Join the People of Parkside Sunset (POPS), Office of Supervisor Katy Tang, and the Parkside Library for their 4th annual Holiday Tree Lighting celebration. Make an ornament to hang on the tree with Parkside Library, plus enjoy refreshments, caroling, and meet local merchants from Taraval Street. Visit the event site for more information.
Join the Shared Schoolyard Project and Supervisor Mark Farrell at Gordon J. Lau Elementary School on Saturday, December 2nd, from 11 am - 1 pm for an exciting kick-off event marking the grand re-opening of the schoolyard for the public to use on weekends. This event will include games and activities for the whole neighborhood, free lunch and a ribbon cutting ceremony. RSVP today!
Dungeness Crabs are back! Join us to enjoy the first catch of the season. The crab will be right out of the water from our local fleet of fisherman and the bottomless mimosas and endless beers will be flowing. Get your tickets now!
Street parking, easy MUNI access or park at the nearby Performing Arts Garage.
World Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony
December 4, 6 to 8 p.m.
San Francisco City Hall Rotunda
San Francisco Civic Center Plaza Tree Lighting
December 5, 5 to 7 p.m.
Civic Center Plaza
City Hall Holiday Popup Shop
December 6, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
San Francisco City Hall
'Tis the Season: Tenderloin Shopping Opportunities
Asian Art Museum Presents Poppies Pop-up Shop at #StickyQuestions
December 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
At the Art/Lit LIZ on the corner of Fulton and Larkin Streets
#StickyQuestions is thrilled to be partnering with The Poppies, A Pop-Up Shop, for a unique holiday boutique and maker space just in time for the holidays. Visit the event page for more information.
First Thursday Art Walk
December 6, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Lower Polk and the Tenderloin
While it is not technically a holiday shopping experience, the first Thursday art walk presents an excellent opportunity to connect with artists, support their work, the neighborhood and thriving arts community. Visit the event page for more information.
The holidays are nigh, which means the return of the Tenderloin Museum’s Holiday Bazaar! Ten local artist-vendors will bring pop up shops to the Museum for a festive marketplace flush with neighborhood wares. Visit the event page for more information.
One tamale, two tamales, three tamales, four! That's how many different kinds of tamales you will learn to make during our signature tamale making class. Join the city’s best tamale makers as they work their masa magic, and then take your tamales home for your holiday parties. Visit the event page for more information and class fees.
The shopping extravaganza features locally made gift items from over 70 different SFMade vendors. The Fair’s unique products include jewelry, bags, chocolate, wine, other gourmet gifts, home items, apparel, body products, children’s toys, holiday cards and decorations, and stationery – all from local manufacturers and artisans who make their products in San Francisco. Visit the event page for more information.
Illuminate San Francisco Festival of Light
San Francisco Travel has put together a brilliant round up of the best light art in San Francisco, many of which were commissioned by theSan Francisco Arts Commission. Make this holiday season a little brighter with a visit to one or more of these spectacular installations. Check out their website for an itinerary, maps and tour information.
Cliff Garten, Ethereal Bodies, 2015 at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
Join the San Francisco Foundation on Wednesday, March 28, for "The Art of Resistance in the Bay Area," a conversation with four renowned Bay Area artists who have worked in various mediums across social justice movements. From the beat of the drum to the stroke of the brush to the power of the spoken word, art has been central to the Bay Area’s long history of activism. Read More.
Meet with South African officials to find out how your U.S. dollar can get more bang for the Rand as members of Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal meet with interested parties in New York, Houston, and Los Angeles. News of the business opportunities comes from Claude Pretorius, who made an informative and impressive presentation during the opening Business Development Day of the inaugural Essence Durban Festival November 2016, at which Jackie Wright of Wright Enterprises, sponsored by Roland Washington, was a member of the historic CA Durban Trade Mission. Related South African Articles from W.E.: http://www.wrightnow.biz/apps/articles/web/articleid/82454/columnid//default.asp; http://www.wrightnow.biz/apps/articles/web/articleid/82510/columnid/2898/default.asp