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Wednesday, August 30

“The Cooking Gene” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Wednesday, August 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition, yet the question of who “owns” it is one of the most provocative touch points in the ongoing struggles over race and appropriation. Join this book launch to find out how in this unique memoir, culinary historian ...

Thursday, August 31

Speak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF
Thursday, August 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alite Outpost
Speak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF

Get hungry folks. The good folks at the Alite Outpost will be serving up hot grilled cheeses and cold brews every last Thursday of the month. Swing by for a bite to eat and enjoy in-store discounts as well as some helpful advice from the ...

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

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

Music & Market Summer Concerts: 14-Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson | Concord
Thursday, August 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: 14-Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson | Concord

The 28th 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 ...

Friday, September 1

Free Clam Chowder Day | Pier 39
Friday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Free Clam Chowder Day | Pier 39
The first 39 people to present the special coupon at Chowders on Level 1 will receive one (1) free cup of clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl.* > Download coupon *Offer only valid for first 39 people who present coupon at Chowders on a first-come, first-served ...
2017 Begonia Festival: Dance Performance | Capitola
Friday, September 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Esplanade Park
2017 Begonia Festival: Dance Performance | 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 ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, September 1 – 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 galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, September 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 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 of ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center: Bubble-ology | Oakland Hills
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center: Bubble-ology | Oakland Hills
Learn all about the science behind bubbles. See how a scientist uses the properties of bubbles to create breakthrough technologies. See how bubbles can change form as professional bubble artists Tom Noddy and Sterling Johnson expose the wonders of these remarkable spheres. Get hands on ...
“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Hotdogs | Oakland
Friday, September 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op

Comedy Soup 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 hot dogs and beer will be served  for every audience member. Free, but an RSVP to soupcomedyRSVP@gmail.com is ...

Saturday, September 2

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
2017 Beast Crawl After Parties | Oakland
Saturday, September 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring some cash for food and drinks.
| Legionnaire Saloon
2017 Beast Crawl After Parties | Oakland
Come mingle with over 200 writers, curators, and organizers from all of the Beast Crawl venues for the 2017 Beast Crawl After Party hosted at two venues, The Telegraph, (food, drinks, family-friendly venue) and Legionnaire Saloon (drinks, dancing, 21+), from 9 pm to midnight. Beast Crawl is Uptown Oakland’s literary ...

Sunday, September 3

2017 Begonia Festival & Boat Parade | Capitola
Sunday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2017 Begonia Festival & Boat Parade | 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 ...

2017 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods | Woodside
Sunday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kings Mountain Fire Station
2017 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods | Woodside

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 50 years of ...

2017 Pan African Family Reunion: Games, Live Music & Health Workshops | Oakland
2017 Pan African Family Reunion: Games, Live Music & Health Workshops | Oakland
The Afrocentric Oakland Crew invites all citizens of the African Diaspora to Mosswood Park for the annual Pan African Family Reunion, a free day of sunshine in the park with a great variety of music, arts & crafts, dancing, and games for adults and kids alike. Through participation in a ...
Golden Gate Park DJ & BBQ Sunday Picnic: “Indian Summer” Time Vibes | SF
Golden Gate Park DJ & BBQ Sunday Picnic:
Here’s a really fun sounding”Handle it BBQ” Sunday picnic event in Golden Gate Park… It’s BYOB (that’s your own blanket and booze) – plus bring some food to share. Oh, and only show up if you promise 101% to take all your trash with you when ...
Reem’s California Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, September 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Reem's California Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Join them at CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland for a Market to Table Cooking Demonstration with Reem Assil of Reem’s California featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market. Reem Assil founded Reem’s with a passion for the flavors of ...
“Ciderfest” Seasonal Libations, Delicious Eats & Live Music | Napa
Sunday, September 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but individual food and drink tickets will be available on their site.
| CIA at Copia
Join them for their first annual Ciderfest. They will be featuring fall’s favorite fruit – apples – as they enjoy a day of seasonal libations, delicious eats, and a live band. Spend the afternoon listening to live music in their gardens, courtesy of Le Jazz ...

Monday, September 4

2017 Begonia Festival: Fishing Derby & Row Boat Races | Capitola
Monday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2017 Begonia Festival: Fishing Derby & Row Boat Races | 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 ...

2017 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods: Labor Day | Woodside
Monday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kings Mountain Fire Station
2017 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods: Labor Day | Woodside

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 50 years of ...

Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, September 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Soda Popinski's
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF

One part nerd, one part slurred, Super Trashed Bros brings together comedy, video games and alcohol every first Monday at Brewcade. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new rules and new gags. Power-up, throw down and push ...

Tuesday, September 5

The National Heirloom Expo: Demo Gardens & Food Fair | Santa Rosa
Tuesday, September 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: $10*
*$10 per day, $25 for three days, children are free
| Sonoma County Fairgrounds
The National Heirloom Expo: Demo Gardens & Food Fair | Santa Rosa

Come and walk the aisles at the “World’s Pure Food Fair”, an event for pure food enthusiasts, the national press, home growers across the country, farmers, school groups and the general public. The Expo is now dubbed the “World’s Fair” of the heirloom industry. This is a “non-profit” ...

Wednesday, September 6

“Lululemon Flow & Jo”: Free Yoga Class & Coffee in an Art Gallery | SoMa
Wednesday, September 6 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 111 Minna Gallery

Join Lululemon for their monthly complimentary yoga class and coffee at 111 Minna Gallery. Start the day with a gentle vinyasa flow, and leave centered and present. Top it off with a hot cup of joe courtesy of Red Door Coffee. Each month, you also get ...

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, September 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 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 ...

The National Heirloom Expo: Demo Gardens & Food Fair | Santa Rosa
Wednesday, September 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: $10*
*$10 per day, $25 for three days, children are free
| Sonoma County Fairgrounds
The National Heirloom Expo: Demo Gardens & Food Fair | Santa Rosa

Come and walk the aisles at the “World’s Pure Food Fair”, an event for pure food enthusiasts, the national press, home growers across the country, farmers, school groups and the general public. The Expo is now dubbed the “World’s Fair” of the heirloom industry. This is a “non-profit” ...