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Saturday, November 18

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. ...

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 ...

Win Tix: Percussive Indie Folk Rock “Rural Alberta Advantage” | Great America Music Hall
Saturday, November 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall
The Rural Alberta Advantage cut their teeth as one of the best-unsigned indie folk bands in Canada. Since those early days, they’ve made some serious waves, selling out tours and rocking fans all over the world. Their percussive indie folk songs about hometowns and heartbreak ...
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, ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, November 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every third Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, and ...

Win Tix: Terra Melos: Experimental rock & Ambient Electronics | Bottom of the Hill
Saturday, November 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Bottom of the Hill
Tera Melos incorporates many styles of rock, ambient electronics, and unconventional song structures. Although they have distanced themselves from the label of math rock, they are considered recent innovators of the genre. > Get Tickets – $15 Supporting are rock bands Speedy Ortiz and Crooks on Tape.

Sunday, November 19

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, November 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
In this months assembly, explore gratitude in its many forms. Bring your thoughts and ideas as you explore gratitude through interactive group participation. And sing songs of course. And have pot luck after.
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 ...
Mill Valley Philharmonic Free Concert | San Rafael
Sunday, November 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Osher Marin JCC
Mill Valley Philharmonic Free Concert | San Rafael
Come and watch as Mill Valley Philharmonic performs a free concert at The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts at the Osher Marin JCC on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at  2 pm. Free but an RSVP is required.
“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 ...
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, November 19 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to it’s incredible fun, and recurs every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the ...

Shenson Free Faculty Concert Series: The Librety Street Piano Trio | SF
Sunday, November 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Community Music Center
Shenson Free Faculty Concert Series: The Librety Street Piano Trio | SF
The Liberty Street Piano Trio is made up of Community Music Center faculty: Josepha Fath, violin; Poppea Dorsam, cello; and Lauren Cony, piano. They were selected for the 2017 Shenson Faculty Concert Series at Community Music Center. Each year The Shenson Foundation sponsors four faculty concerts ...
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 ...

Thursday, November 23

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 ...

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 Macy’s Great Tree Lighting w/ Us the Duo and Carmen Cusack | Union Square
Friday, November 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Macy's Great Tree Lighting w/ Us the Duo and Carmen Cusack | Union Square
Macy’s Great Tree in Union Square, probably San Francisco’s most recognized Christmas tree standing 83-feet tall and decorated with more than 43,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 700 shining ornaments will be officially lit on Friday, November 24, 2017. 28th Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Friday, November 24, ...
2017 Christmas in the Park Opening: 60-Foot Tree Lighting & Live Music | San Jose
Friday, November 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2017 Christmas in the Park Opening: 60-Foot Tree Lighting & Live Music | San Jose
After a day of feasting with family and friends, come to downtown San Jose to enjoy the opening of Christmas in the Park. and the lighting of the 60-foot Community Giving Tree. 2017 Christmas in the Park Opening Friday, November 24, 2017 | 6 pm Plaza de Cesar Chavez, ...
2017 Festival of Lights & Parade: 60+ Floats & Santa Claus | Niles
Friday, November 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Niles
2017 Festival of Lights & Parade: 60+ Floats & Santa Claus | Niles
The Niles Festival of Lights and Parade, which for many Fremont residents signals the start of the holiday season, will take place from 6-8 pm on November 24, 2017. 2017 Niles Festival of Lights and Parade Friday, November 24, 2017 | 6-8 pm – Tree lighting at 6 ...
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 ...

Win Tix: Petty Theft’s Heartbreaker Greatest Hits Tribute | Slim’s
Friday, November 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's
Legendary singer/songwriter/performer Tom Petty left us all too early. But his music with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will be long remembered and cherished by fans of all ages. That’s why Petty Theft is so awesome. They are bringing Petty’s timeless music to live audiences ...

Monday, November 27

2017 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration & SF Gay Men’s Chorus | SF
Monday, November 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bank of America Castro Branch
2017 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration & SF Gay Men's Chorus | SF
The 2016 Castro Tree Lighting will take place in front of Bank of American at Castro and 18th Streets with a 28-foot tree. 2017 Castro Tree Lighting Monday, November 27, 2017 | 6 pm Bank of America Castro Branch | 501 Castro St, SF FREE The 28-foot lighted, decorated community Holiday Tree ...
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, November 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | La Peña Cultural Center
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley

Every last Monday of the month, the Josh Jones and the La Peña Salsa Orchestra brings the raw power of salsa dura to La Peña’s stage. They will perform songs from your favorite salsa artists including Eddie Palmieri, Beny Moré, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, El ...

Wednesday, November 29

555 California Tree Lighting & All Star Culinary Kickoff | SF
Wednesday, November 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 555 California
555 California Tree Lighting & All Star Culinary Kickoff | SF
The 555 California Street Tree Lighting is one of San Francisco’s premier events for the holidays with a tree typically over 80 feet tall, one of SF’s tallest. Celebrating the 11th Anniversary in 2017, they are kicking off the holiday season with All Star talent teamed with tasting ...

Friday, December 1

2017 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony | Oakland
Friday, December 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2017 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony | Oakland
Jack London Square is set to ring in the holiday season with an annual tree lighting ceremony on the Oakland waterfront – plus there’s the crazy fun Tap-Dancing Christmas Trees. Oakland’s favorite annual holiday tradition promises to deliver holiday magic to the Oakland waterfront with the ...
Grace After Hours Labyrinth Walk with Harp Music | SF
Friday, December 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are greatly encouraged.
| Grace Cathedral
Grace After Hours Labyrinth Walk with Harp Music | SF
Celebrate the Winter Season with a peaceful and rejuvenating labyrinth walk by candle-light, and relax in the beauty of Grace Cathedral with the warm and sparkling tones of harp music by Portia Diwa and Diana Stork. The music this evening will feature songs from their ...
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 ...
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, December 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Please note that the event was moved from December 8, 2017 to December 1, 2017 to accommodate World AIDS Day events.