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Wednesday, November 26

2014 Lotus Indian Restaurant Free Thanksgiving Dinner | North Bay
Wednesday, November 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
2014 Lotus Indian Restaurant Free Thanksgiving Dinner | North Bay

For the 10th year in a row, the Lotus Family of Restaurants gives back to the community by hosting the annual free Thanksgiving Dinner on the night before Thanksgiving.
2014 Lotus Free Thanksgiving Dinner
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | 5-9 pm
- Lotus Cuisine of India, 704 4th St, San …

Tropicana Nights: Free Salsa Dance Lesson | Berkeley
Wednesday, November 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | La Peña Cultural Center
Tropicana Nights: Free Salsa Dance Lesson | Berkeley

La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley will host a night of free, two hour salsa lessons with instructor Josuè Daniel Saenz Negrete (La Muerte) who teaches a unique fusion form of Ecuadorian – Bay Area salsa dance style. His goal is to emphasize in helping those ...

Thursday, November 27

2014 Thanksgiving Sunrise Celebration | Alcatraz
Thursday, November 27 – 4:15 am | Cost: $14*
*Event is free, but boat tickets are $14 for adults.
| Alcatraz Island
2014 Thanksgiving Sunrise Celebration | Alcatraz

The International Indian Treaty Council presents Indigenous Peoples’ Annual Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Ohlone Territory, on November 27, 2014.
Tickets to Alcatraz are $14 for adults and free for children under 5. The Pier 33 ticket office opens at 4:15 am, boats run from 4:45-6 am.
There will be …

Free Airport Parking Deal for Thanksgiving | Oakland Airport
Thursday, November 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Must present coupon, airline e-ticket and a photo ID for deal
| Oakland International Airport
Free Airport Parking Deal for Thanksgiving | Oakland Airport

Oakland International Airport is offering up to 72 hours of free parking (up to a $66 value) between Thursday, November 27 through Thursday, December 25, 2014. Get up to 3 days of free parking in the Daily Lot if you depart on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. ...

2014 Free Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner | Santa Cruz
Thursday, November 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*No reservations are accepted.Food is served on a first come, first serve basis; arrive early.
| Cafe Gratitude (Santa Cruz)
2014 Free Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner | Santa Cruz

Cafe Gratitude’s annual Free Thanksgiving Meal will be hosted by their Santa Cruz restaurant on Thanksgiving Day.
2014 Free Thanksgiving Meal
Thursday, November 27, 2014 | 11 am to 2 pm
Cafe Gratitude, 103 Lincoln St., Santa Cruz
FREE
Have a raw and vegan Thanksgiving feast including a beverage, an entree and dessert served …

Volunteering for Thanksgiving in SF | A How-To Guide
Thursday, November 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Volunteering for Thanksgiving in SF | A How-To Guide

Take a moment and give back to the community this Thanksgiving.
Read on below for organizations across San Francisco and the Bay Area in need of volunteers to help spread food and warmth to those less fortunate.
>> Know of another volunteering opportunity for Thanksgiving 2014? …

Free Thanksgiving Dinner | East Bay
Thursday, November 27 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | First Lutheran Church (Concord)
Free Thanksgiving Dinner | East Bay

The First Lutheran Church in Concord hosts a free Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
The dinner is organized by several Contra Costa churches and anybody in the community is welcome to come enjoy some food and cheer.
If you need …

1,000 Free Thanksgiving Dinners | Livermore
Thursday, November 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bothwell Arts Center
1,000 Free Thanksgiving Dinners | Livermore

For the 32nd year in a row the Livermore Community Thanksgiving Dinner will serve over 1,000 free hot meals, from turkey to desserts, in a full holiday atmosphere from noon to 5 pm on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
Redefine “extended family” and spend the day with …

2014 Vegan NoThanksgiving Potluck | East Bay
Thursday, November 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but please bring along a vegan dish to share for the potluck.
| Direct Action Everywhere House
2014 Vegan NoThanksgiving Potluck | East Bay

While people across the United States celebrate a holiday filled with both historical and continuing violence, Direct Action Everywhere will be hosting a NoThanksgiving event for those who are seeking an alternative on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
Schedule of the Day

Noon to 1 pm: Public demonstration …

Thanksgiving Day Guided Walking Tour | Japanese Tea Garden
Thursday, November 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 admission to the tea garden is required.
| Japanese Tea Garden
Thanksgiving Day Guided Walking Tour | Japanese Tea Garden

Relatives in town? Show off our beautiful city by taking them on one of San Francisco City Guides free guided walking tours of San Francisco’s greatest neighborhoods. There is a full slate of free tours on Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Tour starting times range from ...

12th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration | Oakland
Thursday, November 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Two Star Market
12th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration | Oakland

Oakland’s Dimond District is home to Two Star Market which will host its 12th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration from 1-4 pm on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
Dinner is free and and includes turkey, chicken, lots of side dishes, plus dessert and drinks.

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 27, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is recommended by calling 510-278-2444, or email: badarik@pacbell.net. No one will be turned away on the …

2014 Free Spice Monkey Thanksgiving Dinner | Oakland
Thursday, November 27 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Drop off 15 canned goods and make a reservation.
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
2014 Free Spice Monkey Thanksgiving Dinner | Oakland

Want a free Thanksgiving Dinner at the yummy Spice Monkey restaurant in Oakland? Just donate 15 canned goods and make your reservation. 6th Annual Spice Monkey “Day of Giving” Thursday, November 27, 2014 | 4-7 pm Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster Street, Oakland FREE, but reservations are required. Please email everyone@spicemonkeyrestaurant.com. ...

2014 Harvey Milk & Moscone Candlelight Vigil & March | Castro
Thursday, November 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Harvey Milk Plaza
2014 Harvey Milk & Moscone Candlelight Vigil & March | Castro

Come along on a special Thanksgiving Day Memorial March to honor the memories of supervisor Harvey Milk and mayor George Moscone at the 36th Annual Vigil & Night of Remembrance.
2014 Harvey Milk & George Moscone Vigil & Night of Remembrance
Thursday November 27, 2014 | 7 pm
Harvey Milk Plaza, Castro & Market Streets, …

Glamsgiving DJ Night: ’70s Glam, Bubblegum & Protopunk | Make-Out Room
Thursday, November 27 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Glamsgiving DJ Night: '70s Glam, Bubblegum & Protopunk | Make-Out Room

Thanksgiving night gets a glam makeover with DJs Omar Perez (Sixxteen, Pop Scene, So What) and Medium Rare (RocknRoll Workshop, So What) as they spin ’70s glam, bubblegum, protopunk, and good ol’ rock ‘n roll – all happening at 9 pm on Thursday, November 27, …

Friday, November 28

$8 Giants Tickets for 2015 | (Orange &) Black Friday Sale
$8 Giants Tickets for 2015 | (Orange &) Black Friday Sale

Super cheap Giants tickets are going on sale super early on Black Friday (well, since it’s the Giants, it’s “Orange & Black Friday“). You can buy tickets through June 2015 with many midweek tickets starting at just $8.
Beginning at 8 am on November 28, 2014, you can purchase …

Calorie-Burning, History-Learning Walking Tour Friday | 9 Free Tours
Friday, November 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations accepted. $5 admission to the Japanese Tea Garden applies.
| All Over San Francisco
Calorie-Burning, History-Learning Walking Tour Friday | 9 Free Tours

Relatives in town? Show off our beautiful city by taking them on one of San Francisco City Guides free guided walking tours of San Francisco’s greatest neighborhoods. There is a full slate of free tours on Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Tour starting times range from ...

2014 Plaid Friday: Free Pie, Indie Shopping, Record Swap & Designer Fair | Oakland
Friday, November 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
2014 Plaid Friday: Free Pie, Indie Shopping, Record Swap & Designer Fair | 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.
2014 Plaid Friday
Friday, November 28, 2014
All Over Oakland
FREE, but bring money for food, drinks and shopping
> 2014 Events & Specials
Look for …

Black Friday Deals & Events in Union Square | SF
Friday, November 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Black Friday Deals & Events in Union Square | SF

In Union Square, take advantage of the high-end version of Black Friday, where over 20 downtown stores provide nibbles and holiday drinks, extend their hours and offer deep discounts.
Black Friday Deals & Events | Union Square
Friday, November 28, 2014
Source: visitunionsquaresf.com
At the center of it all …

Free Parking Day: Plaid Friday | Oakland
Friday, November 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
| All Over Oakland
Free Parking Day: Plaid Friday | Oakland

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday. The city of Oakland will offer free parking at meters and parking kiosks to encourage holiday shoppers ...

Win Tix: 36th Annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair | Cow Palace
36th Annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair | Cow Palace

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is a one-of-a-kind holiday adventure into Victorian London (aka the”Cow Palace”) – an elaborate party  through winding lanes filled with hundreds of costumed players performing and interacting with patrons in over 120,000 square feet of theatrically-lit music halls, pubs, dance …

2014 Winter Wonderland, Snow Sledding & Parade of Lights | San Rafael
Friday, November 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
2014 Winter Wonderland, Snow Sledding & Parade of Lights | San Rafael

Downtown San Rafael kicks off the holiday season with the Annual Holiday Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland celebration on Friday, with additional kids activities and sledding on Saturday. 35th Annual Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland - Friday, November 28, 2014 | Noon to ...

“It’s a Boomer Christmas” Nostalgic Toy Exhibit | Saratoga History Museum
Friday, November 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Saratoga History Museum

A new holiday exhibit debuts on November 28 and runs through January 25, 2014 at the Saratoga History Museum. Nostalgic toys of the 1950’s-1970’s will be on display—sure to tug on everyone’s heart strings.
The exhibit opens in time for the 2014 Village Open house on …

Ghirardelli Square 50th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa Visit | 2014
Friday, November 28 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square 50th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa Visit | 2014

In celebration of its 50th Annual Tree Lighting, Ghirardelli Square is creating a winter wonderland this Black Friday complete with snow, mulled wine, Irish coffee, hot chocolate, live music and loads of tasty Square vendor treats (commemorative Ghirardelli chocolate, anyone?) and gifts.
50th Annual Tree Lighting …

2014 Candlelit Labyrinth Night & Festival of Light | Baker Beach
Friday, November 28 – 4:50 pm | Cost: FREE | Baker Beach
2014 Candlelit Labyrinth Night & Festival of Light | Baker Beach

This Black Friday, instead of enmeshing yourself in the worst of human behavior, why not come celebrate the best of it? A local group of artists who call themselves the Museum of Joy will be celebrating the 2nd Annual Festival of Light & Gratitude by building …