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Tuesday, August 22

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Patti Cake$” | Embarcadero Center Cinemas
Tuesday, August 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| One Embarcadero Center
Free Sneak Preview Movie:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Patti Cake$,” a brand new drama directed by Geremy Jasper.
>Unfortunately, they have reached the RSVP limit and the guestlist is now closed.
Free Film Screening: Patti Cake$
August 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Embarcadero Center Cinemas (SF)
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Thursday, August 24

Exploratorium After Dark: Lasers on Full Spectrum Science | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Lasers on Full Spectrum Science | Pier 15

Learn what’s special about laser light, how it’s made, and how it’s used at Full-Spectrum Science. Crawl through their pitch-black Tactile Dome. Also, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits and experience an array of Explainer-led demonstrations. And grab dinner and drinks by the Bay.

Friday, August 25

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, August 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...

Saturday, August 26

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Flour + Water | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, August 26 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Flour + Water | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Chef Evan Allumbaugh’s appreciation for Italian cuisine was a long time coming; he was making homemade pasta for his parents at age 11 at home in Orange …

Dew NBA 3X Tournament | Justin Herman Plaza
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
Dew NBA 3X Tournament | Justin Herman Plaza

Dew NBA 3X is an elite 3×3 basketball competition infused with unique basketball lifestyle and entertainment elements. The competition in San Francisco will be on August 26 and 27, 2017. According to Facebook there’s free food and music, too. NBA 3X, the League’s global 3-on-3 ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Lukes Local | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, August 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Lukes Local | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Nick Rappoport is a Bay Area native who began his career as an apprentice under Chef Manuel Azevedo of La Salette Restaurant in Sonoma. An integral part …

Sunday, August 27

Final Day: Dew NBA 3X Basketball Tournament | Justin Herman Plaza
Sunday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
Final Day: Dew NBA 3X Basketball Tournament | Justin Herman Plaza

Dew NBA 3X is an elite 3×3 basketball competition infused with unique basketball lifestyle and entertainment elements. The competition in San Francisco will be on August 26 and 27, 2017. According to Facebook there’s free food and music, too. NBA 3X, the League’s global 3-on-3 ...

Thursday, August 31

Exploratorium After Dark: Tactile Dome & Explainer Demonstrations | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Tactile Dome & Explainer Demonstrations | Pier 15

Crawl through their pitch-black Tactile Dome. Also, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits and experience an array of Explainer-led demonstrations: Drawing Board, Speaker Dissection, Cow Eye or Flower Dissection, and Magic. And grab dinner and drinks by the Bay.

Hashtag Science: Connecting Scientists & Students in the Community | SF
Thursday, August 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
| Swissnex
Hashtag Science: Connecting Scientists & Students in the Community | SF

More than half of all online users use social media to learn about breaking news. How can scientists and communicators tap the power of social media to cut through the clutter and tell their stories? As social media transforms the way the public consumes news, …

Saturday, September 2

Free Fishing Day 2017 | SF
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier Seven
Free Fishing Day 2017 | SF

Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feel the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? What’s that? You say you never learned to fish? Dept ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Contrada | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, September 2 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Contrada | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Jason Tuley’s childhood in Santa Barbara, Calif. was greatly influenced by his time spent in his grandma Luella’s restaurant. Even though he was very young, he was …

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: EatGordaEat | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, September 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: EatGordaEat | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
EatGordaEat is the name of Illyanna Maisonet’s self-published Puerto Rican cookbook and her popups. Illyanna grew up in the Sacramento Delta, surrounded by an abundance of produce …

Thursday, September 7

Exploratorium After Dark: Swinging In Physics | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Swinging In Physics | Pier 15

Learn how swinging legs loosen shoelace knots with mechanical engineer Christopher Daily-Diamond, and follow the curves of elite golf swings with Jessica Rose, Director of Stanford’s Motion and Gait Analysis Laboratory.
Catch the physics of baseball with former Exploratorium Art Director David Barker, and step up …

Tuesday, September 12

The History of San Francisco’s Ferry Building: Book Launch | SF
Tuesday, September 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Book Passage (SF)
The History of San Francisco's Ferry Building: Book Launch | SF

Come and attend the launch event for a new book in Arcadia series, by Anne Hitz (author of Emporium Dept. Store): San Francisco’s Ferry Building.

Thursday, September 14

Exploratorium After Dark: Beer on Pairings | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Beer on Pairings | Pier 15

Join them at Pairings for robust presentations and refreshing conversation—this time about beer—designed to inspire your scientific palate. Also, grab dinner and drinks by the Bay, enjoy hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, and crawl through their pitch-black Tactile Dome.

Thursday, September 21

Exploratorium After Dark: Tactile Dome & Explainer Demonstrations | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Tactile Dome & Explainer Demonstrations | Pier 15

Crawl through their pitch-black Tactile Dome. Also, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits and experience an array of Explainer-led demonstrations: Drawing Board, Speaker Dissection, Cow Eye or Flower Dissection, and Magic. And grab dinner and drinks by the Bay.

Saturday, September 23

Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly free days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering free admission for all. ...

Thursday, September 28

Exploratorium After Dark: Conceptual Level of Time on Full Spectrum Science | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Conceptual Level of Time on Full Spectrum Science | Pier 15

Einstein threw a monkey wrench into the perception of time and space. Join them at Full-Spectrum Science as they examine some of these quirks on a conceptual level. Crawl through their pitch-black Tactile Dome. Also, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits and experience an array …

Friday, October 6

Free Navy Ship Tours | Fleet Week 2017
Friday, October 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 30
Free Navy Ship Tours | Fleet Week 2017

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 36th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 2 – 9, 2017 San Francisco FREE ...

Sunday, October 22

Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF
Sunday, October 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly free days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering free admission for all. ...

Sunday, October 29

City Star Party & Telescope Night | Pier 17
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Pier 17

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Friday, November 17

2017 Winter Fireworks & Free “Disney on Ice” Show | SF
Friday, November 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
2017 Winter Fireworks & Free

Enjoy a winter fireworks display, and a special free Disney on Ice performance which takes place on the outdoor ice rink in Justin Herman Plaza during Embarcadero Center’s 31st Annual Building Lighting Ceremony when more than 15,000 lights illuminate the San Francisco skyline.
2017 Embarcadero Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 17, 2017
Justin …

Sunday, December 31

San Francisco New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show | 2017
Sunday, December 31 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero
San Francisco New Year's Eve Fireworks Show | 2017

Say goodbye to 2017 and ring in the 2018 new year with 200,000 fellow bundled-up San Franciscans for a waterfront fireworks tradition as the city once again hosts a free waterfront midnight fireworks show on New Year’s Eve.
San Francisco New Year’s Eve Fireworks
Saturday, December 31, …