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Wednesday, August 24

National Waffle Day: Free Belgian Waffle Celebration | SF
Wednesday, August 24 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Limit one per Customer, while supplies last.
| Capital One 360 Café
National Waffle Day: Free Belgian Waffle Celebration | SF
Come to Capital One Café to celebrate National Waffle Day with a special edition of their monthly Waffle Wed giveaway. They’ll be serving classic vanilla waffles with blueberries and fresh whipped cream. Yum!
Free Waffle For National Waffle Day | SF
Wednesday, August 24 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Little Skillet
Free Waffle For National Waffle Day | SF
Come to Little Skillet on National Waffle Day, August 24th from 10:30am to 6:00pm for a free waffle. No purchase is necessary, just drop by the store and claim your free waffle.

The Album Leaf: Rock Music Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Wednesday, August 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
The Album Leaf: Rock Music Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
The Album Leaf celebrates their new album, Between Waves (Relapse Records), with a live show and album signing at Amoeba SF. Nearly twenty years into a career that has seen LaValle exercising his creativity across the realms of film scoring, sound collage, and rock music, via ...
Pizza & 40s With Tucker Max: How To Be A Literary Success | SF
Wednesday, August 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | General Assembly (Bush Street)
Pizza & 40s With Tucker Max: How To Be A Literary Success | SF
Pizza & 40s is a free monthly speaker series presented by the folks at The Hustle. Each month they host an interesting speaker and give them the stage and a 40-oz beer so they can get loose and share the tactics, habits, secrets, and tips that helped ...
Win Tix: Heart, Joan Jett & Cheap Trick | Shoreline Amphitehatre
Wednesday, August 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Shoreline Amphitheatre
Three of rock music’s most iconic bands will hit the road together this summer on The Rock Hall Three For All Featuring Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Cheap Trick on a 30+ date trek across the U.S. > Get Tickets – Tickets start at ...
Win Tix: Delicious Dark Comedy with Eddie Pepitone | The Punch Line
Wednesday, August 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Punch Line
If you’re in the mood for some delicious dark comedy, then you’re in luck. Cuz Eddie Peptione is coming to Punch Line Comedy. He is a master of biting social commentary and self-deprecating humor. With echoes of Gleason, Rickles and Tolle (comedians you Millennials probs ...

Thursday, August 25

Free National Park Weekend | August 25-28
Thursday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Park Weekend | August 25-28
In honor of the National Parks Service’s birthday, get free admission (and your parking fees waved) at all the National Parks around the United States including Muir Woods and Yosemite from August 25 through 28, 2016.
Music For Social Change | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 25 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Music For Social Change | Yerba Buena Gardens
The luminous singer/songwriter Naima Shaloub went looking for her Lebanese roots and found an ongoing calling for turning music into a vehicle for social justice, inspiration and healing. Her Lebanese parents were born in Sierra Leone and raised in Beirut, and she absorbed a rich array ...
“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, August 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Twilight at the Presidio” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to October. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you relax ...

100 Years Of National Park Service: S’mores & Storytelling | Presidio
Thursday, August 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Parade Ground
100 Years Of National Park Service: S'mores & Storytelling | Presidio
Bring the family out to sing “Happy Birthday” to a friend that is celebrating a special birthday – the National Park Service. “America’s Best Idea” is turning 100 on August 25, and the Presidio – part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area – is hosting ...
Music in the Park 2016 Finale “Tower of Power” | San Jose
Thursday, August 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $10 | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Music in the Park 2016 Finale

Music in the Park is back in San Jose for Summer 2016 with another round of top notch headliners entertaining the neighbors and visitors of Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park from 5:30-9 pm. Tickets are $10, but the headliners are usually well worth the price. 2016 ...

Timbuk2 Summer Party: Beer, Skeeball, Painting & Beats | SF
Thursday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Timbuk2 Factory Store
Timbuk2 Summer Party: Beer, Skeeball, Painting & Beats | SF
Timbuk2 is throwing it’s free annual summer party this Thursday at the Mission Store (587), celebrating the people by the poeple. Come out for free Fort Point beer, grub, skeeball, awesome prizes, bag steals, live painting & smooth beats. Free but an RSVP is required.
Free Drive-In Movie Night | San Jose
Thursday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Arrive early; the drive-in fills up quickly on free nights
| Capitol 6 Drive-In (San Jose)
Free Drive-In Movie Night | San Jose

The West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose host a Free Drive-in Movie Night twice a year including a festival with live music, games and $1 nachos. All movies are double features. Admission is free. Gates open at 6 pm. Films start at dusk. Arrive ...

“Hawaiian Luau” Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell
Thursday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Campbell)

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Campbell Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts ...

“Cheddar” Book Discussion & Cheese Sampling | South SF
Thursday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
“Cheddar” Book Discussion & Cheese Sampling | South SF
Gordon Edgar reads from his new book “Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America’s Most Iconic Cheese” and offers a sampling of some great American cheddars. Edgar will discuss different types of cheddar, examine cheddar as an example of how America’s food system developed, ...
National Park Nightlife | California Academy Of Sciences
Thursday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Ages 21+ required for entry.
| California Academy of Sciences
National Park Nightlife | California Academy Of Sciences
This week, NightLife salutes the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service with a celebration of centennial proportions. Catch an enlightening talk by author Dan White, whose book “Under the Stars” takes a humorous and heartfelt look at how America fell in love with camping. Join outdoor ...
Free Drive-In Movie Night | East Bay
Thursday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Arrive early; the drive-in fills up quickly on free nights
| Solano 2 Drive In
Free Drive-In Movie Night | East Bay

The West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose host a Free Drive-in Movie Night twice a year including a festival with live music, games and $1 nachos. All movies are double features. Admission is free. Gates open at 6 pm. Films start at dusk. Arrive ...

Bike Ride To Jack London For Sing-A-Long Movie | Oakland
Thursday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| GenZe Experience Center
Bike Ride To Jack London For Sing-A-Long Movie | Oakland
Get your singing voices ready and join them for an evening of singing, movies and fun. Meet up at their Oakland Experience Center and join them for a ride over to Jack London Square to watch Glee 3D under the stars and to croon your hearts out. They’ll be ...
Win Tix: NightLife 100th Birthday of National Parks | Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN | California Academy of Sciences
This week, NightLife salutes the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service with a celebration of centennial proportions. Join outdoor rockstars from REI as they present a special talk by Outdoor School Guide Banning Lyon, exploring the ins and outs of backpacking in Yosemite. > Get ...
Artists Drawing Club: Asian Art Museum’s $5 Nights | SF
Artists Drawing Club: Asian Art Museum's $5 Nights | SF
The Artists Drawing Club is an interdisciplinary public program series that invites local contemporary artists to use the museum as a platform. The Artists Drawing Club is not about the act of drawing, but drawing connections between ideas, times, cultures, and the broader world we ...
2016 Eugene O’Neill Festival Sneak Peek Discussion | East Bay
Thursday, August 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lafayette Library
2016 Eugene O'Neill Festival Sneak Peek Discussion | East Bay

Catch a “sneak peek” of the 2016 Eugene O’Neill Festival with Artistic Director Eric Fraisher-Hayes who will discuss this year’s productions “The Emperor Jones,” Edward Albee’s “Seascape,” and Adrienne Pender’s “N.” Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service with a birthday cake. 2016 Eugene ...

Win Tix: An Intimate Evening With Sister Roma | Spark Arts
Thursday, August 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Spark Arts
Sister Roma isn’t your ordinary nun. She is a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry about it. Sister Roma has been raising awareness for the SF AIDS problem since the 1980s and has been a ...
Movies On The Square: “Pretty in Pink” | Redwood City
Thursday, August 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies On The Square:
John Hughes crafts an exemplary ’80s Brat Pack romance out of the standard Cinderella story in Pretty in Pink. Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) is a teenager who lives in the dingy part of town with her terminally underemployed dad (Harry Dean Stanton). She works at a ...
Win Tix: Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women) | Cobb’s
Thursday, August 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Cobb's Comedy Club
If you know anyone who has ever said women aren’t funny, sneak up behind them with a cast iron skillet, a mallet, or some other cartoon weapon, and drag their unconscious body to Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women), a comedy show at ...
“Glee 3D” Sing-Along Outdoor Cinema & Costume Party | Jack London Square
Thursday, August 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Enjoy an evening of song, dance and movie classics on the waterfront with free outdoor screenings of popular musicals. This lively film series will screen fan favorites on special evenings at sundown. Bring blankets and chairs. Please note that start times may change based on ...

Win Tix: “Essence” Record Release Party | Sweetwater Music Hall
Thursday, August 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Sweetwater Music Hall
Sweetwater is about to host one of the most anticipated events of late summer. I speak of course of singer/songwriter essence’s release party for her new album: Black Wings. Release party’s ain’t your run of the mill show. They’re packed with fun, special guests, and ...
Win Tix: Balkan Brass Band Fanfare Zambaleta | Great American Music Hall
Thursday, August 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall
The Great American Music Hall is proud to present to you a night of brass bands and funky folk. Fanfare Zambaleta is the San Francisco Bay Area’s tastiest Balkan Brass Band. This massive ensemble of horns, trumpets, and the occasional tuba, have been delighting audiences ...
Win Tix: Slow-Cooked Garage Rock “Beward of Darkness” | Bottom of the Hill
Thursday, August 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Bottom of the Hill
Beware of Darkness is a bold new power band with an old soul, pissed at life in the modern age. They are ready to frighten your children, sleep with your daughters, and make you shake, scream, and contort like it’s a Depression-era, Southern exorcism. > Get ...

Friday, August 26

Carnivore Plant Bog Building Demo | Conservatory of Flowers
Carnivore Plant Bog Building Demo | Conservatory of Flowers

Check out a fun series of free outdoor activities that the Conservatory of Flowers is organizing on the terrace in front of the lovely old greenhouse. Starting August 12 and running through September 24, every Friday and Saturday from 1-4 pm, the Conservatory will be ...

Art on the Square | Redwood City
Friday, August 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Art on the Square | Redwood City

Art on the Square features the best in fine arts and crafts each month between June and August at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. Complementing Music on the Square and the PAL Blues, Art, and BBQ Festival, Art on the Square showcases original painting, photography, ...