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Saturday, December 14

Win Tix: Cirque du Soleil’s “AMALUNA” at Oracle Park | SF
Saturday, December 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Oracle Park (Formerly AT&T Park)
Drift away to a mysterious island where a thrilling adventure of love, energetic sound, and acrobatic splendor unfolds. See Cirque du Soleil AMALUNA at Oracle Park in San Francisco through January 12. > Get Tickets – Starting at $54 Want premium tickets? Use code AMA15 to receive ...
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, December 14 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...Monthly

Sunday, December 15

“Holiday Circus” 2019 Winter Showcase | SF
Sunday, December 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $20 | Circus Center
"Holiday Circus" 2019 Winter Showcase | SF

At the darkest time of the year, explore the light. The fear of the dark, the desire to be illuminated, the flaring passions, and the longing for revelation. 2019 Circus Center’s Winter Showcase -Fri., Dec. 13, | 7:30 pm -Sat., Dec. 14, | 2 pm ...

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 ...
“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

Tuesday, December 17

2nd Tenderloin Neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Tuesday, December 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
2nd Tenderloin Neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
On Tuesday, December 17th, join the Tenderloin neighborhood in the lighting of the second-ever holiday tree. Live performances and special guests D6 Supervisor Matt Haney and Santa.
Santichrist: Theatrical Burlesque Experience & Christmas Party | SF
Tuesday, December 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5-$10 Suggested Donation (NOTAFLOF)
| SF Eagle
Santichrist: Theatrical Burlesque Experience & Christmas Party | SF
He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake. He’s made a list, he’s checked it twice, he’s ready for the ultimate battle of naughty vs nice. This XXXMas Eve, winter is cumming. The Boys of Bearlesque invite you to: “Santichrist,” a theatrical burlesque ...

Wednesday, December 18

The Marsh Holiday Party: Entertainment & Free Desserts | Berkeley
Wednesday, December 18 – 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
Glowing holidays. Tinsel. Lights. Candles. Zawadi. It’s a wonderful time of the year. Join the Annual Holiday Party at The Marsh Berkeley Cabaret on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 7 pm. There will be music by Craig and McGregor and Friends, the Cal Jazz Choir. Performances by ...

Thursday, December 19

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

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

Sunday, December 22

2019 Chanukah Festival: Free Latkes, Donuts & 9 ft. Giant Menorah | Redwood City
Sunday, December 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Courthouse Square
2019 Chanukah Festival: Free Latkes, Donuts & 9 ft. Giant Menorah | Redwood City
Join for the Tenth Annual Chanukah Festival as we will light a giant Decade Recap Menorah. Plus there will have all the good entertainment, music, latkes and donuts and the amazing time that always have. Including Miniature Golf on the Square and a CHANUKAH GELT DROP Miniature gold ...
“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

Wednesday, December 25

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, December 25 – 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

Sunday, December 29

“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

Tuesday, December 31

New Bohemia NYE: Avant Cabaret Acrobats, Circus Freaks, & DJs | SF
Tuesday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $70*
*Tickets start at $70 (Sold Out); prices will go up closer to the event
| San Francisco Mint
New Bohemia NYE: Avant Cabaret Acrobats, Circus Freaks, & DJs | SF
Celebrate New Bohemia NYE at the Mint is back at the beautiful Mint for Year 4, for people looking for something (truly) special on this too easily over hyped party night. View Music in 7 Areas Co-created by the Vau de Vire Society & Opel Productions ...

Friday, January 3

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, January 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: $5*
*$5 cover
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free event featuring dancing girls, sometimes a creepy little ...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

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, January 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Over 30 Oakland Art Murmur affiliate venues have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, Every first Friday of the month, affiliate venues are open to the public from 6-9 ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, January 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are free & open to the public. This event occurs every first Friday of ...Monthly

Sunday, January 5

Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room
Sunday, January 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation of $5 to $10.
| Make-Out Room
Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room

Clutch The Pearls is a curious cabaret of sorts. It’s vaudeville. It’s drag. It’s burlesque. It’s a special time in the Mission, and you are wanted there. Hosted by Churro Nomi. Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night Every first Sunday | 7 pm to 10 ...Monthly

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, January 5 – 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

Wednesday, January 8

The Setup’s “A Funny Thing Happened” Storytelling Night | Beer Basement
The Setup's "A Funny Thing Happened" Storytelling Night | Beer Basement

The Second Wednesday of every Month, The Setup presents“A Funny Thing Happened”, a night of world class storytelling. You’ll be joining bestselling authors, Emmy-Award winning writers, TED speakers, stars of The Moth Radio hour, Snap Judgment and accomplished comedic voices in an intimate setting right ...Monthly

Saturday, January 11

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, January 11 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...Monthly

Sunday, January 12

Free Acting Class Day: Winter Sampler | Berkeley Rep
Sunday, January 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Free Acting Class Day: Winter Sampler | Berkeley Rep

Bring your family, bring a friend, or treat yourself to an afternoon spent sampling the wide variety of programming offered at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. Taught by professional theatre artists, the classes offer people of all ages and abilities an opportunity to explore ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, January 12 – 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

Thursday, January 16

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

Saturday, January 18

Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, January 18 – 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

Sunday, January 19

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, January 19 – 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

Sunday, January 26

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, January 26 – 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

Wednesday, January 29

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, January 29 – 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