Home » Archive by Category

*Top Pick*

Sunday, August 20

St. Stephens Day: Hungarian Music Celebration | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
St. Stephens Day: Hungarian Music Celebration | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 135th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years The weekly concerts take place most ...

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 & Moon Hooch: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, August 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Brazilian Girls & Moon Hooch: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Music in the Park: Afro-Cuban, Jazz, Rock & Blues Fusion from War | San Jose
Music in the Park:  Afro-Cuban, Jazz, Rock & Blues Fusion from War | San Jose

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 ...

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

Facebook County Fair: Live Music, Carnival Games & Food Trucks | Menlo Park
Saturday, August 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Facebook Headquarters
Facebook County Fair: Live Music, Carnival Games & Food Trucks | 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 4 fantastic indie rock bands: The Trip Wire Band The American Professionals Sweet Chariot The Bye Bye Blackbirds.
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 ...
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

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. ...

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s typically 25+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local ...

Salsa Sunday Block Party, Live Music & Dancing | Berkeley
Sunday, August 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley
Salsa Sunday Block Party, Live Music & Dancing | Berkeley
Please note that for the August Salsa Sunday Block Party, the event is scheduled on August 27, 2017, the fourth Sunday of the month  and not on August 20, 2017. 
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, August 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley

On the following Sundays, the club is offering Introductory Sails for a taste of the club’s safe boating education programs. These can be extremely wet – you may end up practicing how to self-rescue from a capsize – so bring a change of clothes, strap ...

Ukranian Music & Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Ukranian Music & Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 135th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years The weekly concerts take place most ...

Mavis Staples & Kev Choice Ensemble: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, August 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Mavis Staples & Kev Choice Ensemble: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
With a career spanning 60+ years, powerhouse vocalist Mavis Staples crosses easily between gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip-hop. From the Delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create with her father and The Staples Singers, to her recent Kennedy Center Honor and collaborations ...

Monday, August 28

Live at Lagunitas: Lake Street Dive | Petaluma
Monday, August 28 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Lake Street Dive | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these ...

Tuesday, August 29

Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night: La La Land | Nob Hill
Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night: La La Land | 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 ...

Wednesday, August 30

Swing in the Square: Fil Lorenz Orchestra | Union Square
Wednesday, August 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: Fil Lorenz Orchestra | Union Square
Come and listen to live music from some of the Bay Area’s best roots bands, swingin’ jumpin’ rockin’ 1930s thru 1950s tunes to get you out on the floor and boogie. Come dance to the swingin’ music of the Fil Lorenz Orchestra, a star-studded “little BIG ...

Thursday, August 31

Last of the Dramatic 2017 Bloom of Weird & Wild Flowers | SF Botanical Garden
Last of the Dramatic 2017 Bloom of Weird & Wild Flowers | SF Botanical Garden

It’s been a wet winter and that means spring is going to be crazy good at the San Francisco Botanical Garden … the curators tell us that everything is budding up and looking very bountiful and beautiful. After four dry years, this winter has brought much needed rain ...

Final Day: Summer of Love “Trading Cards” on Market Street | SF
Thursday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market Street
Final Day: Summer of Love

Long before Instagram and SnapChat made pocket-sized images of your favorite celebrity or sports hero a hot commodity, there was the trading card. Local artist Kate Haug was inspired by this vintage collector’s item for her Summer of Love-themed Art on Market Street Poster Series, ...

Original Folk Music with Evie Ladin Band | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 31 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Original Folk Music with Evie Ladin Band | Yerba Buena Gardens
Grounded in Appalachian old-time repertoire, seasoned in African-diaspora roots, and composing original music inspired by life in Oakland and globe-spanning tours, the kinetic Evie Ladin Band erases the lines between music and movement. A trio of tenaciously innovative string musicians and dancers, the combo features Ladin’s ...