Monday, December 18, 2017

2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 7th Night | Union Square
Monday, December 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park

The Bill Graham Menorah ProjectCelebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert more...

3:00 pmTour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
5:00 pm2017 Chanukah Under the Dome & Homemade Latkes | Westfield Centre   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar   FREE
8:00 pm“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF   FREE

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Light Up The Night 2017: Free Bike Light Giveaway | SF
Tuesday, December 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free bike safety lights for those who do not already have them.
| Secret Location (SF)

Now that the clocks have fallen back, it’s going to get darker waaaay earlier. With help from our generous sponsor, Bay Area Bicycle Law, they’re excited to announce the return of the more...

5:00 pm2017 Chanukah Grand Finale & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah | Union Square   FREE
5:30 pmThe Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s   FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
6:30 pmYum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Presidio   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

12:30 pmLego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View  FREE
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE
5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
5:30 pmFood First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley  FREE
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 pm“The End” Insane Tarantino-Style Improv | SF  $5
8:00 pmJokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland  $1*
*$1 with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
9:30 pmReal Live Comedians Showcase | Piano Fight  FREE*
*Limited free tickets with RSVP for Funcheapers; otherwise admission is $10 online or $15 at the door.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Free Co-working Day at Startup Basecamp | SF
Thursday, December 21 – 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 amHidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa   FREE
5:00 pmFree Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa   FREE*
*All gallery and museum entries will be free except for the Contemporary Jewish Museum which will be offering a special entry price of $5.
5:00 pmGame Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF   FREE*
*No cost to get in the door or play games. Food and Drinks will need to be purchased.
6:00 pmAdventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Manganese | 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+)
7:00 pmFree Movie Night | Orinda Theatre   FREE
11:59 pmUrsids: Winter Solstice Meteor Shower | The Last Shooting Stars of 2017   FREE

Friday, December 22, 2017

Winter Walk SF: Holiday Pop Up Plaza | Union Square
Friday, December 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis

Union Square SF’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming two blocks on Stockton Street into a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2017 Winter Walk SF November 25, 2017 – January more...

7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
9:00 pm“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Hotdogs | Oakland   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, Suggested donation of $5-$10 per person at the end of the night.

Saturday, December 23, 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...


Sunday, December 24, 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...

1:00 pmFinal Day: 4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking | Embarcadero Center   FREE*
*Valid dates: November 18 - December 24, 2017. Valid Times: Monday through Friday from 5-9 pm; Saturday and Sunday - Any four hours
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE

Monday, December 25, 2017

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
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF  FREE
8:30 pmMonday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies  FREE
8:30 pmThe Komedy Kiki: Comics That’ll Tickle Your Funny Bone | SF  FREE

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Strike Out Hunger: Free Bowling & Canned Food Drive | Santa Cruz
Tuesday, December 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Limit one game per person per day. Does not include shoe rental ($3.81).
| 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, 2017. All donations go more...

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

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF  FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Free Co-working Day at Startup Basecamp | SF
Thursday, December 28 – 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
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Mixing Color | 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+)
7:30 pm(I wish I was) Happy Hour Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop & $1 Beer | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Winter Walk SF: Holiday Pop-Up Plaza | Union Square
Friday, December 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton & Ellis

Union Square SF’s Winter Walk will once again make the holidays brighter by transforming two blocks on Stockton Street into a pedestrian-only holiday pop-up plaza. 2017 Winter Walk SF November 25, 2017 – January more...

All DayBeer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos   FREE
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pm$5 Classic Movie Night: “Mary Poppins” | Paramount Theatre   $5

Sunday, December 31, 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 DayFree NYE Daytime Bowling & Canned Food Drive | Santa Cruz   FREE*
*Limit one game per person per day. Does not include shoe rental ($3.52).
4:00 pmCoin Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa   FREE
7:00 pmNYE at Christmas in the Park: East Coast Countdown & Live Music | San Jose   FREE
11:59 pmSan Francisco New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show | 2017   FREE

Monday, January 1, 2018

Macy's Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions: Final Day | Union Square
Monday, January 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)

It’s your last chance to see Macy’s decorated Holiday Windows and perhaps start the new year with a new furry friend from 11 am to 7 pm on January 1, 2018.

2:00 pmPolar Bear Ice Skate 2018 | Union Square   FREE*
*Free to watch, but normal fees apply to skate.
5:00 pmWinter Walk SF Final Day & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square   FREE
All DayClosing Night: 2017 “Illuminate SF” Festival of Light | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFree Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room   FREE
8:00 pmMisery Index: All Star Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF   FREE

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

12 ft. Tall “Enchanted Sugar Castle” Holiday Display, Coffee & Cookies | Final Day
Tuesday, January 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Westin St. Francis

The Westin St. Francis will be transformed into a festive oasis, embellished with spectacular holiday decorations from Joe Vincent Designs starting from November 23, 2017. This  event is open to the public more...

6:00 pmMonthly Game Night at the Library | Napa   FREE
6:30 pmFree 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but bring along a dish to share or a donation
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

All DayBay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day  FREE
All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro  FREE
6:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF  FREE*
*Donation-based admission
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout  FREE
7:00 pmSacred Harp Singing: Acappella Singing For Everyone | SF  FREE
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany  FREE
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF  FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay  FREE
8:00 pm“The End” Insane Tarantino-Style Improv | SF  $5*
*$5

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, January 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected more...

10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame  FREE
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 pmCastro District Art Walk | First Thursdays   FREE*
*Free to attend
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE

Friday, January 5, 2018

Friday, January 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, more...

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.
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.
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

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each more...

9:00 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland  FREE
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
8:00 pmPunchlines At Branchline: Free Standup Comedy | Emeryville   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.