20th Street Block Party
Fairs & Festivals
20th Street Block Party
Party with 20,000 and Noise Pop in the streets of The Mission.
Polk Street Blues Festival Returns to SF
Fairs & Festivals
Polk Street Blues Festival Returns to SF
For the first time in 5 years, this free blues street fair is back on Polk Street
Sadly, SF's Hemlock Tavern is Closing in October
City Discoveries
Sadly, SF's Hemlock Tavern is Closing in October
Polk Street dive says goodbye with a final 17th anniversary bash on October 6th

Thursday, August 16

Free Outdoor Yoga on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park
Thursday, August 16 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Outdoor Yoga on SF's Newest Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park

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 Mon & Thu, Aug. 13 – Oct. 25, 2018 | 7:30 am to 8:30 am Salesforce Park (Amphitheater ...

Lake Merritt US Rowing National Championships | August 16-19
Thursday, August 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| Lake Merritt
Lake Merritt US Rowing National Championships | August 16-19

The city of Oakland and USRowing are excited to host the 2018 USRowing Masters National Championships at Lake Merritt this week, from August 16-19, 2018 (Thursday to Sunday, racing each day from 8 am to 6 pm). USRowing has announced that this event has the ...

Free Express Bootcamp on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Thursday, August 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Express Bootcamp on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No pre-registration or membership required – just show up.  Free Express Bootcamp on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF Every Thursday | Noon to 12:30 pm Salesforce Park (Main Plaza), 425 Mission St., San ...

Kids’ Improv & Movement Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Thursday, August 16 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Kids' Improv & Movement Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

An energetic hour of on-your-feet movement and theater games. Geared toward ages 7-10. Led by Epiphany Dance Theater. Kids’ Improv & Movement Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF Every Thursday at 3:30 pm | August 16 – October 25 Salesforce Park (Amphitheater Stage), 425 ...

Ambiance Customer Appreciation Party & Sale Discounts | Marina
Thursday, August 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ambiance (Marina)
Ambiance Customer Appreciation Party & Sale Discounts | Marina

Stop by Ambiance’s four San Francisco locations for awesome discounts from 5-9 pm on August 9 and 16, 2018. This year, there will be Customer Appreciation Parties at all 4 locations. 2 on August 9 and 2 on August 16. You’ll enjoy 10% off regular items and take ...

Ambiance Customer Appreciation Party & Sale Discounts | Haight
Thursday, August 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ambiance (Haight-Ashbury)
Ambiance Customer Appreciation Party & Sale Discounts | Haight

Stop by Ambiance’s four San Francisco locations for awesome discounts from 5-9 pm on August 9 and 16, 2018. This year, there will be Customer Appreciation Parties at all 4 locations. 2 on August 9 and 2 on August 16. You’ll enjoy 10% off regular items and take ...

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn
"Presidio Twilight" Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF

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, August 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Civic Center's 2018 Third Thursday "Commons Block Party" | SF

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 ...

Summer Block Party: Live Music & Outdoor Family Fun | Menlo Park
Thursday, August 16 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Menlo Park
Summer Block Party: Live Music & Outdoor Family Fun | Menlo Park

Join the Menlo Park’s 12th Annual Downtown Block Party, sponsored by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce.
Once again, Santa Cruz Avenue will be closed to traffic to create ample pedestrian space as we enjoy food and fun.

Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward
Thursday, August 16 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward
Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward

The 2018 downtown Hayward 3rd Thursday Street Party goes into its 19th season from 5:30-8:30 pm on June 21, July 19, and August 16 with bands, the first of three summer car shows, street entertainers, food, and family fun. Fun will be provided by street entertainers, face-painters ...

BBTV Cribs: Betabrand Open House | SF
Thursday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Betabrand
BBTV Cribs: Betabrand Open House | SF

Join in on August 16, discover “where the magic happens.” They’re staying open late, welcoming friends, family, and fans for an exclusive look at Betabrand’s Intergalactic HQ.
Presented by the newest employees, you’ll have a chance to debate the existence of Sasquatch, munch on small bites …

“Pet-A-Llama” Free Night Comedy Festival | Petaluma
Thursday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Pay what you can donations.
| The Big Easy
"Pet-A-Llama" Free Night Comedy Festival | Petaluma

Come and enjoy one out of three days’ worth of world-class comedy: stand-up, themed shows, live podcasts and crowd-working shows as well as special events in the heart of downtown Petaluma.
Sadly, there aren’t any llamas at this event. “Pet-a-llama” is just a pun on “Petaluma.” …

Animal Behavior NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Animal Behavior NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Change up your own animal behavior and get off your phone to watch the internet’s funniest, most dramatic, and awww-worthy cat videos with friends. Enjoy CatVideoFest, the offline celebration of online cat videos, curated by filmmaker Will Braden, the creator of Henri, Le Chat Noir.
Listen …

Free Silent Disco Party On SF’s Newest Rooftop | Salesforce Park
Thursday, August 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Silent Disco Party On SF's Newest Rooftop | Salesforce Park

Free silent dance parties powered by HUSHconcerts. No pre registration or ticket required. Salesforce Park Free Silent Disco Thursday at 7 pm | Aug. 16, 2018 Wednesday at 7 pm | Oct. 31, 2018 Salesforce Park (Main Plaza), 425 Mission St., SF FREE  

Outdoor Waterfront Flicks: “Coco” | Jack London Square
Thursday, August 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Outdoor Waterfront Flicks: "Coco" | Jack London Square

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer with free outdoor screenings of hit movies, as part of Jack London Square’s hit Waterfront Flicks series. Waterfront Flicks begins on Thursday, June 21 with a special Oakland A’s night celebrating the 25th anniversary of the coming-of-age baseball ...

$5 Classic Movie Night: “Animal House” | Paramount Theatre
Thursday, August 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Paramount Theatre
$5 Classic Movie Night: "Animal House" | 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 ...

Friday, August 17

Lake Merritt Hosts US Rowing National Championships | Oakland
Friday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| Lake Merritt
Lake Merritt Hosts US Rowing National Championships | Oakland

The city of Oakland and USRowing are excited to host the 2018 USRowing Masters National Championships at Lake Merritt this week, from August 16-19, 2018 (Thursday to Sunday, racing each day from 8 am to 6 pm). USRowing has announced that this event has the ...

Free Lunchbox Music on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Friday, August 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park Main Plaza
Free Lunchbox Music 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 Lunchbox Music on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park Every Friday at noon | Aug. 17 – Oct. 26, 2018 ...

“The San Francisco’s Classic” Vintage Scooter Rally | SF
"The San Francisco's Classic" Vintage Scooter Rally  | SF

On Friday evening at 5:30 pm, meet at Cafe Trieste grab an espresso & biscotti or even a beer at this staple of The Classic, followed by a fun rip through Little Italy and surrounding neighborhoods.
Ride ends at Henry’s Hunan for dinner and drinks at …

2018 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Friday, August 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2018 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay

Even though you can’t afford the plane ticket, you can still enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 47th annual Greek Festival. Opa! Serving the most authentic Greek meals outside of Athens. The recipes ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, August 17 – 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

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 ...

Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: The English Beat | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: The English Beat | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 15 ...

2018 Free “Teen Science Night” | California Academy of Sciences
Friday, August 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. The event may fill up, so make sure to RSVP as soon as possible.
| California Academy of Sciences
2018 Free "Teen Science Night" | California Academy of Sciences

End summer with science: Immerse yourself in the natural world at the California Academy of Sciences’ sixth 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 …

Free Swing Dance Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Friday, August 17 – 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 ...

Win Tix: “Daybreaker” 1920s Dance Party at Bently Reserve | SF
Friday, August 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Admission to the party + free snacks and beverages
| The Bently Reserve

On the evening of Friday, August 17th, we’re coming together for THE GREAT GATSBEATS — our own rendition of a 1920’s shindig: think booty-shakin’ bass, brass instruments, no booze (it’s prohibition, ya’ll), and tons of surprises. If you’ve never danced inside this gorgeous spot, prepare …

“Dancing Under the Stars” Block Party & Free Dance Lessons | Jack London Square
Friday, August 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Block Party & Free Dance Lessons | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and dancing under the stars. Dancers will kick-up their heels and pack Jack London Square for free dance lessons. 2018 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2018 | 7:30 pm Jack ...

San Jose Bike Party: The Donut Disco Dance Ride
Friday, August 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party: The Donut Disco Dance Ride

  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 ...

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, August 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

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, ...

Win Tix: Dreamy Indie Rock: Day Wave | August Hall
Friday, August 17 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall

Originally a solo vehicle for Oakland’s singer-songwriter Jackson Phillips, Day Wave make atmospheric, ’80s-influenced synth- and guitar-based pop. One half of the similarly inclined electronic duo Carousel, Phillips is known for his yearning, often melancholic songs that combine the immediacy of lo-fi bedroom productions with …