Container Store Plans to Close Union Square Store
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Container Store Plans to Close Union Square Store
The retailer will downsize to smaller location in the former Nordstrom Rack space on 9th Street
New Queer Bar Coming Soon to the Mission
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New Queer Bar Coming Soon to the Mission
A femme-centered queer bar opens mid-January at 16th & Valenica
SF to Provide Free Graffiti Clean-up for Businesses
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SF to Provide Free Graffiti Clean-up for Businesses
Buildings tagged with graffiti can now request graffiti abatement at zero cost

Friday, December 2

32nd Annual “Hayes Valley Holiday Stroll” (SF)
Friday, December 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hayes Valley
32nd Annual "Hayes Valley Holiday Stroll" (SF)
The 32nd Annual Hayes Valley Holiday Stroll Join us for an evening of Holiday Merriment – Friday, December 2, from 4 to 9 PM Kick off the holidays with a festive street party in Hayes Valley. Stroll around the neighborhood surrounded by carolers, holiday lights and decorated windows. ...
Hayes Valley’s 32nd Holiday Stroll 2022 (SF)
Friday, December 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hayes Valley
Hayes Valley's 32nd Holiday Stroll 2022 (SF)
The 32nd annual Hayes Valley Holiday Stroll is just around the corner! Join us for an evening of spectacular Holiday Merriment! December 2nd, 2022 | 4-9pm There’s no better way to kick off the holidays, than with a festive street party featuring live music, drag queen ambassadors ...
“Oakland First Fridays” Holidays Street Festival + Snow Machine (2022)
Friday, December 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Holidays Street Festival + Snow Machine (2022)

Want to know what’s going on this Friday? Don’t you worry we’ve made a list and checked it twice 😉 In addition to your fav food and retail vendors…. 🎄Holiday KIDS ZONE with mechanical reindeer, inflatable photo opportunities, a SNOW MACHINE!!! ❄️ ⚽️ @neighborhoodsportsclub with free street soccer + ...Monthly

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)
Friday, December 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl (SF)

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)
Friday, December 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. South First Fridays resumes June 4, 2021 – please note the hours depend on the gallery. Facebook seems to have the most updated ...Monthly

Let’s Glow SF: USA’s Largest Holiday Light Arts Fest (Dec. 2-11)
Friday, December 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | multiple locations
Let's Glow SF: USA's Largest Holiday Light Arts Fest (Dec. 2-11)
Let’s Glow SF returns to Downtown San Francisco for the second year in a row. The free, outdoor holiday light arts festival is returning with more artists’ holiday-inspired works projected across some of downtown’s most notable buildings. From 5-10pm nightly running Friday, December 2, 2022 – ...
$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)
Friday, December 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with RSVP on Eventbrite
| Monroe
$1 Drink Fridays: "Battle of the Decades" DJ Party (North Beach)

Fridays are now a little bit more awesome. Did someone say $1 drinks? Monroe in North Beach hosts “Battle of the Decades” DJ party and happy hour every Friday with a DJ spinning progressive tunes. Every hour is a different decade – with drink prices ...Every Friday

“Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)
"Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid" Block Party + DJs (Oakland)

Reconnect with family, friends, and community at OMCA every Friday night – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. These free events provide a gathering place to come together each week, including live music, hands-on activities, Off the Grid food trucks, and ...Every Friday

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, December 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Over 30 Oakland Art Murmur affiliate venues have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, Every first Friday of the month, affiliate venues are open to the public from 6-9 ...Monthly

“Lounge Ligands” UCSF’s New BioTech Art Show w/ Free Gin & Tonics (SF)
Friday, December 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please RSVP on Eventbrite
| UCSF Mission Bay, Genentech Hall Atrium
"Lounge Ligands" UCSF's New BioTech Art Show w/ Free Gin & Tonics (SF)
Lounge Ligands is a new art installation by QBI (Quanitative Biosciences Institute) artist-in-residence John Walter, hosted by Professor Brian Shoichet. Located in Mission Bay, San Francisco, Lounge Ligands is comprised of a bespoke bar, hosted by the artist, serving free gin and tonics, and decorated with a ...
Bacardí “Rum Room” San Francisco w/ Free Cocktails & Tastings (2022)
Friday, December 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Must be 21+ and attend with valid photo ID.
| Barbarossa Lounge
Bacardí "Rum Room" San Francisco w/ Free Cocktails & Tastings (2022)
BACARDI is bringing its popular Rum Room series back to your favorite bars across the country alongside local musical talent in San Francisco at Barbarossa Lounge on Friday, December 2nd from 6-9pm. Featuring premium BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho cocktails, Rum Room serves up an opportunity to discover ...
FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktails (2022)
FREE: Oakland's HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktails (2022)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show ...

SF’s “Cathenge” Space Cat Shrine Ribbon Cutting (Hayes Valley)
Friday, December 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Patricia's Green
SF's "Cathenge" Space Cat Shrine Ribbon Cutting (Hayes Valley)
Art reception and “ribbon cutting ceremony” for “Cathenge” interactive public art installation. a 3D printed interactive “Space Cat Shrine” newly installed at Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley. This is an evening to celebrate the completion of the immersive “Cathenge” project by David Normal. Come and experience ...
Christmas Decorating at Chinatown’s Oldest Bar (SF)
Friday, December 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Red's Place
Christmas Decorating at Chinatown's Oldest Bar (SF)
Chinatown Fridays: Christmas Decorating at Red’s Place Come kick off the holiYAY season with us by decorating our favorite neighborhood dive bar @redsplacesf in Chinatown, San Francisco together. Help us hang lights, set up the Christmas tree, and more! When: Friday 12/2/2022 7-9PM Red’s Place | 675 Jackson St. We will provide the ...
Win Tix: “Let’s Glow SF” Epic Winter Lights VIP Reception (2022)
Friday, December 2 – 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*WIN
| One Bush Street
Let’s Glow SF returns to Downtown San Francisco for 2022! This free, outdoor holiday light arts festival is returning with more artists’ holiday-inspired works projected across some of downtown’s most notable buildings. See the largest holiday projection arts festival in the United States from 5-10pm nightly running ...
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, December 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday

San Francisco Bike Party (First Fridays)
Friday, December 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party (First Fridays)

San Francisco Bike Party  (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held on ...Monthly

SF Gay Men’s Chorus: Holiday Spectacular 2022
Friday, December 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $25 | Sydney Goldstein Theater
SF Gay Men’s Chorus: Holiday Spectacular 2022

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus rings in the holiday season with its much-anticipated annual tradition, Holiday Spectacular. The music will be joyous, the costumes will be fabulous, and the dancing will be thrilling. Audiences can expect the entertaining flair, fun, and heart that the Chorus ...

Saturday, December 3

USA vs. Netherlands: 7am World Cup Watch Party + Free Beer (SF)
Saturday, December 3 – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | Standard Deviant Brewing
USA vs. Netherlands: 7am World Cup Watch Party + Free Beer (SF)
New game added! Team USA advances to the Round of 16. The USMNT survived the group stage and moves on to the Round of 16, facing off against the Netherlands on Saturday, December 3 at 7am. We’re taking the watch party to Standard Deviant Brewing in ...
SF’s First Ever “Free Museum Weekend” (Dec. 3-4)
Saturday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
SF’s First Ever “Free Museum Weekend” (Dec. 3-4)

Thanks to an anonymous donor, San Francisco is getting its first ever Free Museum Weekend on December 3-4, 2022. Celebrate the reawakening and revitalization of a city that has long championed creativity, experimentation, and innovation. San Francisco Free Museum Weekend is a collaborative initiative that ...

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. Advanced tickets are required, and capacity is limited due to COVID-19 precautions. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require ...Every Saturday

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

, the de Young 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 family, ...Every Saturday

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (credit cards and debit cards) get free admission to seven Bay Area museums, two Sacramento museums and to more than 220 cultural institutions nationwide, for the first full weekend each month including the de ...Monthly

Free Parks Admission Day: Every 1st Saturday | Marin County
Saturday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Marin County
Free Parks Admission Day: Every 1st Saturday | Marin County

Come to the “Measure A Days” which offers free access to all parks on the first Saturday of the month. The name is because of the loss in fee revenues will be offset by the Measure A funds approved by voters in 2012. Measure A ...Monthly

Muir Beach Holiday Arts Fair 2022 (Dec 3-4)
Saturday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free and open to the public.
| Muir Beach Community Center
Muir Beach Holiday Arts Fair 2022 (Dec 3-4)
The Muir Beach Holiday Arts Fair returns on Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 4 to the beautiful Muir Beach Community Center just a short 15-minute drive from Highway 101. Fair guests can shop from an array of original and hand-made fine art, crafts, and gourmet holiday treats ...
SF’s 4th Annual Oddities & Curiosities Holiday Market at Winchester Mystery House (2022)
Saturday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: $5.00*
*Oddities Market Tickets $5, 5 & Under FREE
| Winchester Mystery House
SF's 4th Annual Oddities & Curiosities Holiday Market at Winchester Mystery House (2022)
You’re invited to our 4th Annual Oddities & Curiosities Holiday Market hosted at the famous & mysterious Winchester Mystery House! Curious but never been? Now you have two reasons to visit. Nobody does Christmas, the occult, and odd like the artists of the Menagerie or the ...
2022 Baltic Christmas Fair (SF)
Saturday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free entry to all
| Latvian Hall
2022 Baltic Christmas Fair (SF)
Come enjoy a taste of Baltic holiday traditions at the San Francisco Baltic Christmas Fair and support our local communities! • Makers, sellers, and artisans from the local Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian communities offer a variety of gifts for the people on your list. Whether modern, ...
Pacifica’s 2022 Holiday Extravaganza (Dec 2-3)
Saturday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pacifica Community Center
Pacifica's 2022 Holiday Extravaganza (Dec 2-3)
We invite you & your loved ones to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with us! Come enjoy holiday cheer & hand made products from local craftspeople! Friday Dec 2 / 5:30-9 pm *Building Lighting (5:30 pm) * Caroling * Greetings from Santa * Elf Market (6-9 pm) Saturday Dec ...
SF’s 2022 Italian Christmas Market “Mercatino di Natale” (Dec. 3-4)
Saturday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*FREE ADMISSION - FAMILY FRIENDLY - PET FRIENDLY
| Museo Italo Americano
SF's 2022 Italian Christmas Market "Mercatino di Natale" (Dec. 3-4)
Inspired by Christmas Markets in Northern Italy and throughout most of Europe, this event will exude the warm atmosphere of Christmas and will feature artisanal food, unique handmade jewelry, Italian fashion and accessories, art objects, and several craft items, all made by Italian artisans. Saturday, December ...
“Dongzhi” Winter Solstice Festival 2022: Free Rice Balls + Fun at Oakland Chinatown (Dec 3-4)
Saturday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown
"Dongzhi" Winter Solstice Festival 2022: Free Rice Balls + Fun at Oakland Chinatown (Dec 3-4)
Dongzhi Festival, also known as the Winter Solstice Festival, celebrates the season’s transition from winter to spring. It’s a time to gather with family and friends in the middle of winter! OCIC is celebrating the traditional Dongzhi winter festival with everyone at the Oakland Chinatown ...