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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

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+ books on all the shelves are available to the public, free of ...

San Jose Arts & Crafts Fair | San Pedro Square
Sunday, August 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
San Jose Arts & Crafts Fair | San Pedro Square

The San Jose Arts & Crafts Fair takes place the third Sunday April through September from 10 am to 4 pm at the New San Pedro Square Market located Saint John & North San Pedro Streets. The fair gives local and out of town artists ...

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 of 2014 at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local farms and retailers. Plus ...

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 Rooftop Yoga Sundays | Lombardi Sports
Sunday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting
| Lombardi Sports
Free Rooftop Yoga Sundays | Lombardi Sports

Under the beautiful skies of San Francisco, join the Lombardi Sports for a Rooftop Yoga Class, a 60-minute all-levels yoga class designed to promote a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle. During Rooftop Yoga, you’ll do standing, seated, and balancing postures, as well as inversions. The classes are ...

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 …

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, August 18 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Free Mimosa Sunday at Rickshaw Bags | SF
Sunday, August 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free mimosas until they run out.
| Rickshaw Bagworks
Free Mimosa Sunday at Rickshaw Bags | SF

Join Rickshaw Bagworks every third Sunday of the month from April to August 2013 for Mimosa Sunday – a leisurely sip-while-you-shop experience. They’ll have free, delicious fresh juice provided by Sow and bubbles from Yield Wine Bar. Sipping starts at noon and goes on until they ...

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 …

Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF
Sunday, August 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skatin' Place
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 ...

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 …

Victorian Walking Tour | Pacific Heights
Sunday, August 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| 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 ...

Sundays in Kerouac Alley: Spotlight Poetry | North Beach
Sunday, August 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack Kerouac Alley
Sundays in Kerouac Alley: Spotlight Poetry | North Beach

Poets from the City Lights Spotlight Series come together for a group reading to celebrate the series. Hosted by Garrett Caples. Readings by Micah Ballard, Norma Cole, Andrew Joron, Cedar Sigo, and others.

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2013: Macbeth | Redwood City
Sunday, August 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2013: Macbeth | Redwood City

For the 32nd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present The Taming of the Shrew, a feast of wit, outrageous clowning, and crazy plot twists in Renaissance-era Padua, Italy, as Kate and Petruchio meet, fight (a lot), and eventually negotiate their way through a “subversive and ...

Free Dive Bar BBQ | Bender’s Bar & Grill
Sunday, August 18 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you'll have to buy your drinks.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
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 3 till 7 pm, they’ll treat the public to a free BBQ with burgers, veggie options, or whatever else the bar’s in the ...

Glee Club A Cappella Concert: Pop & Showtunes | Castro
Sunday, August 18 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Glee Club A Cappella Concert: Pop & Showtunes | Castro

Scales of the City are a glee club style a cappella group, but decidedly updated.
They are a group of 27 San Franciscans who perform pop music you love from your childhood and today, with a sprinkling of showtunes just for kicks.

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 …

Every Sunday

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

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+ books on all the shelves are available to the public, free of charge. …

Free Rooftop Yoga Sundays | Lombardi Sports
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free Rooftop Yoga Sundays | Lombardi Sports

Under the beautiful skies of San Francisco, join the Lombardi Sports for a Rooftop Yoga Class, a 60-minute all-levels yoga class designed to promote a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle.
During Rooftop Yoga, you’ll do standing, seated, and balancing postures, as well as inversions. The classes are designed …

Sunday Yoga in the Park | Dolores Park
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based Yoga, pay whatever you can - Rain may cancel
| Dolores Park
Sunday Yoga in the Park | Dolores Park

Enjoy Yoga on Sundays in Dolores Park at 11 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 for body, mind, and …

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 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

Experienced juggler or a newbie looking to learn? Come hang out at Juggling Club and collaborate in a fun, low-pressure environment with an experienced Circus Center instructor. All levels are welcome in this free club.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Bring your friends and play with their juggling …

Free Dive Bar BBQ | Bender’s Bar & Grill
Every Sunday – 3:00 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 3 till 7 pm, they’ll treat the public to a free BBQ with burgers, veggie options, or whatever else the bar’s in the …

Free Sunday BBQ | Lower Haight
Free Sunday BBQ | Lower Haight

Finish off the weekend at Molotov’s and enjoy an afternoon of free food (usually around 3 pm) every Sunday between games of pool, retro pinball, and some serious punk rock ‘tude. While it’s usually burgers and hot dogs, occasionally the bar mixes it up with …

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 …

Honky Tonk Sundays: Americana & Old Crusty Vinyl DJ Night | Comstock
Every Sunday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover, but bring cash for drinks & food
| Comstock Saloon
Honky Tonk Sundays: Americana & Old Crusty Vinyl DJ Night | Comstock

Comstock Saloon, SF’s throwback saloon on the edge of the Financial District hosts Honky Tonk Sundays.
In the spirit of the wild west, get your cocktails shaken with tunes from DJ Blaze Orange’s old- crusty vinyl collection of 20th century American country music, plus Western Swing and …

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