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Friday, August 4

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, August 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...

First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF
Friday, August 4 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Il Pirata
First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF

Enjoy free comedy night at Il Pirata and stay after the show for a DJ dance party. This comedy and dancing duo takes place every first Friday of the month and you’ll save some dough for drinks because there’s no cover.

Saturday, August 5

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 ...

MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.

The Mission Arts Performance Project (MAPP) sprawls across more than a dozen venues as well as public spaces, street corners, BART stations, cafes, bars, taquerias, and homes all over La Mission from around 6 pm until late. The event features taking common spaces, and for one ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, August 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 ...

Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa
Saturday, August 5 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Madrone Art Bar
Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa

Pay tribute to both the King of Pop and the Purple One every first Saturday of the month at the Madrone Art Bar’s “The Prince and Michael Experience,” which celebrates their work with a healthy dose of competition as fans go head-to-head on the dance ...

Sunday, August 6

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 ...

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, August 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Free First Sunday Admission for main galleries: Normally $15 for general ...

Free First Sunday | Chinese Historical Society
Sunday, August 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chinese Historical Society
Free First Sunday | 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. ...

Jerry Day 2017: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
Sunday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Jerry Day 2017: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
The 15th Annual Jerry Day is an annual civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son, Jerry Garcia and his Excelsior roots. The all day concert and festival takes place at the appropriately named “Jerry Garcia ...
Free Symphony Tribute Concert to SF’s Firefighters | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Symphony Tribute Concert to SF's Firefighters | 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 ...

Summer Outdoor Music Series: Romantic & Eclectic Melodies | Corte Madera
Sunday, August 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Town Center Corte Madera
Summer Outdoor Music Series: Romantic & Eclectic Melodies | Corte Madera

Celebrating the summer season and Marin’s love for the outdoors Town Center Corte Madera will host its annual Summer Music Series each Sunday June 4th through August 27th from 2-4 pm with a great lineup of music that will appeal to all ages. The series features ...

Monday, August 7

Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, August 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room

Every first Monday of the month, The Make-Out Room presents a free concert with several local bands showing off the cutting edge of jazz and improvised music. Expect progressive sounds with a mix of anything from jazz, folk, rock to electronic music.

Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, August 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Soda Popinski's
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF

One part nerd, one part slurred, Super Trashed Bros brings together comedy, video games and alcohol every first Monday at a super rad bar in San Francisco, Soda Popinski’s. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new ...

“Misery Index” Dysfunctional Comedy Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, August 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot

“Misery Index” is a free, monthly show that brings together some of the most pessimistic, neurotic and dysfunctional individuals on the face of the planet: stand-up comedians. Take the edge off with cheap drinks and free laughs as these choleric comics direct their disdain towards ...

Tuesday, August 8

Litquake in the Gardens: Outdoor Lunch Break Poetry | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Tuesday, August 8 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Litquake in the Gardens: Outdoor Lunch Break Poetry | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.
Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night:How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying | Nob Hill
Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night:How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying | Nob Hill

Wind down every Tuesday night during the summer of 2017 with a free wine or spirit tasting and screening of a classic movie. Summer movie nights are back at Top of the Mark featuring a selection of classic comedy, action, and drama flicks from the 1930s ...

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, August 8 – 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 ...

Haightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF
Tuesday, August 8 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Danny Coyle's
Haightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF

The Lower Haight’s free stand-up showcase is in an Irish bar every second Tuesday and is hosted by a guy named Logan Hesse. Entry is free and there will be $2.50 Tecates, $7 PB&J (Shot of Jameson and a PBR), and lots of laughs. Please note, this is ...

Wednesday, August 9

The Final “$1 Movie Day” of 2017 | Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse
Wednesday, August 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
| CineArts at The Empire
The Final

From June through August, Bay Area Cinemark/Century Theaters host 10 weeks of fun films for families and kids for just $5 (that’s 50 cents a movie) if purchased in advance – or $1 per film at the box office. All films are either rated G or PG. ...

Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, August 9 – 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: ...

Thursday, August 10

LINES Dance Center: Global Dance Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 10 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
LINES Dance Center: Global Dance Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens
LINES Dance Center presents a program of Contemporary and Global Dance featuring students from their adult Choreography and Performance Workshops – classical Chinese dance taught by HaiYan Jackson, contemporary taught by Victor Talledos, Afro-Cuban taught by Natailia Aceves and hip-hop taught by Kyle Limin. See talented ...

Friday, August 11

The Unique Derique Comedy | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Friday, August 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
The Unique Derique Comedy | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
A beloved Bay Area institution, the Unique Derique is a prince among clowns, an internationally esteemed performer who has honed a singular blend of physical comedy and hambone body percussion. Derique (aka Lance McGee) started clowning in Berkeley at 15 with Circus A La Mode and ...
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, August 11 – 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 ...

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, August 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. The walk is hosted by the Labyrinth Guild. Always check the Labyrinth website for ...

Inside Baseball: A Comedy Variety Show | SF
Inside Baseball: A Comedy Variety Show | SF

Inside Baseball is the only show in the Bay Area that provides every kind of comedy, every second Friday, for the low-price equivalent of a coffee. Free for Funcheapers who enter “FUNCHEAP” as a promo code at checkout. Otherwise, it’s $5. Each month, Endgames Improv’s incredibly popular ...

Saturday, August 12

City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End

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 ...

Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | Extra-Special 2017 Outburst
Saturday, August 12 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | Extra-Special 2017 Outburst
It’s the biggest meteor shower of the year, so you better stay up late and grab your binoculars. The annual Perseids meteor shower is the glittery result of Earth’s passage through a stream of debris left behind by a comet, so you should expect to see meteor rates as high ...

Sunday, August 13

Free Great Concert Band Music | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Great Concert Band Music | 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 ...

Summer Outdoor Music Series: Soul Pop & Poetic Rock | Corte Madera
Sunday, August 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Town Center Corte Madera
Summer Outdoor Music Series: Soul Pop & Poetic Rock | Corte Madera

Celebrating the summer season and Marin’s love for the outdoors Town Center Corte Madera will host its annual Summer Music Series each Sunday June 4th through August 27th from 2-4 pm with a great lineup of music that will appeal to all ages. The series features ...