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Thursday, June 22

Summer of Love “Trading Cards” Hit Market Street | SF
Thursday, June 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market Street
Summer of Love

Long before Instagram and SnapChat made pocket-sized images of your favorite celebrity or sports hero a hot commodity, there was the trading card. Local artist Kate Haug was inspired by this vintage collector’s item for her Summer of Love-themed Art on Market Street Poster Series, ...

Jenny Lind Concert: A Thrilling Peek at the Future of Opera | SF
Thursday, June 22 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Jenny Lind Concert: A Thrilling Peek at the Future of Opera | SF

The annual Jenny Lind Concert is a beloved and long-running Yerba Buena Gardens Festival tradition that showcases the most extraordinary young sopranos from Sweden. This year’s program introduces Ylva Stenberg, who has spent the last six years training in Hanover, first at the College for …

“Wizard of Oz” Anniversary Block Party | Novela SF
Thursday, June 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Novela

Follow the yellow brick road for a fun-filled afternoon of wonder. They’re bringing the Wizard of Oz to Annie Alley.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Sip on curious Oz-themed drinks, not-in-kansas BBQ, games, and more.
Hot Tub Time Machine band will cover mix of 80s, 90s, alt rock …

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, June 22 – 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 ...

Alt-Country Legend “Steve Earle” Mini In-Store Concert | Amoeba SF
Thursday, June 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Alt-Country Legend

Steve Earle performs live and signs his new album, So You Wannabe an Outlaw (out June 16th), at Amoeba SF on Thursday, June 22nd at 5pm. Buy the album at Amoeba SF to get it signed after the show.
Steve Earle’s 2017 collection, So You Wannabe …

“Spirit of the Arts” Mural Restoration Celebration | Mission
Thursday, June 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

Join the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and the San Francisco Arts Commission for the dedication of the newly restored mural, Spirit of the Arts by Carlos Loarca, Betsie Miller-Kusz, and Manuel Villamor.
Originally painted in 1982, the mural was inspired by Incan, Mayan, and …

2017 Cortland Avenue Summer Solstice Stroll | Bernal Heights
Thursday, June 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for BBA members
| Bernal Heights
2017 Cortland Avenue Summer Solstice Stroll | Bernal Heights

The Bernal Business Alliance invites you to the 7th annual Summer Solstice Stroll on Thursday, June 22, 2017.
Taste some treats, sip some beverages, do some summer shopping and say hello to all your favorite neighbors and store peeps as you toss your worries aside for the …

Pride NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, June 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Pride NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Get into the groove for this celebration of equality, self-expression, and San Francisco Pride.

Join drag queen extraordinaire Heklina, host of the weekly “Mother” party at SF nightclub The Oasis, for a drag show of fabulously unparalleled proportions celebrating “the future of love.”
In the Coral Reef, …

Petaluma 511 Carpool Party & Free Food | Pub Republic
Thursday, June 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pub Republic
Petaluma 511 Carpool Party & Free Food | Pub Republic

Petalumans, join the 511 Carpool Connection Team for an evening of food, fun, and carpool information at Pub Republic. Come out, meet your neighbors, and learn about all the options available for sharing your commute to work.
What to expect:

Carpooling Tips: 511 will guide you through …

“Summer of Love” Dance Party in Grace Cathedral | SF
Thursday, June 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 in advance; $10 at the door.
| Grace Cathedral

What’s more counterculture than a dance party in a gothic cathedral?
Come to Grace Cathedral to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love by dancing in the aisles to classics from 1967 and modern tunes inspired by the artistic spirit of that era—courtesy of …

San Francisco City Hall’s Gorgeous Rainbow Lights: Pride 2017 | SF
Thursday, June 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco City Hall's Gorgeous Rainbow Lights: Pride 2017 | SF

Every year, city hall turns its lights rainbow colors in honor of Pride. It’s a great photo opportunity for you to capture San Francisco at its most festive. Pride Lighting Schedule: June 18-22 – Rainbow – Pride June 23 – Blue/Pink/White – Transgender Flag June 24-25 – Rainbow ...

The Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, Body Painting & Chocolate Tasting | SoMa
Thursday, June 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tiered pricing starting at $5 and rising to $15.
| SOMArts Cultural Center
The Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, Body Painting & Chocolate Tasting | SoMa

The Chocolate and Art Show takes over SOMArts Cultural Center for two days of live body painting, face-painting, live music, vendors, and most importantly, free chocolate from 8 pm to 2 am. Indulge yourself in some of SF’s finest up-and-coming artists, photographers and creators. Chocolate and Art Show June ...

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. We’ve handpicked some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you whose credits include SF Sketchfest, NBC and more. Funcheap’s Free Summer Comedy Nights ...

Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night: “The Lost Boys” | Jack London Square
Thursday, June 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night:

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer with free outdoor screenings of hit movies, as part of Jack London Square’s hit Waterfront Flicks series. From date night to family flick night, moviegoers can start their evenings early with dinner at one of Jack London Square’s ...

Friday, June 23

Final Day: Rare 1967 “Summer of Love” Photo Exhibit at City Hall | SF
Friday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Final Day: Rare 1967

The San Francisco Arts Commission presents an extensive exhibition of work by legendary 60s rock ‘n’ roll photographer Jim Marshall.
Jim Marshall: Summer of Love features 80 works by the iconic photographer taken during his time in San Francisco in the 1960s. The opening reception is …

“Circus Bella” Your Favorite One Ring Circus | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, June 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Circus Bella, San Francisco’s favorite one-ring circus, returns with an entirely new production conceived and directed by Bella-founder Abigail Munn and Artistic Director Joel Baker, with the talents of Juggling Director, Judy Finelli.
Set to original music by the ingenious composer/accordionist Rob Reich, who leads the …

2017 Trans March | Dolores Park
Friday, June 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
2017 Trans March | Dolores Park

The San Francisco Trans March has been inspiring all trans and gender non-conforming people to realize a world where they are safe, loved, and empowered for 14 years.
Starting in Dolores Park, the march spotlights the rich and diverse transgender community of our city and lets their voices …

2017 International Parkour Jam: Urban Ninja Festival | Bay Area
Friday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2017 International Parkour Jam: Urban Ninja Festival | Bay Area

If you see a bunch of Jackie Chan wannabes this weekend performing amazing stunt-man like tricks you’ve probably stumbled upon the annual SF Parkour International Jam. The free three-day event brings together parkour enthusiasts and freerunners (known as “traceurs”) from all over the Bay Area to perform like ...

17th & Folsom Park Opening Celebration | Mission Dist.
Friday, June 23 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 17th & Folsom
17th & Folsom Park Opening Celebration | Mission Dist.

Come to the opening of 17th and Folsom park set to happen on Friday, June 23 at 3:30 pm. The opening ceremony will also include the unveiling of the new park name.
Due to recent winter storm, and added scope of work including soil remediation, soil …

Clover Sonoma’s Free Organic Milk & Churro Crisps | Civic Center
Friday, June 23 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Clover Sonoma Milk Tasting Room Pop-up
Clover Sonoma's Free Organic Milk & Churro Crisps | Civic Center

Clover Sonoma, the Bay Area’s favorite third-generation family-owned and operated dairy farm, has opened a Milk Tasting Room pop-up in Hayes Valley, which will be open from June 5 through July 21, 2017. Clover Sonoma Milk Tasting Room June 5-July 21, 2017 Clover Sonoma Pop-up, 330 Fell ...

Exploratorium Free Community Night | SF
Friday, June 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Community Night | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly free days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering free admission for all. ...

Friday Nights at the de Young: Summer of Levi’s | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: Summer of Levi's | SF

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

“Off the Grid” 7th Birthday Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, June 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

On June 23, 2017 Off the Grid celebrates their 7th Birthday and they’re throwing you party. Join them for a night of classic San Francisco merriment.
In addition to their weekly line up of California’s best Mobile Food Vendors, they’ll have special performances throughout the evening:
– …

Music in the Park: Katchafire’s Global Roots Reggae | San Jose
Music in the Park: Katchafire's Global Roots Reggae | San Jose

Music in the Park is back in San Jose for Summer 2017 with another round of top notch headliners entertaining the neighbors and visitors of Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park from 5:30-9 pm. Individual general admission tickets are just $10 until the day of the show, ...

Summer of Love Dance Party | Pier 39
Friday, June 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Summer of Love Dance Party | Pier 39

Make sure you wear a flower in your hair in the spirit of the Summer of 1967 at Pier 39’s free Summer of Love Dance Party, in collaboration with the official Summer of Love 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Snap a photo using #pier39 to receive a free commemorative …

Exploratorium After Dark: Full-Spectrum Science On Fireworks | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Full-Spectrum Science On Fireworks | Pier 15

Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world.
Come ooooo and ahhhh at the science behind these big booms. Where do fireworks come from? Who invented them? What causes their beautiful colors, and how do the bursting shells create such different patterns? …

E-Bike Ride to Jack London for “The Lost Boys” Movie Screening | Oakland
Friday, June 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| GenZe Experience Center
E-Bike Ride to Jack London for

Are you ready for the ultimate movie about beach vampires from Santa Cruz? Well the crew of Genze sure are.
Meet up at the Oakland Experience Center and join them for a ride over to Jack London Square to watch The Lost Boys under the stars.
They’ll be meeting at …

Starlight Movie Night: “The Secret Life Of Pets” | Alameda
Friday, June 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda Point Multi-Purpose Field
Starlight Movie Night:

Gather your family, friends and neighbors, spread out your blankets on the field, and watch a free movie under the moon and stars in Alameda. The event starts at 6:30 pm with pre-show festivities of games and crafts for kids. The movie begins at 8:15 pm. ...

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, June 23 – 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 ...

“Zetta Hours” Summer Concert Kick-off: French Cassettes & Open Bar | SoMa
Friday, June 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hotel Zetta

On Friday, June 23rd Noise Pop and Hotel Zetta San Francisco will be bringing you Zetta Hours. Zetta Hours summer series will feature unplugged bands and cocktails to kick off your night.
This Summer Solstice kickoff will feature San Francisco’s very own French Cassettes and Tino …