Upcoming Events

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Calorie-Burning, History-Learning Walking Tour Friday | 11 Free Tours

Nicolas Raymond 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 more...

All Day2017 Plaid Friday | Oakland   FREE
All Day2017 Black Friday Deals in Union Square | SF   FREE
All DayFree Parking Day: Plaid Friday | Oakland   FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
All Day“Green Friday”: Free Day Passes to California State Parks   FREE*
*Register to receive your Green Friday day-use parking pass which is valid for day-use parking admission to your selected park only. Pass valid only for one vehicle on November 24, 2017. Passes are limited in availability.
10:00 amYoga & Social Justice | SF   FREE*
*Donations Welcome to benefit social justice programs in San Francisco and Seattle
All DayWin Tix: 2017 Great Dickens Christmas Fair | Cow Palace   WIN
10:00 amBlack Friday Special: 20% off Artworks, Free Mimosas & Coffee | Art Attack SF   FREE
11:00 am2017 Annual Point Reyes Open Studios: Thanksgiving Weekend | North Bay   FREE
11:00 amHoliday Marketplace: Handicrafts & Christmas Treats | Napa   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
11:00 am8th Annual Small Art Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to attend. Affordable priced artwork to buy
11:00 amArt Monster Sale: Half-off Happy Monster Sculptures | Oakland   FREE
All DayBeer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos   FREE
All DayBuy Nothing Day | 2017   FREE
All Day2017 Winter Wonderland, Snow Sledding & Parade of Lights | San Rafael   FREE
12:00 pmBlack Friday Edition Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | North Beach   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required via Meetup.com
12:00 pm“Our Sophisticated Denial” Live Performance Installation | SF   FREE
1:00 pmAlfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco | A Walking Tour   FREE*
*Free but donations accepted
1:00 pmBlack Friday Lounge: Live Jazz Music, Massages & Apple Cider | Emeryville   FREE
3:00 pmFree Ride Friday: Winter Wonderland Amusement Park | San Jose   FREE*
*Free rides on Friday, 11/24/17 from 3-6 pm only.
4:00 pmGhirardelli Square 53rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | 2017   FREE
4:30 pm2017 Candlelit Labyrinth Night & Festival of Light | Baker Beach   FREE
5:00 pm2017 Holiday Tree Lighting: Caroling & Free Carriage Rides | Saratoga   FREE
5:15 pm2017 Lighting of the Old Oak Tree | Danville   FREE
5:30 pm2017 Macy’s Great Tree Lighting | Union Square   FREE
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
6:00 pm2017 Christmas in the Park Opening: 60-Foot Tree Lighting & Live Music | San Jose   FREE
6:00 pm2017 Festival of Lights & Parade: 60+ Floats & Santa Claus | Niles   FREE
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pmLive Jazz Music & Holiday Tree Lighting W/ Santa | Alameda   FREE
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
7:00 pmWin Tix: Maniac Bowl XI: The 2nd Annual Black Friday Comedy Extravaganza | PianoFight   WIN*
*$7.50 for group purchase and discount code, $10 advance and $15 at the door
8:00 pmTony-Award Winning “The Normal Heart” Live Theater | SF   FREE*
*Use the code FUNCHEAP for free tickets
8:00 pmConcept Series: Salon of Contemporary Dance | SF   FREE*
*Pay what you can set-up
8:00 pmWin Tix: “Dark Kabaret” with HBO’s Paul Nathan | Great Star Theater   WIN*
*$27.50 - $500.00
8:00 pmHot Garbage: Comedy Variety Show | SF   $5
9:00 pm“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Hotdogs | Oakland   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, Suggested donation of $5-$10 per person at the end of the night.
9:00 pmWin Tix: Tom Petty Tribute Night “Petty Theft” | Slim’s   WIN
9:00 pmThe San Francisco Stoner Comedy Jam | Neck Of The Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP using code hellafunny
10:15 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Guy Branum (TruTV / E!) | The Punch Line   WIN
10:15 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Andrew Santino (ABC) | Cobb’s Comedy Club   WIN

Saturday, November 25, 2017

2017 Pokémon Regional Championships | San Jose
Saturday, November 25 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| San Jose McEnery Convention Center

Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) and video game players, supporters, and Pokémon fans from throughout the west coast and around the country are invited to attend the 2017 Pokémon Regional Championships more...

8:30 amFree Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square   FREE*
*Free lessons (and free skate rental) but an RSVP is required. Limited to 50 people per session.
9:00 amFree Snow Sledding Day | San Rafael   FREE
All DayGuided San Francisco Walking Tour Saturday | 20 Free Tours   FREE*
*Free tours, but admission to the tea garden is required - Adult: $6.00 (Residents), $8.00 (Non-Residents)
10:00 amHoliday Boutique & Local Craft Sale | Alamo   FREE
All DayTreasure Island Flea’s Holiday Market | Santa, Ugly Sweaters & Toy Drive   $3
All DayFree Parking Day | Oakland   FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
All DayLaurel Burch Studios Warehouse Sale | Berkeley   FREE
10:00 amWin Tix: Christmas in San Francisco Crystal Fair | Golden Gate Park   WIN*
*Good for both days and under 12 free
All Day26th Annual Holiday Boutique | San Bruno   FREE
All DayThe Fairmont’s 25-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party | SF   FREE
10:30 amFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Sow | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
All DayWinter Walk SF Opening: Festive Open Plaza & SF Opera Concert | Union Square   FREE
All Day2017 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley   FREE
11:00 am2017 Annual Point Reyes Open Studios: Thanksgiving Weekend | North Bay   FREE
11:00 amAnnual West Portal Snow Festival | SF   FREE*
*Event is free. There is a charge for photos with Santa.
All DaySmall Business Saturday Pop Up | SF   FREE
11:00 amArt Monster Sale: Half-off Happy Monster Sculptures | Oakland   FREE
12:00 pmElixir 14th Anniversary Party & Fire Benefit | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Donations appreciated. Food is only for patrons who are buying drinks. Freeloaders will not be tolerated.
All DaySmall Business Saturday 2017   FREE*
*Shopping is never free of course, but we encourage you to shop small and shop local on this day, and all the days of the year.
All Day2017 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors | Pier 35   FREE
3:00 pmTony-Award Winning “The Normal Heart” Live Theater | SF   FREE*
*Use the promo code "FUNCHEAP"
3:00 pmWeekend Holiday Jazz Music Series | Emeryville   FREE
3:00 pmConcept Series: Salon of Contemporary Dance | SF   FREE*
*Pay what you can set-up
4:00 pm2017 Winter Lighting Ceremony: Snow & Free Carousel Rides | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
7:00 pm2017 Winter Blast: Holiday Tree Lighting, Live Music & Santa | Brentwood   FREE
7:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
8:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
8:00 pm“Leftovers Party” Canned Food Drive for Free Drinks | Marina   FREE*
*For every three canned food items donated you will receive one free beer or glass of wine from the Dorian.
9:00 pmWin Tix: Holiday Uptown Cabaret w/ Dr. Abacus | The Uptown Nightclub   WIN


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square

Please note that the tickets for 11/26 are already sold out.

All DayDecorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF  FREE
All DayGuided San Francisco Walking Tour Sunday | 14 Free Tours   FREE*
*Free tours, but admission to the tea garden is required - Adult: $6.00 (Residents), $8.00 (Non-Residents)
All DayTreasure Island Flea’s Holiday Market | Santa, Ugly Sweaters & Toy Drive   $3
All DayLaurel Burch Studios Warehouse Sale | Berkeley   FREE
All Day2017 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley   FREE
All Day2017 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors | Pier 35   FREE
11:00 am2017 Annual Point Reyes Open Studios: Thanksgiving Weekend | North Bay   FREE
12:00 pmLaughing Monk Brewing’s Free Community BBQ | SF   FREE*
*Please RSVP so they have an idea of how many people to expect.
12:00 pmArt Monster Sale: Half-off Happy Monster Sculptures | Oakland   FREE
12:30 pmFree Community BBQ | SF   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks
2:00 pmFinal “NaNoWriMo 2017” Write-In at the Library | South SF   FREE
3:00 pmWeekend Holiday Jazz Music Series | Emeryville   FREE
4:00 pmCoin Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmHellaFunny Sundays Comedy Show | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
9:00 pmThe Final Night of “Summer of Love” Light Art in the Park | Conservatory of Flowers   FREE

Monday, November 27, 2017

Alaska Airlines'
Monday, November 27 – All Day | | SFO

Take advantage of one of the best flight sales of the year — fly with Alaska Airlines and they will get you out into the world to discover something new. Every year more...

All DayDecorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF  FREE
2:00 pmCommunity Christmas Concert | Oakland   FREE
5:00 pmMilk Bar Mondaze: Free Pizza, Games & Comedy Night | Haight   FREE
6:00 pm2017 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration & SF Gay Men’s Chorus | SF   FREE
6:00 pmSilent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pm“Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask” Film Discussion | Berkeley   FREE
7:00 pm2017 Harvey Milk Vigil & Candlelit Walk | Castro   FREE
7:00 pmAdvanced Industrial Democracies on Welfare & Capitalism | Corte Madera   FREE
8:00 pmSalsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley   $5
8:00 pm“B.Y.O.D.”: Bring Your Own Dog Comedy Show | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is encouraged.