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Sunday, July 23

“Flower Piano” Free Concert Day in the Park | Golden Gate Park

In collaboration with the amazing Sunset Piano, the San Francisco Botanical Garden once again in 2017 transforms into the city’s own outdoor concert hall, and everyone is invited to play and listen. For twelve days only, July 13-24, 2017, you are encouraged to seek out the twelve ...

Free Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, July 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 135th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years The weekly concerts take place most ...

Monday, July 24

Final Day: 2017 “Flower Piano” | Golden Gate Park
Final Day: 2017

In collaboration with the amazing Sunset Piano, the San Francisco Botanical Garden once again in 2017 transforms into the city’s own outdoor concert hall, and everyone is invited to play and listen. For twelve days only, July 13-24, 2017, you are encouraged to seek out the twelve ...

Thursday, July 27

BigPicture NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, July 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
BigPicture NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Be the first to peep the Academy’s fourth annual BigPicture wildlife photography exhibit and raise a glass to the best in nature and conservation photography.

See the captivating work of world-class photographers and discover how they document some of the most fascinating moments of life on …

Friday, July 28

Friday Nights at the de Young: Robert Moses’ Kin Performance | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: Robert Moses' Kin Performance | SF

Events and Activities:

Record Revelations: David Katznelson and Andy Cabic (Vetiver) – Vinyl playlist inspired by the music of Lonnie Holley and Revelations: Art from the African American South.
Creativity Station with Linda Janklow
Robert Moses’ Kin – Founded in 1995, Robert Moses’ Kin is considered by many to be one of the …

Saturday, July 29

Bike Coalition Free Class: Traffic Skills 101 | SF
Saturday, July 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Park Police Station
Bike Coalition Free Class: Traffic Skills 101 | SF

This on-bicycle class follows a comfortable progression onto city streets, beginning with a short review of the lessons from the Classroom course. After a basic bike maintenance session, the class will practice bike maneuvering skills in a car-free practice area before riding on the streets …

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, July 29 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Take yourself outside and into the beauty of this city’s heart and soul. Practice yoga under the trees and let the ocean air sooth and invigorate you. This class expertly blends breathing and movement, strength and grace, imagination and form. You will gain a personal ...

Explore the Micro-Community with Paper Microscopes | SF
Saturday, July 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Conservatory of Flowers
Explore the Micro-Community with Paper Microscopes | SF

Drop by anytime between 12-3pm to try out a Foldscope microscope and take a close look into the natural wonders of Golden Gate Park as well as special curiosities from the Conservatory, including the scales of butterfly wings and the micro-community hidden in carnivorous plants. …

2017 Flagging in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, July 29 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | National AIDS Memorial Grove
2017 Flagging in the Park | Golden Gate Park

Come enjoy the sun, music, flora, and friends in the beautiful National AIDS Memorial Grove. This event is open to all flow artists – fanning, flagging, poi, staff, hoopers and their supporters.
Flags are available to use or you can just relax and take in the …

Magic Meadow Pagan Harvest Ritual “Lammas 2017” | Golden Gate Park
Magic Meadow Pagan Harvest Ritual

Celebrate the Pagan Lammas ritual in the Magic Meadow of Golden Gate Park at 1 pm on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
Please bring vegetarian food, and drinks to the ritual. In addition, please bring a cup for making toasts.
2017 Lammas Day
Ritual Intention: With our hopes, our fears, and our …

Sunday, July 30

51st Annual Festival of the Chariots | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
51st Annual Festival of the Chariots | Golden Gate Park

The “Festival of the Chariots,” known throughout India as the “Ratha Yatra” festival, has been performed for thousands of years in Puri, India, and today it is celebrated in all major cities through out the world. More than 3,000 people attend each year in San …

Victorian-Age Music of Gilbert & Sullivan | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, July 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Victorian-Age Music of Gilbert & Sullivan | Golden Gate Park Band

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 135th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years The weekly concerts take place most ...

Tuesday, August 1

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, August 1 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum
de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum that showcases the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific. Free Admission Day: de ...

Thursday, August 3

Electric NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Electric NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

From bioluminescence to electric vehicles, explore the ins and outs of illumination and electricity.

Friday, August 4

Friday Nights at the de Young: “The Grateful Dead” Music Tribute | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young:

Events and Activities:

Turn On with Music of the Grateful Dead performed by The Howlin Rain with Ethan Miller and Special Guests
Creativity Station with Linda Janklow
Mouse in the House: A Conversation with Stanley Mouse

Saturday, August 5

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park

Explore SF’s natural areas with a free guided nature walk while socializing with new friends, feeling fit, and finding new inspiration in our city’s native plants and wildlife. All walks start at 10:00am are Free, and require no pre-registration. Free Saturday Nature Walks | Schedule Golden ...

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 5 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Take yourself outside and into the beauty of this city’s heart and soul. Practice yoga under the trees and let the ocean air sooth and invigorate you. This class expertly blends breathing and movement, strength and grace, imagination and form. You will gain a personal ...

Sunday, August 6

Free Symphony Tribute Concert to SF’s Firefighters | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Symphony Tribute Concert to SF's Firefighters | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 135th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years The weekly concerts take place most ...

Thursday, August 10

August NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
August NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Kick off your Outside Lands weekend with a special performance from Electric Guest and the She’s in the West Garden.

Music by Electric Guest
Support by The She’s
DJ Set by KingMost
Presented by Outside Lands

Friday, August 11

Friday Nights at the de Young: Abstract Painting & the Psychedelic Experience | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: Abstract Painting & the Psychedelic Experience | SF

Events and Activities:

Abstract Painting and the Psychedelic Experience: An Evening with Bill Ham – Pioneering psychedelic light show artist Bill Ham in conversation with Julian Cox, Chief Curator and Founding Curator of Photography, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Creativity Station with Linda Janklow

2017 Teen Science Night: Dive into the Reef | California Academy of Sciences
Friday, August 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required and you must be between 13-18 years of age.
| California Academy of Sciences
2017 Teen Science Night: Dive into the Reef | California Academy of Sciences

End summer with science: Immerse yourself in the natural world at the California Academy of Sciences’ fifth annual Teen Science Night, a teen takeover night at the museum. Bay Area youth (ages 13 – 18) are invited to come relax and explore the world of …

Saturday, August 12

Outdoor Yoga Flow For A Cause | SF
Saturday, August 12 – 10:45 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based. Pay what you can, no one turned away for lack of funds.
| Conservatory of Flowers
Outdoor Yoga Flow For A Cause | SF

They meet at 10:45 am by the Garfield statue to the right and in-front of the Conservatory and then walk over to their beautiful outdoor practice area. Please arrive before 11 am at the statue so you can walk over and start practice at11 am …

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 12 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Take yourself outside and into the beauty of this city’s heart and soul. Practice yoga under the trees and let the ocean air sooth and invigorate you. This class expertly blends breathing and movement, strength and grace, imagination and form. You will gain a personal ...

Sunday, August 13

Free Great Concert Band Music | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Great Concert Band Music | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 135th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years The weekly concerts take place most ...

Friday, August 18

Friday Nights at the de Young: “Acid Mantra” & Other Cinematic Delights | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young:

Events and Activities:

“Acid Mantra” and other Cinematic Delights: Film Screening and Conversation with Ben Van Meter
Creativity Station with Linda Janklow
Summer of Love Tunes by DJ Jackie Sugarlumps
Oral History Project by Storyteller John Graham: Record Museum Visitors’ Stories of the Exhibition and Summer of 1967