Thursday, September 10, 2015

Playtesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games
Thursday, September 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)

Sandbox is a monthly designing and playtesting event from Come Out and Play SF that takes place every second Thursday of the month. It’s like a mix between an open mic and a more...

7:00 pmCup ‘o Comedy with Danny Dechi | SF  FREE
7:00 pm“Catch the Fever” Free Latin Dance Class & Party | Bay Street Emeryville   FREE
7:30 pmComedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula   FREE
7:45 pmMovies on the Square: Into the Woods | Redwood City   FREE
8:30 pm“Temescal Street Cinema” Indie Outdoor Movie & Free Popcorn | Oakland   FREE

Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday, September 11 – 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...

12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert: Caribbean Drums | Oakland  FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Classical Concert | SF  FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free New Orleans Blues Concert | SF  FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Queen of Boogie Woogie Concert | SF  FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Jazz Concert | SF  FREE
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
5:00 pmSecond Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael  FREE
5:00 pmVallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays   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: Virtuosity | 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.
5:30 pmPoint Richmond Concert: The Rusty String Express | East Bay   FREE
5:30 pmYouth Talent on “Fleek!” Showcase | SF   FREE
6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda   FREE
6:00 pmCommunity Reiki Clinic: Relaxation & Balance | Mission Dist.   $1*
*Clinic is by donation.
6:00 pmFree Veggie Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pmLive Chamber Music: Delphi Trio | Presidio   FREE*
*Due to limited space, registration is required
6:00 pmBerkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays   FREE
6:30 pmStarlight Movie Night: Big Hero 6 | Alameda   FREE
6:30 pmGrotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE
7:10 pmFilm Night in the Park: Big Hero 6 | Marin   FREE
7:15 pmFree Movies in the Park: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pmEast Bay Bike Party   FREE
8:00 pm“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF   $5
10:30 pmLive Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
9:00 pm“Members Only” Cocktail Tasting Club | Oakland   FREE

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Andy Goldsworthy at the Presidio: A Guided Sculpture Hike | SF
Saturday, September 12 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Main Post (Presidio)

Did you know that the Presidio is home to the largest collection of Andy Goldsworthy sculptures on public view in North America? Join the Presidio Trust for a guided hike that will more...

10:00 amOceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Outer Sunset  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
10:00 amCountry Dance Hoe Down & Farmers’ Market | Emeryville  FREE
All Day“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square   FREE
11:00 amFerry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF   FREE
12:00 pmEco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF   FREE
12:00 pmNoise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party: Food + Music Festival | SF   FREE*
*General admission is free and open to the public.
12:00 pmHistory for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise , $5 at the door.
12:00 pmFree Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class   FREE
12:00 pmWalking Tours: Comix, Underground Press, & Poetry | SF   $10*
*Sliding scale donation requested to benefit Shaping San Francisco
2:00 pmMountain Lake Science Saturday: Western Pond Turtle | Presidio   FREE
2:00 pmDowntown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food   FREE
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio   FREE
3:00 pm“The New Sugar & Spice: Bolder Baking” Book Launch | SF   FREE
6:30 pmSpontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland   FREE
6:30 pm“Finding Yourself in the Kitchen” Book Launch | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFilm Night in the Park “Fargo” | North Beach   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pm“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show & Happy Hour | SF   FREE
8:30 pmSaturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF   FREE

Sunday, September 13, 2015

CuriOdyssey Wildlife Center: Free Community Day | San Mateo
Sunday, September 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | CuriOdyssey

Get up close to playful otters, bobcats, and other furry and scaled creatures at CuriOdyssey’s Free Community Day. CuriOdyssey is a science and wildlife center for kids that fosters interest in science. more...

10:00 amFree AcroYoga Workshop | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
10:00 amTree Tour: Potrero Hill | SF   FREE. RSVP is required.
All DayMarine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito   FREE
10:00 amPotrero Hill: Tree Tour | SF   FREE*
*RSVP on website
10:30 am“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | San Jose   FREE
11:00 am“Kidchella 2015″ Kids Summer Music Festival: The Andyland Band | Redwood City   FREE
All Day“Sunday Streets” Huge Offical City Block Party | Western Addition   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
11:00 amVery Vegan Sundays | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
1:00 pmLive Music: Dr. Dee’s Tite Rack ft. Jason Brock | SF   FREE
1:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Pop/Jazz Concert | SF   FREE
1:30 pmOpera in the Park 2015 | Golden Gate Park   FREE
2:00 pmSummer Concert, Market & Kids’ Games | Niles Town Plaza   FREE
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio   FREE
2:00 pmSummer Outdoor Music Series | Corte Madera   FREE*
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
5:00 pmOpera on the Square | Redwood City   FREE
8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, September 14, 2015

Live at Lagunitas: Experimental Rock Concert: Man Man | Petaluma
Monday, September 14 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, more...

6:30 pmCyberpunk Cinema Night: “The Running Man” | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmSomething Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF   FREE
8:00 pmBasement Comedy Night: “The People Under The Stairs” | Mission Dist.   $5*
*$5 with an RSVP to, or $10 at the door.
9:00 pmWheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's
Tuesday, September 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest more...

12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Smooth Jazz Concert | SF  FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Jazz Concert | SF  FREE
7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Presidio   FREE
7:00 pmYum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmComic Cute Comedy Showcase & Free Popcorn | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to get in on happy hour pricing.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, September 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop

What happens when geeks take over a rock club for an evening of drinking and presentations? Find out at Nerd Nite, a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots more...

12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Delta Blues Concert | SF  FREE
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE
5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
7:00 pmFree Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond  FREE
8:00 pmFree “Sup Girl” Comedy Show | SF   FREE
8:30 pmOakland Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland   FREE

Thursday, September 17, 2015

YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, September 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

The YBCA:ConVerge series is a free monthly public gathering featuring creative and generative social art practices. Community and innovative multi- and inter-disciplinary arts practices come together in the YBCA’s Grand Lobby and more...

12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Smooth Jazz Concert | SF  FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Western Swing Concert | SF  FREE
12:30 pmGrown-Up Lego Day | Mountain View  FREE
4:00 pm“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
4:00 pmYerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa   FREE*
*All gallery and museum entries will be free except for the Contemporary Jewish Museum which will be offering a special entry price of $5.
5:00 pmNew Belgium Slow Ride Sessions: Free Yoga, Art Tour & Bike Ride | Oakland   FREE*
*Free yoga and tour, but bring some money for beer.
6:00 pmNightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
6:00 pmHardly Strictly Tribute Concert Series | Contemporary Jewish Museum   $5*
*Museum admission is required: $5 after 5 pm.
6:00 pmThird Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland   FREE