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Tuesday, December 6

Monthly Game Night at the Library | Napa
Tuesday, December 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Napa County Library
Monthly Game Night at the Library | Napa

Local millennials no longer have to swipe right to meet new people. The Napa County Library’s new Un/shelved program connects 20 to 30 year olds through nontraditional library events. It’s your move with Un/Shelved Gaming if you want to discover new games or socialize with other gamers. ...

The North Face: Mountain Athletics Free Training | SF
Tuesday, December 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Sue Bierman Park
The North Face: Mountain Athletics Free Training | SF

Join Mountain Athletics: A free, goal oriented workout program training in the outdoors to prepare you for your outdoor pursuits like skiing, snowboarding, camping and hiking. They’re a fun community helping each other achieve #itrainfor goals. Check them out every Tuesday at Sue Bierman Park (and ...

Wednesday, December 7

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 ...

Star Trek & Arizona Sunshine VR Gaming First Look & Free Food | SF
Wednesday, December 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | WeWork Labs (SoMa)
Star Trek & Arizona Sunshine VR Gaming First Look & Free Food  | SF
Intel presents an exclusive preview of two mind-blowing VR titles – Star Trek Bridge Crew and Arizona Sunshine. Held at WeWork SoMa on Dec 7th, don’t miss your chance for this rare sneak peek with live demos on the HTC VIVE & Oculus Rift devices and the ...
Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Oakland
Wednesday, December 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Oakland
Please note, this event has moved to first Wednesdays, from first Thursdays.
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, December 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Dec. 7th Lineup: Jim McVeigh Richard Sarvate Abhay Walker Glenn Emily Epstein White Feature: Tommy Broome Headliner: Chris Storin Hosted by Dan Mires

Thursday, December 8

The North Face: Mountain Athletics Free Training | The Yard at Mission Rock
Thursday, December 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| The Yard at Mission Rock
The North Face: Mountain Athletics Free Training | The Yard at Mission Rock

Join Mountain Athletics: A free, goal oriented workout program training in the outdoors to prepare you for your outdoor pursuits like skiing, snowboarding, camping and hiking. They’re a fun community helping each other achieve #itrainfor goals. Check them out every Thursday at The Yard at Mission ...

“Sandbox”: Live Games Open Mic | SF
Thursday, December 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Secret Location (SF)
Got a game about seeing, spotting, or hiding? Want to explore the different ways we can play games with vision as a mechanic? Come join Sandbox in December. Themes are just a suggestion; games that don’t satisfy the month’s creative constraints are always welcome. Sandbox is a ...

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 ...
2016 Winter Open House & Train Show | San Leandro
Saturday, December 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Leandro Historical Railway Society
2016 Winter Open House & Train Show | San Leandro
Santa is back. Their 2016 Winter Open House and Train Show will happen December 10th & 11th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM both days. Their G&O crew will be running full steam ahead in the back yard with some exciting holiday themed trains and out ...
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 ...

Holiday On The Farm: Puppet Show, Victorian Santa & His Reindeers | San Ramon
Saturday, December 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Forest Home Farms Historic Park
Holiday On The Farm: Puppet Show, Victorian Santa & His Reindeers  | San Ramon
Enjoy an old fashioned holiday gathering at Forest Home Farms Historic Park. Have a traditional holiday family experience including visits with their Victorian Santa and his reindeer, old-fashioned ornament making, a puppet show, holiday entertainment and refreshments.
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 ...
Earthquakes Winterfest: 10 Tons of Snow & Holiday Activities | San Jose
Earthquakes Winterfest: 10 Tons of Snow & Holiday Activities | San Jose
The holidays will hit San Jose in full force on Saturday, Dec.10 as the San Jose Earthquakes will host the first-ever Winterfest at Avaya Stadium. The holiday-themed festival will run from noon through 5 p.m. and will feature more than 10 tons of snow and ...
2016 SantaCon DJ Dance Party | Club OMG
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Club OMG
2016 SantaCon DJ Dance Party | Club OMG
Once again, Club OMG is an official stop and dance party for SantaCon and they’re really bringing it with DJs, drink specials and special prizes for Sexy Mr. Santa and Sexy Ms. Santa.
Unsilent Night 2016: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park
Saturday, December 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
Unsilent Night 2016: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park
“Unsilent Night” is artist Phil Kline’s free outdoor participatory sound sculpture played through smartphones and boomboxes where the audience becomes the performer. “Carolers” play one of four tracks of music downloaded to their smart phone, or anything that amplifies music, together comprising “Unsilent Night.” The public ensemble will ...
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, December 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Layover
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

Finally, a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this brand-new, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to get to know each other as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a ...

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 ...

Sunday, December 11

2016 Santa Skivvies Run | Castro
2016 Santa Skivvies Run | Castro
The Santa Skivvies Run is a festive romp through the Castro benefiting San Francisco AIDS Foundation when you can watch hundreds of bods drop trou, don Santa hats and reindeer antlers and help raise funds to support the free and local services of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Although ...
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 ...

Thursday, December 15

Game Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF
Game Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF

Game Night brings a night of games, drinks, food and fun on the third Thursday of every month from 5-10 pm at Coffee Bar’s Bryant Street location. They will have discounted beer and wine, exclusive food menu, board games like giant Jenga, corn hole and more. Each event will ...

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord
Thursday, December 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Concord)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Concord Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts when ...

The Buzzed Bee: Drunken Spelling Bee | SF
Thursday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, $10 to compete.
| Monument
The Buzzed Bee: Drunken Spelling Bee | SF
Installment #10 will continue the tradition of drunken spelling bees with fabulous prizes worth tens of dollars for those who at least attempt to spell. The ever concupiscent Buzzed Bee Cheerleading Squab are sure to titillate your senses even if proper consonant placement doesn’t do it ...
The Star Wars Party: Dress Up Party & Free Light Saber | SF
Thursday, December 15 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Love + Propaganda
The Star Wars Party: Dress Up Party & Free Light Saber | SF
Join them for a Star Wars theme party on Thursday, December 15th at Love + Propaganda. Be ready to experience the dark side as well as the light as they take you on a journey across all generations of Star Wars themes and engage with some of ...

Friday, December 16

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, December 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 ...

Wednesday, December 21

Lego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View
Wednesday, December 21 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Lego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View

Build awesome things with Legos. It’s drop-in event with no registration required. The library provides the Legos, you provide the imagination. 12:30-1:30 pm: It’s a Lego fest for all ages. Everyone is welcome to have fun building. They also have Duplos for toddlers. This event takes ...

Thursday, December 22

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell
Thursday, December 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Campbell)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Campbell Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts ...

Friday, December 23

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, December 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

Tuesday, December 27

Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF
Tuesday, December 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF

Haight Street Comedy Night is an evening of jokes, games, booze located in the historic Haight Ashbury that takes place on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Milk Bar. This free show features comedians and entertainers that have been seen on Comedy Central, Funny or ...

Wednesday, December 28

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, December 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a novice, this class will get ...