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Wednesday, August 20

Mozart Piano Concert | North Bay
Wednesday, August 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are gladly accepted.
| Throckmorton Theatre
Mozart Piano Concert | North Bay

The Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley presents their annual free concert series from August  to October 2014. The concert take place on Wednesdays at noon. The performances are free, but donations are gladly accepted. 2014 Schedule August 6: Katrina Zosseder soprano, Joe Bloom piano plus ...

Jazz, Funk & R&B: The Hogan Brothers | Union Square
Wednesday, August 20 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Jazz, Funk & R&B: The Hogan Brothers | Union Square

Steve (bass), Colin (keyboards), and Julian (drums) are a jazz fusion trio based in Oakland, California. Their influences, while rooted in American styles such as Jazz, Funk, R&B, and Pop, are also informed by many international styles such as Timba, Tango, Gamelan, Highlife, Soukous, Afro-pop, …

Psychedelic Rock Concert: Joel Gion & The Primary Colours | Amoeba SF
Wednesday, August 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Psychedelic Rock Concert: Joel Gion & The Primary Colours | Amoeba SF

After spending a long and strange career as the legendary “Tamborine Man” for the Brian Jonestown Massacre, tambourinist/percussionist Joel Gion has emerged with an armload of his own music done entirely his own way. The fruit of Gion’s sonic explorations, Apple Bonkers (out August 19th, …

Rainbow Grocery Food Film Screening & Snacks: “American Meat” | SoMa
Wednesday, August 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
Rainbow Grocery Food Film Screening & Snacks:

Beginning with a history of our current industrial system, the feedlots and confinement operations are unveiled, not through hidden cameras, but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work there.
From there, the story shifts to Polyface Farms, where the Salatin family has developed …

Tragedy, Italian Style: Spooky Film Screening | SF
Wednesday, August 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Italian Cultural Institute
Tragedy, Italian Style: Spooky Film Screening | SF

Escape the heat (or give in to the eery fog) with summer chills, Italian style. They will be showing three films from a more disconcerting, though no less accomplished, side of the Italian psyche. “Tragedy, Italian Style” Film Schedule Free, but an RSVP is required ...

Closing Night: Starlight Movie Night & Improv Show: “Airplane” | San Jose
Wednesday, August 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Pedro Square Market
Closing Night: Starlight Movie Night & Improv Show:

Take advantage of San Jose’s warm, summer nights and enjoy a movie under the star-studded sky from June 14 to August 20, 2014. Admission is free. Pre-show entertainment begins about 7 pm and movies start at dusk. Please note, no outside food or drinks are allowed ...

Nerd Nite: Hearing Loss, Surveys & Spacecraft Rescue | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, August 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite: Hearing Loss, Surveys & Spacecraft Rescue | Rickshaw Stop

On a scale of one to 10, with one being hella good and 10 being amaze-balls — wait, Nerd Nite doesn’t need a survey to figure out that you are going to be blown away by three great talks this month. Somebody rescued a spacecraft? …

Stand-Up Comedy w/ Joe Klocek | SF
Wednesday, August 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Dark Room
Stand-Up Comedy w/ Joe Klocek | SF

The Dark Room and Back Alley Comedy Present: The Tabernacle, a weekly comedy show hosted by Matt Lieb, Steve Post and Torio Van Grol.
Headliner Joe Klocek has appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Voted “Best Comic in the City” for …

Converse Free Heavy Rock Concert: High On Fire | The Chapel
Converse Free Heavy Rock Concert: High On Fire | The Chapel

Converse Rubber Tracks Live present a free concert at The Chapel featuring High On Fire, with Arctic opening the night. Doors open at 8 pm; show starts at 9 pm.
It’s a free concert, but an RSVP is required. RSVPS are now sold out, but tickets may be …

Free Garage Rock Concert: The Fresh & Onlys | Elbo Room
Wednesday, August 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Elbo Room
Free Garage Rock Concert: The Fresh & Onlys | Elbo Room

Catch a free show with SF garage rock band The Fresh & Onlys at Elbo Room on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
Be sure to get there early to see The Tambo Rays, a buzzed about sibling-based chillpop group from Oakland/San Francisco and Popgang DJs.
Free, but an RSVP is required. To …

Thursday, August 21

El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May – October
Thursday, August 21 – 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 ...

Westin St. Francis 110th Anniversary Free Historic Tour | SF
Thursday, August 21 – 1:10 pm | Cost: FREE | The Westin St. Francis
Westin St. Francis 110th Anniversary Free Historic Tour | SF

Throughout 2014, guests and locals will have the opportunity to learn about the Westin St. Francis’s rich history during complimentary tours held on the 21st of each month at 1:10 pm. From 1:10-2:10 pm guests will also enjoy complimentary historic bites from the “The Hotel ...

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 ...

YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, August 21 – 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, ...

Ambiance Shopping Party: Free Bubbly, Snacks & Discounts | Haight
Thursday, August 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ambiance (Haight-Ashbury)
Ambiance Shopping Party: Free Bubbly, Snacks & Discounts | Haight

Stop by Ambiance’s four San Francisco locations for complimentary bubbly drinks, nibbles, and prize giveaways every half hour from 5-9 pm. You’ll enjoy 10% off regular items and take an additional 20% off sale items. 2014 Ambiance Parties August 7 – Marina District (1858-1864 Union ...

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, August 21 – 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 ...

Twilight by the Lake: 10 Piece R&B Band & Free Snacks | Oakland
Thursday, August 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cathedral of Christ the Light
Twilight by the Lake: 10 Piece R&B Band & Free Snacks | Oakland

Last Minute is a 10-piece R&B cover band playing old school Soul and Rhythm and Blues from the ’60s and ’70s to the present. The show is full of fun, good time music and plenty of chances for dancing. Lead singer William Hill teams with …

Outdoor Salsa Dance Party | SoMa
Thursday, August 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
Outdoor Salsa Dance Party | SoMa

Congolese salsero Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca will be rocking Jessie Square with pan-African styles – soukous, Angolan semba and kizomba. This Congo-born artist of Angolan ancestry is the embodiment of the Afro-Latin Diaspora which, connects back to Mother Africa via the Cuban clave rhythm. …

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

Schedule of Events
Pop-Up Art Gallery in African Hall (Level 1)
6:00-10:00 pm, Explore art selections from the following curators:

Paint Pens Collective—A low-brow, national art community based in the Bay Area featuring works from Mary Syring,Monico Chavez, Marina Loeb, Courtney Frances, Chelsea Brown, and Shayna Yasuhara.
Modern Eden Gallery—Located in SF’s historic …

Win Tix: Sound & Cinema Submersion | Exploratorium
Thursday, August 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15.
| Exploratorium
Sound & Cinema Submersion | Exploratorium

Enjoy the Exploratorium and awesome views of the Bay as Soundwave drops audiences into a special surround sound and cinema event that explores the qualities of water with live digital looping by sound pioneer Pamela Z, sonic duo IN/S and film artist Paul Clipson featuring sound …

SF Mime Troupe: Political Satire in the Park | Palo Alto
Thursday, August 21 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Mitchell Park
SF Mime Troupe: Political Satire in the Park | Palo Alto

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 55th season with more free, lively satire performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2014 production “Ripple Effect.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2014 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay ...

2014 Eugene O’Neill Festival Sneak Peek | East Bay
Thursday, August 21 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lafayette Library
2014 Eugene O'Neill Festival Sneak Peek | East Bay

Eric Fraisher Hayes, VP of Artistic Programming for Role Players Ensemble Theater, will visit to discuss the The 15th Annual Eugene O’Neill Festival.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Held in September, the festival promises to be a blockbuster, with a schedule that includes the production of …

Last of the Summer: Capture the Flag | Downtown Oakland
Thursday, August 21 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Last of the Summer: Capture the Flag | Downtown Oakland

Oakland Capture the Flag is back for the last game of the summer. Bring your friends, get to know the members of your community, and then run after them trying to tag them. Yelling is encouraged. Be on time.
Schedule of the Evening

7:30 pm – Gather, rules, …

Final Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night: “The Lego Movie” | Jack London Square
Thursday, August 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Final Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night:

Cozy up at Jack London Square this summer for free outdoor screenings of hit movies on Thursdays at sundown from June to August in 2014, including newer releases like Gravity and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and classics like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Arrive early with blankets in-hand ...

Friday, August 22

“Topless” Yoga: Free Lululemon Bras & Shorts | SF
Friday, August 22 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| lululemon athletica (SF Centre)

lululemon athletica and Emily Nolan present “Topless” Yoga, an event focused around empowering the community to expand your soul, connect to your health with movement, and see that you are truly bigger than your bodies.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Emily Nolan travels around the country …