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Saturday, December 8

“Help Portrait” Free Professional Portrait Day | SF & Berkeley
Saturday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Glide

Help-Portrait is an annual global event during which photographers, videographers, makeup artists and other professionals worldwide work with nonprofits and community organizations to photograph individuals and families who wouldn’t normally have access to professional family photos and print them out so they have something to …

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, December 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Grand Finals, Free Play & Art Show | Burlingame
Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Grand Finals, Free Play & Art Show | Burlingame

The 25th Anniversary celebration of Street Fighter will culminate at the Grand Finals event at the Hyatt Regency SFO in Burlingame on Saturday, December 8th from 10am to 9pm.
Admission is free, and the first 1,000 guests will receive goodie bags filled with exclusive Street Fighter collectibles.
Fans …

San Francisco Park Volunteer Day | Pacific Heights
Saturday, December 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Alta Vista Park
San Francisco Park Volunteer Day | Pacific Heights

Join the Alta Plaza Park Volunteers for their quarterly park beautification workday. Volunteers weed, trim walks, apply ground cover, plant, collect trash and overall spruce up this “jewel in the crown” of the San Francisco park system. Alta Plaza lays claim to a unique role in San Francisco ...

Local SF Shops’ Holiday Wholesale Day | Ghirardelli Square
Saturday, December 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
Local SF Shops' Holiday Wholesale Day | Ghirardelli Square

Shop local this holiday season and even save some dough while you’re at it.
Shop local San Francisco brands, product overruns and discounted merchandise for the One Day Holiday Wholesale Event in the upper plaza of Ghiradelli Square from 10 am-4 pm on Saturday, December 8, 2012.  This …

Amoeba Music’s “Super Saturday” | 10% Off Everything
Saturday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Amoeba Music's

Shop “Super Saturday” at any Amoeba Music location for a special one-day sale on Saturday, December 8, 2012.
“Super Saturday” One Day Sale Discounts:

20% off all turntables (plus get a $10 coupon and goodie bag with your turntable purchase)
20% off all t-shirts
20% off all headphones

Save big at …

Mobile Park Day: Rockclimbing, BMX, Skateboarding | SF
Saturday, December 8 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Kelloch Velasco Park
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 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Seasonal Cooking Demos & Tastings | Ferry Plaza

Blue Chair Fruit Company, Rachel’s jam business, is one of the premier artisanal jam and marmalade companies in the United States.
Located in Oakland, their highest priority is using organic and sustainable grown fruit from local growers, and preserving that vibrant fruit flavor by utilizing …

The New Parkway Theater’s Soft Grand Opening | Oakland
Saturday, December 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
The New Parkway Theater's Soft Grand Opening | Oakland

The New Parkway is finally re-opening in Oakland!
It’s a DIY movie theater that’s been built out of a warehouse with two screens, $6 movie tickets, strange films and tons of interesting seating like mid-century modern couches and coffee tables, sofas, office chairs, even old-school beauty …

San Funkcisco: Affordable Art & Music Fest | SF
Saturday, December 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations Appreciated At The Door
| Kells Irish Bar
San Funkcisco: Affordable Art & Music Fest | SF

Join the first Annual San Funkcisco: Affordable Art & Music Fest on December 8, 2012.
This is a special event open to family & friends to enjoy local musical talent, buy local artwork, & support funding for The Charlotte Maxwell Complimentary Clinic, which provides free alternative medical …

2012 Holidays on Fourth Street: Make Glass Ornaments | Berkeley
Saturday, December 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street (Berkeley)
2012 Holidays on Fourth Street: Make Glass Ornaments | Berkeley

Create Fused Glass Ornaments from noon to 4pm in front of Peet’s Coffee.

2012 Holiday Indie Mart: Shopping, Food Trucks & DIY | Speakeasy Brewery
Saturday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Speakeasy Brewery
2012 Holiday Indie Mart: Shopping, Food Trucks & DIY | Speakeasy Brewery

The Holiday Indie Mart returns for the 5th year to bring you the perfect event to get all your holiday shopping and to get festive on December 8, 2012 at Speakeasy Brewery for the first time.
Gifts, food, music, brews and 45 vendors & trucks will be …

Black Tie Chess Tournament: Free Food, Martinelli’s & Ties | Berkeley
Black Tie Chess Tournament: Free Food, Martinelli's & Ties | Berkeley

Dress in your finest black tie attire and join this all-ages free chess tournament on December 8 starting at noon to celebrate the defeat of Bezerkeley’s Sit-Lie Law. 
Free to attend, but if you want to play, please RSVP by commenting with your name and skill level to …

Mundo Maya: Maize Celebration & Food Sampling | Mission Dist.
Saturday, December 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend. $3-5 for food samples.
| Galería de la Raza
Mundo Maya: Maize Celebration & Food Sampling | Mission Dist.

Maize Celebration: Saturday, December 8, 2012 – 12 noon – 6:00 p.m.
Join a festival celebrating Mayan food, particularly Maya foods made from corn: Tamales, Pupusas, Nacatamales, Quesadillas, Chica, Tortillas, Pan Dulce, Empanadas, Tacos, Gorditas, Bunuelos, Atole, Chamurrado, Albodigas in collaboration with La Cocina, Accion Latina, …

SCRAP Art Party: Creative Reuse DIY | SF
Saturday, December 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Arc Studios & Gallery
SCRAP Art Party: Creative Reuse DIY | SF

SCRAP Party with hands-on creative reuse activities
Sat, Dec 8th, 1:00 – 3:00pm

The F-Line: A Muni Photographers Talk | Lower Haight
Saturday, December 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Harvey Milk Photography Center
The F-Line: A Muni Photographers Talk | Lower Haight

View the historic San Francisco F-Line through the eyes of a photographer and listen to photographers, Tim Baskerville and Kevin Shariden, share and speak about their portraits of San Francisco’s historic streetcars.
Transport yourself to the past as the SFMTA showcases archived photographs of the interiors …

Wild Oakland Walk: Bird Identification | Lake Merritt
Saturday, December 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rotary Nature Center
Wild Oakland Walk: Bird Identification | Lake Merritt

Bring raingear/umbrella and binoculars and a birding field guide if possible, and come learn about all the winter birds migrating to Lake Merritt. The waterbirds you will be concentrating on are usually very easy to see even without binoculars.
Meet at 2pm at the main entrance of the …

Slapocalypse: Sticker Art Show, Live Music & DIY Stickers
Saturday, December 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Chopsticks: Urban Art Space
Slapocalypse: Sticker Art Show, Live Music & DIY Stickers

Slapocalypse is celebrating Sticker Culture with thousands of slaps from artists all over the world at Chopsticks, an urban art space in Oakland.
There will be sticker slapping, sticker trading, blackbook krushing and slap packs. They have blank slaps for days so bring your own markers and …

Closing Art Party & Free Libations | Oakland
Saturday, December 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Tarot Woman Vintage Boutique
Closing Art Party & Free Libations | Oakland

The Tarot Woman vintage boutique in Berkeley will hold a closing party for their latest art installation Spectrum of Spirits by April Rose.
Complimentary mimosas and white wine will be served and you can check out this quirky boutique run by an artist/musician/Tarot reader, Janina.

Shmaltz Brewery’s 2012 Hanukkah Beer Party | Beer Revolution
Saturday, December 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, bring cash for drinks
| Beer Revolution
Shmaltz Brewery's 2012 Hanukkah Beer Party | Beer Revolution

Shmaltz Brewery makes He’brew gourmet Kosher beer and their bringing their whole lineup to Beer Revolution for their Bay Area “Super Sweet 16” party just in time for Hanukkah to celebrate the brewery’s 16th birthday.
Although there’s no discount prices on the beer (we were told by the promoter ”sorry, …

Unique Graffiti Art Exhibit with Used Spray Cans | Blackbird
Saturday, December 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*There may be nibbles and drinks, but bring cash just in case
| Blackbird
Unique Graffiti Art Exhibit with Used Spray Cans | Blackbird

Can the can be a canvas? Check out this unique graffiti art exhibit where the art is spray painted on the discarded spray cans. How meta…
Rob Sakovich Graffiti Art Exhibit
Opening at Blackbird: Saturday, December 8, 2012, 6-8pm
Secession Art & Design heads to the Blackbird to …

Dashing Bicycle Show & Gin Party | SF
Saturday, December 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Huckleberry Bicycles
Dashing Bicycle Show & Gin Party | SF

Dress in your ‘guv’nor best’ and cruise over to Huckleberry Bicycles for the premiere of the Dashing Bicycle Show, a traveling exhibition of the finest bicycles and accessories, brought to you by Brooks England, on Saturday, December 8, 2012.
Hendrick’s Gin will be pouring drinks for the opening party. Grant …

Win Tix: KC Turner’s 30th Birthday Bash: Megan Slankard & Steve Poltz | SF
Saturday, December 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular cost, $18 adv, $25 door.
| Swedish American Hall
KC Turner's 30th Birthday Bash: Megan Slankard & Steve Poltz | SF

KC Turner, San Francisco’s live indie music producer is celebrating his 30th birthday with “gleaming, grooving, and gritty” singer-songwriter Megan Slankard and her quirky, rootsy band Matt The Electrician. Also in the lineup is the frenzied, aggressive, hilarious, and heartbreakingly sincere Steve Poltz from San …

$10 Tix: Ugly Sweater Christmas Party | Mr. Smiths, SF
Saturday, December 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Normally $20, Get $10 tickets with exclusive code FUNCHEAP1
| Mr. Smith's
$10 Tix: Ugly Sweater Christmas Party | Mr. Smiths, SF

Ho Ho Ho… Come over Mr. Smith’s for a raging holiday party with the ugliest of sweaters. There’s DJs rocking around the Christmas tree, prizes for best sweaters, a free photo booth and free drinks for the first 100 people.

Early birds get a free drink …

Quote Unquote Free Comedy Show | SF
Saturday, December 8 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Quote Unquote Free Comedy Show | SF

Quote Unquote is an alternative comedy show based around what we all hated to write in school: essays. The writers are given a quote, and they all create their own piece based on that quote. Hilarity ensues. Quote Unquote is headed back to the city by the …

Every Saturday

Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley

Grab your yoga mat and come to Sports Basement Berkeley for some relaxing weekend yoga. Community classes take place every Saturday.
Please BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle. All levels are welcome.

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 …

Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley
Every Saturday – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley

Comedian Johan Miranda presents a Saturday Night Comedy Showcase, every Saturday night at Pappy’s Bar in Berkeley.
This free stand-up comedy showcase features comedians from all around the Bay Area at 8:30 pm followed by a DJ dance party.

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