Sunday, August 14, 2016

Jerry Day 2016: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
Sunday, August 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)

Photo | Bob Minkin via Jerry Day Facebook The 14th Annual Jerry Day is an annual civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San more...

10:30 am“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View  FREE
10:30 amAdult Learn to Ride: Bike Workshop | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All DayPistahan 2016: Filipino Cultural Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
All DayFestival of the Chariots 2016 | Golden Gate Park   FREE
11:00 am3rd Annual Robin Williams Mini Film Festival | SoMa   FREE*
*FREE admission with Facebook RSVP
11:00 amVery Vegan Sundays | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
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 pmLive In The Castro: The Klipptones | SF   FREE
1:00 pmFree Symphony Tribute Concert to SF’s Firefighters | Golden Gate Park   FREE
1:00 pm“Superfest” Int’l Disability Film Festival Showcase | SF Main Library   FREE
2:00 pmAtomic Bomb!: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival   FREE
2:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | Washington Square Park   FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
3:00 pmIce Cream Social & Tasting Party with Chez Panisse | Omnivore Books   FREE
3:30 pm“Lefty and Liela Get It Right” Musical Workshop Production | PianoFight   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Donations are accepted.
4:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | Redwood City   FREE
8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, August 15, 2016

Live at Lagunitas: Portland Indie-Folk
Monday, August 15 – 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...

7:00 pmBiohacking Academy: Experimental Design | Oakland   $5*
*No one turned away for lack of funds.
8:00 pm“Jury Duty” Comedy Improv Battle | Haight   FREE
9:00 pm“Resistance is Futile” Free Comedy Night | SF   FREE

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Wine & Movie Night:
Tuesday, August 16 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Top of the Mark Lounge

Photo | Academy of ArtWind down every Tuesday night during the summer of 2016 with a free wine or spirit tasting and screening of a classic movie. Summer Movie Nights are back at more...

5:30 pmThe Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s   FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
6:00 pmSummer R&B Concert | Menlo Park   FREE
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.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Shuttle | Mission Bay
Wednesday, August 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| All Over San Francisco

The San Francisco Brewers Guild , an organization made up of 26 breweries in the area, has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a more...

10:00 amFree Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to
11:00 am“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza  FREE
12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: Classic Motown/R&B/Soul | Oakland  FREE
5:30 pmBlock Printing: Workshop Wednesday | SF  FREE*
*All of the materials you need will be available for purchase at Artist & Craftsman Supply
6:00 pmMovie Night on the Green: “The Peanuts Movie” | Marin  FREE
6:00 pmSalsa In The Square: Josh Jones Latin Ensemble | Union Square Live  FREE
6:00 pmFree Motown Concert in the Park | Redwood City  FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop  $8
7:00 pmFree Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond   FREE
8:30 pmOakland Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland   FREE
9:00 pmThe Final “Free Movies on the Beach” of 2016: The Goonies | Santa Cruz   FREE

Thursday, August 18, 2016

YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, August 18 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

The YBCA:ConVerge series is a free monthly public gathering featuring creative and generative social art practices. Community and innovative multi- and inter-disciplinary arts practices come together in the YBCA’s Grand Lobby and more...

12:30 pmLego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View  FREE
5:00 pmFree Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena 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.
5:00 pmGame Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF   FREE*
*No cost to get in the door or play games. Food and Drinks will need to be purchased.
5:00 pmPost-Punk Icon Peter Case (Nerves/Plimsouls) | Contemporary Jewish Museum   $8*
*An RSVP is required.
5:30 pmSummer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward   FREE
6:00 pmFree Party Concert in the Park | San Mateo   FREE
6:00 pmMazacote: A Salsa Legend | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
6:00 pmThird Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pmAdventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmSFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2016: Joomanji | Palo Alto   FREE
6:30 pmMoraga Summer Concert: Tribute to The Beatles | East Bay   FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concert: Pop/Soul/Funk | Concord   FREE
6:30 pmThursday Summer Night Concert: Vintage Soft Rock Band | Walnut Creek   FREE
6:30 pmShakespeare’s 400th Year Legacy: Fast & Funny Word Race | SF Main Library   FREE
7:00 pm“Catch the Fever” Free Latin Dance Class & Party | Bay Street Emeryville   FREE
7:00 pmLive StorySlam Show: True Drug Stories | Oakland   $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20
7:00 pmMovie in the Park: “Good Dinosaur” | Orinda   FREE
8:00 pmFull Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley   FREE
8:00 pmOutdoor Waterfront Movie Night: “The Pursuit of Happyness” | Jack London Sq.   FREE
8:15 pmMovies On The Square: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off ” | Redwood City   FREE
9:00 pmWheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted
9:00 pmThe Hot Mess Comedy Hour | SF   FREE
9:00 pmFree Laughs On Thursday Nights | San Carlos   FREE

Friday, August 19, 2016

Sing Along to Venezuela's Songs | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)

Even in South America, Venezuela’s musical riches tend to be overshadowed by the styles of neighboring Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. But in the Bay Area, the nation’s fabulous cultural wealth, with more...

11:30 amTony Bennett 90th Birthday Celebration & Statue Unveiling | Nob Hill   FREE
All DayFree Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek   FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert: Soul/Hip Hop | Oakland   FREE
5:00 pm“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview   FREE
5:30 pmDo What You Love Comedy Series | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested $5 donation and Funcheap readers can name their own donation price. RSVP is required. Otherwise $15 at door.
6:00 pm2016 Summer Concert Series Final Show | Foster City   FREE
6:30 pmFree Beach Concert: Smash Mouth | Santa Cruz   FREE
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.
7:00 pmEast Bay Burner Social | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmFantasy Bookswap: An Alternate Dimension | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmSan Jose Bike Party   FREE
8:00 pmSeduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland   $7*
*$7 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, tickets are $10. 21+
8:30 pm“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Line Dancing Party | Jack London Square   FREE
9:00 pmThat ’80s Show: The Ultimate ’80s Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, $5 after. 21+
10:30 pmLive Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

August Coffee Cupping Celebration: Tasting & Discussion | SF
Saturday, August 20 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Blue Fog Market

Join for a free tasting and discussion of their coffees at Blue Fog Market. They are celebrating their limited run of August roasts. They will be offering three roasts–light, medium, dark, more...

All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
10:00 amJack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to
10:00 amHistoric Union Cemetery Walking Tour | Redwood City   FREE
11:00 amDrop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View   FREE
11:00 amFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
All DayNoise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party: Food + Music Festival | SF   FREE*
*General admission is free and open to the public.
1:00 pmJane Bunnet & Maqueque: An Extraordinary All-Female Cuban Sextet | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
2:00 pm“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | The Haight   $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
2:00 pm3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland   FREE
2:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
2:00 pmAnime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
7:00 pmPokeNight Bar Crawl and Scavenger Hunt | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
7:30 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | Redwood City   FREE
8:00 pmOutdoor Movie Night at The Yard | Mission Rock   FREE
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
8:00 pmCaffeine & Comedy at Red Rock | Mountain View   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 pmNew Wave Dance Party | SoMa   $7*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
9:00 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Typically Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door. But some months they do change.