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"The Sutter's Mill Meteorite Fall in California's Gold Country" Randall Museum, 199 Museum, SF. (415) 554-9600, . 7:30pm, free. Back in April, a small asteroid exploded in our atmosphere, scattering pieces of space rock all over the Colama region near Sacramento, including Sutter's Mill where James Marshall first discovered gold in 1848. 164 years after the California Gold Rush, another rush has besieged this area — this time, everyone's searching for space rocks. Dr. Peter Jenniskens from the SETI Institute delivers a presentation tonight about this new pursuit.
Final day of the Come Out and Play Festival SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan, SF. . All day, free. This month-long nostalgia triggering, fun-filled extravaganza of interactive games for adults is unfortunately coming to an end. Today's your last chance to explore exhibits, play games, and take a break from your online pursuits.
Meet the Brewers 21st Amendment Brewery, 563 Second St., SF. . 6-9pm, free. Worshippers of SF craft brew, get ready to meet your heroes tonight at 21st Amendment's cozy wood-lined brewpub, where you'll have the chance to hang out with the joint's brewers, beer demi-gods responsible for your favorite ales and lagers.
Solstice Eve Ocean Beach near the end of Taraval, SF. . 3:30pm, free. Pagans and children of the night, gather yourselves for this celebration of solstice energy. Come for the bonfire, stay for the drum circle — and a possible nighttime dip into the frigid waters.
#trendingtopics Sip Bar, 787 Broadway, SF. . 9pm, free. Twitter's trending topics more often than not are just the worst — #beliebersvsmonsters and #ghettomoviemashups, we're looking at you. Host-comedian Dustin Hempstead attempts to make lemonade from these Internet culture lemons at this stand-up night, where local comics use trending topics as starting points for riffs.
"End of This World Summer Tour: A Show About a Road Trip" Heist Gallery, 679 Geary, SF. . Through Jan/26. Opening reception: 7pm, free. Sparkles Positron and D23's vibrant take on the American road trip comes just in time to frame your experience of "apocalypse." The two spent the past year going from destination to destination in a vehicle named the "Crystal Teardrop," seeking artistic inspiration from our nation's diverse array of locales. For all you looking for a consciousness shift from December 21st, this show is a good place to get started.
"Mundo Maya" Galeria de la Raza, 2857 24th St., SF. (415) 826-8009, . 6-8pm, free. If the world is still around today, be sure to catch this celebration commemorating the end of Mayan calendar. This is no woo-woo cultural appropriation, however. Artwork from Latino/Mayan youth and artist Roberto Y. Hernandez will also be display at one of the Mission's longest-running Latino-curated galleries.
Mutiny Radio Comedy Benefit Mutiny Radio, 2781 21st St., SF. . 8-10pm, $5-20. Laugh with the cast and crew of volunteer-run Mutiny Radio and toast to the survival of the Earth and the human race. Your entrance fee includes free wine, beer, swag, and raffle tickets. You could free bowling, concert tickets, or De Young passes — even if you don't win anything just know you've helped out an awesome community radio station.
Singin' & Pingin' with American Tripps Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell, SF. . 8pm-1am, $7. The town's favorite ping-pong party has crossbred with musical chairs for a night of hybrid bar sports galore. In addition to the 20-contestant main event, there'll be karaoke, foosball in the Rickshaw Stop mezzanine, and drink specials.
Winter Solstice Ceremony San Francisco Zen Center, 300 Page, SF. (415) 863-3136, . 6:15pm, free. Recharge during ritual on the longest night of the year, in the peaceful confines of the SF Zen Center.
City Star Party Point Lobos, El Camino del Mar, SF. . 6:30-10pm, free. Pray to the weather gods for clear skies if you intend on joining the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers for tonight's ogling at the stars session. First-timers will have the opportunity to take part in a telescope clinic to learn the ropes of the finely-tuned equipment.
Moonfox Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission, SF. (415) 371-1631, . 7pm, $5-8. Catch rabble-rousing rockers Moonfox, singer-songwriter Prize, local indie-poppers Mammoth Life, and the eccentrics of The Liz O Show at Brick and Mortar Music Hall tonight.
Jewish Christmas with Broke Ass Stuart The Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., SF. . 5-11pm, $5-10. Strip dreidel set to the tune of streaming Woody Allen, Larry David, and Sacha Baron Cohen footage sounds like our kind of Christmas. Such was the vision of DJ Matt Haze and host Broke Ass Stuart, who designed this kitschy extravaganza for all of you (Chosen and Left Behind alike) who can't stomach staying in on a perfectly good day off. Did we mention there will be a Chinese food buffet?