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Saturday, September 23

Marcus Shelby Orchestra | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, September 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Marcus Shelby Orchestra | Yerba Buena Gardens
Internationally acclaimed bassist/composer Marcus Shelby occupies his own niche in the Bay Area’s jazz eco-system. As the leader of a powerfully swinging 15-piece big band and the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival resident composer, he’s used the ensemble as a vehicle for developing epic works exploring ...
Schroeder’s 124th Oktoberfest Block Party | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but food and drinks are for purchase through token system.
| Schroeder's Restaurant
Schroeder's 124th Oktoberfest Block Party | SF

San Francisco’s historic German restaurant, Schroeder’s, celebrates the 124th Oktoberfest – the largest beer festival in the world – with a grand Oktoberfest celebration. The celebration kicks off with an over-the-top block party on September 15, 2017. The party moves indoors for the next five consecutive ...

300+ USC Marching Band Concert & Cheerleaders | Union Square
Saturday, September 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
300+ USC Marching Band Concert & Cheerleaders | Union Square
So the USC football team, which takes on Cal Bears this weekend, is regarded as the “evil empire” by most of us in NorCal, but their marching band and Song Girls are practically an NCAA institution. The entire 300+ USC marching band will put on a ...
Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.
Saturday, September 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$2 with code
| Darger Bar
Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.
9/23 Lineup: Richard Sarvate Francesa Fiorentini Frankie Marcos Eric Krasner

Sunday, September 24

2017 Cole Valley Fair | SF
Sunday, September 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cole Valley
2017 Cole Valley Fair | SF
2017 is the 15th annual Cole Valley Fair. As always, the fair will feature local art and fine crafts, delicious food, live music, a display of historical Cole Valley photographs, a full block of vintage automobiles owned by neighborhood residents, children’s events (bouncy house, balloon animals, ...
$1 Book Day: The 2017 Big Book Sale | Fort Mason
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*On Sunday, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
$1 Book Day: The 2017 Big Book Sale | Fort Mason

The Big Book Sale celebrates its 53rd year of the Friends of the SF Library featuring over 500,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl, and other forms of media in 70 different categories, all for $1-3, at the Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion. The Big Book Sale is free ...

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea
TI Flea celebrates the start of Fall with seasonal cocktails and brews, 30+ food trucks, live DIY painting workshops, a collection of vintage trailers and of course our 400+ curated vendors to shop. RSVP on Facebook (Click “Going”) to enter to win a $100 spree. Winner ...
$10 Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2017 | Pier 48
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*Get $10 tickets with code FUNCHEAP
| Pier 48
$10 Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2017 | Pier 48

The 18th Annual Oktoberfest by the Bay brings the spirit of Munich, Germany to the city by the bay with tasty German fare, lots of great German beer, Bavarian dancing, and an authentic German “oompah” music from 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band and more. Oktoberfest by the ...

2017 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2017 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
The 34th Annual Folsom Street Fair, a true only in San Francisco original, covers over 13 city blocks filled with 400,000 people in their most outrageous leather, rubber, and fetish attire enjoying the world’s largest leather fair. 2017 Folsom Street Fair Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 11 ...
7th Annual Marina Family Festival & Puppie-Palooza | SF
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
7th Annual Marina Family Festival & Puppie-Palooza | SF
The Marina Family Fest returns for its seventh year on Sunday, September 24th. Hosted by the Marina Community Association (MCA), this unique family-friendly event will be held on the historic Marina Greens. A portion of the event proceeds will be used to benefit SF Boys ...
California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day

The California Academy of Sciences is a world-class scientific and cultural institution in Golden Gate Park, a 400,000 square foot structure that houses an aquarium, a planetarium a natural history museum and a four-story rainforest all under a living roof. The Academy hosts four free ...

Off the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid's

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...

Art Explosion Fall Open Studios 2017: Sunday | Mission Dist.
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Art Explosion Studios
Art Explosion Fall Open Studios 2017: Sunday | Mission Dist.

Art Explosion Studios, San Francisco’s largest artist’s collective, opens up its doors to the public during the annual Fall Open Studios. Painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers and jewelers will all be showing, so there will be something for every type of art connoisseur. Come see over ...

2017 Greek Food Festival: Sunday | SF
2017 Greek Food Festival: Sunday | SF

Whether you dream of visiting the Acropolis in Athens, or swimming off the shores of sunny Mykonos, you can get a taste of Greece at Annunciation Cathedral’s own A Taste of Greece, the only Greek festival in San Francisco. Souvlaki, Gyros, Moussaka, Spanokopita – all of your ...

2017 SFMusic Day: Epic All-day Free Classical & Jazz Concert | SF
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | War Memorial Veterans Building
2017 SFMusic Day: Epic All-day Free Classical & Jazz Concert | SF

SFMusic Day champions a diverse cross-section of the Bay Area’s vibrant musical community in a free, accessible and rewarding atmosphere. SF Music Day celebrates the diverse and dynamic music of the region, from string quartets to jazz combos, new music pioneers to chamber groups steeped in ...

Free Spanish Symphony & Dancing in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Spanish Symphony & Dancing in the Park | 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 ...

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, September 24 – 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 ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, September 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Monday, September 25

Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF
Monday, September 25 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF

Comedian Andrew Holmgren (SF Weekly 2014 Best comedian) of Sylvan Productions (SF Weekly 2013 best comedy troupe) hosts an evening of some of his favorite comics whose comedy is sure to leave you satisfied and sore. The show takes place on every last Monday of ...

Tuesday, September 26

Sketchy Tuesday: 2017 Architecture & the City Festival | SF
Tuesday, September 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
| 150 California Roof Terrace
Sketchy Tuesday: 2017 Architecture & the City Festival | SF
Sketchy Tuesday is an urban sketching adventure. Gather with a group of architects, sketchers, designers and enthusiasts one Tuesday each month at noon to sketch the city and chat with a great community. Grab your own lunch, sketchbook and drawing utensil of choice and meet them at ...
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, September 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

Cookies and Comedy is a top notch comedy show highlighted by comics who in addition to having great material also have stage personas with a lot of flavor. This flavor is celebrated by bringing in some oven baked cookies for free. The show takes place at ...

Wednesday, September 27

Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, September 27 – 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: ...

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, September 27 – 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 an RSVP is required. There is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a ...

Thursday, September 28

Exploratorium After Dark: Conceptual Level of Time on Full Spectrum Science | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Conceptual Level of Time on Full Spectrum Science | Pier 15
Einstein threw a monkey wrench into the perception of time and space. Join them at Full-Spectrum Science as they examine some of these quirks on a conceptual level. Crawl through their pitch-black Tactile Dome. Also, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits and experience an array ...
Frameline Encore: Free Queer Film Series | Bay Area
Thursday, September 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location
Frameline Encore: Free Queer Film Series | Bay Area

Join Frameline Encore, a free community screening series, as they revisit queer film favorites, every fourth Thursday of the month. Frameline Encore aims to increase accessibility to diverse queer stories, with an emphasis on films and discussions about underrepresented experiences, such as gender variant folks and ...

City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Thursday, September 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Presidio Parade Grounds
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Friday, September 29

California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Nob Hill & Tenderloin
Friday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Nob Hill & Tenderloin

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 ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, September 29 – 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 ...

Muni Bar Crawl 2017: The 22 Fillmore | SF
Muni Bar Crawl 2017: The 22 Fillmore | SF
Instead of crawling on your knees from bar to bar, crawl on Muni! You’ll hit 3 bars in 4 hours, taking the 22 Fillmore between each one. Come celebrate Transit Week, and the transit improvements coming to the 22 Fillmore. Meet and greet other fans of public ...

Saturday, September 30

California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Russian Hill & SOMA
Saturday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Russian Hill & SOMA

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 ...