[San Francisco :: 12/18
] Raining Chainsaws’ The Night Parade
is “influenced by Carnival, Mardi Gras, and international winter parades. A parade to spread joy, bring hope, promote unity, and embrace positivity in our community. We will parade around the Mission with marching band(s), wildly-creative big costumes, lanterns, puppets, a Gamelan float, a karaoke motorcycle, and more. Meet at 5pm, Precita park
(Folsom street side) March at 6pm. End in Dolores park. Colorful costumes/lights welcomed.”
[Scottsdale :: 4/27-4/30] Arizona Tiki Oasis
BAY AREA, CA+
[Point San Pablo, Richmond :: ongoing] Go get hot at good hot!
[San Francisco :: ongoing] Artists Television Access’ calendar
[Oakland :: 12/10] Stories in Action is a one-hour “explore-space” workshop about storytelling hosted by Richie Rhombus. Donations welcome but not required. Lake Merritt spot (sign up ahead of time), 1 p.m.
[Point Richmond :: now through 12/10] Amélie at Masquers Playhouse
[San Francisco :: 12/11] The Box Shop December Open Studios: “a collaborative maker space and studios focused on metal and industrial arts” at 951 Hudson Avenue, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
[San Francisco :: Until 3/2/23] Charlie Gadeken’s illuminated forest installation, Entwined Meadow, is coming back to Golden Gate Park’s Peacock Meadow. Free.
[San Francisco :: 12/3-12/8 and 12/12-12/24] The amazing Tree Twins are going on a world tour! Check all the cities they’ll be visiting—from London to San Francisco.
[Alameda :: 12/8] Krampus Naught at Magpie & Thorn: get family photos with Krampus
[Berkeley :: through 12/11] East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest at Sports Basement Community Room
[San Francisco :: 12/17 & 12/28] John Waters’ Polyester in Odorama at Roxie Theater, 7 p.m. each showing
[San Francisco :: 1/7] Bowie & Elvis Birthday Bash 2023 Edition
[San Francisco :: 1/20 to 2/5] SF Sketchfest
[Santa Rosa :: 3/2-3/5] Baby Doe and Otto present a new “Mid-Century design, style and history” conference, Resort-O-Rama: “Look at this line up!
LOS ANGELES, CA+
[Los Angeles :: through 12/11] Mark Ryden put his signature pop surrealism look on Barbie in a collab with Mattel! Kasmin Gallery is hosting Pink Pop, an exhibition of his new body of works. 8382 Melrose Avenue.
[Los Angeles :: now through 1/7/23] Todd Schorr’s Rattlebrain Melodrama at KP Projects
[San Luis Obispo :: 4/7-4/8] John Waters Easter & Pink Flamingos 50th Anniversary at Madonna Inn
 Attaboy’s Up Cycled Garden installation is going on tour