Upcoming Events

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Oakland Secret Comedy Night (Thanksgiving Weekend 2021)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a more...

7:00 pmSF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)   FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 advanced tickets or $15 at door without RSVP
7:00 pmFREE Tix: Downtown SF’s Brand New Speakeasy Comedy Night   FREE*
*Free tickets for first 100
7:00 pmFree Downtown SF “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Night   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for limited $10 tickets (normally $15.
7:00 pm“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase (SF)   FREE*
*Free tickets, but RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated. $10 adv / $15 door tickets also required
8:00 amFree Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)   FREE*
*Free lessons (and free skate rental) but an RSVP is required. Limited to 50 people per session.
9:30 am“The Redwood Experience” at Jack London State Park   $10*
*Tickets are $10 per person, in addition to $10 per car entry fee (up to nine passengers).
10:00 am“Fog City Flea” at The Ferry Building (Every Sunday)   FREE
10:00 am2021 Craneway Craft Fair w/ 200+ Artists, Free Parking (Nov. 27-28)   $12*
*Admission: $12 ages 18-64, $10 Seniors & People with disabilities, Youth Free. Proof of vaccination or recent negative test result required for everyone in attendance age 12 and older
10:30 am14 Free Sunday Guided Walking Tours in SF: Thanksgiving Weekend 2021   FREE*
*Although the tour itself is free, the afternoon Japanese Tea Garden tour may require separate admission charge to the gardens.
11:00 amAlfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco: A Free Walking Tour (SF City Guides)   FREE*
*RSVP Required. Tours are free but donations are appreciated
11:00 amFree Guided Walk of SF’s Mission Dolores Neighborhood   FREE*
*Walk is free. Any donation goes directly to support SF City Guides, a 40+ yr old non-profit
11:00 amHoliday Art Sale at the Triton Museum (San Jose)   FREE*
*Free and open to the public!
11:00 am“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)   FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
12:30 pmDecorate SF’s “World Tree of Hope” w/ 17,000 Origami Cranes (Nov. 27-28)   FREE*
*RSVP Required
1:00 pm“The Highland Winter Festival” at Golden Gate Park’s Bandshell (SF)   FREE
1:00 pmGolden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)   FREE
2:00 pm2021 Bill Graham Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah (Nov. 28 – Dec. 6)   FREE
3:00 pmThrive City “Winter Wonderland” Hanukkah Celebration   FREE
4:30 pmFree Live Reggae Concert at the Bandshell in Golden Gate Park (SF)   FREE*
*Free
4:30 pm2021 Chanukah Celebration & Drone Gelt Drop (Petaluma)   FREE
5:00 pmSF City Hall Lights up for Hanukkah 2021   FREE
5:00 pmHanukkah Menorah Lighting Celebration (Santa Clara)   FREE

Monday, November 29, 2021

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 more...

4:30 pmSF’s Union Square Chanukah Lighting w/ 25-Foot-Tall Menorah (2nd Night)   FREE
5:30 pm2021 Nob Hill Tree Lighting Ceremony (SF)   FREE
6:00 pmCastro Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony 2021 (SF)   FREE
7:00 pm“Motown On Mondays” DJ Night (Madrone Art Bar)   FREE*
*Free before 8pm; $5 after
7:30 pmThe Marsh’s Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)   FREE*
*Everything is FREE. But feel FREE to make a donation through our tip jar to support and sustain The Marsh and MarshStream performers.
9:00 pm“The Monday Night Band” Live at Tupelo (North Beach)   FREE


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

San Francisco Comedy Night in The Mission (Public Works)

HellaSecret is taking over The Mission for the first time! Welcome to our brand new comedy show in the main room of Public Works with a secret lineup of SF’s top comics which typically has credits more...

4:30 pmSF’s Union Square Chanukah Lighting w/ 25-Foot-Tall Menorah (3rd Night)   FREE
5:00 pmSalesforce Park’s Rooftop Holiday Lighting Celebration 2021   FREE*
*Free and open to the public
6:00 pm“Taco Tuesday” $1 Taco Night (Oakland)   FREE*
*No Cover or Ticket Cost for Taco Tuesday
7:00 pm2021 “Glow in the Dark” Chanukah Soirée w/ DJ, Glow Cocktails + Donuts (SF)   $30*
*$30 advance, $40 door
8:00 pmHella Wicked Smart Trivia (SF)   FREE
8:00 pmHaight’s Debates (Stand-up Comedy Debate Show)   $10
8:30 pm$5.75 Drive-In Movie Night in Concord & San Jose   $5.75*
*$5.75 for adults on Tuesday nights. Kids are $2

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

SF's Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting 2021
Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza

The Civic Center Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting — a free, family-friendly event — returns Wednesday, December 1, 4-7pm! This festive event features holiday entertainment, “snow” flurries, festive bites and drinks, free holiday more...

8:00 pm“Kick Black Comedy” Comedy Show (Oakland)   $20*
*$5 off with FUNCHEAP CODE - Normally $25. Two drink minimum
8:00 pm“HellaSecret” SF Outdoor Comedy Night & Secret Beer Garden (Marina)   $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $15-20).There is a two drink minimum
All DaySF’s “World Tree of Hope” w/ 17,000 Origami Cranes (Dec. 1 – Jan. 8)   FREE
9:00 amFree Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park   FREE*
*Free hour, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 10am. Otherwise adult SF resident admission is $7. Non-resident adult admission is $11-12
All DaySausalito Gingerbread House Tour 2021 (Dec. 1-30)   FREE
4:00 pmOpening Night: “The Alterverse” Celebration of Poetry and Light (Golden Gate Park)   FREE*
*Free
4:00 pmAlaska Airlines x SF African American Cultural District Forum   FREE
4:00 pmWednesday Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile (SF)   FREE*
*Free Admission
4:00 pmSausalito’s “Holiday by the Bay” Festival & Tree Lighting 2021   FREE
4:30 pmSF’s Union Square Chanukah Lighting w/ 25-Foot-Tall Menorah (4th Night)   FREE
5:00 pmMovember at Dirty Habit with Craft Cocktails by Benjamin Chapman Whiskey   FREE*
*Free Ticket - Portion of Cocktail Proceeds Will be Donated to Movember
6:00 pmBrewery Trivia Night (Vallejo)   FREE*
*Enjoy Trivia and have a beer!
6:00 pm“Headprint House” Local Queer Artists Holiday Market w/ Free $25 Gift Bags (SF)   FREE*
*Free entry // sliding scale donation suggested to support SF LGBT Center
7:00 pmZeitgeist’s Free Outdoor Concert Night (Every Wednesday)   FREE
7:30 pmPremiere of “The Magic Lamp” at the Presidio Theatre (SF)   $10*
*Families and friend groups of four or more will receive a Family Pack discount of 20%.
7:30 pmDiversity Hires: Standup Comedy at PianoFight Oakland   $15*
*$15 online, $20 at door
8:00 pmPub Trivia at Standard Deviant (SF)   FREE*
*No cost!

Thursday, December 2, 2021

$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 more...

8:00 pmCraft Comedy: “Best of the East Bay” (Oakland)   $15
11:00 amFree Outdoor Bollywood Fitness Class at Civic Center Plaza (SF)   FREE
11:00 amFree First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum   FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded. No advanced tickets required, but subject to capacity limits
2:00 pmFree “Hidden SF” Downtown Walking Tours   FREE*
*Rain might cancel
4:00 pm91st Golden Gate Park Tree Lighting w/ Carnival Rides + Snow (2021)   FREE*
*Most activities are typically free, but some may have a nominal cost.
4:00 pmSFMOMA Free First Thursday Nights (Bay Area Residents)   FREE*
*Tickets are limited to residents of qualifying counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma.  Tickets are free and reserving online is highly encouraged. Tickets go online two weeks in advance. Limit two adult tickets per reservation. Children 18 and younger always get into SFMOMA free.
4:30 pmSF’s Union Square Chanukah Lighting w/ 25-Foot-Tall Menorah (5th Night)   FREE
5:30 pmSF’s Holiday Drive-in Movies are Back at Fort Mason (Dec. 2-4)   $30*
*Early bird tix start at $30
6:00 pmGolden Gate Park’s Illuminated Forest Returns   FREE
7:00 pmSF’s Lighted Forest Returns to Golden Gate Park on Dec. 2   FREE
7:00 pmBeauty Bingo + Trivia at Willkommen in The Castro (SF)   FREE*
*RSVP Required
7:00 pmSilent Disco Ice Skating Party at Union Square (SF)   $25
7:00 pmSF’s Drag Queens on Ice 2021 (Union Square)   FREE*
*Free to watch
9:00 pm16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)   FREE*
*Absolutely free for all!

Friday, December 3, 2021

Secret Holidays 2021 Guest List: Cobb’s Free Winter Comedy Nights (Dec. 3)

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 more...

10:30 pmFyah Fridays: Dancehall / Reggaeton / Afrobeat Night (SF)   FREE*
*Free before 11pm with RSVP
10:00 amDecember Free First Friday at San Mateo County History Museum   FREE
All DayHistory Museum: Free First Fridays (Redwood City)   FREE
10:00 am“The Festival of Trees” at Gamble Garden (Palo Alto)   $5*
*$5 per person
11:00 am“Pay-What-You-Can” Taco Day at SF’s Tato (Every Friday)   FREE*
*Every Friday pay anywhere from $0 up to $10. When a customer pays the full price of $10, TATO will give a free meal to someone in need in The City. Please note promotion might end at any time
1:00 pmFilipino “Parol Lantern Festival” Workshop (Dec. 3-4)   FREE*
*YBCA says these workshops are "low cost" but doesn't mention a price
1:00 pmMCD MakeArt Lab: Cripping Your Fashion With Rebirth Garments   FREE
3:00 pmSF’s Union Square Chanukah Lighting w/ 25-Foot-Tall Menorah (6th Night)   FREE
5:00 pmCuriOdyssey’s “First Friday Nights” Science, Music & Fun (San Mateo)   $15.95
5:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)   FREE
5:00 pm31st Annual Hayes Valley Holiday Stroll (2021)   FREE
5:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)   FREE
5:00 pm12th Annual East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest (2021)   FREE*
*RSVP required for zine workshop
5:00 pm$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)   FREE*
*Free admission with RSVP on Eventbrite
5:15 pmDowntown’s “Let’s Glow SF” Tall Building Light Festival (Dec. 3-12)   FREE*
*Completely free
6:00 pmFirst Friday at San Jose Museum of Art   FREE
6:00 pmOakland’s 2021 Friday “Town Nights” Festival at 8 City Parks (Dec. 3-17)   FREE*
*All events are free and open to community members of all ages. Times might be different at each venue
6:00 pm2021 Half Moon Bay “Nights of Lights” Parade   FREE

Saturday, December 4, 2021

2021 Winter Pop-Up Holiday Market (Hayward)

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, in collaboration with Love Never Fails, New Hope Christian Fellowship, and Alameda County Community Development Agency Economic & Civic Development Department are kicking off a monthly event series more...

5:00 pmSF’s Tiki Bar “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (5p , 7p + 9p Shows)   $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - There is a two drink minimum
9:45 pmSecret Holidays 2021 Guest List: Cobb’s Free Winter Comedy Nights (Dec. 4)   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Must arrive 30 minutes early for guaranteed entry. All shows are 18 & over with valid photo ID. Like most comedy clubs, there is a two drink minimum.
10:30 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Night (SF)   $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $15-20). Two drink minimum
8:00 amFree Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend (2021-22)   FREE*
*Free lessons (and free skate rental) but an RSVP is required. Limited to 50 people per session.
9:00 am“The Market” New Farmers Market at Parkmerced (SF)   FREE
9:30 amFree de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)   FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries. Advanced timed tickets required.
9:30 amFree “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)   FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries. Timed advanced tickets required
10:00 amWalnut Creek Handcrafted Holiday Sale (Dec. 4-5)   FREE*
*No RSVP required, this is a free event open to the community!
10:00 amPalo Alto Art Center Studio Holiday Sale 2021   FREE*
*It is free to attend this holiday sale event that supports local Bay Area artists and artisans.