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Tuesday, September 16

Free Jazz Concert: Ralph Carney’s Serious Jass Project | SF
Tuesday, September 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Doc's Lab
Free Jazz Concert: Ralph Carney’s Serious Jass Project | SF

See Ralph Carney’s Serious Jass Project perform on September 16, 2014.
Ralph Carney (born January 23, 1956, in Akron, Ohio) is an American musician. While his primary instruments are various saxophones and clarinets, Carney collects and plays many instruments, often unusual or obscure ones. He was a …

Big Hair Bingo: Free PB&J Sandwich Bar & Prizes | SF
Tuesday, September 16 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must have big hair or wear a wig.
| The Showdown
Big Hair Bingo: Free PB&J Sandwich Bar & Prizes | SF

Bring that big hair and those big laughs down to Showdown every third Tuesday for a few rounds of bingo, guest bands, hosts, and bartenders every month with your resident DJ Mike Apocalypse. Partake in complimentary PB&J sandwiches, $5 PBR tall boys, and $6 shlitz and Jamesons. ...

Wednesday, September 17

Outdoor Aerial Dance Performances Off 80-Foot Wall | SF
Wednesday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Hastings
Outdoor Aerial Dance Performances Off 80-Foot Wall | SF

Flyaway Productions aerial dance company brings their new, site-specific dance to the Tenderloin Neighborhood of SF. UC Hastings College of the Law has offered up its 80-foot wall to host the free performances on September 12-20, 2014. Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane brings attention to the older homeless women who inhabit our ...

Starbucks 2-for-1 Week | 2014
Wednesday, September 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: 2-for-1*
*It's only valid on "fall drinks."
| Starbucks
Starbucks 2-for-1 Week | 2014

Buy any fall drink (hot or iced)—get one free at Starbucks from 2-6 pm from Wednesday September 17 to Sunday, September 21, 2014 at participating stores (that probably means no airport, or mall shops)

Autodesk Gallery College Night: Drinks, DJ & Design Fun | SF
Wednesday, September 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Must have valid student ID.
| Autodesk Gallery
Autodesk Gallery College Night: Drinks, DJ & Design Fun | SF

Come spend an evening eating, drinking, creating, and exploring with design-minded students and Autodesk employees. See the latest trends and technology. Explore Autodesk Gallery exhibits—including those from Lego, Mercedes-Benz, and Nike—and see how people are using new technology to imagine, design, and create a better …

Single Malt Scotch Private Tasting: “The Glenlivet” | SF
Wednesday, September 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*21+ only.
| Dogpatch Studios
Single Malt Scotch Private Tasting:

Join up for a special evening with Guardians of The Glenlivet for “Nights of Passage” to gain a deeper understanding of single malt scotch as you partake in tastings, identify its distinct characteristics, and indulge in chocolate pairings and hors d’oeuvres. The Glenlivet “Nights of Passage” 2014 September ...

Sustainable Food & Farming Pop-Up Short Film Fest | Berkeley
Wednesday, September 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| La Peña Cultural Center
Sustainable Food & Farming Pop-Up Short Film Fest | Berkeley

Watch short films on sustainable food and farming with Food First and Anna Lappé at the La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.
From oregano farmers in Mexico to seed savers in Canada, beekeepers protecting our food supply to a new generation of …

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, September 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop

What happens when geeks take over a rock club for an evening of drinking and presentations? Find out at Nerd Nite, a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple ...

“The Tabernacle” $5 Comedy Night: Irreverent Scott Capurro | The Dark Room
Wednesday, September 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Dark Room

The filthy, irreverent and hilariously funny Scott Capurro headlines The Tabernacle on September 17th.  
Scott was reared in Daly City, California; at age 3, he swam the English Channel. Since 1993, he’s avoided AIDS by telling unsavory jokes in every English speaking country. Scott is …

Thursday, September 18

El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May – October
Thursday, September 18 – 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 ...

Win: Chomp: Carnivorous Plant Paradise | Conservatory of Flowers
Chomp: Carnivorous Plant Paradise | Conservatory of Flowers

Fall prey to some of the plant kingdom’s most alluring and murderous creations this spring as the carnivores return to the Conservatory of Flowers in a new exhibit, Chomp: They Came from the Swamp.
The Special Exhibits Gallery will be transformed into a swampy paradise for …

Win: VIP Tickets: Final Weeks “Modernism from the National Gallery” | de Young
VIP Tickets: Final Weeks

Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection brings paintings by the great masters of the post-war world to San Francisco.
The de Young will feature nearly 50 works by Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and Frank Stella, …

“Lettuce Turnip the Beet”: Workshops, DJs & Artisan Market | Emeryville
Thursday, September 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a nominal materials fee might be charged by DIY workshop teachers.
| Public Market (Emeryville)

“Lettuce Turnip The Beet”
Lose last month’s beer belly with the help of DISPLAY and InShape City. Learn more about health and wellness and discover the best in health.

Outdoor Aerial Dance Performances Off 80-Foot Wall | SF
Thursday, September 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Hastings
Outdoor Aerial Dance Performances Off 80-Foot Wall | SF

Flyaway Productions aerial dance company brings their new, site-specific dance to the Tenderloin Neighborhood of SF. UC Hastings College of the Law has offered up its 80-foot wall to host the free performances on September 12-20, 2014. Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane brings attention to the older homeless women who inhabit our ...

YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, September 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa

The YBCA:ConVerge series is a free monthly public gathering featuring creative and generative social art practices. Community and innovative multi- and inter-disciplinary arts practices come together in the YBCA’s Grand Lobby and Room for Big Ideas with art, live music and curated performances in an interactive, ...

Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa
Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, September 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Looking to discover SF’s best local craft/artisan food vendors and special chef pop-ups? SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap are putting on a Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The focus is mostly craft food vendors, special pop-up restaurants, food trucks (of course) and some artists ...

The 1st Funcheap Free Happy Hour + Meet & Greet | SF
Thursday, September 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| General Assembly (Folsom St.)
The 1st Funcheap Free Happy Hour + Meet & Greet | SF

Funcheap and invites you to an evening of mingling, libations and good conversation. Meet other Funcheapers, share and swap cheap tips, meet the Funcheap staff including Johnny Funcheap.
Beer, wine and light appetizers will be provided, so come hungry and thirsty.
Funcheap’s Free Happy Hour Meet & Greet
Thursday, September 18, …

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, September 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general, $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week. Thursdays from 6-10 pm Tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members). Last entry is 9 pm. 21+ with valid ID.

Win Tix: Brand New Club: Doc’s Lab Comedy Showcase | North Beach
Thursday, September 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $8 advance and $10 day of.
| Doc's Lab
Brand New Club: Doc's Lab Comedy Showcase | North Beach

Come out to your new favorite spot in North Beach – Doc’s Lab, a beautiful new cellar club for comedy and live music located at 124 Columbus Avenue.
Learn From Me is a weekly Thursday comedy showcase and on 9/18 they’re featuring comedians seen on Comedy Central, Conan, Late …

Friday, September 19

Free Krispy Kreme Day 2014 | Talk Like A Pirate Day
Free Krispy Kreme Day 2014 | Talk Like A Pirate Day

Ahoy there mateys. For International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Thursday, September 19, 2014, any buccaneer to enter a participating Krispy Kreme and talk like a pirate gets one free Original Glazed doughnut.
Krispy Kreme Pirate Day Donut Giveaway
September 19, 2014
FREE

Talk like a pirate: Get …

Free 3rd Fridays | East Bay Regional Parks
Friday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay
Free 3rd Fridays | East Bay Regional Parks

East Bay Regional Park District is celebrating its 80th birthday by offering Free 3rd Fridays in the parks. From April to December in 2014, fees will be waived for a variety of park services, every third Friday of each month. The Park District operates 65 parks, covering ...

PARK(ing) Day 2014
Friday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
PARK(ing) Day 2014

An annual worldwide event that inspires city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good, PARK(ing) Day is coming back to the city on Friday, September 19, 2014.
These city-wide pop-up mini-parks can be used as performance spaces, reading lounges or just …

Free Hair Braiding Day: “Braided Americana” | SF (PARK)ing Day
Friday, September 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mission St. Parklet
Free Hair Braiding Day:

Mishi “Morphic” Nova and her styling team will yet again create iconic hair on the (PARK)ing Day streets, braiding in the essence of Americana. From classics like fishtails, five-strands and crowns to a taste of modern urban Americana with big lush braids accented with bold …

International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2014
Friday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Everywhere
International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2014

Scallywags and sailors alike unite every year on September 19 to don their seafaring finest and to lend their conversation some swagger in honor of International “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” 
Although there are no “official” events planned, check out an international map on the Pirate …