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Friday, November 22

Dreamforce Expo Final Day | 2019
Friday, November 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Sign up is required to get free pass.
| Moscone Center
Dreamforce Expo Final Day | 2019

Dreamforce is an annual conference and workshop put on by Salesforce.com full of vendors in the expo hall, free workshops, keynote speeches and networking with over 50,000 innovators across all industries at this annual expo for cloud computing and social enterprise. Dreamforce 2019 November 19-22, ...

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, November 22 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. Sightglass Coffee Cupping Every Friday | 3 pm Sightglass Coffee, 270 7th Street, SF FREE, but an RSVP is required Cupping is a powerful tool for evaluating coffees ...Every Friday

2019 Winter Fireworks, Carnival & Snoopy on Ice | SF
Friday, November 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
2019 Winter Fireworks, Carnival & Snoopy on Ice | SF
Four iconic buildings will light up with 17,000 holiday lights, along with fireworks bursting in the sky and a magical ice skating show. The Building Lighting Ceremony at Embarcadero Center is a San Francisco tradition and the official start of the holiday season in the ...
2019 Macy’s Holiday Windows Unveiling: Adorable Puppies & Kittens | Union Square
Friday, November 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
2019 Macy's Holiday Windows Unveiling: Adorable Puppies & Kittens | Union Square
Join Macy’s and special guests to unveil the Holiday Windows starring adoptable animals from the San Francisco SPCA and San Francisco Animal Care & Control. The celebrations kicks off with a special performance by the De Marillac Academy Choir and the guests open the curtains ...
Volunteer at 2019 Macy’s Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions | Union Square
Friday, November 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Volunteer at 2019 Macy's Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions | Union Square
Volunteer with the SPCA to help spread the holiday cheer at Macy’s Holiday Windows by greeting the public, collecting donations, and directing visitors to the SF SPCA pop-up adoption center inside Macy’s. Sign up online to volunteer at Holiday Windows. Please note that many shifts are already ...
4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking in Downtown SF | Nov. 22 – Dec. 24
4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking in Downtown SF | Nov. 22 - Dec. 24

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 skaters ...

3rd San Francisco Premium Outlets Holiday Tree Lighting | SF
Friday, November 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Premium Outlets
3rd San Francisco Premium Outlets Holiday Tree Lighting | SF
Join the 3rd annual Tree Lighting event, taking place at the main entrance near Tommy Hilfiger on November 22, 2019. Enjoy musical entertainment by the Dickens Carolers, a visit from the Winter Wonderland Fairy and more. Mayor John Marchand of Livermore will be the special guest ...
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, November 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...Monthly

Saturday, November 23

BCBG Holiday Sample Sale Extravaganza | Fort Mason
BCBG Holiday Sample Sale Extravaganza | Fort Mason
Join the BCBG Holiday Sample Sale Extravaganza with over 2,000 dresses, tops, denim, leather jackets and more or find fabulous cocktail dresses for the Holidays- with sizes 0-12, all up to 70% off (additional 10% if you pay cash). Labels include BCBG, Herve Leger and more. BCBG Holiday Sample Sale Extravaganza Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 10 am to ...
“Snovember” Treasure Island: Epic Holiday Market & 10 Tons of Snow | TreasureFest
"Snovember" Treasure Island: Epic Holiday Market & 10 Tons of Snow | TreasureFest

Snow in San Francisco? Yup. This weekend, November 23rd-24th is a spectacular Holiday Market with 10 tons of snow.  Get a jump start on your holiday shopping w/ 400+ local vendors & unique items, clothes, art, crafts, and more. Enjoy top-rated eateries, desserts, baked goods, seasonal cocktails ...Monthly

2019 Bay Area Record Fair | Oakland
Saturday, November 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Entry is first-come, first-served & subject to capacity. 21+
| 7th West
2019 Bay Area Record Fair | Oakland
The 2019 Bay Area Record Fair, a celebration of the unique music scene in the Bay Area, will be held Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7th West in Oakland. Featuring 6 Live Acts, 12 Record Labels, Vinyl DJs, Record Shopping, Food, Drinks, Arcade Games & More. Free, but ...
#RightToRescue 46 Million Turkey March | SF
Saturday, November 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Powell Street Station
#RightToRescue 46 Million Turkey March | SF
Join for a peaceful march as we ask for the right to rescue and we say #NoThanks to violence. On November 23rd at 2 pm, join hundreds of activists for a peaceful march to elevate the stories of the 46 million turkeys who are killed for ...
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, November 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF

Nightlife on Mars is a weekly comedy show at Murphy’s Pub, produced by local comics Joe Nguyen, Red Scott, and Natasha Muse. The three members of Nightlife on Mars are the triptych that represents the spiritual base of the San Francisco comedy scene. Between them, ...Every Saturday

Sunday, November 24

Treasure Island Snow Day: “Snovember” Holiday Market | SF
Treasure Island Snow Day: "Snovember" Holiday Market | SF

Snow in San Francisco? YUP! This weekend, November 23rd-24th is a spectacular Holiday Market with 10 tons of snow.  Get a jump start on your holiday shopping w/ 400+ local vendors & unique items, clothes, art, crafts, and more. Enjoy top-rated eateries, desserts, baked goods, seasonal ...Monthly

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, November 24 – 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

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, November 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...Every Sunday

Monday, November 25

Volunteering for Thanksgiving in SF | A How-To Guide
Monday, November 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Volunteering for Thanksgiving in SF | A How-To Guide
Take a moment and give back to the community this Thanksgiving. Read on below for organizations across San Francisco and the Bay Area in need of volunteers to help spread food and warmth to those less fortunate. Know of another volunteering opportunity for Thanksgiving 2019? Let ...
Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF
Monday, November 25 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF

Comedian Andrew Holmgren (SF Weekly 2014 Best comedian) of Sylvan Productions (SF Weekly 2013 best comedy troupe) hosts an evening of some of his favorite comics whose comedy is sure to leave you satisfied and sore. The show takes place on every 4th Monday of ...Monthly

Tuesday, November 26

Pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market Day | Ferry Building
Tuesday, November 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market Day | Ferry Building
Satisfy your last-minute Thanksgiving feast needs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on Tuesday, November 26. You’ll find farms and vendors from CUESA’s farmers markets, including the Tuesday regulars along with some special pop-ups to make for a unique, delicious, and truly local Thanksgiving. Stock up ...
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Tuesday, November 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Due to upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, the event is scheduled on Tuesday, November 26th and not Wednesday, November 27th as previously stated in the post. Monthly

Wednesday, November 27

12 ft. Tall “Enchanted Sugar Castle” Unveiling: Free Coffee & Cookies | Westin St. Francis
Wednesday, November 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Westin St. Francis
12 ft. Tall “Enchanted Sugar Castle” Unveiling: Free Coffee & Cookies | Westin St. Francis

The Westin St. Francis Executive Pastry Chef Jean-François Houdré will unveil his signature 12-feet rotating holiday sugar castle in the Landmark Lobby of The Westin St. Francis on Wednesday, November 27th at 11:00 am. This annual holiday tradition began in 2005 with the stunning Medieval ...

2019 Harvey Milk & George Moscone Vigil & Candlelight Walk | SF
Wednesday, November 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring candles and flowers.
| Harvey Milk Plaza
2019 Harvey Milk & George Moscone Vigil & Candlelight Walk | SF
Come along on a special Memorial Walk to honor the memories of supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone at the 41st Annual Vigil & Night of Remembrance. 2019 A Vigil for Harvey & Moscone November 27, 2019 | 7 pm to 9 pm -Procession to Castro Camera (575 Castro Street)  Harvey Milk ...

Thursday, November 28

Alcatraz’s Thanksgiving Sunrise Ceremony | 2019
Thursday, November 28 – 3:00 am | Cost: $14*
*Event is free, but boat tickets are $14 for adults. Free for children under 5.
| Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz's Thanksgiving Sunrise Ceremony | 2019

The International Indian Treaty Council presents the Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Sunrise Gathering commemorating 527 years of Indigenous resistance, honoring ancestors and future generations. Honors the cultural resiliency of Indigenous Peoples in California and around the world, and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Alcatraz ...

Thanksgiving Day Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
Thanksgiving Day Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
Even parking tickets get a day off now and then. If you’ve got better things to do than be with your family on Thanksgiving Day and need a car to run those errands, you’ll pretty much have free reign while parking anywhere in the city. Although parking hazardously ...
Free Admission on Thanksgiving Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission on Thanksgiving Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

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 8,500 different kinds ...Monthly

Turkey Trail Trot 2019 | Golden Gate Park
Thursday, November 28 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the crazy race, but registration to participate is $43.
| Polo Field, Golden Gate Park
Turkey Trail Trot 2019 | Golden Gate Park
On Thanksgiving morning, a few turkeys, pilgrims and Native Americans will be up early for some preventative pound shedding at the Annual Turkey Trail Trot in Golden Gate Park. 2019 Annual Turkey Trail Trot Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 8 am Polo Field, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco FREE ...
Thanksgiving Weekend Guided Walking Tours | Nov. 28-Dec.1
Thanksgiving Weekend Guided Walking Tours | Nov. 28-Dec.1

Relatives in town? Show off the beautiful city by taking them on one of San Francisco City Guides free guided walking tours of San Francisco’s greatest neighborhoods. There is a full slate of free tours on Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Tour starting times range from ...

Thanksgiving Lights: SF City Hall in Autumnal Colors
Thursday, November 28 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Thanksgiving Lights: SF City Hall in Autumnal Colors

San Francisco City Hall lights up in a warm autumnal glow in celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday from November 28, 2019. Please note that occasionally the lighting may change because of a special event being held at City Hall. A photo posted by Vinh Phù (@xceles) ...

2019 “Illuminate SF” Festival of Light | Nov. 28 to Jan. 1
Thursday, November 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2019 "Illuminate SF" Festival of Light | Nov. 28 to Jan. 1

Illuminate SF Festival of Light happens Thanksgiving 2019 through New Year’s Day 2020 and shines a light on San Francisco’s ever-expanding light art scene. Get your glow on during this two-month celebration during the longest nights of the year. In past years, the city has hosted ...

2019 Turkey-Topia Thanksgiving Night: Bingo & Karaoke | The Knockout
Thursday, November 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover 21+
| The Knockout
2019 Turkey-Topia Thanksgiving Night: Bingo & Karaoke | The Knockout
Hit up the Knockout for their Annual Turkey-Topia: A Thanksgiving Night Bingo Party for some dysfunctional family fun. Bingotopia Thanksgiving Night Thursday, November 28, 2019 | 7 pm to 9 pm The Knockout, 3223 Mission, SF FREE