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This Weekend: Sep 6 - Sep 7, 2014

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Saturday, September 6

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, September 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Free Fishing Day 2014 | SF
Saturday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier Seven
Free Fishing Day 2014 | 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 Sneak Preview Movie: “Dolphin Tale 2″ | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Metreon 16 (SF)
Free Sneak Preview Movie:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Dolphin Tale 2,” the sequel to the 2011 film based on a true story of a boy’s efforts to save an injured dolphin.
Free Film Screening: Dolphin Tale 2
September 6, 2014 | 10:30 am
Secret Movie Theater Location in San …

SubRosa Coffee 5th Birthday Party: Music, DJs & Food Carts | Oakland
Saturday, September 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free party, but food & vendor purchases may be extra
| SubRosa Coffee
SubRosa Coffee 5th Birthday Party: Music, DJs & Food Carts | Oakland

Celebrate SubRosa Coffee’s fifth birthday with bands, kitten adoptions, music and fortune telling.

2014 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown
Saturday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2014 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown

Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the 24th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held in Chinatown on September 6-7, 2014. For two days, historic Grant Avenue will be filled with arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food, corporate sponsors, and multiple parades along ...

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 120 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm. On ...

Win Tix: CitySolve: Fun Urban Scavenger Hunt | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Win a pair of tickets, or use code FCCSURSF for $20/ person tickets (typically $40-$60)
| Secret Location (SF)
CitySolve: Fun Urban Scavenger Hunt | SF

Like The Amazing Race? You’ll love this unique scavenger hunt where teams of 2-4 people solve clever clues and face fun challenges all while navigating the urban landscape via foot or Muni.
It’s a scavenger hunt mixed in with trivial pursuit, throw in a mini …

Win Tix: The 3rd Annual San Francisco Lawn Party | Marina Green
The 3rd Annual San Francisco Lawn Party | Marina Green

Picnic at San Francisco’s largest one day waterfront party and concert featuring fun lawn games (including a giant cornhole tournament), bocce ball and croquet along with concert by popular cover bands.
Dance to music from Pop Rocks, The Cheeseballs & DJ Ajax. All proceeds benefit The …

2014 Mission Creek Music Festival Block Party | Oakland
Saturday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Two Mile Wines
2014 Mission Creek Music Festival Block Party | Oakland

The Mission Creek Music Festival block party had an unexpected last minute location change, and this time it’s in the warehouse of the Two Mile Wines winery at 489 25th St., Oakland on Saturday, September 6, 2014.
The roll top will be up, the taps will pour …

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, September 6 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...

Free RAWdance Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, September 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
Free RAWdance Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens

Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein formed RAWdance to expose the intimate core of our relationships and identities. The company makes technical, athletic works driven by human interactions and presents them in unexpected public spaces as well as the theater. RAWdance was awarded a 2014 …

“Under the Sea” Tea Party in the Park | Panhandle

Come in your pirate hat or mermaid tail and with your own personal tea cup, and get ready for  ”Under the Sea” Tea Time in the Panhandle.
Tea and treats will be provided, but please bring a dish, drink, or treat to share. This events is BYOB, …

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF

For the 32nd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present The Taming of the Shrew, a feast of wit, outrageous clowning, and crazy plot twists in Renaissance-era Padua, Italy, as Kate and Petruchio meet, fight (a lot), and eventually negotiate their way through a “subversive and ...

Whimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | Santa Clara
Saturday, September 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| Rotary Park (Santa Clara)
Whimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | Santa Clara

“O Best Beloved” is a live outdoor stage play based on Rudyard Kipling’s “Just-So Stories.” It was named “Best Of Fringe” at the 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival. Featuring original songs, slapstick antics, eccentric characters and colorful scenery, the six actors will satiate your curiosity ...

2014 Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema Finale: Live Ukulele Band & Films | Precita Park
Saturday, September 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Precita Park
2014 Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema Finale: Live Ukulele Band & Films | Precita Park

The traditional “under the stars” screening closes the 11th season at Precita Park  from 6:30-9:30 pm on September 6, 2014.
The long, flat expanse of grass is a comfortable viewing area for the night’s film line-up and preceding live music by Ohana (ukuleles). In Hawaiian, Ohana means “family,” and …

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | It's Your Move Game Store

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for monthly shows happening every first Saturday of the month. Enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and some free comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. Also, save ...

City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Secret Location (SF)
City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF

The location has yet to be determined. Please check back closer to the date for an update on the location.

Film Night in the Park: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Washington Square Park
Film Night in the Park:

Come along on Wes Anderson‘s adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous Hungarian hotel between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
“Get your hands off my Lobby Boy!” – Gustave H

Film Night in the Park: “The Iron Giant” | Marin
Saturday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| San Anselmo Creek Park
Film Night in the Park:

Every summer Film Night in the Park puts on free outdoor movies in parks throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area. Films are free of charge in beautiful park settings and projected on a giant outdoor screen. Arrive early, spread out a blanket, and picnic ...

Win Tix: Hip Hop & Ping Pong: ’90s Dance Party & Bootie Shake Contest | Rickshaw Stop
Saturday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $6 before 9 pm / $8 after. 21+
| Rickshaw Stop
Hip Hop & Ping Pong: '90s Dance Party & Bootie Shake Contest | Rickshaw Stop

American Tripps is doing the German-style ping pong thing while DJ Beauregard spins ’90s hip hop.
Body Party Dance Crew will be shakin’ booties onstage and you can join in the action during the bootie shakin’ contest.

Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa
Saturday, September 6 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Madrone Art Bar
Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa

Pay tribute to both the King of Pop and the Purple One every first Saturday of the month at the Madrone Art Bar’s “The Prince and Michael Experience,” which celebrates their work with a healthy dose of competition as fans go head-to-head on the dance ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, September 6 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every first Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, ...

Sunday, September 7

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, September 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Normally $12, the museum offers free admission every first Sunday the month. Please ...

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, September 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...

2014 Autumn Moon Festival: Sunday | Chinatown
Sunday, September 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2014 Autumn Moon Festival: Sunday | Chinatown

Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the 24th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held in Chinatown on September 6-7, 2014. For two days, historic Grant Avenue will be filled with arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food, corporate sponsors, and multiple parades along ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

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 Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...

Free AcroYoga Workshop | Sports Basement Bryant
Sunday, September 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
Free AcroYoga Workshop | Sports Basement Bryant

Join Ariel Mihic and Shawn T. Wilson of the YogaSlackers for an AcroYoga playshop from 11 am to noon on the first Sunday of every month in the Grotto at Sports Basement Bryant in San Francisco. Free, but an RSVP is required. AcroYoga is a combination of ...

49ers Kickoff Tailgate Party 2014: SF’s Biggest NFL Game Watch | SoMa
Sunday, September 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with RSVP
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
49ers Kickoff Tailgate Party 2014: SF's Biggest NFL Game Watch | SoMa

Watch the 49ers beat down the Dallas Cowboys during the first Funcheap Food Truck Tailgating Party of 2014. We’ve got food trucks, lots of big screen TVs, beer bucket specials, bottomless Mimosas, and the Chat Sports “Loudest 49ers Fan” contest.
Join up with hundreds of other …

Free Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park
Sunday, September 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
Free Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park

Elevate your mind and lift your hearts under the open sky at Dolores Park at this Kundalini Yoga Flash Class taking place the first Sunday of every month. Just look for the Yogis, Yoginis and Large Gongs. Grab your mat, blanket, and water and join the community for ...

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, September 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley

Sundays on Telegraph closes Telegraph Avenue to cars between Durant Avenue and Dwight Way, and opens it to restaurant seating, music, street vendors, and more from noon to 5 pm, July 13 to September 21, 2014. Come enjoy the beautiful weather, food, crafts, and everything else that Telegraph ...

Free Hot Dog Day | Inner Richmond
Sunday, September 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frankenart Mart
Free Hot Dog Day | Inner Richmond

 The Frankenart Mart is a quirky “only in San Francisco” type of art gallery in the Inner Richmond. Not only do they have curious one-of-a-kind participatory art projects, but once a month there’s free hot dogs. Cat hair toppings are available. Keep in mind, this is ...

Ninja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.
Sunday, September 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Yoga
Ninja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.

Learn how to dive, survive, and return quickly to your feet (like the ninja you are) if you are ever unlucky enough to eat it while biking around town. This free two-hour workshop will teach you to do just that every first Sunday of the month at ...

Ukranian Punk-Folk Quartet: DakhaBrakha & Kitka | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, September 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
Ukranian Punk-Folk Quartet: DakhaBrakha & Kitka | Yerba Buena Gardens

Introducing DakhaBrakha, a world-music subversive punk-folk quartet from Kiev, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, “ethno-chaos” band DakhaBrakha, creates a world of unexpected new music like you’ve never heard before. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly …

Opera in the Park 2014 | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 7 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
Opera in the Park 2014 | Golden Gate Park

The San Francisco Opera puts on their annual free concert in Sharon Meadow on the east side of Golden Gate Park just west of Haight and Stanyan at 1:30 pm on Sunday, September 7, 2014.
Bring a picnic and enjoy this outdoor concert which will feature highlights from the …

Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo
Sunday, September 7 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Mateo Japanese American Center
Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo

San Mateo Kabuki Club is a well-established group that holds classes on the first Sunday of every month, focusing on Kabuki performances on film. Classes are open to the public. The group is led by two very passionate and knowledgeable experts on Kabuki. Films are ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF
Sunday, September 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF

For the 32nd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present The Taming of the Shrew, a feast of wit, outrageous clowning, and crazy plot twists in Renaissance-era Padua, Italy, as Kate and Petruchio meet, fight (a lot), and eventually negotiate their way through a “subversive and ...

Whimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | East Bay
Sunday, September 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| Hayward Memorial Park
Whimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | East Bay

“O Best Beloved” is a live outdoor stage play based on Rudyard Kipling’s “Just-So Stories.” It was named “Best Of Fringe” at the 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival. Featuring original songs, slapstick antics, eccentric characters and colorful scenery, the six actors will satiate your curiosity ...

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, September 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

Final Performance: “Queen of the Amazons”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley
Sunday, September 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Final Performance:

Actors Ensemble and Inferno Theatre present “Penthesilea – Queen of the Amazons,” adapted and directed by Giulio Perrone from the classic play by Kleist, presented free in Berkeley’s John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre. Bring a picnic to this beautiful little park in the Berkeley hills. Penthesilea leads ...

Hillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide
Sunday, September 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Riptide
Hillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide

Head as far west as you can in San Francisco to The Riptide for a night of honky tonk and country with the “Hillbilly Hootenany West Side Revue,” every first Sunday of the month. The Hootenanny West Side Revue aims to combine the greatest local ...

Free Comedy Showcase at The Ivy Room | Albany
Sunday, September 7 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ivy Room
Free Comedy Showcase at The Ivy Room | Albany

The Ivy Room in Albany presents a free comedy showcase featuring stand up comedians around the Bay Area, a swanky renovated atmosphere, and a full bar with $3 beers and other drink specials. The comedy show takes place at 9 pm on the first and ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, September 7 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Every Saturday

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rec Field: Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Come and play outdoors, in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting, and melting into the ground. Join up every Saturday for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and spirit.
Purusha yogis teach free yoga on Saturday mornings in Golden Gate Park at 11 am,  as part of …

Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Every Saturday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland

Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered.
The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who prefer …

Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13
Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13

Sure, Lucky 13 is always loaded with free popcorn and goldfish, but if you’re looking for something more sustainable with your rockabilly and punk on the jukebox, be sure to drop by their free BBQ on the outdoor patio from 4-7 pm every Saturday from June …

Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide
Every Saturday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to play, but bring cash for drinks.
Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide

The Riptide hosts a bingo party, every Saturday, which runs from about 6 pm to just after 8 pm. There are 3 rounds; you can win drinks, prizes, and the final blackout round prize is a $50 bar tab.
When O-69 gets called, everyone playing bingo …

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