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 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
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

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...

5:00 pmPier 39’s Nightly Tree Lighting Show on New Year’s Eve | SF   FREE
All DaySF City Hall Lights Up Gold for New Year’s Eve   FREE
5:00 pmFree Cab/Uber/Lyft Rides Home: New Year’s Eve 2020 | SF   FREE*
*Registration required
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 pmSF History Night | Pacific Heights   $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
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.
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
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.
5:00 pmPier 39’s New Year’s Tree Lighting Show | SF   FREE
All DaySF City Hall Lights Up Gold for New Year’s Day   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
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.
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF   FREE

Thursday, January 2, 2020

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 more...

12:30 pmFree 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park  FREE
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
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 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmThrowback Thursdays at Virgil’s: Late 90’s to Early 2000’s Pop | SF   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, January 3, 2020

Workshop First Fridays | SF
Friday, January 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Workshop (SF)

Every first Friday, WorkshopSF hosts an open house, party with DIY, art, fun and community. It’s a chance to preview classes, see the space, and just hang out with neighborhood peeps. more...

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 pm“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
8:00 pmSan Francisco’s 2020 Winter Cocktail Party | SF   FREE*
*Free before 10:30pm, but an RSVP is required.
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...

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.
10:00 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   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.
1:30 pmFirst Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF   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
8:00 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

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, January 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 more...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
5:00 pmPier 39’s Final Tree Lighting Show | SF   FREE
5:00 pmSF’s Epic “Night Bloom” Light Show | Final Day   FREE*
*Free to watch from outside the building.
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 Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room  FREE
8:00 pm“Misery Index: Monday Comedy at The Rite Spot” | Mission Dist.  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 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
11:00 amFree Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch   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

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
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.)

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 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+