Thursday, December 24, 2015

8:00 pmPlanet Mirth: Free Comedy & Astrological Hilarity | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but donations of $10 are greatly appreciated. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Free Admission on Christmas Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 more...

All DayThe Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland: Giant Chocolate Nutcrackers & Gingerbread Village | San Jose   FREE
All DayBeer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos   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.
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
10:30 pmLive Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Final Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 26 – 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...

9:30 amThe Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
11:00 amFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
2:00 pmThe Boris Rozenfeld Russian Bibliophiles Club | SF   FREE
7:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pm“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show & Happy Hour | SF   FREE

Sunday, December 27, 2015

49ers v. Lions Tailgate Game Watch Breakfast Party | SoMa
Sunday, December 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with Facebook RSVP
| SoMa StrEat Food Park

Cheer on the 49ers with Funcheap at SoMa Streat Food Park all season long and watch the game on 10+ TVs, including three 80″ big screens, up to 10 food trucks and street more...

11:00 amSunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland   FREE
3:00 pmMixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley   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 28, 2015

8:00 pmGettin’ Weird: Comedy w/ Stokes & Holtz | SF  FREE
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF  FREE

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Great Cable Car Chase: Run, Refreshments & Music | SF
Tuesday, December 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| A Runner's Mind

Lace up your sneakers and get ready to join A Runner’s Mind for a challenge truly unique to SF, The Great Cable Car Chase. The Great Cable Car Chase The Last Tuesday of more...

8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Experience acclaimed media artist Janet Cardiff’s masterwork, an immersive and moving sound installation in its California debut from November 14, 2015–January 18, 2016. The Forty Part Motet is a 40-part choral performance more...

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Free NYE Daytime Bowling & Canned Food Drive | Santa Cruz
Thursday, 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 average these days? Bring a can of food and bowl a free game at the Boardwalk Bowl in Santa Cruz from November 1 through December 31, 2015. All donations go more...

All DayFinal Day: The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland: Giant Chocolate Nutcrackers & Gingerbread Village | San Jose   FREE
5:00 pm2015 Holiday 3D Light Show: Final Day | Westfield SF   FREE
6:00 pmAAA Tipsy Tow: Free Car Tow Home | New Year’s Eve   FREE*
*Free tow up to 10 miles
7:00 pmUp in Jokes Comedy at Rooz Cafe | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” NYE Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy

Friday, January 1, 2016

Free Admission on New Year's Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 more...

All DayFree Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History   FREE
10:00 amHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City   FREE
All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
2:00 pmPolar Bear Ice Skate 2016 | Union Square   FREE*
*Free to watch, but normal fees apply to skate.
4:00 pmFirst Friday Cannabis Industry Social & Picnic | Lake Merritt   FREE
5:00 pm“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Shorts | The New Parkway   FREE
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
10:30 pmLive Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, January 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake

Explore SF’s natural areas with a free guided nature walk while socializing with new friends, feeling fit, and finding new inspiration in our city’s native plants and wildlife. All walks start at 10:00am more...

8:00 am“Cars and Coffee”: Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup | Treasure Island  FREE*
*Free for spectators. Car exhibitors will be charged $5 and will receive a free cup of coffee.
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 amGarden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park  FREE*
*Please RSVP to
9:00 am“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park  FREE*
*Please RSVP to
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.
11:00 amHealthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
All Day“SFMOMA On The Go” 40-Speaker Choral Sound Installation | Fort Mason   FREE*
*FREE, but advance tickets are strongly recommended due to anticipated demand and limited capacity.
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or, Bring a mug for cider
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, January 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 more...

10:00 amFree First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California   FREE
11:00 amFree Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park   FREE
1:00 pmFree Hot Dog Day | Inner Richmond   FREE
1:25 pm49ers v. Rams. Tailgate Game Watch & Rib Party | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with Facebook RSVP
1:30 pmKabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo   FREE
2:30 pm“Potted Potter” The Unauthorized Harry Experience: 7 Books in 70 Minutes | SF   BOGO*
*Get 2-for-1 tickets on Premium (P1, regularly $99.99) and Middle Orchestra (P2, regularly $69.99) on select dates when you use promo code: MAGIC.
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE

Monday, January 4, 2016

Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob
Monday, January 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Do you think your bird can sing? If so, Joshua Raoul Brody (Tango Number 9) will give you and the Fab Four a piano-bar treatment at the Beatles-only karaoke night more...

7:00 pmNerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose  $7*
*Pre-Sale is $7. $10 at the door
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF  FREE
8:00 pmFree First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room   FREE
8:45 pmOpen Mic Night in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway   FREE
9:00 pm“Misery Index” Dysfunctional Comedy Night | Mission Dist.   FREE

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, January 5 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum

Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th more...

9:30 amLegion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
10:00 amConservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day   FREE
11:00 amFree Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch   FREE
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
12:00 pmYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
6:00 pmRadar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmMonthly Game Night at the Library | Napa   FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite North Bay | Novato   $5
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE
8:00 pmWood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar   FREE

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Wednesday, January 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kozy Kar Bar

Produced by two of San Francisco’s fastest rising stars: Zack Chapaloni and Joe Gorman, Kozy Kar Bar presents The Dirty Show w/ Zack & Joe. This standup comedy show features a more...

All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE
9:00 amBay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day  FREE
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro  FREE
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout  FREE
6:45 pm1st Wednesday Author Reading Series | Oakland  FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany  FREE
8:00 pmFree Wednesday Comedy “Royale With Cheese” | Tendernob  FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay  FREE
8:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF  FREE*
*Donation-based admission

Thursday, January 7, 2016

10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame  FREE
5:00 pmFirst Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmFree Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF  FREE*
*Bring your own mat. This is a donation-based yoga class. They encourage those who can to donate $10. However, no one is ever turned away due to a lack of funds.
6:00 pmFirst Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo  FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.  FREE

Friday, January 8, 2016

5:00 pmSecond Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael  FREE
5:00 pmVallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays  FREE
6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda  FREE
6:30 pmGrotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant  FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5.