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Wednesday, December 13

Volunteer: GLIDE’s Grocery Bag Giveaway 2017 | Tenderloin
Wednesday, December 13 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required to volunteer. Spots fill up quickly.
| Glide
Volunteer: GLIDE’s Grocery Bag Giveaway 2017 | Tenderloin
GLIDE will give away thousands of bags full of groceries to individuals and families Join hundreds of volunteers who have already committed to help fill the bags and distribute them to those in need. Want to help? To sign up for a shift, visit our meals calendar here. Please Note: ...
2-for-1 Tix: Alcatraz Winter Tours & Boat Cruise | SF
2-for-1 Tix: Alcatraz Winter Tours & Boat Cruise | SF

For the first time in its history, Alcatraz Cruises is launching a “Buy One, Get One Free” ticket promotion to encourage Bay Area residents to experience the assets that make Alcatraz Island one of the country’s most popular attractions. You’ll get a “day tour” boat ...

“Escape the Holiday Madness” Scenic Aerobic Hike | Los Altos
Wednesday, December 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rancho San Antonio Preserve
Opt out of holiday crowds and last-minute mall madness and escape the holiday madness with a hike in beautiful Rancho San Antonio Preserve in Los Altos. Join docents Huey-Shin Yuan, Louise Casey, and Mary Brunkhorst for a moderately-paced, exercise-focused hike on trails with beautiful scenery. “Scenic ...
2017 Etsy’s Maverick Holiday Market | SF
Wednesday, December 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crocker Galleria
2017 Etsy's Maverick Holiday Market  | SF
The SF Etsy Team, Animal Instincts, and Store Envy are teaming up to bring you a fun, one-of-a-kind shopping experience in the heart of the Financial District of San Francisco. Live or working downtown? You’re getting your very own shopping day from local Etsy sellers and ...
Etsy’s Holiday Maverick Craft Fair | Crocker Galleria
Etsy's Holiday Maverick Craft Fair | Crocker Galleria
The SF Etsy Team, Animal Instincts, and Store Envy are teaming up to bring you a fun, one-of-a-kind shopping experience in the heart of the Financial District of San Francisco. Live or working downtown? You’re getting your very own shopping day from local Etsy sellers and ...
2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 2nd Night | Union Square
Wednesday, December 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 2nd Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

Annual Holiday Open House | Saint Helena
Wednesday, December 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
Annual Holiday Open House | Saint Helena
Bring the family for some holiday cheer. It’s time for the Annual Holiday Open House at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. On Wednesday, December 13 from 5 – 7 p.m., join them for cookie decorating, holiday caroling, festive foods and seasonal drinks, holiday ...
Illuminate SF Light Art Open-Top Bus Tour | 2017
Wednesday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required
| Exploratorium
Illuminate SF Light Art Open-Top Bus Tour | 2017
Don your most brilliant lighted gear and wearable art for an evening of illuminated pageantry. Join fellow light art enthusiasts for an open-top guided tour throughout downtown San Francisco with Big Bus Tours as part of Illuminate SF Festival of Light. Get a birds eye view while ...
Menorah Lighting Celebration & Hanukkah Party | Castro
Wednesday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Menorah Lighting Celebration & Hanukkah Party | Castro
 Seasonal celebrating continues with the Annual Hanukkah Menorah Lighting on Wednesday evening December 13, 2017, 6:00pm at Jane Warner Plaza (Castro at Market) – all are welcome. Cosponsored by the local gay-welcoming Congregation, Sha’ar Zahav and Castro Merchants. We’ll light a big Menorah in the Plaza ...
“A Very Shut-Ins Xmas” Tired old Xmas Songs | Bazaar Cafe
Wednesday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*There's no cover charge, but there is a 1 item minimum
| Bazaar Cafe
Tired old versions of tired old Xmas songs by tired old band. There’s probably something better on TV, maybe with Burl Ives… There’s no cover charge, but please note there is a 1 item minimum.. even a coffee or a cookie. That seems pretty fair!
The Marsh Holiday Party: Entertainment & Free Desserts | Berkeley
Wednesday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*The event is free but we will gladly accept your end of year donations.
| The Marsh (Berkeley)
The Marsh Holiday Party: Entertainment & Free Desserts | Berkeley
The Marsh Berkeley hosts their annual holiday party with free performances from Will Durst, Unique Derique, live music, Santa and free desserts. The event is free but they will gladly accept your end of year donations. Join us at The Marsh Berkeley tonight for our annual holiday ...
Shaping SF Lecture: San Francisco’s Freeway Revolt | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, December 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: San Francisco's Freeway Revolt | Mission Dist.
Today’s San Francisco and the village-like neighborhoods, charming architecture, and quality of life is indebted to the Freeway Revolt that shocked the nation between 1956 and 1965. Most histories have focused on the politicians and city leaders who argued and voted in those years, overlooking the ...
$5 Off: “Lost Landscapes” Historic SF Film Night | Castro Theatre
Wednesday, December 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $5 Off*
*$15 - Use code FUNCHEAP for exclusive $5 off tickets (normaly $20)
| Castro Theatre
$5 Off:
See rare footage of SF’s past. The 12th year of Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, the annual archival film program hosted by the Long Now Foundation that celebrates San Francisco’s past and looks towards its future with a night of rare film and ...
2017 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Wednesday, December 13 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2017 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky

Stargazers can look directly up (away from city lights) to see a spectacular meteor light show originating from the Comet 3200 Phaethon in the constellation Gemini (looking south, almost overhead).  The peak nights of the 2017 Geminid meteor shower are expected mid-evening December 13 until ...

Every Wednesday

Free Bad-Ass Morning Outdoor Workout: Alta Vista Park | SF
Every Wednesday – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | Alta Plaza Park
Free Bad-Ass Morning Outdoor Workout: Alta Vista Park | SF

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 work, …

“Heart of the City” Wednesday Farmers Market | UN Plaza
Every Wednesday – All Day | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

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 & 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 Gallery
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 …

Castro Farmers’ Market | SF
Every Wednesday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro Farmers' Market
Castro Farmers' Market | SF

Every Wednesday night throughout the season, starting March 14, 2018, Noe Street is abloom with fresh fruits and vegetables as the Castro Farmers’ Market brings California’s best to the neighborhood.
The farmers’ market is open 4-8 pm, rain or shine, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. The market will …

“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
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 …

“Roots, Rum & Reggae” Live Reggae Night | Peninsula
Every Wednesday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 7 Mile Sports Bar & Grill
“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.
“Roots, Rum …

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 …

“Comedy Cellar” Free Stand-Up Showcase | SF
Every Wednesday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*When you use the promo code FUNCHEAP. Otherwise, it's $5.
| Ales Unlimited: Beer Basement

Every Wednesday, the newest stand-up showcase in San Francisco comes to the legendary basement of 222 Hyde. Your hosts, Christian Reyes, Joey Avery & Torio Van Grol present you with a fresh lineup of the best local acts mixed with touring headliners from out of …

Classical Underground: Weekly Late Night Chamber Music | Monroe
Every Wednesday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Monroe
Classical Underground: Weekly Late Night Chamber Music | Monroe

Every Wednesday night at Monroe, come experience live classical music in an unconventional space.
The program changes weekly, and will always highlight live chamber music.

Hear and experience the sounds of exciting arrangements without the pretense of a concert hall.
Sip on cocktails, or enjoy a cold beer …

Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl | SF
Every Wednesday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with a drink special purchase
| Northstar Cafe
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 – $3.50 drink specials, and compete in Rock Paper Scissors tournament qualifying rounds while moving from bar to bar. The tournament champ wins a 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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