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Saturday, November 22

The “Now Festival” 2014: Ballet in the Park & Closing Concert | Panhandle The

Enjoy the last day of the NOW Festival with free yoga and a Ballet in the Park session when anyone is welcome to come practice and learn ballet right by the McKinley Statue. Plus, don’t miss the free closing ceremony and concert for the festival …

2014 Holiday Artisan Fair: Saturday | de Young
Saturday, November 22 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE
2014 Holiday Artisan Fair: Saturday | de Young
Win Tix: 2014 Fall Chocolate Salon | SF
Saturday, November 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN*
*Normally $20 advanced tickets
| Fort Mason Conference Center Building A
2014 Fall Chocolate Salon | SF

Discover, savor, and taste some of the finest chocolatiers and confectioners in North America for the holidays.
The 2014 Fall Luxury Chocolate Salon features unlimited tastings from over 30 chocolatiers, confectioners, wineries and other culinary artisans.
Salon highlights include chocolate tasting, chef and author talks, wine tasting and interviews.
5th …

2014 Italian Christmas Market: Food, Fashion & Crafts | Fort Mason
Saturday, November 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museo Italo Americano
2014 Italian Christmas Market: Food, Fashion & Crafts | Fort Mason
2014 Downtown Snow Fall: First Snow | SF
Saturday, November 22 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE
2014 Downtown Snow Fall: First Snow | SF
2014 San Francisco Center for Book Holiday Fair | Potrero Hill
Saturday, November 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
2014 San Francisco Center for Book Holiday Fair | Potrero Hill

Grab your friends and head to the San Francisco Center for the Book’s Holiday Fair where you’ll find unique holiday gifts among the wide selection of letterpress cards, prints and ephemera, journals and notebooks, artists’ books, paper, and unique arts and crafts handmade by a wide variety …

7th Annual San Francisco Bike Expo & Swap | Cow Palace
Saturday, November 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5
7th Annual San Francisco Bike Expo & Swap | Cow Palace

The 7th Annual SF Bike Expo is a day dedicated to everything bicycle at the historic Cow Palace from 11 am to 5 pm on November 22, 2014.
See industry vendors from all over the country and find deals and hard to find parts in the Swap …

Canceled – Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, November 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Cooking Demo will not take place on November 22, 2014.

Pinterest & SFMade “38Makers” Holiday Gift Fair | SF
Saturday, November 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5*
*$5 donation at the door goes to SFMade and their efforts to support local manufacturers.
| 580 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Pinterest & SFMade

38Makers is a holiday gift fair specially curated by Pinterest for the early-bird shoppers looking for artisan, locally-made gifts in a unique and festive setting inside the colorful and pintastic Pinterest headquarters.
Imagine you stumble upon a Pinterest board of hand-picked holiday gifts from makers in your …

OBEY Sample Sale: 70% Off & No Sales Tax | Haight
Saturday, November 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | 1429 Haight St, San Francisco, CA
OBEY Sample Sale: 70% Off & No Sales Tax | Haight
Pier 39 Tree Lighting Celebration: Saturday | 2014
Saturday, November 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Pier 39 Tree Lighting Celebration: Saturday | 2014
2014 Green Festival: Grammy Winning Mambo Orchestra & Awards | East Bay
Saturday, November 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
2014 Green Festival: Grammy Winning Mambo Orchestra & Awards | East Bay

“Greening Richmond Together” is an annual fundraiser which will be held at the Craneway Pavilion from noon to 8 pm on November 22, 2014.
The event will have food and drinks for sale, family activities, exhibits on the greening of Richmond, and music featuring 2013 Grammy winners, …

Glass Blowing Studio Holiday Sale & Open House | East Bay
Saturday, November 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Glass Hand Studio
Glass Blowing Studio Holiday Sale & Open House | East Bay

Alameda’s Glass Hand Studio invites you to their Holiday Open House & Sale where you can shop local handmade glass art including bowls, vases, cups, paperweights, pumpkins, lamps and more from noon to 5 pm on Saturday, November 22, 2014.
Enjoy snacks and drinks as you warm …

Elixir 11th Anniversary Party: 4505 Meats BBQ | Mission Dist. Elixir 11th Anniversary Party: 4505 Meats BBQ | Mission Dist.

The “Official” Elixir 11th Anniversary Party (don’t go to any of those impostor Elixir 11th Anniversary parties) is starting at 1:30 pm on Saturday, November 22, 2014.
Once again featuring Chef Ryan Farr’s cavalcade of 4505 Meats, some great drink specials and an afternoon of deliciousness …

Family Concert: Storytelling in Music | SF
Saturday, November 22 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | College of San Mateo Theatre (Bldg. 3)
Family Concert: Storytelling in Music | SF

The Bay Area’s favorite storyteller Joel ben Izzy is back, with more wonderful tales accompanied by music provided by the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. This program features a reprise of last season’s Main Stage hit Luck or Wisdom?, a wonderfully crafted folktale paired with an …

Overnight Strange: A Vaudeville for the Displaced | SF
Saturday, November 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Overnight Strange: A Vaudeville for the Displaced | SF

Evictions, shutdowns, start-ups… Are you frustrated with the way that your city seems to be changing overnight? The Bay Area Society for Art & Activism brings you this vaudeville-style showcase that includes street vending, standup comedy, dance, and music, to mobilize and distill critical energy …

3D Light Show & San Francisco Ballet Meet & Greet | Westfield SF
Saturday, November 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
3D Light Show & San Francisco Ballet Meet & Greet | Westfield SF

Join the SF Ballet for two special meet and greet appearances from 5-6 pm on November 22 and December 6, 2014.
Meet the dancers, take photos and collect autographs. SF Ballet dancers will be Under the Dome on Level 4.

Win Tix: Unplug: Un-Tech Improv, Comedy & Live Music | Berkeley
Saturday, November 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $12/adv, $20/door
Unplug: Un-Tech Improv, Comedy & Live Music | Berkeley

Layering improv, music, and comedy, the Unplug experience will transport the audience to different time periods over the course of three acts which explores the spectrum of technology throughout human history, and is accompanied by a live music ensemble.
With the rate of technological advance, the …

“Blackmail, My Love” Book Release Party, Art & Performance | SF
Saturday, November 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Center for Sex and Culture

The Center for Sex and Culture Gallery hosts a book release party for Katie Gilmartin’s illustrations for her noir mystery entitled Blackmail, My Love which is set in San Francisco in the Dark Ages of Queerdom: 1951.
Performance adapted from the novel of the legendary drag …

Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley
Saturday, November 22 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley
Brewery Grand Re-Opening Party: Free Appetizers & Drink | Antioch
Saturday, November 22 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Schooner's Grille
Brewery Grand Re-Opening Party: Free Appetizers & Drink | Antioch

Schooner’s Grille & Brewery in Antioch has battened down the hatches and gotten the place into ship shape; now all they need is for you to come celebrate with them.
Free, but an RSVP is required. Please enjoy appetizers and one drink on the house.
They’ll have live music by …

Sunday, November 23

Men’s Health 2014 “Urbanathalon”: Best Places to Watch | SF Men's Health 2014

See racers tackle fun obstacles throughout the streets of San Francisco during the San Francisco Men’s Health Urbanathlon, an endurance race that begins and ends at AT&T Park and incorporates city landmarks and all kinds of crazy urban obstacles.
Men’s Health 2014 Urbanathalon
Sunday, November 23, 2014 | …

Free Admission Day: Charles Schulz “Peanuts & Snoopy” Museum | Santa Rosa
Sunday, November 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Charles M. Schulz Museum
Free Admission Day: Charles Schulz

Celebrate Charles Schulz’s birthday (he’s the drawing genius behind Peanuts and Snoopy) with free admission to the Schulz Museum all day on November 23, 2014
From 1-3 pm meet guest cartoonist Attaboy whose latest book, The Book Of Hugs, is an illustrated guide to a diverse …

2014 Italian Christmas Market: Food, Fashion & Crafts | Fort Mason
Sunday, November 23 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE
2014 Italian Christmas Market: Food, Fashion & Crafts | Fort Mason