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Thursday, November 14

Exploratorium After Dark: From the Farm | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: From the Farm | Pier 15
Everything you eat comes from somewhere—and in many cases, since California is the biggest producer of agriculture in the United States, that somewhere isn’t so far away. From livestock to grapes, come learn some of the science involved in growing the world’s food. And don’t ...

Thursday, November 21

Exploratorium After Dark: Nonsense Machines | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Nonsense Machines | Pier 15
Leave your common sense at the door and indulge in a night of nonsense. In celebration of the opening of our exhibition Curious Contraptions, join us for a gathering of artists and makers who specialize in the whimsical, the foolish, and the absurd—including two performances ...

Friday, November 22

2019 Winter Fireworks & Free Magical Ice Show | SF
Friday, November 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
2019 Winter Fireworks & Free Magical Ice Show | SF
Four iconic buildings lit with 17,000 holiday lights, fireworks bursting in the sky and a magical ice skating show. The Building Lighting Ceremony at Embarcadero Center is a San Francisco tradition and the official start of the holiday season in the City. 33rd Building Lighting Ceremony ...
4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking in Downtown SF | Nov. 22 – Dec. 24
4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking in Downtown SF | Nov. 22 - Dec. 24

During the holidays, park for free at Embarcadero Center when you shop or dine at any Embarcadero Center shop or restaurant, or skate at the Holiday Ice Rink, and receive free parking. Embarcadero Center is offering free parking for up to four hours for shoppers and skaters ...

Tuesday, November 26

Pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market Day | Ferry Building
Tuesday, November 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Pre-Thanksgiving Farmers Market Day | Ferry Building
Satisfy your last-minute Thanksgiving feast needs at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on Tuesday, November 26. You’ll find farms and vendors from CUESA’s farmers markets, including the Tuesday regulars along with some special pop-ups to make for a unique, delicious, and truly local Thanksgiving. Stock up ...

Friday, November 29

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, November 29 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...Monthly

Thursday, December 5

Exploratorium After Dark: Glow | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Glow | Pier 15
Keep the early dark of this winter’s night at bay with light, color, and warmth. Excite your atoms at Glow, our annual festival of ebullient lights and subtle glows celebrating the close of the year. Bask in the mesmerizing gleams of special installations and kinetic ...

Thursday, December 12

Exploratorium After Dark: Life Out of Balance | Pier 15
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 scientists about the latest initiatives and technologies in resilience, sustainability, and environmental science education.

Thursday, December 19

Exploratorium After Dark: Happy Place | Pier 15
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 that can offer peace of mind (and the science behind them) and explore cultural ...

Saturday, December 21

14 Hours of The Bay Lights | The Longest Night of the Year 2019
Saturday, December 21 – 4:54 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero
14 Hours of The Bay Lights | The Longest Night of the Year 2019
Many people view the winter solstice grimly as the shortest day of the year, but The Bay Lights, the world’s largest LED light sculpture, offers us a brighter outlook. We can now relish winter solstice as the longest night of the year because The Bay Lights will ...

Tuesday, December 24

Final Day: 4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking | Embarcadero Center
Final Day: 4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking | Embarcadero Center

During the holidays, park for free at Embarcadero Center when you shop or dine at any Embarcadero Center shop or restaurant, or skate at the Holiday Ice Rink, and receive free parking. Embarcadero Center is offering free parking for up to four hours for shoppers and skaters ...

Thursday, December 26

Exploratorium After Dark: Full-Spectrum | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Full-Spectrum | Pier 15
Come see our winter exhibitions before the year is over! Explore Glow and Curious Contraptions and close out the year with our staff scientist Ron Hipschman and Full-Spectrum Science. Grab your friends and a drink and get immersed in science, art, and human perception. It’ll change ...

Friday, December 27

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, December 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...Monthly

Friday, January 31

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, January 31 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...Monthly