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Thursday, September 21

Jamming in the Park | 2017 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
Thursday, September 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must email afternoon-jam@berkeleyoldtimemusic.org to find out the location.
| Secret Berkeley Location
Jamming in the Park | 2017 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is a five day music festival featuring performances by local and national acts, several rollicking square dances, the illustrious stringband contest, workshops, and plenty of jamming, in venues throughout Berkeley. The convention is organized by folks who love old ...

Rosh Hashanah Festival: Children’s Activities, Food & Live Music | Peninsula
Thursday, September 21 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hidden Villa Farm
Rosh Hashanah Festival: Children's Activities, Food & Live Music | Peninsula
The Palo Alto JCC invites you to an exciting afternoon of children’s activities, delicious food and lively entertainment. You’ll be together in nature, connect with the meaning of the holiday, enjoy fun activities for children and adults and have a picnic. The picnic is a potluck; please ...

Sunset Cinema: “The Big Sick” Outdoor Movie Night | Emeryville
Thursday, September 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Greenway 31
Sunset Cinema:

Come and enjoy Sunset Cinema at Greenway 31, starting on Thursday, August 31 until October 26. Come early to enjoy a pre-movie happy hour with Novel Brewing plus the Bay Area Roller Derby team will be providing skate up beer service starting at 6 pm. Movies begin ...

Friday, September 22

2017 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention: Panel Discussion & Outdoor Jam | UC Berkeley
Friday, September 22 – 12:10 pm | Cost: FREE | Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)
2017 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention: Panel Discussion & Outdoor Jam | UC Berkeley

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is a five day music festival featuring performances by local and national acts, several rollicking square dances, the illustrious stringband contest, workshops, and plenty of jamming, in venues throughout Berkeley. The convention is organized by folks who love old ...

Pier 39’s Fall Beer Pour: Beer Tasting & Light Bites | SF
Friday, September 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*Tickets are $20 online, otherwise it's $25 at the door.
| Pier 39
Pier 39's Fall Beer Pour: Beer Tasting & Light Bites | SF
Round up your friends and head to The Pier for an evening of beer, music and fun at the PIER 39 Fall Beer Pour on Friday, September 22, 2017. > Get Tickets for $20 adv / $25 door Stroll The Pier and stop by participating businesses to ...
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Free Movies in the Park: Dr. Strange | Oakland
Friday, September 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Free Movies in the Park: Dr. Strange | Oakland

Movies in the Park is back with family friendly films in the park by the Redwood Heights Recreation Center in Oakland. Popcorn, hot chocolate, drinks and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Dress warm and bring a lawn chair and or blanket. You will want to ...

2017 Free Movies in the Park: The Jungle Book | Newark
Friday, September 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Newark Community Park
2017 Free Movies in the Park: The Jungle Book | Newark

Come out to the park with your chairs and blankets and join for a fun family film. The movie will start at sunset but show up early for pre-movie activities. There will be food and beverages for sale, along with handmade goods, and raffle prizes. A ...

2017 Movie Under the Stars: “Beauty and the Beast” | Menlo Park
Friday, September 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Menlo Park
2017 Movie Under the Stars:

The 2017 Menlo Movie Series will feature free movies in Downtown Menlo Park on the Chestnut Paseo. Be sure to bring a chair, blanket, and some snacks to enjoy, but most of all, don’t forget to bring the family. Enjoy a night of watching the ...

Saturday, September 23

2017 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jelly Belly Candy Company
2017 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory

The annual Candypalooza at the Jelly Belly Factory is a free festival of all things sweet featuring free tastings, live music and free tours of the factory. Enjoy local musical acts, craft vendors from all over Solano County and beyond, and carnival attractions, rides and midway games for kids ...

2017 Pacific Coast Fog Fest: Saturday | Pacifica
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Palmetto Street
2017 Pacific Coast Fog Fest: Saturday | Pacifica

Say goodbye to summer with a weekend of sun, sand, and surf at the 32nd annual Fog Fest in Pacifica featuring live music, art, food and activities. Fog Fest 2017 September 23-24, 2017 | 10 am to 6 pm Palmetto Street, Pacifica FREE The Fog ...

Smithsonian’s 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day. 2017 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 23, 2017 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required (available to download August 25, ...

2017 Bay Area Blues Festival | East Bay
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Martinez
2017 Bay Area Blues Festival | East Bay

Perfectly set in Historic Downtown Martinez, the 7th Annual Bay Area Blues Festival is a lively weekend filled with authentic blues music, beautiful art and craft booths, gourmet food from local restaurants, bistro-style seating areas, craft beer, fine wines and more. Please note the festival ...

Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly free days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering free admission for all. ...

2017 “City Kids” Family Fair: Elmo, Freebies & Fire Trucks | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 445 Church Street
2017
Join the Children’s Council of San Francisco for games, arts/crafts, and other fun educational activities for the whole family. Live music and dance performances, photos with Elmo, food vendors, and a fire truck. Plus free tote bags, books and bags of fresh produce for the first ...
“Area 51 & UFO Themed” Halloween Haunted House Free Tour | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission and there's also a free gift if you mention FUNCHEAP
| Area 51 Halloween Haunted House Alien UFO Themed

Come and explore for free a UFO themed & Area 51 haunted house that’s run by a guy who says he’s “former CIA, FSB and ALF spy to protect humans and animals, prevent World War III and New World Order that follows. Save Mother Earth ...

Hello Kitty Truck Comes Back to San Jose | Santana Row
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for other purchases
| Santana Row
Hello Kitty Truck Comes Back to San Jose | Santana Row
Hello San Jose. The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be returning to Santana Row on Saturday 9/23. Come say hello to them across from Sino between 10am-8pm and pick up some super cute treats, while supplies last.
“Finding Christopher Park” Festival: Doggie Fashion Show, Puppets & Live Music | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free and donations are very much welcome
| Christopher Park
The purpose of this, first time ever Christopher Park Festival, is to raise awareness about this gorgeous and hidden park in Diamond Heights. There will be entertainment and activities for everyone. Schedule: 10:00am – Storytime and Puppets with Charlie’s Corner & Little Folkies Children’s Music 11:00am – Doggie Fashion Show ...
15th Annual Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch: 3,500 Glass Art Pumpkins | Los Gatos
Saturday, September 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free. Kids and pets welcome.
| Los Gatos High School
15th Annual Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch: 3,500 Glass Art Pumpkins | Los Gatos
Come experience the amazement of over 3,500 glass pumpkins exhibited and for sale at Los Gatos High School. The Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch brings together Bay Area glass artists who feature their 3500+ glass pumpkins, all handmade for show and sale on the expansive front lawn of ...
2017 California “Kubb” Championships | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 23 – 10:45 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch, but if you want to join the game, there is an entrance fee.
| Panhandle Park (Clayton & Fell)
2017 California
“The Bay to Breakers of lawn game tournaments, with less crime and garbage.” This year, the group will most likely be complying with USA Kubb official gameplay rules. The big changes: No more stacking Larger court No need to rotate kubb thrower They’d recommend getting some practice on the new rules, ...
23rd Annual Sunset District Community Festival | SF
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | West Sunset Playground
23rd Annual Sunset District Community Festival | SF
The annual Sunset Community Festival celebrates 23 years of bringing together hundreds of residents from the Sunset District to celebrate the community from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 23, 2017. They are partnering with Sunset Mercantile, which will be “popping-up” at the Sunset Community ...
West Portal Centennial Celebration | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | 178 West Portal
West Portal Centennial Celebration | SF
Come celebrate West Portal’s 100th anniversary with a full day of activities, including food trucks, a jumpy house, face painting, and local bands. You can also help paint a mural with local artist Sirron Norris.
Creative Family Fun Crafts: Leaf Print Postcards | The Presidio
Saturday, September 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
* Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun Crafts: Leaf Print Postcards | The Presidio
September 22 is the first day of fall. Celebrate by printing a postcard with leaves native to the Presidio and send it off to someone you love. Free but an RSVP is required.
SF Open Studios Preview Pop-Up | Castro
Saturday, September 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Castro & 18th
SF Open Studios Preview Pop-Up | Castro
Join ArtSpan Artists once again at Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro for art, music, and live painting performance as we create excitement for the SF Open Studios event coming this fall. Live Painters: Sophia Lee Claudio Talavera-Ballon Marius Starkey Pop-Up Art Sales Johnny Botts Heather Robinson Denise Tarantino Mark Harris Rob Cox Live Music: 11am- 11:45am ...
Magic Meadow Fall Equinox Pagan Ritual | GG Park
Saturday, September 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Magic Meadow
Magic Meadow Fall Equinox Pagan Ritual | GG Park
Celebrate the time of balance, the time of harvest, and thanks at the Fall Equinox ritual with the local pagan group, Reclaiming Bay Area, at 1 pm on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Please bring food and/or non-alcohol drinks to share at the post-ritual feast. Flowers and ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2017: “Hamlet” Preview | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2017:

For the 35th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

Free A’s Post-Game Star Wars Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland
Saturday, September 23 – 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
Sit in awe on the field as you watch Oakland A’s fireworks after six games in 2017. Following each fireworks game, fans will be invited to sit on the outfield grass to enjoy the dazzling sky high show.

Sunday, September 24

2017 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jelly Belly Candy Company
2017 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory

The annual Candypalooza at the Jelly Belly Factory is a free festival of all things sweet featuring free tastings, live music and free tours of the factory. Enjoy local musical acts, craft vendors from all over Solano County and beyond, and carnival attractions, rides and midway games for kids ...

2017 Cole Valley Fair | SF
Sunday, September 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cole Valley
2017 Cole Valley Fair | SF
2017 is the 15th annual Cole Valley Fair. As always, the fair will feature local art and fine crafts, delicious food, live music, a display of historical Cole Valley photographs, a full block of vintage automobiles owned by neighborhood residents, children’s events (bouncy house, balloon animals, ...
2017 Bay Area Blues Festival | East Bay
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Martinez
2017 Bay Area Blues Festival | East Bay

Perfectly set in Historic Downtown Martinez, the 7th Annual Bay Area Blues Festival is a lively weekend filled with authentic blues music, beautiful art and craft booths, gourmet food from local restaurants, bistro-style seating areas, craft beer, fine wines and more. Please note the festival ...