Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sunday, July 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin

This densely populated neighborhood houses the highest number of families with children, has one of the highest rates of car-free households, and has the least amount of park space per capita more...

10:30 am“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | San Jose  FREE
11:00 amVery Vegan Sundays | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
1:00 pmSalute to African American Composers & Artists | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland   FREE

Monday, July 13, 2015

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, July 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at more...

7:00 pmFree Comedy Happy Hour | The Royale   FREE*
*No cover, but a tip jar donation is welcome.
8:00 pmSomething Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF   FREE
9:00 pmWheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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...

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.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, July 15 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop

What happens when geeks take over a rock club for an evening of drinking and presentations? Find out at Nerd Nite, a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots more...

5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE
5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
7:00 pmFree Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond  FREE
8:00 pmFree “Sup Girl” Comedy Show | SF   FREE

Thursday, July 16, 2015

YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, July 16 – 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...

6:30 pmBrains After Dark: Trivia, Beer & Snacks at the Library | Foster City   FREE
7:00 pm“Under the Influence” Reading Performance Series | North Beach   $5*
*Suggested donation to support the venue. Nobody turned away for lack of funds
8:00 pmThe Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy Showcase & Free Pizza | Oakland   FREE

Friday, July 17, 2015

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, July 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city more...

5:00 pmFree Family Dinner & Movie | SF  FREE
7:00 pmBicycle Art Salon | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by contacting the organizers via email to bicycleartsalon@gmail.com or phone at 510-230-8270.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Poochella 2015: Epic Dog & Music Festival | Dolores Park

Poochella 2015, San Francisco’s own dog festival hits Dolores Park, so come out and chill, listen to music, make friends, eat delicious food, and participate in, or watch some epic pooch festivities – more...

1:00 pm“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland   FREE
9:00 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Symphony in the Park | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, July 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 133rd season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and more...

1:00 pmFree Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley   FREE
3:00 pmSF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations   FREE*
*Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store location at (415) 345-0400.

Monday, July 20, 2015

7:30 pm“Every State Has Its Own Light” Poetry Reading | SF  FREE
9:00 pm“Am I Rite?” Free Comedy Night | SF  FREE

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's
Tuesday, July 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest more...

7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Presidio   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

8:00 pmFree Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks
8:00 pmDon’t Watch This Show, Live: Sketch Comedy | SF  $1*
*$1-$10 sliding scale at door

Friday, July 24, 2015

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, July 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan more...

7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
7:30 pm“The Invaders” Fiction Book Conversation | SF   FREE

Saturday, July 25, 2015

9:30 amThe Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
10:00 amWastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Bayview  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, July 26 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn

The Treasure Island Flea is a monthly open-air flea market showcasing hundreds of local vendors ranging from indie designers, up-cyclers, collectors, handmakers, makers, bakers, and more plus outdoor exhibits, scavenger hunts, and more...

1:00 pmThe Musical World of Disney | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
3:00 pmMixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley   FREE

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

7:00 pmSF History Night: San Francisco History Association  $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF  FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15

Friday, July 31, 2015

Free A's Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland
Friday, July 31 – 9:35 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after more...

6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.  FREE

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and more...

All DayAnnual Peddlers Faire: Vintage, Antiques & Collectibles | Martinez  FREE
9:00 amGarden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park  FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
9:00 am“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park  FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   FREE
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and more...

10:00 amFree AcroYoga Workshop | Sports Basement Bryant  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmNinja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.   FREE
1:00 pmConcert in the Park Honoring the SF Fire Department | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE

Monday, August 3, 2015

All DayFree Co-Working Day at RockIT CoLabs | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, August 4 – 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
11:00 amFree Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch   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
7:00 pmNerd Nite North Bay | Novato   $5
7:30 pmThe News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa   FREE*
*Admission is free, but SOMArts hopes that if you can afford to donate, you will support the artists onstage when the hat passes. RSVP on Eventbrite to guarantee a seat.
7:30 pm“All This Life” Literary Fiction Book Conversation | SF   FREE

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, August 5 – 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...

9:00 amBay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day  FREE
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
12:00 pmFree Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio   FREE
12:35 pmOakland A’s vs. Baltimore Orioles | $2 Ticket Day   $2*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, August 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor

The Upper TL Art Walk makes 15-20 galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location more...

12:00 pmFree First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society  FREE
6:00 pm1st & 3rd Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo  FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, August 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open more...

All DayFree Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  FREE
10:00 amHistory 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.
6:00 pmFirst Friday Shorts | The New Parkway  FREE
6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland  FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
7:00 pm100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Free Beginner Parkour
Saturday, August 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location

SF Parkour hosts a free Beginner’s Parkour Class at noon on the second Saturday of each month. It is geared towards first timers and lasts 1.5 hours. Location: Each month the location more...

10:00 amOceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Outer Sunset  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
12:00 pmHistory for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise , $5 at the door.
8:00 pmFree Sexy Comedy & Pizza Night | SF   FREE

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Music of Dimitri Shostakovich & Friends | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, August 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 133rd season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and more...


Monday, August 10, 2015

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, August 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at more...

7:00 pmFree Comedy Happy Hour | The Royale   FREE*
*No cover, but a tip jar donation is welcome.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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...


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE