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Thursday, November 27

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? …

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.

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. ...

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, November 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Looking to discover SF’s best local craft/artisan food vendors and special chef pop-ups? SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap are putting on a Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The focus is mostly craft food vendors, special pop-up restaurants, food trucks (of course) and some artists ...

Friday, November 28

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 ...

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 …

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

2014 Macy’s Great Tree Lighting | Union Square
Friday, November 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2014 Macy's Great Tree Lighting | Union Square

Macy’s Great Tree in Union Square, probably San Francisco’s most recognized Christmas tree, will be officially lit in Union Square on Friday, November 28, 2014.
The ceremony is expected to begin at 6 pm and the tree is scheduled to be lit at 6:40 pm. Enjoy live …

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, November 28 – 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 ...

Saturday, November 29

Guided San Francisco Walking Tour Saturday | 15 Free Tours
Saturday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations accepted. $5 admission to the Japanese Tea Garden applies.
| All Over San Francisco
Guided San Francisco Walking Tour Saturday | 15 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 ...

Final “NaNoWriMo 2014″ Write-In at the Library | South SFF
Saturday, November 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South SF Main Library
Final

National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo, for short) is a mad sprint to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. The event had over 700,000 participants in 2013, and this year, the South San Francisco Public Library would like to invite local participants to ...

City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF
Saturday, November 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Main Post (Presidio)
City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF

Please note, the event is from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Presidio Parade Grounds in the Presidio, San Francisco.

Sunday, November 30

Guided San Francisco Walking Tour Sunday | 9 Free Tours
Sunday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations accepted. $5 admission to the Japanese Tea Garden applies.
| All Over San Francisco
Guided San Francisco Walking Tour Sunday | 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 ...

Snowvember: 10 Tons of Snow at the Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Snowvember: 10 Tons of Snow at the Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a monthly open-air flea market showcasing hundreds of local vendors ranging from indie designers, up-cyclers, collectors, handmakers, makers, bakers, and more plus outdoor exhibits, scavenger hunts, and gourmet food trucks. The two-day flea market, which takes place the last weekend of every ...

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, November 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Collective
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley

The Mixed Media Mixer is a monthly event with the goal of bringing artists across many platforms together with the intention of collaboration. A new collection of Bay Area artists, musicians, photographers and videographers come together every last Sunday of the month at the Firehouse Art Events Hangar. Bring ...

Monday, December 1

Free VIP Lounge & Snacks for Chase United Card Holders | Westfield SF
Monday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free only if you have a Chase United credit card.
| Westfield San Francisco Centre
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 24 – December 24, 2014, 11 am until mall closing. Relax at the VIP ...

“Attack of the Typewriters” Old School Letter-Writing Party | Make Out Room
Monday, December 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room

“Vent your political angst with others at Attack of the Typewriters, a free monthly old-school letter-writing party that provides free typewriters, stamps, envelopes, and paper — everything you need to get your voice heard in the halls of power.”   SFIst Grab a drink and tell ...

Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob
Monday, December 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob

Do you think your bird can sing? If so, Joshua Raoul Brody (Tango Number 9) will give you and the Fab Four a piano-bar treatment at the Beatles-only karaoke night at The Royale, a neighborhood bar in the Tenderloin.

Tuesday, December 2

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, December 2 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum
de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific. The museum was ...

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, December 2 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally admission is $10 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission is free (special ...

Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day
Tuesday, December 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Conservatory of Flowers
Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day

Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the Conservatory of Flowers offers an intimate, up-close experience with over 1,700 species of rare, exotic and endangered plants from more than 50 different countries. Opened ...

Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, December 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museum of Craft and Design
Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch

Enjoy free admission to the Museum of Craft and Design on the first Tuesday of every month. After six years in Union Square and two years of pop-ups, the Museum of Craft & Design opened up their permanent location in the Dogpatch. Rather than featuring paintings or traditional ...