Friday, September 30, 2016

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass via Facebook2016 brings San Francisco the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over more...

All DayBeer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos   FREE
12:00 pmFinal Day of Free 2016 “People in Plazas” Music Festival | SF   FREE
5:00 pmArt Night SF: Mid-Market Art, Live Music & Karaoke | UN Plaza   FREE
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 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: 6th Annual Tiara Sensation | de Young Museum   FREE*
*All activities and admission to the permanent galleries on Friday nights are free and open to the public, but if you want to visit the museum's Special Exhibits, regular admission charges still apply.
5:00 pmFree Camp Cook Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF   FREE*
*Donations are encouraged.
5:30 pmMusic On Last Fridays: Live With Mads Tolling | Oakland   FREE
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
6:00 pm2016 German Oktoberfest “Free Jugs” Beer Party | Cafe Royale   FREE*
*Free admission, but for a fee (in 2015 it was $40) you'll get a keepsake stein and unlimited beer tastes.
6:00 pmLive Jazz Music with the Invisible Guy | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pmFree Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP Required
6:55 pmFree Movies In The Park: Antman | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmUrban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmNight Games Party | 2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival   FREE
7:00 pm“Inner River” Book Release Party | SF   FREE
7:00 pmMark Thompson Memorial Reading | SF   FREE
7:00 pmThe Alhambra Project: Exercises on the Screen & Local Tour | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“Incidents of Travel in Poetry” Book Discussion | SF   FREE
7:30 pmScreen on the Green: Outdoor “Inside Out” Movie Night | Los Gatos   FREE
7:30 pm“Rad Women Worldwide” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books on the Park   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: NENA: 99 Luftballoons Over America Tour | Regency Ballroom   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: “Not Today Satan” RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner Bianca Del Rio | The Warfield   WIN
10:30 pmLive Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Where will you be on Oct. 1?  If you’re one of City Kayak’s lucky winners, you could be kayaking around the bay with your better half (or buddy). > Enter to Win a more...

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 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland   FREE
9:00 amGarden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
9:00 am“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park   FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
9:00 amPark Cleaning & Greening | SF   FREE
All DayCalifornia Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents   FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
All Day2016 PortFest: Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Tiki Bar | Redwood City   FREE
All Day21st Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley   FREE
All DayRe:Make 2016: 100+ Artisans, Free DIY Projects, DJ & Food Trucks | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
All DayAnnie’s Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay   FREE
10:00 am14th Annual Art, Jazz & Wine Festival | Pleasant Hill   FREE
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 amLast of 2016: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | 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
10:00 amFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | SF   FREE
10:00 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 amSF Maritime Fun Day: “Walk the Plank” & Historic Sail Contest | Bay Area   FREE
10:00 amFarm Discovery Tour: Milking Cows & Hay Mazes | Petaluma   FREE
10:00 amWWII in the Shadow of Mt. Tam Walking Tour | Sausalito   FREE
10:00 amHealthy Parks Healthy People Family Day | SF   FREE
10:30 amDay in the Park/Derby | City of Brisbane   FREE
All Day2016 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but bring money for beer and food, or purchase advance tickets.
All DayHardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Saturday | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All Day2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View   FREE
All Day24 Hour Comics Day: Watch Artists Create a Brand New Comic | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*It's free to come watch the comic artists at work. Registration for the event is $10
11:00 amHealthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
11:00 amBenefit Art Show for One Tam: Public Art Sale | Mill Valley   FREE*
*Free to look around but bring cash if you'd like to purchase their artworks.
12:00 pmMiddle Eastern Food Festival | SF   $5
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
1:00 pmExploration Games Day | 2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival   FREE
1:00 pmFree Yoga Open House | SF   FREE
All DayMAPP: October Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.   FREE
2:00 pmGrown Up Gaming: All-Ages Board Game Day | South SF   FREE
2:00 pmArts Month Kick-Off Celebration: Song, Dance, Poetry & Acting | El Cerrito   FREE
2:00 pm“Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck” Documentary Screening | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
2:00 pmMusic Festival 2016: Party at the Lake | Oakland   FREE
3:00 pm“Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
5:00 pmFriday Nights at the de Young: Mixed-Media Art-Making Station | de Young Museum   FREE*
*All activities and admission to the permanent galleries on Friday nights are free and open to the public, but if you want to visit the museum's Special Exhibits, regular admission charges still apply
6:00 pm“Hybrid” Opening Reception | SF   FREE
6:00 pm“Not Everything is Black + White” Art Exhibit | Berkeley   FREE
6:00 pmFree Outdoor Movie Night “Zootopia” | Ingleside   FREE
7:00 pm14th Annual Outdoor Movie Night: Pinocchio | The Presidio   FREE*
*Food from Off the Grid will be available for purchase.
8:00 pmOutdoor Movie Night at The Yard | Mission Rock   FREE
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
8:00 pmRenegade Drive-In Movie Night: Addams Family | North Bay   FREE*
*Free with RSVP on Meetup and donations are accepted.
8:00 pmPrince Exhibit Closing Bash: Fashion Show, Karaoke & Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
8:30 pmWin Tix: Cymbals Eat Guitars: Cacophonic Guitar & Raucous Synth | Swedish American Hall   WIN
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5
9:00 pmBoomfest: Punk Rock Music on Saturday Night | SF   $5


Sunday, October 2, 2016

Blessing of the Animals & St. Francis Day Celebration | Grace Cathedral
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral

Bring your pet to be blessed on the plaza of the magnificent Grace Cathedral in honor of St. Francis, patron saint of San Francisco. This isn’t just for dogs – people bring all sorts more...

8:00 amFree Ashtanga Vinyasa Morning Yoga Flow | 1st and 3rd Sundays   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
All DayCalifornia Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents   FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
All DayAnnie’s Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay   FREE
10:00 amGamble Garden Free Community Day | Palo Alto   FREE
10:00 am1st Annual Oakland Nature Festival | Oakland   FREE
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 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
All DayLast Day to Enjoy The Swings: Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose   FREE
10:30 am2016 Filipino American History Celebration | Asian Art Museum   FREE
All Day2016 Castro Street Fair: Local Artists, Vendors & Live Entertainment | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
All DayHardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Sunday | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayMassive Outdoor DJ Dance Party: “Sunset vs. Honey Soundsystem” Season Closer | North Bay   $5*
*Cash only. $5 per motorcycle; $25 per car or truck (Pile your friends into one car and you could end up paying as little as $5 per person); No charge for large vans and buses (9 passenger minimum)
All Day2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View   FREE
11:00 amFree Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park   FREE
11:00 am‘Round the World Festival: Music, Masks & Exhibit | Alameda   FREE*
*Families can pay what they wish.
12:00 pmMonster Family Sunday | SF   FREE
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmFree Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pmThe Final “Golden Gate Park Band” Free Concert of 2016 | SF   FREE
1:00 pmFamily Play Day | 2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival   FREE
1:30 pmKabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo   FREE
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | McLaren Park   FREE