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Sunday, September 13

“Kidchella 2015″ Kids Summer Music Festival: The Andyland Band | Redwood City
Sunday, September 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square

For three summer Sundays each year, kindie (that’s kid indie) rock artist Andy-Z will be the Master of Music and Play by bringing his high energy to Courthouse Square in Redwood City. Kids can rock out and dance in a safe and fun environment and enjoy live ...

“Sunday Streets” Huge Offical City Block Party | Western Addition
Sunday, September 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Western Addition
The Western Addition Sunday Streets gives you the opportunity to explore Fillmore and Fulton Streets by foot, or bike. Moving at a bit of a slower place, you will find all kinds of hidden gems along this route. From local art, great views of the ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 13 – 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. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

Summer Concert, Market & Kids’ Games | Niles Town Plaza
Sunday, September 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Niles Town Plaza
Summer Concert, Market & Kids' Games | Niles Town Plaza

Come on down to Niles Town Plaza for the 6th season of the Niles Plaza Summer Concert Series on the second Sunday of the month from June to September. Bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic while enjoying the sunshine, music, vendors and family games from 2-5 ...

Thursday, September 17

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, September 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

Friday, September 18

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, September 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
| Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek

Come to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience for up close and personal interaction with their fascinating animals for free on every third Friday of the month from 10 am to 5 pm. Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals lives, teaches and inspires children and adults through up-close-and personal encounters with live ...

Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, September 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF

Every third Friday, the OMI Family Resource Center in San Francisco invites you to their free monthly dinner and movie night. Free, but please note, space is limited. Dinner is free, but it’s limited to the first 50 people. The menu varies monthly. Movies starts at ...

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, September 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (3rd Street from McKinnon to Palou & Mendell Plaza). The monthly event will feature ...

Sunday, September 20

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 20 – 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. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

2015 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
2015
If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 35th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The biggest single-day comedy event of the ...
“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Sunday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck & Center (Berkeley)

Downtown Berkeley’s Eats, Beats & Brews block party is back for 2015 – with Salsa Sundays featuring live salsa music, along with a Drake’s Brewing outdoor beer garden, delicious food for sale, outdoor seating and Games of Berkeley game pavilion every third Sunday from 12 noon to 6 ...

Friday, September 25

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, September 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...

Friday Night Market at UN Plaza | SF
Friday, September 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Friday Night Market at UN Plaza | SF

Held every fourth Friday through October, the Night Market in the iconic UN Plaza is the place to spend your Friday night. Night Market provides live music and entertainment, making the UN Plaza the liveliest spot in the city. The Night Market is a free ...

Saturday, September 26

Free National Park Day | Yosemite and Muir Woods
Saturday, September 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Park Day | Yosemite and Muir Woods
In honor of National Public Lands Day, get free admission to all of the National Parks.
2015 Bay Area Blues Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, September 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Martinez
2015 Bay Area Blues Festival: Saturday | East Bay

Continuing the merger of two great festivals, the Downtown Martinez Italian Street Painting Festival and San Francisco’s Polk Street Blues Festival, get ready for a big two-day street party in Martinez – the 2015 Bay Area Blues Festival. 2015 Bay Area Blues Festival Sat-Sun, September 26-27, 2015 ...

20th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
Saturday, September 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
20th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
“Stand up for the Earth” at the 20th annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park. 2015 Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival Saturday, September 26, 2015 Civic Center Park (MLK Jr. Way at Center Street, Berkeley) FREE 2015 details have yet to be announced, but expect a full day of ...
Ruckus n’ Resiliency Workshops & Street Fest | Oakland
Saturday, September 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Feel the Beet Farmer's Market
Ruckus n' Resiliency Workshops & Street Fest | Oakland

Come out to lively street party in partnership with Destiny Arts Center celebrating food traditions, resistance, and culture. Free, but an RSVP is requested. Every month features a workshop, DJ and/or live music, free tastings, and a potluck cook-off alongside the farmers market. 2015 Schedule May ...

Sunday, September 27

2015 Bay Area Blues Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Martinez
2015 Bay Area Blues Festival: Sunday | East Bay

Continuing the merger of two great festivals, the Downtown Martinez Italian Street Painting Festival and San Francisco’s Polk Street Blues Festival, get ready for a big two-day street party in Martinez – the 2015 Bay Area Blues Festival. 2015 Bay Area Blues Festival Sat-Sun, September 26-27, 2015 ...

Exploratorium Free Day: Engineering Day 2015 | Pier 15
Sunday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Engineering Day 2015 | Pier 15
Exploratorium invites you to a rare free community day (there’s only five a year) as they collaborate with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) to celebrate Engineering Day/ Día de la Ingeniería from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, September 27, 2015.
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 27 – 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. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

Thursday, October 1

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, October 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 ...

1st & 3rd Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo
Thursday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
| The Hub Vallejo
1st & 3rd Thursday

Every first and third Thursday evening, The Hub Vallejo hosts Hub CAP Community Art Party, a creative community gathering where anything goes  – painting, singing, sewing, knitting, music, mosaics, sculpture…whatever. It’s informal and a chance to hang as a community and create. Bring a project, a ...

Friday, October 2

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, October 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

Free Taiko Drumming Class: Beat a Giant Loud Drum | Oakland
Friday, October 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Free Taiko Drumming Class: Beat a Giant Loud Drum | Oakland

On the First Fridays of September, October, November and December 2015, Emeryville Taiko will be hosting free, hands-on taiko drumming classes at 7 pm and 8 pm at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. Taiko drumming is an exciting modern art form with ancient roots in the religious ceremonies ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, October 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, October 3

Saturdays Unplugged | SF JCC
Saturday, October 3 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Saturdays Unplugged | SF JCC

Come for the play date, stay for the live music every first Saturday at the San Francisco JCC. Unplug and meet up with family and friends for a screen-free afternoon of fun activities and happy hour (for adults).

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, October 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Wednesday, October 7

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, October 7 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...

Thursday, October 8

Fleet Week 2015 | Blue Angels Arrival & Practice
Thursday, October 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2015 | Blue Angels Arrival & Practice
Although it’s not the full airshow later in the week, you should be able to look up into the sky on Thursday and see the Blue Angels buzzing the city and over the waterfront doing their annual “walk through” of San Francisco.