Friday, December 28, 2018

9:00 pm“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland  FREE*
*Free with an RSVP to, Suggested donation of $5-$10 per person at the end of the night.
9:30 pm“HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF  FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF

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...

All DayOakland’s Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2018   FREE*
*Free parking at off-street garages and lots but stated time limits will still be enforced. Please note that street meters are still enforced.
All DayDay 4: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
8:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP
10:00 pmPre-New Year’s Eve Kick 2018 Show | SF   FREE
10:00 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 11pm. $5 After

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square | SF

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...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
11:00 amGolden Gate Bridge Walking Tour | SF   FREE*
*Donations appreciated
11:00 amDeep House-style Brunch w/ The Unusual Suspects | The Chapel   FREE
All DayDay 5: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF   FREE
1:00 pm$25 Ticket Lottery for “Dear Evan Hansen” in SF | Ends Dec. 30   $25*
*Must enter ticket lottery to be eligible for $25 tickets
1:00 pmAll-Psychedelic 45s Live DJ Set | Amoeba SF   FREE
4:00 pmCoin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa   FREE
7:00 pm“Crazy Funny Asians” End of the Year Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
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, December 31, 2018

New Year's Eve Sierra Azul Preserve Hike | Los Altos
Monday, December 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sierra Azul Preserve

Want to have some extra fun before the New Year? Join docents Huey-Shin Yuan, Vivian Neou, Ray Curiel, Alex Woo, and Joyce Tang for a fast paced aerobic hike with 2,300 more...

All DayStrike Out Hunger: Free NYE Bowling & Canned Food Drive | Final Day  FREE*
*Limit one game per person per day. Does not include shoe rental ($3.81).
9:00 amFinal Day: 12th Annual Gingerbread House Tour | Sausalito   FREE
All DayApplebee’s $1 Jolly Rancher Vodka Month | Final Day   $1
10:00 pm8th Annual NYE Comedy Countdown | Cobb’s Comedy Club   $50*
*Tickets start at $50
11:00 amAround the World NYE: Balloon Drop & Family Celebration | Oakland   $23*
*Members: $5 per child / Guests: $5 per child + General Admission fees to the museum. Registration is required
All Day“Holiday in the Park”: Rides, Holiday Dance Party & Light Show | Six Flags Discovery Kingdom   $41.99*
*Advanced purchase tickets are $41.99 as of press time
All DayDay 6: 13th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration | SF   FREE
3:00 pmFinal Day: Christmas-Themed Pop Up Cocktail Bar | SF   FREE
3:00 pmFinal Day: Christmas-Themed Pop Up Cocktail Bar | San Jose   FREE
All DayWinter Walk SF Final Day & Festive Open Plaza | Union Square   FREE
5:00 pmPier 39’s Nightly Tree Lighting Show | SF   FREE
6:00 pm2018 Widmer-World Family Fun for the Holidays | Pleasanton   FREE
7:00 pmJapanese Bell-Ringing New Year’s Eve | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
7:00 pm$10 Tix: New Years Eve Comedy Explosion (ABC/Sketchfest/NBC) | SF   $10*
*$20 online or save 50% and get $10 tix using code Funcheap
7:00 pm$10 Tix: “Comedians with Criminal Records” NYE Comedy Jam | SF   $10*
*$10 if you use code FUNCHEAP (otherwise it’s $20 at door)
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
7:00 pmThe 2nd Annual SF New Years Eve Comedy Explosion | Neck of the Woods   $10*
*$20 but half off (plus eventbrite fee) using code "Funcheap"
7:00 pm“Comedians with Criminal Records” A New Years Eve Comedy | SF   $10*
*Normally $20, get Half Off using code 'Funcheap"
7:00 pmNew Year’s Eve “Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF   50% Off*
*Get 50% off with code FUNCHEAP - Super Early Bird starts at $7.50 for Funcheap (reg. $15)
8:00 pm2018 Annual New Year’s Eve Balkan Bash | Berkeley   $25
8:00 pmFree NYE Show with Lil Elephant | Berkeley   $10
8:00 pmNew Year’s Eve San Francisco Symphony Performance | SF   $60
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF   FREE
8:30 pmRock ‘n Roll NYE: Flexx Bronco | Bottom of the Hill   $25*
*$25 in advance / $30 at the door
8:30 pmNew Year’s Eve Fire Ceremony & Meditation | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are accepted.
8:30 pmNew Year’s Eve Bell Ringing & Bonfire | San Francisco Zen Center   FREE*
*Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
9:00 pm’80s NYE: All-Star Countdown & 7 Hours of New Wave Dance Music | Cat Club   $19.99*
*Early bird tickets start at $19.99
9:00 pmRock & Roll New Year’s Eve Bash | Brick & Mortar Music Hall   $26*
*$26 in advance; $30 at the door
9:00 pmBearracuda NYE: DJs & Hundreds of Bears ’til 4 am | SoMa   $25*
*$25 tickets are available until 12/28
9:00 pmNew Bohemia NYE: Avant Cabaret Acrobats, Circus Freaks, & DJs | SF   $70*
*Tickets start at $70; prices will go up closer to the event
9:00 pm“Critical Hit” NYE Comedy Special: Free Champagne Toast | Oakland   $10
9:00 pmNYE 2019 Red Carpet Bollywood New Year Party | SF   $39*
*Tickets start from $39 to $95.
9:00 pm$10 Off: Eye Heart NYE 2019: Miguel, Silent Disco, Open Bar & 2nd Stage | Fort Mason   $10 Off
9:00 pmOpen Bar NYE 2019: Fireworks on the Embarcadero | SF   $94.99
9:00 pm$10 Off: “Tomorrow Never Dies” James Bond NYE 2019 Party w/ Open Bar | SF   $10 Off*
*FUNCHEAP discount code for $10 off tickets. Includes 5 hours of open bar
9:00 pmNYE 2019 with The Knocks (Live) | Mezzanine   $95
9:30 pmPopscene Indie Disco New Year’s Eve Music Extravaganza | Monarch   $20*
*Prices start at $20 and go up as the event nears.
10:00 pmSimple. Quiet. Meaningful: Midnight Peaceful Chanting New Year’s Eve | SF   FREE*
*Sweets, fruit, flowers and donations welcome.
10:00 pm$12.50 Tix: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B New Year’s Eve Dance Party | SF   $12.50*
*Save 50% with code FUNCHEAP, otherwise ticket prices start at $25 for Super Early Bird.
10:00 pmThe Function: New Years Eve 2000s Hip Hop & RnB Party | SF   $10*
*$20 Early Bird $25 General Admission
10:00 pmNo Scrubs: New Years Eve ’90s Hip Hop and RnB Party | Neck of the Woods   $12.50*
*Half Off tickets using code FUNCHEAP
10:30 pmNYE Comedy Mega Show at Grand Lake Theater | Oakland   $35*
*10:30 pm Show / 9:45 pm Doors
11:00 pmTaoist Midnight Meditation w/ Tea & Cookies | Oakland   FREE
11:00 pmThe Rocky Horror Picture & New Year’s Eve Show | SF   $10
11:30 pmFree Hugs at Midnight for New Year’s Eve | Golden Gate Bridge   FREE
11:59 pmSan Francisco New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Midnight | 2018/2019   FREE

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, January 1 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum

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, more...

9:30 amLegion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
10:00 amConservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park   FREE
11:00 amFirst Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum   FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
11:00 amFree Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch   FREE
11:00 amYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
12:00 pmTALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF   FREE
12:00 pmFree Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery | East Bay   FREE
4:00 pmUnder the Buck: Retro Game Night & Happy Hour | SF   FREE*
*Free basket of roadhouse onions with mention of Funcheap, one per check.
5:00 pmMacy’s Holiday Windows & Adorable Puppies & Kittens: Final Day | Union Square   FREE
All DayClosing Night: 2018 “Illuminate SF” Festival of Light | SF   FREE
5:00 pmFinal Day: 12th Annual Holiday Circle of Lights at the Cemetery | Oakland   FREE
5:00 pmPier 39’s Final Tree Lighting Show | SF   FREE
6:00 pmFinal Day of Kwanzaa: Closing Celebration | SF   FREE
6:00 pmBrewcade’s Free Arcade Game Night | Every First Tuesday   FREE*
*Free play arcade games with purchase from bar
7:00 pmComedy Blast: Free Stand-up Comedy w/ Danny Dechi & Friends | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFirst Tuesdays Free Comedy Showcase & Happy Hour | The Layover   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pm“My Greasy Sons” Comedy Showcase & Craft Beer | Oakland   $5
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE
8:00 pm“Udder Hilarity” Free Comedy Show | Hollow Cow   FREE*
*RSVP to guarantee a seat
9:00 pmFree Pool Tuesdays | Lafayette   FREE

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

"Lululemon Flow & Jo": Free Yoga Class & Coffee in an Art Gallery | SoMa
Wednesday, January 2 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 111 Minna Gallery

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 more...

All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden   FREE
All DayBay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day   FREE
9:00 amFree Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF   FREE
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
All DayThe Fairmont’s Holiday Display with Giant Chocolate Sculptures | Final Day   FREE
3:00 pmRanch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa   FREE*
*$5 donation suggested per person, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. RSVP requested but not required.
5:30 pm“Rainbow Family Night”: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. There is also a suggested donation of $10 per adult however no one is turned away for lack of funds.
6:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF   FREE*
*Donation-based admission
6:30 pmIntro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.