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Weekend Planner: December 9


Friday’s here again!  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 9



Singing in the Rain with Live Symphony Accompaniment

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

7:30 PM, All Ages


Hailed as the greatest American musical of all time by the American Film Institute, it’s Singin’ in the Rain on the big screen with the San Francisco Symphony performing the score live. Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds, and featuring unforgettable song and dance classics like “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Make ‘Em Laugh,” it has “just about everything you could ask for in a movie musical.” (Saturday Review)



Art Millennium San Francisco 2016

Odd Fellows Building, San Francisco

6 PM, All Ages


Art Millennium SF 2016 is exhibition and silent auction designed to empower Art students, professional artists, art leaders, teachers and communities to increase creative experiences in Art. A must-see destination show for collectors, investors and enthusiasts of Art.

Fusion Academy,, Iva Ventures, Amanece Media, ZumbyNews and Tapclicks have team up to make Art Millennium SF 2016 possible

During 3 days we will enjoy several activities from our grand opening Friday afternoon, celebrating with Flamenco Music by Matiz Flamenco, a very special DJ from the best of San Francisco, great wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres to a full Saturday of at the exhibition live painting, conferences with best in class painters, live interviews on IP radio stations.

Sunday we expect to convince you to come for a totally different experience, come and be part of the end of the SILENT AUCTION while you enjoy a mimosa and amazing live painting

Continue engaging with exhibiting artists and witness the closing of the silent auction. Every artist will donate a piece to the silent auction and all proceeds will benefit the following charities:

  1. Oakland Museum of California

  2. Theatre Bay Area

  3. Youth Speaks

  4. ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network

  5. Aim High

  6. The ClimateMusic Project

Save the dates –December 9th, 10th & 11th – and join us at the historic Odd Fellows Building at 16th 7th St in the heart of San Francisco in celebrating creativity, nurturing our local art community, supporting the charities, and advocating education through the visual arts.


Saturday, December 10



SantaCon SF

San Francisco

12 PM, Ages: 21+


A message from the North Pole, Dec. 6: Ho Ho Ho! The elves have been hard at work this season, and we’re merrrryyy excited to give you the full scoop on this year’s event. First things first, Santa’s 5 F’s: – Don’t F with police. – Don’t F with kids. – Don’t F with security. – Don’t F with bartenders. – Don’t F with Santa.

Santa’s Last Stop: Bad Santas Bash Red Bull, Ekology, & SoMa StrEat Food Park are partnering up to throw the best SantaCon after-party in the city. There will be games, DJs, dancing, drinks and incredible food! And don’t worry, our photographer will be sure to capture your best moments. FREE admission with when you click ‘going’ on Facebook / $25 all-you-can-drink sangria. *WIN FREE TICKETS HERE:

TOY DRIVE Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the San Francisco Fire Department Toys Drive. Volunteers will be collecting toys from under the Christmas tree in Union Square, the Handlery Hotel, or any SFFD Station.

EKOLOGY – SantaCon SF 2016 Organizer Love SantaCon? Ekology makes it easier than ever to stay in the know about SF’s best events! Available on iOS and Android at:

*P.S. Look for our camera crew and bust a move to be featured in this year’s SantaCon video!!!

BANTER- SantaCon 2016 SF Co-Organizer Banter will be sharing real-time photos & videos from across San Francisco. Available on iOS and Android at:

TEXT US! Text ‘Santacon’ to 415-200-2390 to stay up to date during the event! Want a nightlife concierge that you can text for plans? Check out Key XP at:

EVENT MAP / BAR LIST Here is a map / list of all the participating bars we got a response from. If you’re a bar owner / manager and not listed but would like to be, drop us a line on Facebook Messenger through this page: Ekology

Map Link:

MAP GUIDE: Monkey = Ekology After-party Red Bubble = Bar, Offering Specials White Bubble = Bar, Santas Welcome Red X = No Santas Allowed (please respect this) Santa = “Official” Gathering Spot Present = Toy Drive Collection Point (does not include SFFD stations)



Gingerbread House Workshop

Z Cioccolato, San Francisco

12 PM,  All Ages


Gingerbread House Building!

All the fun without any of the mess or clean up! Z. Cioccolato is hosting Gingerbread Making Workshops this holiday season in North Beach. Includes gingerbread, candy, frosting, hot spiced cider and hot cocoa. All ages are welcome! Saturdays during December.

Have a group of 6 or more? Weeknight evenings available and BYO Wine! Contact us at info@zcioccolato to reserve a night!


Convent Comedy Presents: Kate Willett Comedy Album Recording

The Center SF, San Francisco

8 PM, All Ages


Kate Willett will be recording her debut comedy album at the Center SF Dec 9 and 10. The lineup will also feature Luna Malbroux, Gabby Poccia, and Jessica Sele.

Kate Willett has been featured on Comedy Central’s “This Is Not Happening,” Viceland’s “Flophouse” and is a regular opener for Margaret Cho who she’s toured with nationally and internationally. You might have seen her on Fusion TV or heard her on the Risk! podcast with Kevin Allison. She’s was named a top “Artist to Watch in 2016” by SF Weekly, has opened for comedians like Kyle Kinane, Jen Kirkman, Anthony Jeselnik, Dana Gould, Jackie Kashian, Myq Kaplan, and Michael Che. She’s appeared in the 2015 Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, and San Francisco Sketchfest (3 years in a row). She’s a regular feature at comedy clubs all over the country and a favorite of audience members, flannel clad skateboarders, and all of her twenty-three roommates.

See what others are saying:

“Kate Willett is a woman on the rise. Willett achieves a perfect blend of smart and filthy when she takes the stage.” –SF Weekly

“With a combination of affectionate satire of the Bay Area lifestyle, unflinchingly honest but wildly absurd personal stories, and lucid feminist/queer commentary, Kate Willett has begun to emerge as one of the most unique voices in San Francisco comedy.” –

“Cho also noted that she’s been at this for long enough now to have her own “daughters in comedy,” chief among them Amy Schumer. Another of her daughters, Kate Willett, opened the show with a short set. Sending up the hippy mores of San Francisco and men who watch too much porn, Willett was especially brilliant in her final bit about having a pregnancy scare at Burning Man.” – (review of Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, Montreal 2015)


Sunday, December 11



Santa Skivvies Run

UN Plaza, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages


The Santa Skivvies Run is a festive romp through the Castro benefiting San Francisco AIDS Foundation when you can watch hundreds of bods drop trou, don Santa hats and reindeer antlers and help raise funds to support the free and local services of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

Although it costs upwards of $45 to register to run, it’s free to watch the undie parade of runners as a spectator.

In just six short years, Santa Skivvies Run has become one of the city’s most beloved holiday events.

2016 Route They’ll start outside the Lookout in the heart of the Castro. From there, it is 1.5 miles around the Castro, ending where they started.

Everyone is welcome to participate: Naughty or nice, young or old, fresh-faced newbie or long-time Skivvies veteran. Don we now our gay apparel, a favorite festive costume, or strip down to your undies to raise awareness and fight HIV/AIDS in our community. Registration is $45 and up. Fundraising is optional.

Participant Check-in & Start Time

  1. 9:30 am – Check In opens outside the Lookout, 3600 16th St, San Francisco

  2. 10:45 am – All Participants must be checked in

  3. 11 am – The run begins



The Crucible Holiday Party

The Crucible, Oakland

11 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 10-11, 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. Copper ornament stamping and other hands-on activities

  3. Crucible gift certificates available

  4. Drawing for a free Crucible class

  5. $25 discount on a class, if registered during GIFTY

  6. Raffle for a Fat Tire bike

  7. 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.

Want more options? Eventbrite is a great place to start. Know about 
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