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Monday, December 5

A Very Merry Musical Evening: Mix of Classical & Holiday Songs | SF
Monday, December 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Caffe Delle Stelle
A Very Merry Musical Evening: Mix of Classical & Holiday Songs | SF
In order to fully appreciate the holidays and all the wonderful music they have to offer, their fabulous singers will be performing a mix of classical, musical theater and holiday songs. Accompanying their holiday performance this month, they will also be serving special seasonal cocktails. Free but ...

Tuesday, December 6

Moving Performances: Remembering the Modern Stage | SF Main Library
Tuesday, December 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Moving Performances: Remembering the Modern Stage | SF Main Library
Fabulous yet fierce, imperious yet impetuous, boss yet bitchy—divas are figures of paradox. Their place in culture is equally contradictory, as they are simultaneously venerated and marginalized, hailed as timeless but then frequently forgotten or exhumed as cult icons by future generations.

Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF
Tuesday, December 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | SOMArts Cultural Center
Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF
On Tuesday, December 6, step into a psychedelic world exploring the sights and sounds of futurism and the avant-garde. Yves Saint Croissant has curated a showcase of some of her favorite Bay Area queer artists who are all weird AF in the coolest way possible ...
Tony Award-Winning Play “EQUUS” by Peter Shaffer | Eureka Theatre
Tuesday, December 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, by entering the discount code FUNCHEAP2016 when you register online.
| Eureka Theatre
Tony Award-Winning Play

Theatre Rhinoceros presents “EQUUS” by Peter Shaffer, an explosive play about suppressed sexuality that took critics and audiences by storm. “EQUUS” is a timeless classic and a cornerstone of modern drama that delves into the darkest recesses of human existence. The series starts on November ...

Thursday, December 8

Drag Queens on Ice 2016 | Union Square
Thursday, December 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Drag Queens on Ice 2016 | Union Square
The Bay Area’s most colorful drag personalities will be returning to the ice for an evening of laughs, lip syncing and lipstick during Drag Queens On Ice. Drag Queens on Ice Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 8-9:30 pm Union Square Park, SF FREE to watch The wildly exciting drag performers are sure ...

Friday, December 9

Rotunda Dance Series: Bolivia Corazón de América | SF City Hall
Friday, December 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Bolivia Corazón de América | SF City Hall
Bolivia Corazón de América was formed in 2000 by Susana Salinas to give Bolivian-American children an opportunity to dance and perform music of their heritage. Today, the company includes young people of all backgrounds, and its goal is to showcase the traditional dances of Bolivia ...
The Turn of the Screw: A Stagework Full of Fright | SF
Friday, December 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Conservatory of Music
The Turn of the Screw: A Stagework Full of Fright | SF
The Turn of the Screw is regarded as a dramatic masterpiece in twentieth-century opera. Based on the Henry James novella of the same name, Benjamin Britten’s tour de force pulls you in and doesn’t let go, toying with your senses and sensibilities. A stagework full of frightening ...
“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF
Friday, December 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Fireside Lounge

Tired of seeing girls sing sad love songs and acoustic covers of top 40 hits? She Rocks features the most badass female dominant bands the Bay Area has to offer. See women who rock the stage harder than any stickly strungout dudes in the biz, every ...

Queens of 2016: Year End Review, Drag Show & Party | SF
Friday, December 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Balançoire
Queens of 2016: Year End Review, Drag Show & Party | SF
2016 Has brought some amazing new talent to the San Francisco drag scene. 38 fierce new drag queens to be exact. Come meet them all on December 9 at Balançoire where they will be holding their annual year end review drag show, photo shoot & ...
Win Tix: Hubba Hubba Revue’s Holiday Burlesque Spectacular | DNA Lounge
Friday, December 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | DNA Lounge
If you want some Hubba Hubba in your ho ho ho, head on down to the DNA Lounge for Hubba Hubba Revue’s Holiday Burlesque Spectacular. > Get Tickets – $15.00 Featuring special guests Lou-Leigh Blue, Roxy Stardust, Eva Mae Garnet and Whiskey N. Ginger, The Wily Minxes, The ...

Saturday, December 10

2016 Dance Hack Day: Dance Meets Cutting Edge Tech | SF
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for Dancers & Hackers with RSVP; $10 for observers
| CounterPULSE
2016 Dance Hack Day: Dance Meets Cutting Edge Tech | SF
Join the forefront of collaborative innovation between the Bay Area’s vibrant art and tech communities at Kinetech Arts’ annual Dance Hack Day, a non-profit event that brings together performers and developers to inspire one another and experiment with emerging technologies. Combining a traditional hackathon with a dance ...
Free “Santa Baby” Choreography Dance Class | Oakland
Saturday, December 10 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| The Working Body
Free
Celebrate the Holidays at the WB by learning basic dance choreography to “Santa Baby” at this Free Community Workshop. Holiday accessories are suggested. All levels are welcome. Come wearing your most festive Christmas outfit. Free but an RSVP is required.
2016 Misfit Toy Factory: Live Artmaking & Workshops | Mission
Saturday, December 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Root Division
2016 Misfit Toy Factory: Live Artmaking & Workshops | Mission
Join the misfits for a night of mayhem and making, and get your holiday shopping done in style at the 6th Annual Misfit Toy Factory, a one-night live art-making event featuring over 40 artists making sculptures, toys, and giftables onsite in the gallery space at Root ...
The Full Heart, Choral Music of Love & Passion | SF
Saturday, December 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations not required but gladly accepted
| St. Mark's Lutheran Church (SF)
The Full Heart, Choral Music of Love & Passion | SF
You’re invited to the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco’s winter program, The Full Heart. It will consist of twelve modern choral explorations of romantic love, spanning a wide range of moods and styles, from dark to light and serious to playful. Of special note ...
Final Day: Tony Award-Winning Play “EQUUS” by Peter Shaffer | Eureka Theatre
Saturday, December 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, by entering the discount code FUNCHEAP2016 when you register online.
| Eureka Theatre
Final Day: Tony Award-Winning Play

Theatre Rhinoceros presents “EQUUS” by Peter Shaffer, an explosive play about suppressed sexuality that took critics and audiences by storm. “EQUUS” is a timeless classic and a cornerstone of modern drama that delves into the darkest recesses of human existence. The series starts on November ...

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

The Turn of the Screw: A Stagework Full of Fright | SF
Sunday, December 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Conservatory of Music
The Turn of the Screw: A Stagework Full of Fright | SF
The Turn of the Screw is regarded as a dramatic masterpiece in twentieth-century opera. Based on the Henry James novella of the same name, Benjamin Britten’s tour de force pulls you in and doesn’t let go, toying with your senses and sensibilities. A stagework full of frightening ...
Project Connect: A Benefit Concert for Project Homeless Connect | SF
Sunday, December 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission, Donations Accepted at the Door. All proceeds go towards Project Homeless Connect.
| San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Project Connect: A Benefit Concert for Project Homeless Connect | SF
Members of the SFCM community have come together to create 8 pieces following the semester long theme of music, politics and social justice at SFCM, 7 of which are world premieres. Join them as they explore the intersection between music and the political issues that people face today. Project Connect ...

Thursday, December 15

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena 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 ...

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 ...

Thursday, December 29

Final Day: Winter Nights Holiday Bazaar & Live Entertainment | SF
Thursday, December 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
Final Day: Winter Nights Holiday Bazaar & Live Entertainment | SF

Under Westfield San Francisco Centre’s iconic Dome, the Winter Nights Holiday Bazaar promises to be a magical holiday marketplace and entertainment destination. The Bazaar will feature unique, local artisan gifts and crafts, as well as live entertainment and special holiday food and beverages, all in ...

Tuesday, January 3

Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF
Tuesday, January 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | SOMArts Cultural Center
Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF

On the first Tuesday of each month The News, presented by SOMArts Cultural Center, features new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress by pre-selected solo artists, ...

Friday, January 6

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, January 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free event featuring dancing girls, sometimes a creepy little ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, January 6 – 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 ...

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, January 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland

Come out for a night of fun and creativity as the Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts First Fridays, an evening of art, performance, workshops and games every first Friday of the month. The OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) arts and culture programs ...

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, January 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are free & open to the public. This event occurs every first Friday of ...

Sunday, January 8

Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep
Sunday, January 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep

Taught by professional theatre artists, The Berkeley Rep offers free class samplers each quarter giving everyone an opportunity to explore the craft of theatre and experience the joy of dynamic engagement with their own creativity. The Sunday Sampler is free and open to youth, teens, ...

Friday, January 13

“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF
Friday, January 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Fireside Lounge

Tired of seeing girls sing sad love songs and acoustic covers of top 40 hits? She Rocks features the most badass female dominant bands the Bay Area has to offer. See women who rock the stage harder than any stickly strungout dudes in the biz, every ...

Thursday, January 19

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena 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 ...

Wednesday, January 25

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, January 25 – 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 ...