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From holiday bike rides to toy drives and FREE PARKING DOWNTOWN? Here’s what’s going on this weekend…

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Saturday, December 18

Bike Share Technology Showcase | Civic Center

Friday and Saturday, December 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza

Sure, there’s bike-sharing in Paris and Montreal, but did you know there’s also programs in Washington D.C., Denver and Chicago?
Mayor Newsom and city officials will be showing off San Francisco’s own bike sharing program, thanks to a $7.9 Million pilot program. Come see the future …

Saturday & Sunday, December 18 & 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Concourse Exhibition Center

head_hosf[1]Join us for the 2nd Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale in San Francisco on December 18 + 19, from 11am – 7pm in the Concourse Exhibition Center’s East Hall (620 7th St.).
With over 200 of the nation’s finest indie-craft talents setting up shop that …

Saturday, December 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza

karaokecontest[1]Join us for a fun and free afternoon in Japantown Peace Plaza for the first Golden Voice Karaoke Contest hosted by the Merchants of the JapanCenter Mall and in partnership with the Center for Asian American Media.  All contestants are welcome. Our …

Saturday, December 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy’s: Union Square

yigit[1]Join us for a holiday treats cooking demonstration with Executive Pastry Chef Yigit Pura from San Francisco catering company, Taste Catering & Event Planning.
We know that Yigit, a contestant on the premier season of BRAVO’s “Top Chef Just Desserts”, will rise to our challenge to …

Saturday, December 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE* | Downtown Oakland

highres 11968771 385x2501 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events 12/17 12/19Dust off that Santa suit or pull out that Santa hat for the 1st Annual Claus Crawl and toy drive in downtown Oakland. Receive a holiday discounted beverage when you donate an unwrapped gift for the Family Giving Tree at any of the participating “Claus …

Saturday, December 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square

cablecar 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events 12/17 12/19Union Square hosts a roving band of nearly 75 carolers will arrive aboard a motorized cable care to bring holiday cheer and traditional Christmas songs in a 45-minute concert.
About the Cable Car Carolers: The carolers stop at Union Square at approximately 6:30pm as part of …

Saturday, December 18 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park

unsilent 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events 12/17 12/19“Unsilent Night” is artist Phil Kline’s free outdoor participatory sound sculpture played through a roving swarm of hundreds of boomboxes carried through the Mission District creating a 44-minute ambient roving electronic Christmas carol of chimes and bells.
Hundreds of people bring their own boomboxes and drift …

Sunday, December 19

Free Book Store: The Bay Area Free Book Exchange | El Cerrito

Sunday, December 19 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Free Book Exchange

Free Book Store: The Bay Area Free Book Exchange | El CerritoNow that the weather is getting bad, do you need a new book to read while curled up on your couch? How about 50 new books? Visit the Bay Area Free Book Exchange (open every Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm in El Cerrito) and take …

Sunday, December 19 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE* | Bazaar Cafe

bigyearbikeride2 medium 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events 12/17 12/19Bring the 2010 Golden Gate National Parks Endangered Species Big Year to a close with a short bike ride to observe some of the imperiled plants and animals clinging to survival in San Francisco’s wild northwestern corner.
We’ll start off with some tough ones, searching …

Sunday, December 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Various Parking Garages

ridemore parkless 338x200 80x80 Bay Area Weekend Events 12/17 12/19To encourage carpooling during the Christmas shopping season, many parking lots in downtown San Francisco will be offering free validated parking through December 26th.
Free Parking: Holiday Carpool Parking Validation

One hour free parking with three occupants per vehicle.
Two hours free parking with four or more occupants …

Sunday, December 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE* | Panhandle Statue

santa bike‘Tis the season! With holiday cheer lighting up all over San Francisco houses, there’s no better time to get on your bike for a nocturnal ride.
Don your Santa hat and join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s 7th annual two-wheeled tour of some of our favorite …


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