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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

Wednesday, December 19

Jericho: Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | SF
Wednesday, December 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required via Meetup.com
| Union Square
Jericho: Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | SF

Jericho is an urban spy game with Nerf guns played sneaky in public settings all over SF like malls and parks, where everyone assumes the role of a spy like a giant secret game of Capture the Flag. Each team of “agents” will carry out ...

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 ...

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 ...
Museum of Ice Cream’s “Pinkmas” Free Night: First 350 People | SF
Thursday, December 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for first 350 solo people each Thursday in December 2018 from 6:30-8pm
| Museum of Ice Cream (San Francisco)
Museum of Ice Cream's "Pinkmas" Free Night: First 350 People | SF

From November 23 – January 6, the Museum of Ice Cream transforms into a winter wonderland for “Pinkmas.” As a special winter promotion, every Thursday in December from 6:30 – 8 pm, the first 350 solo guests will get a free ticket to cross into the ice cream ...Every Thursday

Friday, December 21

Free Early Boarding for Ugly Holiday Sweaters on Alaska Airlines | 2018
Free Early Boarding for Ugly Holiday Sweaters on Alaska Airlines | 2018
In celebration of National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, Alaska Airlines guests who wear their festive holiday sweaters to the airport are able to board early. The one-day promotion will be celebrated by flyers and employees alike across Alaska’s 115-city network and includes all Alaska, Virgin ...
San Jose Bike Party: The Krampus Ride
Friday, December 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party: The Krampus Ride

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...Monthly

Monday, December 24

Christmas Eve: Holiday Train Display | SF Main Libary
Monday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Christmas Eve: Holiday Train Display | SF Main Libary

The San Francisco Public Library Main Children’s Center invites you to celebrate the return of a beloved annual tradition, when the holiday model train exhibit comes chugging around the bend on the second floor mezzanine. The exhibit will be here for you to enjoy beginning ...

2018 Black Santa Wonderland | Final Day
Monday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2018 Black Santa Wonderland | Final Day

Join as Black Santa and UWish take over Oakland’s waterfront, Jack London Square from November 23 – December 24, 2018. Come to indulge in holiday cheer and meet the real Black Santa and Mrs. Claus. Take pictures, enjoy some treats — brought to you by ...

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 ...

Case of the Mondays: Game Night & Free Comedy | Milk Bar
Monday, December 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations accepted, based on what you can afford.
| Milk Bar
Case of the Mondays: Game Night & Free Comedy | Milk Bar

Bringing you a comedy show on the suckiest day of the week, Case of the Mondays features SF’s top comedians determined to de-suck your Monday. They’ll distract you from the pile of emails you haven’t read, the stale coffee you drank at 3 pm, and ...Monthly

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

“Krazy for Karaoke” Christmas Night at The Knockout | SF
Monday, December 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
"Krazy for Karaoke" Christmas Night at The Knockout | SF
Come celebrate the holidays with The Knockout on Christmas Night with a special xmas edition of “Krazy for Karaoke” with Omar Rockriguez starting at 9pm. This event is 21+ and there’s no cover charge.

Tuesday, December 25

A Jewish Christmas: Strip Dreidel, Chinese Food & Movies | SF
Tuesday, December 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 before 7 pm otherwise, it's $10
| Make-Out Room
A Jewish Christmas: Strip Dreidel, Chinese Food & Movies | SF
Heeb or not, you are cordially invited to spend the holidays in the company of the “chosen” people, chosen to be alienated and bored stiff when everything is closed on Christmas, that is. Except this year, we’re doing something about it…come down to the Make-Out Room ...
Free Pool Tuesdays | Lafayette
Tuesday, December 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Round Up Saloon
Free Pool Tuesdays | Lafayette

Come down to your neighborhood bar and enjoy $3 Bud and free pool every Tuesday night.Every Tuesday

Wednesday, December 26

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, December 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a ...Monthly

Thursday, December 27

Museum of Ice Cream’s “Pinkmas”: Final Free Day of 2018 | SF
Thursday, December 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for first 350 solo people each Thursday in December 2018 from 6:30-8pm
| Museum of Ice Cream (San Francisco)
Museum of Ice Cream's "Pinkmas": Final Free Day of 2018 | SF

From November 23 – January 6, the Museum of Ice Cream transforms into a winter wonderland for “Pinkmas.” As a special winter promotion, every Thursday in December from 6:30 – 8 pm, the first 350 solo guests will get a free ticket to cross into the ice cream ...Every Thursday

Friday, December 28

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, December 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...Monthly

Sunday, December 30

Coin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa
Sunday, December 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room
Coin-Op's "Free Play" Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa

Coin-Op is an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a two-story bar and game room with 40+ pinball and video games, a secret speakeasy (hidden behind a “busted” video game). On the last Sunday of every ...Monthly

Monday, December 31

Strike Out Hunger: Free NYE Bowling & Canned Food Drive | Final Day
Monday, December 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Limit one game per person per day. Does not include shoe rental ($3.81).
| Boardwalk Bowl
Strike Out Hunger: Free NYE Bowling & Canned Food Drive | Final Day

How’s your bowling average these days? Bring a can of food and bowl a free game at the Boardwalk Bowl in Santa Cruz from November 1 through December 31, 2018. All food donations go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County to help feed ...

Final Day: 12th Annual Gingerbread House Tour | Sausalito
Monday, December 31 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Sausalito
Final Day: 12th Annual Gingerbread House Tour | Sausalito

Smells of gingerbread are in the air. The Sausalito Gingerbread House Tour and Competition has become a true family holiday tradition. From the very young to the very young at heart, the reaction to this magical experience is the same – one of wonder, awe ...

New Year’s Eve Day Party & Six Ball Drop Celebrations | Lawrence Hall of Science
New Year's Eve Day Party & Six Ball Drop Celebrations | Lawrence Hall of Science
Start your year off right with science. Bring the whole family to the Hall on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve for exciting scientific exploration and our annual balloon drop. Count down to 2019 at one of the six New Year’s Eve Balloon Drops, as you ...
Final Day: Christmas-Themed Pop Up Cocktail Bar | SF
Monday, December 31 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pacific Cocktail Haven
Final Day: Christmas-Themed Pop Up Cocktail Bar | SF

Miracle is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves holiday cocktails in a festive setting, with kitschy holiday décor, professionally-developed cocktails and the nostalgic energy of the best office party you’ve ever been to. Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the ...

Final Day: Christmas-Themed Pop Up Cocktail Bar | San Jose
Monday, December 31 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Paper Plane
Final Day: Christmas-Themed Pop Up Cocktail Bar | San Jose

Miracle is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves holiday cocktails in a festive setting, with kitschy holiday décor, professionally-developed cocktails and the nostalgic energy of the best office party you’ve ever been to. Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the ...

Coin Op’s “Free Play” New Year’s Eve: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa
Monday, December 31 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room
Coin Op's "Free Play" New Year's Eve: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa

The last day of the year at Coin-op, all arcade games and pinball machines are set on free play from open until close. And best of all, New Year’s Eve is no exception. Spend New Year’ Eve with no frills, no cover and no dress code. It’ll ...Monthly

“Last Night” DIY New Year’s Eve Parade & Street Party | Santa Cruz
Monday, December 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This is a completely DIY event totally dependent on how many people want to participate.
| Saturn Cafe Parking Lot
"Last Night" DIY New Year's Eve Parade & Street Party | Santa Cruz
Every New Year’s Eve since 2005, the Last Night DIY Parade & Street Party has been taking over Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz without city permits or other bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo (and they’re not intending to ask for it). This do-it-yourself, grassroots de-centralized celebration includes a parade of ...
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, December 31 – 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

New Year’s Eve Fire Ceremony & Meditation | SF
Monday, December 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are accepted.
| Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center
New Year's Eve Fire Ceremony & Meditation | SF
Ring out the old and ring in the new with meditation, games, live music, refreshments, words of wisdom, and “Letting go of the Old” fire ceremony to usher in the new year on December 31, 2018. Free, but an RSVP is required. The Fire Ceremony is led by guided meditation ...
Emporium SF’s Video Game Arcade New Years Eve Party | NoPa
Monday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Emporium SF
Emporium SF's Video Game Arcade New Years Eve Party | NoPa
Enjoy an in style Trap City New Year’s Eve Party at Emporium arcade bar and game room in NoPa, located in the beautiful 100-year-old Harding Theater. Join for a night of Trap / Rap + Club bangers all night Secret Guests Tba, Huge Classic Video Game Arcade ...

Tuesday, January 1

Under the Buck: Retro Game Night & Happy Hour | SF
Tuesday, January 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free basket of roadhouse onions with mention of Funcheap, one per check.
| Under the Buck
Under the Buck: Retro Game Night & Happy Hour | SF

Under the Buck bar and kitchen is now hosting Retro Game Night. Come kick it ol’ school style on Tuesdays, bi-monthly. Play games you remember from your childhood or even before: Original Nintendo, Super Mario, Duck Hunt, Mario Kart, board games, etc. It’s going to ...Monthly