Diciembre

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 & Trade....plus 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 aiusa.org
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 sfcof.org 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

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