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This Weekend: Nov 29 - Nov 30, 2014

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Saturday, November 29

Guided San Francisco Walking Tour Saturday | 15 Free Tours
Saturday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations accepted. $5 admission to the Japanese Tea Garden applies.
| All Over San Francisco
Guided San Francisco Walking Tour Saturday | 15 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 ...

Free Snow Sledding Day: 40 Tons of Snow | San Rafael
Saturday, November 29 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
Free Snow Sledding Day: 40 Tons of Snow | San Rafael

Downtown San Rafael kicks off the holiday season with the Annual Holiday Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland celebration on Friday, with additional kids activities and sledding on Saturday. 35th Annual Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland - Friday, November 28, 2014 | Noon to ...

Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, November 29 – 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 ...

Surfrider Morning Clean-Up & Coffee | Baker Beach
Saturday, November 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Baker Beach
Surfrider Morning Clean-Up & Coffee | Baker Beach

Express your gratitude to the Pacific Ocean with the Surfrider Foundation at the Baker Beach clean-up from 10 am to noon on Saturday, November 29, 2014.
Drop-in and groups welcome and hot coffee to be served. They also encourage participants to bring their own gloves, grabbers, …

Win Tix: The San Francisco Crystal Fair | Fort Mason
The San Francisco Crystal Fair | Fort Mason

The Crystal Fair is a magical mix of crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry, and the healing arts as Fort Mason Center hosts this post-Thanksgiving gift-buying celebration. Vendors from Asia, Europe, and Africa (as well as California artisans) will have awe-inspiring gifts for beneath the tree.
Minerals, gems, …

Win Tix: Treasure Island “Snowvember” 2014
Saturday, November 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | Treasure Island Great Lawn
Treasure Island

Get outside and spend your weekend exploring the second annual “Snowvember.”
There’s 400+ vendors selling locally-made gifts for the holiday days. Plus there’s 10 tons of snow being dumped on Treasure Island every day starting at 11am. Build a snowman, or join in on a big …

Snowvember: 10 Tons of Snow at the Treasure Island Flea
Saturday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Snowvember: 10 Tons of Snow at the Treasure Island Flea

There’s 400+ vendors selling locally-made gifts for the holiday days. Plus there’s 10 tons of snow being dumped on Treasure Island every day starting at 11am. Build a snowman, or join in on a big snowball fight each day at 11:30 am.

Free Peet’s Coffee Day at Capital 360 Cafe | SF
Saturday, November 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free Peet's Coffee Day at Capital 360 Cafe | SF

Capital One 360 Cafe in downtown San Francisco is hosting having a three-day event for Black Friday and they’ll be giving away some delicious treats and free Peet’s every day. Check out the schedule and stop by for a free yummy treat. Black Friday Capital One ...

2014 Pottery Holiday Show & Free Cider | Berkeley
Saturday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Potters Guild
2014 Pottery Holiday Show & Free Cider | Berkeley

Stroll through the Berkeley Potters Guild and nearby pottery studios while sipping complimentary apple cider during its 44th Annual Holiday Sale, over several weekends in November and December. Live music will fill the air, cookies and cider will be served, and a unique array of handmade pottery and ...

The Fairmont’s 22-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party | SF
Saturday, November 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont (San Francisco)
The Fairmont's 22-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party | SF

The Fairmont San Francisco’s annual Gingerbread Holiday Open House kicks off with an official opening of the giant gingerbread house, complimentary holiday refreshments and holiday music from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, November 29, 2014.
For more than a century, The Fairmont San Francisco has enchanted guests with …

2014 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors & DIY Stations | SF
Saturday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 35
2014 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors & DIY Stations | SF

Shop local this season and have a blast supporting over 200 local artisans and small batch food vendors as the local San Francisco Etsy team showcases their work at the Etsy Holiday Emporium happening at Pier 35 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. 2014 Etsy Holiday ...

Epicurean Exchange Seasonal Cooking Demo | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, November 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Epicurean Exchange Seasonal Cooking Demo | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 120 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm. On ...

Win Tix: Artisan Wine Tasting & Pairing Market | Treasure Island
Artisan Wine Tasting & Pairing Market | Treasure Island

Enjoy a flight of wine and sampling of local artisan delectables to for pairing.
Explore local craft vendors including the likes of chocolatier Coco Tutti, the dangerously delicious caramels of Kindred Cooks, the delectable Jade Chocolates, the delicious Monterey Chocolate Company, the savory creations of Olive This …

Small Business Saturday 2014 | Free $30 AMEX Credit to Shop Local
Small Business Saturday 2014 | Free $30 AMEX Credit to Shop Local

After hitting the big stores on Black Friday, support your local businesses and check out the mom-and-pop stores on Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday | Free $30 AMEX Credit
Saturday, November 29, 2014
If you have an American Express card, you can sign up to get $10 back (at up to …

Australian Folk Pop Star, Vance Joy Live at Peet’s | South SF
Saturday, November 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peet's (South SF)
Australian Folk Pop Star, Vance Joy Live at Peet's | South SF

Come down to Peet’s Coffee & Tea at 201 Grand Avenue in South San Francisco to hear Vance Joy play a song live from noon to 2 pm on Saturday, November 29, 2014.
When you buy a copy of KFOG’s Live From The Archives 21, you will get …

2014 Holidays on Fourth Street: Puppet Show | Berkeley
Saturday, November 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street (Berkeley)
2014 Holidays on Fourth Street: Puppet Show | Berkeley

Come see the Caterpillar Puppet Show for free on Fourth Street 11/29 and 11/30. Two shows daily at 1 pm and 2:30 pm. Musical accompaniment by Paul Anderson and the dulcimer.
Since 1976 Joe and Ronna Leon have been performing in Bay Area schools, libraries, theatres, …

Final “NaNoWriMo 2014″ Write-In at the Library | South SF
Saturday, November 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South SF Main Library
Final

National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo, for short) is a mad sprint to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. The event had over 700,000 participants in 2013, and this year, the South San Francisco Public Library would like to invite local participants to ...

2014 Rockridge in the Snow: Live Music, Santa & Real Snow | Oakland
Saturday, November 29 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please bring coats and toys to donate to One Warm Coat and Toys for Tots.
| Rockridge BART
2014 Rockridge in the Snow: Live Music, Santa & Real Snow | Oakland

Bundle up, grab a free hot mulled cider from The Pasta Shop, and then come on out for Rockridge in the Snow in the BART plaza from 3-6 pm on Saturday, November 29, 2014.
It’s going to be a winter wonderland for kids with a snow …

Free Rides: Winter Wonderland Amusement Park | San Jose
Saturday, November 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free rides on Saturday, 11/29/14 only
| Downtown San Jose
Free Rides: 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 4-6 pm on November 29, 2014. Unlimited wristbands are usually about $15 for the day, or $3.50 per ride.
Winter Wonderland is a good old-fashioned carnival set up each winter …

2014 Holiday Tree Lighting, Live Music & Santa | Brentwood
Saturday, November 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Streets of Brentwood
2014 Holiday Tree Lighting, Live Music & Santa | Brentwood

The Streets of Brentwood welcomes the season witha night of music, family entertainment, and giveaways.
2014 Streets of Brentwood Holiday Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 29, 2014 | 6-8 pm
The Streets of Brentwood Shopping Center, 2565 Sand Creek Rd.
FREE
The 2014 entertainment:

Liberty High School Chamber Singers
Joel R. Bryant, The City …

City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF
Saturday, November 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Main Post (Presidio)
City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF

Please note, the event is from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Presidio Parade Grounds in the Presidio, San Francisco.

Triple Threat DJs Culture Clash Victory Bash & Open Bar | Mighty
Saturday, November 29 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 11:30 pm with an RSVP required.
| Mighty
Triple Threat DJs Culture Clash Victory Bash & Open Bar | Mighty

Mighty presents another installment of their series w/ the Triple Threat DJs on Saturday November 29, 2014. This go around they’re celebrating their victory in the 2014 San Francisco RBMA Culture Clash.
Free before 11:30 pm with an RSVP required.
Vinroc, Apollo and Shortkut will spin all night, hosted …

Sunday, November 30

Guided San Francisco Walking Tour Sunday | 9 Free Tours
Sunday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations accepted. $5 admission to the Japanese Tea Garden applies.
| All Over San Francisco
Guided San Francisco Walking Tour Sunday | 9 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 ...

Final Day: 2014 Peet’s Free Coffee Day
Sunday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Buy one get one free with coupon
| Peet's (Market Street)
Final Day: 2014 Peet’s Free Coffee Day

Peet’s is celebrating the season of giving with a buy one, get one free offer on any beverage (excluding bottled drinks) all Thanksgiving weekend, November 27-30, 2014. >> Download the Buy One, Get One Free Coupon There are the usual restrictions (like the second drink has to be lesser or equal ...

Snowvember: 10 Tons of Snow at the Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Snowvember: 10 Tons of Snow at the Treasure Island Flea

There’s 400+ vendors selling locally-made gifts for the holiday days. Plus there’s 10 tons of snow being dumped on Treasure Island every day starting at 11am. Build a snowman, or join in on a big snowball fight each day at 11:30 am.

2014 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors & DIY Stations | SF
Sunday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 35
2014 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors & DIY Stations | SF

Shop local this season and have a blast supporting over 200 local artisans and small batch food vendors as the local San Francisco Etsy team showcases their work at the Etsy Holiday Emporium happening at Pier 35 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. 2014 Etsy Holiday ...

“Different Fur” Holiday Party: Live Music & DJs | The Chapel
Sunday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Chapel

Come down to The Chapel to celebrate another year of Different Fur Studios with a free live concert and DJs on Sunday afternoon, November 30, 2014.
DJ sets by:

Richie Panic
S4NTA_MU3RTE

Live music by:

Swiftumz
Hot Flash Heat Wave
Lee Bob & The Truth

Plus, there will be a raffle for the …

2014 World AIDS Day: Multimedia Extravaganza in 3 Acts | SF
Sunday, November 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Center for Sex & Culture
2014 World AIDS Day: Multimedia Extravaganza in 3 Acts | SF

Join the Center for Sex and Culture the day before World AIDS Day for a multimedia extravaganza in 3 Acts on Sunday, November 30, 2014.
Act 1: Alternative Endings, a new video program commissioned by Visual AIDS for the 25th anniversary of Day With(out) Art features …

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, November 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Collective
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley

LIVE MUSIC:
2:00 ELEGANT TRASH
2:30 Zeke Mason
3:00 Chloé and the Giant Peach
3:30 Hannah Werdmuller
4:00 David Colón
4:30 The Rogers
5:00 The Reprimanded
5:30 Desiree Wattis
6:00 L.a. Cook
6:30 The Kari & Emily Show
7:00 Introflirt
LIVE ART/PROJECTS:
Mycoal Shon (spoken word)
Tay Gersbach (instruments/performance)
Ella James Wilbury(drawing)
Sam Alderson (painting)
Benny Muir (print)
Shervin Rostami
VIDEO/PHOTO:
Mitchell Hunter
Heather Lund
Shamar Theus
Rob Reeves
Dorian …

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, November 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

Movember Fundraiser: Pints for Prostates | East Bay
Sunday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pyramid Alehouse (Walnut Creek)
Movember Fundraiser: Pints for Prostates | East Bay

Pyramid Brewery in Walnut Creek invites you to their Movember Party on Sunday, November 30, 2014.
Now, there’s no free beer here, but you can help support Pints for Prostates, a grassroots campaign that uses the universal language of beer to reach men with an important health message.
There …

Thanksgiving Sunday Waterfront Sky Candle Memorial | SF
Sunday, November 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
Thanksgiving Sunday Waterfront Sky Candle Memorial | SF

Have you lost a loved one, such as a parent, family member or close friend? On Thanksgiving Sunday, join your friends and family for a memorial tribute, celebrating those we’ve lost in years past and honoring their souls with a glowing message to the sky.
Please RSVP …

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, November 30 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Every Saturday

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rec Field: Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Come and play outdoors, in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting, and melting into the ground. Join up every Saturday for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and spirit.
Purusha yogis teach free yoga on Saturday mornings in Golden Gate Park at 11 am,  as part of …

Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Every Saturday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland

Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered.
The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who prefer …

Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide
Every Saturday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to play, but bring cash for drinks.
Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide

The Riptide hosts a bingo party, every Saturday, which runs from about 6 pm to just after 8 pm. There are 3 rounds; you can win drinks, prizes, and the final blackout round prize is a $50 bar tab.
When O-69 gets called, everyone playing bingo …

Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley
Every Saturday – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley

Comedian Johan Miranda presents a Saturday Night Comedy Showcase, every Saturday night at Pappy’s Bar in Berkeley.
This free stand-up comedy showcase features comedians from all around the Bay Area at 8:30 pm followed by a DJ dance party.

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