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Wednesday, September 6

First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, September 6 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Downtown
First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek “First Wednesday” monthly street festival brings together hundreds of people to Cypress Street in downtown Walnut Creek for a fun-filled evening of live music, food trucks, variety of vendors and roaming entertainment for all to enjoy. First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food ...

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, September 6 – 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 7

The National Heirloom Expo: Demo Gardens & Food Fair | Santa Rosa
Thursday, September 7 – 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” ...

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, September 7 – 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 ...

Friday, September 8

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, September 8 – 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, September 8 – 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 ...

70s Roller Disco Party | Pier 39
Friday, September 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
70s Roller Disco Party | Pier 39
They’re rolling it back to the year they opened – 1978 – with a free 70s Roller Disco Party. Head to The Pier for an evening of fun, music, and roller-skating in the Pier 39 Entrance Plaza from 6-10 pm. Bring your own roller skates or ...
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, September 8 – 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 ...

“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio
Friday, September 8 – 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, ...

Saturday, September 9

45th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, September 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Valley Blvd
45th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Saturday | East Bay

The 45th 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 ...

46th Annual Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | Mountain View
Saturday, September 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
46th 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. 46th Mountain View Art & Wine Festival Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 11 am to 7 pm Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 10 am ...

“J-Pop” Huge Japanese Pop Culture Festival 2017 | Fort Mason Center

Fort Mason hosts one of the country’s biggest J-Pop culture events of the year with the 2017 J-Pop Summit Festival, a two-day event taking place for more than 30,000 people. J-Pop Summit Festival Sat-Sun, September 9-10, 2017 | 11 am-9 pm – Fort Mason Center J-POP passes ...

2017 Mole & Mariachi Festival: Live Music & Mole Tasting | Santa Cruz
Saturday, September 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. $10 mole tasting kits available for purchase.
| Santa Cruz Mission Adobe
2017 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 9 – 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 ...

22nd Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival: Saturday | SF
Saturday, September 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Chocolate samples require tickets.
| Ghirardelli Square
22nd Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival: Saturday | SF

From vanilla beans to caramel fillings, indulge in it all at the 22nd Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival. Come and experience Chocolate School, Chef Demonstrations, Ice Cream Eating Contests, chocolate vendors, and the popular Ghirardelli Chocolate Lounge. Over 50 vendors generously donate sample-sized portions of their ...

Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF
Saturday, September 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Natives Nursery
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF

Experience live music, free locally sourced food & drink, a free plant & general Take Back the City vibes, every 2nd Saturday of the month from noon to 5 pm. Counter the drought, learn about sustainable living, feed the goats, meet the roosters, bring your kids, ...

2nd Annual Brazilian Day Celebration | El Rio
Saturday, September 9 – 3:30 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 early bird, $15 for the regular ticket and $18 at the door.
| El Rio
2nd Annual Brazilian Day Celebration | El Rio
Come celebrate Brazilian Day with Sang Matiz, Batala, Boca Do Rio. Official Line up for the Event: Boca do Rio 4:30 pm Sang Matiz 5:45 p.m. w/Amor Do Samba Batala 7:20 p.m. Plus Special 4:30 pm: Amor Do Samba (Dance Crew) Paulo Presotto from (Dona Francisca) Diogo Sabre & Angelo Tomandl Special cocktails for ...
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, September 9 – 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, September 10

46th Annual Art & Wine Festival: Salsa Sunday | Mountain View
Sunday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
46th Annual Art & Wine Festival: Salsa Sunday | 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. 46th Mountain View Art & Wine Festival Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 11 am to 7 pm Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 10 am ...

43rd Annual Solano Stroll & Parade: 500+ Vendors, Performers & Artists | Berkeley & Albany
Sunday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Solano Avenue
43rd Annual Solano Stroll & Parade: 500+ Vendors, Performers & Artists | Berkeley & Albany
Since 1974 Solano Avenue and the twin-cities of Albany and Berkeley have hosted the Solano Avenue Stroll, the East Bay’s largest street festival. The mile-long festival features over 500 vendors including 50 entertainers, 50 food booths, 150 government and non-profit agencies, 150 juried hand-crafters, a 75 entry ...
45th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Valley Blvd
45th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Sunday | East Bay

The 45th 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 ...

“J-Pop” Huge Japanese Pop Culture Festival 2017 | Fort Mason Center

Fort Mason hosts one of the country’s biggest J-Pop culture events of the year with the 2017 J-Pop Summit Festival, a two-day event taking place for more than 30,000 people. J-Pop Summit Festival Sat-Sun, September 9-10, 2017 | 11 am-9 pm – Fort Mason Center J-POP passes ...

22nd Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival: Sunday | SF
Sunday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Chocolate samples require tickets.
| Ghirardelli Square
22nd Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival: Sunday | SF

From vanilla beans to caramel fillings, indulge in it all at the 22nd Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival. Come and experience Chocolate School, Chef Demonstrations, Ice Cream Eating Contests, chocolate vendors, and the popular Ghirardelli Chocolate Lounge. Over 50 vendors generously donate sample-sized portions of their ...

Monday, September 11

Live at Lagunitas: Mavis Staples | Petaluma
Monday, September 11 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Mavis Staples | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these ...

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, September 11 – 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, September 12

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, September 12 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael

Green is the topic. Drinks the excuse. The San Francisco North Bay comes to this mixer to network with local business folks living and working as green as they can. Check the calendar for their high caliber guest speakers. You’ll love the incredible selection of ...

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, September 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

Cookies and Comedy is a top notch comedy show highlighted by comics who in addition to having great material also have stage personas with a lot of flavor. This flavor is celebrated by bringing in some oven baked cookies for free. The show takes place at ...

Wednesday, September 13

The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF
Wednesday, September 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Ocean Ale House
The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF

Every 2nd Wednesday in San Francisco, comedians Jill Maragos, Phil Griffiths and Andrew Orolfo host the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians in the welcoming and homey space of Ocean Ale House. Enjoy great comedy and a some local brew. The Laugh Boat: Local ...

Thursday, September 14

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, September 14 – 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: Concord’s Blues & Soul Diva | Concord
Thursday, September 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Concord's Blues & Soul Diva | 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 ...