Saturday, August 16, 2014

Exploratorium Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | Pier 15
Saturday, August 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival at Pier 15, but admission charge required to enter the museum.
| Exploratorium

Exploratorium Market Days is a series of free, open-air, mini-festivals that bring together scientists, artists, and educators to present an abundant bazaar of new ideas and activities to the Exploratorium’s public plaza at more...

9:00 pm“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | SF   FREE*
*Free before 10pm with RSVP on Facebook. Otherwise $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*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Final Day:
Sunday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Presidio Trust Headquarters

Explore the challenges and triumphs of national parks around the world through Crown Jewels, a new exhibit at the Presidio presented by the Presidio Trust. Crown Jewels showcases five international parks through more...

11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
1:00 pmSt. Stephen’s Day: Hungarian Music Festival | GG Park   FREE
3:00 pmSpice Girls “Wannabe” Dance Class | SF   $6
5:00 pmFinal Day: “Corazón Under the Dome” 3D Light Show | Westfield Centre   FREE


Monday, August 18, 2014

Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, August 18 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural more...

8:00 pmMelt the Mic Free Comedy Night | North Beach   FREE
8:00 pmThe Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF   $8*
*$8 when you mention FuncheapSF at the door. Otherwise it's $10.
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Live at Deluxe | SF   FREE

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Poetic Tuesdays at Jessie Square | SoMa
Tuesday, August 19 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square

Curated by Litquake’s Robin Ekiss, Poetic Tuesday features poets and original music in Jessie Square near the Contemporary Jewish Museum from 12:30-1:30 pm. 2014 Poetic Tuesdays Schedule Tuesday, May 27 Tuesday, June 17 Tuesday, July more...

5:30 pmThe Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s   FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
5:30 pmTop of the Mark Movie & Wine Night | Nob Hill   FREE*
*We have been told that everything is complimentary, but things can change depending on your waiter. They certainly wouldn't like to serve someone who just drinks free wine and takes up a table all night without buying anything
6:00 pmBurner Body Pre-Playa Fitness Bootcamp | Embarcadero   FREE
6:15 pmYoga on the Labyrinth: Meditation & Live Music | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*Donations accepted.
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
10:00 pmBig Hair Bingo: Free PB&J Sandwich Bar & Prizes | SF   FREE*
*Free, but you must have big hair or wear a wig.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, August 20 – 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...

7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture at Randall Museum | SF  FREE
7:00 pmFree Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond  FREE
8:00 pmReal Live Comedians Showcase | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by email to RealLiveComedians@gmail.com at least 3 hours before the event. Otherwise admission is $10. Donations are welcome.
9:00 pmFree Comedy Show & Hip Hop Cypher | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May - October
Thursday, August 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)

The Presidio Trust invites visitors to witness archaeology in action at Pershing Square from May through October, 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday-Saturday. Archaeologists are embarking on a long-term research project to excavate more...

1:10 pmWestin St. Francis 110th Anniversary Free Historic Tour | SF   FREE
4:00 pmYerba Buena Gallery Crawl: 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 pmDesign Center Third Thursdays: Free Music, Wine & Bites | SF   FREE
6:00 pmOutdoor Salsa Dance Party | SoMa   FREE
6:00 pmQuick Draw SF: Monthly Live Art Party | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP on Facebook is appreciated.
7:00 pmPlaytesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:30 pmFree Comet Club Comedy | SF   FREE

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live more...

5:00 pmFree Family Dinner & Movie | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by calling Priscilla at 415-406-1367. Space is limited.
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
5:00 pmFriday Night Bites: Live Music & Food Trucks | SoMa   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for wine and food.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Outer Sunset
Saturday, August 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission invites you to take a free tour of the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to find out how your sewer system works. Free, but an RSVP is required at more...

9:30 amThe Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground more...

1:00 pmUkranian Music & Dance | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
3:00 pmDestiny’s Child Dance Class | SF   $6
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE

Monday, August 25, 2014

7:00 pm“Jury Duty” Comedy Improv Battle | Haight  FREE
8:00 pmMelt the Mic Free Comedy Night | North Beach  FREE

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night | Nob Hill

Wind down every Tuesday night this summer with a free wine tasting and screening of a classic movie. Throughout the summer of 2014, enjoy free screenings of classics like “West Side Story,” “Sixteen Candles,” more...

8:00 pmWhere Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight   FREE

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Swing In The Square: Rockabilly Concert & Dance Lessons | Union Square
Wednesday, August 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park

Take some classic rockabilly, mix in a dose of surf with a touch of psychobilly, chase it with a strong tiki cocktail — and you’ve got The Rumble Strippers. They may be more...

7:30 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15