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Friday, November 21

2014 Hyatt Regency Tree Lighting | SF
Friday, November 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hyatt Regency San Francisco
2014 Hyatt Regency Tree Lighting | SF

Celebrate the holidays at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco’s Tree and Atrium Lighting Celebration starting at 7 pm on Friday, November 21, 2014, immediately following the Embarcadero Lighting Ceremony.
The one hour program will feature MCs Jack and Charly from KOIT Radio and ​entertainment from:

Glide Memorial Choir
Meshuga …

2014 Cal’s Big Game Bonfire Rally | Greek Theatre
Friday, November 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Seating is first come, first serve, and fans are encouraged to arrive early.
| Greek Theatre
2014 Cal's Big Game Bonfire Rally | Greek Theatre

The night before The Big Game between Cal and Stanford, The Cal Rally Committee is building and burning down the largest bonfire west of the Mississippi.
2014 Cal Big Game Bonfire Rally
Friday, November 21, 2014 | 7 pm
Greek Theatre, Gayley Rd, Berkeley
FREE
Thousands upon thousands of students, faculty, alumni, …

Saturday, November 22

The “Now Festival” 2014: Ballet in the Park & Closing Concert | Panhandle
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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 – All Day | Cost: FREE | de Young Museum
2014 Holiday Artisan Fair: Saturday | de Young

Now celebrating its 8th year, the event features 17 Bay Area artisans presenting their wares in the Piazzoni Murals Room. Shop a selection of jewelry, textiles, home accessories, and quality crafts. Meet the makers and shop a wide selection of unique and locally produced holiday gifts. ...

2014 Holiday Bazaar: 45+ Vendors, Live Music & DIY | Mountain View
Saturday, November 22 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Senior Center
2014 Holiday Bazaar: 45+ Vendors, Live Music & DIY | Mountain View

The Mountain View Senior Center is hosting its annual holiday bazaar, featuring over 45 booths of handcrafted goods, plus live music, a free raffle, DIY craft table, an ornament contest, and more.
2014 Mountain View Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 22, 2014 | 9:30 am to 3 pm
Mountain View …

2014 Italian Christmas Market: Food, Fashion & Crafts | Fort Mason
Saturday, November 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Museo Italo Americano
2014 Italian Christmas Market: Food, Fashion & Crafts | Fort Mason

Inspired by the famous Christmas markets in Northern Italy and throughout most of Europe, the 2nd Annual Italian Christmas Market (Mercato di Natale) will exude the warm atmosphere of Christmas in San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center. 2014 Italian Christmas Market (Mercato di Natale) November 22-23, 2014 - ...

The Great San Francisco Mac and Cheese Throwdown | 2014
The Great San Francisco Mac and Cheese Throwdown | 2014

Experience the biggest Mac and Cheese Festival in SF, with 12+ of the best food trucks and pop-up vendors serving up delicious mac and cheese specials all day long.
We will crank up the cheese factor with live music from a cheesy cover band, cheap beer …

Pier 39 Tree Lighting Celebration: Saturday | 2014
Saturday, November 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39 Tree Lighting Celebration: Saturday | 2014

Experience the holiday magic at Pier 39 – sing songs, hear choral performances, chuckle at holiday-themed comedy, give hugs to Disneyland friends, and welcome the season with two days of holly-jolly magic and merriment for the whole family. The fun culminates at 6 pm each night ...

25% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market | Fort Mason
Saturday, November 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: 25% Off*
*Use discount code FUNSAT or FUNSUN. Codes may expire at any time.
| Fort Mason Center
25% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market | Fort Mason

San Francisco Vintners Market is back with a fall 2014 wine showcase of nearly 200 top notch wineries, so you can sample the wines on display and buy them on the spot. The event features three hours of tastings from a unique collection of top ...

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 | …

42nd Annual Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa
Sunday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Napa Valley Expo
42nd Annual Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa

Come be part of a longstanding Napa holiday tradition at the 42nd Annual ‘Gifts ‘n Tyme’ Holiday Faire featurings over 85 local and regional artists of fine crafts, artwork, holiday pieces, and gourmet foods to sample, happening November 21, 22 and 23, 2014. Holiday music ...

2014 Italian Christmas Market: Food, Fashion & Crafts | Fort Mason
Sunday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Museo Italo Americano
2014 Italian Christmas Market: Food, Fashion & Crafts | Fort Mason

Inspired by the famous Christmas markets in Northern Italy and throughout most of Europe, the 2nd Annual Italian Christmas Market (Mercato di Natale) will exude the warm atmosphere of Christmas in San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center. 2014 Italian Christmas Market (Mercato di Natale) November 22-23, 2014 - ...

Pier 39 Tree Lighting Celebration: Sunday | 2014
Sunday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39 Tree Lighting Celebration: Sunday | 2014

Experience the holiday magic at Pier 39 – sing songs, hear choral performances, chuckle at holiday-themed comedy, give hugs to Disneyland friends, and welcome the season with two days of holly-jolly magic and merriment for the whole family. The fun culminates at 6 pm each night ...

40% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market | Fort Mason
Sunday, November 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: 40% Off*
*Use discount code FUNSAT or FUNSUN. Codes may expire at any time.
| Fort Mason Center
40% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market | Fort Mason

San Francisco Vintners Market is back with a fall 2014 wine showcase of nearly 200 top notch wineries, so you can sample the wines on display and buy them on the spot. The event features three hours of tastings from a unique collection of top ...

2014 Burning Man Reintegration Station: Yoga, Tea & Cuddle Puddle | SF
2014 Burning Man Reintegration Station: Yoga, Tea & Cuddle Puddle | SF

Still got dust in your ears? Can’t quite remember what was so important about that epic mushroom trip? Feeling the need for a consensual cuddle puddle? Then Burning Man Reintegration Station 2014 is for you. It’s all happening from 2-7 pm on Sunday, November 23, 2014.
Please Note: …

Friday, November 28

Win Tix: 36th Annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair | Cow Palace
36th Annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair | Cow Palace

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is a one-of-a-kind holiday adventure into Victorian London (aka the”Cow Palace”) – an elaborate party  through winding lanes filled with hundreds of costumed players performing and interacting with patrons in over 120,000 square feet of theatrically-lit music halls, pubs, dance …

Saturday, December 13

SantaCon 2014: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
Saturday, December 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SantaCon 2014: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF

“SantaCon” or ”Santarchy” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on Saturday, December 13, 2014.
This flash mob-type event brings together hundreds of slightly sober people dressed in Santa costumes parading around the city, visiting landmarks (like walking down Lombard Street) drinking at bars, and …

2014 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa
Saturday, December 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
2014 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa

Celebrate in festive Filipino style at the annual Parol Lantern Festival & Parade, held in Yerba Buena Gardens and Jessie Square, where you can watch traditional, star-shaped Filipino Christmas lanterns called parols march along Yerba Buena Lane, along with live music, art, games and performances.
‎12th Annual …

Unsilent Night 2014: Boombox Christmas Parade | Dolores Park
Saturday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
Unsilent Night 2014: Boombox Christmas Parade | Dolores Park

“Unsilent Night” is artist Phil Kline’s free outdoor participatory sound sculpture played through a roving swarm of hundreds of boomboxes carried through the Mission District creating a 44-minute ambient roving electronic Christmas carol of chimes and bells.
Hundreds of people bring their own boomboxes and drift …

Thursday, December 18

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, December 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

Friday, December 19

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, December 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd Street (Bayview)

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month. The monthly event will feature pop-up galleries, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, a special children’s ...

Saturday, January 17

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, January 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Sunday, January 18

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, January 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Saturday, August 1

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Sunday, August 2

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.