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Thursday, August 20

French Meet-Up, Snacks & Happy Hour | SF
Thursday, August 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but $10 gets you one drink and tasty appetizers.
| Bissap Baobab SF
French Meet-Up, Snacks & Happy Hour | SF

Bissap Baobab hosts a French Meet-Up and Happy Hour every 3rd Thursday of the month until June 2015. Come and enjoy French music and meet other Francophones in a relaxed environment at this tasty Senegalese restaurant. Admission is free, but for $10 you’ll get one ...

Full-Frontal Comedy Showcase | Castro
Full-Frontal Comedy Showcase | Castro

Every third Thursday of the month come out to the Lookout for Full-Frontal Comedy Showcase at The Lookout in the Castro. It’s the new comedy with a touch of drag variety show all the kids are talking about hosted by comics Valerie Branch and Yuri ...

SF Indie’s Outdoor Summer Movie: “Weird Science” | McCoppin Plaza
Thursday, August 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McCoppin Plaza
SF Indie's Outdoor Summer Movie:

Bundle up, bring a warming beverage (and a flask) and enjoy some outdoor cinema at SF IndieFest’s bi-monthly free outdoor film series at McCoppin Hub (McCoppin at Valencia). They’ll have fun family friendly flicks for free every first and third Thursday all summer long in 2015. 2015 ...

Friday, August 21

Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, August 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF

Every third Friday, the OMI Family Resource Center in San Francisco invites you to their free monthly dinner and movie night. Free, but please note, space is limited. Dinner is free, but it’s limited to the first 50 people. The menu varies monthly. Movies starts at ...

Live Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF
Friday, August 21 – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Stagewerx Theatre
Live Comedy Show:

EndGames Improv brings you Your F!#&ed Up Relationship, a funny improv show happening every Friday night at 10:30 pm. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your real, honest relationship stories will be the grist for the comedy mill. That sounds awful. But it’s basically true. It’s ...

Saturday, August 22

Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Bayview
Saturday, August 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant
Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Bayview

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission invites you to take a free tour of the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to find out how your sewer system works. Free, but an RSVP is required at least two days in advance. You’ll learn about the history of wastewater treatment ...

Sunday, August 23

Free Irish Dance & Music Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, August 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Irish Dance & Music Concert | Golden Gate Park Band
The Golden Gate Park Band celebrates Robert Emmet Day with a program of Irish music, dancing, and costumes. Robert Emmet was an Irish nationalist and Republican, orator and rebel leader. He led an abortive rebellion against British rule in 1803 and was captured, tried and executed for high ...
’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, August 23 – 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, August 24

“Fun Times With Friends” Comedy Extravaganza | Lower Haight
Monday, August 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar

Friends Ron Chapman, Aly Jones, Scott Simpson and Brandon Stokes invite you to join them for an extravaganza of comedy, snacks, games and prizes featuring some of the best up and coming comics in the nation in one of the coziest, coolest venues in town. ...

Tuesday, August 25

Where Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight
Tuesday, August 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Where Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight

Where Eagles Dare is a punk rock themed stand-up comedy show and podcast where hosts Ryan Papazian, Jeff Anaya, and Matt Lieb invite three guest comedians to do stand-up, do feats of strength, play improv games and mosh. The show takes place on the fourth ...

Wednesday, August 26

Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, August 26 – 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. Free, but an RSVP is required. The laughter exercises ...

“Sh*t Talk” 2-for-1 Comedy & Cocktails Night | SF

Sh*t Talk is a monthly comedy show featuring professional comics and 2-for-1 drink specials happening at Oasis on every 4th Wednesday of the month. The show is hosted by Yuri Kagan who moved to San Francisco to get a degree in bad habits and telling jokes. Yuri is ...

Thursday, August 27

USS Pampanito Free Guided Ship Tour & Wine Reception | Pier 45
Thursday, August 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to jjackson@maritime.org or (415) 561-6662
| USS Pampanito
USS Pampanito Free Guided Ship Tour & Wine Reception | Pier 45

Come and experience life through the eyes of a sailor aboard the USS Pampanito, a National Historical Landmark located at Pier 45 in San Francisco. Free, but an RSVP is required to jjackson@maritime.org or (415) 561-6662 Indulge in a complimentary glass of wine during an evening behind-the-scenes tour on: ...

Up in Jokes Comedy at Rooz Cafe | Oakland
Thursday, August 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rooz Cafe
Up in Jokes Comedy at Rooz Cafe | Oakland

Come to Rooz Cafe for laughs and beers with a comedy showcase on the last Thursday of every month hosted by Charles Kelly and Nicole Love. Rooz Cafe is a cozy little spot that serves up beers on tap , coffee, sandwiches, salads, wi-fi, local art and ...

Friday, August 28

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, August 28 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, August 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.

Join the SF Beard and Mustache Club for a monthly gathering at Zeitgeist at 7 pm every last Friday of the month. If you have a beard or mustache, if you like beards and mustaches, or if you want a beard or mustache, then by all means ...

Saturday, August 29

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | The Haight
Saturday, August 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| The Red Victorian

Join in at the Red Victorian, an elegant 2000sq ft events space, for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians and wine, bringing the art scene back to the Upper Haight one creative community event at a time. There will be easels provided and some materials for ...

Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 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 ...

Tuesday, September 1

Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day
Tuesday, September 1 – 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 ...

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library

The RADAR Reading Series is a periodic series of independent and underground writers, emerging voices and bona fide superstars at the San Francisco Public Library. Local author Michelle Tea (Valencia, Sister Spit tour) hosts this showcase of underground heroes. Each RADAR Reading features four dynamic performers and is followed ...

It’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight
Tuesday, September 1 – 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 ...

Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar
Tuesday, September 1 – 8:00 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, September 2

SF Zoo Free Admission Day
SF Zoo Free Admission Day

The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all year round.  You’ll enjoy seeing the 250 different animal species in naturalistic surroundings, ...

Free Wednesday Comedy “Royale With Cheese” | Tendernob
Wednesday, September 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Free Wednesday Comedy

Royale With Cheese is a free monthly stand-up showcase hosted by Nick Palm and Leslie Small featuring some of the Bay Area’s comedians, and special guests. It takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at Cafe Royale in San Francisco’s Tendernob.

Thursday, September 3

New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.
Thursday, September 3 – 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 ...

Saturday, September 5

“Cars and Coffee”: Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup | Treasure Island
Saturday, September 5 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for spectators. Car exhibitors will be charged $5 and will receive a free cup of coffee.
| Treasure Island Great Lawn

Come and view some really special cars and interact with other car lovers at Cars and Coffee. Unlike other car shows, their fantastic turn out allows them to limit the cars to truly rare, unique, or exotic vehicles.  Cars and Coffee is held on the first Saturday ...

“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park
Saturday, September 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
| Alamo Square Park

Volunteers needed for Park Greening Day. Come out, join your neighbors, pitch in and help make Alamo Square better for everyone. Planting, gardening, weeding, general park maintenance. Meet at the tennis court. Coffee provided. Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Event takes place rain ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, September 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, September 5 – 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 first 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, ...