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Tuesday, December 25

SF City Hall Lit Up for Christmas Night
Tuesday, December 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
SF City Hall Lit Up for Christmas Night

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 ...

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, December 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Milk Bar
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

Every second, third, and fourth Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedian Andrew Holmgren. There’s never a cover nor any drink minimums. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy starting at 8 ...Monthly

Karla LaVey’s 21st Annual Black X Mass | Elbo Room
Tuesday, December 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $13*
*Admission includes party food. 21+
| Elbo Room
Karla LaVey's 21st Annual Black X Mass | Elbo Room
Karla LaVey’s First Satanic Church presents the 21st Annual Black X Mass in San Francisco on Christmas night. There will be performances by From Hell, Suicide Queen, Bite starring Chelsea Rose, Sexstar, Theremin Wizard Barney and special guests. > Get Tickets – $13 – 21+ Video and music by ...

Wednesday, December 26

First Day of Kwanzaa 2018: City Hall Ceremony, Free Museum & Evening Celebration | SF
Wednesday, December 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
First Day of Kwanzaa 2018: City Hall Ceremony, Free Museum & Evening Celebration | SF

The Village Project presents San Francisco’s 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, with seven days of community events striving to unite and strengthen the family, community, and nation, by highlighting each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba). 2018 San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration December 26, 2018 through January ...

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, December 26 – 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

Thursday, December 27

78th Annual Christmas Bird Walk | SF
Thursday, December 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
78th Annual Christmas Bird Walk | SF

Help start off Christmas Bird Count Day with a pair of binoculars or some sharp eyes for the Annual Christmas Bird Walk. Every December, hundreds of Bay Area birders take part in Golden Gate Audubon’s Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs) in Oakland and San Francisco. From before dawn ...

Day 2: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF
Thursday, December 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hamilton Recreation Center
Day 2: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF

The Village Project presents San Francisco’s 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, with seven days of community events striving to unite and strengthen the family, community, and nation, by highlighting each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba). 2018 San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration December 26, 2018 through January ...

Exploratorium After Dark: Mixing Color | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Mixing Color | Pier 15
Are the primary colors really red, yellow, and blue? How can you get yellow from mixing red and green together? Bring your most colorful questions to this vivid evening.

Friday, December 28

Humphry Slocombe’s 10th Birthday: Free Ice Cream All Day | SF
Friday, December 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free; donations to Project Open Hand are greatly appreciated.
| Humphry Slocombe (Mission)
Humphry Slocombe's 10th Birthday: Free Ice Cream All Day | SF
It’s Humphry Slocombe’s anniversary on Friday, December 28, 2018, and they’re celebrating the occasion by dishing out free scoops of their beloved ice cream as a thank you for 10 awesome years. Get a free tasty scoop from 1 pm at their Mission location at 2790 Harrison st., SF. Project ...
Day 3: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF
Friday, December 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dr. George Davis Senior Center
Day 3: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF

The Village Project presents San Francisco’s 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, with seven days of community events striving to unite and strengthen the family, community, and nation, by highlighting each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba). 2018 San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration December 26, 2018 through January ...

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, December 28 – 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

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, December 28 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...Monthly

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, December 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.

Join the SF Beard and Mustache Club for a monthly gathering at Zeitgeist at 7 pm every last Friday of the month. If you have a beard or mustache, if you like beards and mustaches, or if you want a beard or mustache, then by all means ...Monthly

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, December 28 – 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

Saturday, December 29

Day 4: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF
Saturday, December 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Day 4: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF

The Village Project presents San Francisco’s 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, with seven days of community events striving to unite and strengthen the family, community, and nation, by highlighting each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba). 2018 San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration December 26, 2018 through January ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, December 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF

Nightlife on Mars is a weekly comedy show at Murphy’s Pub, produced by local comics Joe Nguyen, Red Scott, and Natasha Muse. The three members of Nightlife on Mars are the triptych that represents the spiritual base of the San Francisco comedy scene. Between them, ...Every Saturday

Pre-New Year’s Eve Kick 2018 Show | SF
Saturday, December 29 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bender's Bar & Grill
Pre-New Year's Eve Kick 2018 Show | SF
2018 can’t leave soon enough. Help Thee Swank Bastards and Sinister Twist kick 2018 to the curb with beautiful showgirls and live music. $5 gets you in. There will also have burlesque performing live.

Sunday, December 30

Day 5: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF
Sunday, December 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Day 5: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF

The Village Project presents San Francisco’s 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, with seven days of community events striving to unite and strengthen the family, community, and nation, by highlighting each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba). 2018 San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration December 26, 2018 through January ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, December 30 – 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 31

8th Annual NYE Comedy Countdown | Cobb’s Comedy Club
Monday, December 31 – 10:00 pm | Cost: $50*
*Tickets start at $50
| Cobb's Comedy Club
8th Annual NYE Comedy Countdown | Cobb's Comedy Club
Ring in the New Year with lots of laughs at the 8th Annual Comedy Countdown at Cobb’s Comedy Club on December 31, 2018. The lineup includes sets from Chris Redd, Michael Yo, Sam Jay, Marcella Arguello, Liza Treyger, Drennon Davis, hosted by Ngaio Bealum. Tickets for the show start ...
Day 6: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF
Monday, December 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Potrero Hill Recreation Center
Day 6: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF

The Village Project presents San Francisco’s 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, with seven days of community events striving to unite and strengthen the family, community, and nation, by highlighting each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa (the Nguzo Saba). 2018 San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration December 26, 2018 through January ...

Winter Walk SF Final Day & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square
Monday, December 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF Final Day & Festive Open Plaza | 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 ...

Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, December 31 – 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

Rock ‘n Roll NYE: Flexx Bronco | Bottom of the Hill
Monday, December 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: $25*
*$25 in advance / $30 at the door
| Bottom of the Hill
Rock 'n Roll NYE: Flexx Bronco | Bottom of the Hill
End 2018 with a bang catching Flexx Bronco perform along with Jetboy, and Junkyard at Bottom of the Hill on December 31, 2018. New Year’s Eve Lineup | December 31, 2018 Junkyard – blues-based raucous rock Jetboy – rock ‘n roll Flexx Bronco – rock ‘n roll, punk This show is 21 ...
New Year’s Eve Fire Ceremony & Meditation | SF
Monday, December 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are accepted.
| Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center
New Year's Eve Fire Ceremony & Meditation | SF
Ring out the old and ring in the new with meditation, games, live music, refreshments, words of wisdom, and “Letting go of the Old” fire ceremony to usher in the new year on December 31, 2018. Free, but an RSVP is required. The Fire Ceremony is led by guided meditation ...
New Year’s Eve Bell Ringing & Bonfire | San Francisco Zen Center
Monday, December 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
| San Francisco Zen Center
New Year's Eve Bell Ringing & Bonfire | San Francisco Zen Center
Celebrate the end of the year with a serene New Year’s Eve evening at the San Francisco Zen Center on December 31, 2018. This event begins at 8:30 pm with a work meeting followed by temple cleaning. Noodle soup is served at 10 pm. The han ...
’80s NYE: All-Star Countdown & 7 Hours of New Wave Dance Music | Cat Club
Monday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $19.99*
*Early bird tickets start at $19.99
| The Cat Club
'80s NYE: All-Star Countdown & 7 Hours of New Wave Dance Music | Cat Club
Club Gossip and The Cat Club invite you to enjoy two rooms of nothing but the best music and videos with six DJs and VJs as they help you bring in the new year on two dance floors, featuring all your favorite new wave, alternative 80s, ...
Rock & Roll New Year’s Eve Bash | Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Monday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $26*
*$26 in advance; $30 at the door
| Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Rock & Roll New Year's Eve Bash | Brick & Mortar Music Hall
The Brick & Mortar Music Hall invites Stu Allen & Mars Hotel to ring in the new year with all that rock and roll. Tickets are $26 in advance and $30 at the door. 18+
Bearracuda NYE: DJs & Hundreds of Bears ’til 4 am | SoMa
Monday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $25*
*$25 tickets are available until 12/28
| Folsom Street Foundry
Bearracuda NYE: DJs & Hundreds of Bears 'til 4 am | SoMa
It’s the thirteenth year of counting down to the New Year with a midnight countdown, and hundreds of friendly, furry guys on December 31, 2018. End 2018 with a bang at Bearracuda’s New Year’s Eve blowout featuring music by DJs Paul Goodyear (Sydney) & Pure Noise.
New Bohemia NYE: Avant Cabaret Acrobats, Circus Freaks, & DJs | SF
Monday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $70*
*Tickets start at $70; 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 3, for people looking for something (truly) special on this too easily over hyped party night. Dozens of DJ’s, live acts on 5 dance floors. There will be 17+ Activated Thematic ...