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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 ...

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

Exploratorium After Dark: Essentials | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Essentials | Pier 15
What do we really need to survive? What happens when a key ingredient goes missing? Examine some essential questions surrounding ecology, packing lists, oils, and nutrition, including the element selenium at Everything Matters.
Penthouse’s Sexy Strippers & Firefighters Toy Drive Bash | Penthouse Club
Penthouse's Sexy Strippers & Firefighters Toy Drive Bash | Penthouse Club
The season of giving culminates with a presentation of donations & thousands of toys collected from guests, staff and entertainers from all clubs. Free, but an RSVP is required. Be sure to bring an unwrapped new toy for the toy drive.  (valued $20 or more) Plus don’t ...

Friday, December 21

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, December 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. Sightglass Coffee Cupping Every Friday | 3 pm Sightglass Coffee, 270 7th Street, SF FREE, but an RSVP is required Cupping is a powerful tool for evaluating coffees ...Every Friday

Winter Solstice “Luminescent Grand” Concert at Winter Walk | Union Square
Winter Solstice "Luminescent Grand" Concert at Winter Walk | Union Square

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 ...

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, December 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House
"3rd On Third" Arts & Music | Bayview

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (Mendell Plaza at 3rd Street & Oakdale Ave). The monthly event features pop-up galleries, ...Monthly

The Vigil: Annual Homeless Persons Memorial | UN Plaza
Friday, December 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | United Nations Plaza
The Vigil: Annual Homeless Persons Memorial | UN Plaza
Join people of all faiths or no faith (we’re all in this together), to remember those who have died this year while living on San Francisco streets. In silence, in prayer, in song, together will remember them, honor them, mourn their loss, reach out to each ...
2018 Winter Solstice Ceremony | San Francisco Zen Center
Friday, December 21 – 6:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is typically by donation, but consider becoming a member.
| San Francisco Zen Center
2018 Winter Solstice Ceremony | San Francisco Zen Center
Words of the season are offered in the equinox and solstice ceremonies, usually outdoors in the courtyard. Ceremony follows evening zazen.     

Saturday, December 22

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 ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, December 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF

12/22: Phil Griffiths (Comedy Sharks) Clay Newman (Roast of Dustin Diamond) Samantha Gilweit (The Satan Sisters) They’ll be joined by NOM regulars Joseph Nguyen, Natasha Muse, and Red Scott Every Saturday

Sunday, December 23

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 ...

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 ...

’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

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 ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, December 23 – 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 24

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 ...

Volunteer: Prime Rib Luncheon 2018 | GLIDE
Monday, December 24 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration is required to volunteer.
| Glide
Volunteer: Prime Rib Luncheon 2018 | GLIDE
For over 20 years, Joe Betz and San Francisco’s iconic House of Prime Rib restaurant have sponsored a holiday meal, the Prime Rib Luncheon on Christmas Eve. Donate 2,000 pounds of prime rib for GLIDE’s special mouthwatering Christmas Eve luncheon. Want to help? To sign up for ...
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 ...

Final Day: 4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking | Embarcadero Center
Final Day: 4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking | Embarcadero Center

During the holidays, park for free at Embarcadero Center when you shop or dine at any Embarcadero Center shop or restaurant, or skate at the Holiday Ice Rink, and receive free parking. Embarcadero Center is offering free parking for up to four hours for shoppers and skaters ...

SF City Hall Lit Up for Christmas Eve
Monday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
SF City Hall Lit Up for Christmas Eve

Every evening at sunset, over 220 state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures illuminate City Hall’s exterior. Normally, a soft white glow shows off the play of light and shadow on the full façade and dome. Frequently, special plaza façade lighting schemes honor or celebrate events, seasons, and ...

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

Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF
Monday, December 24 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF

Comedian Andrew Holmgren (SF Weekly 2014 Best comedian) of Sylvan Productions (SF Weekly 2013 best comedy troupe) hosts an evening of some of his favorite comics whose comedy is sure to leave you satisfied and sore. The show takes place on every 4th Monday of ...Monthly

“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.
Death Guild X-Mess Night: Industrial Dance Club | DNA Lounge
Monday, December 24 – 9:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$3 before 10 pm, $5 after.
| DNA Lounge
Death Guild X-Mess Night: Industrial Dance Club | DNA Lounge
Death Guild is the oldest weekly goth/industrial dance night in the country, and the second oldest in the world. Every Monday, six DJs in two rooms play a mix of gothic. industrial. synthpop, and weird stuff for those who love the darker side of things. On Christmas ...

Tuesday, December 25

Free Admission on Christmas Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission on Christmas Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,500 different kinds ...Monthly

Volunteer: Christmas Meal Delivery | Salvation Army
Tuesday, December 25 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Advanced registration is required
| Salvation Army Family Service Center
Volunteer: Christmas Meal Delivery | Salvation Army
Help deliver Christmas Day meals to 4,000 homebound individuals. Drivers must provide their own vehicle and bring at least one passenger with you. Salvation Army Holiday Meal Delivery Location: South of Market Corps, 360 4th St, San Francisco Christmas Meal Delivery Drivers Tuesday, December 25, 2018 | 8 am to 1 pm > ...
San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Days | Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
San Francisco Free Guided Walking Tour Days | Christmas Day

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 ...

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Day | SoMa
Tuesday, December 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Day | SoMa
Think everything’s closed on Christmas Day? The CJM’s Community Day is a free, fun-filled day of art that has become an annual tradition for Bay Area families. Enjoy the day exploring the galleries with your family and friends or nosh on latkes at Wise Sons. Contemporary Jewish ...