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Monday, July 4

SF Mime Troupe: Opening Weekend 2016 | Dolores Park
Monday, July 4 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations accepted.
| Dolores Park
SF Mime Troupe: Opening Weekend 2016 | Dolores Park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 57th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2016 production “Schooled.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2016 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Angel Island | 4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party | 2016
Angel Island | 4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party | 2016
Leave the crowds on the mainland behind and enjoy the fireworks from the Bay’s best seats, Ayala Cove on Angel Island, on July 4, 2016. Before the fireworks, enjoy more live music, beer and garlic fries at the July 4th beer garden. Once on the island there’s also delicious barbecue ...

Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, July 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, July 4, 8pm (8:30pm start) Set #1: ReadyBox (Bay Area electro-acoustic improvisation) http://www.thomasdimuzio.com/ http://www.evandermusic.com/ Thomas Dimuzio – electronics Phillip Greenlief – saxophone Set #2: Sound Underground (chamber jazz from Miami) http://soundundergroundtrio.com/ Alec Aldred – trumpet David Leon – alto saxophone Jonah Udall – guitar Set #3: Gold Age (avant jazz) http://www.aramshelton.com/projects/goldage/ Aram Shelton – alto sax, bass ...
Ghirardelli Square: Great Spot to Watch the Fireworks | SF
Monday, July 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square: Great Spot to Watch the Fireworks | SF
Ghirardelli Square is one of the city’s best spots to watch the spectacular Fourth of July fireworks over San Francisco Bay at 9:30 pm. Although there is no festival in the square in 2016, you can still enjoy the square and nab a the perfect spot ...

Tuesday, July 5

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, July 5 – 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 ...

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, July 5 – 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. Free Admission Day: ...

Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day
Tuesday, July 5 – 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 ...

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, July 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

The Contemporary Jewish Museum engages audiences of all  backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. And the architecture of the Museum itself is a work of art. Embracing a range of artistic disciplines and media, ...

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays
Tuesday, July 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is one of the Bay Area’s premier venues for adventurous art. A multidisciplinary art center, the YBCA features exhibitions, performance, film/video, and community engagement programs, along with rotating art exhibits with a focus on contemporary and emerging art ...

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “The Secret Life of Pets” | SF
Tuesday, July 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required. Arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| Secret Location in SF
Free Sneak Preview Movie:
Attend an exclusive free sneak preview screening of The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave. The screening takes place at 7 pm on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at a movie theater in San Francisco with easy access to BART. FuncheapSF has an exclusive ...
It’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight
Tuesday, July 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
It's Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight

Every first Tuesday at Milk Bar, San Francisco’s comedians are put to the test as they are given a random series of words and sentences seconds before getting on stage, where they then must construct entire two minute sets around each. This improv-standup hybrid then ...

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, July 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Milk Bar
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

Every second, third and fifth Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedian Andrew Holmgren. There’s never a cover nor any drink minimums. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy starting at 8 ...

Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar
Tuesday, July 5 – 9:00 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, July 6

GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro
Wednesday, July 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | GLBT History Museum
GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro

Located in SF’s Castro District, the GLBT History Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city’s vast queer past through dynamic exhibitions and programming. Normally admission is $5, but on the ...

Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio
Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio

Hop on the Presidio Trust’s monthly free guided shuttle tour which introduces visitors to the park’s historic areas, wild open spaces, and hidden nooks with an emphasis on projects that are shaping the Presidio today. Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-2793 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov. Space ...

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, July 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout

At Drink and Draw, artsy bar patrons draw to a theme and submit their artwork into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes at The Knockout in the Mission District. The artwork gets scanned online for all to admire. Drink and Draw happens every first Wednesday of the ...

“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night & Free Pizza | SF
Wednesday, July 6 – 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 ...

Free Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF
Wednesday, July 6 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
| The Showdown
Free Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF

Every first Wednesday of the month, Josh Holub presents three of his favorite comedians from the Bay Area and beyond for Showtime at Showdown. Past performers have gone on to perform on NBC, Comedy Central and major motion pictures., so this is your chance to ...

Thursday, July 7

53rd Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest | Union Square
Thursday, July 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
53rd Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest | Union Square
Muni’s top bell ringing crewmen compete in the annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest in Union Square. A great San Francisco tradition, this competition features the best of SFMTA’s professional bell-ringers vying for the coveted title of Bell Ringing World Champion, as well as non-profit organizations competing for ...
Free First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society
Thursday, July 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinese Historical Society
Free First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society

The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is situated in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Located in a historic building designed by renowned architect Julia Morgan, the museum introduces the rich history of the Chinese American experience. Come discover Chinatown’s unique and inspiring stories. ...

Ghirardelli Square Summer Beer Garden & Free Snacks | SF
Thursday, July 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square Summer Beer Garden & Free Snacks | SF

For Summer 2016, Ghirardelli Square opened a 13 week-long community beer garden sponsored by Bay Area-based Lagunitas Brewing Company and Hint Water, located outdoors in Ghirardelli Square’s West Plaza. Ghirardelli Square Beer Garden Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend Thursday through Sunday | Noon to 7 pm Ghirardelli ...

First Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF
Thursday, July 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Phoenix Hotel
First Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF

The Phoenix Hotel hosts Daylighted Inc for a First Thursday art opening showing great artworks while enjoying drinks, snacks, and good people. Free, but an RSVP is required. You can also get the VIP for $10 which includes 2 drinks. Whether you come to enjoy the ...

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, July 7 – 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 ...

Free Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF
Free Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF

Engage in an ancient practice in a sacred space – a church sanctuary. People of all faiths, perspectives, age, and yoga experience are are invited to join teacher Erin Mariani, on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6 pm for vinyasa flow yoga. Bring your ...

First Thursdays Art + Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight
Thursday, July 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Red Victorian
First Thursdays Art + Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight

The first Thursday of every month, The Red Vic hosts a free art and music show, featuring local artists and musicians starting at 6:30 pm. The Red Vic in the Haight, is a 20 room, mixed-use co-living hotel, hostel and collaboration space exploring participatory decision making, nomadic ...

New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.
Thursday, July 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Artists' Television Access
New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.

The Bay Area’s only Open Screening for up and coming filmmakers takes place on the first Thursday of each month at Artists’ Television Access in the Mission. Come enjoy a supportive community of filmmakers and see your work on the big screen. Feel free to ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF
Thursday, July 7 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Murphy's Pub

Nightlife on Mars is an underground comedy club at Murphy’s Pub produced and hosted by Joe Nguyen. It’s a free weekly showcase of local (and sometimes national) comedy talent right in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joe Nguyen is ...

Friday, July 8

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, July 8 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. The event is free, but space is limited so please RSVP if you plan on attending. Sightglass is an independent, sibling-owned ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, July 8 – 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 ...

“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio
Friday, July 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
| El Rio

Millennials Ruin Everything is a monthly comedy showcase every 2nd Friday from 6-8 pm in the back room at El Rio. Each month, co-hosts Irene Tu and Dominique Gelin explore a new theme with guest comedians about why millennials suck/rock. Part comedy showcase, part interviews, ...