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Sunday, September 7

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF
Sunday, September 7 – 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 | East Bay
Sunday, September 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| Hayward Memorial Park
Whimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | East Bay

“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 ...

Final Performance: “Queen of the Amazons”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley
Sunday, September 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Final Performance:

Actors Ensemble and Inferno Theatre present “Penthesilea – Queen of the Amazons,” adapted and directed by Giulio Perrone from the classic play by Kleist, presented free in Berkeley’s John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre. Bring a picnic to this beautiful little park in the Berkeley hills. Penthesilea leads ...

Monday, September 8

Final Day: Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Clouds Lounge | Union Square
Monday, September 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Final Day: Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Clouds Lounge | Union Square

The Daisy Dream Clouds Lounge is an artistic park installation that brings the idea of the Marc Jacobs fragrance, Daisy Dream to life. This dreamy oasis is a place where guests can relax, cool down and daydream, and will take place from September 4-8, 2014. ...

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, September 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.

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 9

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, September 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library

The RADAR Reading Series is a periodic series of independent and underground writers, emerging voices and bona fide superstars at the San Francisco Public Library. Local author Michelle Tea (Valencia, Sister Spit tour) hosts this showcase of underground heroes. Each RADAR Reading features four dynamic performers and is followed ...

“The Macallan” Exclusive Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class | SF

One night could turn you into a scotch aficionado. Come to The Regency with your friends and colleagues to “Raise The Macallan” at a private single malt scotch whisky tasting and learn a little bit about what makes it one of the celebrated whiskies in the world. The ...

Win Tix: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Lecture: Family & The Modern Economy | Castro Theatre
Tuesday, September 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $29
| Castro Theatre
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Lecture: Family & The Modern Economy | Castro Theatre

In her new book, Cut Adrift, Marianne Cooper, Stanford sociologist and lead researcher for Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In weaves together deep data analysis of our frightening economic condition with real-world stories of families struggling to adjust.
Hear Cooper in conversation with LeanIn.org Founder Sheryl Sandberg, as …

Chiptunes: 8-Bit Gameboy Concert Night | El Rio
Tuesday, September 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Show is 21 up and $5 suggested cover at the door.
| El Rio
Chiptunes: 8-Bit Gameboy Concert Night | El Rio

Doctor Popular, who raised $11k on Kickstarter to record an all-8-bit album, rocks a Game Boy Advance, Together We Are Robots will break your heart with chiptune sea shanties, and Star St Germain combines squarewaves with cello and haunting vocals.

Doctor Popular - Lo fi experimental electropop filled …

Wednesday, September 10

Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class: The Macallan | SF
Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class: The Macallan | SF

One night could turn you into a scotch aficionado. Come to The Regency with your friends and colleagues to “Raise The Macallan” at a private single malt scotch whisky tasting and learn a little bit about what makes it one of the celebrated whiskies in the world. The ...

Destiny’s Child Flash Mob Dance Class | SF
Wednesday, September 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $6 | LEVYstudio
Destiny's Child Flash Mob Dance Class | SF

You might not be ready for this jelly, but The Girl Groups Flash Mob is coming. Seven girl groups will be repping in one glorious, bootylicious hit-filled medley including En Vogue, Spice Girls, TLC, Salt-N-Pepa, Destiny’s Child, Pussycat Dolls and Danity Kane. The Flash Mob is ...

Thursday, September 11

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, September 11 – 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 ...

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, September 11 – 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.

Chill Garage Pop Concert: GRMLN | Amoeba SF
Thursday, September 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Chill Garage Pop Concert: GRMLN | Amoeba SF

The noise pop project of Yoodoo Park, GRMLN incorporates the sunny, easygoing feel of his Southern Californian upbringing with nostalgia for his Japanese roots (he was born in Kyoto and returns to Japan each summer).
GRMLN celebrates their second full-length release, Soon Away (out September 16th …

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, September 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre

The Orinda Theatre hosts a free movie night at 7 pm on every second Thursday of the month. Every month showcases a new interesting classic title and sometimes you can catch special guest appearances by actors and film makers. Bring some cash for popcorn and ...

Tango Night & Live Band | McCoppin Plaza
Thursday, September 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McCoppin Plaza
Tango Night & Live Band | McCoppin Plaza

The city has turned the blighted dead end of McCoppin St., abutting the Octavia freeway off ramp, into a dynamic community space. The new McCoppin Plaza is one of three new open spaces under the South of Market (SoMa) West Improvement Projects designed to enhance the ...

Friday, September 12

“Friday Night Market”: Summer Evening Festival | UN Plaza
Friday, September 12 – 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 12 – 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, ...

“The Macallan” Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class: Final Night | SF

One night could turn you into a scotch aficionado. Come to The Regency with your friends and colleagues to “Raise The Macallan” at a private single malt scotch whisky tasting and learn a little bit about what makes it one of the celebrated whiskies in the world. The ...

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, September 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, September 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...

Movie in the Park: “Top Gun” | Oakland
Friday, September 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Movie in the Park:

Friday September 12 – Top Gun (PG 110 minutes)
As students at the Navy’s elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young flyer learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar
Friday, September 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skylark Bar
Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar

Join Hunny Bunny and Her Hot Toddies for Mischief at the Skylark Bar every second Friday of the month at 8 pm. Enjoy drinks, dancing, DJs and more at this free monthly burlesque and variety show. Come early to purchase your beverage and toast to ...

Film Night in the Park: “The Apartment” | Marin
Friday, September 12 – 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 ...