Events: December 18 - 24, 2013

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WEDNESDAY 18

Chronicle Books December warehouse sale Chronicle Books HQ, 680 Second St, SF; www.chroniclebooks.com. 9am-7pm. Through Fri/20. Free. Save up to 80 percent on cookbooks, children's books, lifestyle and pop culture titles, and more.

"Nerd Nite" Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell, SF; sf.nerdnite.com. 7pm, $8. Gather with your fellow nerds for booze and a lecture on an appropriately high-IQ topic.

"NuStar's Extreme Universe" Randall Museum, 199 Museum Wy, SF; www.randallmuseum.org. 7:30pm, free (donations encouraged). San Francisco Amateur Astronomers present this talk on "NASA's newest eye on the X-ray sky" by Prof. Lynn Cominsky, chair of the Physics and Astronomy Department at Sonoma State University.

THURSDAY 19

"Display: Holiday Market" Emeryville Public Market, 5959 Shellmound, Emeryville; www.displayemeryville.com. 5-9pm, free. Dedicated to "creating big ideas in small spaces," this holiday-themed event features pop-up shops, workshops, art installations, food, and DJs.

FRIDAY 20

"Birding the Hill" Randall Museum, 199 Museum Wy, SF; www.randallmuseum.org. 8am, free. Audobon experts lead this bird-watching expedition through Corona Heights Park. Hike lasts around two and a half hours and includes steep climbs and stairs; aimed at ages five and up (kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult).

SATURDAY 21

House Rabbit Society Holiday Party and 25th Anniversary HRS Rabbit Center, 148 Broadway, Richmond; rabbit.org/rabbit-center/join-us-for-the-house-rabbit-society-holiday-party-and-celebration-of-our-25th-anniversary. 1-4pm, free with RSVP to link above. The nonprofit rabbit rescue organization hosts a holiday open house, with vegan nibbles, a silent auction (featuring gifts for both human and floppy-eared friends), shopping in the Hop Shop, tours of the facility, and "Santa's Bunny Workshop with bunny toy-making." Squee!

"Oakland Art Murmur Third Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour: Small Works for the Holidays" Meet at Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th St, Oakl; www.oaklandartmurmur.org. 2-4pm, free. Julianne Sterling of Mercury 20 leads this tour of several Uptown District art galleries.

Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St, SF; Facebook: Renegade Craft Fair Winter Market. 11am-6pm, free. Through Sun/22. Procrastinators, this one's for you, with wares by over 250 indie crafters, plus DIY workshops and a DIY gift-wrap station, a free photo booth, and more.

Katari Sporrong Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission, SF; www.cartoonart.org. 1-3pm, free. The Cartoonist-in-Residence shows and discusses her work, including SPEAK UP David Wojnarowicz: a role model for the unheard. *