Friday, December 26, 2014

6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.  FREE
7:00 pm“Under the Influence” Reading Performance Series | North Beach  $5*
*Suggested donation to support the venue. Nobody turned away for lack of funds

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Final Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
| All Over Oakland

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday. The city of Oakland more...

9:00 am“Cars & Croissants” Monthly Exotic Car Show | Santana Row  FREE
10:00 amFree Parking in Downtown SF for Carpools | Saturdays in December   FREE*
*Cars with three people - 1 hour of free parking
5:30 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | SF   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, December 28 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Collective

The Mixed Media Mixer is a monthly event with the goal of bringing artists across many platforms together with the intention of collaboration. A new collection of Bay Area artists, musicians, photographers and videographers come more...

11:00 amSunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay  FREE
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, December 29, 2014

7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland  $8

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

All Day2014 Downtown Snow Fall: Last Snow | SF  FREE
7:30 pmHappy Hour Stories | Berkeley  FREE

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Free NYE Bowling & Canned Food Drive | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, December 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Limit one game per person per day. Does not include shoe rental ($3.52).
| Boardwalk Bowl

How’s your bowling? Bring a can of food and bowl a free game at the Boardwalk Bowl in Santa Cruz from November 1 through December 31, 2014. All donations go to Second Harvest more...

4:00 pmA Very Whiskey New Year’s Eve | Bender’s   FREE
5:00 pm2014 Holiday 3D Light Show: Final Day | Westfield SF   FREE
5:00 pmNYE Fireworks Pre-Game Party: All-Night Happy Hour | The Royal Exchange   FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for food and drinks
5:00 pmWinter Walk SF Final Day: Light Projections & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square   FREE
6:00 pmAAA Tipsy Tow: Free Car Tow Home | New Year’s Eve   FREE*
*Free tow up to 10 miles
8:30 pmNew Year’s Eve Fire Ceremony & Meditation | SF   FREE*
*Free, but registration is required and donations are accepted.
9:00 pmHillbilly New Year’s Eve: The Earl Brothers | Inner Richmond   $10
9:00 pmFunky Eclectic Live Band NYE Dance Party | Berkeley   $10*
*Includes a champagne toast at midnight and party favors
9:00 pmRockin’ New Year’s Eve | Hotel Utah   $10
9:00 pmNYE Punk Party: Ramones Tribute Night | The Riptide   FREE
9:00 pmFolk Yeah’s NYE Bash: Garage Rock Allah-Las | Mission   $32*
*$32 adv / $36 door
9:00 pmWin Tix: A Tale of Two Cities NYE Party: Open Bar & French Casino | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $99-200
11:00 pmTaoist Midnight Meditation w/ Tea & Cookies | Oakland   FREE

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year's Day Pacific Ocean Plunge | Ocean Beach
Thursday, January 1 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Taraval St)

Take the plunge and dive fearlessly into 2015 for a polar beach swim into Ocean Beach on January 1, 2015. Get the New Year started off freezing and right with The Riptide. Meet more...

10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame  FREE
11:00 amFree First Thursdays | Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive  FREE
12:00 pmFree First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society   FREE
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
7:00 pmFree “Barber’s Choice” Haircut Night | Lower Polk   FREE*
*Free Barber's Choice haircuts for men from 7-9 pm on the first Thursday of the month.

Friday, January 2, 2015

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, January 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
| Impact Hub Oakland

Impact Hub Oakland opens its doors every first Friday for free coworking all day from 9 am to 6 pm. Be productive and get work done, meet and collaborate with friends, pet a more...

All DayFree Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  FREE
10:00 amHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City  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.
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pmFirst Friday Shorts | The New Parkway   FREE
6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:00 pm100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE