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Wednesday, December 13

Volunteer: GLIDE’s Grocery Bag Giveaway 2017 | Tenderloin
Wednesday, December 13 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required to volunteer. Spots fill up quickly.
| Glide
Volunteer: GLIDE’s Grocery Bag Giveaway 2017 | 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: ...
2-for-1 Tix: Alcatraz Winter Tours & Boat Cruise | SF
2-for-1 Tix: Alcatraz Winter Tours & Boat Cruise | SF

For the first time in its history, Alcatraz Cruises is launching a “Buy One, Get One Free” ticket promotion to encourage Bay Area residents to experience the assets that make Alcatraz Island one of the country’s most popular attractions. You’ll get a “day tour” boat ...

“Escape the Holiday Madness” Scenic Aerobic Hike | Los Altos
Wednesday, December 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rancho San Antonio Preserve
"Escape the Holiday Madness" Scenic Aerobic Hike | Los Altos
Opt out of holiday crowds and last-minute mall madness and escape the holiday madness with a hike in beautiful Rancho San Antonio Preserve in Los Altos. Join docents Huey-Shin Yuan, Louise Casey, and Mary Brunkhorst for a moderately-paced, exercise-focused hike on trails with beautiful scenery. “Scenic ...
2017 Etsy’s Maverick Holiday Market | SF
Wednesday, December 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crocker Galleria
2017 Etsy's Maverick Holiday Market  | SF
The SF Etsy Team, Animal Instincts, and Store Envy are teaming up to bring you a fun, one-of-a-kind shopping experience in the heart of the Financial District of San Francisco. Live or working downtown? You’re getting your very own shopping day from local Etsy sellers and ...
Etsy’s Holiday Maverick Craft Fair | Crocker Galleria
Etsy's Holiday Maverick Craft Fair | Crocker Galleria
The SF Etsy Team, Animal Instincts, and Store Envy are teaming up to bring you a fun, one-of-a-kind shopping experience in the heart of the Financial District of San Francisco. Live or working downtown? You’re getting your very own shopping day from local Etsy sellers and ...
2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 2nd Night | Union Square
Wednesday, December 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 2nd Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

Annual Holiday Open House | Saint Helena
Wednesday, December 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
Annual Holiday Open House | Saint Helena
Bring the family for some holiday cheer. It’s time for the Annual Holiday Open House at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. On Wednesday, December 13 from 5 – 7 p.m., join them for cookie decorating, holiday caroling, festive foods and seasonal drinks, holiday ...
Illuminate SF Light Art Open-Top Bus Tour | 2017
Wednesday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required
| Exploratorium
Illuminate SF Light Art Open-Top Bus Tour | 2017
Don your most brilliant lighted gear and wearable art for an evening of illuminated pageantry. Join fellow light art enthusiasts for an open-top guided tour throughout downtown San Francisco with Big Bus Tours as part of Illuminate SF Festival of Light. Get a birds eye view while ...
Menorah Lighting Celebration & Hanukkah Party | Castro
Wednesday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Menorah Lighting Celebration & Hanukkah Party | Castro
 Seasonal celebrating continues with the Annual Hanukkah Menorah Lighting on Wednesday evening December 13, 2017, 6:00pm at Jane Warner Plaza (Castro at Market) – all are welcome. Cosponsored by the local gay-welcoming Congregation, Sha’ar Zahav and Castro Merchants. We’ll light a big Menorah in the Plaza ...
“A Very Shut-Ins Xmas” Tired old Xmas Songs | Bazaar Cafe
Wednesday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*There's no cover charge, but there is a 1 item minimum
| Bazaar Cafe
"A Very Shut-Ins Xmas" Tired old Xmas Songs | Bazaar Cafe
Tired old versions of tired old Xmas songs by tired old band. There’s probably something better on TV, maybe with Burl Ives… There’s no cover charge, but please note there is a 1 item minimum.. even a coffee or a cookie. That seems pretty fair!
The Marsh Holiday Party: Entertainment & Free Desserts | Berkeley
Wednesday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*The event is free but we will gladly accept your end of year donations.
| The Marsh (Berkeley)
The Marsh Holiday Party: Entertainment & Free Desserts | Berkeley
The Marsh Berkeley hosts their annual holiday party with free performances from Will Durst, Unique Derique, live music, Santa and free desserts. The event is free but they will gladly accept your end of year donations. Join us at The Marsh Berkeley tonight for our annual holiday ...
Shaping SF Lecture: San Francisco’s Freeway Revolt | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, December 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: San Francisco's Freeway Revolt | Mission Dist.
Today’s San Francisco and the village-like neighborhoods, charming architecture, and quality of life is indebted to the Freeway Revolt that shocked the nation between 1956 and 1965. Most histories have focused on the politicians and city leaders who argued and voted in those years, overlooking the ...
$5 Off: “Lost Landscapes” Historic SF Film Night | Castro Theatre
Wednesday, December 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $5 Off*
*$15 - Use code FUNCHEAP for exclusive $5 off tickets (normaly $20)
| Castro Theatre
$5 Off: "Lost Landscapes" Historic SF Film Night | Castro Theatre
See rare footage of SF’s past. The 12th year of Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, the annual archival film program hosted by the Long Now Foundation that celebrates San Francisco’s past and looks towards its future with a night of rare film and ...

Every Wednesday

Free Bad-Ass Morning Outdoor Workout: Alta Vista Park | SF
Every Wednesday – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | Alta Plaza Park
Free Bad-Ass Morning Outdoor Workout: Alta Vista Park | SF
Every Wednesday morning at 6:30 am, gather at Alta Plaza Park for a free badass workout and a chance to meet fellow fitness enthusiasts in your city. The half hour workouts are different each week, but consist of boot camp style workouts like running hills, core work, ...
“Heart of the City” Wednesday Farmers Market | UN Plaza
Every Wednesday – All Day | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
"Heart of the City" Wednesday Farmers Market | UN Plaza
Heart of the City Farmers Market is a uniquely independent, farmer-operated, nonprofit farmers market located year round on Sundays and Wednesdays in San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza, rain or shine. Nearly 30 local farmers and artisan food vendors provide a wide selection of fresh local produce, ...
$1 Book “Steps Sale” | SF Main Library
Every Wednesday – 11:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| San Francisco Main Public Library
$1 Book "Steps Sale" | SF Main Library
Starting in April, the San Francisco Public Library hosts weekly Wednesday Steps Sales, located at the Larkin Street entrance to the Main Library. All books and media are just $1 or less each and all proceeds from Steps Sales benefit the San Francisco Public Library. SF Public ...
Stitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF
Every Wednesday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco School of Needlework & Design
Stitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF
These free events give you the opportunity to stitch in an inspiring environment with fellow enthusiasts. Bring along your projects, embroidery, knitting or even darning, and enjoy the company of others and their vast needlework library at your leisure. Free Stitch Ins meet every Wednesday from ...
Autodesk Design Gallery & Tour | Embarcadero
Every Wednesday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Autodesk Gallery
Autodesk Design Gallery & Tour | Embarcadero
The Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco celebrates the design process that takes a great idea and turns it into a reality. With more than 20 different exhibits regularly on display that showcase the innovative work of Autodesk customers, the gallery illustrates the role ...
Castro Farmers’ Market | SF
Every Wednesday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro Farmers' Market
Castro Farmers' Market | SF
Every Wednesday night throughout the season, starting March 14, 2018, Noe Street is abloom with fresh fruits and vegetables as the Castro Farmers’ Market brings California’s best to the neighborhood. The farmers’ market is open 4-8 pm, rain or shine, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. The market will ...
Wellness Wednesdays Free Community Yoga | Westfield Centre
Every Wednesday – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
Wellness Wednesdays Free Community Yoga | Westfield Centre
With the goal of making yoga accessible to the community, this weekly free class focuses on continuous flow, attention to alignment, and mindful thinking. This class brings a sense of fun and creativity while incorporating a few nuggets of yogic wisdom along the way. Make sure ...
“Karma Cinema”: Pay-What-You-Wish Movie Night | The New Parkway
"Karma Cinema": Pay-What-You-Wish Movie Night | The New Parkway
Time to get generous; The New Parkway Theater is letting you pay-what-you-wish for a movie ticket every Wednesday night. Theater doors open at 6 pm every Wednesday and every movie (albeit a few exceptions like private events) will be offered on a sliding scale of a penny (if ...
Dandelion Chocolate: Factory Tour & Guided Tasting | SF
Every Wednesday – 6:10 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 and reservations are required
| Dandelion Chocolate
Dandelion Chocolate: Factory Tour & Guided Tasting | SF
Mmmm… chocolate! Four days a week, Dandelion Chocolates offer $5 factory tours (with tastings) and they’ll send you off with a hot chocolate gift card so you can end your experience on an extra chocolatey note. These tours can book up months in advance (especially for ...
“Musical Wednesdays” Sing-Along At The Edge | Castro
Every Wednesday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Edge
"Musical Wednesdays" Sing-Along At The Edge | Castro
Start your week singing with Musical Mondays or get over the hump with Musical Wednesdays at The Edge in the Castro, where they play all of your favorite musicals to sing and drink along with a different theme each week from 7 pm to 2 am every ...
Liquid Wednesdays Latin Jam Nights | Peninsula
Every Wednesday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks purchase.
Liquid Wednesdays Latin Jam Nights | Peninsula
The Historic 7 Mile House will be hosts a weekly Wednesday Latin night and will feature the Bay Area’s best Latin bands on a rotating schedule. Liquid Wednesdays Latin Jam Nights Every Wednesday at 7 pm 7 Mile Sports Bar & Grill, 2800 Bayshore Blvd, Brisbane, CA FREE (No Cover. Reservations ...
Free Live Jazz & Latin Jazz Nights | Cigar Bar
Every Wednesday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cigar Bar & Grill
Free Live Jazz & Latin Jazz Nights |  Cigar Bar
Join the Cigar Bar & Grill every Wednesday & Thursday evening for a free Jazz show (both traditional jazz and latin jazz) by local Bay Area musicians. Shows start at 8pm. Enjoy great food, drinks & Jazz. For complete line-up and more information please visit their website. Live ...
World Class Comedy: Free Comedy Showcase | SF
Every Wednesday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Bar Fluxus
World Class Comedy: Free Comedy Showcase | SF
Like to laugh? Like to drink fine wine, cocktails, and beer? Well come to “World Class Comedy” live at Bar Fluxus. Past headliners have performed for the USO Comedy Tours, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Comedy Festival and more international events. Every week they showcase some of San ...
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl | SF
Every Wednesday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with a drink special purchase
| Northstar Cafe
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl | SF
Try your hand (literally) at the Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl starting in North Beach. Get lubricated on $3 – $3.50 drink specials, and compete in Rock Paper Scissors tournament qualifying rounds while moving from bar to bar. The tournament champ wins a bar tab. Meet new people while earning points to ...
“Housepitality” DJ Party & Free Champagne | SoMa
"Housepitality" DJ Party & Free Champagne | SoMa
Housepitality SF gives you a reason to come out dancing every Wednesday night with world-class artists and free champagne. Enjoy free champagne from 9-10 pm and $5 Jameson (with mention of Housepitality discount). The RSVP list closes at 6 pm on the day of the show. Housepitality DJ Night Every Wednesday ...
Craiglist Missed Connections: Improv & Original Jokes | PianoFight
Every Wednesday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | PianoFight
Craiglist Missed Connections: Improv & Original Jokes | PianoFight
PianoFight’s house team, Original Jokes takes the stage to improvise based off a Craigslist missed connection that is picked by the audience. Combine that with a PianoFight selected improv team opening the show for double the hilarity and you have one hilarious show. Craiglist Missed Connections: ...
Classical Workshop: Weekly Late Night Chamber Music | Monroe
Every Wednesday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Monroe
Classical Workshop: Weekly Late Night Chamber Music | Monroe
Every Wednesday night at Monroe, come experience live classical music in an unconventional space. The program changes weekly, and will always highlight live chamber music. Hear and experience the sounds of exciting arrangements without the pretense of a concert hall. Sip on cocktails, or enjoy a cold beer ...
The Real Honeys of SF: Reality TV Inspired Improv Show | SF
Every Wednesday – 10:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Stagewerx Theatre
The Real Honeys of SF: Reality TV Inspired Improv Show | SF
The Real Honeys of SF is the show that doesn’t save any drama for your mama. Local Honey will create a brand new reality show from scratch, right in front of your eyes and inspired by you. Audience suggestions are used complete with wacky characters, ...
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