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Wednesday, September 2

Captain Hat’s Funky Free Pizza Party | Madrone Lounge
Wednesday, September 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Madrone Art Bar
Captain Hat's Funky Free Pizza Party | Madrone Lounge
Enjoy the sounds of swampy original Americana from Jenny Kerr from 7-9 pm. This is authentic SF music, no gimmicks. Songs about dogs. And leavin’. And comin’ back again. There will also be hip hop, funky soulful classics and brand new party jam hits from The Captain Hat ...

Thursday, September 3

Free GoKart Laps for a Pint of Blood | Burlingame
Thursday, September 3 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free GoKart racing laps with a blood donation, but a $7 annual license is required.
| GoKart Racer (Burlingame)
Free GoKart Laps for a Pint of Blood | Burlingame
Whip around the track a few times and then roll up your sleeves to save a few lives as GoKart Racer generously partners with Blood Centers of the Pacific to help meet the needs of local hospitals and their patients. Free GoKart Laps for a Pint ...

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, September 3 – 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 ...

“First Look” Exhibit Kick Off & Renegade Museum Tours | Asian Art Museum
Thursday, September 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for admission after 5 pm; admission to special galleries may be extra.
| Asian Art Museum
Be the first to see our new exhibition First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian. They’ve been collecting outstanding contemporary art for the past 15 years, and now they’re ready to show off the highlights. The museum will be buzzing with DJ beats spun by ...
San Jose State First Football Game & Tailgate Party | Spartan Stadium
Thursday, September 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San José State University
San Jose State First Football Game & Tailgate Party | Spartan Stadium
CommUniverCity invites you to SJSU’s first football game of the season on Thursday, September 3, 2015. This includes you, your friends, your family, and even your co-workers. Show your Spartan Spirit, wear your CommUniverCity or San Jose State gear. Free, but an RSVP is required. The first 500 ...
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | San Carlos
Thursday, September 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (San Carlos)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | San Carlos

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 ...

Fermented NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, September 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Fermented NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Fermentation Stations (African Hall) 6:00-10:00 pm, Get a close-up look at yeast strains by viewing cultured slides with Cal researchers Brittney Nguyen, Julie Choe, and Matt Olm and take a whiff (or two) at a yeast smelling station with students from the Michael Eisen Lab. Meet the team ...
Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF
Thursday, September 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF

EVENT UPDATE: This event is on hiatus for the Summer of 2015 and should resume in October. All are welcome to a free community-created dinner gleaned from the USF Garden and neighborhood farmers’ markets. Eat with others in a communal setting at this free vegetarian dinner gathering. The dinner takes place ...

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, September 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The Upper TL Art Walk makes 15-20 galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...

City Blocks: Interactive Video Art Installation Opening Day | SF
Thursday, September 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ramon’s Tailor
City Blocks: Interactive Video Art Installation Opening Day | SF
Come out to play with City Blocks. Visitors are invited to play with light and shapes in this interactive three-dimensional video art installation by Bay Area artists Marty McCutcheon and Brad Wise. Cityscapes are projected onto three-dimensional forms made from lightweight recycled materials. Viewers may arrange ...
Pay-What-You-Can Theater at a Classic Car Shop “Waiting for Lefty” | Oakland
Thursday, September 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay-what-you-can at the door. $15-$35 in advance online.
| Classic Cars West
Pay-What-You-Can Theater at a Classic Car Shop

The Ubuntu Theater Project re-envisions the American classic Waiting For Lefty by Clifford Odets with performances at Classic Cars West, an Oakland classic car repair shop from September 3-12, 2015. Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door, or $15-$35 in advance online. Please note that tickets may sell out and ...

Sing-along Cinema & “Mamma Mia” Costume Party | Jack London Square
Thursday, September 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Sing-along Cinema &

Show up in costume and enjoy an evening of song, dance and cult movie classics on the waterfront with free outdoor screenings of popular musicals, as part of Jack London Square’s Sing-along Cinemas. This lively film series will screen fan favorites on special evenings at sundown. ...

SF Indie’s Cult ’80s Outdoor Movie Night | McCoppin Plaza
Thursday, September 3 – 8:15 pm | Cost: FREE | McCoppin Plaza
SF Indie's Cult '80s Outdoor Movie Night | McCoppin Plaza
The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension Despite mixed reviews and a disastrous initial release that dumped the film into theaters for a week in the midst of the 1984 Summer Olympics, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eight Dimension went on to ...
“Temescal Street Cinema” Indie Outdoor Movie & Free Popcorn | Oakland
Thursday, September 3 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 49th and Telegraph
Refuge | Mo Gorjestani 22m Terms of Intimacy | Melissa Langer 8m The Boombox Collection: Boots Riley | Mo Gorjestani 8m Hotel 22 | Elizabeth Lo 8.22m High Five | Michael Jacobs 10m
Elton Johnny: A Bit Like Elton | PianoFight
Thursday, September 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP through Eventbrite
| PianoFight
Elton Johnny: A Bit Like Elton | PianoFight
Londoner and Bay Area newcomer Phil Surtees is Elton Johnny: A Bit Like Elton at 9 pm for a special share of Elton John’s music as a benefit for newcomer 3rd Street Playhouse. 3rd Street Playhouse is bringing live performance to district 10, the Bayview ...
“Class of ’84” Michael Jackson Birthday Dance Party & Thriller Performance | SF
Thursday, September 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 9:30pm, $7 after.
| The Cat Club
The Class of ’84 is throwing one hell of a party to celebrate the birthday of Michael Jackson on Thursday, September 3, 2015. Always one of their biggest parties of the year, they went out and got a special guest DJ for the front room too. Special guest DJ Dave Paul from the Prince ...
Win Tix: Popscene & Rising Indie Rockers “On an On” | Rickshaw Stop
Thursday, September 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Rickshaw Stop
The experimental pop-indie-rock group known as On An On is coming to a venue near you! On An On takes the dying embers of modern New Wave and breathes new life onto them. Combining electric-infused rhythms with quirky indie sensibilities, you never know what they’ll ...

Friday, September 4

2015 Art Break Day | SF Bay Area
Friday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
2015 Art Break Day | SF Bay Area
Take a break from your day to be creative and make your own art using free art supplies in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, San Rafael and communities nationwide on Friday, September 4, 2015. Art Break Day is a free community art event where the public is provided ...
Sandcastle Building 101 Class | RSVP Deadline
Friday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. The class takes place on September 4, 2015.
| Ocean Beach (Sloat)
Sandcastle Building 101 Class | RSVP Deadline
September 4, 2015 is your last chance to RSVP for the Sandcastle Building 101 Class taking place from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Free class on September 12, but an RSVP is required by September 4, 2015. Presented by the AIA and Leap, Sandcastle 101 ...
Finale Fashion Show w/ Project Runway Special Guest | SF
Friday, September 4 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Bespoke
Finale Fashion Show w/ Project Runway Special Guest | SF

Come to Bespoke at Westfield San Francisco Centre each Friday throughout the month of August to meet Project Runway Season 14 designer Jake Wall of JAKE beginning Aug. 7 through Sept 4, for an exclusive Q&A interview following the airing of each new Project Runway episode. ...

First Friday Cannabis Industry Social & Potluck | Lake Merritt
Friday, September 4 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pine Knoll Park (Lake Merritt)
First Friday Cannabis Industry Social & Potluck | Lake Merritt
Please note this event takes place on Friday and not Thursday as was originally listed (duh… since it’s “First Fridays”)
“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, September 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, September 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 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 ...

Friday Nights at the de Young: Abstract Expressionism & Musica Expressionista | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: Abstract Expressionism & Musica Expressionista | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young are after-hours art happenings that include a mix of live music, dance and theater performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and exhibition tours. Local artists conduct drop-in workshops, debut new commissions, display their art ...
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, September 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, September 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

You had us at “burlesque” and “creepy puppets.” 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 ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, September 4 – 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 ...

Papa Doo Run Run: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz
Friday, September 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Papa Doo Run Run: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz
Papa Doo Run Run September 4, 2015 Papa Doo Run Run returns to the Boardwalk to perform tunes from the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, and other beach party favorites. Formed in Cupertino in 1965, the group has toured and recorded with the Beach Boys, and from 1975 ...
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, September 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

ICA Live: Experimental Performance Art Series | San Jose
Friday, September 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
ICA Live: Experimental Performance Art Series | San Jose
On Friday, September 4, ICA Live! will present two showings of Niki Ulehla’s marionette performance piece George Travels to the Afterlife. Presented with minimal staging to experimental music, the performance follows the story of America’s Founding Father as he crosses the River Styx and confronts ...