Wednesday, September 2, 2015

DIY Terrariums Workshop | SF

Terrariums are easy to make and take care of, and brighten any room. Please bring your own glass container (no higher than 5″) and we will provide the rest of the more...

6:30 pmSF Mime Troupe’s “Freedomland” Performance & Pop-Up Market | Bay View Opera House  FREE*
*Free, but donation is suggested.
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout  FREE
6:30 pmShort Films Screening: Martin Luther King in Berlin! | SF  Donation*
*Donation $5
6:45 pm1st Wednesday Author Reading Series | Oakland  FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany  FREE
7:00 pmFree Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose  FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE
8:00 pmFree Wednesday Comedy “Royale With Cheese” | Tendernob   FREE
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF   FREE*
*Donation only.
8:00 pmCabin 5: Adult Summer Camp Comedy Night | SF   $5
8:00 pmLive Music: Luke Sweeney | SF   
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thursday, September 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Twilight at the Presidio” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday,April 2 – October 29, more...

10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame  FREE
12:00 pmFree First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society  FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Retro Pop Concert | SF  FREE
12:30 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Western Swing Concert | SF  FREE
2:00 pmUnderstanding Medicare | SF  FREE
5:00 pmAsian Art Museum: $5 Thursday Nights | SF   $5*
*$5 for admission after 5 pm; admission to special galleries may be extra.
5:30 pmAdventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | San Carlos   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
5:30 pmLittoral Art Exhibit | SF   FREE
6:00 pm1st & 3rd Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo   FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
6:00 pmFree Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF   FREE
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:00 pmNightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
6:00 pmArtist Reception for “Iconographies” & “A Light Divine” | Oakland   FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concert: A Tribute to the Yardbirds | Concord   FREE
6:30 pmAnnual Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition | SF   FREE
7:00 pmTwo Households: Love by the Numbers in Romeo and Juliet | SF   FREE*
*Free but RSVP for priority seating.
7:00 pm“Catch the Fever” Free Latin Dance Class & Party | Bay Street Emeryville   FREE
7:30 pmSing-along Cinema & “Mamma Mia” Costume Party | Jack London Square   FREE
7:45 pmMovies on the Square: Selma | Redwood City   FREE
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmLive Jazz Music With Larry Stefl Quartet | SF   FREE*
*One drink minimum per person
8:30 pm“Temescal Street Cinema” Indie Outdoor Movie & Free Popcorn | Oakland   FREE
9:00 pm“Class of ’84” Michael Jackson Birthday Dance Party & Thriller Performance | SF   FREE*
*Free before 9:30pm, $7 after.
9:00 pmBehind the Groove With Jeff Harris | SF   FREE, 21+ only*
*Free all night
9:00 pmElton Johnny: A Bit Like Elton | PianoFight   FREE*
*Free with RSVP through Eventbrite
10:00 pmJoke Bonanza Comedy Show & Candy | Oakland   FREE

Friday, September 4, 2015

Friday, September 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is more...

All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
All DayFree Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  FREE
10:00 amHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City  FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Queen of Boogie Woogie Concert | SF  FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Opera Concert | SF  FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Soul Concert | SF  FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Western Swing Concert | SF  FREE
5:00 pm“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party   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 pmFriday Nights at the de Young: Abstract Expressionism & Musica Expressionista | SF   FREE*
*Friday Nights at the de Young programs are free of charge. Tickets are required to visit the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries.
6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pmConcerts on the Plaza | Mountain View   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Shorts | The New Parkway   FREE
6:00 pmLatin Jazz: John Santos Sextet | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but registration requred through Eventbrite
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
6:00 pmICA Live: Experimental Performance Art Series | San Jose   FREE
6:30 pmPapa Doo Run Run: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz   FREE
6:30 pmZoovie Night: The Penguins of Madagascar | Oakland   7 per adult and 7 per child. For groups of 4 or more people, 6 per adult and 6 per child.
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:00 pmLong To Belong Art Show Exhibit | SF   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE
10:30 pmLive Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

How to Get Across the Bay: BART Transbay Tube Closure | Sept. 5-7
Saturday, September 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Temporary Transbay Terminal

There will be no BART train service between San Francisco and East Bay on August 1-2 and September 5-7, 2015. BART will close the West Oakland Station and will not run trains more...

8:00 am“Cars and Coffee”: Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup | Treasure Island   FREE*
*Free for spectators. Car exhibitors will be charged $5 and will receive a free cup of coffee.
9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden   FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
9:00 am“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park   FREE*
*Please RSVP to
9:00 amGarden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Please RSVP to
All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
10:00 amJack London Square Waterfront: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2015   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to
All DayFree Fishing Day 2015 | SF   FREE
11:00 amHealthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
11:00 amFerry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF   FREE
11:00 amCreative Family Fun: Splendid Beach Scene Crafts | The Presidio   FREE*
*RSVP appreciated but not required
12:00 pmLibrary Fantasy Football League | Santa Clara   FREE*
*RSVP at
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
2:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Freedomland” | Peacock Meadow   FREE*
*Free, but donation is suggested.
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio   FREE
3:00 pmSaturdays Unplugged | SF JCC   FREE
3:00 pm“Mi Comida Latina” Cookbook Launch | SF   FREE
4:00 pmShakespeare’s “King Lear”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley   FREE
6:00 pmArtist Closing Party | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or, Bring a mug for cider
8:00 pmWheel Funny Stand-Up Comedy | Redwood City   FREE
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
9:05 pmFree A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

How to Get Across the Bay: BART Transbay Tube Closure | Sept. 5-7
Sunday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Temporary Transbay Terminal

There will be no BART train service between San Francisco and East Bay on August 1-2 and September 5-7, 2015. BART will close the West Oakland Station and will not run trains more...

8:00 amFree Ashtanga Vinyasa Morning Yoga Flow | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
10:00 amAsian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF   FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
10:00 amFree First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California   FREE
11:00 amFree Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.