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Tuesday, December 9

2014 Downtown Snow Fall | SF
Tuesday, December 9 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hyatt Regency San Francisco
2014 Downtown Snow Fall | SF

Complementing the dramatic lights and over-the-top interior décor that includes a 30-foot tree and over-sized holiday characters, snow will fall daily inside the Hyatt Regency San Francisco’s dramatic 17-story atrium lobby illuminated by 300,000 lights during the holiday season. 2014 Downtown Snow Fall November 22 through December 30, 2014 Hyatt ...

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, December 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library

The RADAR Reading Series is a periodic series of independent and underground writers, emerging voices and bona fide superstars at the San Francisco Public Library. Local author Michelle Tea (Valencia, Sister Spit tour) hosts this showcase of underground heroes. Each RADAR Reading features four dynamic performers and is followed ...

Win Tix: Pulitzer Winning “Guns, Germs & Steel” Author in Conversation | Castro Theater
Tuesday, December 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Castro Theatre
Pulitzer Winning

Jared Diamond is a scientist known for drawing from a variety of fields, from anthropology to evolutionary biology. He has published several popular science books, including Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs and Steel and, most recently, The World Until Yesterday.
Diamond’s conclusions are critical and provocative, exploring …

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, December 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Milk Bar
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

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

Haightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF
Tuesday, December 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Danny Coyle's
Haightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF

The Lower Haight’s free stand-up showcase is in an Irish bar every second Tuesday and is hosted by a guy named Logan Hesse. Entry is free and there will be $2.50 Tecates, $7 PB&J (Shot of Jameson and a PBR), and lots of laughs. Please note, this is ...

Wednesday, December 10

“Haters Gonna Hate” Free Comedy Show | SF
Wednesday, December 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Haters Gonna Hate is a niche comedy showcase created by Josef Anolin where comedians give you a piece of the darkest corners of their minds while simultaneously being kept on their toes by the antics of the show’s co-hosts, Josef Anolin and Chris Riggins, with Kaseem ...

Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin
Wednesday, December 10 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin

The Dream Queens Revue is San Francisco’s fabulicious drag show taking over Aunt Charlie’s Lounge every second and fourth Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 pm. Free, but come early for the best seats. “This unforgettable cabaret show is a must — sequined spectacle that’s not to be missed.” – ...

Thursday, December 11

Win: VIP Tickets to the de Young | Keith Haring’s “The Political Line” Exhibit
VIP Tickets to the de Young | Keith Haring's

The Political Line will feature more than 130 works of art including large scale paintings (on tarpaulins and canvases), sculptures and a number of the artist’s subway drawings, among other works. The exhibition will create a narrative that explores the artist’s responses to nuclear disarmament, …

Light Up The Night 2014: Free Bike Light Campaign | SF
Thursday, December 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free bike saftey lights for those who do not already have them
| Secret Location (SF)
Light Up The Night 2014: Free Bike Light Campaign | SF

Now that the clocks have fallen back, it’s going to get darker waaaay earlier. So the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) are giving out thousands of  free front and rear bicycle lights to bikers in need who ...

Cup ‘o Comedy with Danny Dechi | SF
Thursday, December 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Emma's Coffee House
Cup 'o Comedy with Danny Dechi | SF

Join Danny Dechi – comedian and world’s only pencil musician – and his funny friends for a Cup ‘o Comedy at Emma’s Coffee House. Come by every second and fourth Thursdays for your cup o’ comedy.

Friday, December 12

Central Market Now: Monthly Arts Showcase | SF
Friday, December 12 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Freespace 2.0
Central Market Now: Monthly Arts Showcase | SF

Central Market Now activates, promotes & celebrates the local Arts and businesses in the Central Market neighborhood – every second Friday. The event features open houses, free performances, exhibits, and merchant promotions monthly.

Grotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant
Friday, December 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
Grotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant

The Sports Basement Bryant Street store hosts the Good Times in the Grotto comedy night on (most) second Fridays of the month from 6:30-8:30 pm. In addition to some free laughs, they also serve up free drinks and free snacks. Host and local comedian Anthony ...

Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar
Friday, December 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skylark Bar
Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar

Join Hunny Bunny and Her Hot Toddies for Mischief at the Skylark Bar every second Friday of the month at 8 pm. Enjoy drinks, dancing, DJs and more at this free monthly burlesque and variety show. Come early to purchase your beverage and toast to ...

Saturday, December 13

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, December 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

SantaCon 2014: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF
Saturday, December 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SantaCon 2014: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF

“SantaCon” or ”Santarchy” is San Francisco’s annual city-wide Santas-only pub crawl happening on Saturday, December 13, 2014.
This flash mob-type event brings together hundreds of slightly sober people dressed in Santa costumes parading around the city, visiting landmarks (like walking down Lombard Street) drinking at bars, and …

History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society
Saturday, December 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| California Historical Society
History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society

History for Half Pints (the kid kind, not the drinking kind) is a monthly family day at the California Historical Society in San Francisco, featuring music, games and of course, history. The family day takes place every second Saturday of the month and is free ...

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, December 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide some ...

2014 San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa
Saturday, December 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
2014 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.
‎12th Annual …

Unsilent Night 2014: Boombox Christmas Parade | Dolores Park
Saturday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
Unsilent Night 2014: Boombox Christmas Parade | Dolores Park

“Unsilent Night” is artist Phil Kline’s free outdoor participatory sound sculpture played through a roving swarm of hundreds of boomboxes carried through the Mission District creating a 44-minute ambient roving electronic Christmas carol of chimes and bells.
Hundreds of people bring their own boomboxes and drift …

Free Sexy Comedy & Pizza Night | SF
Saturday, December 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 50 Mason Social House
Free Sexy Comedy & Pizza Night | SF

You want some hot comic after comic action? Yeah, you do. Do you like your comics to put out… jokes? Mmm, sounds hot. Do you like it so hard you can’t take it anymore… from laughter? Yes, yes, yes you do. Not only that, but there is ...

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, December 13 – 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 ...

Sunday, December 14

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, December 14 – 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 15

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, December 15 – 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 ...

The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF
Monday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 when you mention FuncheapSF at the door; otherwise, it's $10
| The Shelton Theatre
The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF

The Lit Slam is a monthly, live performance-based poetry anthology that tries to find the best art at the intersection of page and stage, mixing local and national touring poets. Every third Monday, it’s a poetry competition with a twist. Editors are chosen at random from the audience before ...

“Am I Rite?” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, December 15 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot

Am I Rite is a monthly stand up comedy showcase co-produced by Corey Largent (Saw Dem Eyez, Cobb’s) and Jules Posner (SF Punch Line, Cobb’s, The Business). Corey and Jules host a line up of local favorites and occasional out of town friends at the ...