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Thursday, July 27

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Troupe Studio Space
Thursday, July 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a $20 suggested donation.
| Troupe Studio Space
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

LaborFest2017: “California in the Progressive Era” Panel Discussion | SF
Thursday, July 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest2017:

One of the most tumultuous periods in San Francisco labor and working class history was the formation of the Union Labor Party (ULP) and the role of the Socialist Party in the early 20th century.
San Francisco was the first major city in the United States …

“Dinner with Friends” Free Play Performance | SF
Thursday, July 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Room 110

Call all of your theater friends and come see a play with some very talented people called “Dinner with Friends.”
Ever since Karen and Gabe played matchmaker with their friends Beth and Tom, the two couples have been inseparable- going to the Vineyard every summer, raising …

Friday, July 28

The Unique Derique Comedy | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Friday, July 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
The Unique Derique Comedy | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

A beloved Bay Area institution, the Unique Derique is a prince among clowns, an internationally esteemed performer who has honed a singular blend of physical comedy and hambone body percussion.
Derique (aka Lance McGee) started clowning in Berkeley at 15 with Circus A La Mode and …

Kim Jung Gi: Live Drawing & Sneak Preview of Solo Exhibition | SF
Friday, July 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sketchpad Gallery
Kim Jung Gi: Live Drawing & Sneak Preview of Solo Exhibition | SF

Sketchpad Gallery is excited to present one of the top artists in the world, South Korean artist Kim Jung Gi, who will be joining them for a weekend of events.
On, Friday, July 28 they will host a special live drawing event and sneak preview of …

Logic’s Issue 2 Launch: Readings, Drinking & Dancing | SF
Friday, July 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Armory Club
Logic's Issue 2 Launch: Readings, Drinking & Dancing | SF

How do new tools fulfill, expand, and transform sexuality? Is technology liberating users to pursue their true desires? Creating new pleasures, pressures?
If these kinds of questions keep you up at night, they hope you’ll join them at the Armory Club — of Kink.com fame — …

“Dinner with Friends” Free Play Performance | SF
Friday, July 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Room 110

Call all of your theater friends and come see a play with some very talented people called “Dinner with Friends.”
Ever since Karen and Gabe played matchmaker with their friends Beth and Tom, the two couples have been inseparable- going to the Vineyard every summer, raising …

Win Tix: Authentic Afro-roots Tunes “Rex Suru” | Slim’s
Friday, July 28 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's

If you’re in the mood for some truly authentic afro-roots tunes, then you’re in luck. Cuz that’s just want we’re bringing to you. Rex Suru & Cherubim Vibes are an Afro-roots Reggae band from Nigeria. Since 2012, they have wowed crowds around the world with …

Saturday, July 29

Aether United & Razer League of Legends Tournament | SF
Saturday, July 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Razer Store San Francisco
Aether United & Razer League of Legends Tournament | SF

Come and join an open and free League of Legends tournament at the San Francisco Razer Store. Feel free to come by yourself or as a team. Food, drinks, and prizes will be provided.

Uke-Splosion: SF Ukelele Summer Jam | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, July 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Uke-Splosion: SF Ukelele Summer Jam | Yerba Buena Gardens

The ukulele is truly the people’s instrument, and SF Uke Jam is the Bay Area’s leading force bringing fans of the diminutive instrument together. Whether you play or just enjoy hearing the ukulele being strummed by knowing fingers, come join the SFUJ community for an …

Sites Unseen Art Launch: Crochet Jam & Zine Making Workshop | SoMa
Saturday, July 29 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Natoma Street
Sites Unseen Art Launch: Crochet Jam & Zine Making Workshop | SoMa

Join Sites Unseen, a public art organization, as they celebrate the launch of artist Leah Rosenberg’s new seating and lighting installation in Natoma Street in downtown SF.
Featuring a participatory #CrochetJam with Ramekon Oarwisters and zine-making workshop with Fallen Fruit. The event is free and open …

Sunday, July 30

LaborFest2017: Educational Action Conference | SF
Sunday, July 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest2017: Educational Action Conference | SF

The development of technology, including artificial intelligence, automation and platforms like UBER, Lyft, and Airbnb, are making trillions for the tech and media companies that now dominate the world. Growing marginalization of labor and complete deregulation now means that hundreds of thousands of workers are …

2017 “Up Your Alley Fair” & Fetish Street Festival | SoMa
Sunday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donations are requested.
| Dore Alley
2017

This is no indie hipster fair with hand-knit scarves and folk music… Up Your Alley is only for real players, where leather daddies rule the streets of SoMa. If rubber, biker gear, or any variety of built, hairy men turns you on, then they’ve got it. In …

2017 Frida Kahlo Festival: The SELFrida Challenge | Mission Dist.
Sunday, July 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Be there with flowers in your hair by 3 pm to register.
| Jessie Square
2017 Frida Kahlo Festival: The SELFrida Challenge | Mission Dist.

Celebrate the 110th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at locations throughout the Mission District. Be sure to wear flowers in your hair. All of the events are free and kid friendly unless otherwise noted. ...

Coin Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa
Sunday, July 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room
Coin Op's

Coin-Op is an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a two-story bar and game room with 40+ pinball and video games, a secret speakeasy (hidden behind a “busted” video game). On the last Sunday of every ...

Monday, July 31

LaborFest2017: “Stop the War on Workers” Concert | SF
LaborFest2017:

LaborFest closes its annual festival with terrific artists Ann Feeney and Roy Zimmerman. Ann speaks truth to power in her music about the struggles of working people here and around the world. As Tom Morello has said “Few have raised as much hell with an …

Tuesday, August 1

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, August 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

The Contemporary Jewish Museum engages audiences of all  backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. And the architecture of the Museum itself is a work of art. Embracing a range of artistic disciplines and media, ...

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays
Tuesday, August 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is one of the Bay Area’s premier venues for adventurous art. A multidisciplinary art center, the YBCA features exhibitions, performance, film/video, and community engagement programs, along with rotating art exhibits with a focus on contemporary and emerging art ...

Wednesday, August 2

“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF
Wednesday, August 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based admission
| Eagle Tavern

Safe Words is a comedy show at a leather bar that features the talent of nationally touring comics, to local favorites. Faces from Comedy Central, Conan, Reddit & Vice have graced the stage. Even Margaret Cho (HBO, 30 Rock) has stopped by. Every first Wednesday, ...

Thursday, August 3

Blue Tango Project | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 3 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Blue Tango Project  | Yerba Buena Gardens

Hailing from the colorful and gritty La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires, the Blue Tango Project is a groundbreaking investigation into the treacherous emotional and musical crossroads where tango and the blues embrace.
A collaboration between Argentine-born Latin Grammy-nominee María Volonté and California harmonica player Kevin …

Friday, August 4

Caterpillar Puppet Show | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, August 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Caterpillar Puppet Show | Yerba Buena Gardens

Joe Leon’s Caterpillar Puppets don’t just entertain kids, he also entertains parents. His eccentric menagerie draws audiences of all ages into seemingly familiar stories that take unexpected turns.
Like his version of the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Bla-bla-blas, or the shy artist mouse …

Win Tix: Something Different Tour “Why Don’t We” | Slim’s
Friday, August 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's

A band like no other on the pop landscape, Why Don’t We brings together five supremely talented singer/songwriters who have each built up a passionate following all on their own.
> Get Tickets – $20.00
After crossing paths through a series of national tours in recent years, Daniel …

Saturday, August 5

Afrosolo: African-American & African Diaspora Art | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, August 5 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Afrosolo: African-American & African Diaspora Art | Yerba Buena Gardens

In collaboration with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, AfroSolo Arts Festival presents its 17th annual free concert in Yerba Buena Gardens.
Dedicated to nurturing, promoting, and presenting African-American and African diaspora art and culture through solo performance and the visual arts, AfroSolo showcases some of the most …

“Sledfest” All-Day Concert: Boards, Bikers, Bands & Booze | SF
Saturday, August 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $10 | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Sledfest is a celebration of water, pavement, snow, dirt, and the sleds they use to ride them. They’re filling the day with live bands, great grub, and tasty drinks where you can chat motorcycles, surf, and all things boards with the communities of radical people …