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"Best of SF" $5 Comedy Showtacular
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Oktoberfest by the Bay
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Oktoberfest by the Bay
Three days of German "oompah" with over 800 kegs of authentic Munich beer

Wednesday, September 17

Nerd Nite: Baby Morphology, Dragonflies & Scrotums | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, September 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite: Baby Morphology, Dragonflies & Scrotums | Rickshaw Stop

My, oh my, the things we will see: infantapulting, dragonflies, and the body.
Come learn the “science” behind launching a baby, the real science of dragonflies and their ecology, and the things you don’t want to know (but should) about human biology.

“Weinersmith’s Infantapaulting Hypothesis: Infant Aerodynamics …

Thursday, September 18

El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May – October
Thursday, September 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May - October

The Presidio Trust invites visitors to witness archaeology in action at Pershing Square from May through October, 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday-Saturday. Archaeologists are embarking on a long-term research project to excavate El Presidio de San Francisco, the Spanish-colonial archaeological site buried just below the ...

Win: Chomp: Carnivorous Plant Paradise | Conservatory of Flowers
Chomp: Carnivorous Plant Paradise | Conservatory of Flowers

Fall prey to some of the plant kingdom’s most alluring and murderous creations this spring as the carnivores return to the Conservatory of Flowers in a new exhibit, Chomp: They Came from the Swamp.
The Special Exhibits Gallery will be transformed into a swampy paradise for …

Win: VIP Tickets: Final Weeks “Modernism from the National Gallery” | de Young
VIP Tickets: Final Weeks

Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection brings paintings by the great masters of the post-war world to San Francisco.
The de Young will feature nearly 50 works by Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and Frank Stella, …

“Lettuce Turnip the Beet”: Workshops, DJs & Artisan Market | Emeryville
Thursday, September 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a nominal materials fee might be charged by DIY workshop teachers.
| Public Market (Emeryville)

“Lettuce Turnip The Beet”
Lose last month’s beer belly with the help of DISPLAY and InShape City. Learn more about health and wellness and discover the best in health.

Outdoor Aerial Dance Performances Off 80-Foot Wall | SF
Thursday, September 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Hastings
Outdoor Aerial Dance Performances Off 80-Foot Wall | SF

Flyaway Productions aerial dance company brings their new, site-specific dance to the Tenderloin Neighborhood of SF. UC Hastings College of the Law has offered up its 80-foot wall to host the free performances on September 12-20, 2014. Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane brings attention to the older homeless women who inhabit our ...

YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, September 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa

The YBCA:ConVerge series is a free monthly public gathering featuring creative and generative social art practices. Community and innovative multi- and inter-disciplinary arts practices come together in the YBCA’s Grand Lobby and Room for Big Ideas with art, live music and curated performances in an interactive, ...

Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa
Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

Open Ballet Rehearsal: Alonzo King LINES 25th Anniversary | SF
Open Ballet Rehearsal: Alonzo King LINES 25th Anniversary | SF

The 25th Anniversary celebrations launch with an open rehearsal of Alonzo King LINES Ballet from 4:30-5:30 pm on Thursday, September 18, 2014.
This is a unique opportunity to get an insider’s perspective into Mr. King’s artistic process and enjoy the extraordinary LINES dancers up close in an informal …

School Bus Dance Party: Food Trucks & House DJs | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, September 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
School Bus Dance Party: Food Trucks & House DJs | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Kick back on a special Thursday night, SOMA StrEat Food Park welcomes SOMA SOundMAtters – a resident DJ collective spinning Deep House for a night of reconnecting outside of the dust and an open air deep house dance vibe.
There will be a reappearance of …

Oktoberfest 2014 Block Party | Financial Dist.
Thursday, September 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free entry, but bring money for food & drinks.
| Cafe Prague
Oktoberfest 2014 Block Party | Financial Dist.

Get ready to embrace your inner-German in celebration of Oktoberfest and a love of all things Bavarian.
Cafe Prague is hosting a fun Oktoberfest Block Party in the Financial District (one block away from the Transamerica Pyramid).
There will be plenty of Real Authentic German Beers and …

The 1st Funcheap Free Happy Hour + Meet & Greet | SF
Thursday, September 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Food and drinks are while supplies last.
| General Assembly (Folsom St.)
The 1st Funcheap Free Happy Hour + Meet & Greet | SF

Funcheap and invites you to an evening of mingling, libations and good conversation. Meet other Funcheapers, share and swap cheap tips, meet the Funcheap staff including Johnny Funcheap.
We’ll hook you up with beer, wine and pizza (while supplies last, of course), so come hungry and thirsty.
Funcheap’s Free …

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, September 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general, $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week. Thursdays from 6-10 pm Tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members). Last entry is 9 pm. 21+ with valid ID.

Quick Draw SF: Superheroes Edition | SoMa
Thursday, September 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP on Facebook is appreciated.
| F8
Quick Draw SF: Superheroes Edition | SoMa

September 2014 will have a loose Superheroe theme (so dress up!). They will also be projecting your favorite Super Hero movies and playing some familiar tunes. With a special tie-in drink called the “Hulk-Smashed” that will knock you on your green ass.
Music by CDCM
“San Francisco’s CDCM transforms …

North Beach Microhood Party: Free Golden Boy Pizza & Drinks | SF
Thursday, September 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach Microhood Party: Free Golden Boy Pizza & Drinks | SF

Head to North Beach for a microhood party from 6 to 8 pm on September 18, 2014. There will be amazing discounts and deals, free drinks, delicious food, surprises, and more.
North Beach Microhood activities:

Maggie McGarry’s will have New Belgium’s Wheel o’ Fun and will be …

Demonically Possessed Cat Lecture | Berkeley
Thursday, September 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Bone Room
Demonically Possessed Cat Lecture | Berkeley

Does your cat do things like spit fire, speak in tongues, levitate, shape shift, or wantonly kill people for no apparent reason?
This behavior may be more than simple bad kitty syndrome—your cat may be possessed by a demon. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. In …

Win Tix: Brand New Club: Doc’s Lab Comedy Showcase | North Beach
Thursday, September 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $8 advance and $10 day of.
| Doc's Lab
Brand New Club: Doc's Lab Comedy Showcase | North Beach

Come out to your new favorite spot in North Beach – Doc’s Lab, a beautiful new cellar club for comedy and live music located at 124 Columbus Avenue.
Learn From Me is a weekly Thursday comedy showcase and on 9/18 they’re featuring comedians seen on Comedy Central, Conan, Late …

Friday, September 19

Free Krispy Kreme Day 2014 | Talk Like A Pirate Day
Free Krispy Kreme Day 2014 | Talk Like A Pirate Day

Ahoy there mateys. For International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Thursday, September 19, 2014, any buccaneer to enter a participating Krispy Kreme and talk like a pirate gets one free Original Glazed doughnut.
Krispy Kreme Pirate Day Donut Giveaway
September 19, 2014
FREE

Talk like a pirate: Get …

Free 3rd Fridays | East Bay Regional Parks
Friday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay
Free 3rd Fridays | East Bay Regional Parks

East Bay Regional Park District is celebrating its 80th birthday by offering Free 3rd Fridays in the parks. From April to December in 2014, fees will be waived for a variety of park services, every third Friday of each month. The Park District operates 65 parks, covering ...

PARK(ing) Day 2014
Friday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
PARK(ing) Day 2014

An annual worldwide event that inspires city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good, PARK(ing) Day is coming back to the city on Friday, September 19, 2014.
These city-wide pop-up mini-parks can be used as performance spaces, reading lounges or just …

Free Hair Braiding Day: “Braided Americana” | SF (PARK)ing Day
Friday, September 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mission St. Parklet
Free Hair Braiding Day:

Mishi “Morphic” Nova and her styling team will yet again create iconic hair on the (PARK)ing Day streets, braiding in the essence of Americana. From classics like fishtails, five-strands and crowns to a taste of modern urban Americana with big lush braids accented with bold …

Free Fried Chicken Sandwich Day | Union Square
Friday, September 19 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free sandwiches will be given to the first 250 guests, starting at 10:30 am, until supplies run out.
| Claudine French Eatery & Wine Bar
Free Fried Chicken Sandwich Day | Union Square

FiDi locals, fans of Claudine and fried chicken sandwich aficionados can head to Claudine for one day only to receive a complimentary to-go lunch in celebration of the restaurant’s new lunch hours and Menu Complet Express (express lunch menu).
Beginning at 10:30 am, the first 250 …

International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2014
Friday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Everywhere
International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2014

Scallywags and sailors alike unite every year on September 19 to don their seafaring finest and to lend their conversation some swagger in honor of International “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” 
2014 Bay Area Pirate Day Events
- Free donuts for pirates at Krispy Kreme
- Pirate Readings …

2014 Greek Food Festival: Friday | SF
2014 Greek Food Festival: Friday | 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 on September 19-21, 2014. Free when you print out a ...

2014 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Friday | Oakland
Friday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
| Jack London Square
2014

Part street food festival, part county fair, and part block party, the 2014 Eat Real Festival transforms Jack London Square into an epic food festival for three full days of food-centric fun and epicurious education, September 19-21, 2014. But eating is only part of the fun; they ...