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Friday, December 15

Free Early Boarding for Ugly Holiday Sweaters on Alaska Airlines | 2017
Free Early Boarding for Ugly Holiday Sweaters on Alaska Airlines | 2017
In celebration of National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, Alaska Airlines guests who wear their festive holiday sweaters to the airport are able to board early. The one-day promotion will be celebrated by flyers and employees alike across Alaska’s 115-city network and includes all Alaska, Virgin ...
Goodbye Mayor Ed Lee: SF’s Memorial & Tributes | City Hall
Friday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Goodbye Mayor Ed Lee: SF's Memorial & Tributes | City Hall

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee passed away early Tuesday morning of an apparent heart attack.  Supervisor London Breed has taken over as acting Mayor. Our thoughts go out to his family and we wish the mayor bon voyage. Events to celebrate the life and legacy of ...

Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Friday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: 80% Off | Chronicle Books HQ
Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything

Need some last minute gifts, but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs? The Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only. Choose from cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle, home, arts and crafts, art ...

CANCELLED: “12 Days of Kittens”: Adopt & Snuggle a Warm Kitten | SF
Friday, December 15 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
CANCELLED:
Due to the unexpected passing of Mayor Lee, the wrap party for the 12 Days of Kittens at City Hall scheduled for Friday, December 15, has been cancelled.
2017 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 4th Night | Union Square
Friday, December 15 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 4th Night | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

Speakeasy’s Beer Tap Room Reopens after 9 Months | SF
Friday, December 15 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for beer
| Speakeasy Brewery
Speakeasy's Beer Tap Room Reopens after 9 Months | SF
On December 15th, almost exactly 9 months since it was abruptly closed, The Tap Room at Speakeasy Ales & Lagers will once again open its doors – no password required. The remodel is complete, the permits have been signed off, and they can’t wait to open ...
SF Marina & Small Craft Harbor Holiday Festival | 2017
Friday, December 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor
SF Marina & Small Craft Harbor Holiday Festival | 2017
Set sail for the SF Marina and Small Craft Harbor’s 2nd Annual Holiday Event on Friday, December 15, 2017. The event goes from 4 to 7 p.m. and will feature live music, hot cocoa/cider, snacks and a lighted boat parade that begins at 6 p.m. Best ...
Free Federal Donut Party & Hanukkah Pop-Up | SF
Friday, December 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jewish Community Center of SF
Free Federal Donut Party & Hanukkah Pop-Up | SF
Share the Light with the JCCSF for their annual Hanukkah Shabbatikah FRYday party featuring Federal Donuts. Celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah and the end of the work week with candle lighting, special Hanukkah cocktails from the Alembic team, dreidel games, live music and free tastings ...
Napa Lighted Art Festival | 2017
Friday, December 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Napa
Napa Lighted Art Festival | 2017

Experience an illuminating art walk during the season of lights. This festival creates stunning artwork as light displays are projected onto a variety of buildings throughout Downtown Napa and the Oxbow District. Eight to ten original artworks will light up the night sky for 9 ...

1st Annual “Carol Fest” w/ Real Snow Sledding | Hayes Valley
1st Annual
It’s that time of the year again when carol fests are abundant. Join First Baptist SF for their first annual Carol Fest on Friday, December 15, 2017 for snow sledding, carol sing-alongs and a life-size snow globe. 2017 FirstSF Carol Fest Friday, December 15, 2017 | 5 to ...
2017 Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade | Fisherman’s Wharf
Friday, December 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
2017 Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade | Fisherman's Wharf
Come out and see the oldest and largest lighted holiday boat parade on San Francisco Bay. Boats festooned with lights and holiday decorations will parade along the waterfront on December 15, 2017. A holiday tradition since 1994, the parade typically includes members of the St. Francis Yacht ...
Presidio Holiday Sing-Along | SF
Friday, December 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
Presidio Holiday Sing-Along | SF
Gather around the piano to share music and holiday cheer, led by performers from 42nd Street Moon. Experience wonderful seasonal favorites, plus grab some festive drinks from Arguello restaurant that will be available for purchase. This event is free but due to space constraints registration is required. ...
Topo Designs SF Holiday Party | NoPa
Friday, December 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Topo Design
Topo Designs SF Holiday Party | NoPa
The holidays are filled with hectic schedules, impromptu gatherings, and family time. Take a break to relax, enjoy an evening of tasty morsels (thanks to Bi-Rite and Fort Point Beer Co.), great company, raffle and door prizes – and top it off – with the ...
Free Nutcracker Ballet Performance | Oakland
Friday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations accepted
| Oakland Temple Hill Auditorium
Free Nutcracker Ballet Performance | Oakland
Tchaikovsky’s marvelous and enchanting ballet returns to delight Temple Hill this season. The charm and tradition begin with Clara’s awe of the festively adorned Christmas tree. When her wounded Nutcracker transforms into the leader of the toy soldiers, a magical adventure transpires with the Mouse ...
Tiny Garage Concerts | Emeryville
Friday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
| Boonation Custom Cycles
Tiny Garage Concerts | Emeryville

Boonation Custom Cycles hosts a monthly Tiny Garage Concert Series meant to involve 3 things: fun, community and entertainment. Tiny Garage Concerts Every 3rd Friday | 7 pm Boonation Custom Cycles, 5656 Genoa St, Emeryville FREE with a $5 suggested donation They’ve created a space ...

The Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, Body Painting & Free Chocolate | SoMa
Friday, December 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tiered pricing starting at $5 and rising to $15.
| SOMArts Cultural Center
The Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, Body Painting & Free Chocolate | SoMa

The Chocolate and Art Show takes over SOMArts Cultural Center for two days of live body painting, face-painting, live music, vendors, and most importantly, free chocolate from 8 pm to 2 am. Indulge yourself in some of SF’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators. Chocolate and Art Show December ...

The Star Wars Christmas Ride | San Jose Bike Party
Friday, December 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
The Star Wars Christmas Ride | San Jose Bike Party
Join in on the 3rd Friday of December for a Star Wars Christmas themed Bike Party. Dress as your favorite Star Wars character, wear a Star Wars or holiday themed sweater, or #GetCrafty and make your own fun costume; and feel free to decorate your bike. Gathering starts about 7:30 ...
Chillarious Musical Edition: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, December 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious Musical Edition: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Line-up: Sam Gilweit The OD’s And Headliner Rachel Lark (Savage Lovecast , Salon.com)

Every Friday

Free Bad-Ass Morning Workout: Conquer SF’s Hills | Every Friday
Every Friday – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Free Bad-Ass Morning Workout: Conquer SF's Hills | Every Friday

Every Friday morning at 6:30 am, gather at a different San Francisco hill for a free badass workout and a chance to meet fellow fitness enthusiasts in your city.
The hills change each week (it might be Alamo Square, Moraga Steps, Twin Peaks, Lombard…), but expect …

$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party | North Beach
$1 Drink Fridays:

Fridays are now a little bit more awesome. Did someone say $1 drinks?
Monroe in North Beach hosts “Battle of the Decades” DJ party and happy hour every Friday with a DJ spinning progressive tunes. Every hour is a different decade – with drink prices to …

Free “Oysters on the Half Shell” Fridays | El Rio
Free

El Rio, a neighborhood dive in the deep Mission, gives away free Oysters on the half shell from local folks in Tomales Bay, every Friday at 5:30 pm. Arrive on time, they go fast.
And get your drink on with happy hour on Friday from 5-8 pm …

Free Circus Class Night: Learn Juggling & Tightwire Walking | SF
Every Friday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Circus Center
Free Circus Class Night: Learn Juggling & Tightwire Walking | SF

Come and play with all the fun circus toys that fit under the Circus Center‘s roof every Friday.
Circus Skills Jam Class
Most Fridays | 7-9 pm
Circus Center, 755 Frederick St., SF
FREE; RSVP Required. Please make sure to check-in before 6:45 pm.
Age limits: Everyone age 8 and older is welcome, …

Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skylark Bar
Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar

 
Join Hunny Bunny and Her Hot Toddies for Mischief at the Skylark Bar every Friday at 8 pm.
 
Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies
Every Friday | 8 pm
Skylark Bar, 3089 16th St, SF, CA
FREE
Enjoy drinks, dancing, DJs and more at this free weekly burlesque and …

Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse | Mutiny Radio
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mutiny Radio
Pamtastic's Comedy Clubhouse | Mutiny Radio

Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse on Mutiny Radio is a free comedy show every Friday from 8-11 pm at Mutiny Radio on the corner of 21st and Florida in the deep Mission District.
Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse
Every Friday | 8-11 pm
Mutiny Radio, 2781 21st Street, SF, CA
FREE
Over 25 of San …

“Best of SF” Stand-Up Comedy Night | SF
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Get tickets for $5 with promo code FUNCHEAP. Otherwise, tickets are $15.
| The Variety Preview Room / The Hobart Building

San Francisco has long been home to an electric comedy scene and has spawned some of the biggest names in stand-up from Margaret Cho to Patton Oswalt, in addition to current up and coming stars like Vahé Hove and Chris Schiappacasse. Check out a fresh …

“Ain’t Mama’s Drag” Weekly Variety Show | SF

San Francisco’s only drag variety show has Queens, Kings and live performers of every type imaginable. Expect the unexpected here. The audience cannot predict what hostess Cruzin d’Loo has dug up for their entertainment every Friday night at a respectable 8 pm… that’s the only thing respectable about …

Jazz at The Atlas Cafe | SF
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Just tip the musicians.
| Atlas Cafe
Jazz at The Atlas Cafe | SF

Jazz at The Atlas is a weekly jazz residency with five rotating jazz bands. Music is always free, though tipping is encouraged.
Jazz at The Atlas Cafe
(This is a typical lineup and is subject to change – hey, it’s jazz baby)

1st Friday – Eli Maliwan Jazz Party …

“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Friday – 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 …

Friday Night Outdoor Roller Skate DJ Party: “Midnight Rollers” | SF
Every Friday – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Friday Night Outdoor Roller Skate DJ Party:

Strap on your skates and roller disco around the city at the Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate party.
This weekly skate (as long as it’s not raining or during Burning Man) hits up San Francisco’s main attractions, all while blasting their own beats from two jogging strollers …

SF Beer Olympics: Beer Pong, Flip Cup & $2 Beers | North Beach
SF Beer Olympics: Beer Pong, Flip Cup & $2 Beers | North Beach

Meet and compete against locals, travelers, couch surfers, au pairs, and hostelers. Games are free to play (including flip cup, beer pong and relays) and many weeks they have themed events for holidays, or just because.
They have a great 5-for-$10 beer and wine special until 9:20 …

F!#&ing Free Fridays: Improv Comedy | SF
Every Friday – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Stagewerx Theatre
F!#&ing Free Fridays: Improv Comedy | SF

EndGames Improv is bringing something new to the genre, what could turn out to be a very hot affair (in that release of tension, funny kind of way) with “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship.”
“YFUR” is an entirely improvised comedy show inspired by stories of your own …

Night Moves: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | PianoFight
Every Friday – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP required.
| PianoFight
Night Moves: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | PianoFight

Every Friday night, Josef Anolin and Andrew Holmgren bring you a raucous party slash stand-up comedy showcase at the new PianoFight theater.
Night Moves: Stand-up Comedy Showcase
Every Friday | 11:59 pm
PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street, SF, CA
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Poet, Robert Sylvester Kelly once wrote, “After the …

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