Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Shaping SF Lecture: 20th Anniversary of Seattle/WTO Shutdown | SF
Wednesday, December 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center

On November 30, 1999 the World Trade Organization was prevented from meeting in Seattle by unprecedented phalanxes of self-organized protesters who filled the streets, tied up key intersections, blockaded the convention more...

7:30 pmHometown Free Comedy Night & Happy Hour | Emeryville  FREE*
*Free with an RSVP
7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland  FREE
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz
Thursday, December 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Seymour Marine Discovery Center is an interactive marine science museum and aquarium with hands-on exhibits and a touch pool, located on the UC Santa Cruz campus. They open their doors to more...

11:00 amFree First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay   FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:00 pmCastro Art Walk | First Thursdays   FREE
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Glow | Pier 15   $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
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

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 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.
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
6:00 pmCandlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:00 pmWorkshop First Fridays | SF   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
8:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose   FREE
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
10:00 pmHellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after
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 Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

Every Saturday, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and more...

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
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 DayFree Parks Admission Day: Every 1st Saturday | Marin County   FREE
10:00 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   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
6:00 pmMAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.   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 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or, Bring a mug for cider
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5

Sunday, December 8, 2019

2019 Snow Day: Holiday Market, Snow Queen, Free Cookies & Cider | Berkeley
Sunday, December 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Gourmet Ghetto (North Berkeley)

Bring boots and mittens to play in the snow at the annual Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto. Visit with the Snow Queen as she listens to all of your holiday wishes, ride the more...

7:00 pmAwesöme Orchestra Collective: 5th Annual End-of-Year Concert | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free on the day of the event, but if you want a guaranteed seat you can buy tickets.

Monday, December 9, 2019

6:30 pmCyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.  FREE

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 more...

5:30 pmMarin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael   FREE
6:00 pmMonthly Game Night at the Library | Napa   FREE

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Shaping SF Lecture: Valencia Street as a Lesbian Corridor | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, December 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center

Osento Bathhouse. Amelia’s. Artemis Cafe. Old Wives Tales. Modern Times Bookstore. Names and functions of these venues have changed, but they are part of the living memory of Valencia Street. Long more...

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 pmFree AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley  FREE
8:00 pmLine of Fire: Free Fireside Standup Comedy | Oakland   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 can get in for free.)

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Exploratorium After Dark: Life Out of Balance | Pier 15

How can we reverse the course of our ecological impact and move toward a more sustainable future? What impacts can we have at the individual, local, and global level? Hear from leading more...

1:00 pm“LINES” Free Ballet Dance Workshop | Grace Cathedral  FREE*
*Free and open to all; registration on arrival.
6:00 pm2019 Divisadero Winter Art Walk | SF   FREE*
*This event happens every 2nd Thursday of March, June, September & December
6:15 pmFull Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley   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, December 13, 2019

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in more...

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
6:30 pmSan José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019   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
7:30 pmEast Bay Bike Party   FREE
11:59 pm2019 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky   FREE

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Community Day at the Park | SF
Saturday, December 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fillmore Mini Park

Join the monthly community event with resource tables, games, art activities, music, and food. Bring your family and friends for fun day event every second Saturday. Community Day at the Park Every 2nd more...

12:00 pmFree Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class  FREE
3:00 pmLatoya Ruby Frazier & The Sister Tour at SFMOMA | SF   FREE*
*Free admission. First come, first served.
9:00 pm“FirstClass: Departure” DJ Saturday Nights | Oakland   FREE

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Illuminate 2019: SF's Festival of Light | 39 Light Sculptures
Sunday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

Illuminate SF Festival of Light happens Thanksgiving 2019 through New Year’s Day 2020 and shines a light on San Francisco’s ever-expanding light art scene. Get your glow on during this two-month celebration during more...

12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
3:30 pmRumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.

Monday, December 16, 2019

3:00 pmTour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

8:00 pmTokens: Stand-Up Comedy for Everyone | Oakland  FREE*
*$5 suggested donation, not required

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

11:00 am“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza  FREE
5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
8:00 pmJokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland  $1*
*$1 with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Exploratorium After Dark: Happy Place | Pier 15

Where’s your happy place? It’s not always easy to find harmony in our lived experiences, but research has revealed some tried-and-true keys to unlocking joy. Learn about some practices and sensory immersions more...

5:00 pmFree Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF  FREE
7:00 pmOakland Art Library Open House | East Bay   FREE*
*Free, with an RSVP

Friday, December 20, 2019

"Last Day of Fall" Free Walking Tours | SF
Friday, December 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Japanese Tea Garden may require an additional charge.
| All Over San Francisco

Last day of Fall Walking Tour Schedule: 9:30 am – Japanese Tea Garden 10:00 am – City Scapes And Public Places 10:00 am – South of Market Architecture Stroll 11:00 am – Fisherman’s Wharf: A Hidden History 1:00 pm – Japanese more...

3:00 pm“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmTiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville   FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
8:00 pmSan Jose Bike Party   FREE
10:00 pmXmas HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after