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Thursday, December 8

Win Tix: Sorority Noise: New England Emo | Swedish American Hall
Thursday, December 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall
Sorority Noise in a nutshell: is an emotionally driven band but also discrete and determined to break free from the pack. The Connecticut-based quartet—Boucher, guitarist/vocalist Adam “ Scuff” Ackerman, bassist/vocalist Ryan McKenna and drummer Charlie Singer—have always operated a little differently than most of their ...
Win Tix: Comedian Jamie Kilstein (Conan / Showtime) | Cobb’s
Thursday, December 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Cobb's Comedy Club
He’s been on Conan, FX, Showtime, MSNBC, gotten compliments from greats like Janeane Garofalo, Noam Chomsky, was insulted by Glenn Beck, coauthored a new book by Simon and Schuster called #Newsfail. > Get Tickets – $20.00 He was once mentioned in an article alongside the great SF comedy ...

Friday, December 9

Final Day: Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Friday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chronicle Books HQ
Final Day: Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything

Need some last minute gifts, but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs? The Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only. Choose from cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle, home, arts and crafts, art ...

2016 Salvation Army Celebrity Bell Ringing Day | Union Square
Friday, December 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2016 Salvation Army Celebrity Bell Ringing Day | Union Square
Ring those bells, San Francisco. See some of San Francisco’s finest celebrities — media personalities, bell ringing champs, costumed characters, local bands and much more– ring bells for The Salvation Army on Union Square. 2016 Rock the Bells: Salvation Army Celebrity Bell Ringing Friday, December 9, 2016 ...
The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland | San Jose
Friday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont San Jose
The Fairmont's Winter Wonderland | San Jose

Visit the real life, holiday-version of The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland in San Jose. In 2016, an array of holiday decorations will transform the lobby into a magical Winter Wonderland. The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland will be on display from November 25, 2016 – January 1, 2017.

Launch of the Lunch Box: Hello Sanrio Collection | SF
Friday, December 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | BoxLunch
Launch of the Lunch Box: Hello Sanrio Collection | SF
Come join Sanrio & BoxLunch celebrate the launch of hello sanrio Collection. On Friday, December 9 & Saturday, December 10, they will host in-store events at the BoxLunch pop-up store on Powell Street in San Francisco. The events will offer guests a first look at the ...
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 ...
2016 “Holiday Fanfare”: Free Outdoor Brass Concert | Civic Center
Friday, December 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center
2016

“Holiday Lights and Fanfare” is an inaugural series of musical events bringing holiday cheer to various locations in the Civic Center neighborhood from December 2-18, 2016. In 2016, they have increased the number of concerts to 22 versus 19 last year. “Holiday Fanfare” performers will come from the Brass Quintets and Carolers from the ...

Win Tix: AIDS Icon Cleve Jones: A Life In Activism | JCCSF
Friday, December 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | JCCSF Jewish Community Center
Cleve Jones conceived the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, which has become the world’s largest piece of community folk art. He also co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, which has grown into one of the largest and most influential People with AIDS advocacy organizations in ...
Comedy Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland
Friday, December 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op
Comedy Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland
Please note, they have changed the show name to Comedy Soup.  The lineup is: Headliner, Natasha Muse David Naimyar Jim McVeigh Mary Goss Tito Gonzalez
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 ...
Win Tix: Comedian Jake Johannsen (HBO / The Tonight Show) | Punch Line
Friday, December 9 – 10:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Punch Line
Jake Johannsen has been doing this comedy thing for a long time. With over 40 Late Show with David Letterman appearances, over 10 appearances on the Tonight Show, and the HBO special This’ll Take About An Hour, he’s got the whole “making people laugh” thing ...

Saturday, December 10

Holiday Hayrides, Hula Dancing, Santa & Carolers | Noe Valley
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Noe Valley)
Holiday Hayrides, Hula Dancing, Santa & Carolers | Noe Valley
Festivities on December 19, 2016: 9 – 10:45am: Live music from Lunarville 11 – 12:45am: Live music from District 8 11-2 pm: Santa will usher in the season with Rudolph and treats for all –  Zephyr Real Estate, 4040 24th Street 11 am-2 pm: Holiday Hay Ride. Pick up and drop off at ...
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 Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
| All Over Oakland
Free Parking Day | Oakland

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday. The city of Oakland will offer free parking at meters and parking kiosks to encourage holiday shoppers ...

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 ...
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 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest | Berkeley
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley City College
2016 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest | Berkeley
The Annual EBABZ (East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest) is a chill hang zone for buying, trading and collaborating with zine, comics, DIY, and publishing comrades in the East Bay. 2016 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 11 am to 6 pm Berkeley City ...
East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest | Oakland
Saturday, December 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Venue Oakland
East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest | Oakland
From the sparkling zine community of The Bay Area, the 7th Annual East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest (EBABZ) invites you to immerse yourself within a ballroom of zine mania. EBABZ will feature over 60 vendors selling zines, comics, books, art, and workshops led ...
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 ...

“Jack of All Trades” Market Holiday Show | Oakland
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

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 ...
“Healthy Food, Healthy You” Healthy Eating Series | SSF Library
Saturday, December 10 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library

Healthy Food/Healthy You is a five-part series on healthy eating presented by Fresh Approach. Each class will focus on a different aspect of choosing or preparing foods that are affordable, fresh, and delicious. Fresh Approach is dedicated to helping families gain the knowledge and skills ...

2016 Christmas at Sea: Living History, Ornament Making & Nautical Santa Claus | SF
Saturday, December 10 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Adults are $10; the event is free for kids ages 15 and under.
| Hyde Street Pier
2016 Christmas at Sea: Living History, Ornament Making & Nautical Santa Claus | SF
Bring the whole family to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park for a festive event celebrating the winter holidays. “Celebrations at Sea,” will take place on the pier and aboard the 1886 historic sailing ship Balclutha. The event will feature live music, refreshments, ornament making, costumed ...
Check Out SF’s Brand New Mosaic Stairs | SF
Saturday, December 10 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kenny Alley
Check Out SF's Brand New Mosaic Stairs | SF
Join the Parks Alliance, Excelsior Action Group and Friends of Kenny Alley Saturday, December 10, at 1 pm to celebrate the grand opening of the Kenny Alley mosaic stairs in the Excelsior District. If you haven’t visited Kenny Alley lately, you’ll be blown away by the ...
Bay Area Krampus Krawl 2016 | Oakland
Saturday, December 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Good Hop
Bay Area Krampus Krawl 2016 | Oakland
SF Bay Area’s 4th Annual Krampus Krawl is upon us again. The SF Bay Area Krampus Krawl was conceived by three friends’ admiration for the European Krampuslaufs, and mixed with a group of craft beer enthusiasts with a penchant for bar crawls Gather at The Good ...
Neon Signs & Their Influence: Films, Lectures & Book Signings | SF Main Library
Saturday, December 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Main Library
Neon Signs & Their Influence: Films, Lectures & Book Signings | SF Main Library
How have neon signs influenced the landscape of your city? How does a unique neon sign evolve from advertising to art? Join them for an afternoon exploring these questions with San Francisco Neon authors Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan plus special guest speaker Avery Trufelman ...
“Saturdays Unplugged” Hanukkah Party & Hula Dancing Lessons | JCCSF
Saturday, December 10 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jewish Community Center of SF
Come for the play date, stay for the live music. Unplug and meet up with family and friends for a screen-free afternoon of fun activities and happy hour (for adults). Free • All are welcome Saturday, December 10: Hanukkah 3:00 pm: Activities Dreidel Games Tot Spot (ages 1 – 3) Storytime ...
2016 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa
Saturday, December 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
2016 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa
Celebrate in festive Filipino style at the annual Parol Lantern Festival & Parade, held in Yerba Buena Gardens and Jessie Square, where you can watch traditional, star-shaped Filipino Christmas lanterns called parols march along Yerba Buena Lane, along with live music, art, games and performances. ‎14th Annual ...