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Calorie-Burning, History-Learning Walking Tour Friday | 11 Free Tours
Calorie-Burning, History-Learning Walking Tour Friday | 11 Free Tours

Relatives in town? Show off our beautiful city by taking them on one of San Francisco City Guides free guided walking tours of San Francisco’s greatest neighborhoods. There is a full slate of free tours on Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Tour starting times range from ...

2017 Plaid Friday | Oakland
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
2017 Plaid Friday | Oakland
Plaid Friday is the fun, indie alternative to the big box store “Black Friday,” designed to promote local and independently owned businesses during the holiday shopping season. 2017 Plaid Friday Friday, November 24, 2017 All Over Oakland FREE, but bring money for food, drinks and shopping > 2017 Events & Specials Look for ...

Free Parking Day: Plaid Friday | Oakland
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
| All Over Oakland
Free Parking Day: Plaid Friday | 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 ...

“Green Friday”: Free Day Passes to California State Parks

Let’s turn Black Friday into Green Friday. Since Thanksgiving is about spending time with friends and family, why not explore a beautiful state park instead of shopping indoors or online. So there are thousands of free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 participating redwood ...

Yoga & Social Justice | SF
Friday, November 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations Welcome to benefit social justice programs in San Francisco and Seattle
| The Waller Center
Yoga & Social Justice | SF
Suppress your urge to indulge in capitalism on Black Friday by coming and doing yoga. Join Chasity Jones for a Vinyasa flow class for all ages and levels. They will have a yoga class and then have a discussion afterwards about her work in Seattle, WA ...
Black Friday Special: 20% off Artworks, Free Mimosas & Coffee | Art Attack SF
Friday, November 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Art Attack SF
Black Friday Special: 20% off Artworks, Free Mimosas & Coffee | Art Attack SF
Join them for complimentary mimosas and coffee during Black Friday on November 24 from 10:00am-2:00 pm at Art Attack SF. In addition to good times and cheer, all artwork purchases are 20% off. Support local artists and start your art collection today.
Buy Nothing Day | 2017
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Buy Nothing Day | 2017
Buy Nothing Day is the antithesis to Black Friday: your special day to unshop, unspend and unwind. Relax and do nothing for the economy and for yourself,  at least for a single day. Can you really buy absolutely nothing for just one day? You might say “Sure,” ...
2017 Winter Wonderland, Snow Sledding & Parade of Lights | San Rafael
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
2017 Winter Wonderland, Snow Sledding & Parade of Lights | San Rafael

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 38th year, the event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, free snow sledding, and one of the largest Holiday Parades in the Bay ...

Black Friday Edition Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | North Beach
Friday, November 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required via Meetup.com
| Secret Location
Black Friday Edition Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | North Beach
The annual Black Friday game is back, so be prepared to melt into the crowds of shoppers rushing home with their treasures or die trying. They’ll take the first 15 minutes to go over rules and split into teams before hitting the streets. Word of Caution: Because ...
“Our Sophisticated Denial” Live Performance Installation | SF
Friday, November 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Artists' Television Access
What better way to spend “Black Friday” than watching Jen Fedrizzi and Kat Culture drown in disposable waste products? Skip the shopping, grab a friend, and head down to Valencia Street to the ATA window to for a 5-hour “trash drowning” performance piece on our single-use ...
Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco | A Walking Tour
Friday, November 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations accepted
| Huntington Park
Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco | A Walking Tour
The Master of Suspense loved San Francisco and used its beauty, elegance and mystery to great effect in several films. From Nob Hill to Union Square, you’ll see some of the hotels, clubs, retail stores and other locations featured in Vertigo and other Hitchcock classics. During this ...
Free Ride Friday: Winter Wonderland Amusement Park | San Jose
Friday, November 24 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free rides on Friday, 11/24/17 from 3-6 pm only.
| Downtown San Jose
Free Ride Friday: Winter Wonderland Amusement Park | San Jose
Take a break from shopping on Black Friday and ride some free rides at San Jose’s Winter Wonderland from 3-6 pm on November 24, 2017. Unlimited wristbands are usually $20 for the day, or $3.50 per ride. Winter Wonderland is a good old-fashioned carnival set up each winter in San ...
Ghirardelli Square 53rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | 2017
Friday, November 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square 53rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | 2017
In celebration of its 53rd Annual Tree Lighting, Ghirardelli Square is creating a winter wonderland. The event will include live music, visits with Santa, snow, free activities for kids and more. 53rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, November 24, 2017 | 4-9 pm Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco FREE
2017 Candlelit Labyrinth Night & Festival of Light | Baker Beach
Friday, November 24 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Baker Beach
2017 Candlelit Labyrinth Night & Festival of Light | Baker Beach
This Black Friday, instead of enmeshing yourself in the worst of human behavior, why not come celebrate the best of it? A local group of artists who call themselves the Museum of Joy will be celebrating the 5th Annual Festival of Light & Gratitude by building a ...
2017 Holiday Tree Lighting: Caroling & Free Carriage Rides | Saratoga
Friday, November 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Saratoga Village
2017 Holiday Tree Lighting: Caroling & Free Carriage Rides | Saratoga
Strutting horse-drawn carriages, crafts people displaying their wares for sale, Father Christmas and more are highlights of the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting & Wine Stroll in Historic Downtown Saratoga Village on Big Basin Way. 2017 Holiday Tree Lighting November 24, 2017 | 5-8 pm – tree lighting at 5:30 pm Big Basin ...
2017 Lighting of the Old Oak Tree | Danville
Friday, November 24 – 5:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Old Oak Tree
2017 Lighting of the Old Oak Tree | Danville
Come to enjoy street-corner musicians, strolling along the tree-lined sidewalks, stopping in for dinner or a cocktail at a local eatery, browsing shops and enjoying holiday merriment and goodies such as hot cocoa, cider, and tea provided by Danville’s merchants, to celebrate the lighting of ...
2017 Macy’s Great Tree Lighting | Union Square
Friday, November 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Macy's Great Tree Lighting | Union Square
Macy’s Great Tree in Union Square, San Francisco’s most recognized Christmas tree standing 83-feet tall, decorated with more than 43,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 700 shining ornaments, will be officially lit on Friday, November 24, 2017. 28th Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Friday, November 24, 2017 | 5:30 pm Union ...
2017 Christmas in the Park Opening: 60-Foot Tree Lighting & Live Music | San Jose
Friday, November 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2017 Christmas in the Park Opening: 60-Foot Tree Lighting & Live Music | San Jose
After a day of feasting with family and friends, come to downtown San Jose to enjoy the opening of Christmas in the Park and the lighting of the 60-foot Community Giving Tree. 2017 Christmas in the Park Opening Friday, November 24, 2017 | 6 pm Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San ...
Tony-Award Winning “The Normal Heart” Live Theater | SF
Friday, November 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use the code FUNCHEAP for free tickets
| Eureka Theatre
Tony-Award Winning
A searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man’s lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis. The Normal Heart follows Ned Weeks, a gay activist enraged at the indifference of public officials and the gay community. While ...
Black Friday Beer & Wine Olympics | SF
Friday, November 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with drink special purchase
| Horizon
Black Friday Beer & Wine Olympics | SF
The holiday shopping season is upon us again, and after a tough day of shopping on Black Friday, what better way to unwind and relax than with some drink deals at the SF Beer Olympics. Who says Black Friday doesn’t apply to booze?! Black Friday Doorbuster: ...

Every Friday

$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party | North Beach
$1 Drink Fridays:

Fridays are now a little bit more awesome. Did someone say $1 drinks?
Monroe in North Beach hosts “Battle of the Decades” DJ party and happy hour every Friday with a DJ spinning progressive tunes. Every hour is a different decade – with drink prices to …

Computer History Museum Geeky Block Party | 1/2 Off Admission & Off The Grid
Every Friday – 5:00 pm | Cost: $7.50*
*Museum admission is $7.50. Meals from food trucks varies.
| Computer History Museum
Computer History Museum Geeky Block Party | 1/2 Off Admission & Off The Grid

Every Friday night the Computer History Museum will be extending its hours so you can enjoy a fun block party offering 50% off museum admission price, a variety of food trucks and special museum programs.
The museum has partnered with Off the Grid, the Bay Area’s network of street food …

Free “Oysters on the Half Shell” Fridays | El Rio
Free

El Rio, a neighborhood dive in the deep Mission, gives away free Oysters on the half shell from local folks in Tomales Bay, every Friday at 5:30 pm. Arrive on time, they go fast.
And get your drink on with happy hour on Friday from 5-8 pm …

Free Circus Class Night: Learn Juggling & Tightwire Walking | SF
Every Friday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Circus Center
Free Circus Class Night: Learn Juggling & Tightwire Walking | SF

Come and play with all the fun circus toys that fit under the Circus Center‘s roof every Friday.
Circus Skills Jam Class
Most Fridays | 7-9 pm
Circus Center, 755 Frederick St., SF
FREE; RSVP Required. Please make sure to check-in before 6:45 pm.
Age limits: Everyone age 8 and older is welcome, …

Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skylark Bar
Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar

 
Join Hunny Bunny and Her Hot Toddies for Mischief at the Skylark Bar every Friday at 8 pm.
 
Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies
Every Friday | 8 pm
Skylark Bar, 3089 16th St, SF, CA
FREE
Enjoy drinks, dancing, DJs and more at this free weekly burlesque and …

Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse | Mutiny Radio
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mutiny Radio
Pamtastic's Comedy Clubhouse | Mutiny Radio

Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse on Mutiny Radio is a free comedy show every Friday from 8-11 pm at Mutiny Radio on the corner of 21st and Florida in the deep Mission District.
Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse
Every Friday | 8-11 pm
Mutiny Radio, 2781 21st Street, SF, CA
FREE
Over 25 of San …

“Best of SF” Stand-Up Comedy Night | SF
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Get tickets for $5 with promo code FUNCHEAP. Otherwise, tickets are $15.
| The Variety Preview Room / The Hobart Building

San Francisco has long been home to an electric comedy scene and has spawned some of the biggest names in stand-up from Margaret Cho to Patton Oswalt, in addition to current up and coming stars like Vahé Hove and Chris Schiappacasse. Check out a fresh …

“Ain’t Mama’s Drag” Weekly Variety Show | SF

San Francisco’s only drag variety show has Queens, Kings and live performers of every type imaginable. Expect the unexpected here. The audience cannot predict what hostess Cruzin d’Loo has dug up for their entertainment every Friday night at a respectable 8 pm… that’s the only thing respectable about …

Jazz at The Atlas Cafe | SF
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Just tip the musicians.
| Atlas Cafe
Jazz at The Atlas Cafe | SF

Jazz at The Atlas is a weekly jazz residency with five rotating jazz bands. Music is always free, though tipping is encouraged.
Jazz at The Atlas Cafe
(This is a typical lineup and is subject to change – hey, it’s jazz baby)

1st Friday – Eli Maliwan Jazz Party …

“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 online with discount code FUNCHEAP; otherwise, it's $10.
| The Basement

The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that features established comedians from around the …

Friday Night Outdoor Roller Skate DJ Party: “Midnight Rollers” | SF
Every Friday – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Friday Night Outdoor Roller Skate DJ Party:

Strap on your skates and roller disco around the city at the Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate party.
This weekly skate (as long as it’s not raining or during Burning Man) hits up San Francisco’s main attractions, all while blasting their own beats from two jogging strollers …

SF Beer Olympics: Beer Pong, Flip Cup & $2 Beers | North Beach
SF Beer Olympics: Beer Pong, Flip Cup & $2 Beers | North Beach

Meet and compete against locals, travelers, couch surfers, au pairs, and hostelers. Games are free to play (including flip cup, beer pong and relays) and many weeks they have themed events for holidays, or just because.
They have a great 5-for-$10 beer and wine special until 9:20 …

F!#&ing Free Fridays: Improv Comedy | SF
Every Friday – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Stagewerx Theatre
F!#&ing Free Fridays: Improv Comedy | SF

EndGames Improv is bringing something new to the genre, what could turn out to be a very hot affair (in that release of tension, funny kind of way) with “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship.”
“YFUR” is an entirely improvised comedy show inspired by stories of your own …

Night Moves: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | PianoFight
Every Friday – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP required.
| PianoFight
Night Moves: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | PianoFight

Every Friday night, Josef Anolin and Andrew Holmgren bring you a raucous party slash stand-up comedy showcase at the new PianoFight theater.
Night Moves: Stand-up Comedy Showcase
Every Friday | 11:59 pm
PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street, SF, CA
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Poet, Robert Sylvester Kelly once wrote, “After the …

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