Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy Showcase & Free Pizza | Oakland
Thursday, June 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd St Warehouse

It’s the third Thursday, and that only means one thing: The Smart Culture Show is back at the 3rd St. Warehouse. What is the Smart Culture Show? It’s an art themed comedy more...

6:00 pmFrench Meet-Up, Snacks & Happy Hour | SF  FREE*
*Admission is free, but $10 gets you one drink and tasty appetizers.
6:00 pmSmall Business Ownership Workshop | SF  FREE
7:00 pm“Under the Influence” Reading Performance Series | North Beach  $5*
*Suggested donation to support the venue. Nobody turned away for lack of funds
7:30 pm“Disgruntled” Coming-Of-Age Book Reading | SF  FREE
8:00 pmFull-Frontal Comedy Showcase | Castro  $5*
*Entrance is a suggested donation of $5. A portion of proceeds go to Margaret Cho's #BeRobin project to help San Francisco's homeless.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday, June 19 – 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...

5:00 pm“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview  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 pmFree Family Dinner & Movie | SF   FREE
6:00 pmFriday Nights at the de Young: Art & Classical Music |SF   FREE*
*Programs are free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the museum's galleries.
7:00 pmBicycle Art Salon | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by contacting the organizers via email to or phone at 510-230-8270.
8:00 pmSan Jose Bike Party   FREE
8:00 pmSeduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland   $5*
*$5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, tickets are $10. 21+
9:35 pmFree A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, June 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)

The free PresidiGo Shuttle system welcomes park visitors, residents, and employees with fully accessible shuttles and bike racks. There are two PresidiGo Shuttle services, each with different policies and guidelines – Around more...

1:00 pm“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland   FREE
1:00 pmA Look at Black LGBT Historical Society | SF   FREE
1:00 pmYoung Chef Cook-Off: Tastings & Performances | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Space is limited to the first 40 folks per event.
6:00 pmFog City Movie Night: Fantastic Mr. Fox | Richmond Dist.   FREE
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 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
9:00 pmNew Wave Dance Party | SoMa   $7*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Symphony in the Park: Circus Music & Circus Acts | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, June 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music

The Golden Gate Park Band will perform a set of whimsical circus-themed music while performers from Circus Bella perform circus acts. This is just a small sampling of circus acts (usually more...

11:30 amOutdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford  FREE
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.

Monday, June 22, 2015

8:00 pm“Fun Times With Friends” Comedy Extravaganza | Lower Haight  FREE

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

6:30 pmWild Edge Poetry Reading | SF  FREE
7:00 pmMusic That Mad Zimbabwe: A Night of Word & Song | City Lights  FREE
8:00 pmWhere Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight  FREE

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

7:00 pmRed Hen Press Poetry & Book Reading Night | City Lights  FREE
8:00 pmFree Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF  FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
8:00 pmDon’t Watch This Show, Live: Sketch Comedy | SF  $1*
*$1-$10 sliding scale at door

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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 pmSpeakerbox Summer Live Music Series | W San Francisco  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmIna Coolbrith’s Literary Legacy Talk | SF  FREE
7:00 pmUp in Jokes Comedy at Rooz Cafe | Oakland  FREE
7:30 pmLiterary Fiction Story Collection Conversation | SF  FREE

Friday, June 26, 2015

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, June 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan more...

All DayBeer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos  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.
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass  FREE
6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
6:00 pmFriday Nights at the de Young: African Dance Music |SF   FREE*
*Programs are free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the museum's galleries.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
10:15 pmFree SF Giants Post-Game Fireworks Show | AT&T Park   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks from outside the stadium

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Free Lecture: Alcatraz Island - Sustainability Pioneer | Treasure Island
Saturday, June 27 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Treasure Island Historic Building One

“Little Island – Big Ideas” is a free lecture series on the past, present and future of Treasure Island presented by the Treasure Island Museum Association. The lecture series is presented on more...

9:30 amThe Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
10:00 amWastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Bayview  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
All Day2015 San Francisco Pride Festival: Saturday | Civic Center   FREE*
*Free, but a $5-10 donation is requested.
1:00 pmLatino Literature Day | SF   FREE
8:00 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | Presidio   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, June 28 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn

The Treasure Island Flea is a monthly open-air flea market showcasing hundreds of local vendors ranging from indie designers, up-cyclers, collectors, handmakers, makers, bakers, and more plus outdoor exhibits, scavenger hunts, and more...

10:00 amTree Tour: Cole Valley Neighborhood | SF   FREE
10:30 am2015 San Francisco Pride Parade   FREE
All Day2015 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center   FREE*
*Free, but a $5-10 donation is requested.
11:00 amSunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay   FREE
1:00 pmScottish Music & Dancing | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
3:00 pmMixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE

Monday, June 29, 2015

7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland  $8

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

7:00 pmSF History Night: San Francisco History Association  $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland  FREE*

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, July 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street more...

All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE
9:00 amBay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day  FREE
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
12:00 pmFree Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio   FREE
12:35 pmOakland A’s vs. Colorado Rockies | $2 Ticket Day   $2*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
6:45 pm1st Wednesday Author Reading Series | Oakland   FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany   FREE
7:30 pmYoung Adult Graphic Novel Reading | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFree Wednesday Comedy “Royale With Cheese” | Tendernob   FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE
8:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF   FREE*
*Donation only.
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF
Thursday, July 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cyprian’s

All are welcome to a free community-created dinner gleaned from the USF Garden and neighborhood farmers’ markets. Eat with others in a communal setting at this free vegetarian dinner gathering. The dinner takes place the first Thursday more...

10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame  FREE
12:00 pmFree First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society  FREE
6:00 pm1st & 3rd Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo   FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE

Friday, July 3, 2015

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open more...

10:00 amHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City  FREE
All DayFree Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  FREE
All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
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.
6:00 pmFirst Friday Shorts | The New Parkway  FREE
6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland  FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
7:00 pm100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE