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Sunday, August 20

California Brazil Camp: An All-Star Faculty Cast | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, August 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
California Brazil Camp: An All-Star Faculty Cast | Yerba Buena Gardens
For 20 years California Brazil Camp has brought eager musicians together with some of Brazil’s greatest musicians and composers under the redwoods of Cazadero. In celebrating this milestone year, Brazil in the Gardens brings together an all-star faculty cast, including Spok, a saxophonist, arranger and orchestra ...
“Brazilian Girls” Outdoor Concert in the Park | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, August 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Hailing from New York City, Grammy-nominated group Brazilian Girls are a dance floor-friendly and eclectic blend of electronic dance music reflecting styles as diverse as reggae, jazz, bossa nova, reggae, and lounge. Explosive horn and percussion trio Moon Hooch first gained a following busking in the ...

Free Urban Axe Throwing Weekend | Daly City
Sunday, August 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Silver Dragon Kung Fu
Free Urban Axe Throwing Weekend | Daly City

Bad Axe Throwing San Francisco is finally here. Experience the thrill of urban axe throwing for free August 18-20, 2017. They’re opening up their doors for the amazing people of San Francisco and surrounding areas to come and see what all this axe throwing awesomeness is all ...

Monday, August 21

Great American Total Solar Eclipse | Partial Eclipse in SF
Great American Total Solar Eclipse | Partial Eclipse in SF
The year of the Great American Total Solar Eclipse is upon us. On August 21, 2017, the moon will completely block out the sun for observers in 12 states, from Oregon to South Carolina, in the first total solar eclipse visible from the United States ...
San Francisco 76% Solar Eclipse Viewing Party | Embarcadero
Monday, August 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cupid's Span
San Francisco 76% Solar Eclipse Viewing Party | Embarcadero
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This is the first time since 1918 that ...

Tuesday, August 22

Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night: The Odd Couple | Nob Hill
Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night: The Odd Couple | Nob Hill

Wind down every Tuesday night during the summer of 2017 with a free wine or spirit tasting and screening of a classic movie. Summer movie nights are back at Top of the Mark featuring a selection of classic comedy, action, and drama flicks from the 1930s ...

16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill
Tuesday, August 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Gallery Cafe
16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill

Every fourth Tuesday come to the Gallery Cafe to watch classic scary films on a vintage old-timey 16mm projector. The cafe serves beer, wine, coffee and food. The movie is free. Prepare to be scared.

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, ...

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

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, ...
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.
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 ...

Friday, August 25

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

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 ...
Art on the Square | Redwood City
Friday, August 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Art on the Square | Redwood City

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...
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 ...

Saturday, August 26

10th Annual Rock Balancing Gathering & Free Lessons | Crissy Field
Saturday, August 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Crissy Field (near Warming Hut)
10th Annual Rock Balancing Gathering & Free Lessons | Crissy Field
Watch and join in the amazing gravity-defying art of rock balancing near the Golden Gate Bridge. Dozens of artists worldwide are part of a global balanced rock sculpture movement, and two of them have invited you to learn the practice of creating these serene, temporary sculptures ...
Facebook County Fair 2017: Carnival & Amusement Rides | Menlo Park
Saturday, August 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Facebook Headquarters
Facebook County Fair 2017: Carnival & Amusement Rides | Menlo Park
Join them for a fun day of amusement rides, farm animals, live bands, carnival games, family entertainment & much, much more. Free admission. Free Parking. No tickets required for entry. Rides tickets sold onsite. 100% of ride proceeds will be donated to a local nonprofit. What to expect: Live ...
Saturday Indie Rock Concert in the Park | McLaren Park
Saturday, August 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Saturday Indie Rock Concert in the Park | McLaren Park
Rock out with four fantastic indie rock bands at this free Saturday afternoon concert in McLaren Park. The Bye Bye Blackbirds are a Funcheap favorite. The Trip Wire Band The American Professionals Sweet Chariot The Bye Bye Blackbirds – Torchbearers for harmony laden guitar pop in the 21st century, The ...
Paula West’s Eclectic Jazz Repertoire| Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, August 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Paula West's Eclectic Jazz Repertoire| Yerba Buena Gardens
San Francisco jazz singer Paula West possesses a strikingly beautiful voice, a full, velvety, caressing contralto. But it’s the expansive body of music she explores with her exquisite instrument that makes her one of the most consistently enthralling singers on the scene. Whether West interprets Bob ...
2017 Zine Picnic: Trade Zines & Meet Zinesters | SF
Saturday, August 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Public Library
2017 Zine Picnic: Trade Zines & Meet Zinesters | SF
Come hang out with the SF Zine Fest and meet other zine- and comics-makers at the third annual zine picnic. This is a great time to get to know other makers, meet the organizing team, and maybe even find out how you can volunteer to help ...
Film Night in the Park: “La La Land” | Washington Square Park
Saturday, August 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Washington Square Park
Film Night in the Park:

The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation (SFNTF) produces the popular Film Night in the Park Outdoor Film Series. The 2017 season includes three films in Dolores Park, two in Union Square and one in Washington Square Park. Films are free of charge in beautiful park settings ...

Sunday, August 27

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, August 27 | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm, year ...

2017 Origami-Palooza Festival & Paper Airplane Challenge | Japantown
Sunday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | East Japan Center Mall
2017 Origami-Palooza Festival & Paper Airplane Challenge | Japantown
At the annual Origami-Palooza, watch origami experts fold paper into seemingly impossible shapes, and enter your creations into a contest (if you’re an experienced origami artist, of course). Anyone and everyone, from young to old, to beginner to experienced, can learn to create amazing things with paper. ...
KUSF’s Rock ‘n’ Swap Record Fair | USF
KUSF's Rock 'n' Swap Record Fair | USF

KUSF’s Rock-n-Swap is a Giant Music Lover’s Fair where about dealers and vendors come from all over to sell music related items in various formats and genres along with hard-to-find rarities including a huge amount of vinyl as well as memorabilia in this 6,000+ square-foot venue. ...