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Thursday, December 12

2019 Divisadero Winter Art Walk | SF
Thursday, December 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This event happens every 2nd Thursday of March, June, September & December
| Divisadero Corridor
2019 Divisadero Winter Art Walk | SF
December is a time for giving and receiving. Please join Divisadero between Golden Gate and Haight to celebrate art, community and local business on Thursday, December 12, 2019. 2019 Divisadero Holiday Art Walk Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 6 pm to 10 pm Divisadero, San Francisco FREE 2019 Participating Venues  Brenda’s Meat & ...
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Thursday, December 12 – 6:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute (Berkeley)
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley

The full moon is a time to gather for prayer and meditation. The Tibetan Nyingma Institute continues this tradition at the through holding a chanting ceremony on full moon nights. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra interspersed with periods of ...

Free Author Talk: Centuries of African-American Cooking | Omnivore Books
Thursday, December 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Free Author Talk: Centuries of African-American Cooking | Omnivore Books
Toni Tipton-Martin, the first African-American food editor of a daily American newspaper, is the author of the James Beard Award-winning The Jemima Code, a history of African-American cooking found in–and between–the lines of three centuries’ worth of African-American cookbooks. Adapted from historical texts and rare ...
Moonlight New Year’s Eve Hike on Mission Peak | East Bay
Thursday, December 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Ohlone College Multistory Parking Garage
Moonlight New Year's Eve Hike on Mission Peak | East Bay
Moonlight hike from Ohlone College to the Mission Peak summit on the Peak Trail. Headlamps or flashlights recommended for short sections of the trail but the objective is to enjoy hiking in the moonlight with no or very limited artificial illumination. Level: Moderate ++ (2C) Not ...
Free Movie Night: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, December 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation | Orinda Theatre

The Orinda Theatre hosts a free movie night at 6:30 pm on every second Thursday of the month. Every month showcases a new interesting classic title and sometimes you can catch special guest appearances by actors and film makers. Bring some cash for popcorn and enjoy the show. ...Monthly

Comedy Sharks Standup Night: 6th Year Anniversary | Peninsula
Thursday, December 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hop Dogma Brewing Company
Comedy Sharks Standup Night: 6th Year Anniversary | Peninsula

Every month, Comedy Sharks standup night features some of the Bay Area’s best comedians. Come on out and enjoy some laughs with your neighbors, hosted by Phil Griffiths & Hop Dogma Brewing Company. The show starts at 7:30 pm; seating is limited, so be sure to ...Monthly

Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Thursday, December 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
| Milk Bar
Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar

Come out to Haight Ashbury Comedy Night every Thursday at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Upper Haight to see some of SF’s best comedians. The lineup changes every week, but expect to see comics that have performed at Cobbs, SF Sketchfest, the ...Every Thursday

Shame Cave Comedy Show: A Shameful Yet Shameless Night | SF
Thursday, December 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Hill Saloon
Shame Cave Comedy Show: A Shameful Yet Shameless Night | SF

A delightful evening of comedy, happening every 2nd Thursday. Shameful things will be discussed by the shameless and shameful. Maybe reach catharsis, and if not, there’s drinks. Hosted by the ever-shame-wracked Annette Mullaney and featuring the best of Bay Area and visiting comedians. Shame Cave Comedy Show: ...Monthly

2019 Geminids Meteor Shower: Early Morning Shooting Stars | Dec 13-14
Thursday, December 12 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2019 Geminids Meteor Shower: Early Morning Shooting Stars | Dec 13-14

The Geminid meteor shower – always a highlight of the meteor year – will peak around the mornings of December 13 and 14, 2019, though under the light of a bright waning gibbous moon. The Geminids are a very reliable shower if you watch at ...

Friday, December 13

Ghirardelli Chocolate’s Annual Warehouse Sale | Dec. 13-15
Friday, December 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory Store
Ghirardelli Chocolate's Annual Warehouse Sale | Dec. 13-15

Go chocolate crazy at Ghirardelli’s Annual Warehouse Sale, now three days, December 13-15, 2019. This year, the sales floor has been expanded to offer additional discounted gifts just in time for the holidays. Ghirardelli Chocolate’s Annual Warehouse Sale December 13-15, 2019 | 8:30 am to ...

Look Gallery’s Free Handmade Ceramic Giveaways | SF
Friday, December 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please mention Funcheap.com to get your free piece of ceramic
| LOOK Gallery
Look Gallery's Free Handmade Ceramic Giveaways | SF
LOOK Gallery wants to thank those making to our Thanksgiving ceramic pop-up event on 11/30/19. We appreciate very much that you visited us in the rain. Our artists/makers on site that day had a great time interacting with the event attendees. LOOK Gallery is never about ...
SF Etsy’s Winter Pop Up Shop | 2019
Friday, December 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Makers WorkSpace
SF Etsy's Winter Pop Up Shop | 2019

Join for three Weekends of Handmade Holiday Shopping beginning December 6, 2019. Come get all your holiday shopping done at this amazing pop-up shop featuring goods from the SF Etsy Team and tenants of Makers Workspace. SHOP products from 50+ local artists including jewelry, home ...

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, December 13 – 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

Santa on Webster Street at the 2nd Friday Art Walk | Alameda
Friday, December 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public
| Cafe Jolie
Santa on Webster Street at the 2nd Friday Art Walk | Alameda
Join us for free photos with Santa while strolling through boutiques, bakeries, and craft vendors along Webster St. Hot chocolate will be provided by Cafe Jolie and Alana Dill will be painting little one’s faces.
“Winter Fest” Block Party at OMCA | Oakland
"Winter Fest" Block Party at OMCA | Oakland

Celebrate diverse winter traditions reflected in the Bay Area, including Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Enjoy storytime with the Oakland Public Library, winter-themed activities, and more. Create a candle to take home as they wrap up the final Friday Nights at OMCA for 2019. Music, Dance, and ...Every Friday

Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael
Friday, December 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael

Discover art, wine, entertainment, and more every second Friday of the month on Fourth Street in downtown San Rafael. From 5-8 pm (with some venues open later), the Second Fridays Art Walk connects dozens of venues in downtown San Rafael with the public, who can enjoy different ...Monthly

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, December 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Vallejo
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays

The monthly Vallejo Art Walk showcases a variety of nationally accomplished and upcoming local creatives in the historic downtown Vallejo arts district from 5-10 pm on the second Friday of every month, on Georgia, Marin, and Virginia streets. Explore over 25 participating galleries and shops, and ...Monthly

Emperor Norton Holiday Bazaar Drag Show | SF
Friday, December 13 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Transit Center
Emperor Norton Holiday Bazaar Drag Show | SF
The Emperor Norton Holiday Bazaar Drag Show features the cream of the crop of San Francisco’s House of MORE! queens – Juanita MORE!, Dulce De Leche, Princess Panocha, Jota Mercury, Nicki Jizz, and Rubyblue Genderbender. They have over 200 years of stage performances between them, which ...
2019 Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade | Fisherman’s Wharf
Friday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
2019 Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade | Fisherman's Wharf
Come out and see the oldest and largest lighted holiday boat parade on the San Francisco Bay. Boats festooned with lights and holiday decorations will parade along the waterfront on December 13, 2019. A holiday tradition since 1994, the parade typically includes members of theSt. Francis Yacht ...
2019 “Night of Lights” Tree Lighting & Parade | Half Moon Bay
Friday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Half Moon Bay
2019 "Night of Lights" Tree Lighting & Parade | Half Moon Bay
Night of Lights is a free annual old fashioned holiday event hosted in downtown Half Moon Bay on the second Friday in December. 2019 “Night of Lights” Friday, December 13, 2019 | 6 pm-9 pm Mac Dutra Park, Kelly and Main Streets, Half Moon Bay FREE Visit downtown Half Moon ...