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Friday, September 1

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, when visual arts venues are collectively open to ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center: Bubble-ology | Oakland Hills
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center: Bubble-ology | Oakland Hills
Learn all about the science behind bubbles. See how a scientist uses the properties of bubbles to create breakthrough technologies. See how bubbles can change form as professional bubble artists Tom Noddy and Sterling Johnson expose the wonders of these remarkable spheres. Get hands on ...

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland

Come out for a night of fun and creativity as the Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts First Fridays, an evening of art, performance, workshops and games every first Friday of the month. The OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) arts and culture programs ...

Extended Play: Vinyl Classics as Works of Art | SF
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Churchkey
Extended Play: Vinyl Classics as Works of Art | SF
101 music in North Beach donated 100 vinyl records for them to have some fun with, and they figured why not turn these old classics into works of art? And that is where Extended Play: A New Spin on Vinyl Classics was born. Join Art Attack ...
Grammy Award-Winning Fantastic Negrito’s Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Grammy Award-Winning Fantastic Negrito's Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Grammy Award-winning artist Fantastic Negrito performs an exclusive, intimate performance followed by a Q&A at Amoeba SF on Friday, September 1st at 6pm to celebrate the re-release of his critically-applauded debut album, The Last Days of Oakland. Hailed as “among the rawest pieces of music—sonically and ...
Free Beach Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | Santa Cruz
Friday, September 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 16 ...

First Fridays Roller Boogie Dance Block Party | Oakland
Friday, September 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 23rd & Telegraph
First Fridays Roller Boogie Dance Block Party | Oakland
Bring your roller skates and come boogie with them at First Fridays. It’s a fun free event for all with bumping dance music from two very loud Bumpboxx’s. Aside from the free dance class happening between 7PM – 7:15PM, they also have a group of roller ...
Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Cop Funk with Heat Vision & Jack | Oakland
Friday, September 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Drake’s Dealership
Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Cop Funk with Heat Vision & Jack | Oakland
They’re excited to be back at Drake’s Dealership for another First Friday extravaganza. For Open Session 53 they’ll be collaborating with the local funk duo Heat Vision & Jack, with Geneva Harrison on drums and Josh Pollock on vocals and guitar. With a few super funky ...
Rick & Morty Themed Trivia Night | SF
Friday, September 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free. $5 Suggested donation
| Milk Bar
Rick & Morty Themed Trivia Night | SF
Rick and Morty fans, unite. Prove your fandom with 4 rounds of Rick and Morty trivia, along with free prizes, and comedians to entertain in between each round. Live music and DJ after the show.
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, September 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held ...

Saturday, September 2

2017 Begonia Festival: Sand Sculpture Contest, Flower Mural & Movie at the Beach | Capitola
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2017 Begonia Festival: Sand Sculpture Contest, Flower Mural & Movie at the Beach | Capitola

See some brilliant blooms while boating, baiting and frolicking on the beach over Labor Day weekend at the 65th annual Capitola Begonia Festival. With over 43 acres and 3 million blooms come late summer, the Begonia Festival is a spectacular sight and a fun, family-oriented ...

2017 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
2017 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | Golden Gate Park

Experience the sights, sounds and scents of the South Pacific at the annual Aloha Poly Fest at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. Celebrate and learn about Polynesian (Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, Cook Islands, and New Zealand), Melanesian (Fiji) and Micronesian (Guam) islands in ...

47th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Saturday
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae
47th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Saturday

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 47th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” 2017 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival September 2-3, 2017 | 10 am to 5 pm Broadway Ave, Downtown Millbrae FREE This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features ...

Free Fishing Day 2017 | SF
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier Seven
Free Fishing Day 2017 | SF

Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feel the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? What’s that? You say you never learned to fish? Dept ...

Kiosk Fest 2017: Zine Reading, Workshop & Live Music | SF
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market St (Embarcadero to 5th St)
Kiosk Fest 2017: Zine Reading, Workshop & Live Music | SF

The Grand Newsstand, San Francisco’s zine stand, is hosting an open-air festival to celebrate zines, art, and printed media. Kiosk Fest takes place around Market Street in San Francisco between 5th Street and the Embarcadero. Kiosk Fest 2017 September 1-2, 2017 | 10 am to ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Contrada | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, September 2 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Contrada | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Jason Tuley’s childhood in Santa Barbara, Calif. was greatly influenced by his time spent in his grandma Luella’s restaurant. Even though he was very young, he was ...
2017 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
2017 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | Golden Gate Park

Experience the sights, sounds and scents of the South Pacific at the annual Aloha Poly Fest at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. Celebrate and learn about Polynesian (Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, Cook Islands, and New Zealand), Melanesian (Fiji) and Micronesian (Guam) islands in ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: EatGordaEat | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, September 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: EatGordaEat | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. EatGordaEat is the name of Illyanna Maisonet’s self-published Puerto Rican cookbook and her popups. Illyanna grew up in the Sacramento Delta, surrounded by an abundance of produce ...
Kugelplex: Rock ‘n Rollin Party Music | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, September 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Kugelplex: Rock ‘n Rollin Party Music | Yerba Buena Gardens
Bringing rock ‘n’ roll energy to the party music of Eastern European Jewry, Kugelplex plays wild, virtuosic dance tunes at concerts, festivals and weddings. They’ve performed with Joan Baez, the Oakland Symphony, the Klezmatics’ Frank London and Kitka, among other illustrious ensembles. For this unique program ...
First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF
Saturday, September 2 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF

Attention friends of Caturday, your favorite day of the month is back. First Caturday is a day to reclaim the glory of the outdoors for your feline friends. It is a day for charming and delightful outdoor cat-napping and socializing. It is where you can freely exchange information, ...

Fitbit Local Monthly Workout: Bayside Bootcamp | SF
Saturday, September 2 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Huntington Park
Fitbit Local Monthly Workout: Bayside Bootcamp | SF
Sweat it out with Fitbit Local, a monthly series of free workouts hosted by fitness leaders from your community. Fitbit Local Ambassadors Caroline Jordan and Buddy Macuha will help boost your energy and get a great workout in before the Labor Day holiday. Meet at Huntington ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet” Preview | The Presidio
Saturday, September 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Shakespeare in the Park:

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

The Knight of the Burning Pestle: Very-nearly-Shakespeare in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, September 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
The Knight of the Burning Pestle: Very-nearly-Shakespeare in the Park | Berkeley

“The Knight of the Burning Pestle” was written by the accomplished Jacobean playwright Francis Beaumont and first performed around 1607. In the play, the audience interrupts the (apparently rather dull) Elizabethan drama “The London Gentleman” and insist the players perform a different play (made up ...

2017 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 36 Venues, 3 Hours | Oakland
Saturday, September 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Beer Garden
2017 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 36 Venues, 3 Hours | Oakland
Uptown Oakland’s Beast Crawl will hold its annual free literary festival featuring more than 200 poets, writers and performance artists in a single night, spread out over 3 hours and 36 venues. Local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, and storefronts will host dozens of events. Previous and current ...
2017 SF Zine Fest Pre Party | Mission: Comics & Art
Saturday, September 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but do bring some money to buy comics
| Mission: Comics & Art
2017 SF Zine Fest Pre Party | Mission: Comics & Art

The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing from zines and comics to art books and beyond. Over 200 small-press and DIY creators will be selling, trading, and otherwise sharing their work at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden ...

“The Goonies” Free Outdoor Summer Movie Night | Mission Bay

Say hello to San Francisco’s newest outdoor film series – Free Mission Bay Movie Nights. Come early to grab a blanket spot on the astroturf, toss a few bean bags at the community cornhole, and pick up your gourmet picnic from 10+ of SF’s favorite ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, September 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

2017 Beast Crawl After Parties | Oakland
Saturday, September 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring some cash for food and drinks.
| Legionnaire Saloon
2017 Beast Crawl After Parties | Oakland
Come mingle with over 200 writers, curators, and organizers from all of the Beast Crawl venues for the 2017 Beast Crawl After Party hosted at two venues, The Telegraph, (food, drinks, family-friendly venue) and Legionnaire Saloon (drinks, dancing, 21+), from 9 pm to midnight. Beast Crawl is Uptown Oakland’s literary ...