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Thursday, September 29

“Temescal Street Flicks” Green Day: Heart like a Grenade | Oakland
Thursday, September 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Kasper's Plaza

Temescal Street Flicks, an engaging outdoor film series every Thursday evening runs September 15 – October 13, 2016 in the heart of Temescal at the weekly pop-up pedestrian plaza (Telegraph and 46th) in Oakland along with food and craft beer for purchase from Off the Grid. Rather than showing boring ...

#HellaSingle: SF’s Only Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | Milk Bar
#HellaSingle: SF's Only Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | Milk Bar

Tired of swiping right? Welcome to #HellaSingle –SF’s only comedy show and dating mixer for singles ready to mingle. Every Thursday at Milk Bar with a ’90s dance party to follow. #HellaSingle Comedy Show Every Thursday at 8pm Milk Bar, 1840 Haight St., SF FREE ...

Friday, September 30

California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents
Friday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | SF
Friday, September 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | SF
For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to its ...
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Friday | Golden Gate Park

2016 brings San Francisco the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 Three days, seven stages, over ...

Final Day of Free 2016 “People in Plazas” Music Festival | SF
Friday, September 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Final Day of Free 2016
Enjoy live music outdoors on your lunch break on the final day of the 2016 People in Plazas music festival. The final date has free jazz concerts at three different locations in San Francisco. West Grand Brass Band – 425 Market St. Bistro Moustache – 101 California ...
Free Camp Cook Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF
Friday, September 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are encouraged.
| Alite Outpost
Free Camp Cook Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF
Start your weekend off right with a grilled cheese and a beer at the best outdoor gear shop around. The Alite Outpost is hosting its first Speak Cheesy Happy Hour which will include free grilled cheese sandwich’s and cold beers for you and your friends. They’ll be ...
Art Night SF: Mid-Market Art, Live Music & Karaoke | UN Plaza
Friday, September 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Art Night SF: Mid-Market Art, Live Music & Karaoke | UN Plaza

Art Night SF is a new outdoor event series working to activate the public spaces of UN Plaza and Mid-Market between 7th and Market Streets through accessible installations of contemporary art on Fridays, July 29, September 30, October 14 and October 28 from 5-9 pm. Enjoy local food trucks, a plaza ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, September 30 – 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 ...

Friday Nights at the de Young: 6th Annual Tiara Sensation | de Young Museum
Friday Nights at the de Young: 6th Annual Tiara Sensation | de Young Museum
James Turrell’s “Three Gems” open during Friday Nights Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden 5:00 pm In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to refurbush Three Gems (2005), a site-specific “skyspace” located in a grass-covered hill in the Osher Sculpture Garden. The work was approaching its tenth ...
2016 German Oktoberfest “Free Jugs” Beer Party | Cafe Royale
2016 German Oktoberfest
Celebrate Oktoberfest with live music, German food and beers, and a lively ambiance at The Royale. Royale’s “Free Jugs” Oktoberfest Party Friday, September 30, 2016 | 6 pm The Royale | 800 Post Street San Francisco, CA FREE admission, but for a fee (in 2015 it was $40) you’ll get a keepsake stein and ...
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, September 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (July to October) from the Oakland Estuary to the San Francisco Bay on the beautiful Commodore Pinot Noir. Learn about how the Port of Oakland handles more than 2 million cargo containers annually. Boarding will be at the foot ...

Night Games Party | 2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival
Friday, September 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Gallery 308 (Fort Mason)
Night Games Party | 2016

The Come Out & Play Festival is back celebrating a sixth year of bringing play to the Bay with new and innovative real-world games happening all over San Francisco. 2016 Come Out & Play Festival September 24 – October 8, 2016 All over San Francisco FREE (festival ...

The Alhambra Project: Exercises on the Screen & Local Tour | SF
Friday, September 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Crunch Gym
The Alhambra Project: Exercises on the Screen & Local Tour | SF
On September 30 2016, artists Lynn Marie Kirby and Christoph Steger present a night of video, film and performance at the former Alhambra Theatre (now a Crunch Gym) in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood. The project takes over the gym’s video monitors with a cycle of ...
Win Tix: NENA: 99 Luftballoons Over America Tour | Regency Ballroom
Friday, September 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Regency Ballroom
The woman the world knows simply as NENA was born in the small German town of Hagen in 1960 as Gabriele Susanne Kerner. But “Nena” was not simply a stage name she would assume later on. The wunderkind of the German new wave scene got ...
Win Tix: “Not Today Satan” RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner Bianca Del Rio | The Warfield
Friday, September 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Warfield
Bianca Del Rio, the alter ego of seasoned comic Roy Haylock and season 6 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is a self-professed “clown in a gown.” This hilariously hateful comic is known for her foul mouth and unapologetic humor, but her victims hardly have time ...

Saturday, October 1

Win Tix: Win: Kayaking Excursion for Two w/ City Kayak | Bay Day 2016 Where will you be on Oct. 1?  If you’re one of City Kayak’s lucky winners, you could be kayaking around the bay with your better half (or buddy). > Enter to Win a City Kayak Excursion for Two City Kayak in marking the first ever Bay Day 2016 – ...
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

21st Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
21st Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
“Stand up for the Earth” at the 21st annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park. 2016 Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival Saturday, October 1, 2016 | Noon to 4:30 pm (10 am: Strawberry Creek Walk) Civic Center Park (MLK Jr. Way at Center Street, Berkeley) FREE 10 am: Strawberry Creek Walk meets ...
2016 PortFest: Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Tiki Bar | Redwood City
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seaport Court (Redwood City)
2016 PortFest: Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Tiki Bar | Redwood City
PortFest, an all-day waterfront festival, features free boat rides, waterfront tours, live music, food and drinks, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and more. 2016 Redwood City PortFest Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 10 am to 3 pm Port of Redwood City Waterfront FREE PortFest celebrates Redwood City’s working deepwater port and gives ...
Re:Make 2016: 100+ Artisans, Free DIY Projects, DJ & Food Trucks | Fort Mason
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Fort Mason Center
Re:Make 2016: 100+ Artisans, Free DIY Projects, DJ & Food Trucks | Fort Mason
Ready for a creative day like no other? Join them (and thousands of others) at the Re:Make Festival 2016 to tap into your own creativity. Grab a bite to eat at the food trucks, snap a pic in one of our many photo booths, eat ...
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 Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | SF
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | SF

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to ...

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park

Explore SF’s natural areas with a free guided nature walk while socializing with new friends, feeling fit, and finding new inspiration in our city’s native plants and wildlife. All walks start at 10:00am are Free, and require no pre-registration. Free Saturday Nature Walks | Schedule Golden ...

SF Maritime Fun Day: “Walk the Plank” & Historic Sail Contest | Bay Area
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | SF Maritime National Historical Park
SF Maritime Fun Day:
On September 3 and again on October 1, 2016, from 10 am to 2 pm, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is trying something new—a “Family Fun Day” to encourage kids and families to get moving and get active outdoors in the park. Participants will be ...
Farm Discovery Tour: Milking Cows & Hay Mazes | Petaluma
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | McClelland Dairy
Farm Discovery Tour: Milking Cows & Hay Mazes | Petaluma
Come see firsthand what makes Organic Valley farms and farmers like none other. The McClelland family will be on hand to welcome you to their farm. There are roughly 1,500 acres of pasture and cropland to manage, cows to milk, calves to take care of ...
2016 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for beer and food, or purchase advance tickets.
| Dimond District (Oakland)
2016 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Oaktoberfest celebrates the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area with craft beer and food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. Oakland’s Dimond District continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900’s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined ...
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2016 brings San Francisco the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 Three days, seven stages, over ...

2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Steins Beer Garden
2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View

Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant, in partnership with Tied House and the Chamber of Commerce, is bringing an authentic German experience to Mountain View’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. The huge 7000 sq. ft. Oktoberfest beer tent will keep you shaded while you enjoy a variety of ...

24 Hour Comics Day: Watch Artists Create a Brand New Comic | Mission Dist.
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*It's free to come watch the comic artists at work. Registration for the event is $10
| Mission: Comics & Art
24 Hour Comics Day: Watch Artists Create a Brand New Comic | Mission Dist.
Once again it’s time for 24 Hour Comic Book Day at Mission: Comics & Art where they will be hosting artists on Saturday, October 1, 2016 as they attempt to create their own 24 page comic book in just 24 hours. Participating artists will attempt to create ...