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Sunday, September 18

2016 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
2016
If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 36th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The biggest single-day comedy event of the ...
Free Irish Symphony Concert & Dancing in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Irish Symphony Concert & Dancing in the Park | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 134th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and are free and open to the public. All concerts feature music of specific ...

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's

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 19

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, September 19 – 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 ...

“Jury Duty” Comedy Improv Battle | Haight
Monday, September 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar

Jury Duty is a show that meshes improvisational humor with the wit and quickness of stand-up comedy at 8 pm, every third Monday of the month, at Milk Bar. Jury Duty is a debate style show where the crowd declares the winner over three different rounds. Usually ...

“Resistance is Futile” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, September 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot

Nicole Calasich and Liz Stone bring you Resistance is Futile featuring the Bay Area’s best comics to discuss the times they were cowards, the eternal struggle of standing up for yourself, and the art of giving in. Resistance is Futile happens in SF’s vibrant Mission district at ...

Tuesday, September 20

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, September 20 – 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 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Yum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF

Every third Tuesday of the month, come on down to Brainwash Cafe (1122 Folsom Street) for a free comedy show hosted by Nicole Love and Ruby Gill. These ladies feature their favorite local comics while dropping priceless information about their seemingly interesting lives. The show starts ...

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, September 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio - Observation Post
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 20 – 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 21

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, September 21 – 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 Shuttle | Mission/Bernal
Wednesday, September 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| All Over San Francisco
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Shuttle | Mission/Bernal

The San Francisco Brewers Guild , an organization made up of 26 breweries in the area, 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 ...

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, September 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop

What happens when geeks take over a rock club for an evening of drinking and presentations? Find out at Nerd Nite, a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple ...

Free Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond
Wednesday, September 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bazaar Cafe
Free Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond

Comedian and the world’s only pencil musician Danny Dechi hosts a night of free laughs at Bazaar Cafe Stand-up Comedy Showcase. Come by every third Wednesday of the month for a lineup of local comedians.

Thursday, September 22

Frameline Encore: Free Queer Film Series | Bay Area
Thursday, September 22 – 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 ...

Saturday, September 24

Smithsonian’s 12th Annual Free Museum Day | 2016
Saturday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 12th Annual Free Museum Day | 2016

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 12th annual Museum Day. Register for a free Museum Day tickets starting on August 1, 2016. 2016 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 24, 2016 Participating Bay ...

100 Thousand Poets For Change Poetry Readings | SF
Saturday, September 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Alley Cat Books
100 Thousand Poets For Change Poetry Readings | SF
100 Thousand Poets for Changes comes to Alley Cat Books with a full lineup of poets including Aja Couchois Duncan, Edward Foster, Tonya Foster, Kit Schluter, Alicia Franco, Al Young and more to come.
Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.
Saturday, September 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
| Adobe Books
Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.

Brave New Jokes is a premier comedy showcase hosted by Michael Brandon (SJ Improv) and Nicole Calasich (SF Punchline) at the Mission’s favorite local bookstore: Adobe Books. Every last Saturday of the month, they feature a diverse range of comedians from Bay Area headliners to comedians ...

Sunday, September 25

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, September 25 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a modern urban market for 20,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s typically 15+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local ...

2016 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2016 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
The 33rd 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. 2016 Folsom Street Fair Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 11 am ...
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

Free Spanish Symphony & Dancing in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 25 – 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 134th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and are free and open to the public. All concerts feature music of specific ...

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, September 25 – 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 ...

Monday, September 26

Gettin’ Weird: Comedy w/ Stokes & Holtz | SF
Monday, September 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Gettin' Weird: Comedy w/ Stokes & Holtz | SF

Gettin’ Weird hosts the Bay Area’s favorite comedians with an added twist every fourth Monday of the month. Sometimes it’s a performer, sometimes it’s something people have to do, but it’s always weird and always entertaining. Brandon Stokes is a co-producer of the monthly “Fun Times ...

Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF
Monday, September 26 – 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 27

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, September 27 – 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 ...

Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF
Tuesday, September 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF

Haight Street Comedy Night is an evening of jokes, games, booze located in the historic Haight Ashbury that takes place on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Milk Bar. This free show features comedians and entertainers that have been seen on Comedy Central, Funny or ...

Wednesday, September 28

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 ...

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 ...

Friday, September 30

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 ...