Saturday, December 21, 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 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 PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
10:00 amMission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
3:00 pmArt in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin   FREE
4:54 pm14 Hours of The Bay Lights | The Longest Night of the Year 2019   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Winter Comedy Festival | December 2019   FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
9:00 pm“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
9:45 pm“Tindervention” Stand Up Comedy & Tinder Horror Stories | Cobbs   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. $17 without RSVP. Two Drink Minimum
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Bayview Hunters Point's Christmas Tree Giveaway | SF

Free Christmas Trees for anyone in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood. This is a special project of SF Guardsmen, The Mayor’s Office, and the SF Housing Authority that aims to bring more...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pm2019 “Light of Menorah” Pop-Up Glowing Hanukkah Party | Ghirardelli Square   FREE*
*Advance reservation requested.
All DayIlluminate 2019: SF’s Festival of Light | 40+ Light Sculptures   FREE
4:30 pm2019 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 1st Night | Dec. 22-29   FREE*
*2 pm Kids Activities, plus musical performance.
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmThe $2 Bill Comedy Show | Milk Bar   $2*
*$2 with RSVP on Eventbrite. Otherwise, $10 at the door.
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE


Monday, December 23, 2019

2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 2nd Night | Union Square
Monday, December 23 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park

Celebrate Chanukah 2019 with the 45th annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill more...

6:00 pmFree Queer Bowling Night | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*RSVP for a chance to win 1 hour of bowling & shoe rental for you + 5 friends (compliments of Mission Bowling Club)
8:00 pmMonday Night Comedy w/ Free Cake | Blondies   FREE
8:30 pmBeef Curtains: Game Night & Free Comedy Showcase | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Tips collected towards the end of the show.
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF   FREE

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve: Holiday Train Display | SF Main Libary
Tuesday, December 24 – 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...

All Day24 Holidays on 24th Street: Final Day | Noe Valley   FREE
4:30 pm2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 3rd Night | Union Square   FREE
5:00 pmPier 39’s Christmas Eve Nightly Tree Lighting Show | SF   FREE
5:00 pmFinal Day: 4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking | Embarcadero Center   FREE*
*Valid dates: November 22 - December 24, 2019. Valid Times: Monday through Friday from 5-9 pm; Saturday and Sunday - Any four hours

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Free Admission on Christmas 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...

All DayIlluminate 2019: SF’s Festival of Light on Christmas Day | 40+ Light Sculptures   FREE
4:30 pm2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 4th Night | Union Square   FREE
5:00 pmPier 39’s Christmas Nightly Tree Lighting Show | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“GOAT$” Extended Comedy from the Greatest of All Time | SF   $10*
*A free promotion for the months of July and August and a $5 offer with a code thereafter (meaning Presales $10/ Presales with Funcheap code $5 requires RSVP/ Door $15)
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15

Thursday, December 26, 2019

2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 5th Night | Union Square
Thursday, December 26 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park

Celebrate Chanukah 2019 with the 45th annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill more...

6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Full-Spectrum | Pier 15   $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pmFrench Afterworks: French Music & French Drinks | SF   FREE
7:00 pmThe Great Cable Car Chase | SF   FREE
7:30 pm“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
9:00 pmLa Piñata: Free Latin Party & DJ Night | Mission   FREE

Friday, December 27, 2019

2019 Chanukah & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 6th Night | Union Squareuare
Friday, December 27 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park

Celebrate Chanukah 2019 with the 45th annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill more...

3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
9:00 pmFinal HellaRnB Night of 2019 (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after

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 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
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10

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
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

5:00 pmPier 39’s Nightly Tree Lighting Show on New Year’s Eve | SF  FREE
7:00 pmSF History Night | Pacific Heights  $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

New Year's Day Free Admission at SF Botanical Garden | GG Park

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...

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
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...

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 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
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