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Friday, December 21

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. Two ...
Win Tix: African-American Shakespeare Company’s “Cinderella” | Herbst Theatre
Friday, December 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Herbst Theatre
African-American Shakespeare Company proudly presents, “Cinderella”, an annual holiday treat, this timeless tale, brought to whimsical, magical life just in time for the holiday season, is an uplifting re-telling of the classic fairytale, featuring all of the pageantry, hilarity, and charm of the original, but ...

Win Tix: Fishbone: Crazy Glue X-Mas | Great American Music Hall
Friday, December 21 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall
Founded in 1979, Fishbone quickly claimed their spot at the table with their 1983 self titled release that included fan favorites like “Party at Ground Zero” and “Ugly,” and then followed that up in 1988 with their groundbreaking, critically acclaimed full length “Truth and Soul” ...
Win Tix: Funk Rock & Jazz Fusion: More Fatter | Rickshaw Stop
Friday, December 21 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Rickshaw Stop
More Fatter is a funk fusion band from the San Francisco Bay Area. With a mission to celebrate the wildly colorful and chaotic range of life, while inspiring and healing the hearts of listeners. > Get Tickets – $13 Adv / $16 Door The band explore the ...
Win Tix: Comedy Night: Sean Keane & Sammy Obeid | The Punch Line
Friday, December 21 – 9:45 pm | Cost: WIN | The Punch Line
Sean Keane is a writer and stand-up comedian from San Francisco, currently living in Los Angeles. He wrote for Comedy Central’s “Another Period,” and has performed at countless festivals, including SF Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, RIOT LA, and NoisePop. In 2014, the San Francisco ...
Ursids: Winter Solstice Meteor Shower | The Last Shooting Stars of 2018
Friday, December 21 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Ursids: Winter Solstice Meteor Shower | The Last Shooting Stars of 2018
The annual Ursid meteor shower always peaks near the time of the December winter solstice. The Ursid shower will have to contend with the light of a bright waxing gibbous moon across the weekend and in the days ahead. This shower favors the more northerly latitudes ...

Saturday, December 22

SF’s $60 Luxury “Tahoe Ski & Snowboard Bus” | Sports Basement
SF's $60 Luxury "Tahoe Ski & Snowboard Bus" | Sports Basement
Spend a breathtaking day skiing and snowboarding at the world famous Squaw Valley Resort or Alpine Meadows, without the hassle of planning, driving or purchasing all that gear and gas. As part of their 2018-19 adventure calendar, Sports Basement are offering customers a luxury bus ride ...
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in ...

San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Days | Christmas Weekend
Saturday, December 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Days | Christmas Weekend

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Have friends and relatives in town with nothing to do? Gather up the ...

48th Annual KPFA Holiday Crafts Fair | Craneway Pavilion
48th Annual KPFA Holiday Crafts Fair | Craneway Pavilion
The 48th Annual Craneway Craft Fair – formerly known as the KPFA Crafts Fair – is a Bay Area cultural treasure and benefits Berkeley’s KPFA 94.1 public radio – speaking truth to power daily. The Fair showcases 200 juried and diverse exhibitors, including both master artisans ...
Oakland’s Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2018
Oakland's Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2018

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday. The city of Oakland will offer free off-street parking at city-owned garages and lots to encourage holiday shoppers to check ...Every Saturday

2018 Russian Holiday Bell Concert | SF Main Library
Saturday, December 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
2018 Russian Holiday Bell Concert  | SF Main Library
Please join for a unique event featuring the majestic sound of Russian bells. San Francisco Symphony’s extraordinary guest percussionist, Mr. Avdienko will play a peal of 6 Traditional Russian Bells, accompanied by 2 bass Russian Flat Bells (bila). Russian Holiday Bell Concert Saturday, December 22, 2018 | Noon ...
FeedMobSF: Help Feed the Homeless for the Holidays | Civic Center
Saturday, December 22 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)
FeedMobSF: Help Feed the Homeless for the Holidays | Civic Center
Have compassion, lend a hand, help feed the homeless by bringing a warm dish ready to be served. Join in to help feed the less fortunate during the holidays in Civic Center. FeedMobSF is looking for food sponsors/restaurants to donate food. They are looking for volunteers to ...
“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

Have you been a little naughty this year? Cafe du Nord turns into a special creepy Christmas holiday pop-up, Krampus du Nord, for just 5 nights only. Expect Norwegian black metal, torture decor, a naughty list of libations by Deep Eddy Vodka (drinks like The ...

Win Tix: Tribute Band: Grateful Shred | Great American Music Hall
Saturday, December 22 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall
Los Angeles-based Grateful Shred manages to channel that elusive Dead vibe: wide-open guitar tones, effortless three-part vocal harmonies, choogling beats, and yes, plenty of tripped out, Shredded solos. The look, the sound, the atmosphere. It’s uncanny. “It’s more of a ‘take’ on the Dead than ...
Rebel Babel Ensemble: LUC, Zion I & Blue Devils Orchestra | SF
Saturday, December 22 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SPiN Ping Pong Social Club
Rebel Babel Ensemble: LUC, Zion I & Blue Devils Orchestra | SF
As the Polish tall ship Dar Młodzieży docks in San Francisco on December 21 as part of its Independence Sail, the international music project Rebel Babel Ensemble arrives from Poland to greet the ship, and give a unique eclectic live music performance in front of ...

Sunday, December 23

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in ...

San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Days | Christmas Weekend
Sunday, December 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Days | Christmas Weekend

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Have friends and relatives in town with nothing to do? Gather up the ...

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 ...

$25 Ticket Lottery for “Dear Evan Hansen” in SF | Curran
Sunday, December 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $25*
*Must enter ticket lottery to be eligible for $25 tickets
| Curran
$25 Ticket Lottery for "Dear Evan Hansen" in SF | Curran

The winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen is enjoying a sold-out run at San Francisco’s Curran theater during its first North American tour. But just like with when Hamilton came to town, the show’s producers don’t want to leave out ...

2018 “Holiday Fanfare”: Free Outdoor Final Concert | Civic Center
Sunday, December 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Van Ness & Grove
2018 "Holiday Fanfare": Free Outdoor Final Concert | Civic Center

“Holiday Lights and Fanfare” is an inaugural series of musical events bringing holiday cheer to various locations in the Civic Center neighborhood from November 30 – December 23, 2018. Also happening during the event is the return of Holiday Fanfare: cheerful holiday music from the San Francisco Conservatory ...

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, December 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
'90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.

Love The Simpsons? Know The Simpsons like the back of your hand? Then join in ’90s Simpsons Trivia Night at The Knockout in the Mission District from 6-9 pm, every fourth Sunday of the month. Watch some ’90s Simpsons and answer some trivia if you ...Monthly

“Crazy Funny Asians” Christmas Comedy Showcase | SF
Sunday, December 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
| Neck of The Woods
"Crazy Funny Asians" Christmas Comedy Showcase | SF

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase, presented by Funcheap and HellaFunny. Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs. Free tickets for the first 100 people to RSVP “Crazy ...Every Sunday

Win Tix: Comedy Night: Rex Navarrete (Lopez Tonight) | Cobb’s Comedy Club
Sunday, December 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Cobb's Comedy Club
Rex Navarrete remains to be one of the hardest working, relatively unknown Fil- American comedian today though he’s performed alongside notable national headliners as George Lopez, DL Hughley, Paul Mooney, among others. He does plan to release a number of other comedy albums on CD and ...
Win Tix: “The Fabulous” Bud E Luv: Annual Christmas Show | SF
Sunday, December 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel
The Chapel is proud to bring to The Mission the hippest of hipsters. A man Stephen Holden, famed critic of The New York Times calls Bud E. Luv “the ultimate lounge act” after catching his 11 week off-Broadway stint. The Boston Globe says “He’s bigger then Dianna ...

Monday, December 24

Free Peet’s Coffee Day | Christmas Eve 2018
Monday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*One free complimentary brewed coffee or tea per person. Donations are encouraged.
| Peet's (Bay Area)
Free Peet's Coffee Day | Christmas Eve 2018
The annual Peet’s Holiday Donation Program is entering its 33rd year, supporting No Kid Hungry, a national non-profit that works to end child hunger in America. To celebrate the program’s success and thank donors to the charities, Peet’s is treating Peetnicks to a free drip coffee ...
San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Day | Christmas Eve
Monday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Day | Christmas Eve

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Have friends and relatives in town with nothing to do? Gather up the ...

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 ...

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 ...