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Thu Dec 5 84th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting | Golden Gate Park Thur Dec 5 – 4pm | Cost: FREE* | McLaren Lodge Fell @ Stanyan

FIRST Thursdays Art Receptions 5:30-7:30pm 49 Geary, 77 Geary, 251 Post, 210 Post some months, 238 Grant some Months, Upper TL Art Walk | TrendyloinThursday, December 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor

Standing with the Watershed Show Opening: Dec 5, 6-9pm 58 Maiden Lane, SF 3rd flr
artists to share their viceral experiences of both the Tuolumne River Watershed itself and the use of these waters in San Francisco and Silicon Valley |
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IlluminArts Walk Free event! Thu Dec 5
5:30 p.m. Meet your tour guide, BRAF Executive Director, Tomas McCabe, at The Language of the Birds, Colombus Ave. and Broadway St., SF
6:15 p.m. The group will walk via Telegraph Hill. As we descend the Filbert Steps, where a perfect vista of the Bay Lights will be before us, we'll hear Illuminate the Arts Executive Producer Amy Critchet share stories of the creation of this unbelievable artistic achievement. 
We'll end our walk at the Exploratorium, where we'll hear artist Peter Hudson speak about his beloved work, Homouroboros.
After that, you'll have the option of joining us at one of the Exploratorium's monthly, adult-only After Dark events. Admission for the event is $15, but if you're wearing an illuminated outfit, and you receive the secret password from Tomas, you'll get a $5 discount!

     Fri Dec 6
Trapeze X 2013 Finale Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell @ Van Ness, SF Fri Dec 6th, 9pm-2am
Celebrate the winter onslaught with a warm and undulating death ray of old world wonder jacked sky-high on tomorrow’s sonic dope. 
San Francisco’s vaunted electro-vintage volcano erupts with circus song and sultry dance forbidden for the faint of heart and the lazy of loin. 
Equal parts Weimar cabaret and wild speakeasy rave, Trapeze lures a bevy of underworld flappers, vipers, vamps, and villains to a bass-fueled night of jazz age abandon. Strap us on if you want to live.
Music from Delachaux, The Klown, and The Speakeasy Syndicate
Performers include Vienna La Rogue, Kara La Fleur, Ze Sexbombe Danzeurs, Fou Fou Ha, and Ferocious Femcee Emma Nation and her Band of Boyfriends    21+, $10 Presale, $15 Door

     Sat Dec 7
The Ninth Annual Berkeley River Restoration Symposium - Saturday, 07 December 2013, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
112 Wurster Hall, University of California, Berkeley 
Save the date for the Ninth Annual Berkeley River Restoration Symposium. Highlights will include:
- Keynote address by Chris Prescott, Watershed Ecologist for the City of Portland's Science, Fish and Wildlife Program, on “Monitoring the Health of Portland's Watersheds”
- Student presentations from independent research projects
- A panel discussion by a group of professionals to comment on the student research projects, and discuss the current and future issues on river restoration
The symposium is free but advance registration is required to receive a copy of the program/abstracts and refreshments. Online registration:
Further detail forthcoming. Questions: ucbriverrestoration@g 

Roaring 20's Speakeasy Fundraiser Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno St. SF Sat Dec 7th, 7pm-11pm $10-20 door
Our Roaring 20’s Speakeasy will take you back to the glamour and illicit fun of the prohibition era for one night in the illustrious North Beach district. Performances ranging from belly dancing, gypsy music, a vinyl spinning DJ, and improv acting will set the mood and entertain you throughout the evening. And of course, no speakeasy is complete without the booze! (We will also have non-alcoholic drinks available, and food to entice your taste as well.) 
The fun you have this delightful evening will benefit Free the Need, a grassroots all-volunteer non-profit, who has been feeding and clothing needy families in the Bay Area since 1989. Since then, we have given out produce every Friday, serving thousands of families every year. Now we are looking to expand our program by buying a warehouse, where we could store the food, clothing, and household items donated to us and make it more readily available to those we serve. This party will kick off our fundraising campaign to reach our goal.  
Benezra Tergis will be DJing the event, and his brother Lars Tergis and his band will be playing some Balkan tunes for the lovely Elana Brutman to belly dance to. Deborah Eliezer and actors from her theater troupe Fools Fury will also be improv acting as characters from the period throughout the evening. We will also have a number of surprise performances happening, for which you will have to come to find out!

New Science Smorgasbord: Viruses, Stars, Brains, & Shapes Four short talks presented by four Wonderfest Science Envoys:
1) "Viruses: Ancestors or Aliens?" Lauren Popov, Stanford
Biologists can’t agree if viruses are truly “living” entities. So if viruses aren’t alive, then how did they evolve and where did they come from? Together we will explore the mainstream hypotheses about the origins of viruses and marvel at the diversity of the ever-expanding viral family tree.
2) "Star Formation Through Radio Eyes" Chat Hull, UC Berkeley 
How do stars form? And how do magnetic fields affect the star formation process? I focus on both of those questions in my research, which involves using radio telescopes to observe the dense blobs of dust and gas where stars like our sun are just beginning to form.
3) "How to Grow a Primate Brain, and Why You Should" Drew Halley, UC Berkeley 
Primate brains (including yours) have some remarkable differences from those of other mammalian species. This talk will look at what’s different about primate brains, how development produces these differences, and why evolution selected them.
4) "What Is The Best Shape?" Otis Chodosh, Stanford 
The best shape?! A question for the ages! What do geometers and physicists mean by “best”? And which shape is the winner?
Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 pm SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th St SF
Eats: Bring your appetites! SoMa StrEat Food Park is San Francisco’s first permanent food truck pod. They host up to ten gourmet food trucks at a time, along with the city’s only beer and wine truck.

Wed Dec 11 8pm-11:30pm $20 Silent Frisco on Ice Part 2 : Electric Iggalooat Embarcadero Ice Rink $20 ON SALE TUES 12/3 at NOON PDT : Silent Frisco on ICE! at Embarcadero Ice Rink
$20, which INCLUDES the standard rink fee of $14, the skate rental, and the headphone rental. We are also taking over the rink for a DOUBLE Session (8-11:30pm) which makes this an even more impressive value.

)'( The Burning Man Project Presents Crowdfunding: Trends in the Sharing Economy Thu Dec 12th, 7pm-9pm
NEW Burning Man HQ, 660 Alabama St, SF 4th Floor, 
Please join Burning Man Project for a free panel discussion focused specifically on the future of crowdfunding, one of the fastest-developing areas in the sharing economy. The panel will include participants from Fundrise, Kiva and Indiegogo with Will Chase of Burning Man Project moderating.
To learn more about the event and to RSVP, please go to

)'( East Bay Bike Party: Pirates vs Ninjas Fri Dec 13 Meet up at 7:30pm, Roll out at 8pm Rockridge BART Station, Oakland/Berkeley
East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and types to meet, ride, and play together in the streets. Rides are 12-16 miles long with 2 stops at public spaces along the route. Rides move at a slow pace and volunteers assure everyone makes the correct turns. Riders express their creativity through the ride’s theme. Music is a big part of the EBBP experience along the route and at the party stops where dancing is common. Each ride is a unique, once in a lifetime experience right here in your own backyard.
This Bike Party come dressed as a Pirate or a Ninja or a Pirate Ninja or a Ninja Pirate or a dog ninja..a caninja and help enjoy bike party with us! 
A word from a ninja: Pirates are loud, undisciplined, disease infested, dirty, mangy, crude and rude. It is impossible to think they would ever be better at killing than me or any of my ninja breatheren. I dare any amount of Pirates to attack me so that I may silently kill you and whisper away into the night to meditate on your death.
A word from a pirate: Arrrrrgh you kidding me? Silently kill me? discipline? arrrgh... cleanliness? you m'igh think you are better at killing and we'll debate that over mead any ole day, but we both know, Pirates are better at living! Arrrrgh, we do pilliage and rob and drink and drunk and i dont bathe unless i trip and fall into the water, and what a life to live! 
There will be games again this month! Dancing will be off the hook!
All volunteers will recieve a special edition PvN spokecard :)
Find out more online at or join us on FaceBook at Music • Dancing • Drinks • Raffle • Silent Auction • Photo Booth Fri Dec 13 8--11PM Hosted by Yoga Tree Potrero 1500 16th St SF (at De Haro) Formal Attire & Masks Suggested

)'( SF SantaCon!  December 14
What is SantaCon?  The original Santa Convention… thousands of Santa’s descend and make merriment in our beautiful city by the bay.

)'( Duckpond Santacon Party 800 Larkin Bar - Larkin St. SF @ O'Farrell  Sat Dec 14 1pm-Close NO COVER 
Hope everyone can join the Duckpond for our annual Santacon party benefiting our Burningman camp.  No Cover at the door but we get a portion of the bar proceeds so drink up for the Ducks! 
Lineup: Super Drunk Santa, The Rockin' Rabbi, Ol' Dirty Elf, Blizzie, Mistle-Tinsel, Jay, Unk'l Funk'l, Michel M (from DJTT), Natheus, Phunkdu, Holi-Raydeus    Quack!

SF Full Moon Dec 17 1:29 A.M.

SEA of DREAMS NYE 2014: VibrantSea presale opens Thu Nov 7 code is "dreams". 
OUR INITIAL 2014 LINEUP: Thievery Corporation, A-Trak Dillon Francis Emancipator Rob Garza Dirtybird artists J.Phlip, Worthy and Christian Martin. Plus much more TBA. 
@ the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - Grove @ Polk SF tradition with the finest music, art and performance.. this year featuring Gogol Bordello, Shpongle,

Vau de Vire, Opel Productions & present...New Bohemia NYE 1800 Mission SF Tue Dec 31 9pm discount pre-sales + more info: 


Jan 1 2014 @ 1015 Folsom SF Human Experience & An-Ten-Nae Present: First Light 

  9pm-2am FREE PARTY ft CUT CHEMIST -- Jan 3rd Fri 1015 Folsom SF @ 8th St

Fri Jan 17 Edwardian Ball 8pm-2am Regency Center Sutter @ Van Ness SF 

We have announced the March Against Monsanto 2.0 for next year 5/24/14! We will also be active and setting up some other actions both online and with boots on the ground before then so stay tuned! July 4th we will be promoting Moms Across America's event for food independence, October 12th we take to the streets again In honor of World Food Day on 10/16/13. More to come so stay tuned. Check our website for updates and sign up for our newsletter here:  


“ON THE EDGE 4”, Erotic Photography Exhibition, February 14-16, 2014. featuring 26 photographers displaying 450 photographs, from fine art nude to extreme erotica.
NEW LOCATION: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St., SF (bet. 8th & 9th)
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