It’s December. This may be a month of December that you will come back to all the time. Maybe you are trying to figure out how to see less 2022 era in your TikTok feed. Or maybe you’ll ignore the year-end existential chasm by checking out some of these events! And there is always a holiday market. Check out our expanded list here as there are plenty at Heath Ceramics, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Muni Diaries and the Ferry Building.
Saturday, December 3
Ruth’s Table Gallery’s ‘Feel This Way’ exhibition is open until December 30. In addition to Creative Sparks, they partner with “senior communities, local nonprofits, intergenerational partners, and community programs working beyond the arts to bring seniors and adults with disabilities together through engaging and inclusive creative experiences”. Find them at 3160 21st Street from Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The drawing room annex reopens for the SEA exhibition. You can attend their opening reception from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 780 Valencia Street. They will also host free and open music events every Friday and Saturday from 7-9pm – Proteus Trio will perform this Saturday.
Artist Sherwin Rio’s exhibition “As Above So Below” opens at 500 Capp Street – you can visit between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. underground”, inspired by “the Irish affinity for the fence”. Get tickets here.
If you want to dance to Hip Hop and EDM, you can go to Saturday Slaps at Arena SF. Admission is free before 11 p.m. and $20 after.
Alternatively, if you want to dance Bollywood and Bhangra, you can opt for Dance Meri Rani at Slate Bar. Admission begins at 9 p.m. Tickets here.
The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is organizing an “800 years of fashion” fashion show by designer Mario Chacon. It’ll be at the MCCLA Main Gallery from 3 to 6 p.m. – with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. $20 tickets.
Sunday, December 4
The Mission Cultural Center for Latin Arts is hosting “The Holiday Giveback” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be free toys, free food, raffles and more.
The documentary “He Had Wings” about Mission-based artist Ronnie Goodman and his friend “Coach” Alton McSween will premiere at 1:00 p.m. in Koret Auditorium at the SF Main Public Library. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with leaders from nonprofit organizations working on issues related to homelessness in San Francisco.
Join SF Salon for a stage production featuring “Into the Woods” and “Les Miserables” at the Verdi Club from 4-6 p.m. Tickets available here.
The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra has many festive programs planned for the holiday season. Some upcoming concerts include “Deck the Hall” with conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser on Sundays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (tickets here) and “The Colors of Christmas” with Oleta Adams, Peabo Bryson, Ruben Studdard and Jody Watley on Dec. 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. (tickets here).
Mission Bay Wine & Cheese can help you tell different wines apart from each other for $30 during their Sunday blind tasting! Get tickets here.
Acción Latina’s next fundraiser, Encuentro del Canto Popular, will take place at the chapel at 6:00 p.m. There will be performances by SFSU’s Afro-Cuban Ensemble, Marimba de chonta music by NEBLINAS DEL PACIFICO, medicinal music by Latin fusion band Inti Batey. , and Momotombo SF with former members of Malo & Santana! Tickets here.