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Saturday, December 20

Family Holiday Musical: “Jack & Jill…and the Wolf” | SF
Saturday, December 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Family Holiday Musical:

Take your favorite little ones to a free family holiday musical, Jack & Jill…and the Wolf,  at the Tenderloin Children’s Playground on Saturday, December 20, 2014.
Doors open at 9:30 am. Stage seating is reserved for children ages 6-11. There will be a free gift giveaway for children …

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, December 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF

Please note, the date has been changed to December 20th, just for this month, and the singalong will take place from 1-4 pm.

“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, December 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE

Please note, this event is not taking place on December 20, 2104.

Sennheiser Pop-Up Bash & 3AM Devices DJ Showcase | SF
Saturday, December 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested
| Sennheiser Pop Up Store SF
Sennheiser Pop-Up Bash & 3AM Devices DJ Showcase | SF

Boogie down at the Sennheiser Pop Up SF Store for a free in-store DJ showcase hosted by San Francisco record label 3AM Devices from 5-9 pm on Saturday, December 20, 2104. Proper Tech House, Techno, and Deep House are on the agenda.
Free, but an RSVP is requested.
Arrive …

Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay
Saturday, December 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay

Please note, sunset is at 4:53 pm and the gates close at 6:30 pm.
The winter star parties will be held at Telescope Row.
From the Grant Park entrance station, follow the main park road for 0.5 miles to a turning circle. Telescope Row is located to …

2014 Christmas Carol Music Festival | SF
Saturday, December 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Seventh Avenue Church
2014 Christmas Carol Music Festival | SF

Don’t miss this annual free family concert and  traditional Festival of Lessons & Carols including a festive holiday reception afterwards.
This event is modeled after the Festival of Lessons & Carols first performed in 1918 at King’s College, Cambridge (England) where it has been performed every year …

Sunday, December 21

Chanukah Wonderland: 24 Holidays on 24th Street | Noe Valley
Sunday, December 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for shopping, food and drinks
Chanukah Wonderland: 24 Holidays on 24th Street | Noe Valley

Sunday, December 21, 2014
Chanukah Wonderland | 3-5:30 pm
Noe Valley Town Square | 24th Street between Sanchez & Vicksburg
Featuring a Latke Bar, Hot Chocolate, Dreidels & Gelt. Also, take your picture with Judah the Maccabee and The Dreidel Maidel

3 pm – Arts & Crafts + Moon bounce
3:30 pm – Chanukah …

“Matinée” Pop Party Debut: CSS DJ Party | The Chapel
Sunday, December 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Chapel Bar

Come ready to mix and mingle and move your hips for the debut of Luiza Sá-Davis’ Matinée, a mellow pop party, on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at The Chapel.
Matinée is a casual eclectic party for people with pop sensibility in and beyond pop music.
Guitarist of Brazilian …

Monday, December 22

How Alan Turing Cracked Germany’s Code | SF
Monday, December 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| ODC Theater
How Alan Turing Cracked Germany’s Code | SF

The new film about Alan Turing, The Imitation Game, does a great job at telling the story of how the famous code-breaker helped the allies win World War II, but the film doesn’t include any explanation of how Turing actually broke the Germans’ secret code.
In …

Monday Nonsense Comedy Night | SF
Monday, December 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Monday Nonsense Comedy Night | SF

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Saturday, December 27

“Cars & Croissants” Monthly Exotic Car Show | Santana Row
Saturday, December 27 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE
City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF

Please note, the location has yet to be determined. Please check back closer to the date for an update on the location.

Wednesday, December 31

NYE Fireworks Pre-Game Party: All-Night Happy Hour | The Royal Exchange
Wednesday, December 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for food and drinks
| Royal Exchange
NYE Fireworks Pre-Game Party: All-Night Happy Hour | The Royal Exchange

Join The Royal Exchange for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve before heading to the waterfront to watch the annual fireworks show on December 31, 2014.
The Royale Exchange is celebrating big to ring in 2015. Come in to enjoy their regular menu and happy hour drink …

New Year’s Eve Fire Ceremony & Meditation | SF
Wednesday, December 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but registration is required and donations are accepted.
| Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center
New Year's Eve Fire Ceremony & Meditation | SF

Celebrate ringing out the old and ringing in the new with games, live music, refreshments, words of wisdom for the new year, “Letting Go of The Old” Fire Ceremony, and silent reflection meditation to usher in the New Year on December 31, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
This …

Hillbilly New Year’s Eve: The Earl Brothers | Inner Richmond
Wednesday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $10 | The Plough and Stars
Hillbilly New Year's Eve: The Earl Brothers | Inner Richmond

Voted “Best Irish Pub” by the SF Weekly, The Plough and Stars in the Inner Richmond hosts a hillbilly New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31, 2014 with San Francisco’s favorite outlaws, The Earl Brothers.
Admission is $10 and includes party favors and a champagne toast at …

Rockin’ New Year’s Eve | Hotel Utah
Wednesday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $10 | The Hotel Utah Saloon
Rockin' New Year's Eve | Hotel Utah

Ring in the New Year at a rock and roll show with confetti cannons at Hotel Utah on December 31, 2014.
Admission is $10 and it’s 21+.
Oakland-based vocalist/songwriter Thadeus Gonzalez is, according to critics, “a frontman to watch.” He provided lead vocals to the Bay-Area rock band Straggler, but …

NYE Punk Party: Ramones Tribute Night | The Riptide
Wednesday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Riptide
NYE Punk Party: Ramones Tribute Night | The Riptide

1-2-3-4 into 2015 at the Riptide (a rustic honky-tonk by the beach built in 1941) with a hard and hot rockin’ New Year’s Eve with Remones USA, an Oakland-based Ramones cover band dedicated to preserving the formula and essence that made the Ramones live show …

Folk Yeah’s NYE Bash: Garage Rock Allah-Las | Mission
Wednesday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $32*
*$32 adv / $36 door
Folk Yeah's NYE Bash: Garage Rock Allah-Las | Mission

Join Folk Yeah for their New Year’s Eve concert featuring Los Angeles-based garage rock quartet Allah-Las at The Chapel on December 31, 2014.
Allah-Las’ sound combines the harmonies and pop hooks of the British Invasion, the trippy atmosphere of West Coast psychedelic bands, and the raw swagger of countless …

Taoist Midnight Meditation w/ Tea & Cookies | Oakland
Wednesday, December 31 – 11:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Taoist Center
Taoist Midnight Meditation w/ Tea & Cookies | Oakland

Zhi Dao Guan, The Taoist Center in Oakland, hosts their annual New Year’s Eve midnight meditation as a reflective, peaceful way to end this raucous horse year and to welcome in a new year of hope.
Dr. Feng will lead you silently into 2015 with a special …

Thursday, January 1

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, January 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Free First Thursdays | Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
Thursday, January 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free First Thursdays | Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive