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Saturday, November 18

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, November 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio

The free PresidiGo Shuttle system welcomes park visitors, residents, and employees with fully accessible shuttles and bike racks. There are two PresidiGo Shuttle services, each with different policies and guidelines – Around the Park and Downtown. Downtown (Free on Weekends) The Downtown express route make stops ...

Volunteer at 2017 Macy’s Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions | Union Square
Saturday, November 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Volunteer at 2017 Macy's Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions | Union Square
Volunteer with the SPCA to help spread the holiday cheer at Macy’s Holiday Windows by greeting the public, collecting donations, and directing visitors to the SF SPCA pop-up adoption center inside Macy’s. Sign up online to volunteer at Holiday Windows. Please note that many shifts are already ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, November 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Here’s this week’s lineup: Francesca Fiorentini (Newsbroke, AJ+) Bert DiVietri (Death Ray Astray) Michael Brandon (Brave New Jokes)
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF

It’s the death of a disco dancer with Milk Bar’s “The Queen is Dead” dance party featuring the music of The Smiths, Morrissey, and other brit pop, new wave, and post punk heavy-hitters. “The Queen is Dead” Dance Party Third Saturday of the month  | 9 pm-2 ...

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 ...

San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF
Saturday, November 18 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF

Every third Saturday, you are invited to bicycle with the San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride as they set out to a new mystery location in SF. Where to meet? They’ll post ride start locations on their website and Facebook page, the day of the ride only; there’s ...

Sunday, November 19

2017 Howard Zinn Book Fair: The World We Want | Mission Dist.
Sunday, November 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | City College of SF (Mission Campus)
2017 Howard Zinn Book Fair: The World We Want | Mission Dist.
The Howard Zinn Bookfair, a celebration of the books that make us rethink our roles in the world and connect people with hidden histories, will be held at CCSF Mission Campus. The Howard Zinn Book Fair is an annual celebration of People’s History, Past Present, and Future ...
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 ...
Say #NoThanks to Violence: DxE November Day of Action | BART Station
Sunday, November 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Powell Street Station
Say #NoThanks to Violence: DxE November Day of Action | BART Station
At Direct Action Everywhere, they have one — and only one — objective: to take nonviolent direct action until every animal gets the safety, happiness, and freedom they deserve. Come and join a funeral protest in memory of the millions of turkeys killed for Thanksgiving.
“NaNoWriMo 2017” National Novel Writing Month Write-Ins at the Library | South SF
Sunday, November 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South SF Main Library

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 ...

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
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Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...

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 ...

Monday, November 20

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, November 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...

2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance | SF
Monday, November 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations are encouraged.
| San Francisco LGBT Community Center
2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance | SF
The SF LGBT Community Center will host the 19th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) on Monday, November 20, 2017. Transgender Day of Remembrance is a genuine tribute to those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. This day serves a purpose to ...
2017 “Snowflakes on Market” Lighting Ceremony | SF
Monday, November 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Cable Car Turnaround (Market/Powell)
2017
The 10th Annual Market Street Snowflake Lighting ceremony will feature live performances as city officials will count down to the illumination of over 290 5×5 LED illuminated snowflakes on Market Street’s signature “Path of Gold” light poles in front of the cable car turn-around at Powell and Market streets. 2017 Snowflakes on Market ...
Haight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar
Monday, November 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Haight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar
This Month’s Haight Street Trivia Night has some of the best comedians in the bay. Featuring 4 rounds of trivia including a theme music round. Special guest comedians entertain in between each round include: Walker Glenn (Cobbs Comedy) Hayden Grief Neil (Punchline) And as always your hosts Jeff Anaya and Josh Holub There is free pizza (while supplies last) ...
“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, November 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and an RSVP is encouraged.
| The Rite Spot
Performer Lineup: Headliner Emily Catalano (photo attached) Teresa Lee Aivy Cordova Featured Male Walker Glenn Hosted by Shelbi Evans and Nicole Calasich Free and an RSVP is encouraged.

Tuesday, November 21

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, November 21 – 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 ...

Yum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF
Tuesday, November 21 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Yum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF

The third Tuesday is just around the corner so that means it’s time to get yummy again. Wash your undies in the laundromat, grab a beer and get ready for a fun distraction. Brainwash is the home to many local comics so come watch host ...

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, November 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Milk Bar
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

Every second, third and fifth Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedian Andrew Holmgren. There’s never a cover nor any drink minimums. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy starting at 8 ...

Wednesday, November 22

Pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market Day | Ferry Building
Wednesday, November 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market Day | Ferry Building
Take care of your last minute shopping right before the big day. In addition to the regular Saturday and Tuesday Ferry Plaza Farmers Markets, there will be a special market on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. 2017 Pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 10 am to 2 pm Ferry ...
Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, November 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UCSF Osher Center
Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF

Laughter is contagious and has a powerful and immediate effect on our mind, body and spirit.  Laughter Yoga involves deep breathing, stretching, clapping and laughter exercises and takes place on two Wednesdays each month from 5:30-6:30 pm. The laughter exercises in this class aim to: ...

Acid Thanksgiving “Housepitality” DJ Party & Free Champagne | SoMa
Acid Thanksgiving

Housepitality SF gives you a reason to come out dancing every Wednesday night with world-class artists and free champagne. Enjoy free champagne from 9-10 pm and $5 Jameson (with mention of Housepitality discount). The RSVP list closes at 6 pm on the day of the show. Housepitality DJ ...

Thursday, November 23

2017 Thanksgiving Sunrise Celebration | Alcatraz
Thursday, November 23 – 4:15 am | Cost: $14*
*Event is free, but boat tickets are $14 for adults.
| Alcatraz Island
2017 Thanksgiving Sunrise Celebration | Alcatraz
The International Indian Treaty Council presents Indigenous Peoples’ Annual Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island, part of the San Francisco Ohlone Territory, on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Thanksgiving Sunrise Celebration Thursday, November 23, 2017 | 4 to 6 am Alcatraz Island, San Francisco FREE but you’ll need a boat ticket to get ...
Thanksgiving Day Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
Thanksgiving Day Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
If you’ve got better things to do than be with your family on Thanksgiving Day and need a car to run those errands, you’ll pretty much have free reign while parking anywhere in the city. Although parking hazardously is always ticketable and towable – as is parking in ...
12 ft. Tall “Enchanted Sugar Castle” Holiday Display, Coffee & Cookies | Westin St. Francis
Thursday, November 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Westin St. Francis
12 ft. Tall “Enchanted Sugar Castle” Holiday Display, Coffee & Cookies | Westin St. Francis

The Westin St. Francis will be transformed into a festive oasis, embellished with spectacular holiday decorations from Joe Vincent Designs starting from November 23, 2017. This  event is open to the public and will feature complimentary coffee and tray-passed cookies. In past years the castle has ...

Volunteering for Thanksgiving in SF | A How-To Guide
Thursday, November 23 – 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 2017? Let ...
Opening Night: 2017 “Illuminate SF” Festival of Light | All Over SF
Thursday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Opening Night: 2017

Illuminate SF Festival of Light happens Thanksgiving 2017 through New Year’s Day 2018 and shines a light on San Francisco’s ever-expanding light art scene. Get your glow on during this two-month celebration during the longest nights of the year, featuring free light art tours, nighttime neighborhood walks, ...

Friday, November 24

2017 Black Friday Deals in Union Square | SF
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Black Friday Deals in Union Square | SF
In Union Square, take advantage of the high-end version of Black Friday, where dozens of downtown stores typically provide nibbles and holiday drinks, extend their hours and offer deep discounts. Black Friday Deals & Events | Union Square Friday, November 24, 2017 Source: visitunionsquaresf.com At the center of it all is ...