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Wednesday, November 14

Historic Pier 45 Movie Night & Free Popcorn “Down Periscope” | SF
Wednesday, November 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| The Triangle at Pier 45
Historic Pier 45 Movie Night & Free Popcorn "Down Periscope" | SF

Movies at the Pier is a free indoor film series presented by the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association in the Triangle at Historic Pier 45. Admission is free of charge and includes complimentary popcorn. Drink tickets are available for purchase; no outside beverages are ...

Thursday, November 15

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...Monthly

Exploratorium After Dark: Poison | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Poison | Pier 15
“Only the dose makes the poison.” —Paracelsus Pick your poison at After Dark. Discover the deadly history of arsenic at Everything Matters and weigh the threats and medicinal benefits of different toxins from venomous creatures and poisonous plants.

Friday, November 16

2018 Winter Fireworks & Free “Disney on Ice” Show | SF
Friday, November 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
2018 Winter Fireworks & Free "Disney on Ice" Show | SF
Kickstart the holiday season with awesome winter fireworks and enjoy a special free Disney on Ice performance on the outdoor ice rink in Justin Herman Plaza. After the performance, be sure to stick around for Embarcadero Center’s 32nd Annual Building Lighting Ceremony when more than 17,000 lights illuminate the ...
4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking | Embarcadero Center
4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking | Embarcadero Center

During the holidays, park for free at Embarcadero Center, when you shop or dine at any Embarcadero Center shop or restaurant, or skate at the Holiday Ice Rink, and receive free parking. Embarcadero Center is offering free parking for up to four hours for shoppers and ...

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, November 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House
"3rd On Third" Arts & Music | Bayview

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (Mendell Plaza at 3rd Street & Oakdale Ave). The monthly event features pop-up galleries, ...Monthly

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | 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

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, November 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...Monthly

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, November 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

Chillarious is the only comedy showcase where you can enjoy the Bay Area’s best comedic talent while lounging luxuriously on the Bay Area’s most comfortable organic mattresses and pillows. Admission is free and some free drinks will be provided, but you can also BYOB. Please, ...Monthly

Saturday, November 17

Elixir 15th Anniversary Party | Mission Dist.
Elixir 15th Anniversary Party | Mission Dist.
Elixir is celebrating their 15th year running this 160 year old saloon. There will be drink specials, food (typically it’s a free BBQ but details change each year.) Please note, we have only confirmed the date of the event for this year. Listed below are from ...
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End
Saturday, November 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Point Lobos
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Leonids Meteor Shower | 2018
Saturday, November 17 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Leonids Meteor Shower | 2018
November’s wonderful Leonid meteor shower happens every year around November 17 or 18, as the world crosses the orbital path of Comet Tempel-Tuttle. In 2018, the peak night of the shower is expected from midnight to dawn on Saturday and Sunday mornings (November 17 and 18). Although ...

Sunday, November 18

KUSF’s Rock ‘n’ Swap Record Fair | USF
KUSF's Rock 'n' Swap Record Fair | USF

KUSF’s Rock-n-Swap is a Giant Music Lover’s Fair where about dealers and vendors come from all over to sell music related items in various formats and genres along with hard-to-find rarities including a huge amount of vinyl as well as memorabilia in this 6,000+ square-foot venue. ...

Tuesday, November 20

KQED’s Political Breakdown Podcast Ballots & Brews | San Jose
Tuesday, November 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but tickets are required (doors open at 6:30 pm)
| MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
KQED's Political Breakdown Podcast Ballots & Brews | San Jose

Will California flip the House? What’s at stake with the propositions on this year’s ballot? Join Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos, hosts of KQED’s popular new weekly radio program and podcast Political Breakdown, for a Ballots and Brews voter party. To help make sense of ...Every Tuesday

“Udder Hilarity” Free Comedy Show | Hollow Cow
Tuesday, November 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP to guarantee a seat
| Hollow Cow
"Udder Hilarity" Free Comedy Show | Hollow Cow

Come see a comedy show at the intimate back patio of Hollow Cow every first and third Tuesday of the month featuring some of San Francisco’s finest comics who have performed at Cobb’s, Punchline, Sketchfest, and even have been nominated for an Emmy. If you’re hungry, the bar serves food as ...

Wednesday, November 21

Pier 39 Tree Lighting Celebration | 2018
Wednesday, November 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39 Tree Lighting Celebration | 2018

Experience the holiday magic at Pier 39 – sing songs, send letters to Santa and welcome the season with holly-jolly magic and merriment for the whole family including live musical performances. The PIER is unwrapping a new nightly tree lighting experience on its 60-foot Christmas tree which ...

Thursday, November 22

Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony w/ Indigenous People on Thanksgiving | 2108
Thursday, November 22 – 3:00 am | Cost: $14*
*Event is free, but boat tickets are $14 for adults. Free for toddlers under 4.
| Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony w/ Indigenous People on Thanksgiving | 2108

The International Indian Treaty Council presents the Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Sunrise Gathering commemorating 526 years of Indigenous resistance, honoring ancestors and future generations. 2018 Indigenous Peoples’ Alcatraz Sunrise Gathering – Monday, October 8, 2018 | 4:15  am – Ferry Ticket $11 – Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Columbus ...

Friday, November 23

The Fairmont’s 25-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party | SF
Friday, November 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont (San Francisco)
The Fairmont's 25-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party | SF
For more than a century, The Fairmont San Francisco has enchanted guests with its joyful holiday festivities and exuberant ambiance. Once again, The Fairmont elves are working overtime this season to create the iconic hotel’s unparalleled interior and exterior holiday décor.The Fairmont San Francisco’s famous ...
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

2018 Macy’s Great Tree Lighting | Union Square
Friday, November 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 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 standing 83-feet tall, decorated with more than 30,000 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 | 6:40 pm Union ...
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 ...

Saturday, November 24

RSVPs Open for December: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, November 24 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for December: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

TreasureFest’s “Snowvember” & Holiday Market | SF
Saturday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
TreasureFest's "Snowvember" & Holiday Market | SF

The TreasureFest (formerly Treasure Island Flea) is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s typically 35+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and ...Monthly

Sunday, November 25

November Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
November Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. You’ll learn about the local plant and animal residents which are more ...

SF’s Huge “Snowvember” & Holiday Market | TreasureFest
Sunday, November 25 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
SF's Huge "Snowvember" & Holiday Market | TreasureFest

The TreasureFest (formerly Treasure Island Flea) is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s typically 35+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and ...Monthly

Coin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa
Sunday, November 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room
Coin-Op's "Free Play" Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa

Coin-Op is an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a two-story bar and game room with 40+ pinball and video games, a secret speakeasy (hidden behind a “busted” video game). On the last Sunday of every ...Monthly

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, November 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
'90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.

Love The Simpsons? Know The Simpsons like the back of your hand? Then join in ’90s Simpsons Trivia Night at The Knockout in the Mission District from 6-9 pm, every fourth Sunday of the month. Watch some ’90s Simpsons and answer some trivia if you ...Monthly

Monday, November 26

2018 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration & SF Gay Men’s Chorus | SF
Monday, November 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro Merchants
2018 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration & SF Gay Men's Chorus | SF
The 2018 Castro Tree Lighting will take place in front of Bank of America at Castro and 18th Streets with a 28-foot tree. 2018 Castro Tree Lighting Monday, November 26, 2018 | 6 pm Castro Merchants | 501 Castro St. corner 18th St., SF FREE The 28-foot lighted, decorated community Holiday Tree ...

Tuesday, November 27

North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Pizza, Cheap Beer & Giveaways | SF
Tuesday, November 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
| Tope Lounge
North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Pizza, Cheap Beer & Giveaways | SF

So you’re in North Beach, huh? Looking for a good time? Want to party with some beautiful people? Want to feel like a million bucks? You want to devour loads of pizza and champagne? Well, welcome to the North Beach Comedy Thing, a monthly showcase featuring the ...Monthly

KQED’s Political Breakdown Podcast Ballots & Brews | San Jose
Tuesday, November 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but tickets are required (doors open at 6:30 pm)
| MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
KQED's Political Breakdown Podcast Ballots & Brews | San Jose

Will California flip the House? What’s at stake with the propositions on this year’s ballot? Join Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos, hosts of KQED’s popular new weekly radio program and podcast Political Breakdown, for a Ballots and Brews voter party. To help make sense of ...Every Tuesday