Monday, September 12, 2016

7:30 pm“Women In Science” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books On The Park  FREE
8:00 pmSomething Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF  FREE
9:30 pm“Find Me at the Club” Comedy Showcase | SF  FREE

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 more...

12:00 pmSketchy Tuesday: 2016 Architecture and the City Festival | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
12:30 pmPoetry Readings On Your Lunch Break | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
4:30 pmMarinnovation 2016: Tech Showcase & Networking | San Rafael   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
5:30 pmMarin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael   FREE
6:00 pmRock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pm“Ghosts” Book Launch Party | SF   $15
6:00 pmPride Radar Reading Series | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“Fold a Paper Crane” Workshop | Mountain View   FREE
7:00 pm“Be Frank with Me” Book Discussion | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Bridget Jones’s Baby” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required. Arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
7:30 pm“The Revolutionaries” Discussion & Theatrical Performance | Green Apple Books on the Park   FREE
7:30 pm“Geeks Who Drink: Pub Quizzes” Kickoff | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFree Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
9:00 pmLive Blues & Rock Music With Drew Southern Band | SF   FREE
9:00 pmHaightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF   FREE

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

96th Ritual for Anna Halprin Exhibit: Opening Reception | Oakland
Wednesday, September 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mills College Art Museum

Join for the opening reception of MCAM’s fall exhibitions: The 96th Ritual (For Anna Halprin) on September 14, 2016 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to
10:00 amHomemade Card Marking Class | San Jose  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Jazz Concert | Civic Center Plaza  FREE
1:00 pmResume Writing Workshop | South SF  FREE
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE
6:00 pmPsychedelic Jam Band “Moonalice” | Union Square Live  FREE
6:00 pmThe Wide & Wonderful Autism Spectrum | SF Main Library  FREE
6:00 pmEvening Meditation: Settling Into Stillness | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pmMusic in the Park: Puerto Rican “La Mixta Criolla” | Albany   FREE
7:00 pm“Catching the Sun” Free Documentary Screening | Richmond   FREE
7:00 pm“Play It Forward: From Gymboree to Yoga” Book Discussion | SF   FREE
7:00 pmThe Officer’s Club After Hours: Light Bites, DJs & Improv Comedy | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmScience Fiction Reading with Terry Bisson | Mountain View   FREE
7:30 pmHunter’s Point Riot, 50 Years Later | SF   FREE
7:30 pmFree AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley   FREE
7:30 pmComedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland   FREE
9:00 pmReal Live Comedians Showcase | Piano Fight   FREE*
*Limited free tickets with RSVP for Funcheapers; otherwise admission is $10 online or $15 at the door.
9:30 pmDream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin   FREE
9:30 pmGroovy Music with Dr. Mojo Band | SF   FREE
6:00 pmThe Murals of The Mission: Free Movie Screening | SF Main Library   FREE

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Small Business Expo 2016: Workshops, Trade Show & Networking | Daly City
Thursday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free Entrance Badge, but an RSVP is required. Dress Code: Business Casual
| Cow Place

Small Business Expo is the nation’s largest business-to-business trade show and networking event, drawing entrepreneurs from all over the state who are looking to connect with people from 9:30 am to more...

11:00 am2016 Rolex Big Boat Yacht Racing: Opening Day | SF   FREE*
*Free for spectators.
12:30 pmLego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View   FREE
4:00 pmYBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa   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 pm$8 After 5pm Thursdays: Live Music with Thompsonia | Contemporary Jewish Museum   $8
5:00 pmAsian Art Museum: $5 Thursday Nights | SF   $5*
*$5 for admission after 5 pm to general galleries; admission to special galleries may be extra.
5:30 pmThird Thursday Has A Birthday Party: Friends, Food & Refreshments | SF   FREE
6:00 pmWatch A Salsa Band Set The Dance Floor On Fire | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
6:00 pmAdventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmThird Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pmFree Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF   FREE*
*Bring your own mat. This is a donation-based yoga class. They encourage those who can to donate $10. However, no one is ever turned away due to a lack of funds.
6:00 pmClaude’s 21st Birthday Bash Nightlife | California Academy Of Sciences   $15*
*This event is only for ages 21+, ID is required for entry.
6:00 pmThe Best Finds of the Library History Room | South SF   FREE
6:00 pmDesign it Yourself: Native Garden | Mountain View   FREE*
*Free but registration is required.
6:00 pm“Facing Alzheimer’s Together” Movie Screening | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: In Memoriam to Prince | Concord   FREE
6:30 pm“Frackopoly” Book Talk | Richmond   FREE
6:30 pmLearn About Seabird Conservation in the Farallones | SF   $5*
*$5 for non-members and free for members.
6:30 pmPoetry Thursdays at Readers Bookstore | Fort Mason   FREE
6:30 pmWin Tix: “A Field Guide to Lies”: Neuroscience Author Talk | The Commonwealth Club   WIN
7:00 pmLive StorySlam Competition: “True Crime” Tales | Oakland   $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20
7:00 pm“Natural History” Opening Reception | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“What We Never Had” Book Discussion | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmBookswap 2.0: Bring An Old Book, Leave with a New One | SF   $10*
*$10 in advance, $12 at the door / Open bar for 21+
7:30 pm“The Underground Railroad” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books On The Park   FREE
7:30 pm“Temescal Street Flicks” Outdoor Homegrown Movie Night | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pmFancy Cat: Wine Bar Comedy | SF   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Thrice: Post Hardcore Rock | The Warfield   WIN
8:30 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF   FREE
9:00 pmThe Hot Mess Comedy Hour | SF   FREE
9:00 pmWheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted

Friday, September 16, 2016

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission & Castro Residents
Friday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences

Photo | California Academy of Sciences Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring more...

6:30 amMorning Gloryville: Immersive Morning Dance Party & Celebration | SF  FREE
11:00 am2016 Rolex Big Boat Yacht Racing | SF   FREE*
*Free for spectators.
11:00 amTest Drive & Explore Electric Vehicles | Richmond   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All Day2016 Greek Food Festival: Friday | SF   FREE*
*Free when you print out a ticket; otherwise there will be a fee for admission at the door (in past years it was $5).
All DayFree Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek   FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
3:00 pmSchroeder’s 123rd Oktoberfest Block Party Kick-Off Celebration | SF   FREE*
*Free, but food and drinks are for purchase.
4:30 pm2016 Mariachi Festival & Taco Eating Contest | East Bay   FREE
5:00 pm“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview   FREE
5:00 pmFree Family Dinner & Movie | SF   FREE
5:00 pmFriday Nights at the de Young: Poetry & Film Screening | de Young Museum   FREE*
*All activities and admission to the permanent galleries on Friday nights are free and open to the public, but if you want to visit the museum's Special Exhibits, regular admission charges still apply.
5:00 pmDeep Soul & Hard Funk DJ Mini Concert: SJ Slopoke | Amoeba SF   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 pm“Amaro Cannella” Wine Tasting Party & Live Music | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Tastings are complimentary & cocktails for purchase
6:30 pmFree Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP Required
6:30 pm“We Got Mojo” Book Signing & Discussion | Berkeley   FREE*
*Presentation is Free to attend. There is a $20 donation for each book with autographs from Tom and Raul.
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 pmMovies in the Park: “The Good Dinosaur” | Burlingame   FREE*
*Snacks available for purchase.
7:00 pm“E-Horizon” Opening Reception | SF   FREE
7:00 pmEast Bay Burner Social | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pmSing-along Cinema & “Mary Poppins” Costume Party | Jack London Square   FREE
8:00 pmFull Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley   FREE
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+
9:00 pmThat ’80s Show: The Ultimate ’80s Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, $5 after. 21+