Alcatraz's Thanksgiving Sunrise Ceremony
Celebrations
Alcatraz's Thanksgiving Sunrise Ceremony
The Indigenous Peoples’ Annual Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering returns to Alcatraz Thursday morning.
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Celebrations
The "Snowflakes are Market" Are Back
Nearly 300 LED snowflakes illuminate Market Street with official lighting ceremony Monday night.
SF's Biggest Sugar Castle
Holidays
SF's Biggest Sugar Castle
Westin St. Francis unveils it's 12-foot-tall sugar castle on Wednesday with treats for all

Monday, November 20

2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance | SF
Monday, November 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations are encouraged.
| San Francisco LGBT Community Center
2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance | SF

The SF LGBT Community Center will host the 19th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) on Monday, November 20, 2017.
Transgender Day of Remembrance is a genuine tribute to those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. This day serves a purpose to …

2017 “Snowflakes on Market” Lighting Ceremony | SF
Monday, November 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Cable Car Turnaround (Market/Powell)
2017

The 10th Annual Market Street Snowflake Lighting ceremony will feature live performances as city officials will count down to the illumination of over 290 5×5 LED illuminated snowflakes on Market Street’s signature “Path of Gold” light poles in front of the cable car turn-around at Powell and Market streets.
2017 Snowflakes on Market …

Hit Parade: Musical Archives & Public Knowledge with Josh Kun | Berkeley
Monday, November 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Hit Parade: Musical Archives & Public Knowledge with Josh Kun | Berkeley

What does music tell people about the sustainability and precarity of publics? How can you use music—rehearsed, recorded, archived—to engage histories of erasure and displacement while imagining new forms of community and collaboration? Josh Kun’s talk will explore these ideas through his project Hit Parade: Live …

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” | AMC Van Ness
Monday, November 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Van Ness 14
Free Sneak Preview Movie:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” a brand new drama movie starring Denzel Washington.
Free Film Screening: Roman J. Israel, Esq.
November 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm
AMC Van Ness 14
RSVP code: pPdox58828

Tickets available through https://www.sonyscreenings.com/main/code_redeem
Tickets are free, but subject to availability.
Depending …

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” | AMC Mercado
Monday, November 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Mercado
Free Sneak Preview Movie:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Roman J. Israel, Esq.,” a brand new drama movie starring Denzel Washington.
Free Film Screening: Roman J. Israel, Esq.
November 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm
AMC Mercado
RSVP code: SAnBs56527

Tickets available through https://www.sonyscreenings.com/main/code_redeem
Tickets are free, but subject to availability.
Depending on demand, …

Tuesday, November 21

26th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner | Oakland
Tuesday, November 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Marriott Hotel
26th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner | Oakland

The 26th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner is an annual, free, all-volunteer community feast to feed those who need some holiday food and cheer. Seniors, low-income families and homeless citizens are warmly welcomed at the Oakland Marriott City Center from 11 am to 2 pm on Tuesday, November 21, …

Tony-Award Winning “The Normal Heart” Live Theater | SF
Tuesday, November 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use the promo code "FUNCHEAP"
| Eureka Theatre
Tony-Award Winning

A searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man’s lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis. The Normal Heart follows Ned Weeks, a gay activist enraged at the indifference of public officials and the gay community. While …

Wednesday, November 22

Pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market Day | Ferry Building
Wednesday, November 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market Day | Ferry Building

Take care of your last minute shopping right before the big day. In addition to the regular Saturday and Tuesday Ferry Plaza Farmers Markets, there will be a special market on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
2017 Pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 10 am to 2 pm
Ferry …

Strike Out Hunger: Free Bowling & Canned Food Drive | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, November 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Limit one game per person per day. Does not include shoe rental ($3.81).
| Boardwalk Bowl
Strike Out Hunger: Free Bowling & Canned Food Drive | Santa Cruz

How’s your bowling average these days? Bring a can of food and bowl a free game at the Boardwalk Bowl in Santa Cruz from November 1 through December 31, 2017. All donations go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County to help feed hungry ...

12 ft. Tall “Enchanted Sugar Castle” Unveiling: Free Coffee & Cookies | Westin St. Francis
Wednesday, November 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Westin St. Francis
12 ft. Tall “Enchanted Sugar Castle” Unveiling: Free Coffee & Cookies | Westin St. Francis

The Westin St. Francis will be transformed into a festive oasis. Join Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Francois Houdré and his team as they unveil two spectacular one-of-a-kind handcrafted castles in the lobby of The Westin St. Francis. This annual holiday tradition began in 2005 with the ...

Milkbar’s A Badd Hippie Disney Karaoke | SF
Wednesday, November 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*An RSVP is encouraged.
| Milk Bar
Milkbar's A Badd Hippie Disney Karaoke | SF

Milkbar presents A Badd Hippie Show Disney Karaoke with Hippie Shaun. Come and enjoy yourself on the day before Thanksgiving. Sing all your favorite Disney songs bring all your favorite friends. After, enjoy the sweet sounds of Lady Q.
Prior to becoming a DJ, Lady Q was …

Tony-Award Winning “The Normal Heart” Live Theater | SF
Wednesday, November 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use the code FUNCHEAP for free tickets
| Eureka Theatre
Tony-Award Winning

A searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man’s lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis. The Normal Heart follows Ned Weeks, a gay activist enraged at the indifference of public officials and the gay community. While …

Pre-Thanksgiving Free Cobb’s Comedy Night | SF
Pre-Thanksgiving Free Cobb's Comedy Night | SF

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often ...

Pre-Turkey Dance Party | SF
Wednesday, November 22 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*There is no cover as long as you bring a donation
| Harlot
Pre-Turkey Dance Party | SF

This is the time of year to appreciate all you have by spending time with friends and family, eating great food, and dancing.
Come join them at Harlot as they serve up some tasty house & tech house beats for your listening pleasure.
There is no cover …

Thursday, November 23

2017 Thanksgiving Sunrise Celebration | Alcatraz
Thursday, November 23 – 4:15 am | Cost: $14*
*Event is free, but boat tickets are $14 for adults.
| Alcatraz Island
2017 Thanksgiving Sunrise Celebration | Alcatraz

The International Indian Treaty Council presents Indigenous Peoples’ Annual Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island, part of the San Francisco Ohlone Territory, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.
Thanksgiving Sunrise Celebration
Thursday, November 23, 2017 | 4 to 6 am
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco
FREE but you’ll need a boat ticket to get …

Thanksgiving Day Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
Thanksgiving Day Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket

If you’ve got better things to do than be with your family on Thanksgiving Day and need a car to run those errands, you’ll pretty much have free reign while parking anywhere in the city.
Although parking hazardously is always ticketable and towable – as is parking in …

2017 Turkey Day Workout: ” Workout Massacre ” | Dolores Park
Thursday, November 23 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
2017 Turkey Day Workout:

“Workout Massacre” Turkey Day is here. Before loading up on mega turkey calories, join up with Bianchi Fitness for a free 90 minute outdoor workout in Dolores Park.
Meet at the bell at 19th & Dolores. Look for Coach B. Everyone is invited — all fitness levels and …

Thanksgiving Day Guided Walking Tours | 5 Free Tours
Thanksgiving Day Guided Walking Tours | 5 Free Tours

Relatives in town? Show off our beautiful city by taking them on one of San Francisco City Guides free guided walking tours of San Francisco’s greatest neighborhoods. There is a full slate of free tours on Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Tour starting times range from ...

Free Thanksgiving Dinner | East Bay
Thursday, November 23 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | First Lutheran Church (Concord)
Free Thanksgiving Dinner | East Bay

The First Lutheran Church in Concord hosts a free Thanksgiving dinner from 10:30 am to 4 pm on Thursday, November 23, 2017.
The dinner is organized by several Contra Costa churches and anybody in the community is welcome to come enjoy some food and cheer.
Want to volunteer? Call 925-207-0035 …

Volunteering for Thanksgiving in SF | A How-To Guide
Thursday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Volunteering for Thanksgiving in SF | A How-To Guide

Take a moment and give back to the community this Thanksgiving.
Read on below for organizations across San Francisco and the Bay Area in need of volunteers to help spread food and warmth to those less fortunate.
Know of another volunteering opportunity for Thanksgiving 2017? Let …

15th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration | Oakland
Thursday, November 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Two Star Market
15th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration | Oakland

Oakland’s Dimond District is home to Two Star Market which will host its 15th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration from 1-4 pm on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

Thanksgiving Day Free Vegetarian Dinner & Classical Indian Concert | East Bay
Thanksgiving Day Free Vegetarian Dinner & Classical Indian Concert | East Bay

Enjoy international vegetarian cuisine and a classical Indian music concert at the Badarikashrama ashram starting at 3 pm in San Leandro on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017.
Free, but an RSVP is recommended. Call 510-278-2444. No one will be turned away on the day of the event.
Dinner …

Opening Night: 2017 “Illuminate SF” Festival of Light | All Over SF
Thursday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Opening Night: 2017

Illuminate SF Festival of Light happens Thanksgiving 2017 through New Year’s Day 2018 and shines a light on San Francisco’s ever-expanding light art scene. Get your glow on during this two-month celebration during the longest nights of the year, featuring free light art tours, nighttime neighborhood walks, ...

NoThanksgiving Vegan Potluck | Berkeley
Thursday, November 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Animal Rights Center
NoThanksgiving Vegan Potluck | Berkeley

Thanksgiving can be a wonderful time to gather and celebrate with family and friends, however, this holiday is filled with historical and continuing violence.
For everyone who is seeking something different for this holiday, they offer an alternative all-vegan potluck to challenge the conventional Thanksgiving celebration …

Friday, November 24

Calorie-Burning, History-Learning Walking Tour Friday | 11 Free Tours
Calorie-Burning, History-Learning Walking Tour Friday | 11 Free Tours

Relatives in town? Show off our beautiful city by taking them on one of San Francisco City Guides free guided walking tours of San Francisco’s greatest neighborhoods. There is a full slate of free tours on Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Tour starting times range from ...

2017 Plaid Friday | Oakland
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
2017 Plaid Friday | Oakland

Plaid Friday is the fun, indie alternative to the big box store “Black Friday,” designed to promote local and independently owned businesses during the holiday shopping season.
2017 Plaid Friday
Friday, November 24, 2017
All Over Oakland
FREE, but bring money for food, drinks and shopping
> 2017 Events & Specials
Look for …

Free Parking Day: Plaid Friday | Oakland
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
| All Over Oakland
Free Parking Day: Plaid Friday | Oakland

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday. The city of Oakland will offer free parking at meters and parking kiosks to encourage holiday shoppers ...

“Green Friday”: Free Day Passes to California State Parks

Let’s turn Black Friday into Green Friday. Since Thanksgiving is about spending time with friends and family, why not explore a beautiful state park instead of shopping indoors or online. Those who would like to visit a park for free on “Green Friday” may begin ...

Yoga & Social Justice | SF
Friday, November 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations Welcome to benefit social justice programs in San Francisco and Seattle
| The Waller Center
Yoga & Social Justice | SF

Suppress your urge to indulge in capitalism on Black Friday by coming and doing yoga. Join Chasity Jones for a Vinyasa flow class for all ages and levels.
They will have a yoga class and then have a discussion afterwards about her work in Seattle, WA …

Win Tix: 2017 Great Dickens Christmas Fair | Cow Palace
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: WIN | Cow Palace

Visit London – at the historic Cow Palace Exhibition Halls. Enter the winding lanes of Victorian London and immerse yourself in a world of music halls, theatres, pubs, dance parties, and charming shops overflowing with hand-made holiday treasures. Enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty …