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Friday, September 16

East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, September 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland

East Bay Burners are a group of Burning Man devotees who all live around the East Bay and get together monthly to talk, exchange ideas, teach, learn and have fun. The East Bay Burner Social takes place monthly in the run-up to the festival and ...

Sing-along Cinema & “Mary Poppins” Costume Party | Jack London Square
Friday, September 16 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Sing-along Cinema &

Enjoy an evening of song, dance and movie classics on the waterfront with free outdoor screenings of popular musicals. This lively film series will screen fan favorites on special evenings at sundown. Bring blankets and chairs. Please note that start times may change based on ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, September 16 – 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 ...

That ’80s Show: The Ultimate ’80s Dance Party | SF
Friday, September 16 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, $5 after. 21+
| Neck Of The Woods
That '80s Show: The Ultimate '80s Dance Party | SF

That ’80s Show is the ultimate ’80s party. Every 3rd Friday of the month DJ Dave Paul breaks down the ’80s and reconstructs the decade at Neck of the Woods. Bust out your retro gear be it new wave, punk or hip-hop and come have some ...

Saturday, September 17

Sports Basement’s 3rd Annual Yoga Fest | Mission Dist.
Saturday, September 17 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Donations are accepted.
| Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
Sports Basement's 3rd Annual Yoga Fest | Mission Dist.
Join for Sports Basement’s Third Annual Yoga Fest at Sports Basement on Bryant Street. This year they have an exciting lineup of awesome yoga instructors teaching diverse classes. They will also have vendors participating again this year and providing goodies for classes. There’s nothing better than ...
SciFi Fandom Day: Saxophone Quartet, Yoda Ears & Robots | Mountain View
Saturday, September 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
SciFi Fandom Day: Saxophone Quartet, Yoda Ears & Robots | Mountain View
Join them for a day of SciFi celebration at the library. All fandoms are welcome along with their costumes. The day is packed with activities such as: 10:15-10:45am SciFi Stories: Voyage to the Bunny Planet (Ages 2-5) In the Community Room 11:00am-1:00pm Drop in to the Children’s Room to make Yoda ...
2016 “Peace In The Park” Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
2016
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 17, 2016 | 11 am to 6 pm Golden Gate Park Bandshell, near de Young ...
2016 “Tour de Fat” Bike & Beer Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*General admission is $10. Children 12 and under are free.
| Lindley Meadow
2016
Get ready for another wild, wonky day of bike philanthropy, beer, bikes and bemusement as New Belgium’s Tour de Fat 2016 stops in SF with live music, bicycle constests, lots of beer, brewing education and lots of recycling and composting. 2016 Tour de Fat Saturday, September 17, 2016 | ...
2016 Superhero Street Fair | SF
2016 Superhero Street Fair | SF
Create your own SuperHero persona for the 2016 SuperHero Street Fair, an electronic music festival dedicated to bringing out the superhero in everyone – interactive challenges, out-of-this-world lighting displays, Tesla Coils and more. It’s an all-day street fair with seven stages of DJs and Buring Man-style ...
“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, September 17 – 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 ...

Augmented Reality Of Capture The Flag Adventure | SF
Augmented Reality Of Capture The Flag Adventure | SF
Join SF Games and Scavenger Hunts on an Augmented Reality Capture the Flag adventure. It’s a safe bet that you’ve probably played a game of capture the flag at some point in your life — but you’ve never played like this before. In this matchup, both ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | The Presidio
Saturday, September 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | The Presidio

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to ...

Order of the Remix: Harry Potter Themed Scavenger Hunt | SF
Saturday, September 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | HiFi Lounge
Order of the Remix: Harry Potter Themed Scavenger Hunt | SF
Arrive between 7-7:45pm for pre-drinks and pre-game trivia. The adventure begins sharply at 8pm so don’t be late. Saturday Night Action Club is a timed competition to solve location clues, find hidden caches of booze, make cocktails, and complete photo challenges in order to win the ...
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, September 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
| It's Your Move Game Store

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. Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy from some of ...

Sunday, September 18

Win Tix: GoPro Grand Prix 5k & Verizon IndyCar Season Finale | Sonoma Sonoma Raceway invites you to join in for one of the most unique races in the Bay Area – the inaugural GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma 5K. It all takes place on Sunday, Sept. 18, prior to the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Verizon IndyCar Series ...
LeatherWalk 2016: Kinky Leather Parade | Castro to SoMa
Sunday, September 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged. Registration requested. Bring cash for drinks.
| Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
LeatherWalk 2016: Kinky Leather Parade | Castro to SoMa
LeatherWalk is the official kick-off for San Francisco’s Leather Pride Week which culminates one week later at the Folsom Street Fair. Walk together to celebrate leather, kink, family and community — all while raising funds for Folsom Street Events, AIDS Emergency Fund, and Breast Cancer Emergency ...
Viva Calle: Walk, Play & Skate Safely In The Streets | San Jose
Sunday, September 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Japantown
Viva Calle: Walk, Play & Skate Safely In The Streets | San Jose
VivaCalleSJ (pronounced Vee-Va Ka-Ye SJ) is a free recreational program that closes miles of scenic San José streets. Come see what it’s like at their next event. VivaCalleSJ’s route will take participants through some of San José’s most eclectic and historic neighborhoods. The open street events brings ...
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 18 – 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. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

2016 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
2016
If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 36th 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 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck & Center (Berkeley)

Downtown Berkeley’s Eats, Beats & Brews block party is back with Salsa Sundays featuring live salsa music, along with a Drake’s Brewing outdoor beer garden every third Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm from June through October. Also, Games of Berkeley will be taking over part ...

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, September 18 – 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 ...

Free Irish Symphony Concert & Dancing in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Irish Symphony Concert & Dancing in the Park | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 134th 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 Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | The Presidio
Sunday, September 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | The Presidio

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to ...

Wednesday, September 21

“Dent:Space” Space Exploration and Educational Talks | SF
Wednesday, September 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Innovation Hangar at Palace of Fine Arts

On September 21-22, 2016, Dent:Space takes place at the Innovation Hangar at the Palace of Fine Arts (formerly the Exploratorium Museum) with two stages of fascinating speakers spanning the technological, artistic, commercial, scientific, educational, and DIY aspects of space exploration. They are also putting together ...

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Shuttle | Mission/Bernal
Wednesday, September 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| All Over San Francisco
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Shuttle | Mission/Bernal

The San Francisco Brewers Guild , an organization made up of 26 breweries in the area, has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with ...

Thursday, September 22

“Dent:Space” Space Exploration and Educational Talks | SF
Thursday, September 22 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Innovation Hangar at Palace of Fine Arts

On September 21-22, 2016, Dent:Space takes place at the Innovation Hangar at the Palace of Fine Arts (formerly the Exploratorium Museum) with two stages of fascinating speakers spanning the technological, artistic, commercial, scientific, educational, and DIY aspects of space exploration. They are also putting together ...

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell
Thursday, September 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Campbell)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Campbell Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts ...

Forest NightLife | California Academy Of Sciences
Thursday, September 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*This event is for ages 21 and older. IDs are required for entry.
| California Academy of Sciences
Forest NightLife | California Academy Of Sciences
From the forest floor to the treetop canopies, join NightLife and the US Forest Service for a deeper look at the natural wonder and fascinating science of forests. Take a selfie with Smokey the Bear while learning about fire safety and experimental forests, then check out ...
“On Air: A Live Reading” Asian Art Museum: $5 Thursday Nights | SF
The Artists Drawing Club is an interdisciplinary public program series that invites local contemporary artists to use the museum as a platform. The Artists Drawing Club is not about the act of drawing, but drawing connections between ideas, times, cultures, and the broader world we ...

Friday, September 23

Friday Nights at the de Young: Art-Making Stations | de Young Museum
Friday Nights at the de Young: Art-Making Stations | de Young Museum
James Turrell’s “Three Gems” open during Friday Nights Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden 5:00 pm Visit James Turrell’s Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset! Open 5–8:45 pm. In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to refurbushThree Gems (2005), a site-specific ...