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Friday, August 14

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 ...
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 ...

“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 ...
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 ...
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 16 – 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, August 16 – 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 ...

Volunteer at Stern Grove 2015: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF
Sunday, August 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Stern Grove
Volunteer at Stern Grove 2015: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF

Want free reserved seating, reserved parking, and free beverages and snacks during a Stern Grove event this summer? All you have to do is volunteer. Volunteer positions include ushers, information booth staffers, bike valet, donation collectors, greeters, set up/take down experts and much more. >> Sign ...

St. Stephen’s Day: Hungarian Music, Singing & Dancing | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, August 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
St. Stephen's Day: Hungarian Music, Singing & Dancing | Golden Gate Park Band

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 ...

Brazilian Music, Piano & Guitar | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Sunday, August 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Brazilian Music, Piano & Guitar | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Widely hailed as one of Brazil’s most important post-Jobim composers, Guinga has written songs recorded by definitive vocalists such as Elis Regina, Nelson Gonçalves, Miúcha, and Clara Nunes. Brazilian superstar Ivan Lins created the Velas label to record Guinga, which eventually allowed him to give ...
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, August 16 – 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 ...

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 ...
Stern Grove Final Concert of 2015: Talib Kweli | SF
Sunday, August 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stern Grove
Stern Grove Final Concert of 2015: Talib Kweli | SF
Brooklyn-based artist Talib Kweli has established himself as one of the most socially-aware and gifted lyricists in the country. After nearly 20 years, and collaborations with Mos Def, Kanye West, Hi-Tek, Madlib, and others, he stands as one of the world’s most talented and accomplished ...
SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's

Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...

“That’s What She Said” Absurd Artist-Led Swim Class | SF
Sunday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinatown YMCA

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 ...

2015 Summer Comedy Slam Final Night | SF
2015 Summer Comedy Slam Final Night | SF

Come watch the Summer Slam preliminaries at Neck Of The Woods every Sunday at 7 pm from May 24 to August 16, 2015. Admission is free for preliminaries, but an RSVP is required. They ask for donations at the show to help cover production costs and prize money ...

Monday, August 17

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, August 17 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...

Tuesday, August 18

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, August 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...

Wednesday, August 19

Submarine USS Pampanito Breakfast Tour | Pier 45
Wednesday, August 19 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | USS Pampanito
Submarine USS Pampanito Breakfast Tour | Pier 45

Come get a sense of what it was like to live on board the submarine USS Pampanito, a National Historical Landmark located at Pier 45 in San Francisco, with a personal tour typically off limits to the public. Free, but an RSVP is required to jjackson@maritime.org or ...

Union Square Live Psychedelic Music: Moonalice | SF
Wednesday, August 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Union Square Live Psychedelic Music: Moonalice | SF
Moonalice is a psychedelic, roots-rock band of seasoned musicians mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. Everyone is a part of the experience and the music inspires dancing and other acts of self expression. Every show ...