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Thursday, December 7

New Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill
Thursday, December 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | New Village Cafe
New Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill

New Village Comedy Night is a free comedy showcase held every 1st Thursday of the month at New Village Cafe located at 1426 Polk St. (between Pine & California). The show brings together some of the Bay Area’s finest comics along with the occasional special ...

Saturday, December 9

SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, December 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
| The Book Donation Center
SF Public Library's $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, the San Francisco Public Library opens the doors to their Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, and random treasures abound. Come by and pick up choice books and media at ...

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, December 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| Monument

Join in at the Monument (140 9th St), for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians, working to make affordable events for artists in SF. There will be easels provided and some materials for drop-ins. There is a $15-25 suggested donation; tickets can be purchased in ...

Unsilent Night 2017: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park
Saturday, December 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
Unsilent Night 2017: Boombox Christmas Parade | Mission Dolores Park

“Unsilent Night” is artist Phil Kline’s free outdoor participatory sound sculpture played through smartphones and boomboxes where the audience becomes the performer.
“Carolers” play one of four tracks of music downloaded to their smart phone, or anything that amplifies music, together comprising “Unsilent Night.” The public ensemble will …

Monday, December 11

Three People Walk into a Bookstore | SF
Monday, December 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dog Eared Books (Castro)
Three People Walk into a Bookstore | SF

Ready for a literature-filled evening? Authors Deb Busman, Jordy Jones, and Natasha Dennerstein read from their recent works.

Perfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF
Monday, December 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dog Eared Books (Castro)
Perfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF

Perfectly Queer is a monthly LGBTQ reading series in San Francisco, CA. This event takes place on the 2nd Monday of each month, from 7 to 8 pm, featuring one to three queer authors. Refreshments are served, and books are available for purchase and signing. Authors and books ...

Wednesday, December 13

The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF
Wednesday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Ocean Ale House
The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF

Every 2nd Wednesday in San Francisco, comedians Jill Maragos, Phil Griffiths and Andrew Orolfo host the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians in the welcoming and homey space of Ocean Ale House. Enjoy great comedy and some local brew. The Laugh Boat: Local Brews ...

Thursday, December 14

Free Co-working Day at Startup Basecamp | SF
Thursday, December 14 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Startup Basecamp
Free Co-working Day at Startup Basecamp | SF

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 hotel for Startup and Tech entrepreneurs from around the world. Everyone’s invited – ...

Free Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop & $1 Beer | SF
Thursday, December 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Debonair Barber & Shave Parlor
Free Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop & $1 Beer | SF

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday on the Haight, comedians David Naimyar and Andrew Orolfo host the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians in the fresh and swanky Debonair Barber Shop. They’ll be offering free comedy & $1 beers. All shows hosted by David Naimyar ...

Thursday, December 21

Free Co-working Day at Startup Basecamp | SF
Thursday, December 21 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Startup Basecamp
Free Co-working Day at Startup Basecamp | SF

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 hotel for Startup and Tech entrepreneurs from around the world. Everyone’s invited – ...

Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa
Thursday, December 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Market & New Montgomery St
Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa

Hidden stories and surprises abound in a free 90-minute walking tour in the Yerba Buena neighborhood of San Francisco’s history, art, poetry, architecture and activism, including live performances of characters that gave the city its unique reputation. Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours Every 3rd Thursdays ...

Tuesday, December 26

16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill
Tuesday, December 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Gallery Cafe
16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill

Every fourth Tuesday come to the Gallery Cafe to watch classic scary films on a vintage old-timey 16mm projector. The cafe serves beer, wine, coffee and food. The movie is free. Prepare to be scared.

North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF
Tuesday, December 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
| Tope Lounge
North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF

So you’re in North Beach, huh? Looking for a good time? Want to party with some beautiful people? Want to feel like a million bucks? You want to devour loads of pizza and champagne? Well, welcome to the North Beach Comedy Thing, a monthly showcase, featuring ...

Thursday, December 28

Free Co-working Day at Startup Basecamp | SF
Thursday, December 28 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Startup Basecamp
Free Co-working Day at Startup Basecamp | SF

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 hotel for Startup and Tech entrepreneurs from around the world. Everyone’s invited – ...

Free Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop & $1 Beer | SF
Thursday, December 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Debonair Barber & Shave Parlor
Free Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop & $1 Beer | SF

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday on the Haight, comedians David Naimyar and Andrew Orolfo host the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians in the fresh and swanky Debonair Barber Shop. They’ll be offering free comedy & $1 beers. All shows hosted by David Naimyar ...

Sunday, December 31

Coin Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa
Sunday, December 31 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room
Coin Op's

Coin-Op is an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a two-story bar and game room with 40+ pinball and video games, a secret speakeasy (hidden behind a “busted” video game). On the last Sunday of every ...

Monday, January 1

Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, January 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brewcade
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF

One part nerd, one part slurred, Super Trashed Bros brings together comedy, video games and alcohol every first Monday at Brewcade. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new rules and new gags. Power-up, throw down and push ...

Thursday, January 4

Castro District Art Walk | First Thursdays
Thursday, January 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend
| The Castro
Castro District Art Walk | First Thursdays

The first ever Castro Art Walk launches August 2017. Galleries and art spaces will be open late every 1st Thursday of the month from 6-9 pm. Expect to see amazing artwork from artists near and far, participate in events, workshops, and more. Castro Art Walk 1st Thursdays | ...

Wednesday, January 10

The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF
Wednesday, January 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Ocean Ale House
The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF

Every 2nd Wednesday in San Francisco, comedians Jill Maragos, Phil Griffiths and Andrew Orolfo host the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians in the welcoming and homey space of Ocean Ale House. Enjoy great comedy and some local brew. The Laugh Boat: Local Brews ...

Tuesday, January 23

North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF
Tuesday, January 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
| Tope Lounge
North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF

So you’re in North Beach, huh? Looking for a good time? Want to party with some beautiful people? Want to feel like a million bucks? You want to devour loads of pizza and champagne? Well, welcome to the North Beach Comedy Thing, a monthly showcase, featuring ...

Thursday, February 1

Castro District Art Walk | First Thursdays
Thursday, February 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend
| The Castro
Castro District Art Walk | First Thursdays

The first ever Castro Art Walk launches August 2017. Galleries and art spaces will be open late every 1st Thursday of the month from 6-9 pm. Expect to see amazing artwork from artists near and far, participate in events, workshops, and more. Castro Art Walk 1st Thursdays | ...

Saturday, April 7

10th Annual Rock Balancing Gathering & Free Lessons | Crissy Field
Saturday, April 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Crissy Field (near Warming Hut)
10th Annual Rock Balancing Gathering & Free Lessons | Crissy Field

Watch and join in the amazing gravity-defying art of rock balancing near the Golden Gate Bridge.
Dozens of artists worldwide are part of a global balanced rock sculpture movement, and two of them have invited you to learn the practice of creating these serene, temporary sculptures …