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Saturday, December 14

“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

17th Annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival & Parade | SoMa
Saturday, December 14 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
17th Annual San Francisco 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

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

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

“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

Monday, December 16

“Classical Revolution” Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.
Monday, December 16 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-20 donation is welcome to support the musicians.
| The Revolution Cafe
"Classical Revolution" Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.

“Classical Revolution” is a bi-monthly chamber music night at the Mission District’s Revolution Cafe. They feature different local and visiting musicians in a unique Chamber Jam format, where musicians get a chance to perform in a casual environment and audiences get to hear chamber music in a ...Monthly

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

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

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

Tuesday, December 24

Final Day: Water Sleigh Rides & Caroling on Lake Merritt | Oakland
Tuesday, December 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8/person for the 6 pm tour
| Lake Merritt Boating Center
Final Day: Water Sleigh Rides & Caroling on Lake Merritt | Oakland

Enjoy some time in the Holiday room with hot cider and cookies before beginning your voyage around Lake Merritt. Experience a unique view of Oakland as your Water Sleigh glides past the 18th Street Fountain & Holiday Cove before returning to the Boating Center. Holiday Caroling ...

Thursday, December 26

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, December 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian 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. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...Monthly

Friday, December 27

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, December 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...Monthly

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, December 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...Monthly

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, December 27 – 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 29

Acoustic Music in the Square | Noe Valley
Sunday, December 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Noe Valley Town Square
Acoustic Music in the Square | Noe Valley

Enjoy the afternoon every last Sunday of each month and listen for a free acoustic music in the square. Acoustic Music in the Square Last Sunday of each Month | 1 pm to 3 pm Noe Valley Town Square, 24th St. & Sanchez St, San ...Monthly

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, December 29 – 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, January 3

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, January 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

Come experience the 3rd Annual Sculpture on Wheels Car Show at the MAH as a stop on the First Friday Art Tour, beginning August 2, 2019. Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and ...Monthly

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, January 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9p. for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, January 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...Monthly

Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party | The Uptown
Friday, January 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated.
| The Uptown Nightclub
Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party | The Uptown

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase featuring the best local and traveling comedians from around the country Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party Every First Friday | 7:30 pm to 9 pm (Dance Party at 9 pm) The Uptown, 1928 ...Monthly

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, January 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
"Wrapped in Plastic" Jazz Quartet | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...Monthly

Saturday, January 4

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, January 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...Monthly

Sunday, January 5

Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, January 5 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to its 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

Monday, January 6

Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, January 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room

Every first Monday of the month, The Make-Out Room presents a free concert with several local bands showing off the cutting edge of jazz and improvised music. Expect progressive sounds with a mix of anything from jazz, folk, rock to electronic music. – Updated 8/19/18 – ...Monthly

Thursday, January 9

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, January 9 – 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

Friday, January 10

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019
Friday, January 10 – 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