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Saturday, December 10

2016 “Holiday Fanfare”: Free Outdoor Brass Concert | Civic Center
Saturday, December 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Davies Symphony Hall
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 ...

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 ...

Monday, December 12

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, December 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at 6:30 pm, followed by the feature film. Use #cyberpunkcinema during the event to share ...

Something Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF
Monday, December 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Something Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF

The Something Something Shindig is a wild show that combines stand up comedy, improv, music, and what they like to call “audience-participation-good-times” typically happening at 8 pm every second Monday. The emcees for the evening are Justin Gomes and Andrew Moore. True fans of debauchery, they’ve ...

Tuesday, December 13

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,000 different kinds ...

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, December 13 – 5:45 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
RADAR Productions Presents: December Queer Reading Series at the San Francisco Library. The authors for this month are: Maya Pindyck – A multidisciplinary artist, she has received grants and fellowships in support of her work from the Historic House Trust of New York City’s Contemporary Art Partnerships ...
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, December 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

Cookies and Comedy is a top notch comedy show highlighted by comics who in addition to having great material also have stage personas with a lot of flavor. This flavor is celebrated by bringing in some oven baked cookies for free. The show takes place at ...

Wednesday, December 14

Real Live Comedians Showcase | Piano Fight
Real Live Comedians Showcase | Piano Fight

Are you ready for some hot, live stand-up comedian action? Producer and performer Jason Mack brings you Real Live Comedians, a monthly showcase with some of the funniest talent in the Bay Area, every second Wednesday of the month. > Get Free Tickets just for Funcheapers ...

Thursday, December 15

24 Holidays on 24th Street: Santa & Live Reindeer | Noe Valley
Thursday, December 15 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Just for Fun
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Santa & Live Reindeer | Noe Valley
Stop by West Parklet/Just for Fun (3982 24th Street in Noe Valley) to say hello to some fluffy reindeer who will be on 24th Street from 3:30-7:30 pm on December 15, 2016. Santa Claus will be there too from 4:30-7:30 pm, so don’t miss out on the ...
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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF
Thursday, December 15 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Murphy's Pub

Nightlife on Mars is an underground comedy club at Murphy’s Pub produced and hosted by Joe Nguyen. It’s a free weekly showcase of local (and sometimes national) comedy talent right in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joe Nguyen is ...

Friday, December 16

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, ...
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

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, ...