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Saturday, August 17

Win Tix: 2013 San Jose Super Toy & Comic Book Show | South Bay
2013 San Jose Super Toy & Comic Book Show | South Bay

Come explore 50,000 square ft. to see all the toys and memorabilia from your childhood that your mom threw out including vintage and new toys, comic books, and rock n’ roll items.
Learn what items sell for in today’s hot collector market such as Transformers, GI Joe, anime, …

CCSF Free Flash Web Multimedia Class | Downtown SF
Saturday, August 17 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but pre-registration may be required.
| City College of San Francisco (Downtown Campus)
CCSF Free Flash Web Multimedia Class | Downtown SF

The top 10 Facebook games use the Flash player, as do most of the top video sites. Learn to create web-friendly multimedia Flash animations that includes text, animations, audio, and video that can be included in websites and web-based materials.
WHEN: This 15 hour class meets once …

Chrome Bag’s Anniversary Party: Free Beer, Food & 20% Off | SF
Saturday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free event, but bring cash/credit for purchases
| Chrome (SF)
Chrome Bag's Anniversary Party: Free Beer, Food & 20% Off | SF

Chrome Bags are turning 18 and they want to celebrate with their friends, cupcakes, and beer. This Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18, 2013 they’re having a party and you’re invited. Come by their San Francisco location (580 4th Street) for some free grub and free ...

New Era / New Politics: Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2013
New Era / New Politics: Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2013

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October for 2013. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches, and high-rises. The six-month long tour season ensures ample opportunity to take in ...

America’s Cup Exhibit: Rare Boat Models & Photography | Maritime Museum
Saturday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Maritime
America's Cup Exhibit: Rare Boat Models & Photography | Maritime Museum

Celebrate San Francisco sailing and America’s Cup with a free exhibit at the SF Maritime Museum with an exhibit featuring artifacts, photos, video, and the museum’s sweeping bay views during “America’s Cup and Historic Racing on San Francisco Bay – 1880’s to 2013” on view from 10 am ...

2013 Family Kite Day Festival | Presidio
Saturday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
2013 Family Kite Day Festival | Presidio

Watch spectacular kites fly high above the Presidio including the acrobatic kites of world champions to the hand-made entries of amateurs. Free kites will be provided to “kids of all ages.”

The Family Day Kite Festival, which has been held in San Francisco since 1978, will bring …

Exploratorium Market Days: Burning Man Art & Spaceship Classroom | Pier 15
Exploratorium Market Days: Burning Man Art & Spaceship Classroom | Pier 15

On August 17, 2013, consider the creative potential of trash with Market Days: Trashformation.
It’s a firsthand look at the innovative ways engineers, artists, and creative thinkers in the Bay Area are re-using materials and creating new technologies to build a more sustainable future. Get energized by …

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Big Rec Field (Golden Gate Park)
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Come and play outdoors, in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting, and melting into the ground. Join up every Saturday for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and spirit. Purusha yogis teach free yoga on Saturday mornings in Golden Gate Park at 11 am,  as part ...

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, August 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 120 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm. On ...

Picnic at the Park: Free Food & Volleyball | Sunset Dist.
Saturday, August 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Elk Glen Meadow
Picnic at the Park: Free Food & Volleyball | Sunset Dist.

Eat, have fun, and meet new people with free food and activities in the Sunset District community on August 17, 2013.
Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
They will be serving free burgers, chicken, veggies, fruits, and dessert. There will be craft activities and a bounce house for …

Cayuga Playground Re-Opening Bash: Cool Tree Trunk Art | SF
Saturday, August 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cayuga Playground
Cayuga Playground Re-Opening Bash: Cool Tree Trunk Art | SF

Join the Cayuga neighbors at 11 am on Saturday, August 17, 2013, for the grand reopening celebration of Cayuga Playground, which has recently undergone a $7 million renovation under the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond.
Meet special guest Demetrio “Demi” Braceros, a retired city gardener …

Free Professional Barber Shaves, Marching Band & DJs | America’s Cup Park
Saturday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Shaves are offered on a first come, first serve basis.
| Puma Yard (America's Cup Park)
Free Professional Barber Shaves, Marching Band & DJs | America's Cup Park

Get a free shave by a professional barber at the Gillette Shave Station hosted by Puma with Oracle Team USA in the Puma Yard from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18, 2013.
Credentialed barbers will be using traditional Gillette razors and products to do the …

Free Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream | America’s Cup Village
Saturday, August 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | America's Cup Village
Free Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream | America's Cup Village

Race down to America’s Cup Village at Marina Green for a free scoop of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, August 17, 2013.
Stay for the start of the Louis Vuitton Cup Finals between Luna Rossa and Team New Zealand at …

Drugs, Thugs, Crimps & Pimps: Historic Walking Tour | SF
Saturday, August 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required by August 15 by email to: kevin@foottours.com
| Secret Location (SF)
Drugs, Thugs, Crimps & Pimps: Historic Walking Tour | SF

Join Foot Fun walking tours for a trip through the dark underbelly of San Francisco’s past. Free, but an RSVP is required by email to: kevin@foottours.com to receive the meet-up location. Space is limited. This fun and fact-filled walking tour explores sin-tillating tales from the Barbary Coast era, ...

Philosophy Walk Through Philosopher’s Way: “Morality” | McLaren Park
Saturday, August 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McLaren Park
Philosophy Walk Through Philosopher’s Way: “Morality” | McLaren Park

The Aug 17, 2013 walk will be focused on the topic of “Morality.”

Wild Oakland Walk: River Otter | Lake Merritt
Saturday, August 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rotary Nature Center
Wild Oakland Walk: River Otter | Lake Merritt

River otters are ambassadors for habitat preservation and restoration since they’re charismatic carnivores reliant on healthy watersheds to thrive.
Meet at the Rotary Nature Center at noon on Saturday, August 17, 2013.
Through storytelling and coloring, you’ll learn about these playful otters and how we can make …

AT&T Park Baseball Festival: “Take the Field” 2013 | SF
AT&T Park Baseball Festival:

On August 17, 2013, AT&T Park throws open its gates to everyone (both adults and kids) from 1-5 pm so you can “Take the Field.“
Get lessons from celebrity coaches, practice your swing in the batting cages, run the bases, dribble a basketball on a half-court …

Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Saturday, August 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland

Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered. The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who ...

San Francisco Sweets Crawl | Ice Cream, Cupcakes & Homemade Sodas
San Francisco Sweets Crawl | Ice Cream, Cupcakes & Homemade Sodas

Join Cassie & Kevin (the couple behind a great travel blog called Ever in Transit) on Saturday, August 17, 2013 to visit some of the best bakeries, creameries, and cafes in San Francisco.
You’ll stop at 5 or 6 shops across the city to sample locally-made …

Win Tix: Eat a Bug: Tarantula Tasting & Cooking Demo | SF Botanical Garden
Saturday, August 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a family 4-pack (2 adults and 2 children). Regular cost: adults: $20, children: $10
| San Francisco Botanical Garden
Eat a Bug: Tarantula Tasting & Cooking Demo | SF Botanical Garden

Author David George Gordon (Eat A Bug CookBook) has gone to the ends of the earth, to his backyard, and under the refrigerator to find culinary inspiration, and now, after years of experimentation with entomophagy (that’s bug eating) he presents the results with a light …

America’s Cup Challenger Series Finals: Italy v. New Zealand | Pier 27
Saturday, August 17 – 1:10 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Food, drinks, and bleacher seats are available for purchase.
| America's Cup Park
America's Cup Challenger Series Finals: Italy v. New Zealand | Pier 27

Italy’s Luna Rossa team takes on New Zealand’s Emirates.
Race 1 begins at 1:10 pm. Race 2 begins at 2:10 pm.

Free Outdoor Salsa & Bachata Dance Party & Lesson | Oakland
Saturday, August 17 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Pergola
Free Outdoor Salsa & Bachata Dance Party & Lesson | Oakland

Come join In Essence Dance Co. to celebrate summer with a free afternoon of bachata and salsa dancing at Lake Merritt on Saturday, August 17, 2013.
DJ Migz will be playing the best of bachata with a little salsa, kizomba, y mas mixed in. In Essence directors, …

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour: Abstract Art | Oakland
Saturday, August 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mercury 20
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour: Abstract Art | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists.

Saturday Concert: Cabaret & Chinese Folk Music | McLaren Park
Saturday, August 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Saturday Concert: Cabaret & Chinese Folk Music | McLaren Park

On August 17, 2013, Marleen Norman, a cabaret vocalist will perform along with the Zhongyi Chinese Folk Music Ensemble.

Free “Punk & Rock N Roll” Saturdays & $3 Drinks | Thee Parkside
Saturday, August 17 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Free

As of press time, there was no free punk show listed on Thee Parkside’s calendar for August 17, 2013. Please check their schedule to confirm.

Every Saturday

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rec Field: Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Come and play outdoors, in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting, and melting into the ground. Join up every Saturday for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and spirit.
Purusha yogis teach free yoga on Saturday mornings in Golden Gate Park at 11 am,  as part of …

Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Every Saturday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland

Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered.
The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who prefer …

Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide
Every Saturday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to play, but bring cash for drinks.
Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide

The Riptide hosts a bingo party, every Saturday, which runs from about 6 pm to just after 8 pm. There are 3 rounds; you can win drinks, prizes, and the final blackout round prize is a $50 bar tab.
When O-69 gets called, everyone playing bingo …

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