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Saturday, December 31

Afterhours “Circus” NYE Bash: Top 40, Mash Ups & Hip Hop | Roccapulco
Saturday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 early bird advanced tickets. Price will go up at the door.
| Roccapulco
Afterhours
This annual NYE party will be an afterhours affair with a Circus theme starting at 9 pm on December 31, 2016. DJs will be spinning Top 40 hits, Mash Ups, Hip-Hop all night, and you can enjoy three rooms of music, plus outdoor space and last year they ...
Ladies Night Dance Party: Year End Extravaganza | The Knockout
Saturday, December 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Knockout
Ladies Night Dance Party: Year End Extravaganza | The Knockout
Lil Seany presents “Ladies Night Dance Party” the year end extravaganza. DJs Lil Seany, Miss Chung Tech and special guests will spin a mountain of ladies only soundtracks for your dancing pleasure. Say goodbye to 2016 with the Lil Seany and enjoy lots of super fly surprises ...

San Francisco New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show | 2016
Saturday, December 31 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero
San Francisco New Year's Eve Fireworks Show | 2016
Say goodbye to 2016 and ring in the New Year with 200,000 fellow bundled-up San Franciscans for a waterfront fireworks tradition as the city once again hosts a free waterfront midnight fireworks show on New Year’s Eve. San Francisco New Year’s Eve Fireworks | 2016 Saturday, December ...

Sunday, January 1

Free First Sunday | Chinese Historical Society
Sunday, January 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chinese Historical Society
Free First Sunday | Chinese Historical Society

The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is situated in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Located in a historic building designed by renowned architect Julia Morgan, the museum introduces the rich history of the Chinese American experience. Come discover Chinatown’s unique and inspiring stories. ...

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, January 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Normally $12, the museum offers free admission every first Sunday the month. Please ...

Macy’s Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions: Final Day | Union Square
Sunday, January 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Macy's Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions: Final Day | Union Square
It’s your last chance to see Macy’s decorated Holiday Windows and perhaps start the new year with a new furry friend from 11 am to 7 pm on January 1, 2016.
Free Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park
Sunday, January 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
Free Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park

Elevate your mind and lift your hearts under the open sky at Dolores Park at this Kundalini Yoga Flash Class taking place the first Sunday of every month. Just look for the Yogis, Yoginis and Large Gongs. Grab your mat, blanket, and water and join the community for ...

Winter Walk SF Final Day & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square
Sunday, January 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis
Winter Walk SF Final Day & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square

Union Square SF’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming two blocks on Stockton Street into a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2016 Winter Walk SF November 25, 2016 – January 1, 2017 Stockton St. between Geary and Ellis, San Francisco FREE Back ...

Closing Night: 2016 “Illuminate SF” Festival of Light | SF
Sunday, January 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Closing Night: 2016

Illuminate SF Festival of Light happens Thanksgiving 2016 through New Year’s Day 2017 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, ...

Monday, January 2

Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, January 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Soda Popinski's
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF

One part nerd, one part slurred, Super Trashed Bros brings together comedy, video games and alcohol every first Monday at a super rad bar in San Francisco, Soda Popinski’s. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new ...

“Misery Index” Dysfunctional Comedy Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, January 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot

“Misery Index” is a free, monthly show that brings together some of the most pessimistic, neurotic and dysfunctional individuals on the face of the planet: stand-up comedians. Take the edge off with cheap drinks and free laughs as these choleric comics direct their disdain towards ...

Tuesday, January 3

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, January 3 – 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. Free Admission Day: ...

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, January 3 – 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 ...

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays
Tuesday, January 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is one of the Bay Area’s premier venues for adventurous art. A multidisciplinary art center, the YBCA features exhibitions, performance, film/video, and community engagement programs, along with rotating art exhibits with a focus on contemporary and emerging art ...

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, January 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

The Contemporary Jewish Museum engages audiences of all  backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. And the architecture of the Museum itself is a work of art. Embracing a range of artistic disciplines and media, ...

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, January 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
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 ...

It’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight
Tuesday, January 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
It's Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight

Every first Tuesday at Milk Bar, San Francisco’s comedians are put to the test as they are given a random series of words and sentences seconds before getting on stage, where they then must construct entire two minute sets around each. This improv-standup hybrid then ...

Wednesday, January 4

GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro
Wednesday, January 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | GLBT History Museum
GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro

Located in SF’s Castro District, the GLBT History Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city’s vast queer past through dynamic exhibitions and programming. Normally admission is $5, but on the ...

Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | 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) 561-2793 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov. Space ...

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, January 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout

At Drink and Draw, artsy bar patrons draw to a theme and submit their artwork into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes at The Knockout in the Mission District. The artwork gets scanned online for all to admire. Drink and Draw happens every first Wednesday of the ...

“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF
Wednesday, January 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kozy Kar Bar

Produced by three of San Francisco’s favorite comedians: Zack Chapaloni, Joe Gorman and Joey Avery;  Kozy Kar presents The Dirty Show. This standup comedy show features a wide variety of all types of humor, combining local and television talent at 8 pm every first Wednesday at ...

“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF
Wednesday, January 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based admission
| Eagle Tavern

Safe Words is a comedy show at a leather bar that features the talent of nationally touring comics, to local favorites. Faces from Comedy Central, Conan, Reddit & Vice have graced the stage. Even Margaret Cho (HBO, 30 Rock) has stopped by. Every first Wednesday, ...

Free Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF
Wednesday, January 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
| The Showdown
Free Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF

Every first Wednesday of the month, Josh Holub presents three of his favorite comedians from the Bay Area and beyond for Showtime at Showdown. Past performers have gone on to perform on NBC, Comedy Central and major motion pictures., so this is your chance to ...

Thursday, January 5

First Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF
Thursday, January 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Phoenix Hotel
First Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF

The Phoenix Hotel hosts Daylighted Inc for a First Thursday art opening showing great artworks while enjoying drinks, snacks, and good people. Free, but an RSVP is required. You can also get the VIP for $10 which includes 2 drinks. Whether you come to enjoy the ...

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, January 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 ...

Exploratorium After Dark: Catch A Wave | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Catch A Wave | Pier 15
Experience First Thursdays (the first After Dark each month) where they focus on one topic—this time, Catch a Wave. Also, grab dinner and drinks by the Bay, enjoy exhibits, demonstrations, and their pitch-black Tactile Dome.
First Thursdays Art & Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight
Thursday, January 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Red Victorian
First Thursdays Art & Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight

The first Thursday of every month, The Red Vic hosts a free art and music show, featuring local artists and musicians starting at 6:30 pm. The Red Vic in the Haight, is a 20 room, mixed-use co-living hotel, hostel and collaboration space exploring participatory decision making, nomadic ...

New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.
Thursday, January 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Artists' Television Access
New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.

The Bay Area’s only Open Screening for up and coming filmmakers takes place on the first Thursday of each month at Artists’ Television Access in the Mission. Come enjoy a supportive community of filmmakers and see your work on the big screen. Feel free to ...

New Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill
Thursday, January 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | New Village Cafe
New Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill

New Village Comedy Night is a free comedy showcase held every 1st Thursday of the month at New Village Cafe located at 1426 Polk St. (between Pine & California). The show brings together some of the Bay Area’s finest comics along with the occasional special ...

Friday, January 6

Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco
Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco

Come down to Timbuk2 Factory and Headquarters for a 60-minute behind-the-scenes look at the product design, marketing, and of course the (spoiler alert) office gong, disco ball and kegerator. Free tours take place at 11 am on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are ...