Thursday, December 26, 2019

The Great Cable Car Chase | SF
Thursday, December 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | A Runner's Mind San Francisco

Join us as we find ourselves a cable car to race (and beat) in our favorite monthly San Francisco tradition – The Great Cable Car Chase. We’ll be racing the Powell/Hyde more...

6:30 pmFrench Afterworks: French Music & French Drinks | SF  FREE
7:30 pm“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women) | Cobb’s   WIN
9:00 pmLa Piñata: Free Latin Party & DJ Night | Mission   FREE

Friday, December 27, 2019

2019 Christmas Bird Walk | SF
Friday, December 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

Help start off Christmas Bird Count Day with a pair of binoculars or some sharp eyes for the Annual Christmas Bird Walk. Every December, hundreds of Bay Area birders take part in Golden Gate more...

All DayBeer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos   FREE
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
4:30 pm2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 6th Night | Union Squareuare   FREE
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:30 pm“HellaFunny Fridays” Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
7:30 pmLaughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works   FREE*
*Free but bring cash for food & drinks
9:00 pmFinal HellaRnB Night of 2019 (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after
9:30 pm“HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $15 at the Door

Saturday, December 28, 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...

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 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 DayHealth & Arts at the Park | SF   FREE
11:30 amSan Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group | Alta Plaza Park   FREE
All DayFairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children’s Fairyland   $12*
*$12 general admission. Fairyland members: You're invited to play at Fairy Winterland for free on Friday, December 13. Come back another day for just $6.
1:00 pmRBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour: Good Beer & Free Art Show | Bay Area   FREE
All DayIlluminate 2019: SF’s Festival of Light | 40+ Light Sculptures   FREE
4:30 pm2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 7th Night | Union Square   FREE
7:00 pmDowntown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
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

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Coin-Op's "Free Play" Sundays: 50+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa
Sunday, December 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room

Coin-Op is an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a two-story bar and game room with 50+ pinball and video games, plus more...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmAcoustic Music in the Square | Noe Valley  FREE
4:30 pm2019 Chanukah Grand Finale & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah | Union Square   FREE
5:00 pm2019 Hanukkah Festival: Candle Lighting Ceremony & Live Music | Palo Alto   FREE
7:00 pm“Crazy Funny Asians” 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 30, 2019

All DayFairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade Final Day | Children’s Fairyland  $12*
*$12 general admission. Fairyland members: You're invited to play at Fairy Winterland for free on Friday, December 13. Come back another day for just $6.
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 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
8:00 pmNorth Beach Comedy Night | SF  FREE

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Applebee's $1 Merry Dollarita | Final Day
Tuesday, December 31 – All Day | Cost: $1 | Applebee's (Participating Locations)

You put in the time getting everyone else the perfect gift, but you deserve one too. Something low-stress. Something with a delicious blend of tequila, triple sec, pomegranate, and margarita mix. more...

9:00 amBay Area Discovery Museum’s Noon Year’s Eve Bash | Sausalito  $15.95*
*$15.95 – Adult (ages 18-64) $15.95 – Child (ages 1-17) $13.95 - Senior (ages 65+) $13.95 - Baby (ages 6-11 months)
All DayFinal Day: 13th Annual Gingerbread House Tour | Sausalito  FREE
All DayKids’ “Noon Year’s Eve” & Three Ball Drop Celebrations | San Jose  $15*
*for Adult & kids, $14 for seniors
All DayAround the World NYE: Balloon Drop & Family Celebration | Oakland   $18*
*Non-member Children: Balloon Drop ticket ($5) and a general admission ticket ($14). Chabot Member Children: Balloon Drop ticket only ($5).Registration is required
All Day“Holiday in the Park”: Holiday Rides & Light Show | Six Flags Discovery Kingdom   $43.79*
*Advanced purchase tickets are $43.79 valid until December 31, 2019.
5:00 pmFree Cab/Uber/Lyft Rides Home: New Year’s Eve 2020 | SF   FREE*
*Registration required
5:00 pmFamily-Friendly 9 pm New Year’s Eve | Half Moon Bay   FREE
All DaySF City Hall Lights Up Gold for New Year’s Eve   FREE
5:00 pmPier 39’s Nightly Tree Lighting Show on New Year’s Eve | SF   FREE
6:00 pmAAA “Safe Ride” Home | New Year’s Eve   FREE*
*If you need a safe ride home, call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO. Typically they will provide a tow for up to 10 miles within the Bay Area. Please note availability is subject to change without notice.
7:00 pmJapanese Bell-Ringing New Year’s Eve | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
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.
8:00 pmNYE at Christmas in the Park | San Jose   FREE
8:00 pmPacific Pinball Museum “2 Tix for $20” New Year’s Eve | Alameda   $20*
*NYE Adult tickets are 2 for $20 all day
8:00 pm“Town Business” Oakland Comedy Night | Every Tuesday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $10 at door.
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
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 pmMonarch New Year’s Eve Music Extravaganza | Monarch   $40*
*$20 tickets are sold out.
9:00 pmNew Bohemia NYE: Avant Cabaret Acrobats, Circus Freaks, & DJs | SF   $70*
*Tickets start at $70 (Sold Out); prices will go up closer to the event
9:00 pmEmporium SF’s Video Game Arcade New Years Eve Party | NoPa   $10
10:00 pm9th Annual NYE Comedy Countdown | Cobb’s Comedy Club   $55*
*Tickets start at $55 adv.
10:30 pmNYE Comedy Mega Show at Grand Lake Theater | Oakland   $35*
*10:30 pm Show / 9:45 pm Doors
11:59 pmSan Francisco New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Midnight | 2019/2020   FREE

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

All of SF's Free Monthly Museum Days | January 2020
Wednesday, January 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Details vary for each museum and cultural institution
| All Over the Bay Area

Whether the economy is strong or sour, most of the museums in San Francisco and the Bay Area throw their doors open once a month to allow free admission to all more...

7:30 amNew Year’s Day Free Admission at SF Botanical Garden | GG Park   FREE*
*Free on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and daily from 7:30-9 am
9:00 amFree Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF   FREE
All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden   FREE
All DayOakland’s Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2019   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.
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
2:00 pmNew Year’s Day Polar Bear Ice Skate | Union Square   FREE*
*Free to watch, but normal fees apply to skate.
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.
3:00 pmFinal Day: 14th Annual Holiday Circle of Lights at the Cemetery | Oakland   FREE
5:00 pmMacy’s Holiday Windows & Adorable Puppies & Kittens: Final Day | Union Square   FREE
All DayClosing Night: 2019 “Illuminate SF” Festival of Light | SF   FREE
All DaySF City Hall Lights Up Gold for New Year’s Day   FREE
5:00 pmPier 39’s New Year’s Tree Lighting Show | SF   FREE
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.
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
6:30 pm“South Side Beer Ride” Free Monthly Brewery Shuttle | SF   FREE*
*Shuttle is Free.
7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Karaoke Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated.
7:30 pmHometown Free Comedy Night & Happy Hour | Emeryville   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, January 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected more...

12:30 pmFree 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park   FREE
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Happy Place | Pier 15   $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
6:00 pmCastro Art Walk | First Thursdays   FREE
7:00 pmClose-Up Comedy: Great Comics & Free Beer Giveaways | SF   $10*
*Beer, wine, and fancy pastries for sale
8:00 pmThrowback Thursdays at Virgil’s: Late 90’s to Early 2000’s Pop | SF   FREE
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE
9:00 pmBay Party Vibes on the D-block | SF   FREE
9:30 pmSadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF   FREE