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Thursday, September 18

Quick Draw SF: Monthly Live Art Party | SoMa
Thursday, September 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP on Facebook is appreciated.
| F8
Quick Draw SF: Monthly Live Art Party | SoMa

The Bay Area’s Paint Pens Collective and Never Ending Radical Dude present Quick Draw SF, a monthly live-drawing event co-curated by Shayna Yasuhara and Jason Furie. Quick Draw happens from 6-9 pm, every third Thursday of the month, at F8 in SoMa.

The 1st Funcheap Free Happy Hour + Meet & Greet | SF
Thursday, September 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| General Assembly (Folsom St.)
The 1st Funcheap Free Happy Hour + Meet & Greet | SF

Funcheap and invites you to an evening of mingling, libations and good conversation. Meet other Funcheapers, share and swap cheap tips, meet the Funcheap staff including Johnny Funcheap.
Beer, wine and light appetizers will be provided, so come hungry and thirsty.
Funcheap’s Free Happy Hour Meet & Greet
Thursday, September 18, …

Win Tix: 2014 “Ball In Blue” VIP: Cocktails, Dancing & Progressive Politics | SF
Thursday, September 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of VIP tickets. Regular cost: $150.
| The Parlor
2014

The San Francisco Young Democrats are excited to invite you to their fundraiser, the 8th Annual Ball in Blue on September 18th. Celebrate the club’s successes and share exciting plans for the future with cocktails, dancing, and networking with elected officials and fellow young professionals.
Joaquin …

Win Tix: Brand New Club: Doc’s Lab Comedy Showcase | North Beach
Thursday, September 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $8 advance and $10 day of.
| Doc's Lab
Brand New Club: Doc's Lab Comedy Showcase | North Beach

Come out to your new favorite spot in North Beach – Doc’s Lab, a beautiful new cellar club for comedy and live music located at 124 Columbus Avenue.
Learn From Me is a weekly Thursday comedy showcase and on 9/18 they’re featuring comedians seen on Comedy Central, Conan, Late …

Friday, September 19

PARK(ing) Day 2014
Friday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
PARK(ing) Day 2014

An annual worldwide event that inspires city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good, PARK(ing) Day is coming back to the city on Friday, September 19, 2014.
These city-wide pop-up mini-parks can be used as performance spaces, reading lounges or just …

Free Hair Braiding Day: “Braided Americana” | SF (PARK)ing Day
Friday, September 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mission St. Parklet
Free Hair Braiding Day:

Mishi “Morphic” Nova and her styling team will yet again create iconic hair on the (PARK)ing Day streets, braiding in the essence of Americana. From classics like fishtails, five-strands and crowns to a taste of modern urban Americana with big lush braids accented with bold …

Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF
Friday, September 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Aquatic Park
Free Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF

Dolci by the Bay are free weekly concerts of chamber music at 1 pm on Fridays from September 12 through November 21, 2014. Viva Knight and Ted Rust regard Dolci, their piano-oboe duo, as their after-careers dessert course (dolci) of their lives. All concerts take place in the ...

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, September 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd Street (Bayview)

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month. The monthly event will feature pop-up galleries, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, a special children’s ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, September 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. And it’s California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-11 pm ...

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

2014 Architecture and the City Festival: Design Reception | SF
Friday, September 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is encouraged.
| DZINE Showroom
2014 Architecture and the City Festival: Design Reception | SF

DZINE Showroom will host the exhibition 1:1 Piero Lissoni of the internationally renowned architect and designer. The multi-media exhibition explores the designer’s architecture, furniture, products and graphic design through models, sketches and video.
Free, but an RSVP is encouraged.
On this evening, Piero Lissoni, co-founder of Lissoni …

Win Tix: Rockin’ the Sonata: Classical Music Is Fun Again | SF
Friday, September 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets.
| Marines' Memorial Theatre
Rockin' the Sonata: Classical Music Is Fun Again | SF

An antidote to the staid world of classical music, The Saint Michael Trio earn glowing praise for making their trademark ‘informances’ interesting, accessible, and oftentimes funny.
This concert examines the sonata from the formalism of 18th century Franz Joesph Hayden to the whimsy and 21st century energy …

Outdoor Aerial Dance Performance Off 80-Foot Wall | SF
Friday, September 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UC Hastings
Outdoor Aerial Dance Performance Off 80-Foot Wall | SF

Flyaway Productions aerial dance company brings their new, site-specific dance to the Tenderloin Neighborhood of SF. UC Hastings College of the Law has offered up its 80-foot wall to host the free performances on September 12-20, 2014. Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane brings attention to the older homeless women who inhabit our ...

Emo, Screamo & Pop Punk Dance Night | SF
Friday, September 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Neck Of The Woods
Emo, Screamo & Pop Punk Dance Night | SF

Get nostalgic and get all your feels out at Tell All Your Friends, the monthly Emo, Screamo and Pop-Punk music night at Neck of the Woods on the third Friday of every month.  Funcheap Deal: Get a free draft beer or well drink when you mention Funcheap to the bartender. ...

Win Tix: Jon Batiste: Soulful Voice & Virtuosic Piano Chops | SF
Friday, September 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $20.
| Great American Music Hall
Jon Batiste: Soulful Voice & Virtuosic Piano Chops | SF

With his soulful voice, virtuosic piano chops and dapper sense of style, Jon Batiste, 27, transcends music genres with his modern take on American music. Jon has absorbed a musical language that disregards genre distinctions – reviving the roots of jazz, blues and other American …

Win Tix: The Fab Faux: Impeccable Beatles Covers | Yoshi’s SF
Friday, September 19 – 10:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $45
| Yoshi's Jazz Club (SF)
The Fab Faux: Impeccable Beatles Covers | Yoshi's SF

With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles’ repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs (with emphasis on the later works never performed live by the Beatles)
Win a pair …

Saturday, September 20

2014 California Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 20 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2014 California Coastal Cleanup Day

Help keep San Francisco’s stretch of the coastline clean at the 2014 California Coastal Cleanup Day on the third Saturday of September.
2014 California Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 20, 2014 | 9 am to noon
All Over California
FREE
Cleanup and restoration activities will be happening in San Francisco, Marin, …

2014 International Dragon Boat Festival: Saturday | Treasure Island
Saturday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dragon Boat Festival Grounds
2014 International Dragon Boat Festival: Saturday | Treasure Island

The 19th Annual SF International Dragon Boat Festival is a free weekend of world-class dragon boat racing in the shadow of the new bay bridge, cultural performances, and family activities at the largest competitive dragon boat festival in the U.S. The festival features upwards of 130 dragon ...

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio

The free PresidiGo Shuttle system welcomes park visitors, residents, and employees with fully accessible shuttles and bike racks. There are two PresidiGo Shuttle services, each with different policies and guidelines – Around the Park and Downtown. Downtown (Free on Weekends) The Downtown express route make stops ...

Exploratorium Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | Pier 15
Saturday, September 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival at Pier 15, but admission charge required to enter the museum.
| Exploratorium
Exploratorium Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | Pier 15

Exploratorium Market Days is a series of free, open-air, mini-festivals that bring together scientists, artists, and educators to present an abundant bazaar of new ideas and activities to the Exploratorium’s public plaza at Pier 15 from 11 am to 3 pm on the third Saturday of each month from ...

Plated: A Celebration Of Chefs & Cuisine | Embarcadero
Saturday, September 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Two Embarcadero Center
Plated: A Celebration Of Chefs & Cuisine | Embarcadero

Come to Plated, Embarcadero Center’s Saturday morning series of free intimate chef interviews and cooking demos featuring Farmer’s Market fresh items, complete with recipes for everyone to enjoy at home. Free, but an RSVP is required for each event. Tastes will be provided for the first 100 guests. ...

Come Out and Play: Games Workshop | UN Plaza
Saturday, September 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Come Out and Play: Games Workshop | UN Plaza

Bring the kids and work together in a series of weekend afternoon classes/activities for children and families to play and learn about making their own games, together. Saturday, August 30th, noon to 1:30 pm Saturday, September 13th, noon to 1:30 pm Saturday, September 20th, noon ...

Win Tix: “Late Summer Reds” Wine Celebration | Treasure Island

To kick off the beautiful late summer weather here in SF, please join us for the Late Summer Reds Celebration on Treasure Island with five participating wineries on Treasure Island will be pouring a flight of 2-3 featured red wines.
This event coincides with the neighboring San …

Opera on Tap: Non-stuffy Opera Sung Live in a Bar | SF
Saturday, September 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Opera on Tap: Non-stuffy Opera Sung Live in a Bar | SF

Opera on Tap is a non-profit organization whose mission is to break down the stereo-type that opera is a stuffy or an elitist art form, by bringing it to bars. Local singers let their hair down and bring you into what feels like an after ...

Win Tix: “The Toga Throwdown” Scavenger Hunt | Marina
Saturday, September 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $10 - $15 dollars in advance. $20 at the door.
| Secret Location (SF)

Saturday Night Action Club meeting #3 brings you a 21+ scandalous photo based competitive bar crawl around the Marina.
Meet at at 7 pm, have a drink and meet your team of 4-5 other fabulous folks. You’ll receive a packet and have 1-2 hours to tear …