Wednesday, December 10

Tis' The Season: Holiday Happenings.

There are so many holiday happenings around the bay area I hardly know where to start! But here's a few spots you shouldn't miss if you're in town, so mark your calendars! Also, please keep in mind if you're not in the bay area, most of these wonderful boutiques and galleries are all shoppable online! And, for more East Bay events, pop over to More Ways to Waste Time for Leah's holiday event update.

MAC is hosting a special program at the moment "Artists Like the
Holidays, Too" in which they are selling some very interesting artwork,
most relatively inexpensive, and giving all of the proceeds from sales
back to the artists. And, serving up hot soup every day. Cool! Or errrr, Hot!
MAC 387 Grove Street, San Francisco 94102 • 415.863.3011

Rare Device Small Details Gallery Opening / Holiday Party
Thursday, 12.11, 7 - 9:00pm
"New paintings by Trish Grantham!"
Snacks and refreshments will be served, plus, take 15% off *everything*
in the shop (excluding original art) during the party.
1845 Market Street, San Francisco 94103 • 415.863.3969

Fourth & Clay Holiday Party
Thursday 12.11, 6 - 11pm.
Also, drop in for their Open Studio Holiday Events Saturday & Sundays:
12.13-14 features the work of ceramicists Diana Fayt and Whitney Smith.
12.20 & 21 paintings from Rebecca Bazell and ceramics
from Mary Mar Keenan, and both weekends. textiles from Susannah Schnick.
2390 Fourth Street @ Channing, Berkeley 94710 • 510.848.2390

Candystore Collective Christine Schmidt Art Opening
Friday 12.12, 6 - 9:00pm.
As part of the Mission District's Block Party (see below),
The Candystore will present an opening night reception of recent works
by Mission District artist, Christine Schmidt, of Yellow Owl Workshop.
3153 16th street, San Francisco 94103 • 415.863.8143

San Francisco's Mission District Holiday Block Party
Friday, 12.12, 6 - 10:00pm.
Bars, coffee houses and shops throughout the Mission District
invite you to shop local, for food & beverage discounts and loads of holiday sales.
Spanning from 14th through 24th Streets between Mission and Dolores.

Hazel & Gertie's Holiday Wine & Treats Event
Friday, 12.12, 6 - 9:00pm.
Also as part of the Mission's Block Party Hazel & Gertie's Pet Boutique
will be celebrating with wine and treats (for you & the pets in your life)!
Save up to 40% on select pet items, and 15% off for anyone
who brings in their unemployment stub.
3385 22nd Street, San Francisco, 94110 • 415.401.9663

Sara Paloma Pottery Holiday Sale
Saturday 12.13 & Sunday 12.14, 12 - 4:00pm.
If you can't make beautiful ceramics sale (seconds, too!),
then you should be sure to check out Sara's etsy shop.
Sara Paloma Studios 4333 Holden Street #54, Emeryville 94608 • 510.701.5167

*Top image courtesy of marms.

*MAC image courtesy of Chris Anthony Diaz.