Community Calendar: December 2017

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Photo: Courtesy of The Work.

12/2 – Holiday: Deck the Dogpatch
Enjoy holiday cheer at this self-guided shopping, food and drink tour of Dogpatch, with popups throughout. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. From Third and 19th to Indiana and 26th streets.

12/2 -Holiday: Gingerbread Pavilions
Be inspired by the “Architectural Pavilions: Experiments and Artifacts” exhibition to embellish your gingerbread house! Basic components — gingerbread house, icing, candies — provided; bring anything you’d like to customize your house. Festive fun for the whole family. Two seatings: 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. $5 per participant; $10 per house; $8 for museum members; identification required. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. Advanced reservation required; more information:

12/2 through 1/27/18 – Art: The Racism Series
The Racism Series consists of prints produced in 2017, reflective of recent political and human conditions, especially their effects on minority communities. Opening reception: December 8, 6 to 9 p.m. Negative Space Gallery at Dependable Letterpress, 1192 Illinois Street. For more information:

12/5 – Art:  Free Admission Day
Enjoy free admission to the Museum of Craft and Design on the first Tuesday of every month. More information:

12/6 -Music: Daniel Berkman
Potrero Hill resident Daniel Berkman is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and innovator of the kora, a 21-stringed harp/lute from West Africa. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

12/7 -Music: Goat Hill Geezers
Live music by The Goat Hill Geezers, who do covers of Beatles, Eagles, Everly Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

12/9 -Art: Graphic Arts Workshop 65th Anniversary
Founded in 1952, The Graphic Arts Workshop celebrates 65 years of artistry and printmaking with a grand exhibition of artists past and present. Enjoy live music, myriad artworks spanning six decades, including lithography, etching, woodcut, silkscreen, and monotype, food, and champagne. Free. 3 to 6 p.m. Graphic Arts Workshop, 2565 Third Street, Number 305. To RSVP and for more information:

12/9 and 12/10 – Holiday: Annual Holiday Mercado
The Mexican Museum offers its Annual Holiday Mercado at La Tienda, with a 10 percent discount to all guests; 30 percent off for museum members. Free. Complementary gift wrapping available; view the exhibit, ‘Mexico in San Francisco.’ Noon to 4 p.m. The Mexican Museum, Fort Mason Center, Building D. More information:

12/11 – Holiday: Buñuelos and Mexican Hot Chocolate
Buñuelos and Mexican hot chocolate are traditional holiday treats from Latin America. Share these tasty holiday treats with fellow community members; all are welcome. Free. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Potrero Branch Library, 1616 20th Street. More information:

12/12 through 12/19 – Holiday: Chanukah 2017
Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, began in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12 to 19, at approximately 5 p.m.; Friday at 3 p.m.; Saturday at 7 p.m. More information:

12/13 – History: Shaping San Francisco
Most San Francisco histories have focused on politicians and City leaders who argued and organized over the years, overlooking the vital role of the emergent middle-class women who spearheaded the Freeway Revolt, and kept it going against overwhelming odds. Revolters helped reclaim the Embarcadero and Hayes Valley from the blight of freeways. Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the City’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. Free. 7:30 p.m. Eric Quezada Center, 518 Valencia Street. More information:

12/16 – Holiday: Gift Wrapping Workshop
We’ll guide you through wrapping techniques and provide paper, ribbon, tags and other adornments to make your gifts shine. We’ll even show you some hand-lettering techniques. With a cozy mulled wine or icy beer in hand, you’ll have ample space and supplies to get your wrapping done early; don’t forget to bring your presents. Dependable Letterpress, 1192 Illinois Street. To register, required, visit More information:

12/17 – Film: The Work
View a screening of the film The Work. Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, The Work follows three men from the outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with Level Four convicts. Over time, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. 4 to 7 p.m. Free. Sponsored by the Office of the San Francisco District Attorney and C.A.R.E. Bring snacks to share. Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, 953 De Haro Street. More information:

12/17 – Holiday: SFMade Holiday Gift Fair
SFMade presents its Seventh Annual Holiday Gift Fair, featuring made-in-San Francisco gifts from more than 70 different vendors. Products include jewelry, bags, chocolate, wine, home items, apparel, body products, children’s toys, holiday cards and decorations, and stationery. Shoppers can also purchase artwork from California College of the Arts students. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth Street. To register and for more information:

12/20 – Music: Soul Delights
Join us for a lively performance. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

12/31 – Holiday: New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Fireworks will launch at the stroke of midnight from barges located on the Bay just south of the Ferry Building near Pier 14, at Mission Street and The Embarcadero. For tips on viewing locations and more: