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.
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Friday, January 1
The Washington Inn, Oakland
8 PM, All Ages
Joke or Get Off The Stage – New Year’s special show puts past Comedy Oakland headliner comedians out of their comfort zones by pitting them against each other in a competition style game show to determine the funniest comic of the night. 5 comedians, 4 rounds, 1 comedian eliminated every round. Audience determines which comedians move on and which one is eliminated. Every comedian must bring their A-game to survive every round!
Tickets for this special night are $20 online (all fees included) and $25 at the door. Buy your tickets early!
Food and drinks available. No drink minimums! Got questions? Check here first.
Performers at this show
Italian Athletic Club, San Francisco
7 PM, All Ages
HOLIDAY COMMUNITY DINNER
As part of their Buon Natale and Festival of Lights, North Beach Neighbors presents a first Holiday Community Dinner in North Beach. The dinner brings back Italian traditions, in which friends and neighbors gathered to celebrate the holiday, friendship and life. At this communal gathering, meet and greet old and new friends, while enjoying an Italian meal, prepared and served by the tried and true Italian Athletic Club. Live entertainment by Carol Peters & the Retrofits.
Wednesday, December 16th, 6:00 pm Cocktails – 7:00 pm Dinner
Adults: $40 Children: $10 Under 5: Free
$5 of the ticket price to go to a children’s charity
Address: 1630 Stockton St. Sf, CA 94133
Send checks to North Beach Neighbors, PO Box 330115, SF, CA 94133
Saturday, January 2
San Geronimo Valley Community Center, San Geronimo
9 AM, All Ages
Dreaming Up at Beautiful 2016 – Half Day Workshop
Saturday January 2nd 9am – 1pm at San Geronimo Valley Community Center, West Room (that lovely smaller room in the center that has such nice energy).
Are you wishing for some conscious time to listen to your own heart about what you want for 2016, like I am? What if we could add a small group of people with whom you can share your vision and enjoy support and connection? Yea – let’s do that.
We all bring floor pillows, as we wish. There will also be chairs. I’ll bring some background music to help us ease into and between sessions. I will facilitate the session. We will use a mix of turning inward and answering our own questions privately, sharing with each other, drawing/writing (colored pens and large paper will be in the mix) and kinesthetic tools as well (tapping (aka EFT), moving around while we think, maybe even a bit of dance/walking/movement – nothing fancy and completely optional.
During the 2016 Intention Setting & Planning session we will move through three phases:
Grounding in the Present. Connect with where we are right now. Take an honest look at what we love and what we want to let go of from here.
Declare our Beautiful Vision for 2016. Guided visualizing to reveal our big beautiful vision for 2016. Knowing full well that we don’t actually control the specifics in reality, we enjoy and set intentions for what we want in 2016. Focus on the feelings, values and experiences we want to create for ourselves and those we care about.
Clear our minds, hearts and energy to take action on our vision. Create Spaciousness around our visions, dreams, thoughts, stories and beliefs so that we can take clear and unencumbered action. I will share my I.F. Today practice which I use regularly to help me move through fear and take scary but desired action in my own life. It’s simple and super effective (if you are familiar with Emotional Freedom Technique and Byron Katie then you will recognize those inside this practice.) We will also spend a bit of time sharing with each other additional practices that work in our own lives.
Frankly, I’m still really dreaming this up so the exact plan will probably shift. But the overall goal is this:
Step into 2016 with positive intention, clarity and beautiful confidence.
And I would love to do this with a group of people who want that same thing for their new year.
Suggested donation of $30 per person but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. I will have a place to offer your donation at the workshop. I created this because it’s what I was dreaming of – and getting to share it with you is awesome for me. If you are able to donate, it will help cover the costs of room rental, supplies and some light snacks I will bring.
Questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 AM, All Ages
A great way to start the New Year of…. in the fun & creative direction 🙂
Let me help discover your inspiration in paint and other fun mediums.
We will have lots of fun product to try and create with… Enjoy a fun paint day amongst friends-Cheers
I provide, coffee, water, tea, refridgerator, microwave and all material to create including aprons to wear. Just bring a bag lunch and a small snack for 5 people to share.
Look forward to seeing you in 2017!!!!!!
Fog City News, San Francisco
12 PM, All Ages
The good life abounds in the Bay area, San Francisco is a heavenly haven of culinary quality, and the dazzling variety of chocolatiers downtown is no exception. Come with us then, on the Chocolate Tour of San Francisco, and experience the wonders of the dark stuff, from abstract artisanal chocolate bars to dairy & gluten free superfood truffles, from Japanese ganache delicacies to Swiss Fleur de Sel caramels – we’re taking chocolate to a whole new level, and simply insist you join us on this irresistibly delightful journey into everyone’s favorite treat, Chocolate. Chocoholics everywhere will love the Chocolate Tour of San Francisco! Prepare to Yum!!
Capacity: 20 persons per guide
Note: Food is included. 7 tastings on the go (sidewalk tastings, or done inside the establishments).
Dress: It’s a walking tour so dress comfortably.
Meeting Location: Outside Fog City News
Final Destination: Cocoabella, 845 Market St
CHOCOLATE TOUR OF SAN FRANCISCO ITINERARY
Fog City News We haven’t come across a more diverse chocolate collection in the city
Spicely Organic Spices John & Clara search this beautiful world’s pristine and exotic locations to bring home the widest range of flavors for lovers of gourmet food, and their tea infused chocolates are a craze in the making
Ghirardelli’s Incorporated in 1852, and the second oldest chocolate company in the United States, we couldn’t skip this San Francisco institution
Minamoto Kitchoan Japanese-style sweets for tea ceremonies, or “Wagashi”, brought to you from the rich traditions and beauty of Japanese culture
NewTreeThe name says it all at this innovative boutique, which serves up dozens of all natural culinary confections
Chocolatier BlueMaster chocolatier Chris Blue brings his childhood experience of organic agriculture to the art of French chocolate making. The results speak for themselves.
CocoaBella Featuring the highest quality, best tasting chocolates from makers in Belgium, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Canada and the United States – this place is the chocolate bomb
Sunday, January 3
Blue Bottle Webster Street, San Francisco
1 PM, All Ages
Come join us for a free class to help you improve your home brewing! This class will focus mainly on pourover using our Bonmac, but other preparation methods will also be covered–so please check out our social media accounts for announcements of special topics! Techniques and information covered are generally applicable to many home brew methods, and we’ll be more than happy to discuss your personal home brewing set-up with you to help you optimize your at-home experience!
Materials will be provided, so there is no need to bring anything but your enthusiasm! Our Cupping Room is part of our roastery and cafe at 300 Webster Street, with an entrance in the cafe next to the merchandise shelves.
SW Corner of Scott Street and Chestnut St., San Francisco
3:30 PM, Ages: All Ages
Perfectly formed. Lovely to look at. Delicious to eat. Elaborate, sweet, and often decadent, cupcakes are delightful treats that spark the inner child within us. The Cupcake Tour of San Francisco frequents the finest culinary artisans and dessert boutiques in Pacific Heights to bring the heavenly experience of these sinfully good confections straight to your salivating tastebuds! Prepare to yum on the Cupcake Tour of San Francisco!
Capacity: 20 persons per guide
Note: Food is included. 6 tastings on the go (sidewalk tastings, or done inside the establishments).
Dress: It’s a walking tour so dress comfortably.
Final Destination: La Boulange, 1909 Union St
CUPCAKE TOUR OF SAN FRANCISCO ITINERARY
Kara’s Cupcakes Baked daily in small batches using local and organic ingredients, Kara’s cupcakes are among the most sought-after treats in San Francisco!
SusieCakes All-American bakery offering home-style dessert favorites baked entirely from scratch. Yum!
Pacific PuffsThe Carvolth brothers became an overnight sensation when they opened in 2009. Could cream puts be the new cupcake?
Caffe DolciItalian inspired dessert heaven, chocolate covered gelato cupcake anyone?!
La BoulangeThe Bay Area’s favorite French bakery, Pascal Rigo’s deep understanding of French baking can only be tasted!
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