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Thursday, September 25

Ocean Beach Celebration w/ Jazz Mafia & Bagpipes: “Tashlique” | SF
Thursday, September 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (between Fulton and Lincoln), San Francisco
Ocean Beach Celebration w/ Jazz Mafia & Bagpipes:

Reset your system with a modern spin on a 600-year-old Rosh Hashanah ritual called tashlih to get rid of last year’s bad karma and start the new year off fresh.
Join the JCCSF and Reboot by the shore at Ocean Beach for a brief, engaging ritual …

Friday, September 26

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, September 26 – 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 ...

Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF
Friday, September 26 – 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 26 – 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 26 – 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 Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian 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 out on ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path. while listening to music every last Friday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group playing guitar, violin, ...

Saturday, September 27

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, September 27 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
| Laguna Honda Hospital
The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF

Take a sad song and make it better as The Beatles Choir brings cheer to the residents and staff of Laguna Honda Hospital through music, joy, laughter and the timeless songs of the Fab Four. Laguna Honda Hospital is a long-term, skilled nursing and rehabilitation ...

Sunday, September 28

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 28 – 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 ...

Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay
Sunday, September 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Humanist Hall
Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the fourth Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, ...

Jazz Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, September 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Jazz Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park Band

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 132nd season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and are free and open to the public. All concerts feature music of specific ...

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, September 28 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Hangar
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley

The Mixed Media Mixer is a monthly event with the goal of bringing artists across many platforms together with the intention of collaboration. A new collection of Bay Area artists, musicians, photographers and videographers come together every last Sunday of the month at the Firehouse Art Events Hangar. Bring ...

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, September 28 – 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.

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, September 28 – 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 ...

Thursday, October 2

Psychedelic Jazz Tribute to Miles Davis | Fairfax
Thursday, October 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 19 Broadway
Psychedelic Jazz Tribute to Miles Davis | Fairfax

See a 7 piece psychedelic jazz group play Miles’ late-sixties/early-seventies musical explorations.
Rockin’, funkin’ jazz… Miles Ahead Group will play selections from Miles’ In A Silent Way, On The Corner, and landmark Bitches Brew albums.

Friday, October 3

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 | Golden Gate Park

October 3rd through the 5th marks the 2014 rendition of one of the largest (and free-est) music festivals in the country: San Francisco’s own Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 Three days, six stages – over 750,000 attendees and 90+ bands Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, ...

“People in Plazas” 2014 Music Fest: Guitarist Pat Wilder | SF
Friday, October 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 425 Market

A magnetic mix of peeling guitar licks that defy gender classification, accompanied by an organic vocal style that evokes worldly conviction.

“Friday Night Market”: Summer Evening Festival | UN Plaza
Friday, October 3 – 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 ...

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, ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, October 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

First Friday Concert Series | Oakland
Friday, October 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
First Friday Concert Series | Oakland

Every First Friday after Art Murmur in Oakland, The Uptown holds a free concert featuring local musicians and beyond covering indie rock, electronica, hip hop and everything in between. There is no cover, doors open at 6 pm and the show starts at 9 pm.

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, October 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...

Saturday, October 4

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, October 4 – 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, October 4 – 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, ...