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Saturday, December 9

Last Chance: Peak of Fall Colors at SF Botanical Garden | Golden Gate Park
Last Chance: Peak of Fall Colors at SF Botanical Garden | Golden Gate Park

The fall color is at its peak right now at San Francisco Botanical Garden … we’re told this should last just only 2 weeks. Weather looks good for a while, but bets are off if it rains, so folks should get out there soon if ...

Annual Winter Rose Pruning Demo | Golden Gate Rose Park
Saturday, December 9 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rose Garden (Golden Gate Park)
Annual Winter Rose Pruning Demo | Golden Gate Rose Park
Join the San Francisco Rose Society members and volunteers from SF Rec&Park for their annual winter rose pruning demo. They will be in the garden from 9:00 am until noon. The Rose Garden gardener and society members will be on hand to answer your rose ...

Books Inc. Warehouse Sale Extravaganza | SF
Saturday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, 30-90% off of books
| Books Inc. HQ
Books Inc. Warehouse Sale Extravaganza | SF
Books Inc. Winter Warehouse Sale Extravaganza is back and it is bigger and better than before. Enjoy 30-90% off of 1,000s of books. Greeting cards will be 4 for $1. Plus toys and gift items will be marked down to extreme discounts.
Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 9 – 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 off-street parking at city-owned garages and lots to encourage holiday shoppers to check ...Every Saturday

Holiday House by Brit + Co: One Stop Holiday Shopping Destination | SF
Saturday, December 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Holiday House by Brit + Co
Holiday House by Brit + Co: One Stop Holiday Shopping Destination | SF

Get merry with Brit + Co at the Holiday House, a one-stop holiday destination in San Francisco. Come hang with them at 2124 Union Street at their open house; there’s free entry, no tickets are required. Expect Instagrammable holiday-themed art installations, festive DIY projects, maker-customized gifts, and ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo with Joshua Seibert | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, December 9 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo with Joshua Seibert | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Chef Joshua Seibert grew up savoring East Coast specialties, from Blue Point Oysters to soft shell crab. Raised in a family where his father and grandmother were ...Every Saturday

Mission District “Calle 24” Latino Art Stroll & Mural Tour | SF
Saturday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Mission)
Mission District "Calle 24" Latino Art Stroll & Mural Tour | SF

Calle 24 hosts an all-day Paseo Artistico / Art Stroll, a joint effort between several noted Calle 24 arts organizations, Paseo Artistico will bring music, poetry, book readings film and cultural tours to the 24th Street corridor every second Saturday. “Calle 24” spans 14 city blocks, the section ...

UC Botanical Garden Holiday Pop-up Shop | Berkeley
Saturday, December 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
UC Botanical Garden Holiday Pop-up Shop | Berkeley

Come have a fabulous time finding beautiful and unusual gifts for the holidays at their special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a unique selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Garden. Proceeds ...

SF Fetish Flea Market | Citadel
Saturday, December 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5 | SF Citadel
SF Fetish Flea Market | Citadel
Whether you’re curious about the local kink community or you’re an experienced player looking for the best new toys, the Fetish Flea is for you. The Flea hosts a variety of toy makers, artists, businesses, upcycles and more right at the SF Citadel for one ...
Free Holiday Fun: Slacklining & Bocce Ball Games | Embarcadero
Saturday, December 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
* All free activities are available at first-come-first-serve basis.
| Embarcadero Plaza
Free Holiday Fun: Slacklining & Bocce Ball Games | Embarcadero

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the launch of a series of free holiday sports at Embarcadero Plaza. The Plaza already features the Holiday Ice Rink, located at heart of the Embarcadero Plaza. Now the Department is adding free, fun, drop-in, sports ...

Merry Mercado Goods Fair: One Stop Shop for the Holidays | SF
Saturday, December 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 826 Valencia
Merry Mercado Goods Fair: One Stop Shop for the Holidays | SF
One stop shopping for everyone left on your list from your Marooned Aunt Gertrude or your Smelly Bunkmate Steve. Join them behind the Pirate Supply Store for Merry Mercado, their first Goods & Good craft fair celebrating the talented community of volunteers supporting 826 Valencia’s ...
“Women X Made” Holiday Gift Fair with 40+ Indie Vendors | SF
Saturday, December 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP requested on Eventbrite
| The Women’s Building
"Women X Made" Holiday Gift Fair with 40+ Indie Vendors | SF
Style Lounge Events presents Women x Made. Shop from over 40 local independent woman-owned and operated businesses. This highly curated shopping event features female vendors selling everything from apparel, jewelry, artisanal food, art, home goods and more. This event will take place in the historic Women’s Building ...
Annual Holiday Mercado | SF
Saturday, December 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mexican Museum
Annual Holiday Mercado | SF

The Mexican Museum kicks-off its Annual Holiday Mercado at La Tienda (the museum store) on Saturday and Sunday, December 9-10th, 2017. The popular event will offer a 10% holiday discount to all guests and a 30% discount to museum members. Free gift wrapping will also ...

Ca’ Momi Osteria & Winery Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, December 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Ca' Momi Osteria & Winery Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Ca’ Momi Osteria is a downtown Napa destination for obsessively authentic Italian cuisine, wine, cocktails and hospitality. Chef Valentina Guolo-Migotto recreates the classic Italian recipes she grew up with, ...Every Saturday

Twirl Holiday Artisan Fair: Nibbles & Santa | Alameda
Saturday, December 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are strongly encouraged.
| Twirl Alameda
Twirl Holiday Artisan Fair: Nibbles & Santa | Alameda
In the Heart of Alameda’s Park Street, they will be transforming their space into a handmade holiday market. They will have music, nibbles, artisan demos, pics with Santa and all together community fun. Shoppers can also enjoy their custom gift wrapping station, their kids bargain barn and take ...

Every Saturday

Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley
Grab your yoga mat and come to Sports Basement Berkeley for some relaxing weekend yoga. Community classes take place every Saturday. Free Community Yoga Class Every Saturday | 10 am Sports Basement, 2727 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA FREE Please BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle. All levels are welcome. Updated 9/17/18 ...
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Enjoy an hour-long walk on the rise, tragic fall, and modern rebirth of one of San Francisco’s most renowned historic landmarks. Visit a contemporary swirl of shops and learn the history of ferries, freeways, and quakes. Meet at the foot of the stairs at the front ...
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Take yourself outside and into the beauty of this city’s heart and soul. Practice yoga under the trees and let the ocean air sooth and invigorate you. This class expertly blends breathing and movement, strength and grace, imagination and form. You will gain a personal understanding ...
Free Distillery Tour & Organic Rum Tasting w/ Your Dog | Pacifica
Every Saturday – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Rum tasting if you bring your dog
| Tripp Distillery
Free Distillery Tour & Organic Rum Tasting w/ Your Dog | Pacifica
Oceanfront Distillery where Rum & other Spirits are made right in front of the bar where spirit tastings and cocktails are on hand. If you bring your dog, you get free tasting of their Rums. There may also be food truck onsite on Saturdays of something ...
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 ...
“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 online with discount code FUNCHEAP; otherwise, it's $10.
| The Basement
"The Setup" Underground Comedy Show | SF
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 ...
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show | Oakland
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
| It's Your Move Game Store
"Critical Hit" Comedy Show | Oakland
The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for weekly shows happening every Saturday. “Critical Hit” Comedy Show Every Saturday | 8 pm It’s Your Move Game Store, 4920 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA $5 Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy comedy from some of the ...
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