Tuesday, August 11 “The Rock” Turns 86: Alcatraz’s Anniversary
Alcatraz, the former federal island prison that once held the likes of gangster Al Capone, offers national park visitors a close-up look at a maximum-security, minimum-privilege life.
COVID Update: Alcatraz Island is currently open for outdoor-only day tour visits. (The interior of the prison is currently ...
Zendesk Webinar “Let’s Talk Change” w/ Shark Tank Cast Members
This live virtual event focuses on leading through change, entrepreneurship, and the importance of customer retention in our new, ever-evolving consumer landscape. The event will feature an interactive panel discussion with CX leaders (Shark Tank cast members and Zendesk customers) followed by a Zendesk perspective ...
SF Library’s New Curbside Pickup Launches in Excelsior (August 11)
Starting August 10, 2020 the San Francisco Public Library is launching their SFPL To Go service which will enable cardholders to pick up and return their materials at select library locations throughout the City. SFPL To Go is Front Door Pick-up Service that safely delivers ...
Green Apple Books’ Author Talk: “A House Is a Body”
Join us on Tuesday, August 11 at 5pm PDT when Shruti Swamy discusses her story collection A House Is a Body with Meng Jin on Zoom.
Praise for A House Is a Body
“The winner of two O. Henry Prizes, Shruti Swamy will publish her first short-story ...
$5.50 Drive-In Movie Night in Concord & San Jose
One of the most socially-distant ways to have fun, The West Wind Drive-In theaters in both San Jose and Concord, have reopened for nightly film screenings this week, but with new rules in place to ensure minimal contact. Thanks to Alt105 for letting us know. ...Every Tuesday
Wednesday, August 12 Free Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park
The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park officially re-opened its doors to the public Wednesday, July 22 with modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. Formerly open seven days a week, the Japanese Tea Garden ...Every Wednesday
Free Online Workshop: Make a Website Using WordPress
Ever think about starting your own business someday or possibly creating your own blog? Learning WordPress now will help get you ready to share with the world!
In this workshop, students will create their own website using WordPress. They will learn how to set up a ...
Online Author Talk with Marke Bieschke: Into the Streets
An evening with Mark Bieschke in celebration of his latest book, Into the Streets: A Young Person’s Visual History of Protest in the United States. Bieschke is the publisher and arts editor of 48 Hills and the SF Bay Guardian and the author most recently of Queer: The Ultimate LGBTQ Guide for ...
Free Drive-In Movie Night w/ Apple Films “Boys State” in San Jose
The sensational winner of the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Boys State is a wildly entertaining and continually revealing immersion into a week-long annual program in which a thousand Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate mock exercise: ...
Thursday, August 13 Funcheap’s Live Zoom Comedy Roast Night w/ Chris Riggins
Get ready for Funcheap’s live interactive virtual comedy show on Zoom from Copper Spoon in Oakland hosted by Chris Riggins. Tune in, get some LIVE laughs and kill an hour with us instead of Netflix. This is part stand-up comedy show and part interactive comedy ...Every Thursday
Online Storytelling With the Dragon
Dragon’s Co-Artistic Director Alika and her friend, Mr. Reginald T. Hedgehog read from faerie tales and folklore from Aesop to Anansi as well as contemporary books that help us understand what’s happening in the world around us. Free event on Dragon’s Facebook Live Stream (https://www.facebook.com/DragonProductions/live) ...Every Thursday
The Underground: Virtual Comedy Show
Comedy Underground goes virtual! Enjoy some of the best comics from around the world from the safety and comfort of your own home on Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to you as soon as you register for the event. The show is donation ...Every Thursday
Friday, August 14 “Crazy Funny Asians” Virtual Comedy Live from San Francisco
Now Online! Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase! Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs. Join Us – RSVP on Eventbrite and we’ll send you the secret ...Every Friday
Sonoma County Drive-Thru Food Fair Frenzy (August 14-16)
Thank you KTVU for letting us know about the Sonoma County “Food Fair Frenzy”.
With county fairs being canceled due to the pandemic, drive-through fair food is a great idea for vendors to earn some money as customers line up to get their “fair food” fix ...
Actor Online Lunchtime Workout
Join the lunchtime workout of your acting muscles! This is open to actors and non-actors alike as a way to take a break mid-day to get a little time paying attention to your mind, body and voice as you follow along. Actor Online Lunchtime Workout ...Every Friday
Live Music with James Funk
Jim is the lead vocalist for The Dawdlers, the former “Paul Guy” in Bay Area Beatles’ tribute band The Sun Kings from 2013-16, and still “Paul” in Lennon & McCartney tribute band Two of Us with Drew Harrison. Jim has a clear tenor voice; his ...
Outdoor Alameda Porch Music: Social Distancing Concert
We love what locals are doing in Alameda. Please be advised. We are letting you know about a hyper-local neighborhood community event. If you do not live within walking distance of the event, please do not attend. If you love it too, consider starting this ...Every Friday
East Bay Bike Party
The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...Monthly
Saturday, August 15 San Francisco Zen Center Online Meditation Session
Learn how to meditate with Dr. Lucy Xiao of the San Francisco Zen Meditation Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the body and mind amid the swirl of daily life. Sitting in a balanced posture creates ...
“Black Laughs Matter” Virtual Comedy Show
The live comedy scene has been devastated by the closure of all of the comedy clubs, so if you’d like to support black comics, join us for a special “Black Laughs Matter” online comedy show live from San Francisco. Join Us – RSVP on Eventbrite ...Every Saturday
Online Anime & Manga Drawing Class
Need an hour free of kids for your SIP haircut? Gamble Garden is hosting an Anime & Manga drawing class taught by Marvel and DC Comics artist, Timothy Green II. Learn basic drawing skills and techniques for anime and manga characters. Ideal for ages 8 ...
Sonoma County Farm Trails “Grav & Go” Pop-Up Curbside Pickup
Sonoma County Farm Trails brings you its first-ever curbside pickup: the “Grav & Go” Pop-Up. The pop-up will take place at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center on August 15 and 16, the same weekend that the Gravenstein Apple Fair was originally scheduled. Orders must be ...
OurTownSF LGBTQ Online Nonprofit Expo 2020
You’re Invited to the Largest LGBTQ Resource Fair in the World.
Now in our 5th year, OurTownSF LGBTQ Nonprofit Expo 2020 is going virtual August 15 from 12:30-4:30 pm & will draw well-deserved and much-needed support to the over 150 Bay Area groups serving the LGBTQ ...
Online Concert: “Sing for Justice”
Spiritualing is a beautiful way to and create joy and healing while exercising our activism.
Join us as we sing for justice along with incredible vocalists from all around the Bay Area. We’re coming together to lift our voices because we believe in the power of ...
The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday
Thanks to SFist for letting us know that The Stud and Oasis are going virtual with their Drag Shows Online. Not even the global pandemic can stop the Queens! Enjoy a weekly dose of virtual humor, flashy, queer and everything drag with The Stud and Oasis Online Drag Show. The ...Every Saturday
Spontaneous Storytelling Online
We’ve converted our hilarious monthly open-mic storytelling show into an online event. Put your name in the virtual “hat” for a chance to tell a true story from your life, 5 minutes or less. For the past 5 years, Spontaneous Storytelling has been one of ...Every Saturday
SF City Hall Lights Up Saffron, White and Green for National Day of India
San Francisco’s City Hall and its 220+ state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures will illuminate in saffron, white and green to celebrate National Day of India.
City Hall Lighting Schedule
August 15, 2020 – National Day of India
The schedule is always tentative for the holiday lighting and subject to change when there are special ...