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Sunday, November 19

Win Tix: 2017 Fall Holiday Chocolate Salon | SF
Sunday, November 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | SF County Fair Building
Oh boy, here it comes. For the chocolate lover in all of us, there’s the Fall Chocolate Salon. This isn’t the run-of-the-mill grocery store checkout chocolate. The very best artisanal, gourmet, and premium chocolates will be readily available at this deliciously decadent event. > Get Tickets – ...
Free Seasonal Tasting: Persimmons | Jack London Square
Sunday, November 19 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Tasting: Persimmons | Jack London Square
Stop by the market to try the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market. They will be preparing a simple dish featuring persimmons from Happy Acre Farms. Stop by for a taste and a free recipe card.

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, ...
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, November 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...

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 ...

Thursday, November 23

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 ...
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 ...
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

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 ...
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...

2017 Holiday Tree Lighting: Caroling & Free Carriage Rides | Saratoga
Friday, November 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Saratoga Village
2017 Holiday Tree Lighting: Caroling & Free Carriage Rides | Saratoga
Strutting horse-drawn carriages, crafts people displaying their wares for sale, Father Christmas and more are highlights of the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Wine Stroll in Historic Downtown Saratoga Village on Big Basin Way. 2017 Holiday Tree Lighting November 24, 2017 | 5-8 pm – tree lighting at 5:30 pm Big Basin ...
2017 Lighting of the Old Oak Tree | Danville
Friday, November 24 – 5:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Old Oak Tree
2017 Lighting of the Old Oak Tree | Danville
Come to enjoy street-corner musicians, strolling along the tree-lined sidewalks, stopping in for dinner or a cocktail at a local eatery, browsing shops and enjoying holiday merriment and goodies such as hot cocoa, cider, and tea provided by Danville’s merchants, to celebrate the lighting of ...
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, November 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, November 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

Saturday, November 25

Treasure Island Flea “Big Holiday Show”
Saturday, November 25 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea
It’s our big Holiday show. Shop 400+ local artists, makers, collectors, and designers. Plus, take a selfie with Santa, holiday DIY workshops, live music, & much, much more… RSVP on Facebook (Click “Going”) to enter to win a $100 spree. Winner announced Friday.
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Sow | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, November 25 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Sow | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Sow : verb |sō| plant (seed) by scattering it on or in the ground for future growth. Sow Juice is an independently owned, San Francisco based juice ...
Winter Walk SF Opening & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square
Saturday, November 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF Opening & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square

Union Square SF’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming two blocks on Stockton Street into a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2017 Winter Walk SF November 25, 2017 – January 1, 2018 Stockton St. between Geary and Ellis, San Francisco FREE Back ...

Sunday, November 26

Treasure Island Flea “Big Holiday Show”
Sunday, November 26 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea
It’s our big Holiday show. Shop 400+ local artists, makers, collectors, and designers. Plus, take a selfie with Santa, holiday DIY workshops, live music, & much, much more… RSVP on Facebook (Click “Going”) to enter to win a $100 spree. Winner announced Friday.

Monday, November 27

Milk Bar Mondaze: Free Pizza, Games & Comedy Night | Haight
Monday, November 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Milk Bar Mondaze: Free Pizza, Games & Comedy Night | Haight

Mondaze is a happy hour with free pizza (starting at 5pm – limited), video games, card games and board games held at Milk Bar. Look forward to favorites like Mortal Kombat, UFC and Cards Against Humanity. Comedians/Comedy shows change every Monday and starts around 8:30 pm ...

Tuesday, November 28

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, November 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

Cookies and Comedy is a top notch comedy show highlighted by comics who in addition to having great material also have stage personas with a lot of flavor. This flavor is celebrated by bringing in some oven baked cookies for free. The show takes place at ...

North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF
Tuesday, November 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
| Tope Lounge
North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF

So you’re in North Beach, huh? Looking for a good time? Want to party with some beautiful people? Want to feel like a million bucks? You want to devour loads of pizza and champagne? Well, welcome to the North Beach Comedy Thing, a monthly showcase, featuring ...

Thursday, November 30

Speak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF
Thursday, November 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alite Outpost
Speak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF

Get hungry folks. The good folks at the Alite Outpost will be serving up hot grilled cheeses and cold brews every last Thursday of the month. Swing by for a bite to eat and enjoy in-store discounts as well as some helpful advice from the ...

2017 Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Thursday, November 30 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ritz Carlton Hotel
2017 Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
A favorite among the Bay Area community, the Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco ignites the holiday season at sundown, when the 40-foot holiday tree outside the hotel is illuminated by Santa Claus and his little helper from the Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area. The ...

Friday, December 1

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, December 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local ...

2017 “It’s A Wonderful Night” Annual Holiday & Tree Lighting Celebration | San Leandro
Friday, December 1 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Estudillo Plaza
2017 “It’s A Wonderful Night
Downtown San Leandro welcomes all to its Holiday Tree Lighting and “It’s A Wonderful Night” Holiday Celebration on Friday, December 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The SLIA invites the community to kick-off the evening at 5:30 p.m. for the Holiday Tree Lighting in Estudillo ...
“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, December 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen

This is your monthly chance  to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market highlights ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, December 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regularly admission is $18 ...

Holiday Traditions & Free Samples with Chef Rogelio Garcia | The Presidio
Friday, December 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and an RSVP is encouraged.
| Commissary
Holiday Traditions & Free Samples with Chef Rogelio Garcia | The Presidio
Join them for an evening with Rogelio Garcia, Executive Chef of The Commissary, as he prepares his family’s holiday favorite, Cinderella Pumpkin Tortellini (free samples to the first 100 guests checked in). Chef Rogelio recently competed on season 15 of Bravo TV’s Top Chef, which begins ...

Saturday, December 2

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Baking Tribute to Flo Braker | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, December 2 – 10:20 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Baking Tribute to Flo Braker | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Professional baker and Bakers Dozen board member Rose Gillen will be representing the organization in a tribute to the famous baker Flo Braker. Rose Gillen started baking at ...