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Thursday, July 16

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, July 16 – 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, July 16 – 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 ...

Hardly Strictly Tribute Concert: The Sam Chase | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Thursday, July 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Museum admission is required: $5 after 5 pm.
| Contemporary Jewish Museum
Hardly Strictly Tribute Concert: The Sam Chase | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Winner of SF Weekly’s Best Band of the Bay two years in a row, The Sam Chase take the stage with a virulent and frenetic passion not unlike the Norse warriors.
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Thursday, July 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
July 16, 2015 lineup: Patrick O’Neil Tiffany Scandal Nikki Darling Nicole J. Georges Patrick O’Neil is the author of the memoir, Gun, Needle, Spoon (Dzanc Books), and the excerpted in part French translation, Hold-Up (13e Note Editions). His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including: Juxtapoz, Salon.com, The Weeklings, Razorcake, Sensitive ...
Old-School Salsa Dura Concert | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, July 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
Old-School Salsa Dura Concert | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
When Mexican-born pianist Christian Tumalán isn’t co-leading the Grammy Award-winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra, he gets his groove on with the lean and mean Montuno Swing, a hard-driving nine-piece combo that delivers old-school salsa dura (as opposed to swooning salsa romantica). With a double trombone front line ...
NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, July 16 – 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.

Brains After Dark: Trivia, Beer & Snacks at the Library | Foster City
Thursday, July 16 – 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, July 16 – 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: “Ghostbusters” | McCoppin Plaza
Thursday, July 16 – 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, July 17

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, July 17 – 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 ...

The Unique Derique Comedy | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Friday, July 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
The Unique Derique Comedy | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
A beloved Bay Area institution, the Unique Derique is a prince among clowns, an internationally esteemed performer who has honed a singular blend of physical comedy and hambone body percussion. Derique (aka Lance McGee) started clowning in Berkeley at 15 with Circus A La Mode ...
Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland
Friday, July 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | USS Potomac
Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland is pleased to offer free harbor tours from June through October 2015 on the historic USS Potomac located at 540 Water Street (at Clay Street) in Jack London Square. See up close some of the world’s largest cranes aboard this 90-minute ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, July 17 – 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 ...

2015 Fiestas Fridas: Drawing Exhibit & Discussion | Mission Dist.
Friday, July 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Alley Cat Books
2015 Fiestas Fridas: Drawing Exhibit & Discussion | Mission Dist.

Celebrate the 108th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at Alley Cat Books and other locations throughout the Mission District from July 1-17, 2015. There will be art exhibits, poetry, a mural ...

Berlin featuring Terri Nunn: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Berlin featuring Terri Nunn: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz
Berlin featuring Terri Nunn July 17, 2015 For fans of electronic music and the far-reaching wave of style and pop culture that followed in the wake of the 80s, Berlin vocalist Terri Nunn is an icon. As the charismatic vocalist for a band that virtually launched electronic dance ...
RAWdance: Interpretative Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Friday, July 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
RAWdance: Interpretative Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
The site-specific Through my fingers to the deep, commissioned by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, features an original score by San Francisco-based composer Joel St. Julien. An award-winning modern dance company known for transforming unexpected public spaces with emotionally charged movement, RAWdance is a dynamic ...
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 Bench & Bar 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 ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, July 17 – 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 ...

Dancing Under the Stars: 4 Step Hustle | Jack London Square
Friday, July 17 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Dancing Under the Stars: 4 Step Hustle | 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, July 17 – 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 ...

Saturday, July 18

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, July 18 – 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 ...

Piano Performances at the SF Botanical Garden | GG Park
Piano Performances at the SF Botanical Garden | GG Park

Sunset Piano brings its public piano project to the SF Botanical Garden this summer for twelve days only from July 9 – 20, 2015. The Garden becomes the city’s own outdoor concert hall and everyone is invited to play and listen. You are encouraged to seek out ...

“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, July 18 – 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 ...

RAWdance: Interpretative Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, July 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
RAWdance: Interpretative Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
The site-specific Through my fingers to the deep, commissioned by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, features an original score by San Francisco-based composer Joel St. Julien. An award-winning modern dance company known for transforming unexpected public spaces with emotionally charged movement, RAWdance is a dynamic ...
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
Saturday, July 18 – 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, July 18 – 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, July 19

Piano Performances in a Redwood Grove | SF Botanical Garden
Piano Performances in a Redwood Grove | SF Botanical Garden

Sunset Piano brings its public piano project to the SF Botanical Garden this summer for twelve days only from July 9 – 20, 2015. The Garden becomes the city’s own outdoor concert hall and everyone is invited to play and listen. You are encouraged to seek out ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, July 19 – 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, ...

“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Sunday, July 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck & Center (Berkeley)

Downtown Berkeley’s Eats, Beats & Brews block party is back for 2015 – with Salsa Sundays featuring live salsa music, along with a Drake’s Brewing outdoor beer garden, delicious food for sale, outdoor seating and Games of Berkeley game pavilion every third Sunday from 12 noon to 6 ...