The Exploratorium's Free Saturday
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The Exploratorium's Free Saturday
Get free admission to the Exploratorium on Saturday, September 23rd
2017 Folsom Street Fair
Only in San Francisco
2017 Folsom Street Fair
A true "Only in SF" experience with 400,000 people over 13 city blocks - Sunday 9/24
Bernie Sanders Comes to SF
Have Your Voice Heard
Bernie Sanders Comes to SF
Feel the Bern on Friday afternoon at two big rallies in San Francisco

Friday, September 22

Friday Ocean Beach Plunge | SF
Friday, September 22 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach Fire Pits
Friday Ocean Beach Plunge | SF

The best thing to do before work on a Friday is to jump in the water and have breakfast on the beach. It would be great if you bought a bit of food, but more importantly: show up.
Please note this event takes place at the …

2017 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Friday
Friday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. Everything is $3 or less. On Sunday, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2017 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Friday

The Big Book Sale celebrates its 53rd year of the Friends of the SF Library featuring over 500,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl, and other forms of media in 70 different categories, all for $1-3, at the Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion. The Big Book Sale is free ...

YBCA Unveils “Dream”: Public Art Installation in Excelsior | SF
Friday, September 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Alemany Farmer’s Market
YBCA Unveils

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) announced today the upcoming unveiling of DREAM, a public art installation by visual artist Ana Teresa Fernández, commissioned by YBCA and co-sponsored by San Francisco Public Works. Facing San Francisco’s Excelsior District, the sculpture will serve as a …

2017 San Francisco Greek Festival | SF
2017 San Francisco Greek Festival | SF

Whether you dream of visiting the Acropolis in Athens, or swimming off the shores of sunny Mykonos, you can get a taste of Greece at Annunciation Cathedral’s own A Taste of Greece, the only Greek festival in San Francisco. Souvlaki, Gyros, Moussaka, Spanokopita – all of your ...

2017 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention: Panel Discussion & Outdoor Jam | UC Berkeley
Friday, September 22 – 12:10 pm | Cost: FREE | Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)
2017 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention: Panel Discussion & Outdoor Jam | UC Berkeley

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is a five day music festival featuring performances by local and national acts, several rollicking square dances, the illustrious stringband contest, workshops, and plenty of jamming, in venues throughout Berkeley. The convention is organized by folks who love old ...

Bernie Sanders in SF | Rally at Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, September 22 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Main)
Bernie Sanders in SF | Rally at Yerba Buena Gardens

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders comes to San Francisco on Friday, September 22nd for a public speech at Yerba Buena Gardens about his “Medicare for All” bill.

2017 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Friday | Oakland
Friday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
| Jack London Square
2017

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% ...

CCSF “Free City” Free Tuition Celebration with Bernie Sanders | SF
Friday, September 22 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Diego Rivera Theater
CCSF

San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim and City College of San Francisco (CCSF) will welcome United States Senator Bernie Sanders to a public celebration of the first semester of tuition-free classes at CCSF. Thanks to DoTheBay for the tip off.
They will be joined by local officials, …

Pier 39’s Fall Beer Pour: Beer Tasting & Light Bites | SF
Friday, September 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*Tickets are $20 online, otherwise it's $25 at the door.
| Pier 39
Pier 39's Fall Beer Pour: Beer Tasting & Light Bites | SF

Round up your friends and head to The Pier for an evening of beer, music and fun at the PIER 39 Fall Beer Pour on Friday, September 22, 2017.
> Get Tickets for $20 adv / $25 door
Stroll The Pier and stop by participating businesses to …

Rally for “Bubbles” at City Hall | SF
Friday, September 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rally for

Thanks to Broke Ass Stuart for the tip-off to this rally for Bubbles.
Friends, family, the LGBTQ community, musicians and local artists will gather at the steps of City Hall on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5pm to demand that SFPD find the murderer responsible for …

$15 Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2017 | SF
Friday, September 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 Tickets (save $10) with promo code FUNCHEAP
| Pier 48
$15 Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2017 | SF

The 18th Annual Oktoberfest by the Bay brings the spirit of Munich, Germany to the city by the bay with tasty German fare, lots of great German beer, Bavarian dancing, and an authentic German “oompah” music from 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band and more. Oktoberfest by the ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, September 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus of ...

Trail Restoration Weekend: Volunteering & Camping | SF
Friday, September 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| McLaren Park
Trail Restoration Weekend: Volunteering & Camping | SF

Join V-O-Cal for its annual San Francisco project at McLaren Park, one of the largest parks in SF. They will work with the SF Rec and Park’s Natural Areas Program to reroute trails, decommission trails and cut a new trail. All with beautiful vistas on ...

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, September 22 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...

300+ USC Marching Band Concert & Cheerleaders | Union Square
Friday, September 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
300+ USC Marching Band Concert & Cheerleaders | Union Square

So the USC football team, which takes on Cal Bears this weekend, is regarded as the “evil empire” by most of us in NorCal, but their marching band and Song Girls are practically an NCAA institution.
The entire 300+ USC marching band will put on a …

Art Explosion Fall Open Studios 2017: Opening Gala | Mission Dist.
Friday, September 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Art Explosion Studios
Art Explosion Fall Open Studios 2017: Opening Gala | Mission Dist.

Art Explosion Studios, San Francisco’s largest artist’s collective, opens up its doors to the public during the annual Fall Open Studios. Painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers and jewelers will all be showing, so there will be something for every type of art connoisseur. Come see over ...

2017 Proxy Fall Outdoor Film Fest Opening Night | Hayes Valley
Friday, September 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Proxy
2017 Proxy Fall Outdoor Film Fest Opening Night | Hayes Valley

The Proxy Fall Film Festival is a five-week series of free Friday night screenings at the Proxy Walk-in Movie Theater in Hayes Valley. The festival will feature recently released, best-of-show selections from festivals focusing on independent and emerging voices in film—a line up more likely ...

Proxy Fall 2017 Outdoor Film Series: “I Am Not Your Negro” | Hayes Valley
Friday, September 22 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Proxy SF
Proxy Fall 2017 Outdoor Film Series:

“An astonishing, often challenging and sharp examination of race in the United States”
—Globe & Mail
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House, a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, …

Tino Drima’s Record Release Wedding & Free Jello Shots | SF
Friday, September 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Verdi Club
Tino Drima's Record Release Wedding & Free Jello Shots | SF

This is Tino Drim’s Record Release “Wedding.” with free limited edition T-shirts for the first 100 people through the door, complimentary jello shots from Deep Eddy Vodka (while suppies last) and other fun surprises.
Tino Drima is a cauldron of then, now, and what will be. …

5 Years of Freestyle Music Fiesta | SF
Friday, September 22 – 9:15 pm | Cost: FREE | The Revolution Cafe
5 Years of Freestyle Music Fiesta | SF

It’s been 5 years (can you believe it?) and it’s time to celebrate. Fourth Fridays at Rev are all about integration, diversity, instant creativity, discovery, awareness, fun dance and some magic too.
With residents Nick Rous, Chris Burch and Msk plus rotating musicians, special guests and you.

Saturday, September 23

Trail Restoration Weekend: Volunteering Clean-Up Day | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free food & beer on Saturday evening
| McLaren Park
Trail Restoration Weekend: Volunteering Clean-Up Day | SF

Join V-O-Cal for its annual San Francisco project at McLaren Park, one of the largest parks in SF. They will work with the SF Rec and Park’s Natural Areas Program to reroute trails, decommission trails and cut a new trail. All with beautiful vistas on ...

2017 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jelly Belly Candy Company
2017 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory

The annual Candypalooza at the Jelly Belly Factory is a free festival of all things sweet featuring free tastings, live music and free tours of the factory. Enjoy local musical acts, craft vendors from all over Solano County and beyond, and carnival attractions, rides and midway games for kids ...

2017 Open Gardens Day & Garden Tours | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2017 Open Gardens Day & Garden Tours | SF

On September 23, 2017, 13 community gardens will be open to the public for enjoyment, education and to celebrate these unique green spaces. Listed are the community gardens that will be open that day with each featuring various educational, recreational and social activities
They will also be a Garden …

Smithsonian’s 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day. 2017 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 23, 2017 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required (available to download August 25, ...

2017 Pacific Coast Fog Fest: Saturday | Pacifica
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Palmetto Street
2017 Pacific Coast Fog Fest: Saturday | Pacifica

Say goodbye to summer with a weekend of sun, sand, and surf at the 32nd annual Fog Fest in Pacifica featuring live music, art, food and activities. Fog Fest 2017 September 23-24, 2017 | 10 am to 6 pm Palmetto Street, Pacifica FREE The Fog ...

2017 Bay Area Blues Festival | East Bay
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Martinez
2017 Bay Area Blues Festival | East Bay

Perfectly set in Historic Downtown Martinez, the 7th Annual Bay Area Blues Festival is a lively weekend filled with authentic blues music, beautiful art and craft booths, gourmet food from local restaurants, bistro-style seating areas, craft beer, fine wines and more. Please note the festival ...

2017 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2017 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

2017 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. Everything is $3 or less. On Sunday, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2017 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday

The Big Book Sale celebrates its 53rd year of the Friends of the SF Library featuring over 500,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl, and other forms of media in 70 different categories, all for $1-3, at the Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion. The Big Book Sale is free ...

Budweiser 8th Annual Car Show | Fairfield
Budweiser 8th Annual Car Show | Fairfield

This event supports their 32nd year, in house non-profit charity, Families Helping Families.
Last year there were classic cars, live music, DJ, beer garden, silent auction, food & vendors and of course, brewery tours. See what they have in store for you this year.

The Exploratorium’s Free Saturday | Pier 15
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
The Exploratorium's Free Saturday | Pier 15

The Exploratorium hosts a free community day on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Please note that the free day is Saturday (not Sunday) was previously listed in the Funcheap email.