Looking for something fun to do this week? Check out some of these fun and cheap events going on in and around San Francisco!

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesday
Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesday
SF MOMA Free Admission Day | First Tuesday
Tuesday, December 6 | All day | Admission: Free
These two museums offer free admission to all on the first Tuesday of each month.

The International Free Dance Party
161 Erie Street, San Francisco
Thursday, December 8 | 9 p.m. | Admission: Free before 11, $5 after
The International, Public Works’s global bass party is back with more fire with Gladiator, Lil Elle, Ear Jerker, Baan, and BootyKlap. Enjoy $3 beers and cocktails until 10:30pm. Navajo Tacos by Rocky’s Frybread will be on the scene when munchies set in. Free cover till 11pm and $5 after that. Click here for more info.

Mission Holiday Block Party
Friday, December 9 | 5 p.m. | Admission: Free
Spend your evening in the Mission snacking, sipping and late-night shopping at  independent local stores as the Mission District hosts its 4th annual Mission Holiday Block Party from 5-10pm on Friday, December 9, 2011.

Lots of the businesses along 16th Street and down Valencia will be offering live music, free drinks, live art and sale prices throughout the evening.

SantaCon 2011: City-Wide Santa Pub Crawl
Saturday, December 10 | 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Admission: Free
“Santarchy” is an annual  city-wide Santas-only pub crawl . This flash mob type event brings together hundreds of slightly sober people dressed in Santa costumes parading around the city, visiting landmarks (like walking down Lombard Street) drinking at bars and causing general mayhem.

And just so you know, wearing a Santa hat isn’t enough… get yourself a full-on Santa suit.

82nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
McLaren Lodge in Golden Gate Park
Thursday, December 8 | 5 p.m. | Admission: Free
An evening of holiday cheer in Golden Gate Park, the 82nd annual Holiday Tree Lighting, featuring live entertainment, activities for kids, refreshments, a cookie factory, train rides and a visit from Santa. Festivities on December 8 will begin at 5 p.m., with the tree lighting ceremony to begin shortly after dusk.

The event is free –  including the train rides, photo with Santa, refreshments and activities.

Lower Haight Holiday Art Walk
Fillmore and Haight
Friday, December 9 | 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Admission: Free
Stroll up and down Haight Street and see art shows, live painting, live music, drinks, snacks, merriment, and tons of specials. The  2011 Lower Haight Holiday Art Walk  takes place Friday December 9, 2011 from Steiner to Webster.

Public Transit Trip Planner/Car Rentals
Trying to plan how to get to where you want to have fun? Check out the links below:

Public transit trip planner (MUNI, BART, CalTrain)

Budget Car Rental – Fisherman’s Wharf
(415) 292-3683 | 495 Bay Street
Use location code FM6 at  http://www.budget.com/budgetWeb/home/home.ex

Additional Bay Area event sources


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