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Thursday, December 18

2014 Divisadero Holiday Art Walk | SF
Thursday, December 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Divisadero Corridor
2014 Divisadero Holiday Art Walk | SF

Experience a night out with lots of music, dancing, and refreshments on Divisadero for the holiday edition of the Divisadero Corridor Art Walk.
2014 Divisadero Holiday Art Walk
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 5-10 pm
Divisidero, San Francisco
FREE
2014 Participating Venues:

4505 Burgers & BBQ - BBQ-pulled pork shoulder, ribs, sausage, brisket, …

2014 Hanukkah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Third Candle | Union Square
Thursday, December 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Hanukkah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Third Candle | Union Square

Celebrate Hanukkah 2014 with the 40th annual lighting of the 25 foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. Lighting ceremonies take place from Tuesday, December 16-23, 2014, at approximately 5 pm on most days (Friday is at 3 pm and Saturday is at 7 pm). This ...

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

2014 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Fourth Candle | Union Square
Friday, December 19 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Fourth Candle | Union Square

Celebrate Hanukkah 2014 with the 40th annual lighting of the 25 foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. Lighting ceremonies take place from Tuesday, December 16-23, 2014, at approximately 5 pm on most days (Friday is at 3 pm and Saturday is at 7 pm). This ...

Saturday, December 20

Win Tix: 44th Annual KPFA Crafts Fair: 200 Artisans & Live Music | East Bay
44th Annual KPFA Crafts Fair: 200 Artisans & Live Music | East Bay

Experience an intimate and relaxed holiday shopping experience in the midst of artisans offering unique handcrafted gifts at the 43rd Annual KPFA Crafts Fair from 10 am to 6 pm on December 20-21, 2014.
Juried crafts fair of 200 exhibitors showcasing their own work of affordable contemporary original art …

Win Tix: The Great Dickens Christmas Fair | Cow Palace
Saturday, December 20 – All Day | Cost: WIN*
*Tickets for for the final weekend of the 2014 Dickens Fair
| Cow Palace
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair | Cow Palace

Big thanks to BART for providing us this giveaway for The Great Dickens Christmas Fair – a one-of-a-kind holiday adventure into Victorian London (aka the”Cow Palace”).
It’s an elaborate party through winding lanes filled with hundreds of costumed players performing and interacting with patrons in over …

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley
Saturday, December 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | 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 13, 14, 20, 21, 23, 24, 2014 | ...

2014 Hanukkah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Fifth Candle | Union Square
Saturday, December 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Hanukkah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Fifth Candle | Union Square

Celebrate Hanukkah 2014 with the 40th annual lighting of the 25 foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. Lighting ceremonies take place from Tuesday, December 16-23, 2014, at approximately 5 pm on most days (Friday is at 3 pm and Saturday is at 7 pm). This ...

Win Tix: “Santa’s Scream Fest” Haunted House | East Bay

You thought the horror was over… well think again. Experience two frightful holiday haunted houses: Chris Kringle Killer and A Bloody Christmas Carol.
Named one of the top haunted houses in the nation by Forbes Magazine and seen on CBS, ABC, and FOX News.
Two nights only…. …

Sunday, December 21

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley
Sunday, December 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | 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 13, 14, 20, 21, 23, 24, 2014 | ...

2014 Winter Solstice Muir Woods Celebration | Marin
2014 Winter Solstice Muir Woods Celebration | Marin

Celebrate the shortest day of the year with the tallest trees on earth. Come rain or shine, dress warmly, and celebrate the winter solstice at Muir Woods from noon to 5 pm.
Muir Woods invites you to a winter solstice program that celebrates the shortest day of …

Bill Graham 2014 Menorah Day Festival, Performing Pups & Jewish Jam Band | Union Square
Sunday, December 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Bill Graham 2014 Menorah Day Festival, Performing Pups & Jewish Jam Band | Union Square

“Bill Graham Menorah Day” in Union Square is a full day festival that features arts, crafts and activities for kids, plus Jewish music, all capped off with the lighting of a giant 25-foot tall mahogany menorah in the middle of the square.
Bill Graham Menorah Day Festival
Sunday, December …

2014 Winter Solstice Celebration | John Muir Historic Site
Sunday, December 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Muir National Historic Site
2014 Winter Solstice Celebration | John Muir Historic Site

Come with warm layers, picnic blankets, lawn chairs, marshmallows, and a desire to have a good time at a free winter solstice-themed campfire program at John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez.
The program begins at 3 pm with crafts and games and continues with a campfire …

Monday, December 22

2014 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Seventh Candle | Union Square
Monday, December 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Seventh Candle | Union Square

Celebrate Hanukkah 2014 with the 40th annual lighting of the 25 foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. Lighting ceremonies take place from Tuesday, December 16-23, 2014, at approximately 5 pm on most days (Friday is at 3 pm and Saturday is at 7 pm). This ...

Tuesday, December 23

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley
Tuesday, December 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | 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 13, 14, 20, 21, 23, 24, 2014 | ...

2014 Festival of Lights & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Eighth Candle | Union Square
Tuesday, December 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Festival of Lights & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Eighth Candle | Union Square

In addition to the lighting ceremony in Union Square at 5 pm, there’s also a final day celebration at the Westfield San Francisco Centre.
The celebration will take place on Level 4 Under the Dome with Rabbi Moshe Langer of Chabad of Pacific Heights presiding. Open …

2014 Hanukkah Celebration: Treats, Crafts, Dreidels & Live Rock Music | SF
Tuesday, December 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
2014 Hanukkah Celebration: Treats, Crafts, Dreidels & Live Rock Music | SF

After the lighting of the eighth candle of the 25 foot Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square, make your way over to the Westfield SF Centre for a Hanukkah Celebration and grand menorah lighting on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.
The celebration will take place on Level 4 …

Wednesday, December 24

Christmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley
Wednesday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Christmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | 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 13, 14, 20, 21, 23, 24, 2014 | ...

Thursday, January 15

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, January 15 – 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 ...

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.

Thursday, February 19

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, February 19 – 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, February 20

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, February 20 – 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, at Bayview Town Center (3rd Street from McKinnon to Palou & Mendell Plaza). The monthly event will feature ...

Friday, March 20

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, March 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Town Center

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, at Bayview Town Center (3rd Street from McKinnon to Palou & Mendell Plaza). The monthly event will feature ...

Friday, April 17

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, April 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Town Center

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, at Bayview Town Center (3rd Street from McKinnon to Palou & Mendell Plaza). The monthly event will feature ...