Saturday, September 26, 2015

100 Thousand Poets For Change | SF
Saturday, September 26 – 7:30 pm | | Secret Location (SF)

At the Bay Area Poetry Marathon, poets from across the U.S. and the Bay Area celebrate innovative poetry in a series of readings throughout the summer. Co-founded and curated by poet Donna more...

2:00 pmDanish Pop Mini Concert: Mew | SF  FREE
3:00 pm“The Way to Make Wine” Book Launch | SF  FREE
6:30 pmMoraga Summer Concert: Pear Festival | East Bay  FREE
8:00 pmThe Final 2015 Film Night in the Park “Back to the Future” | Dolores Park   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pm“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show & Happy Hour | SF   FREE

Sunday, September 27, 2015

2015 Bay Area Blues Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Martinez

Continuing the merger of two great festivals, the Downtown Martinez Italian Street Painting Festival and San Francisco’s Polk Street Blues Festival, get ready for a big two-day street party in Martinez – the more...

All DayExploratorium Free Day: Engineering Day 2015 | Pier 15   FREE
All DayTreasure Island Flea   $3
All Day2015 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa   FREE*
*The event is free, but donate $10 or more at the gates and get a sticker that entitles you to $2 off each drink all day. 100% of the donations benefit charity.
11:00 amSunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland   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 pmJazz at the Park | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
1:00 pm“A Prison Oratorio” American Culture Musical | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival   FREE
1:00 pmLive Jazz Music: Faye Carol | SF   FREE
1:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Jazz/Blues Concert | SF   FREE
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | SF   FREE
2:00 pmSummer Outdoor Music Series | Corte Madera   FREE*
3:00 pmMixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley   FREE
3:00 pm“The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen: A Fresh Take on Tradition” Book Launch | SF   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE

Monday, September 28, 2015

7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland  $8
8:00 pmGettin’ Weird: Comedy w/ Stokes & Holtz | SF  FREE
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF  FREE

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Great Cable Car Chase: Run, Refreshments & Music | SF
Tuesday, September 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| A Runner's Mind

Lace up your sneakers and get ready to join A Runner’s Mind for a challenge truly unique to San Francisco, The Great Cable Car Chase. The last Tuesday of every month they more...

12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Smooth Jazz Concert | SF  FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Gypsy Jazz Concert | SF  FREE
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*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Free Yoga Week: Last Day to Register | September & October 2015
Wednesday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free one week of yoga, but you must be a new student at your chosen studio.
| San Francisco Bay Area

September is National Yoga Month and if you’re a new student (or just new to a studio), you can get one free week of yoga during the month of September & October more...

10:00 amJack London Square Waterfront: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2015   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Steel Drum Concert | SF   FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Salsa Concert | SF   FREE
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF   FREE
6:30 pm“Kitchen Gypsy: Recipes from a Lifelong Romance with Food” Book Launch | SF   FREE
7:30 pmNato Green Stand-Up Performance | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Chadly & Abdelhadi North African Music | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, October 1 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

It’s a long way from Casablanca, but Moroccan-born vocalists and multi-instrumental masters Yassir Chadly and Bouchaib Abdelhadi have found fertile musical soil in Northern California. Together, they collaborated in the East more...

10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame  FREE
12:00 pmFree First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society  FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Americana Concert | SF  FREE
12:30 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Jazz Vocals Concert | SF   FREE
5:30 pmAdventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | San Carlos   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
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
6:00 pmNightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+

Friday, October 2, 2015

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow

October 2-4 marks the 2015 rendition of one of the largest (and free-est) music festivals in the country. Be one of 750,000+ at San Francisco original own Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass more...

All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
All DayFree Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  FREE
10:00 amHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City  FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Hawaiian Concert | SF   FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Blues Concert | SF   FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Brazilian Concert | SF   FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Gypsy Jazz Concert | SF   FREE
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
5:00 pm“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party   FREE
5:00 pmFriday Nights at the de Young: Celebrating The Artistry of Pacific Island Tattoo | SF   
6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Shorts | The New Parkway   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
6:45 pmFree Movies in the Park: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom | 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
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank 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.
9:00 am“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park  FREE*
*Please RSVP to
9:00 amGarden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park  FREE*
*Please RSVP to
9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
10:00 amFree Oakland Walking Tour: Last of 2015 | Uptown & Secret Rooftop Garden  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to
All DayHardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015: Saturday | 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 pm21st Century Jazz Concert | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival   FREE
3:00 pmSaturdays Unplugged | SF JCC   FREE
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   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 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, October 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 more...

10:00 amFree AcroYoga Workshop | Sports Basement Bryant  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
10:00 amFree First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California   FREE
All DayHardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015: Sunday | Golden Gate Park   FREE
11:00 amFree Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park   FREE
1:00 pmGrande Finale: All Request Program | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
1:00 pmFree Hot Dog Day | Inner Richmond   FREE
1:30 pmKabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo   FREE
7:00 pm“Engineers of Illumination” After-Dark Light Art Installation Closing | California Historical Society   FREE
7:30 pm“Housing is a Human Right” Discussion | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“Bad Asians” Candid Storytelling Night | SF   FREE*
*Free when you mention Funcheap at the door. Otherwise, $5 early-bird and $10 day-of tickets are required.

Monday, October 5, 2015

First Day to RSVP: Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland
Monday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | USS Potomac

The Port of Oakland is pleased to offer free harbor tours from June through October 2015 on the historic USS Potomac located at 540 Water Street (at Clay Street) in Jack more...

7:00 pmNerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose   $7*
*Pre-Sale is $7. $10 at the door
8:00 pmFree First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room   FREE
8:00 pmBeatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob   FREE
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF   FREE
8:45 pmOpen Mic Night in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway   FREE