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Thursday, August 27

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 27 – 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.

Friday, August 28

Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland
Friday, August 28 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | USS Potomac
Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland is pleased to offer free harbor tours from June through October 2015 on the historic USS Potomac located at 540 Water Street (at Clay Street) in Jack London Square. See up close some of the world’s largest cranes aboard this 90-minute ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, August 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus ...

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, August 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian 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 out on ...

Smash Mouth: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Smash Mouth: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz
Smash Mouth August 28, 2015 Formed in San Jose, California in 1994, the American rock band Smash Mouth has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Along with their number one hits “Walkin’ on the Sun” and “All Star,” they have consistently impacted radio with other hits like ...
Dancing Under the Stars: Salsa | Jack London Square
Friday, August 28 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Dancing Under the Stars: Salsa | 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 ...

Saturday, August 29

Ruckus n’ Resiliency Workshops & Street Fest | Oakland
Saturday, August 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Feel the Beet Farmer's Market
Ruckus n' Resiliency Workshops & Street Fest | Oakland

Come out to lively street party in partnership with Destiny Arts Center celebrating food traditions, resistance, and culture. Free, but an RSVP is requested. Every month features a workshop, DJ and/or live music, free tastings, and a potluck cook-off alongside the farmers market. 2015 Schedule May ...

“Heavy Breathing” Absurd Artist-Led Fitness Class | Kezar Stadium
Saturday, August 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Kezar Stadium

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 ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio
Saturday, August 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Main Post Parade Ground Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park SF Shakes will present the first production of Romeo and Juliet since 1992, celebrating Shakespeare’s remarkable genre-defying play which soars to the heights of romantic comedy before plunging into heartbreak. While the doomed lovers will always be remembered for their ...

Sunday, August 30

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a monthly open-air flea market showcasing hundreds of local vendors ranging from indie designers, up-cyclers, collectors, handmakers, makers, bakers, and more plus outdoor exhibits, scavenger hunts, and gourmet food trucks. The two-day flea market, which takes place the last weekend of every ...

“Heavy Breathing” Final Absurd Artist-Led Fitness Class | Oakland
Sunday, August 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Amphitheater

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 Ukranian Festival: Music, Dance & Martial Arts | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, August 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
2015 Ukranian Festival: Music, Dance & Martial Arts | Golden Gate Park Band
Come out for Ukranian-American Day with the Golden Gate Park Band for Ukranian music, singing, and dancing. The Program features leading Ukrainian performers from the Greater Bay Area and Sacramento in authentic regional costumes performing traditional Kozak folk dances (incl. the world-renowned Hopak), songs and music ...
Michael Jackson Dance Tribute | Union Square
Sunday, August 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Michael Jackson Dance Tribute | Union Square
Dance-A-Vision celebrates the life and legacy of Michael Jackson. This event was made not to impersonate, but to emulate the dance moves popularized by the King of Pop.
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio
Sunday, August 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Main Post Parade Ground Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park SF Shakes will present the first production of Romeo and Juliet since 1992, celebrating Shakespeare’s remarkable genre-defying play which soars to the heights of romantic comedy before plunging into heartbreak. While the doomed lovers will always be remembered for their ...

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, August 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Collective
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley

The Mixed Media Mixer is a monthly event with the goal of bringing artists across many platforms together with the intention of collaboration. A new collection of Bay Area artists, musicians, photographers and videographers come together every last Sunday of the month at the Firehouse Art Events Hangar. Bring ...

Tuesday, September 1

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 1 – 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, September 1 – 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 ...

Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day
Tuesday, September 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Conservatory of Flowers
Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day

Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the Conservatory of Flowers offers an intimate, up-close experience with over 1,700 species of rare, exotic and endangered plants from more than 50 different countries. Opened ...

Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, September 1 – 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 ...

Banksy’s “Haight Street Rat” Leaves San Francisco
Tuesday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 836M
Banksy’s “Haight Street Rat” Leaves San Francisco
836M Gallery brought Banksy’s “Haight Street Rat” back to the city of its origins after it was almost lost due to anti-graffiti laws. September 1, 2015 is your last chance to check out this legendary work up close and personal. (This final date has been extended from July ...
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library

The RADAR Reading Series is a periodic series of independent and underground writers, emerging voices and bona fide superstars at the San Francisco Public Library. Local author Michelle Tea (Valencia, Sister Spit tour) hosts this showcase of underground heroes. Each RADAR Reading features four dynamic performers and is followed ...

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, ...

Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar
Tuesday, September 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar

Wood Shoppe is a free monthly music series at Brick & Mortar Music Hall taking place every first Tuesday of the month. Get exposed to local and national emerging artists without the pressure of a cover charge. $3 Trumer Pils and $5 Sailor Jerry cocktails ...

Wednesday, September 2

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, September 2 – 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 ...

SF Zoo Free Admission Day
SF Zoo Free Admission Day

The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all year round.  You’ll enjoy seeing the 250 different animal species in naturalistic surroundings, ...

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

Boogie With The B-Stars | Union Square
Wednesday, September 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Boogie With The B-Stars | Union Square
Live music from one of the Bay Area’s best roots bands, swingin’ jumpin’ rockin’ 1930s thru 1950s tunes to get you out on the floor and boogie! The B-Stars are a San Francisco-based combo that serves up a hearty stew of honky tonk and hillbilly hits ...
“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF
Wednesday, September 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kozy Kar Bar

Produced by two of San Francisco’s fastest rising stars: Zack Chapaloni and Joe Gorman, Kozy Kar Bar presents The Dirty Show w/ Zack & Joe. This standup comedy show features a wide variety of all types of humor, combining local and television talent at 8 pm ...

Thursday, September 3

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | San Carlos
Thursday, September 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (San Carlos)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | San Carlos

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. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts when you arrive early to collect your supplies (check-in) and try cool new ...

Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF
Thursday, September 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF

EVENT UPDATE: This event is on hiatus for the Summer of 2015 and should resume in October. 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 ...