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Friday, December 1

Holiday Traditions & Free Samples with Chef Rogelio Garcia | The Presidio
Friday, December 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and an RSVP is encouraged.
| Commissary
Holiday Traditions & Free Samples with Chef Rogelio Garcia | The Presidio
Join them for an evening with Rogelio Garcia, Executive Chef of The Commissary, as he prepares his family’s holiday favorite, Cinderella Pumpkin Tortellini (free samples to the first 100 guests checked in). Chef Rogelio recently competed on season 15 of Bravo TV’s Top Chef, which begins ...
Paxton Gate 25th Anniversary Holiday Party | Mission Dist.
Friday, December 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Paxton Gate
Paxton Gate 25th Anniversary Holiday Party | Mission Dist.
Quirky Mission District store Paxton Gate is celebrating the holidays with their annual holiday party on December 1, 2017. Special performances by the amazing Vau de Vire Society are sure to dazzle you with unbelievable feats of acrobatics. Plus snacks, drinks and much much more to come.

Saturday, December 2

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Baking Tribute to Flo Braker | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, December 2 – 10:20 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Baking Tribute to Flo Braker | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Professional baker and Bakers Dozen board member Rose Gillen will be representing the organization in a tribute to the famous baker Flo Braker. Rose Gillen started baking at ...
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Jim Lahey | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, December 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Jim Lahey | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, followed by a book signing hosted by their friends at Book Passage. Jim Lahey studied sculpting at SUNY Stonybrook and the School of Visual Arts but soon ...
“L.A. Mexicano” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Saturday, December 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Richly photographed and authentically local, L.A. Mexicano showcases L.A.’s famously rich and complex Mexican-food culture, including recipes, profiles of chefs, bakers, restaurateurs, and vendors, and neighborhood guides. Part cookbook, part food journalism, and part love song to Los Angeles, it’s the definitive resource for home ...

Sunday, December 3

2017 Snow Day: Holiday Market, Snow Queen, Free Cookies & Cider | Berkeley
Sunday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Gourmet Ghetto (North Berkeley)
2017 Snow Day: Holiday Market, Snow Queen, Free Cookies & Cider | Berkeley
Bring your boots and mittens to play in the snow that is predicted to gently fall on the frontage road between Rose and Vine on Shattuck Ave at the annual Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto. 2017 Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 10 ...
Duende’s Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, December 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Duende's Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Join them at CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland for a Market to Table Cooking Demonstration with Paul Canales of Duende featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market. Driven by his passion for improvising with local ingredients and Mediterranean-based cultural ...

Monday, December 4

San Francisco City Hall “World Tree of Hope” Lighting Ceremony | 2017
Monday, December 4 – 6:00 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 ...
“Chasing Bocuse” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Monday, December 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
The dramatic story of the American team’s journey from obscurity to the silver-medal and ultimately the gold-medal win at the world’s most renowned cooking competition, with French Laundry executive sous chef Philip Tessier and his assistant Skylar Stover as the primary competitors. The tale of ...
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, December 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brewcade
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF

One part nerd, one part slurred, Super Trashed Bros brings together comedy, video games and alcohol every first Monday at Brewcade. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new rules and new gags. Power-up, throw down and push ...

Tuesday, December 5

“The Gourmands’ Way” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Tuesday, December 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
A fascinating biography of six writers on food and wine (A. J. Liebling, Alice B. Toklas, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Alexis Lichine, and Richard Olney) whose lives and careers intersected in mid-twentieth-century France. Justin Spring focuses on the most joyful, exciting, formative, and dramatic moments ...

Wednesday, December 6

“Lululemon Flow & Jo”: Free Yoga Class & Coffee in an Art Gallery | SoMa
Wednesday, December 6 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 111 Minna Gallery

Join Lululemon for their monthly complimentary yoga class and coffee at 111 Minna Gallery. Start the day with a gentle vinyasa flow, and leave centered and present. Top it off with a hot cup of joe courtesy of Red Door Coffee. Each month, you also get ...

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, December 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

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 ...

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, December 6 – 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 ...

Thursday, December 7

Lucid VR/AR Holiday Party: Mixer & Panel | SF
Thursday, December 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and an RSVP is encouraged.
| The Google Launchpad
Lucid VR/AR Holiday Party: Mixer & Panel | SF
Three years ago, Lucid was born with a hacked together prototype and a dream of bringing 3D VR capture to everyone. After years of development, they have a real product, LucidCam and are selling online and in stores. They’re celebrating this journey with their awesome community ...
“Making Chocolate” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Thursday, December 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
From nationally-lauded San Francisco chocolate maker, Dandelion Chocolate, comes the first ever complete guide to making chocolate from scratch. From the simplest techniques and technology—like hair dryers to rolling pins—to the science and mechanics of making chocolate from bean to bar, Making Chocolate holds everything ...

Friday, December 8

Winter Walk SF: Holiday Pop Up Plaza | Union Square
Friday, December 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF: Holiday Pop Up Plaza | 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. 2017 Winter Walk SF November 25, 2017 – December 31, 2017 Stockton St. between Geary and Ellis, San Francisco FREE Back ...

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, December 8 – 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 ...

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, December 8 – 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 ...

“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio
Friday, December 8 – 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, ...

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy with Free Hotdogs | Oakland

Comedy Soup is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free hot dogs and beer will be served for every audience member. Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, ...

Saturday, December 9

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, December 9 – 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 2017: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
Saturday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SantaCon 2017: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
“SantaCon” or “Santarchy” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on Saturday, December 9, 2017. 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 9 – 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, ...

“Meehan’s Bartender Manual” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Saturday, December 9 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
This groundbreaking work chronicles Meehan’s storied career in the bar business through practical, enlightening chapters that mix history with professional insight. Meehan’s deep dive covers the essential topics, including the history of cocktails and bartending, service, hospitality, menu development, bar design, spirits production, drink mixing ...
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, December 9 – 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 ...

Monday, December 11

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, December 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at 6:30 pm, followed by the feature film. Use #cyberpunkcinema during the event to share ...

Tuesday, December 12

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, December 12 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael

Green is the topic. Drinks the excuse. The San Francisco North Bay comes to this mixer to network with local business folks living and working as green as they can. Check the calendar for their high caliber guest speakers. You’ll love the incredible selection of ...

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, December 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

Cookies and Comedy is a top notch comedy show highlighted by comics who in addition to having great material also have stage personas with a lot of flavor. This flavor is celebrated by bringing in some oven baked cookies for free. The show takes place at ...

Wednesday, December 13

The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF
Wednesday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Ocean Ale House
The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF

Every 2nd Wednesday in San Francisco, comedians Jill Maragos, Phil Griffiths and Andrew Orolfo host the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians in the welcoming and homey space of Ocean Ale House. Enjoy great comedy and some local brew. The Laugh Boat: Local Brews ...