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Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale: Thursday | 80% Off
Thursday, December 13 – All Day | Cost: 80% Off | Chronicle Books HQ
Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale: Thursday | 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 + ...

Free Candy Gram Week | Dec 17-21
Free Candy Gram Week | Dec 17-21

Want to make a sweet and simple gesture to your BFF for the Holidays?
Wheelz, an app-based car-sharing company (think Zipcar, but where your neighbor owns the car and lends it to you instead of a company) is sending free candy gram the week of …

2012 Union-Fillmore Streets Holiday Boutique Crawl | SF
Thursday, December 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fillmore-Union
2012 Union-Fillmore Streets Holiday Boutique Crawl | SF

Boutiika and Union-Fillmore Streets boutiques have come together to offer you an evening of stress free, fabulous and discounted local holiday shopping at the 2nd annual Union-Fillmore Streets Holiday Boutique Crawl on Thursday December 13, 2012.
Sip bubbly while you meet and mingle with boutique owners who will …

Analog Holiday Party: Typewriters, Massages, Dreidel Competition, & Hand-drawn Portraits | SF
Thursday, December 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP requested
| ATO | FoodLab
Analog Holiday Party: Typewriters, Massages, Dreidel Competition, & Hand-drawn Portraits | SF

Drop the phone and disconnect from technology for a night of Device Free Drinks with an analog zone with holiday card making, dreidel spinning competitions, typewriters, arts and crafts, hand-drawn portraits, and board games on Thursday, December 13, 2012.
Participate in a free sharing gift exchange hosted by Yerdle. Bring something …

Bazaar Bizarre NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12 | California Academy of Sciences
Bazaar Bizarre NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

This week, Bazaar Bizarre fills the Academy with more than 40 independent artists and designers from across the country, featuring handbags, pottery, letterpress stationary, silk-screened t-shirts, baby clothes, zines, posters, body products, and more on December 13, 2012.
In the forum, an astronomer from the NASA-funded …

Sourdough Workshop: Art & Science of Bread Making | SF
Thursday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Sourdough Workshop: Art & Science of Bread Making | SF

Expert bakers from Sour Flour, a Mission bakery dedicated to neighborly bread gifting and bread education, will teach the basics of how flour ferments to create bread.
The workshop will focus on the starter, and discuss the 5 factors of Time, Temperatures, Hydration, Ratio, and …

RitLab: Schmooze, Nosh & Kvell | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Thursday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Advance tickets encouraged. $5 extra for the Conspiracy of Beards performance.
| Contemporary Jewish Museum
RitLab: Schmooze, Nosh & Kvell | Contemporary Jewish Museum

The Contemporary Jewish Museum comes to life for the holiday edition of Ritlab featuring a tour the exhibition The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League 1936–1951 in an Art Flash Gallery Chat with a CJM curator.
Next, take a Polaroid with Photobooth’s Vince Donovan and then …

Road Runner Sports Holiday Party: Champagne, Treats, Discounts & Raffles | Concord
Thursday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP for extra discounts and a free gift
| Road Runner Sports (Concord)
Road Runner Sports Holiday Party: Champagne, Treats, Discounts & Raffles | Concord

Wear a Santa Hat or that ugly Christmas sweater and have a Merry Fit-mas at Road Runner Sports Concord’s Christmas Party on December 13, 2012.
Enjoy complimentary champagne and refreshments, 10-20% discounts and raffle prizes given away every 30 minutes.
Free, but RSVP to get extra discounts and a free gift for the 1st …

Winter Beer Fest: Buy a Seaonal Beer, Get a Free Beer Glass | Cafe Royale
Winter Beer Fest: Buy a Seaonal Beer, Get a Free Beer Glass | Cafe Royale

Cafe Royale is throwing a Winter BeerFest, Jingle Beers, where you can try many specialty holiday beers and take home a free beer glass with purchase on Thursday, December 13, 2012.
As a holiday gift, the first 100 people to buy a seasonal beer will get …

Nerd Nite East Bay: Black Holes, A/V & KQED Quest | New Parkway Theater
Thursday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | The New Parkway
Nerd Nite East Bay: Black Holes, A/V & KQED Quest | New Parkway Theater

December holidays mean an early edition of Nerd Nite East Bay and they’re taking it to the big screen at The New Parkway theater, a much beloved and anticipated brew-and-view in Oakland, before they officially open on December 14.
The New Parkways will provide the screen, …

Clean Water Benefit: Folk & Electronic Concert, Free Drinks & Bites | SF
Thursday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Optical Underground
Clean Water Benefit: Folk & Electronic Concert, Free Drinks & Bites | SF

Want to party for a good cause? Join Groundwork Opportunities for a party and livestream concert as they raise money to bring clean water wells to Cambodia.
The evening’s show will feature performances by Meaningless Emphasis and Wheels and Tracks.

MeaningLess Emphasis is a one woman experimental …

Indoor/Outdoor Movie Night: Free Popcorn & Faux Grass | Oakland
Thursday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Loakal Art Gallery & Boutique
Indoor/Outdoor Movie Night: Free Popcorn & Faux Grass | Oakland

Loakal Art Gallery is bringing a bit of the outdoors inside for an Indoor Outdoor Movie Night, screening the Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life on Thursday, December 13, 2012.
In addition to the 1946 Frank Capra/Jimmy Stewart classic, they’re setting faux grass to recreate the outdoor movie viewing experience in their …

Free Concert: The Monkees Punk Cover Band | Redwood City
Thursday, December 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | BLAH
Free Concert: The Monkees Punk Cover Band | Redwood City

Rock out to The Trouble with Monkeys, a punk cover band of The Monkees, performing at BLAH on December 13, 2012.
The Trouble With Monkeys play the The Monkees hits, but rock them out and punk them up, and unleash those beautiful ’60s melodies with a firestorm of …

Hot Jazz & Dancing at a ’20s Art Deco Supper Club | Oakland
Thursday, December 13 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free live music & dancing; dance lessons at 6:30p are $15; dinner is extra
| Terrace Room
Hot Jazz & Dancing at a '20s Art Deco Supper Club | Oakland

Come kick up your heels every 2nd Thursday with Hot Jazz and Hokum Stomp at the Terrace Room, Oakland’s lake front restaurant, set in a 1920s art deco supper club with panoramic view of Lake Merritt.
Live music with The Frisky Frolics trio and their brand of …

Free Comet Club Comedy | SF
Thursday, December 13 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Comet Club
Free Comet Club Comedy | SF

Comet Club Comedy is a weekly free comedy showcase at the Comet Club in the Marina district of San Francisco, featuring local Bay Area comedians and special guests hosted by Ben Feldman. Comet Club Comedy Every Thursday | 8:30-10 pm Comet Club, 3111 Fillmore Street, ...

Free Bar Food: Broke Ass Stuart’s “Mission Frito Pie” | Potrero Hill
Thursday, December 13 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Mission Frito Pie with any drink purchase.
| The Unresolved Love Life of Evelyn Lee
Free Bar Food: Broke Ass Stuart's

San Francisco’s cheap darling Broke Ass Stuart has invented a new guilty pleasure bar food that he’ll be giving out for free on Thursday night when he’s bartending at Evelyn Lee. It’s called the Mission Frito Pie.
Mission Frito Pies will be free with any drink …

Win Tix: Popscene: UK’s Willy Moon | SF
Thursday, December 13 – 10:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular cost, $13
| Rickshaw Stop
Popscene: UK's Willy Moon | SF

Willy Moon is a New Zealand-born musician, singer and producer based in London. His music has been described as “a brilliantly odd fusion of 50s rock’n’roll and modern production” using “hip-hop production techniques.”
Popscene DJs Omar and Aaron Axelsen get the party started.

Every Thursday

Mission Community Market | SF
Every Thursday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Community Market
Mission Community Market | SF

The Mission Community Market is a weekly, outdoor marketplace that celebrates the Mission’s diversity with fresh fruits and vegetables, street food, live music, arts, local businesses, and after-school activities.
They promote family health and are creating a fun, beautiful public space for the Mission District: the …

Twang Honky Tonk: Country DJs & Line Dancing | SF
Every Thursday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fiddler's Green
Twang Honky Tonk: Country DJs & Line Dancing | SF

Twang Honky Tonk & Country Jamboree is your San Francisco HQ for The PBR, Stagecoach and NASCAR. A nothing-fancy, fun and casual place to hang out with fellow country music fans, dancin’ to contemporary country music all night with classic, outlaw and swing thrown in.
Expect to get your Twang …

Trivia Thursday: Pub Quiz in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Trivia Thursday: Pub Quiz in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway

Thursday Night at The New Parkway is Trivia Night.  
This is a chance for you and your friends to compete and win prizes (like free beer and movie passes) if you can answer questions correctly about a range of topics that often include movie history, famous …

Barbary Coast Comedy Night | Oakland
Every Thursday – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Legionnaire Saloon
Barbary Coast Comedy Night | Oakland

Laugh your booty off at the Barbary Coast Comedy night at the Legionnaire Saloon (2272 Telegraph Avenue) in uptown Oakland every Thursday at 7 pm. 
The show is produced by Barry Katzman (Comedy Day) and often features performers who’ve appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Showtime, Comedy …

Free Classic Movie Night at The Magick Lantern | East Bay
Every Thursday – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Magik Lantern
Free Classic Movie Night at The Magick Lantern | East Bay

The Magick Lantern is a small movie theater is the cute little town of Point Richmond in the East Bay. They show many independent new movies, as well as some vintage picks hand-chosen by its proprietor.
Thursday is Classics Night when they show quirky old movies …

Free Esta Noche Comedy Thursdays | Mission Dist.
Free Esta Noche Comedy Thursdays | Mission Dist.

Esta Noche has presented the Bay Area’s best progressive comedians free of charge in the heart of the Mission.
Now, new hosts are continuing the fun. Every Thursday, straight and gay comedians tell jokes on a stage that was built for drag queens.

1st Thursday of the month: Yuri …

Free “Deep East” House DJ Night | Oakland
Every Thursday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Free

Deep East is a weekly dance party held on Thursday nights at Lounge 3411 in Oakland. Each crew member is an accomplished DJ in their own right, and all are East Bay residents.
They came together out of mutual respect, love of deep beats, and a …

Bear Country Funk: Live Soul, Hip Hop & Latin Dance Party | Berkeley
Every Thursday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Bear Country Funk: Live Soul, Hip Hop & Latin Dance Party | Berkeley

Every Thursday night, The Starry Plough in Berkeley hosts a live funk, soul, hip hop and Latin dance party from 9 pm to midnight.
Come on down to shake it to some funky live music with Anthony Ant and his house band, plus great food and drinks available …

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