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Weekend Planner: December 15


You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend!  Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.

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 15



Speakeasy Tap Room Reopening

Speakeasy Brewery, San Francisco

3 PM, Ages: 21+


On December 15th, almost exactly 9 months since it was abruptly closed, The Tap Room at Speakeasy Ales & Lagers will once again open its doors – no password required.

The remodel is complete, the permits have been signed off, and they can’t wait to open their doors. With a brand new glycol draft system with 17 tap handles, reimagined lighting, copper tables, and a brand new Crowler Station, the tap room has never looked better.

Come join them on Friday, December 15th as they open at 3 pm. Have a pint with them and then take home a freshly filled Crowler from one of our tap room only beers, including Holdout Stout, Speakeasy Dark Lager, Speakeasy Saison, Bourbon Session Stout, Big Daddy’s Humidor as well as their flagship beers. Plus B&J’s Backyard BBQ will be selling food from 5-9pm on opening day.

But stay tuned, this is just the beginning. Speakeasy officially celebrates its return with a Grand Opening event at the brewery on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Tap Room Hours

  1. Opening Day – Friday 12/15/17 at 3pm

  2. Tuesday-Thursday 3pm-9pm

  3. Friday and Saturday 12pm-10pm

  4. Sunday 12pm-8pm

  5. Closed on Mondays

Opening Tap List: Big Daddy IPA Prohibition Ale Baby Daddy Session IPA Pop Gun Pilsner Oak Aged Pop Gun Pilsner Metropolis Lager Dark Lager Payback Porter Coffee Payback Porter Holdout Stout Bourbon Session Stout Big Daddy’s Humidor Speakeasy Saison Scarface Imperial Stout Old Godfather Barley Wine Syndicate 3 Double Daddy



1st Annual “Carol Fest” With Real Snow Sledding

Hayes Valley, San Francisco

5 PM,  All Ages


It’s that time of the year again when carol fests are abundant. Join First Baptist SF for their first annual Carol Fest on Friday, December 15, 2017 for snow sledding, carol sing-alongs and a life-size snow globe.

Schedule of Events

5-7 pm: Real Snow Sledding Boba & Food Trucks Photos Games and Crafts

7-8 pm: Carol Sing-along Free Raffle Prizes Cookies

8-9 pm: Real Snow Sledding Kettle Corn Coffee Cart Life-size Snow Globe

FirstSF is located at the corner of Octavia Boulevard and Waller Street, where Hayes Valley, Market Street and the Castro District meet. Just look for the Dome. Since they’ll be having all the festivities in their parking lots, plan on taking public transportation.


Saturday, December 16



Sweater-Con 2017

Mayes Oyster House, San Francisco

4 PM, Ages: 21+


Join the Crawl SF Team at the Official San Francisco Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl!

On Saturday, December 16, we will be taking over some of the best bars in the city for a jolly ‘ol Holiday Pub Crawl complete with cheap drinks, sketchy holiday decorations and even a few gifts for some lucky crawlers. No matter how you celebrate the holidays, throwing back beers, holiday drinks and cruising from bar to bar is something that can be enjoyed by all. Feel free to throw on your best ugly Christmas Sweater, Hannukah-inspired gear or whatever tickles your fancy. Santa Costumes, Naughty Elves and other creative get ups are also welcome. Enjoy $3 Drinks, $3 Cocktails and $3 Shots at your favorite Polk Street Bars.


CHECK IN: Pick up your Wrisbands and Pub Crawl Maps at Mayes from 4PM to 8PM.

*Tickets will be available at the door

THE BARS: Mayes, Mcteagues, Lush Lounge, Blur, Vertigo & Playland and more!

HOW DOES THIS WORK? Once you check in and receive your wristband and Pub Crawl Map, you can choose your own path. There will be too many people to be on a specific schedule, so you can just follow the crowd at your own pace. Specials will be available at ALL the bars during the event times.


Updated San Francisco Pub Crawl Information on CRAWLSF.COM



The Crucible’s Holiday Gift Market

The Crucible, Oakland

10 AM,  All Ages


Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture.

On December 16-17, they’ll have music, food, and drinks for sale, as well as demonstrations of Crucible areas of study. Their themed Open House events are a great way to learn more about their 56,000 square foot studio and seasonal class offerings.

GIFTY highlights:

  1. Live industrial arts demonstrations like glass blowing and foundry pours

  2. Hands-on activities

  3. Crucible gift certificates available

  4. $25 discount on a class, if registered during GIFTY

  5. Bike sale

  6. A dazzling collection of work by local artists and artisans

Please note, parents of small children will need to pay special attention, as this space does have rough edges.


Sunday, December 17



5th Annual All You Can Eat Crab Feast

SoMa StrEat Food Park, San Francisco

12 PM,  All Ages


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! SoMa StrEat Food Park’s annual Crab Feast is back!

Get ready for the gift that keeps on giving: ALL YOU CAN EAT Dungeness crab, plus garlic noodles, salad, and iced tea! Pair your plate with a draft beer from the bar or a glass of housemade sangria and you’ve got yourself a feast. Bring your friends, family, and visitors from out of town and come crush some delicious crustaceans with us!

THE CRAB Expect MOUNTAINS of huge Dungeness crab legs. Our crabs are caught off the Alaskan coast, cleaned, shipped frozen, cooked to coral-red perfection, and served cool, in the shell. Slather your crab in housemade creamy salsa brava or twirl a forkful of sweet crab meat into garlic noodles for the ultimate bite.


  1. Sunday, December 17th 12pm-3pm

  2. SoMa StrEat Food Park | 428 11th St. SF

  3. All You Can Eat Dungeness Crab, Garlic Noodles, Salad, and Iced Tea for Crab Feast Ticket holders

  4. Park also open to non-ticket-holders all day, with additional food trucks selling food for purchase

  5. All ages, rain or shine with plenty of covered, heated seating areas

TICKETS Include All You Can Eat Dungeness crab legs, garlic noodles, salad, and iced tea from 12pm-3pm. These tickets go FAST so get yours now!



2017 Holiday Gift Fair

California College of the Arts, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages


The only holiday gift fair where you walk in and know that every item was made in San Francisco.

SFMade presents its sixth annual Holiday Gift Fair at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. The shopping extravaganza is free and open to the public and features locally made gift items from over 50 SFMade vendors.

The fair’s unique products include jewelry, bags, chocolate, wine, other gourmet gifts, home items, apparel, body products, children’s toys, holiday cards and decorations, and stationery — all from local manufacturers and artisans who make their products in San Francisco.

Shoppers can also enjoy and purchase artwork and exhibits from CCA students.

Some vendors include:

  1. Sweets and artisanal treats from Humphry Slocombe, Charles Chocolates, T-We Tea, Jade Chocolates, Jamnation, Regrained, Kika’s Treats and more.

  2. Accessories & Clothing from Frolick Jewelry, Sharon Z Jewelry, Mac CUtting Boards, Ubi-IND, Adelyn Designs, Pladra, Jenny Lemons and many more.

  3. Living wreaths and more from Urban Farmgirls.

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