How to Volunteer for Thanksgiving in SF
Holidays
How to Volunteer for Thanksgiving in SF
Want to volunteer over the holidays? Here's four ways you can help.
Amoeba's 20th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrations
Amoeba's 20th Anniversary Celebration
Amoeba SF turns 20 and celebrates with two days of concerts, DJs, flash sales and prizes
SF's Most Adorable Adoptable Doggies
Holidays
SF's Most Adorable Adoptable Doggies
Macy's "Holiday Windows" is back at Union Square with the cutest doggies & kitties in Bay

Saturday, November 18

District 9 Community Fall Leaf Clean Up & Free Lunch | SF
Saturday, November 18 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*An RSVP is greatly encouraged.
| John O'Connell High School
District 9 Community Fall Leaf Clean Up & Free Lunch | SF

Community Clean Team is San Francisco Public Works’ longest-running and largest volunteer program that keeps San Francisco beautiful through landscaping and gardening projects, graffiti removal and litter cleanup in the neighborhoods. Community Clean Team, in partnership with the Giant Sweep anti-litter campaign, needs your help …

BCBG Holiday Warehouse Sale Extravaganza | SF
BCBG Holiday Warehouse Sale Extravaganza | SF

Join the BCBG Holiday Warehouse Sale Extravaganza with over 2,000 dresses, tops, denim, leather jackets and more or find fabulous cocktail dresses for the Holidays – with sizes 0-12, all up to 70% off (additional 10% if you pay cash).  Labels include BCBG, Herve Leger and more.
Please note this event is Saturday, not …

Amoeba SF’s 20th Anniversary: All Day Celebration | Haight St.
Saturday, November 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Amoeba SF's 20th Anniversary: All Day Celebration | Haight St.

Amoeba SF turns 20 this November. To celebrate this Platinum Anniversary, they’re throwing a two-day party complete with live musical performances, DJs, flash sales, prizes, arts and crafts, a photo booth, Amoeba’s Platinum Drag Show, and more on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18. ...

Volunteer at 2017 Macy’s Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions | Union Square
Saturday, November 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Volunteer at 2017 Macy's Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions | Union Square

Volunteer with the SPCA to help spread the holiday cheer at Macy’s Holiday Windows by greeting the public, collecting donations, and directing visitors to the SF SPCA pop-up adoption center inside Macy’s.
Sign up online to volunteer at Holiday Windows. Please note that many shifts are already …

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Don Bugito | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, November 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Don Bugito | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Monica Martinez, an artist and designer who immigrated to the US from Mexico City, is one of La Cocina’s current entrepreneurs. Inspired by pre-Hispanic Mexican cuisine, she …

Pizza Party: Tattoos, Free Pizza & Discounted Piercings | Oakland
Pizza Party: Tattoos, Free Pizza & Discounted Piercings | Oakland

Ever wanted to get a tattoo or a piercing but haven’t had the guts or time to do it? Well here’s a little motivation for you. Painted Hand Tattoo is hosting it’s Pizza Party this November 18th, Saturday. They will be giving away free pizza after …

Cyclocalypse 2017 “Scrap Run”: Wild Bicycle Scavenger Hunt | Oakland
Saturday, November 18 – All Day | Cost: $4*
*$20 per team (up to 5 members per a team)
| Eli's Mile High Club
Cyclocalypse 2017

The Oakland Black Label Bike Club presents Cyclocalypse VII Scrap Run, an apocalyptic bicycle scavenger hunt, mostly for things you can find on the street in Oakland (trust us, there are some weird things out there).
Ride around Oakland pillaging the streets for space pirate themed items.

Meet …

2 Day Dance Party on the Beach | Ocean Beach
Saturday, November 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Sloat)
2 Day Dance Party on the Beach | Ocean Beach

Come and join a two-day dance party on the beach by Gerald Casel and Keith Hennessy. This party will explore the themes of collaboration, equity, and difference. Gerald & Keith Dance Party on the Beach Saturday & Sunday, November 18-19, 2017 | 2 to 3 ...

New Moon Ceremony: Defend Mother Earth | Berkeley
Saturday, November 18 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 11 Spinnaker Way
New Moon Ceremony: Defend Mother Earth | Berkeley

You are invited to join them in this prayer from wherever you are on Mother Earth’s belly. In the San Francisco Bay Area, they will be meeting on the shoreline of Berkeley, California at Cesar Chavez Park, right at the end of the road where ...

Jägermeister Blaskapelle’s San Francisco Musical Bar Crawl | Nov 18
Saturday, November 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Jägermeister Blaskapelle's San Francisco Musical Bar Crawl | Nov 18

Introduced in 2017, the Jägermeister Blaskapelle is the spirits industry’s only fully owned musical group. This week only, the band will invade San Francisco and lead spontaneous, musical bar crawls through different neighborhoods. Definitely a performance you won’t want to miss Jägermeister Blaskapelle November 16-18, ...

$5 Super Early Bird “Quiet Clubbing” Silent Disco | SF
Saturday, November 18 – 10:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 super early bird, price raises to $20
| Monroe
$5 Super Early Bird

They have another great one going down at this amazing club in the heart of North Beach, for a night of music, dancing, and drinks. From 10 – 2 am, there will be 3 live DJs spinning 3 different genres of music, and you have …

Sunday, November 19

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF

Please note that the tickets for 11/19 are already sold out.

2017 Howard Zinn Book Fair: The World We Want | Mission Dist.
Sunday, November 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | City College of SF (Mission Campus)
2017 Howard Zinn Book Fair: The World We Want | Mission Dist.

The Howard Zinn Bookfair, a celebration of the books that make us rethink our roles in the world and connect people with hidden histories, will be held at CCSF Mission Campus.
The Howard Zinn Book Fair is an annual celebration of People’s History, Past Present, and Future …

Free Yogaout in Dolores Park | SF
Sunday, November 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Mission Dolores Park
Free Yogaout in Dolores Park | SF

Looking for a way to start your Sunday morning right? Supergirls have got your back. Join them every Sunday at Dolores Park for a free Yogaout.
It’s not just a workout, but a way to share the magic of Sunday mornings and connect with others and …

Celebrity Corgi Meetup & Photo Booth | SF
Sunday, November 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is recommended. 
| SPARK Social SF
Celebrity Corgi Meetup & Photo Booth | SF

Celebrities you say? Oh yeah, they’ve rounded up several Bay Area Corgis that have way more followers than any of their pawrents could ever dream of to attend a special meetup in November.
They will have a photo booth set up where attendees can tender donations to have …

Pier 39 Tree Lighting Celebration | 2017
Sunday, November 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39 Tree Lighting Celebration | 2017

Experience the holiday magic at Pier 39 – sing songs, send letters to Santa and welcome the season with holly-jolly magic and merriment for the whole family including live musical performances. The fun culminates at 6 pm as Pier 39′s majestic 60-foot tree, adorned with glistening ornaments, ...

2017 Bay Area Record Fair | SF
Sunday, November 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free from noon to 5pm; $5 for early admission at 11 am
| Swedish American Hall
2017 Bay Area Record Fair | SF

The 2017 Bay Area Record Fair, a celebration of the unique music scene in the Bay Area, will be held Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Swedish American Hall and Cafe du Nord in San Francisco.
Enjoy free entry after noon. $5 Early Bird Tickets get you into the record …

Say #NoThanks to Violence: DxE November Day of Action | BART Station
Sunday, November 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Powell Street Station
Say #NoThanks to Violence: DxE November Day of Action | BART Station

At Direct Action Everywhere, they have one — and only one — objective: to take nonviolent direct action until every animal gets the safety, happiness, and freedom they deserve.
Come and join a funeral protest in memory of the millions of turkeys killed for Thanksgiving.

Dance Party on the Beach | Ocean Beach
Sunday, November 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Sloat)
Dance Party on the Beach | Ocean Beach

Come and join a two-day dance party on the beach by Gerald Casel and Keith Hennessy. This party will explore the themes of collaboration, equity, and difference. Gerald & Keith Dance Party on the Beach Saturday & Sunday, November 18-19, 2017 | 2 to 3 ...

“NaNoWriMo 2017” National Novel Writing Month Write-Ins at the Library | South SF
Sunday, November 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South SF Main Library

National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo, for short) is a mad sprint to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. The event had over 700,000 participants in 2013, and this year, the South San Francisco Public Library would like to invite local participants to ...

“Behind Barbed Wire” Internment Commemoration Concert | The Presidio
Sunday, November 19 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Chapel

Chika Inoue, saxophone, and Mary Au, piano, in Concert. Featured will be “Behind Barbed Wire,” composed by Presidio composer Deon Nielsen Price, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the signing of EO9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese-Americans from 1942-1946.
The story is told …

Opera on the Spot: Give Thanks For Opera | SF
Sunday, November 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with a minimum $8 drink purchase.
| Rite Spot Cafe
Opera on the Spot: Give Thanks For Opera | SF

Opera On Tap SF is just so freaking thankful. Join them as they warm their hearts by sharing their favorite composers, arias, duets, and ensembles curated by some of San Francisco’s best local talent.
They are also incredibly thankful for Annie Southworth; Rite Spot Diva and …

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 …