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Saturday, September 12

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio
Saturday, September 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present the first production of Romeo and Juliet since 1992, celebrating Shakespeare’s remarkable genre-defying play which soars to the heights of romantic comedy before plunging into heartbreak. While the doomed lovers will always be remembered for their ...

Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, September 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Layover
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

Finally, a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this brand-new, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to get to know each other as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a ...

Film Night in the Park “Fargo” | North Beach
Saturday, September 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Washington Square 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 ...

Sunday, September 13

CuriOdyssey Wildlife Center: Free Community Day | San Mateo
Sunday, September 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | CuriOdyssey
CuriOdyssey Wildlife Center: Free Community Day | San Mateo

Get up close to playful otters, bobcats, and other furry and scaled creatures at CuriOdyssey’s Free Community Day. CuriOdyssey is a science and wildlife center for kids that fosters interest in science. CuriOdyssey’s free Community Days provide the opportunity for families to experience CuriOdyssey, free ...

“Sunday Streets” Huge Offical City Block Party | Western Addition
Sunday, September 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Western Addition
The Western Addition Sunday Streets gives you the opportunity to explore Fillmore and Fulton Streets by foot, or bike. Moving at a bit of a slower place, you will find all kinds of hidden gems along this route. From local art, great views of the ...
Very Vegan Sundays | SoMa
Sunday, September 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Very Vegan Sundays | SoMa

After a successful Vegan Super Bowl and back by popular demand, Funcheap and SoMa StrEat Food Park are starting a new tradition, Very Vegan Sundays. We’ll have lots food trucks, popup vendors, vegan beer, vegan Mimosas, and lots of vegan specials. Join up with hundreds of fellow ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

Opera in the Park 2015 | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 13 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
Opera in the Park 2015 | Golden Gate Park
The San Francisco Opera puts on their annual free concert in Sharon Meadow on the east side of Golden Gate Park, just west of Haight and Stanyan. Bring a picnic and enjoy this outdoor concert which will feature highlights from the Opera’s fall season and some of ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio
Sunday, September 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present the first production of Romeo and Juliet since 1992, celebrating Shakespeare’s remarkable genre-defying play which soars to the heights of romantic comedy before plunging into heartbreak. While the doomed lovers will always be remembered for their ...

Opera on the Square | Redwood City
Sunday, September 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Opera on the Square | Redwood City

For the classical music lover, or anyone who appreciates great musical talent, Redwood City continues its free Classical Music Series performed outdoors on beautiful Courthouse Square from June through September 2013. The series features groups such as the Redwood Symphony, Opera San José, Bay Shore ...

Monday, September 14

Live at Lagunitas: Experimental Rock Concert: Man Man | Petaluma
Monday, September 14 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Experimental Rock Concert: Man Man | 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. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will ...

Cyberpunk Cinema Night: “The Running Man” | Mission Dist.
Monday, September 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Cyberpunk Cinema Night:

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at 6:30 pm, followed by the feature film. Use #cyberpunkcinema during the event to share ...

Tuesday, September 15

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, September 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...

Wednesday, September 16

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, September 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop

What happens when geeks take over a rock club for an evening of drinking and presentations? Find out at Nerd Nite, a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple ...

Thursday, September 17

YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, September 17 – 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 ...

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, September 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Twilight at the Presidio” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday,April 2 – October 29, 2015. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you ...

New Belgium Slow Ride Sessions: Free Yoga, Art Tour & Bike Ride | Oakland
Thursday, September 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free yoga and tour, but bring some money for beer.
| The Crucible
New Belgium Slow Ride Sessions: Free Yoga, Art Tour & Bike Ride | Oakland

New Belgium invites you on their monthly Slow Ride Sessions on the 3rd Thursday of the month with a free yoga class, a tour of the non-profit industrial arts school, The Crucible, and a slow bike ride to a local bar to cheers with your ...

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, September 17 – 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.

Hardly Strictly Tribute Concert Series | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Thursday, September 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Museum admission is required: $5 after 5 pm.
| Contemporary Jewish Museum
Hardly Strictly Tribute Concert Series | Contemporary Jewish Museum

On select Thursdays, the Contemporary Jewish Museum exhibition Hardly Strictly Warren Hellman will be activated through live music, featuring bands and acts that have performed over the years during Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (HSB). The concerts are free with museum admission, which is $5 every Thursday ...

Brains After Dark: Trivia, Beer & Snacks at the Library | Foster City
Thursday, September 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Foster City Library
Brains After Dark: Trivia, Beer & Snacks at the Library | Foster City

Do you know random factoids? Do you like beer? Do you like free beer? Come to the Foster City Library for the “Brains After Dark” Pub Night Trivia Contest from 6:30-8:30 pm on select Thursdays throughout the year. This is an after hours event and it’s only ...

The Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy Showcase & Free Pizza | Oakland
Thursday, September 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd St Warehouse
The Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy Showcase & Free Pizza | Oakland

It’s the third Thursday, and that only means one thing: The Smart Culture Show is back at the 3rd St. Warehouse. What is the Smart Culture Show? It’s an art themed comedy show held in a warehouse space in the Jack London section of Oakland. ...

SF Indie’s Outdoor Summer Movie: “Airplane” | McCoppin Plaza
Thursday, September 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McCoppin Plaza
SF Indie's Outdoor Summer Movie:

Bundle up, bring a warming beverage (and a flask) and enjoy some outdoor cinema at SF IndieFest’s bi-monthly free outdoor film series at McCoppin Hub (McCoppin at Valencia). They’ll have fun family friendly flicks for free every first and third Thursday all summer long in 2015. 2015 ...

Friday, September 18

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, September 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
| Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek

Come to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience for up close and personal interaction with their fascinating animals for free on every third Friday of the month from 10 am to 5 pm. Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals lives, teaches and inspires children and adults through up-close-and personal encounters with live ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, September 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 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 ...

Friday Nights at the de Young: Final Weekend of Painting Set Free and Cine+Mas San Francisco’s Latino Film Festival | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: Final Weekend of Painting Set Free and Cine+Mas San Francisco’s Latino Film Festival | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young are after-hours art happenings that include a mix of live music, dance and theater performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and exhibition tours. Local artists conduct drop-in workshops, debut new commissions, display their art ...
San Jose Bike Party
Friday, September 18 – 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
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland

Séduction Féroce is bringing its sexy, diverse, boundary-pushing and inclusive monthly variety show to Club BnB in Oakland, taking over the stage every third Friday of the month. Get in for $5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, it’s $10. Every month you can ...

$5 Classic Movie Night: “Mad Max” | Paramount Theatre
Friday, September 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Paramount Theatre
$5 Classic Movie Night:
Policeman Max Rockatowsky (Mel Gibson) attempts to bring law and order to a dystopian future Australia where society is crumbling, oil is scarce, and motorcycle gangs rule the highways. Max’s personal world is destroyed when his wife and child are murdered and vengeance becomes his ...
Live Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF
Friday, September 18 – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Stagewerx Theatre
Live Comedy Show:

EndGames Improv brings you Your F!#&ed Up Relationship, a funny improv show happening every Friday night at 10:30 pm. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your real, honest relationship stories will be the grist for the comedy mill. That sounds awful. But it’s basically true. It’s ...