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Sunday, August 18

Chrome Bag’s Anniversary Party: Free Beer, Food & 20% Off | SF
Sunday, August 18 – 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 ...

The Free Book Store | East Bay
Sunday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Free Book Exchange
The Free Book Store | East Bay

UPDATE: Unfortunately the Bay Area Free Book Exchange is closed as of May 2015.. Visit the Bay Area Free Book Exchange (open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm in El Cerrito) and take home up to 100 books for free. Yes, all 10,000+ ...

Free Pastry Day | Divisadero Farmers’ Market
Sunday, August 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Divisadero Farmers' Market
Free Pastry Day | Divisadero Farmers' Market
Get a free pastry from Beckmann’s Bakery for the first 25 people to sign-up for the market newsletter at Divisadero Farmers’ Market on Sunday, August 18, 2013. That means, get there early – they start at 10 am. The Divisadero Farmers’ Market is a great place to ...
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley

Sundays on Telegraph closes Telegraph Avenue to cars between Durant Avenue and Dwight Way, and opens it to restaurant seating, music, street vendors, and more from noon to 5 pm, July 13 to September 21, 2014. Come enjoy the beautiful weather, food, crafts, and everything else that Telegraph ...

“Sunday Streets” Block Party: Free Bhangra, Breakdance & Bike Rental | Tenderloin
Sunday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin
Sunday Streets: Tenderloin Activities | Sunday, August 18, 2013 Programs Subject to change Golden Gate Between Hyde and Leavenworth • TIE (This is Embarrassing) • Serve the City: Free Phone Calls and Social & Legal Aid at 12 pm • Serve the City: Dog Washing at 12 pm • The Domesticated ...
Free Professional Barber Shaves & DJs | America’s Cup Park
Sunday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Shaves are offered on a first come, first serve basis.
| Puma Yard (America's Cup Park)
Free Professional Barber Shaves & 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 ...
Drugs, Thugs, Crimps & Pimps: Historic Walking Tour | SF
Sunday, August 18 – 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, ...

Children’s Authors Reading Extravaganza | SF Library
Sunday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Children's Authors Reading Extravaganza | SF Library
Celebrate 25 Years of Chronicle Books Children’s Publishing at their Summer Readers’ end-of-summer party from 11 am to 2 pm on August 18, 2013 on the Fulton Street steps of the Main Library. If you’ve completed your summer reading hours, bring your Golden Ticket and as a ...
Volunteer at Stern Grove 2013: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF
Sunday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Stern Grove
Volunteer at Stern Grove 2013: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF

Want free reserved seating, reserved parking, and free beverages and snacks during a Stern Grove event this summer? All you have to do is volunteer. Volunteer positions include ushers, information booth staffers, bike valet, donation collectors, greeters, set up/take down experts and much more. >> Sign ...

Cardboard Create-A-Thon Day | SF
Sunday, August 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| SFAC Galleries
Cardboard Create-A-Thon Day | SF
Join the SFAC Galleries for a free, family friendly event with Cardboard Institute of Technology (CIT) collective member, Mike Murnane, on Sunday, August 18, 2013. Free, but an RSVP is required to aimee.leduc@sfgov.org or (415) 554-6080. Murnane will lead activities at cardboard creation stations where participants can let their ...
America’s Cup Challenger Series Finals | Pier 27
Sunday, August 18 – 1:10 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Food, drinks, and bleacher seats are available for purchase.
| America's Cup Park
America's Cup Challenger Series Finals | Pier 27
Race 3 begins at 1:10 pm. Race 4 begins at 2:10 pm.
San Francisco Opera | Final Stern Grove Festival Concert of 2013
Sunday, August 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
San Francisco Opera | Final Stern Grove Festival Concert of 2013
Enjoy the renowned San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Opera Orchestra performing a selection of operatic favorites. The featured soloists will be the husband and wife team of Ailyn Pérez, soprano, and Stephen Costello, tenor. Pérez is a former Merolina who later debuted with San Francisco ...
Free Choral Symphonic Pop Concert: The Polyphonic Spree | SF
Sunday, August 18 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Free Choral Symphonic Pop Concert: The Polyphonic Spree | SF
The Polyphonic Spree‘s Yes, It’s True (out August 6, 2013) is their first studio album of original material since 2007. The sound is new and different, embracing both drum machine and orchestral instruments. Frontman Tim Delaughter describes Yes, It’s True as the band’s most unorthodox recording ...
The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook | Omnivore Books
Sunday, August 18 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook | Omnivore Books
For many Americans, eating a lowly insect is something you’d only do on a dare. But with naturalist and noted bug chef David George Gordon, bug-eating is fun, exciting, and downright delicious. Gordon is a naturalist and is the award-winning author of nineteen books. David George ...
RAWdance Contemporary Performance & Free Snacks | SF
Sunday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Pay-What-You-Can.
| 66 Sanchez Studio
RAWdance Contemporary Performance & Free Snacks | SF
Come to an informal and intimate salon of contemporary dance as RAWdance presents the 14th installation of the Concept series, the ever popular showcase of contemporary dance. SF Weekly named the Concept series the 2012 “Best Way to Sample S.F.’s Contemporary Dance Scene,” telling readers to “Just ...
Free Twang Sundays: Country, Bluegrass & Rockabilly | North Beach
Sunday, August 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tupelo
Free Twang Sundays: Country, Bluegrass & Rockabilly | North Beach

Free Twang Sundays is on hold during the 2013-14 pro football season. Tupelo hosts Free Twang Sundays on most Sunday afternoons featuring a free concert with Bay Area bands playing Country, Western, Bluegrass, Americana, Y’All-ternative and Rockabilly. Admission is free and they have soul food for purchase.

SF Mixtape Society “Camp”: Mix Swap & Free Drinks | Mission Dist.
Sunday, August 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
SF Mixtape Society
The San Francisco Mixtape Society is hosting their next mixtape trading party themed “Camp” at The Makeout Room on Sunday, August 18, 2013. Attendees who bring a mixtape on cassette will get a free drink.

Every Sunday

Sunday Yoga by Spreckles Lake | Golden Gate Park
Every Sunday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based Yoga, pay whatever you can - Rain may cancel
| Dolores Park
Sunday Yoga by Spreckles Lake | Golden Gate Park

Enjoy yoga on Sundays at Spreckles Lake in Golden Gate Park at 10 am, provided by the teachers of the Purusha Yoga community.
Come and play outdoors in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting and melting into the ground. Join up for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation …

Funky Tour of Wild SF History | Union Square
Funky Tour of Wild SF History | Union Square

The quirky, hip historians at Wild SF Tours run a free tour of downtown’s scandalous history every Sunday morning.
Get ready for epic tales of Gold Rush millionaires, Hollywood disasters, the Great Earthquake of 1906, beloved red light ladies, infamous villains and more, ending near Montgomery …

Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| Golden Gate Park
Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over.
Lindy in the Park | Free Outdoor …

Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF
Every Sunday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF

There is a place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that is heaven for Bay Area inline skaters and roller skaters who like to boogie to the funky beat on wheels.
The Godfather of Skate brings his mobile DJ unit and plays groovy tunes for you …

Victorian Walking Tour | Pacific Heights
Every Sunday – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Meet at 1801 Bush
Victorian Walking Tour | Pacific Heights

See and learn about the Victorian era architecture of the city’s first suburb on a guided walk from SF City Guides.
On a walk through the neighborhood of Lafayette Square, you’ll learn about Victorian lifestyles and San Francisco’s illustrious history. You’ll see some steep streets and …

Free Dive Bar BBQ | Bender’s Bar & Grill
Every Sunday – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you'll have to buy your drinks.
Free Dive Bar BBQ | Bender's Bar & Grill

Since Sundays are the only day of the week that their kitchen’s closed, consider this Bender’s gift to you. Every Sunday from 2-7 pm, they’ll treat the public to a free BBQ with burgers, veggie options, or whatever else the bar’s in the mood for …

Free Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF
Every Sunday – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Circus Center
Free Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF

Juggling Club may no longer be taking place on Sundays. We’ll update this page once we know more, but for now please call the Circus Center to confirm before heading out.
Experienced juggler or a newbie looking to learn? Come hang out at Juggling Club and collaborate in a …

Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam | Bernal Heights
Every Sunday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Lucky Horseshoe
Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam | Bernal Heights

Grab that banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, harmonica and autoharp, and head over to The Lucky Horseshoe in Bernal Heights to join in San Francisco’s only Bluegrass Jam on a Sunday afternoon.
Jamming happens from 4-7 pm every Sunday at 453 Corland Avenue.
Yodelai-hee-hoooooo…
Photo credit: Bernalwood

The Starry Plough Sunday Matinee Concerts | Berkeley
Every Sunday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
The Starry Plough Sunday Matinee Concerts | Berkeley

The Starry Plough in Berkeley hosts a weekly all-ages matinee concert series from 4-7 pm every Sunday.
The show is free, but donations are welcome. The pub opens at 2 pm. There is a large selection of beers and full kitchen with satisfying pub staples like …

“The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra” Free All-Star Big Band Concert | North Beach
Every Sunday – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover. Bring cash for food/drinks

Doc’s Lab (formerly The Purple Onion) hosts a free residency with the big band all-stars of The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra.
The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra was organized by Erik Jekabson and Jeanne Geiger in 2008 as a reading band for new big band music by local composers. …

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