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Sunday, September 10

“Kidchella 2017” Kids Summer Music Festival: The Andyland Band | Redwood City
Sunday, September 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square

Redwood City is proud to offer the kids music series for a fourth year. Now for four Sundays this summer, the ubiquitous Andy-Z will be the Master of Music and Play by bringing his high energy to Courthouse Square. This series will provide a safe ...

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Western Addition
Sunday, September 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Western Addition

Sunday Streets (March – October 2017) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, yogis, and everyone except for cars can take over the streets for ...

Green Apple Books 50th Anniversary Celebration | SF
Sunday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books and Music
Green Apple Books 50th Anniversary Celebration | SF

Green Apple Books celebrates 50th Anniversary. Free apples, accordion music, prizes and surprises, including appearances by local authors, will be part of the two-day celebration of 50 years of book-selling at Green Apple Books’ flagship Clement Street store on Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and ...

Live in the Castro: Dirty Cello | Jane Warner Plaza
Sunday, September 10 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: Dirty Cello | Jane Warner Plaza
Get down & dirty with the down home blues of Dirty Cello. Starting with a bang and never stopping, Dirty Cello features the virtuosic cello stylings of Rebecca Roudman, one of the San Francisco bay area’s most exciting cross-over cellists. Dirty Cello takes you on ...
Summer Sunday Concert | Niles Town Plaza
Sunday, September 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Niles Town Plaza
Summer Sunday Concert | Niles Town Plaza

Come on down to Niles Town Plaza for the 7th season of the Niles Plaza Summer Concert Series on the second Sunday of the month of July and September. Bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic while enjoying the sunshine and music from 2-5 pm. While you’re at ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet” | The Presidio
Sunday, September 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Shakespeare in the Park:

For the 34th 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 ...

Wednesday, September 13

Guided Walks: Birds & Bird Art Treasure Hunt | The Presidio
Wednesday, September 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Visitor Center
Guided Walks: Birds & Bird Art Treasure Hunt | The Presidio
Join them for a two-mile, family-friendly guided hike led by Presidio art docents, Presidio trail ambassadors, and Golden Gate Audubon birders to view birds in the Presidio and enjoy chalk art created by local nature artists. Free but an RSVP is required.

Friday, September 15

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Richmond Dist. Residents
Friday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Richmond Dist. Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | 2017 Cupertino Carnival
Friday, September 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Joseph of Cupertino
Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | 2017 Cupertino Carnival

The Cupertino Carnival is a free, three-day festival featuring live music, entertainment, real amusement rides, jump houses/inflatables, games for kids of all ages, arts and crafts, a wide variety of food and more; it’s perfect for families with young children. 2017 Cupertino Carnival Friday, September ...

Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, September 15 – 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 5 ...

2017 Movie Under the Stars: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” | Menlo Park
Friday, September 15 – 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 16

2017 Tour de Coop: Cute Chicks, Beehives & Homesteads | Silicon Valley
Saturday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Tickets are limited.
| Silicon Valley
2017 Tour de Coop: Cute Chicks, Beehives & Homesteads | Silicon Valley
Check out all the cute chicks and get some exercise at the annual Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, a self-guided bicycle tour of chicken coops, gardens, bee hives, hoop houses, and cool Silicon Valley urban homesteads, taking place from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 16, ...
Coastal Cleanup Day & Free BBQ at Shimada Friendship Park | Richmond
Saturday, September 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*For groups of 10 people or more, an RSVP is encouraged.
| Shimada Friendship Park
Coastal Cleanup Day & Free BBQ at Shimada Friendship Park | Richmond
Come join The Watershed Project staff for Coastal Cleanup Day, the state’s largest shoreline cleanup project. On this international day of action, volunteers are needed to remove massive debris that accumulates on the beaches and inland shorelines. Together, you can help protect marine habitat. Bring ...
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Cow Hollow Residents
Saturday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Cow Hollow Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

2017 Korean Day Cultural Festival | Union Square
Saturday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*In 2016, it is free but an RSVP is required for a free gift and a raffle entry.
| Union Square Park
2017 Korean Day Cultural Festival | Union Square
Celebrate traditional and modern Korean culture with a day full of beautiful bajis and mouthfuls of bulgogi at the 25th Annual Korean Day Cultural Festival in Union Square. 2017 Korean Day Cultural Festival Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 10 am to 4 pm Union Square Park FREE but an ...
2017 Bark in the Park | San Jose
Saturday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*$5 donation per dog encouraged
| William Street Park
2017 Bark in the Park | San Jose
Bark in the Park San Jose, the largest dog festival in the United States, is held at William Street Park in downtown San Jose on Saturday, September 16, 2017. 2017 Bark in the Park Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 10 am to 5 pm William Street Park, S. 16th ...
Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | 2017 Cupertino Carnival
Saturday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. Joseph of Cupertino
Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | 2017 Cupertino Carnival

The Cupertino Carnival is a free, three-day festival featuring live music, entertainment, real amusement rides, jump houses/inflatables, games for kids of all ages, arts and crafts, a wide variety of food and more; it’s perfect for families with young children. 2017 Cupertino Carnival Friday, September ...

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, September 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...

Facebook’s “Bacon, Blues & Brews” Festival | Menlo Park
Saturday, September 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Facebook Headquarters
Facebook's
Join them for Battle-of-the-Bacon with Facebook’s own culinary team and enjoy sizzling bacon-inspired dishes prepared for public tasting and voting. Proceeds will be donated to local art & music programs. Celebrate this epic battle with dozens of craft beers, plus enjoy Blues, Jazz & Funk tunes from many talented ...
2017 “El Grito” Mexican Independence Day Fest | San Jose
Saturday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Guadalupe River Park
2017
The outdoor Fiestas Patrias “El Grito” Festival brings families and friends together to enjoy a fun-filled day in San Jose celebrating Mexican Independence Day from 12:30-10 pm on Saturday, September 16, 2017.  The Festival features live music and entertainment, multi-cultural food vendors, as well as cultural, local community service ...
Live in the Castro: Vintage Train Ride Ft. Gaucho | Jane Warner Plaza
Saturday, September 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: Vintage Train Ride Ft. Gaucho | Jane Warner Plaza
Let’s meet in Jane Warner Plaza for live music (with Gaucho) and dancing then hop aboard the historic F-Market street car for a ride to the Orbit Room. Vintage clothes, vintage street cars, Gaucho’s gypsy jazz music and you. What could be better?
Free Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet” | The Presidio
Saturday, September 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Shakespeare in the Park:

For the 34th 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 ...

Sumo Champions Kids Meet & Greet | Japantown
Saturday, September 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
Sumo Champions Kids Meet & Greet | Japantown

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown. Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches  from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace ...

Sunday, September 17

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Presidio & Western Addition Residents
Sunday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Presidio & Western Addition Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | 2017 Cupertino Carnival
Sunday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. Joseph of Cupertino
Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | 2017 Cupertino Carnival

The Cupertino Carnival is a free, three-day festival featuring live music, entertainment, real amusement rides, jump houses/inflatables, games for kids of all ages, arts and crafts, a wide variety of food and more; it’s perfect for families with young children. 2017 Cupertino Carnival Friday, September ...

2017 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
2017
If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 37th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The biggest single-day comedy event of the ...
Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2017 | Japantown
Sunday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2017 | Japantown

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown. Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches  from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace ...

Live in the Castro: The Castro Flaggers | Jane Warner Plaza
Sunday, September 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: The Castro Flaggers | Jane Warner Plaza
Enjoy the bright, beautiful movements of the Castro Flaggers. Watch and learn how to spin. If you have silks- bring them. The Castro Flaggers will share their awesomeness multiple times this season.
Free Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet” | The Presidio
Sunday, September 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Shakespeare in the Park:

For the 34th 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 ...

Friday, September 22

Fall Beer Pour: Beer Tastings, Live Music & Discounts | Pier 39
Friday, September 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*Tickets are $20 online, otherwise it's $25 at the door.
| Pier 39
Fall Beer Pour: Beer Tastings, Live Music & Discounts | Pier 39
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. Stroll The Pier and stop by participating businesses to enjoy beer tastings, exclusive discounts, and live music ...