Events: December 18 – 24, 2013

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Chronicle Books December warehouse sale Chronicle Books HQ, 680 Second St, SF; 9am-7pm. Through Fri/20. Free. Save up to 80 percent on cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle and pop culture titles, and more.

“Nerd Nite” Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell, SF; 7pm, $8. Gather with your fellow nerds for booze and a lecture on an appropriately high-IQ topic.

“NuStar’s Extreme Universe” Randall Museum, 199 Museum Wy, SF; 7:30pm, free (donations encouraged). San Francisco Amateur Astronomers present this talk on “NASA’s newest eye on the X-ray sky” by Prof. Lynn Cominsky, chair of the Physics and Astronomy Department at Sonoma State University.


“Display: Holiday Market” Emeryville Public Market, 5959 Shellmound, Emeryville; 5-9pm, free. Dedicated to “creating big ideas in small spaces,” this holiday-themed event features pop-up shops, workshops, art installations, food, and DJs.


“Birding the Hill” Randall Museum, 199 Museum Wy, SF; 8am, free. Audobon experts lead this bird-watching expedition through Corona Heights Park. Hike lasts around two and a half hours and includes steep climbs and stairs; aimed at ages five and up (kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult).


House Rabbit Society Holiday Party and 25th Anniversary HRS Rabbit Center, 148 Broadway, Richmond; 1-4pm, free with RSVP to link above. The nonprofit rabbit rescue organization hosts a holiday open house, with vegan nibbles, a silent auction (featuring gifts for both human and floppy-eared friends), shopping in the Hop Shop, tours of the facility, and “Santa’s Bunny Workshop with bunny toy-making.” Squee!

“Oakland Art Murmur Third Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour: Small Works for the Holidays” Meet at Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th St, Oakl; 2-4pm, free. Julianne Sterling of Mercury 20 leads this tour of several Uptown District art galleries.

Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St, SF; Facebook: Renegade Craft Fair Winter Market. 11am-6pm, free. Through Sun/22. Procrastinators, this one’s for you, with wares by over 250 indie crafters, plus DIY workshops and a DIY gift-wrap station, a free photo booth, and more.

Katari Sporrong Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission, SF; 1-3pm, free. The Cartoonist-in-Residence shows and discusses her work, including SPEAK UP David Wojnarowicz: a role model for the unheard. *


Pub date December 17, 2013