Upcoming Events

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

9:30 pmSadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF  FREE

Friday, December 6, 2019

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, December 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)

Come experience the 3rd Annual Sculpture on Wheels Car Show at the MAH as a stop on the First Friday Art Tour, beginning August 2, 2019. Make the MAH a stop on more...

All DayDecorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | SF  FREE*
*RSVP Required
All DayHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City  FREE
All DayFree Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  FREE
All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
10:00 amFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   $5*
*$5 cover
All Day2019 Winter Open Studios: Opening | Dec. 6-8   FREE*
*Free Admission, Free Parking
11:00 amTimbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco   FREE*
*Free tours take place on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are limited to 20 people.
11:00 am16th Annual Holiday LEGO Show: Opening Day | Palo Alto   $3*
*$3 per person, and free for BayLUG and MOAH members.
12:00 pm2019 Salvation Army Celebrity Bell Ringing Day | Union Square   FREE
12:00 pmWin Tix: Get a Free Ike’s Sandwich | Bay Area   FREE*
*WIN
12:30 pmHoliday Jazz Concert at the Cadillac | SF   FREE
2:00 pmBrand New Interactive Lighted Art: “Kaleidoscope” | SF   FREE*
*Museum admission tickets are $29.95/adult
2:00 pmSF Etsy’s Winter Pop Up Shop | Dec. 6-22   FREE
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
3:00 pm“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
4:00 pm“Frozen” Themed Gingerbread Town & Tree Lighting with Santa | Berkeley   FREE
4:00 pmSF Etsy Holiday Handmade Night Out | Foster City   FREE
4:00 pm40ft Tree Lighting Ceremony w/ Holiday Crafted Beer & Santa | Napa   FREE*
*Admission is complimentary but tickets are required.
5:00 pm2019 Presidio Tree Lighting & Lantern-Lit Forest Walk | SF   FREE
5:00 pmFacebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art   FREE*
*Free after 5 pm.
5:00 pmFriday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland   FREE*
*Most outdoor activities and entertainment is free and open to the public from 5-9pm. Ages 18 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
5:00 pm“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival   FREE
5:00 pm2019 Holiday Tree Lighting & Ornament Making | McCoppin Sq.   FREE
5:00 pm29th Annual Hayes Valley Holiday Block Party | SF   FREE*
*Bring money for any purchases.
5:30 pm2019 Holiday Tree Lighting, & Community Parade | Emeryville   FREE
5:30 pmCANCELED: 2019 “It’s A Wonderful Night” Tree Lighting Celebration w/ Santa | San Leandro   FREE
5:30 pmHoliday Tree Lighting & Storytelling w/ Santa | Menlo Park   FREE
6:00 pmSecession Art & Design Holiday Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
6:00 pm“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF   FREE
6:00 pmHillsdale Mall’s Nights of Lights w/ Guest Leslie Sbrocco | San Mateo   FREE
6:00 pmHoliday On The Plaza: Tree Lighting & DJ Santa Dance Party | Berkeley   FREE
6:00 pm2019 Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting | Benicia   FREE
6:00 pm$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills   $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmSF’s Spectacular Upside Down 50-Foot Crystal Tree Lighting | Westfield Centre   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested
6:00 pmCandlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
6:00 pmAnnual Marina Holiday Tree Lighting Festival | Monterey   FREE
6:30 pmUCSF’s Fourth Annual Drag Show | SF   FREE*
*$5 Donation is appreciated and must be affiliated with UCSF in order to attend.
7:00 pmPaxton Gate 27th Anniversary Holiday Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:00 pmWorkshop First Fridays | SF   FREE
7:30 pmMoonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party | The Uptown   FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated.
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
8:00 pmSan Francisco’s Winter Cocktail Party | 2019   FREE*
*Free before 10:30pm, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose   FREE
8:30 pm“HellaFunny Fridays” Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
9:00 pmHellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after
9:00 pm“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland   FREE*
*Door opens at 8:30 pm. Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, Suggested donation of $10 per person at the end of the night.
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:30 pm“HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $15 at the Door
10:00 pmLast Nite: A 2000’s Indie Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free from 6 pm to 10 pm. $5 in advance, $10 at the door.


Saturday, December 7, 2019

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend | 2019-2020

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors more...

7:30 amBreakfast With Santa | Menlo Park  $10*
*Reservations are required. $8 Children 12 and under; $10 Adults
9:00 am2019 Holiday Cable Car Races & The Santa Triathlon | SF   FREE*
*FREE for spectators. Fundraising/Donations required to participate in events
9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden   FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
9:00 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland   FREE
All DayDecorate the World Tree of Hope at Grace Cathedral | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required
9:00 am2019 Presidio Planting Day | SF   FREE
All DayFree 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.
All DayFree 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.
All Day2019 Bazaar Stock Music Fest: 12 Hours & 36 Artists | SF   FREE
All DayThe Crucible’s Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Saturday | Oakland   FREE
10:00 am2019 Holiday Crafts Day | Randall Museum   FREE*
*Free admission with low-cost activities. Kids Ages: infant – 12 and their families (children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult)
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE
All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
All Day2019 Italian Christmas Market at Fort Mason | Dec. 7-8   FREE
All Day2019 Winter Spectacular: Snow Day, Light Show & Parade | Redwood City   FREE*
*Free admission. There is a charge for rides and food vendors.
All DayOpening Day: Holiday Train Display | SF Main Libary   FREE
All DayFree Parks Admission Day: Every 1st Saturday | Marin County   FREE
All DaySuper Holiday Boutique: Free Photos w/ Santa & Olaf | Pleasant Hill   FREE*
*Register for a Free Family Ticket on Facebook event page or website you will get a $2 Holiday Buck at check-in which you can use for $2 off your 1st purchase. The $2 Buck will be given to 1 adult per family.
10:00 am$5 Off: “Holidaybreaker” Epic Ice Skating Dance Party | Civic Center   $5 Off*
*Free coffee, snacks, and ice skating.
10:00 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayPalestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar: Embroidery, Olive Oil & Arabic Food | Berkeley   FREE*
*Every purchase aids Palestinian children & their families.
10:00 am2019 Dogpatch Holiday Block Party | SF   FREE
All Day2019 Russian Christmas Festival: Traditional Food & Live Russian Music | Menlo Park   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
All Day32nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair | Sunnyvale   FREE
All DayWinter Open House & Model Train Show 2019 | San Leandro   FREE*
*Admission to the open house is always free, and donations are always incredibly appreciated.
All DayMuir Beach Holiday Arts Fair | 2019   FREE
All Day2019 Jewelry & Ceramics Holiday Sale | Palo Alto   FREE
All DayChristmas in the Park: Dog Day at the Park | San Jose   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
All Day14th Annual Supermarket Street Sweep | SF   FREE*
*Free to watch. Racing requires an RSVP on Eventbrite.
11:00 am2019 San Francisco Center for Book Holiday Fair | Potrero Hill   FREE
11:00 am2019 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley   FREE
All Day2019 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest | Oakland   FREE
All Day14th Annual Jingletown Holiday Art Walk: Saturday | Oakland   FREE
All Day2019 Winter Open Studios: Saturday | Sausalito   FREE
All Day2019 Home for the Holidays: Children’s Festival | East Bay   FREE
11:00 am2019 Annual Christmas Parade | Los Gatos   FREE
All Day2019 Vagabond Indie Bazaar w/ 75+ Local Artists | Saturday   FREE
All Day2019 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley   FREE
All Day2019 Brightworks Maker Marketplace | SF   FREE
All DaySantaCon 2019: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl | SF   FREE
12:00 pm2019 Rockridge Holiday Fair: Music, Santa & Dancing Xmas Trees | Oakland   FREE
All Day2019 Mission Holiday Block Party & Cookie Crawl | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a $10 - $20 suggested donation
All Day32nd Annual Christmas Creche Exhibit | Palo Alto   FREE
12:00 pmSantaCon Day Party with $4 Ho Ho Ho Shots | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Requested
All Day32nd Annual Christmas Creche Exhibit | Dec. 7-11   FREE