This week's list of happenings is teeming with holiday events, shopping, art, booze and fitness.
Monday, December 11th: Embrace Your Inner Wonder Woman @ Roxie Theatre
When: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 3117 16th St. (Mission), facebook.com
Why: Kick-off your week with Wonder Woman vibes at Roxie Theater for an evening all about empowering and emboldening women in the arts. Admission is free, but an RSVP on their Google doc. is required to get in the door.
Monday, December 11th: Learn All About Craft Beer (and Taste Them) @ Anchor Public Taps
When: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Where: 495 DeHaro St. (Potrero Hill), facebook.com
Come this Monday night, as well, Anchor Brewmaster Scott Ungermann will host an educational and entertaining seminar focused on American Craft Beer History—with samples and tastings. Tickets ($20) can be bought on Eventbrite.
Tuesday, December 12th: Walk the Holiday Light Show @ Downtown Napa
When: 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Where: 1290 Napa Town Center (Napa), donapa.com
Why: Invite some holiday cheer into your Tuesday plans by touring the illuminated, LED-canvassed art on display at a variety of buildings throughout Downtown Napa and the Oxbow District. Admission is free and you can make a day out of it with some holiday shopping, wine tasting, and dinner.
Wednesday, December 13th: Treat Yourself to French Sweets @ a Macaron Happy Hour
When: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where: Location TBD; will be given after purchase of ticket
Why: Due to high demand, Food La La has added more delectable, delicious dates for their macaron happy hours, filling up their now on-going schedule; all the while catering to the saccharine dreams of more than a few foodies. Tickets ($34) can be bought at Feastly.
Thursday, December 13th: Go on a Wine Walk in North Beach
When: 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: 565 Green St. (North Beach)
Why: Go for a stroll around North Beach and sip on vino from a variety of different merchants. The event will take places at different stores on Grant Ave, Columbus Ave, Vallejo Street and Green Street. Tickets ($25 online or $30 on-site) include a wine glass and map with all of the tasting locations, and can be purchased at Belle Cora, 565 Green Street or sresproductions.com.
Thursday, December 13th: Explore Edgar Arceneaux Artistic Works on Race @ YBCA
When: 11:00am to 6:00pm (gallery hours)
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St. (SoMa), ybca.org
Why: Stop by the YBCA this week to check out artist's Edgar Arceneaux. Until, Until, Until… (2015–17) is a multimedia video installation as well as a live action play—written, staged, and directed by Arceneaux—that revisits a controversial performance by Ben Vereen at Ronald Reagan's inauguration. Tickets ($10) can be bought at the door or at tickets.ybca.org and get you access to the museum, which includes Arceneaux's newest piece.
Friday, December 15th: Celebrate "FRYDay" @ Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF)
When: 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: 3200 California St. (Presidio Heights), facebook.com
Why: Surround yourself with good vibes and deep fried feels at JCCSF for their annual Hanukkah Shabbat "Fryday" party featuring Federal Donuts, for a delightful, carb-heavy holiday spread featuring free tastings courtesy of Boychik Bagels, Séka Hills olive oil, and Miller's East Coast Deli latkes. Admission is free, but an RSVP on their Facebook page is recommended.
Saturday, December 16th: Go on a Crafty Shopping Spree @ The Good Craft
When: 1:00pm to 6:00pm (Come and go, as you please)
Where: 2034 San Pablo Ave. (Berkeley), facebook.com
Why: The Good Craft is a pop-up market showcasing the work of an evolving group of local artists from the Bay Area, and each dollar spent goes right back into supporting those same creatives; a small portion of all the proceeds go to the Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge, as well. Admission to the pop-up is free with an RSVP on their Facebook page.
Saturday, December 16th: Because Trap Yoga's a Thing @ Town Fitness
When: Noon to 1:00pm
Where: 130 E. 12th St. (Oakland), eventbrite.com
Why: This Vinyasa style yoga experience—which includes a beautifully curated mix of the latest rap music with heavy bass, hypnotic rhythmic beats and ratchet affirmations—is the hype-class your Saturday namaste time deserves. Tickets ($15) can be bought on Eventbrite.
Saturday, December 16th: Check-off Your Queer Holiday Shopping List @ Qulture Collective
When: Noon to 7:00pm (Come and go, as you please)
Where: 1714 Franklin St. (Oakland), facebook.com
Why: Embrace all things hella-fab shopping at Qulture Collective annual holiday fair, where, of course, you can find plenty of "Gay Apparel" for the always extra person in your life; while also helping to support some of the Bay Area's LGBTQ craft vendors. Admission to the event is free.
Sunday, December 17th: Cheers to coming Christmas Week @ Smuggler's Cover
When: 4:00pm to 6:00pmWhere: 650 Gough St. (Hayes Valley), eventbrite.com
Join Tiki Drink for their holiday fundraiser, where you can listen to a talk by mid-century design historian Christopher VerPlanck while sipping drinks at Smuggler's Cove, one of San Francisco's most acclaimed tiki bars. Tickets ($40) can be bought on Eventbrite, and include tastings with each single purchase.