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Sunday, December 17

Chanukah Wonderland: 24 Holidays on 24th Street | Noe Valley
Sunday, December 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for shopping, food and drinks
| Noe Valley Town Square
Chanukah Wonderland: 24 Holidays on 24th Street | Noe Valley
Festivities on Sunday, December 17, 2017: 11:00 am: Kids Holiday Craft Workshop – Kids create felt gingerbread figures at Mapamundi Kids, 1306 Castro St. Free and all materials will be provided. Recommended for ages 3-7. Please RSVP via phone 415-641-6192 or email info@mapamundikids.com 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Holiday Music with the Russo Music ...
Bill Graham Menorah Day 2017: SF’s Chanukah Festival | Union Square
Sunday, December 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Bill Graham Menorah Day 2017: SF's Chanukah Festival | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
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Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...

Monday, December 18

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, December 18 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...

2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 7th Night | Union Square
Monday, December 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 7th Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

2017 Chanukah Under the Dome & Homemade Latkes | Westfield Centre
Monday, December 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
2017 Chanukah Under the Dome & Homemade Latkes | Westfield Centre
On the same night as the lighting of the 7th candle of the 25 foot Bill Graham Menorah at 5 pm in Union Square, make your way over to the Westfield SF Centre for a Chanukah Celebration with live music, Sufganiyot, and festivities for all ages. Join Westfield San ...
“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, December 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
12/18 Lineup: Headliner: Sari Beliak (writer for The Onion)  Anica Cihla (SF Punchline) Sean McKenzie (SF Sketchfest) Gabby Poccia (Cobb’s Comedy) Krista Fatka (OutsideLands) Brooke Heinichen (HellaFunny) Shelbi Evans (SF Punchline) Nicole Calasich (Comedy Central ClusterFest)  
Haight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar
Monday, December 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Haight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar
12/18 Lineup: Mike Gifaldi (Punchline Comedy Club) Abhay Nandkarni (Desi Comedy Fest) A secret special guest Hosted by: Jeff Anaya and Josh Holub Wear an ugly sweater and the ugliest sweater wins a prize. As always, FREE pizza(Until supplies last)

Tuesday, December 19

Light Up The Night 2017: Free Bike Light Giveaway | SF
Tuesday, December 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free bike safety lights for those who do not already have them.
| Secret Location (SF)
Light Up The Night 2017: Free Bike Light Giveaway | SF

Now that the clocks have fallen back, it’s going to get darker waaaay earlier. With help from our generous sponsor, Bay Area Bicycle Law, they’re excited to announce the return of the annual bike light distribution program: Light up the Night. With help from volunteers, ...

2017 Chanukah Grand Finale & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah | Union Square
Tuesday, December 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Chanukah Grand Finale & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, December 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...

Free Astronomy Lecture: ExoComets | Presidio
Tuesday, December 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Observation Post at the Presidio
Free Astronomy Lecture: ExoComets | Presidio
ExoComets: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t Featured Speaker: Barry Welsh, PhD, UC Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory Minor bodies such as Kuiper Belt Objects, comets and asteroids constitute the rocky, icy debris left over from the planet-building phase of our solar system. The existence of reservoirs ...
Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, December 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Milk Bar
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

Every second, third and fifth Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedian Andrew Holmgren. There’s never a cover nor any drink minimums. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy starting at 8 ...

Wednesday, December 20

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, December 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...

24 Holidays on 24th Street: Live Music & Wine Tasting | Noe Valley
Wednesday, December 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Noe Valley)
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Live Music & Wine Tasting | Noe Valley
Festivities on December 2, 2017: 1 pm to 3 pm: Live Music: A steaming bowl of Delta and Chicago blues, a dash of New Orleans, a hint of country, and a teaspoon of rock, all flavored with a unique songwriting sensibility, create the tasty gumbo that is ...
Winter Solstice Eve 2017: Beach Celebration & Plunge | Ocean Beach
Wednesday, December 20 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Quintara)
Winter Solstice Eve 2017: Beach Celebration & Plunge | Ocean Beach
Join the Reclaiming Collective on the Solstice Eve—the longest night of the year—for their annual, traditional ritual and celebration at Ocean Beach on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Gather at 3:30 pm; the ritual starts soon after. There’ll be dancing, singing and drumming. Winter Solstice Eve 2017: Beach Celebration & ...
Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, December 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UCSF Osher Center
Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF

Laughter is contagious and has a powerful and immediate effect on our mind, body and spirit.  Laughter Yoga involves deep breathing, stretching, clapping and laughter exercises and takes place on two Wednesdays each month from 5:30-6:30 pm. The laughter exercises in this class aim to: ...

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, December 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite SF #91: Brainhacking, Holiday Comics, and WWII Botany! Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street @Van Ness $8, all ages Screw stockings–stuff your brain instead. An artist-hacker will teach us how to build our way to brain manipulation (great gift ideas), comics ...

Thursday, December 21

24 Holidays on 24th Street: Holiday Music | Noe Valley
Thursday, December 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | West Parklet
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Holiday Music | Noe Valley
Festivities on December 21, 2017: Live Music from 2 pm to 3 pm at West Parklet with the Russo Music students
14 Hours of The Bay Lights | The Longest Night of the Year 2017
Thursday, December 21 – 4:54 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero
14 Hours of The Bay Lights | The Longest Night of the Year 2017
Many people view the winter solstice grimly as the shortest day of the year, but The Bay Lights, the world’s largest LED light sculpture, offers us a brighter outlook. We can now relish winter solstice as the longest night of the year because The Bay Lights will ...
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 ...

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 ...

Exploratorium After Dark: Manganese | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Manganese | Pier 15
Lose yourself in over 650 interactive exhibits exploring perception, art, and science at our adults-only After Dark. Grab your friends and a drink and get immersed in mind-bending experiences and unique, thought-provoking programs. Brittle, gray manganese is a transition metal that lends its strength to steel ...
2017 Winter Solstice Ceremony | San Francisco Zen Center
Thursday, December 21 – 6:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is typically by donation, but consider becoming a member.
| San Francisco Zen Center
2017 Winter Solstice Ceremony | San Francisco Zen Center
Celebrate the winter solstice with a short chanting service at the Zen Center. Ceremony follows evening zazen. Words of the season are offered in the equinox and solstice ceremonies, usually outdoors in the courtyard.
Penthouse’s Sexy Strippers & Firefighters Toy Drive Bash | Penthouse Club
Penthouse's Sexy Strippers & Firefighters Toy Drive Bash | Penthouse Club
Watch the sexy strippers as they act as the Secret Santas of The Penthouse Club and present a check for the San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798 Toy Drive from 8-10 pm on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Plus you’ll enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as part of the celebration. Free, but an ...

Friday, December 22

Winter Walk SF: Holiday Pop Up Plaza | Union Square
Friday, December 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF: Holiday Pop Up Plaza | Union Square

Union Square SF’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming two blocks on Stockton Street into a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2017 Winter Walk SF November 25, 2017 – December 31, 2017 Stockton St. between Geary and Ellis, San Francisco FREE Back ...

Saturday, December 23

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, December 23 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Take yourself outside and into the beauty of this city’s heart and soul. Practice yoga under the trees and let the ocean air sooth and invigorate you. This class expertly blends breathing and movement, strength and grace, imagination and form. You will gain a personal ...

24 Holidays on 24th Street: Holiday Waltzes & Carolers | Noe Valley
Saturday, December 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Noe Valley)
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Holiday Waltzes & Carolers | Noe Valley
Festivities on December 23, 2017: 1 – 3:00 pm: Rowdy rags & wondrous waltzes from the Roaring 20’s Skillet Licorice 4 – 5 pm: Holiday Music – Strolling Carolers from the SF City Chorus

Sunday, December 24

Volunteer: Prime Rib Luncheon 2017 | GLIDE
Sunday, December 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration is required to volunteer.
| Glide
Volunteer: Prime Rib Luncheon 2017 | GLIDE
For over 20 years, Joe Betz and San Francisco’s iconic House of Prime Rib restaurant have sponsored a holiday meal, the Prime Rib Luncheon on Christmas Eve. Donating 3,700 pounds of prime rib for GLIDE’s special mouthwatering luncheon, Mr. Betz’ annual contribution is highlight for GLIDE’s ...
San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Day | Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Day | Christmas Eve

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the day after. Have friends and relatives in town with nothing to do? ...