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December 8, 2017
The weekend is finally here.

Things to Do in San Francisco This Weekend

No weekend is ever the same in San Francisco, but it always leaves you with the same feeling: you always want more. Here's what you shouldn't miss this coming weekend.

Illuminate SF Festival of Light

The Illuminate SF Festival of Light revolves around 37 dramatic, eco-friendly light art installations, accessible by public transportation and free for all. Through New Year’s Day 2018, art lovers are invited to embrace the power of light and tour San Francisco’s art installations, created by a diverse range of local and world renowned light artists. Intimate artist talks, museum tours and a myriad of other light art activations will be offered throughout the festival.

Singers Wanted!

Extranomical Tours just debuted their San Francisco Karaoke Xmas Tour. Specially equipped vehicles will be making the rounds through festive neighborhoods and special holiday displays. Enjoy hot cider, cookies and, of course, songs from your fellow passengers. Book now; tours are offered only on Dec. 8-9, 15-16, and 22-23.

MoAD: Black. Books. Beats.

Join the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry on Dec. 9, 2017 for a not-to-be-missed holiday party in the museum lobby. The party will showcase a curated selection of must-have cookbooks celebrating food of the African Diaspora. Visiting from Denver, CO, DJ Cavem will wow the crowd with a performance using vegetables as a beat machine, in addition to spinning classic hip-hop, soul and jazz. There will be small bites and warm drinks, too. Cheers!

SantaCon 2017

Wondering why there’s a gaggle of Santas marching en masse through Union Square or gathered around Grant Avenue’s Buddha Bar in the heart of Chinatown? It’s the annual SantaCon 2017 on Dec. 9, 2017. Get your full elf or Santa suit out of the closet (t-shirts and a hat don’t count) and show up at noon in Union Square. Bring one new, unwrapped toy that can be donated to the Toys for Tots effort by the United States Marine Corps and practice your ho-ho-hos.

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