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"

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 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

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