Oktoberfest by the Bay: $10 Tix
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Oktoberfest by the Bay: $10 Tix
Three days of German "oompah" with over 800 kegs of authentic Munich beer
Cobb's Free Summer Comedy Shows 2018
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Cobb's Free Summer Comedy Shows 2018
Get on the secret guest list for free Sept. 19-20 shows at SF's biggest comedy club
Free Exploratorium Saturday
Freebies
Free Exploratorium Saturday
A rare free day at The Exploratorium - Saturday, September 22nd

Thursday, September 20

Final of 2018: “Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, September 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn
Final of 2018: "Off The Grid" Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio

every thursday Presidio Twilight is back for its fifth season, and it’s better than ever. This year, San Francisco’s largest campfire features a delicious selection of international cuisine from a stellar lineup of local vendors from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to September. Off the Grid ...

Civic Center’s 2018 Third Thursday “Commons Block Party” | SF
Thursday, September 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Civic Center's 2018 Third Thursday "Commons Block Party" | SF

Monthly The Commons on Third Thursdays will activate UN Plaza, Fulton Street and Civic Center Plaza with three stages of music, food trucks, bars, bocce ball and other activities held on four nights, once a month through October, from 5 to 9 pm. “The Commons” is the ...

Stargazing at Presidio Twilight | SF
Thursday, September 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
Stargazing at Presidio Twilight | SF

Celebrate summer evenings with lantern-lit dining cabanas, gourmet food trucks, fire pits, live music, and views of the sun setting over San Francisco Bay.
Enjoy the last event of the season on September 20 by stargazing with the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers on the Main Parade …

Free Outdoor Rooftop Yoga After Work | Salesforce Park
Thursday, September 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Outdoor Rooftop Yoga After Work | Salesforce Park

every thursday Free outdoor yoga happens every Monday and Thursday. Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No pre-registration or membership required – just show up. Salesforce Park Rooftop Free Outdoor Yoga Thursdays through Oct. 25, 2018 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm Salesforce ...

CityDance 2018: K-Pop Dance, Random Chorus Dance Game & Beer Garden | San Jose
Thursday, September 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
CityDance 2018: K-Pop Dance, Random Chorus Dance Game & Beer Garden | San Jose

This Thursday, experience the world of K-pop with instructor Patrick Santos of K-Pop-Up SF to teach you choreography from popular K-pop idols and groups, while DJ PLo provides the music. This week, you’ll also get the chance to watch K-pop dance performances from local teams.
Following …

Brain & Body NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, September 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Brain & Body NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Feed your brain and body this week as NightLife continues its ongoing series exploring the fascinating world of human health and wellness with mind-expanding talks, cutting edge demos, and yoga sessions around the museum hosted by Yoga Tree, Yoga Works and Outdoor Yoga SF.

Fabulate: The Creativity Explored Opening Reception
 & Fashion Show | SF
Thursday, September 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Creativity Explored
Fabulate: The Creativity Explored Opening Reception
 & Fashion Show | SF

To kick off the opening of Fabulate, Creativity Explored will host a runway fashion show during the opening reception on Thursday, September 20 starting at 7 pm. Artists and models will strut their stuff on the runway in garments from the collection.
Over the years, collaborations …

“Temescal Street Flicks” Outdoor Homegrown Movie Night | Oakland
Thursday, September 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 49th and Telegraph
"Temescal Street Flicks" Outdoor Homegrown Movie Night | Oakland

every thursday Temescal Street Flicks is an engaging outdoor film series happening every Thursday evening in September in the heart of of Temescal near Temescal Alley at Telegraph and 49th Street in Oakland. Temescal Street Flicks will focus on showcasing local, independent and family-friendly films. The weekly ...

City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Thursday, September 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Presidio Parade Grounds
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio

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 ...

$5 Classic Movie Night: “The Breakfast Club” | Paramount Theatre
Thursday, September 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Paramount Theatre
$5 Classic Movie Night: "The Breakfast Club" | Paramount Theatre

Experience the great films of Hollywood’s Golden Era in one of America’s finest Art Deco movie palaces. With over 3,000 seats and a meticulously-restored interior, the Paramount offers a true “Movie Palace” experience straight out of the 1930s – with period newsreels, cartoons, previews, live music from the ...

Cobb’s Free Summer Comedy Nights | Secret Guest List
Cobb's Free Summer Comedy Nights | Secret Guest List

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often ...

Friday, September 21

PARK(ing) Day 2018
Friday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
PARK(ing) Day 2018

An annual worldwide event that inspires city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good, PARK(ing) Day happens every year on the 3rd Friday in September.
EVENT UPDATE – Please note that it appears that Park(ing) Day now is just an open source …

Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | SF
Friday, September 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | SF

For the 36th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the ...

Fort Point Oktoberfest Beer Garden | SF
Friday, September 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Food & beer available for purchase.
| San Francisco Ferry Building
Fort Point Oktoberfest Beer Garden | SF

Fort Point is celebrating Oktoberfest with an extended Ferry Building beer garden for four Fridays this fall. Come hang out in the sun and taste some of the special limited releases alongside the classics. The beer garden will be popping up on the Embarcadero promenade in ...

2018 San Francisco Greek Festival | SF
Friday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Annunciation Cathedral
2018 San Francisco Greek Festival | SF

Whether you dream of visiting the Acropolis in Athens, or swimming off the shores of sunny Mykonos, you can get a taste of Greece at Annunciation Cathedral’s own A Taste of Greece, the only Greek festival in San Francisco. Souvlaki, Gyros, Moussaka, Spanokopita – all of your ...

Schroeder’s 125th Oktoberfest Block Party | SF
Friday, September 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but food and drinks are for purchase.
| Schroeder's Restaurant
Schroeder's 125th Oktoberfest Block Party | SF

Schroeder’s is kicking off Oktoberfest in true Bavarian Style with their annual block party. It’ll be a lively bash with live music by Polkalicious, lots of Weltenburger beer, Jager shots, sausages, pretzels, prizes, beer games, beats by DJ Jerry Ross, and, of course, the Chicken …

San Jose Tet & Moon Festival | 2018
Friday, September 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Eastridge Mall
San Jose Tet & Moon Festival | 2018

Celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 2018 at Eastridge Mall. The Moon Garden will a highlight at the festival for families & offer their your children with many crafts & activities. 2018 San Jose Tet & Moon Festival – Sept 21, 2018 | 3 pm-11 ...

$15 Friday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2018 | SF
Friday, September 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 Tickets (save $10) with promo code FUNCHEAP
| Pier 48
$15 Friday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2018 | SF

The 19th Annual Oktoberfest by the Bay brings the spirit of Munich, Germany to the city by the bay with tasty German fare, lots of great German beer, Bavarian dancing, and an authentic German “oompah” music from 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band and more. Oktoberfest by the ...

16th Annual Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch Reception | Los Gatos
Friday, September 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Los Gatos High School
16th Annual Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch Reception | Los Gatos

Come experience the amazement of over 3,500 glass pumpkins exhibited and for sale at Los Gatos High School. The Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch brings together Bay Area glass artists who feature their 3500+ glass pumpkins, all handmade for show and sale on the expansive front lawn ...

“Chinatown at Twilight” Friday Night Festival | SF
Friday, September 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinese Culture Center
"Chinatown at Twilight" Friday Night Festival | SF

You are invited to join for a fun, family-friendly event on Friday nights with Chinatown at Twilight. Experience a different side of Chinatown. Friday Nights w/ Chinatown at Twilight Sept. 7 & 21, 2018 | 5 pm to 8 pm SF Chinese Culture Center, 750 ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, September 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason

every friday More than 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands and DJs in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic ...

“Verasphere” Art Opening: Colorful Upcycled Costumes | SF
Friday, September 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Harvey Milk Photography Center
"Verasphere" Art Opening: Colorful Upcycled Costumes | SF

Come and celebrating the 25 years of collaboration with a vast array of photography costumes and paintings by collaborative artists David Faulk (“Mrs. Vera”) and Michael Johnstone.
Featuring the Mrs. Vera’s Daybook with series of photographs that examine everyday life, alienation, magic, and long-term, survival, Verasphere …

Free Swing Dance Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Friday, September 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Swing Dance Class on SF's Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Salesforce Park, SF’s brand new 5.4-acre park on top of the new Transit Center, opens on August 11, 2018, with a grand opening block party. Free Swing Dance Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park Friday, Aug. 17 & Sept. 21 | 7 pm to 9 ...

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, September 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

Monthly Chillarious is the only comedy showcase where you can enjoy the Bay Area’s best comedic talent while lounging luxuriously on the Bay Area’s most comfortable organic mattresses and pillows. Admission is free and some free drinks will be provided, but you can also BYOB. Please, ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, September 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

Monthly San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Saturday, September 22

2018 Harvest Festival and Sukkot: Table Demo, Sukkah Demo & Nature Crafts | SF
Saturday, September 22 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
2018 Harvest Festival and Sukkot: Table Demo, Sukkah Demo & Nature Crafts | SF

Celebrate the local fall bounty at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market with seasonal crafts, cooking demos, and other fun all-ages activities presented by CUESA and JCCSF. Stop by the CUESA Info Booth to pick up a map of all the day’s harvest-inspired offerings.
2018 Harvest Festival
Saturday, September 22, …

Volunteer Outdoors for “National Public Lands Day” 2018 | SF
Saturday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| All Over San Francisco
Volunteer Outdoors for "National Public Lands Day" 2018 | SF

Help the Parks Conservancy celebrate their priceless open space on National Public Lands Day by lending a hand on projects ranging from habitat restoration, weeding and vegetation management to growing plants in one of our native plant nurseries. Enjoy some time in the Golden Gate National Parks …

Smithsonian’s 14th Annual Free Museum Day | 2018
Saturday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must signup and download your free ticket
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 14th Annual Free Museum Day | 2018

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day. 2018 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 22, 2018 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required (downloads begin at midnight on ...

Free National Parks Day: “National Public Lands Day” | 2018
Free National Parks Day: "National Public Lands Day" | 2018

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

2018 Open Gardens Day & Garden Tours | SF
Saturday, September 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2018 Open Gardens Day & Garden Tours | SF

On September 22, 2018, 16 community gardens will be open to the public for enjoyment, education and to celebrate these unique green spaces. These community gardens will be welcoming visitors with each featuring various educational, recreational and social activities.
Highlights include activities such as a pickling workshop at …