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Wednesday, December 12

Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale: Wednesday | 80% Off
Wednesday, December 12 – All Day | Cost: 80% Off | Chronicle Books HQ
Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale: Wednesday | 80% Off

Need some last minute gifts but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs?  Stock up on holiday gifts and save 80% off hundreds of selected titles at the Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale on December 12-14, 2012. Choose from cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle + ...

Nutella Breakfast Tour: Free Samples & Giveaways | Justin Herman Plaza
Wednesday, December 12 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
Nutella Breakfast Tour: Free Samples & Giveaways | Justin Herman Plaza
On Wednesday, December 12 the Nutella Breakfast Tour truck will be parked on Don Chee Way (near Justin Hermann Plaza) from 9am to 2pm.

Interdependence Day: Free Lumber & Compost with SF’s Reuse Guru | Bayshore
Wednesday, December 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Recology San Francisco
Interdependence Day: Free Lumber & Compost with SF's Reuse Guru | Bayshore
Join Bob Besso from SF Recology for a salvaged garden lumber and compost giveaway at the Recology’s San Francisco transfer station on 12-12-12, 10am to 2pm as they participate in 12/12/12 Interdependence Day. Bob Besso from Recology is an active member of the San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance and a ...
Beats for Lunch Party: MOM DJs & Free Top Chef Lunch | SF
Wednesday, December 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Includes lunch. Advance tickets are recommended.
| Monarch
Beats for Lunch Party: MOM DJs & Free Top Chef Lunch | SF
Beats for Lunch presents a special Top Chef edition of their lunchtime dance party with Motown on Mondays (MOM) DJs. Chef Josie from TV’s Top Chef will be creating a tasty lunch for party-goers. Limited meals will be available so buy your ticket ($5) in advance. Motown ...
Startup Holiday Party: Free Food, Drinks & Interview w/ Santa | Redwood City
Wednesday, December 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| YouDazzle HQ
Startup Holiday Party: Free Food, Drinks & Interview w/ Santa | Redwood City
Join Startup Grind on December 12 to enjoy some complimentary food and drinks and to welcome Santa Claus, Founder and CEO of The North Pole. Free, but RSVP is required. They are aiming  to host the worlds biggest un-corporate holiday party for startups, entrepreneurs and small business ...
Mundo Maya 12.12.12: All-Female Mariachi Performance | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, December 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Galería de la Raza
Mundo Maya 12.12.12: All-Female Mariachi Performance | Mission Dist.
Saturday, December 12: 6pm-8pm / Virgin de Guadalupe ceremony Dinastia Torres, all-female mariachi group, will pay tribute to La Virgen De Guadalupe at Galería.
Blow Pop Happy Hour: Naytronix DJ set | Mission District
Wednesday, December 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shot of sake with RSVP.
| Blowfish Sushi
Blow Pop Happy Hour: Naytronix DJ set | Mission District
Noise Pop, Blowfish Sushi To Die For and Trumer Pilsner are proud to announce the final Blow Pop Happy Hour of the year on December 12 with a special guest DJ set from tUnE-yArDs bassist Naytronix. Free, but if you RSVP you’ll get a free shot ...
Shipwrecks at the Golden Gate: Archaeology Talk | Presidio
Wednesday, December 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Montgomery Street Barracks
Shipwrecks at the Golden Gate: Archaeology Talk | Presidio
Come learn about the variety of shipwrecks hidden deep beneath the bay as Dr. James Delgado, international shipwreck expert and maritime archaeologist, speaks of sunken treasures in the Golden Gate Strait. Dr. Delgado will be introduced by co-author and National Park Service historian Stephen Haller.
Penn Jillette’s Book Event “Atheist Holiday” | North Bay
Wednesday, December 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Book Passage (Corte Madera)
Penn Jillette's Book Event
Join Penn Jillette for an Atheist Holiday, in celebration of his latest book, Every Day is An Atheist Holiday, on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. The larger, louder half of legendary magic act Penn & Teller, and New York Times-bestselling author of God, No!, is back with a new collection of spiritual ...
2012 Holiday RAWk Bazaar: Live Art, Fashion Show & DJs | SF
2012 Holiday RAWk Bazaar: Live Art, Fashion Show & DJs | SF
Join RAW SF on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 1015 Folsom for a holiday RAWk event with underground art, a fashion show, live painting and music, as well as a holiday bazaar featuring some the Bay’s treasures – from accessories to fashion to DIY gifts ...
GoGo Craft’s DIY Tote Bag Workshop | SF
Wednesday, December 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE but RSVP is required. Call 415-355-5770 to register. 
| Parkside Branch Library
GoGo Craft's DIY Tote Bag Workshop | SF
Make a holiday gift tote (or keep it for yourself) with this fun hand-sewing workshop. GoGo Craft will teach you how to make a customized tote bag that is perfect for carrying your library books or shopping at your local farmer’s market. Appliqué a cotton tote ...
Old City Hall: Corruption & Racism in 19th Century SF
Wednesday, December 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Old City Hall: Corruption & Racism in 19th Century SF
 Glenn Lym presents an architectural and political history of the 27-year project of building the original City Hall, a building that fell down in the 1906 earthquake, revealing deeply inadequate and corrupt building practices. Meanwhile, when contruction began in the 1870s, the white working class ...
lOAKal Free Concert: Joe Rut & Loretta Lynch | Oakland
Wednesday, December 12 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parish
lOAKal Free Concert: Joe Rut & Loretta Lynch | Oakland
Joe Rut‘s fans have compared him to influences as disparate as Todd Snider, They Might Be Giants, The Grateful Dead, Frank Zappa, and Ween. His live shows have earned him a cult status, among those in-the-know, as a crafty guitarist and a clever songwriter who ...

Every Wednesday

Free Outdoor Workout: Stairs, Core & Endurance | Pac Heights
Every Wednesday – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | Kezar Stadium
Free Outdoor Workout: Stairs, Core & Endurance | Pac Heights

Every Wednesday morning at 6:30 am, gather at Alta Plaza Park for a free badass workout and a chance to meet fellow fitness enthusiasts in your city.
The half hour workouts are different each week, but consist of  boot camp style workouts like running hills, core …

“Heart of the City” Wednesday Farmers Market | UN Plaza
Every Wednesday – All Day | Cost: FREE | United Nations Plaza (about Civic Center BART)

Heart of the City Farmers Market is a uniquely independent, farmer-operated, nonprofit farmers market located year round on Sundays and Wednesdays in San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza, rain or shine. Nearly 30 local farmers and artisan food vendors provide a wide selection of fresh local produce, …

Stitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF
Every Wednesday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco School of Needlework and Design
Stitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF

These free events give you the opportunity to stitch in an inspiring environment with fellow enthusiasts. Bring along your projects, embroidery, knitting or even darning, and enjoy the company of others and their vast needlework library at your leisure.
Free Stitch Ins meet every Wednesday from …

Autodesk Design Gallery & Tour | Embarcadero
Every Wednesday – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Autodesk Design Gallery & Tour | Embarcadero

The Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco celebrates the design process that takes a great idea and turns it into a reality.
With more than 20 different exhibits regularly on display that showcase the innovative work of Autodesk customers, the gallery illustrates the role …

Drumming For Rain | Walnut Creek
Drumming For Rain | Walnut Creek

If “rain dances” are performed, why not “rain drums” or drumming for rain? Bring yourself, a floor mat or pillow, drums, shakers, or anything percussion and join in the
This free rain-drumming group will be offered weekly in Walnut Creek on Wednesdays from 5-6 pm.
Free, but an RSVP is …

Karma Cinema: Pay-What-You-Wish Movie Night | The New Parkway
Karma Cinema: Pay-What-You-Wish Movie Night | The New Parkway

Time to get generous; The New Parkway Theater is letting you pay-what-you-wish for a movie ticket every Wednesday night.
Theater doors open at 6 pm every Wednesday and every movie (albeit a few exceptions like private events) will be offered on a sliding scale of a penny (if …

Dandelion Chocolate: Factory Tour & Guided Tasting | SF
Every Wednesday – 6:10 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 and reservations are required
Dandelion Chocolate: Factory Tour & Guided Tasting | SF

Mmmm… chocolate! Four days a week, Dandelion Chocolates offer $5 factory tours (with tastings) and they’ll send you off with a hot chocolate gift card so you can end your experience on an extra chocolatey note. These tours can book up months in advance (especially for …

“Musical Wednesdays” Sing-Along At The Edge | Castro
Every Wednesday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Edge

Start your week singing with Musical Mondays or get over the hump with Musical Wednesdays at The Edge in the Castro, where they play all of your favorite musicals to sing and drink along with a different theme each week from 7 pm to 2 am every …

Battle of the Centuries: Bach vs. Beethoven vs. Rock ‘n’ Roll | North Beach
Every Wednesday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but minimum $5 donation appreciated.
| Monroe
Battle of the Centuries: Bach vs. Beethoven vs. Rock 'n' Roll | North Beach

Travel through musical time at Battle of the Centuries every Wednesday at Monroe featuring a full night full of live music with a small classic orchestra switching centuries every hour ranging from Bach to Mozart and Beethoven and modern rock classics.
Plus there’s accompanying drink specials for each …

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Every Wednesday – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub!

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase taking place under the stars in the outdoor patio, in the heart of downtown Oakland, at The Uptown. Dress warmly; they’ve got a couple of patio heaters to help keep you toasty.
Each week features some of the …

“Roots, Rum & Reggae” Live Reggae Night | Peninsula
Every Wednesday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
“Roots, Rum & Reggae” Live Reggae Night | Peninsula

The Historic 7 Mile House will be hosts a weekly Wednesday reggae night appropriately called “Roots Rum & Reggae”, and will feature the Bay Area’s best reggae bands on a rotating schedule.
Check out the 7 Mile House calendar for details on this week’s band.
The event …

Free Live Jazz & Latin Jazz Nights | Cigar Bar
Every Wednesday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cigar Bar & Grill
Free Live Jazz & Latin Jazz Nights |  Cigar Bar

Join the Cigar Bar & Grill every Wednesday & Thursday evening for a free Jazz show (both traditional jazz and latin jazz) by local Bay Area musicians.
Shows start at 8pm. Enjoy great food, drinks & Jazz. For complete line-up and more information please visit their website.
Live …

Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl | SF
Every Wednesday – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with a drink special purchase.
| Monroe
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl | SF

Try your hand (literally) at the Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl starting in North Beach.
Get lubricated on $3.50 drink specials, and compete in Rock Paper Scissors tournament qualifying rounds while moving from bar to bar. The tournament champ wins a $25 bar tab. Meet new people while earning points to …

“Housepitality” DJ Party & Free Champagne | SoMa

Housepitality SF gives you a reason to come out dancing every Wednesday night with world-class artists and free champagne.
Enjoy free champagne from 9-10 pm and $5 Jameson (with mention of Housepitality discount). The RSVP list closes at 6 pm on the day of the show.
Housepitality DJ Night
Every Wednesday …

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