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Thursday, December 15

Light Up The Night 2016: Free Bike Light Campaign | SF
Thursday, December 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free bike saftey lights for those who do not already have them
| Secret Location (SF)
Light Up The Night 2016: Free Bike Light Campaign | 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, ...

2016 Winter Wonderland: $1 Ice Skating, Snow Day & Holiday Market | SF
Thursday, December 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Bayview Opera House
2016 Winter Wonderland: $1 Ice Skating, Snow Day & Holiday Market | SF
The historic Bayview Opera House invites you to the 6th Annual Winter Wonderland, a community celebration featuring a German style holiday market, live music, kids’ ice skating for $1, a snow play area for $1, and a Santa’s Village. 2016 Winter Wonderland Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 5-9 ...

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 ...

Yerba Buena Museums Light Art Tour | 2016 Illuminate SF Festival
Thursday, December 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | California Historical Society
Yerba Buena Museums Light Art Tour | 2016 Illuminate SF Festival
Please note, an RSVP was required in last year’s tour. We are not 100% sure if this needs one too.
2016 Mission Bernal Holiday Walk | SF
Thursday, December 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission & Randall
2016 Mission Bernal Holiday Walk | SF
Mission Bernal Merchants on Mission Street between Cesar Chavez and Randall Streets will be opening their doors for the Mission Bernal Holiday Walk from 6-9 pm on Thursday, December 15, 2016. The numerous locally owned restaurants, bars, galleries, coffee shops, and other businesses that line Mission ...
Exploratorium After Dark: Everything Matters: Chlorine | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Everything Matters: Chlorine | Pier 15
Be in your elements at Everything Matters: Chlorine. Follow tales of intrigue and invention, join in dynamic demonstrations, and uncover fascinating connections between sulfur and the collective human experience.
Poetry Thursdays at Readers Bookstore | Fort Mason
Thursday, December 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Readers Bookstore
Poetry Thursdays at Readers Bookstore | Fort Mason

Readers Bookstore at Fort Maston is the place to be to hear lots of great poetry every Thursday at 6:30 pm for free. Browse books and enjoy a glass of wine while listening to internationally acclaimed poets and artists such as Jonathan Richman, David Meltzer, Diane ...

$5 Admission Night: A Discussion on Art in Public Places | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Thursday, December 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*Museum admission is required: $5 after 5 pm.
| Contemporary Jewish Museum
$5 Admission Night: A Discussion on Art in Public Places | Contemporary Jewish Museum
FOR-SITE Executive Director Chery Haines, Artist Brian Goggin, Former San Francisco Supervisor Matt Gonzalez, and Director of the San Francisco Arts Commission Public Art Program Susan Pontius discuss their favorite public works of art and the complexities of placing art in public. Panel is moderated ...

Friday, December 16

Volunteer: GLIDE’s Grocery Bag Giveaway 2016 | Tenderloin
Friday, December 16 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required to volunteer. Spots fill up quickly.
| Glide
Volunteer: GLIDE’s Grocery Bag Giveaway 2016 | Tenderloin
GLIDE will give away thousands of bags full of groceries to individuals and families Join hundreds of volunteers who have already committed to help fill the bags and distribute them to those in need. Want to help? To sign up for a shift, visit our meals calendar here. Please Note: ...
Salvation Army 2016 “Toy & Joy” Holiday Sort & Giveaway | SF
Friday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required and space for volunteers is limited
| Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center
Salvation Army 2016

With the help of hundreds of volunteers, the Salvation Army is able to transform a community center into a toy store for the less fortunate. New toys are gathered during the season and saved throughout the year. These toys are then displayed on tables and shelving for ...

Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, December 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF

Every third Friday, the OMI Family Resource Center in San Francisco invites you to their free monthly dinner and movie night. Free, but please note, space is limited. Dinner is free, but it’s limited to the first 50 people. The menu varies monthly. Movies starts at 5 ...

2016 Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade | Fisherman’s Wharf
Friday, December 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
2016 Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade | Fisherman's Wharf
The Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District and the St. Francis Yacht Club will join once again to present the oldest and largest lighted holiday boat parade on San Francisco Bay. Boats festooned with lights and holiday decorations, will parade along the waterfront on December 16, ...
Buon Natale Caroling & Strolling Santa | North Beach
Friday, December 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fior D'Italia
Buon Natale Caroling & Strolling Santa | North Beach

Celebrate Buon Natale with the North Beach Neighbors from December 8 through December 25, 2016. The festivities are meant to revitalize the traditional Italian Festivals associated with North Beach. The festival will include strolling Santa and carolers, “Where’s Elfie” treasure hunt and scavenger hunt, Christmas Tree ...

Massive Star Wars Lightsaber Battle 2016 | SF
Massive Star Wars Lightsaber Battle 2016 | SF
Join for a massive glowing sword battle in San Francisco. Pick a side, good or evil and use a glowing sword to fight in the ultimate nocturnal showdown. presented by Newmindspace on Friday, December 16, 2016. Lightsaber Battle SF Friday, December 16, 2016 | 8 pm SPARK ...
That ’80s Show: The Ultimate ’80s Dance Party | SF
Friday, December 16 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, $5 after. 21+
| Neck Of The Woods
That '80s Show: The Ultimate '80s Dance Party | SF

That ’80s Show is the ultimate ’80s party. Every 3rd Friday of the month DJ Dave Paul breaks down the ’80s and reconstructs the decade at Neck of the Woods. Bust out your retro gear be it new wave, punk or hip-hop and come have some ...

Saturday, December 17

Salvation Army 2016 “Toy & Joy” Holiday Sort & Giveaway | SF
Saturday, December 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required and space for volunteers is limited
| Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center
Salvation Army 2016

With the help of hundreds of volunteers, the Salvation Army is able to transform a community center into a toy store for the less fortunate. New toys are gathered during the season and saved throughout the year. These toys are then displayed on tables and shelving for ...

Glide’s 2016 Holiday Toy Giveaway Day | SF
Saturday, December 17 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. 18+ only.
| Glide
Glide's 2016 Holiday Toy Giveaway Day | SF

Glide’s annual Toy Sort and Giveaway is here, so hurry up and sign up for a Toy Sort shift throughout the week culminating in the Saturday Giveaway Day. Volunteers will distribute toys to kids of the Tenderloin and surrounding neighborhoods. Financial contributions, gift cards and unwrapped new toys ...

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, December 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio

The free PresidiGo Shuttle system welcomes park visitors, residents, and employees with fully accessible shuttles and bike racks. There are two PresidiGo Shuttle services, each with different policies and guidelines – Around the Park and Downtown. Downtown (Free on Weekends) The Downtown express route make stops ...

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | The Haight
Saturday, December 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| The Red Victorian

Join in at the Red Victorian, an elegant 2000sq ft events space, for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians, bringing the art scene back to the Upper Haight one creative community event at a time. There will be easels provided and some materials for drop-ins. ...

“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar
Saturday, December 17 – 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 ...

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
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 ...

San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF
Saturday, December 17 – 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 18

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 19

Haight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar
Monday, December 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Haight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar

Come in for a night of fun with free pizza, trivia, board games, video games, and stand up comedy in the historic Haight Ashbury. Starting at 7 pm, enjoy free pizza from Escape From New York and play video games spanning from Xbox 360, PS3, ...

Tuesday, December 20

Winter Solstice Eve 2016: Beach Celebration & Plunge | Ocean Beach
Tuesday, December 20 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Quintara)
Winter Solstice Eve 2016: 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 Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Gather at 3:30 pm; the ritual will start at 4 pm. There’ll be dancing, singing and drumming. Winter Solstice Eve 2016: Beach ...
Light Up The Night 2016: Free Bike Light Campaign | SF
Tuesday, December 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free bike saftey lights for those who do not already have them
| Secret Location (SF)
Light Up The Night 2016: Free Bike Light Campaign | 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, ...

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, December 20 – 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 ...

Yum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF
Tuesday, December 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Yum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF

Every third Tuesday of the month, come on down to Brainwash Cafe (1122 Folsom Street) for a free comedy show hosted by Nicole Love and Ruby Gill. These ladies feature their favorite local comics while dropping priceless information about their seemingly interesting lives. The show starts ...

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, December 20 – 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 21

Last Day: $5 Off Amoeba with SF Food Bank Donation | 2016
Wednesday, December 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Must bring a can of food for $5 off coupon
| Amoeba Music (SF)
Last Day: $5 Off Amoeba with SF Food Bank Donation | 2016

Want to save $5 off Amoeba Music and help out the needy at the same time? Amoeba Hollywood is once again gathering food for families in need this holiday season. They’ve joined forces with the SF Marin Food Bank  to collect canned goods and nonperishable items ...