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Wednesday, August 23

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, ...

Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, August 23 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UCSF Osher Center
Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF

Laughter is contagious and has a powerful and immediate effect on our mind, body and spirit.  Laughter Yoga involves deep breathing, stretching, clapping and laughter exercises and takes place on two Wednesdays each month from 5:30-6:30 pm. The laughter exercises in this class aim to: ...

Thursday, August 24

Soul-Infused Classical Arabic Songs with Dalia Marina | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 24 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Soul-Infused Classical Arabic Songs with Dalia Marina | Yerba Buena Gardens
Raised in the Bay Area and now based in Boston, Palestinian-American vocalist Dalia Marina made a lasting impression with her 2012 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival debut as a special guest with Middle Eastern ensemble Zamanna and her 2014 program presenting an eclectic set of jazz, ...
Exploratorium After Dark: Lasers on Full Spectrum Science | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Lasers on Full Spectrum Science | Pier 15
Learn what’s special about laser light, how it’s made, and how it’s used at Full-Spectrum Science. Crawl through their pitch-black Tactile Dome. Also, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits and experience an array of Explainer-led demonstrations. And grab dinner and drinks by the Bay.

Friday, August 25

First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017
Friday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian's 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day. 2017 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 23, 2017 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required (available to download August 25, ...

Venezuelan Music Project | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, August 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Venezuelan Music Project | Yerba Buena Gardens
Even in South America, Venezuela’s musical riches tend to be overshadowed by the styles of neighboring Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. But in the Bay Area, the nation’s fabulous cultural wealth, with its fertile intermingling of indigenous, European and African influences, has found bountiful expression through ...
“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, August 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 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 of ...

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, August 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, August 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.

Join the SF Beard and Mustache Club for a monthly gathering at Zeitgeist at 7 pm every last Friday of the month. If you have a beard or mustache, if you like beards and mustaches, or if you want a beard or mustache, then by all means ...

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, August 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

Pancakes & Booze Art Show: All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes & Body Painting | SF
Friday, August 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Mezzanine
Pancakes & Booze Art Show: All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes & Body Painting | SF

LA’s famous “Pancakes & Booze” Underground Art Show has made a home in SF with a night of emerging and underground artists and, duh… pancakes. For a $10 cover charge (cash only) expect to see the works from over 100 underground and emerging artists, live body painting, DJ music, live performances, ...

Saturday, August 26

Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary Festival & Rally | SF
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Ferrari's 70th Anniversary Festival & Rally | SF
On Saturday the 26th, Ferrari will capture the heart of San Francisco with an open air extravaganza at the iconic Marina Green Park with the Golden Gate Bridge as its backdrop. All things Ferrari will be on display and open to the public. The Alberta Chapter ...
Treasure Island Flea’s “Dog Days of Summer” | SF
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea's
TI Flea celebrates the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ with a special doggie-themed Flea. From yappy hour to a doggie wedding and more, bring Fido along and get your Flea on. RSVP on Facebook (Click “Going”) to enter to win a $100 spree. Winner announced Friday. Special August ...
F*ckFest X: Outdoor Punk Festival by the Bay | SF
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Indiana & Tulare
F*ckFest X: Outdoor Punk Festival by the Bay | SF

This is the 10 year of this free off-the-radar punk festival that’s been put on in San Francisco after other F*ckFests have popped up in New Jersey, Colorado, and Los Angeles. Due to the erratic (some say combustible) nature of punk bands, the lineup will ebb-and-flow ...

International “Go Topless” Day Celebration 2017
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
International

for 2017, GoTopless Day falls precisely on Women’s Equality Day, Aug 26. It is indeed on Aug 26, 1920 that women earned their right to vote on the basis of Gender Equality. In 1971, the US Congress has made Aug 26 into a nationally recognized ...

Saturday Indie Rock Concert in the Park | McLaren Park
Saturday, August 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Saturday Indie Rock Concert in the Park | McLaren Park
Rock out with four fantastic indie rock bands at this free Saturday afternoon concert in McLaren Park. The Bye Bye Blackbirds are a Funcheap favorite. The Trip Wire Band The American Professionals Sweet Chariot The Bye Bye Blackbirds – Torchbearers for harmony laden guitar pop in the 21st century, The ...
Paula West’s Eclectic Jazz Repertoire| Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, August 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Paula West's Eclectic Jazz Repertoire| Yerba Buena Gardens
San Francisco jazz singer Paula West possesses a strikingly beautiful voice, a full, velvety, caressing contralto. But it’s the expansive body of music she explores with her exquisite instrument that makes her one of the most consistently enthralling singers on the scene. Whether West interprets Bob ...
Fitbit Local Monthly Workout: Hip-Hop Yoga | SF
Saturday, August 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Equinox Pine Street
Fitbit Local Monthly Workout: Hip-Hop Yoga | SF
Sweat it out with Fitbit Local, a series of free monthly workouts in your city, led by fitness leaders from your community. Hip hop and yoga belong together. See for yourself as Fitbit Local Ambassadors Caroline Jordan and Buddy Macuha help you to flow from pose ...
Drag Queen Story Hour Training for Queens of Color | SF Main Library
Saturday, August 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Main Public Library
Drag Queen Story Hour Training for Queens of Color | SF Main Library
Drag Queen Story Hour has been featured in the New York Times, the UK Guardian, and the New Yorker and there have been DQSHs in Hong Kong, Sydney, Alaska, and South Africa. Join them for this unique opportunity for drag queens of color to become ...
Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$2 with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
| Darger Bar
Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.
8/26 Lineup: Michael Brandon Feel Woods EJ Allen Emily Epstein White Jonah Pawlick This month’s show features great drink specials all nite from the good folks at Darger bar. Plus, a cool new T-shirt to be raffled from the good folks at Oaklandish.
Pancakes & Booze Art Show: All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes & Body Painting | SF
Saturday, August 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Mezzanine
Pancakes & Booze Art Show: All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes & Body Painting | SF

LA’s famous “Pancakes & Booze” Underground Art Show has made a home in SF with a night of emerging and underground artists and, duh… pancakes. For a $10 cover charge (cash only) expect to see the works from over 100 underground and emerging artists, live body painting, DJ music, live performances, ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, August 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
8/26 Lineup: Scott Simpson (Cheaper Than Therapy) Ruby Gill (SF Sketchfest) Joe Gorman (SF Punch Line) They will  be joining the regular Nightlife on Mars crew of Red Scott, Natasha Muse and Joe Nguyen.

Sunday, August 27

2017 Origami-Palooza Festival & Paper Airplane Challenge | Japantown
Sunday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | East Japan Center Mall
2017 Origami-Palooza Festival & Paper Airplane Challenge | Japantown
At the annual Origami-Palooza, watch origami experts fold paper into seemingly impossible shapes, and enter your creations into a contest (if you’re an experienced origami artist, of course). Anyone and everyone, from young to old, to beginner to experienced, can learn to create amazing things with paper. ...
KUSF’s Rock ‘n’ Swap Record Fair | USF
KUSF's Rock 'n' Swap Record Fair | USF

KUSF’s Rock-n-Swap is a Giant Music Lover’s Fair where about dealers and vendors come from all over to sell music related items in various formats and genres along with hard-to-find rarities including a huge amount of vinyl as well as memorabilia in this 6,000+ square-foot venue. ...

Treasure Island Flea’s “Dog Days of Summer” | SF
Sunday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea's
TI Flea celebrates the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ with a special doggie themed Flea. From yappy hour to a doggie wedding and more, bring Fido and get your Flea on. RSVP on Facebook (Click “Going”) to enter to win a $100 spree. Winner announced Friday. Special August ...
Ukranian Music & Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Ukranian Music & Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 135th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years The weekly concerts take place most ...

Live in the Castro: Parlor Tricks | Jane Warner Plaza
Sunday, August 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: Parlor Tricks | Jane Warner Plaza
Neighborhood favorites, Parlor Tricks play Industrial ragtime in the Jane Warner Plaza. What is industrial ragtime, you ask? Come and find out. It’s like nothing you’ve heard. You’ll be tapping your feet without even realizing how it happened.
Summer Outdoor Music Series: Latin Guitar, Rumba & Flamenco | Corte Madera
Sunday, August 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Town Center Corte Madera
Summer Outdoor Music Series: Latin Guitar, Rumba & Flamenco | Corte Madera

Celebrating the summer season and Marin’s love for the outdoors Town Center Corte Madera will host its annual Summer Music Series each Sunday June 4th through August 27th from 2-4 pm with a great lineup of music that will appeal to all ages. The series features ...

2017 Pakistan Festival | SF
Sunday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: $5*
*$5 entrance for adults at door.
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
2017 Pakistan Festival | SF
Celebrate Pakistan Independence Day with a festival featuring live music, basketball tournament, bubble-ball soccer game, facepainting, balloon twisting, poetry, speeches by local figures, best-dressed awards, and more. 2017 Pakistan Festival Sunday, August 27, 2017 | 3 pm to 10 pm SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th St, San Francisco $5 ...
’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, August 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
'90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.

Love The Simpsons? Know The Simpsons like the back of your hand? Then join in ’90s Simpsons Trivia Night at The Knockout in the Mission District from 6-9 pm, every fourth Sunday of the month. Watch some ’90s Simpsons and answer some trivia if you ...