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Saturday, January 1

SF’s New Year’s Day 2022 Polar Bear Ice Skate (Union Square)
Saturday, January 1 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch, but normal fees apply to skate.
| Union Square Park
SF's New Year's Day 2022 Polar Bear Ice Skate (Union Square)
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square welcomes skaters of all ages to the return of San Francisco’s take on the popular Canadian tradition. In this version, ice skaters are encouraged to put on their bathing suit, grab their shades and “take the plunge” ...
“Blinky’s” Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show in San Jose (New Year’s Day)
Saturday, January 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $30*
*$30 per car
| Lake Cunningham Park
"Blinky's" Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show in San Jose (New Year's Day)

Christmas in the Park presents Blinky’s Illuminated Holiday – a “mile of smiles” drive-thru adventure of synchronized lights in front of Raging Waters at Lake Cunningham Park in San Jose. With 12 themed areas, this is a one of a kind experience in the Bay ...

SF’s Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party (NoPa)
Saturday, January 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Madrone Art Bar
SF's Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party (NoPa)

Pay tribute to both the King of Pop and the Purple One every first Saturday of the month at the Madrone Art Bar’s “The Prince and Michael Experience,” which celebrates their work with a healthy dose of competition as fans go head-to-head on the dance ...Monthly

Sunday, January 2

Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, January 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)

Through the power of art, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco brings the diverse cultures of Asia to life. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 ...Monthly

SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)
SF's HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)

It’s San Francisco’s only weekly HellaDesi Comedy Night at a great new comedy club at Neck of the Woods 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 ...Every Sunday

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)
Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in advance, thanks to Kaiser ...Every Saturday

Monday, January 3

SF Arcade Bar “Emporium” Free Game Token Night (Every Monday)
Monday, January 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*4 free game token if you show your California ID
| Emporium SF
SF Arcade Bar "Emporium" Free Game Token Night (Every Monday)

Emporium Arcade Bar San Francisco, the dynamic venue known for its classic arcade games, colorful, fun-loving atmosphere, and renowned drink menu, now offers four free game tokens for residents with a valid California I.D. during locals’ night every Monday. Emporium Arcade Bar offers guests a ...Every Monday

Tuesday, January 4

de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

Located in beautiful Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum founded in 1895. Your visit includes a whirlwind trip around the world as the museum’s collections feature priceless treasures and works of arts from the 17th through the 20th centuries ...Monthly

“Legion of Honor” Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
"Legion of Honor" Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally general admission is $15 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission ...Monthly

SF’s “Conservatory of Flowers” Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)
SF's "Conservatory of Flowers" Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)

Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the Conservatory of Flowers located in Golden Gate Park, offers an intimate, up-close experience with nearly 2,000 species of rare, exotic and endangered plants from more ...Monthly

SF’s Free Arcade Game Night at The Detour (First Tuesdays)
Tuesday, January 4 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free unlimited play wristband with any purchase from bar
| The Detour SF
SF's Free Arcade Game Night at The Detour (First Tuesdays)

Paid rent in SF? Hella Broke? Then first Tuesdays are the night for you.  The Detour hosts “Free Play Tuesday” with all arcade games on free play with purchase from the bar. Come enjoy all the video game glory from today and yesteryear while enjoying ...Monthly

Wednesday, January 5

Zeitgeist’s Free Outdoor Concert Night (Every Wednesday)
Wednesday, January 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist's Free Outdoor Concert Night (Every Wednesday)

Heyo, come out each Wednesday from 7 pm – 9 pm at Zeitgeist for free Live Music in our beer garden. Each week, we feature different local Bay Area bands from Bluegrass, Blues, Country and Soul music genres. Check out our events page for more ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, January 6

$15 Tix: SF’s Immersive Art Show “teamLab Continuity” (Asian Art Museum)
$15 Tix: SF's Immersive Art Show "teamLab Continuity" (Asian Art Museum)

Plan ahead for the holidays. This is your final chance to see one of SF’s most engaging and inspiriting immersive art experiences. The Asian Art Museum just announced their final block of tickets for teamLab: Continuity goes on sale today, October 21, 2021. Step into ...

Secret Guest List: Cobb’s First Free Comedy Night of 2022 (Jan. 6)
Secret Guest List: Cobb's First Free Comedy Night of 2022 (Jan. 6)

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 ...

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum
Thursday, January 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded. No advanced tickets required, but subject to capacity limits
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond. Through art and ...Monthly

Friday, January 7

Fyah Fridays: Dancehall / Reggaeton / Afrobeat Night (SF)
Friday, January 7 – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 11pm with RSVP
| Neck of The Woods
Fyah Fridays: Dancehall / Reggaeton / Afrobeat Night (SF)

“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 / Afrobeat Night Friday Nights at 10:30p Neck of the ...Every Friday

History Museum: Free First Fridays (Redwood City)
Friday, January 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays (Redwood City)

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. The History Museum is ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)
Friday, January 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk (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

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)
Friday, January 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)

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, January 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with RSVP on Eventbrite
| Monroe
$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 ...Every Friday

Saturday, January 8

No Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Night (SF)
No Scrubs: '90s Hip Hop and R&B Night (SF)

After 16 months we are back! From TLC, to the Fresh Prince, to Kid ‘N Play to Usher We’re taking over San Francisco’s Neck of the Woods, which is reopening for the first time since early 2020 and has just been extensively renovated with a ...Every Saturday

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)
Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in advance, thanks to Kaiser ...Every Saturday

World’s Largest Origami Tree “Tree of Hope” w/ 17,000 Origami Cranes (Final Day)
Saturday, January 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
World's Largest Origami Tree "Tree of Hope" w/ 17,000 Origami Cranes (Final Day)

See the world’s most unique holiday tree at Grace Cathedral. The Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope is the largest origami holiday tree in the world, standing over 23 feet tall and decorated with over 17,000 origami cranes and stars, each hand folded ...

Sunday, January 9

SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)
SF's HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)

It’s San Francisco’s only weekly HellaDesi Comedy Night at a great new comedy club at Neck of the Woods 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 ...Every Sunday

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)
Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in advance, thanks to Kaiser ...Every Saturday

Pier 39 Christmas Tree Lighting Show (Final Night)
Sunday, January 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39 Christmas Tree Lighting Show (Final Night)

PIER 39 is spreading Holiday cheer on San Francisco’s Waterfront with “HapPIER Holidays“. Enjoy the holidays all season long with The PIER’s nightly tree lighting musical moments on our Christmas tree which will come to life every half hour from 5pm – 10pm, November 23, ...

“Blinky’s” Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show in San Jose (Final Night)
Sunday, January 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $30*
*$30 per car
| Lake Cunningham Park
"Blinky's" Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show in San Jose (Final Night)

Christmas in the Park presents Blinky’s Illuminated Holiday – a “mile of smiles” drive-thru adventure of synchronized lights in front of Raging Waters at Lake Cunningham Park in San Jose. With 12 themed areas, this is a one of a kind experience in the Bay ...

Tuesday, January 11

San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Free Day (2nd Tuesdays)
San Francisco Botanical Garden's Free Day (2nd Tuesdays)

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 9,000 different kinds ...Monthly

Wednesday, January 12

Zeitgeist’s Free Outdoor Concert Night (Every Wednesday)
Wednesday, January 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist's Free Outdoor Concert Night (Every Wednesday)

Heyo, come out each Wednesday from 7 pm – 9 pm at Zeitgeist for free Live Music in our beer garden. Each week, we feature different local Bay Area bands from Bluegrass, Blues, Country and Soul music genres. Check out our events page for more ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, January 13

$15 Tix: SF’s Immersive Art Show “teamLab Continuity” (Asian Art Museum)
Thursday, January 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Weekday tickets are $20. Weekend tickets are $25. Thursday evening tickets are $15
| Asian Art Museum
$15 Tix: SF's Immersive Art Show "teamLab Continuity" (Asian Art Museum)

Plan ahead for the holidays. This is your final chance to see one of SF’s most engaging and inspiriting immersive art experiences. The Asian Art Museum just announced their final block of tickets for teamLab: Continuity goes on sale today, October 21, 2021. Step into ...