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Thursday, September 18

Win: VIP Tickets: Final Weeks “Modernism from the National Gallery” | de Young
VIP Tickets: Final Weeks

Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection brings paintings by the great masters of the post-war world to San Francisco.
The de Young will feature nearly 50 works by Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and Frank Stella, …

“Lettuce Turnip the Beet”: Workshops, DJs & Artisan Market | Emeryville
Thursday, September 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a nominal materials fee might be charged by DIY workshop teachers.
| Public Market (Emeryville)

“Lettuce Turnip The Beet”
Lose last month’s beer belly with the help of DISPLAY and InShape City. Learn more about health and wellness and discover the best in health.

Outdoor Aerial Dance Performances Off 80-Foot Wall | SF
Thursday, September 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Hastings
Outdoor Aerial Dance Performances Off 80-Foot Wall | SF

Flyaway Productions aerial dance company brings their new, site-specific dance to the Tenderloin Neighborhood of SF. UC Hastings College of the Law has offered up its 80-foot wall to host the free performances on September 12-20, 2014. Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane brings attention to the older homeless women who inhabit our ...

YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, September 18 – 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, ...

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 ...

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, September 18 – 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 ...

The 1st Funcheap Free Happy Hour + Meet & Greet | SF
Thursday, September 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| General Assembly (Folsom St.)
The 1st Funcheap Free Happy Hour + Meet & Greet | SF

Funcheap and invites you to an evening of mingling, libations and good conversation. Meet other Funcheapers, share and swap cheap tips, meet the Funcheap staff including Johnny Funcheap.
Beer, wine and light appetizers will be provided, so come hungry and thirsty.
Funcheap’s Free Happy Hour Meet & Greet
Thursday, September 18, …

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, September 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general, $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week. Thursdays from 6-10 pm Tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members). Last entry is 9 pm. 21+ with valid ID.

Friday, September 19

Free 3rd Fridays | East Bay Regional Parks
Friday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay
Free 3rd Fridays | East Bay Regional Parks

East Bay Regional Park District is celebrating its 80th birthday by offering Free 3rd Fridays in the parks. From April to December in 2014, fees will be waived for a variety of park services, every third Friday of each month. The Park District operates 65 parks, covering ...

“Friday Night Market”: Summer Evening Festival | UN Plaza
Friday, September 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission. Bring cash for food, drinks and shopping
| UN Plaza

In trying to make United Nations Plaza a comfortable and fun evening destination rather than a public space you walk quickly through, the city is throwing a series of late summer night markets with a beer garden, live music, food trucks, DIY art workshops and ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, September 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. And it’s California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-11 pm ...

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, ...

East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, September 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Radiance Oak
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland

East Bay Burners are a group of Burning Man devotees who all live around the East Bay and get together monthly to talk, exchange ideas, teach, learn and have fun. The East Bay Burner Social takes place on the third Friday of the month and ...

2014 Architecture and the City Festival: Design Reception | SF
Friday, September 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is encouraged.
| DZINE Showroom
2014 Architecture and the City Festival: Design Reception | SF

DZINE Showroom will host the exhibition 1:1 Piero Lissoni of the internationally renowned architect and designer. The multi-media exhibition explores the designer’s architecture, furniture, products and graphic design through models, sketches and video.
Free, but an RSVP is encouraged.
On this evening, Piero Lissoni, co-founder of Lissoni …

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, September 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Friday, September 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, tickets are $10. 21+
| Bench And Bar
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland

On September 19th, they kick off Folsom St. Fair weekend with a carnal array of burlesque, drag, live music, dance and circus performance featuring incredible performances by Magnoliah Black, Little Karma Bomb, La Chica Boom, Eva Rose, Fever Blister, Vixen Noir, Snatch Adams, Caramel Knowledge, and Dante DeMoan. Hosted …

Film Night in the Park: “The Butler” | Marin
Friday, September 19 – 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 ...

Outdoor Aerial Dance Performance Off 80-Foot Wall | SF
Friday, September 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UC Hastings
Outdoor Aerial Dance Performance Off 80-Foot Wall | SF

Flyaway Productions aerial dance company brings their new, site-specific dance to the Tenderloin Neighborhood of SF. UC Hastings College of the Law has offered up its 80-foot wall to host the free performances on September 12-20, 2014. Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane brings attention to the older homeless women who inhabit our ...

Emo, Screamo & Pop Punk Dance Night | SF
Friday, September 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Neck Of The Woods
Emo, Screamo & Pop Punk Dance Night | SF

Get nostalgic and get all your feels out at Tell All Your Friends, the monthly Emo, Screamo and Pop-Punk music night at Neck of the Woods on the third Friday of every month.  Funcheap Deal: Get a free draft beer or well drink when you mention Funcheap to the bartender. ...

Saturday, September 20

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio

The free PresidiGo Shuttle system welcomes park visitors, residents, and employees with fully accessible shuttles and bike racks. There are two PresidiGo Shuttle services, each with different policies and guidelines – Around the Park and Downtown. Downtown (Free on Weekends) The Downtown express route make stops ...

Exploratorium Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | Pier 15
Saturday, September 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival at Pier 15, but admission charge required to enter the museum.
| Exploratorium
Exploratorium Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | Pier 15

Exploratorium Market Days is a series of free, open-air, mini-festivals that bring together scientists, artists, and educators to present an abundant bazaar of new ideas and activities to the Exploratorium’s public plaza at Pier 15 from 11 am to 3 pm on the third Saturday of each month from ...

Come Out and Play: Games Workshop | UN Plaza
Saturday, September 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Come Out and Play: Games Workshop | UN Plaza

Bring the kids and work together in a series of weekend afternoon classes/activities for children and families to play and learn about making their own games, together. Saturday, August 30th, noon to 1:30 pm Saturday, September 13th, noon to 1:30 pm Saturday, September 20th, noon ...

“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, September 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a nonprofit community clothing swap with a do-it-yourself workshop in which attendees explore the process of reuse and collective creativity together. Every third Saturday of the month (except for May when they’re at the Maker Faire), they host a meetup where they encourage beginners to experts alike to ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF
Saturday, September 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
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 ...

Opera on Tap: Non-stuffy Opera Sung Live in a Bar | SF
Saturday, September 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Opera on Tap: Non-stuffy Opera Sung Live in a Bar | SF

Opera on Tap is a non-profit organization whose mission is to break down the stereo-type that opera is a stuffy or an elitist art form, by bringing it to bars. Local singers let their hair down and bring you into what feels like an after ...