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Saturday, January 4

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend | 2019-2020

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 ...Every Saturday

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire ...Every Saturday

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, January 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building

The Vintage Paper Fair features one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2020 – January 4 & 5 – ...

Bank of America’s Free 2020 Museum Weekends | Every First Saturday & Sunday

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (credit cards and debit cards) get free admission to seven Bay Area museums, two Sacramento museums and to more than 220 cultural institutions nationwide, for the first full weekend each month including the de ...Monthly

Annual Rose Pruning Demo | SF
Saturday, January 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for flower purchases.
| Rose Garden (Golden Gate Park)
Pruning is an important part of rose culture, primarily providing the plant with better air circulation, enhancing good form and reducing non-essential growth. The demonstration will cover a variety of rose types. Join members of the San Francisco Rose Society at the annual collaboration with the ...
Free Parks Admission Day: Every 1st Saturday | Marin County
Saturday, January 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Marin County

Come to the “Measure A Days” which offers free access to all parks on the first Saturday of the month. The name is because of the loss in fee revenues will be offset by the Measure A funds approved by voters in 2012. Measure A ...Monthly

Lunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | Jan. 4-19
Saturday, January 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

Ring in the Lunar New Year of the Rat, with an exciting celebration of Chinese lion dance and martial arts. All are welcome. 2020 Lunar New Year Lion Dancer Celebrations Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:15 – 10:45 am – Ortega 11:00 – 11:45 am – ...

49th Annual Japanese New Year’s Festival | Japantown
Saturday, January 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Japanese Cultural Center (JCCCNC)
The 49th Annual Oshogatsu Matsuri Celebration in Japantown SF. Welcoming the Year of the Rat, featuring Mochitsuki, entertainment, food, screen printing, and cultural arts and crafts.
Cacophony Pagoda Tea Party in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, January 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but make sure you dress up funky or wacky, bring your own cup and BYOB
| Chinese Pavilion at Stow Lake
Come celebrate MissConception’s birthday with absurdity! I’ve always wanted to meet the Cacophony society… where you all at? We will be at Stowe Lake in golden gate park, strawberry hill waterfall pagoda or somewhere around there. Look for silver star balloons! Please note this event is ...
JUST ANNOUNCED: Dave Chappelle Tickets on Sale at Noon | Jan 4-5
Saturday, January 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $100 | The Chapel
It ain’t cheap, but it is fun. We get tons of requests for alerting people to when big shows like this are on sale (even if prices are high) so here we go! Dave Chappelle – Live at The Chapel in SF – Sat 1/4 at 10pm, Sun ...
Free KQED Castro Theater Movie Night: Jane Austen’s Sanditon | SF
Saturday, January 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
| Castro Theatre
Join KQED and fellow MASTERPIECE fans on Saturday, January 4, for an exclusive preview of the first episode of MASTERPIECE: Sanditon. When Jane Austen was chronically ill with a mysterious disease in early 1817, she turned her thoughts to a happier subject. She started work on ...
Amoeba Revolutions DJ Set: DJ Juan Antonio Cuellar | SF
Saturday, January 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Amoeba SF’s DJ series REVOLUTIONS is proud to welcome Juan Antonio Cuellar, the Head Digitizing Engineer of the Strachwitz Frontera Collection at The Arhoolie Foundation, to our stage on Saturday, January 4th from 1-3pm. Juan will play original 78s and other recordings from the Frontera ...
First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF
Saturday, January 4 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park

Attention friends of Caturday, your favorite day of the month is back. First Caturday is a day to reclaim the glory of the outdoors for your feline friends. It is a day for charming and delightful outdoor cat-napping and socializing. It is where you can freely exchange information, ...Monthly

20% Off: “Sesame Street” Live in San Jose | 2020 Everyone’s invited on an amazing journey with Elmo to discover the “power of yet” in Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic. This production features your favorite Sesame Street pals Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more in a brand-new, magical adventure live on stage. > Tickets ...
Downtown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday
Saturday, January 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
| Bar Fluxus

It’s San Francisco’s only weekly HellaDesi Comedy Night at a cool downtown SF art bar with HellaFunny and Funcheap. See a showcase of some of the Bay Area’s top comedians of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Afghani, and South Asian descent. Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Desi culture ...Every Saturday

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, January 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...Monthly

Craft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland
Saturday, January 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.
| Federation Brewing

Check out one of Oakland’s hottest free standup shows. Craft Comedy features some of the best comedians in The Bay as well as touring guests from Comedy Central, Vice, Sketchfest, Conan, Netflix and more. All in a cool and intimate space. It’s always an exciting ...Monthly

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 3/13/19 ...
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 ...
“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: $10 | It's Your Move Game Store
"Critical Hit" Comedy Show | Oakland
Critical Hit is hosted by Erik Krasner, Hayden Greif-Neill and Jim McVeigh at It’s Your Move Games & Hobbies in Temescal for over 4 years and still going strong. Every week, some of our favorite comedians are invited to perform. Along with the producers, you can ...
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