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Weekend Planner: December 1st, 2023


View of San Francico,with Bay Bridge in the background.

Happy Friday Everyone! You've worked hard all week, and now it's time to have fun! Getting out and enjoying the beautiful Bay Area, as well as enjoying the company of friends old and new, is great for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can attend this weekend!

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.

 

Friday, December 1st

 

Lets Glow Holiday Projection Show

Ferry Building, San Francisco

5 PM, Ages: All

Free


Let’s Glow SF 2023 will kick off on December 1, 2023 at 6:00 PM, at the foot of Market Street facing the Ferry Building, with a Countdown To Glow that is FREE and open to the public. The Downtown SF Partnership will be joined by Mayor London Breed, the City of San Francisco, A3 Visual, Presenting Sponsor, Amazon, Let’s Glow SF artists and more to countdown the start of the holiday season. The press conference will begin at 6:30 PM with the projections officially being switched on at 7 PM. Complimentary ube hot chocolate and Let's Glow SF swag will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

Let’s Glow SF, the country’s largest holiday projection event, will return to downtown San Francisco this holiday season, from December 1st through 10th, 2023. The FREE outdoor holiday event will use high-tech Panasonic projectors and lasers to project large-scale art concepts across the facade of five iconic SF buildings from 5-10 PM nightly, including the Ferry Building for the first time ever. The Salesforce Tower will also showcase Let’s Glow SF artwork on the LED panel atop the building, visible throughout the Bay Area.

Let’s Glow SF is hosted by The Downtown SF Partnership (DSFP), the community benefit district that oversees 43 blocks across San Francisco’s Financial District and Jackson Square Historic District, and is organized by A3 Visual. The signature event is part of citywide efforts to activate downtown’s public realm and increase programming as a form of placemaking across the city, and is partially funded through an economic recovery grant from the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development and Office of Mayor London N. Breed.

Local participating retailers and businesses will offer themed drinks and bites for Let’s Glow SF attendees throughout the entire 10-night event. During Let's Glow SF, show the Glow Badge to your server at participating restaurants to receive special discounts and deals. The Glow Badge can be shown on the Let's Glow SF web page via mobile.

Visit our website for more information on participating artists, artwork, building locations, discounts, and special business promotions during Let's Glow SF: https://downtownsf.org/things-to-do/lets-glow-sf

Follow us on social media (@sf_downtown) with #LetsGlowSF!

 

About Last Night Story Telling

Make-Out Room, San Francisco

8 PM, Ages: All

$25


Join us for an evening filled to the brim with laughter, sex positivity and of course hilariously true one night stand stories. A handful of very brave souls will once again climb on our infamous stage to share true tales of their most intimate and embarrassing sexual adventures.


*In the event that online tickets sell out, there will be a limited number of tickets available for purchase at the door. They are first come first serve.*\


About Last Night is a monthly San Francisco based storytelling series where real people share hilariously true (and way too personal) stories about horrifying one night stands, awkward hookups, and embarrassing sexual adventures. Storytellers are a combination of artists, poets, young professionals, old professionals, actors, comedians, and just plain everyday people. Come join us for a night of complete and utter hysteria, and unlike most of your one night stands, we can promise you that you won't regret it!


Have a story you'd like to tell? visit www.aboutlastnightstorytelling.com and tell us about it. We may book you for a future show!

 

Saturday, December 2nd

 

Lakehouse Jazz

Stow Lake Boathouse, San Francisco

7:30 PM, Ages: All

$35


About Lakehouse Jazz


Indulge in a truly unique and immersive music experience at Lakehouse Jazz. Our intimate concert series, nestled within the iconic Golden Gate Park, offers the perfect setting to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As Karl the Fog sets in and illuminates the lake, join us inside for an evening of influenced jazz music from the Bay Area's finest musicians, paired with a glass of wine or beer.


Not only will you enjoy an unforgettable night of live jazz, but your attendance also supports the local art scene and its musicians.


Experience the thrill of the unknown with our secret concert series, featuring new bands every Friday and Saturday. Discover a wide range of jazz styles, from 1920s swing to latin, funk, fusion, hip-hop, bossa, and original compositions. This concert series is produced by Mellow Sessions, ensuring a one-of-a-kind experience. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this exclusive and intimate concert, considered the best-reviewed worldwide. Secure your tickets now and elevate your music experience to new heights!


About the venue


Located in the heart of SF's famous Golden Gate Park, there’s a lovely boathouse known only by a few locals. Every Friday we transform this space into a non-conventional intimate music venue. Nearby you can start off your evening by visiting the best Gold Gate Park has to offer. Our top favorites are the De Young Museum, the Japanese Garden, the Academy of Science, and of course a cruise around the Stow Lake on a paddleboat, perfect for a group party or a date!


Experience a one-of-a-kind night of live music in a unique setting, and make lasting memories with friends and loved ones. Don't miss out on this local secret, purchase your tickets now and get ready to be transported to an unforgettable night of music and beauty in the heart of San Francisco.

 

PAAM Holiday Spectacular

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

8:30 PM, Ages: All

$40


PAAM’s original production, A Scarf in Union Square, will put you in the spirit of the season with classic melodies, dynamic choreography, and a heartwarming story. Featuring performers ages 3 to 18.


PAAM equips young artists with well-rounded, whole-person dance and theater arts training and the confidence to take on whatever path they choose. From acro to a cappella, we offer it all under one roof. Our school is the premier training program, providing continued excellence in arts education for students ages 3 & up. Our professional instructors not only bring experience, but also an incredible amount of passion and love for what they do. We look forward to seeing you in the studio and on stage! www.paamarts.com

FAQs


What's the refund policy?


All ticket sales are final.


What is the policy on lap infants?


Children under the age of 12 months may sit on a caregivers lap free of charge.


My assigned seats appear to be only even or odd numbers. Will my seats be together?


Our theatre seats are numbered even on the left side, odd on the right side, so seats together will be consecutively even or odd. To review the theatre map, please visit our website at: https://www.palaceoffinearts.org/seating.


What about parking?


Parking is available along Palace Drive on a first come, first serve basis. We strongly recommend arriving 20-30 minutes before showtime to allow time for parking.

 

Sunday, December 3rd

 

Outer Sunset Farmer's Market and Mercantile

37th Between Ortega and Pacheco, San Francisco

9 AM, Ages: All

Free


A weekly market featuring farmers, ranchers, food artisans, live music, children’s activities, vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. Explore all the amazing local businesses surrounding the farmers market at sunsetstrong.com.


You can find us every Sunday 9am-2pm year round on 37th avenue/Ortega and every Wednesday 3pm-7pm (June to August)


Getting There


Muni: Lines 7, 29, 48

Unlike most of San Francisco, street parking is usually fairly easy surrounding the market.


Every Sunday


Typically 25+ vendors

Seasonal tastings

Live Music

Kids Storytelling

Weekly activities and fun


The Wednesday and Sunday Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile features ranchers, local farm fresh produce, unique artisan foods, delicious pop-up eateries, talented makers, local merchants, live music and an extensive Fun Zone for all ages.


Eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at our Wednesday and Sunday markets under the trees! www.sunsetmercantilesf.com for more details.

 
The Nutcracker Ballet

Chinese American International School, San Francisco

5PM, Ages: All

$25


This magical, full-length version of The Nutcracker features professional guest artists and the youth talent from the San Francisco Youth Ballet Academy.


The dance tells the story of young Clara, who dreams that her gift of a toy nutcracker soldier comes to life. Together Clara & the Nutcracker Prince experience a grand adventure that takes them through an epic battle with the Mouse King to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Kingdom of Sweets.


This 2-hour production (including a 15-minute intermission) is geared toward families and is a perfect opportunity to introduce young children to this holiday ballet tradition. As always, there will be photo opportunities with different characters after all performances.


Sugar Plum VIP seating includes a unique pre-show meet & greet with the Sugarplum Fairy (30 minutes before showtime), concession provisions, and a special gift for children under 10. Enjoy the show from the best seats in the house!


Tickets are sold out every year. Buy your tickets early.


San Francisco Youth Ballet's Nutcracker has been previously nominated for the Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award and has been a beloved San Francisco Holiday tradition since 2001!


Group discounts are available for qualifying organizations. If you would like to advertise or become a sponsor, please email sfballet27@yahoo.com or call (415) 731-2237

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