Friday, December 1, 2017

Holiday Traditions & Free Samples with Chef Rogelio Garcia | The Presidio
Friday, December 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and an RSVP is encouraged.
| Commissary

Join them for an evening with Rogelio Garcia, Executive Chef of The Commissary, as he prepares his family’s holiday favorite, Cinderella Pumpkin Tortellini (free samples to the first 100 guests checked more...

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 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
10:00 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE
10:20 amFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Baking Tribute to Flo Braker | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
11:00 am7th Annual Holiday Gift Fair | SF   FREE
12:00 pmFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Jim Lahey | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
1:00 pm3-Mile Hike Along San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is requested. Please RSVP for changes due to weather
3:00 pm2017 Union Street Fantasy of Lights | SF   FREE
3:00 pm“L.A. Mexicano” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
5:30 pm2017 Oakland Lighted Yacht Parade | Jack London Sq.   FREE
5:30 pmHoliday Tree Lighting & Live Digital Art | Menlo Park   FREE
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
8:00 pmPunchlines At Branchline: Free Standup Comedy | Emeryville   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Katie Garibaldi’s “Home Sweet Christmas” Album Party | SF   WIN*
*$7 in advance / $10 at the door
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5


Sunday, December 3, 2017

2017 Snow Day: Holiday Market, Snow Queen, Free Cookies & Cider | Berkeley
Sunday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Gourmet Ghetto (North Berkeley)

Bring your boots and mittens to play in the snow that is predicted to gently fall on the frontage road between Rose and Vine on Shattuck Ave at the annual Snow Day in more...

All DayFinal Day to RSVP: Fort Point Candlelight Tours Winter 2018 | Presidio   FREE*
*Must enter the lottery to win a free reservation spot.
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 am$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California   FREE
All Day2017 Dance Hack Festival: Dance Workshops | SF   $20*
*Get your tickets early
All DayUrban Air Market Holiday Show | Oakland   FREE
All Day6th Annual San Francisco Veterans Film Festival | SF Main Library   FREE
12:00 pmDuende’s Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square   FREE
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:30 pmKabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo   FREE
7:00 pm2017 Dance Hack Festival: Performance Showcase | SF   $20*
*Get your tickets early
8:00 pmAwesöme Orchestra Collective: 3rd Annual End-of-Year Concert | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free on the day of the event, but if you want a guaranteed seat you can buy tickets at $30 for Tier 1 General Admission Seating and $20 for Tier 2 General Admission Seating
All Day“Supermoon” Night Over San Francisco | December 3   FREE

Monday, December 4, 2017

Walt Disney Museum Annual Free Day | 2017

Ric Miller via The Walt Disney Family MuseumCelebrate Walt Disney’s birthday and get free admission to The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio for their only free day of the year. Typically the more...

6:00 pmSan Francisco City Hall “World Tree of Hope” Lighting Ceremony | 2017   FREE
6:30 pm“Chasing Bocuse” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
6:30 pm“Chasing Bocuse” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
8:00 pmMisery Index: All Star Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmFree Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room   FREE
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF   FREE
8:45 pmLate Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway   FREE

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, December 5 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally admission is more...

9:30 amde Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
11:00 amFree Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch   FREE
11:00 amYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
12:00 pmFree Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery   FREE
6:00 pmMonthly Game Night at the Library | Napa   FREE
6:30 pm“The Gourmands’ Way” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wednesday, December 6 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 111 Minna Gallery

Join Lululemon for their monthly complimentary yoga class and coffee at 111 Minna Gallery. Start the day with a gentle vinyasa flow, and leave centered and present. Top it off with a more...

All DayBay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day   FREE
9:00 amFree Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF   FREE
All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden   FREE
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
5:00 pmLight Up The Night 2017: Free Bike Light Campaign | SF   FREE*
*Free bike saftey lights for those who do not already have them
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF   FREE
6:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF   FREE*
*Donation-based admission
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
6:30 pmProduct Management 101 | SF   FREE
7:00 pmSacred Harp Singing: Acappella Singing For Everyone | SF   FREE
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany   FREE
7:30 pmShaping SF Lecture: Popular Front to the Cold War | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“The End” Insane Tarantino-Style Improv | SF   $5
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE
8:00 pmEgg Nog Was A Bad Choice: Free Holiday Party & Disco | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. $5 at the door

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Free Co-working Day at Startup Basecamp | SF
Thursday, December 7 – 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...

10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame   FREE
11:00 amUC Botanical Garden Holiday Pop-up Shop | Berkeley   FREE
11:00 amFree First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay   FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
4:00 pm24 Holidays on 24th Street: 6th Annual Holiday Wine Walk | Noe Valley   FREE*
*Tasting tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door.
5:30 pmDirect Impact Holiday Marketplace 2017 | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pm“Castro District Art Walk” for the Holidays | First Thursdays   FREE*
*Free to attend
6:00 pmFirst Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Glow | 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 pmFeel the Force NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pmLucid VR/AR Holiday Party: Mixer & Panel | SF   FREE*
*Free and an RSVP is encouraged.
6:30 pm“Making Chocolate” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
6:30 pm“Growing Up Trans” Diversity Film Series Free Screening | Piedmont   FREE
7:00 pmClose-Up Comedy: Great Comics & Free Beer Giveaways | SF   FREE*
*Free admission. Beer, wine, and fancy pastries for sale
7:00 pmShipwreck Presents: A Tale of Two Cities | SF   $12*
*Ticket includes open bar for 21+ and guaranteed admission
7:00 pm2017 Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park: New Illuminated Artwork | SF   FREE
8:00 pmDrag Queens on Ice 2017 | Union Square   FREE*
*Free to watch, but if you'd like to skate during the session, tickets are $25 for general admission with skates.
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE