Thursday, August 18, 2016

Shakespeare's 400th Year Legacy: Fast & Funny Word Race | SF Main Library
Thursday, August 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library

Join Artistic Director Rebecca J. Ennals and Resident Artists of the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival for a fast and funny race through 400 of the very best words and phrases coined more...

6:30 pmThursday Summer Night Concert: Vintage Soft Rock Band | Walnut Creek  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
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+

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party: Food + Music Festival | SF
Saturday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*General admission is free and open to the public.
| 20th Street Corridor

Photo | Paige K. Parsons via Noise PopGet ready to party with 15,000 summer lovin’ people at this delicious summer feast and street party over three blocks, with two stages of alt-indie bands and 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
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.
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday, August 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mission District

Sunday Streets (April – November 2016) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, more...

9:00 amConcord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay  FREE
11:00 am“Kidchella 2016” Kids Summer Music Festival: Alison Faith Levy | Redwood City  FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
11:00 amSunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland   FREE
11:30 amOutdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford   FREE
All Day“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pmFree Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pmSt. Stephens Day: Hungarian Music Celebration | Golden Gate Park   FREE
2:00 pmThe New Pornographers: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival   FREE
2:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
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.
3:30 pmCuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
4:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | Redwood City   FREE

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies
Monday, August 22 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Blondie's Bar & No Grill

More Fun at Blondie’s celebrates the best comedians in the Bay every month with a free comedy show and free cake.  

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Live at Lagunitas: NYC Rockers
Tuesday, August 23 – 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...

5:30 pmWine & Movie Night: “Airplane” | Top of the Mark   FREE
6:00 pmSummer Salsa Concert | Menlo Park   FREE
6:30 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | San Jose   FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
7:40 pmDirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF   FREE

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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
12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: Funky Soul Music | Oakland  FREE
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE
6:00 pmMovie Night on the Green: “The Sound of Music” | Marin  FREE
6:00 pmSwing In The Square: Lisa Gonick & The Damfino Players | Union Square Live  FREE
7:30 pm“The Gentleman” Book Discussion | SF  FREE
9:30 pmDream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin  FREE

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Music For Social Change | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 25 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

The luminous singer/songwriter Naima Shaloub went looking for her Lebanese roots and found an ongoing calling for turning music into a vehicle for social justice, inspiration and healing. Her Lebanese parents were more...

5:30 pmMusic in the Park 2016 Finale “Tower of Power” | San Jose   $10
6:00 pmAdventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmSFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2016: Gaucho | Palo Alto   FREE
6:30 pmMoraga Summer Concert: Finale Cover & Dance Band | East Bay   FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concert: The Legendary Music of Santana | Concord   FREE
6:30 pmThursday Summer Night Concert: 80s Tribute Night | Walnut Creek   FREE
7:00 pmFrameline Encore: Free Queer Film Series | Bay Area   FREE
8:00 pmMovies On The Square: “Pretty in Pink” | Redwood City   FREE
8:00 pmPlanet Mirth: Free Comedy & Astrological Hilarity | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations of $10 are greatly appreciated. No one turned away for lack of funds.
8:00 pm“Glee 3D” Sing-Along Outdoor Cinema & Costume Party | Jack London Square   FREE

Friday, August 26, 2016

Art on the Square | Redwood City
Friday, August 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square

Photo | Redwood City Art on the Square features the best in fine arts and crafts each month between June and August at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. Complementing Music on the Square more...

11:00 am“Chelle! & Friends” Party & Mardi Gras Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens  FREE
All DayBeer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos  FREE
12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert: Organ Jazz Trio | Oakland  FREE
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pmFree Beach Concert: Los Lobos | Santa Cruz   FREE
6:30 pmFree Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP Required
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:45 pmFree Movies In The Park: Star Wars Episode V | Oakland   FREE
8:30 pm“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Salsa Dance Party | Jack London Square   FREE

Saturday, August 27, 2016

South Bay Expo 2016: Graffiti Art & Breakdancing | San Jose
Saturday, August 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

South Bay Expo 2016 is the exclusive expo-trade show in San Jose and Northern California that is now two years strong in delivering vendors and artists to the general public within more...

10:00 amFree Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to
11:00 amFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market  FREE
12:00 pmLyrical Workshop: Emerge With Better Songs | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.