Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Meet the Patels Screening & Desi Comedy Show | SF
Tuesday, December 13 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| PianoFight

Ravi Patel is almost 30, an actor, and, worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still unmarried. After he breaks up with his white girlfriend, Ravi submits to his parents’ more...

11:00 amMaverick Holiday Market: Shop Local | SF  FREE
5:30 pmMarin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael   FREE
5:45 pmRadar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pmEssential Oils Workshop | SF   FREE*
*Entry with RSVP only to kjlinsf@hotmail.com
6:30 pm360 Development On Cutting Edge Platforms with Beer & Pizza | SF   FREE
7:00 pmVinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame   FREE
8:00 pmFree Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
8:00 pmWin Tix: L.A. Rockers “Rooney” | Slim’s   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: David Bazan’s Dark Sacred Night of Xmas Carols | Swedish American Hall   WIN

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Wednesday, December 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chronicle Books HQ

Chronicle Books Need some last minute gifts, but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs? The Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store more...

12:00 pmWednesday Noon Concerts | Mill Valley   FREE
2:00 pmArchitecture Walk: Stanford University Medical Center | Palo Alto   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmNatural Dyeing: Color Your World Or Cloth | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmEvening Meditation Class | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmThe Shock and Awe Book Tour | SF Main Library   FREE
7:00 pm“Necessary Trouble” Book Release | City Lights   FREE
7:00 pm“Legend?” Book Launch | Green Apple Books   FREE
7:30 pmFree AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley   FREE
7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmWorld Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
8:00 pmThrockmorton Chorus Fall Concert 2016 | Mill Valley   FREE
9:00 pmReal Live Comedians Showcase | Piano Fight   FREE*
*Limited free tickets with RSVP for Funcheapers; otherwise admission is $10 online or $15 at the door.


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Thursday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chronicle Books HQ

Chronicle Books Need some last minute gifts, but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs? The Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store more...

3:30 pm24 Holidays on 24th Street: Santa & Live Reindeer | Noe Valley   FREE
5:00 pmLight Up The Night 2016: Free Bike Light Campaign | SF   FREE*
*Free bike saftey lights for those who do not already have them
5:00 pmGame Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF   FREE*
*No cost to get in the door or play games. Food and Drinks will need to be purchased.
5:30 pmHoliday Happy Hour: Complimentary Cocktails, Treats & Door Prizes | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pm2016 Mission Bernal Holiday Walk | SF   FREE
6:00 pmYerba Buena Museums Light Art Tour | 2016 Illuminate SF Festival   FREE
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Everything Matters: Chlorine | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pmAdventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmHoliday Sing-Along | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmTech & Tinsel: Holiday Product Demo Night | Mountain View   FREE
6:00 pmChampions Lecture With World-Class Pro Athletes & Free Beer | SF   FREE
6:00 pm“Fascination with Fauna” New Exhibition | SF   FREE
6:30 pm2016 “Holiday Fanfare”: Free Outdoor Concert | Civic Center   FREE
6:30 pmPoetry Thursdays at Readers Bookstore | Fort Mason   FREE
6:30 pm$5 Admission Night: A Discussion on Art in Public Places | Contemporary Jewish Museum   $5*
*Museum admission is required: $5 after 5 pm.
7:00 pmAll You Can Throw Adult Dodgeball | Oakland   $5
7:00 pmThe Buzzed Bee: Drunken Spelling Bee | SF   FREE*
*Free to attend, $10 to compete.
8:00 pmHellaFunny Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmHellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Heavy Metal Comedian Dean Delray (IFC) | Punch Line   WIN
8:30 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:30 pmBeasts & Beats Bazaar Holiday Gift Extravaganza | SF   FREE*
*Bazaar entry is pay-what-you-want, no one is turned away.
9:00 pmThe Star Wars Party: Dress Up Party & Free Light Saber | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.

Friday, December 16, 2016

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

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 more...

All DaySalvation Army 2016 “Toy & Joy” Holiday Sort & Giveaway | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required and space for volunteers is limited
All DayFree Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek   FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
4:00 pmFillmore Holiday Marketplace: Santa & Pop-up Shops | SF   FREE
4:30 pmWinter Family Fun: Cookie Stations & Santa Booth | SF   $2*
*$2 for adults, free for children.
5:00 pmFree Family Dinner & Movie | SF   FREE
6:00 pm2016 Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade | Fisherman’s Wharf   FREE
7:00 pmEast Bay Burner Social | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmBicycle Art Salon | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by contacting the organizers via email to bicycleartsalon@gmail.com or phone at 510-230-8270.
8:00 pmSan Jose Bike Party   FREE
9:00 pmThat ’80s Show: The Ultimate ’80s Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, $5 after. 21+

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
| All Over Oakland

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday. The city of Oakland more...

All DaySalvation Army 2016 “Toy & Joy” Holiday Sort & Giveaway | SF  FREE*
*RSVP required and space for volunteers is limited
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
10:00 amWin Tix: 46th Annual Craneway Winter Crafts Fair | Richmond   WIN
All DayTelegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley   FREE
11:00 amDrop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View   FREE
11:00 amWreath Making Workshop | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
11:00 amWinter Open House: Musical Performances, Cookies & Refreshments | South SF   FREE
12:00 pmLos Lagos Open House: Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Santa & Elves | San Jose   FREE
12:00 pmAlternative Santa: Representing Diversity in Community | Oakland   FREE
2:00 pm3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland   FREE
2:00 pm“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | The Haight   $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
2:00 pm“Give Me Shelter” Free Screening | SF Main Library   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
2:00 pmAnime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF   FREE
2:00 pm“Give Me Shelter” Documentary Screening | SF Main Library   FREE
5:30 pmHoliday Music Gala-Hawaiian Style: Free Food, Music, & Hula Dancing | Berkeley   FREE*
*Canned food donations benefitting the Alameda County Food Bank are encouraged.
6:30 pmCat People Comedy & Free Pizza | Oakland   $5*
*$5 at the door and it comes with a free pizza
7:00 pm“F*ck U” National Feminist Art Exhibition Opening | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
8:00 pmPunchlines: Stand-up Comedy Night | Emeryville   FREE
8:00 pmCaffeine & Comedy at Red Rock | Mountain View   FREE
9:00 pm“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
9:00 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   $5*
*Typically $5 at the door. But some months they do change more depending on the event theme or if there's a live band
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Holiday Gift Fair: Locally Made Items For Sale | SF
Sunday, December 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | California College of the Arts SF (CCA SF)

SFMade presents its 6th Annual Holiday Gift Fair, held at California College of the Arts’ San Francisco campus. The shopping extravaganza features locally made gift items from over 60 different SFMade more...

10:00 am6th Annual Holiday Gift Fair | SF   FREE
11:00 am2016 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley   FREE
All DayTelegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley   FREE
11:30 amOutdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford   FREE
12:00 pmEnriching Lives Through Music Winter Concert | Mill Valley   FREE
12:00 pmThe SF Indie Mart DIY Holiday Show | SF   FREE
12:30 pm2016 “Holiday Fanfare”: Free Outdoor Concert | Civic Center   FREE
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pm1876 Victorian Holiday Open House | Oakland   FREE
1:30 pmHoliday Sing-Along: Fun For All Ages & Voices | Mountain View   FREE
3:00 pmSF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations   FREE*
*Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store location at (415) 345-0400.
3:30 pmRumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
5:00 pm5th Annual Wintersongs Community Sing Along | Oakland   FREE*
*$10 minimum donation are encouraged. Reservations and donations are recommended.
7:00 pmHellaFunny Sundays Comedy Show | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
7:30 pmWin Tix: Kabir Singh’s Holiday Comedy Bash | Cobb’s   WIN

Monday, December 19, 2016

8:00 pmHaight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar  FREE