Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Knight of the Burning Pestle: Very-nearly-Shakespeare in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, September 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park

“The Knight of the Burning Pestle” was written by the accomplished Jacobean playwright Francis Beaumont and first performed around 1607. In the play, the audience interrupts the (apparently rather dull) Elizabethan drama more...

2:00 pm“All Governments Lie” Documentary Screening | SF Main Library  FREE
5:00 pm2017 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 36 Venues, 3 Hours | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pm2017 SF Zine Fest Pre Party | Mission: Comics & Art   FREE*
*Free, but do bring some money to buy comics
6:00 pm“The Goonies” Free Outdoor Summer Movie Night | Mission Bay   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP gives you an early access beginning at 6:15 pm. The field will open to the general public at 6:30 pm.
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
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
9:00 pm2017 Beast Crawl After Parties | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but bring some cash for food and drinks.
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5

Sunday, September 3, 2017

2017 Begonia Festival & Boat Parade | Capitola
Sunday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)

Photo | Capitola Begonia Festival See some brilliant blooms while boating, baiting and frolicking on the beach over Labor Day weekend at the 65th annual Capitola Begonia Festival. With over 43 acres and more...

All Day47th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Sunday   FREE
All Day2017 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
All Day2017 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods | Woodside   FREE
10:00 amFree First Sunday | Chinese Historical Society   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 am$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California   FREE
All Day2017 San Francisco Zine Fest | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All Day2017 Pan African Family Reunion: Games, Live Music & Health Workshops | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested but not required. Donations to their IndieGoGo are appreciated.
11:00 amGolden Gate Park DJ & BBQ Sunday Picnic: “Indian Summer” Time Vibes | SF   FREE*
*RSVP on Facebook - bring your own food, take ALL your trash out. Donations - If you'd like to donate, please send venmo to @jennlui or at the BBQ. Any donation big or small is much appreciated!
11:00 amFree Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park   FREE
12:00 pm“Ciderfest” Seasonal Libations, Delicious Eats & Live Music | Napa   FREE*
*Free but individual food and drink tickets will be available on their site.
12:00 pmReem’s California Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square   FREE
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmInspiring Music from Russia | Golden Gate Park   FREE
1:30 pmKabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo   FREE
1:30 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Dolores Park   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet” Preview | The Presidio   FREE
4:00 pmThe Knight of the Burning Pestle: Very-nearly-Shakespeare in the Park | Final Day   FREE


Monday, September 4, 2017

2017 Begonia Festival: Fishing Derby & Row Boat Races | Capitola
Monday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)

Photo | Capitola Begonia Festival See some brilliant blooms while boating, baiting and frolicking on the beach over Labor Day weekend at the 65th annual Capitola Begonia Festival. With over 43 acres and more...

All Day10 Different Free Guided Walking Tours: Labor Day | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Japanese Tea Garden may require an additional charge.
All DayHiero Day 2017: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland   $19.93
All Day2017 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods: Labor Day | Woodside   FREE
11:30 am2017 “Abbots Bromliad” Antler Dance & Meadow Picnic | Oakland   FREE
1:00 pmFree Symphony Tribute Concert to American Workers | Golden Gate Park   FREE
1:30 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Dolores Park   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
All Day15th Annual Cowgirl Palooza Labor Day Party | El Rio   $10
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet” | The Presidio   FREE
4:00 pmThe Knight of the Burning Pestle: Very-nearly-Shakespeare in the Park | Labor Day Special   FREE
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“Where’s The Local Talent?” Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFree Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room   FREE
8:45 pmLate Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway   FREE

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Il Giro di San Francisco Bike Race | 2017
Tuesday, September 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Levi's Plaza

Il Giro di San Francisco (formerly the “San Francisco Gran Prix”) is an annual bike race around the streets of San Francisco that’s had competitors cruising around the city since 1975. It’s more...

9:00 amThe National Heirloom Expo: Demo Gardens & Food Fair | Santa Rosa   $10*
*$10 per day, $25 for three days, children are free
9:30 amde Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
9:30 amLegion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
11:00 amFree Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch   FREE
11:00 amYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
12:00 pmSweet ‘n Low: International Show of Cute | Free Admission Day   FREE
6:00 pmMonthly Game Night at the Library | Napa   FREE
6:00 pm“The Tower of the Antilles” Book Reading | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pmFree 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but bring along a dish to share or a donation
7:00 pmIntroduction to the Big History of the Universe | Mountain View   FREE
7:30 pm“Why Poetry” Book Discussion | SF   FREE
7:30 pm“The Futilitarians” Book Talk | SF   FREE
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday, September 6 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 111 Minna Gallery

Join Lululemon for their monthly complimentary yoga class and coffee at 111 Minna Gallery. Start the day with a gentle vinyasa flow, and leave centered and present. Top it off with a more...

9:00 amFree Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF   FREE
All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden   FREE
All DayBay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day   FREE
9:00 amThe National Heirloom Expo: Demo Gardens & Food Fair | Santa Rosa   $10*
*$10 per day, $25 for three days, children are free
10:00 amFree Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland   FREE*
*To make a reservation, please call (510) 238-3234 or e-mail aallen@oaklandnet.com. Please include the specific tour and date you are requesting in your message.
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: Celebrating the Arts 2017 | Oakland   FREE
5:30 pmFirst Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek   FREE
6:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF   FREE*
*Donation-based admission
6:00 pm“From the Ashes” Movie Screening | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
6:30 pmBeyond Borders Storytelling Workshop | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmSacred Harp Singing: Acappella Singing For Everyone | SF   FREE
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany   FREE
7:00 pm“Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse” Book Reading & Discussion | City Lights   FREE
7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pm“The Fact of a Body” A Murder-Memoir Book Talk | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmBaked Beliefs: An Improv Comedy Show | SF   $5*
*$5 or free for Endgames Improv students.
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, September 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected more...

9:00 amThe National Heirloom Expo: Demo Gardens & Food Fair | Santa Rosa  $10*
*$10 per day, $25 for three days, children are free
10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame  FREE
12:30 pmThe Flock: Seven-Piece World Music Ensemble | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
5:00 pm“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Swinging In Physics | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pmHow-To: Fermentation NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pm“The History & Habitat of Mountain Lake” Lecture | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmCastro District Art Walk | SF   FREE*
*Free to attend, bring a friend.
7:00 pm2017 Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema: Kick-Off Party | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“Life in Code” Book Reading & Discussion | City Lights   FREE
7:00 pmShipwreck Presents: Stephen King’s It | SF   $10*
*$10 in advance, $12 at the door
7:30 pm“Sourdough” Book Launch | Green Apple Books   FREE
7:30 pm“Temescal Street Flicks” Outdoor Homegrown Movie Night | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pmRestoring Habitat for San Francisco’s Rare Endemic Manzanitas | SF   FREE
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmNew Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill   FREE
9:30 pmComedy Gold: Free Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE

Friday, September 8, 2017

12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert: Jazz & R&B | Oakland  FREE