WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22
Floyd Westerman Retrospective
You may remember him for his role in "Dances with Wolves" as Chief Ten Bears and as a country western singer/songwriter. But Floyd Westerman, a.k.a. Red Crow, was also an outspoken activist for Native Americans and the environment. A new documentary by Steve Jacobson explores his later life and activism. Along with the film, there will also be a social hour at 6:30 and a discussion following the film.
7:30–9:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation
390 27th St., Oakl.
Real Mercantile Holiday Bazaar
If you still have some holiday shopping to do and just can't summon the will to hit the stores or feed the machine, you can get some great stuff while supporting the local arts community and underground economy at the Real Mercantile Holiday Bazaar. held at arts impresario Chicken John spacious home and performance space. Homemade gifts and food are all available in a festive and very San Francisco atmosphere.
5–9 p.m., free
3359 Cesar Chavez, SF
THURSDAY, DEC. 23
San Francisco's legendary Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and pot activist Ed Rosenthal's Green Aid unite to present a night of fundraising for the Medical Marijuana Legal Defense and Education Fund. The bash features an airing of grievances, feats of strength, the annual meeting of Dessert First Club, and live music and entertainment including The Phat Fly Girls and burlesque. Creative dress and cross-dressing encouraged.
7:30–11:30 p.m., $50 presale, $60 at door
925 Brannan, SF
SUNDAY, DEC 26
Get Your Spawn On
Join Brent Plater on a stroll through Muir Woods National Monument to learn more about coho and steelhead salmon and how to help them survive. The walk also features a search for endangered salmon in Redwood Creek. Make sure to wear something warm and bring your hiking boots.
10–12 p.m., free with RSVP
Meet at the Dipsea Trail trailhead
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley
TUESDAY, DEC 28
Join concerned local resident ins protesting the recently passed sit/lie ordinance more formally known as Proposition L. Bring out any and all musical instruments, games, food to share, face-painting kits, and any items to barter. Everyone will gather outside of Harvey Milk's former camera store.
Noon–2 p.m., Free
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