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Monday, August 29

2016 Pint Sized Plays: Beer-Themed Theater Fest | SF
Monday, August 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, with a $5 suggested donation.
| PianoFight
2016 Pint Sized Plays: Beer-Themed Theater Fest | SF

The Pint-Sized Plays, San Francisco Theater Pub’s popular annual short-plays festival, will return this August for five performances at the PianoFight bar. The Pint-Sized Plays will perform four times: August 15, 16, 22, 23 and 29, 2016 at 8 pm at PianoFight (144 Taylor St, San ...

Tuesday, August 30

English Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley
Tuesday, August 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Morris Dance Practice Hall
English Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley

Feeling a little sluggish? Need to get that blood pumping? Secretly enjoy live fiddle and accordion music? Come join the basics of Morris dancing at the annual free workshop series in Berkeley starting on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 and continuing for four weeks (with a two-week break ...

Wednesday, August 31

Harry Potter and the Hella Magical Super Dope Summer Shindig | PianoFight
Wednesday, August 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| PianoFight
Harry Potter and the Hella Magical Super Dope Summer Shindig | PianoFight
Come join and celebrate the last evening of the holidays at the Great Hall of Californicorn with moving pictures, music, trivia, magical cocktails (and yes, Butterbeer) and some adventures that are sure to occur. Please come in your most celebrated dress robes or attire as well ...
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, August 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a novice, this class will get ...

Thursday, September 1

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | Bayview Opera House
Thursday, September 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
| Bayview Opera House
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 57th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2016 production “Schooled.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2016 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

“Catch the Fever” Free Latin Dance Class & Party | Bay Street Emeryville
Thursday, September 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville

Enjoy the sizzle of festive Latin dance parties and Catch the Fever” this summer at Bay Street on Thursday evenings with free Latin dance lessons. From novice groovers to seasoned jivers, everyone is invited to enjoy fun music and free Latin dance lessons from professional instructor Hebert Aguilar ...

Friday, September 2

Rotunda Dance Series: All Femal “Mix’d Ingrdnts” | SF City Hall
Friday, September 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: All Femal
Mix’d Ingrdnts is an all female performance collective in Oakland that exists to empower women to empower themselves through public performance, dance education and facilitating community events.
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, September 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally Telegraph above Grand and below 27th is closed ...

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, September 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free event featuring dancing girls, sometimes a creepy little ...

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, September 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland

Come out for a night of fun and creativity as the Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts First Fridays, an evening of art, performance, workshops and games every first Friday of the month. The OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) arts and culture programs ...

Win Tix: Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey’s “Out of This World” Circus | SAP Center Are you ready for a circus for the 21st century? Forget the usual acrobatics and peanuts, this is a whole new experience. Join the Circus Space Fleet as they travel to the ends of the galaxy, on an epic adventure of good vs evil. > Get Tickets ...

Saturday, September 3

2016 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Saturday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Redwood City
2016 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Enjoy a full day of Lebanese culture and cuisine in a great atmosphere with music, dance, games, and other entertainment for the whole family. 6th Annual Lebanese Festival Saturday, September 3, 2016 | 10 am to 9 pm Downtown Redwood City FREE There will be a line up of professional ...
2016 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
2016 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | Golden Gate Park

Experience the sights, sounds and scents of the South Pacific at the annual Aloha Poly Fest at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. Celebrate and learn about Polynesian (Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, Cook Islands, and New Zealand), Melanesian (Fiji) and Micronesian (Guam) islands in ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
| Golden Gate Park (Peacock Meadow)
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 57th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2016 production “Schooled.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2016 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | The Presidio
Saturday, September 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | The Presidio

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to ...

Sunday, September 4

2016 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley
Sunday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Casa de Cultura
2016 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley
Casa de Cultura in Berkeley once again throws a day-long party and ritual celebrating Brazilian Independence Day with an annual lavagem (blessing) and procession for world peace, live Brazilian music and DJs, dancing, food, drinks, and lots of folks dressed in white. 2016 Brazilian Day Party Sunday, September 4, 2016 ...
2016 Pan African Family Reunion: Games, Live Music & Health Workshops | Oakland
2016 Pan African Family Reunion: Games, Live Music & Health Workshops | Oakland
The Afrocentric Oakland Crew invites all citizens of the African Diaspora to Mosswood Park for the annual Pan African Family Reunion, a free day of sunshine in the park with a great variety of music, arts & crafts, dancing, and games for adults and kids alike. Through participation in a ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” Closing Weekend | Dolores Park
Sunday, September 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
| Dolores Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” Closing Weekend | Dolores Park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 57th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2016 production “Schooled.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2016 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | The Presidio
Sunday, September 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | The Presidio

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to ...

Monday, September 5

2016 “Abbots Bromliad” Antler Dance & Meadow Picnic | Oakland
Monday, September 5 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Joaquin Miller Park
2016
Join the California Revels in a day of  good music, dancing, and the largest celebration ever of the Abbots Bromley antler dance, The Abbots Bromliad. Every September on Wakes Monday, the dancers in Abbots Bromley, England take up the traditional horns for a legendary trek of ...
2016 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley
2016 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley
Come shake it at the 8th Annual Blake Street Salsa Block Party, the original Berkeley Labor Day Monday salsa block party, with the Bay Area Salsa & Timba All Stars band, plus DJ Walt Digz and DJ José Ruíz, and SambaFunk’s King Theo as Master of ...
Final Show of 2016: San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | Dolores Park
Monday, September 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
| Dolores Park
Final Show of 2016: San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | Dolores Park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 57th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2016 production “Schooled.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2016 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | The Presidio
Monday, September 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | The Presidio

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to ...

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, September 5 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway

Come on up and share your creative side at the New Parkway Open Mic – the only late night open mic inside a movie theater. All forms of expression are welcome, be it music, poetry, spoken word, comedy, or getting your weeknight kicks. There will ...

Tuesday, September 6

Friends of Library: Poetry Readings Night | North Beach
Tuesday, September 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach Public Library
Friends of Library: Poetry Readings Night | North Beach
Drop by the library for an evening of poetry and get the chance to make new friends. Have fun whilst showering your soul with its much needed escape: poetry.
Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF
Tuesday, September 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | SOMArts Cultural Center
Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF

On the first Tuesday of each month The News, presented by SOMArts Cultural Center, features new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress by pre-selected solo artists, ...

Friday, September 9

53% Off: 2016 Craft Spirits Carnival | Unlimited Tastings of 100+ Ultra-Premium Spirits
53% Off: 2016 Craft Spirits Carnival | Unlimited Tastings of 100+ Ultra-Premium Spirits

Celebrate the craft spirits movement with a grand selection of over 100 ultra-premium spirits from around the world at the 2016 Craft Spirits Carnival – a huge festival at the City View at Metreon on September 9-10. Funcheap has an exclusive code for you to get your ...

“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF
Friday, September 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Fireside Lounge

Tired of seeing girls sing sad love songs and acoustic covers of top 40 hits? She Rocks features the most badass female dominant bands the Bay Area has to offer. See women who rock the stage harder than any stickly strungout dudes in the biz, every ...

Saturday, September 10

2016 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2016 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown

Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the 26th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held in Chinatown over two days filled with arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food and multiple parades along historic Grant Avenue between California Street and Columbus Avenue.  2016 Autumn Moon ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | The Presidio
Saturday, September 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | The Presidio

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to ...