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Upcoming EventsHere’s a calendar listing of all of our upcoming fun & cheap events for the entire Bay Area including San Francisco, East Bay, Peninsula, South Bay and North Bay.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Magical Holiday Window Displays & Art Dolls | Shreve & Co.
Wednesday, November 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shreve & Co.

Shreve & Co. has installed their annual magical holiday windows in both their locations – Union Square in San Francisco, and the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. 2014 Themes Come gawk at more...

10:00 amPre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market Day | Ferry Building   FREE
11:00 am12-ft Tall “St. Francis Sugar Tree” Unveiling, Cookies & Hot Cocoa | Westin St. Francis   FREE
5:00 pm2014 Lotus Indian Restaurant Free Thanksgiving Dinner | North Bay   FREE
8:00 pmFree Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks
8:00 pm“The Tabernacle” Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF   $5
8:00 pmWin Tix: The Brothers Comatose: Folk Rock & Harmonies | The Chapel   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $18 adv / $20 door
8:00 pm“Don’t Watch This Show Live” Thanksgiving Comedy Special | SF   $1*
*$1-$10 sliding scale at door
8:00 pmWin Tix: Stand-Up Comedy w/ Laurie Kilmartin (Conan/Last Comic Standing) | Cobb’s   WIN*
*18+. Two drink minimum, even for winners
8:00 pmTropicana Nights: Free Salsa Dance Lesson | Berkeley   FREE
9:30 pmWin Tix: Kitten: Indie Pop Prodigies | Popscene at the Rickshaw Stop   WIN*

Thursday, November 27, 2014

2014 Thanksgiving Sunrise Celebration | Alcatraz
Thursday, November 27 – 4:15 am | Cost: $14*
*Event is free, but boat tickets are $14 for adults.
| Alcatraz Island

The International Indian Treaty Council presents Indigenous Peoples’ Annual Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Ohlone Territory, on November 27, 2014. Tickets to Alcatraz are $14 for adults and free for children under 5. The Pier more...

All DayFree Airport Parking Deal for Thanksgiving | Oakland Airport   FREE*
*Must present coupon, airline e-ticket and a photo ID for deal
8:00 amTurkey Trail Trot 2014 | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free to watch the crazy race, but registration to participate is closed.
11:00 am2014 Free Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner | Santa Cruz   FREE*
*No reservations accepted. Food will run out. This is a first come, first serve basis.
All DayVolunteering for Thanksgiving in SF | A How-To Guide   FREE
11:30 amFree Thanksgiving Dinner | East Bay   FREE
12:00 pm1,000 Free Thanksgiving Dinners | Livermore   FREE
12:00 pm2014 Thanksgiving Potluck & BBQ | Beer Revolution   FREE*
*Bring a dish to share for the potluck and bring cash for beer.
All Day2014 Vegan NoThanksgiving Potluck | East Bay   FREE*
*Free, but please bring along a vegan dish to share for the potluck.
1:00 pmThanksgiving Day Guided Walking Tour | Japanese Tea Garden   $5*
*$5 admission to the tea garden is required.
1:00 pm12th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration | Oakland   FREE
4:00 pm2014 Free Spice Monkey Thanksgiving Dinner | Oakland   FREE*
*Drop off 15 canned goods and make a reservation.
9:00 pmGlamsgiving DJ Night: ’70s Glam, Bubblegum & Protopunk | Make-Out Room   FREE

Friday, November 28, 2014

$8 Giants Tickets for 2015 | (Orange &) Black Friday Sale

Super cheap Giants tickets are going on sale super early on Black Friday (well, since it’s the Giants, it’s “Orange & Black Friday“). You can buy tickets through June 2015 with many midweek more...

All DayCalorie-Burning, History-Learning Walking Tour Friday | 9 Free Tours   FREE*
*Free but donations accepted. $5 admission to the Japanese Tea Garden applies.
All DayWin Tix: 36th Annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair | Cow Palace   WIN*
*Tickets for first three weekends start at $22, Tickets for final two weekends start at $30
All DayBeer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos   FREE
12:00 pmWin Tix: Black Friday Wine Tasting Adventure | Treasure Island   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $10 with discount code FUNCHEAPSF.
4:00 pmGhirardelli Square 50th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa Visit | 2014   FREE
4:50 pm2014 Candlelit Labyrinth Night & Festival of Light | Baker Beach   FREE
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 pmWinter Walk SF Opening: Light Projections & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square   FREE
6:00 pm2014 Macy’s Great Tree Lighting | Union Square   FREE
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
6:00 pmLa Cocina “Holiday Pop Up Shop” Launch Party | Ghirardelli Square   FREE*
*RSVP required. First 200 people to RSVP get complimentary champagne and light bites
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmWin Tix: “The Frightmare Before Christmas” Haunted House | San Jose   WIN*
*Tickets are $15. Parking is free
8:00 pmWin Tix: The Walken Situation: Christopher Walken Art Tribute Exhibit | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $10 - $15 presales
8:00 pmWin Tix: Stand-Up Comedy w/ Laurie Kilmartin (Conan/Last Comic Standing) | Cobb’s   WIN*
*Event is 18+. Two drink minimum, even for winners
8:30 pmWin Tix: I the Mighty: Soaring Melodies & Intricate Guitarwork | Rickshaw Stop   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets; regular cost, $12-14
8:30 pmWin Tix: ArnoCorps: Action-Adventure Hardcore Rock ‘n Roll | Slim’s   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
All DayFree Black Friday Treats: The Chairman Lunch & Peet’s Coffee | SF   FREE

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Winter Carousel Lighting & Free Rides | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, November 29 | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested, and donations are appreciated.
| Children's Creativity Museum

Put a new spin on a classic holiday tradition this winter as the Children’s Creativity Museum lights up the Bay Area’s oldest and most beloved carousel in Yerba Buena Gardens from more...

All DayGuided San Francisco Walking Tour Saturday | 15 Free Tours   FREE*
*Free but donations accepted. $5 admission to the Japanese Tea Garden applies.
10:00 amWin Tix: The San Francisco Crystal Fair | Fort Mason   WIN*
*Tickets good for both days. Funcheap readers get $2 off the door price of $8. One price of $6 gets you in for both days.
10:00 amWin Tix: Treasure Island “Snowvember” 2014   WIN
All DaySnowvember: 10 Tons of Snow at the Treasure Island Flea   $3
10:00 amFree Peet’s Coffee Day at Capital 360 Cafe | SF   FREE