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Wednesday, August 6

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” | SF
Wednesday, August 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| Secret Movie Theater (SF)
Free Sneak Preview Movie:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” a science-fiction action film based on the franchise of the same name.
Free Film Screening: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
August 6, 2014 | 7 pm
Secret Movie Theater Location in San Francisco
RSVP Code: FUNSF2JLM

Tickets available through …

Pussycat Dolls Dance Class: Girl Groups Flash Mob | SF
Wednesday, August 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $6 | LEVYstudio
Pussycat Dolls Dance Class: Girl Groups Flash Mob | 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, August 7

Win: Lonely Planet’s “Great Adventures” Photography Book
Enter by: Thursday, August 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Regular price, $17.49
Lonely Planet's

Ancient trails. Underwater chasms. Ice-clad peaks. Lonely Planet’s gorgeous, photo-filled Great Adventures is a showcase of the world’s most thrilling adventures that takes you by boot, pedal or paddle to awe-inspiring natural spectacles and on adrenalin-charged feats of endeavour.
Enter to win a free copy of Great Adventures …

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, August 7 – 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 new Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The focus is mostly craft food vendors, special pop-up restaurants, food trucks (of course) and ...

“My Gorgeous Fetish” Night: Asian Art Museum $5 Thursdays | SF
Thursday, August 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for admission after 5 pm; admission to special galleries may be extra.
| Asian Art Museum

Get tied up exploring the meanings and possibilities of the word “fetish” in Evoco, a performance artwork by Midori.
Evoco will erode and generate boundaries in equal measure, combining flowers, Japanese rope bondage, flesh (yes, there may be a bit of nudity) and sumi ink to …

Upper TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, August 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Upper TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The Upper TL Art Walk makes 15-20 galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 7 – 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.

Free “Barber’s Choice” Haircut Night | Lower Polk
Free

On the first Thursday of each month, in conjunction with the Lower Polk / TL Art Walk, Salana Salon offers free haircuts to gentlemen from 6-10 pm, as long as they are okay with it being Barber’s Choice. They’re planning on having a different theme ...

Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF
Thursday, August 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cyprian’s
Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF

All are welcome to a free community-created dinner gleaned from the USF Garden and neighborhood farmers’ markets. Eat with others in a communal setting at this free vegetarian dinner gathering. The dinner takes place the first Thursday of every month at 6 pm at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church and is ...

Win Tix: Glowing Plants, Flight Simulation & Robot History | Exploratorium After Dark
Thursday, August 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| Exploratorium
Glowing Plants, Flight Simulation & Robot History | Exploratorium After Dark

Enter the alternate worlds of Science Fiction and encounter scientific realities converging with our own at Exploartorium’s After Dark.
August 7, 2014 Highlights:

Explore racially inclusive futurisms with Jamaican-born novelist Nalo Hopkinson, and join an irreverent tour of robot history with robotics engineer Dave Grossman.
Soar with Birdly, …

SF Mime Troupe: Free Lake Merritt Performance | Oakland
Thursday, August 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Lakeside Park
SF Mime Troupe: Free Lake Merritt Performance | Oakland

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 55th season with more free, lively satire performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2014 production “Ripple Effect.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2014 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay ...

Win Tix: Conversation on Art & War: “Conflict/Combat/Craft” | Museum of Craft & Design
Thursday, August 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $10 GA, $5 students, free for members of MCD
| Museum of Craft and Design
Conversation on Art & War:

How can the act of making inform our understanding of the consequences of conflict and war? Potter Ehren Tool and papermaker Drew Cameron, each a veteran of the US Armed Services, use their wartime experience to inform their participatory art practices.
Tool has made and given …

Win Tix: Tourettes Without Regrets: Aerialists, Fire Spinners & Beat Box | Oakland
Thursday, August 7 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $10 at the door only.
| The Oakland Metro Opera House
Tourettes Without Regrets: Aerialists, Fire Spinners & Beat Box | Oakland

The monthly Tourettes Without Regrets is the “Fight Club” of underground art featuring dirty haiku, beat boxing, fire spinning, aerialists, comedy, poetry, and mayhem with interactive audience contests.
The August 2014 show is themed “Anything Wedding” with contests aimed around that, sexy little goodie bags, and cast and …

Friday, August 8

Watch Outside Lands Festival for Free | SF
Friday, August 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch outside the fence
| Polo Field, Golden Gate Park
Watch Outside Lands Festival for Free | SF

If you missed out on buying tickets, or simply didn’t want to drop mega money for tickets to the now sold out Outside Lands Music Festival, you can head to the park and watch the festival for free. You can save lots of money, and still ...

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, ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, August 8 – 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 ...

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, August 8 – 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, August 8 – 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 ...

Free Burlesque: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies | Skylark Bar
Friday, August 8 – 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 ...

Win Tix: The Murray Affair: One-Night-Only Bill Murray Art Show | SF
Friday, August 8 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $12-15 pre-sale.
| Public Works
The Murray Affair: One-Night-Only Bill Murray Art Show | SF

This is a one night exclusive extravaganza of Bill Murray inspired art.
Think back to the early SNL days, the movies, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day… Space Jam? Yup. This will be a night to enjoy life to the fullest and absorb the wonder of art dedicated …

Saturday, August 9

Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Outer Sunset
Saturday, August 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant
Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Outer Sunset

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission invites you to take a free tour of the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to find out how your sewer system works. Free, but an RSVP is required at least two days in advance. You’ll learn about the history of wastewater treatment ...

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, August 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. In addition to shopping for one-of-a-kind items, there are food and craft beers ...

Watch Outside Lands Festival for Free | SF
Saturday, August 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch outside the fence
| Polo Field, Golden Gate Park
Watch Outside Lands Festival for Free | SF

If you missed out on buying tickets, or simply didn’t want to drop mega money for tickets to the now sold out Outside Lands Music Festival, you can head to the park and watch the festival for free. You can save lots of money, and still ...

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, August 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide some ...

Shakespeare in the Park: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” | Oakland
Saturday, August 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Shakespeare in the Park:

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park (VSP) presents its annual Shakespeare festival with performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream held at the Hanns Park Amphitheater (Vallejo), Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater (Martinez) and Peralta Hacienda Historical Park (Oakland) from July 26 to August 10, 2014. Each event will have ...