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Saturday, September 6

2014 Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema Finale: Live Ukulele Band & Films | Precita Park
Saturday, September 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Precita Park
2014 Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema Finale: Live Ukulele Band & Films | Precita Park

The traditional “under the stars” screening closes the 11th season at Precita Park  from 6:30-9:30 pm on September 6, 2014.
The long, flat expanse of grass is a comfortable viewing area for the night’s film line-up and preceding live music by Ohana (ukuleles). In Hawaiian, Ohana means “family,” and …

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| San Francisco 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 ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, September 6 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every first Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, ...

Sunday, September 7

43rd Annual Art & Wine Festival: Salsa Sunday | Mountain View
Sunday, September 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
43rd Annual Art & Wine Festival: Salsa Sunday | Mountain View

More than 200,000 arts lovers gather in Silicon Valley’s epicenter on Castro Street in Mountain View for this vibrant multicultural celebration. 43rd Mountain View Art & Wine Festival September 6-7, 2014 | 10 am to 6 pm Castro Street, Mountain View FREE The two-day festival ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...

Ukranian Punk-Folk Quartet: DakhaBrakha & Kitka | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, September 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
Ukranian Punk-Folk Quartet: DakhaBrakha & Kitka | Yerba Buena Gardens

Introducing DakhaBrakha, a world-music subversive punk-folk quartet from Kiev, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, “ethno-chaos” band DakhaBrakha, creates a world of unexpected new music like you’ve never heard before. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly …

Opera in the Park 2014 | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 7 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
Opera in the Park 2014 | Golden Gate Park

The San Francisco Opera puts on their annual free concert in Sharon Meadow on the east side of Golden Gate Park just west of Haight and Stanyan at 1:30 pm on Sunday, September 7, 2014.
Bring a picnic and enjoy this outdoor concert which will feature highlights from the …

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, September 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

Hillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide
Sunday, September 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Riptide
Hillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide

Head as far west as you can in San Francisco to The Riptide for a night of honky tonk and country with the “Hillbilly Hootenany West Side Revue,” every first Sunday of the month. The Hootenanny West Side Revue aims to combine the greatest local ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, September 7 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Tuesday, September 9

Chiptunes: 8-Bit Gameboy Concert Night | El Rio
Tuesday, September 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Show is 21 up and $5 suggested cover at the door.
| El Rio
Chiptunes: 8-Bit Gameboy Concert Night | El Rio

Doctor Popular, who raised $11k on Kickstarter to record an all-8-bit album, rocks a Game Boy Advance, Together We Are Robots will break your heart with chiptune sea shanties, and Star St Germain combines squarewaves with cello and haunting vocals.

Doctor Popular - Lo fi experimental electropop filled …

Oakland Active Music Series: Free Improv Jazz Concerts | The Uptown
Tuesday, September 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but donations are welcome.
| The Uptown Nightclub
Oakland Active Music Series: Free Improv Jazz Concerts | The Uptown

Oakland Active Orchestra performs a free ongoing monthly residence at The Uptown in Oakland on every second Tuesday of the month. Oakland Active Orchestra explores various innovative and traditional techniques in composition and free improvisation. Each month, new compositions written by members of the fourteen piece ...

Wednesday, September 10

Honky Tonk Country Concert | Albany Music in the Park
Wednesday, September 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Albany)
Honky Tonk Country Concert | Albany Music in the Park

Bring a picnic and a blanket, family and friends because it’s Music in the Park time again in Albany’s grassy Memorial Park. The 2014 concert series will be the 11th season of providing free concerts every Wednesday night in September. Don’t forget your dancing shoes. ...

Thursday, September 11

Lunchtime Concert Series | Palo Alto
Thursday, September 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cogswell Plaza
Lunchtime Concert Series | Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto celebrates summer with free lunchtime concerts in the park, noon-1 pm every Thursday, July 10 – September 11, 2014. Bring your lunch, hang with friends in the park, and enjoy an hour of lively, toe-tapping music. Cogswell Plaza is at the corner ...

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, September 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Looking to discover SF’s best local craft/artisan food vendors and special chef pop-ups? SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap are putting on a Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The focus is mostly craft food vendors, special pop-up restaurants, food trucks (of course) and some artists ...

Chill Garage Pop Concert: GRMLN | Amoeba SF
Thursday, September 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Chill Garage Pop Concert: GRMLN | Amoeba SF

The noise pop project of Yoodoo Park, GRMLN incorporates the sunny, easygoing feel of his Southern Californian upbringing with nostalgia for his Japanese roots (he was born in Kyoto and returns to Japan each summer).
GRMLN celebrates their second full-length release, Soon Away (out September 16th …

Tango Night & Live Band | McCoppin Plaza
Thursday, September 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McCoppin Plaza
Tango Night & Live Band | McCoppin Plaza

The city has turned the blighted dead end of McCoppin St., abutting the Octavia freeway off ramp, into a dynamic community space. The new McCoppin Plaza is one of three new open spaces under the South of Market (SoMa) West Improvement Projects designed to enhance the ...

Win Tix: Ferocious Few: Soul Shaking Roots & Rock ‘n Roll | SF
Thursday, September 11 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $14
| Slim's
Ferocious Few: Soul Shaking Roots & Rock 'n Roll | SF

Francisco Fernandez brings the energy of Bob Dylan, the finesse of Elvis, and the heart of Johnny Cash everywhere he goes, but his soul bleeds James Brown.
With The Ferocious Few he stirs up a fresh blend of rock ‘n roll, based in it’s soul shaking …

Friday, September 12

Rooftop Garden Concert | Oakland
Friday, September 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, salsa, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s Roof Garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 13 – September 12, 2014. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public ...

Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF
Friday, September 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Aquatic Park
Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF

Dolci by the Bay are free weekly concerts of chamber music at 1 pm on Fridays from September 12 through November 21, 2014. Viva Knight and Ted Rust regard Dolci, their piano-oboe duo, as their after-careers dessert course (dolci) of their lives. All concerts take place in the ...

“Friday Night Market”: Summer Evening Festival | UN Plaza
Friday, September 12 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission. Bring cash for food, drinks and shopping
| UN Plaza

In trying to make United Nations Plaza a comfortable and fun evening destination rather than a public space you walk quickly through, the city is throwing a series of late summer night markets with a beer garden, live music, food trucks, DIY art workshops and ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, September 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. And it’s California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-11 pm ...

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, September 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...

Saturday, September 13

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, September 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.