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Monday, December 17

Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, December 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brewcade
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF

One part nerd, one part slurred, Super Trashed Bros brings together comedy, video games and alcohol every first Monday at Brewcade. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new rules and new gags. Power-up, throw down and push ...Every Monday

Tuesday, December 18

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, December 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...Monthly

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 ...

Wednesday, December 19

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, December 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
"Biblio Bistro" Farmers' Market Cooking School | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...Monthly

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, December 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Lost & Found
East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland

East Bay Green Drinks, started in 2000, and is a monthly community and networking event for people involved in sustainable business, environmental and social causes, local and organic food, green architecture and design, media, communications, education, construction, clean energy and more. Free, but RSVP is ...Monthly

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild
Wednesday, December 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Bartlett Hall
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 66 pmtypically featuring special release ...Monthly

The Marsh Holiday Party: Entertainment & Free Desserts | Berkeley
Wednesday, December 19 – 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
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 ...

Thursday, December 20

24 Holidays on 24th Street: Vodkas & Latkes | Noe Valley
Thursday, December 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Agency
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Vodkas & Latkes | Noe Valley

The 9th Annual 24 Holidays on 24th Street – an event which creates so much holiday retail buzz for Noe Valley merchants – is coming up. Each day between December 1-24, 2018 will highlight merchant events & specials along with with live entertainment and more to create ...

Make: Monthly Artist Happy Hour & Local Vendors | Dogpatch
Thursday, December 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*Free with admission. Admission: Adults $8.00, Students/Senior $6.00.
| Museum of Craft and Design
Make: Monthly Artist Happy Hour & Local Vendors | Dogpatch

Design your night at Make. On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and rethink materials through creative design projects.  Enjoy hands-on art activities and crafts, artist-led happy hours, films, tours, performances and much more. Each month features ...Monthly

Win Tix: National Sangria Day | SPARK Social SF
Thursday, December 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: WIN | SPARK Social SF
Holidays can be a stressful time for all of us, but National Sangria Day is here to help. Take a break from your holiday prep and relax with a drink. For one night, forget long shopping lines, complicated meals you’ll probably overcook, forced smiles, and political ...
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...Monthly

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 ...
“Krampus du Nord” Evil Holiday Pop-Up Bar | Dec 20-22
Thursday, December 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free entry, but bring cash for drinks
| Cafe Du Nord
"Krampus du Nord" Evil Holiday Pop-Up Bar | Dec 20-22

Everyone’s favorite half-goat, half-demon Krampus is taking over Cafe du Nord for a holiday pop-up bar for 5 nights only (December 15-16, 20-22) Expect Norwegian black metal, torture decor, a Naughty List of Libations by Deep Eddy Vodka (drinks like The Horny Goat, Evil Nog, ...

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 ...

Friday, December 21

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, December 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. Sightglass Coffee Cupping Every Friday | 3 pm Sightglass Coffee, 270 7th Street, SF FREE, but an RSVP is required Cupping is a powerful tool for evaluating coffees ...Every Friday

Winter Solstice “Luminescent Grand” Concert at Winter Walk | Union Square
Winter Solstice "Luminescent Grand" Concert at Winter Walk | Union Square

Union Square’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming Stockton Street between Geary and Ellis, which is adjacent to Union Square Park, into 17,000 sq ft of open green space and a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2018 Winter Walk SF November 26 – December ...

Friday Food Truck Throwdown: Luchador Wrestling + Food Trucks | Fremont
Friday, December 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Town Fair Plaza - Fremont
Friday Food Truck Throwdown: Luchador Wrestling + Food Trucks | Fremont

Kick off an entertaining weekend at Town Fair Plaza – Fremont. Join for dinner with delicious food trucks, plenty of craft beer options, & luchador wrestling from Pro Wrestling Revolution. Friday Food Truck Throwdown | 5 pm to 9 pm Town Fair Plaza ...Every Friday

You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | San Mateo
Friday, December 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with $5 Suggested Donation
| The San Mateo County Pride Center
You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | San Mateo

Every third Friday of the month at The San Mateo County Pride Center, host Jesús U. BettaWork, bring the beautiful people the You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta – a night of laughs on the Peninsula showcasing the fabulous funnies of a diverse lineup of Bay Area ...Monthly

SantaCon 2018: Festive Santa Pub Crawl | Sonoma
Friday, December 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hopmonk Tavern (Sonoma)
SantaCon 2018: Festive Santa Pub Crawl | Sonoma
Every year has grown and we can’t wait for the biggest year yet so start forming your teams and get ready to spread Christmas cheer. SantaCon: a gathering of people dressed as Santa or other holiday characters with the purpose of drinking and causing holiday mayhem. Rules ...

Saturday, December 22

“Krampus du Nord” Holiday Pop-Up Bar | Final Day
Saturday, December 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free entry, but bring cash for drinks
| Cafe Du Nord
"Krampus du Nord" Holiday Pop-Up Bar | Final Day

Everyone’s favorite half-goat, half-demon Krampus is taking over Cafe du Nord for a holiday pop-up bar for 5 nights only (December 15-16, 20-22) Expect Norwegian black metal, torture decor, a Naughty List of Libations by Deep Eddy Vodka (drinks like The Horny Goat, Evil Nog, ...

Sunday, December 23

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Sunday, December 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handicrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Festive lights, colorful decorations, and a friendly multicultural shopping atmosphere complete the experience. Telegraph Avenue ...

Museum of Craft & Holiday Craft Station at “Winter Walk” | SF
Museum of Craft & Holiday Craft Station at "Winter Walk" | SF

Union Square’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming Stockton Street between Geary and Ellis, which is adjacent to Union Square Park, into 17,000 sq ft of open green space and a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2018 Winter Walk SF November 26 – December ...

Final Day: Water Sleigh Rides & Caroling on Lake Merritt | Oakland
Sunday, December 23 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8/person for the 6 pm tour
| Lake Merritt Boating Center
Final Day: Water Sleigh Rides & Caroling on Lake Merritt | Oakland

Bring your friends and families to Lake Merritt Boating Center, aboard their Pontoon Water Sleigh and enjoy hot cider, cookies, and caroling. Experience a unique view of Oakland as your Water Sleigh glides past the 18th Street Fountain & Holiday Cove before returning to the ...

Monday, December 24

Applebee’s $1 Jolly Rancher Vodka Month | December 2018
Monday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: $1 | Applebee's (Participating Locations)
Applebee's $1 Jolly Rancher Vodka Month | December 2018

Enjoyeth a crisp, refreshing Jolly Rancher Vodka Drink. Loyal followers of the kingdom of Applebee’s, the new December Neighborhood Drink of the Month is the $1 Jolly Rancher. The Dollar Jolly will be available in two flavors in the colors of the season, Cherry and Green ...

Christmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley
Monday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Christmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handicrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Festive lights, colorful decorations, and a friendly multicultural shopping atmosphere complete the experience. Telegraph Avenue ...

24 Holidays on 24th Street: Final Day | Noe Valley
Monday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Noe Valley)
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Final Day | Noe Valley

The 9th Annual 24 Holidays on 24th Street – an event which creates so much holiday retail buzz for Noe Valley merchants – is coming up. Each day between December 1-24, 2018 will highlight merchant events & specials along with with live entertainment and more to create ...

Presidio Christmas Eve Mass 2018: Carols, Meditation & Dessert Potluck | SF
Monday, December 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; please bring dessert for sharing
| Presidio Chapel
Presidio Christmas Eve Mass 2018: Carols, Meditation & Dessert Potluck | SF
Please join with us to celebrate as Family. Quiet meditation, Christmas Carols and Mass, followed by a dessert potluck. Please let them know the number in your party by sending an email to: XmasEveMass@whiterobedmonks.org
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, December 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brewcade
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF

One part nerd, one part slurred, Super Trashed Bros brings together comedy, video games and alcohol every first Monday at Brewcade. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new rules and new gags. Power-up, throw down and push ...Every Monday

Beef Curtains: Game Night & Free Comedy Showcase | Milk Bar
Monday, December 24 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Tips collected towards the end of the show.
| Milk Bar
Beef Curtains: Game Night & Free Comedy Showcase | Milk Bar

If you like to hang out, make merry, and indulge in hearty laughter, you will adore Beef Curtains. Beef Curtains is a monthly comedy show that features the finest stock of SF comics. Past patrons have described the show as: “beautiful, mesmerizing, savory, cathartic, a ...Monthly

Tuesday, December 25

Christmas Day Free Vegetarian Dinner & Concert | East Bay
Tuesday, December 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended. No one turned away
| Badarikashrama
Christmas Day Free Vegetarian Dinner & Concert | East Bay
Enjoy a Christmas concert and a complimentary vegetarian international dinner on Christmas Day at Badarikashrama in San Leandro at 3 pm on December 25, 2018. Free, but an RSVP is recommended. Call for reservations at 510-278-2444; space is limited, but no one will be turned away. This year, listen to a splendid concert ...