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Wednesday, September 7

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, September 7 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel and many ...

Good Ol’ Girls 9th Annual Anniversary Party | Oakland
Wednesday, September 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lake View Event Space (Wendel Rosen)
Good Ol’ Girls 9th Annual Anniversary Party | Oakland
Join Good Ol’ Girls in celebrating their ninth anniversary with a special evening of food, drinks, networking and thought provoking conversation around the importance of inclusion, diversity and culture. Good Ol’ Girls Anniversary Party is an unparalleled networking opportunity — drawing women from all sectors, and ...

Win Tix: “Bobby’s Bash”: The 2016 RFK Democratic Club Gala | The Chapel
Wednesday, September 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel
Are you excited about politics AND partying? Well this event is for you. The RFK Democratic Club is throwing their very first annual gala for all. Let’s forget the vitriol of modern politics and remember time when leaders like Robert Kennedy inspired generations. > Get Tickets – ...
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, September 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout

At Drink and Draw, artsy bar patrons draw to a theme and submit their artwork into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes at The Knockout in the Mission District. The artwork gets scanned online for all to admire. Drink and Draw happens every first Wednesday of the ...

Thursday, September 8

Free Tacos for Teachers at Rubio’s | Sept. 8
Thursday, September 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Valid teacher ID required.
| Rubio's (SF)
Free Tacos for Teachers at Rubio's | Sept. 8

Who needs apples when teachers can get free tacos? Rubio’s is showing their appreciation for teachers everywhere by giving away free tacos for teachers on September 8, 2016. No coupon required, but teachers must show a valid school ID to receive one (1) free taco of ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: The Ultimate Tribute to Journey | Concord
Thursday, September 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: The Ultimate Tribute to Journey | Concord

The 27th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Markets anywhere in downtown Concord from 6:30-8 pm from May through September. The Music & Market Series is ...

“Eat Your Drink” Book Discussion & Demo | Omnivore Books
Thursday, September 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Matthew Biancaniello, the former cocktail chef for the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s famous Library Bar, is creating cocktails the world has never tasted before. Going beyond the quotidian Whiskey Sour or Tom Collins, Biancaniello is mixing it up with imaginative drinks such as “The Heirloom Tomato Mojito”, ...
Free Spirits Tasting, Education & Cigar Rolling | SF
Thursday, September 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Guests are encouraged to buy drinks after the event.
| Sip Bar & Lounge
Free Spirits Tasting, Education & Cigar Rolling | SF
Join them for their 6th free Spirits Education & Tasting featuring Zacapa Rum. Diageo Spirits Expert Alex Velez will be on-site to educate you about Zacapa rum- its story, how it’s made, and best of all- what it tastes like. Check-in and meet & greet between 7:00 – 7:30pm, presentation, ...
Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula
Thursday, September 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hop Dogma Brewing Company
Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula

Every second Thursday of the month, Comedy Sharks standup night features some of the Bay Area’s best comedians. Come on out and enjoy some laughs with your neighbors, hosted by Phil Griffiths & Hop Dogma Brewing Company. The show starts at 7:30 pm; seating is limited, ...

Friday, September 9

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, September 9 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. The event is free, but space is limited so please RSVP if you plan on attending. Sightglass is an independent, sibling-owned ...

Tech A Cappella Concert Night, Free Beer & Wine | Menlo College
Friday, September 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Menlo College
Tech A Cappella Concert Night, Free Beer & Wine | Menlo College
Please note that this event has been moved to September 9, 2016.
Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | 2016 Cupertino Carnival
Friday, September 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Joseph of Cupertino
Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | 2016 Cupertino Carnival

The Cupertino Carnival is a free, three-day festival featuring live music, entertainment, real amusement rides, jump houses/inflatables, games for kids of all ages, arts and crafts, a wide variety of food and more; it’s perfect for families with young children. 2016 Cupertino Carnival Friday, September ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

53% Off: 2016 Craft Spirits Carnival | Unlimited Tastings of 100+ Ultra-Premium Spirits
53% Off: 2016 Craft Spirits Carnival | Unlimited Tastings of 100+ Ultra-Premium Spirits

Celebrate the craft spirits movement with a grand selection of over 100 ultra-premium spirits from around the world at the 2016 Craft Spirits Carnival – a huge festival at the City View at Metreon on September 9-10. Funcheap has an exclusive code for you to get your ...

“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio
Friday, September 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
| El Rio

Millennials Ruin Everything is a monthly comedy showcase every 2nd Friday from 6-8 pm in the back room at El Rio. Each month, co-hosts Irene Tu and Dominique Gelin explore a new theme with guest comedians about why millennials suck/rock. Part comedy showcase, part interviews, ...

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, September 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...

59th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival: Friday | SF
Friday, September 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | St. Gregory's Church (Brotherhood Way)
59th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival: Friday | SF

Celebrate Armenian food and culture the 59th annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival. The festival features live music and Armenian folk dancing, shish-kebab dinners for purchase, a beer and wine garden, and a kids zone. 2016 Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival St. Gregory Church, 825 Brotherhood ...

Sad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland
Friday, September 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op
Sad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland

Sad Comedy is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free, vegan homemade soup for every audience member. Free, but an RSVP to sadcomedyrsvp@gmail.com is required. Doors at ...

Saturday, September 10

44th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Valley Blvd
44th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Saturday | East Bay

The 44th annual Castro Valley Fall Festival is a two day festival features over 150 arts and crafts, community and non-profit booths. Local wineries are chosen to accompany the vast assortment of food booths, joined by beer on tap. It all happens from 10 am to ...

2016 Show ‘n Shine Car Show | San Mateo
Saturday, September 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Spectator admission is free.
| College of San Mateo
2016 Show 'n Shine Car Show | San Mateo
Come to the 6th annual Show ‘n Shine Car Show, featuring 1976 and earlier American Classics, Streetrods, and Muscle Cars at this family-friendly event from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Get a chance to see great cars from yesteryear and enjoy an authentic Kimochi teriburger ...
45th Annual Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | Mountain View
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
45th Annual Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | Mountain View

More than 200,000 arts lovers gather in Silicon Valley’s epicenter on Castro Street in Mountain View for this vibrant multicultural celebration. 45th Mountain View Art & Wine Festival Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 11 am to 7 pm Sunday, September 11, 2016 | 10 am ...

2016 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2016 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown

Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the 26th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held in Chinatown over two days filled with arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food and multiple parades along historic Grant Avenue between California Street and Columbus Avenue.  2016 Autumn Moon ...

Alameda Deals Day 2016 | 50+ Businesses w/ Freebies & Discounts
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Park Street (Alameda)
Alameda Deals Day 2016 | 50+ Businesses w/ Freebies & Discounts
The Park Street Business District in Alameda invites you to explore the shops and restaurants of Park Street while getting great deals as they celebrate Customer Appreciation Day from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Over 50 businesses join together to provide free giveaways, ...
Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | 2016 Cupertino Carnival
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. Joseph of Cupertino
Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | 2016 Cupertino Carnival

The Cupertino Carnival is a free, three-day festival featuring live music, entertainment, real amusement rides, jump houses/inflatables, games for kids of all ages, arts and crafts, a wide variety of food and more; it’s perfect for families with young children. 2016 Cupertino Carnival Friday, September ...

2016 Black-Eyed Pea Festival: Live Music, Crafts Area & Food Fest | Oakland
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mosswood Park
2016 Black-Eyed Pea Festival: Live Music, Crafts Area & Food Fest | Oakland
The 3rd Annual Oakland Black-Eyed Pea Festival is a celebration of African and African American culture using a cherished foodway as its theme. Get a taste of tradition, and not just with black-eyed peas in various forms, from Hoppin’ John to salsa, but also in the form ...
2016 Mole & Mariachi Festival: Live Music & Mole Tasting | Santa Cruz
Saturday, September 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. $10 mole tasting kits available for purchase.
| Santa Cruz Mission Adobe
2016 Mole & Mariachi Festival: Live Music & Mole Tasting | Santa Cruz
Come to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a day of mole tasting, a traditional Mexican sauce, sometimes made using chocolate, for festival-goers to sample. There will be live music, dance, activities for kids, craft vendors and more. Plus, you’ll get to vote for your favorite mole prepared ...
“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

SamTrans 40th Anniversary Celebration: Live Music & Driving Demos | San Mateo
Saturday, September 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County Event Center
SamTrans 40th Anniversary Celebration: Live Music & Driving Demos | San Mateo
Come join them and help SamTrans celebrate four decades of bus service on the Peninsula. Families will be treated to live music, bus-driving skills demonstrations, a vintage bus display, memorabilia exhibit, speeches, children’s entertainment, food trucks, information on employment opportunities and free giveaways.
Makers PopUp: 36+ Makers, DIY Workshops & Live Music | The Yard
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE to attend with fees required for some of the workshops.
| The Yard at Mission Rock
Makers PopUp: 36+ Makers, DIY Workshops & Live Music | The Yard
Get crafty at the Renaissance Bay Area Makers Popup featuring 36 makers, DIY workshops and food trucks from SFEtsy, Kiva and Ren Center. Makers PopUp Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 11 am to 6 pm The Yard at Mission Rock, San Francisco FREE general admission. RSVP and share on ...
Fiery Performances, Food Trucks & Art Demos: The Crucible’s Open House | Oakland
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food & drinks.
| The Crucible
Fiery Performances, Food Trucks & Art Demos: The Crucible's Open House | Oakland
The Crucible industrial art school‘s open house, Tools to Table, is a celebration, demonstration and exploration of the tools and techniques of making, creating and consuming food, drink and flames. Admission is free and there will be discounts on Crucible art classes, and a Crucible-style picnic basket ...