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Saturday, December 16

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square
Please note that the tickets for 12/16 are already sold out.
4th Annual Napa Christmas Bird Count for Kids | Napa
Saturday, December 16 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Napa County Library
4th Annual Napa Christmas Bird Count for Kids | Napa
Connolly Ranch, Napa-Solano Audubon Society, and Napa County Library have teamed up to host the 4th annual Napa County Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) age 7-18. Every year for over a century, tens of thousands of citizen scientists take part in the National Audubon Society’s ...

Glide’s 2017 Holiday Toy Giveaway Day | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. 18+ only.
| Glide
Glide's 2017 Holiday Toy Giveaway Day | SF

Glide’s annual Toy Sort and Giveaway is here, so hurry up and sign up for a Toy Sort shift throughout the week culminating in the Saturday Giveaway Day. Volunteers will distribute toys to kids of the Tenderloin and surrounding neighborhoods. Financial contributions, gift cards and unwrapped new toys ...

Timbuk2’s 4th Annual Warehouse Sale: Up to 70% Off | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Timbuk2 Shotwell Factory Store
Timbuk2's 4th Annual Warehouse Sale: Up to 70% Off  | SF
On Saturday, December 16th, the Timbuk2 Shotwell Warehouse will be hosting a one-day-only sample sale from 9 am to 6 pm. Prepare to love thy neighbor, as every year the good tidings (and by tidings, they mean discounts) bring everyone out to brave the cold en ...
The Crucible’s Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
The Crucible's Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Saturday | Oakland

Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. On December 16-17, they’ll have music, food, and drinks for sale, as well as demonstrations of Crucible areas of study. Their themed ...

Final Day: Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale | 80% Off Everything
Saturday, December 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: 80% Off | Chronicle Books HQ
Final Day: 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 ...

Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 16 – 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 ...

Winter Crafts Fair | Berkeley
Saturday, December 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley Farmers Market
Winter Crafts Fair | Berkeley

Care about responsibly sourced goods and supporting your local economy? Shop local this year at the Ecology Center’s 26th Annual Winter Craft Fair and find sustainably made hand-crafted, and beautiful gifts from over 30 Bay Area artisans. Winter Crafts Fair | Berkeley Saturdays, December 16 ...

Holiday House by Brit + Co: One Stop Holiday Shopping Destination | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 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 ...

Native Co. Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, December 16 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Native Co. Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. This demo will highlight a farmer-chef relationship forged and sustained at the farmers market, featuring Star Route Farms. All demos take place in the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in ...
$7.50 Tix: “Sing You a Merry Christmas” Sing Along | Grace Cathedral
Saturday, December 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: $7.50*
*Use code FUNCHEAP for 50% off tickets
| Grace Cathedral
$7.50 Tix:
Sing along with your favorite Christmas carols as the toys of St. Nicholas’s workshop lead you on an extraordinary journey, filling children, young and old, with the joys of the season. Festive for families in one of SF’s most gorgeous spaces. Sing You A Merry Christmas A ...
Free Holiday Fun: Slacklining & Bocce Ball Games | Embarcadero
Saturday, December 16 – 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 ...

Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale | DNA Lounge
Saturday, December 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | DNA Lounge
Five & Diamond Holiday Loft Sale | DNA Lounge
Need unique gifts? This is the place to look. With over 25 independent artists, this event focuses on gifts and things you can give others with some fun stuff for yourself as well. They will be having raffles every hour (on the half hour) throughout the whole ...
Escape From Alcatraz: Secrets of the Outer Sunset | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Playland at 43rd Avenue
Escape From Alcatraz: Secrets of the Outer Sunset | SF
Join Playland at 43rd Avenue Artist-in-Residence Tom Ryan for a special program honoring the 80th anniversary of the 1937 Cole and Roe Escape from Alcatraz. Did they make it? Find out the fate of Ralph Roe and Ted Cole, Alcatraz inmates whose escape has never ...
Cabin Pop-Up at Equator Fort Mason: Free Coffee & Trip Giveaway | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Equator Coffees & Teas
Cabin Pop-Up at Equator Fort Mason: Free Coffee & Trip Giveaway | SF
Tour. Sip. Win. Cabin is a cozy new “moving hotel” that allows you to travel while you sleep. You can now fall asleep in San Francisco and wake up in Los Angeles (and vice versa) starting at $85 each way. They’re teaming up with Equator Coffees & Teas ...
SF’s Filipino Night Market Holiday Pop-Up | December 2017
SF's Filipino Night Market Holiday Pop-Up | December 2017
Inspired by the vibrant night markets of Asia, Undiscovered SF is a free monthly Music+Art+Food Festival and curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the SOMA Pilipinas district, located in the heart of San Francisco’s innovative South Of ...
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Daniela Gerson | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, December 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Daniela Gerson | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.  This demo will highlight a farmer-chef relationship forged and sustained at the farmers market, featuring Balakian Farms.  At Balakian Farms, employees are considered the most important asset in their ...

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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