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Friday, December 2, 2016

2016 Brew-Ha-Holiday Warehouse Sale & Beer Pop-Up | SF
Friday, December 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Alite Designs

Alite Designs and Boreas Gear present the 4th Annual Brew-Ha-Holiday Warehouse Sale with good tunes, goodies from Wholesome Bakery, beers on tap from Comrades Brewing. 2016 Brew-Ha-Holiday Warehouse Sale – Friday, December 2 | 2-8 more...

All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
All DayHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City  FREE
11:00 am2016 Winter Open Studios: Opening | Sausalito  FREE
11:00 amTimbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco  FREE*
*Free tours take place on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are limited to 20 people.
11:00 am48th Annual ICB Open Studios: Artist Demos & Creations | Sausalito  FREE
12:00 pm2016 Hacienda Holiday Faire | Moraga  FREE
4:00 pm2016 Holiday Caroling, Apple Cider & Cookies on Lake Merritt | Oakland   $6*
*6pm Individual tickets $6. Whole boat charters $100
4:00 pmMonster Project Exhibition: Bringing Kids’ Imagination to Reality | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are accepted.
5:00 pm2016 Jack London Square Tree Lighting: Live Reindeer & Holiday Music | Oakland   FREE
5:00 pmHoliday Pop-Up 2016 | Jack London Square   FREE
5:00 pm2016 Holiday Tree Lighting, & Community Parade | Emeryville   FREE
5:00 pm2016 “Holiday Fanfare” Kick-Off & Tree Lighting Ceremony | Civic Center   FREE
5:00 pm6th Annual SF Youth Arts Summit: Art Exhibit, Workshops & Live Performances | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
5:00 pm“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party   FREE
5:00 pmFinal North Beach First Friday Art Crawl of 2016 | SF   FREE
5:00 pmBirthday Parade: Fun Parade & Games | SF   FREE*
*Any donations made to Jenna Long will be given to "Community Housing Partnership"
5:00 pmFriday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland   $7.50*
*Half-price gallery admission for adults; ages 18 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
5:00 pmRevolutions Series: DJ Miss Corn Syrup Mini Concert | Amoeba SF   FREE
5:30 pm2016 Holiday Lights: Tree Lighting & Lantern-Lit Stroll | Presidio   FREE
5:30 pm2016 Bishop Ranch Tree Lighting Celebration & Snow Day | East Bay   FREE*
*Free, but please be kind and bring donations for One Warm Coat
5:30 pmParol-Marking Workshop: Beautiful Filipino Lanterns | SoMa   FREE*
*One free parol per person. Additional parol materials are $6-8 each.
5:30 pmTree Lighting for the Holidays: Live Music & Performances | SF   FREE
5:30 pm2016 “It’s A Wonderful Night” Annual Holiday & Tree Lighting Celebration | Downtown San Leandro   FREE
5:30 pm4th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Hot Chocolate | McCoppin Sq.   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
6:00 pm2016 “Night of Lights” Tree Lighting & Parade | Half Moon Bay   FREE
6:00 pmFort Mason Printmakers 2016 Holiday Exhibition: Preview Reception | SF   FREE
6:00 pm26th Annual Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party | SF   FREE*
*Bring money for any purchases.
6:00 pm2016 Annual Holiday Art Sale Opening Reception: Limited-Edition Art Stuff | SF   FREE
6:00 pm2016 “Holiday Fanfare”: Free Outdoor Caroling Concert | Civic Center   FREE
6:00 pm2016 Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting | Benicia   FREE*
*Carriage rides cost is $3 for adults and $1 for children under 12.
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pmExploration Exploitation: Concept Store & Free Beer or Wine | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
6:00 pmThe 2016 Naughty & Nice Holiday Art Shop | SF   FREE
6:00 pmWin Tix: 2016 Pac-12 Football Championship Game | Levi’s Stadium   WIN
6:00 pmHarp Concert & Labyrinth Walk | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*Free and donations are accepted. Wheelchair accessible.
6:00 pm42nd Annual Holiday Show & Sale | SF   FREE*
*Free to attend. Drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, paintings and prints for sale at incredible prices
6:00 pm$5 First Friday Hands-on Family Activities | Oakland   $5*
*Pay online or at the door.
6:00 pmFestival of Trees: Celebrating Christmas, Community & Charity | Petaluma   FREE
6:00 pm100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland   FREE
6:00 pmLiterally Anything: Art, Music, & Fundraiser | SF   FREE*
*This event is free to attend. Paintings, posters, cards, buttons and drinks will be priced to sell and 100% of all proceeds will go directly to Planned Parenthood.
6:00 pmFort Mason Printmakers’ 42nd Annual Holiday Show & Sale 2016 | SF   FREE
6:00 pmThe 2016 Naughty & Nice Holiday Art Shop: Locally-Made Gifts | SF   FREE
7:00 pm2016 Holiday Night: Father Christmas & Carols | Mountain View   FREE
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:00 pmFUSE “Deck the Halls” Gift Emporium Opening Reception | San Jose   FREE
7:00 pmThe Wharf’s Ugly Holiday Sweater Pub Crawl | SF   $20*
*$20 in advance with Funcheap code; $30 at the door (if not sold out). Coat donations are highly encouraged
7:00 pmAn Evening With Elgar: Free Classical Music & Food | SF   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party: Nightmare Before Christmas Toy Drive | First Fridays   FREE
8:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose   FREE
8:00 pmMermaid Show: Sea Foam, Siren Songs & Comedy | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFree Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks
8:00 pmFirst Friday Fiesta: Free Engaging Performances | San Jose   FREE
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: VIP Tickets: 1015 Folsom Holiday Party | SoMa   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: “Ozzy Alive” Ozzy Osbourne Tribute | Great American Music Hall   WIN
9:00 pm1015 Folsom’s Epic Free Holiday Dance Party | SoMa   FREE*
*Free tickets with Eventbrite RSVP. Admission first come first served. Guaranteed spots are $20.
10:15 pmFuncheap’s Free Comedy Night: “Hella Funny” | Cobb’s Comedy Club   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Must arrive by 7:30pm for guaranteed entry. All shows are 18 & over with valid photo ID. Like most comedy clubs, there is a two drink minimum.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Twirl Holiday Artisan Fair: Nibbles & Santa | Alameda
Saturday, December 3 – 2:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are strongly encouraged.
| Twirl Alameda

In the Heart of Alameda’s Park Street, they will be transforming their space into a handmade holiday market. They will have music, nibbles, artisan demos, pics with Santa and all together community fun.

7:30 amBreakfast With Santa | Menlo Park   $7*
*Registration is required.
9:00 am2016 Holiday Cable Car Races & The Santa Triathlon | SF   FREE*
*Free to watch, or $25 donation to participate in plunge or walk; $150 for team to participate in cable car pull
9:00 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland   FREE
9:00 amGarden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
All DayItalian Christmas Market | Fort Mason   FREE
9:00 amMake Your Own Snow Globe: Kids Edition | North Beach   FREE*
*Children 3 - 12 years old
10:00 am2016 San Francisco Center for Book Holiday Fair | Potrero Hill   FREE
All Day2016 Tiburon Holiday Festival: Tree Lighting, Santa & Wagon Rides | Marin   FREE
All DayBazaar Stock 2016 Music Fest: 12 Hours & 36 Artists | SF   FREE
All DayFree Parking Day | Oakland   FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
All Day2016 Italian Christmas Market: Food, Fashion & Crafts | Fort Mason   FREE
All Day2016 Winter Spectacular: Snow Day, Light Show, Ice Sculptures & Parade | Redwood City   FREE
All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
10:00 amSuper Holiday Boutique: Free Photos with Santa & Olaf | Pleasant Hill   FREE
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE
10:00 amHoliday Arts Fair: Crafted Ornaments & Colorful Crafts | Muir Beach   FREE
10:00 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayFinal Day to RSVP: Fort Point Candlelight Tours | Presidio   FREE*
*Reservations are required by phone to (415) 556-1693, online or in person during the lottery window only.
10:00 amCottage Industry’s Holiday Arts & Craft Fair | Oakland   FREE
10:00 amHoliday Traditions: Children’s Craft, Photos with Santa & Holiday Tunes | Redwood City   FREE
10:00 amPalestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar: Embroidery, Henna & Calligraphy | Berkeley   FREE
10:00 am2016 Dogpatch Holiday Block Party: Deals & Free Treats | SF   FREE
10:00 amDecember to Remember: Frozen, Santa Pictures & Puppet Show | Santa Clara   FREE
10:00 amFashion In Flight: Free Gallery Tour & Lecture | SF   FREE
10:00 am29th Annual Holiday Craft Fair | Sunnyvale   FREE
10:00 amChinatown’s Maritime Stories: Walks & Tales | SF   FREE
10:30 amHealthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
10:30 amBasic Investing Workshop | SF Main Library   FREE
All Day2016 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley   FREE
All Day2016 Winter Open Studios: Saturday | Sausalito   FREE
All Day2016 Home for the Holidays: Children’s Festival | East Bay   FREE
11:00 am2016 Annual Christmas Parade | Los Gatos   FREE
All Day2016 Free Family Holiday Portrait Day | Bayview   FREE
All Day2016 Vagabond Indie Bazaar w/ 75+ Local Artists: Saturday | SF   FREE
11:00 am2016 Brew-Ha-Holiday Warehouse Sale & Giveaways | SF   FREE
All DayHoliday Hay Rides & Live Music | Noe Valley   FREE
All DayFort Mason Printmakers 2016 Holiday Exhibition & Print Sale | SF   FREE
11:00 amHoliday Family Fun: Kid-Friendly Holiday Craft-Making | The Presidio   FREE
11:00 amHoover Middle Schoolyard Kick-Off Celebration | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.