Saturday, September 3, 2016

People in Plazas: Free Jazz Concert | Civic Center Plaza
Saturday, September 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

Enjoy live music outdoors on your lunch break on the final day of the 2016 People in Plazas music festival. The final date has free jazz concerts at three different locations more...

11:00 amHistory of the Headlands Hike | Marin  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
11:00 amCreative Artists’ Workshop for Hip-Hop & Spoken Word Poets | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
11:00 amThe Last Gun & How It Disappeared | SF  FREE
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
1:00 pmJazz for Dancing: The Birth of Rhythm & Blues | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
1:00 pmIndustrial Ragtime Music From Parlor Tricks | Jane Warner Plaza   FREE
1:00 pmJust Eat It: Images Of Squandered Groceries | North Beach   FREE
2:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | The Presidio   FREE
2:00 pmGrown Up Gaming: All-Ages Board Game Day | South SF   FREE
2:00 pmHealthy Parks For A Healthier You | SF   FREE
5:00 pmLive Music & Dance Party in the Park | Los Gatos   FREE
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or, Bring a mug for cider
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5

Sunday, September 4, 2016

September Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
Sunday, September 4 – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth more...

8:00 amFree Ashtanga Vinyasa Morning Yoga Flow | 1st and 3rd Sundays   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
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 amFree First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California   FREE
11:00 amFree Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
1:00 pmFree Jazz Symphony in the Park | Golden Gate Park   FREE
1:30 pmKabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo   FREE
2:00 pmTango In The Square: Orquesta Z | Union Square Live   FREE
2:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” Closing Weekend | Dolores Park   FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | The Presidio   FREE
3:30 pmCuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE

Monday, September 5, 2016

Free Labor Day Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Monday, September 5 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music

Photo | Friends of the Golden Gate Park BandThe Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 134th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. Photo | Golden more...

All DayThe Swings: Amazing Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose  FREE
2:00 pmFinal Show of 2016: San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | Dolores Park   FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | The Presidio   FREE
4:20 pmLive at Lagunitas: Austin Rockers “White Demin” | Petaluma   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
5:00 pmBlueCart’s “The Dinner Table” Foodie Talk Series | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
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
9:00 pm“Misery Index” Dysfunctional Comedy Night | Mission Dist.   FREE

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 6 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally admission more...

9:30 amde Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
9:30 am2016 Annual Business Bootcamp For Entrepreneurs | San Mateo   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
10:00 amConservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | SF   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 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Variety Concert | Rincon Center   FREE
5:30 pmThe Newbies Guide to Cannabis & the Industry | SF   FREE
6:00 pmMonthly Game Night at the Library | Napa   FREE
6:00 pmMeet & Greet Your Mentors For Success | SF   FREE
6:00 pmVinyl Tuesday Celebration: Listening Party, Cherry Pie & Coffee | Amoeba Berkeley   FREE
6:00 pmVinyl Tuesday Celebration: Listening Party, Cherry Pie & Coffee | Amoeba SF   FREE
6:00 pmFitBit Local Workout: Yoga, Meditation & Breath Work | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pmFriends of Library: Poetry Readings Night | North Beach   FREE
6:30 pmCreate Your Own Galaxy Bath Bombs | Mountain View   FREE
6:45 pm1st Tuesday Author Reading Series | Oakland   FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
7:00 pmNerd Nite North Bay | Novato   $5
7:30 pmEvening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF   FREE
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE
9:00 pmWood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar   FREE

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, September 7 – 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
All DayBay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day  FREE
10:00 amSF Zoo Free Admission Day   FREE*
*Free admission offer only valid to San Francisco residents with valid ID, subject to capacity. Admission into the zoo ends one hour before closing time for non-members. (For members admission ends 30 minutes before closing time.)
10:00 amFree Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: Celebrating the Arts 2016 | Oakland   FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Brazilian Concert | Civic Center Plaza   FREE
12:00 pmFree Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-2793 or email Space is limited. Reservations are limited to four people per party.
5:30 pm“Voyeur” Opening Reception | SF   FREE
6:00 pmGood Ol’ Girls 9th Annual Anniversary Party | Oakland   FREE
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany   FREE
7:00 pm“Squared Alumni” Opening Reception & Teen Van Benefit | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“Modern Comedy” with Nato Green | Modern Times   FREE
7:00 pmDiscussing Time Travel Versus The Laws Of Physics | Mountain View   FREE
7:00 pmSession 45: Awesome New Works Orchestra | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pmComedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pm“Closer” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books On The Park   FREE
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night & Free Pizza | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF   FREE*
*Donation-based admission
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Mass Bass: Live Music With Funky Sound & Progressive Politics | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, September 8 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

A seven-piece radical hip-hop soul collective from Oakland, Mass Bass grew out of an informal jam session hosted by activist-minded drummer Jay Conui and keyboardist Armael Malinis. Originally called Bandung 55, the more...

6:00 pmTales From An Urban Jungle | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmCreative Workshops & Live Music NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*21+ event, ID required for entry.
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concert: The Ultimate Tribute to Journey | Concord   FREE
6:30 pm“Derelicts” & “Heroe” Art Opening Reception | SF   FREE
6:30 pm“Eat Your Drink” Book Discussion & Demo | Omnivore Books   FREE
6:30 pmStar Trek Trivia Night | Mountain View   FREE*
*Free, but one person from participating group must register.
6:30 pmPoetry Thursdays at Readers Bookstore | Fort Mason   FREE
7:00 pm“Sandbox”: Live Games Open Mic | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
7:00 pmFree Movie Night | Orinda Theatre   FREE
7:00 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
7:00 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“When Tiger Ruled the Sky” Book Release Party | SF   FREE
7:00 pmBernal Heights Outdoor Cinema Opening Night | SF   FREE*
*Suggested donation of $10.
7:30 pmComedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula   FREE
8:00 pm“Classy Affairs” Comedy Showcase | SF   $10