrading, mean-spirited, hate-filled, hilariously funny, live Comedy Roast? Grab your wish list, your worst Christmas sweater, and get ready to take some awkward instagram shots on an old man’s lap. RoastSF’s back with another heart stopping, fall-to-the-floor laughing, no ...

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
Saturday, December 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
| Milk Bar
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF

It’s the death of a disco dancer with Milk Bar’s “The Queen is Dead” dance party featuring the music of The Smiths, Morrissey, and other brit pop, new wave, and post punk heavy-hitters. “The Queen is Dead” Dance Party Third Saturday of the month  | 9 pm-2 ...

Win Tix: The Smiths & Morrissey Tribute: New Wave Dance Party | SoMa
Saturday, December 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
| The Cat Club
The Smiths & Morrissey Tribute: New Wave Dance Party | SoMa

Every third Saturday, join New Wave City at The Cat Club to dance to the best of New Wave music, videos, lights, and go-go cages with your hosts and DJs since 1992, Skip and Shindog. Expect a cool crowd of knowledgeable New Wave music fans from ...