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2017 Begonia Festival: Sand Sculpture Contest, Flower Mural & Movie at the Beach | Capitola
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2017 Begonia Festival: Sand Sculpture Contest, Flower Mural & Movie at the Beach | Capitola

See some brilliant blooms while boating, baiting and frolicking on the beach over Labor Day weekend at the 65th annual Capitola Begonia Festival. With over 43 acres and 3 million blooms come late summer, the Begonia Festival is a spectacular sight and a fun, family-oriented ...

47th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Saturday
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae
47th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Saturday

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 47th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” 2017 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival September 2-3, 2017 | 10 am to 5 pm Broadway Ave, Downtown Millbrae FREE This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features ...

2017 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods | Peninsula
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kings Mountain Fire Station
2017 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods | Peninsula

Why pay a fortune to see the art in Sausalito when you can visit the Kings Mountain Art Fair for free? Known for its stunning location among the redwoods and for its unique and varied artists, the Kings Mountain Art Fair celebrates more than 50 ...

2017 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
2017 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | Golden Gate Park

Experience the sights, sounds and scents of the South Pacific at the annual Aloha Poly Fest at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. Celebrate and learn about Polynesian (Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, Cook Islands, and New Zealand), Melanesian (Fiji) and Micronesian (Guam) islands in ...

Kiosk Fest 2017: Zine Reading, Workshop & Live Music | SF
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market St (Embarcadero to 5th St)
Kiosk Fest 2017: Zine Reading, Workshop & Live Music | SF

The Grand Newsstand, San Francisco’s zine stand, is hosting an open-air festival to celebrate zines, art, and printed media. Kiosk Fest takes place around Market Street in San Francisco between 5th Street and the Embarcadero. Kiosk Fest 2017 September 1-2, 2017 | 10 am to ...

Free Fishing Day 2017 | SF
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier Seven
Free Fishing Day 2017 | SF

Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feel the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? What’s that? You say you never learned to fish? Dept ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

Taylor Mac Button-Making Spectacular w/ Machine Dazzle | Curran
Saturday, September 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Curran
Taylor Mac Button-Making Spectacular w/ Machine Dazzle | Curran
Coming off of his recent install of Neiman Marcus windows, genius costume designer and artiste extraordinaire Machine Dazzle is DIY-ing it up on CURRAN’s stage. Get excited for Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, and have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with Machine to ...
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Contrada | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, September 2 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Contrada | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Jason Tuley’s childhood in Santa Barbara, Calif. was greatly influenced by his time spent in his grandma Luella’s restaurant. Even though he was very young, he was ...
2017 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Redwood City
2017 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Enjoy a full day of Lebanese culture and cuisine in a great atmosphere with music, dance, games, and other entertainment for the whole family. 7th Annual Lebanese Festival Saturday, September 2, 2017 | 11 am to 8 pm Downtown Redwood City FREE Start your day with delicious, traditional Lebanese sweets ...
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: EatGordaEat | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, September 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: EatGordaEat | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. EatGordaEat is the name of Illyanna Maisonet’s self-published Puerto Rican cookbook and her popups. Illyanna grew up in the Sacramento Delta, surrounded by an abundance of produce ...
Middle Eastern Heritage Festival 2017 | September 1-30
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Middle Eastern Heritage Festival 2017 | September 1-30

The San Francisco Public Library celebrates Middle Eastern Heritage Month in September 2017 with a wide array of programs in recognition of the diverse histories, cultures and traditions from the Middle East. Visit the Main Library to learn about the “cradle of civilization” from Dr. ...

Kugelplex: Rock ‘n Rollin Party Music | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, September 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Kugelplex: Rock ‘n Rollin Party Music | Yerba Buena Gardens
Bringing rock ‘n’ roll energy to the party music of Eastern European Jewry, Kugelplex plays wild, virtuosic dance tunes at concerts, festivals and weddings. They’ve performed with Joan Baez, the Oakland Symphony, the Klezmatics’ Frank London and Kitka, among other illustrious ensembles. For this unique program ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 2 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Golden Gate Park (Peacock Meadow)
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF
Saturday, September 2 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF

Attention friends of Caturday, your favorite day of the month is back. First Caturday is a day to reclaim the glory of the outdoors for your feline friends. It is a day for charming and delightful outdoor cat-napping and socializing. It is where you can freely exchange information, ...

Fitbit Local Monthly Workout: Bayside Bootcamp | SF
Saturday, September 2 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Huntington Park
Fitbit Local Monthly Workout: Bayside Bootcamp | SF
Sweat it out with Fitbit Local, a monthly series of free workouts hosted by fitness leaders from your community. Fitbit Local Ambassadors Caroline Jordan and Buddy Macuha will help boost your energy and get a great workout in before the Labor Day holiday. Meet at Huntington ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet” Preview | The Presidio
Saturday, September 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Shakespeare in the Park:

For the 35th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

Portuguese Festival: BBQ, Games & Dancing For Labor Day Weekend | Hayward
Portuguese Festival: BBQ, Games & Dancing For Labor Day Weekend | Hayward

Rock out on your Labor Day holiday and bring the whole family at the Portuguese Festival at BJM Hall in Hayward from September 2-3, 2017. Portuguese Festival: BBQ, Games & Dancing For Labor Day Weekend September 2, 2017 | 4 pm to 12 am September 3, 2017 ...

The Knight of the Burning Pestle: Very-nearly-Shakespeare in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, September 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
The Knight of the Burning Pestle: Very-nearly-Shakespeare in the Park | Berkeley

“The Knight of the Burning Pestle” was written by the accomplished Jacobean playwright Francis Beaumont and first performed around 1607. In the play, the audience interrupts the (apparently rather dull) Elizabethan drama “The London Gentleman” and insist the players perform a different play (made up ...

2017 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 36 Venues, 3 Hours | Oakland
Saturday, September 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Beer Garden
2017 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 36 Venues, 3 Hours | Oakland
Uptown Oakland’s Beast Crawl unleashes its sixth annual free literary festival featuring more than 150 writers in a single night, spread out over three hours and nearly 40 local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, and storefronts. 2017 Beast Crawl: Huge East Bay Literature Pub Crawl Saturday, September 2, 2017 ...

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.
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 …

Late Night Downtown Comedy at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF
Late Night Downtown Comedy at SF's Newest Art Bar | SF

Bar Fluxus, run by the same people behind Madrone Art Bar, is a new downtown cocktail bar filled with cool art and as colorful as a big box of crayons.
Every Saturday night downtown comes alive with a fresh new comedy set hosted by Feel Woods …

“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.
Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. Also, this event is BYOB.
All this goodness is brought to you …

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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