San Francisco's Eclipse Viewing Party
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San Francisco's Eclipse Viewing Party
Join the city to view our 76% total solar eclipse along the Embarcadero
SF's Brand New Filipino Night Market
City Discoveries
SF's Brand New Filipino Night Market
Kicking off August 18th in SoMa - inspired by the vibrant night markets of Asia
SF's 99th Annual
Celebrations
SF's 99th Annual "Festa Coloniale Italiana"
Expect everything Italian at this North Beach street fair - food, wine, live music, dancers, pizza toss and more.

Wednesday, August 16

Revolutions Series: Madonna Tribute Mini Concert with DJ Nikki Finn | Amoeba SF
Wednesday, August 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Revolutions Series: Madonna Tribute Mini Concert with DJ Nikki Finn | Amoeba SF

Strike a pose or two on Wednesday, August 16th at 5 pm as they wish a very happy birthday to the one and only Madonna.
Direct from Hollywood, DJ Nikki Finn will be spinning an all-vinyl tribute set to the original Material Girl. With treats, special …

Summer Block Party: Live Music & Outdoor Family Fun | Menlo Park
Wednesday, August 16 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Menlo Park
Summer Block Party: Live Music & Outdoor Family Fun | Menlo Park

Join the 11th Annual Summer Block Party in Menlo Park on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Come out an enjoy a night on Santa Cruz Avenue full of outdoor dining, an array of exciting information booths hosted by local businesses, and live music.
Last 2015, there was a children’s …

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Dogpatch
Wednesday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Anchor Brewing Company
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Dogpatch

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 6pm typically featuring special release ...

It’s 4:20 Somewhere: Jam Band “Moonalice” Outdoor Concert | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
It's 4:20 Somewhere: Jam Band

Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations …

Drink SF Beer Shuttle & Meet the Brewers: Tours & Limited Release Brews | SF
Wednesday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public. Bring cash for beer
| Anchor Brewing Company
Drink SF Beer Shuttle & Meet the Brewers: Tours & Limited Release Brews | SF

For August, they have a special Meet the Brewers night as they visit SF’s legendary Anchor Brewing Company. Come chat with the Anchor team, enjoy special samplers — including trying three rare limited release brews — and check out a Beer Education Station, featuring different …

Drink Steam Week Bar Crawl & Bocce Ball Match | Oakland
Wednesday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public. Bring cash for beer
| Kingfish Pub & Cafe
Drink Steam Week Bar Crawl & Bocce Ball Match | Oakland

Grab a pint with the Anchor Brewing Company crew and learn about America’s first craft brewery. Celebrate Drink Steam Week during their Oakland Bar Crawl.
You’ll kick off the night at Kingfish Pub at 6 pm with $1 off Anchor Steam on draught (tonight and all …

“Fat Wreck Chords” Punk Comedy Show | SF
Wednesday, August 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Milk Bar

Fat Wreck Chords, everyone’s favorite angry/sexual punk record label, is excited to put on its first ever comedy show in SF.
There will be beer and stupidity and punk rock, but most importantly, there will be jokes and stories from some of the best comedians in …

Win Tix: Elvis Presley 40th Anniv. Tribute Celebration & Concert | Make-Out Room
Wednesday, August 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Make-Out Room

San Francisco Elvis All Stars – live band performing Elvis Presley songs, with musicians Hank Maninger, Mitch Polzak, and Les James, with guest vocalists Elvis Herselvis (Leigh Crow), Ben Fong-Torres, and Fiona Ma.

> Get Tickets – $7 – 21+

More Elvis music spun by DJ’s Shindog, …

Free Cobb’s Summer Comedy Night with #HellaFunny | SF
Free Cobb's Summer Comedy Night with #HellaFunny | SF

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome two nights of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often with credits like SF Sketchfest, NBC, Comedy Central ...

Thursday, August 17

Small Business Expo 2017: Workshops, Trade Show & Networking | San Mateo
Thursday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Bronze badge is free, but an RSVP is required. Dress Code: Business Casual
| San Mateo County Event Center
Small Business Expo 2017: Workshops, Trade Show & Networking | San Mateo

Small Business Expo is the nation’s largest business-to-business trade show and networking event, drawing entrepreneurs from all over the state who are looking to connect with people from 9 am to 5 pm on August 17, 2017.
Free Bronze Badge, but an RSVP is required.
During the …

Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa
Thursday, August 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Market & New Montgomery St
Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa

Hidden stories and surprises abound in a free 90-minute walking tour in the Yerba Buena neighborhood of San Francisco’s history, art, poetry, architecture and activism, including live performances of characters that gave the city its unique reputation. Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours Every 3rd Thursdays ...

2017 Tacolicious Guest Chef: Sujan Sarkar, Rooh | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Thursday, August 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: $4.95*
*Tacolicious tacos are typically $4.95, but prices may vary.
| Ferry Building
2017 Tacolicious Guest Chef: Sujan Sarkar, Rooh | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Taco lovers, rejoice – Tacolicious’s annual Guest Chef Series is back at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Visit the Tacolicious stand on Thursdays (10 am to 2 pm) to taste some of the most delicious and creative tacos around, made by the Bay Area’s hottest ...

Jazz Herstory Collective | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 17 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Jazz Herstory Collective | Yerba Buena Gardens

The Bay Area has a long and deep history of extraordinary women playing jazz, funk, rock and soul, and the Jazz Herstory Collective is a project that celebrates that legacy.
Featuring some of the most prodigious young musicians on the Bay Area scene, the JHC has …

Ambiance Customer Appreciation Party & Sale Discounts | Noe Valley
Thursday, August 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ambiance (Noe Valley)
Ambiance Customer Appreciation Party & Sale Discounts | Noe Valley

Stop by Ambiance’s four San Francisco locations for awesome discounts from 5-9 pm on August 10 and 17, 2017. This year, there will be Customer Appreciation Parties at all 4 locations. 2 on August 10 and 2 on August 17. You’ll enjoy 10% off regular items and take ...

Ambiance Customer Appreciation Party & Sale Discounts | Haight
Thursday, August 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ambiance (Haight-Ashbury)
Ambiance Customer Appreciation Party & Sale Discounts | Haight

Stop by Ambiance’s four San Francisco locations for awesome discounts from 5-9 pm on August 10 and 17, 2017. This year, there will be Customer Appreciation Parties at all 4 locations. 2 on August 10 and 2 on August 17. You’ll enjoy 10% off regular items and take ...

Civic Center’s “Third Thursday” Free Caribbean All Stars-Reggae Music & Food Festival | SF
Thursday, August 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Civic Center's

People in Plazas will bring The Caribbean All Stars and DJ Funklor to the Civic Center stage during the August 17 edition of The Commons on Third Thursdays. There will be Reggae music from 4-8, food trucks and bar service at the Civic Center Park.
Please …

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Presidio Twilight” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to October. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you relax under the ...

Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward
Thursday, August 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward
Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward

The 2017 downtown Hayward 3rd Thursday Street Party goes into its 17th season from 5:30-8:30 pm on June 15, July 20 and August 17 with bands, a classic car show, street entertainers, food, and family fun. Fun will be provided by street entertainers, face-painters and rides ...

Exploratorium After Dark: Tactile Dome & Explainer Demonstrations | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Tactile Dome & Explainer Demonstrations | Pier 15

Crawl through their pitch-black Tactile Dome. Also, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits and experience an array of Explainer-led demonstrations: Drawing Board, Speaker Dissection, Cow Eye or Flower Dissection, and Magic. And grab dinner and drinks by the Bay.

Afro-Cuban Roots Music with Bobi Cespedes | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Jessie Square)
Afro-Cuban Roots Music with Bobi Cespedes | Yerba Buena Gardens

Since settling in the Bay Area in 1969, Cuban-born vocalist Bobi Céspedes has been an essential cultural conduit, providing authentic Afro-Cuban roots music to a region with a passionate hunger for clave.
She made an enduring impression in the 1980s with the celebrated band Conjunto Céspedes, …

Feline NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Feline NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Cat lovers unite for NightLife’s tribute to your four-pawed friends.

Westland Distillery x Charlitos Cocina: Free Whiskey & Charcuterie Tasting | SF
Thursday, August 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| The Epicurean Trader
Westland Distillery x Charlitos Cocina: Free Whiskey & Charcuterie Tasting | SF

Drop by San Francisco’s top craft spirits and specialty food store, The Epicurean Trader, for an very unique and exciting opportunity to taste whiskies from one of America’s most respected craft distilleries and try some amazing charcuterie from Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, August 17, 2017.
Westland …

Quick Draw SF: ISSUU x PPC Official Zine Release Party | SoMa
Thursday, August 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP on Facebook is appreciated.
| F8
Quick Draw SF: ISSUU x PPC Official Zine Release Party | SoMa

“One Page at a Time” is here. To celebrate Paint Pens Collective’s first print & digital zine, created with ISSUU, they are throwing an official release party.
Artists featured in the zine will be on site and they will have copies of the zine available. Everyone …

The 6th Annual “New Works” Women’s Theater Festival | SF
Thursday, August 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but advanced tickets are recommended,
| Potrero Stage
The 6th Annual

3Girls Theatre Company presents The 6th Annual New Works Festival with the 2017 theme, Radical Hope, to continue throwing ourselves passionately into making theater that will move and engage you.
The festival includes ten days of original theatrical events that explore the need for artists to never let go …

“Drink Steam” Free Rap & DJ Party | Rickshaw Stop
Thursday, August 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public. Bring cash for beer
| Rickshaw Stop

Join them for an evening full of free live music from local artists and local beer from Anchor Brewing.

Rexx Life Raj, headlining the show, is one of the Bay Area’s best rappers on the rise. 2016’s “Father Figure” flashed his dynamic style with equal parts …

Free Cobb’s Summer Comedy Night: August 2017 | SF
Free Cobb's Summer Comedy Night: August 2017 | SF

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome two nights of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often with credits like SF Sketchfest, NBC, Comedy Central ...

Drink Steam & Soul Night: Funky DJs for Your Dancing Pleasure | SF
Thursday, August 17 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public. Bring cash for beer
| Make-Out Room
Drink Steam & Soul Night: Funky DJs for Your Dancing Pleasure | SF

Dance your way into Drink Steam Week with Anchor Brewing Company and Alcatraz Soul Club at Make-Out Room. Enjoy fresh Anchor Steam on tap soundtracked by a rotating cast of Bay Area soul and funk DJs spinning at 45 rpm.

Friday, August 18

Non Stop Bhangra For Kids: Traditional Punjabi Folk Dance | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Non Stop Bhangra For Kids: Traditional Punjabi Folk Dance | Yerba Buena Gardens

A passport to Bollywood for kiddies. Non Stop Bhangra celebrates the beautiful and vibrant spirit of Bhangra, a traditional Punjabi folk music and dance.
This children’s program repeats at 12:15–12:45pm.

City Skyline Challenge 2017: Rappelling Down SF’s Skyscrapers | Union Square
Friday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch, rappelling requires fundraising.
| Hilton SF (Union Square)
City Skyline Challenge 2017: Rappelling Down SF's Skyscrapers | Union Square

Outward Bound California’s 2017 City Skyline Challenge features two days of Bay Area civic leaders, local celebrities, entrepreneurs, students, educators, and individuals from all walks of life rappelling Spiderman-style from the Hilton San Francisco Union Squares roof, before cheering onlookers and a vast online audience. ...

The Final “Friday Nights at the de Young” of the Summer | SF
The Final

Kick-start your weekend with free general admission, live music, art-making, cocktails, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures and exhibition tours, all in the name of art.
Join in this Friday, August 18th, for the final Friday Night of the season, in an ongoing commemoration of our special …