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Monday, August 21

2017 Caltopia: Massive Free Campus Festival | UC Berkeley
Monday, August 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility
2017 Caltopia: Massive Free Campus Festival | UC Berkeley

Caltopia is an annual free two-day campus festival at the start of the UC Berkeley school year that’s free for the entire community – you don’t have to be a student to get in on the action and giveaways. 2017 Caltopia August 20-21, 2017 | ...

Tuesday, August 22

$5 Mini Golf Day: Subpar Miniature Golf’s 5th Anniv. | Alamada
Tuesday, August 22 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Subpar Miniature Golf
$5 Mini Golf Day: Subpar Miniature Golf's 5th Anniv. | Alamada
This super sweet Bay Area-themed 18-hole indoor mini golf course in Alameda with loads of DIY charm turns five years old – and to celebrate they’re having $5 rounds of mini golf all day on Tuesday. It’s open from 11am to 10pm.

Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF
Tuesday, August 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF
Gracing the stage in this month’s event joined by wonderful guests: Elizabeth Mansfield (SF Sketchfest) Jeen Jeen (Cobbs Comedy Club) Nathan Brannon (NBC) And More Welcomed, as always, by your intrepid hosts: Jeff Anaya, Joey Avery, and Andrew Orolfo

Wednesday, August 23

Summer Play Game Expo: 70+ Games, 500 Players & Pizza | The Google Launchpad
Wednesday, August 23 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free when you use the discount code FUNCHEAP. Otherwise, it's $5-$10.
| The Google Launchpad
Summer Play Game Expo: 70+ Games, 500 Players & Pizza  | The Google Launchpad
Join the San Francisco Summer Expo on Wednesday, August 23rd at The Google Launchpad. Over 70 game developers will be showing off their latest games one-on-one to a crowd of 500 people. Summer Play: San Francisco Game Expo Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | 5:30 to 8:30 pm The ...

Thursday, August 24

“Fake News” Game Show: Discern Fact from Fiction & Win Prizes | South SF
Thursday, August 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
“Fake News” Game Show: Discern Fact from Fiction & Win Prizes | South SF
Do you feel you have the ability to depict what sources are reliable or false? Put your ability to the test. Join them as they discuss “Fake News” and what determines whether a source is reliable or unreliable. Stop by and share your thoughts on ...
Secret Warehouse Arcade Party with Joey the Cat | Mission
Thursday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $15 | Joey the Cat's Secret Arcade Warehouse
Secret Warehouse Arcade Party with Joey the Cat | Mission
Come one, come all to Joey the Cat’s first ever “Open Play” night at his secret warehouse which is rarely, if ever, open to the public.  Joey the Cat is the real deal, a world champion skeeballer who’s opening the doors of his secret arcade-filled warehouse. > Get Tickets ...

Friday, August 25

Free Pizza & Startup Testing Party | SF
Friday, August 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Block71 San Francisco
Free Pizza & Startup Testing Party | SF
Hi guys, someone’s working on a startup called Ambit- and they need some of their friends to help them out. After work on Friday, come grab a pizza and participate in a test. You’ll be paired with someone and will record a short conversation (10 minutes). ...
4th Friday Happy Hour: Free Drinks, Snacks & Board Games | SF
Friday, August 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Rithm School
4th Friday Happy Hour: Free Drinks, Snacks & Board Games | SF
Join them for a free evening of drinks, snacks, music, positive vibes, and board games. They promise to keep laptops away, put the whiteboard markers aside, write 0 lines of code, and send no emails. Outco and Rithm School are banding together to host this shindig ...
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, August 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

As I Lay Laughing: Comedy & Snacks | Oakland
Friday, August 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore
As I Lay Laughing: Comedy & Snacks | Oakland

“As I Lay Laughing” brings comedy to E.M. Wolfman’s beautiful bookstore. Every 4th Friday, comedians Michael Brandon and Andrew Orolfo host the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians in an intimate Oakland space. Snacks will also be provided by the team. As I Lay ...

Saturday, August 26

First Annual Family Fair: Swag Bag, Live Music & Dancing | Antioch
Saturday, August 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Somersville Towne Center Mall
First Annual Family Fair: Swag Bag, Live Music & Dancing | Antioch
Excalibur Business Solutions is hosting the first annual Antioch Family Fair on August 26th from 10 am to 5 pm, at the Somersville Towne Center Mall outside parking lot. The event will feature live performances, children’s activities, vendors and much more. Children’s activities include trackless train ...
37th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
37th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose

The 37th Annual Italian Family Festa will take place in History Park San Jose. Enjoy authentic Italian food, arts and crafts, a wine garden, family fun, bocce ball contests, culinary demos, a grape stomp, and other entertainment. 2017 Italian Family Festa – Saturday, August 26, 2017 ...

Dew NBA 3X Tournament | Justin Herman Plaza
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
Dew NBA 3X Tournament | Justin Herman Plaza

Dew NBA 3X is an elite 3×3 basketball competition infused with unique basketball lifestyle and entertainment elements. The competition in San Francisco will be on August 26 and 27, 2017. According to Facebook there’s free food and music, too. NBA 3X, the League’s global 3-on-3 ...

50th Anniversary Goethe Institut Open House: Poetry Slams & Beer Tastings | SF
Saturday, August 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Goethe-Institut San Francisco
50th Anniversary Goethe Institut Open House: Poetry Slams & Beer Tastings | SF
For 50 years, Goethe-Institut San Francisco has been celebrating German culture and language by organizing events in and around the Bay Area. On Saturday, August 26, the organization will commemorate the 50 year anniversary of being in San Francisco. An entire day filled with music, poetry ...
3rd Annual “AugustFest” Beer Festival | 21st Amendment
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free but food and drinks are for purchase.
| 21st Amendment (San Leandro)
3rd Annual
With a 95,000 square foot brewery, world headquarters, and production facility (that used to be a Kelloggs Factory) in San Leandro, it was only a matter of time before 21st Amendment launched an annual beer fest worthy of Tony the Tiger and his frosted flakes. ...
Saturday Indie Rock Concert in the Park | McLaren Park
Saturday, August 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Saturday Indie Rock Concert in the Park | McLaren Park
Rock out with four fantastic indie rock bands at this free Saturday afternoon concert in McLaren Park. The Bye Bye Blackbirds are a Funcheap favorite. The Trip Wire Band The American Professionals Sweet Chariot The Bye Bye Blackbirds – Torchbearers for harmony laden guitar pop in the 21st century, The ...
Facebook County Fair 2017: Carnival & Amusement Rides | Menlo Park
Facebook County Fair 2017: Carnival & Amusement Rides | Menlo Park
Join Facebook for a fun day of amusement rides, farm animals, live bands, carnival games, family entertainment & much, much more. Free admission. Free Parking. No tickets required for entry. Rides tickets sold onsite. 100% of ride proceeds will be donated to a local nonprofit. What to ...

Sunday, August 27

2017 Origami-Palooza Festival & Paper Airplane Challenge | Japantown
Sunday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | East Japan Center Mall
2017 Origami-Palooza Festival & Paper Airplane Challenge | Japantown
At the annual Origami-Palooza, watch origami experts fold paper into seemingly impossible shapes, and enter your creations into a contest (if you’re an experienced origami artist, of course). Anyone and everyone, from young to old, to beginner to experienced, can learn to create amazing things with paper. ...
36th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest | Point Reyes
Sunday, August 27 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Drakes Beach
36th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest | Point Reyes
Build your sandy masterpiece at the Point Reyes National Seashore’s annual Sand Sculpture Contest. The event is free for both participants and spectators and prizes will be awarded for all age categories. 36th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest Sunday, September 27, 2017 | 9 am to 3:30 pm Drakes Beach FREE Registration begins ...
37th Annual Italian Family Festa: Sunday | San Jose
Sunday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
37th Annual Italian Family Festa: Sunday | San Jose

The 37th Annual Italian Family Festa will take place in History Park San Jose. Enjoy authentic Italian food, arts and crafts, a wine garden, family fun, bocce ball contests, culinary demos, a grape stomp, and other entertainment. 2017 Italian Family Festa – Saturday, August 26, 2017 ...

Final Day: Dew NBA 3X Basketball Tournament | Justin Herman Plaza
Sunday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
Final Day: Dew NBA 3X Basketball Tournament | Justin Herman Plaza

Dew NBA 3X is an elite 3×3 basketball competition infused with unique basketball lifestyle and entertainment elements. The competition in San Francisco will be on August 26 and 27, 2017. According to Facebook there’s free food and music, too. NBA 3X, the League’s global 3-on-3 ...

Coin Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa
Sunday, August 27 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room
Coin Op's

Coin-Op is an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a two-story bar and game room with 40+ pinball and video games, a secret speakeasy (hidden behind a “busted” video game). On the last Sunday of every ...

Tuesday, August 29

Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game: August Weeknight Game | SF
Tuesday, August 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required via Meetup.com
| Secret Location (SF)
Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game: August Weeknight Game | SF
The last Jericho game of the summer is here. You’ll be playing in your usual stomping grounds downtown with the usual suspects. The first 15 mins is dedicated to going over rules and dividing into teams. After that, you’ll hit the streets for 3 missions.

Wednesday, August 30

2017 Zumiez Best Foot Forward Skateboard Contest | Oakland
Wednesday, August 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Town Skate Plaza
2017 Zumiez Best Foot Forward Skateboard Contest | Oakland
Zumiez Best Foot Forward is a contest series started in 2007. To give back to the skateboarding community on a local level, the contest has been providing the country’s best amateur skateboarders exposure on a global level. Unlike most contests, Zumiez Best Foot Forward comes to you, and ...
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, August 30 – 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 an RSVP is required. There is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a ...

Friday, September 1

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 ...

First Fridays Roller Boogie Dance Block Party | Oakland
Friday, September 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 23rd & Telegraph
First Fridays Roller Boogie Dance Block Party | Oakland
Bring your roller skates and come boogie with them at First Fridays. It’s a fun free event for all with bumping dance music from two very loud Bumpboxx’s. Aside from the free dance class happening between 7PM – 7:15PM, they also have a group of roller ...
Rick & Morty Themed Trivia Night | SF
Friday, September 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free. $5 Suggested donation
| Milk Bar
Rick & Morty Themed Trivia Night | SF
Rick and Morty fans, unite. Prove your fandom with 4 rounds of Rick and Morty trivia, along with free prizes, and comedians to entertain in between each round. Live music and DJ after the show.
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, September 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, September 1 – 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 ...