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Tuesday, July 18

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, July 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 Movie & Wine Night: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang | Nob Hill
Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang | Nob Hill

Wind down every Tuesday night during the summer of 2017 with a free wine or spirit tasting and screening of a classic movie. Summer movie nights are back at Top of the Mark featuring a selection of classic comedy, action, and drama flicks from the 1930s ...

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Notch Boogie & Jump Blues | Concord
Tuesday, July 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Notch Boogie & Jump Blues | 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 ...

Wednesday, July 19

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, July 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...

Clover Sonoma Milk Tasting Room Pop-Up: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich Bites | Final Day
Wednesday, July 19 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Clover Sonoma Milk Tasting Room Pop-up
Clover Sonoma Milk Tasting Room Pop-Up: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich Bites | Final Day

Clover Sonoma, the Bay Area’s favorite third-generation family-owned and operated dairy farm, has opened a Milk Tasting Room pop-up in Hayes Valley, which will be open from June 5 through July 21, 2017. Clover Sonoma Milk Tasting Room June 5-July 21, 2017 Clover Sonoma Pop-up, 330 Fell ...

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, July 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Lost & Found
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 ...

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Mission
Wednesday, July 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Almanac Taproom
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Mission

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 6pm typically featuring special release ...

“Salad for President” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Wednesday, July 19 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
The creator of the immensely popular Salad for President blog presents a visually rich collection of more than 75 salad recipes, with contributions and interviews by artists/creative professionals like William Wegman, Tauba Auerbach, Laurie Anderson, and Alice Waters.

Thursday, July 20

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward
Thursday, July 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward
Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward

The 2017 downtown Hayward 3rd Thursday Street Party goes into its 17th season from 5:30-8:30 pm on June 15, July 20 and August 17 with bands, a classic car show, street entertainers, food, and family fun. Fun will be provided by street entertainers, face-painters and rides ...

Summer Sounds Outside: Box Set Duo, Trio Folk Music | Walnut Creek
Thursday, July 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lesher Center for the Arts
Summer Sounds Outside: Box Set Duo, Trio Folk Music | Walnut Creek

Summer Sounds Outside is a series of free concerts on the outside plaza which focuses on bringing high quality, eclectic new artists to the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Concerts will take place from 5:30-7 pm on select Thursday evenings during the Summer ...

Moraga Summer Concert: Tribute to The Beatles | East Bay
Thursday, July 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Tribute to The Beatles | East Bay

On Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of ...

Music & Market Summer Concerts: California Country | Concord
Thursday, July 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: California Country  | 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 ...

Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night: “Dirty Dancing” | Jack London Square
Thursday, July 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night:

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer with free outdoor screenings of hit movies, as part of Jack London Square’s hit Waterfront Flicks series. From date night to family flick night, moviegoers can start their evenings early with dinner at one of Jack London Square’s ...

Friday, July 21

Christmas in July | Pier 39
Friday, July 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Christmas in July | Pier 39
Pier 39 is celebrating Christmas in July. The first 100 people to present the special ornament coupon at Christmas in San Francisco on Level 1 will receive a free commemorative PIER 39 ornament.* Check back for more information and to download your coupon. *Must present coupon ...
Clover Sonoma’s Free Organic Milk & Churro Crisps | Final Day
Friday, July 21 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Clover Sonoma Milk Tasting Room Pop-up
Clover Sonoma's Free Organic Milk & Churro Crisps | Final Day

Clover Sonoma, the Bay Area’s favorite third-generation family-owned and operated dairy farm, has opened a Milk Tasting Room pop-up in Hayes Valley, which will be open from June 5 through July 21, 2017. Clover Sonoma Milk Tasting Room June 5-July 21, 2017 Clover Sonoma Pop-up, 330 Fell ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, July 21 – 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 ...

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Soup | Oakland
Friday, July 21 – 8:00 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, vegan homemade soup for every audience member. Free, but an RSVP to soupcomedyRSVP@gmail.com is required. Doors open at ...

Saturday, July 22

Hodo Soy’s Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, July 22 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Hodo Soy's Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. As a child in Vietnam, Minh Tsai took morning strolls with his grandpa to the neighborhood tofu shack. The freshness and artisan-quality of the soymilk, tofu and ...
Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel’s Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, July 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel's Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. “I accepted a job at Disneyland working in foodservice and enjoyed the interaction I had with the cooks and chefs,” says Wong. “It was art on a ...

Sunday, July 23

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, July 23 | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm, year ...

Monday, July 24

Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies
Monday, July 24 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Blondie's Bar & No Grill
Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies

More Fun at Blondie’s celebrates the best comedians in the Bay every 4th Monday of the month with a free comedy show and free cake.  

Tuesday, July 25

Live at Lagunitas: Whitney | Petaluma
Tuesday, July 25 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Whitney | 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 ...

Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night: Funny Girl | Nob Hill
Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night: Funny Girl | Nob Hill

Wind down every Tuesday night during the summer of 2017 with a free wine or spirit tasting and screening of a classic movie. Summer movie nights are back at Top of the Mark featuring a selection of classic comedy, action, and drama flicks from the 1930s ...

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, July 25 – 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 ...

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Delta Blues, Slide & Guitar Master | Concord
Tuesday, July 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Delta Blues, Slide & Guitar Master | 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 ...

Thursday, July 27

Summer Sounds Outside: Tumbledown House Jazz Music | Walnut Creek
Thursday, July 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lesher Center for the Arts
Summer Sounds Outside: Tumbledown House Jazz Music | Walnut Creek

Summer Sounds Outside is a series of free concerts on the outside plaza which focuses on bringing high quality, eclectic new artists to the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Concerts will take place from 5:30-7 pm on select Thursday evenings during the Summer ...

Moraga Summer Concert: Jazz, Soul & Blues | East Bay
Thursday, July 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Jazz, Soul & Blues | East Bay

On Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of ...

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac | Concord
Thursday, July 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac | 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 ...

“Farm to Table Asian Secrets” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Thursday, July 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
“Farm to Table Asian Secrets” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Author Patricia Tanumihardja is an experienced food writer and expert on Asian and sustainable farm-to-table cooking. She shows you how to buy and use the freshest in-season produce to create delicious dishes with startlingly new flavors and textures. She also explains in this Asian cookbook ...