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Saturday, August 13

Pistahan 2016: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF
Saturday, August 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)
Pistahan 2016: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF

Experience the largest celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the annual Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw ...

2016 Chinatown Music Festival and Interactive Design Exhibition | SF
Saturday, August 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square
2016 Chinatown Music Festival and Interactive Design Exhibition | SF
The seventh annual Chinatown Music Festival celebrates an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary music performances by locally and internationally recognized talents performing at Portsmouth Square. 2016 Chinatown Music Festival Saturday, August 13, 2016 | 11 am to 5 pm Portsmouth Square, Kearny & Clay St, SF FREE In addition to ...

Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, August 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Layover
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

Finally, a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this brand-new, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to get to know each other as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a ...

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, August 13 – 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 ...

Free A’s Post-Game Star Wars Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland
Saturday, August 13 – 9:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A's Post-Game Star Wars Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game starts, whether the A’s win or lose. There’s no need to pay ...

Sadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF
Saturday, August 13 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Pop's Bar
Sadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF

A night to relive the days of white belts, myspace, and bangs. Lots of them. Emo, pop punk, post-hardcore, screamo, indie, electro, 90s and 2000s all night long. The party gets down at 9:30 pm on the Second Saturday of each month at Pop’s Bar.

Sunday, August 14

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 14 – 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 ...

Thursday, August 18

Lego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View
Thursday, August 18 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Lego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View
Please note, this event is now for all ages and ends at 1:30 pm.
Game Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF
Game Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF

Game Night brings a night of games, drinks, food and fun on the third Thursday of every month from 5-10 pm at Coffee Bar’s Bryant Street location. They will have discounted beer and wine, exclusive food menu, board games like giant Jenga, corn hole and more. Each event will ...

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord
Thursday, August 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Concord)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord

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 on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Concord Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts when ...

Shakespeare’s 400th Year Legacy: Fast & Funny Word Race | SF Main Library
Thursday, August 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Shakespeare's 400th Year Legacy: Fast & Funny Word Race | SF Main Library
Join Artistic Director Rebecca J. Ennals and Resident Artists of the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival for a fast and funny race through 400 of the very best words and phrases coined by Shakespeare. Whether you’re green-eyed with jealousy, feeling jaded, or just a little gloomy, this ...
Live StorySlam Show: True Drug Stories | Oakland
Thursday, August 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20
| Sweet Bar Bakery
Live StorySlam Show: True Drug Stories | Oakland

Storytellers compete for prizes in their annual drugs-themed StorySlam. Prizes awarded for best open-mic storyteller and best overall storyteller. Plus, there will be raffle prizes for audience members. The night will feature selected storytellers sharing their best “drugs” story. Put your name in the hat for ...

Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night: “The Pursuit of Happyness” | Jack London Sq.
Thursday, August 18 – 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 ...

Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Oakland
Thursday, August 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Oakland

“Wheel of Karaoke” is a fun and engaging karaoke game show judged and MC’d by local up-and-coming performers of comedy and music, taking place on every third Thursday at Spice Monkey in Oakland. Guest comedians, musicians, and vaudeville acts cameo throughout the night to make this a ...

Friday, August 19

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, August 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Saturday, August 20

PokeNight Bar Crawl and Scavenger Hunt | SF
Saturday, August 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| HiFi Lounge
PokeNight Bar Crawl and Scavenger Hunt | SF
Saturday Night Action Club is a timed competition to solve location clues, find hidden caches of booze, make cocktails, and complete photo challenges in order to win the title of “Best Scavenger Hunters in the World”. Come with a team of 6 players, or come alone ...

Sunday, August 21

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 21 – 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 ...

“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Sunday, August 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck & Center (Berkeley)

Downtown Berkeley’s Eats, Beats & Brews block party is back with Salsa Sundays featuring live salsa music, along with a Drake’s Brewing outdoor beer garden every third Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm from June through October. Also, Games of Berkeley will be taking over part ...

Tuesday, August 23

Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF
Tuesday, August 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF

Haight Street Comedy Night is an evening of jokes, games, booze located in the historic Haight Ashbury that takes place on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Milk Bar. This free show features comedians and entertainers that have been seen on Comedy Central, Funny or ...

Thursday, August 25

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell
Thursday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Campbell)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell

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 on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Campbell Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts ...

Friday, August 26

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, August 26 – 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 ...

Wednesday, August 31

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 ...

Friday, September 2

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 | First Fridays
Friday, September 2 – 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 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

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 ...

Monday, September 5

Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, September 5 – 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 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. ...