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Events for December 3, 2021

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Friday, December 3

10:00 amDecember Free First Friday at San Mateo County History Museum  FREE
All DayHistory Museum: Free First Fridays (Redwood City)  FREE
Chronicle Books HQ 2021 Holiday Warehouse Sale w/ 80% Off (Dec. 3-11)
Friday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chronicle Books HQ

Need some last minute gifts, but don’t want to pay outrageous last minute shipping costs? The Chronicle Books Holiday Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for 9 full days, Fri Dec. 3- Sat Dec. 11. Open everyday 10a-5p. Choose ...

Japan’s Stunning “Dandelion Project” Light Show Comes to SF (Dec. 3 – Jan. 21)
Friday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Limited to 15 people at a time. Masks required
| Japan Center Malls (Near Mochill Mochi Donuts)

A brand new immersive light art experience is coming to San Francisco’s Japantown for an 8 week limited run this winter. UPDATE: Please note the Dandelion Project has been extended two days and will now run through Sunday, January 23, 2022. The Japantown Community Benefit ...

10:00 am“The Festival of Trees” at Gamble Garden (Palo Alto)  $5*
*$5 per person
Burger King’s 37¢ Whopper Burger Deal (Dec. 3 & 4) Thanks to Delish for sharing the news that Burger King is celebrating their signature burger The Whopper’s 64th anniversary, with a special promotion. They’re rolling back the price of its famous burger to its original price when it debuted back in 1957. Available only on Friday ...
“Pay-What-You-Can” Taco Day at SF’s Tato (Every Friday)

While many restaurants are struggling, San Francisco Mexican restaurant TATO wants to give back. They’re bringing back their “Taco Love” special which features a two taco plate with sides, and pay-what-you-can pricing. Pay-What-You-Can Taco Day Tato 4608 3rd St. (@ McKinnon) San Francisco (Bayview) Every ...Every Friday

Filipino “Parol Lantern Festival” Workshop (Dec. 3-4)
Friday, December 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*YBCA says these workshops are "low cost" but doesn't mention a price
| Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Join us this holiday season for a fun-filled cultural festival of food, drinks, art, dance, musical performances, and shopping at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The parol lantern is the quintessential Filipino symbol of hope, blessings, luck, and peace, during the holiday season, and ...

1:00 pmMCD MakeArt Lab: Cripping Your Fashion With Rebirth Garments  FREE
SF’s Union Square Chanukah Lighting w/ 25-Foot-Tall Menorah (6th Night)
Friday, December 3 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park

Celebrate Chanukah 2021 with the 46th lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from November 28-December 6, at approximately 4:30 ...

5:00 pmCuriOdyssey’s “First Friday Nights” Science, Music & Fun (San Mateo)  $15.95
South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)
Friday, December 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. South First Fridays resumes June 4, 2021 – please note the hours depend on the gallery. Facebook seems to have the most updated ...Monthly

31st Annual Hayes Valley Holiday Stroll + Block Party (2021)
Friday, December 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hayes Valley, San Francisco
Everyone is invited to celebrate the 31st Annual Hayes Valley Holiday Stroll. Bring the family, and your friends for an evening of merriment. There will be live music, strolling carolers, elves, a “Holiday Window” contest, a “fabulous” holiday sweater contest, shopping, in-store promotions, eating and drinking ...
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)
Friday, December 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...Monthly

12th Annual East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest (2021)
Friday, December 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required for zine workshop
| Rock Paper Scissors Collective / online

From the sparkling zine community of the Bay Area, the 12th Annual East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest (EBABZ) invites you to immerse yourself in a virtual ballroom of zine mania! EBABZ will feature over 50 vendors selling zines, comics, books, and art as ...

$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)
Friday, December 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with RSVP on Eventbrite
| Monroe

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 ...Every Friday

Downtown’s “Let’s Glow SF” Tall Building Light Festival (Dec. 3-12)
Friday, December 3 – 5:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Completely free
| San Francisco's Financial District

Let’s Glow SF, made in partnership with A3 Visual Solutions, will cover four towering properties throughout San Francisco’s Financial District with the first-ever multi-night light mapping projection event on the West Coast. This stunning journey of light will feature the works of local artists while ...

Vigil, March & Rally “Justice for Ajmal Amani” in SoMa
Friday, December 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 5th and Folsom
Wear black, and wear a mask. ⚠️ December 3rd at 5:30 PM. Join us for a vigil in memory of Ajmal Amani, who was murdered by SFPD this month, followed by a march and rally. Local media and politicians have decided that shoplifting is a threat public ...
Concord Tree Lighting & Mayor’s Sing-Along (2021)
Friday, December 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Concord’s Annual Tree Lighting and Mayor’s Sing-Along is back! The City will host this family- favorite event on Friday, Dec. 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Todos Santos Plaza. Families can take pictures with Santa in a Snow Globe, sponsored by Henley’s Custom Cabinets, ...
Alameda’s “Noelfest” Winter Beer Party at Almanac Beer Co. (Dec. 3-5)
Friday, December 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Noelfest is free to attend and food & drink are pay as you go
| Almanac Barrel House, Brewery & Taproom

‘TIS THE SEASON! Join Almanac for a rockin’ kick-off to the holiday season with live music, a night market featuring local makers and artists, and some very special beer releases! FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3RD Music: Roem Baur Trio 6pm-9pm Food: Copper Top Ovens Pizza SATURDAY, DECEMBER ...

6:00 pmFirst Friday at San Jose Museum of Art  FREE
Oakland’s 2021 Friday “Town Nights” Festival at 8 City Parks (Dec. 3-17)

On Monday, November 22, Oakland’s Department of Violence Prevention is kicking off the 2021 Town Nights events at eight locations across the city of Oakland. According to the flyer there will be free food, games, sports, entertainment and more. Town Nights events aim to change community ...

2021 Half Moon Bay “Nights of Lights” Parade
Friday, December 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Half Moon Bay

The 22nd Annual Nights of Lights is a month-long celebration featuring beautiful holiday lights, artisan shopping, and weekly festivities on Friday nights along Main Street in downtown Half Moon Bay. – Friday, November 26: Kick off the holiday season at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. ...Every Friday

Secret Holidays 2021 Guest List: Cobb’s Free Winter Comedy Nights (Dec. 3)

Funcheap and HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often with credits ...

Fyah Fridays: Dancehall / Reggaeton / Afrobeat Night (SF)
Friday, December 3 – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 11pm with RSVP
| Neck of The Woods

Fyah Fridays is on hiatus starting January 7, 2022 “Fyah Fridays” is San Francisco’s newest Dancehall/Reggaeton dance party. Come see the Bay Area’s own DJ Natural (Emporium, Double Dutch, The Grand) spins your favorite Reggaeton – Dancehall – Afrobeat jams all night! Fyah Fridays: Dancehall / Reggaeton ...Every Friday

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