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Friday, December 13

“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio
Friday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
| El Rio
"Millennials Ruin Everything": Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio

Millennials Ruin Everything is a monthly comedy showcase every 2nd Friday from 6-8 pm in the back room at El Rio. Each month, co-hosts Irene Tu and Dominique Gelin explore a new theme with guest comedians about why millennials suck/rock. Part comedy showcase, part interviews, ...Monthly

2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown
2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda

The Second Friday Artwalk is a ad-hoc group of galleries and businesses in the Alameda/Jingletown arts districts to promote art and culture in the community. Select studios, galleries and businesses open their doors to support the local arts from 6-9 PM. Exact locations change month ...Monthly

Pacifica Winter Art Faire: Annual Holiday Art Show & Sale | Opening Reception
Friday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sanchez Art Center
Pacifica Winter Art Faire: Annual Holiday Art Show & Sale | Opening Reception

Winter Art Faire provides a showcase for many local artists to share their creations by renting a section of wall space to show their work, or by participating in the salon-style exhibition. Unique, affordable art and gifts in all three galleries. Meet artists and visit ...

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019
Friday, December 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019

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 month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...Monthly

Live Nativity: A Stroll Through Bethlehem | Martinez
Friday, December 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Morello Hills Christian Church
Live Nativity: A Stroll Through Bethlehem | Martinez

Shepherds, Roman soldiers, bakers and potters will all be here as the story of Christmas comes to life. On Friday Dec. 13th and Saturday Dec. 14th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, stroll through Bethlehem and enjoy this interactive fair, with dramatic presentations, live animals, ...

Free Comedy Night w/ Danny Dechi & Friends | Outer Richmond
Friday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bazaar Cafe
Free Comedy Night w/ Danny Dechi & Friends | Outer Richmond

Comedian and the world’s only pencil musician Danny Dechi hosts a night of free laughs at Bazaar Cafe Stand-up Comedy Showcase. Come by every second Friday of the month for a lineup of local comedians. Please note that tjis event will now occur every 2nd Friday ...Monthly

Big Mood Comedy: Free Stand-Up Comedy Show | Oakland
Friday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Legionnaire Saloon
Big Mood Comedy: Free Stand-Up Comedy Show | Oakland

Big Mood Comedy is an intimate standup comedy show featuring the best local and touring comics every second Friday upstairs at Oakland’s very own Legionnaire Saloon. Hosted by Hayley Beacon, Jordan Thewlis, and Jeff Dean. Free cookies.Monthly

2nd Fridays Clockwork Comedy Show | Milk Bar
Friday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
2nd Fridays Clockwork Comedy Show | Milk Bar

Join every second Friday of every month at Milk Bar for A Clockwork Comedy Show. Enjoy your favorite comics from all over the Bay Area for an evening of fun, laughs, and alcohol. Comics that perform with Clockwork have appeared at Cobb’s, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, ...Monthly

East Bay Bike Party: Super Smash Pedals
Friday, December 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | El Cerrito Del Norte BART
East Bay Bike Party: Super Smash Pedals

Get ready to super smash those pedals, as Super Smash Bike Party Goes West. Rut Roh! The original plan was to take on the recently ‘unlocked’ Richmond San Rafael bridge path, but somehow we hit the wrong location on the stage select screen! kidding.. kidding.. ...Monthly

“HellaFunny Fridays” Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa
Friday, December 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
| Trademark and Copyright
"HellaFunny Fridays" Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa

San Francisco has one of the best underground comedy scenes in America. Come check out some of the Bay’s best rising comics at HellaFunny’s weekly stand-up comedy show “HellaFunny Fridays.” Friday December 6th @ 8:30pm HellaFunny Fridays at 8:30pm Trademark and Copyright, 1123 ...Every Friday

Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works
Friday, December 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but bring cash for food & drinks
| Ocean View Brew Works
Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works

Join every 2nd and 4th Friday at Albany’s favorite locally owned microbrewery for Laughs on Tap. A free stand up comedy show featuring the best comedians in the Bay Area and beyond. Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night Every 2nd & 4th Friday | 7:30 ...Monthly

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland
"Comedy Soup": Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland

Here’s the comedy soup featured line-up for Friday: Musical guest Johnny Something (Follow on IG, Soundcloud & Spotify) Dhaya Lakshminarayanan (The Moth, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Cobbs, Punchline) Shannon Murphy (SF Sketchfest, Cobbs, Punchline, SJ Improv, Rooster T Feathers) Jesse Hett (SF Sketchfest, Cobbs, Punchline, Savage Henry) Adam Pearlstein ...Every Friday

HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF
Friday, December 13 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after
| Bar Fluxus
HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF

Come to an amazing downtown art bar, Bar Fluxus to enjoy some classic RnB tunes with DJ BeatsMe. Hear some classic throwbacks from Ginuwine, TLC, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Prince, Usher, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Frank Ocean, Brandy, Missy and Aaliyah and more. HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, ...

“HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF
Friday, December 13 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $15 at the Door
| Trademark and Copyright
"HellaSingle" Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF

Tired of swiping right? Bumble making you humble? On an unsuccessful Hinge binge? Or tired of your dating life not Happn’n? Come to HellaSingle… SF’s only comedy show and dating mixer for singles ready to mingle. Laugh at world-class comedians and maybe meet the love of ...

2019 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Friday, December 13 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2019 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky

The Geminid meteor shower – always a highlight of the meteor year – will peak around the mornings of December 13 and 14, 2019, though under the light of a bright waning gibbous moon. The Geminids are a very reliable shower if you watch at ...

Saturday, December 14

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend | 2019-2020
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 every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in ...Every Saturday

Ghirardelli Chocolate’s Annual Warehouse Sale | East Bay
Saturday, December 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory Store
Ghirardelli Chocolate's Annual Warehouse Sale | East Bay

Go chocolate crazy at Ghirardelli’s Annual Warehouse Sale, now three days, December 13-15, 2019. This year, the sales floor has been expanded to offer additional discounted gifts just in time for the holidays. Ghirardelli Chocolate’s Annual Warehouse Sale December 13-15, 2019 | 8:30 am to ...

Trail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda’s Lost Trails | SF
Saturday, December 14 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Laguna Honda Hospital
Trail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda's Lost Trails | SF

Did you know that there’s another trail system in San Francisco? The trails have been off the radar for some time. SF Urban Riders is proud to announce that they’re working with the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in improving the historic multi­ use ...Monthly

Christmas in the Park: Dog Day & Toy Drive at the Park | San Jose
Saturday, December 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations are accepted.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Christmas in the Park: Dog Day & Toy Drive at the Park | San Jose
Bring your four legged (dog) friend to Christmas in the Park for a free visit with Santa, plus a toy drive for young children who wish to share their old toys or unused toys to other children and celebrate the spirit of Christmas on Saturday, ...
Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday
Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | 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 will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire ...Every Saturday