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Thursday, December 18

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, December 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

Friday, December 19

Holiday Lights Ride: Photo Booth & Caroling Karaoke | San Jose Bike Party
Friday, December 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
Holiday Lights Ride: Photo Booth & Caroling Karaoke | San Jose Bike Party

Come enjoy the holiday season and the last ride of the year. There will be music, dancing, a photo booth for theme participants, Caroling Karaoke, and a ride to see San Jose’s holiday lights.  
Please note, during the winter months when the ride is smaller, they …

Saturday, December 20

2014 Winter Solstice Night Hike & Campfire | Presidio
Saturday, December 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but registration is required
| Rob Hill Campground
2014 Winter Solstice Night Hike & Campfire | Presidio

Celebrate Winter Solstice with a family-friendly evening walk that starts at Rob Hill and ends with a campfire in the Rob Hill Campground on Saturday, December 20, 2014.
2014 Winter Solstice Night Hike & Campfire
Saturday, December 20, 2014 | 5 to 6:30 pm
Rob Hill Campground | Washington Blvd. …

Sunday, December 21

“Escape the Holiday Madness” Naturalist Hike to Winery | Cupertino
Sunday, December 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Picchetti Ranch Preserve

Opt out of holiday crowds and last-minute mall madness and escape the holiday madness with a hike in beautiful Picchetti Ranch Preserve in Cupertino.
Docents Martin Manley and Linda Smith will lead a moderately-paced, 4.5-mile hike. You’ll discuss the varieties of plant communities found along the Orchard …

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, December 21 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Final History Tour: Westin St. Francis 110th Anniversary | SF
Sunday, December 21 – 1:10 pm | Cost: FREE | The Westin St. Francis
Final History Tour: Westin St. Francis 110th Anniversary | SF

Throughout 2014, guests and locals will have the opportunity to learn about the Westin St. Francis’s rich history during complimentary tours held on the 21st of each month at 1:10 pm. From 1:10-2:10 pm guests will also enjoy complimentary historic bites from the “The Hotel ...

Friday, December 26

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, December 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, ...

Thursday, January 1

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, January 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The Upper TL Art Walk makes 15-20 galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...

Saturday, January 3

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, January 3 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...

Wednesday, January 7

Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio
Wednesday, January 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio

Hop on the Presidio Trust’s monthly free guided shuttle tour which introduces visitors to the park’s historic areas, wild open spaces, and hidden nooks with an emphasis on projects that are shaping the Presidio today. Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-5418 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov. ...

Friday, January 9

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, January 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Vallejo
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays

The monthly Vallejo Art Walk showcases a variety of nationally accomplished and upcoming local creatives in the historic downtown Vallejo arts district from 5-10 pm on the second Friday of every month, on Georgia, Marin, and Virginia streets. Explore over 25 participating galleries and shops, and ...

Saturday, January 10

Andy Goldsworthy at the Presidio: A Guided Sculpture Hike | SF
Saturday, January 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Main Post (Presidio)
Andy Goldsworthy at the Presidio: A Guided Sculpture Hike | SF

Did you know that the Presidio is home to the largest collection of Andy Goldsworthy sculptures on public view in North America?
Join the Presidio Trust for a guided hike that will visit each of park’s four installations by the world-renowned artist: Spire (2008), Wood Line …

Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.
Saturday, January 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate (North Oakland)
Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland's Golden Gate Dist.

The Golden Gate Neighborhood of North Oakland is hosting a monthly Second Saturdays event with art, music, food, classes and family-friendly activities. They’re focusing on the DIY character of the neighborhood, so come out and see what you can add to the mix.

Thursday, January 15

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, January 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

Friday, January 16

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, January 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Sunday, January 18

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, January 18 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Friday, January 30

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, January 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, ...

Wednesday, February 4

Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio
Wednesday, February 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio

Hop on the Presidio Trust’s monthly free guided shuttle tour which introduces visitors to the park’s historic areas, wild open spaces, and hidden nooks with an emphasis on projects that are shaping the Presidio today. Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-5418 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov. ...

Thursday, February 5

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, February 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The Upper TL Art Walk makes 15-20 galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...

Sunday, February 15

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, February 15 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Thursday, February 19

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, February 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

Friday, February 20

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, February 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...