December 2019

Friday, December 6

Hospitality House: Community Arts Program – Ceramic: Wheel Throwing Techniques, Framing Workshop, Jewelry / Enameling

Location: 1009 Market Street @ Sixth Street

Notes: Please come no later than 10:15 because doors will be closed then.

Admission: Free


Saturday, December 7

CJM: Family Gala 2019: Blue Jean Ball

Location: The Contemporary Jewish Museum

Notes: From the Gold Rush, to the range of the Wild West, to rock n’ roll concert stages, blue jeans have been a defining symbol of American style. Join us to celebrate this American icon at the Blue Jean Ball! Inspired by The CJM’s upcoming original exhibition Levi Strauss: A History of American Style, an exploration of the Jewish immigrant story of Levi Strauss, the origins of the blue jean, and how they defined American style and became a worldwide phenomenon.

The Family Gala is a time for kids, parents, grandparents, and friends to come together for a night of fun for the whole family, as The Museum transforms into a gold mining town, western frontier, and concert stage for performances, art-making, interactive games, and fun!

Admission: For information please contact Rachel Breuer at or call 415.655.7843


Saturday, December 7

SFMOMA: Special Saturday for Teachers: Far Out

Location: SFMOMA, Floor 6 (enter through the Joyce and Larry Stupski entrance on Minna Street)

Notes: SFMOMA invites Bay Area K–12 teachers to spend a special day at the museum exploring the galleries and the featured exhibition Far Out: Suits, Habs, and Labs for Outer Space for free.

Admission: This free event is for educators only; no guests will be admitted.


Saturday, December 7

SFMOMA: Solaris

Notes: A psychologist investigates the inexplicable madness afflicting the remaining crew of the Solaris space station in director Andrei Tarkovsky’s genre-defying masterpiece. Based on Stanisław Lem’s novel, Solaris delves into the starless depths of the human psyche, the limits of truth and reality, and the obsessive grips of love and desire.

Admission: $10 Members, $12 General, $5 Member early bird tickets available until day of screening


Saturday, December 7

Bindlestiff Turns 30!

Location: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Notes: Saturday, December 7 our community convenes to celebrate THREE DECADES of incredible art and artists. Expect a night full of fun and surprises in true Bindlestiff style!

FEAST!!! Enjoy a mouthwatering spread curated by Thuy Tran (co-founder of the Rooted Recipes Project) and prepared by renowned local chefs,  with drinks from the open bar!

LAUGH!!! Featured performance by celebrated stand-up comedian, Kevin Camia! Hosted by Kat Evasco.

ROCK!!! Headlined by indie-rock legends, Julie Plug.

Admission: Early Bird Tickets $60 (limited availability), General Price $75, At-the-door $100


Saturday, December 7

YBCA: 2019 Dance-Along Nutcracker – Presented by San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019 and Sunday, December 8, 2019

Time: Various showings

Location: YBCA

Notes: The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, the Official Band of San Francisco, proudly produces Dance-Along Nutcracker®. Started in 1985 as a fundraiser for the LGBTQ+ community, Dance-Along Nutcracker has evolved into the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band’s signature annual event. Dance-Along Nutcracker blends Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker with contemporary music in a new show each year, encouraging the audience to become part of the show whenever the “Dance-Along!” sign illuminates. This interactive audience participation makes Dance-Along Nutcracker a zany, uniquely San Francisco holiday experience! Accessible to families of any configuration, Dance-Along Nutcracker fulfills the Band’s mission of connecting diverse communities through public musical performances.

Admission: $22-50