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Saturday, August 19

City Skyline Challenge 2017: Rappelling Down SF’s Skyscrapers | Union Square
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch, rappelling requires fundraising.
| Hilton San Francisco Union Square
City Skyline Challenge 2017: Rappelling Down SF's Skyscrapers | Union Square

Outward Bound California’s 2017 City Skyline Challenge features two days of Bay Area civic leaders, local celebrities, entrepreneurs, students, educators, and individuals from all walks of life rappelling Spiderman-style from the Hilton San Francisco Union Squares roof, before cheering onlookers and a vast online audience. ...

2017 Festival of the Sea: Music Fest & Learn Seafaring Skills | SF
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free; bring cash for purchases.
| Hyde Street Pier
2017 Festival of the Sea: Music Fest & Learn Seafaring Skills | SF
Bring the whole family to the 2017 Festival of the Sea. This year, the festival’s theme is “High Tech on the High Seas: The Evolution of Maritime Culture and Technology.” Learn about capstans, the 1907 Hercules’ powerplant, and other “engines that made a difference” while ...

2017 Civil War Living History Day | SF
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Point
2017 Civil War Living History Day | SF
See how soldiers and civilians lived in the West’s largest Civil War fort right here in San Francisco. Find out why California was important in the Civil War, and how the fort protected San Francisco. Re-enactors and rangers will give tours, demonstrations, perform stirring flag ceremonies ...
2017 Debardchery: Archery, Bardic Poetry & Silly Games | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Event is open only to members of the Shire of Cloondara and their guests
| Golden Gate Park, Archery Field
2017 Debardchery: Archery, Bardic Poetry & Silly Games | Golden Gate Park
The Shire of Cloondara (the San Francisco branch of the Society for Creative Anachronisms, who re-create the customs, combat, and courtesies of the Middle Ages) throws their annual “DeBARDchery,” their annual archery and bardic tournament. >> Please note, due to permit restrictions, this event is open only to ...
2017 Burlingame Festival: Diverse Performances, Music & Arts | Peninsula
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Avenue
2017 Burlingame Festival: Diverse Performances, Music & Arts | Peninsula

Come out to the annual Burlingame On The Avenue, one of the Peninsula’s most anticipated summer festivals, featuring hundreds of artisans showcasing hand-crafted products, delicious foods and beverages, and exciting performances. Plus, throughout the day there live entertainment which boast a variety of unique musical and ...

Chronicle Books Summer Warehouse Sale: Final Day | 80% Off Everything
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Bring money to buy books.
| Chronicle Books HQ
Chronicle Books Summer Warehouse Sale: Final Day | 80% Off Everything

The 2017 Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only, from August 17-19, 2017. Stock up on your winter reading with cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle and home, arts and crafts, art and design, photography, travel, pop culture, ...

TurnOUT for Inclusion: Improve Habitats of Wildlife | Muir Beach
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Muir Beach
TurnOUT for Inclusion: Improve Habitats of Wildlife | Muir Beach
Turn up with TurnOut at Muir Beach. In order to celebrate diversity and build community with the staff, volunteers, and visitors, they have teamed up with TurnOut, an organization dedicated to connecting volunteers to LGBTQIA+ causes. Join them to help restore and improve vital habitat for ...
Habitat for Humanity’s ReUse Fair | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity's ReUse Fair | Oakland
Join Habitat for Humanity for family-friendly fun that invests in your home, your community, and your planet. If you’re looking at the rest of your summer calendar and filling in the blanks, be sure to reserve Saturday, August 19th, for the Oakland ReUse Fair. Whether you’re ...
Summer of Love Film Fest | South SF
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Summer of Love Film Fest | South SF
Dive deeper into the changing social ideals of the era with a selection of films that capture different aspects of life in the sixties. 10:00 a.m. Woodstock – An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969, from preparation ...
2017 Veterans Alley Block Party | SF
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Veterans Alley
2017 Veterans Alley Block Party | SF
Join the second Annual Veteran’s Alley block party. This is a family friendly event with a BBQ, mural painting, and live, local bands. Create art on everything from side walks to faces. Feel free to come down and set up an easel or get jiggy ...
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Tacolicious | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, August 19 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Tacolicious | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and highlighting the upcoming festival Eat Drink SF. Texas native chef Quinten Frye came of age feeding on Austin’s Tex-Mex, but it was a summer traveling through ...
99th Annual Italian Festival “Festa Coloniale Italiana” | North Beach
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Italian Athletic Club
99th Annual Italian Festival
The SF Italian Athletic Club once again welcomes you to North Beach for the annual Festa Coloniale Italiana to celebrate the rich Italian and Italian-American heritage that has existed in San Francisco for generations. Expect everything Italian – food, wine, live music, dancers, a pizza toss and more. It’s fun ...

Every Saturday

Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley

Grab your yoga mat and come to Sports Basement Berkeley for some relaxing weekend yoga. Community classes take place every Saturday.
Free Community Yoga Class
Every Saturday | 10 am
Sports Basement, 2727 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA
FREE
Please BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle. All levels are welcome.

Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF

Enjoy an hour-long walk on the rise, tragic fall, and modern rebirth of one of San Francisco’s most renowned historic landmarks.
Visit a contemporary swirl of shops and learn the history of ferries, freeways, and quakes. Meet at the foot of the stairs at the front …

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 …

“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 online with discount code FUNCHEAP; otherwise, it's $10.
| The Basement

The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that features established comedians from around the …

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show | Oakland
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
| It's Your Move Game Store

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for weekly shows happening every Saturday.
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show
Every Saturday | 8 pm
It’s Your Move Game Store, 4920 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
$5
Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy comedy from some of the …

Saturday Night Jazz Show | Fillmore
Saturday Night Jazz Show | Fillmore

Come relax in the Heritage Lounge of 1300 on Fillmore and listen a free jazz performance during Saturday Night Live Music.
The band lineup will change weekly and they do take some Saturdays off so make sure to check the schedule to see who’s performing.
There is no cover …

Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont
Every Saturday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Made Up Theatre
Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont

Come out for a night of big laughs as The 5 Play cast explores the fun, exciting, and silly nature of human relationships in an unforgettable show of completely improvised scenes and stories every Saturday at 10 pm.
5 Play will perform a fully improvised 45 …

The God Damn Jam: Watch or Take Part in Improv on Stage | SF
Every Saturday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | PianoFight
The God Damn Jam: Watch or Take Part in Improv on Stage | SF

Sid Singh hosts the craziest show in the city where you get to see standup, improv, and then you get on stage to do improv.
If you want, you can also just sit and laugh at the other people doing improv. No one is here to make …

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