Events on Saturday, December 8

The Misfit Toy Factory II

Art: Happening

The Misfit Toy Factory II

Saturday 12/ 8 @ Root Division

Root Division, founded in 2002 by three San Francisco Art Institute graduates, provides subsidized studio space to artists in exchange for... 

East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest

Conference: Publishing

East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest

Saturday 12/ 8 @ Berkeley City College

Tomas Moniz produces a parenting zine called Rad Dad, in which Moniz tackles such tough and earnest subjects as "talking with... 

Ongoing Events

Jasper Johns: <em>Seeing with the Mind's Eye</em>


Jasper Johns

Saturday 12/ 8 @ SFMOMA

With all the snark of Dada and all the shellacked splendor of Pop, Jasper Johns has always walked a fine line... 

SF Parkour

Sports: Action/Extreme

SF Parkour

Saturday 12/ 8 @ Various

Parkour is hardcore. The sport where you utilize your body to bound and vault through urban landscapes has been popularized in... 

Trannyshack presents <em>The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes</em>

Theatre: Comedy

The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes

Saturday 12/ 8 @ Victoria Theatre

Trannyshack emeriti Heklina, Cookie Dough, Pollo del Mar, and Matthew Martin reprise their roles as Miami's hottest foursome of a certain... 

Nathalie Djurberg: <em>The Parade</em>

Art: Multimedia

Nathalie Djurberg

Saturday 12/ 8 @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Swedish artist Nathalie Djurberg is taking a bird's eye view on humanity, above and beyond the culture and civility, where, from... 

Another Hole in the Head Film Festival

Film: Festival

Another Hole in the Head Film Festival

Saturday 12/ 8 @ Various San Francisco locations

In true horror fashion, Another Hole in the Head Film Festival is racking up the sequel count with its ninth blood-letting.... 

Holiday Indie Mart, Party, and Concert

Festival: Shopping

Holiday Indie Mart

Saturday 12/ 8 @ Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

By now, Kelly Malone is a household name among those who appreciate San Francisco's DIY and handmade scene. Years ago, while... 

2012 ZERO1 Biennial: Seeking Silicon Valley

Conference: Tech

2012 ZERO1 Biennial

Saturday 12/ 8 @ Various locations

Silicon Valley has its heritage in a garage, what with Bill Hewlett and David Packard birthing the modern Silicon Valley with... 

Brooklyn Visits Heath

Art: Happening

Brooklyn Visits Heath

Saturday 12/ 8 @ Heath Ceramics

Heath Ceramics is bringing the designs of Brooklyn to California for a show called "Brooklyn Visits Heath." Co-curated by Heath Ceramics... 

<em>Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance</em>


Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance

Saturday 12/ 8 @ de Young Museum

This special exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of the legendary dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev (1938–1993). It will... 

Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party

Festival: Fair

Great Dickens Christmas Fair

Saturday 12/ 8 @ Cow Palace

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Victorian prose and crumpets aren't the only things flowing freely at the 34th annual Great Dickens Christmas... 

<em>In Transit: SF's Daily Commute in Words and Pictures</em>

Art: Group Show

In Transit

Saturday 12/ 8 @ Harvey Milk Photo Center

In celebration of Muni's centennial, this exhibit will feature gorgeous San Francisco photos that you’ve previously probably only seen on your... 

<em>The Lion King</em>

Theatre: Musical

The Lion King

Saturday 12/ 8 @ Orpheum Theatre

Experience the phenomenon of Disney's The Lion King. Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director... 

The Crucible Holiday Gifty Art Sale and Open House

Festival: Shopping

The Crucible Holiday Gifty Art Sale

Saturday 12/ 8 @ The Crucible

Shopping for the holidays doesn't always have to be insane lines, short tempers, and horribly embarrassed Macy's elves. This weekend, the... 

Students of Color Coalition Exhibition

Art: Group Show

Students of Color Coalition Exhibition

Saturday 12/ 8 @ California College of the Arts

 A showcase of works by the diverse students of CCA. This is the second annual exhibition of Students of Color Coalition... 

San Francisco Ballet's <em>Nutcracker</em>

Dance: Ballet

San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker

Saturday 12/ 8 @ War Memorial Opera House

It's cold out and you're wearing your finest gloves. There are tuxedos and gowns, old men with ivory-tipped canes. The children's... 

ODC Dance presents <em>The Velveteen Rabbit</em>

Performing Arts: Dance

The Velveteen Rabbit

Saturday 12/ 8 @ Lam Research Theater

Margery Williams' The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real was first published in 1922, a time when such a companion... 

What the Dickens! A Fundraiser for Carole Lennon

Special Event: Fundraisers

What the Dickens! A Fundraiser for Carole Lennon

Saturday 12/ 8 @ Lennon Rehearsal Studios

Nothing quite exemplifies the holiday spirit like punks coming together in support of friends. Don you now your gay apparel for... 

Ken and Melanie Light: <em>Valley of Shadows and Dreams</em>

Art: Photography

Ken and Melanie Light

Saturday 12/ 8 @ Oakland Museum of California

Featuring 31 black-and-white photographs-on view for the first time in a museum, Ken and Melanie Light: Valley of Shadows and Dreams... 

Lalah Hathaway

Music: R&B

Lalah Hathaway

Saturday 12/ 8 @ Yoshi's Oakland

Her name is legendary. Her music is timeless. Her lyrics touch you at the core. Her voice possesses rich warmth that... 

<em>Call Me Home</em>

Art: Photography

Call Me Home

Saturday 12/ 8 @ Gallery Carte Blanche

In celebration of its one-year anniversary, Gallery Carte Blanche is pleased to announce the opening of their San Francisco-centric exhibition Call... 

Holiday Vagabond Indie Craft Fair

Festival: Fair

Holiday Vagabond Indie Craft Fair

Saturday 12/ 8 @ Urban Bazaar

It's hard to smell the opulence of handcrafted lavender and sage vintage-inspired soaps sold on Etsy, and trolling the bloated online... 

SQFT at A Temporary Offering

Special Event

SQFT at A Temporary Offering

Saturday 12/ 8 @ A Temporary Offering

Pop-ups hold all of the simple appeal of the childhood lemonade stand — sometimes you don't need much to set up... 

The Westin St. Francis' Holiday Sugar Castle

Special Event

The Westin St. Francis' Holiday Sugar Castle

Saturday 12/ 8 @ Westin St. Francis

Jean-François Houdré, the Executive Pastry Chef at the Westin St. Francis, has the unique job each year of constructing an enormous...