Upcoming Events

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Friday, November 22, 2019

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

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 more...

All Day2019 Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa   FREE
All DayHoliday Meet & Greet with Santa Claus | San Mateo   FREE*
*There's a variety of Santa photo packages for purchase.
All DayAsian Art Museum’s 2019 “Holiday Artisan Market” | Nov. 22-23   FREE*
*Free access to holiday market. Please note that regular admission applies to museum's galleries
All Day“Save the Arctic” Immersive 4D Pop-Up Experience | SF   $8*
*Normally $10 but use exclusive code FUNCHEAPSF for $2 off. Kids 13 and under are free
11:00 amCivic Center’s “Winter Park” Ice Rink Opening Ceremony | SF   FREE*
*Free to watch ceremony. Free ice skating from noon to 1:15pm subject to capacity
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
4:00 pm2019 Winter Fireworks, Carnival & Snoopy on Ice | SF   FREE
5:00 pm2019 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony | Oakland   FREE
5:00 pm2019 Macy’s Holiday Windows Unveiling: Adorable Puppies & Kittens | Union Square   FREE
5:00 pmVolunteer at 2019 Macy’s Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions | Union Square   FREE
5:00 pm4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking in Downtown SF | Nov. 22 – Dec. 24   FREE*
*Valid dates: November 22, 2019 - December 24, 2019. Valid Times: Monday through Friday from 5-9 pm; Saturday and Sunday - Any four hours
5:00 pm2019 Bishop Ranch 50 Ft. Tree Lighting Celebration & Hot Cocoa | East Bay   FREE
5:00 pm2019 Holidays on 4th Street Opening: Twinkling Lights & Free Hot Drinks | Berkeley   FREE
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 pmSF’s Epic “Night Bloom” Light Show | Nov. 22-Jan. 5   FREE*
*Free to watch from outside the building.
5:30 pmFriendsgiving Potluck: Food, Crafts, Fun & Games | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP Required
5:30 pmWinter Ice Rink Grand Opening Ceremony | Sunnyvale   FREE
5:30 pm3rd San Francisco Premium Outlets Holiday Tree Lighting | SF   FREE
6:00 pm32-ft. Xmas Tree Lighting: Katarina Kittycat, Santa & Magic Snow Fest | San Mateo   FREE
6:00 pmSalesforce Park’s Free Rooftop Movie Night “Spaceballs” | SoMa   FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required - Amphitheater lawn will open at 4:30 pm for those who have pre-registered. Be prepared to show RSVP confirmation.Admission for people not registered will be begin 5 minutes before the screening, based on capacity. Anyone who has not pre-registered will only be allowed in on a first-come, first-served basis 5 minutes before the movie starts.
6:00 pmHello Kitty Meet & Greet Holiday Party at Macy’s | SF   FREE
7:00 pmCal’s 2019 “Big Game” Bonfire Rally | UC Berkeley   FREE
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
7:00 pm“Friendsgiving” 25th Anniversary Party & Concert | SF   FREE*
*This is a private event, you'll have to win tickets by entering on Facebook or Instagram
7:00 pmWin Tix: Win Tickets to AT&T’s Sold Out “Friendsgiving” Party | SF   FREE*
*WIN
7:30 pmLaughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works   FREE*
*Free but bring cash for food & drinks
7:30 pm“HellaFunny Fridays” San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
9:00 pm“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, Suggested donation of $10 per person at the end of the night.
9:00 pmWin Tix: “Smells Like Nirvana” Live Grunge Tribute | Bottom of the Hill   WIN
9:30 pm“HellaSingle” Halloween Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $15 at the Door
9:45 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Fahim Anwar (Comedy Central) | The Punch Line   WIN

Saturday, November 23, 2019

2019 "Earlier Than The Bird" Stay-In-Your-PJs Shopping Day | Livermore
Saturday, November 23 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Livermore

On November 23, 2019 from 7 am to 10 am, Livermore Shopping district launches the Holiday Season with a pajama party designed to let you beat the Corporate Holiday launch the more...

8:15 amFree Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend | 2019-2020   FREE*
*Free lessons (and free skate rental) but an RSVP is required. Limited to 50 people per session.
9:00 amMt. Tam “Day of Thanks” Volunteering Party | North Bay   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All Day2019 Holiday Craft Faire & Live Music | Belmont   FREE
All DaySF’s Pop-Up “Friends” Mini Museum is Getting Bigger | Union Square   FREE
9:30 am2019 Holiday Bazaar: 50+ Makers, Raffle & DIY Crafts | Mountain View   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.
10:00 amBCBG Holiday Sample Sale Extravaganza | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free entry for Funcheapers at 9:30 am with print out. Pay in cash for clothes and get an extra 10% off.
All Day2019 Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa   FREE
All DayAsian Art Museum’s 2019 “Holiday Artisan Market” | SF   FREE*
*Free access to holiday market. Please note that regular admission applies to museum's galleries
10:00 amWin Tix: $50 Gift Card to Asian Art Museum’s “Holiday Artisan Market” | SF   WIN
All Day“Snovember” Treasure Island: Epic Holiday Market & 10 Tons of Snow | TreasureFest   $3*
*Use code FUNCHEAP for 50% off adv. tickets. $3-$5 early bird online / $7 last minute - includes free parking.
10:30 amSF Bicycle Coalition’s Free Class on Sharing City Streets | SF   FREE*
*Registration Required
11:00 am2019 CCA Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair | Oakland   FREE*
*Admission is Free
11:30 amSan Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group | Alta Plaza Park   FREE
11:30 amFree Boozy Hot Chocolate for Ice Skaters | Union Square   FREE*
*Proof of Union Square ice skating ticket required. Limit one per person. While supplies last. Tratto is offering free hot chocolate cocktails to skaters from the Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square when you show your ticket now through January 20 after 11:30 am on weekends and after 3 pm. Monday through Friday.
12:00 pm2019 Bay Area Record Fair | Oakland   FREE*
*Entry is first-come, first-served & subject to capacity. 21+
All Day$8 Tix: “The Arctic Refuge Experience” Immersive 4D Pop-Up | SF   $8*
*Normally $10 but use exclusive code FUNCHEAPSF for $2 off. Kids 13 and under are free
12:00 pmSnowFest 2019: Gear Raffles, Vendors & Beer | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required.
2:00 pm#RightToRescue 46 Million Turkey March | SF   FREE
2:00 pm“Nutcracker” w/ Puppets & Live Orchestra | SF   FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
6:00 pm“She Bends” Neon Demo & Panel Discussion | SF   FREE*
*Open to the public, limited seating
7:00 pmDowntown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
7:30 pmYeah Buddy Awesome Time: Free Comedy Show | Berkeley   FREE
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
8:30 pm“Downtown Comedy Night” Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP
10:00 pmNo Scrubs: A ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm. $5 After


Sunday, November 24, 2019

5th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Free Meal & Giveaways | Oakland
Sunday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free haircut, shower, meal, clothing and grocery bags to be given away.
| Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church

As Oakland and the surrounding Alameda County area dig in their heels to combat the homeless crisis, Taylor Church prepares to do its part. On Sunday, Nov. 24, Taylor Memorial United Methodist more...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All Day2019 Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa   FREE
10:00 amFree Bodyweight Bootcamp in Dolores Park | SF   FREE*
*Donations are optional and go to charity
All DayTreasure Island Snow Day: “Snovember” Holiday Market | SF   $3*
*Save 50% with exclusive code FUNCHEAP on adv. tickets. Normally $3-$5 early bird online / $7 last minute - includes free parking.
10:00 amWin Tix: San Francisco Holiday Chocolate Festival | 2019   WIN*
*$20 Advanced / $30 door
11:00 amSF Chamber Orchestra “Nutcracker Sweet” Family Concert | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
All DayNew Pop-up Experience Brings Alaska’s Wilderness to SF | Final Day   $8*
*Normally $10 but use exclusive code FUNCHEAPSF for $2 off. Kids 13 and under are free
12:00 pmSnowFest 2019: Gear Raffles, Vendors & Beer | Campbell   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmAcoustic Music in the Square | Noe Valley   FREE
2:00 pmCoin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa   FREE
2:30 pmFree Vegan Cupcake Decorating Workshop | SF   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmWin Tix: The Adventures Of Oliver Francis Tour | Rickshaw Stop   WIN
7:00 pm“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
8:00 pmWin Tix: SF Comedy Showcase: Dauood Naimyar & More | The Punch Line   WIN
8:00 pmThe $2 Bill Comedy Show | Milk Bar   $2*
*$2 with RSVP on Eventbrite. Otherwise, $10 at the door.
8:30 pmFree HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, November 25, 2019

Volunteering for Thanksgiving in SF | A How-To Guide
Monday, November 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

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 more...

3:30 pmSF Chamber Orchestra “Nutcracker Sweet” Family Concert | Palo Alto   FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
5:30 pm“Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley   FREE
5:45 pmGrace Cathedral’s “Grace Light” 100-foot Tall Light Art | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required
6:00 pmFree Queer Bowling Night | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*RSVP for a chance to win 1 hour of bowling & shoe rental for you + 5 friends (compliments of Mission Bowling Club)
6:00 pmSilent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland   $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
8:00 pmMovie Mondays at Wine Down: Cruel Intentions | SF   FREE
8:00 pmNorth Beach Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
8:00 pmMonday Night Comedy w/ Free Cake | Blondies   FREE
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF   FREE
8:30 pmBeef Curtains: Game Night & Free Comedy Showcase | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Tips collected towards the end of the show.
8:45 pmUltimate Comedy Roasting Championship | Union City   FREE*
*Donations Accepted and Merchandise is available so please bring cash.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market Day | Ferry Building
Tuesday, November 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | 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 more...

10:00 am28th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Community Feast | Oakland   FREE*
*Seniors, low-income families and homeless citizens are warmly welcomed.
3:00 pmFree Hot Air Balloon Rides & Festival on Treasure Island | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required
4:00 pmPier 39’s New Nightly Tree Lighting Show Kick Off | Nov. 26 – Jan. 5   FREE
7:00 pmSF History Night | Pacific Heights   $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
7:00 pmNerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose   FREE*
*Admission is donation-based.
7:30 pmWhat the Heckle: The Only Comedy Show That Welcomes Hecklers | SF   FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis