Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Winter Solstice Eve 2016: Beach Celebration & Plunge | Ocean Beach
Tuesday, December 20 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Quintara)

Join the Reclaiming Collective on the Solstice Eve—the longest night of the year—for their annual, traditional ritual and celebration at Ocean Beach on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Gather at 3:30 pm; the ritual will more...

5:00 pmLight Up The Night 2016: Free Bike Light Campaign | SF   FREE*
*Free bike saftey lights for those who do not already have them
5:30 pmThe Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s   FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
7:00 pmYum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmMad Science of Comedy | SF   $5
8:00 pmOaktown Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Last Day: $5 Off Amoeba with SF Food Bank Donation | 2016
Wednesday, December 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Must bring a can of food for $5 off coupon
| Amoeba Music (SF)

Want to save $5 off Amoeba Music and help out the needy at the same time? Amoeba Hollywood is once again gathering food for families in need this holiday season. They’ve joined more...

11:00 am“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza   FREE
12:00 pmWednesday Noon Concerts | Mill Valley   FREE
12:30 pmLego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View   FREE
1:00 pmSpecial Indonesian Food Demo | SF Main Library   FREE
All Day2016 Winter Solstice “Winter Wonderland” Hike | Muir Woods   $10*
*Arrive early; parking is very limited.
4:54 pm14 Hours of The Bay Lights | The Longest Night of the Year 2016   FREE
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF   FREE
5:30 pmFood First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley   FREE
5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
7:00 pmSF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Shuttle | Dogpatch/Mission Bay   FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
7:00 pmNerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop   $8
7:00 pmFree Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond   FREE
8:00 pmJokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland   FREE*
*Free with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
8:00 pmWorld Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
10:00 pmBaked Beliefs: An Improv Comedy Show | SF   $5*
*$5 or free for Endgames Improv students.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell
Thursday, December 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Campbell)

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden on the 4th Thursday of the month at more...

6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Full-Spectrum Science | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Cardboard Automata Tinkering Workshop | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:30 pmPoetry Thursdays at Readers Bookstore | Fort Mason   FREE
7:00 pmHoliday Tunes with the Medicine Ball Ensemble | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmFrameline Encore: Free Queer Film Series | Bay Area   FREE
7:00 pmFirefighters Toy Drive & Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free Admission with a new, unwrapped toy donation for the SF Firefighters Toy Program, otherwise it's $10.
8:00 pmHellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
9:00 pm“Make Me A Mixtape” ’90s/’00s Emo, Punk & Post-Hardcore Vinyl Night | SF   FREE

Friday, December 23, 2016

The Fairmont's Winter Wonderland | San Jose
Friday, December 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont San Jose

Visit the real life, holiday-version of The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland in San Jose. In 2016, an array of holiday decorations will transform the lobby into a magical Winter Wonderland. The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland will be on more...

11:00 amFinal Day: 2016 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley   FREE
All DayTelegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley   FREE
4:00 pmFinal Day: Water Sleigh Rides & Caroling on Lake Merritt | Oakland   $6*
*$6/person for the 6 pm tour
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 24 – 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...

All DayChristmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley   FREE
All Day2016 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pmFinal Day: 4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking | Embarcadero Center   FREE*
*Valid dates: November 18, 2016-Friday, December 24, 2016. Valid Times: Monday through Friday from 5-9 pm; Saturday and Sunday - Any four hours
4:00 pmHoliday Home Visits With Isolated Elderly | SF   FREE*
*RSVP is required within 2 weeks of event. Sign up via link.
7:30 pm2016 Hanukkah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: First Candle Lighting | Union Square   FREE

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Sunrise Hike in the Muir Woods | Mill Valley

You are cordially invited to attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful more...

All DayFree Admission on Christmas Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden   FREE*
*Free on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and daily from 7:30-9 am
10:00 amEcstatic Dance: Yoga, Dance Journey & Gift Exchange | SF   FREE*
*Donations are very much encouraged.
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   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.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Final Day: Free VIP Lounge & Snacks for Chase United Card Holders | Westfield SF
Monday, December 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free only if you have a Chase United credit card.
| Westfield San Francisco Centre

Got a Chase United credit card? Then you’re in for a treat. The Chase United VIP Lounge has opened up for a limited time at Westfield San Francisco Centre from November more...

7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland   $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Tacos | Oakland   FREE*
*Sliding scale donation requested.
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF   FREE
9:00 pmSalsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley   FREE

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Chanukah At The River: Grand Menorah Lighting | Petaluma
Tuesday, December 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Water Street Promenade

Join them for the second annual Grand Menorah Lighting at the Petaluma River. There will be: Mega-nine-foot Menorah Greetings by assembly member Marc Levine Spectacular light-up & fire juggling and magic performance by Award Winning more...

6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
7:40 pmDirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF   FREE
8:00 pmOaktown Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
8:30 pmHa Ha Hofbrau: Free Comedy Night | Berkeley   FREE

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

12:00 pmWednesday Noon Concerts | Mill Valley  FREE
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF  FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
8:00 pmWorld Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina  FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Final Day: Winter Nights Holiday Bazaar & Live Entertainment | SF
Thursday, December 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre

Under Westfield San Francisco Centre’s iconic Dome, the Winter Nights Holiday Bazaar promises to be a magical holiday marketplace and entertainment destination. The Bazaar will feature unique, local artisan gifts and more...

6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Hypnotically Flowing Patterns | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
8:00 pmHellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Friday, December 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SFAC Galleries

Photo | Arts Commission via Flickr This fall and winter a large, lolling sculpture by Bay Area artist Stephanie Robison’s sprawling fabric sculpture will take residence at the SFAC Galleries Window Installation more...

All DayBeer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos   FREE
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
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
8:00 pm$5 Classic Movie Night: “The Wizard of Oz” | Paramount Theatre   $5

Saturday, December 31, 2016

$1.31 Ice Cream Scoop Day | Baskin Robbins

Make every 31st the sweetest day of the month as Baskin Robbins celebrate their favorite number with scoops for $1.31 and two-scoop sundaes for $3.31. Stop by Baskin-Robbins on the 31st of January, March, more...

All DayNew Year’s Eve Mountain Trail Hike | Palo Alto   FREE
9:00 amFinal Day: 10th Annual Gingerbread House Tour | Sausalito   FREE
All DayFinal Free Parking Day | Oakland   FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
7:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
8:30 pmNew Year’s Eve Fire Ceremony & Meditation | SF   FREE*
*Free, but registration is required and donations are accepted.
8:30 pmNew Year’s Eve Bell Ringing & Bonfire | San Francisco Zen Center   FREE*
*Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
9:00 pmHubba Hubba New Year’s Eve Burlesque Bash | Oakland   $20
10:30 pmNYE Comedy Mega Show at Grand Lake Theater | Oakland   $35
11:30 pmFree Hugs at Midnight for New Year’s Eve | Golden Gate Bridge   FREE
11:59 pmSan Francisco New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show | 2016   FREE
5:00 pm2016 Holidays on Fourth Street: End of the Season | Berkeley   FREE

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, January 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum more...

8:00 amFree Ashtanga Vinyasa Morning Yoga Flow | 1st and 3rd Sundays  FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
All DayChristmas in the Park: End of the Season | San Jose  FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
10:00 amFree First Sunday | Chinese Historical Society  FREE
10:00 amAsian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF   FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
All DayMacy’s Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions: Final Day | Union Square   FREE
All DayFinal Day: The Fairmont’s Winter Wonderland | San Jose   FREE
11:00 amFree Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park   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
5:00 pmWinter Walk SF Final Day & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square   FREE
All DayClosing Night: 2016 “Illuminate SF” Festival of Light | SF   FREE

Monday, January 2, 2017

7:00 pm“Power of the Inner Voice” Inner Strength Meditation | San Rafael  FREE
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF  FREE
8:00 pm“Where’s The Local Talent?” Comedy Night | SF  FREE