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Wednesday, August 31

Harry Potter and the Hella Magical Super Dope Summer Shindig | PianoFight
Wednesday, August 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| PianoFight
Harry Potter and the Hella Magical Super Dope Summer Shindig | PianoFight
Come join and celebrate the last evening of the holidays at the Great Hall of Californicorn with moving pictures, music, trivia, magical cocktails (and yes, Butterbeer) and some adventures that are sure to occur. Please come in your most celebrated dress robes or attire as well ...
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, August 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a novice, this class will get ...

Thursday, September 1

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, September 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Museum of Pez
Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame

The first Thursday of every month is free admission to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, a mini-museum where you can find over 500 pez dispensers from the past 80 years. See the world’s largest pez dispenser and a rare Pez, worth about $5,000, a Mr ...

Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, September 1 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Berkeley)
Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden happening on the 1st Thursday of the month at the Berkeley Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure ...

The Great San Francisco Trivia Challenge | SF
Thursday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with Facebook RSVP
| SPARK Social SF
The Great San Francisco Trivia Challenge | SF
Test your knowledge of the Bay at the first ever Great San Francisco Trivia Challenge. Not just some boring standard trivia night, this is more like a live game show with four rounds of multimedia puzzles, “figureoutable” trivia, unique formats, Smart-Ass Points for wrong (but funny) answers ...

Friday, September 2

2016 Begonia Festival: Dance Performance | Capitola
Friday, September 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Esplanade Park
2016 Begonia Festival: Dance Performance | Capitola

See some brilliant blooms while boating, baiting and frolicking on the beach over Labor Day weekend at the 64th 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 ...

First Friday Roller Boogie Street Jam | Oakland
Friday, September 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 23rd & Telegraph
First Friday Roller Boogie Street Jam | Oakland

Get your roller boogie on to some good music at the next First Friday street party in Oakland on the corner of 23rd and Telegraph. Bring your skates and come dance. It’s First Friday, and that means you’ll also get to enjoy lots of food ...

San Francisco Bike Party: “Biking MAN” | First Fridays
Friday, September 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party:
Did you know Burning Man had its humble but wild beginnings at San Francisco’s own Baker Beach? Did you also know that bikes play a huge part of life on the Playa? In honor of Burning Man taking place during Bike Party, and maybe because ...
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, September 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...

Saturday, September 3

Tot Shabbat: Songs, Puppets & Art Projects | Alameda
Saturday, September 3 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Temple Israel of Alameda
Tot Shabbat: Songs, Puppets & Art Projects | Alameda
As you enter a new Jewish season of celebration, please join them for Shabbat with songs, puppets, parachute time, bubbles, art projects, and snacks. Tot Shabbat at Temple Israel of Alameda is led by Mimi Greisman, specialist in Jewish Early Childhood Education, and Cantor Brian Reich. Don’t miss ...
46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Saturday
Saturday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae
46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Saturday

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” 2016 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival September 3-4, 2016 | 10 am to 5 pm Broadway Ave, Downtown Millbrae FREE This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features ...

2016 Begonia Festival: Sand Sculpture Contest, Flower Mural & Movie at the Beach | Capitola
Saturday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2016 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 64th 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 ...

Grown Up Gaming: All-Ages Board Game Day | South SF
Saturday, September 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Grown Up Gaming: All-Ages Board Game Day | South SF

Join them each month at 2 pm for an adult, millennial, and teen game day. Some games will be provided, and they welcome you to bring you own. Invite your friends and family to come enjoy the library space and have a great afternoon of ...

Sunday, September 4

2016 Begonia Festival & Boat Parade | Capitola
Sunday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2016 Begonia Festival & Boat Parade | Capitola

See some brilliant blooms while boating, baiting and frolicking on the beach over Labor Day weekend at the 64th 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 ...

35th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest | Point Reyes
Sunday, September 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Drakes Beach
35th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest | Point Reyes
Build your sandy masterpiece at the Point Reyes National Seashore’s 35th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach from 9 am to 3:30 pm on Sunday, September 4, 2016. The event is free for both participants and spectators and prizes will be awarded for all age categories. Registration ...
46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Sunday
Sunday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae
46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Sunday

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” 2016 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival September 3-4, 2016 | 10 am to 5 pm Broadway Ave, Downtown Millbrae FREE This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features ...

2016 Pan African Family Reunion: Games, Live Music & Health Workshops | Oakland
2016 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 ...
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 4 – 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. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

Monday, September 5

2016 Begonia Festival: Fishing Derby & Row Boat Races | Capitola
Monday, September 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2016 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 64th 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 ...

The Swings: Amazing Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose
Monday, September 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
The Swings: Amazing Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose

For two months, The Swings installation will be activated in the heart of downtown San José at Plaza de César Chavez. Created by Montréal-based interaction design studio Daily tous les jours, The Swings is a free interactive art installation in which each swing emits the ...

Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, September 5 – 7:30 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 a super rad bar in San Francisco, Soda Popinski’s. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new ...

Tuesday, September 6

Monthly Game Night at the Library | Napa
Tuesday, September 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Napa County Library
Monthly Game Night at the Library | Napa

Local millennials no longer have to swipe right to meet new people. The Napa County Library’s new Un/shelved program connects 20 to 30 year olds through nontraditional library events. It’s your move with Un/Shelved Gaming if you want to discover new games or socialize with other gamers. ...

Free Popcorn On Trivia Tuesday | Oakland
Tuesday, September 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rosenblum Cellars
Free Popcorn On Trivia Tuesday | Oakland
There will be 5 rounds of 10 questions on pop culture, music and more. Prepare your trivia knowledge and enjoy with your friends. Trivia begins at 6:00 pm with hostess Nicole. Every Tuesday get the chance to drink, play, and win. They will also serve free popcorn.

Wednesday, September 7

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 ...

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, September 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay

The first Wednesday of every month brings you a hilarious comedy show to the Lounge at Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord. Mires like Fires presents has become one of best East Bay stand up comedy showcases around. The show features a different lineup of talented ...

Thursday, September 8

Star Trek Trivia Night | Mountain View
Thursday, September 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but one person from participating group must register.
| Mountain View Public Library
Star Trek Trivia Night | Mountain View
Boldly go where no trivia team has gone before. Enter as a team of 2-4 friends, coworkers, or family members, and work together to answer Star Trek trivia questions. Free, but registration is required by a team member. Prizes will be awarded to the top trivia teams. Bonus point ...
“Sandbox”: Live Games Open Mic | SF
Thursday, September 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Secret Location (SF)

Sandbox is a monthly open mic, held every second Thursday, for playtesting live games and participatory experiences. Work presented is generally embodied play–unlike video games or board games, the experiences at Sandbox generally involve players moving around and exploring space and interacting with other players. ...

Friday, September 9

Late Afternoon Tabletop Gaming In The Library | North Beach
Friday, September 9 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach Public Library
Late Afternoon Tabletop Gaming In The Library | North Beach
Join them for a late afternoon session of tabletop gaming. Relax with their large selection of board games or bring your own. Friends are not only allowed, but encouraged.
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 ...

Saturday, September 10

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 ...