Toast Christmas in a dive bar: Unwind on Thursday night at "Ho, Hoe, Heaux, Holiday Bish" at Pop's Bar on 24th Street in the Mission. MellyG of BFF.fm will be playing classic hip hop and 90s R&B, not to mention a few holiday hits at this lively and loud dive bar. Admission is free and the festivities begin at 9pm PT.
Give back and get a deal: Today is the last day to make a canned good and/or perishable item donation at Amoeba Records in San Francisco and get $5 off a purchase of $25 or more. Amoeba has partnered with the SF Marin Food Bank to help people in need this holiday season. They are especially in need of items like canned meat, peanut butter, soup, chili, beans, cereal, canned fruit and canned vegetables. Donors will be given a coupon good for $5 off at Amoeba stores or 10% off online.
Get colorful at the Exploratorium: At this Thursday's "Exploratorium After Dark," Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman dares to ask if primary colors are really red, yellow, and blue. Don't miss the Cardboard Automata Tinkering Workshop where guests can make their own mechanical sculptures. This 18-and-over event runs from 6pm - 10pm PT and costs $15 for non-members and $10 for members. Admission to the museum's Tactile Dome is an additional $10.