Thursday, August 13, 2015

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week. Thursdays from 6-10 pm Tickets are $12 ($10 for more...

5:00 pmAsian Art Museum: $5 Thursday Nights | SF  $5*
*$5 for admission after 5 pm; admission to special galleries may be extra.
6:00 pmFree Party Band Concert in the Park | San Mateo  FREE
6:00 pmSFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2015: Free Outdoor Concerts | Stanford  FREE
6:30 pmMoraga Summer Concert: 80’s Rock & Dance | East Bay   FREE
7:00 pmCup ‘o Comedy with Danny Dechi | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree Movie Night | Orinda Theatre   FREE
7:00 pmPlaytesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games   FREE
7:30 pmComedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula   FREE
8:00 pmWaterfront Flicks: “Finding Nemo” Jack London Square   FREE
8:30 pmMovies on the Square: Indiana Jones – Last Crusade | Redwood City   FREE
9:00 pmRevenge of the ’80s: New Wave DJs & 80¢ Drinks | Oakland   FREE

Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday, August 14 – 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...

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
5:30 pmPoint Richmond Concert Night: Stompy Jones & Rhythm Boogie | East Bay   FREE
6:00 pmBerkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays   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
6:30 pmFree Moonlight Movies: The Lego Movie | Danville   FREE
6:30 pmEverclear: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz   FREE
6:30 pmGrotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE
7:30 pmEast Bay Bike Party   FREE
7:55 pmFilm Night in the Park: Toy Story | Marin   FREE
8:00 pm“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF   $5
8:30 pmDancing Under the Stars: East Coast Swing Triple Time | Jack London Square   FREE
8:30 pmMovie Night & Free Popcorn “Paddington” | Benicia   FREE
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, August 15, 2015

The 420 Games: 10K Run, Beer Garden & Free Pato Banton Concert | Golden Gate Park

The 420 Games is a series of runs, bike rides and other fun athletic events that advocate the responsible use of marijuana. The goal is help to de-stigmatize the millions of more...

All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
10:00 amBasic Training: Full-body Workout | SF   FREE
11:30 amLecture: Explore Solar Energy and Climate Science | SF   FREE
12:00 pmSaturday Matinee: Under the Boardwalk | Mountain View   FREE
1:00 pmLavay Smith Live Swing & Jazz Music | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival   FREE
1:00 pm“Body Paradox” Absurd Artist-Led Fitness Class | Oakland   FREE
1:00 pm“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland   FREE
2:00 pm57% Off: Craft Spirits Carnival 2015 | Unlimited Tastings & Polynesian Dancers   $43*
*Regular price, $80 and up, 57% discount off tickets. Enter discount code "funcheap" or go to:
2:00 pmArt on the Green: Artist Demos, Jewelry & Art Vendors | Livermore   FREE
3:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Freedomland” | Santa Cruz   FREE*
*Free, but donation is suggested.
7:30 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | Redwood City   FREE
7:55 pmFilm Night in the Park: The Incredibles | Marin   FREE
8:00 pmYou Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | SF   FREE*
*Comedy show is free. Food, beverage, and laundry available for purchase.
9:00 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
9:00 pm“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | SF   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
9:00 pmNew Wave Dance Party | SoMa   $7*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sunday, August 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Excelsior Sunday Streets

The Sunday Streets route includes Mission St between Theresa/Avalon and Geneva Ave. The Excelsior Arts and Music Festival will take place in conjunction with Sunday Streets, so there will be plenty more...

9:00 amConcord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay  FREE
10:00 amGlen Park: Tree Tour | SF  FREE*
*RSVP on website
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
11:30 amOutdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford   FREE
All DayBurning Man “Beyond The Fence” Trunk Show & DJ Party | SF   FREE
All Day“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley   FREE
All DayVolunteer at Stern Grove 2015: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
12:00 pmCar-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pmFree Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pmSt. Stephen’s Day: Hungarian Music, Singing & Dancing | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
1:00 pmBrazilian Music, Piano & Guitar | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival   FREE
2:00 pmStern Grove Final Concert of 2015: Talib Kweli | SF   FREE
2:00 pm57% Off: Craft Spirits Carnival 2015 | Unlimited Tastings & Polynesian Dancers   $35*
*Regular price, $80 and up, 57% discount off tickets. Enter discount code "funcheap" or go to:
2:00 pmSummer Outdoor Music Series | Corte Madera   FREE*
3:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Freedomland” | Santa Cruz   FREE*
*Free, but donation is suggested.
3:00 pmSF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations   FREE*
*Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store location at (415) 345-0400.
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
4:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | Redwood City   FREE
6:00 pm“That’s What She Said” Absurd Artist-Led Swim Class | SF   FREE
7:00 pm2015 Summer Comedy Slam Final Night | SF   FREE*
*Admission is free for preliminaries, but an RSVP is required. They ask for donations at the show to help cover production costs and prize money to comedians.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, August 17 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural more...

8:00 pm“Jury Duty” Comedy Improv Battle | Haight   FREE
9:00 pm“Am I Rite?” Free Comedy Night | SF   FREE
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Live at Deluxe | SF   FREE

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's
Tuesday, August 18 – 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...

5:30 pmTop of the Mark’s British Movie & Wine Night | Nob Hill   FREE*
*We have been told that everything is complimentary, but things can change depending on your waiter. They certainly wouldn't like to serve someone who just drinks free wine and takes up a table all night without buying anything
7:00 pmYum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Presidio   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, August 19, 2015

Submarine USS Pampanito Breakfast Tour | Pier 45
Wednesday, August 19 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | USS Pampanito

Come get a sense of what it was like to live on board the submarine USS Pampanito, a National Historical Landmark located at Pier 45 in San Francisco, with a personal tour more...

12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: Multi-Instrumentalist Songwriter | Oakland   FREE
5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
6:00 pmUnion Square Live Psychedelic Music: Moonalice | SF   FREE
6:00 pmMovie Night on the Green: “The Muppet Movie” | Marin   FREE
6:00 pmFree Motown Concert in the Park | Redwood City   FREE
6:30 pm“That Thing You Do with Your Mouth” Book Discussion | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmFree Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond   FREE
7:30 pmNerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop   $8
8:00 pmFree “Sup Girl” Comedy Show | SF   FREE
8:30 pmOakland Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland   FREE

Thursday, August 20, 2015

2015 Tacolicious Guest Chef: James Syhabout, Hawker Fare | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Thursday, August 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: $4.95*
*Tacolicious tacos are typically $4.95, but prices may vary.
| Ferry Building

Taco lovers, rejoice – Tacolicious’s annual Guest Chef Series is back at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Visit the Tacolicious stand on Thursdays (10 am to 2 pm) to taste some more...

12:30 pmCharming Hostess: Sephardic Women’s Music | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival   FREE
12:30 pmGrown-Up Lego Day | Mountain View   FREE
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.
4:00 pmYBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa   FREE
4:00 pm“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
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.
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 pmSummer Street Party: 4 Bands, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward   FREE