Monday, August 29, 2016

Live at Lagunitas: Charles Bradley's Funk & Soul | Petaluma
Monday, August 29 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery

Photo | Lagunitas Brewing Co 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 more...

6:00 pmLost & Found Beatles: Unpublished Photos Of The Band | SF   FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland   $8
7:00 pmOne-Hour Dance Lesson To Help You Enjoy The Wedding Season | Mountain View   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Complete Unknown” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required. Arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
7:30 pmWin Tix: My2K tour with 98 Degrees | The Warfield   WIN
7:30 pmWin Tix: “Pitch Talks” Awesome & Nerdy Baseball Panel | The Independent   WIN
8:00 pmThe Mad Science of Comedy | SF   $5
8:00 pm2016 Pint Sized Plays: Beer-Themed Theater Fest | SF   FREE*
*Free, with a $5 suggested donation.
9:00 pmSalsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley   FREE

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Four Barrel's 8th Birthday: $1 Coffee + Free Photobooth &  Petting Zoo | SF
Tuesday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Four Barrel Coffee

Photo | via missionmission.orgIt’s time to toast to one of the city’s best roasts at Four Barrel Coffee’s 8th Birthday Bash at their Valencia storefront. Every year is a special treat with delicious coffee, more...

9:00 amDrought Tolerant Native Plant Gardening | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
4:20 pmLive at Lagunitas: Unknown Mortal Orchestra & tUnE-yArDs DJ Set | Petaluma   FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
5:30 pmWine & Movie Night: “Some Like It Hot” | Top of the Mark   FREE
6:00 pmSummer Reggae Concert | Menlo Park   FREE
6:00 pm“This Changes Everything” Book Discussion | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmThe Bob & Lenny Show: Local Jazz Music & Cocktails | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pmStandup Comedy & Sketch Video Showcase | SF   FREE
7:30 pmEnglish Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

$1.31 Ice Cream Scoop Day | Baskin Robbins

Make every 31st the sweetest day of the month as Baskin Robbins celebrate their favorite number with scoops for $1.31 and two-scoop sundaes for $3.31. Stop by Baskin-Robbins on the 31st of January, March, more...

All DayLast of the Dramatic 2016 Bloom of Weird & Wild Flowers | SF Botanical Garden   FREE*
*FREE with proof of San Francisco residency. The Garden is free daily 7:30-9 am and all day on second Tuesdays of the month. Non-residents: $7 general, $5 youth 12-17 & seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under FREE; families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $15.
10:00 amOakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Latin Jazz Concert | Civic Center Plaza   FREE
12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: Hiphop/Reggae Cover Band | Oakland   FREE
5:30 pmStippling 101: Workshop Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free to attend, supplies available at a 10% discount
6:00 pmCommunity Reading Of Classic Novels: Don Quixote | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmHarry Potter and the Hella Magical Super Dope Summer Shindig | PianoFight   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmFolk-Rock Mini Concert By The Dawes | Amoeba Berkeley   FREE*
*Limited seats, to ensure guaranteed admission, pre-order the album.
6:30 pmIntro to Urban Bicycling | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is requested.
6:30 pmOvercoming The Challenges Of The Technological Industry | SF   FREE
7:30 pmComedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pmFree Outdoor Movie Night: “Jurassic Park” | San Jose   FREE
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Jazz Ensemble of Soaring Vocals & String Work | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, September 1 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Following in the footsteps of jazz harp master Dorothy Ashby (who recorded with everyone from Freddie Hubbard and Frank Wess to Bill Withers and Stevie Wonder), the Destiny Muhammad Jazz Trio more...

9:00 amFinal Day: Aquarium of the Bay $10 Ticket Before 10 am | Pier 39  $10*
*$10 general admission ticket with entrance before 10AM. Discount available only at ticket window and subject to change.
10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame  FREE
12:00 pmFree First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society  FREE
4:00 pm“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:30 pmAdventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmFirst Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmBook Readings From Favorite DIY Publications | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmFree Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF   FREE*
*Bring your own mat. This is a donation-based yoga class. They encourage those who can to donate $10. However, no one is ever turned away due to a lack of funds.
6:00 pmThe Great San Francisco Trivia Challenge | SF   FREE*
*FREE with Facebook RSVP
6:00 pmFermented NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*21+ event, ID required for entry.
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concert: Classic Rock with Original Roll | Concord   FREE
6:30 pmFirst Thursdays Art + Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight   FREE
6:30 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | Bayview Opera House   FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
6:30 pm“Cooking Deer, Elk, Moose, Antelope & Antlered Things” Book Discussion | Omnivore Books   FREE
6:30 pmThe Annual Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition | SF   FREE
6:30 pmPoetry Thursdays at Readers Bookstore | Fort Mason   FREE
7:00 pm“Catch the Fever” Free Latin Dance Class & Party | Bay Street Emeryville   FREE
7:00 pm“The Devil Wears Prada” Erotic Fanfiction Reading | City Lights Bookstore   $10*
*$10 advance tickets / $12 at the door. Ticket includes open bar for 21+.
7:00 pmJazz & Bossa Nova Live Music With Raquel Berlind Quartet | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmThe Devil Wears Prada: Literary Erotic Fanfiction | SF   $10*
*$10 in advance / $12 at the door. Open bar for 21+
7:30 pm“Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast” Book Discussion & Signing | Berkeley   FREE
7:45 pmMovies On The Square: “The Martian” | Redwood City   FREE
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmNew Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Lachlan Patterson (NBC’s Last Comic Standing) | Punch Line   WIN
8:30 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF   FREE
9:00 pmThe Doldrums Comedy Show | SF   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: Film Projections & Live Musical Score | The Chapel   WIN

Friday, September 2, 2016

2016 Art Break Day | SF Bay Area
Friday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Create-With-Nature Cart

Photo | krupajhaveri.blogspot.comTake a break from your day to be creative and make your own art using free art supplies in San Francisco, Berkeley, Palo Alto, Martinez and communities nationwide on Friday, September 2, more...

All DayHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City   FREE
12:00 pmRotunda Dance Series: All Femal “Mix’d Ingrdnts” | SF City Hall   FREE
1:00 pmBean-To-Bar: Dandelion Chocolate Making Demo | Conservatory of Flowers   FREE*
*These are free events on the Conservatory's Palm Terrace. Tickets to the Conservatory are not required. If you'd like to visit inside the conservatory tickets are $8 for adults or $6 for adults with San Francisco ID
5:00 pm“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party   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: Large Scale Drawings & California Surf Music & | SF   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 pmFirst Friday Roller Boogie Street Jam | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pmConcerts on the Plaza | Mountain View   FREE
6:00 pmAsian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
6:00 pm$5 First Friday: Enjoy Hands-on Activities For The Family | Oakland   $5*
*Pay online or at the door.
6:00 pm“Stockpile” Artist Reception | SF   FREE
6:30 pmFree Beach Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | Santa Cruz   FREE
7:00 pmAbout Last Night: Sexcapade Storytelling Stories | SF   $5
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:00 pmAcoustic Live Music With An All Female Band | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmCeremony: A Theatrical Healing Ritual | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
7:30 pmUppers For Downers: A Comedy Show | Oakland   FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
7:30 pmFat Fury, Fat Love: Claiming Fat Space in Activist Communities | Berkeley   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
8:00 pmFree Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks
8:00 pmFirst Friday Fiesta: Free, Educational & Engaging Performances | San Jose   FREE
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Free Fishing Day 2016 | SF
Saturday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier Seven

Photo | morningstarfishing.infoHave you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feel the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm more...

9:00 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland  FREE
9:00 amGarden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park  FREE*
*Please RSVP to
9:00 am“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park  FREE*
*Please RSVP to
All Day2016 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City  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.