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Tuesday, July 7

57¢ Pancake Day | IHOP Anniversary
57¢ Pancake Day | IHOP Anniversary
Now that you’ve celebrated America’s birthday, it’s time to celebrate IHOP’s. On July 7, 2015, IHOP restaurants are rolling back the price to 57¢ for their Original Buttermilk Pancake Short Stacks (that’s 3 pancakes). Stop by your local participating IHOP from 7 am-7 pm to join the celebration. IHOP’s ...
de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, July 7 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum
de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific. The museum was ...

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, July 7 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally admission is $10 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission is free (special ...

Free Admission: 21st Annual “Sculpture in the Garden” | Walnut Creek
Tuesday, July 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ruth Bancroft Garden
Free Admission: 21st Annual
For one month every year, Walnut Creek’s Ruth Bancroft Garden, a spectacular dry garden featuring a unique display of succulents, cacti, and other drought-tolerant plants, transforms into an outdoor art gallery. Follow the meandering pathways to discover sculptures by local and regional artists.  Enjoy free admission on Tuesday, ...
Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day
Tuesday, July 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Conservatory of Flowers
Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day

Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the Conservatory of Flowers offers an intimate, up-close experience with over 1,700 species of rare, exotic and endangered plants from more than 50 different countries. Opened ...

Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, July 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museum of Craft and Design
Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch

Enjoy free admission to the Museum of Craft and Design on the first Tuesday of every month. After six years in Union Square and two years of pop-ups, the Museum of Craft & Design opened up their permanent location in the Dogpatch. Rather than featuring paintings or traditional ...

2015 Fiestas Fridas Kick-Off: Frida Kahlo Inspired Art Exhibit & Performance | Mission Dist.
Tuesday, July 7 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Puerto Alegre
2015 Fiestas Fridas Kick-Off: Frida Kahlo Inspired Art Exhibit & Performance | Mission Dist.

Celebrate the 108th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at Alley Cat Books and other locations throughout the Mission District from July 1-17, 2015. There will be art exhibits, poetry, a mural ...

Live at Lagunitas: Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Dark Soul Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, July 7 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Dark Soul Concert | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, but tickets are required. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will ...

“95 Rituals” inkBoat Experimental Dance Theater: Opening Day | Hyde St Pier
Tuesday, July 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hyde Street Pier
“Ritual is another word that needs a new definition… Ritual, as I use the term, refers to an artistic process by which people gather and unify themselves in order to confront the challenges of their existence.” ~ Anna Halprin 95 Rituals culminate in a series of ...
2015 Fiestas Fridas: Mural Unveiling & Artist Reception | Mission Dist.
Tuesday, July 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Alley Cat Books
2015 Fiestas Fridas: Mural Unveiling & Artist Reception | Mission Dist.

Celebrate the 108th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at Alley Cat Books and other locations throughout the Mission District from July 1-17, 2015. There will be art exhibits, poetry, a mural ...

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Minions” | SF
Tuesday, July 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required. Arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| Secret Movie Theater (SF)
Free Sneak Preview Movie:
Attend an exclusive free sneak preview screening of “Minions,” the prequel/spin-off to the Despicable Me franchise. The screening takes place at 7 pm on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at a movie theater in San Francisco with easy access to BART. FuncheapSF has an exclusive code for free tickets. Free Film Screening: Minions Tuesday, July 7, ...
Free Sneak Preview Movie: Amy Winehouse Doc | SF
Tuesday, July 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Metreon 16
Free Sneak Preview Movie: Amy Winehouse Doc | SF
Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Amy,” a heart-breaking journey about the life and career of singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse. Free Film Screening: Amy July 7, 2015 | 7 pm Secret Movie Theater Location in San Francisco RSVP code: pAodB26717 Tickets available through https://www.gofobo.com/rsvp Tickets are free, but subject to availability. Depending on ...
Catchy Melodies, Tight Harmonies, Fuzz Pedals & Big Drums: Dog Party | Brick & Mortar
Tuesday, July 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Catchy Melodies, Tight Harmonies, Fuzz Pedals & Big Drums: Dog Party | Brick & Mortar
Dog Party is catchy melodies, tight harmonies, fuzz pedals and big drums. what more could you possibly want in a rock and roll band? Formed in 2007 by sisters Gwennie and Lucy Giles, the duo draws influence from the classic sounds of the Ramones as well as ...

Wednesday, July 8

CuriOdyssey Wildlife Center: Free Community Day | San Mateo
Wednesday, July 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | CuriOdyssey
CuriOdyssey Wildlife Center: Free Community Day | San Mateo

Get up close to playful otters, bobcats, and other furry and scaled creatures at CuriOdyssey’s Free Community Day. CuriOdyssey is a science and wildlife center for kids that fosters interest in science. CuriOdyssey’s free Community Days provide the opportunity for families to experience CuriOdyssey, free ...

SmArtGallery Opening: HD Multi-Sensory, Interactive, Digital Art & Jazz | Redwood City
Wednesday, July 8 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Parking validated with bar purchase.
| Sofitel San Francisco Bay
SmArtGallery Opening: HD Multi-Sensory, Interactive, Digital Art & Jazz | Redwood City
Sofitel San Francisco Bay waterfront hotel becomes the first Sofitel location worldwide to feature a multi-sensory, interactive and digital art gallery onsite at a special grand opening reception on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 4:30 – 6 pm. Light bites, refreshments and live entertainment will be provided ...
“95 Rituals” inkBoat Experimental Dance Theater | Hyde St Pier
Wednesday, July 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hyde Street Pier
“Ritual is another word that needs a new definition… Ritual, as I use the term, refers to an artistic process by which people gather and unify themselves in order to confront the challenges of their existence.” ~ Anna Halprin 95 Rituals culminate in a series of ...
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell
Wednesday, July 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Road Runner Sports (Campbell)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | 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. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts when you arrive early to collect your supplies (check-in) and try cool new ...

“San Fransisco Ain’t Cool No More” Activist Poetry Reading | SF
Wednesday, July 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Green Arcade
Poet and activist Tony Robles will read from his new book Cool Don’t Live Here No More. Refreshments will be served. “In poems and vignettes, Tony Robles has written the generational memory of San Francisco at the point where alienation, deportations, and technological invasions are gutting its ...
SF Civic Symphony: Summer Orchestra Workshop | SF
Wednesday, July 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| African American Art & Culture Complex
SF Civic Symphony: Summer Orchestra Workshop | SF

San Francisco Civic Symphony’s 2015 Summer String Orchestra Music Workshop is a fun eight week workshop providing amateur musicians with little or no symphony experience a chance to explore music from “inside” an orchestra. SF Civic Symphony Orchestra Workshop Wednesdays, July 1 – August 19, 2015 | 7:30-9:30 ...

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, July 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley

Come learn the skills, balance and art of acrobatic partner yoga every second Wednesday of the month from 7:30-8:30 pm Using basic yoga poses, we’ll learn how to combine them into partner balancing and dynamic movements. No previous experience and no partner needed.

Thursday, July 9

Flower Piano Opening Day: 12 Hidden Pianos at the SF Botanical Garden | GG Park
Flower Piano Opening Day: 12 Hidden Pianos at the SF Botanical Garden | GG Park

Sunset Piano brings its public piano project to the SF Botanical Garden this summer for twelve days only from July 9 – 20, 2015. The Garden becomes the city’s own outdoor concert hall and everyone is invited to play and listen. You are encouraged to seek out ...

Okinawan Folk Ensemble | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, July 9 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Okinawan Folk Ensemble | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Among the many beautiful regions of Japan, Okinawa stands out for its unique folk song and dance culture. Performers from the Kinuko Mototake Okinawan Dance Academy along with Master Kinuko Mototake, perform traditional Okinawan dance, telling stories of young love, evil spirits, and the seafaring ...
“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, July 9 – 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,April 2 – October 29, 2015. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you ...

“Making a Scene” Annie Sprinkle Performance & Alt Art Opening | SOMArts
Thursday, July 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SOMArts Cultural Center
Making a Scene: 50 Years of Alternative Bay Area Spaces, which received critical support from the National Endowment of the Arts, spotlights a rich history of Bay Area artist-run, independent and alternative spaces, as well as the pioneers and contemporary trailblazers of social justice who ...
NightLife Live: The Dodos & Doe Eye | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, July 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife Live: The Dodos & Doe Eye | California Academy of Sciences
Music by The Dodos and Doe Eye DJs Omar and Aaron Axelsen Presented by Popscene SF NightLife’s summer music series returns. Inspired by science and powered by sound, the Academy will transform into an oasis of music and art on one special night per month withNightLife LIVE. WEST GARDEN SHOW ...
Win Tix: “A Night of Mayhem” w/ Fight Club’s Chuck Palahniuk | Castro Theater
Thursday, July 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Castro Theatre
Join Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk at the Castro Theater July 9th, where the air will be filled with color, noise and candy. It’s a party to celebrate the release of Lidia Yuknavitch’s newest novel, The Small Backs of Children, a major step forward from one ...
Playtesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games
Thursday, July 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Go Game HQ
Playtesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games

Sandbox is a monthly designing and playtesting event from Come Out and Play SF that takes place every second Thursday of the month. It’s like a mix between an open mic and a game jam, specifically for real world games and participatory experiences. There is a ...

Shipwreck: Six Writers Destroy “Peter Pan” | The Booksmith
Shipwreck: Six Writers Destroy
Welcome, Shipsters, to San Francisco’s premier literary erotic fanfiction event. Six Great Writers destroy six notable characters from one Great Book on the first Thursday of every month at our home base, the Booksmith in San Francisco. Fics are blind-read by our Thespian-in-Residence, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, and you ...
Free Movie Night: “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind” | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, July 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night:
In Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), a legendary missing squadron of Navy planes turns up – 40 years after they disappeared. A long lost ship suddenly appears hundreds of miles from the ocean – in the middle of a desert.
Revenge of the ’80s: New Wave DJs & 80¢ Drinks | Oakland
Thursday, July 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Ruby Room
Revenge of the '80s: New Wave DJs & 80¢ Drinks | Oakland

Step into a totally f*cked up ’80s time warp every second Thursday at The Ruby Room and enjoy absurdly cheap 80 cent well drinks between 10 pm and midnight, and of course, all the ’80s music and dancing you can handle. DJs Jonathan Reddick (Slime City, Ex-Twin Steps) ...