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San Francisco… land of the free. Here’s just the free stuff in SF and the Bay Area. Keep your wallet in your pocket and enjoy!

Friday, December 15

Sinai Community Hanukkah Celebration | Oakland
Friday, December 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Temple Sinai
Sinai Community Hanukkah Celebration | Oakland

Join their community Hanukkah celebration including music, latkes, arts and crafts, and menorah lighting (bring your menorah to light). This is a child-friendly celebration for people of all ages.
Stay through the evening for a festive Hanukkah service and holiday oneg. Dinner is provided, including holiday …

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but ...

Eight Nights of Hanukkah: Share the Warmth Coat Drive | San Leandro
Friday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temple Beth Sholom
Eight Nights of Hanukkah: Share the Warmth Coat Drive | San Leandro

Bring a new or gently worn coat to their Musical Shabbat (or anytime during the holiday) to share the warmth with those who could use a little extra light.

Free Nutcracker Ballet Performance | Oakland
Friday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations accepted
| Oakland Temple Hill Auditorium
Free Nutcracker Ballet Performance | Oakland

Tchaikovsky’s marvelous and enchanting ballet returns to delight Temple Hill this season. The charm and tradition begin with Clara’s awe of the festively adorned Christmas tree. When her wounded Nutcracker transforms into the leader of the toy soldiers, a magical adventure transpires with the Mouse …

The HellaFunny Comedy Jam | SF
Friday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Neck Of The Woods
The HellaFunny Comedy Jam | SF

Come to the HellaFunny Comedy Jam to see some of SF’s merging comedians. Comedians on this showcase have been featured on Viceland, NBC, ABC, MTV, Comedy Central, SF Sketchfest and more. Produced by the host and creator of “Rideshare the Love” Stroy Moyd.
Line Up Includes:
Terry …

The Star Wars Christmas Ride | San Jose Bike Party
Friday, December 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
The Star Wars Christmas Ride | San Jose Bike Party

Join in on the 3rd Friday of December for a Star Wars Christmas themed Bike Party.
Dress as your favorite Star Wars character, wear a Star Wars or holiday themed sweater, or #GetCrafty and make your own fun costume; and feel free to decorate your bike.
Gathering starts about 7:30 …

Chillarious Musical Edition: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, December 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious Musical Edition: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

Line-up:

Sam Gilweit
The OD’s
And Headliner Rachel Lark (Savage Lovecast , Salon.com)

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, December 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome
| La Peña Cultural Center
Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley

Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the ...

The HellaFunny Comedy Jam: Late Show | Neck of the Woods
Friday, December 15 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Neck Of The Woods
The HellaFunny Comedy Jam: Late Show | Neck of the Woods

Come to the HellaFunny Comedy Jam to see some of SF’s merging comedians. Comedians on this showcase have been featured on Viceland, NBC, ABC, MTV, Comedy Central, SF Sketchfest and more. Produced by the host and creator of “Rideshare the Love” Stroy Moyd.
Line Up Includes:
Feel …

Live Techno Music: Kyn & Normalien | SF
Friday, December 15 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 11pm, $5 cover after.
| Underground SF
Live Techno Music: Kyn & Normalien | SF

Submitted by the Event Organizer
MNML:FUN is a monthly event showcasing techno and minimal genres. FREE BEFORE 11pm, $5 COVER AFTER.
We have a special treat for you as we near the end of 2017. This month we’ll feature two awesome live Bay Area acts, KYN and …

Saturday, December 16

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square

Please note that the tickets for 12/16 are already sold out.

4th Annual Napa Christmas Bird Count for Kids | Napa
Saturday, December 16 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Napa County Library
4th Annual Napa Christmas Bird Count for Kids | Napa

Connolly Ranch, Napa-Solano Audubon Society, and Napa County Library have teamed up to host the 4th annual Napa County Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) age 7-18.
Every year for over a century, tens of thousands of citizen scientists take part in the National Audubon Society’s …

Glide’s 2017 Holiday Toy Giveaway Day | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. 18+ only.
| Glide
Glide's 2017 Holiday Toy Giveaway Day | SF

Glide’s annual Toy Sort and Giveaway is here, so hurry up and sign up for a Toy Sort shift throughout the week culminating in the Saturday Giveaway Day. Volunteers will distribute toys to kids of the Tenderloin and surrounding neighborhoods. Financial contributions, gift cards and unwrapped new toys ...

Timbuk2’s 4th Annual Warehouse Sale: Up to 70% Off | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Timbuk2 Shotwell Factory Store
Timbuk2's 4th Annual Warehouse Sale: Up to 70% Off  | SF

On Saturday, December 16th, the Timbuk2 Shotwell Warehouse will be hosting a one-day-only sample sale from 9 am to 6 pm. Prepare to love thy neighbor, as every year the good tidings (and by tidings, they mean discounts) bring everyone out to brave the cold en …

The Crucible’s Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
The Crucible's Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Saturday | Oakland

Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. On December 16-17, they’ll have music, food, and drinks for sale, as well as demonstrations of Crucible areas of study. Their themed ...

Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
| All Over Oakland
Free Parking Day | 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 will offer free parking at meters and parking kiosks to encourage holiday shoppers ...

Kimochi Silver Bells Arts & Crafts & Food Faire | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | St. Mary's Cathedral
Kimochi Silver Bells Arts & Crafts & Food Faire | SF

 
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Shop smart, have fun and feel good at Silver Bells, where a percentage of all of your purchases will help support Kimochi’s programs and services for seniors. You’ll find lots of unique and budget-friendly items, many inspired by Asian/Pacific Island designs. …

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio

The free PresidiGo Shuttle system welcomes park visitors, residents, and employees with fully accessible shuttles and bike racks. There are two PresidiGo Shuttle services, each with different policies and guidelines – Around the Park and Downtown. Downtown (Free on Weekends) The Downtown express route make stops ...

NFL Alumni NorCal Chapter Annual Holiday Toy Drive | Redwood City
Saturday, December 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*please bring a new, unwrapped toy
| NFL Alumni Northern California Chapter
NFL Alumni NorCal Chapter Annual Holiday Toy Drive | Redwood City

The annual Toy Drive is their last event for 2017 yet they accept new, unwrapped toys all year.
Drop off a new, unwrapped toy or useful item to their NFL Alumni NorCal Chapter building and your generous donation will go to families of the fallen military …

Winter Tree Walk in Pioneer Park | Mountain View
Saturday, December 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pioneer Park (Mtn View)
Winter Tree Walk in Pioneer Park | Mountain View

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Celebrate the winter wonderland in Pioneer Park, rain or shine.
Join Mountain View Trees for hot cider, baked goods, and stories from arborists as we ramble through the sleeping trees of Pioneer Park.
Meet at the Library’s park entrance. All ages welcome. Please …