Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.
Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.
Friday, December 11
San Jose Convention Center, San Jose
All Weekend, Ages: 18+
GaymerX is back for a third exciting year as GX3: Everyone Games.
Join us in 2015 for three days of fantastic gaming, special guests, cosplay, expo and merch halls, with a welcoming, fun community!
GX3: Everyone Games
We focus on creating a fun and safe space for gamers and gaymers of all identities to have fun and hang out with like minded folks. GX3 is a “queer space”, in that many of the panels revolve around queer issues or queer devs, but GX3 is made for everyone and everyone is welcome!
It’s December 11-13, 2015 at the San Jose Marriott and San Jose Convention Center in downtown San Jose!
There’s also a VIP party on December 10th (and you can also pick up your badges that day!)
We also have a mailing list below if you’d like to stay in the loop!
Who Can Come?
We stand side-by-side with all communities who’ve been left out of mainstream gaming, and we are dedicated to providing a safe, harassment-free space throughout our entire convention. So no matter who you are, if you want to game with respect, you’re invited to GX3.
“I’ve never been discriminated against, harassed, or marginalized… I just think those things are wrong. Am I invited too?” Yes, you are. We really mean everybody.
GX3 is 18+ – no exceptions. This allows us to keep to conversations professional and curate a really awesome experience for you!
Presidio Trust, San Francisco
6 PM, All Ages
6:00 pm- food trucks
6.30pm – cartoon shorts
7:00 pm- Home Alone
Bring your sleeping bags and camp out on the gym floor while you enjoy a fun, free movie on a big screen. Free popcorn and It’s It ice-creams. Sponsored by San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell.
The event is indoors at the Presidio Community Y Gymnasium, 63 Funston Ave at Lincoln in the Presidio.
Stay warm and cozy with BYO blankets and cushions.
Saturday, December 12
William Land Park, Sacramento
11 AM, All Ages
Rummage up the ugliest sweater you can find and celebrate the Holidays by participating in the Merriest 5k of the year! Join thousands of runner and walkers from around the nation at the local Ugly Sweater Run Near you. If you’ve never run a 5K before, this is a great way to burn some calories before receiving hot chocolate. All you have to do is register online to join in all the fun. All kids 5 and under are FREE.
The run is approximately 3.1 miles long on city streets though parks depending on the city. The start line will have huge inflatables, photo stations, and awesome holiday music. Once you’re on the course, you’ll find holiday themed stations at every mile. You can ditch that Gatorade because you’ll be able to replenish those electrolytes at the good ol’ fashioned hot chocolate station on the course.
After you’ve completed your run, join us at the post run festivities. This holiday 5k has everything your five-year old self would want with a few perks of adulthood. So after the race, take a much deserved break from the shopping frenzy and celebrate your run with holiday goodies. Awards for best mustache, best fake mustache, best beard, and worst sweater will follow the race.
Each Ugly Sweater runner receives a custom vintage knit hat, unlimited hot chocolate. A closed course full of Hot Chocolate aide stations, snow blowers, and the biggest Santa inflatable around will await you. Make sure to enter the ugly sweater contests to win great prizes. What are you waiting for? Register now!
For more information visit our website: http://www.theuglysweaterrun.com
Please Note: Human Movement Management has a no refund/transfer policy. Along with our policy, if a venue is changed from the original advertised venue, and is still an hour and a half from the advertised city, a refund will not be given.
Have questions about The Ugly Sweater Run- Sacramento: 12/12/2015? Contact The Ugly Sweater Run
The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco
8 PM, Ages: 21+
SEE PHOTOS FROM PAST EVENTS
In tradition of The Elf Party, we have all discovered that Santa is actually a woman; smokin’ hot in her gold rimmed glasses, buxom figure with shapely hips, and her small white mustache. It is that time of year again boys, that we all celebrate her hard work over the past year, jump into tights, and turn ourselves into the slaves of Santa. In it’s 13th year running, The Elf Party is back, and better than ever!! Once again, The Regency Ballroom will play host as the North Pole and your place to party…Elf Style! We will once again be taking over two floors which gives us more space and of course access to many MORE RESTROOMS for your convenience.
TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR
THIS IS AN AGE 21+ EVENT
Please note that a portion of the proceeds made will help benefit charities such as Family Giving Tree, Women’s Community Clinic, SF Education Fund, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, Destination Hope International Medical Missions, Down Right Awesome, BayKids and more. The Elf Party has raised over $100,000 for charity and this year we are once again excited to donate to such great causes. The North Pole will have pics with Santa Claus, Elves, TRAVISWILD and dancing in the front room all night. You haven’t lived until you have seen an elf do a booty drop. Please just abide by the traditional party rules:
Costumes strongly encouraged!
All men come dressed as an elf. All women come dressed as Santa, or any other character from the Winter Holidays…At least a Santa Hat to be let into the party.
It’s time for Holiday cheers and lots of beers!! Come celebrate The 2015 Elf Party!!!
Special Notes: As stated above it is highly recommended that you get creative and dress festive! If you do not share the same fetish for tights as some of us, you may certainly be creative on alternative ways to dress like an elf. All efforts will be commended.
BECOME A FAN OF THE ELF PARTY: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Elf-Party/167655661592
-TRAVISWILD- This animal has earned a reputation within the Bay Area dance music community as one of the most musically diverse, entertaining and energetic talent available. TRAVISWILD is known for his uniquely up‐beat sound, infectiously entertaining persona on stage and a loyal fan base affectionately referred to as ‘The Animal Kingdom’. In Spring of 2015, he toured around the globe headlining in Scotland, Iceland and all across North America. TRAVISWILD has not only shared the stage with world renowned acts such as A-Trak, Chromeo, Ferry Corsten, Pryda Friends – Jeremy Olander & Fehrplay, Viceroy, & Kill Paris but he is also the co-founder & resident DJ of “THE ANIMAL PARTY which sells out every showing in SF, NYC, & The Hamptons! He could not be more excited to join us for THE ELF PARTY!
Have questions about The Elf Party 2015? Contact The Elf Party Crew
St. Gregory of Nyssa Church, San Francisco
4 PM, All Ages
In the spirit of eclecticism and bringing dark ages to light, Musae presents a program of Medieval themed holiday music. Join us as we explore contrasting works from the great codices of olde Europe, from chant and organum to fauxbourdon and early polyphony with a brief visit into more Eastern music. Discover the origins of the Christmas Carol phenomenon and how church play shenanigans have roots in the 13th century. The songs are at once mystical, meditative, and boundless, wild with compositional ingenuity and rhythmic delight.
Sunday, December 13
Pier 70, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Urban Air Market Returns to Pier 70 for its First Holiday Show
Shop All Things Local at Urban Air Market | A Free Festival for Sustainable Design
Urban Air Market returns to Pier 70 on Sunday, December 13th for their first holiday season marketplace, featuring 170 sustainable design brands and makers of apparel, accessories, home goods, art, and body products.
In addition to doing last minute holiday shopping from 170 participating vendors, guests can enjoy musical performances by local bands, delicious food trucks, and retail fashion trucks.
You’ll also find a photo booth from Magbooth, a bar for 21+ guests hosted by Pier 70 Partners, and new activity zones including interactive art by 1AM gallery, relaxation lounge by Bakpocket Products, DIY zone by Mission de Flores, wellness zone by DogPatch Massage and Bodywork, beauty zone by Bay Area Face Painters, and a kids’ zone by Junior League of San Francisco.
Urban Air Market: Holiday Show is FREE to attend and will take place on Sunday, December 13th from 11am to 5pm at Pier 70 (420 22nd Street, San Francisco).
Tumbledown House 12-1pm
No Lovely Thing 1-2pm
Sara Judge 2-3pm
One Man Banjo 4-5pm
Food Truck Line-Up:
Fashion Truck Line-Up:
About the Venue:
About Urban Air Market:
For eleven years, Urban Air Market has served the community in support of creative entrepreneurs and independent designers. Urban Air Market provides a carefully curated marketplace for small businesses to showcase their products and directly connects shoppers to emerging designers, local artists, and sustainable products.
How to Get to Urban Air Market:
As Urban Air Market supports a sustainable lifestyle, we recommend to either walk, bike, ride share, or use public transportation to get to the event. There is no attendee parking on site.
MUNI: Urban Air Market is easily accessible via the MUNI “T LINE” which stops at 20th and 23rd st. From there it’s a 2 block walk to our entrance at 22nd and Illinois.
CALTRAIN: Urban Air Market is accessible from the 22nd St Caltrain station. From there it is a 6 block walk to our entrance at 22nd and Illinois. TAXI: Please ask your driver to drive down to 420 22nd St. and drop you off at the back of the building.
Many thanks to our event partners:
Complete list of 170 participating vendors:
Sottomarino Winery, San Francisco
1 PM, Ages: 21+
Event includes complimentary wine tasting & appetizers. We provide all the supplies needed to paint your next Masterpiece!
Paint & Sip Spend an intimate afternoon painting and sipping wine with new friends. Prominent local artist Michael Rodman will guide you as you paint Van Gogh’s famous “Café Scene.“
Historic Venue Sottomarino isn’t just any winery. Its tasting room is housed in a former submarine training facility, the surfaced USS Buttercup, kept in immaculate condition as a nod to Treasure Island’s naval history.
Idyllic Afternoon Paint your masterpiece from Sottomarino’s submarine deck, set on the waterfront with a view of the city’s skyline and the Bay Bridge.
Schedule: 1-2 pm: Wine tasting and appetizers 2-4 pm: Painting party
Recreate “Van Gogh’s Cafe Scene ” while sipping wine with your friends. Invite your friends to a wine tasting at any one of 3 local wineries, while you paint. First time painters are always welcome! NO experience needed.
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