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Monday, September 5

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 – 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. ...

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.

Saturday, September 10

SamTrans 40th Anniversary Celebration: Live Music & Driving Demos | San Mateo
Saturday, September 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County Event Center
SamTrans 40th Anniversary Celebration: Live Music & Driving Demos | San Mateo
Come join them and help SamTrans celebrate four decades of bus service on the Peninsula. Families will be treated to live music, bus-driving skills demonstrations, a vintage bus display, memorabilia exhibit, speeches, children’s entertainment, food trucks, information on employment opportunities and free giveaways.
Playground Kick-Off Celebration | SF
Saturday, September 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
| Redding Elementary School
Playground Kick-Off Celebration | SF
Join the San Francisco Shared Schoolyard Project and Supervisor Mark Farrell at Redding Elementary School, on Saturday, September 10th from 11 am to 1 pm for an exciting kick-off event marking the grand re-opening of the schoolyard. This event will include fun activities for the whole ...
First Air War Multimedia Symposium: Aviation in World War One | Laney College
Saturday, September 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Laney College
First Air War Multimedia Symposium: Aviation in World War One | Laney College
Join for the First Air War – a free opportunity to hear some great speakers, shop for books and aviation art, and check out models and exhibits. They will also have tabletop gaming and other aviation history groups present to talk with. Share with your friends ...
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, September 10 – 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, September 10 – 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 11

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 11 – 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 ...

Tuesday, September 13

Rock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland
Tuesday, September 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Independent Brewing Company
Rock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland

Form a band (guitar, bass, drums, vocals) and rock the world. Rockband 4 will be projected on the wall and connected to a large amp so you can rock out loud. With over 2000 songs to choose from you will surely find an anthem. This ...

Thursday, September 15

Lego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View
Thursday, September 15 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Lego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View

Build awesome things with Legos. It’s drop-in event with no registration required. The library provides the Legos, you provide the imagination. 12:30-1:30 pm: It’s a Lego fest for all ages. Everyone is welcome to have fun building. They also have Duplos for toddlers. This event takes ...

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, September 15 – 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 ...

Claude’s 21st Birthday Bash Nightlife | California Academy Of Sciences
Thursday, September 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*This event is only for ages 21+, ID is required for entry.
| California Academy of Sciences
Claude's 21st Birthday Bash Nightlife | California Academy Of Sciences
One of the Academy’s most iconic aquarium residents is turning 21. Come celebrate the birthday of Claude the albino alligator with a NightLife bash of gator proportions. Catch a very special appearance by the Alonzo King Lines Ballet, performing a routine from their production “Sand.” Gather around the ...
Live StorySlam Competition: “True Crime” Tales | Oakland
Thursday, September 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20
| Sweet Bar Bakery
Live StorySlam Competition:
True tales of crime, justice and police encounters arrest StorySlam Oakland this month.
Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Oakland
Thursday, September 15 – 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, September 16

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, September 16 – 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, September 17

2016 Superhero Street Fair | SF
2016 Superhero Street Fair | SF
Create your own SuperHero persona for the 2016 SuperHero Street Fair, an electronic music festival dedicated to bringing out the superhero in everyone – interactive challenges, out-of-this-world lighting displays, Tesla Coils and more. It’s an all-day street fair with seven stages of DJs and Buring Man-style ...
Augmented Reality Of Capture The Flag Adventure | SF
Augmented Reality Of Capture The Flag Adventure | SF
Join SF Games and Scavenger Hunts on an Augmented Reality Capture the Flag adventure. It’s a safe bet that you’ve probably played a game of capture the flag at some point in your life — but you’ve never played like this before. In this matchup, both ...
Order of the Remix: Harry Potter Themed Scavenger Hunt | SF
Saturday, September 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | HiFi Lounge
Order of the Remix: Harry Potter Themed Scavenger Hunt | SF
Arrive between 7-7:45pm for pre-drinks and pre-game trivia. The adventure begins sharply at 8pm so don’t be late. 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 ...

Sunday, September 18

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 18 – 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, September 18 – 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, September 20

The Swings: Amazing Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose
Tuesday, September 20 – 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 ...

Thursday, September 22

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell
Thursday, September 22 – 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 ...