Upcoming Events

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday, September 21 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Kasper's Plaza

Photo | via Big Red Beer Wagon Temescal Street Flicks, an engaging outdoor film series every Thursday evening runs September 7 to 21, 2017 in the heart of Temescal at the weekly pop-up pedestrian plaza more...

6:00 pmOktoberfest 2017 Block Party | Financial Dist.  FREE*
*RSVP for this event are for members only. We are still confirming if it is open to public.
7:30 pm“The Twelve Mile Straight” Book Talk & Signing | SF   FREE*
*Free and an RSVP is appreciated but not required.
8:00 pmFree Cobb’s Summer Comedy Night: September 2017 | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Must arrive by 7:30pm for guaranteed entry. All shows are 18 & over with valid photo ID. Like most comedy clubs, there is a two drink minimum.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Deerhoof: Pitchfork’s “Best Band in the World” | Great American Music Hall   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Scott Capurro (Risk Gay / Alice 97.3) | The Punch Line   WIN
10:00 pm“GrooveWell” Thursdays | Milk Bar   FREE

Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday Ocean Beach Plunge | SF
Friday, September 22 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach Fire Pits

The best thing to do before work on a Friday is to jump in the water and have breakfast on the beach. It would be great if you bought a bit more...

All Day2017 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Friday   FREE*
*Free admission. Everything is $3 or less. On Sunday, everything is $1
11:00 amYBCA Unveils “Dream”: Public Art Installation in Excelsior | SF   FREE
All Day2017 San Francisco Greek Festival | SF   FREE*
*Free when you print out a ticket; otherwise there will be a fee for admission at the door (in past years it was $5).
12:00 pmLab & Lunch: Understanding the Natural History of Coastal California | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
12:10 pm2017 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention: Panel Discussion & Outdoor Jam | UC Berkeley   FREE
12:30 pmBernie Sanders in SF | Rally at Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
1:30 pmHaight-Ashbury Musical Tour | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
2:30 pmPetting Zoo & Merch Discounts | Oakland   FREE
All Day2017 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Friday | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
3:30 pmCCSF “Free City” Free Tuition Celebration with Bernie Sanders | SF   FREE
4:00 pmPier 39’s Fall Beer Pour: Beer Tasting & Light Bites | SF   $20*
*Tickets are $20 online, otherwise it's $25 at the door.
4:00 pmRally for “Bubbles” at City Hall | SF   FREE
5:00 pmOpen Jam Session | 2017 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention   FREE
5:00 pm$15 Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2017 | SF   $15*
*$15 Tickets (save $10) with promo code FUNCHEAP
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
5:00 pm“Recology Artist-in-Residence” Art Exhibitions | SF   FREE
5:00 pmFriday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland   $7.50*
*Half-price gallery admission for adults; ages 18 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
5:00 pmTrail Restoration Weekend: Volunteering & Camping | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
5:30 pmPoint Richmond Concert: Latin | East Bay   FREE
6:15 pm4th Friday Happy Hour: Drinks, Snacks & Music | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:45 pmFree Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pm300+ USC Marching Band Concert & Cheerleaders | Union Square   FREE
7:00 pmArt Explosion Fall Open Studios 2017: Opening Gala | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pm2017 Proxy Fall Outdoor Film Fest Opening Night | Hayes Valley   FREE
7:00 pmFree Movies in the Park: Dr. Strange | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pm2017 Free Movies in the Park: The Jungle Book | Newark   FREE
7:00 pm“The Bacchae: For Madwomen Only” Immersive Theater Storytelling | Berkeley   FREE*
*Tickets are pay what you can. Suggested donations are $10.
7:00 pmHellaFunny Comedy Jam in the Mission | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pm2017 Movie Under the Stars: “Beauty and the Beast” | Menlo Park   FREE
7:30 pm“Last Girl Standing” Memoir | Green Apple Books   FREE
7:30 pmMovie Under The Stars: “Beauty and the Beast” Screening | San Ramon   FREE
7:45 pmProxy Fall 2017 Outdoor Film Series: “I Am Not Your Negro” | Hayes Valley   FREE
8:00 pmAs I Lay Laughing: Comedy & Snacks | Oakland   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmTino Drima’s Record Release Wedding & Free Jello Shots | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Ross Valley Players’s “Cabaret” | North Bay   WIN
9:00 pmBarbarossa Speakeasy: ’20s-Inspired Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
9:00 pmWin Tix: Martha Wainwright: Uplifting & Powerful Pop | Cafe Du Nord   WIN
9:00 pmHellaSingle: SF’s Only Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free with RSVP with code HELLAFUNNY
9:15 pm5 Years of Freestyle Music Fiesta | SF   FREE
10:15 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Last Comic Standing Season 1 Winner “Dat Phan” | Cobb’s Comedy Club   WIN
10:30 pmHyphy vs Crunk: Throwback Hip Hop Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Trail Restoration Weekend: Volunteering Clean-Up Day | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free food & beer on Saturday evening
| McLaren Park

Join V-O-Cal for its annual San Francisco project at McLaren Park, one of the largest parks in SF. They will work with the SF Rec and Park’s Natural Areas Program to more...

All Day2017 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory   FREE
9:00 am2017 Open Gardens Day & Garden Tours | SF   FREE
9:00 amFillmore Community Clean Team Day | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required to be included in the lunch count.
All DaySmithsonian’s 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017   FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
All Day2017 Pacific Coast Fog Fest: Saturday | Pacifica   FREE
All Day2017 Bay Area Blues Festival | East Bay   FREE
All Day2017 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt   FREE
All Day2017 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday   FREE*
*Free admission. Everything is $3 or less. On Sunday, everything is $1
10:00 amBudweiser 8th Annual Car Show | Fairfield   FREE*
*Free to look around but car registration applies. It'll be $30 before Sept. 1st, $40 Sept. 1st through day of event.
All DayThe Exploratorium’s Free Saturday | Pier 15   FREE
10:00 am“Area 51 & UFO Themed” Halloween Haunted House Free Tour | SF   FREE*
*Free admission and there's also a free gift if you mention FUNCHEAP
10:00 amOakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
10:00 am2017 “City Kids” Family Fair: Elmo, Freebies & Fire Trucks | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
10:00 am“Finding Christopher Park” Festival: Doggie Fashion Show, Puppets & Live Music | SF   FREE*
*Free and donations are very much welcome
10:00 am15th Annual Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch: 3,500 Glass Art Pumpkins | Los Gatos   FREE*
*Admission is free. Kids and pets welcome.
All DayHello Kitty Truck Comes Back to San Jose | Santana Row   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for other purchases
All DayTreasure Island Flea   $3
10:00 amReframing Aging: What it Means to Grow Old in America | SF Main Library   FREE
10:00 am50¢ Dance Class Day | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts   50¢*
*Suggested Donation to benefit our youth programs
10:00 amAutumn Moon Festival: Fruit Carving, Tai Chi Demos & Lion Dancing | SF   FREE*
*Bring money for food and drinks
All Day2017 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Saturday | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
10:30 amFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Robin | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
All Day23rd Annual Sunset District Community Festival | SF   FREE
11:00 amFarmers Market String Band Contest | Berkeley   FREE
All Day2017 “Peace In The Park” Festival | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All Day$20 Saturday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2017 | SF   $5 Off*
*Tickets for Saturday are $20. Use code FUNCHEAP. Otherwise it's $25. Food and drink available for purchase.
11:00 am2017 Osaka Matsuri: SF’s “Sister City” Food, Dance & Music | Japantown   FREE
11:00 amCreative Family Fun Crafts: Leaf Print Postcards | The Presidio   FREE*
* Free but an RSVP is required.
11:00 amWest Portal Centennial Celebration | SF   FREE
11:00 amSF Open Studios Preview Pop-Up | Castro   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
11:00 amAssemblymember David Chiu’s Pet Adoption Fair | SF   FREE
11:30 amSausalito’s 39th Annual Chili Cook Off | Dunphy Park   FREE*
*Free to enter, $12 for unlimited chili.
11:30 amFree Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayArt Explosion Fall Open Studios 2017: Saturday | Mission Dist.   FREE
All Day2017 Greek Food Festival: Saturday | SF   FREE*
*Free when you print out a ticket; otherwise there will be a fee for admission at the door (in past years it was $5).
12:00 pmPOSTPONED – 2017 Lord of the Ringer: Horseshoe Tourney & Skate Jam | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free to skate and to watch horseshoes. $10 to enter the horseshoe tournament.
12:00 pmFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: King Knish | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
12:00 pmNo Hate in the Bay: March Against White Supremacy | Berkeley   FREE
12:00 pmOutdoor Project Block Party at 21st Amendment | SF   FREE*
*Free Admission, Bring cash for drinks
1:00 pmMagic Meadow Fall Equinox Pagan Ritual | GG Park   FREE
1:00 pmMarcus Shelby Orchestra | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park 2017: “Hamlet” Preview | SF   FREE
2:00 pmKorean Cultural Week: Art Workshops & Live Music | Oakland   FREE
2:00 pmWorld’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment 2017 | Oakland   FREE
2:00 pm“How Art Smashes Stereotypes” Discussion | SF   FREE
3:00 pm“Field Roast: 101 Artisan Vegan Meat Recipes” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
3:00 pmMiddle Eastern Spice Mixes and Blends Workshop | SF   FREE
3:00 pmMiddle Eastern Snack Trials | SF   FREE
3:00 pmLighthouse Singers Gospel Choir Workshop | San Rafael   FREE
3:00 pmSaturday Music Jam | SF Main Library   FREE