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Thursday, September 17

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 ...

Saturday, September 19

2015 “Tour de Fat” Bike & Beer Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Lindley Meadow
2015
Get ready for another wild, wonky day of bike philanthropy, beer, bikes and bemusement as New Belgium’s Tour de Fat 2015 stops in San Franicsco with live music, strange bicycle mayhem, lots of beer, and lots of recycling and composting. 2015 Tour de Fat Saturday, September 19, 2015 ...
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, September 19 – 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 ...

2015 “Peace In The Park” Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
2015
Peace in the Park festival brings together the diverse San Francisco and surrounding communities for a rejuvenating day of peaceful activities for all ages and backgrounds. Peace in the Park Festival Saturday, September 19, 2015 | 11 am to 6 pm Golden Gate Park Bandshell, near de Young Museum FREE, ...
“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, September 19 – 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: Romeo & Juliet | SF
Saturday, September 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | SF

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 ...

Win Tix: Jazz & Comedy with “Orange is the New Black’s” Lea DeLaria | The Regency
Saturday, September 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Regency Ballroom
Before her break-out role as Boo on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, Lea DeLaria was making a name for herself as one of the pioneering openly-gay comedians on television. She’s starred in numerous TV shows and films, winning a wheelbarrow of awards. But her best work is ...
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, September 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for monthly shows happening every first Saturday and third of the month. Enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and some free comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. ...

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
Saturday, September 19 – 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, September 19 – 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, September 20

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 20 – 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, ...

2015 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
2015
If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 35th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The biggest single-day comedy event of the ...
“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Sunday, September 20 – 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 ...

Live Jazz Music: Kurt Ribak
Sunday, September 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live Jazz Music: Kurt Ribak
Original jazz influenced by Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus. Over time Duke Ellington as well as music of the Caribbean and Latin America increasingly influenced Kurt’s writing. Other tunes of his reflect a love of the music of New Orleans, both its traditional jazz and ...
Spanish Dancing with El Grupo Sabores de España | SF
Sunday, September 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Spanish Dancing with El Grupo Sabores de España | SF

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 133rd season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and are free and open to the public. All concerts feature music of specific ...

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, September 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley

Come out and enjoy almost-monthly free sail boat rides aboard a fleet of keelboats and dinghies with Cal Sailing Club, a non-profit, volunteer-run sailing club on the Berkeley Marina. Please try to arrive early as possible – depending on the conditions and the amount of people, the sign-up/rides may ...

100th Anniversary San Francisco City Hall Guided Tours | Civic Center
Sunday, September 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
100th Anniversary San Francisco City Hall Guided Tours | Civic Center

San Francisco’s City Hall celebrates 100 years in 2015 and so City Hall Historian, City Hall Docent Tour Manager and Centennial Curator Ellen Schumer will be conducting two free tours every third Sunday throughout the remainder of 2015 The tour times are 1 pm and 3 ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | SF
Sunday, September 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | SF

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 ...