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Saturday, December 12

SF’s Gun Buy-Back Event: $100 for Handguns. No Questions Asked Mayor London Breed Announces Gun Buy-Back Event Mayor Breed, San Francisco Police Department, and United Playaz will host a gun buy-back event in SoMa, this Saturday, December 12th from 8:00am until 12:00pm Mayor London N. Breed, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), United Playaz, George Floyd’s family ...
North Bay “Autism Speaks” Virtual Walk
Saturday, December 12 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Register a team
| http://act.autismspeaks.org/northbay
his year, we’re getting creative and giving you several exciting options to determine how you want to come together as a community (in person or in spirit!), and celebrate how your commitment to raising vital funds for people with autism is making a real difference ...

“Makers Market Napa” Open-Air Marketplace
Saturday, December 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | First Street Napa
MAKERS MARKET – This market was originally schedule for Walnut Creek – Broadway Plaza, but has been MOVED to Napa. Napa is NOT included in the Bay Area shelter in place. So you can shop and dine here! Come shop our holiday-inspired outdoor Marketplace of 20+ ...
Makers Market Mill Valley Lumber Yard | Open-Air Marketplace
Saturday, December 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mill Valley Lumber Yard
Come on out y’all! Breathe in the majestic redwoods with Marin’s most stunning view of Mt. Tam in the beautiful Mill Valley Lumber Yard… all while shopping small from your local community! > Saturday, December 12th > 10am-6pm > Mill Valley Lumberyard WHAT: Local Makers & Artists! > Outdoor, Open-Air > ...
“Family Fun Day” Online Nutcracker Dance Class For the December holidays, Cal Performances is teaming up with the Mark Morris Dance Group for a Family Fun Day centered around The Hard Nut, choreographer Mark Morris’s witty, lavish, gender-varied homage to Tchaikovsky’s original score, The Nutcracker. The festive event includes a Dance with the ...
“Dickens Fair at Home” (Dec. 12-13)
Saturday, December 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE
Red Barn Productions is pleased to announce Dickens Fair at Home, a free online Christmas compendium that brings home the magic of the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party – a beloved Bay Area holiday tradition. Like most other in-person events in 2020, the Great Dickens Christmas ...
4th Annual “Social Justice Children’s Book Holiday Fair” (Livestream) Our annual Social Justice Children’s Book Holiday Fair returns for our 4th year on December 12th and will feature local Bay Area authors, social justice kid’s books, book readings and so much more. This year we will be hosted by Story Time with Mr. Limata for ...
SF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru Dec. 27)
Saturday, December 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chinatown (Grant & California)

San Francisco Chinatown’s iconic Grant Avenue will be closed off to traffic and cars for a pleasant open walkway under vibrant red lanterns every weekend — now through June 2021. Enjoy a historic street stroll, outdoor dining, and an Asian shopping experience. San Francisco Chinatown ...Every Saturday

Urban Farmgirls Holiday Sale
Saturday, December 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Urban Farmgirls
Deck your home with Urban Farmgirls and JOIN US to celebrate the holidays at our last SALE of the year!!! We will have tea, biscuits, music, all our garden products and a very special guest… Tanya Herrera of Organized Raw Creations will be joining us ...
“Coalesce // Facing These Moments” Livestream Dance & Music
Saturday, December 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $20 | Saint Joseph's Art Society
Artists in residence Nkechi Njaka and Tauwoo are presenting a choreography/ live music performance in a livestream viewing format at the Saint Joseph’s Arts Society on December 12th 2020. This site-specific work is titled: Coalesce // Facing These Moments and aims to be both a conversation ...
“Holiday Boutique” at United Irish Cultural Center
Saturday, December 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | United Irish Cultural Center

Shelter in Place Update: Please note that as of 12/10/20 this event appears to still be taking place even during shelter-in-place, although outdoor dining has been shut down. Please check website for updates. Please join us for our second UICC Christmas Boutique on Saturday, December ...

CANCELED: SantaCon 2020: SF’s City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl
Saturday, December 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Shelter-in-Place Update – as of 12/10/20 – SantaCon.info is not currently promoting this event as part of Santa’s effort to discourage large in-person gatherings. This does not necessarily mean no event at all – it may be happening in a different form, with increased social distancing ...
Queer Street Marketplace
Saturday, December 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Queer Street Marketplace is a semi-annual event that has become a tradition at the SF LGBT Center that showcases LGBTQIA run small businesses in a community-driven environment. On the day of the event, small business owners in our community can come to sell their products and ...
Queerness in Writing “If We Were Electric” Talk 3PM Pacific Time 6PM Eastern Time New Orleans native PATRICK EARL RYAN and writer, icon, and activist JEWELLE GOMEZ discuss writing, queerness, and If We Were Electric. Join us for a special virtual event – New Orleans native PATRICK EARL RYAN and writer, icon, and activist JEWELLE GOMEZ ...
SF Rock Poster Virtual Show “Classic Rock Posters of the 1960s”
Saturday, December 12 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations appreciated
The folk-rock music of mid-1960s San Francisco included an exciting visual counterpoint: the trippy designs used to advertise musical lineups at The Fillmore and other local venues. The posters themselves became a celebrated art form, and the era is remembered not just for its psychedelic ...
“Singing a Path to Dawn” 1940s Era Live Radio Play Rotterdam, 1940. A city and a people, bustling with life. But the atmosphere is rife with a sinister undercurrent that grips the residents in fear. Who can stand up to a force seemingly too powerful to be reckoned with? Join us in an exciting “radio play” ...
“Chromatherapy” New Art Exhibit (Dec. 12 – Jan. 23)
Saturday, December 12 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Heron Arts
Exhibition Dates: December 12, 2020 – January 23, 2020 Opening Exhibition: December 12th, 4-9 pm. No more than 20 people at a time. Masks required. Virtual Panel Discussion: January 14th @5:30 pm PST Gallery Hours: By Appointment Only Heron Arts is pleased to announce the two-person exhibition Chromatherapy featuring ...
San Francisco International Arts Festival Holiday Fundraiser
Saturday, December 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE (Suggested Donation: $25)
The San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) will host its annual holiday fundraiser online this year and it is dedicated to the intriguing theme of Equal Protection Under the First Amendment for the Arts. We invite members of the public to join us for a ...
20% off SF’s “Mela Tandoori” for Bay Area Halal Restaurant Week (Dec. 11-12)

The Bay Area Halal Foodies (BAHF) are preparing their palates for the first-ever Halal Restaurant Week coming this December. For an entire week, restaurants that sell Halal food will be featured in an event coordinated by Halalfest, Inc, and Abbas Mohamed, the founder of the ...

26th Annual Hob Nob Virtual Gala “Unmasking the Future” Join The Saint Francis Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that provides philanthropic support to Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and its community, for the 26th annual virtual Hob Nob Gala. “Unmasking the Future” will celebrate the courage and innovation of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital during this ...
“wellRED” Exclusive Livestream Stand-up Comedy Show
Saturday, December 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 GA
Exclusive livestream stand-up comedy show and after-party. Trae Crowder (The Liberal Redneck), Drew Morgan and Corey Forrester have firmly established themselves as three of the most exciting new voices in comedy of their generation. Often compared to Carlin and Hicks, or a modern-twist on the Blue ...
“Family Matters” Virtual Art Reception at Root Division (Dec. 7 – Jan. 4)
Saturday, December 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Root Division
Curator: Bonny Nahmias Online Exhibition Dates: December 7, 2020 – January 4, 2021 2nd Saturday Reception (Virtual): Saturday, December 12, 2020 – 6-7 pm Gallery Hours: Online Exhibition Exhibiting Artists: Nanci Amaka Megan Atherton Zack Bent Lois Bielefeld Kristen Brown & Matthew Tedford Nicole Bull Jonathan Christensen Caballero Mark Fleuridor Deborah Benioff Friedman Megan Hildebrandt Chris Ireland PeiXin Liu Aida Lizalde Kija Lucas** Timothy Manalo Alicia & Melissa McDaniel* Ava ...
Online Roast ’90s Christmas Classic Move “Home Alone”
Saturday, December 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online
We will be roasting ‘HOME ALONE’ for FREE online and you are invited! The roast will be aired over a Vimeo stream 7 PM PACIFIC/10PM EASTERN You will be emailed the free link for the show when you submit for a ticket here: https://www.frontrowfilmroast.com/subscribe Play drinking games ...
Taylor Mac’s “Holiday Sauce… Pandemic!” Livestream Variety Show
Saturday, December 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10
HOLIDAY SAUCE … PANDEMIC! blends music, film, burlesque and random acts of fabulousness to reframe the songs you love and the holidays you hate. Christmas as calamity—2020 Ibsen Award winner and MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac teams up with long-time collaborators, designer Machine Dazzle, Music Director Matt ...
“On Being” A Virtual Concert w/ Ninth Planet Music
Saturday, December 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Virtual
“On Being is an exploration of the nature of our existence, from the intersection of the physical and spiritual to existence in the present moment” says Jessie Nucho, flutist and core ensemble member, who will be hosting the concert. Echoing the struggle that many performers ...
2020 Dance-Along Nutcracker Livestream: The Nutcracker Express (Dec 12-13) Disappointed that they can’t travel to visit their favorite uncle for the holidays this year, Clara and Fritz dream up their own adventures on board The Nutcracker Express! Filled with exotic destinations and surprise guests, this will be a show you won’t want to miss! Enjoy ...
Root Division “Studio Artist Exhibition” Virtual Reception
Saturday, December 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Root Division
Exhibition Dates: Dec. 9, 2020 – Jan. 4, 2021 2nd Saturday Reception (Virtual): Saturday, December 12, 2020 – 7-8 pm Gallery Hours : Online Exhibition Participating Artists: De’Ana Brownfield Rafael Bustillos Carissa Diaz Salome El Hunter Franks Courtney Griffith Makiko Harris Kiana Honarmand Kacy Jung Alicia McDaniel Bonny Nahmias Laura Sanford Palija Shrestha Joshua Solis Nathalie O’Brien Angélica Turner Melissa Wang Christopher Williams This year RD Makes ...
The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that The Stud and Oasis are going virtual with their  Drag Shows Online. Not even the global pandemic can stop the Queens! Enjoy a weekly dose of virtual humor, flashy, queer and everything drag with The Stud and Oasis Online Drag Show. The ...Every Saturday

SF Chamber Music Orchestra Conducted by Edwin Outwater
Saturday, December 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Live Stream
On tonight’s concert, you’ll hear two works by William Grant Still, who in addition to composing was the first Black American to conduct a professional symphony orchestra in the United States. The program also features a performance of Brahms’ Serenade No. 2 in A Major, ...
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