Wednesday, June 29, 2016

6:00 pmPsychedelic Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live  FREE
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF  FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15

Friday, July 1, 2016

Caterpillar Puppets with a Master Puppeteer | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, July 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)

Joe Leon’s Caterpillar Puppets don’t just entertain kids and parents. His eccentric menagerie draws audiences of all ages into seemingly familiar stories that take unexpected turns. Like his version of the more...

All DayHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City  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 pm“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party   FREE
6:00 pmConcerts on the Plaza | Mountain View   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Shorts | The New Parkway   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


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Saturday
Saturday, July 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over more...

8:00 am“Cars and Coffee”: Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup | Treasure Island  FREE*
*Free for spectators. Car exhibitors will be charged $5 and will receive a free cup of coffee. Parking is $10, but if you arrive by Muni it's free.
9:00 am“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park  FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
9:00 amGarden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park  FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
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 aallen@oaklandnet.com
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 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
11:00 amHealthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
1:00 pmTroker & Subharmonic’s Jazz Scene | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
7:30 pmFree Opera at the Ballpark 2016: Carmen | AT&T Park   FREE*
*Free tickets, but advanced registration is required
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
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
9:30 pmBodega Bay | July 3rd “Fireworks Over the Bay” | 2015   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
10:05 pmFree A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Sunday
Sunday, July 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over 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
1:00 pmPatriotic American 4th of July Concert | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
1:00 pmThe LGBT Freedom Band: A Marching Band For Social Change | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
1:30 pmKabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo   FREE
2:00 pmHieroglyphics: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival   FREE
2:00 pmTango in the Square: Trio Garufa | Union Square Live   FREE
5:00 pmWorldOne Festival Pre-Party & StoneSoul Picnic | El Cerrito   FREE
6:30 pmRichmond | Oakland East Bay Symphony & Independence Eve Fireworks | 2016   FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food & drinks.

Monday, July 4, 2016

San Francisco | 9 Different Free Guided Walking Tours for 4th of July | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| All Over San Francisco

Looking for something to do before the fireworks start lighting up the night sky? San Francisco City Guides offers up daily, free guided walking tours of San Francisco on Monday, July 4, more...

All Day4th at the Wharf: Fireworks Display & Live Entertainment | 2016   FREE
All DayEl Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2016   FREE
All DayVallejo | 4th of July Parade & Waterfront Fireworks | 2016   FREE
10:00 amRedwood City | Old-Fashioned 4th & Ice Cream Making Party | 2016   $3*
*$3 for adults; $2 for seniors and students; and free for kids five and under
12:00 pmHalf Moon Bay | Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade | 2016   FREE
All DayBerkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2016   FREE
All DaySan Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2016   FREE
5:00 pmAngel Island | 4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party | 2016   $120*
*Special Arrangement Evening Ferry Tickets are required: $120 Adults and $85 Children (5-12 years)
5:00 pmBlueCart’s “The Dinner Table” Foodie Talk Series | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
All DayPetaluma | “Rock & Rockets” 4th of July Fireworks & Concert | 2016   $5*
*$5 for adults. Kids under 10 are free. Parking is free.
8:00 pmFree Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room   FREE
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF   FREE
8:30 pmMore Fun at Blondie’s Comedy Show With Free Cake | SF   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
9:30 pmSan Jose | 4th of July Fireworks Celebration | 2016   FREE

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, July 5 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum

Photo | Fine Arts Museums of San FranciscoFounded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American more...

9:30 amLegion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
10:00 amConservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day   FREE
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
12:00 pmYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
6:00 pmMonthly Game Night at the Library | Napa   FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite North Bay | Novato   $5
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, July 6, 2016

Wednesday, July 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kozy Kar Bar

Produced by two of San Francisco’s fastest rising stars: Zack Chapaloni and Joe Gorman, Kozy Kar Bar presents The Dirty Show w/ Zack & Joe. This standup comedy show features a more...

All DayBay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day  FREE
All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE
10:00 amOakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro  FREE
11:00 amStitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmFolk Rock Concert: Doobie Decibel System | Union Square Live  FREE
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout  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 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany  FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay  FREE

Thursday, July 7, 2016

53rd Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest | Union Square
Thursday, July 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park

Muni’s top bell ringing crewmen compete in the annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest in Union Square. A great San Francisco tradition, this competition features the best of SFMTA’s professional bell-ringers vying for the more...

10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame  FREE
12:30 pmCal Raijin Taiko: Witness An Ancient Japanese Percussion Tradition | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
5:30 pmAdventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmFirst Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
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 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 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo   FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
6:30 pmFirst Thursdays Art + Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight   FREE
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmOutdoor Waterfront Movie Night: “Ghostbusters” | Jack London Sq.   FREE
8:00 pm“The Smart Culture Show” Comedy Showcase | Oakland   $5
8:30 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF   FREE

Friday, July 8, 2016

Be Amazed With The Red Panda Acrobats | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, July 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)

Combining exceptional athletic skills, traditional Chinese music, dazzling costumes, and a fast-paced show sure to amaze viewers of all ages, the Red Panda Acrobats bring the ancient art of Chinese acrobatics more...

5:00 pmSecond Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael   FREE
6:00 pmBerkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays   FREE
6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda   FREE
6:00 pm“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio   FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
6:30 pmGrotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5.
7:30 pmYeti: Stand-up Comedy With Free Wine | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pm“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF   $5
8:00 pmSad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
8:45 pmFriday Night Outdoor Roller Skate DJ Party: “Midnight Rollers” | SF   FREE