San Francisco Calendar

San Francisco EventsSan Francisco is super spendy to live in, but there’s always a ton of fun, free & cheap things to do… if you know where to look. Here’s our calendar of upcoming fun, yet affordable, events.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

2016 Brew-Ha-Holiday Warehouse Sale & Beer Pop-Up | SF
Friday, December 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Alite Designs

Alite Designs and Boreas Gear present the 4th Annual Brew-Ha-Holiday Warehouse Sale with good tunes, goodies from Wholesome Bakery, beers on tap from Comrades Brewing. 2016 Brew-Ha-Holiday Warehouse Sale – Friday, December 2 | 2-8 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.
4:00 pmMonster Project Exhibition: Bringing Kids’ Imagination to Reality | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are accepted.
5:00 pm6th Annual SF Youth Arts Summit: Art Exhibit, Workshops & Live Performances | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
5:00 pmFinal North Beach First Friday Art Crawl of 2016 | SF   FREE
5:00 pmBirthday Parade: Fun Parade & Games | SF   FREE*
*Any donations made to Jenna Long will be given to "Community Housing Partnership"
5:00 pmRevolutions Series: DJ Miss Corn Syrup Mini Concert | Amoeba SF   FREE
5:30 pm2016 Holiday Lights: Tree Lighting & Lantern-Lit Stroll | Presidio   FREE
5:30 pmParol-Marking Workshop: Beautiful Filipino Lanterns | SoMa   FREE*
*One free parol per person. Additional parol materials are $6-8 each.
5:30 pmTree Lighting for the Holidays: Live Music & Performances | SF   FREE
5:30 pm4th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Hot Chocolate | McCoppin Sq.   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
6:00 pmFort Mason Printmakers 2016 Holiday Exhibition: Preview Reception | SF   FREE
6:00 pm26th Annual Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party | SF   FREE*
*Bring money for any purchases.
6:00 pm2016 Annual Holiday Art Sale Opening Reception: Limited-Edition Art Stuff | SF   FREE
6:00 pm2016 “Holiday Fanfare”: Free Outdoor Caroling Concert | Civic Center   FREE
6:00 pmExploration Exploitation: Concept Store & Free Beer or Wine | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmHarp Concert & Labyrinth Walk | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*Free and donations are accepted. Wheelchair accessible.
6:00 pmThe 2016 Naughty & Nice Holiday Art Shop | SF   FREE
6:00 pm42nd Annual Holiday Show & Sale | SF   FREE*
*Free to attend. Drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, paintings and prints for sale at incredible prices
6:00 pmLiterally Anything: Art, Music, & Fundraiser | SF   FREE*
*This event is free to attend. Paintings, posters, cards, buttons and drinks will be priced to sell and 100% of all proceeds will go directly to Planned Parenthood.
6:00 pmFort Mason Printmakers’ 42nd Annual Holiday Show & Sale 2016 | SF   FREE
6:00 pmThe 2016 Naughty & Nice Holiday Art Shop: Locally-Made Gifts | SF   FREE
7:00 pmThe Wharf’s Ugly Holiday Sweater Pub Crawl | SF   $20*
*$20 in advance with Funcheap code; $30 at the door (if not sold out). Coat donations are highly encouraged
7:00 pmAn Evening With Elgar: Free Classical Music & Food | SF   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party: Nightmare Before Christmas Toy Drive | First Fridays   FREE
8:00 pmMermaid Show: Sea Foam, Siren Songs & Comedy | SF   FREE
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: VIP Tickets: 1015 Folsom Holiday Party | SoMa   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: “Ozzy Alive” Ozzy Osbourne Tribute | Great American Music Hall   WIN
9:00 pm1015 Folsom’s Epic Free Holiday Dance Party | SoMa   FREE*
*Free tickets with Eventbrite RSVP. Admission first come first served. Guaranteed spots are $20.
10:15 pmFuncheap’s Free Comedy Night: “Hella Funny” | Cobb’s Comedy Club   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Must arrive by 7:30pm for guaranteed entry. All shows are 18 & over with valid photo ID. Like most comedy clubs, there is a two drink minimum.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

2016 Holiday Cable Car Races & The Santa Triathlon | SF

At Brave the Bay, you might see an elf in striped tights jump into the Bay, or Santa Claus hauling a cable car instead of presents at the Santa Triathlon, co-presented with Make-a-Wish and more...

9:00 amGarden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
All DayItalian Christmas Market | Fort Mason   FREE
9:00 amMake Your Own Snow Globe: Kids Edition | North Beach   FREE*
*Children 3 - 12 years old
10:00 am2016 San Francisco Center for Book Holiday Fair | Potrero Hill   FREE
All DayBazaar Stock 2016 Music Fest: 12 Hours & 36 Artists | SF   FREE
All Day2016 Italian Christmas Market: Food, Fashion & Crafts | Fort Mason   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.
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE
10:00 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayFinal Day to RSVP: Fort Point Candlelight Tours | Presidio   FREE*
*Reservations are required by phone to (415) 556-1693, online or in person during the lottery window only.
10:00 am2016 Dogpatch Holiday Block Party: Deals & Free Treats | SF   FREE
10:00 amChinatown’s Maritime Stories: Walks & Tales | SF   FREE
10:30 amBasic Investing Workshop | SF Main Library   FREE
All DayFort Mason Printmakers 2016 Holiday Exhibition & Print Sale | SF   FREE
All Day2016 Free Family Holiday Portrait Day | Bayview   FREE
All Day2016 Vagabond Indie Bazaar w/ 75+ Local Artists: Saturday | SF   FREE
11:00 am2016 Brew-Ha-Holiday Warehouse Sale & Giveaways | SF   FREE
All DayHoliday Hay Rides & Live Music | Noe Valley   FREE
11:00 amHoliday Family Fun: Kid-Friendly Holiday Craft-Making | The Presidio   FREE
11:00 amHoover Middle Schoolyard Kick-Off Celebration | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
11:00 amHoliday Design Pop Up Opening | SF   FREE
All Day11th Annual Supermarket Street Sweep | SF   FREE*
*Free to watch, participating requires buying $15-30 worth of groceries to be donated to charity.
All Day2016 Mission Holiday Block Party & Cookie Crawl | SF   FREE*
*FREE, but there is a $10 suggested donation for cookie bag
12:00 pmAutodesk Pier 9 Residency Showcase | SF   FREE
12:00 pm26th Annual Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party | SF   FREE*
*Bring money for any purchases.
1:00 pmGlasses Showcase: Unique Style of Vessels & Open Bar | SF   FREE
1:00 pmHoliday Gift Shop: Art Merch From Local Artists | SF   FREE
1:00 pm6th Annual SF Youth Arts Summit: Art Exhibit, Workshops & Live Performances | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
2:00 pm“Growing Up Nisei – A Penguin Show” & Holiday Party | SF   FREE
2:00 pmHealthy Parks, Healthy People: Walk Your Way to Fitness | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
2:00 pmAurora Mandolin Orchestra | SF Main Library   FREE
2:00 pmThe Mission & Bernal’s Free Art Scavenger Hunt | SF   FREE
3:00 pm2016 Union Street Fantasy of Lights | SF   FREE
3:00 pm“Taste & Technique” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
3:00 pmMonster Project Exhibition: Bringing Kids’ Imagination to Reality | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are accepted.
4:00 pmCaltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: Saturday | 2016   FREE
4:00 pmFitbit Local Workout: Festively Fit Holiday Bootcamp | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
5:00 pm2016 Lower Haight Holiday Block Party & Art Walk | SF   FREE
5:30 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio   FREE
6:00 pm2016 “Holiday Fanfare”: Free Outdoor Brass Concert | Civic Center   FREE
6:00 pmMAPP: December Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmStargazing Party | The Presidio   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 pmParlor Tricks Industrial Ragtime Band Record Release Party | SF   FREE
8:00 pmMarina Bar Gay Takeover by Gay Mafia | SF   FREE
8:00 pmNightlife on Mars: Stand-Up Comedy | SF   FREE*
*Free tickets with promo code 'cheapbastard'. Otherwise it's $5.
8:30 pmWin Tix: Noise Pop: An Evening with Kristin Hersh | Swedish American Hall   WIN
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Italian Christmas Market | Fort Mason
Sunday, December 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Museo Italo Americano

Visit the Museo Italo Americano at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture for the “Mercatino di Natale | Italian Christmas Market.” Enjoy live music, entertainment, cocktails (aperitivo), a raffle, and more...

8:00 amFree Ashtanga Vinyasa Morning Yoga Flow | 1st and 3rd Sundays  FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
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 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 Day2016 Italian Christmas Market: Food, Fashion & Crafts | Fort Mason   FREE
All Day2016 Vagabond Indie Bazaar w/ 75+ Local Artists:Sunday | SF   FREE
All DayFort Mason Printmakers 2016 Holiday Exhibition & Print Sale | SF   FREE
11:00 amFree Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park   FREE
11:00 amSharon Art Studio Winter Sale | SF   FREE
11:00 amGrateful Dead Brunch with DJ Turf-Yard | The Chapel   FREE
All Day“Repeal Day” 1930s Prohibition Party, 21A Brews & Delicious Food | SF   FREE*
*Free admission. Food and beer are for purchase.
12:00 pmLady Chatterley’s Holiday Gift Fair: Cannabis Themed Gifts | SoMa   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmLearn Awa Odori Japanese Dance & Music | SF   FREE
1:00 pmHoliday Family Sunday: Face Painting & Ornament Making | SF   FREE
1:00 pmHoliday Bazaar: Staff Art Show and Craft Fair | Slim’s   FREE
1:00 pmAl-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Cultures of the Middle East | SF Main Library   FREE
1:00 pmChristmas Open House: Baked Goods, Mistletoe & Santa | SF   FREE