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Monday, December 17

A Christmas Music of Brass & Pipe Organ Concert | Grace Cathedral A Christmas Music of Brass & Pipe Organ Concert | Grace Cathedral

Experience the perfect marriage of the Bay Areas finest brass musicians, a beloved pipe organ, and unparalleled acoustics at this festive Christmas concert. A musical highlight of the year.

Free Benefit Concert for a Cause | SF
Monday, December 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated but not required!
| San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Free Benefit Concert for a Cause | SF

A benefit concert at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music which supports The Arc of San Francisco, an organization that provides job connections and assisted living for people with learning disabilities and mental diseases.
Program:

David Conte – Sinfonietta for 11 Instruments
Igor Stravinsky – Octet
Aaron Copland – …

Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, December 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, December 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
"Resistance is Fertile" Free Comedy Night | SF

12/17 Lineup:
Headliner: Geneva Rust-Orta (Edinburgh Fringe Festival)

Emily Catalano (Outside Lands)
Loren Kraut (SF Sketchfest)
Chree Powell (Santa Cruz Comedy Festival)
Liz Stone (Tourettes Without Regrets)
Token Dude Mark Smalls (SF Punch Line)

Hosted by Brooke Heinichen

“Classical Revolution” Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist. "Classical Revolution" Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.

12/17 Lineup:
“Beethoven Birthday Bash”
Featuring performances by:

Lip Service Brass Trio
Nigel Armstrong
James Jaffe
Christina Simpson
Adam Scow
Britton Day

Tuesday, December 18

1st Tenderloin Neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Tuesday, December 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
1st Tenderloin Neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF

Come Celebrate the 1st even Tenderloin Neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Boeddeker Park, bring Light and Joy to the community.
Honoring Outgoing D6 Supervisor Jane Kim and incoming d6 Supervisor Matt Haney with special performances by the Chinese Rights Assc. Choir, The Glidettes, Skywatchers and Santa …

Midway Gallery Binary Salon 06: Art, Talk & Drinks | SF
Tuesday, December 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| The Midway
Midway Gallery Binary Salon 06: Art, Talk & Drinks | SF

Please join for an evening of drinks, conversation, and collaboration. Together with interactive artist Marpi, The Midway Gallery started a series that is called Binary Salons. The Binary Salons are a place where artists who are working at the intersection of art and technology can …

CANCELED: Poetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach
Tuesday, December 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Vinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame
Tuesday, December 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Vinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame

12/8 Lineup:

Mean Dave
Florentina Tanase
Eric Somers
Sam Weber

Hosted by: Dave Zugnoni

Free Pool Tuesdays | Lafayette
Tuesday, December 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE

Wednesday, December 19

2018 Etsy’s Maverick Holiday Market | SF
Wednesday, December 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crocker Galleria
2018 Etsy's Maverick Holiday Market  | SF

LIVE outside the box and come celebrate all things awesome with local artists, designers and crafts at the bottom floor of the Crocker Galleria on Wednesday December 19th 11 am-6 pm.
Shop handmade and quality goods and discover indie brands from SF Etsy: San Francisco Bay …

24 Holidays on 24th Street: Wine Tasting for a Cause | Noe Valley
Wednesday, December 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Wine Tasting for a Cause | Noe Valley
Unconfirmed: Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley
Wednesday, December 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE

Please note, we have not confirmed Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley will take place on December 19.

The Marsh Holiday Party: Entertainment & Free Desserts | Berkeley The Marsh Holiday Party: Entertainment & Free Desserts | Berkeley

Join at The Marsh Berkeley Cabaret for the annual holiday party on Wednesday, December 19. There will be plenty of time to just hang out with Marshians and enjoy a night of music, drinks, snacks, merrymaking, and more.
Plus performances by Will Durst, Unique Derique, Wayne …

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, December 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland

Lineup for 12/19:

Lyall Behrens (Hulu)
Jesse Hett (SF Sketchfest)
Red Scott (Cobb’s Comedy Club)
Andrew Orolfo (SF Sketchfest)
Shanti Charan (SF Punchline) & more

Thursday, December 20

Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa
Thursday, December 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa
Winter Solstice Eve 2018: Beach Celebration & Plunge | Ocean Beach
Thursday, December 20 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach
Winter Solstice Eve 2018: Beach Celebration & Plunge | Ocean Beach

Join at sunset on the eve of the year’s longest night, to renew the commitments to one another and to the Earth. In these hard times, find yourself here in community and can weave magic for all the worlds.
Winter Solstice Eve 2018: Beach Celebration & …

24 Holidays on 24th Street: Vodkas & Latkes | Noe Valley
Thursday, December 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Vodkas & Latkes | Noe Valley
2018 Winter Wonderland: $1 Ice Skating, Snow & Holiday Market | SF
Thursday, December 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Bayview Opera House
2018 Winter Wonderland: $1 Ice Skating, Snow & Holiday Market | SF

The historic Bayview Opera House invites you to the 7th Annual Winter Wonderland, a community celebration featuring a German style holiday market, live music, kids’ ice skating for $1, a food and craft market, a Santa’s Village and real snow.
2018 Winter Wonderland
Thursday, December 20, 2018 | 5 …

3rd Tenderloin Museum’s Annual Holiday Bazaar | SF
Thursday, December 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin Museum
3rd Tenderloin Museum’s Annual Holiday Bazaar | SF

Come enjoy festive holiday libations, snacks, and tunes (by DJ Tylawave) while you shop a pop-up marketplace flush with neighborhood wares from local artist-vendors at the 3rd Tenderloin Museum’s Annual Holiday Bazaar.
Some treasures awaiting you include ceramics, leather goods, tote bags, jewelry, candles, plants, and vintage …

Penthouse’s Sexy Strippers & Firefighters Toy Drive Bash | Penthouse Club Penthouse's Sexy Strippers & Firefighters Toy Drive Bash | Penthouse Club

The season of giving culminates with a presentation of donations & thousands of toys collected from guests, staff and entertainers from all clubs.
Free, but an RSVP is required. Be sure to bring an unwrapped new toy for the toy drive.  (valued $20 or more)
Plus don’t …