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Wednesday, August 12

Salsa With The Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square
Wednesday, August 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Salsa With The Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square
The Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco, or LJYE, is a performing group of talented musicians ages ten to 18. They play Latin jazz classics and original compositions at a level that has landed them gigs at the San Jose Jazz Festival, the KCSM ...
Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, August 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley

Come learn the skills, balance and art of acrobatic partner yoga every second Wednesday of the month from 7:30-8:30 pm Using basic yoga poses, we’ll learn how to combine them into partner balancing and dynamic movements. No previous experience and no partner needed.

Thursday, August 13

2015 Tacolicious Guest Chef: James Lalonde, Bocadillos | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Thursday, August 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: $4.95*
*Tacolicious tacos are typically $4.95, but prices may vary.
| Ferry Building
2015 Tacolicious Guest Chef: James Lalonde, Bocadillos | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Taco lovers, rejoice – Tacolicious’s annual Guest Chef Series is back at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Visit the Tacolicious stand on Thursdays (10 am to 2 pm) to taste some of the most delicious and creative tacos around, made by the Bay Area’s hottest ...

“Circus of Nations” Acrobat Circus Show Final Day | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Thursday, August 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Travel the globe with a showcase of the world’s best acrobatics this summer with three performances a day, Sunday through Thursday, July 6 through August 13 at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Circus of Nations July 6-August 13 | Sundays-Thursdays FREE shows at Noon, 3 pm ...

Son jarocho Lunchtime Concert | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, August 13 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Son jarocho Lunchtime Concert | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Son Jarocho isn’t just a style of music from Mexico’s verdant Gulf Coast state of Veracruz. It’s a way of life and a culture expression that encompasses birth, marriage, death and everything in between. In collaboration with the San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival, Brava Theater ...
“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, August 13 – 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 ...

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 13 – 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.

Playtesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games
Thursday, August 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
Playtesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games

Sandbox is a monthly designing and playtesting event from Come Out and Play SF that takes place every second Thursday of the month. It’s like a mix between an open mic and a game jam, specifically for real world games and participatory experiences. There is a ...

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, August 13 – 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 ...

Revenge of the ’80s: New Wave DJs & 80¢ Drinks | Oakland
Thursday, August 13 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Ruby Room
Revenge of the '80s: New Wave DJs & 80¢ Drinks | Oakland

Step into a totally f*cked up ’80s time warp every second Thursday at The Ruby Room and enjoy absurdly cheap 80 cent well drinks between 10 pm and midnight, and of course, all the ’80s music and dancing you can handle. DJs Jonathan Reddick (Slime City, Ex-Twin Steps) ...

Friday, August 14

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, August 14 – 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 ...

Point Richmond Concert Night: Stompy Jones & Rhythm Boogie | East Bay
Friday, August 14 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Point Richmond
Point Richmond Concert Night: Stompy Jones & Rhythm Boogie | East Bay
Music Lineup: 5:30-6:30 pm: Stompy Jones & Rhythm Boogie 6:45-7:45 pm: Richie Barron
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, August 14 – 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 ...

Everclear: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Everclear: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz
Everclear August 14, 2015 Everclear is an American alternative rock band formed in Portland, Oregon in 1991 by Art Alexakis, the lead songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist. The band found success with their first three albums on Capitol Records which were all certified platinum in sales. The albums included ...
East Bay Bike Party
Friday, August 14 – 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 ...

Dancing Under the Stars: East Coast Swing Triple Time | Jack London Square
Friday, August 14 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Dancing Under the Stars: East Coast Swing Triple Time | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to jiving newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars with free dance lessons followed by a dance party in Jack London Square. Each Friday night, Jack London Square will host a different dance theme including the ...

Live Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF
Friday, August 14 – 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 ...

“Members Only” Cocktail Tasting Club | Oakland
Friday, August 14 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Era Art Bar & Lounge

Meet up with fellow cocktail connoisseurs at Era Art Bar in Oakland to mix, mingle, and taste a freshly-inspired seasonal cocktail. The only catch – you have to be a member (don’t worry, it’s free to join). How to Join the Club: Arrive between 9-9:30 pm ...

Saturday, August 15

The 420 Games: 10K Run, Beer Garden & Free Pato Banton Concert | Golden Gate Park
The 420 Games: 10K Run, Beer Garden & Free Pato Banton Concert | Golden Gate Park
The 420 Games is a series of runs, bike rides and other fun athletic events that advocate the responsible use of marijuana. The goal is help to de-stigmatize the millions of people who use marijuana in a positive manner via athletic achievement. The 420 Games at ...
BCBG Warehouse Sale Extravaganza | SF
BCBG Warehouse Sale Extravaganza | SF
Join the BCBG Warehouse Sale Extravaganza with over 2,000 dresses, tops, bandage skirts, cashmere, or find the perfect cocktail dress with sizes 0-12, all up to 70% off (with an additional 10% if you pay cash). Labels include BCBG, Kain Label, Finderskeepers and more. BCBG Warehouse Sale Extravaganza Saturday, August 15, ...
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, August 15 – 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 ...

Robin Williams Mini Film Festival & Free Popcorn | SoMa
Saturday, August 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE admission with Facebook RSVP for the first 200 attendees ($5 cover after)
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Robin Williams Mini Film Festival & Free Popcorn | SoMa
Let’s all join together again to laugh, celebrate and remember the comic genius of Robin Williams with Funcheap at the 2nd Annual Robin Williams Mini Film Festival with 10+ hours of some of his classic roles. 2015 Robin Williams Mini Film Festival Saturday, August 15, 2015 | ...
“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, August 15 – 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 ...

Lavay Smith Live Swing & Jazz Music | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, August 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Lavay Smith Live Swing & Jazz Music | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
With a vast repertoire of vintage R&B, jump blues, and dance-inducing standards, the flammable Lavay Smith is the Bay Area’s undisputed queen of swing. Backed by her all-star Red Hot Skillet Lickers, she delves into the most soulful chapters of the Great American Songbook. The ...
“Body Paradox” Absurd Artist-Led Fitness Class | Oakland
Saturday, August 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Omni Commons
“Body Paradox” Absurd Artist-Led Fitness Class | Oakland

Heavy Breathing is a summer series of free critical theory seminars in the form of absurd, artist-led conceptual fitness experiences while jogging, swimming, restraint training, practicing yoga, and more. Feel the burn from June 18 to August 30, 2015 around the SF Bay Area. Heavy Breathing invites ...

57% Off: Craft Spirits Carnival 2015 | Unlimited Tastings & Polynesian Dancers
57% Off: Craft Spirits Carnival 2015 | Unlimited Tastings & Polynesian Dancers
Come one, come all to the biggest Try & Buy spirits event yet. Celebrate the craft spirits movement with a grand selection of over 150 ultra-premium spirits from around the world at the 2015 Craft Spirits Carnival – a huge festival at the Fort Mason Center on August 15-16. Funcheap ...
Aesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Santa Clara
Saturday, August 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| Santa Clara Players
Aesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Santa Clara

A merry band of actors will pull up in a FluxWagon, unfold their stage before your very eyes, and perform for you and yours their wildly delightful adaptation of Aesop’s Fables, with live original music, plenty of pratfalls, and all sorts of silliness. Free, but donations are ...

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
Saturday, August 15 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
| Milk Bar
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF

It’s the death of a disco dancer with Milk Bar’s “The Queen is Dead” dance party featuring the music of The Smiths, Morrissey, and other brit pop, new wave, and post punk heavy-hitters. “The Queen is Dead” Dance Party Third Saturday of the month  | 9 pm-2 ...

San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF
Saturday, August 15 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF

Every third Saturday, you are invited to bicycle with the San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride as they set out to a new mystery location in SF. Where to meet? They’ll post ride start locations on their website and Facebook page, the day of the ride only; there’s ...

Sunday, August 16

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Excelsior
Sunday, August 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Excelsior Sunday Streets
The Sunday Streets route includes Mission St between Theresa/Avalon and Geneva Ave. The Excelsior Arts and Music Festival will take place in conjunction with Sunday Streets, so there will be plenty of activity! Sunday Streets is a pet friendly event. Stay tuned for details on all ...