Resources and community events in the Bay Area, all free unless otherwise specified. Scroll the bottom for recurring resources, such as meals, clinics, and mutual aid pop-ups. Submit your event online here.


Labor Community Solidarity Rally 
All workers join in to create a united front with striking UC academic workers. COLA and housing for all! 
Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley 


The Roosevelt Middle School All Stars & Alumni Band @ Youth Spirit Artworks 
Alternating Currents-The Albany Bulb Event Series 
Led by the inimitable Randy Porter, music director, composer, musician and educator—with guest artist Christopher Lowell Clarke. The band featuring current all stars and alums will present an eclectic range of contemporary tunes and jazz standards in a convivial outdoor setting. In the event of rain, the show will move to the following week, Sunday, December 11 at 3:15 pm. 
1740 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley 
3:15-4:45 PM 

Remember the dead, fight for the living 
Mission defence SF 
An invitation: we will be holding a community vigil and healing space in solidarity with survivors, missing and murdered Black and Indigenous women and children, sex workers, and those targeted by queerphobic and transphobic violence. Come connect with others resisting sexual and gendered violence in the Mission District and the larger Bay Area. 
24th St. Plaza, San Francisco 


Gender marker and name change clinic 
Alameda County Library 
We are hosting a virtual gender marker and name change clinic with Bay Area Legal Aid to support trans and gender non-conforming folks! Get help from attorneys and volunteers with completing name and gender marker change court paperwork and updating identity documents. Please email to reserve your spot as space is limited! Help will be provided one-on-one via Zoom. Limited in-person computer access is available at the San Lorenzo library. 
Reserve your place online: 

1:00-6:00 PM 


Thursday Night Panther Prowl 
Panther Skate Plaza 
We host a free, family-friendly event every Thursday night at the DeFremery Park basketball courts. It’s an official Oakland Parks & Rec program where the community comes together to skate in a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment. There is a rotation of live DJs from the community providing the music, and snacks and drinks are provided by members of the community to share with all at no cost. 
DeFremery Park: 1651 Adeline Street, Oakland 


Comedians with criminal records 
Crime is no laughing matter in San Francisco… unless it’s HellaFunny’s Comedians with Criminal Records – a unique showcase of some of the Bay Area’s top professional comics who’ve had a bit of trouble with the law in the past, but have hilarious stories to share with you because of it. Each week is a new handpicked lineup of top local comics (along with some visiting special guests) 
Broadway Studios Venue: 435 Broadway, San Francisco 
7:00 PM 
Tickets $10 

SAT, DEC 10 

Wood Street Christmas party 
Wood Street Commons 
Come join Wood Street’s annual Christmas party! There will be a dessert potluck, so feel free to bring a sweet dish to share. There will also be music, an open bar, and Christmas tree decorating. Donations are appreciated, so bring cash tips for the bartenders if you can. And don’t forget to bring an ornament to put on the tree! 
Wood Street Commons: 1707 Wood Street 
4:00-7:00 PM 

Panel discussion: Hookers in the House of the Lord 
The US PROStitutes Collective 
Join us to view historic film clips of the 1982 English Collective of Prostitutes’ occupation of the Church of Holy Cross, followed by a panel discussion. More women, particularly mothers are going into sex work to feed their children. Some then lose custody because they are falsely labeled unfit moms, particularly women of color. Mother-led campaigns are opposing this injustice. 
St. Francis Lutheran Church: 152 Church Street, San Francisco 

MON, DEC 12 

Oakland Public Works Committee meeting 
Public meeting 
The City of Oakland Public Works Committee—a sub-committee of the city council that discuss matters related to public works, and schedules items for the full council—will meet to discuss the possibility of enacting “safe work zones” around city workers during encampment sweeps. If passed, encampment residents, advocates, and others would be at risk of arrest if they enter the zones. Sign up to make a public comment or just tune in to listen. 
This meeting will take place on zoom. Check the City of Oakland’s calendar for public meetings closer to the 12th for the zoom link: 
10:30 AM 

WED, DEC 14 

Downtown Holiday Festival 
Richmond Main Street and East Bay Center for the Performing Arts 
We invite families from the Iron Triangle and surrounding communities to participate in a unique holiday celebration complete with festive music, “A Richmond Nutcracker” performances, goodie bag giveaways, and a memorable visit from Santa Claus. 
339 11th Street 
4:00-8:00 PM

THU, DEC 15 

Slay Bells 
Access Reproductive Justice 
A festive night of drag, dancing, and fundraising for abortion access in California! With your sliding scale ticket, you’ll enjoy an evening of music, fine art, pro-abortion clothing, and handmade clothing for purchase from Venus in Cancer. Our program and featured performances will take place on El Rio’s outdoor patio. 
El Rio: 3158 Mission St, San Francisco 
5:00-8:00 PM 
Tickets will be sold on a sliding scale and nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. 

SAT, DEC 17 

Winter care village 
Punks With Lunch and Rogers and Rosewater 
Come receive resources and services at our winter care village! We will have clothes, harm reduction supplies, hot food, haircuts, and more. We are looking for partner organizations to contribute to our care village. In particular, we are looking for folks who can contribute haircuts for femme textured hair, hot food, veterinary services, and chair massage, as well as a DJ to spin dope tunes, and an acupuncturist. If you are interested in contributing, send an email to 
Grove Shafter Park, Oakland 
11:00 AM-4:00 PM 

SAT, DEC 24 

Free brunch on Christmas Eve 
GLIDE Memorial Church 
Joe Betz and San Francisco’s House of Prime Rib will provide prime rib and all the sides for GLIDE’s popular, mouthwatering Christmas Eve Brunch served to as many as 2,000 guests in the outdoor-tented dining room. 
330 Ellis St, San Francisco 
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM 

SUN, DEC 25 

Free meal on Christmas Day 
GLIDE Memorial Church 
Glide Memorial Church’s rousing Christmas Celebrations will take place on Christmas Day with Minister of Celebration Marvin K. White and members of the world-renowned Glide Ensemble and The Change Band. Nearly 2,500 Christmas meals of ham, turkey and all the fixings. 
330 Ellis St, San Francisco 
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 


General Clinic 
The Suitcase Clinic 
Warm meals, health & hygiene supplies, haircuts, footwashing, massage, podiatry, housing resources 
First Presbyterian Church Courtyard (2407 Dana St., Berkeley, CA) 
Tuesdays @ 6:30 – 8PM 

Street Medicine Team 
Berkeley Free Clinic 
HIV and Hep C rapid testing, other STI testing, flu vaccinations, harm reduction, wound care 
Berkeley Free Clinic (2339 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA) 
Wednesdays @ 7 – 9 PM 

Syringe Service and Harm Reduction 
Berkeley NEED 
Location #1: Across from Berkeley Free Clinic (2339 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA) on Sundays at 6 – 8 PM 
Location #2: University & 9th, Berkeley, CA on Thursdays at 6 – 8 PM 

Curbside Care Clinic 
West Oakland Punks With Lunch 
Rain, Shine, Covid-19, or Smoke, we will always be there. Grab some food, narcan, syringes, hygiene (basic & menstrual), dog food, masks, and hand sanitizer! 
Fixed location #1: 5th and Filbert @ West Oakland BART on Thursdays at 6-8PM 
Fixed location #2: 35th and Peralta every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 3:30-5:30 PM 

Women & Childrens Clinic 
The Suitcase Clinic 
Warm meals, childcare, health & hygiene supplies, haircuts, footwashing, nail painting, housing resources 
LIFE Adventist Church (2236 Parker St., Berkeley, CA) 
Mondays at 6 – 9 PM 

Youth & LGBTQ+ (YQT+) Clinic 
The Suitcase Clinic 
Warm meals, health & hygiene supplies, massage, needle exchange, recreation, counseling, housing resources 
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA) 
Mondays at 6 – 9 PM 

Sliding Scale Cafe 
POOR Magazine 
Radical redistribution of fresh foods, healthy meals, supplies, and resources to our community, rain or shine 
8032 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland 
Thursdays 12-1PM 

Free Food and Supply Distribution 
East Oakland Collective 
Come get free produce, dry goods, and catered meals from our food distro team. First come first served. 
7800 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland 
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11AM-1PM