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Tuesday, December 23

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 …

Kinky “Cards Against Humanity” Christmas Party | Wicked Grounds
Tuesday, December 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Wicked Grounds
Kinky

Wicked Grounds, SF’s first (and only) kink cafe and boutique, is hosting a unique pre-Christmas eve party with The Rubber Men of San Francisco on December 23, 2014.
The Rubber Men of SF are a kink group and they’re inviting you to an evening of fun …

Where Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight
Tuesday, December 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Where Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight

Where Eagles Dare is a punk rock themed stand-up comedy show and podcast where hosts Ryan Papazian, Jeff Anaya, and Matt Lieb invite three guest comedians to do stand-up, do feats of strength, play improv games and mosh. The show takes place on the fourth ...

Thursday, December 25

A Jewish Christmas: Strip Dreidel, Chinese Food & Woody Allen Movie Night | SF
Thursday, December 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 with RSVP on Eventbrite and entry before 7pm. Otherwise it's $10.
| Make-Out Room
A Jewish Christmas: Strip Dreidel, Chinese Food & Woody Allen Movie Night | SF

You don’t have to be Jewish to come share a night of movies, drinks, A Jewish Christmas burlesque revue and free Chinese food with people who would be bored stiff otherwise on Christmas.
And we’re told there will be a Hanukkah bush and that Hanukkah Harry …

Wednesday, December 31

Free NYE Bowling & Canned Food Drive | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, December 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Limit one game per person per day. Does not include shoe rental ($3.52).
| Boardwalk Bowl
Free NYE Bowling & Canned Food Drive | Santa Cruz

How’s your bowling? Bring a can of food and bowl a free game at the Boardwalk Bowl in Santa Cruz from November 1 through December 31, 2014. All donations go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County to help feed hungry families. In past ...

New Year’s Eve Fire Ceremony & Meditation | SF
Wednesday, December 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but registration is required and donations are accepted.
| Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center
New Year's Eve Fire Ceremony & Meditation | SF

Celebrate ringing out the old and ringing in the new with games, live music, refreshments, words of wisdom for the new year, “Letting Go of The Old” Fire Ceremony, and silent reflection meditation to usher in the New Year on December 31, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
This …

Thursday, January 1

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, January 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Museum of Pez
Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame

The first Thursday of every month is free admission to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, a mini-museum where you can find over 500 pez dispensers from the past 80 years. See the world’s largest pez dispenser and a rare Pez, worth about $5,000, a Mr ...

New Year’s Day Pacific Ocean Plunge | Ocean Beach
Thursday, January 1 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Taraval St)
New Year's Day Pacific Ocean Plunge | Ocean Beach

Take the plunge and dive fearlessly into 2015 for a polar beach swim into Ocean Beach on January 1, 2015.
Get the New Year started off freezing and right with The Riptide. Meet down at the end of Taraval at the beach at 11:30 am.
At noon, they’ll …

Friday, January 2

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, January 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, January 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...

Monday, January 5

“Attack of the Typewriters” Old School Letter-Writing Party | Make Out Room
Monday, January 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room

“Vent your political angst with others at Attack of the Typewriters, a free monthly old-school letter-writing party that provides free typewriters, stamps, envelopes, and paper — everything you need to get your voice heard in the halls of power.”   SFIst Grab a drink and tell ...

Wednesday, January 7

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, January 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 ...

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, January 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay

The first Wednesday of every month brings you a hilarious comedy show to the Lounge at Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord. Mires like Fires presents has become one of best East Bay stand up comedy showcases around. The show features a different lineup of talented ...

Friday, January 9

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, January 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...

Saturday, January 10

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, January 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 ...

Monday, January 12

Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room
Monday, January 12 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted
| Make-Out Room
Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room

“Wheel of Karaoke” is a fun and engaging karaoke game show judged and MC’d by local up-and-coming performers of comedy and music, taking place on every second Monday at the Make-Out Room Guest comedians, musicians, and vaudeville acts cameo throughout the night to make this ...

Friday, January 16

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, January 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Tuesday, January 20

Playtesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games
Tuesday, January 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
Playtesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games

Sandbox is a monthly designing and playtesting event from Come Out and Play SF that takes place every third Tuesday of the month. It’s like a mix between an open mic and a game jam, specifically for real world games and participatory experiences. There is a ...

Big Hair Bingo: Free PB&J Sandwich Bar & Prizes | SF
Tuesday, January 20 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must have big hair or wear a wig.
| The Showdown
Big Hair Bingo: Free PB&J Sandwich Bar & Prizes | SF

Bring that big hair and those big laughs down to Showdown every third Tuesday for a few rounds of bingo, guest bands, hosts, and bartenders every month with your resident DJ Mike Apocalypse. Partake in complimentary PB&J sandwiches, $5 PBR tall boys, and $6 shlitz and Jamesons. ...

Saturday, January 24

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, January 24 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
| Laguna Honda Hospital
The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF

Take a sad song and make it better as The Beatles Choir brings cheer to the residents and staff of Laguna Honda Hospital through music, joy, laughter and the timeless songs of the Fab Four. Laguna Honda Hospital is a long-term, skilled nursing and rehabilitation ...

Tuesday, January 27

Where Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight
Tuesday, January 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Where Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight

Where Eagles Dare is a punk rock themed stand-up comedy show and podcast where hosts Ryan Papazian, Jeff Anaya, and Matt Lieb invite three guest comedians to do stand-up, do feats of strength, play improv games and mosh. The show takes place on the fourth ...

Wednesday, January 28

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, January 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
| Cyprian’s
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class happening on the last Wednesday of the month at the Turk and Lyon Community Center inside St. Cyprian’s. Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15 Whether you are a veteran or ...

Monday, February 2

“Attack of the Typewriters” Old School Letter-Writing Party | Make Out Room
Monday, February 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room

“Vent your political angst with others at Attack of the Typewriters, a free monthly old-school letter-writing party that provides free typewriters, stamps, envelopes, and paper — everything you need to get your voice heard in the halls of power.”   SFIst Grab a drink and tell ...

Wednesday, February 4

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, February 4 – 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 ...

Friday, February 6

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, February 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held ...