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Thursday, July 31

El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May – October
Thursday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May - October

The Presidio Trust invites visitors to witness archaeology in action at Pershing Square from May through October, 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday-Saturday. Archaeologists are embarking on a long-term research project to excavate El Presidio de San Francisco, the Spanish-colonial archaeological site buried just below the ...

Final Day: “Crown Jewels” Int’l Park Photography Exhibit | Presidio
Thursday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Presidio Trust Headquarters
Final Day:

Please Note: The final day for the Crown Jewels exhibit is on Thursday, July 31, 2014, and not August 17, as was originally posted.

Classic San Francisco Movie Day “Dark Passage” | Main Library
Thursday, July 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Classic San Francisco Movie Day

Enjoy free movies all summer long at your neighborhood library during the 3rd Annual San Francisco Library Film Festival. Every movie being screened is either set in San Francisco or was filmed here. The 2014 edition of this free film festival features San Francisco classics ...

2014 Laser Nationals Regatta: Opening Day | Marina Green
Thursday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
2014 Laser Nationals Regatta: Opening Day | Marina Green

Catch some sailing action from the Marina Green or Crissy Field as the St. Francis Yacht Club hosts the US Laser Sailing Nationals in San Francisco starting at noon from July 31 – August 3, 2014. Over 130 sailors have registered for this event, so there will ...

The VIP Magic Bus Tour & Chill DJ Party | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, July 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
The VIP Magic Bus Tour & Chill DJ Party | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Bringing together local artists, craft food vendors, four DJs,  and a mobile chill space in the form of a The Venus Tour Bus. Check out the interesting local artisans and taste the delicious food and wine from top SF food trucks.
The Magic Bus
Come cozy up inside the …

BigPicture Photography NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, July 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general, $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
BigPicture Photography NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Schedule of Events

BigPicture Exhibit Opening in the Piazza (Level 1)
6:00-10:00 pm, This week, NightLife is all about our image. Be the first to peep the Academy’s first-ever major photography exhibit, BigPicture—illustrating, and celebrating, the incredible diversity of life on Earth through 45 stunning works from …

Hipmunk Tech Talk: “Changemakers Under 30″ | General Assembly
Thursday, July 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
| General Assembly (Folsom St.)
Hipmunk Tech Talk:

Get inspired by one of tech’s rising stars at General Assembly’s “Changemakers Under 30” – an exclusive Q&A with Benjamin Muessig, Business Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and Adam Goldstein, founder of rising travel site Hipmunk, based in San Francisco.
This event is sponsored by …

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School: Live Tattooed Model Drawing Night | Mission Dist.
Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School: Live Tattooed Model Drawing Night | Mission Dist.

Creativity Explored is collaborating with Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School for this special, one-night figure drawing event titled Running Out of INK. Come and enjoy a night of drinks, drawing, and their latest exhibit, INK.
Sketch from a live and lively tattooed model (but do remember to …

Win Tix: Circus Vargas: Big Top Daredevil Artistry | Hayward
Thursday, July 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular prices start at $20
| Southland Mall
Circus Vargas: Big Top Daredevil Artistry | Hayward

Get ready for the ultimate entertainment extravaganza for all ages. Come see where the magic begins and the heart-pounding, death-defying action takes place under the Circus Vargas big top in Hayward.
It’s a brand new production for 2014 called, “Magikaria Extreme,” filled with daredevil acts, illusionists, …

Win Tix: Merola Opera: Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” | SF
Thursday, July 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$15 student tixs with ID; general admssion tixs start at $25
| Everett Auditorium
Merola Opera: Mozart's

Experience the future of opera with a special performance by the city’s rising stars.
From overture to epilogue, this opera is considered by many to be Mozart’s greatest work, filled with sweeping melodies and a stirring finale. With more than 2,000 romantic conquests, the ultimate playboy Don …

Temescal Street Cinema: Final Film of 2014 | Oakland
Thursday, July 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 49th and Telegraph
Temescal Street Cinema: Final Film of 2014 | Oakland

The Last Season by Sara Dosa
Told over the course of one matsutake mushroom season in Central Oregon, The Last Season is a journey into the woods, into the memory of war and survival, telling a story of family from an unexpected place.
Opening Short: Tommy Becker, …

Free Lindy Hop Swing Lesson & Dance Party: The 9:20 Special | SF
Thursday, July 31 – 8:20 pm | Cost: FREE | The Russian Building
Free Lindy Hop Swing Lesson & Dance Party: The 9:20 Special | SF

The free Open House at The 9:20 Special is back on July 31, 2014. This is the night that this swing dance party welcomes new comers and thanks their regulars by providing a free beginner Lindy Hop class, free social dance, free performances, and free …

Win Tix: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band | The Chapel
Thursday, July 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$12 adv / $15 door
| The Chapel
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band | The Chapel

Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills comes Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone – Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire and a reputation for their incendiary live shows.

Support from …

Friday, August 1

Free Tix Registration: Smithsonian’s 10th Annual Free Museum Day | 2014
Friday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
Free Tix Registration: Smithsonian's 10th Annual Free Museum Day | 2014

Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th annual Museum Day takes place Saturday, September 27, 2014 as participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors who register for free Museum Day tickets starting on August 1, 2014. San Francisco highlights include the de ...

The Big Latch On 2014: Breast Feeding Under the Dome | SF City Hall
Friday, August 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
The Big Latch On 2014: Breast Feeding Under the Dome | SF City Hall

Nursing moms are invited to celebrate natural breast feeding during San Francisco’s annual Big Latch On 2014. Bring your babies and your supporters and settle on the stairs under the dome in San Francisco’s beautiful City Hall on Friday, August 1, 2014.
Please arrive at 10 am …

Grand Opening: Green Apple Books on the Park | Inner Sunset
Friday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Grand Opening: Green Apple Books on the Park | Inner Sunset

On August 1, 2014, Green Apple Books plans to open a brand new store at 1231 9th Ave. in the Inner Sunset.
They’ll be sharing space with Le Video, who will be moving to the 2nd floor of the building they currently occupy.
In an age when good ol’ …

Rotunda Dance Series: Dohee Lee | City Hall
Friday, August 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Dohee Lee | City Hall

On Friday, August 1, the Rotunda Dance Series will present sound artist and performer Dohee Lee in ARA Gut (Ritual of Ocean), as part of a series of seasonal performance installations in San Francisco.
Aiming to bring ritual into city life, ARA honors the waterways that …

Final Intergalactic Adventure Planning Day | SoMa
Friday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Freespace 2.0
Final Intergalactic Adventure Planning Day | SoMa

The Intergalactic Travel Bureau brings together space scientists, astronomers, science educators, actors and the general public for unique, personalised space vacation planning experiences. The Intergalactic Travel Bureau is a live, interactive experience that explores the incredible possibilities of space tourism. It’s a little bit like Virgin Galactic ...

Indie Rock Concert: Real Estate | Amoeba SF
Friday, August 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Indie Rock Concert: Real Estate | Amoeba SF

Join New Jersey indie rockers Real Estate for a live in-store performance and signing of their third album, Atlas (out now on Domino and available on LP & CD).
Atlas is a triumph of highly evocative, perceptive songwriting and graceful, precise musicianship. Atlas carefully refines, and …

B-I-G Board Game Day | Bayview
Friday, August 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Branch Library
B-I-G Board Game Day | Bayview

Blue Orange Games, an award-winning San Francisco family game company, is coming to the library with their most popular board games. But get this — the games are oversized.
This event is suitable for the whole family, for ages 5 and up. Families encouraged to attend …

Violinjazz, Monsters & Robots | Friday Nights at the de Young
Violinjazz, Monsters & Robots | Friday Nights at the de Young

Schedule for Friday, August 1, 2014
6 pm Closing Reception: “Monsters and Robots”, by Artist-in-Residence Joshua Margolis - Kimball Education Gallery
Celebrate the residency of July Artist-in-Residence Joshua Margolis and his installation Monsters and Robots. Light refreshments served.
6 pm - Mixed-Media Art-Making Stations - Buchanan Court
Create a mixed-media project inspired by …

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, August 1 – 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 ...

Flaming Lotus Girls LED Sculpture Opening & Brass Tax DJ Party | Pier 14
Friday, August 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 14
Flaming Lotus Girls LED Sculpture Opening & Brass Tax DJ Party | Pier 14

The Flaming Lotus Girls are hosting A Cerebral Ceremony, an opening ceremony to celebrate the installation of their sculpture, SOMA at Pier 14 in San Francisco.
The evening will start at 5 pm with speeches from Flaming Lotus Girls artists. Then their friends at Brass Tax …

Jack’s Night Market: Art, Crafts & Performance | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Jack's Night Market: Art, Crafts & Performance | Oakland

Celebrating Oakland First Fridays, Jack’s Night Market lights up the square with an eclectic mix of artisans, music, food and fun. Stroll the plaza for an evening outdoor market and shopping bazaar on the beautiful Jack London Square waterfront showcasing the best of the region ...

2014 SF Comedy Crawl: 20+ Comedians, Free Snacks & DJ Party | SoMa
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
2014 SF Comedy Crawl: 20+ Comedians, Free Snacks & DJ Party | SoMa

Jump on the Second Annual San Francisco Comedy Crawl featuring over 20 of the Bay Area’s stand-up comedians performing at three different locations in one night on Friday, August 1, 2014.
See over 20 comedians rocking three comedy rooms along that sweet strip of San Francisco fun that is …