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2012 East Bay Anarchist Bookfair | Oakland
Saturday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Humanist Hall
2012 East Bay Anarchist Bookfair | Oakland

On December 1, 2012 East Bay Anarchy will be hosting the first annual East Bay Anarchist Bookfair: Conversations & Books event on Ohlone land at the Humanist Hall in Oakland to talk about big things (like changing the world) and small things (like books).
Is it too …

New Taste Marketplace: Holiday Food Market | SF
Saturday, December 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | St. Gregory's Church (De Haro)
New Taste Marketplace: Holiday Food Market | SF

This month’s marketplace will feature 35 prepared and take-home food vendors, three food trucks, soul DJ Bubba, knife sharpening, cookbooks and more.
They’ve got their biggest line-up yet this Saturday with a mix of vendors old and new. There will be some food to eat on-site …

Free Zumba Class | Chinatown
Saturday, December 1 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center
Free Zumba Class | Chinatown

In celebration of the reopening of the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center, the Movement in the Parks Program brings you a limited series of free Zumba classes on Saturdays, November 3 – December 15, 2012 from 10:30am-11:30am.
>> Please note there is no class on November 24th.
RSVP …

Mobile Park Day: Rockclimbing, BMX, Skateboarding | SF
Saturday, December 1 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Herz Playground
Mobile Park Day: Rockclimbing, BMX, Skateboarding | SF

Mobile Rec is coming to a park near you with free rock climbing, BMX Biking and skateboarding for youth. Tips, tricks and equipment will be provided by San Francisco Rec and Park, but participants may bring their own. Helmets will be required for actions sports ...

Seasonal Cooking Demos & Tastings | Ferry Plaza
Saturday, December 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Seasonal Cooking Demos & Tastings | Ferry Plaza

For the first time in more than a decade, chef Sachin Chopra is manning his own kitchen at All Spice and is free to execute his personal approach to cooking.
His role as executive sous chef at this classic San Jose spot brought him back to …

The Bold Italic’s “Gift Shop” SF Made Shopping Party: Free Drinks | SF
Saturday, December 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| The Bold Italic
The Bold Italic's

The Bold Italic is partnering with 5M Project on Gift Shop, an independent San Francisco marketplace with free drinks and free giftbags (limited supply) for those who arrive early 0n Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2, 2012. Free, but RSVP is required. The Bold Italic Event Space ...

3rd Annual “Stay Warm On Us” Free Sweater Giveaway | Oakland
Saturday, December 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*One free sweater and scarf per person.
| East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse
3rd Annual

The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse continues their tradition of giving back to the Depot community by presenting the 3rd annual “Stay Warm On Us” event on December 1, 2012.
They have brought in lots of gently used sweaters and scarves that they will be …

Britney Spears Flash Mob Day | SF
Saturday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
Britney Spears Flash Mob Day | SF

Join in with dozens of Britney’s at locations all over SF for the 2012 Britney Spears Flash Mob – shaking it to a medley from Oops I Did it Again, to Baby Hit Me One More Time to Toxic.
December 1, 2012 Flash Mob Schedule
IMPORTANT >> Times …

Come Out and Play in the Park: Saturday | SoMa
Saturday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but many games require advanced registration
| Gene Friend Recreation Center
Come Out and Play in the Park: Saturday | SoMa

Join the first day of Come Out and Play Weekend on Saturday, December 1st from 12pm-5pm at Victoria Manalo Draves Park, Folsom & 6th Street for a day full of fun outdoor games for kids and adults.
Venue Change Due to Rain - outdoor events scheduled for originally scheduled …

2012 Holidays on Fourth Street: Pine Cone Art | Berkeley
Saturday, December 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street (Berkeley)
2012 Holidays on Fourth Street: Pine Cone Art | Berkeley

Create pine cone art from 12-4pm in front of Peet’s Coffee.

65% off Alite Camping Gear & Cornhole Contest | Potrero Hill
Saturday, December 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*It's a sale, so bring some cash
| Alite Design Showroom
65% off Alite Camping Gear & Cornhole Contest | Potrero Hill

Alite, a quirky camping gear company is hosting their first every holiday sample sale – a two day event at their warehouse with discounts of up to 65% on items such as our Monarch Chairs, Backpacks, Squirrel Packs, Dog Products, Sleeping Bags, Tents, and more.
They …

Win Tix: The Bay Brewed: A Rock and Roll Beer Festival | SF
Saturday, December 1 – 12:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular cost, $50 advance/$60 door
| Public Works
The Bay Brewed: A Rock and Roll Beer Festival | SF

San Francisco’s only indie rock and beer festival, The Bay Brewed, is back on Saturday, December 1, 2012 to celebrate two of the Bay’s greatest assets — craft brews and indie music.
Tickets include a music festival with Bear in Heaven, Sonny & the Sunsets, Born Gold, Blasted …

Free Ice Skating Day | Alameda
Saturday, December 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with registration
| Alameda City Hall
Free Ice Skating Day | Alameda

On December 1, 2012, Get your skate on at the free Synthetic Skating Rink (that means no ice, instead you skate on high tech plastic) in the Alameda City Hall Parking Lot – Skates will be provided.

Pre-registration is encouraged, as there are a limit of …

2012 Macy’s Family Fun Day: Cookies, Radio Disney & Games | Union Square
Saturday, December 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
2012 Macy's Family Fun Day: Cookies, Radio Disney & Games | Union Square

Join the SF SPCA, Macy’s and Radio Disney for Family Fun Day on December 1, 2012.
Macy’s will host a free holiday cookie decorating workshop for kids from 2-4pm in the Kids Department, Level 5.
The Radio Disney crew will be on hand to DJ, host games, and …

Free Winter Jazz Concert: The Brewing Co. | Mission Dist.
Saturday, December 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Branch Library
Free Winter Jazz Concert: The Brewing Co. | Mission Dist.

The Brewing Co. features Clifford Brown III (Trumpet) grandson of the late jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown, Colin Williams (Bass), Rick Rivera (Drums), Randy Craig (keys) & Lee Elderton (Tenor).
Based on the concept “cool and smooth,” The Brewing Co. is rooted firmly in the post-bop jazz …

Free Salsa & Bachata Dance Party | SF
Saturday, December 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
Free Salsa & Bachata Dance Party | SF

Calling all Salsa, Timba, Bachata, and Kizomba dancers in the Bay Area – winter is around the corner. So come out and enjoy one more outdoor dance party; it’s the last event of the year.
The event is free, so just bring some snacks if you like …

McLaren Park 2012 Holiday Tree Decorating Party | SF
Saturday, December 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
McLaren Park 2012 Holiday Tree Decorating Party | SF

Come decorate the living Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Tree in McLaren Park on December 1, 2012 from 3-5 PM to help decorate the evergreen tree in the center.
Decorating a living tree is a custom dating back to the sixteenth century in northern Europe, where people honored the …

Paxton Gate 20th Anniversary & Holiday Party | Mission Dist.
Saturday, December 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Paxton Gate
Paxton Gate 20th Anniversary & Holiday Party | Mission Dist.

Quirky Mission District store Paxton Gate is turning 20 years old in December 2012, and you’re invited to join us in celebration.
For the Kids | 3p-6p
Starting at Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids from 3p to 6p, you’ll have an unforgettable time enjoying Victorian-style face painting, …

Traditional German Christmas Market | Mountain View
Saturday, December 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | German International School of Silicon Valley
Traditional German Christmas Market | Mountain View

Get a taste of a traditional German Christmas market in Mountain View. Head to the annual holiday market from 3-7 pm for for a traditional Weihnachtsmarkt on Saturday, December 1, 2012.
There will be various vendors offering holiday accessories, arts and crafts, decorations and much more. Get into …

MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl: December 2012 | Mission Dist.
Saturday, December 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl: December 2012 | Mission Dist.

Pathos-on-Harrison – 2754 Harrison St. @ 23rd St.
Curators: David Kubrin and Jorge Molina

8:45-9:00 Intro and Invocation
9:00-9:25 Monica Marie (Singer Songwriter)
9:25-9:40 David Kubrin (Poet/Storyteller)
9:40-10:05 Los Nadies (Musica)
10:05-10:25 Alejandro Murguía (Poet Laureate of San Francisco)
10:25-11:05 Jeffrey Alphonsus Mooney (Wizardry)
11:05-11:20 Ben Bao Sierra (Poet)
11:20 Jorge Molina and the …

Writer’s Bloc Pie, Tea, and Poetry Night | Mission
Saturday, December 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Press: Works on Paper
Writer's Bloc Pie, Tea, and Poetry Night | Mission

Come for the pie and tea (which sounds to be free, but we couldn’t confirm), stay for the poetry readings.
Writer’s Bloc is a collective of writers hailing from the Bay Area throwing an event for prose lovers to help celebrate the release of a new …

Frank Moore’s Strange Audience Experiment | Berkeley
Saturday, December 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donattions Accepted
| Temescal Art Center
Frank Moore's Strange Audience Experiment | Berkeley

Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, will conduct improvised passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Oh, and there’s probably going to be some nudity. Bring your passions and musical instruments and ...

Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley
Saturday, December 1 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bec's Bar & Bistro
Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley

December 1, 2012 features:
Butch Escobar
George Chen
OJ Patterson

Ivy & Light: Photography & Fashion Show, DJ & Free Champagne | SF
Saturday, December 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Night Light
Ivy & Light: Photography & Fashion Show, DJ & Free Champagne | SF

The Night Light Tavern is hosting an evening of style, art, and beauty with complimentary champagne, a fashion show, DJ and treats.
Presenting work by up-and-coming fashion photographer Iann Ivy, a soon to be graduate from the Academy of Art University with work published and showcased …

Throwback Dance Party: 90′s House Music & Open Bar | Mighty
Saturday, December 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mighty
Throwback Dance Party: 90's House Music & Open Bar | Mighty

On Saturday, December 1st, Mighty is proud to bring the Bay Area Throwback, a tribute to 90′s house music that helped give birth to dance music as we know it today.
The party is free all night and there will be an open bar from 9-10 …

Every Saturday

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rec Field: Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Come and play outdoors, in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting, and melting into the ground. Join up every Saturday for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and spirit.
Purusha yogis teach free yoga on Saturday mornings in Golden Gate Park at 11 am,  as part of …

Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Every Saturday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland

Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered.
The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who prefer …

Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide
Every Saturday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to play, but bring cash for drinks.
Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide

The Riptide hosts a bingo party, every Saturday, which runs from about 6 pm to just after 8 pm. There are 3 rounds; you can win drinks, prizes, and the final blackout round prize is a $50 bar tab.
When O-69 gets called, everyone playing bingo …

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