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Black Friday Deals in San Francisco | 2018
Friday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Black Friday Deals in San Francisco | 2018
Want to know what all the Black Friday deals are and when the stores open? We’ve got deals for Cirque du Soleil, San Francisco Opera, Goorin Bros. plus a list of all the major online retailers and big box stores like Macy’s and Costco. At the ...
#OptOutside: Visit 100+ Bay Area Parks Instead of Black Friday Shopping | 2018
Friday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over California
#OptOutside: Visit 100+ Bay Area Parks Instead of Black Friday Shopping | 2018
Yea, it may be a marketing gimmick, but we can get behind the sentiment of REI closing its 149 stores on Black Friday on one of the most popular days of the year to encourage its 12,000 employees (and you) to enjoy a day outdoors). It’s ...

Guided San Francisco Walking Tour Friday | 11 Free Tours
Guided San Francisco 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 ...

2018 “Plaid Friday” Oakland Local Shopping Day | 100+ Stores
Friday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
2018 "Plaid Friday" Oakland Local Shopping Day | 100+ Stores
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. 2018 Plaid Friday Friday, November 23, 2018 All Over Oakland FREE, but bring money for food, drinks and shopping > 2018 Events & Specials Look for ...
Oakland’s Free Parking Day: Plaid Friday | 2018
Friday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
| All Over Oakland
Oakland's Free Parking Day: Plaid Friday | 2018

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

2018 Winter Wonderland, Snow Sledding & Parade of Lights | San Rafael
Friday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
2018 Winter Wonderland, Snow Sledding & Parade of Lights | San Rafael

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 39th year, the event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, snow sledding, and one of the largest holiday parades in the Bay Area. ...

Buy Nothing Day | 2018
Friday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Buy Nothing Day | 2018
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,” ...
Black Friday Edition Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | SF
Friday, November 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| St. Mary’s Square
Black Friday Edition Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | SF
The 8th annual Black Friday game is back. Prepared to dissappear into the crowds of shoppers rushing home with their treasures… or die trying. Please also bring a bandana (to use after you die.) Take the first 15 minutes to go over rules and split into teams ...
“What Remains” Free Art Performance | SF
Friday, November 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Artists' Television Access
"What Remains" Free Art Performance | SF
What do we leave behind for future generations? On “Black Friday,” or the day after Thanksgiving, Jen Fedrizzi and Kat Culture will explore this question in a 5-hour performance art piece in the street front window of the Artists Television Access Gallery in the Mission ...
Christmas-Themed Pop Up Cocktail Bar Kick Off Party | SF
Friday, November 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pacific Cocktail Haven
Christmas-Themed Pop Up Cocktail Bar Kick Off Party | SF

Miracle is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves holiday cocktails in a festive setting, with kitschy holiday décor, professionally-developed cocktails and the nostalgic energy of the best office party you’ve ever been to. Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the ...

Free Ride Friday: Winter Wonderland Amusement Park | San Jose
Friday, November 23 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free rides on Friday, 11/23/18 from 4-6 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 4-6 pm on November 23, 2018. 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 54th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | 2018
Friday, November 23 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square 54th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | 2018
The annual tree lighting ceremony will take place in the West Plaza and there will be carolers, snow, and Mr. Claus himself, music by Kevin Toqe Music, Delphi Freeman, as well as other holiday festivities throughout the square. 54th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, November 23, 2018 ...
2018 Holiday Tree Lighting: Wine Stroll & Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides | Saratoga
Friday, November 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Saratoga Village
2018 Holiday Tree Lighting: Wine Stroll & Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides | Saratoga
Kick off the holiday season with a one-of-a-kind Saratoga tradition at the annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Wine Stroll. The festivities will be held the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 23 beginning at 5 pm in Downtown Saratoga. 2018 Holiday Tree Lighting November 23, 2018 | ...
Final “Friday Nights at the de Young” of 2018 | Golden Gate Park
Final "Friday Nights at the de Young" of 2018 | Golden Gate 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

Friday Food Truck Throwdown: Luchador Wrestling + Food Trucks | Fremont
Friday, November 23 – 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

Pier 39’s Nightly Tree Lighting Show | SF
Friday, November 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39's Nightly Tree Lighting Show | SF

PIER 39 is spreading holiday cheer on San Francisco’s waterfront. Pier 39 is unwrapping a new, nightly tree lighting show on its 60’ live Christmas tree at the top of each hour from 5 -10 pm, November 21, 2018 through January 1, 2019. Synchronized to ...

2018 Lighting of the Old Oak Tree | Danville
Friday, November 23 – 5:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Old Oak Tree
2018 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 to celebrate the lighting of the old Oak Tree on it’s 42nd year.  Lighting of the Old Oak Tree  Friday, ...
2018 Macy’s Great Tree Lighting | Union Square
Friday, November 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to Watch
| Union Square Park
2018 Macy's Great Tree Lighting | Union Square
Macy’s Great Tree in Union Square, San Francisco’s most recognized Christmas tree stands more than 83-feet tall, decorated with more than 33,000 twinkling energy-efficient LED lights and 1,100 shining ornaments, will be officially lit on Friday, November 23, 2018. 29th Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Friday, November 23, 2018 | ...
2018 Christmas in the Park Kick Off | San Jose
Friday, November 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2018 Christmas in the Park Kick Off | 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 Community Giving Tree. 2018 Christmas in the Park Opening Friday, November 23, 2018 | 6 pm Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose FREE The ...
2018 Festival of Lights & Parade: 60+ Floats & Santa Claus | Niles
Friday, November 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Niles
2018 Festival of Lights & Parade: 60+ Floats & Santa Claus | Niles
The Christmas season kicks off in Niles with the annual Festival of Lights Parade on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The Niles Festival of Lights and Parade, which for many Fremont residents signals the start of the holiday season, will take place from 6-8 pm on November ...
Christmas-Themed Pop Up Cocktail Bar Kick Off Party | San Jose
Friday, November 23 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Paper Plane
Christmas-Themed Pop Up Cocktail Bar Kick Off Party | San Jose

Miracle is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves holiday cocktails in a festive setting, with kitschy holiday décor, professionally-developed cocktails and the nostalgic energy of the best office party you’ve ever been to. Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the ...

Every Friday

Free Bad-Ass Morning Workout: Conquer SF’s Hills | Every Friday
Every Friday – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Free Bad-Ass Morning Workout: Conquer SF's Hills | Every Friday
Every Friday morning at 6:30 am, gather at a different San Francisco hill for a free badass workout and a chance to meet fellow fitness enthusiasts in your city. The hills change each week (it might be Alamo Square, Moraga Steps, Twin Peaks, Lombard…), but expect ...
85th East Bay Regional Parks Anniversary: Free Parks & Concerts | 2019
Every Friday – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay
85th East Bay Regional Parks Anniversary: Free Parks & Concerts | 2019
Celebrate the East Bay Regional Park District’s 85th Anniversary. There are 73 regional parks planning special events and programs, including Free Park Fridays, Free Concerts In The Parks, and a Free Multicultural Festival. 85th East Bay Regional Parks Anniversary Every Friday from April – December | All ...
Free Swimming Fridays | East Bay Regional Parks
Free Swimming Fridays | East Bay Regional Parks
Celebrate the East Bay Regional Park District’s 85th Anniversary. The Park District has planned a number of special events and programs including free swimming at all of the their regional parks. Park entry and other fees will be waived every Friday in 2019 from April to December to celebrate the ...
$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party | North Beach
$1 Drink Fridays: "Battle of the Decades" DJ Party | North Beach
  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 ...
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain weeks ...
Free “Oysters on the Half Shell” Fridays | El Rio
Free "Oysters on the Half Shell" Fridays | El Rio
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 ...
“HellaFunny Fridays” San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa
Every Friday – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
| Trademark and Copyright
"HellaFunny Fridays" San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa
San Francisco has one of the best underground comedy scenes in America. Come check out some of the Bay’s best rising comics at HellaFunny’s weekly stand-up comedy show “HellaFunny Fridays.” HellaFunny Fridays Every Friday at 7:30pm Trademark and Copyright, 1123 Folsom Stree (and 7th St.), SF FREE with RSVP ...
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 ...
Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse | Mutiny Radio
Every Friday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $10 | 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 | 8-10 pm Mutiny Radio, 2781 21st Street, SF, CA $10 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
"Best of SF" Stand-Up Comedy Night | SF
Check out a fresh line-up of SF’s comics every Friday at 8 pm at the beautiful Variety Preview Theater in downtown SF’s iconic Hobart Building. Funcheap Deal: Get tickets for $5 with promo code FUNCHEAP. Otherwise, tickets are $15. Located in the iconic Hobart Building, right next ...
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" 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 ...
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: "Midnight Rollers" | SF
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. Get 6 drink coupons for $1 each. Use coupons before ...
“HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF
Every Friday – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
| Trademark and Copyright
"HellaSingle" Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF
Tired of swiping right? Bumble making you humble? On an unsuccessful Hinge binge? Or tired of your dating life not Happn’n? Come to HellaSingle… SF’s only comedy show and dating mixer for singles ready to mingle. Laugh at world-class comedians and maybe meet the love of your ...
“The Function” SF’s Newest Hip-Hop Dance Party | Milk Bar
Every Friday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 11pm
| Milk Bar
"The Function" SF's Newest Hip-Hop Dance Party | Milk Bar
Come party at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Haight for a early 2000s hip-hop and R&B club bangers. DJ Beats Me plays everything from Missy Elliot, Aaliyah, Lil Jon, Mac Dre, Black Eyed Peas, Outkast, Notorious B.I.G., Rihanna, SOB X RBE, Usher, Robin ...
F!#&ing Free Fridays: Improv Comedy | SF
Every Friday – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
| 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 ...
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