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Weekend Planner: December 22nd, 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 22nd

 

The Golden Girls Christmas

The Victoria Theater, San Francisco

8 PM, Ages: All

$35


The holidays are on their way and that only means one thing…The Golden Girls Live Christmas Episodes are coming back!

Take 4 drag legends, cast them in two parody Xmas episodes of the uproarious TV show: THE GOLDEN GIRLS, and you have the perfect holiday event for the entire family! In what has become a yearly tradition, this drag send-up is a heart-felt tribute to the four characters the entire world has come to know and love. And a tribute to the one and only, Heklina. Thank you for being a friend.


This years cast features Matthew Martin (Blanche), D’Arcy Drollinger (Rose), and Holotta Tymes (Sophia) and Coco Peru as Dorothy, as well as Michael Phillis and Manuel Caneri.


Ticket includes Meet & Greet with the cast following the performance.


A cash bar and fabulous merchandise will be available in the lobby of the theater.

No refunds.

 

Circus Bella Presents Kaleidoscope

The Crossing at East Cut, San Francisco

7 PM, Ages: All

$55


From the moment you arrive, let us transport you to a delightful world of magic and splendor…


Performed in the round in a 350-seat Circus Tent, the beauty of “Kaleidoscope” is the intimacy and immediacy of the one-ring circus. A diverse cast of 12 perform thrilling feats of balance and strength, demonstrations of grace and poise, outrageous humor and slapstick antics. Original music is performed live by our beloved 6-piece Circus Bella All-Star Band. Let yourself be dazzled and join in the celebration.


“Kaleidoscope” is the perfect show for families and children of all ages, looking for a joyous holiday event that will stay with you all season long and beyond!

Our big top Circus Tent is located at the intersection of Main and Howard Streets, at the Crossing at the East Cut in Downtown San Francisco.


The show runs 90 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.


Now, more than ever, we all need moments to sit down with each other, all together, to celebrate, reflect and LAUGH!


Ticket Info

  • Ticket prices for all guests are $55 for Standard, and $75 for Premium seats.

  • Premium seating is for the first two rows of seats - in the heart of the action!

  • Children 2 and under are free when sitting on the lap of an adult

  • All tickets are General Admission within their section (i.e. Standard and Premium)

  • Seating is first come, first served. We recommend arriving early!

  • The Box Office will be open 1 hour prior to each performance

  • All ticket sales are final


General Info

  • The tent will open to guests 30 minutes before showtime

  • There is NO SMOKING allowed in the tent

  • There are no animals allowed in the tent with the exception of licensed service animals.

  • Strollers have a dedicated parking area outside the venue and are not allowed in the tent due to fire code enforcement.

 

Saturday, December 23rd

 

 

Cher Christmas

Oasis, San Francisco

8 PM, Ages: 21+

$15


A DISCO DANCE PARTY + DRAG SPECTACULAR

CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS, CHER, AND HER BRAND NEW XMAS ALBUM!


W/ a QUEER MARKETPLACE for all your last minute XMAS Shopping!

VENDORS TBA!


Hosted by KOCHINA RUDE + LISA FRANKENSTEIN


SHOWS BY:

KOCHINA RUDE

DULCE DE LECHE

MINI MINERVA

AFRIKA AMERICA

ZOJOB

THEMME

CARLOTA DI CARLO

DESTROY HERR


GO-GOS:

BETTYIE JAYNE

BRADLEY

LEO THEE GRATE


DJ ION THE PRIZE


STAGE DAD:

OTTER


DOOR:

HOLDEN WOOD


GAY ASS PHOTOBOOTH BY

EVIAN


STUNTING PHOTOS BY

RACHEL ZIEGLER


SPONSORED BY

MILAGRO TEQUILA


EXTRA LEWKS ENCOURAGED!!!

Early Arrival Strongly Suggested

Oasis is 21+

 

lakehouse jazz performance

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.


 

Sunday, December 24th

 

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.

 
Santa Eating Breakfast

Town Fare Cafe, San Francisco

11:30 AM, Ages: All

$69.95


BRUNCH • DJ MUSIC • COCKTAILS • FELLOWSHIP


Join us for a Christmas Eve buffet brunch the only way Chef Michele can do it! Celebrate the holiday season with a soulful, celebratory buffet brunch featuring Southern soul food by Chef Michele McQueen. DJ music by Mark Divita.


  • Prepay reservations REQUIRED (non-refundable)

  • Holiday, soul and jazz music (DJ)

  • Your choice of 1 of 2 two-hour indoor Brunch seating/set reservations (11:30AM or 2:00PM), beverage and gratuity additional cost on site.

  • Holiday Buffet Items: Southern fried chicken, Scrambled eggs, Bacon, Chicken apple sausage, Carving station , Shrimp and grits, Macaroni and cheese , Garlic green beans, Buttermilk waffles, Biscuits, Peach cobbler French toast bake, Home fried potatoes, Pasta, Salad, Fresh fruit, Desserts.

  • FREE Family Portraits (2pm seating) courtesy of Photographers-At-Large


This brunch is an opportunity for us to break bread and celebrate the holidays. Gathering over food has long been a staple for our community, and holiday tradition!


Featuring P. Harrell Wines and Wachira Wine

Media Partner: BAR | Bay Area Registry

Christmas Eve Holiday Brunch takes place at "Town Fare by Michele McQueen" (formerly Michele Wilson of Gussie's SF) @ the Oakland Museum. Read more about Town Fare - Hoodline • SF Chronicle • East Bay Express.

Space is limited, reservations only!


Transportation: Car or BART (1 block away at Lake Merritt Station)

Parking: Street (free) and underground (fee) garage (closes at 6PM) at Oakland Museum, BART station parking (free) 1 block away.

No refunds

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