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Saturday, December 1

First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF
Saturday, December 1 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF

Monthly 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, ...

MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, December 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.

The Mission Arts Performance Project (MAPP) sprawls across more than a dozen venues as well as public spaces, street corners, BART stations, cafes, bars, taquerias, and homes all over La Mission from around 6 pm until late. The event features taking common spaces, and for one ...

Sunday, December 2

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Monthly Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

Tuesday, December 4

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, December 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum
de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Monthly Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum that showcases the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific. Free Admission Day: de ...

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, December 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Monthly 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 admission is $15 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission is free (special ...

Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, December 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museum of Craft and Design
Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch

Monthly   Enjoy free admission to the Museum of Craft and Design on the first Tuesday of every month. After six years in Union Square and two years of pop-ups, the Museum of Craft & Design opened up their permanent location in the historic American Industrial Center in San Francisco’s vibrant Dogpatch neighborhood. ...

Brewcade’s Free Arcade Game Night | Every First Tuesday
Tuesday, December 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free play arcade games with purchase from bar
| Brewcade
Brewcade's Free Arcade Game Night | Every First Tuesday

Monthly Paid rent in SF? Hella Broke? Then first Tuesdays are the night for you.  Brewcade 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 delicious ...

“Udder Hilarity” Free Comedy Show | Hollow Cow
Tuesday, December 4 – 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, December 5

“Lululemon Flow & Jo”: Free Yoga Class & Coffee in an Art Gallery | SoMa
Wednesday, December 5 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 111 Minna Gallery
"Lululemon Flow & Jo": Free Yoga Class & Coffee in an Art Gallery | SoMa

Monthly Join Lululemon for their monthly complimentary yoga class and coffee at 111 Minna Gallery. Start the day with a gentle vinyasa flow, and leave centered and present. Top it off with a hot cup of joe courtesy of Red Door Coffee. Each month, you also get ...

Walt Disney Museum’s Annual Free Day | 2018
Walt Disney Museum's Annual Free Day | 2018
Celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday and get free admission to The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio for their only free day of the year. Typically the free day is on December 5th (Walt’s actual birthday), unless his birthday falls on a Tuesday (in which case the museum ...
Shaping SF Lecture: Movements of Movements | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, December 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 suggested donation
| Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Movements of Movements | Mission Dist.

Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. Shaping San Francisco Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm Eric Quezada Center for ...

Thursday, December 6

Free Organic Veggie Community Dinner | SF
Thursday, December 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested. Donations are welcome.
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Organic Veggie Community Dinner | SF

Do you love fresh, organic, homemade food? Please come out and celebrate with other veggie lovers and enjoy some great food with amazing company. All are welcome to a free community-created dinner gleaned from the USF Garden and neighborhood farmers’ markets, and prepared by students ...

Exploratorium After Dark: Glow | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Glow | Pier 15
Excite your atoms at Glow, our annual festival of ebullient lights and subtle glows celebrating the close of the year. Bask in the mesmerizing gleams of special installations and kinetic sculptures, take a shine to illuminating exhibits, and show your sparkle with scintillating activities.

Friday, December 7

Rotunda Dance Series: Cunamacué & Proyecto Landó | SF City Hall
Friday, December 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Cunamacué & Proyecto Landó | SF City Hall

The “Rotunda Dance Series” is a set of free monthly dance performances in San Francisco City Hall’s extraordinary rotunda, Dancers’ Group and World Arts West have once again partnered to bring audiences lunchtime glimpses into movement and musical traditions from around the world. Set amidst the ...

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, December 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

Monthly One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. The walk is hosted by the Labyrinth Guild. Always check the Labyrinth website for ...

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, December 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

Monthly 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 ...

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, December 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

Monthly San Francisco Bike Party  (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held on ...

Saturday, December 8

Free Redwood State Park Days: Final of 2018 | Second Saturdays
Saturday, December 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
Free Redwood State Park Days: Final of 2018 | 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 ...

Free Outdoor Roller Skate Groove | SF
Saturday, December 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | NOW Hunters Point
Free Outdoor Roller Skate Groove | SF

Monthly They’re here to spread the joy of roller skating to all the communities in San Francisco and beyond. The Church of 8 Wheels will be bringing the special brand of roller skating to the people in Bayview/Hunters Point . It’s called the Bayview Skate Groove.  ...

Tuesday, December 11

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

Monthly 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 8,000 different kinds ...

Thursday, December 13

Exploratorium After Dark: Sugar | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Sugar | Pier 15
Craving some deliciously inspired science? Get a taste for these controversial but always sweet carbohydrates at Pairings and partake in a tempting array of sugar-inspired presentations and activities.
2018 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Thursday, December 13 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2018 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky

Stargazers can look directly up (away from city lights) to see a spectacular meteor light show originating from the Comet 3200 Phaethon in the constellation Gemini (looking south, almost overhead).  Radiating from near the bright stars Castor and Pollux in the constellation Gemini the Twins, ...

Friday, December 14

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, December 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

Monthly The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...

2nd Fridays Clockwork Comedy Show | Milk Bar
Friday, December 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Show, ages 21+. Doors open at 6.30 pm, show starts at 7 pm.
| Milk Bar
2nd Fridays Clockwork Comedy Show | Milk Bar

Monthly Join every second Friday of every month at Milk Bar for A Clockwork Comedy Show. Enjoy your favorite comics from all over the Bay Area for an evening of fun, laughs, and alcohol. Comics that perform with Clockwork have appeared at Cobb’s, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, ...

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, December 14 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

Monthly The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...

Saturday, December 15

City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Saturday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Presidio Parade Grounds
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio

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 ...

Tuesday, December 18

“Udder Hilarity” Free Comedy Show | Hollow Cow
Tuesday, December 18 – 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, December 19

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild
Wednesday, December 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Bartlett Hall
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild

Monthly The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 66 pmtypically featuring special release ...

Thursday, December 20

Exploratorium After Dark: Essentials | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Essentials | Pier 15
What do we really need to survive? What happens when a key ingredient goes missing? Examine some essential questions surrounding ecology, packing lists, oils, and nutrition, including the element selenium at Everything Matters.

Friday, December 21

Ursids: Winter Solstice Meteor Shower | The Last Shooting Stars of 2018
Friday, December 21 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Ursids: Winter Solstice Meteor Shower | The Last Shooting Stars of 2018
The annual Ursid meteor shower always peaks near the time of the December winter solstice. The Ursid shower will have to contend with the light of a bright waxing gibbous moon across the weekend and in the days ahead. This shower favors the more northerly latitudes ...