Sunday, August 13, 2017

2:00 pmSummer Outdoor Music Series: Soul Pop & Poetic Rock | Corte Madera  FREE
8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland  FREE
4:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet” | Redwood City  FREE

Monday, August 14, 2017

6:30 pmCyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.  FREE
9:30 pm“Find Me at the Club” Comedy Showcase | SF  FREE


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night: Barefoot in the Park | Nob Hill

Photo | Academy of ArtWind 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 more...

6:30 pmSummertime Outdoor Jazz Concert | Orinda   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
6:00 pmSummer Mariachi Band Concert | Menlo Park   FREE

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Dogpatch
Wednesday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Anchor Brewing Company

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 more...

10:00 amFree Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History  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
12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: Soul & Funk music | Oakland  FREE
12:30 pmLego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View  FREE
6:00 pmRock Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live   FREE
6:00 pmFree Motown & Classic Soul Concert in the Park | Redwood City   FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop   $8
8:00 pmBaked Beliefs: An Improv Comedy Show | SF   $5*
*$5 or free for Endgames Improv students.
9:00 pmFree Movies on the Beach: “The Princess Bride” | Santa Cruz   FREE

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jazz Herstory Collective | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 17 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

The Bay Area has a long and deep history of extraordinary women playing jazz, funk, rock and soul, and the Jazz Herstory Collective is a project that celebrates that legacy. Featuring some more...

5:00 pmArt Trax: 24 Artists In Free Monthly Pop-Up Art Galleries | Pittsburg   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money if you want to take home awesome local art.
5:30 pmSummer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward   FREE
6:00 pmAfro-Cuban Roots Music with Bobi Cespedes | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
6:00 pmFree 80’s Music Concert in the Park | San Mateo   FREE
6:00 pmAdventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pmMoraga Summer Concert: Rock & Roll | East Bay   FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: Powerhouse Salsa Band | Concord   FREE
7:00 pmStorySlam’s True Live Storytelling Competition | Oakland   $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20
8:00 pmWaterfront Flicks: “Moana” Jack London Square   FREE
8:15 pmMovies on the Square: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” | Redwood City   FREE

Friday, August 18, 2017

Non Stop Bhangra For Kids: Traditional Punjabi Folk Dance | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)

A passport to Bollywood for kiddies. Non Stop Bhangra celebrates the beautiful and vibrant spirit of Bhangra, a traditional Punjabi folk music and dance. This children’s program repeats at 12:15–12:45pm.

12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert: Funk | Oakland   FREE
All DayFree Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek   FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
6:00 pmMusic on the Square: Country | Redwood City   FREE
6:30 pmFree Beach Concert: Gin Blossoms | Santa Cruz   FREE
7:00 pmPicnic Flix: “Finding Dory” | Dublin   FREE
7:00 pmBicycle Art Salon | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by contacting the organizers via email to bicycleartsalon@gmail.com or phone at 510-230-8270.
7:00 pmGood Measure Tour II: Intimate Performances & Complimentary Wine Tasting | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmReverse Happy Hour | Pier 39   FREE
8:00 pmChillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley   FREE
8:00 pm“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Soup | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
8:00 pmSan Jose Bike Party   FREE
8:15 pm2017 Movie Under the Stars: “Finding Dory” | Menlo Park   FREE
8:30 pmMovie Night & Free Popcorn “Secret Life of Pets” | Benicia   FREE
8:30 pm“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Zouk Party | Jack London Square   FREE

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party: Food & Music Fest | SF

Photo | Paige K. Parsons via Noise PopGet ready to party with 15,000 summer lovin’ people at this delicious summer feast and street party over three blocks, typically with two stages of alt-indie bands more...

10:00 amJack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours  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
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio  FREE
11:00 am“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pmDaymé Arocena & Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
1:00 pmLive in the Castro: The Sundance Saloon Dance-A-Thon | Jane Warner Plaza   FREE
1:00 pmSaturday Acoustic Soul Concert in the Park | McLaren Park   FREE
2:00 pm3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland   FREE
2:00 pm“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF   $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
6:00 pmMusic in the Park: Beatles Tribute | Danville   FREE
7:00 pm“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland   $5
7:30 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet” | Redwood City   FREE
9:00 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   $5*
*Typically $5 at the door. But some months they do change more depending on the event theme or if there's a live band

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday, August 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin

Sunday Streets Sunday Streets (March – October 2017) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, more...

9:00 amConcord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay  FREE
11:00 am“Summer Sessions” Sunday Streets Brunch | Hayes Valley   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Please bring money for food and drinks
11:30 amOutdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford   FREE
1:00 pmSt. Stephens Day: Hungarian Music Celebration | Golden Gate Park   FREE
1:00 pmCalifornia Brazil Camp: An All-Star Faculty Cast | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
1:00 pmLive in the Castro: The Klipptones | Jane Warner Plaza   FREE
2:00 pmCypress Lawn Cemetery Lecture: San Francisco, Cool Gray City of Love | Colma   FREE
2:00 pmBrazilian Girls & Moon Hooch: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival   FREE*
*Donations appreciated
2:00 pmSummer Outdoor Music Series: Folk | Corte Madera   FREE
4:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet” | Redwood City   FREE

Monday, August 21, 2017

Great American Total Solar Eclipse | Partial Eclipse in SF

The year of the Great American Total Solar Eclipse is upon us. On August 21, 2017, the moon will completely block out the sun for observers in 12 states, from Oregon more...

8:00 pm“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar   FREE

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night: The Odd Couple | Nob Hill

Photo | Academy of ArtWind 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 more...

6:00 pmSummer Reggae Concert | Menlo Park   FREE
6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pm16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
8:00 pmHaight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF   FREE

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

SF Zoo Free Admission Day

Photo | Trip into FunThe 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 more...

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens  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
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF   FREE

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Soul-Infused Classical Arabic Songs with Dalia Marina | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 24 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Raised in the Bay Area and now based in Boston, Palestinian-American vocalist Dalia Marina made a lasting impression with her 2012 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival debut as a special guest with more...

6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: Beatles Tribute | Concord   FREE
6:30 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Mill Valley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
7:00 pm“Punching Up” Comedy Showcase At A Craft Beer House | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested.
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop and $1 Beer | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
8:00 pmMovies on the Square: “Dirty Dancing” | Redwood City   FREE

Friday, August 25, 2017

Free National Parks Day | National Park Service Birthday
Friday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument

NPS Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance more...

11:00 amVenezuelan Music Project | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert: Motown | Oakland   FREE
5:00 pmArt on the Square | Redwood City   FREE
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
5:30 pmMusic in the Park: Afro-Cuban, Jazz, Rock & Blues Fusion from War | San Jose   $10*
*Individual general admission tickets are just $10 until the day of the show, when they jump to $15.
6:00 pmMusic on the Square: Michael Jackson Tribute | Redwood City   FREE
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pmMovies Under the Stars “Grease” | Walnut Creek   FREE*
*Admission is free, but you can help support the program with a $2 donation per person.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:45 pmFree Movies in the Park: Sing | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmLast Fridays Outdoor Movie Night “Inside Out” | Pier 39   FREE
8:00 pmAs I Lay Laughing: Comedy & Snacks | Oakland   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
8:15 pm2017 Movie Under the Stars: “Casablanca” | Menlo Park   FREE
8:30 pm“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Salsa Party | Jack London Square   FREE