Saturday, November 25, 2017

Free Snow Sledding Day | San Rafael
Saturday, November 25 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 38th year, the event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s more...

All DayTreasure Island Flea “Big Holiday Show”   $3
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 | Union Square   FREE
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"
4:00 pmFree Carousel Rides & Winter Lighting Ceremony | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
7:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*$2 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
9:00 pmWin Tix: Holiday Uptown Cabaret w/ Dr. Abacus | The Uptown Nightclub   WIN

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, November 26 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)

It’s our big Holiday show. Shop 400+ local artists, makers, collectors, and designers. Plus, take a selfie with Santa, holiday DIY workshops, live music, & much, much more… RSVP on Facebook (Click “Going”) more...

All Day2017 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors | Pier 35   FREE
2:00 pmFinal “NaNoWriMo 2017” Write-In at the Library | South SF   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
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...

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.
8:00 pmSalsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley   $5
8:00 pmB.Y.O.D. Bring Your Own Dog Comedy Show | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is encouraged.
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF   FREE
8:30 pmThe Komedy Kiki: Comics That’ll Tickle Your Funny Bone | SF   FREE

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Free Skating with Cool Effect at the Holiday Ice Rink | SF
Tuesday, November 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is encouraged but not required.
| Four Embarcadero Center

Cool Effect is taking over the Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center and invites you to join them for a complimentary skate session on #GivingTuesday. In addition to free ice skating, more...

5:30 pmAstrology & Your Health with Diane Cramer | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmGirls of the Golden West by San Francisco Opera | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pm16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
7:00 pmNorth Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF   FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
7:00 pmSF History Night | Noe Valley   $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
7:00 pm“Mentored By A Madman” Book Discussion | City Lights   FREE
7:30 pmWitches’ Brew: A Standup Comedy Show | SF   $10
7:30 pmWitches’ Brew: A Standup Comedy Show | SF   $10
7:40 pmDirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF   FREE
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday, November 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | Asian Art Museum

Get all of your holiday shopping done early this year at the Asian Art Museum’s first-ever Holiday Artisan Market. Open from 10am until 8pm, this is a a free event featuring more...

All DayAsian Art Museum’s 1st Ever “Holiday Artisan Market” | SF   FREE*
*Free access to holiday market. Please note that regular admission applies to museum's galleries
6:00 pm555 California Tree Lighting & All Star Culinary Kickoff | SF   FREE
7:00 pmAttractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF   $6*
*$6 when you use promo code "funcheapbaby". Otherwise, it's $12 online or $15 at the door.
7:00 pm“Captivity, Confinement & Resistance in Mudejar & Morisco Literature” | Berkeley   FREE
7:30 pmShaping SF Lecture: Mona Caron & Kiernan Graves on Art & Politics | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pm“Skaters” Book Release Party | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Free Co-working Day at Startup Basecamp | SF
Thursday, November 30 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Startup Basecamp

Hate fighting for table space and outlets at Peet’s? Looking for a chill place to work remotely? Come to Startup Basecamp’s Community Co-working Thursday. Startup Basecamp is San Francisco’s first co-living, co-working more...

5:00 pmSpeak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF   FREE
5:30 pm2017 Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF   FREE
5:30 pm2017 Holiday Stroll | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pm2017 Holiday Parade of Lights, Open House & Tree Lighting | Walnut Creek   FREE
6:00 pmMaker Thursdays: Handmade Artwork Right in Front of You | SF   FREE
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Eating Well | Pier 15   $17.95*
*$17.95 Adv / $19.95 Door / Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pmNightLife Spotlight | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:30 pmWorld AIDS Day 2017: Light in the Grove | Golden Gate Park   FREE
6:30 pm“Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:00 pm2017 Annual Holiday Art Sale Opening Party: Limited-Edition Art Stuff | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“Ghostnotes: Music of the Unplayed” Book Release | City Lights   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Mark Normand (Comedy Central) | The Punch Line   WIN

Friday, December 1, 2017

First Day to RSVP: Fort Point Candlelight Tours Winter 2018 | Presidio
Friday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Must enter the lottery to win a free reservation spot.
| Fort Point

Alison Taggart-Barone via Fort Point Facebook Explore the historic Civil War-era Fort Point by candlelight and the stars on an evening tour with a park ranger as your guide. Candlelight tours are available most Saturday evenings typically more...

All DayHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City   FREE
All DayFree Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History   FREE
All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
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.
12:00 pmRotunda Dance Series: Nicaragua Danza, Hijos del Maíz | SF City Hall   FREE
3:00 pm“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
5:00 pm2017 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony | Oakland   FREE
5:00 pm“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party   FREE
5:00 pmGrace After Hours Labyrinth Walk with Harp Music | SF   FREE*
*Donations are greatly encouraged.
5:30 pm2017 “It’s A Wonderful Night” Annual Holiday & Tree Lighting Celebration | San Leandro   FREE
6:00 pm24 Holidays on 24th Street: 2017 Kick-Off | Noe Valley   FREE
6:00 pmCandlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmAsian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
6:00 pm“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF   FREE
6:00 pm$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills   $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
6:00 pm$5 First Friday: Winter Celebration & Concert | Oakland   $5
6:00 pmHoliday Traditions & Free Samples with Chef Rogelio Garcia | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free and an RSVP is encouraged.
6:30 pmMake Your Own Holiday Gift | Oakland   $10*
*$10 online
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:00 pmStar Wars Trivia & Comedy Night | Haight Street   FREE*
*$5 suggested donation
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
8:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose   FREE
8:00 pmFugue: An Immersive Theater Performance | SF   $15*
*15-30 Sliding Scale. Purchase your tickets online
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square

William WelchDon’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate more...

All Day2017 Dance Hack Festival: Free Hacking Day | SF   FREE*
*Free for Dancers & Hackers with RSVP
9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden   FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
9:00 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland   FREE
All Day6th Annual San Francisco Veterans Film Festival | SF Main Library   FREE
All DayChristmas in the Park: Dog Day at the Park | San Jose   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.
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.
All DayHometown Holidays & Annual City Hall Tree Lighting | Redwood City   FREE