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Tuesday, December 6

Winter Walk SF: Dickens Fair Costumed Carolers | Union Square
Tuesday, December 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF: Dickens Fair Costumed Carolers | Union Square

Union Square SF’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming two blocks on Stockton Street into a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2016 Winter Walk SF November 25, 2016 – January 1, 2017 Stockton St. between Geary and Ellis, San Francisco FREE Back ...

Empress Vintage, Coracao Confections Chocolate Tasting & Live Music | Berkeley
Tuesday, December 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free chocolate samples. Hot Chocolate, Chocolate and candies to buy.
| Empress Vintage
Empress Vintage, Coracao Confections Chocolate Tasting & Live Music | Berkeley
Empress Vintage has partnered up with Coracao Confections to bring you a night full of organic chocolate, live bands and great pre-holiday sales.  

“Best Food Writing 2016” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Tuesday, December 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
From the year’s hottest trends (this year: meal kits and extreme dining) to the realities of everyday meals and home cooks (with kids, without; special occasions and every day) to highlighting those chefs whose magic is best spun in their own kitchens, these essays once ...

Wednesday, December 7

Free “Gingerbread” Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, December 7 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel and many ...

San Francisco City Hall “World Tree of Hope” Lighting Ceremony | 2016
Wednesday, December 7 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco City Hall
Come celebrate Christmas in San Francisco City Hall with Mayor Ed Lee and the Annual World Tree of Hope Celebration. The Rainbow World Fund’s World Tree of Hope is a holiday tree in the Rotunda of San Francisco City Hall decorated with thousands of origami cranes, each ...
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, December 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout

At Drink and Draw, artsy bar patrons draw to a theme and submit their artwork into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes at The Knockout in the Mission District. The artwork gets scanned online for all to admire. Drink and Draw happens every first Wednesday of the ...

Bay Area Film Mixer: Free Food & Movie-Themed Drinks | SF
Wednesday, December 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted.
| The Roc SF
Bay Area Film Mixer: Free Food & Movie-Themed Drinks | SF
They’ve made it through another year Bay Area filmmakers, so they are inviting you to celebrate with them. Bay Area Film Mixer is celebrating the holidays at a new location – the Roc SF, which was just featured on Spike TV’s Bar Rescue. Some highlights: The first 50 in the door ...

Thursday, December 8

Winter Walk SF: Dickens Fair Costumed Carolers | Union Square
Thursday, December 8 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF: Dickens Fair Costumed Carolers | Union Square

Union Square SF’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming two blocks on Stockton Street into a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2016 Winter Walk SF November 25, 2016 – January 1, 2017 Stockton St. between Geary and Ellis, San Francisco FREE Back ...

2016 冬至 Dongzhi Winter Solstice Festival | SF
Thursday, December 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Chinatown YMCA
2016 冬至 Dongzhi Winter Solstice Festival | SF
Chinese Progressive Association invites you to their 4th annual 冬至 Dongzhi Winter Solstice Festival on Thursday, December 8, 2016. Free, but an RSVP is required. 冬至 Dongzhi, the Winter Solstice, signifies the beginning of winter and is a time for families to come together, eat, and reflect on the accomplishments ...
2nd Annual Timmy Awards Gala: Best of SF Startup Workplaces | SF
Thursday, December 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Autodesk Gallery
2nd Annual Timmy Awards Gala: Best of SF Startup Workplaces | SF
San Francisco’s 2nd Annual Timmy Awards will recognize the winners and nominees for the best places for technology professionals to work at a gala event on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Autodesk Gallery. Free, but an RSVP is required. The evening will begin with cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, music and product demos from ...
“Town Social” Monthly Rooftop Night Market | Oakland
Thursday, December 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring money for food and beverages.
| The Overlook Lounge

Kick off the holiday season in Oakland with a new monthly rooftop night market: Town Social. Every second Thursday they’ll have a rotating group of food, craft, and arts vendors while local Bay Area DJs spin at their tiki bar. Town Social: Rooftop Night Market Every ...

Traci’s Kitchen: Holiday Traditions Cooking Demos | The Presidio
Thursday, December 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Traci's Kitchen: Holiday Traditions Cooking Demos | The Presidio
Chef Traci Des Jardins shares holiday highlights from her family’s kitchen through a delightful cooking demonstration. Des Jardins runs three restaurants in the Presidio, including Arguello, located in the Presidio Officers’ Club. Free but an RSVP is required.
General Assembly: Augmented Reality Talk | SF
Thursday, December 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| General Assembly (Bush Street)
General Assembly: Augmented Reality Talk | SF
Facing The New Computing Interface Paradigm Over the next few years, computing will begin shifting into the augmented reality medium. Your computer will become a natural extension of the body and your senses: a natural machine. We’ll see new levels of creativity, productivity and collaboration. Screens ...
“Butter: A Rich History” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Thursday, December 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
From its humble agrarian origins to its present-day artisanal glory, butter has a fascinating story to tell, and Khosrova is the perfect person to tell it. With tales about the ancient butter bogs of Ireland, the pleasure dairies of France, and the sacred butter sculptures ...
Comedy Sharks Standup Night: 3rd Anniversary Special | Peninsula
Thursday, December 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hop Dogma Brewing Company
Comedy Sharks Standup Night: 3rd Anniversary Special | Peninsula
Comedy Sharks celebrates our 3 year anniversary with a huge show. Starring Kaseem Bentley, Matt Lieb, Karinda Dobbins, Casey Ley, Jane Harrison and Phil Griffiths

Friday, December 9

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, December 9 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. The event is free, but space is limited so please RSVP if you plan on attending. Sightglass is an independent, sibling-owned ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
5–9 pm: Half-off gallery admission for adults, free for ages 18 and under 5–9 pm: Local beer and wine specials in the Blue Oak beer garden 5–9 pm: All Museum galleries open late 5–9 pm: Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring the best in local cuisine: ...
“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio
Friday, December 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
| El Rio

Millennials Ruin Everything is a monthly comedy showcase every 2nd Friday from 6-8 pm in the back room at El Rio. Each month, co-hosts Irene Tu and Dominique Gelin explore a new theme with guest comedians about why millennials suck/rock. Part comedy showcase, part interviews, ...

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, December 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...

Comedy Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland
Friday, December 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op
Comedy Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland
Please note, they have changed the show name to Comedy Soup.  The lineup is: Headliner, Natasha Muse David Naimyar Jim McVeigh Mary Goss Tito Gonzalez

Saturday, December 10

Winter Arts & Nature Celebration Festival | Stinson Beach
Saturday, December 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Suggested donation of $15-25 per attendee per event.
| Martin Griffin Preserve
Winter Arts & Nature Celebration Festival | Stinson Beach
Celebrate the season and winter solstice at ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve. Create beautiful arts & crafts, observe winter water birds, and get inspired with nature-based entertainment for families and people of all ages. Enjoy hot tea, coffee, and apple cider and do your holiday shopping ...
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair  December 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 2016 ...

2016 Traditional German Christmas Market | Mountain View
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza (Mountain View)
2016 Traditional German Christmas Market | Mountain View
Get a taste of a traditional German Christmas market in Mountain View as the German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) hosts the traditional Weihnachtsmarkt, from 11 am to 9 pm Saturday, December 10, 2016. Come indulge in German food and drinks and browse the eclectic selection of handcrafted gifts ...
The Crucible’s GIFTY Winter Open House | Oakland
The Crucible's GIFTY Winter Open House | Oakland

Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. On December 10-11, they’ll have music, food, and drinks for sale, as well as demonstrations of Crucible areas of study. Their themed ...

“Jack of All Trades” Market Holiday Show | Oakland
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

SantaCon 2016: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SantaCon 2016: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
“SantaCon” or “Santarchy” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on Saturday, December 10, 2016. This flash mob-type event brings together hundreds of slightly sober people dressed in Santa costumes parading around the city, visiting landmarks drinking at bars, and causing general mayhem. And just so ...
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF
Saturday, December 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Natives Nursery
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF

Experience live music, free locally sourced food & drink, a free plant & general Take Back the City vibes, every 2nd Saturday of the month from noon to 5 pm. Counter the drought, learn about sustainable living, feed the goats, meet the roosters, bring your kids, ...

“Healthy Food, Healthy You” Healthy Eating Series | SSF Library
Saturday, December 10 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library

Healthy Food/Healthy You is a five-part series on healthy eating presented by Fresh Approach. Each class will focus on a different aspect of choosing or preparing foods that are affordable, fresh, and delicious. Fresh Approach is dedicated to helping families gain the knowledge and skills ...

Bay Area Krampus Krawl 2016 | Oakland
Saturday, December 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Good Hop
Bay Area Krampus Krawl 2016 | Oakland
SF Bay Area’s 4th Annual Krampus Krawl is upon us again. The SF Bay Area Krampus Krawl was conceived by three friends’ admiration for the European Krampuslaufs, and mixed with a group of craft beer enthusiasts with a penchant for bar crawls Gather at The Good ...
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, December 10 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...