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Monday, December 17

Illuminate 2018: SF’s Festival of Light | 37 Light Sculptures
Monday, December 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Illuminate 2018: SF's Festival of Light | 37 Light Sculptures

Illuminate SF Festival of Light happens Thanksgiving 2018 through New Year’s Day 2019 and shines a light on San Francisco’s ever-expanding light art scene. Get your glow on during this two-month celebration during the longest nights of the year, featuring free light art tours, nighttime neighborhood walks, ...

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, December 17 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...Monthly

Funk Legend “George Clinton” in Conversation | SF
Monday, December 17 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Haight Street Art Center
Funk Legend "George Clinton" in Conversation | SF
Ahead of his SOLD OUT show at the Independent, join us for a conversation with the legendary funkmeister who’ll be retiring following this tour. Clinton is promoting his latest album Medicaid Fraud Dog. After the interview we’ll be throwing a year-end/holiday after-party with live music ...
Sketchfest NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Monday, December 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Sketchfest NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
SF Sketchfest is back at NightLife for a knee-slapping night of creatures, cocktails, and comedy as part of the 18th Annual SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival. This year, crack up to stand-up from “Delocated” and “Jon Glaser Loves Gear” star Jon Glaser.
A Christmas Music of Brass & Pipe Organ Concert | Grace Cathedral
A Christmas Music of Brass & Pipe Organ Concert | Grace Cathedral
Experience the perfect marriage of the Bay Areas finest brass musicians, a beloved pipe organ, and unparalleled acoustics at this festive Christmas concert. A musical highlight of the year.
Free Benefit Concert for a Cause | SF
Monday, December 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated but not required!
| San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Free Benefit Concert for a Cause | SF
A benefit concert at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music which supports The Arc of San Francisco, an organization that provides job connections and assisted living for people with learning disabilities and mental diseases. Program: David Conte – Sinfonietta for 11 Instruments Igor Stravinsky – Octet Aaron Copland – ...
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, December 17 – 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

Haight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar
Monday, December 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Haight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar

Come in for a night of fun with free pizza, trivia, board games, video games, and stand up comedy in the historic Haight Ashbury. Starting at 7 pm, enjoy free pizza from Escape From New York and play video games spanning from Xbox 360, PS3, ...Monthly

“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, December 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
"Resistance is Fertile" Free Comedy Night | SF

12/17 Lineup: Headliner: Geneva Rust-Orta (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) Emily Catalano (Outside Lands) Loren Kraut (SF Sketchfest) Chree Powell (Santa Cruz Comedy Festival) Liz Stone (Tourettes Without Regrets) Token Dude Mark Smalls (SF Punch Line) Hosted by Brooke Heinichen Monthly

“Classical Revolution” Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.
Monday, December 17 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-20 donation is welcome to support the musicians.
| The Revolution Cafe
"Classical Revolution" Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.

12/17 Lineup: “Beethoven Birthday Bash” Featuring performances by: Lip Service Brass Trio Nigel Armstrong James Jaffe Christina Simpson Adam Scow Britton Day Monthly

Tuesday, December 18

1st Tenderloin Neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Tuesday, December 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
1st Tenderloin Neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Come Celebrate the 1st even Tenderloin Neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Boeddeker Park, bring Light and Joy to the community. Honoring Outgoing D6 Supervisor Jane Kim and incoming d6 Supervisor Matt Haney with special performances by the Chinese Rights Assc. Choir, The Glidettes, Skywatchers and Santa ...
Light Up The Night 2018: Free Bike Light Campaign | SF
Tuesday, December 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free bike safety lights for those who do not already have them.
| Secret Location (SF)
Light Up The Night 2018: Free Bike Light Campaign | SF

Now that the clocks have fallen back, it’s going to get darker waaaay earlier. With help from our generous sponsor, Bay Area Bicycle Law, they’re excited to announce the return of the annual bike light distribution program: Light up the Night. With help from volunteers, ...

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, December 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...Monthly

Midway Gallery Binary Salon 06: Art, Talk & Drinks | SF
Tuesday, December 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| The Midway
Midway Gallery Binary Salon 06: Art, Talk & Drinks | SF
Please join for an evening of drinks, conversation, and collaboration. Together with interactive artist Marpi, The Midway Gallery started a series that is called Binary Salons. The Binary Salons are a place where artists who are working at the intersection of art and technology can ...
Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Second Act” | AMC Metreon 16
Tuesday, December 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Metreon 16
Free Sneak Preview Movie: "Second Act" | AMC Metreon 16
Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Second Act,” an inspirational comedy starring Jennifer Lopez. Free Film Screening: Second Act December 18, 2018 | 7 pm AMC Metreon 16 (SF) RSVP code: ahpxd08323 Tickets available through https://stxtickets.com/main/code_redeem Tickets are free, but subject to availability. Depending on demand, passes may be distributed ...
Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, December 18 – 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

Win Tix: Electropop House & Yacht Rock: Roosevelt | August Hall
Tuesday, December 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall
Marius Lauber, working under the moniker Roosevelt, a German singer, songwriter, and producer whose listless disco could be from Manchester, LA, Ontario, even outer space. In 2012, he introduced his techno-meets-indie pop project Roosevelt with the single “Sea,” a pulsating, hypnotizing slither of sun-kissed disco ...
PizzaHacker Free Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, December 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and an RSVP entitles you to a discount on pizza
| PizzaHacker
PizzaHacker Free Comedy Night | SF

12/18 Line up: Liz Stone – Rooster T Feathers Drew Harmon – SF Sketchfest Lili Michelle – SiriusXM Every Tuesday

Wednesday, December 19

Salvation Army 2018 “Toy & Joy” Holiday Sort & Giveaway | SF
Wednesday, December 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required and space for volunteers is limited
| Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center
Salvation Army 2018 "Toy & Joy" Holiday Sort & Giveaway | SF

With the help of hundreds of volunteers San Francisco Kroc Center is transformed into a toy store. New toys are gathered during the season via giving tree program and toy barrels. These toys are displayed for pre-registered families to choose gifts for their children to enjoy ...

2018 Etsy’s Maverick Holiday Market | SF
Wednesday, December 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crocker Galleria
2018 Etsy's Maverick Holiday Market  | SF
LIVE outside the box and come celebrate all things awesome with local artists, designers and crafts at the bottom floor of the Crocker Galleria on Wednesday December 19th 11 am-6 pm. Shop handmade and quality goods and discover indie brands from SF Etsy: San Francisco Bay ...
“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, December 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
"Biblio Bistro" Farmers' Market Cooking School | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...Monthly

24 Holidays on 24th Street: Wine Tasting for a Cause | Noe Valley
Wednesday, December 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Noe Valley)
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Wine Tasting for a Cause | 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 ...

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild
Wednesday, December 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Bartlett Hall
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 66 pmtypically featuring special release ...Monthly

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, December 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop

What happens when geeks take over a rock club for an evening of drinking and presentations? Find out at Nerd Nite, a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple ...Monthly

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Wednesday, December 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio

Once monthly, the SFAA hosts distinguished guest speakers who are leaders in the fields of astronomy, physics and related disciplines and they present to SFAA Members the latest developments from cutting-edge scientific programs. Held in the Randall Museum Theater on the third Wednesday of every month, ...Monthly