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Wednesday, April 18

1906 Earthquake & Fire Anniversary Ceremony | SF
Wednesday, April 18 – 4:45 am | Cost: FREE | Lotta's Fountain
1906 Earthquake & Fire Anniversary Ceremony  | SF
When the earthquake hit on April 18, 1906, it did so in the wee hours at 5:12 am. The cast iron Lotta’s Fountain on Market Street became a crucial meeting point and is now known as SF’s oldest surviving monument. Every year since, city officials (and in past ...
Golden Fire Hydrant Painting Ceremony | Dolores Park
Wednesday, April 18 – 5:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Fire Hydrant
Golden Fire Hydrant Painting Ceremony | Dolores Park
One lonely working fire hydrant in the Mission District helped saved the city’s churches after the 1906 Earthquake. Every year on the anniversary of the quake, the hydrant receives a fresh coat of gold paint in tribute. This annual celebration takes place on Tuesday, April 18, ...

Free 1/2 Pint Ice Cream Days: “Chilly Cow” Bay Area Tour | April 12-20
Wednesday, April 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Free 1/2 Pint Ice Cream Days:

Chilly Cow will be handing out free half pint samples of its ultra-creamy, ultra-delicious, lower-calorie ice cream at select locations in San Francisco and the Bay Area throughout the next two weeks. Available flavors will include: Brown Butter Salted Caramel, Chocolate Brownie Batter, Chocolate Chip ...

Read to a Dog at Montclair | Oakland
Wednesday, April 18 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Montclair Branch
Read to a Dog at Montclair | Oakland

Young readers are invited and read aloud to a certified therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Reading to dogs can help increase children’s reading confidence, skill, and enjoyment. Scout the Dog is ready for a story at: Elmhurst Library: Every Saturday at 11am Natasha ...

Landscape Conversations: 3rd Edition Nature in the City Map Release | SF
Wednesday, April 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP required. Maps will be available for purchase.
| Exploratorium
Landscape Conversations: 3rd Edition Nature in the City Map Release | SF
Join and celebrate the release of the Nature in the City map, 3rd Edition on Wednesday at 6 pm. Landscape Conversations: 3rd Edition Nature in the City Map Release Wednesday, April 18,2018 | 6 pm to 9 pm Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco FREE, RSVP Required Event Program: Introduction: Amber Hasselbring from ...
Halfway to Halloween Costume & Dance Party | The Knockout
Wednesday, April 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with costume. Otherwise $2.
| The Knockout
Halfway to Halloween Costume & Dance Party | The Knockout
Join  the Mission’s best Halloween Party in April. DJ’s spinning punk, indie, new wave, electronic, soul, and more. Halfway to Halloween Costume & Dance Party Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 8 pm to 1 am The Knockout, 3223 Mission St, San Francisco FREE with Costume A costume and dance party for ...

Every Wednesday

Free Bad-Ass Morning Outdoor Workout: Alta Vista Park | SF
Every Wednesday – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | Alta Plaza Park
Free Bad-Ass Morning Outdoor Workout: Alta Vista Park | SF

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 work, …

“Heart of the City” Wednesday Farmers Market | UN Plaza
Every Wednesday – All Day | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

Heart of the City Farmers Market is a uniquely independent, farmer-operated, nonprofit farmers market located year round on Sundays and Wednesdays in San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza, rain or shine. Nearly 30 local farmers and artisan food vendors provide a wide selection of fresh local produce, …

Stitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF
Every Wednesday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco School of Needlework & Design
Stitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF

These free events give you the opportunity to stitch in an inspiring environment with fellow enthusiasts. Bring along your projects, embroidery, knitting or even darning, and enjoy the company of others and their vast needlework library at your leisure.
Free Stitch Ins meet every Wednesday from …

Autodesk Design Gallery & Tour | Embarcadero
Every Wednesday – 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 role …

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

Every Wednesday night throughout the season, starting March 14, 2018, 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 prepared. The market will …

“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 …

Dandelion Chocolate: Factory Tour & Guided Tasting | SF
Every Wednesday – 6:10 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 and reservations are required
| Dandelion Chocolate
Dandelion Chocolate: Factory Tour & Guided Tasting | SF

Mmmm… chocolate! Four days a week, Dandelion Chocolates offer $5 factory tours (with tastings) and they’ll send you off with a hot chocolate gift card so you can end your experience on an extra chocolatey note. These tours can book up months in advance (especially for …

“Musical Wednesdays” Sing-Along At The Edge | Castro
Every Wednesday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Edge

Start your week singing with Musical Mondays or get over the hump with Musical Wednesdays at The Edge in the Castro, where they play all of your favorite musicals to sing and drink along with a different theme each week from 7 pm to 2 am every …

“Roots, Rum & Reggae” Live Reggae Night | Peninsula
Every Wednesday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 7 Mile Sports Bar & Grill
“Roots, Rum & Reggae” Live Reggae Night | Peninsula

The Historic 7 Mile House will be hosts a weekly Wednesday reggae night appropriately called “Roots Rum & Reggae”, and will feature the Bay Area’s best reggae bands on a rotating schedule.
Check out the 7 Mile House calendar for details on this week’s band.
“Roots, Rum …

Free Live Jazz & Latin Jazz Nights | Cigar Bar
Every Wednesday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cigar Bar & Grill
Free Live Jazz & Latin Jazz Nights |  Cigar Bar

Join the Cigar Bar & Grill every Wednesday & Thursday evening for a free Jazz show (both traditional jazz and latin jazz) by local Bay Area musicians.
Shows start at 8pm. Enjoy great food, drinks & Jazz. For complete line-up and more information please visit their website.
Live …

“Comedy Cellar” Free Stand-Up Showcase | SF
Every Wednesday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*When you use the promo code FUNCHEAP. Otherwise, it's $5.
| Ales Unlimited: Beer Basement

Every Wednesday, the newest stand-up showcase in San Francisco comes to the legendary basement of 222 Hyde. Your hosts, Christian Reyes, Joey Avery & Torio Van Grol present you with a fresh lineup of the best local acts mixed with touring headliners from out of …

Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl | SF
Every Wednesday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with a drink special purchase
| Northstar Cafe
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 – $3.50 drink specials, and compete in Rock Paper Scissors tournament qualifying rounds while moving from bar to bar. The tournament champ wins a bar tab. Meet new people while earning points to …

“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.
Enjoy free champagne from 9-10 pm and $5 Jameson (with mention of Housepitality discount). The RSVP list closes at 6 pm on the day of the show.
Housepitality DJ Night
Every Wednesday …

Classical Underground: Weekly Late Night Chamber Music | Monroe
Every Wednesday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Monroe
Classical Underground: Weekly Late Night Chamber Music | Monroe

Every Wednesday night at Monroe, come experience live classical music in an unconventional space.
The program changes weekly, and will always highlight live chamber music.

Hear and experience the sounds of exciting arrangements without the pretense of a concert hall.
Sip on cocktails, or enjoy a cold beer …

The Late Mic w/ Frosty Nugs Free Comedy Showcase & Open Mic | Oakland
Every Wednesday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | BRIX 581
The Late Mic w/ Frosty Nugs Free Comedy Showcase & Open Mic | Oakland

The Late Mic with Frosty Nugs is a weekly comedy showcase that features comics from all over the San Francisco Bay Area and the world. Come for the showcase and stay for the open mic which immediately follows the headliner.
First come, first serve, but they …

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