Enero

Let's see how oval Obama's office is. And sign at least one petition for a ceasefire in Gaza. And this one supporting a sustainable USDA. We should be living on 13 gallons of water/day, at the most...try it out. Sketchfest brings some great acts into town. The Main Library brings you: Remembering Paul Newman film series, Thursdays at high noon. ----- ----- ----- -----
Thurs, Jan 1:
  • Two-thousand fine!
  • Start the year green by volunteering at Crissy Field Bldg 988 (beach clean up 9am-12pm) or Land's End (trail restoration 1-4pm). Snacks provided. Bring water and wear work clothes
  • First Thursday art crawl downtown. Bring a wine jar

Fri, Jan 2:

  • New art and mural installation reception and open bar 8pm D-Structure 520 Haight/Fillmore. Free w/ RSVP
Sat, Jan 3:
  • SFBC monthly pothole pointer-outer ride 10am-12pm. Check the site for deets
  • Film production of The Living Unborn Dead, Frankenart's freshly written B movie 1-8pm 515 Balboa/5th. "Come help with cheesy special effects, bad acting, and fake gore"

Sun, Jan 4:

  • Asian Art Museum Free First Sunday 10am-5pm Larkin/Grove. This month brings you great films, Afghans for Afghans knitting group, yoga, and knowledge
  • Mendelssohn by young chamber musicians 12-5pm Main Library Larkin/Grove
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Dig it
  • Free Hot Dog Day - beef or veggie 1-6pm Frankenart Mart 515 Balboa/5th. Also, "Come get your custom map made - examples: Map of lost love, Map of smells, Map of teenage hangouts...you get the idea"

Tues, Jan 6:

  • First Tuesday museum crawl. Lots be free, all over town
  • Colter Jacobsen does painting from memory and generally just seems cool CA College of the Arts Wattis Institute 1111 8th/Hooper. Talk 7pm, reception afterwards
  • OPENRestaurant with Slow Food Nation 7pm YBCA 701 Mission $15/20 for meal, free discussion. Eat, live, and learn urban gardening, foraging, and gleaning
Wed, Jan 7:
  • Exploratorium be free today
  • Green Drinks 5.30-8.30pm Varnish 77 Natoma/2nd. Get tipsy, raffle-winny, and networky with other tree hugging professionals
  • Sean Hayes and Michael Musika help celebrate Rickshaw Stop's 5th birthday 155 Fell/Van Ness $15 doors 8pm
  • The Rumble presents LoveLikeFire...and French Miami..and DJs...8pm Harlot 46 Minna/1st. Free w/RSVP or $5 at the door
Thurs, Jan 8:
  • Awesome Africa photos by kids 5pm SF Cameraworks 657 Mission/3rd
  • Bike Ed - Day One: Street Skills 5.30-9.30pm SFBC 995 Market/6th. Free, RSVP required
  • Lots 'o art shows today. Check Laughing Squid and Fecal Face
  • Creativity Explored's reception for new show "Legend: Myth and Memory" 7-9pm 3245 16th/Guerrero
  • The American West At Risk: Science, Myths, and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery is read by its authors 7pm Books, Inc Opera Plaza 601 Van Ness/Turk
  • Gaza Strip film and discussion 7.30pm ATA 992 Valencia/20th $6
  • Brent Weinbach and Moshe Kasher 8pm Purple Onion 140 Columbus/Jackson $10. Great local comedians

Fri, Jan 9:

  • Fruit and nut tree planting/workshop 10am-3pm Permaculture Garden 18th/Rhode Island. Learn, dig, and discuss over apricot, pluot, fig, and almond saplings
  • "The Airport Project" art opening 6-8pm Electric Works 130 8th/Minna-Mission. I'm flyyyyyyiinng!
  • Be turned into a living saint via photography 6-9pm Frankenart Mart 515 Balboa/6th. Iconoclast this!
  • Pizza and Poetry 7.30pm 333 Bush/Montgomery $5 goes to charity and gives you all you can handle pizza, poetry, salad, and soda
  • Viva Cuba screens 7.30-9pm ATA 992 Valencia/21st. 50th year of Cuban revolution. $6, no one turned away for lack of funds
Sat, Jan 10:
  • Let Gaza Live! rally 11am-noon Civic Center Square Larkin/Grove
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Soil yourself
  • Poor Magazine's Pay-2-Paint Fun-Raiser/opening party 12-5pm 2926-2948 16th/Capp. Celebrate the new office with art, food, music, murals, and social justice
  • Celebrate the western snowy plover 1-4pm Crissy Field Center 603 Mason. You won't be receiving an Endangered Species Big Year award, but you will eat free food and see cute birds
  • "Mads Lynnerup: You Are the Artist, You Figure It Out" opening 4pm Baer Ridgway Exhibitions 172 Minna/3rd. Parody meets public art
  • "POP POP! FIZZ FIZZ!" surrealism show opening 7-10pm Femina Potens 2199 Market/Sanchez
  • Wholphin selections screen 8pm ATA 992 Valencia/2oth $6
Sun, Jan 11: Mon, Jan 12:
  • Mark Bittman reads from his new work Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating 6pm Book Passage - Ferry Bldg
  • Burn After Reading screens free 7.30pm doors 8pm film The Independent Divis/Hayes. "Two drink min," but you'll be alright. Free popcorn.
Tues, Jan 13:
  • "The Art of Change: Influence of Rock Music and Art on Social Change" opening 5.30-7.30pm City Hall. Coincidentally/full of fate, I wrote a bad paper on this for 1818 History in high school. I didn't have pictures of Bowie, though
  • Ask a Scientist: Bigfoot and Other Wild Men of the Forest 7pm Axis Cafe 1201 8th/16th-Wisconsin. What about the Amazons?
  • "A Trip Down (False) Memory Lane" reception 7-9pm Lexington Club 3464 19th/Lex-Valencia. This art show pays homage to this infamous bar
  • Shuckin' & Jivin' dance party 9pm free Knockout Mission/Valencia. Doowop, stomp, bop, and free fried chicken and bisquets. So basically....heaven?
Wed, Jan 14:
  • SFBC Volunteer Night 5-8pm. Collate, converse, and consume
  • About Face meetup and volunteer night 7-9pm Thrive House 1100 Broderick/Eddy. Boo to negative marketing of women, yay to this organization and eating pizza
  • Rumpus Raiser features Margaret Cho, other funny local writers, live music, and burlesque 7pm Make-Out Room 3225 22nd/Mission $10-25
  • Grassroots Alternative Economics meeting 7.15pm Box Dog Bikes 494 14th/Guerrero. Discuss co-ops, gift economy, better non-profits, etc
Thurs, Jan 15:
  • SFBC will pump you up 5-7pm Mission Park Valencia/19th. Free inflation and patch kits
  • "Sensuality and Space" art show 6-8pm Good Vibrations 1620 Polk/Sacramento. Food, wine, and hot stuff
  • Rohstoff closing party for "Always On" 6-8pm BAVC 2727 Mariposa/Bryant
  • *East Bay event! It must be good if I'm listing it. Get ready.....Flight of the Conchords Season 2 Premiere with free food and drink 7-10pm. Gotta RSVP
  • The Blacks 8pm $10 Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell/Van Ness. They are a great band
Fri, Jan 16:
  • Jonathon Franzen speaks 'bout writing 6pm CA College of the Arts 1111 8th/16th-Wisconsin
  • Thomas Wold shows off his sculpture and furniture 6-8pm Curiosity Shoppe 855 Valencia/19th. He should make a chair called "Rock Your Wold"
  • Artist reception "Signs of Change" 7-10pm Varnish Gallery 77 Natoma/2nd
  • Big Umbrella Studios show opening 7pm-12am Divis/McAllister
  • Great show: Black Bird Raum, Indianna Hale, Stitchcraft, Foxtail Brigade 8pm Caretakers 848 Divis/McAllister. $5 or more donation goes to fund space's solar tubing project. Baked goods and drinks for sale

Sat, Jan 17:

  • Celebrate 35 years of hipster recycling Buffalo Exchange anniversary Valencia/23rd
  • Annual Scion Exchange 12-3pm UC Mission Center 1855 Folsom/15th. Cuttings, not cars. CA Rare Fruit Growers grafts and roots. $3 donation
  • Nate Appleman and Shelley Lindgren demo and discuss their cookbook A16 Food & Wine 3pm Omnivore Books 3885A Cesar Chavez/Church
  • Art soiree 6-9pm Axis Cafe 1201 8th/16th-Wisconsin. Beauty, beats, fire, and food provided
  • Neighborhood cleanup, incentivized by $8 all you can drink beer 4-8pm 15th/Shotwell. Sponsored by Truck Bar
Sun, Jan 18:

Mon, Jan 19:

  • MLK, Jr. Celebration 9am-5pm Bill Graham Civic Auditorium by City Hall. Music, speeches, films, teach-ins, arts/crafts, etc. Free, I believe, plus transit deals
  • Really Really Free Market planning meeting 7pm Cafe La Boheme 24th/Mission by The Attic

Tues, Jan 20:
  • NextArts Inauguration Concert and Party 7am-noon City Hall. Free, and please bring new socks/underwear to donate
  • End Bush party under the street sign that says it 9am Presidio/Bush
  • Finally. Obama's inauguration celebration and broadcast 9am-12pm Main Library
  • Onion Society for Beer Enjoyment 6-8pm Julien's 101 4th/Mission. RSVP sfpromo@theonion.com with subject OBAMA for free suds and snacks
  • Party and SF Food Bank Fundraiser 6-10pm Electic Works 13o 8th/Mission $10 for a full heart and mouth
  • Inauguration Skater Ball 7-11pm FunkyTown Rink 1720 19th/Wisconsin $10 + $5 skate rental. Roll with revolution
  • Raj Patel, amazing author of amazing Stuffed and Starved, speaks 7pm CA College of the Arts 1111 8th/16th-Wisconsin
  • League of Young Voters Inaugural Ball 8-11pm El Rio Mission/Valencia-ish $5-more sliding scale. Free baked goods and democracy
Wed, Jan 21:
  • CA Academy of Sciences be free today. Get there early
  • Bye Bye Bush rally 4-7pm City Hall. Wear white and join others in supporting immigrant rights, civil liberties, and every other thing the new admin needs to fix
  • SFBC Service Station 5-7pm Caltrain 4th/King near Warm Planet Bikes
  • New Bar Every Other Wednesday meets 8.30pm Dalva 3121 16th/Valencia. The bar gives $5/person, drinkers or teetotallers. This week benefits People's Legal Center
  • My pals' band The Facekicks kicks your face 9.30pm $6 Boom Boom Room Geary/Fillmore

Thurs, Jan 22:

  • Dreams from the Monster Factory: author talk and panel about prison reform and cutting recidivism 6-7.30pm Main Library
  • "Trying to Deal with Things that Aren't Human" opening reception 6-9pm David Cunningham Projects 1928 Folsom/15th
  • Mattress Recycling Design Competition Idea Showcase and Awards Reception 6-9pm 271 9th/Folsom. Free food, drink, innovation, art, and wit: "We should all be grateful for our mattresses; after all, most of us were conceived on one"
  • Edward Hasbrouck speaks on his book The Practical Nomad 7-9pm Get Lost Books 1825 Market/Valencia. Cool world travel tips
  • Think Outside the Bottle campaign community mtg 7pm Wilderness Society office 655 Montgomery/Washington Suite 1000
  • Amy Sedaris converses with Daniel Handler 8pm Herbst Theatre 410 Van Ness/Grove $20. You might wet your pants
  • The Ettes and others rock Rickshaw 155 Fell/Van Ness 8pm $10. Email sfpromo@theonion.com with ETTES in the subject line for tix
Fri, Jan 23:
  • Underground restaurant featuring a 6 course vegan meal with wine $30 Caretakers 848 Divis/McAllister 6pm cocktails 7pm meal
  • Opening reception for wood drawings/sculpture 6-8pm Four Barrel Roasters 375 Valencia/15th
  • Secession art show closing party 6.30-9.30pm Mission/30th across from Safeway. Drinks, DJ, art, food, and pretty people
  • Sizzle: Superhero edition 7.30pm Femina Potens Gallery 2199 Market/Sanchez. Monthly reading/open mic with hot words and hot popcorn $10/$5 performers
  • Lil Miss Hot Mess dance party 12am The Cinch Polk/Wash-Clay. Free admission and free popcorn
Sat, Jan 24:
  • Rally to support choice, immigrant rights, and civil liberties 10.30am Market/Embarcadero
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Hoes
  • Celebrate the opening of Bhatki Studio with free yoga 12-2pm 2417 Harrison/21st
  • Book swap 2pm Ateliette 1994 Union/Buchanan
  • Free detox vinyasa yoga 3-4pm Yoga Mayu 2041 Harrison/16th
  • "One Off Stimulations and Dirty Thoughts" artist reception 6-9pm Soap Gallery 3180 Mission/Cesar Chavez-Val
  • Wet Hot American Summer screens with cast members 12am $12 Clay Theatre
Mon, Jan 26:
  • INFORUM's green job fair and panel 6pm Commonwealth Club Market/2nd. Members free/students $7/others $18
  • Wall-E screens free 8pm Independent Divis/Hayes. Free popcorn, loosely enforced 2 drink minimum
Tues, Jan 27:
  • ITVS and KQED present Tulia, Texas, a doc about how nonsensical our war on drugs is 6-7.30pm Main Library
  • Homeless Count 7pm-late. Volunteers are needed to survey the number of homeless in order to obtain funds for social services. Support and training provided. Email HomelessCount@sfgov.org or call at 558-2346 for more info
Wed, Jan 28:
  • SFBC Volunteer Night 5-8pm. Collate, converse, and consume
  • Drinks by Design 5.30pm Rye 688 Geary/Leavenworth. Network and sip with designers, architects, engineers, etc
  • Opening of "School Buildings - The State of Affairs" 6-8.30pm AIA 130 Sutter. Gotta RSVP
  • Women and Socialism study group 7pm 110 Capp/16th #202
  • Change SF discussion and dance 7pm-12am Temple 540 Howard/2nd $5/10. We'll see if visionaries can shake it
  • Heart Shaped Box 90's rock smackdown 9pm Matador 10 6th/Market. Ping pong, chicken & biscuits, cheap drinks, and 6th Street charm
  • Club 1964 11pm Edinburgh Castle 950 Geary/Larkin. Free mod/soul dance party

Thurs, Jan 29:

  • Cool Hand Luke. Main Library. Noon. Eggs
  • Winter Walk'n'Wine Festival 5-8pm Post Tower Apts 737 Post/Jones. Free wine, nibbles, and hoitytoityness
  • Concert and happy hour to support Daraja Academy in Kenya 8pm Park Chalet 1000 Great Highway. Acoustic indie and education are a perfect match
  • KEXP (Seattle's amazing radio) party 9pm free Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Bartlett-Mission. Good music guaranteed

Fri, Jan 30:

  • Hyde Street Gallery opening for John Wood 6-8pm 1987 Hyde/Union
  • Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser discuss Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak: By Writers Famous and Obscure 7pm Books Inc. Opera Plaza 601 Van Ness/Turk. "Attendees are also welcome to bring along their own personal 6-word memoirs"
  • D-Structure party with screenprinting, music, and open bar 8pm 520 Haight/Fillmore. RSVP to get in fo'sh
  • HOTTUB heats up Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell/Van Ness 10pm $10
  • Teenage Craze Dance Party 10pm $3 Knockout Mission/Valencia. Awesome doo-wop, twist...and free buttons

Sat, Jan 31:

  • Vintage Paper Fair 10am-6pm County Fair Bldg 9th/Lincoln GG Park free. Pretty things
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm
  • Really Really Free Market 1-5pm Balazo Gallery 2187 Mission/18th. Take stuff, bring stuff, make stuff, share skills, etc. Free
  • What's the Big Idea party 9pm-12am YBCA 701 Mission/3rd. Free pizza, dance parties, tea, and crowds. RSVP for 8.30pm admission
Sun, Feb 1:
  • Asian Art Museum is free 9.30-5pm Grove/Larkin.  Yoga 2pm, Year of the Ox party 12-4pm
  • Vintage Paper Fair 10am-4pm County Fair Bldg 9th/Lincoln GG Park free. Pretty things
  • Amy Ray plays 1pm Amoeba Records free Haight/Stanyan
  • Frankenart Mart free hot dog (veggie or flesh) 1-6pm 515 Balboa/5th. Cool little art space
  • Free figure drawing class 6-8pm Go For A Loop Gallery 1458 San Bruno/25th by the skate park. Bring sketching materials and snacks and drinks and talent to share. They are providing models. Maybe a movie afterwards, and maybe we'll be inspired to figure skate
  • Luscious Garage art show reception 6-9pm 459 Clementina/6th Howard-Folsom. "Booze, snacks, art, and company"
  • Mind Field skate film 7pm and 9pm free Victoria Theatre 2961 16th/Capp
  • Slow Motion Cowboys, Jesse DeNatale, and Conspiracy of Venus 8pm show $7 Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission. What better way to spend your post StuporBowl evening?
Mon, Feb 2:
  • Matt and Kim 8pm $10 Cafe Du Nord
Tues, Feb 3:

Wed, Feb 4:

  • Exploratorium is freeum today
  • The Rumble 8pm Harlot 47 Minna/1st. Free w/RSVP
  • Delta Spirit 9pm $12 Bottom of the Hill
Thurs, Feb 5:
  • Bay Bridged 3rd Anniversary Bash with The Heavenly States, Birds & Batteries, and Geographer 8pm $10/12 Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell/Van Ness. Great bands and great local music group

D.Cember

FU FEMA. And these corporations (rated 10 worst). Skip the mall and gift this, or these clever enviro-present packages. They will help the US (us!) be less gross: $1 million of energy/minute. -----------------

Mon, Dec 1:

Tues, Dec 2:
  • Lots o' museums be free today. Go get learned
  • Free bike light (must arrive with bike to receive light) 6-7pm multiple locations. Thanks, SFBC!
  • Sports Basement free bike maintenance clinic 6.30-7.30pm 15th/Bryant
  • INFORUM's Bio-Debatable panel 6.30pm Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd $7-20. Paper, plastic, or made-from-new-materials-cradle-to-cradle-reusable-cloth bag?
  • The Unusual History of Transportation in GG Park talk with olde timey photos 7pm Get Lost Travel Books 1825 Market. Lassoes
  • Challenging Corporate Control of Water 7-9.30pm Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission/25th free, donations accepted. Counter-conference to "Corporate Water Footprinting," a meeting of water intensive corporations
Wed, Dec 3:
  • The Exploratorium be free. Get out before the Yelpers arrive
  • SFBC volunteer night. Folding and food 5pm til done
  • Green Drinks 5.30pm Varnish Gallery 77 Natoma/2nd. Network and arrive early for a free drink. Sponsored by Mother Jones this month
  • Holiday citrus vodka mixology! 6.30pm Macy's 170 O'Farrell/Stockton
  • Exposing US War Crimes with author and veteran panel 7pm City Lights 261 Columbus
  • The Rumble: free bands and booze 8pm Harlot 47 Minna/1st. RSVP
  • Holiday Fundraiser O'Fun benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 9pm Madrone Lounge Fell/Divis. Drink specials and raffle
Thurs, Dec 4:
  • Let your wine jar and art eye be your guides: First Thursdays gallery crawl downtown. Check FecalFace link at right for details
  • Bay Area Video Coalition and Adobe CS4 party 6-8.30pm 2727 Mariposa/Bryant. "FREE demos, product giveaways, drinks and the Tamale Lady, oh my! Mingle with other professional mediamakers, artists and media geeks." Don't know how distributive that FREE is
  • Tribus Vivas and Dermafilia present A Holiday Affair: local fashion, wine, cheese, and DJ 6-10pm 3382 18th/Mission
  • INFORUM's holiday soiree 6.30-8.30pm Ambassador 673 Geary/Jones $10 members/$20 non-members. Free if you member-ize at the door
  • ReadyMade Winter Ball & Gift Fair 6.30-11pm Club Verdi 2424 Mariposa/Hampshire
  • Artist reception and group trunk show 7-10pm Le Burge't 2737 York/20th. Food, fashion, prizes, wine
  • Opening of Oyster Pirate Workshop 7-10pm Varnish Gallery 77 Natoma/2nd
  • SF Weekly's Holiday Benefit 7.30pm Aquarium of the Bay Pier 39. Donate a coat and enjoy a hosted bar and samplings from local restaurants. RSVP, and be wary of the ceviche
Fri, Dec 5:
  • Hayes Valley Holiday block party 6-9pm
  • Paragraph Boutique anniversary party 6-10pm 1245 9th/Irving. Free pizza, giveaways, great visiting designers, wine, and DJs
  • Creativity Explored holiday party and sale 6-9pm 3245 16th. Always a good spread of food and unique, affordable art. Then wander over to...
  • Artist Xchange holiday party and sale 7-10pm 3169 16th/Val-Guerr. DJ and goodies
  • Chrome Bags holiday party 7-11pm 580 4th/Brannan. Free booze and bells and whistles. Prizes for snazziest dressed. Food drive, plus free SFBC valet bike parking
  • Holiday wine/art walk in Lower Haight. 6pm-late
  • Goodbipolaroid opening 8pm D-Structure 520 Haight/Fillmore. Photopenbar

Sat, Dec 6-Sun, Dec 7:

  • Mission Bazaar: Shopping Spectacular $5 10am-6pm Sat/11am-6pm Sun. It's in the Armory, but Kink.com is not the focus 14th/Mission

Sat, Dec 6:

Sun, Dec 7:

  • Free First Sunday 10am-5pm Asian Art Museum Larkin/McAllister. Cool Afghani films 11am and 2pm
  • Punk Rock Breakfast 11am Florida/2oth. Donation based vegan brunch
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Dig it
  • Cupcake Camp 2-5pm Get Satisfaction 164 South Park (3rd/Bryant). Bring, make, take, eat. RSVP and register
  • SFBC's Winterfest 6-10.30pm SomArts 8th/Brannan $15 for beer and goodies/$40 for party + membership. Music by Brass Mafia, raffle, auction, bikers

Mon, Dec 8:

  • Source's zine release party 6.30-8.30pm Mission Pie 2901 Mission/25th. DIY sustainable projects: canning, planting, chicken raising, honey collecting

Tues, Dec 9:

  • Independent TV Services and KQED screen Helvetica 6-7.30pm, then panel discussion Main Library Grove/Larkin
Wed, Dec 10 (International Human Rights Day):
  • Local shopping fair 11am-7pm Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center 275 5th/Folsom. Free cider and snacks, plus massage raffle
  • Letter writing happy hour 5-7pm 111 Minna/2nd. Free with RSVP
  • Cello and piano concert 6pm free Community Music Center 544 Capp/2oth
  • Gender based violence films, speakers, and write-a-thon 7-10pm Freedom Archives 522 Valencia/16th. Brought to you by lots of kickass organizations that care. RSVP
  • Art party and sale John Collins paintings 7-10pm 90 Natoma/2nd
  • Bardot-A-Go-Go and The Devilettes 9pm Rickshaw Stop Fell/Van Ness. Free fun french fiesta
Thurs, Dec 11:

Fri, Dec 12:

  • Mission Block Party 6-10pm 16th-24th. Bands, food, sales, etc
  • Secession art opening 6.30-9.30pm Mission/30th across from Safeway. Food and wine and music and independent local design
  • SFBC Xmas lights bike ride/tour 6.30pm Fell/Baker. Renewable energy powers the bikes, but probably not the lights. Mountain top removal in Appalachia, anyone?
  • Excellently festive open studio shindig 7-10pm Telephone and Soup 744 Alabama/20th
  • Big Umbrella Studio winter showcase 7pm-12am Divis/McAllister
  • D-Structure jock jam party or something 9pm $1 open bar 520 Haight/Fillmore
  • Club Chuckles: comedy in a bar 9pm Hemlock Polk/Post $7. Great local comedians

Sat, Dec 13:

  • If you like oxygen and pastries, show up sometime 9am-2pm with gloves, mug, and friends for planting and greening Guerrero/20th-21st
  • LEGO League Robotic Challenge 9.45am-4.30pm Randall Museum. Brainy kids
  • IndieMart 11am-4pm Independent Divis/Hayes. Drinks, design, and doodads for sale. DJs and hipster activities. $2 suggested donation for cancer research
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Soil yourself
  • Crafticon 12-7pm Modern Times Bookstore 888 Valencia/19th
  • DIY Eco-crafts porch sale 103 Baker/Page midday
  • Kathleen McMahon Fine Art Gallery small format show 1-4pm 3150 18th Street #105 Treat/18th. In conjunction with ActivSpace open house
  • Female Mechanics Calendar release party 4pm Luscious Garage 459 Clementina/6th-Folsom
  • The Organic Manifesto photo opening 6-8.30pm a.Muse Gallery 614 Alabama/18th. Pretty plant pics
  • La Posarela holiday play, followed by pinata and refreshments 7pm Community Music Center 544 Capp/20th
  • Cool art sale and reception 7-10pm Fabric 8 3318 22nd/Guerrero
  • SIZZLE, the monthly erotic reading series, has a "religious inspired suspension performance," along with its usual open mic, dessert, and wine 8pm Femina Potens Gallery 2199 Market/Sanchez $10-15, $5 performers
  • Conspiracy of Venus, Obo Martin, and Evening Empire 9pm $5 House of Shields 39 New Montgomery/Market

Sun, Dec 14:

  • Craft fair! 11am-2pm! Delfina 18th/Guerrero!
  • EcoHoliday: local shopping, green gifts, DIY workshops, music, food, bar, design, etc. Galleria 101 Henry Adams St 11.11am-8.08pm $5/$3 bicyclists
  • Holiday concert and party 11.30am Community Music Center 544 Capp/20th
  • Indie Industries local fair 12-6pm W Hotel 3rd/Howard. Free with RSVP. Schwag bags free for 1st 100 folks
  • Renegade Art and Cocktail Fair 1-9pm 1286 Folsom/9th
  • Free yoga 1pm Sports Basement 15th/Bryant. Benefit for YogaBear 3.30pm afterwards with free beer, food, and hot yoginis
  • US-Russian Relations panel 2-4pm Main Library
  • Food Not Bombs dessert potluck and planning meeting 4-8pm Station 40 3030B 16th/Mission. Plus maybe screen printing and films
  • Julie Sutherland's art opening, exploring alternative femininity 7-9pm Black & Blue Tattoo 381 Guerrero
  • Doo-wop dance party 9pm Knockout Mission/Valencia free
Mon, Dec 15:
  • Web 2.0 Bailout Party 6-9pm Harlot 47 Minna/1st. Free food and drinks, plus DJs. Bring food/toys for Glide (the more you bring, the more you drink)
Tues, Dec 16:
  • Curry Without Worry's 2nd anniversary. Usual meal 5.45-7pm Hyde/Market, then a fundraiser (but might be free?) 5 course vegetarian Nepali dinner and dancing 7.30-midnight Taste of the Himalayas 2420 Lombard/Scott. I say volunteer at the usual meal, then ask the organizers about the part-ay
  • Mix Bar customer appreciation party 6pm 4086 18th/Castro. Food and drink
  • Habitude: Exhibition of 14 Artists opening 7-9pm 95 3rd/Mission
Wed, Dec 17:
  • CA Academy of Sciences be free today 9.30am-5pm GG Park. Get there early
  • SFBC Volunteer Night 5-8pm. Get your administration skills and grub on
  • Billabong Snow documentary, Aussie wine, and ski lift tickets for the first 25 guests 6-8pm Lombardi Sports
  • Geology....in the future! Go to SwissNex for a talk by the author of The Earth After Us: What Legacy Will Humans Leave in the Rocks? 7-9pm 730 Montgomery. Gotta RSVP
  • Fourteen Hills Release Party 7pm Bollywood Cafe 19th/Mission. Cool raffle prizes

Thurs, Dec 18:

  • Dine Out Against Hunger at these restaurants tonight and some of your bill goes to SF Food Bank
  • The Mission Statement's meet the designer monthly event 6-9pm 3458 18th/Valencia. Sales and wine and snacks
  • Lucio: Spanish anarchist, bankrobber, forger, and bricklayer 8pm New Nothing Cinema 16 Sherman/6-7th/Folsom-Harrison. Gratis
  • Creative Commons bash 9pm-2am 111 Minna/2nd. Crazy digital interactive art, open bar 9-11pm, a cool organization, and DJs. Before 11pm - CC members $15/non-members $20; after 11pm - CC members $5/non-members $10

Fri, Dec 19:

  • Global Exchange Fair Trade Store holiday party 5-8pm 4018 24th/Noe-Castro. Drinks, snacks, and sales
  • "Menagerie" art opening + Man/Miracle 5pm-12am (music @ 7pm) The Caretakers 848 Divisadero/McAllister. Free bands, food, drink, and awesomeness. Go
  • Monthly peace vigil 6-8pm Fell/Masonic. Music, food, signs, candles
  • "E Pluribus Unum" art closing 6-9pm The Bell Jar 3187 16th/Valencia
  • Arara open house 6-10pm 665 San Jose/28-29th/Guerrero. Cute shop with vintage and handmade goods gives you sales, wine, and cheese
  • At Frankenart Mart 7pm 515 Balboa/5th Ave: "Dia Felix will be performing and recording her live album of folk hits with cat accompaniment." Are the felines Union?
  • Oldies dance night 9pm-2am $3 Knockout Mission/Valencia

Sat, Dec 20:

  • If you like oxygen and pastries, show up sometime 9am-2pm with gloves, mug, and friends for planting and greening Guerrero/22nd-23rd
  • CODEPINK potluck and Iran informational 3pm Global Exchange 2017 Mission/16th
  • Jolly Santa No-No-No on Prop 8 rally 3-6pm Union Square Geary/Stockton. Like SantaCon, but respectable. Even if your outfit is booze-stained from last week, or you just woke up after that event, come say no to bigotry
  • The Music Store 10th anniversary party 4-11pm 66 West Portal/Vicente. Free food, drinks, alt-country/bluegrass, and prizes
  • Homeless death memorial 5.30-7.30pm Civic Center Larkin/Fulton. Yearly reading of names by Coalition on Homelessness. Un/ironically by the former Victory Garden, a costly Gavin project organized when social services' budgets were cut
  • Unsilent Night 7pm Dolores Park. Bring your Casio
  • Guardian's Budget Rock Xmas Party 9pm Argus Lounge Mission/29th. Free bands, DJs, and cookies

Sun, Dec 21:

  • Fighting Oil Companies in Ecuador 6-7.30pm Station 40 3030B 16th/Mission. An indigenous student activist describes exploitation and resistance in the Andean country. Probably donations suggested/requested

Wed, Dec 24:

  • Jeff's Jewish Christmas Eve - free Chinese food and movies 7pm-2am Riptide 3639 Taraval/47th Ave. "Come celebrate Christmas the way Jews have for the last 2008 years"
  • Xmas Eve salsa party: 7.30pm lessons/9pm music Cocomo Cafe 650 Indiana/18th. Get jolly with free dancing and appetizers

Thurs, Dec 25:

  • Contemporary Jewish Museum family free day 11am-3pm 736 Mission/3rd
  • "December Dilemna": free discussion and film clips, optional $10 Chinese buffet, and then 2 free surprise feature films 2-6.30pm Jewish Community Center 3200 California/Presidio. RSVP required
  • Carols and cheer by the fireplace 7pm-2am/music 8pm-12am Riptide 3639 Taraval/47th Ave. "The food will be free and light. The drinking will be cheap and heavy"

Fri, Dec 26:

  • Suite Jesus: Christmahanukwanzakah dance party. Live art, DJs, and live set by HotTub 9pm-2am 111 Minna/2nd $10 or free with RSVP
  • Teenage Dance Craze party 10pm Knockout Mission/Valencia $3

Sat, Dec 27:

Mon, Dec 29:

  • Gravel and Gold gives you poems read by poets. And wine 7pm 18th/Treat
  • Whore! Magazine presents music and spoken word 8pm free MakeOut Room 3225 22nd/Mission. Bands, DJs, and hopefully not horrible charismatic poetry

Wed, Dec 31:

  • MUNI be free tonight starting 8pm. Come on ride the train. And ride it
  • Events under $20: Thanks, FunCheapSF
  • Suzanne's New Year's Eve Birthday Bash 9pm free Thee Parkside 1600 17th/Connecticut or Wisconsin or De Haro or something. A girl I don't know is turning 30, and there will also be bands I don't know, plus "!Fun!"

Challenged to a Sche-duel

So much to do this month, even in the rain. How to choose between events? A sche-duel, even though sometimes more than 2 activities will compete for your presence. You'll have much more time to get out and about once you join the movement to quit Facebook. Think of it: drinks and chats with friends in real life. For instance, this guy. But I don't think he performs in this glass bottle Thai temple. I wonder if they use LawnPCs there.

Sat, Nov 1:

  • Jam making and foraging discussion 12pm YBCA 701 Mission/3rd. BYO-fruit, jars, etc. Free, but must get tickets at 415.978.2787. I vote for basil guava jam
  • Thank A Farmer Day 1-5pm Mission Pie 25th/Mission. Music and mural
  • La Calavera Oaxaquena: Mensajes de la lucha social/Messages of social struggle Million Fishes Bryant/23rd $3-5 suggested donation. Flyer says 6-11pm, website says 7pm
  • Group show of Alternative Press Expo artists reception 7-10pm Varnish Gallery 77 Natoma/Mission-2nd
  • Parts & Labor rock Hemlock Polk/Post 9.30pm $8
  • From mi madre: REMINDER: Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend, officially at 2am Saturday night/Sunday morning. Turn clocks BACK an hour when you go to bed Saturday night = gain one more hour of sleep or partying, or maybe that should be partying, then sleep.

Sun, Nov 2:

  • First Free Sunday 10am-5pm Asian Art Museum Larkin/Grove Alemany Farm Workday 12-5pm
  • The real SF soapbox derby 1pm Bernal. Bring mimosas and helmets
  • Spinto Band performs Amoeba Haight/Stanyan 2pm
  • Anniversary and closing party 6pm Spunk Salon 4147 19th/Collingwood
  • Day of the Dead procession 7pm Bryant/24th. Conspiracy of Venus choir performs @9pm Garfield Park Treat-Harrison/26th

Mon, Nov 3:

  • Glowy bright bike ride 6pm Bow/arrow statue at Embarcadero to Gestalt Haus 16th/Valencia
  • Gypsy jazz 6.30pm Mission Pie 25th/Mission

Tues, Nov 4:

  • VOTE before you hit all the free museums around town for First Free Tuesday
  • Celebrate democracy with ice cream (5-8pm) and free donuts! Hopefully the new president will fix health care so you can treat your newly acquired diabetes
  • INFORUM's Celebrate/Commiserate party 6pm Cantina 580 Sutter/Mason
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Election Party 6-11pm YBCA 701 Mission/3rd. Election coverage, music, art, cash bar, and free Goat Hill Pizza when the polls close
  • Specials and prizes from The Guardian 7-9pm Kilowatt 16th/Valencia

Wed, Nov 5:

  • Celebrate or commiserate the election at the Exploratorium, which is free today
  • Pro Peace march 5pm Powell/Market
  • Climate Change, Water, and the Himalayas panel discussion and film 1 Embarcadero Center 14th Floor 6pm Free, RSVP recommended
  • Secession party 6-8.30pm Mission/30th across from Safeway. Design and wine and music
  • Rumble SF presents free booze 8-9pm and The Blacks and DJs and such Harlot 49 Minna/2nd. Free with RSVP
  • North African jazz concerts 8pm and 10pm Yoshi's 1330 Fillmore/Eddy free but with some bullshit $3 online ticket fee

Thurs, Nov 6:

  • Grab your wine jar and check the FecalFace link to the right for downtown's First Thursday art crawl
  • Mission Local launch party 5-8pm Cava 22 22nd/Bartlett
  • Asian Art Museum's Afghanistan party with food, cash bar, jewelry making, raffle, dance, poetry, and music $5 or win tix 5-9pm Larkin/Grove
  • Fall collection premiere 6-9pm Studio 3579 Dolores/18th
  • Invisible Lives: Exiles of Burma's 60 Year War photo exhibit 7-9pm SF Design Guild 427 Bryant/2nd
Fri, Nov 7:
  • If you didn't buy Andrzej Karwaki art at Secession on Wednesday, get some at Mina Dresden Gallery's reception Valencia/14th 6-9pm
  • Octavia's Haze Gallery opening of cool New Orleans paintings, accompanied by beignets and Louisiana rum 6-9pm 498 Hayes/Octavia
  • Poetry and Pizza 7.30pm Escape From NY Pizza 333 Bush/Montgomery $5 suggested donation for all you can ingest iambic pentameter, pizza, soda, and salad
  • Ann Arbor Film Festival Touring Program short films screen 8pm $6 ATA Valencia/21st
  • Free Boticellis, Minipop, and Birds & Batteries show 8.30pm Independent Divis/Hayes
Sat, Nov 8-Sun, Nov 9:

Sat, Nov 8:

  • Compost class 10am-12pm free Garden for the Environment 7th/Lawson
  • Curiosity Shoppe party with Alabama Stitch Book author, plus snacks 2-5pm 855 Valencia/19th
  • Draw Me Your Childhood Garden artist session and potluck 3-6pm Southern Exposure 417 14th/Valencia free. Recollect those gardenias and dandelions and worms
  • Femina Potens presents Sizzle: literary erotica open mic 7.30pm doors/8pm show Market/Sanchez $10-15/$5 for performers. Hot words, wine, dessert, and discussion
  • Conscious Fashionistas bring you thrift couture, art, cocktails, DJs, and belly dancing 8pm-2am CellSpace 2050 Bryant/20th
  • The Dont's and Geographer $7 El Rio concert time

Sun, Nov 9:

Tues, Nov 11:

  • Art For Kids' Sake soiree 6-9pm West Bay Conference Center 1290 Fillmore $40. Art, wine, music, food, auction, warm fuzzy feeling
  • Winter Soldier book release 6.30-8.30pm War Memorial Veterans Bldg 410 Van Ness room 223. If the atrocities of war don't kill your appetite, there will be refreshments
  • POOR Magazine party 7-9pm Modern Times Bookstore 888 Valencia/20th
  • The Guardian's Goldies 2008 Party with performances by Citay and DJs 9pm 111 Minna/2nd free/$5 suggested donation to Guardian Community Fund

Wed, Nov 12:

Thurs, Nov 13:
  • This Place Called Poetry: WritersCorps 15th Anniversary reading and exhibit 5.30-7.30pm SF Arts Commission 401 Van Ness/McCallister
  • Art opening 6pm Good Vibes 1620 Polk/Sacramento
  • INFORUM presents Gil Penalosa speaking about Ciclovia and livable cities 6.30pm $12/20 Commonwealth Club Market/2nd
  • Photos of fire hydrants The Candy Store 3153 16th/Guerrero reception 6.30-8.30pm
  • Ellen Stagg's steamy photography reception 7-10pm Center for Sex and Culture 1519 Mission/11th
  • My pal's band Aim Low Kid plays a free show 8pm Pirate Cat Radio 2781 21st/Florida
  • MetaFilm Fest screens 8pm $5 Roxie Theatre 16th/Guerrero. Afterparty 10pm Dalva next door with food and drink specials

Fri, Nov 14-Sun, Nov 16:

Fri, Nov 14:

  • Plant native trees at Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park 9am-5pm Holly Park
  • John's Grill 100 Anniversary Party 63 Ellis 11.30am-3.30pm free appetizers and 8 cent martinis
  • Wine tasting and book launch 5.30-7pm W Hotel 3rd/Howard. RSVP
  • New show up 6-9pm Photo Epicenter 26 Lilac/24th-Mission
  • Big Umbrellas Studio opening 7pm-12am Divis/McCallister
  • D Structure gives you fashion and fermentation: SF designers and open bar 8pm 520 Haight/Fillmore. Gotta RSVP

Sat, Nov 15:

  • Plant native trees at Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park 9am-12pm Holly Park
  • Yeah, I know it might seem moot, but show people bigotry is not cool: Protest Prop 8 Rally 10.30am City Hall
  • From Ecuador to Nigeria: Oil's Stained Legacy film and panel 2-5pm Main Library Larkin/Grove
  • SwissNex 5th Anniversary party with music, food, wine, art, and chocolate 6.30-10.30pm 730 Montgomery RSVP
  • Lesbian Life: Real Sex SF 8pm $10-15 sliding scale Femina Potens 2199 Market/Sanchez
  • flatmanCROOKED and McSweeney's readings 8.30pm free Koko's 1060 Geary/Polk

Sun, Nov 16:

  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm
  • The Role of Women in Afghanistan panel 2.30-3.30pm Main Library

Tues, Nov 18:

  • Susan Middleton, wildlife photographer, speaks 6-7.30pm Main Library
  • Reading and reception for Shanti's Lifelines breast cancer survivor program 6-8pm Femina Potens 2199 Market/Sanchez
  • Gorilla Foundation's soiree with art, food, music, and auction 6-9pm 111 Minna/2nd $15 in advance/$20 door. Koko wants you there
Wed, Nov 19:
  • CA Academy of Sciences be free today 9.30am-5pm. Get there early
  • Dine Around Town and benefit AIDS Emergency Fund and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. Indulge for a good cause at restaurants around town. Greeters and captains are needed, so sign up
  • SFBC Volunteer night. Lots of folding and friends and food 5pm til done
  • TransForm's regional meeting takes on walkable cities and discusses Prop 1A 5.30-7.30pm 85 2nd/Market. Dinner provided to fuel your brain. RSVP requested
  • Soft Focus presents cool music interviews with Jello Biafra and other folks 6.30pm Cobb's 915 Columbus. After party with free Dewar's whiskey 10pm Hemlock 1131 Polk/Post. RSVP strictly required
  • Green Cities: Redesigning SF One Block at a Time panel 7.30pm CounterPulse 1310 Mission/9th free

Thurs, Nov 20:

  • Beaujolais Nouveau Soiree fancy pants premiere wine tasting (one glass gratis) 5.30-7pm Grand Cafe 501 Geary/Taylor. Plus some hors d' oeuvres
  • Another wine arrival celebration 5pm-close Mr. Smith's 7th/Market with free hors d' oeuvres, but here the wine costs $25/bottle. And bands and such
  • World Food Program benefit party 5-8pm 111 Minna/2nd $15/20. Music, raffle, etc. Free drinks?
  • "Universes Unlimited" shows universes made with uranium and gum 5.30pm Modernism 685 Market/Kearny. Free refreshments.....Milky Ways?
  • "Making Sense Out of the Economy in a Time of War and Empire" 6-8pm Local 2 Here 261 Golden Gate/Hyde
  • Mission Statement's meet the designers party 6-9pm 3458 18th/Valencia. Sips and nibbles
  • Business Networking Mixer 6-9pm Jillian's at Metreon 4th/Mission. Schmooze, booze, and eat before the jam band goes on. RSVP appreciated
  • Design Preiz Schweiz opening 6.30-9.30pm SwissNex 730 Montgomery RSVP required
  • Center for Political Education talks on the election and improving communication between minority groups 7-9pm free 522 Valencia
  • Conspiracy of Venus choir sings Adobe Books 16th/Guerrero ~8.30pm free
  • Dance party benefit for Childcare Collective 10pm $3-5 Gangway 841 Geary/Larkin
Fri, Nov 21:
  • Clean Energy Campaign Potluck 6-8pm Global Exchange 2017 Mission/16th. Come discuss future efforts
  • Jason Munn's "Small Stakes" poster reception 6-9pm Curiosity Shoppe 855 Valencia/19th
  • "Heart of the City" opening reception 6pm 134 Golden Gate/Jones. Eye-opening social photos of SROs and Tenderloin residencies
  • Secession party 6.30-9.30pm Mission/30th across from Safeway. Snacks and wine and art and music and goodness

Sat, Nov 22:

  • Victory Garden community day 11am City Hall
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Dig it
  • Darwin's birthday celebrated with an evolution/religion panel 12-1.30pm Main Library
  • Holiday Design Benefit Bazaar for Buen Dia Family School 12-6pm A.muse Gallery 614 Alabama/18th. Local design and music and bake sale and cuteness
  • Runway Cabaret 1-5pm Climate Theatre 285 9th/Folsom. Circus stuff, saw music, free refreshments, and off-beat design
  • Cute tiny postal service 2-6pm Curiosity Shoppe Valencia/19th
  • Aurora Mandolin Orchestra 3-4pm Main Library
  • Wolfgang's Slideshow 4-6pm Baer Ridgeway Exhibitions 172 Minna/3rd
  • Fabric 8 art opening 5-8pm 22nd/Valencia
Sun, Nov 23:
  • Free bubbly and jewelry trunk show 12-2pm Chrissy Bee Shrader/Haight
  • "Polar Descriptions" opens Studio for Urban Projects 3579 17th/Valencia. "Also included in this presentation will be the premiere of an arctic-sublime-cocktail-float: The Sea at Night Space is limited. Please RSVP to mephilross@yahoo.com"

Tues, Nov 25:

Wed, Nov 26:

Thurs, Nov 27:

  • Hug your friends, family, and turkeys
  • Then throw things at high velocity at the first two 8pm Dolores Park Tennis Courts. Dodgeball!

Fri, Nov 28:

Sat, Nov 29-Sun, Nov 30:

Sat, Nov 29:

  • Long event listing: UN's "International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls"'s "The Indigenous Wisdom Block Party." Music and healing and Aztec dance 10am Capp/24th. Should be a spectacle
  • Alemany Farm workday. Give thanks to the land
  • Really Really Free Market 1-5pm Dolores Park
  • Last Saturday SOMA/South Beach art walk 1-5pm
  • They Turned Our Desert Into Fire screens 8.30-10.30pm ATA Valencia/21st $7 (portion goes to Doctors Without Borders)
  • Toy drive and Papalote party 10pm Milk 1844 Haight/Schrader. New toy or $5=free food. Beats and burritos

Sun, Nov 30:

  • Bazaar Bizarre Art & Craft Fair 10am-5pm $1 County Fair Bldg GG Park 9th/Lincoln
  • Tribute to SF poet George Sterling 3pm Greenwich/Larkin "My cool, grey city of love..."
December preview Mon, Dec 1: Tues, Dec 2:
  • Lots o' museums be free today. Go get learned
  • Free bike light (must arrive with bike to receive light) 6-7pm multiple locations. Thanks, SFBC!
  • Sports Basement free bike maintenance clinic 6.30-7.30pm 15th/Bryant
  • INFORUM's Bio-Debatable panel 6.30pm Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd $7-20. Paper, plastic, or made-from-new-materials-cradle-to-cradle-reusable-cloth bag?
  • The Unusual History of Transportation in GG Park talk with olde timey photos 7pm Get Lost Travel Books 1825 Market. Lassoes
  • Challenging Corporate Control of Water 7-9.30pm Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission/25th free, donations accepted. Counter-conference to "Corporate Water Footprinting," a meeting of water intensive corporations
Wed, Dec 3:
  • The Exploratorium be free. Get out before the Yelpers arrive
  • SFBC volunteer night. Folding and food 5pm til done
  • Green Drinks 5.30pm Varnish Gallery 77 Natoma/2nd. Network and arrive early for a free drink. Sponsored by Mother Jones this month
  • Holiday citrus vodka mixology! 6.30pm Macy's 170 O'Farrell/Stockton
  • The Rumble: free bands and booze 8pm Harlot 47 Minna/1st. RSVP
  • Holiday Fundraiser O'Fun benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 9pm Madrone Lounge Fell/Divis. Drink specials and raffle
Thurs, Dec 4:
  • Bay Area Video Coalition and Adobe CS4 party 6-8.30pm 2727 Mariposa/Bryant. "FREE demos, product giveaways, drinks and the Tamale Lady, oh my! Mingle with other professional mediamakers, artists and media geeks." Don't know how distributive that FREE is
  • INFORUM's holiday soiree 6.30-8.30pm Ambassador 673 Geary/Jones $10 members/$20 non-members. Free if you member-ize at the door
  • ReadyMade Winter Ball & Gift Fair 6.30-11pm Club Verdi 2424 Mariposa/Hampshire
  • Opening of Oyster Pirate Workshop 7-10pm Varnish Gallery 77 Natoma/2nd
  • SF Weekly's Holiday Benefit 7.30pm Aquarium of the Bay Pier 39. Donate a coat and enjoy a hosted bar and samplings from local restaurants. RSVP, and be wary of the ceviche
Fri, Dec 5:
  • Goodbipolaroid opening 8pm D-Structure 520 Haight/Fillmore. Photopenbar

Sat, Dec 6-Sun, Dec 7:

  • Mission Bazaar: Shopping Spectacular 10am-6pm Sat/11am-6pm Sun. It's in the Armory, but Kink.com is not the focus 14th/Mission

Sat, Dec 6:

  • Lollipop Family Fun Run 10am Bandshell GG Park by de Young Museum $30/$35. Benefits Girls on the Run
  • Bike Ed - Day One: Street Skills 10am-2pm Noe Valley Ministries 1021 Sanchez/23rd. Free, registration required
  • Pothole marking sweep 10am 6th/Market. Report and mark street obstacles with SFBC
  • Supermarket Sweep bike race/food drive 12pm Bow+Arrow statue Embarcadero/Folsom
  • Winterfest art preview 6-8pm SomArts 8th/Brannan
  • Conscious Fashionistas trunk show 6.30-9.30pm Bollywood Cafe 19th/Mission
  • "Oh, oh, oh, Christ! Religious Iconography" art opening with lots of famous folks 7-10pm Femina Potens 2199 Market/Sanchez
  • Chillin' Design 8pm-2am Mezzanine 444 Jessie/5th $7. DJs, designers, photos, dancing, and live painting

Sun, Dec 7:

  • Cupcake Camp 2-5pm Get Satisfaction 164 South Park (3rd/Bryant). Bring, make, take, eat. RSVP and register
  • SFBC's Winterfest 6-10.30pm SomArts 8th/Brannan $15 for beer and goodies/$40 for party + membership. Music by Brass Mafia, raffle, auction, bikers
Wed, Dec 10 (International Human Rights Day):
  • Letter writing happy hour 5-7pm 111 Minna/2nd. Free with RSVP
  • Gender based violence films, speakers, and write-a-thon 7-10pm Freedom Archives 522 Valencia/16th. Brought to you by lots of kickass organizations that care. RSVP
Thurs, Dec 11:
  • Rickshaw Bags launch party 4-9pm 904 22nd/Minnesota. Prizes and food and beer

Fri, Dec 12:

  • Secession art opening 6.30-9.30pm Mission/30th across from Safeway. Food and wine and music and independent local design
  • SFBC Xmas lights bike ride/tour 6.30pm Fell/Baker. Renewable energy powers the bikes, but probably not the lights. Mountain top removal in Appalachia, anyone?

Sat, Dec 13:

  • DIY Eco-crafts porch sale 103 Baker/Page afternoon

Sun, Dec 14:

  • EcoHoliday: local shopping, green gifts, DIY workshops, music, food, bar, design, etc. Galleria 101 Henry Adams St 11.11am-8.08pm $5/$3 bicyclists
Wed, Dec 17:
  • SFBC Volunteer Night 5pm-done. Get your administration skills and grub on

Octobest

Grab your scarves cuz fall's a'comin.' And so is some theatre: free tickets every Wednesday here. LitQuake is shaking Oct 3-11th. Look cute as you vote and drink with Paul Frank Oct 4, 5, 7, and 14th. And all aboard the Obama Mobile! Your other roaming favorite is this ice cream truck, with great flavors such as: anarchist-social reform! It is Eat Local Month: check its site for a cornucopia of great food events. And here are some tasty foodies: Raj and Eric. Don't forget to eat up and volunteer with Project Open Hand. And get indie at DocFest, Oct 17-Nov 6. Plus, let's make the Really Really Free Market something amazing this month, in memory of its organizer, Kirsten Brydum. SF will miss you.
Wed, Oct 1:
  • Exploratorium is freeeeee today
  • Food Choices and the Environment: What You Eat Makes a Difference panel discussion 12-1.30pm Main Library Grove/Larkin
  • Authors read from their favorite banned books at Main Library's Banned Books Rally 12-1.30pm Larkin steps
  • Green Drinks 5.30pm Varnish Gallery 77 Natoma/2nd-Mission/Howard. Get there early for a free beverage, and stay for networking. Sponsored by Rumsey Engineers and Bioneers this month
  • Local Food, Local Pride: Policies for Sustainable Economies 5.30pm Commonwealth Club 2nd/Market $8-15
  • The Guardian's Hellraiser Happy Hour: tunes, prizes, air, snacks, and a ski movie 5.30-8pm Fiddler's Green 1333 Columbus/Beach
  • Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer play free 6pm Amoeba Records Haight/Stanyan. Mandolin and bluegrass and such
  • Defending and Promoting Sanctuary Cities teach-in 6.30pm-late Women's Bldg 18th/Val-Guer
  • The Climate Project slideshow presents an inconvenient truth 7-8pm Mission Library 24th/Bartlett
  • New Bar Every Other Wednesday Club blames it on the Bossa Nova 139 8th/Minna 8.30pm. The bar gives $5 for everyone who shows up, whether they are conducting Sober October or not. This week benefits Kopi Cafe and HEALS, Ugandan orgs that work with health, kids, art, and amazingness
Thurs, Oct 2:
  • First Thursday art crawl downtown. Check out the Fecalface link at the right. Bring your own wine jar
  • Light the Night Walk for Leukemia Lymphoma Society 5pm registration 7pm walk Justin Herman Plaza. Music, munchies, marrow matching
  • Noah and the Whale is/are getting much buzz and are giving a free show 6pm Amoeba
  • Cheer/Jeer VP Debate party 6-8pm Women's Bldg 18th/Valencia-Guerrero $5+ suggested donation. Try not to choke on the snacks when Palin speaks
  • CA Historical Society and Rock the Vote bring you Rock and Register 6-8pm 678 Mission free. DJ, drinks (free?), and democracy
  • Golden Gate Hostelling International celebrates turning 50 with free local wines and cheeses 7pm 312 Mason/O'Farrell
  • Free movie night Station 40 3030B 16th/Mission 8pm and 10pm respectively: Bandit Queen; 9 T0 5
Fri, Oct 3-Sun, Oct 5: Fri, Oct 3:
  • SFBC's Gas-Free Fridays 7.30-9.30am. Volunteer/stop by for fair trade coffee and snacks. This week, bring your mug to 12th/Market
  • SF Symphony performs Justin Herman Plaza/Ferry Bldg free 12pm
  • "My Street" exhibit opening and "Anderwelten" performance 6.30-9.30pm SwissNex 730 Montgomery RSVP required
  • Poetry and Pizza: all you can eat iambic pentameter and pepperoni 7.30pm $5 suggested donation 333 Bush/Montgomery
  • More pizza, with a Polish twist: Folkdance workshop 8-10pm free w/RSVP 3040 22nd St. Really, can you think of a better way to ironically out-hipster your friends on a Friday night?
  • Drummond Buckaroo Buckley's Mass Transit photo opening 8-11pm DStructure 520 Haight/Fillmore. Good pics and open bar
  • Oldies Night 6 Year Anniversary 10pm $3 The Knockout 3223 Mission/Valencia. Soul-doo wop-rock'n'roll dance party
Sat, Oct 4 - Sun, Oct 5:
  • World Veg Festival 10am-6pm County Fair Bldg GG Park 9th/Lincoln $6 suggested donation, free before 10.30am
  • Litquake with over 70 readers Main Library 11am-5pm Sat and 12.30-4.30pm Sun
Sat, Oct 4:
  • Eco Driving workshop: fuel efficiency, engine conversion, etc 9am Pat's Garage 1090 26th/Army
  • Urban Composting workshop 10am-12pm Garden for the Environment 7th/Lawton free
  • Sandcastle competition that promotes art in schools 10am-4pm Ocean Beach at Cabrillo
  • Free food, sweets, drinks, bags, and quality $3 entrees Lilah Belle's Grand Opening 11am-2pm 3801 18th/Church. Score
  • Mission Arts & Performance Project kids stuff 1-4pm
  • Be prepared for a surprise 2pm Dolores Park
  • Oliver Herring's TASK party 3-9pm Workspace Ltd. 2150 Folsom. Interactive art stuff
  • Live painting party 4-8pm Secession 3391 Mission/30th. Murals, Corona, and music
  • Respiration photo opening 7-9pm Iceberger Gallery 3150 18th/Treat #109
  • Vertigo screens at dusk Union Square free
  • Many art openings all close together listed on MyOpenBar. Take your own wine jar
  • Mission Arts & Performance Project art stroll 7pm
  • Kafana Balkan 9pm Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell/Van Ness $8-25. This raucous group raises money for the Humanitarian Circus Project, traveling to war zones and working with kids
  • Debaser 1 Year Anniversary 10pm The Knockout 3223 Mission/Valencia. Wear flannel and get in free before 11pm $5 otherwise for this 90s dance party
Sun, Oct 5:
  • Asian Art Museum be free today 200 Larkin/McCallister
  • Castro Street Fair 11am-6pm Castro/Market. Possible best part: all girl Ziggy Stardust tribute band, Diva Bowie. Also free professional couples photos Castro/18-19th by Steven Underhill...Glamour Shots?
  • Nude Beach Olympics registration 11.30am-1pm, games 1-4pm, then picnic Baker Beach Lincoln/Bowley free. Official participation limited to the first 50 exhibitionists
  • Alemany Farm Workday 12-5pm. Where my hoes at?
  • Urban Diversion blood drive 1329 Columbus/Beach 12pm
  • SFBC's Mission to Richmond Art Ride 1pm Clarion Alley Valencia/17-18th St
  • Drive Thru Hot Dog Day: FrankenArt gives you free veggie or flesh hot dogs 1-6pm 515 Balboa
  • ArtSpan Open Studios opening reception 4-7pm SomArts 934 Brannan/8th. They organize all the great neighborhood weekend open studios occurring this month
  • Gulf Area/New Orleans Red Cross Mardi Gras Fundraiser 6-11pm White Horse Inn 6551 Telegraph Ave, Oakland $3-300. Really, the Gulf area is f'ed up royally, so might as well enjoy music and food while helping it out
  • Fundraiser for Haiti with live Haitian music 7-9.30pm Bissap Baobab 19th/Mission
Tues, Oct 7:
  • Free First Tuesday at most museums around town. Get learned
  • Sports Basement 1st Tuesday free bike maintenance clinic 6.30-7.30pm 1590 Bryant/15th
  • Evolving Leadership Training 7-9pm Presidio. This week: Energy Use - What Comes After the Peak?
  • Relief for Georgian and Chechen refugees film screening of Daimokh 7.30-9.30pm AFSC 65 9th/Market North Door donations accepted
  • Mates of State, Santogold, Low vs. Diamond, and Alice Waters play The Fillmore 1805 Geary/Fillmore 8pm $30. It's okay to enjoy music that lots of people like (as long as you buy me a ticket)
Wed, Oct 8:
  • Three cool-seeming speeches Commonwealth Club
  • SFBC Volunteer Night 5pm-done. Food and friends and folding
  • Cindy Sheehan 8pm and then Classical Revolution strum til 11pm free SoCha Cafe 3235 Mission/Valencia
Thurs, Oct 9:
  • Osama screens 12pm Main Library
  • Messenger Appreciation Day 5-7pm free spaghetti then 8-11pm poster art opening Benders 19th/S Van Ness
  • LitQuake and INFORUM's Battling for the Environment panel 6.30pm Commonwealth Club $12/20
  • Bust ED opening reception 7-10pm Femina Potens Gallery 2199 Market/Sanchez. "Bust ED celebrates the lovely and erotic nature of the bosom, while reminding everyone of the way breast cancer affects our lives"
  • Free movie night Station 40 3030B 16th/Mission 8pm and 10pm respectively: I Shot Andy Warhol; Foxfire
  • Dolores Park Movie Night: The Muppet Movie dusk free. Hot buttery flannel
  • Trainwreck Riders and Sean Hayes play The Independent 8.30pm $16 Divis/Hayes
Fri, Oct 10:
  • SFBC's Gas-Free Fridays 7.30-9.30am. Volunteer/stop by for fair trade coffee and snacks. This week, bring your mug to Valencia/17th
  • Ethics Conference: "Holding China Accountable?" 9am-3.30pm Berkeley free
  • Closing of the portable ice cream stand 5.30-9pm Southern Exposure Gallery 414 14th St
  • Curiosity Shoppe art opening 6-8pm 855 Valencia/19th
  • Agent Peach's dance and drinks and art 7-10pm Madusalon 300 Divisadero
  • Open Studios preview party 7-10pm Workspace Lmtd 2150 Folsom
  • First Amendment new show 7-11pm 1000 6th/Howard. Maybe $5 for artmusicdrinkfood
  • Monster Art Rally 7pm Gallery 1988 at 1173 Sutter/Polk. This evil is way cuter than Palin
  • Bike movie thang 8pm 4th/Brannan
Sat, Oct 11: Sun, Oct 12:
  • Food Not Bombs 12pm Hippie Hill GG Park
  • IndieMart 12-6pm Thee Parkside 17th/Wisconsin. Local design, music, pumpkin carving, food and drink for sale, cool stuff
  • National Day of Action Against Raids and Deportations 1-3pm 24th/Mission. Protest immigration raids and tell Gavin not to weaken our Sanctuary City policies
  • Masai cultural program 2-3.30pm Main Library
  • Natural Highs event 6-10pm CellSpace 2050 Bryant/20th. Natural food, tango, art, music $5 or volunteer
Mon, Oct 13:
  • INFORUM's Propositions 101 roundtable 6.30-8.30pm Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd free/$5 snacks/wine
  • Communities for a Better Environment fundraiser and Tyranny of Oil book launch 8.30pm Dalva 3121 16th/Valencia. Book discussion with author 7.30pm Modern Times 888 Valencia/20th
Tues, Oct 14: Wed, Oct 15-Sun, Oct 19: Wed, Oct 15:
  • CA Academy of Sciences be free e'rr third Wednesday 9.30am-5pm Golden Gate Park
  • Michael Swaine's "Sewing for the People" happens the 15th of every month. You bring your mend-able items, and he mends them 12-5pm Cohen Alley at Ellis/Leavenworth-Hyde
  • Seinfeld Campus Tour 12pm USF Campus Golden Gate/Masonic. Because undergrads are too young and hopefully too busy learning/working for change to watch syndicated episodes
  • Prez candidate debate 6pm. Go-bama
  • From Farm to Feast panel 6pm local tastes reception 7pm discussion Ferry Bldg $15/25
  • Rebuilding Afghanistan: Literary, Artistic, and Cultural Endeavors 6.30-7.45pm Main Library
  • SFBC's Bike the Vote: Register, talk bikes, etc 7-9pm Fox Plaza Larkin/Market
  • Barack 'N Roll 7pm $20 Independent Divis/Hayes. Prizes, voter registration, good bands, no to Palin
Thurs, Oct 16:
  • Charlie Wilson's War screens 12pm Main Library
  • The Phoenix Project 5-10pm 111 Minna/2nd $20 for food, a drink, auction, and music. All proceeds help victims of Tahoe's Angora fire
  • Art Explosion preview party 5-8pm. Three Mission locations
  • Victoria Manalo Draves park workday 5.45-6.45pm Folsom/7th
  • Divis Art Crawl 5-11pm various locations. Art and people too cool to live in the Mission
  • Woodie Guthrie and the Great American Folksong 6-7.30pm Main Library. Tim Holt gives you history and songs
  • Sandbox Suites 1st Birthday celebrates with free food, drink, shared working space, prizes, and music 123 10th/Mission 7pm RSVP
  • Free movie night Station 40 3030B 16th/Mission 8pm and 10pm respectively: Thelma & Louise; 3 Women
  • Screening of In Search of Good Food and Shutdown: The Rise and Fall of Direct Action to Stop the War 8pm Pirate Cat Radio 21st/York $5
  • Man/Miracle rocks Hotel Utah 500 4th St/Brannan 9pm $8

Fri, Oct 17-Sat, Oct 18:

  • Huge annual rummage sale 9am-3pm Little Sisters of the Poor 300 Lake/4th. Vintage fresh on the market, and Saturday lets you fill a bag for $5 at 3pm
Fri, Oct 17:
  • SFBC's Gas-Free Fridays 7.30-9.30am. Volunteer/stop by for fair trade coffee and snacks. This week, bring your mug to the Ferry Bldg by Justin Herman Plaza
  • My Boudoir Lingerie benefit for breast cancer awareness 6pm 2029 Fillmore/Pine: sips, sales, snacks
  • Secession throws a bash with new designs, plus food and wine 6.30-9.30pm 30th/Mission across from Safeway
  • Doctors Without Borders panel discussion 7pm Cowell Theatre Fort Mason free
  • Big Umbrella Studio's Art for Autumn opening 7pm-midnight Divis/McCallister
  • The Extra Mile Adventure benefit auction $5-more 9.30pm El Rio Mission/Valencia

Sat , Oct 18-Sun, Oct 19: 11am-6pm

  • Open Studios: Mission, Noe Valley, Bernal, Casto, Duboce, etc. Bring your own wine jar
Sat, Oct 18:
  • Craigslist Non Profit Bootcamp 8am-6pm San Mateo County Event Center $75. It was cool in Berkeley in 2007, but someone paid for me last year
  • Workday, in the morning, in a park near you
  • Huntington's Disease Walk 9am bfast and registration 10am walk Crissy Field 610 Mason
  • Yoga with live music 10am Marina Greens Webster/Marina Blvd near water
  • Potrero Hill Festival 10am-5pm
  • Some eclectic concert with Mos Def and others 11am-6pm Bandstand in between de Young/CA Academy of Sciences. Print your free voucher
  • Free Family Festival downtown: music and free museums and such. Grab a cousin, pretend you are a parent, and have fun 11am-3pm
  • Soapbox derby Dolores Park 11am registration and 1pm race. Free, except for being barraged by advertising
  • Planting party and picnic 12-4pm Southern Exposure Gallery 414 14th St. RSVP and bring a dish (with food in it) to share
  • Doctors Without Borders employment informational 1pm Women's Bldg 18th/Val-Guer
  • SOMA theatre crawl 1-4pm starts at Boxcar Theatre 505 Natoma/6th
  • Art slideshow and potluck 4pm Art Explosion 2345 Harrison/19th. Bring food and art slides to share
  • Launch party 8-10pm Still Life 835 Divis/Fulton. Beer, music, fashion
Sun, Oct 19:
  • Fiesta on the Hill 11am-6pm Cortland/Bocana. Kids, pumpkin patch, lesbians, dunk tanks, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, and dogs
  • SFBC's How to Fix a Flat and Ride Anywhere workshop 11am-12.30pm free REI 840 Brannan/7th
  • Alemany Farm Harvest Festival and workday 12-5pm. Potluck and music and agriculture
  • Knit for Afghanistan 2-4.30pm Main Library. Show and tell and learn

Tues, Oct 21:

  • El Rio's Anniversary party with food and music and such 8-10pm Mission/Valencia
Wed, Oct 22: Thurs, Oct 23:
  • Stacey's Bookstore's birthday party 591 Market/2nd all day. Authors and cake
  • Apple Festival 11am-3pm Crocker Galeria Post/Montgomery. Sweet
  • The Kite Runner screens 12pm Main Library
  • Root Division's annual art auction to raise funds for its afterschool program 6.30pm VIP/7.30-10pm $35 and up 3175 17th/S Van Ness. Elixirs and appetizers and art and education and aural pleasures
  • Circa's 2 year anniversary party with open bar 9-10pm and appetizers til 2am 2001 Chestnut/Fillmore RSVP
  • Free movie night Station 40 3030B 16th/Mission 8pm and 10pm respectively: Born In Flames; Girls Town
Fri, Oct 24-Sun, Oct 26: Fri, Oct 24:
  • SFBC's Gas-Free Fridays 7.30-9.30am. Volunteer/stop by for fair trade coffee and snacks. This week, bring your mug to City Hall at Polk/Grove
  • Hearing on Bay Area Superfund Sites 4pm Oakland City Hall. Boo environmental racism
  • World Market global food tastings and prizes 4-6pm 2552 Taylor/Bay in the Marina
  • SOMA Artist Studios open house reception 6-9pm 689 Bryant/5th
  • Mosey south on Bryant for DocFest's Roller Disco Costume Party 9pm CellSpace 2050 Bryant/20th $10/$5 in costume/free with DocFest stub. Music and skates provided

Sat, Oct 25-Sun, Oct 26:

  • Open Studios: FiDi, North Beach, Potrero, etc. Bring your own wine jar
  • SOMA Artist Studios annual open house 689 Bryant/5th 11am-6pm
Sat, Oct 25:
  • Workday, in the morning, in a park near you
  • Zeum's 10th Birthday Bash. Cake and free admission
  • SF Environment's compost campaign 10am-2pm Marina Safeway. Knock on doors and say Trick or Compost!
  • Noe Valley Harvest Festival 10am-4pm. In the midst of strollers
  • Evolving Leadership Training 10.30am-4pm Presidio. This week: Everyday Leadership Training
  • Silent painting protest 11am Dolores Park. Monet out your rage
  • SF Ocean Film Festival picnic 12-4pm Crissy Field
  • Alemany Farm Workday 12-5pm
  • Grand opening of Fillmore Center Plaza with Booker T. Jones and others playing 12-6pm free Fillmore/O'Farrell
  • Clarion Alley Block Party noonish til late Valencia/17-18th. Bands, black attire, and forties
  • Pandora's Trunk Show 2-8pm 135 Dore/9th/Folsom. Free concerts, performances, snacks, and drinks
  • Shifted Focus 10 year anniversary Kearny Street Workshop 7-9pm 180 Capp 3rd Floor
  • Volunteer at Edgewood's Hope Ball at City Hall. Email me to volunteer
  • Dance off party benefit for the New Jersey 4 $5/more donation Station 40 3030B 16th/Mission
Sun, Oct 26:
  • Worlds exhibit closing brunch 11am-4pm Million Fishes Gallery 2501 Bryant/23rd. Bands and bagels
  • Food Not Bombs 12pm Hippie Hill GG Park
  • Brass Liberation Orchestra plays for Prop B 12-2pm Safeway Church/Market
Mon, Oct 27:
  • SFBC polishes your bike 5-7pm Fell/Masonic
  • Summer Heights High premiere and party 7-10pm Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell/Van Ness. Free Australian food and drinks. Vegemite vodka? Gotta RSVP
  • Notwist plays Bimbo's 8pm $20

Wed, Oct 29:

  • Hand to Hand invitation stuffing all day Project Open Hand 730 Polk/Eddy. Really easy origami. Volunteer 4 hours and indulge in a delish lunch
  • Drinks By Design 5.30pm St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd St. Get there early to get a free drink to help you network with other designers
  • StreetFilms SF 5.30-7.30pm Main Library. Watch and discuss livable streets and green urban design
  • Book Launch of Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy 6.30pm reception 7pm talk W Hotel 3rd/Howard
  • People from Beach Blanket Babylon run an election themed trivia night with The Onion 8pm The Lookout 3600 16th
Thurs, Oct 30:
  • Hand to Hand invitation stuffing all day Project Open Hand 730 Polk/Eddy. Really easy origami. Volunteer 4 hours and indulge in a delish lunch
  • The Beauty Academy of Kabul screens 12pm Main Library
  • Palin Costumed Protest 5-6pm Rainbow Flag Castro/Market\
  • IDEX open house with wine, cheese, and updates/photos about India 5.30pm 827 Valencia
  • Uptime Jazz Quartet 6pm Cafe Trieste Market/Gough free
  • Ski party 6-8pm Sports Basement 15th/Bryant. Beer, snacks, and door prizes
  • McSweeney's authors and other cool folks read 7pm $5 Jewish Contemporary Museum. Part of StoryCorps. RSVP to press@mcsweeneys.net
  • Free movie night Station 40 3030B 16th/Mission 8pm and 10pm respectively: Medea; Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Fri, Oct 31:
  • SFBC's Gas-Free Fridays 7.30-9.30am. Volunteer/stop by for fair trade coffee and snacks. This week, bring your mug to Folsom/7th
  • Stop the Raids Now rally 10am sign making and food Ferry Park Washington/Davis-Drumm 11.30 march to ICE HQ 630 Sansome/Washington 1pm rally in front of ICE
  • Tame family Halloween party 4pm-12am Giants Stadium. The city is trying to keep you away from the Castro
  • Death of Wall Street Funeral Procession. Bury capitalism on this walk from Ferry Bldg to Castro 6pm
  • Bewitched, Bedazzled, and Be Pleasured Good Vibes Halloween party 7-11pm 603 Valencia/17th. Trick or Teet
  • D-Structure's new show is up for Halloween 8pm 520 Fillmore/Haight. Open bar and costume contest
  • The Blacks and others play Hemlock Polk/Sutter. Concert time
November Preview Sat, Nov 1-Sun, Nov 2 11am-6pm: Sat, Nov 1:
  • Jam making and foraging discussion 12pm YBCA 701 Mission/3rd. BYO-fruit, jars, etc. Free, but must get tickets at 415.978.2787. I vote for basil guava jam
  • Thank A Farmer Day 1-5pm Mission Pie 25th/Mission. Music, food, mural
  • La Calavera Oaxaquena: Mensajes de la lucha social/Messages of social struggle Million Fishes Bryant/23rd $3-5 suggested donation. Flyer says 6-11pm, website says 7pm
  • Group show of Alternative Press Expo artists reception 7-10pm Varnish Gallery 77 Natoma/Mission-2nd
  • Parts & Labor rock Hemlock Polk/Post 9.30pm $8
  • From mi madre:
    REMINDER: Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend, officially at 2am Saturday night/Sunday morning. Turn clocks BACK an hour when you go to bed Saturday night = gain one more hour of sleep or partying, or maybe that should be partying, then sleep.
Sun, Nov 2:
  • First Free Sunday 10am-5pm Asian Art Museum Larkin/Grove
  • Alemany Farm Workday 12-5pm
  • The real SF soapbox derby 1pm Bernal. Bring mimosas and helmets
  • Spinto Band performs Amoeba Haight/Stanyan 2pm
  • Anniversary and closing party 6pm Spunk Salon 4147 19th/Collingwood
  • Day of the Dead procession 7pm Bryant/24th. Conspiracy of Venus choir performs @9pm Garfield Park Treat/24th
Mon, Nov 3: Tues, Nov 4:
  • VOTE before you hit all the free museums around town for First Free Tuesday
  • INFORUM's Celebrate/Commiserate party 6pm Cantina 580 Sutter/Mason
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Election Party 6-11pm YBCA 701 Mission/3rd. Election coverage, music, art, cash bar, and free Goat Hill Pizza when the polls close
  • Specials and prizes from The Guardian 7-9pm Kilowatt 16th/Valencia
Wed, Nov 5:
  • Celebrate or commiserate the election at the Exploratorium, which is free today
  • Climate Change, Water, and the Himalayas panel discussion and film 1 Embarcadero Center 14th Floor 6pm Free, RSVP recommended
  • Rumble SF presents free booze 8-9pm and The Blacks and DJs and such Harlot 49 Minna/2nd. Free with RSVP
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