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Events for August 21, 2013

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Wednesday, August 21

Free Outdoor Workout: Stairs, Core & Endurance | Alamo Square
Wednesday, August 21 – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | Alamo Square Park
Free Outdoor Workout: Stairs, Core & Endurance | Alamo Square

Please note, this workout used to take place at Kezar Stadium, but has since moved to Alamo Square Park.

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches and high-rises. Old Oakland Tour: This tour explores the 1870s business district where carefully restored ...

Autodesk Design Gallery & Tour | Embarcadero
Wednesday, August 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Autodesk Gallery
Autodesk Design Gallery & Tour | Embarcadero

The Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco celebrates the design process that takes a great idea and turns it into a reality. With more than 20 different exhibits regularly on display that showcase the innovative work of Autodesk customers, the gallery illustrates the ...

Free Lunchtime Concerts | Oakland
Wednesday, August 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Free Lunchtime Concerts | Oakland

Come down to Oakland’s City Center for free concerts in the spring and summer outside the 12th Street Oakland City Center BART station. The concert series give a little taste of everything, from rock and folk to Latin and jazz bands and they typically take place ...

“People in Plazas” Lunchtime Rockabilly Concert | SF
Wednesday, August 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 525 Market St. Plaza

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on nearly 140 free lunchtime concerts of all styles from July to October in 15 different public plazas stretched from the Embarcadero through the Castro. Funcheap is proud to be a media sponsor of the 2014 festival. 2014 ...

Nashville Singer-Songwriter: Miko Marks | Union Square
Wednesday, August 21 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Nashville Singer-Songwriter: Miko Marks | Union Square

People Magazine names her one of “Nashville’s Hottest New Country Stars”, while Ebony recognizes her as “The Storyteller”, and one who is “Breaking the Sound Barriers” in music.
Whatever the case, all can agree that Miko Marks is an artist in sync with the times. On …

America’s Cup Challenger Series Finals | Pier 27
Wednesday, August 21 – 1:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Food, drinks, and bleacher seats are available for purchase.
| America's Cup Park
America's Cup Challenger Series Finals | Pier 27

The Louis Vuitton Cup Final Race 5 begins at 1:10 pm. Race 6 begins at 2:10 pm.

Architecture Walk: Stanford University Medical Center | Palo Alto
Wednesday, August 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Stanford Hospital Fountain
Architecture Walk: Stanford University Medical Center | Palo Alto

Take an architectural history walking tour of the School of Medicine. The tour traces the school’s history from 1850s San Francisco to present-day Palo Alto, and highlights some of the artistic and design choices that have resulted in the school’s current built environment. Free, but ...

Sounds of San Francisco: The Trophy Fire: American Rock | America’s Cup Park
Wednesday, August 21 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | America's Cup Pavilion
Sounds of San Francisco: The Trophy Fire: American Rock | America's Cup Park

The Trophy Fire is a three-piece American rock band from San Francisco who have embarked on multiple tours alongside the likes of Far, The Dear Hunter, and most notably Dredg.
Summer 2013 was the release of the band’s third full-length, Directions For Daylight – following elegantly in …

Zombie-O-Rama V: Film Night & Zombie Crawl | San Jose
Wednesday, August 21 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Parque de los Pobladores
Zombie-O-Rama V: Film Night & Zombie Crawl | San Jose

Zombie-O-Rama, the popular outdoor film night and zombie festival, returns to San Jose on August 21, 2013 with participating businesses around downtown offering specials and inviting zombies inside, followed by a free screening of Zombieland.
Zombie-O-Rama V
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | 2-11 pm
Parque de los Pobladores, South …

Color Me Badd Wednesdays: Cheap Drinks, Free Snacks & Coloring Books | Union Sq.
Wednesday, August 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover, bring cash for drinks and tips.
| The Cellar
Color Me Badd Wednesdays: Cheap Drinks, Free Snacks & Coloring Books | Union Sq.

That local deadbeat-of-love, Broke Ass Stuart, is throwing his own ’90s R&B jam happy hour at Monarch on Wednesdays from 5:30-9:30 pm. Broke Ass Stuart will be the guest bartender. Plus, there will be coloring books and crayons at the bar, so you can get your ...

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, August 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Awaken Cafe
East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland

East Bay Green Drinks, started in 2000, and is a monthly community and networking event for people involved in sustainable business, environmental and social causes, local and organic food, green architecture and design, media, communications, education, construction, clean energy and more. Free, but RSVP is ...

Alcatraz History Night: The Native American Occupation | SoMa
Wednesday, August 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| California Historical Society
Alcatraz History Night: The Native American Occupation | SoMa

Join up for an evening discussion of the Native American occupation of Alcatraz in connection with the Curating the Bay exhibition.
Native American community leaders Joseph Myers and Tom Clarke will lead a round table discussion, as well as share a wealth of personal experiences from that time. …

Pirate Costume Contest & Outdoor Movie: “Pirates of the Caribbean” | America’s Cup Park
Wednesday, August 21 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | America's Cup Park
Pirate Costume Contest & Outdoor Movie:

Dress up in your best pirate garb and enter the Pirates of the Caribbean themed costume contest at this free outdoor movie night for a chance to win Puma gift cards ($25, $50, and $75) for the top three winners.
In Pirates of the Caribbean, the first movie of the Pirates series, …

Free Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond
Wednesday, August 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bazaar Cafe
Free Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond

Comedian and the world’s only pencil musician Danny Dechi hosts a night of free laughs at Bazaar Cafe Stand-up Comedy Showcase. Come by every third Wednesday of the month for a lineup of local comedians.

Doggy Yappy Hour: Free Sweets & Dog Treats | SF
Wednesday, August 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | K9 Scrub Club
Doggy Yappy Hour: Free Sweets & Dog Treats | SF

Break up the weekday rut and get out of the house for an hour with your dog at the K9 Scrub Club weekly social hour, happening every Thursday from 6-7 pm. K9 Scrub Club 1734 Church Street, SF (Noe Valley) Indulge in their free refreshments and ...

Free Circus Class Day: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF
Wednesday, August 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Circus Center
Free Circus Class Day: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF

Come and play with all the fun circus toys that fit under the Circus Center‘s roof every Wednesday and Friday. Circus Skills Jam Class Most Wednesdays & Fridays | 7 to 9 pm Free, but an RSVP is required; class has a 25 person maximum. Please make ...

March on Washington: 50 Years Later: Panel Discussion | Castro
Wednesday, August 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 (general); $3 (California students); free for GLBT Historical Society members.
| GLBT History Museum
March on Washington: 50 Years Later: Panel Discussion | Castro

The Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition presents a panel discussion on civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, a gay man who was a prominent strategist for the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Participants also will look at the journey of the African American community …

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, August 21 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop

What happens when geeks take over a rock club for an evening of drinking and presentations? Find out at Nerd Nite, a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple ...

Real Live Comedians Showcase | Mission Dist.
Real Live Comedians Showcase | Mission Dist.

Are you ready for some hot, live stand-up comedian action? Producer and performer Jason Mack brings you Real Live Comedians, a monthly showcase with some of the funniest talent in the Bay Area, every third Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required ...

Free Comedy: Comikaze Lounge w/ Trevor Hill | SF
Wednesday, August 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Free Comedy: Comikaze Lounge w/ Trevor Hill | SF

Comedy Lineup | August 21, 2013

Headlining: Trevor Hill
Kate Willett
Greg Asdourian
Dhaya Lakshminarayanana
Kelly Annekan
Juan Carlos
Hosted by Stefani Silverman

Beyonce “Single Ladies” Flash Mob Dance Class | SF
Wednesday, August 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $3*
*$3 donation is suggested for dance classes.
| LEVYstudio
Beyonce

Celebrate Beyonce’s birthday and come to see a giant Beyonce flash mob in the streets of San Francisco on September 7, 2013. The flash mob will perform a Beyonce medley made up of four songs: Crazy In Love, Single Ladies, Get Me Bodied, and Run ...

Free Punchline Comedy Night: Jason Downs of “Last Comic Standing” | SF
Free Punchline Comedy Night: Jason Downs of

Get yourself a pair of free tickets to Punchline Comedy Club for a live CD recording by Jason Downs, who was featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, IFC, won the Las Vegas Comedy Competition, and performed at San Francisco Sketchfest.
Free, but an RSVP is required.

1. …

$1 Drink Wednesdays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party | North Beach
Wednesday, August 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with Facebook RSVP, bring cash for drinks
| Monroe
$1 Drink Wednesdays:

Fridays are now a little bit more awesome. Did someone say $1 drinks and $2 tacos? Monroe in North Beach hosts “Battle of the Decades” DJ party and happy hour every Friday with a DJ spinning progressive tunes. Every hour is a different decade – ...

Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl | SF
Wednesday, August 21 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with a drink special purchase.
| Score Bar
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl | SF

Try your hand (literally) at the Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl starting in North Beach. Get lubricated on $3.50 drink specials, win prizes (like best athletic wear… ’cause you need great threads to show your RPS moves) and the tournament champ wins a $50 bar tab ...

Every Wednesday

Free Outdoor Workout: Stairs, Core & Endurance | Pac Heights
Every Wednesday – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | Kezar Stadium
Free Outdoor Workout: Stairs, Core & Endurance | Pac Heights

Every Wednesday morning at 6:30 am, gather at Alta Plaza Park for a free badass workout and a chance to meet fellow fitness enthusiasts in your city.
The half hour workouts are different each week, but consist of  boot camp style workouts like running hills, core …

$1 Book Sale | SF Main Library
Every Wednesday – 11:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
$1 Book Sale | SF Main Library

From April – October in 2014, the San Francisco Public Library host weekly Wednesday Steps Sales, located at the Larkin Street entrance to the Main Library.
All books and media are just $1 or less each and all proceeds from Steps Sales benefit the San Francisco …

Autodesk Design Gallery & Tour | Embarcadero
Every Wednesday – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Autodesk Design Gallery & Tour | Embarcadero

The Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco celebrates the design process that takes a great idea and turns it into a reality.
With more than 20 different exhibits regularly on display that showcase the innovative work of Autodesk customers, the gallery illustrates the role …

Castro Farmers’ Market | SF
Every Wednesday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Castro Farmers' Market | SF

Every Wednesday night throughout the season, March 12 to December 17, 2014, Noe Street is abloom with fresh fruits and vegetables as the Castro Farmers’ Market brings California’s best to the neighborhood.
The farmers’ market is open 4-8 pm, rain or shine, but it doesn’t hurt to be …

Color Me Badd Wednesdays: ’90s Jams & Coloring Contests | SoMa
Every Wednesday – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover, but bring cash for drinks and tips.
Color Me Badd Wednesdays: '90s Jams & Coloring Contests | SoMa

That local deadbeat-of-love, Broke Ass Stuart, is throwing his own ’90s R&B jam happy hour at Monarch on Wednesdays from 5:30-9:30 pm.
Broke Ass Stuart will be the guest bartender.
Plus, there will be coloring books and crayons at the bar, so you can get your color me …

Karma Cinema: Pay-What-You-Wish Movie Night | The New Parkway
Karma Cinema: Pay-What-You-Wish Movie Night | The New Parkway

Time to get generous; The New Parkway Theater is letting you pay-what-you-wish for a movie ticket every Wednesday night.
Theater doors open at 6 pm every Wednesday and every movie (albeit a few exceptions like private events) will be offered on a sliding scale of a penny (if …

Queeraoke: Rock Star Stage & Prizes | SF
Every Wednesday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pandora karaoke & bar
Queeraoke: Rock Star Stage & Prizes | SF

Queeraoke takes place every Wednesday from 6 pm to 2 am at the Pandora Karaoke & Bar, which features a stage that will make you feel like a rock star, 50″ plasma TVs, wireless mics, and an excellent sound system.
There is never a cover and you can win prizes …

Free Circus Class Day: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF
Every Wednesday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Circus Center
Free Circus Class Day: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF

Come and play with all the fun circus toys that fit under the Circus Center‘s roof every Wednesday and Friday.
Circus Skills Jam Class
Most Wednesdays & Fridays | 7 to 9 pm
Free, but an RSVP is required; class has a 25 person maximum. Please make sure to check-in …

The Muffin Men Comedy Show & Sketch Videos | SF
Every Wednesday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | the sip bar 787 broadway. san francisco, ca
The Muffin Men Comedy Show & Sketch Videos | SF

The Muffin Men present the only Bay Area show that combines sketch videos with live stand up comedy in one hilarious night.
Feel Woods and Papp Johnson are part of the #HellaFunny comedy group and bring their unique brand of comedy to the swanked out Sip …

Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl | SF
Every Wednesday – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with a drink special purchase.
| Monroe
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl | SF

Try your hand (literally) at the Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl starting in North Beach. Get lubricated on $3.50 drink specials, win prizes (like best athletic wear… ’cause you need great threads to show your RPS moves) and the tournament champ wins a $50 bar tab …

Free Wednesday Concert Night | Haight
Every Wednesday – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP on Eventbrite or $5 at the door
| The Milk Bar
Free Wednesday Concert Night | Haight

The Milk Bar hosts their favorite bands on their weekly series, Milk Was A Bad Choice.
Each show is free with an RSVP on Eventbrite, or $5 at the door.
All shows will include live bands and a themed pop-up kitchen.

“Housepitality” DJ Party & Free Champagne | SoMa

Housepitality SF gives you a reason to come out dancing every Wednesday night with world-class artists and free champagne.
Free, but an RSVP is required and you must arrive before 11 pm. Otherwise, it’s $5 before 11 pm or $10 after.
Enjoy free champagne from 9-10 pm and $5 Jameson (with mention of Housepitality …

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