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Friday, December 2

Balboa St Cleanup + Free Coffee for Volunteers (SF)
Friday, December 2 – 8:00 am - Ends at 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page: https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/513212/
| Tastebuds
Help us clean up along Balboa St in the Inner Richmond. Meet at Tastebuds (600 5th Ave). All supplies provided. Stay afterwards for Free Coffee and to meet fellow volunteers. Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page or email info@refuserefusesf.org with event name.
All DayHistory Museum: Free First Fridays (Redwood City)  FREE
10:00 amSF’s Gardeneur Pop-Up Shop (Dec 2-18)  FREE*
*No tickets required to shop at the Ferry Building
10:00 amWinter Festival Marketplace: Holiday Gifts + Vintage Treasures (Palo Alto)  $5*
*$5 per person, free for children ages 12 and under
2022 “IlluminOdyssey” Dazzling Winter Lights (Nov. 4-Jan. 16)
Friday, December 2 – 10:00 am - Ends at 8:00 pm | Cost: $25.95*
*Child - $21.95, Adult - $25.95. Admission includes IlluminOdyssey
| CuriOdyssey

IlluminOdyssey is back! Catch the light November 10, 2023–January 28, 2024 Inspired by the science of light, IlluminOdyssey is an immersive, interactive installation that will mesmerize kids and adults of all ages*. CuriOdyssey’s four-level Redwood Hall will transform into a glowing forest of science—light your ...

10:00 amLe Marché Pop Up: Holiday Warehouse Sale (Berkeley)  FREE*
*No RSVP Necessary
Oakland’s Gifty 2022: Annual Craft Show & Open House (Dec 2-4)
Friday, December 2 – 11:00 am - Ends at 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
GIFTY, The Crucible’s annual Craft Show & Open House returns this December 2-4. Join us for three days of the best shopping in the Bay Area. Find holiday gifts made by local artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty. From one-a-kind sculpture to functional pottery to locally ...
“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

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day (First Fridays)
Friday, December 2 – 11:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum

The Contemporary Jewish Museum engages audiences of all  backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. And the architecture of the Museum itself is a work of art. Embracing a range of artistic disciplines and media, ...Monthly

12:00 pmSan Jose’s “Banksyland” Art Exhibition (Dec 2-4)  $29*
*$22 - Students, $29 - $59
12:00 pmMoody Goose Vintage First Anniversary Party (SF)  FREE*
*RSVP required for Dec 2 Party only
1:00 pmSanta Clara’s “Winter Nights” Holiday Festivities (Dec 3-4)  FREE
Hidden SF Walking Tour (SoMa)
Friday, December 2 – 2:00 pm - Ends at 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but can be canceled due to rain
| Yerba Buena District

Hidden stories, surprises, and live performances abound in a FREE 90-minute walking tour in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Neighborhood. Local history, activism, music, and pirating are brought to life as actors portray the larger-than-life historical figures that gave this city its quirky and unique ...Monthly

McCoppin Square 2022 Tree Lighting + Free Hot Cocoa (SF)
Friday, December 2 – 3:30 pm - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McCoppin Square
Join @pops_sf for its McCoppin Square tree lighting on Friday, December 2 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. There will be caroling, holiday music, hot cocoa and kids activities. Be sure to bring an ornament to help decorate the community tree as well. See you at ...
3:30 pmClement Street Happy Hour Cleanup w/ Free Round on the House (SF)  FREE*
*Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page: https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/437706/
4:00 pm“Patina Modern” Author Talk + Book Release (SF)  FREE
32nd Annual “Hayes Valley Holiday Stroll” (SF)
Friday, December 2 – 4:00 pm - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hayes Valley
The 32nd Annual Hayes Valley Holiday Stroll Join us for an evening of Holiday Merriment – Friday, December 2, from 4 to 9 PM Kick off the holidays with a festive street party in Hayes Valley. Stroll around the neighborhood surrounded by carolers, holiday lights and decorated windows. ...
Golden Gate Park Free Outdoor Jazz Concert
Friday, December 2 – 4:30 pm - Ends at 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music (Golden Gate Park Bandshell)

Performances in Golden Gate Park Announced for 2024 Season. Season 4 will bring 125+ free live performances at Golden Gate Park Bandshell. After several months of renovations, Illuminate is beginning its robust performance season with 125+ diverse free concerts at historic landmark venue, the Golden ...

“Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)

Reconnect with family, friends, and community during Friday Nights at OMCA. These free events provide a gathering place each week, including live music, hands-on activities, Off the Grid (OTG) food trucks, and late-night access to our galleries and special exhibitions with a Museum ticket. Limited ...Every Friday

“Oakland First Fridays” Holidays Street Festival + Snow Machine (2022)
Friday, December 2 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Want to know what’s going on this Friday? Don’t you worry we’ve made a list and checked it twice 😉 In addition to your fav food and retail vendors…. 🎄Holiday KIDS ZONE with mechanical reindeer, inflatable photo opportunities, a SNOW MACHINE!!! ❄️ ⚽️ @neighborhoodsportsclub with free street soccer + ...Monthly

5:00 pmConcord’s Holiday “Sip N’ Stroll” (2022)  $20*
*Purchase your tickets for $20 for treats and drinks! FREE Brenden Theater ticket with purchase while supplies last.
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)
Friday, December 2 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 9:00 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

$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)
Friday, December 2 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 11:00 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

South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)
Friday, December 2 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 9:00 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. Please note that South First Fridays is typically canceled in July and January due to the holidays. South First Fridays hours depend on ...Monthly

Let’s Glow SF: USA’s Largest Holiday Light Arts Fest (Dec. 2-11)
Friday, December 2 – 5:00 pm - Ends at 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | multiple locations
Let’s Glow SF returns to Downtown San Francisco for the second year in a row. The free, outdoor holiday light arts festival is returning with more artists’ holiday-inspired works projected across some of downtown’s most notable buildings. From 5-10pm nightly running Friday, December 2, 2022 – ...
SF’s “Cathenge” Space Cat Shrine Ribbon Cutting (Hayes Valley)
Friday, December 2 – 6:00 pm - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Patricia's Green
Art reception and “ribbon cutting ceremony” for “Cathenge” interactive public art installation. a 3D printed interactive “Space Cat Shrine” newly installed at Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley. This is an evening to celebrate the completion of the immersive “Cathenge” project by David Normal. Come and experience ...
6:00 pmBenicia’s Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting (2022)  FREE
“Lounge Ligands” UCSF’s New BioTech Art Show w/ Free Gin & Tonics (SF)
Friday, December 2 – 6:00 pm - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please RSVP on Eventbrite
| UCSF Mission Bay, Genentech Hall Atrium
Lounge Ligands is a new art installation by QBI (Quanitative Biosciences Institute) artist-in-residence John Walter, hosted by Professor Brian Shoichet. Located in Mission Bay, San Francisco, Lounge Ligands is comprised of a bespoke bar, hosted by the artist, serving free gin and tonics, and decorated with a ...
Bacardí “Rum Room” San Francisco w/ Free Cocktails & Tastings (2022)
Friday, December 2 – 6:00 pm - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Must be 21+ and attend with valid photo ID.
| Barbarossa Lounge
BACARDI is bringing its popular Rum Room series back to your favorite bars across the country alongside local musical talent in San Francisco at Barbarossa Lounge on Friday, December 2nd from 6-9pm. Featuring premium BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho cocktails, Rum Room serves up an opportunity to discover ...
FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktails (2022)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show takes place in a ...

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