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Saturday, December 9

Last Chance: Peak of Fall Colors at SF Botanical Garden | Golden Gate Park
Last Chance: Peak of Fall Colors at SF Botanical Garden | Golden Gate Park

The fall color is at its peak right now at San Francisco Botanical Garden … we’re told this should last just only 2 weeks. Weather looks good for a while, but bets are off if it rains, so folks should get out there soon if ...

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square
Please note that the tickets for 12/9 are already sold out.

Annual Winter Rose Pruning Demo | Golden Gate Rose Park
Saturday, December 9 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rose Garden (Golden Gate Park)
Annual Winter Rose Pruning Demo | Golden Gate Rose Park
Join the San Francisco Rose Society members and volunteers from SF Rec&Park for their annual winter rose pruning demo. They will be in the garden from 9:00 am until noon. The Rose Garden gardener and society members will be on hand to answer your rose ...
Family Pictures with Black Santa | Oakland
Saturday, December 9 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Source Chiropractic
Family Pictures with Black Santa | Oakland
The Source Chiropractic looks to provide a family fun, community event for families to take pictures with a Santa who they may more closely relate to. or/ an alternative to Santa’s they have previously had pictures with.
Books Inc. Warehouse Sale Extravaganza | SF
Saturday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, 30-90% off of books
| Books Inc. HQ
Books Inc. Warehouse Sale Extravaganza | SF
Books Inc. Winter Warehouse Sale Extravaganza is back and it is bigger and better than before. Enjoy 30-90% off of 1,000s of books. Greeting cards will be 4 for $1. Plus toys and gift items will be marked down to extreme discounts.
Ghirardelli Chocolate’s Annual Warehouse Sale | East Bay
Saturday, December 9 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Receive a GIFT when you attend between 12-2 PM
| Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory Store
Ghirardelli Chocolate's Annual Warehouse Sale | East Bay

The Annual Ghirardelli Warehouse Sale will be taking place on December 9th and 10th, at both their San Leandro and Lathrop factory stores. The event is massive with carolers, free hot cocoa and lots of giveaways for customers. The event starts at the factory store ...

Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
| All Over Oakland
Free Parking Day | 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 ...

24 Holidays on 24th Street: Hayrides, Music & Olive Oil Tastings | Noe Valley
Saturday, December 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | West Parklet
24 Holidays on 24th Street: Hayrides, Music & Olive Oil Tastings | Noe Valley
Holiday Celebration 10 am to 7 pm: Ring in the New Olive Oil! “Olio Nuovo” – Come to Olive This Olive That and enjoy Tastings & Holiday Treats. They will be offering 20% off Selected Items. Live Music – Noe Valley Town Square 11 am to 2 pm: Holiday Hay Ride ...
Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar: Embroidery, Henna & Calligraphy | Berkeley
Saturday, December 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Middle East Children's Alliance
Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar: Embroidery, Henna & Calligraphy | Berkeley

This event will feature a stunning array of unique items from Palestine – plus Arabic food. The best part is 100% of every purchase aids Palestinian children & their families. A stunning array of items from Palestine: Olive Oil, Embroidery, Hand-woven Rugs, Jewelry, Olive Oil Soap & ...

Holiday House by Brit + Co: One Stop Holiday Shopping Destination | SF
Saturday, December 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Holiday House by Brit + Co
Holiday House by Brit + Co: One Stop Holiday Shopping Destination | SF

Get merry with Brit + Co at the Holiday House, a one-stop holiday destination in San Francisco. Come hang with them at 2124 Union Street at their open house; there’s free entry, no tickets are required. Expect Instagrammable holiday-themed art installations, festive DIY projects, maker-customized gifts, and ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo with Joshua Seibert | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, December 9 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo with Joshua Seibert | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Chef Joshua Seibert grew up savoring East Coast specialties, from Blue Point Oysters to soft shell crab. Raised in a family where his father and grandmother were ...
2017 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest | Oakland
Saturday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Omni Commons
2017 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest | Oakland
The Annual EBABZ (East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest) is a chill hang zone for buying, trading and collaborating with zine, comics, DIY, and publishing comrades in the East Bay. 2017 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 11 am Omni Commons FREE
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Saturday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handicrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Festive lights, colorful decorations, and a friendly multicultural shopping atmosphere complete the experience. Telegraph Avenue ...

Mission District “Calle 24” Latino Art Stroll & Mural Tour | SF
Saturday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Mission)
Mission District

Calle 24 hosts an all-day Paseo Artistico / Art Stroll, a joint effort between several noted Calle 24 arts organizations, Paseo Artistico will bring music, poetry, book readings film and cultural tours to the 24th Street corridor every second Saturday. “Calle 24” spans 14 city blocks, the section ...

UC Botanical Garden Holiday Pop-up Shop | Berkeley
Saturday, December 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
UC Botanical Garden Holiday Pop-up Shop | Berkeley

Come have a fabulous time finding beautiful and unusual gifts for the holidays at their special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a unique selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Garden. Proceeds ...

SF Fetish Flea Market | Citadel
Saturday, December 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5 | SF Citadel
SF Fetish Flea Market | Citadel
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, upcycles and more right at the SF Citadel for one ...
Free Holiday Fun: Slacklining & Bocce Ball Games | Embarcadero
Saturday, December 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
* All free activities are available at first-come-first-serve basis.
| Justin Herman Plaza
Free Holiday Fun: Slacklining & Bocce Ball Games | Embarcadero

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the launch of a series of free holiday sports at Embarcadero Plaza. The Plaza already features the Holiday Ice Rink, located at heart of the Embarcadero Plaza. Now the Department is adding free, fun, drop-in, sports ...

Every Saturday

Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley

Grab your yoga mat and come to Sports Basement Berkeley for some relaxing weekend yoga. Community classes take place every Saturday.
Free Community Yoga Class
Every Saturday | 10 am
Sports Basement, 2727 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA
FREE
Please BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle. All levels are welcome.

Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF

Enjoy an hour-long walk on the rise, tragic fall, and modern rebirth of one of San Francisco’s most renowned historic landmarks.
Visit a contemporary swirl of shops and learn the history of ferries, freeways, and quakes. Meet at the foot of the stairs at the front …

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour | Marin Headlands
Every Saturday – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Point Bonita Lighthouse
Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour | Marin Headlands

Meet Point Bonita docents along the lighthouse trail. This hidden, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters.
A secret jewel of the Bay Area, the Point Bonita Lighthouse, built in 1855, was …

Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Every Saturday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland

Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered.
The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who prefer …

“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 online with discount code FUNCHEAP; otherwise, it's $10.
| The Basement

The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that features established comedians from around the …

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show | Oakland
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
| It's Your Move Game Store

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for weekly shows happening every Saturday.
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show
Every Saturday | 8 pm
It’s Your Move Game Store, 4920 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
$5
Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy comedy from some of the …

Saturday Night Jazz Show | Fillmore
Saturday Night Jazz Show | Fillmore

Come relax in the Heritage Lounge of 1300 on Fillmore and listen a free jazz performance during Saturday Night Live Music.
The band lineup will change weekly and they do take some Saturdays off so make sure to check the schedule to see who’s performing.
There is no cover …

Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont
Every Saturday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Made Up Theatre
Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont

Come out for a night of big laughs as The 5 Play cast explores the fun, exciting, and silly nature of human relationships in an unforgettable show of completely improvised scenes and stories every Saturday at 10 pm.
5 Play will perform a fully improvised 45 …

The God Damn Jam: Watch or Take Part in Improv on Stage | SF
Every Saturday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | PianoFight
The God Damn Jam: Watch or Take Part in Improv on Stage | SF

Sid Singh hosts the craziest show in the city where you get to see standup, improv, and then you get on stage to do improv.
If you want, you can also just sit and laugh at the other people doing improv. No one is here to make …

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