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Sunday, November 23

Flask Mob 1st Birthday: Mobile DJ, Lightpainting & Fire Breathing | SF
Sunday, November 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Powell & Market
Flask Mob 1st Birthday: Mobile DJ, Lightpainting & Fire Breathing | SF

Flaskmob is celebrating one year of roaming around the city, indulging in libations and taking awesome photos at night on Sunday, November 23, 2014.
They promise a lot of exciting stuff such as:

A live mobile DJ
Lightpainting from The Pixel Stick
Fire breathing performances by @leon5dc
Giveaways and more

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, November 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Monday, November 24

Tech vs. Arts: Free Outdoor Dance & Music Performance | SF
Monday, November 24 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 80 Turk
Tech vs. Arts: Free Outdoor Dance & Music Performance | SF

Jess Curtis/Gravity presents a free site-specific outdoor performance as part of The Dance That Documents Itself, a dance-based performance exploring the impacts of tech on artists, art-making, and art spaces in San Francisco. There will be performance. There will be music. There will be dancing, ...

Tuesday, November 25

Global Bass Belly Dance Night & Holiday Bazaar | SoMa
Global Bass Belly Dance Night & Holiday Bazaar | SoMa

Resident performers will be bringing their creations to sell, launching their weekly Holiday Handmade Bazaar weekly through Dec. 23. Nov. 25 will be the biggest night, so come early and shop – get a head start on holiday shopping and support some of your local …

Friday, November 28

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

“Under the Influence” Reading Performance Series | North Beach
Friday, November 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Suggested donation to support the venue. Nobody turned away for lack of funds
| The Emerald Tablet

The Emerald Tablet in North Beach hosts a homegrown reading performance series, Under the Influence, co-created and hosted with Quiet Lightning‘s Evan Karp. Four artists read works by some of their major influences, followed by original work performances created for the show that channels that ...

Sunday, November 30

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, November 30 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Tuesday, December 2

Comedy & Karaoke Night | SF
Tuesday, December 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Silver Clouds Karaoke Lounge
Comedy & Karaoke Night | SF

Some of the Bay Area’s talented comedians perform for you every first Tuesday of the month at the Silver Clouds Restaurant, hosted by Anthony Sandoval (Rooster T. Feathers, The S.H.I.T.S and Giggles Comedy Festival 2012, & Creepy KOFY Movie Time). The show runs from 8-9:30 pm, but the ...

Friday, December 5

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, December 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally Telegraph above Grand and below 27th is closed ...

Sunday, December 7

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, December 7 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Wednesday, December 10

Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin
Wednesday, December 10 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin

The Dream Queens Revue is San Francisco’s fabulicious drag show taking over Aunt Charlie’s Lounge every second and fourth Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 pm. Free, but come early for the best seats. “This unforgettable cabaret show is a must — sequined spectacle that’s not to be missed.” – ...

Friday, December 12

Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar
Friday, December 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skylark Bar
Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar

Join Hunny Bunny and Her Hot Toddies for Mischief at the Skylark Bar every second Friday of the month at 8 pm. Enjoy drinks, dancing, DJs and more at this free monthly burlesque and variety show. Come early to purchase your beverage and toast to ...

Saturday, December 13

“Oakland Nights…Live” Late Night Talk Show | Oakland
Saturday, December 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is first come, first served; they often fill up and have to turn away people.
| Secret Location (Oakland)

What is “Oakland Nights…Live“? Why it is Oakland’s very own low-budget monthly late night talk show. It’s half Johnny Carson, half Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, and all Oakland. They’ve had marine biologists, talks with Oakland public school teachers, Star Trek: TNG re-rnactments, call-in relationship advice, live interviews with astrophysicist ...

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, December 13 – 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 14

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, December 14 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Thursday, December 18

Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa
Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

Friday, December 19

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Friday, December 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, tickets are $10. 21+
| Bench And Bar
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland

Séduction Féroce is bringing its sexy, diverse, boundary-pushing and inclusive monthly variety show to Bench & Bar in Oakland, taking over the stage every third Friday of the month. Get in for $5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, it’s $10. Every month, you ...

Sunday, December 21

Opera on Tap: Non-stuffy Opera Sung Live in a Bar | SF
Sunday, December 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
Opera on Tap: Non-stuffy Opera Sung Live in a Bar | SF

Opera on Tap is a non-profit organization whose mission is to break down the stereo-type that opera is a stuffy or an elitist art form, by bringing it to bars. Local singers let their hair down and bring you into what feels like an after ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, December 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Friday, December 26

“Under the Influence” Reading Performance Series | North Beach
Friday, December 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Suggested donation to support the venue. Nobody turned away for lack of funds
| The Emerald Tablet

The Emerald Tablet in North Beach hosts a homegrown reading performance series, Under the Influence, co-created and hosted with Quiet Lightning‘s Evan Karp. Four artists read works by some of their major influences, followed by original work performances created for the show that channels that ...

Saturday, December 27

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, December 27 – 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 ...

Sunday, December 28

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, December 28 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Wednesday, December 31

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, December 31 – 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 ...

Friday, January 2

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, January 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally Telegraph above Grand and below 27th is closed ...

Tuesday, January 6

Comedy & Karaoke Night | SF
Tuesday, January 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Silver Clouds Karaoke Lounge
Comedy & Karaoke Night | SF

Some of the Bay Area’s talented comedians perform for you every first Tuesday of the month at the Silver Clouds Restaurant, hosted by Anthony Sandoval (Rooster T. Feathers, The S.H.I.T.S and Giggles Comedy Festival 2012, & Creepy KOFY Movie Time). The show runs from 8-9:30 pm, but the ...