That's one way to stay warm. And even though alcohol is a diuretic, let's think about switching to dry-composting toilets...hey, Cuba and astronauts do it. And note that when talking to the wo/man in the mirror, it may talk back to you about water use.

Watch out for your credit card company keeping a % of your donation money. Sign this petition and demand they stop! I vote for donating to Partners in Health for Haitian quake relief. Also, see if where you or your friends work matches donations...Google does this, for instance. Coordinate giving! Kevin at CityDish has many food & drink related fundraisers listed.

Move Your Money! Watch this video, check out the site, and investigate which local bank is best for you. I'm moving dough into Mission National Bank. No bail outs in community banks, plus they do cool things such as sponsor local kids sports teams, lend to public housing, and support local businesses. Uplifting: Sketchfest runs Jan 14-Feb 2

Not uplifting: forced labor masked as a rehab center in Mexico DF

SFMoMA 75th Anniversary: Free admission and special concerts and events Sat, Jan 16-Mon, Jan 18! (Matmos concert Sat 9.30pm)

Good deal through January: 50% off dinner at Maharani 5-6.30pm Sun-Thurs. They run Kindness Kitchen, linked at the right.

LinkMan Up fashion/booze event is Fri 29th, Sat 30th, and Sun 31st at various hours CA Modern Art Gallery 1035 Market/7th. Seems decent, if they let females in. (February preview at bottom of post) Sun, Jan 31:
  • Old Fashioned Neighborhood Social 3pm Rosy's Restaurant 2341 Folsom/19th. Chat and nibble with the Urban Innovation Alliance
  • Mixtape Society: Cities Vs. Towns 4-6pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission. Make and bring a mixtape = receive a mixtape
Sat, Jan 30:
  • Haitian Support Circle benefit 12-6pm 925 Brazil/Munich $20 min donation. Haitian food and 3 DJs! RSVP to erin.kohl at gmail dot com
  • Bernal Library Branch reopening festivities 1pm 500 Cortland/Moultrie. Lion dancers, refreshments, and Gavin!
  • Punch-making contest and tasting 4pm Omnivore Books 3885 Cesar Chavez/Church. Free for contestants, $5 for non-punch makers. No fists thrown, please
Fri, Jan 29:
  • SFBC energizes bikers 8-10am Duboce bike path Duboce/Market/Safeway. Coffee and treats and velo advocacy
  • Amazing Runaround 2pm Civic Center. Coalition on Homelessness 'survival hunt' thru social service maze. $20 or more, individual or team registration here
  • Secession Art & Design happy hour party 6.30-9.30pm 3361 Mission/30th. Big sale, big pours of wine, big pretty things, big focus on local independent design
  • Stranger's Story w/ music by Brook Browne Saracino and photos by Greg Bartlett 7-10pm Spare Room Project 270 Anderson/Cortland. Then walk over to Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center 515 Cortland/Moultrie for a square dance 7.30pm! Might be donations suggested
  • Big Umbrella Studios closing reception 7-10pm 906.5 Divis/McAllister
  • Kacey Johansing, Honeycomb, and Michael Musika perform thru a variety of media 7.30-11.59pm Viracocha 998 Valencia/21st donations accepted. Baked goods and elixirs for sale. Please come in your sylvan best
Thurs, Jan 28:
  • Underground (oops!) Farmers Market 5-11pm 199 Capp/17th. Sample amazing home-made products, buy some stuff, BYOB, listen to some bands, have a good time, all by donation. Brought to you by ForageSF
  • Live cute poetry, food & drink, Bourbon 101, live painting, and DJ 5.30-7.30pm Union North Condos 2125 Bryant/19th. Then meander down to....
  • Bird photo closing 5.30-8.30pm Arkay Workshop 2869 24th/Bryant. Art, snacks, drinks, sale
  • Authors read at Dog Eared Book's MidWinter Madness literature night 7pm 900 Valencia/20th
  • "Recipies for an Encounter" book launch and performance 7pm Southern Exposure 3030 20th/Alabama
  • 8pm Free Face-off: comedy at Amnesia Valencia/19th vs. bluegrass Atlas Cafe 20th/Alabama
Wed, Jan 27:
  • Obama closes many overseas military bases, gives us affordable health care, discontinues pennies, renews the Assault Weapon Ban, repeals Don't Ask Don't Tell, and sings "Peace Train" 6pm State of the Union Address. Fun game here
  • Global Food Crisis panel 6-8.30pm Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission/24th. Digest and discuss
  • SF Urban Forest panel 7.30pm CounterPulse 1310 Mission/9th. Tree talk
  • SF Ocean Film Fest opening party 8pm-2am Riptide 3639 Taraval/47th Ave. Raffle, free food, music, surf movies
Tues, Jan 26:
  • Eco Tuesday with David Pascal of the Carbon Collaborative 6.30-9pm The Box SF 1069 Howard. Structured tree hugging networking
  • 826 Five Minute Reading Series 7-8pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/19th. Hosted by the most mirthful Margaret
  • A Night of Hopeful Laughter 7.30pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $15 donation goes to Hope Flight Foundation
  • Mid Winter Workers' Ball 8pm-2am El Rio 3158 Mission/Cesar Chavez. If you serve, you will get served....good stuff
Mon, Jan 25:
  • Gracias Madre opening 5-7pm Mission/18th. Free vegan food and wine
  • Down To A Science...Pond Scum to Power: Algae Fuel 7pm Atlas Cafe 20th/Alabama
  • Funny People screens free 8pm Independent 628 Divis/Hayes. "2 drink minimum"
  • Brass Menazeri + Ezra Lipp + other great folks rock to benefit Haitian relief efforts 7-11pm El Rio 3158 Mission/Cesar Chavez $5-10. Monday at El Rio = $1 PBR and $2 well
Sun, Jan 24:
  • The Waffles Deluxe 12-4pm A Number Station 250 Loomis/Industrial. Free and delicious. Tips encouraged
  • Conspiracy of Beards sings 9pm Rite Spot 17th/Folsom
Sat, Jan 23:
  • Rally for women's rights, rallying against anti-choice campaign 10am Justin Herman Plaza Ferry Bldg
  • Vegansauras bake sale 11am-4pm Patricia's Green Hayes/Octavia (Mercury Cafe 201 Page/Octavia if raining). Benefits Haitian relief, but not your waistline
  • Access Cafe 11am-3pm Box Factory 865 Florida/21st. Brunch by donation/work barter
  • Arty party 6-9pm Studio 3579 499 Dolores/18th. Sips and nibbles and paintings
  • Big Up 6 Launch 7-9pm D-Structure 520 Haight/Fillmore. Open bar, giveaways, DJs
Fri, Jan 22:
  • Bay Area Benefit for Glide and Haiti relief. Buy your tickets by today $'ll be $60 starting tomorrow. The event is Jan 30 and called Recess: a night of music, nibbles, and open bar in a penthouse on Market. Woot!
  • Party with some cool women entrepreneurs 6-9pm My Boudoir Lingerie 2488 Union. Wine and hor de'oeuvres
Thurs, Jan 21:
  • I Build The Tower screens 12pm Main Library Larkin/Grove
  • party 5.30-8pm 111 Minna/2nd $10 donation
  • SF StreetsBlog party and benefit 6-9.30pm LGBT Community Center 1800 Market/Octavia. Free music, food, and drinks...expect donation appeals
  • "The Retail Revolution: How WalMart Created a Brave New World Business" author talk 7pm Modern Times 888 Valencia/20th
Wed, Jan 20: Tues, Jan 19: Mon, Jan 18:
  • MLK, Jr National Day of Service! Lots of opportunities: Golden Gate Parks Service, Good Idea Day. Also: All Stars Talent Show Network 12.30pm SF Dance Center 26 7th/Market. (RSVP to cdonnola at
  • Eat at Papalote and they'll donate 15% to Haitian relief efforts. Mmmmm, delicious donation
  • District 9 screens free 8pm Independent 628 Divis/Hayes. "2 drink minimum"
  • Venezuela Speaks! Voices from the Grassroots tour 10pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/19th
Sun, Jan 17:
  • Speakeasy Stage: a play by Tenderloin hotel residents 2pm Jefferson Hotel 440 Eddy/Hyde $1-15 sliding scale
  • Venezuela Speaks! Voices from the Grassroots tour 5pm Green Arcade 1680 Market/Gough
  • Seaweed Sway Showcase 7.30pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $7. Emily Jane White, Foxtails Brigade, and Devotionals, plus MC Jeremy Dalmas
Sat, Jan 16:
  • Free yoga and other events all day Laughing Lotus 16th/Dolores
  • Winter's Most Wanted event 11am-2pm Crossroads Clothing Trading Irving/7th Ave. DJ, goodie bags, sales, refreshments. Reusing and recycling clothes, whatwhat!
  • Architecture bike ride 1.30pm 995 Market/6th free for SFBC members/$5 non-members
  • New works by Amy Casey 6pm Michael Rosenthal 365 Valencia/15th. Cute paintings
  • Doctors Without Borders fundraiser party/concert 7pm-midnight Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa/Hampshire $10 suggested donation includes beer, music, pizza. Plus, great stuff being raffled off
Fri, Jan 15:
  • "Shook Ones" opening 5-8pm BellJar 16th/Guerrero
  • "Restless Dust: A Ghost Walk With Darwin" opening 6-8pm Center for the Book 300 De Haro/16th
  • "Rust Belt" opening reception 6pm Electric Works 130 8th/Minna. Photos of dilapidating buildings in Detroit, Philly, and Buffalo
  • Author of Everything But The Coffee: Learning About America From Starbucks speaks 7-8.30pm Green Arcade 1680 Market/Gough
  • Music by Brooke Brown Saracino and art by Greg Bartlett 8pm SoCha Cafe Mission/Valencia
  • "Protagonist" group show 8pm Space Gallery 1141 Polk/Post. Artists and snacks present
Thurs, Jan 14:
  • Chris & Don: A Love Story screens 12pm Main Library Larkin/Grove
  • Best of the Decade awards and press reception 12pm RateItAll 2601 Mission/22nd Suite 400. My doubt about this event is tempered by the tapas
  • ReVisions: New Creations from SCRAP 5.30-7.30pm SF Environment EcoCenter 11 Grove/Larkin
  • "Filling Space" reception 5.30-9.30pm Baxter & Cook Art Advisors 2 Henry Adams/8th/Division Suite 358. Cool social justice pieces
  • Venezuela Speaks! Voices from the Grassroots tour 7.30pm Dolores Community Services 938 Valencia/20th
Wed, Jan 13:
  • Wear blue to support National Ocean Policy. Plus, 11.30am rally at City Hall
  • Dine About Town launch party 6pm Westfield Dome Market/5th $20. Wine, vodka, classy bites, DJ. Benefits Meals On Wheels. Buy tix early
  • Prohibition panel 7.30pm CounterPulse 1310 Mission/9th. Pot and Pucker
  • Wet Wednesday benefit for Sharon Studio Teen Art Camp 8pm-2am Riptide 3639 Taraval/47th Ave. Raffle, free pizza, music
Tues, Jan 12:
  • "Climate Change and Species Distribution" science talk 5.30pm Center for Biological Diversity 351 California. Gotta RSVP
  • Wear red at this rally to support Ethnic Studies in schools 6pm SF Unified School District 555 Franklin/Fulton. Speeches, food, and academic activism will be provided
Mon, Jan 11:
  • Inglourious Basterds screens free 8pm Independent 628 Divis/Hayes. "2 drink minimum"
  • Bluegrass night with Toshio Hirano 8.30pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/19th
Sun, Jan 10:
  • Vintage Paper Faire 10am-4pm County Fair Bldg GG Park 9th Ave/Lincoln
  • Lots of free yoga today Yoga Loft 321 Divis/Page
  • No Pants subway ride 1.30-6pm. Details here
  • Urban letterboxing adventure 2.30pm Main Library. Fun olde timey activity. Bring supplies or obtain there $3
  • Western swing band and other cute folky music 7pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/19th
Sat, Jan 9:
  • Many park workdays, such as Panhandle 9am or Duboce 10am. Digging and usually coffee/bagels
  • Endangered species observation bike ride 9.30am Bazaar Cafe California/21st Ave. Ride ends Sports Basement Presidio 1pm for the Golden Gate National Parks Endangered Species Big Year Kick-Off Party: pizza, sale, and search for the Western Snowy Plover
  • Free composting class 10am-12pm Garden for the Environment 7th Ave/Lawton. If there aren't Arizmendi treats, there, go to the bakery itself
  • Vintage Paper Faire 10am-6pm County Fair Bldg GG Park 9th Ave/Lincoln
  • Street Utopia: film-food-art-urban design festival 5.30pm 1 Columbus/Clay. Sustainability, speakers, film, art, food cart vendors
  • Hootenanny 7pm International Cafe Haight/Fillmore $5 donation requested
  • Sudan 365: The Time is Now film, drum, and speaker event 7-9pm Temple Eman-uel 2 Lake/Arguello
  • Raj Patel reads from Value of Nothing 7.30pm Booksmith 1644 Haight/Clayton
Fri, Jan 8:
  • New group show 6-9pm The LAB 2948 16th/Capp
  • New group show 6-9pm Curiosity Shoppe 855 Valencia/19th
  • New group show 7-10pm Artist Xchange 3169 16th/Guerrero
  • New group show 7-9pm Southern Exposure 20th/Florida
  • Poetry & Pizza 7.30pm Escape from NY Pizza 333 Bush/Montgomery. All you can care to consume pizza, soda, salad, and pentameter. $10 donation goes to Women on Writing
Thurs, Jan 7:
  • Art crawl downtown and all around. Grab your wine jar and checkout the FecalFace link at right. Other suggestions: CellSpace and Creativity Explored in the Mission
Wed, Jan 6: Tues, Jan 5:
  • Museums around town be free
  • MoMA is free, plus playing Rocky at noon
  • Green Drinks 5.30-9.30pm 111 Minna/2nd. Mingle with other tree huggers, and bring your extra gifts to donate
Mon, Jan 4:
  • Community Thrift 50% off err'thang Valencia/17th
Sun, Jan 3:
  • Asian Art Museum be free
  • Electronic recycling collection 12-4pm Rainbow Grocery 14th/Folsom. Bring out your dead (TVs)
  • Free veggie dogs 1-6pm Frankenart Mart 515 Balboa/5th
Sat, Jan 2:
  • Debaser 90s rock dance 10pm Knockout 3223 Mission/Valencia free w/ flannel before 11pm after $5
  • Museums around town be free
  • Filmore Cocktail Crawl 6.30-9.30pm register at Yoshi's 1330 Fillmore/Eddy $5 donation. A) Gotta sign up for this Nirvino thing for tix B) Sponsored by Don Q, an amazing rum with a great sampling bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico (way more generous than Bacardi). Just sayin'


Look for article links among the day listings. Read them and people will think you are interesting. Because you are.Link Copenhagen Conference: Grist explains it simply to Eugene Mirman. Maybe I'll see you copin'/hangin' at the Copenhagen Cafe downtown Dec 7-16 The 16 Days of Artivism is/are in full swing. Check out all the cool artivities. From the makers of The Story of Stuff comes...The Story of Cap & the critique. And more short film goodness for you at Two Paper Planes. Anyone else on the low carb(on) diet? Calculate your cooking impact. On another eating issue, Wal-Mart steps into the local food scene.

Thurs, Dec 31:
  • Thanks, 2009
  • Thanks, Johnny at FunCheap: Free Muni rides 8pm on, and free Luxor Cab rides (415) 282-4141. Tell them Berg Injury Lawyers is picking up the tab
Wed, Dec 30:
  • ODC All-day Dance Bash 10am-midnight 351 Shotwell/17th. Classes, reception, dance party
  • SF Chamber Orchestra show 5.30pm Intercontinental 555 Howard/5th free
  • Chasing The Moon's Blue Moon Show at Blue Six 24th/Treat 8pm. Music by Indianna Hale and Slow Motion Cowboys
Sun, Dec 27:
  • Use your $2 all-day Muni pass to go see an organ recital 4pm Grace Cathedral 1100 California/Taylor
  • Murals and Multi-Ethnic Mission walking tour 1pm leaves from Women's Bldg 18th/Valencia
Fri, Dec 25: Thurs, Dec 24:
  • Free coffee or tea at Peet's all around the Bay 8am-8pm
  • Jeff's Jewish Xmas Eve Party 7pm-2am Riptide 3639 Taraval/47th Ave. Cheap drinks, free films, and free Chinese food
Sun, Dec 20:
  • Renegade Craft Fair 11am-7pm Fort Mason Herbst Pavilion. Indie designers, photo booth, raffle...
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Last one for the year!
  • Archetype Boutique Preview Party 12-6pm Gray Area Foundation For The Arts 55 Taylor/Market. Awesome community art project branches into sustainable fashion
  • SeaweedSway Showcase with Kacey Johansing, Garrett Pierece, Ramon&Jessica, Jeremy Dalmas 8pm sharp Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Valencia $8. Festive wear, $1 off if you donate to Food Bank, dance party, and possible fruit cake bake-off
Sat, Dec 19:
  • Renegade Craft Fair 11am-7pm Fort Mason Herbst Pavilion. Indie designers, photo booth, raffle...also Sunday
  • Archetype Boutique Preview Party 12-6pm Gray Area Foundation For The Arts 55 Taylor/Market. Awesome community art project branches into sustainable fashion
  • Non*Mart holiday stop & swap 2-7pm Y2Y Gallery 251 Balboa/4th Ave. Barter-based art exchange....a massage for a Miro?
  • Healthcare forum and holiday potluck 3pm St. Mary's Cathedral 1111 Gough/Geary. Single payers, but not single servings
  • Unsilent Night 7.30pm Dolores Park. BYOBoombox. CD/cassette provided
  • Rupa & The April Fishes + Conspiracy of Beards + Conspiracy of Venus holiday formal show 8pm Rickshaw 155 Fell/Van Ness $12. Lots of dapper gents and ladies. Dress up!
Fri, Dec 18:
  • Archetype Boutique Preview Party Gray Area Foundation For The Arts 55 Taylor/Market 6-8pm $20 open bar + nibbles 8pm-midnight $5-15 sliding scale reception and DJ. Awesome community art project branches into sustainable fashion
  • Art party! 6.30-9.30pm Secession Art & Design 3361 Mission/30th across from Safeway. DJ, nibbles, sips, raffle, cool stuff to buy, nifty people, and cupcakes. Bring a wine jar
  • Free music show 7pm at Adobe Books and art opening at BellJar 6pm 16th/Valencia
  • Meet Your Makers party and progressive sale 7-10pm Gravel&Gold 3266 21st/Valencia
Thurs, Dec 17:
  • Sale and holiday party 12-8pm The Mission Statement 3458 18th/Mission
  • NoisePop gift show 5-10pm Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa/Hampshire
  • ForageSF underground food market 5-11pm 2755 Bryant/25th. "Jams, pies, edible garden boxes, wild mushrooms, acorn flour, homemade sarsaparilla, Jewish deli fare and homemade empanadas." Plus music. Bring a few bucks to donate
  • Carnaval of the Animals auction party with Grupo Potaje 7-9pm Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission/24th. Music and refreshments along with cool youth paper mache projects
  • Champagne Celebration 9pm-2am 111 Minna/2nd. Open bar and free food 10-11pm. I called Minna and they said if there's a cover, it's probably less than $5
Wed, Dec 16:
  • CA Academy of Sciences be free today
  • POOR Magazine's art market and party 12-9pm 2940 16th/Capp
  • Supervisor Campos holiday party 5-7pm City Hall Room 282
  • SFBC volunteer night 5.30-8pm 995 Market/6th. Bring your bike up, fold some newsletters, and eat some food
  • Carbon Collaborative panel discussion 6pm Crocker Galleria 50 Post/Montgomery
  • SF Appeal holiday party 7-10pm PariSoma 1436 Howard/10th. Brews and news. Gotta RSVP
  • Lost Landscapes of East Bay screens 7.30pm CounterPulse 1310 Mission/9th
  • SF Skate Association holiday party 8-11pm D-Structure 520 Haight/Fillmore. DJ and drinks and Denver the last dinosaur. Not really on the last one
  • Geographer + Northern Key 9pm Harlot 46 Minna/1st $5
Tues, Dec 15:
  • Protect reproductive choice rally 3pm City Hall
  • Young At Heart screens 5.45pm Main Library Grove/Larkin. This is your future, Conspiracy of Beards and Conspiracy of Venus....
Sun, Dec 13:
  • Craft fair 10am-2pm Delfina 3621 18th/Guerrero
  • Bazaar Bizarre craft show and workshops 12-6pm County Fair Bldg GG Park 9th Ave/Lincoln $2
  • Planting Justice dinner/concert/fundraiser 6-10pm Humanist Hall, Oakland $30-40 donation, no one turned away. This is seriously worth the trek: great bands, food, cause, and libations around a fire
  • Chaat & Chat: Indian food & edutaining lectures by your peers 6.30-11pm Baker/Golden Gate. Email me to RSVP
  • "Sound...In Search of a Word" poetry and music 7pm Big Umbrella Studios Divis/McAllister $5-10 donation, no one turned away. Hums and hummus from apothocurious
Sat, Dec 12:
  • EATS (Ecology and Agriculture Together for Sustainability) plant sale and rummage sale fundraiser 10am-4pm 693 Vermont/19th. Support this cool school's garden program
  • Produce to the People jam sale 12-4pm Mission Pie 2901 Mission/25th. Delicious local products sold to benefit youth food education...yes
  • Bazaar Bizarre craft show and workshops 12-6pm County Fair Bldg GG Park 9th Ave/Lincoln $2
  • "Sexecology" opening reception 5-9pm Femina Potens 2899 Market/Sanchez. "25 Way to Make Love to the Earth." Tree hugging is the new first base
  • Sara Thustra calendar art release 6-9pm Needles&Pens 3253 16th/Guerrero. Music and 25 cent art
  • "Lost and Found: 13 Pieces of SF" USF MFA short story readings 7-9pm Cantina 580 Sutter/Mason. Dinner and words provided
  • Root Division H show 7-10pm 3175 17th/S Van Ness $1-10 donation. All sorts of local art and handiwork
  • "Back to Front" group art opening 7-10pm Queen's Nails Projects Mission/Valencia
  • Lil Ole Opry 7-10.30pm Cafe International 508 Haight/Fillmore. Bluegrass, honkytonk, old time, and alt-country concert
Fri, Dec 11:
  • Mission Holiday Block Party 5-10pm. "A night of sales, parites, art openings, events, food, drink, prizes, and general fun times"
  • Supervisor Mirkarimi's holiday art party 5.30-8pm City Hall Room 282. Young progressives, potluck appetizers, libations, art, live music
  • SCRAP group art show 6-8pm Crocker Galleria 50 Post/Montgomery
  • "Birds" photography reception by Anubhav Jain 6-9pm Arkay Workshop 2869 24th/Bryant
  • Art in Storefronts: Bayview Phase 6-9pm ART 94124 3009B 3rd/Fairfax
  • Free the Cuban Five benefit and panel 7pm Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission/24th $10 donation, no one turned away. Learn about these prisoners, hear some poetry, enjoy refreshments, etc
  • ATA 25th anniversary party 7.30pm 992 Valencia/21st. Film, time capsule, etc
  • Dina Maccabee, Jascha Vs. Jascha, and Girls In Trouble play 8pm SoCha Cafe 3235 Mission/Valencia. Free?
Thurs, Dec 10:
  • Amnesty International USA Human Rights Day Open House 5.30pm 350 Sansome/Sacramento RSVP to kmendoza at
Wed, Dec 9:
  • Green Action Celebration of cool supervisors and environmental justice victories 5.30-7.30pm 1095 Market/7th Suite 712. Food and drink, donations appreciated!
Tues, Dec 8:
  • 2cFree: art, film, writings, and more from an innovative education program for incarcerated students 6-7.30pm Main Library Grove/Larkin
  • Bay Area Women in Film holiday party & fundraiser 7.30-10pm Women's Bldg 3543 18th/Valencia $5-10 suggested donation. Nibbles, music, $ for great raffle prizes
  • "Above My Head, Below My Toes" opening reception 8.30pm Loving Cup Polk/Green. Greg's new show is apparently not about the navel
Mon, Dec 7:
  • 50% off err'thang Community Thrift Valencia/17th
  • "Save the Ant, Save the World" science talk 7pm Atlas Cafe 20th/Alabama
Sun, Dec 6:
  • Asian Art Museum be free today 10am-5pm Larkin/McAllister
  • Puppets for days this weekend: another show 11am Dolores Park playground. Refreshments to accompany these cute creatures
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Soil yourself
  • IndieMart vintage edition 12-6pm 1453 Valencia/25th
  • Sports Basement party and sale 1pm fashion show, 2pm bike winterize clinic, 4pm kegs tapped 1590 Bryant/15th. Free food, bands, 20% sale off everything. Tell them Noelle sent you!
  • Frankenart Mart free hot dog day - meat and veggie 1-6pm 515 Balboa/5th
  • Om Shanti Om screening 2pm YBCA 701 Mission/3rd $6-8. Epic Bollywood film
  • Clothing swap and craft sale 3-7pm Cowley Studios 2325 3rd/20th
  • SF Bike Coalition's Winterfest 6-10.30pm SomArts 934 Brannan/8th $15 for members/$40 for non-members (includes 1 year membership). Free beer, photos, and bike excitement. Raffle, auction, and food for sale
Sat, Dec 5:
  • A Good Idea 24 Hours of Service event Friday 7pm-Saturday 7pm: Volunteer relay race! Awesome
  • Juri Commons park workday 9am-noon Valencia-San Jose-Guerrero/25th-26th. Digging and donuts, conversation and coffee
  • 3rd St Warehouse Sale and Rickshaw Bags Flapjack Festival 665 22nd St/904 22nd St 9am-5pm. Design, pancakes, coffee, sales
  • Brassica festival 11am Ferry Bldg Farmers Market. Cool cooks give you seasonal tips and tastes
  • Holiday design/craft sale 12-5pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission
  • City Arts sidewalk sale 12-6pm Valencia/19th
  • Youth soccer skills event put on by Parks Council and Sports Basement 2-5pm Franklin Square 16th/Bryant
  • IndieMart night-time edition 4pm-late + concert Independent 628 Divis/Hayes $2 donation/$10 concert
  • And just because...more puppets: Tabi Tabi Po Philipino puppet show 5.30pm 1AM Gallery 1000 Howard
  • Paxton Gates'sss anniversaries and holiday parties: 3-6pm Paxton Kids 766 Valencia/18th, then 7-10pm Paxton Gate 824 Valencia/19th
  • New screenprints reception 6-9pm Curiosity Shoppe 855 Valencia/19th. Drinks, snacks, sale
  • Artist bazaar 7pm Precita Eyes Mural Center 2981 24th/Treat. DJ and art sales
  • Free DJ/music event and open bar (8-10pm) The Mighty 119 Utah/15th 8pm-late. Gotta RSVP
  • "Excercises in Seeing" guided dark art exhibit 9pm-late Queen's Nails Projects 3191 Mission/Valencia. Huh
Fri, Dec 4:Link
  • La Cocina holiday fair 4-9pm Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission/24th. Come sip wine and buy gifts for your foodie friends to support this great nonprofit
  • Art in Storefronts: Bayview Phase 6-9pm ART 94124 3009B 3rd/Fairfax
  • The 13th Small Format Art Sale 6-9pm The Lab 2948 16th/Capp. Meander on over to...
  • Creativity Explored holiday art party 6-9pm 3245 16th/Guerrero. Awesome gallery and great receptions. Mosey on over to...
  • Artist-Xchange holiday arty party 7-10pm 3169 16th/Guerrero
  • Dog Eared Books holiday party 7pm 900 Valencia/20th. Drinks, lost&found auction, live music by Jonathon Segel and Victor Krummenacher
  • Rare Device's Poketo pop-up shop and other artist reception 7-9pm 1845 Market/Guerrero
  • Lower Haight Art Walk 7-10pm. Lots of sales, drink specials, fashion shows, etcetera/etcetera
  • A Good Idea 24 Hours of Service event Friday 7pm-Saturday 7pm: Volunteer relay race! Awesome
  • Vinyasa & Vino yoga class & wine tasting 7.30pm Lululemon 327 Grant/Bush
  • Lowerdeck underground puppet show and art exhibit 8.30-10.30pm 2295 3rd/20th. Live music, art, and libations
  • The Dead Hensons rock muppet songs 9.30pm Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th/Missouri $12. Sesame Street sing-alongs with some big name band members
Thurs, Dec 3:
  • Real! Live! Flower! Arranging! Yow! 12.30pm reception 1pm demo Conservatory of Flowers 100 JFK Drive, GG Park $15 for TheWeekIntro readers, free for students. Designer Jun Pinon teaches you to make awesome floral art. Email mdavis at for tix
  • Gallery crawl downtown. Bring a wine jar
  • Divisadero Art Walk 5pm-midnight Divis/Haight-Geary. Lots of shops, arts, sales, and snacks
  • Handmade Hodown 6pm-midnight 1015 Folsom/6th. Free schwag for early birds, raffle/gift wrap benefits Drawbridge, DJs, booze available, donate art supplies and get a tshirt....everyone wins
  • Mission Local art auction and photo party 7-11pm 2871 24th/Bryant
Wed, Dec 2:
  • Exploratorium be free today
  • Troop escalation protest 5pm Market/Powell. Food and schools and healthcare and shelter, not bombs
  • The Dumpling: A Seasonal Guide 6-7pm Omnivore Books 3885A Cesar Chavez/Church. Author talk and food demo
  • Neighborhood Parks Council Holiday Potluck Party 6-8pm 451 Hayes/Octavia. Please RSVP. Open space lovers say "Heeeyyyyyyy!"
  • Lombardi Sports sale, brews, and snacks 6-9pm 1600 Jackson. Local business and local beer
Tues, Dec 1:
  • Many museums are free around town today. Go get some culture
  • Green Drinks Holiday Bash 5.30-9.30pm 111 Minna/2nd. Free to network and nibble, or $10 donation to Grid Alternatives gets you a drink
  • The Commonwealth Club has 2 great events tonight: World AIDS Day panel 6pm and then State of Pastry 6.30pm. Ticket prices vary
  • World AIDS Day slideshow and reception 6-8pm Main Library Larkin/Grove
  • World AIDS Day Event - Reducing HIV/AIDS & Violence Against Women & Girls 7-8.30pm UC Hastings Center for Gender & Refugee Studies. Contact smplatis @ gmail for more info
  • Permaculture panel 7-9pm Red Poppy House 2698 Folsom/23rd