This article comes to us courtesy of SF Station.
By Matt Crawford
There are numerous free events this week for those who want to skip massive lines and frantic shopping to see what's new with local artists and cultural institutions. The Lower Haight Holiday Art Walk is back for a night of arts and entertainment and Hayes Valley celebrates with a Holiday Block Party with local boutiques and businesses. Crucible's Holiday Gifty Fair & Fire Performances puts and industrial spin on the season with demonstrations, a molten metal pour and more. It's all about local artisans at Speakeasy Brewery for Holiday Indie Mart and SFMade Holiday Gift Fair and California Academy of Sciences opens it's doors for Quarterly Free Sundays.