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Wednesday, September 28

Final Deadline: Vote Funcheap in Guardian’s 2016 “Best of the Bay” Poll
Wednesday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Final Deadline: Vote Funcheap in Guardian's 2016

If you love the FuncheapSF website and all the free events we dig up, we’d love to ask you to take a few minutes and vote for FuncheapSF as “Best Overall Website” in the San Francisco Bay Guardian‘s annual “Best of the Bay” Readers Poll for ...

Volunteer at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass | 2016
Wednesday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Registration required
| Speedway Meadow
Volunteer at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass | 2016
Want to be involved behind the scenes of one of San Francisco’s most amazing free events? The 2016 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival is one of the great gifts given to the city each year, and you can give back by choosing to volunteer for ...

Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, September 28 – 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: Increase ...

Tabletop Games Night | 2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival
Wednesday, September 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Chapel
Tabletop Games Night | 2016

The Come Out & Play Festival is back celebrating a sixth year of bringing play to the Bay with new and innovative real-world games happening all over San Francisco. 2016 Come Out & Play Festival September 24 – October 8, 2016 All over San Francisco FREE (festival ...

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, September 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a novice, this class will get ...

Learning The Trade Of The Family: Free Movie Screening | SF Main Library
Wednesday, September 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Learning The Trade Of The Family: Free Movie Screening | SF Main Library
The Pritzker Prize-winning architect Gottfried Böhm learned his trade from his father. At the age of 94, Gottfried still works every day, with his wife, Elisabeth, who was an architect, and his sons Stephan, Peter and Paul, who are also architects. Concrete Love is unique ...

Thursday, September 29

Exploratorium After Dark: Dissection & Drawing | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Dissection & Drawing | Pier 15
Explore hundreds of exhibits plus a variety of Explainer-led demonstrations: Drawing Board, Speaker Dissection, Cow Eye or Flower Dissection, and Magic.

Friday, September 30

California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents
Friday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Friday | Golden Gate Park

2016 brings San Francisco the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 Three days, seven stages, over ...

Aventine’s 8th Anniversary Block Party | SF
Friday, September 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
| Taverna Aventine
Aventine's 8th Anniversary Block Party | SF
Join Taverna Aventine in celebrating their eighth anniversary with a indoor/outdoor block party (actually it’s an “alley” party). This indoor and outdoor event will include: beer-garden, music, food and fun games in Hotaling Alley. Enjoy both of our bars inside the Aventine with drinks and music.  Aventine 8th ...
Art Night SF: Mid-Market Art, Live Music & Karaoke | UN Plaza
Friday, September 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Art Night SF: Mid-Market Art, Live Music & Karaoke | UN Plaza

Art Night SF is a new outdoor event series working to activate the public spaces of UN Plaza and Mid-Market between 7th and Market Streets through accessible installations of contemporary art on Fridays, July 29, September 30, October 14 and October 28 from 5-9 pm. Enjoy local food trucks, a plaza ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, September 30 – 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, September 30 – 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 ...

2016 German Oktoberfest “Free Jugs” Beer Party | Cafe Royale
2016 German Oktoberfest
Celebrate Oktoberfest with live music, German food and beers, and a lively ambiance at The Royale. Royale’s “Free Jugs” Oktoberfest Party Friday, September 30, 2016 | 6 pm The Royale | 800 Post Street San Francisco, CA FREE admission, but for a fee (in 2015 it was $40) you’ll get a keepsake stein and ...
Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, September 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Please note, the September Dance has been moved to the 5th Friday, September 30, so as not to conflict with the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention.
San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, September 30 – 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 ...

Night Games Party | 2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival
Friday, September 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Gallery 308 (Fort Mason)
Night Games Party | 2016

The Come Out & Play Festival is back celebrating a sixth year of bringing play to the Bay with new and innovative real-world games happening all over San Francisco. 2016 Come Out & Play Festival September 24 – October 8, 2016 All over San Francisco FREE (festival ...

Live Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF
Friday, September 30 – 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 ...

Saturday, October 1

“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park
Saturday, October 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
| Alamo Square Park

Volunteers needed for Park Greening Day. Come out, join your neighbors, pitch in and help make Alamo Square better for everyone. Planting, gardening, weeding, general park maintenance. Meet at the tennis court. Coffee provided. Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Event takes place rain ...

California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Re:Make 2016: 100+ Artisans, Free DIY Projects, DJ & Food Trucks | Fort Mason
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Fort Mason Center
Re:Make 2016: 100+ Artisans, Free DIY Projects, DJ & Food Trucks | Fort Mason
Ready for a creative day like no other? Join them (and thousands of others) at the Re:Make Festival 2016 to tap into your own creativity. Grab a bite to eat at the food trucks, snap a pic in one of our many photo booths, eat ...
Goorin Bros. Awesome Hat & Cap Sample Sale | SF
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Hat prices start at $10.
| Goorin Bros. HQ
Goorin Bros. Awesome Hat & Cap Sample Sale | SF

Labor Day may be over, but there is at least one more big sale left on the agenda. San Francisco’s favorite hat company, Goorin Bros., is slashing prices left and right— on baseball caps, fedoras, flatcaps, and more. Prices starting at $10 – hats off ...

SF Maritime Fun Day: “Walk the Plank” & Historic Sail Contest | Bay Area
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | SF Maritime National Historical Park
SF Maritime Fun Day:
On September 3 and again on October 1, 2016, from 10 am to 2 pm, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is trying something new—a “Family Fun Day” to encourage kids and families to get moving and get active outdoors in the park. Participants will be ...
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2016 brings San Francisco the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 Three days, seven stages, over ...

24 Hour Comics Day: Watch Artists Create a Brand New Comic | Mission Dist.
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*It's free to come watch the comic artists at work. Registration for the event is $10
| Mission: Comics & Art
24 Hour Comics Day: Watch Artists Create a Brand New Comic | Mission Dist.
Once again it’s time for 24 Hour Comic Book Day at Mission: Comics & Art where they will be hosting artists on Saturday, October 1, 2016 as they attempt to create their own 24 page comic book in just 24 hours. Participating artists will attempt to create ...
Urban Exploration Games Day | 2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival
Saturday, October 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Chapel
Urban Exploration Games Day | 2016

The Come Out & Play Festival is back celebrating a sixth year of bringing play to the Bay with new and innovative real-world games happening all over San Francisco. 2016 Come Out & Play Festival September 24 – October 8, 2016 All over San Francisco FREE (festival ...

MAPP: October Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: October Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Stay tuned for a list of artists and performers participating in October 2016, or check MAPP’s Facebook for the latest info.
Bars Baths & Butches: Queer Historical Tour of Valencia & 16th Street | SF
Saturday, October 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Women’s Building
Bars Baths & Butches: Queer Historical Tour of Valencia & 16th Street | SF
The first event of their Mariconerías project will be a walk down queer memory road of what was once known as “The Women’s District” and where the city’s premier queer latinx bars were located. From Esta Noche, to La India Bonita, The Lexington, Old Wives’ ...
19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival: Opening Night | Vallejo
Saturday, October 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free on Weekend 1. The following events are $10-$15.
| Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival: Opening Night | Vallejo

Thingamajigs presents the 2016 edition of the sound-art festival that started it all. A power-pack of musical works of homemade instruments, found objects, and alternate tunings by some of the Bay Area’s most innovative artists. The 19th Annual MFP&T festival is a step further in ...

Outdoor Movie Night “Dodgeball” at The Yard | Mission Rock
Saturday, October 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Yard at Mission Rock
Outdoor Movie Night

Bring the family, a date, a group of friends, and your favorite snuggle item, because Movie Nights are now at The Yard at Misison Rock on a giant inflatable screen. The events will be presented in partnership with San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation and sponsored by Hulu.