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Friday, August 7

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, August 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist ...

Saturday, August 8

“Cars and Coffee”: Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup | Treasure Island
Saturday, August 8 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for spectators. Car exhibitors will be charged $5 and will receive a free cup of coffee.
| Treasure Island Great Lawn
Please note that the next “Cars and Coffee” will be on August 8th, not August 1st because the location was unavailable on the 1st.

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, August 8 – 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. In addition to shopping for one-of-a-kind items, there are food and craft beers ...

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, August 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 120 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm. On ...

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, August 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.

Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.
Saturday, August 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate (North Oakland)
Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland's Golden Gate Dist.

The Golden Gate Neighborhood of North Oakland is hosting a monthly Second Saturdays event with art, music, food, classes and family-friendly activities. They’re focusing on the DIY character of the neighborhood, so come out and see what you can add to the mix.

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, August 8 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...

Sunday, August 9

Very Vegan Sundays | SoMa
Sunday, August 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Very Vegan Sundays | SoMa

After a successful Vegan Super Bowl and back by popular demand, Funcheap and SoMa StrEat Food Park are starting a new tradition, Very Vegan Sundays. We’ll have lots food trucks, popup vendors, vegan beer, vegan Mimosas, and lots of vegan specials. Join up with hundreds of fellow ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

Monday, August 10

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, August 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at 6:30 pm, followed by the feature film. Use #cyberpunkcinema during the event to share ...

Tuesday, August 11

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, August 11 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael

At Marin Green Drinks, green is the reason, and drinks are the excuse. Relax, mingle and network with local sustainability enthusiasts who are living and working as green as they can. Every second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:30 pm, Marin Green Drinks meet for conversation and complimentary ...

Top of the Mark’s British Movie & Wine Night | Nob Hill
Top of the Mark's British Movie & Wine Night | Nob Hill

Wind down every Tuesday night this summer with a free wine tasting and screening of a classic movie. Top of the Mark’s annual Summer Movie Nights series will take you back in time to the British Invasion phenomenon of the mid-60s. What began as a musical movement ...

Thursday, August 13

2015 Tacolicious Guest Chef: James Lalonde, Bocadillos | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Thursday, August 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: $4.95*
*Tacolicious tacos are typically $4.95, but prices may vary.
| Ferry Building
2015 Tacolicious Guest Chef: James Lalonde, Bocadillos | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Taco lovers, rejoice – Tacolicious’s annual Guest Chef Series is back at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Visit the Tacolicious stand on Thursdays (10 am to 2 pm) to taste some of the most delicious and creative tacos around, made by the Bay Area’s hottest ...

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, August 13 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Twilight at the Presidio” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday,April 2 – October 29, 2015. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you ...

Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula
Thursday, August 13 – 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, ...

Revenge of the ’80s: New Wave DJs & 80¢ Drinks | Oakland
Thursday, August 13 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Ruby Room
Revenge of the '80s: New Wave DJs & 80¢ Drinks | Oakland

Step into a totally f*cked up ’80s time warp every second Thursday at The Ruby Room and enjoy absurdly cheap 80 cent well drinks between 10 pm and midnight, and of course, all the ’80s music and dancing you can handle. DJs Jonathan Reddick (Slime City, Ex-Twin Steps) ...

Friday, August 14

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, August 14 – 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 ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, August 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus ...

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, August 14 – 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 ...

“Members Only” Cocktail Tasting Club | Oakland
Friday, August 14 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Era Art Bar & Lounge

Meet up with fellow cocktail connoisseurs at Era Art Bar in Oakland to mix, mingle, and taste a freshly-inspired seasonal cocktail. The only catch – you have to be a member (don’t worry, it’s free to join). How to Join the Club: Arrive between 9-9:30 pm ...

Saturday, August 15

The 420 Games: 10K Run, Beer Garden & Free Pato Banton Concert | Golden Gate Park
The 420 Games: 10K Run, Beer Garden & Free Pato Banton Concert | Golden Gate Park
The 420 Games is a series of runs, bike rides and other fun athletic events that advocate the responsible use of marijuana. The goal is help to de-stigmatize the millions of people who use marijuana in a positive manner via athletic achievement. The 420 Games at ...
Robin Williams Mini Film Festival & Free Popcorn | SoMa
Saturday, August 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE admission with Facebook RSVP
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Robin Williams Mini Film Festival & Free Popcorn | SoMa
Let’s all join together again to laugh, celebrate and remember the comic genius of Robin Williams with Funcheap at the 2nd Annual Robin Williams Mini Film Festival with 10+ hours of some of his classic roles. 2015 Robin Williams Mini Film Festival Saturday, August 15, 2015 | ...
57% Off: Craft Spirits Carnival 2015 | Unlimited Tastings & Polynesian Dancers
57% Off: Craft Spirits Carnival 2015 | Unlimited Tastings & Polynesian Dancers
Come one, come all to the biggest Try & Buy spirits event yet. Celebrate the craft spirits movement with a grand selection of over 150 ultra-premium spirits from around the world at the 2015 Craft Spirits Carnival – a huge festival at the Fort Mason Center on August 15-16. Funcheap ...
You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | SF
Saturday, August 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Comedy show is free. Food, beverage, and laundry available for purchase.
| Brainwash Cafe
You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | SF

Every third Saturday of the month from 8-9:45 pm at the Brainwash Cafe, True Hustle Entertainment and host, Jesús U. BettaWork, bring the beautiful people the You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta. This is a free standup comedy extravaganza with a fresh lineup of comics every month. Also, check ...

Sunday, August 16

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Sunday, August 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck & Center (Berkeley)

Downtown Berkeley’s Eats, Beats & Brews block party is back for 2015 – with Salsa Sundays featuring live salsa music, along with a Drake’s Brewing outdoor beer garden, delicious food for sale, outdoor seating and Games of Berkeley game pavilion every third Sunday from 12 noon to 6 ...

57% Off: Craft Spirits Carnival 2015 | Unlimited Tastings & Polynesian Dancers
57% Off: Craft Spirits Carnival 2015 | Unlimited Tastings & Polynesian Dancers
Come one, come all to the biggest Try & Buy spirits event yet! Celebrate the craft spirits movement with a grand selection of over 150 ultra-premium spirits from around the world at the 2015 Craft Spirits Carnival – a huge festival at the Fort Mason Center on August 15-16. Funcheap ...

Tuesday, August 18

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, August 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...

Top of the Mark’s British Movie & Wine Night | Nob Hill
Top of the Mark's British Movie & Wine Night | Nob Hill

Wind down every Tuesday night this summer with a free wine tasting and screening of a classic movie. Top of the Mark’s annual Summer Movie Nights series will take you back in time to the British Invasion phenomenon of the mid-60s. What began as a musical movement ...

Wednesday, August 19

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, August 19 – 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 ...