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Saturday, December 17

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Saturday, December 17 – 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 handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair  December 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 2016 ...

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, December 17 – 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 monthly shows happening every first Saturday and third of the month. Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy from some of ...

Sunday, December 18

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Sunday, December 18 – 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 handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair  December 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 2016 ...

Tuesday, December 20

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, December 20 – 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, December 21

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, December 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...

Special Indonesian Food Demo | SF Main Library
Wednesday, December 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Public Library
Special Indonesian Food Demo | SF Main Library
Rujak or Rojak, a traditional fruit and vegetable salad, is commonly found in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Rujak is Malay for mixture. Have you ever tasted Sambal, the Indonesian hot sauce? Morsinah Katimin, owner of San Francisco’s Sajen Jamu, Inc., will demonstarte making this healthy mix. Rujak ...
East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, December 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Lost & Found
East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland

East Bay Green Drinks, started in 2000, and is a monthly community and networking event for people involved in sustainable business, environmental and social causes, local and organic food, green architecture and design, media, communications, education, construction, clean energy and more. Free, but RSVP is ...

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Shuttle | Dogpatch/Mission Bay
Wednesday, December 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| All Over San Francisco
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Shuttle | Dogpatch/Mission Bay

The San Francisco Brewers Guild , an organization made up of 26 breweries in the area, has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with ...

Friday, December 23

The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland | San Jose
Friday, December 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont San Jose
The Fairmont's Winter Wonderland | San Jose

Visit the real life, holiday-version of The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland in San Jose. In 2016, an array of holiday decorations will transform the lobby into a magical Winter Wonderland. The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland will be on display from November 25, 2016 – January 1, 2017. Please note this ...

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Friday, December 23 – 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 handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair  December 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 2016 ...

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, December 23 – 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. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye out on ...

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, December 23 – 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, December 24

Christmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley
Saturday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Christmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | 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 handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair  December 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 2016 ...

Monday, December 26

Final Day: Free VIP Lounge & Snacks for Chase United Card Holders | Westfield SF
Monday, December 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free only if you have a Chase United credit card.
| Westfield San Francisco Centre
Final Day: Free VIP Lounge & Snacks for Chase United Card Holders | Westfield SF

Got a Chase United credit card? Then you’re in for a treat. The Chase United VIP Lounge has opened up for a limited time at Westfield San Francisco Centre from November 25 – December 26, 2016, from 11 am until mall closing. For entry, you must present ...

Tuesday, December 27

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, December 27 – 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 ...

Thursday, December 29

Final Day: Winter Nights Holiday Bazaar & Live Entertainment | SF
Thursday, December 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
Final Day: Winter Nights Holiday Bazaar & Live Entertainment | SF

Under Westfield San Francisco Centre’s iconic Dome, the Winter Nights Holiday Bazaar promises to be a magical holiday marketplace and entertainment destination. The Bazaar will feature unique, local artisan gifts and crafts, as well as live entertainment and special holiday food and beverages, all in ...

Friday, December 30

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, December 30 – 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 ...

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, December 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.

Join the SF Beard and Mustache Club for a monthly gathering at Zeitgeist at 7 pm every last Friday of the month. If you have a beard or mustache, if you like beards and mustaches, or if you want a beard or mustache, then by all means ...

Saturday, December 31

$1.31 Ice Cream Scoop Day | Baskin Robbins
$1.31 Ice Cream Scoop Day | Baskin Robbins

Make every 31st the sweetest day of the month as Baskin Robbins celebrate their favorite number with scoops for $1.31 and two-scoop sundaes for $3.31. Stop by Baskin-Robbins on the 31st of January, March, May, July, August, October, and December as well for $1.31 scoops and $3.31 ...

Final Day: 10th Annual Gingerbread House Tour | Sausalito
Saturday, December 31 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Sausalito
Final Day: 10th Annual Gingerbread House Tour | Sausalito

Smells of gingerbread are in the air. The Sausalito Gingerbread House Tour and Competition has become a true family holiday tradition. From the very young to the very young at heart, the reaction to this magical experience is the same – one of wonder, awe ...

New Year’s Eve Fire Ceremony & Meditation | SF
Saturday, December 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but registration is required and donations are accepted.
| Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center
New Year's Eve Fire Ceremony & Meditation | SF
Celebrate ringing out the old and ringing in the new with meditation, games, live music, refreshments, words of wisdom, and “Letting go of the Old” fire ceremony to usher in the new year on December 31, 2016. Free, but an RSVP is required. This event is free and no prior ...
Funky Eclectic Live Band NYE Dance Party | Berkeley
Funky Eclectic Live Band NYE Dance Party | Berkeley
Come say good riddance to 2016 with this high-energy group with a sound like The Gypsy Kings and Jamiroquai had a baby in South America. Sang Matiz plays an exotic mix of Afro-Brazilian/ Peruvian rhythms fused with Funk & R&B. With musicians from around the Bay ...

Sunday, January 1

Winter Walk SF Final Day & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square
Sunday, January 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF Final Day & 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. 2016 Winter Walk SF November 25, 2016 – January 1, 2017 Stockton St. between Geary and Ellis, San Francisco FREE Back ...

Monday, January 2

Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, January 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Soda Popinski's
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF

One part nerd, one part slurred, Super Trashed Bros brings together comedy, video games and alcohol every first Monday at a super rad bar in San Francisco, Soda Popinski’s. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new ...

Wednesday, January 4

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, January 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel and many ...

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, January 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout

At Drink and Draw, artsy bar patrons draw to a theme and submit their artwork into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes at The Knockout in the Mission District. The artwork gets scanned online for all to admire. Drink and Draw happens every first Wednesday of the ...

Friday, January 6

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, January 6 – 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 for this event, with galleries, artist ...

Tuesday, January 10

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, January 10 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael

At Marin Green Drinks, green is the reason, and drinks are the excuse. Relax, mingle and network with local sustainability enthusiasts who are living and working as green as they can. Every second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:30 pm, Marin Green Drinks meet for conversation and complimentary ...

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, January 10 – 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 ...

Thursday, January 12

“Town Social” Monthly Rooftop Night Market | Oakland
Thursday, January 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring money for food and beverages.
| The Overlook Lounge

Kick off the holiday season in Oakland with a new monthly rooftop night market: Town Social. Every second Thursday they’ll have a rotating group of food, craft, and arts vendors while local Bay Area DJs spin at their tiki bar. Town Social: Rooftop Night Market Every ...