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Friday, September 5

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, September 5 – 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 ...

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, September 5 – 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 & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland
Friday, September 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | 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 ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, September 5 – 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 ...

Win Tix: Michael Franti Live Acoustic Set & Eco Film VIP Access | Oakland
Michael Franti Live Acoustic Set & Eco Film VIP Access | Oakland

Come to the Bay Area premiere of “The Future of Energy” film as part of Oakland’s First Friday/Art Murmur Events with a special live acoustic set by Michael Franti.
The evening will be hosted by Pandora Thomas, an environmental educator, who is featured in the film. After …

Free RAWdance Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, September 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
Free RAWdance Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens

Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein formed RAWdance to expose the intimate core of our relationships and identities. The company makes technical, athletic works driven by human interactions and presents them in unexpected public spaces as well as the theater. RAWdance was awarded a 2014 …

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, September 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held ...

“Chicago” Sing-Along Movie & Costume Party | Jack London Sq
Friday, September 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

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. ...

Film Night in the Park: “The Fifth Element” | Marin
Friday, September 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| San Anselmo Creek Park
Film Night in the Park:

Every summer Film Night in the Park puts on free outdoor movies in parks throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area. Films are free of charge in beautiful park settings and projected on a giant outdoor screen. Arrive early, spread out a blanket, and picnic ...

First Friday Concert Series | Oakland
Friday, September 5 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
First Friday Concert Series | Oakland

Every First Friday after Art Murmur in Oakland, The Uptown holds a free concert featuring local musicians and beyond covering indie rock, electronica, hip hop and everything in between. There is no cover, doors open at 6 pm and the show starts at 9 pm.

2014 Mission Creek Oakland Music & Arts Festival Kickoff | The Uptown
Friday, September 5 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Uptown Oakland
2014 Mission Creek Oakland Music & Arts Festival Kickoff | The Uptown

6th Annual Mission Creek Oakland Opening Party will take place at The Uptown on First Friday September 5, 2014.
Music Lineup:

The Sam Chase – kick-ass folk
Rin Tin Tiger – alt folk
T.V. Mike and the Scarecrowes – reefer country
The Heather Jovanelli Band

Saturday, September 6

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Free Fishing Day 2014 | SF
Saturday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier Seven
Free Fishing Day 2014 | SF

Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feel the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? What’s that? You say you never learned to fish? Dept ...

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Dolphin Tale 2″ | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Metreon 16 (SF)
Free Sneak Preview Movie:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Dolphin Tale 2,” the sequel to the 2011 film based on a true story of a boy’s efforts to save an injured dolphin.
Free Film Screening: Dolphin Tale 2
September 6, 2014 | 10:30 am
Secret Movie Theater Location in San …

Win Tix: The 3rd Annual San Francisco Lawn Party | Marina Green
The 3rd Annual San Francisco Lawn Party | Marina Green

Picnic at San Francisco’s largest one day waterfront party and concert featuring fun lawn games (including a giant cornhole tournament), bocce ball and croquet along with concert by popular cover bands.
Dance to music from Pop Rocks, The Cheeseballs & DJ Ajax. All proceeds benefit The …

2014 Mission Creek Music Festival Block Party | Oakland
Saturday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Two Mile Wines
2014 Mission Creek Music Festival Block Party | Oakland

The Mission Creek Music Festival block party had an unexpected last minute location change, and this time it’s in the warehouse of the Two Mile Wines winery at 489 25th St., Oakland on Saturday, September 6, 2014.
The roll top will be up, the taps will pour …

Free RAWdance Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, September 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
Free RAWdance Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens

Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein formed RAWdance to expose the intimate core of our relationships and identities. The company makes technical, athletic works driven by human interactions and presents them in unexpected public spaces as well as the theater. RAWdance was awarded a 2014 …

“Under the Sea” Tea Party in the Park | Panhandle

Come in your pirate hat or mermaid tail and with your own personal tea cup, and get ready for  ”Under the Sea” Tea Time in the Panhandle.
Tea and treats will be provided, but please bring a dish, drink, or treat to share. This events is BYOB, …

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF

For the 32nd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present The Taming of the Shrew, a feast of wit, outrageous clowning, and crazy plot twists in Renaissance-era Padua, Italy, as Kate and Petruchio meet, fight (a lot), and eventually negotiate their way through a “subversive and ...

Whimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | Santa Clara
Saturday, September 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| Rotary Park (Santa Clara)
Whimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | Santa Clara

“O Best Beloved” is a live outdoor stage play based on Rudyard Kipling’s “Just-So Stories.” It was named “Best Of Fringe” at the 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival. Featuring original songs, slapstick antics, eccentric characters and colorful scenery, the six actors will satiate your curiosity ...

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | It's Your Move Game Store

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for monthly shows happening every first Saturday of the month. Enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and some free comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. Also, save ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Secret Location (SF)
City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF

The location has yet to be determined. Please check back closer to the date for an update on the location.

Film Night in the Park: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Washington Square Park
Film Night in the Park:

Come along on Wes Anderson‘s adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous Hungarian hotel between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
“Get your hands off my Lobby Boy!” – Gustave H