Winter Solstice 2014
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Winter Solstice 2014
Celebrate the longest night of the year with ceremonies & rituals
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Black Market "Ugly Christmas" Night Market
Holiday inspired night market to craft your own ugly holiday sweater

Thursday, December 18

“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 ...

YBCA:ConVerge Art Gathering: Free Drinks & Bi-Rite Snacks | SoMa
Thursday, December 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA:ConVerge Art Gathering: Free Drinks & Bi-Rite Snacks | SoMa

December’s YBCA:You-hosted ConVerge features an evening exploring unproductive time. In a city of innovations, iterations, and makers, this ConVerge mines that which is on the other side of productivity. Join us to get a taste of YBCA:You with an Art Savvy tour at 6 pm, followed …

Yerba Buena Holiday Party & Museum of the African Diaspora Reopening | SoMa
Yerba Buena Holiday Party & Museum of the African Diaspora Reopening | SoMa

The Yerba Buena Alliance teams up with Yerba Buena Third Thursdays for a holiday gathering at the Museum of the African Diaspora as they celebrate the richness and vibrancy of the Yerba Buena neighborhood and give thanks for an amazing 2014 year. The Museum reopens after …

2014 Divisadero Holiday Art Walk | SF
Thursday, December 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Divisadero Corridor
2014 Divisadero Holiday Art Walk | SF

Experience a night out with lots of music, dancing, and refreshments on Divisadero for the holiday edition of the Divisadero Corridor Art Walk.
2014 Divisadero Holiday Art Walk
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 5-10 pm
Divisidero, San Francisco
FREE
2014 Participating Venues:

4505 Burgers & BBQ - BBQ-pulled pork shoulder, ribs, sausage, brisket, …

2014 Hanukkah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Third Candle | Union Square
Thursday, December 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Hanukkah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Third 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 Winter Wonderland: $1 Ice Skating, Snow Day & Holiday Market | SF
Thursday, December 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Bayview Opera House
2014 Winter Wonderland: $1 Ice Skating, Snow Day & Holiday Market | SF

The historic Bayview Opera House invites you to Winter Wonderland, a community celebration featuring a German style holiday market, live music, kids’ ice skating for $1, real snow and a Santa’s Village.
Winter Wonderland
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 5-8:30 pm
Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd St, San Francisco
FREE, but …

2014 冬至 Dongzhi Winter Solstice Festival | SF
Thursday, December 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Chinese Culture Center
2014 冬至 Dongzhi Winter Solstice Festival | SF

Chinese Progressive Association invites you to their 2nd annual 冬至 Dongzhi Winter Solstice Festival on Thursday, December 18, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Dongzhi, also known as the Winter Solstice, marks the arrival of winter. The Chinese Cultural Center will be celebrating by bringing together families in …

Night at the “Jewseum” & Hanukkah Mini Light Festival | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Thursday, December 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 tickets after 5 pm
| Contemporary Jewish Museum
Night at the

Light up the night during this Hannukah-inspired extravaganza.  
Rock out with indie-faves Happy Fangs; challenge your friends to a game of glow-in-the dark ping pong; nosh on light bites; play with the Lite-Brite; chill in the ’80s music video lounge; sip specialty cocktails; and interact …

Ping Pong Throwdown | SoMa
Ping Pong Throwdown | SoMa

Parisoma teams up with Playpass to bring the ultimate ping pong extravaganza back to SoMa. This time around, they will be splitting up the tables; half will be for competitive players and the other half for recreational players. So grab a friend and get ready …

“Stay Alive Oakland” Public Safety Forum | East Bay
Thursday, December 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| St. Andrews Missionary Baptist Church

At Stay Alive Oakland Public Safety Forum, participants will hold frank and respectful conversation about race, public safety, and opportunity for young people of color in Oakland.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
The goal is to discuss what a safer and more just Oakland looks like for …

General Assembly Sharing Economy Talk | SF
Thursday, December 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| General Assembly (225 Bush Street)
General Assembly Sharing Economy Talk | SF

Hear talks about the sharing or peer economy from Chelsea Rustrum (co-author of the book A Shareable Life) and speakers from Shareable, Listia, Common Change, and Bay Bucks.
Sharers Talks: Redefining Value with the Sharing Economy
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 6:30 to 9 pm
General Assembly – …

BikeCraft: Upcycled Christmas Ornament Workshop | Mountain View
Thursday, December 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but registration is required.
| Mountain View Public Library
BikeCraft: Upcycled Christmas Ornament Workshop | Mountain View

If you like cycling, you’ll love upcycling. Come by this DIY event to make inner tube bracelets, chain ornaments, and other fun crafts out of old bike parts.
Free, but space is limited and registration is required.
Photo credit: Bicitoro

Presidio Holiday Sing-Along | SF
Thursday, December 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
Presidio Holiday Sing-Along | SF

Come join in around the piano in the Presidio’s living room to fill Moraga Hall with music and holiday cheer. Professional singers will lead a group sing-along of warm and wonderful seasonal favorites, and festive drinks will be available for purchase.

The Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy & Free Pizza | Oakland
Thursday, December 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd St Warehouse
The Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy & Free Pizza | Oakland

In December, they’re discussing music, so prepare yourself for a lullaby of chortling laughter. Come check out the show where comedy and art collide and get your drink on. They’ll even give you free pizza.
Featured comics include Erik Krasner and Mikey Walz, with headliner, Natasha …

Win Tix: Popscene’s Holiday Gala: Dance-Punk “Moving Units” | Rickshaw Stop
Thursday, December 18 – 9:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*18+
| Rickshaw Stop
Popscene's Holiday Gala: Dance-Punk

Celebrate the holidays with Popscene and LA’s dance-punk band, “Moving Units,” who will perform a 10-year anniversary set around their 2004 debut album Dangerous Dreams. Before and after, you’ll be treated to DJs Aaron and Omar spinning the very best indie and electro millennium tuns …

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, ...

Free 3rd Fridays | East Bay Regional Parks
Friday, December 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay
Free 3rd Fridays | East Bay Regional Parks

East Bay Regional Park District is celebrating its 80th birthday by offering Free 3rd Fridays in the parks. From April to December in 2014, fees will be waived for a variety of park services, every third Friday of each month. The Park District operates 65 parks, covering ...

“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 ...