Free Muni Friday: Spare the Air Day
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Free Muni Friday: Spare the Air Day
Due to bad air conditions, SFMTA has made all Muni free on Friday.
Embarcadero Center Lighting Ceremony
Fairs & Festivals
Embarcadero Center Lighting Ceremony
It's the annual building lighting ceremony, kids carnival and free mini Disney on Ice show
SF's Most Magical Tree Lightings & Holiday Events
Holidays
SF's Most Magical Tree Lightings & Holiday Events
All the biggest lighting ceremonies and the Bay's most special xmas & holiday events

Friday, November 16

Free Muni Day for All: Due to Bad Air Conditions | SF
Friday, November 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all rides. Do not tag your clipper card
| All Over San Francisco
Free Muni Day for All: Due to Bad Air Conditions | SF
San Francisco’s air quality has moved from red or “unhealthy” to purple or “very unhealthy” due to local wildfires and weather patterns. The Department of Public Health highly recommends that everyone stay indoors and avoid exposure to the outside air. As a result Mayor London Breed ...
2018 “Santa’s Village” Holiday Window Displays | Palo Alto
Friday, November 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
2018 “Santa’s Village” Holiday Window Displays | Palo Alto
Shreve & Co. has installed their annual magical holiday windows in the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. Palo Alto, Shreve & Co. will be doing 8 window displays with the theme “Santa’s Village” on November 16, 2018 until January 2, 2019. The windows will reflect various ...
2018 Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa
Friday, November 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Napa Valley Expo
2018 Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa

Come be part of a longstanding Napa holiday tradition at the 46th ‘Gifts ‘n Tyme’ Holiday Faire featuring 85 local and regional artists of fine crafts, artwork, holiday pieces, and gourmet foods to sample. 2018 Gifts n Tyme Holiday Craft Fair November 16-18, 2018 – Friday & ...

“Wizarding World of Paris 1927”: Fantastic Beasts Experience | AT&T Store SF
Friday, November 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | AT&T (Union Square)
"Wizarding World of Paris 1927": Fantastic Beasts Experience | AT&T Store SF

The Flagship AT&T Store in San Francisco is hosting an interactive experience based on the movie “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”  With a wave of your “wand,” you’ll be able to go through character photo experiences, discover which Fantastic Beasts you’re most suited for, ...

Working Girls: An American Brothel Circa 1892 Photography Exhibit | SF
Friday, November 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Serge Sorokko Gallery
Working Girls: An American Brothel Circa 1892 Photography Exhibit | SF
An exhibit showcasing 25 earliest known photographs in a 19th century American brothel, including 20 never-before-seen images and five images featured in Robert Flynn Johnson’s Working Girls. Working Girls will be available to the public at Serge Sorokko Gallery November 16 to December 9, 2018.
POSTPONED: SF’s New “Frida Kahlo Way” Street Signs Unveiled | CCSF
Friday, November 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | 11 Frida Kahlo Way
POSTPONED: SF's New "Frida Kahlo Way" Street Signs Unveiled | CCSF
EVENT UPDATE – Due to air quality concern, the press conference has been postponed – updated as of 2:45pm on 11/15/18 This Friday, Supervisor Yee and the City College of San Francisco will host a Frida Kahlo Way unveiling with faculty and students and community members to ...
2018 Free “Disney on Ice” Show & Embarcadero Center Lighting | SF
Friday, November 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
2018 Free "Disney on Ice" Show & Embarcadero Center Lighting | SF
2018 UPDATE – While the Disney on Ice performance, lighting ceremony and kids carnival will still take place, due to the Northern California fires, the winter fireworks show has been canceled for 2018. Kickstart the holiday season with the Embarcadero Center’s 32nd Annual Building Lighting Ceremony plus ...
SnowFest 2018: Gear Raffles, Vendors & Beer | San Ramon
Friday, November 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required.
| Sports Basement (San Ramon)
SnowFest 2018: Gear Raffles, Vendors & Beer | San Ramon

The snow may not be here (yet) but Snowfest is just around the corner. The 13th annual SnowFest kicks off November 2nd at their newest store in Novato and will be hosted at all Sports Basement locations this year. When you spend $100 or more ...

2018 Macy’s Holiday Adoptable Pet Windows Unveiling | Union Square
Friday, November 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
2018 Macy's Holiday Adoptable Pet Windows Unveiling | Union Square
Join Macy’s and host—San Francisco Giants In-Game reporter on NBC Sports Bay Area and best-selling children’s book author, Amy Gutierrez—unveiling the Holiday Windows starring adoptable animals from the San Francisco SPCA. Kicking off the celebrations with a special performance by the De Marillac Academy Choir and ...
Volunteer at 2018 Macy’s Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions | Union Square
Friday, November 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Volunteer at 2018 Macy's Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions | Union Square
Volunteer with the SPCA to help spread the holiday cheer at Macy’s Holiday Windows by greeting the public, collecting donations, and directing visitors to the SF SPCA pop-up adoption center inside Macy’s. Sign up online to volunteer at Holiday Windows. Please note that many shifts are already ...
2018 Holidays on 4th Street Opening: Twinkling Lights & Free Hot Drinks | Berkeley
Friday, November 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street (Berkeley)
2018 Holidays on 4th Street Opening: Twinkling Lights & Free Hot Drinks | Berkeley
Fourth Street kicks off the holiday season as the dazzling holiday street lights shines on Friday, November 16, 2018. You are invited to stroll the street from 5 to 7 pm with family and friends. Shops open until at least 7 pm. Live music by PJay Smik Smak ...
2018 Opera House Tree Lighting & Holiday Market | Bayview
Friday, November 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, and an RSVP is appreciated.
| Bayview Opera House
2018 Opera House Tree Lighting & Holiday Market | Bayview
Come out to the annual Community Tree Lighting event featuring music, holiday cheer, arts and crafts activities, s’mores roasting, local food and craft vendors. This year they are excited to partner with Mercadito del Encanto as well as the Bayview Underground Pop Up Market to bring even ...
4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking in Downtown SF | Nov. 16 – Dec. 24
4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking in Downtown SF | Nov. 16 - Dec. 24

During the holidays, park for free at Embarcadero Center when you shop or dine at any Embarcadero Center shop or restaurant, or skate at the Holiday Ice Rink, and receive free parking. Embarcadero Center is offering free parking for up to four hours for shoppers and skaters ...

Downtown Ice Skating Opening Ceremony & $5 Ice Skating | San Jose
Friday, November 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Share Promo Code #DTSJ to receive $5 admission per person.
| Circle of Palms Plaza
Downtown Ice Skating Opening Ceremony & $5 Ice Skating | San Jose
Join the 23rd season of Downtown Ice kick off – and the 15th year at Circle of Palms – where you can ice skate under vibrant lights, stars and among 32 swaying palm trees. Get an early start making holiday memories at this iconic rink. Share ...
Wildcard Brewing Grand Opening: Free Pint Glasses & Drink Specials | Albany
Friday, November 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Wildcard Brewing Co.
Wildcard Brewing Grand Opening: Free Pint Glasses & Drink Specials | Albany
Wildcard celebrates the Grand Opening of their new East Bay tasting room in Albany, CA. Come out and raise a glass. They will have specialty ales on tap, custom glass for the first 100 people, discounted pint specials, small bites and more. The location features 10 rotating ...
Friday Nights at the de Young w/ Leah Vernon & Hijab Style Tips | GG Park
Friday Nights at the de Young w/ Leah Vernon & Hijab Style Tips | GG Park

One of San Francisco’s most celebrated after-hours museum events returns for a fall season of 2018. These nine Friday Nights feature free admission to the main-level galleries highlighted by a reinterpretation of contemporary art in their permanent collection and new acquisitions called Specters of Disruption. ...Every Friday

Pop Levi Free Pop Art Show Party | SF
Friday, November 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The East Cut Pop-Up Gallery
Pop Levi Free Pop Art Show Party | SF
The East Cut and Adam Swig present the first-ever Pop Levi Art Show in San Francisco. Pop Levi is an a critically acclaimed English singer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer (The Weeknd, Childish Gambino, Ladytron, Ariel Pink) and artist. The art show on November 16th will be ...
Friday Food Truck Throwdown: Luchador Wrestling + Food Trucks | Fremont
Friday, November 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Town Fair Plaza - Fremont
Friday Food Truck Throwdown: Luchador Wrestling + Food Trucks | Fremont

Kick off an entertaining weekend at Town Fair Plaza – Fremont. Join for dinner with delicious food trucks, plenty of craft beer options, & luchador wrestling from Pro Wrestling Revolution. Friday Food Truck Throwdown | 5 pm to 9 pm Town Fair Plaza ...Every Friday

Almare Gelato Italiano 10th Anniversary: Free Gelato & Concert | Berkeley
Friday, November 16 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Almare Gelato Italiano
Almare Gelato Italiano 10th Anniversary: Free Gelato & Concert | Berkeley
Join all gelato lovers at Almare Gelato Italiano to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. For 10 years Almare Gelato Italiano have been making delicious gelato fresh every morning, on Friday celebrate this crucial milestone with all the customers and friends. Come to see the newly renovated Downtown ...
32-ft. Xmas Tree Lighting: Dickens Carolers, Santa & Free Jingle Bells | San Mateo
Friday, November 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hillsdale Shopping Center
32-ft. Xmas Tree Lighting: Dickens Carolers, Santa & Free Jingle Bells | San Mateo
Come celebrate the season with your family at Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo where children are invited to see the arrival of Santa with their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 16th at 6 pm. Enjoy entertainment by Broadway by the Bay and Great Dickens Christmas ...
“Mole to Die For” 2018 Mole Tasting & Contest | Mission Dist.
Friday, November 16 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 General Admission
| Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
"Mole to Die For" 2018 Mole Tasting & Contest | Mission Dist.
“Mole” is a Mexican sauce made from chili peppers, other spices and, most importantly, chocolate. Mole lovers are invited to participate in the “Mole Para Morirse” (Mole To Die For) contest, where the audience will get a chance to taste a variety of regional mole entries and ...
2018 SF Urban Film Festival: Warm Souls, Cold World | SF
Friday, November 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Doors Open at 6:30 pm.
| City Hope SF
2018 SF Urban Film Festival: Warm Souls, Cold World | SF
Be sure to bring your bus fare as our journey will begin with “Hotel 22”, a short film about bus line 22, a frequent destination for the homeless population of Silicon Valley. The “Snow Mountain” film tells the story of a mother and her son dreaming ...
“Is this Meta” Film Premiere & Reception | SF
Friday, November 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Pay what you can. $10 suggested donation.
| Brava Theatre
“Is this Meta” Film Premiere & Reception | SF
Following his mother’s death, Kelly discovers he is adopted. At 30-years-old with a family of his own, he struggles to face his shattered sense of identity. Set in 1990’s Texas. Based on a true story. Doors open at 7 pm with musical entertainment by Maxwell Tomaszewski ...
Tiny Garage Concerts Night: Boonation Custom Cycles | Emeryville
Friday, November 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Donation. BYOB, snacks and fun provided
| Boonation Custom Cycles
Tiny Garage Concerts Night: Boonation Custom Cycles | Emeryville

Boonation Custom Cycles hosts a monthly Tiny Garage Concert. This is a community event, catered towards lovers of neighborhood fun. Music from 7:30 pm-10 pm. Different types of performers and different themes at every show:) Full of wonderful people, great music, food, fire, and more. Sometimes ...Monthly

The Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, Body Painting & Free Chocolate | SoMa
Friday, November 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 in advance; otherwise it's $20.
| SOMArts Cultural Center
The Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, Body Painting & Free Chocolate | SoMa

The Chocolate and Art Show takes over SOMArts Cultural Center for two days of live body painting, face-painting, live music, vendors, and most importantly, free chocolate. Indulge yourself in some of SF’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators. Chocolate and Art Show November 15-16, 2018 | 8 pm ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, November 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...Monthly

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, November 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

Chillarious is the only comedy showcase where you can enjoy the Bay Area’s best comedic talent while lounging luxuriously on the Bay Area’s most comfortable organic mattresses and pillows. Admission is free and some free drinks will be provided, but you can also BYOB. Please, ...Monthly

Saturday, November 17

2018 “Earlier Than The Bird” Stay-In-Your-PJs Shopping Day | Livermore
Saturday, November 17 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Livermore
2018 "Earlier Than The Bird" Stay-In-Your-PJs Shopping Day | Livermore
Jump out of bed and grab your shopping posse to get a head start on your gift list at the Annual Earlier Than The Bird shopping day in downtown Livermore starting at 7 am on Saturday, November 17,2018. Keep your PJs on because pajamas are encouraged as shopping ...
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in ...

BCBG Holiday Warehouse Sale Extravaganza | SF
BCBG Holiday Warehouse Sale Extravaganza | SF
Join the BCBG Holiday Warehouse Sale Extravaganza with over 2,000 dresses, tops, denim, leather jackets and more or find fabulous cocktail dresses for the holidays – with sizes 0-12, all up to 70% off (additional 10% if you pay cash).  BCBG Holiday Warehouse Sale Extravaganza Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 10 am to 4 pm Fort Mason Center, Building ...