WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1
Sup. John Avalos' San Francisco Local Hiring Policy for Construction ordinance, which mandates that construction projects that get city money hire more San Franciscans, has its first hearing and vote before the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee.
City Hall Room 250
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, SF
FRIDAY, DEC. 3
Young Workers United, the SF-based advocacy organization behind mandatory paid sick days and other progressive reforms, is hosting an art auction and fundraiser. This event features speakers, dancing, food and drinks, a raffle, and a silent art auction.
7–11 p.m. $10–$25 suggested donation
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission Street
Buy independent books, zines, and anarchist lit to your heart's content at this holiday sale, which offers books as low as $1 and a discount on everything. Drop into this warehouse, located minutes away from the 19th Street BART Station.
4–10 p.m., free
AK Press Warehouse
674-A 23rd St., Oakl.
SATURDAY, DEC. 4
How could thousands of Santas be wrong? Come find out how wrong — oh, so very wrong — this annual flashmob bar crawl can be. In the last several years, SantaCon has grown from dozens to hundreds to thousands of people dressed as Santa Claus, sexy elves, and all manner of XXXmas characters (so many that it's now broken down into several groups that try to converge a few times during the long, sloppy afternoon).
Throughout SF and the East Bay
Check online for meet-up locations
Come down and search for sea creatures like the humpback whale, stellar sea lion, and southern sea otters while enjoying the views from Fort Funston. This event is part of the Golden Gate National Parks Endangered Species Big Year, which seeks to help save the parks' endangered species. 9–11 a.m., free RSVP required Fort Funston Observation Deck
Skyline Blvd., SF
Wavy Gravy is known as the emcee of the Woodstock festival, a hippie icon, activist, clown, and even a Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor. Wavy Gravy and filmmakers have created a documentary of one man's quest to make the world a better place. Playing in theaters for one week only with a talk from Wavy Gravy and filmmakers on Dec. 4.
2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 p.m.
$8 (before 6 p.m.) $10 (general admission)
Landmark Shattuck Cinemas
2230 Shattuck, Berk.
SUNDAY, DEC. 5
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, the city's biggest grassroots advocacy organization, holds its annual winter fundraiser and membership party. Come bid on bike-related art and merchandise, hear from leaders of the carfree movement, and party down with more than 1,000 of the tightest butts in town.
$15 for members, $40 for nonmembers (includes one-year membership)
934 Brannan, SF
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