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Saturday, August 1

Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa
Saturday, August 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Madrone Art Bar
Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa

Pay tribute to both the King of Pop and the Purple One every first Saturday of the month at the Madrone Art Bar’s “The Prince and Michael Experience,” which celebrates their work with a healthy dose of competition as fans go head-to-head on the dance ...

Sunday, August 2

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Ninja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.
Sunday, August 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Yoga
Ninja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.

Learn how to dive, survive, and return quickly to your feet (like the ninja you are) if you are ever unlucky enough to eat it while biking around town. This free two-hour workshop will teach you to do just that every first Sunday of the month at ...

Concert in the Park Honoring the SF Fire Department | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, August 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Concert in the Park Honoring the SF Fire Department | 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 ...

Tuesday, August 4

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, August 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum
de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific. The museum was ...

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, August 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally admission is $10 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission is free (special ...

Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, August 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museum of Craft and Design
Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch

Enjoy free admission to the Museum of Craft and Design on the first Tuesday of every month. After six years in Union Square and two years of pop-ups, the Museum of Craft & Design opened up their permanent location in the Dogpatch. Rather than featuring paintings or traditional ...

The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa
The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa

On the first Tuesday of each month The News, presented by SOMArts Cultural Center, features new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress by pre-selected solo artists, ...

Wednesday, August 5

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, August 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel and many ...

Oakland A’s vs. Baltimore Orioles | $2 Ticket Day
Wednesday, August 5 – 12:35 pm | Cost: $2*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum
Oakland A's vs. Baltimore Orioles | $2 Ticket Day

Oakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and once again every A’s Wednesday home game in 2015 is a “$2 Wednesday” thanks to BART. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy seats in the Plaza Reserved sections. 2015 BART $2 Wednesdays Schedule Athletics vs Texas ...

Thursday, August 6

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

Friday, August 7

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, August 7 – 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 ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, August 7 – 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. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally Telegraph above Grand and below 27th is closed ...

First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland
Friday, August 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland

You had us at “burlesque” and “creepy puppets.” As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free ...

100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland
Friday, August 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Great Wall of Oakland
100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland

For special events, and on every first Friday during Oakland Art Murmur, the Great Wall of Oakland, a 100 ′x 100′ projection installation, illuminates the Uptown District with cutting-edge motion art from around the world. The Great Wall of Oakland is located at the corner ...

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, August 7 – 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, August 8

Free Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class
Saturday, August 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location
Free Beginner Parkour

SF Parkour hosts a free Beginner’s Parkour Class at noon on the second Saturday of each month. It is geared towards first timers and lasts 1.5 hours. Location: Each month the location rotates through Sunnyvale, UC Berkeley and the Embarcadero in SF. Please check the ...

Free Sexy Comedy & Pizza Night | SF
Saturday, August 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 50 Mason Social House
Free Sexy Comedy & Pizza Night | SF

You want some hot comic after comic action? Yeah, you do. Do you like your comics to put out… jokes? Mmm, sounds hot. Do you like it so hard you can’t take it anymore… from laughter? Yes, yes, yes you do. Not only that, but there is ...

Sunday, August 9

Music of Dimitri Shostakovich & Friends | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, August 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Music of Dimitri Shostakovich & Friends | 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 ...

Monday, August 10

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, August 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at 6:30 pm, followed by the feature film. Use #cyberpunkcinema during the event to share ...

Tuesday, August 11

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,000 different kinds ...

Friday, August 14

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 ...

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 ...
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Friday, August 21

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, August 21 – 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 ...

Saturday, August 22

Free A’s Post-Game Star Wars Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland
Saturday, August 22 – 9:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A's Post-Game Star Wars Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game ends, whether the A’s win or lose. There’s no need to pay ...

Sunday, August 23

Free Irish Dance & Music Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, August 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Irish Dance & Music Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
The Golden Gate Park Band celebrates Robert Emmet Day with a program of Irish music, dancing, and costumes. Robert Emmet was an Irish nationalist and Republican, orator and rebel leader. He led an abortive rebellion against British rule in 1803 and was captured, tried and executed for high ...

Tuesday, August 25

Free National Park Day | 2015
Tuesday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Park Day | 2015
In honor of the National Parks Service’s birthday, get free admission (and your parking fees waved) at all the National Parks around the United States including Muir Woods and Yosemite on August 25.