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Wednesday, December 11

Final Day: 32nd Annual Christmas Creche Exhibit | Palo Alto
Wednesday, December 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Final Day: 32nd Annual Christmas Creche Exhibit | Palo Alto

Celebrate the birth of Christ with a unique collection of over 250 nativities from more than 50 countries around the world and over 100 exhibitors of many faiths from December 7-11, 2019, noon to 9 pm. On display this year are many special collections: Art ...

Win Tix: Thievery Corporation: Babylon Falling Tour | Fox Theater
Wednesday, December 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Fox Theater
Thievery Corporation will perform at the historic Fox Theater in Oakland on December 11th with Brazilian Girls opening the show. The Babylon Falling Tour will expose sides of our sonic creativity and influence yet to be seen live on stage. > Get Tickets – $49.50 A performance ...

Win Tix: Say Sue Me’s 1st North American Tour | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, December 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Rickshaw Stop
Cited as one of 2018’s “break-out bands”, Say Sue Me are a Surf Rock-inspired indie band from Busan, South Korea. Members consist of Byungkyu Kim on lead guitar, Sumi Choi on vocals and rhythm guitar, Jaeyoung Ha on Bass and Sungwan Lim on Drums. > Get ...

Thursday, December 12

30 Years of “Street Sheet” Celebration | SF
Thursday, December 12 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Street Sheet
30 Years of "Street Sheet" Celebration | SF
We invite you to our new office to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Street Sheet newspaper. For three decades Street Sheet has been documenting the realities facing poor and homeless San Franciscans, and providing a platform for homeless journalists, storytellers, poets, photographers, and artists ...
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, December 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye out ...Monthly

The Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, Body Painting & Free Chocolate | SoMa
Thursday, December 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 in advance; otherwise it's $20.
| SOMArts Cultural Center
The Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, Body Painting & Free Chocolate | SoMa

You are cordially invited to the Chocolate and Art Show San Francisco, Thursday December 12th, and Friday December 13th, 2019. Indulge yourself in some of SF’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators. There is something for every body including live body painting, vendors, live music, ...

Friday, December 13

2019 “Night of Lights” Tree Lighting & Parade | Half Moon Bay
Friday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Half Moon Bay
2019 "Night of Lights" Tree Lighting & Parade | Half Moon Bay
Night of Lights is a free annual old fashioned holiday event hosted in downtown Half Moon Bay on the second Friday in December. 2019 “Night of Lights” Friday, December 13, 2019 | 6 pm-9 pm Mac Dutra Park, Kelly and Main Streets, Half Moon Bay FREE Visit downtown Half Moon ...
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019
Friday, December 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...Monthly

The Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, Body Painting & Free Chocolate | SoMa
Friday, December 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 in advance; otherwise it's $20.
| SOMArts Cultural Center
The Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, Body Painting & Free Chocolate | SoMa

You are cordially invited to the Chocolate and Art Show San Francisco, Thursday December 12th, and Friday December 13th, 2019. Indulge yourself in some of SF’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators. There is something for every body including live body painting, vendors, live music, ...

Saturday, December 14

2019 Holiday Mercantile: Food, Crafts & Live Music | SF
Saturday, December 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building
2019 Holiday Mercantile: Food, Crafts & Live Music | SF

Come Eat, Drink, Shop, Play, Connect and Be Local at the 5th Annual Sunset Holiday Mercantile on December 14th-15th, 11 am-5 pm at the SF County Fair Building (9th/Lincoln) featuring two days of local makers, merchants, artists, food artisans, food trucks, oodles of childrens activities, ...

Bay Area Record Fest: 6 Live Acts, Live DJs, Drink Specials | Oakland
Saturday, December 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Starline Social Club
Bay Area Record Fest: 6 Live Acts, Live DJs, Drink Specials | Oakland
Get ready for the Bay Area Record Fest (B.A.R.F.) with 6 live acts, 12 Bay Area record labels, live DJs, record shopping, drink specials, and more at Starline Social Club (presented by Noise Pop and DoTheBay). Free limited edition slipmat for first 50 people through the ...
“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, December 14 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| Monument
"Sketchboard": Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF

Join in at the Monument (140 9th St), for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians. Everyone is welcome, we are a mix of seasoned artists, students, and first timers. Poses range from 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes. There will be easels provided and ...Monthly

SF’s 17th Annual Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa
Saturday, December 14 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
SF's 17th Annual Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa
It’s the time of the year again, when the community starts making their parol lanterns and holiday decor to adorn their houses for the yuletide season. In San Francisco, on Saturday, December 14, 2019, the community will be holding the 17th Annual San Francisco Parol ...

Sunday, December 15

2019 Holiday Mercantile: Food, Crafts & Live Music | SF
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building
2019 Holiday Mercantile: Food, Crafts & Live Music | SF

Come Eat, Drink, Shop, Play, Connect and Be Local at the 5th Annual Sunset Holiday Mercantile on December 14th-15th, 11 am-5 pm at the SF County Fair Building (9th/Lincoln) featuring two days of local makers, merchants, artists, food artisans, food trucks, oodles of childrens activities, ...

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, December 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...Monthly

2019 Hanukkah Festival of Lights: Bounce House & Family Zumba | Marin
Sunday, December 15 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Osher Marin JCC
2019 Hanukkah Festival of Lights: Bounce House & Family Zumba | Marin
Share in the wonder of the season at the Festival of Lights. A joyous Hanukkah celebration, with arts & crafts, live music, face painting, delicious food, magic, and more on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 11:30 am. There is something for everyone, regardless of whether or ...
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, December 15 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to it’s incredible fun, and recurs every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the ...Monthly

2019 “Wintersongs” Community Sing-Along | Oakland
Sunday, December 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Nile Hall (Preservation Park)
2019 "Wintersongs" Community Sing-Along | Oakland
On Sunday, December 15, 2019, join Kitka in an inclusive, family-friendly, celebratory circle of song. Experience the magic of raising your voice to create lush Eastern European and Eurasian seasonal harmonies as they were originally intended to be sung by many voices in community. Free, but ...
Win Tix: A New Voice in Indie Music: Lola Kirke | Rickshaw Stop
Sunday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Rickshaw Stop
You might know Lola Kirke for her roles in Gone Girl and Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle, but her country-rock music career is taking her to new heights. She leads a band with beautifully plaintive songs, twanging guitar melodies, and smoky vocals. > Get Tickets – $12 ...
Win Tix: Tragedy: All Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees & Beyond | Bottom of the Hill
Sunday, December 15 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Bottom of the Hill
After eleven years and five albums of pure, glitter soaked disco-metal, NYC’s Tragedy: All Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees & Beyond has turned their attention to the silver screen. > Get Tickets – $15 (21+) Tragedy Goes To The Movies features metal-injected takes on music from ...
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, December 15 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...Every Sunday

Friday, December 20

Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville
Friday, December 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
| Boonation Custom Cycles
Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville

Boonation Custom Cycles hosts a monthly Tiny Garage Concert Series. This is a community event, catered towards lovers of neighborhood fun. Tiny Garage Concerts Every 3rd Friday | 7 pm to 10 pm Boonation Custom Cycles, 5656 Genoa St, Emeryville FREE with a $5 suggested ...Monthly

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, December 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome
| La Peña Cultural Center
Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley

Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the ...Monthly

Saturday, December 21

2019 “Holiday Fanfare”: Free Outdoor Final Concert | Civic Center
Saturday, December 21 – 12:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Van Ness & Grove
2019 "Holiday Fanfare": Free Outdoor Final Concert | Civic Center
On its final day Saturday, December 21 there will be 2 Schedules: 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm and 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, December 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin

An urban oasis in the Tenderloin, Boeddeker Park hosts “Art in the Park” every third Saturday for an afternoon of free live music, visual art and spoken word from 3pm to 5pm with free refreshments. Art in the Park Every Third Saturday | 3pm Boeddeker Park, 240 Eddy St. ...Monthly

2019 Christmas Carol Music Festival | SF
Saturday, December 21 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission. Donations Requested. Limited seating. Register online.
| Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church
2019 Christmas Carol Music Festival | SF
On Saturday, December 21, 2019, come join in celebrating the joy and the mystery of Advent with the San Francisco Renaissance Voices, in a candlelight service of Advent and Christmas carols. You will have lots of opportunity to sing and enjoy both familiar and not so ...
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, December 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every third Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, and ...Monthly

Sunday, December 22

2019 “Light of Menorah” Pop-Up Glowing Hanukkah Party | Ghirardelli Square
Sunday, December 22 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Advance reservation requested.
| Ghirardelli Square
2019 "Light of Menorah" Pop-Up Glowing Hanukkah Party | Ghirardelli Square
Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah by dressing up in your favorite light-up, glittery and glowing clothes. Over eight days, the candlelight glows more and more each night. Come together on the first night to make that light even brighter and head into the darkest ...
7th Grand Chanukah Lighting: Donuts & Latkes | Fremont
Sunday, December 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Chabad of Fremont Jewish Center
7th Grand Chanukah Lighting: Donuts & Latkes | Fremont
Join the 7th Grand Chanukah Lighting at the Chabad of Fremont Jewish Center on Sunday. 7th Giant Lego Chanukah Lighting Sunday, December 22, 2019 | 4 pm Chabad of Fremont Jewish Center, 220 Yerba Buena Pl. Fremont, CA FREE 2019 Chanukah Lighting Activities:  Donuts Latkes Snow Entertainment and so much more.
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, December 22 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...Every Sunday