Arts and Crafts
Annual Student Art Holiday Garage Sale: Sale of student artwork just in time for the holidays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, free, 749-4542 (information). SF Art Institute (Graduate), 701 Chestnut (at Columbus), 771-7020.
ArtFusion Holiday Show: 30 Bay Area jewelers, fashion designers, and photographers sell works of art for body and home, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, free. Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez (at 23rd St.), 282-2317.
Associated Students Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair: Over 30 vendors of handcrafted goods, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, through Thursday, Dec. 5, free, 338-2444 (information). SFSU Campus/Cesar Chavez Student Center, 1600 Holloway (at 19th Ave.), 338-2580.
Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios: Self-guided tour of over 100 artists' and craftspeople's open studios, Saturdays and Sundays, free, 510-845-2612 (information), a map of locations can be downloaded from www.berkeleyartisans.com. Multiple Locations.
Berkeley Farmers' Market Holiday Crafts Fair: Local craftspeople sell handmade gifts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, free, 510-548-3333 (information). Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Way (at Center), Berkeley.
Celebration of Craftswomen: 24th anniversary of the Bay Area's largest holiday crafts show with live music, comedy, dance, and food, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 1, free-$7; $10 two-day pass, 383-3470 (information). Fort Mason, Festival Pavilion, Marina & Buchanan, 749-4588.
Chronicle Books Indie Press Party: Jennifer Traig, author of Judaikitsch, leads a special Chanukah gift-making extravaganza with performance poet Mattheu Roth, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, free. Modern Times, 888 Valencia (at 20th St.), 282-9246.
"Craft Showcase 3": Third annual craft exhibition and sale of one-of-a-kind artwork, Thursday, Dec. 5, through Dec. 29; Reception, 6-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6; free. Museum of Craft & Folk Art, Fort Mason, Bldg. A, Marina & Buchanan, 775-0990.
Creativity Explored Annual Holiday Art Sale: One-of-a-kind artwork by over 100 artists with disabilities for sale, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, free. Creativity Explored, 3245 16th St. (at Dolores), 863-2108.
Deco the Halls: Art deco/'60s sale featuring over 200 dealers and a vintage fashion show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, $6-$8, 650-599-3326 (information), www.artdecosale.com. Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St. (at Brannan), 896-1393.
"Freeze": The Art Explosion and Project Artaud present an art show and winter art walk between the two adjacent artists spaces, 5:30-11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, free, 877-278-3975 (information), Art Explosion is located at 2425 17th St. (at Potrero); Project Artaud is located at 2800 Mariposa (at Florida). Art Exchange, 645 Chestnut (at Columbus), 474-4955.
"Gifts of Glass": Exhibit of hand-blown glass for sale, through Wednesday, Dec. 25. Rogue Art Space, 4360 19th St. (at Eureka), 863-4940.
Gingerbread Architecture Extravaganza: Learn to make and decorate gingerbread houses using various treats, 11 a.m., noon., 1 p.m., & 2 p.m. except for Tuesday, Dec. 24 (11 a.m. & noon only), Fridays and Saturdays, Monday, Dec. 23, Tuesday, Dec. 24, $12 per gingerbread house, not including museum admission which is free-$7, advance registration required. Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds (at Murray), Sausalito, 487-4398.
Greens & Gifts: Stock up on seasonal decorations and gifts for garden lovers at this holiday marketplace, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, free. Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Ninth Ave. & Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, 661-1316.
Hi-Glam Pachanga & Art Sale: Holiday party with live auction and silent auction, open bar, music, and food, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, $15-$35. Galería de la Raza, 2857 24th St. (at Bryant), 826-8009.
Holiday Gift-Making Classes: Kids and adults learn how to make their own holiday gifts, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, $6-$10 for weekday classes; $3 for Saturday drop-in workshops, 554-9600 (registration). Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way (at Roosevelt), 554-9600.
Holiday Gifts From the Garden: Make wreaths, works on paper, and herbal body care products from natural, sustainable materials, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, $15, 561-7752 (information), registration required. Crissy Field Center, 603 Mason (at Halleck), 561-6790 or 561-7752.
Holiday Jewelry & Craft Show: Local jewelers and craftspeople sell handmade gifts, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, free. 848 Community Space, 848 Divisadero (between Fulton and McAllister), 922-2385.
Holiday Party and Gift Fair: Support local small businesses at this annual gift sale, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, free. Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, 275 Fifth St. (at Folsom), 541-8580.
Holiday Wreath Workshop: Make your own wreaths using colorful greens and conifer foliage from the Gardens' own collections, noon-4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, $55, 661-1316 ext. 354 (registration), pre-registration required; bring your own tools and decorations. Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Ninth Ave. & Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, 661-1316.
KPFA Community Crafts Fair: Annual event emphasizing environmentally responsible art and recycled materials featuring world music, writers, and natural foods, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15, free-$7, 510-848-6767 ext. 609 (information). Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St. (at Brannan), 896-1393.
"Ornametal": Christmas ornaments by 50 metalsmiths and jewelry artists, through Tuesday, Dec. 31; Reception, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. Velvet da Vinci, 508 Hayes (at Laguna), 626-7478.
San Francisco's Christmas Crystal Fair: Shop for crystals, beads, and stones from around the world, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, $4, 383-7837 (information). Fort Mason, Bldg. A, Marina & Buchanan.