Dying to hit the town after a long weekend of turkey-induced sluggishness? We've got you covered.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1
MOVIE: Based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis is an animated film that tells the coming of age story of a girl during the Iranian revolution. The Alliance Française de San Francisco is showing the film, and while the film is in French, it does have English subtitles. Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush Street. The show starts at 7 p.m., so arrive a bit before then. Free of charge, but there is a $5 suggested donation.
AFFORDABLE WHITE TRUFFLES: The three-star Trestle is offering to add (normally quite expensive) white truffles to its prix-fixe three-course menu for a charge of $20. It's unclear how long this deal will last, but note that the prix-fixe offerings do change daily, and always include an optional $10 pasta course too. Truffle lovers should get on it. Trestle, 531 Jackson Street. A three-course meal costs $35, $55 with the truffle shavings.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2
WHISKEY WEDNESDAYS: In a town known for delicious (but pricey) craft cocktails, sometimes it's nice to just get back to basics. Head to Bender's Bar & Grill for the special that gets you a shot of whiskey and a can of PBR for $5. Bender's Bar & Grill, 806 S Van Ness Ave.
CASTRO FARMERS' MARKET: As the cold grip of winter works it way on us, sometimes eating something fresh can make all the difference. The Castro Farmers' Market gives you a chance to both support Bay Area farmers and to eat well and the season for this one ends on December 19. Besides, after all that pie last week you could probably use the veggies. The Castro Farmers' Market runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is on Noe between Market and Beaver Streets. No entry fee.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3
THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS: Born of Oakland BART station busking, The California Honeydrops proudly declare that "don’t just play music—they throw parties." Well, here's your chance to party. The New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Ave. Tickets are $20 to $25. Doors at 8 p.m.
WUNDERFAIRE: Rearing to start that holiday shopping? Head to the 7th-annual Wunderfaire, a collection of local craftspeople selling their various wares. Some of the proceeds from sales will go to the Mission Cultural Center, 826 Valencia, Root Division and IDEO.ORG. Pier 28 Annex, The Embarcadero. No entry fee. 4:30 to 8 p.m.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4
AFTER HOURS AT THE CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS: Catch some live music and stroll through the Conservatory of Flower's tropical indoor jungle at this Friday's After Hours concert. Heron Oblivion and Extra Classic are playing, and Magnolia Brewing Co is selling beers. San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F Kennedy Drive. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door. Doors at 6:30 p.m.
SNL ALUM IN THE FLESH: Performing songs off her newly released CD, the comedian/stage actor/singer Ana Gasteyer hits the swanky Feinstein's at The Nikko this Friday night. Expect an entertaining evening. Feinstein's at The Nikko, 222 Mason Street. Tickets are $50 to $65, with a $20 per person minimum.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5
DECO DRINKS: The Art Deco Society of San Francisco occasionally hosts met-ups, and this one happens to coincide with the San Francisco Silent Film Festival's showing of the 1924 film, L'Inhumaine. As with all Deco Drinks, "period attire admired but not required." Twin Peaks Tavern, 401 Castro Street. 4:30 p.m.
CYNIC CAVE SATURDAY: Local comedy gem the Cynic Cave plays host to a weekly Saturday night of comedy in the basement of Lost Weekend Video. Priced at $10, and hosted by George Chen, Nato Green, Allison Mick, and Natasha Muse, this 21-and-up show is always a blast and showcases some of the best local (and occasionally international) comedians around. Lost Weekend Video, 1034 Valencia Street. Doors are at 8 p.m., and you can buy tickets night of.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6
THE VELVETEEN RABBIT: The classic children's tale is told through dance by the impressive company members of ODC DANCE. This is definitely a family event, and provides a holiday alternative to those who've maybe seen The Christmas Carol one too many times. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street. Performance is at 2 p.m., and tickets range from $25 to $75.
DOUBLE FEATURE XMAS MOVIE MASSACRE!!!: The very wonderful El Rio has your Sunday evening covered with a double feature of Christmas films. Eschewing traditional holiday flicks, the bar is instead showing Gremlins and Silent Night Deadly Night. And because it's El Rio, there are drink specials, pop corn, candy canes and a "Leather Daddy Santa Photo Booth." El Rio, 3158 Mission Street. Movies start at 7 p.m., and it's free! Donations are accepted.