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Black Comix Arts Festival in San Francisco Jan 13th – 15th


Black Comix Arts Festival:

San Francisco Public Library & City View at Metreon
100 Larkin St. / 135 4th St, San Francisco
Saturday, January 13th – Monday, January 15th, 2018
Free

The Black Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) celebrates African Americans’ creativity in the comic arts and popular visual culture and is dedicated to the notion that all audiences deserve to be subject in the culture in which we participate. Our expanded three-day event includes a grand expo, kids activities, film screenings, panels and conversations, cosplay events and much more.

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Vintage Paper Fair in San Francisco Jan 6th – 7th


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Vintage Paper Fair:

Golden Gate Park
County Fair Building
9th Ave and Lincoln
Saturday, January 6th – Sunday, January 7th, 2018
Free

Northern California’s Finest Selection of Postcards, Trade Cards, Stereoviews, Photography, Labels, Brochures, Victorian, Transportation & Sports Memorabilia, and All Manner of Curious, Beautiful and Interesting Old Paper!

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SantaCon 2017 at Union Square in San Francisco Dec 9th


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SantaCon 2017:

Union Square
333 Post St, San Francisco
Saturday, December 9th, 2017
12:00pm | Free

There’s nothing like seeing 8,000 Santas in one place at one time!

This year we ask that all attendees bring one new, unwrapped toy that can be donated to the Toys for Tots effort by the United States Marine Corps.

All are welcome and we only ask that you wear a full Santa suit of any kind (t-shirts don’t count). Elves are always welcome. We’re always adding establishments for the pub crawl.

 

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Holiday Fair at San Francisco Center for the Book Dec 2nd


Holiday Fair:

San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
10:00am – 5:00pm | Free

Refreshingly unique among holiday fair events, San Francisco Center for the Book’s HOLIDAY BOOK ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR features a rich assortment of locally handcrafted, functional and decorative crafts that are perfect for gift giving, and a spectacular variety of letterpress books, zines, handbound journals, unique artists’ books, calendars, holiday cards, greeting cards, gift tags, wrapping paper, paper arts, original prints, ornaments, jewelry, textiles, and other delightful crafty surprises!

Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival linocuts, Small Plates books, San Francisco Center for the Book exhibition catalogs, shop aprons, Roadworks T-shirts, mugs and wine glasses, and gift certificates available in any denomination will also be available at the Fair.

Join us at the Holiday Book Arts & Crafts Fair for refreshments, door prizes, music, merriment and more!

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International Auto Show at Moscone Center in San Francisco Nov 18th – 26th


International Auto Show:

Moscone Center
Saturday, November 18th – Sunday, November 26th, 2017
$10 (kids under 12 free)

The San Francisco Chronicle 60th Annual International Auto Show will offer Bay Area residents their first opportunity to see new 2018 model vehicles from the world’s major manufacturers, all in one place.

The San Francisco International Auto Show is Northern California’s largest and most spectacular auto exhibition. It is the only Auto Show held regionally that lures the dazzling high-tech manufacturer displays and showcases automotive innovation. The show will feature more than 600 vehicles representing the work of 35 major manufacturers for the year 2018 and beyond. It will fill the newly remodeled Moscone Center with over one million square feet of exhibit space.

Among the manufacturers scheduled to exhibit their 2018 vehicles are: Acura; Aston Martin; Audi; Bentley; BMW; Buick; Chevrolet; Chrysler; Dodge; Fiat; Ford; Genesis; GMC; Honda; Hyundai; Infiniti; Jaguar; Jeep; KIA; Lamborghini; Land Rover; Lexus; Lincoln; Lotus; Mazda; Mercedes-Benz; Ram; Nissan; Rolls Royce; Smart; Scion; Subaru; Porsche; Toyota; Volkswagen; and Volvo.

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Doughnut Disco Dance Party at Soma StrEat Food Park in San Francisco Nov 5th


Doughnut Disco Dance Party:

SoMa StrEat Food Park
428 11th Street, San Francisco
Sunday, November 5th, 2017
11:00am – 5:00pm | $5

Doughnut worry, be happy! SoMa StrEat Food Park is throwing a Doughnut Disco Dance Party to celebrate National Doughnut Day! Break out your grooviest stretchy pants, put on your dancing shoes, and Doughnut stop til you eat enough!!!

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Glow in the Streets: A Comfort & Joy Block Party at the Castro in San Francisco Oct 29th


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Glow in the Streets: A Comfort & Joy Block Party:

Noe Street between Market & Beaver
2298 Market St, San Francisco
Sunday, October 29th, 2017
4:00 – 10:00pm | $10 donation

To top off your Halloween/Samhain weekend, Comfort & Joy will be serving up a very special Castro block party.

For nearly two decades, GayGlo Guerrilla Theater was an infamous hallmark of the Castro’s radical queer culture, shutting down streets and delighting thousands of spectators with its amazing blacklite performances and saucy commentary.

The evening’s finale will feature a spectacular GayGlo Guerrilla Theater performance led by original organizers Chickpea, Frieda Lay and Sandy Shorts.

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Wharf Fest at Fishermans Wharf in San Francisco Oct 21st


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Wharf Fest:

Little Embarcadero from Taylor to Powell Streets
Saturday, October 21st, 2017
11:00am – 5:00pm | Free

Wharf Fest, a free Fisherman’s Wharf festival, returns to San Francisco’s iconic neighborhood for the 5th year. The Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District is throwing the ultimate festival to celebrate San Francisco’s historic waterfront district and invite Bay Area locals to visit the district after the tourist season has ended and before San Francisco’s fabulous fall climate fades away. This year’s festival will include a chowder cook-off competition, exhibitors, and fun family activities and entertainment.

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Castro Street Fair in San Francisco Oct 1st


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Castro Street Fair:

Market & Castro St, San Francisco
Sunday, October 1st, 2017
$5-$10 donation

The Castro Street Fair is a community street celebration that was founded by Harvey Milk in 1974. Hundreds of local artists, vendors, craftspeople, and organizations line the streets and celebrate the diversity of the neighborhood. Stages with live entertainment and dance stages can be found throughout the fairgrounds.