The Mission is full of opportunities to get into the holiday spirit, whether it’s through theater, dance, and art or just by getting your holiday shopping done – here’s an updated list of the events that remain:
Mittens and Mistletoe opens December 18 at Dance Mission Theater. The show is a lighthearted circus-inspired program featuring everything from clowns to juggling to aerial hoop acts to slacklining. Shows run every day from the start date until December 27, including an afternoon show on Christmas Day. Tickets available here.
Feeling rebellious and loud? The official Unsilent Night parade — a gaggle of “carolers” who blast music together on their smartphones instead of singing — will meet Saturday, Dec 19 at 4:45 p.m. at Civic Center Plaza, and you’re welcome to join. But a rogue offshoot of the group will meet at 7 p.m. at Dolores Park, where the group has assembled in previous years.
Box Dog Bikes will have its solstice party on Dec. 19 from 5 to 11 p.m. Bands, comprised mostly of Box Dog employees, will play at Dreamers and Make Believers across the street from Box Dog, while a dance floor will be brought to life by DJ GBC at the bike shop itself.
The same night, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Adobe Books will host St. Nick, some Christmas karaoke, and ornament making workshops at its holiday party.
For those who will need to sate their appetites for debauchery before launching into wholesome family gatherings, Kink.com will hold tours of the San Francisco Armory at 2 and 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Remember folks, no kids allowed.
All too soon, the gifts will be unwrapped, the egg nog drunk, and loved ones on the road back home. But there’s no rest for the city that knows how to party: time to rally for New Year’s Eve.
For those of you who forego the city’s annual fireworks show, Restaurant El Techo is hosting a rooftop party. $125 gets you in the door — $160, if you want dinner too, five floors below at sister restaurant Lolinda.
We’ll add to this list as more events come to our attention, but if you know of a holiday event you’d like to share with others, let us know!