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Saturday, September 16

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Cow Hollow Residents
Saturday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Cow Hollow 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 ...

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, September 16 – 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 ...

Live in the Castro: Vintage Train Ride Ft. Gaucho | Jane Warner Plaza
Saturday, September 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: Vintage Train Ride Ft. Gaucho | Jane Warner Plaza
Let’s meet in Jane Warner Plaza for live music (with Gaucho) and dancing then hop aboard the historic F-Market street car for a ride to the Orbit Room. Vintage clothes, vintage street cars, Gaucho’s gypsy jazz music and you. What could be better?
Brooklyn Raga Massive with Classical Revolutional Music | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, September 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Brooklyn Raga Massive with Classical Revolutional Music | Yerba Buena Gardens
The composer Terry Riley is a patriarch of minimalism, and his seminal commandment is “In C,” a supremely pliable work conceived for any instrumental combination, with 53 musical cells and a set of directions that allow every performer to move through the music at their ...
“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, September 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| Monument

Join in at the Monument (140 9th St), for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians, bringing the art scene back to the Upper Haight one creative community event at a time. every third Saturday of the month. There will be easels provided and some materials ...

Sumo Champions Kids Meet & Greet | Japantown
Saturday, September 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
Sumo Champions Kids Meet & Greet | Japantown

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown. Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches  from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, September 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF

Nightlife on Mars is a weekly comedy show at Murphy’s Pub, produced by local comics Joe Nguyen, Red Scott, and Natasha Muse. The three members of Nightlife on Mars are the triptych that represents the spiritual base of the San Francisco comedy scene. Between them, ...

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF

It’s the death of a disco dancer with Milk Bar’s “The Queen is Dead” dance party featuring the music of The Smiths, Morrissey, and other brit pop, new wave, and post punk heavy-hitters. “The Queen is Dead” Dance Party Third Saturday of the month  | 9 pm-2 ...

“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar
Saturday, September 16 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
| Madrone Art Bar

Fringe, the indie music video dance party, happens every third Saturday at Madrone Art Bar. Free before 10 pm with an RSVP; otherwise, it’s $5. DJs Blondie K and subOctave will spin your favorite indie music videos plus the latest remixes to create a buzz on the dance floor. “In ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, September 16 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every third Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, and ...

San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF
Saturday, September 16 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF

Every third Saturday, you are invited to bicycle with the San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride as they set out to a new mystery location in SF. Where to meet? They’ll post ride start locations on their website and Facebook page, the day of the ride only; there’s ...

Sunday, September 17

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Presidio & Western Addition Residents
Sunday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Presidio & Western Addition 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 ...

Urban Air Market: Fall 2017 | Hayes Valley
Sunday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP gets you a free tote bag.
| Patricia's Green
Urban Air Market: Fall 2017 | Hayes Valley
Urban Air Market, the Bay Area’s sustainable shopping event, comes to Hayes Valley with over 130 vendors, live music, and interactive art from 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Free, but an RSVP is recommended. Twice a year SF’s largest outdoor design festival comes to ...
2017 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
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If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 37th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The biggest single-day comedy event of the ...
Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2017 | Japantown
Sunday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2017 | Japantown

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown. Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches  from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace ...

Free Irish Dance & Music Concert | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Irish Dance & Music Concert | 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: The Castro Flaggers | Jane Warner Plaza
Sunday, September 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: The Castro Flaggers | Jane Warner Plaza
Enjoy the bright, beautiful movements of the Castro Flaggers. Watch and learn how to spin. If you have silks- bring them. The Castro Flaggers will share their awesomeness multiple times this season.
1880s Vintage Base Ball: Golden Gate Cup All-Star Game | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Big Rec Field (Golden Gate Park)
1880s Vintage Base Ball: Golden Gate Cup All-Star Game | Golden Gate Park

Come on out to Big Rec in Golden Gate Park (7th Ave and Irving) and see base ball played by 1880s rules, using vintage style uniforms and equipment. Bay Area Vintage Base Ball is the first and longest running vintage base ball league in the Bay ...

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
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Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...

Monday, September 18

Volunteer at SF’s 2017 Big Book Sale | Get Free Books
Monday, September 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
Volunteer at SF's 2017 Big Book Sale | Get Free Books

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 ...

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, September 18 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...

Haight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar
Monday, September 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Haight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar

Come in for a night of fun with free pizza, trivia, board games, video games, and stand up comedy in the historic Haight Ashbury. Starting at 7 pm, enjoy free pizza from Escape From New York and play video games spanning from Xbox 360, PS3, ...

Tuesday, September 19

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, September 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...

Yum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF
Tuesday, September 19 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Yum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF

The third Tuesday is just around the corner so that means it’s time to get yummy again. Wash your undies in the laundromat, grab a beer and get ready for a fun distraction. Brainwash is the home to many local comics so come watch host ...

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, September 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Observation Post at the Presidio
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio

Once monthly, the SFAA hosts distinguished guest speakers who are leaders in the fields of astronomy, physics and related disciplines and they present to SFAA Members the latest developments from cutting-edge scientific programs. Held in the Presidio, Observation Post / Building 211 on the third Tuesday ...

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, September 19 – 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 ...

Wednesday, September 20

2017 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Opening Day
Wednesday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. Everything is $3 or less. On Sunday, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2017 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Opening Day

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 ...

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, September 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Bayview
Wednesday, September 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Ferment Drink Repeat - FDR
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Bayview

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 6pm typically featuring special release ...

Swing in the Square: Lost Dog Found with Rachel Sierra | Union Square
Wednesday, September 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: Lost Dog Found with Rachel Sierra | Union Square
Come and listen to live music from some of the Bay Area’s best roots bands, swingin’ jumpin’ rockin’ 1930s thru 1950s tunes to get you out on the floor and boogie. With a uniquely modern take on retro Americana genres including blues, swing, rock, and soul, ...