Sunday, September 24, 2017

California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences The California Academy of Sciences is a world-class scientific and cultural institution in Golden Gate Park, a 400,000 square foot structure that houses an aquarium, a planetarium a more...

11:00 amOff the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
All DayArt Explosion Fall Open Studios 2017: Sunday | Mission Dist.   FREE
All Day2017 Greek Food Festival: Sunday | 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).
All Day2017 SFMusic Day: Epic All-day Free Classical & Jazz Concert | SF   FREE
12:00 pmThe Local Butcher Shop Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square   FREE
12:00 pmLaughing Monk Brewing Free Community BBQ | SF   FREE*
*Please RSVP so they have an idea of how many people to expect.
1:00 pmCal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pmFree Spanish Symphony & Dancing in the Park | Golden Gate Park   FREE
1:00 pmThe Best of Arab Short Film Screening | SF   FREE
1:00 pmHupalo & Repasky Pipe Organs Open Jam Session | San Leandro   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
1:00 pmArab Film & Media Institute: The Best of Arab Shots | SF Main Library   FREE
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park 2017: “Hamlet” | SF   FREE
All DayWin Tix: VIP Tickets: 2017 “City of Trees” Music Festival w/ Blink-182 | Sacramento   WIN
All DayWin Tix: 2017 “City of Trees” Music Festival w/ Blink-182 | Sacramento   WIN
2:00 pmPoetry in Flight | SF Main Library   FREE
3:00 pmSunset Piano Hilltop Block Party | Potrero Hill   FREE*
*Drinks and food available for purchase.
3:00 pm“Hot Mess Kitchen: Recipes for Your Delicious Disastrous Life” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
3:00 pmSunday Film Screening & Free Popcorn: Princess Mononoke | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
4:00 pmCoin Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa   FREE
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
5:00 pmInterfaith Concert for Peace | The Presidio   FREE
6:00 pm2017 Fall Equinox Drum Circle | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmHellaFunny Sundays Comedy Show | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, September 25, 2017

1:30 pmFree Musical Haight-Ashbury Tour | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmSilent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland  $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
7:30 pm“Montpelier Parade” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books  FREE
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Tacos | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
8:00 pmSalsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley  $5
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF  FREE
8:30 pmMonday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies  FREE

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sketchy Tuesday: 2017 Architecture & the City Festival | SF
Tuesday, September 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
| 150 California Roof Terrace

Sketchy Tuesday is an urban sketching adventure. Gather with a group of architects, sketchers, designers and enthusiasts one Tuesday each month at noon to sketch the city and chat with a more...

All Day22nd Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch: 10,000+ Pumpkins | Palo Alto  FREE
6:00 pm21st Annual Effie Lee Morris Lecture with Gary Soto | SF Main Library   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmSOLVE: Sharing Our Lives, Voices, & Experiences | SF Main Library   FREE
6:15 pmDive Into D3: An Intro to Visual Data Display | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pm16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“The Far Away Brothers” Book Talk & Reading | Green Apple Books   FREE
7:00 pmNorth Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF   FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
7:00 pmSF History Night | Noe Valley   $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
7:00 pm“Why Poetry” Book Release | City Lights   FREE
7:00 pmIntroduction to the History of Life on Earth | Mountain View | Mountain View   FREE
7:40 pmDirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Classic Tropes of Old Jazz “Moses Sumney” | Great American Music Hall   WIN
8:00 pmTown Business Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Dunkin' Donuts in Alameda County Opening: Free Food Samples | Fremont
Wednesday, September 27 – 5:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dunkin' Donuts Fremont

Dunkin’ Donuts invites one and all to the grand opening of its newest Bay Area restaurant in Fremont. Doors will open at 5:00 a.m. Grand opening festivities will include free food more...

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF   FREE
6:00 pmMusic on the Plaza: R&B with Pride & Joy | Concord   FREE
6:00 pmLadies’ Knight: Women’s Chess Club | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmMiddle Eastern Culture Celebration | SF   FREE
6:00 pmMeatless: Transform the Way You Eat & Live | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pm“Then They Came for Us” Diversity Film Series Free Screening | Piedmont   FREE
6:30 pm“The Dinner Plan” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:00 pm2017 “Best of Bernal” Film Night | SF   FREE
7:00 pmAttractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF   $6*
*$6 when you use promo code "funcheapbaby". Otherwise, it's $12 online or $15 at the door.
7:00 pm“The Age of Perpetual Light” Book Reading | City Lights   FREE
7:00 pmPortrait Photography 101 | Mountain View   FREE
7:30 pmDrunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pmShaping SF Lecture: Other Food Systems are Possible | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:30 pmWin Tix: San Francisco Opera’s “Elektra” | War Memorial Opera House   WIN
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
8:00 pmWorld Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
8:00 pmWin Tix: The Beatles’ 50th Anniv. Listening Party “Sgt Pepper’s” | Great Northern   WIN

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Exploratorium After Dark: Conceptual Level of Time on Full Spectrum Science | Pier 15

Einstein threw a monkey wrench into the perception of time and space. Join them at Full-Spectrum Science as they examine some of these quirks on a conceptual level. Crawl through their more...

9:00 amOverview California Dune Ecology & Field Tour of Presidio’s Dune Sites | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
2:00 pm2017 Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum | Santa Clara  FREE*
*Limited free afternoon pass. Using the code shannon30 to register on Eventribe.
5:00 pmSpeak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF  FREE
5:30 pmUnplugx: Free Intimate Concert & Booze | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmSpotlight NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pmMaker Thursdays: Handmade Artwork Right in Front of You | SF   FREE
6:00 pmWomen in Tech: The Future of Dating Apps | SF   FREE
6:00 pmYoga on the Plaza 2017 | Bay Club   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are highly encouraged.
6:30 pm“Bay Area Cocktails” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
6:30 pmBridge-Building Exercise: How Environmental Tech Influences Policy | SF   FREE
6:30 pmNight at the Jewseum: Myths, Monsters & Thriller Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free with museum admission, $5 after 5 PM.
6:30 pm“Hippie Food” Book Talk | SF Main Library   FREE
7:00 pm“Punching Up” Comedy Showcase At A Craft Beer House | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested.
7:00 pmFrameline Encore: Free Queer Film Series | Bay Area   FREE
7:00 pm“Crash Override” Book Discussion | City Lights   FREE
7:00 pm“RAD” Recess Open Gym Dodgeball | Oakland   $5*
*$5 for all-you-can-throw open gym dodgeball between 7-9pm
7:30 pmListen For A Change: Social Justice Storytelling | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. There’s free food and open bar, but this is a self-funded, grassroots events and donations are very much appreciated. All funds in excess will be divided among three awesome organizations to which each speaker is affiliated.
7:30 pm“Temescal Street Flicks” Outdoor Short Film Night: 2017 Finale | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pmListen for A Change: Social Justice Storytelling | Oakland   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are encouraged.
7:30 pmMathematics on Your Video Games: Discussion with Matthew Lane | SF   FREE*
*Free an RSVP is encouraged.
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop & $1 Beer | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
8:00 pmHellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
9:00 pmSlate’s 5-year Anniversary Karaoke Bash | SF   FREE
10:00 pm“GrooveWell” Thursdays | Milk Bar   FREE
8:00 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.

Friday, September 29, 2017

California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Nob Hill & Tenderloin
Friday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall more...

10:00 amFree Shakespeare in the Park 2017: “Hamlet” | SF   FREE
3:00 pm2017 Orinda Czech Festival Opening Ceremony & Formal Dinner   FREE*
*Opening ceremony is free, formal dinner requires a ticket which costs $100.
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
6:00 pmMuni Bar Crawl 2017: The 22 Fillmore | SF   FREE*
*Free to join the group, but all riders pay for their own transit fare and drinks.