Friday, January 3, 2020

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, January 3 – 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 DayFree Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  FREE
10:00 amFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland  $5*
*$5 cover
All DayHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City  FREE
All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
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.
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.
5:00 pm“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival   FREE
5:00 pmFacebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art   FREE*
*Free after 5 pm.
6:00 pm“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF   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
7:00 pmWorkshop First Fridays | SF   FREE
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
7:30 pmMoonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party | The Uptown   FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated.
8:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose   FREE
8:00 pmSan Francisco’s 2020 Winter Cocktail Party | SF   FREE*
*Free before 10:30pm, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
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, January 4, 2020

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...

9:00 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland   FREE
9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden   FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
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 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.
10:00 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayFree Parks Admission Day: Every 1st Saturday | Marin County   FREE
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
1:30 pmFirst Caturday at Lake Merritt: Outdoor Cat-napping & Socializing | Oakland   FREE
1:30 pmFirst Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF   FREE
6:30 pmSpontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland   FREE*
*There is a one-drink minimum (doesn't have to be an alcoholic drink, but bring ID, 21+ only.)
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
8:00 pmCraft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland   FREE*
*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5


Sunday, January 5, 2020

Final Day: "Christmas in the Park" | San Jose
Sunday, January 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez

For over 30 years, Plaza de Cesar Chavez has been transformed into Christmas in the Park, a holiday fantasy with over 60 musical and animated exhibits, glittering lights and the 55-foot more...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
10:00 am$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California   $5*
* Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $5 fee for access to special exhibitions
10:00 amAsian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF   FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
11:00 amFinal Day: 16th Annual Holiday LEGO Show | Palo Alto   $3*
*$3 per person, and free for BayLUG and MOAH members.
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pmCuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
5:00 pmSF’s Epic “Night Bloom” Light Show | Final Day   FREE*
*Free to watch from outside the building.
5:00 pmPier 39’s Final Tree Lighting Show | SF   FREE
7:00 pmClutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room   $5*
*Sliding scale donation of $5 to $10.
7:00 pm“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, January 6, 2020

8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
8:00 pm“Misery Index: Monday Comedy at The Rite Spot” | Mission Dist.  FREE
8:00 pmFree Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room  FREE
8:30 pm“Classical Revolution” Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.  FREE*
*Free, but a $5-20 donation is welcome to support the musicians.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, January 7 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum

Located in beautiful Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum founded in 1895. Your visit includes a whirlwind trip around the world as the museum’s collections 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 amFree Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch   FREE
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
11:00 amFirst Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum   FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
11:00 amYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
12:00 pmFree Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery | East Bay   FREE
12:00 pmTALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF   FREE
6:00 pmThe Detour Free Arcade Game Night | Every First Tuesday   FREE*
*Free unlimited play wristband with any purchase from bar
8:00 pmFirst Tuesdays Free Comedy Showcase & Happy Hour | The Layover   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

2:00 pmState-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 30 guests. Arrive 10 minutes prior to tour start time.
7:00 pmThe Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF  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 pmFree AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley  FREE
8:00 pmThe Setup’s “A Funny Thing Happened” Storytelling Night | Beer Basement  $5*
*$5 with discount code "funcheap" (First 20 people to RSVP with their emails to info@setupcomedy.com can get in for free.)
8:00 pmLine of Fire: Free Fireside Standup Comedy | Oakland  FREE

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Final Day: Holiday Train Display | SF Main Libary
Thursday, January 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library

The San Francisco Public Library Main Children’s Center invites you to celebrate the return of a beloved annual tradition, when the holiday model train exhibit comes chugging around the bend on more...

12:30 pmFree 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park   FREE
1:00 pm“LINES” Free Ballet Dance Workshop | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*Free and open to all; registration on arrival.
6:00 pmWin Tix: Late Night at No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man | Oakland   WIN*
*$21 GA, does not include access to other galleries and areas of the OMCA Campus
6:00 pmFree Veggie Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pmThursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmFungus Among Us NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF   $16.50*
*Tickets subject to dynamic pricing and may change daily. Nightlife tickets typically range from $12 to $25. Day-of tickets will often be the highest. 21+
7:00 pmFree Movie Night | Orinda Theatre   FREE
7:30 pm“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
7:30 pmComedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula   FREE
8:00 pmShame Cave Comedy Show: A Shameful Yet Shameless Night | SF   FREE

Friday, January 10, 2020

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019
Friday, January 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the more...

3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
5:00 pmSecond Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael  FREE
5:00 pmVallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays  FREE
6:00 pm“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio  FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda  FREE
7:00 pmFree Comedy Night w/ Danny Dechi & Friends | Outer Richmond   FREE
7:00 pmSpontaneous Storytelling: True Stories & Free Drinks for Storytellers | SF   $5*
*Just tell them at the door you heard about it on SF Funcheap and get in for $5 instead of $10
7:00 pm2nd Fridays Clockwork Comedy Show | Milk Bar   FREE
7:00 pmBig Mood Comedy: Free Stand-Up Comedy Show | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmUrban Nerf Gun Spy Game: 10th Year Anniversary | Jan 10-12   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pmLaughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works   FREE*
*Free but bring cash for food & drinks
7:30 pmEast Bay Bike Party   FREE

Saturday, January 11, 2020

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...

9:00 amTrail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda’s Lost Trails | 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.