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Wednesday, August 23

SF Zoo Free Admission Day
SF Zoo Free Admission Day

The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all year round.  You’ll enjoy seeing the 250 different animal species in naturalistic surroundings, ...

Adidas Giant Warehouse Sale: “VIP” Opening Night Pre-Sale | Cow Palace
Wednesday, August 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free entry. But bring money for purchases, of course.
| Cow Palace
Adidas Giant Warehouse Sale:

Adidas is taking over part of the Cow Palace, August 24-27, 2017, for a “Giant Warehouse Clearance Event” and sale. Every clearance event is different, but you should expect up to 75% savings on over 20,000 square feet of footwear, apparel and accessories.  What Can I ...

Summer Play Game Expo: 70+ Games, 500 Players & Pizza | The Google Launchpad
Wednesday, August 23 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free when you use the discount code FUNCHEAP. Otherwise, it's $5-$10.
| The Google Launchpad
Summer Play Game Expo: 70+ Games, 500 Players & Pizza  | The Google Launchpad
Join the San Francisco Summer Expo on Wednesday, August 23rd at The Google Launchpad. Over 70 game developers will be showing off their latest games one-on-one to a crowd of 500 people. Summer Play: San Francisco Game Expo Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | 5:30 to 8:30 pm The ...

Thursday, August 24

Adidas Giant Winter Warehouse Sale 2017 | Cow Palace
Thursday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free entry. But bring money for purchases, of course.
| Cow Palace
Adidas Giant Winter Warehouse Sale 2017 | Cow Palace

Adidas is taking over part of the Cow Palace, August 24-27, 2017, for a “Giant Warehouse Clearance Event” and sale. Every clearance event is different, but you should expect up to 75% savings on over 20,000 square feet of footwear, apparel and accessories.  What Can I ...

Soul-Infused Classical Arabic Songs with Dalia Marina | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 24 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Soul-Infused Classical Arabic Songs with Dalia Marina | Yerba Buena Gardens
Raised in the Bay Area and now based in Boston, Palestinian-American vocalist Dalia Marina made a lasting impression with her 2012 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival debut as a special guest with Middle Eastern ensemble Zamanna and her 2014 program presenting an eclectic set of jazz, ...
“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Presidio Twilight” – 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 under the ...

Motion NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Motion NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
This week, NightLife explores the science and beauty of motion in the natural world—and on the dance floor. Brush up your moves and try out a dance class, including a rhythm and motion class from Dudley Flores, instructor, and choreographer at Alonzo King LINES Dance Center ...
Exploratorium After Dark: Lasers on Full Spectrum Science | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Lasers on Full Spectrum Science | Pier 15
Learn what’s special about laser light, how it’s made, and how it’s used at Full-Spectrum Science. Crawl through their pitch-black Tactile Dome. Also, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits and experience an array of Explainer-led demonstrations. And grab dinner and drinks by the Bay.
“Fake News” Game Show: Discern Fact from Fiction & Win Prizes | South SF
Thursday, August 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
“Fake News” Game Show: Discern Fact from Fiction & Win Prizes | South SF
Do you feel you have the ability to depict what sources are reliable or false? Put your ability to the test. Join them as they discuss “Fake News” and what determines whether a source is reliable or unreliable. Stop by and share your thoughts on ...
Secret Warehouse Arcade Party with Joey the Cat | Mission
Thursday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $15 | Joey the Cat's Secret Arcade Warehouse
Secret Warehouse Arcade Party with Joey the Cat | Mission
Come one, come all to Joey the Cat’s first ever “Open Play” night at his secret warehouse which is rarely, if ever, open to the public.  Joey the Cat is the real deal, a world champion skeeballer who’s opening the doors of his secret arcade-filled warehouse. > Get Tickets ...
Win Tix: 10th Do You Feel Anniversary “The Rocket Summer” | Slim’s
Thursday, August 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's
Fans of The Rocket Summer know it’s all about the impressive singer/songwriter known as Bryce Avary. This multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer has the unique distinction of writing and producing every song on his records, as well as play every instrument. All the while maintaining a ...
Win Tix: Scott Thompson of “Kids in the Hall” Comedy Night | Punch Line
Thursday, August 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Punch Line
Well known to fans as a member of the sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall, Scott Thompson is anything but your average comedic talent. The Kids in the Hall created a groundbreaking television series which ran from 1989 to 1995 on CBC in ...
Win Tix: Beatles-style Harmonies “Eyes on the Shore” | Rickshaw Stop
Thursday, August 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Rickshaw Stop
There is music you love, and then there is music that becomes a part of you – their story, words and melodies are yours and become intertwined with your being. San Francisco-based band, Eyes on the Shore, takes listeners on their journey through wondrous soundscapes, ...

Friday, August 25

Free National Parks Day 2017 | National Park Service Birthday
Friday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Parks Day 2017 | National Park Service Birthday

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...

Museum of Ice Cream: Tickets on Sale Friday | SF
Friday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: $38*
*$38 (all ages), limit 6 tickets per purchase
| Museum of Ice Cream (San Francisco)
Museum of Ice Cream: Tickets on Sale Friday | SF
Classify this under, “worth the splurge.” Get ready to dive into sprinkles… the Museum of Ice Cream is officially coming to San Francisco in September 2017. This pop-up museum has already melted hearts (and Instagram filters) in New York and Los Angeles and soon it will be opening ...
First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017
Friday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian's 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day. 2017 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 23, 2017 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required (available to download August 25, ...

Venezuelan Music Project | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, August 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Venezuelan Music Project | Yerba Buena Gardens
Even in South America, Venezuela’s musical riches tend to be overshadowed by the styles of neighboring Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. But in the Bay Area, the nation’s fabulous cultural wealth, with its fertile intermingling of indigenous, European and African influences, has found bountiful expression through ...
A Sh*tty Protest: Leave Your Dog Poop on Crissy Field | SF
Friday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Crissy Field
A Sh*tty Protest: Leave Your Dog Poop on Crissy Field | SF
Leave a gift for our Alt-Right friends. Take your dog to Crissy Field and let them do their business and be sure not to clean it up! Watch out for landmines, friends! We can get together Sunday and clean up the mess and hug each other! Read more ...
101 North Brewing Company’s 5-Year Anniversary Party: $5 Beer & Pop-Up Tattoos | Petaluma
101 North Brewing Company's 5-Year Anniversary Party: $5 Beer & Pop-Up Tattoos | Petaluma
It’s been a crazy five years, and they’re ready to celebrate and show their gratitude to their loyal customers. Therefore, on Friday the 25th they are throwing a shindig at their brewery in Petaluma with great food, live music, radically discounted tattoos and haircuts, and of ...
“Foreverland” Awesome Michael Jackson Tribute Concert | Redwood City
Friday, August 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square

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. Art on the Square showcases original painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more, with prices for every budget. Art on the ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, August 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus of ...

Free Pizza & Startup Testing Party | SF
Friday, August 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Block71 San Francisco
Free Pizza & Startup Testing Party | SF
Hi guys, someone’s working on a startup called Ambit- and they need some of their friends to help them out. After work on Friday, come grab a pizza and participate in a test. You’ll be paired with someone and will record a short conversation (10 minutes). ...
Music in the Park 2017 Finale: ’60s Funk Legends “War” | San Jose
Music in the Park 2017 Finale: '60s Funk Legends

Music in the Park is back in San Jose for Summer 2017 with another round of top notch headliners entertaining the neighbors and visitors of Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park from 5:30-9 pm. Individual general admission tickets are just $10 until the day of the show, ...

2017 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Friday | East Bay
Friday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2017 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Friday | East Bay

Come visit the 28th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2017 King ...

Free SmashMouth Friday Night Concert on the Beach | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free SmashMouth Friday Night Concert on the Beach | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 16 ...

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, August 25 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...

Pancakes & Booze Art Show: All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes & Body Painting | SF
Friday, August 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Mezzanine
Pancakes & Booze Art Show: All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes & Body Painting | SF

LA’s famous “Pancakes & Booze” Underground Art Show has made a home in SF with a night of emerging and underground artists and, duh… pancakes. For a $10 cover charge (cash only) expect to see the works from over 100 underground and emerging artists, live body painting, DJ music, live performances, ...

Last Fridays Outdoor Movie Night “Inside Out” | Pier 39
Friday, August 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Last Fridays Outdoor Movie Night

Grab your blankets and head to Pier 39 for their Outdoor Movie Night, held the last Friday of every month through September. Before the show, get a bite to eat at one of Pier 39’s restaurants, or take advantage of special giveaways and movie night ...

$5 Classic Movie Night: “A Space Odyssey” | Paramount Theatre
Friday, August 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Paramount Theatre
$5 Classic Movie Night: “A Space Odyssey” | Paramount Theatre
With its ground-breaking special effects, dazzling cinematography and gloriously sublime film score, Stanley Kubrick’s monumental opus changed the way science fiction movies were made – and viewed – forever. From its opening sequence set in a prehistoric African savannah to its final ambiguous scene of a ...
Win Tix: SF Airship: Summer of Love Experience | Great American Music Hall
Friday, August 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall
If you’re not already sick of all the Summer of Love stuff going around, I’ve got good news. The summer isn’t over yet. But can you really get enough of all this hippie love? Of course not. Especially when it means you get to celebrate ...