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Sunday, December 23

2012 Macy’s Holiday Windows: Pet Adoption Displays | Union Square
Sunday, December 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
2012 Macy's Holiday Windows: Pet Adoption Displays | Union Square

Macy’s in Union Square unveils their 27th Annual “Holiday Windows” (November 22, 2013 to January 5, 2014) with elaborately-decorated holiday window displays all along the outside of the building featuring some adorable (and adoptable) cats and dogs to help benefit the SPCA and find these furry friends ...

Golden Gate Bridge Group Bike Ride | Presidio
Sunday, December 23 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*BYO Bicycle
| Sports Basement Presidio
Golden Gate Bridge Group Bike Ride | Presidio

Join a group bike ride across the Golden Gate Bride into Marin County on Sunday, December 23, 2012. Meet at 8:30 am at Sports Basement in the Presidio.
Join the Sports Basement Sunday Riders Club every Sunday for a “beginnermediate”-level group bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge …

The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland: Giant Chocolate Nutcrackers, Trains & Gingerbread Village | San Jose
Sunday, December 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont San Jose
The Fairmont's Winter Wonderland: Giant Chocolate Nutcrackers, Trains & Gingerbread Village | San Jose

Visit the real life, holiday-version of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory with 6 foot tall giant chocolate nutcrackers, and a Gingerbread Village at The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland in San Jose. An array of holiday decorations will transform the lobby into a magical Winter Wonderland with two life size chocolate nutcrackers guarding a gingerbread display created by ...

2012 Holidays on Fourth Street: Santa Photos & Sing-along | Berkeley
Sunday, December 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street (Berkeley)
2012 Holidays on Fourth Street: Santa Photos & Sing-along | Berkeley

Sing Along with Santa 12-1pm
Pictures with Santa 1-4pm

“On The Road” Beat Generation Photo Walk | SF
Sunday, December 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*RSVP required
| Lomography Gallery Store (SF)

Join Lomography for a special walking tour where you’ll will visit some historic haunts of the Beat Generation, learn some great SF history and of course take tons of analog photographs on Sunday, December 23, 2012.
This workshop is $10 & advance registration is required. Admission …

San Francisco Zoo Lights 2012 | Free Sunday
Sunday, December 23 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission on 12/23/12. there may be a $5 parking charge.
| San Francisco Zoo
San Francisco Zoo Lights 2012 | Free Sunday

The San Francisco zoo lights exhibition is free and open to the public on Sunday, December 23, 2012 starting at 4pm.
Although there may be a parking charge of $5, you can visit the zoo from 4-8pm while most of the animals are asleep to see …

2012 Holiday 3D Light Show | Westfield SF
Sunday, December 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
2012 Holiday 3D Light Show | Westfield SF

Westfield’s iconic dome will come to life each night with a one-of-a-kind animated 3D light spectacular showing every half hour starting at 5 pm until 30 minutes prior to the mall’s closing.  Nutcracker Under the Dome is inspired by the real-life San Francisco Ballet’s production with choreography by ...

Underground Films: Triple Feature 1929-1932, Super 8mm | Berkeley
Sunday, December 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations Accepted
| The Tannery
Underground Films: Triple Feature 1929-1932, Super 8mm | Berkeley

Big Business (1929) Super 8mm
Ollie and Stanley are two Christmas Tree sales reps who get into one of their usual mutual destruction fights with a homeowner.
Pups is Pups (1930) Super 8mm
The gang decides to enter their animals in a local pet show.
The Music Box (1932) …

Bad Movie Night: Christmas Evil | Mission
Sunday, December 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $6.99 | The Dark Room
Bad Movie Night: Christmas Evil | Mission

Laugh with your comedian hosts in Mystery Science Theater 3000-style as you all watch a f*cking terrible movie while the comedians make fun of the film. Yell your own comments. Help yourself to the free popcorn.
Christmas Evil is a 1980 slasher film directed by Lewis …

A Very Ugly Christmas Sweater Electro Dance Party | SF
Sunday, December 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MatrixFillmore
A Very Ugly Christmas Sweater Electro Dance Party | SF

Dress in your best –or worst, holiday sweater and dance the night away for A Very Ugly Christmas Sweater Party on Sunday, December 23, 2012.
An ugly sweater party is our generation’s answer to Christmas soirees of days past, so dig through your closet and rock …

Every Sunday

The Free Book Store | East Bay
Every Sunday – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Free Book Exchange
The Free Book Store | East Bay

Visit the Bay Area Free Book Exchange (open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm in El Cerrito) and take home up to 100 books for free.
Yes, all 10,000+ books on all the shelves are available to the public, free of charge. …

Free Rooftop Yoga Sundays | Lombardi Sports
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free Rooftop Yoga Sundays | Lombardi Sports

Under the beautiful skies of San Francisco, join the Lombardi Sports for a Rooftop Yoga Class, a 60-minute all-levels yoga class designed to promote a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle.
During Rooftop Yoga, you’ll do standing, seated, and balancing postures, as well as inversions. The classes are designed …

Sunday Yoga in the Park | Dolores Park
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based Yoga, pay whatever you can - Rain may cancel
| Dolores Park
Sunday Yoga in the Park | Dolores Park

Enjoy Yoga on Sundays in Dolores Park at 11 am, provided by the teachers of the Purusha Yoga community.
Come and play outdoors in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting and melting into the ground. Join up for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and …

Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| Golden Gate Park
Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over.
Lindy in the Park | Free Outdoor …

Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF
Every Sunday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF

There is a place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that is heaven for Bay Area inline skaters and roller skaters who like to boogie to the funky beat on wheels.
The Godfather of Skate brings his mobile DJ unit and plays groovy tunes for you …

Victorian Walking Tour | Pacific Heights
Every Sunday – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Meet at 1801 Bush
Victorian Walking Tour | Pacific Heights

See and learn about the Victorian era architecture of the city’s first suburb on a guided walk from SF City Guides.
On a walk through the neighborhood of Lafayette Square, you’ll learn about Victorian lifestyles and San Francisco’s illustrious history. You’ll see some steep streets and …

Free Dive Bar BBQ | Bender’s Bar & Grill
Every Sunday – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you'll have to buy your drinks.
Free Dive Bar BBQ | Bender's Bar & Grill

Since Sundays are the only day of the week that their kitchen’s closed, consider this Bender’s gift to you. Every Sunday from 3 till 7 pm, they’ll treat the public to a free BBQ with burgers, veggie options, or whatever else the bar’s in the …

Free Sunday BBQ | Lower Haight
Free Sunday BBQ | Lower Haight

Finish off the weekend at Molotov’s and enjoy an afternoon of free food (usually around 3 pm) every Sunday between games of pool, retro pinball, and some serious punk rock ‘tude. While it’s usually burgers and hot dogs, occasionally the bar mixes it up with …

Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam | Bernal Heights
Every Sunday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Lucky Horseshoe
Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam | Bernal Heights

Grab that banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, harmonica and autoharp, and head over to The Lucky Horseshoe in Bernal Heights to join in San Francisco’s only Bluegrass Jam on a Sunday afternoon.
Jamming happens from 4-7 pm every Sunday at 453 Corland Avenue.
Yodelai-hee-hoooooo…
Photo credit: Bernalwood

The Starry Plough Sunday Matinee Concerts | Berkeley
Every Sunday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
The Starry Plough Sunday Matinee Concerts | Berkeley

The Starry Plough in Berkeley hosts a weekly all-ages matinee concert series from 4-7 pm every Sunday.
The show is free, but donations are welcome. The pub opens at 2 pm. There is a large selection of beers and full kitchen with satisfying pub staples like …

Honky Tonk Sundays: Americana & Old Crusty Vinyl DJ Night | Comstock
Every Sunday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover, but bring cash for drinks & food
| Comstock Saloon
Honky Tonk Sundays: Americana & Old Crusty Vinyl DJ Night | Comstock

Comstock Saloon, SF’s throwback saloon on the edge of the Financial District hosts Honky Tonk Sundays.
In the spirit of the wild west, get your cocktails shaken with tunes from DJ Blaze Orange’s old- crusty vinyl collection of 20th century American country music, plus Western Swing and …

Free Bay Area Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Every Sunday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ivy Room
Free Bay Area Comedy Showcase | Oakland

Penelope Bar & Lounge in Oakland presents a free comedy showcase featuring stand up comedians around the Bay Area, a cozy and intimate atmosphere, and a full bar with experimental handcrafted cocktails.
The free comedy show takes place at 9 pm, every Sunday.
Penelope Bar & Lounge is located …

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