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Saturday, December 20

“You Are Hear” Airport Winter Music Festival | SFO

Enjoy free live music while you wait for your flight, or just drop by to hear some great local musicians at the annual You Are Hear music festival at SFO Int’l Airport. Different live performers for each session will perform at various locations throughout the airport. You ...

2014 Christmas Carol Stroll | Union Street
Saturday, December 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Mary Episcopal Church
2014 Christmas Carol Stroll | Union Street

Holiday caroling returns to Union Street when the public is invited to meet in the courtyard of St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church (2325 Union Street at Steiner Street) at 1 pm to join in the Caroling Stroll.
Afterwards, they’ll return to the church for refreshments.

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, December 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
| Laguna Honda Hospital
The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF

Please note, the date has been changed to December 20th, just for this month, and the singalong will take place from 1-4 pm.

2014 Children’s Day Celebration, Shrine Building & Potluck | SF
2014 Children's Day Celebration, Shrine Building & Potluck | SF

Children’s Day is a celebration of brilliance, light, and the children of the world. There will be practice time for adults, and all will join in decorating the shrine, being host at the court by the Children’s Day King and Queen, and coming together for a …

Winter Solstice Eve 2014: Beach Celebration | Ocean Beach
Saturday, December 20 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach
Winter Solstice Eve 2014: Beach Celebration | 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 Saturday, December 20, 2014.
Gather at 3:30 pm; the ritual will start at 4 pm. There’ll be dancing, singing and drumming.
Please note, this is a …

2014 “Holiday Lights & Fanfare”: Free Outdoor Brass Concert | Civic Center
Saturday, December 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Davies Symphony Hall
2014

“Holiday Lights and Fanfare” is an inaugural series of musical events bringing holiday cheer to various locations in the Civic Center neighborhood from December 5-21, 2014. Each performance will feature the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Brass Quintet and will highlight cultural assets in the neighborhood. All events will ...

2014 Winter Solstice Night Hike & Campfire | Presidio
Saturday, December 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but registration is required
| Rob Hill Campground
2014 Winter Solstice Night Hike & Campfire | Presidio

Celebrate Winter Solstice with a family-friendly evening walk that starts at Rob Hill and ends with a campfire in the Rob Hill Campground on Saturday, December 20, 2014.
2014 Winter Solstice Night Hike & Campfire
Saturday, December 20, 2014 | 5 to 6:30 pm
Rob Hill Campground | Washington Blvd. …

2014 Hanukkah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Fifth Candle | Union Square
Saturday, December 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Hanukkah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Fifth Candle | Union Square

Celebrate Hanukkah 2014 with the 40th annual lighting of the 25 foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. Lighting ceremonies take place from Tuesday, December 16-23, 2014, at approximately 5 pm on most days (Friday is at 3 pm and Saturday is at 7 pm). This ...

2014 Holiday Flask Mob, DJ Party & Toy Drive | SF
2014 Holiday Flask Mob, DJ Party & Toy Drive | SF

Flask Mob is presenting its first annual Toy Drive including a DJ party with Bigwavecouchsurfer at 7 pm on Saturday, December 20, 2014. Meet at Polk and Olive Streets in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program believes that no child should be without a toy …

Vice Principals of Comedy & Free Pizza | SF
Saturday, December 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free pizza while supplies last; free admission to the 10 pm show included
| 50 Mason Social House
Vice Principals of Comedy & Free Pizza | SF

The Vice Principals Of Comedy return to 50 Mason Social House with another stellar lineup of the Bay Area’s best local comedians.
Come see the comic talents of:

Headliner Jesse Fernandez (San Francisco Punch Line, SF Sketchfest)
Keith D’Souza (SF Sketchfest)
Irene Tu (Limestone Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy …

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
Saturday, December 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
| Milk Bar
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF

It’s the death of a disco dancer with Milk Bar’s “The Queen is Dead” dance party featuring the music of The Smiths, Morrissey, and other brit pop, new wave, and post punk heavy-hitters. “The Queen is Dead” Dance Party Third Saturday of the month  | 9 pm-2 ...

Win Tix: The Smiths & Morrissey Tribute: New Wave Dance Party | SoMa
Saturday, December 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
| The Cat Club
The Smiths & Morrissey Tribute: New Wave Dance Party | SoMa

Every third Saturday, join New Wave City at The Cat Club to dance to the best of New Wave music, videos, lights, and go-go cages with your hosts and DJs since 1992, Skip and Shindog. Expect a cool crowd of knowledgeable New Wave music fans from ...

“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | SF
Saturday, December 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
| Madrone Art Bar

Fringe, the indie music video dance party, happens every third Saturday at Madrone Art Bar. Free before 10 pm with an RSVP; otherwise, it’s $5. DJs Blondie K and subOctave will spin your favorite indie music videos plus the latest remixes to create a buzz on the dance floor. “In ...

Win Tix: Lia Rose: Captivating Singer-Songwriter | The Chapel
Saturday, December 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| The Chapel
Lia Rose: Captivating Singer-Songwriter | The Chapel

San Francisco’s Lia Rose writes songs that are poetic, intensely honest, and at times unmistakably autobiographical. She has been called “one of the brightest lights of the local music scene” [ShutupSongwriters]. Her voice seems to reach right inside of people and has been praised as …

San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF
Saturday, December 20 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF

Every third Saturday, you are invited to bicycle with the San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride as they set out to a new mystery location in SF. Where to meet? They’ll post ride start locations on their website and Facebook page, the day of the ride only; there’s ...

Sunday, December 21

“You Are Hear” Airport Winter Music Festival | SFO

Enjoy free live music while you wait for your flight, or just drop by to hear some great local musicians at the annual You Are Hear music festival at SFO Int’l Airport. Different live performers for each session will perform at various locations throughout the airport. You ...

2014 “Holiday Lights & Fanfare”: Free Outdoor Brass Concert | Civic Center
Sunday, December 21 – 12:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
2014

“Holiday Lights and Fanfare” is an inaugural series of musical events bringing holiday cheer to various locations in the Civic Center neighborhood from December 5-21, 2014. Each performance will feature the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Brass Quintet and will highlight cultural assets in the neighborhood. All events will ...

Undercover Capture The Flag | SF
Sunday, December 21 – 12:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 suggested donation and an RSVP is requested
| Cable Car Turnaround (Market/Powell)
Undercover Capture The Flag | SF

Undercover Capture the Flag is an easy and accessible game of stealth, surveillance, and territory control in a crowded public place. Sneak around in enemy territory to find and steal flags while protecting your own, but make sure you don’t let the opposing team (or any …

Holiday Spirit Hike: Walk to Cocoa & Peppermint Schnapps | SF
Sunday, December 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free hike, but bring a few bucks to get some hot cocoa at the end.
| 9th & Lincoln (Golden Gate Park)
Holiday Spirit Hike: Walk to Cocoa & Peppermint Schnapps | SF

Throw a little exercise into your holidays and walk across the city toward hot cocoa with peppermint schnapps on Sunday, December 21, 2014.
Meet at 9th Avenue/Lincoln on the Golden Gate Park side of the street (across from Pacific Catch). You will then proceed to walk …

Final History Tour: Westin St. Francis 110th Anniversary | SF
Sunday, December 21 – 1:10 pm | Cost: FREE | The Westin St. Francis
Final History Tour: Westin St. Francis 110th Anniversary | SF

Throughout 2014, guests and locals will have the opportunity to learn about the Westin St. Francis’s rich history during complimentary tours held on the 21st of each month at 1:10 pm. From 1:10-2:10 pm guests will also enjoy complimentary historic bites from the “The Hotel ...

Bill Graham 2014 Menorah Day Festival, Performing Pups & Jewish Jam Band | Union Square
Sunday, December 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Bill Graham 2014 Menorah Day Festival, Performing Pups & Jewish Jam Band | Union Square

“Bill Graham Menorah Day” in Union Square is a full day festival that features arts, crafts and activities for kids, plus Jewish music, all capped off with the lighting of a giant 25-foot tall mahogany menorah in the middle of the square.
Bill Graham Menorah Day Festival
Sunday, December …

14 Hours of The Bay Lights | The Longest Night of the Year 2014
Sunday, December 21 – 4:54 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero
14 Hours of The Bay Lights | The Longest Night of the Year 2014

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 …

“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 ...

Monday, December 22

“You Are Hear” Airport Winter Music Festival | SFO

Enjoy free live music while you wait for your flight, or just drop by to hear some great local musicians at the annual You Are Hear music festival at SFO Int’l Airport. Different live performers for each session will perform at various locations throughout the airport. You ...

2014 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Seventh Candle | Union Square
Monday, December 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Seventh Candle | Union Square

Celebrate Hanukkah 2014 with the 40th annual lighting of the 25 foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. Lighting ceremonies take place from Tuesday, December 16-23, 2014, at approximately 5 pm on most days (Friday is at 3 pm and Saturday is at 7 pm). This ...