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Bay Area Weekend Event Picks: Zine Fest, Lolly Gaggers, Santa Skivvies Run, Fetish Flea Market & More

San Francisco’s Bay Area is a constant buzz of activities and events. If we could only clone ourselves we could make them all. Until then, here is our top event picks for this weekend Dec 9- 10, 2017. If you’d like an event added to our list in the future, don’t hesitate to message us at accidentalbear@gmail.com

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Sat Dec 9, 2017 – 11 am

East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest 2017

The East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest invites you to its 8th annual event! Held at the Omni Commons in Oakland, CA for the first time, EBABZ Fest is the premier gathering for zinesters, independent publishers, comic book writers, and artists in the East Bay.

True to its DIY roots, the East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest is a not-for-profit event and run by volunteers. The event is free and open to the public.


Omni Commons

11 am

4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, California 94609


Sat December 9, 2017 – 11am – 5pm

SF Fetish Flea Market

Whether you’re curious about the local kink community or you’re an experienced player looking for the best new toys, the Fetish Flea is for you. The Flea hosts a variety of toy makers, artists, businesses, upcyclers and more right at the SF Citadel for one day.

Think of the Fetish Flea as your friendly neighborhood kinky shopping mall. Get all your gear in one place, and support the artists in your local community!

All genders, presentations, and consensual dynamics are warmly welcomed!

$5 gets you in but bring your toy $$$ — you’ll want it!

Anchor “stores”:

Bunny Flogger.
Frugal Domme.
Kraken Whip.
Orchid & Serpent.
Panther Prowls Floggers.
Playdate Toyz.
Wicked Grounds.


SF Citadel

181 Eddy St, San Francisco, California 94102


Sat Dec 9 – 9pm – 2am

The Grannies, Slapmatics, Lolly Gaggers, The Sin-Xx

GRANNIES – The most powerful band ever, with five sets of interchangeable laser eyeballs, macro-hydraulic Jump-a-tronic dresses, super-somgobulating automo-wigs, and an extendable Octo-claw colostomy bags.

SLAPMATICS – A tribute to the PLASMATICS and Wendy O. Wiliams (With Chelsea Rose, Beth Loudmouth, Carmela Thompson, Mike Coppertone and Eric Davis).

LOLLY GAGGERS – A new Bay Area queer quintet bringing Dark Post Punk guitar driven garage rock. Think Flipper swapping spit with 45 Grave.

We’re especially excited to check out our friends new band Lolly Gaggers. This will be our first time catching them live. Don’t miss the show.


Thee Parkside

1600 17th St, San Francisco, California 94107


Sunday Dec 10 – 10am – 4pm

Santa Skivvies Run 2017

Drop Trou, Raise Funds, Fight AIDS!

The Most Fun You Can Have During The Holiday Season!

The Santa Skivvies Run is a festive romp through the Castro benefiting San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

Santa Skivvies Run has become one of the city’s most beloved holiday events.

Check-in & registration starts at 9:30am
Opening ceremony at 10:45am
Run starts at 11:00am



3600 16th St @ Market St, San Francisco, California 94114