Upcoming List of Bay Area Protests (Aug 12 - Sep 5)
Causes, Have Your Voice Heard
Upcoming List of Bay Area Protests (Aug 12 - Sep 5)
This week's rallies, protests, vigils, clean-up events and other ways to stay involved
SF Just Got a Powerful New Mural at the Asian Art Museum
Community, Murals
SF Just Got a Powerful New Mural at the Asian Art Museum
New York Times praises Chanel Miller's brand new inspiring public artwork which is visible from the street day and night
"The Rock" Turns 86 Today: Alcatraz's Anniversary
City Insight
"The Rock" Turns 86 Today: Alcatraz's Anniversary
Alcatraz opened as a maximum security Federal prison on August 11, 1934
The Biggest Meteor Shower of 2020
Get Out: Events
The Biggest Meteor Shower of 2020
See the annual Perseids peak the night of August 11-12 - often the biggest meteor shower of the year.
Sonoma County's Drive-Thru "Food Fair" Frenzy on August 14-16
Eat & Drink
Sonoma County's Drive-Thru "Food Fair" Frenzy on August 14-16
Giant turkey legs, jumbo snow cones, churros, corn dogs... get your fix at Sonoma County Fairgrounds this weekend
SF Zoo's Baby Penguins Graduate "Fish School"
Adorable, Uplifting
SF Zoo's Baby Penguins Graduate "Fish School"
Congrats to the six adorable pengos who learned to swim, eat whole fish and socialize. Shake it out, chicks!
Free Krispy Kreme & Coffee For Teachers Week (Aug 10-14)
Freebies
Free Krispy Kreme & Coffee For Teachers Week (Aug 10-14)
Fattening you up for fall? Free glazed donut and coffee for all teachers every day this week.
SF Main Library Reopens Today with "Front Door Pickup"
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, What's Closed / What's Open
SF Main Library Reopens Today with "Front Door Pickup"
San Francisco libraries are back with contactless pick-up and drop off. Dates for first 6 branches announced.

Tuesday, August 11

“The Rock” Turns 86: Alcatraz’s Anniversary
Tuesday, August 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Alcatraz Island
"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
Tuesday, August 11 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE
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)
Tuesday, August 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
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”
Tuesday, August 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
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
Tuesday, August 11 – 8:30 pm | Cost: $5.50*
*$5.50 for adults on Tuesday nights. Kids are $1.75
| Solano 2 Drive In
$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

2020 Perseids: The Best Meteor Shower of the Year (Peak: August 11-12)
Tuesday, August 11 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2020 Perseids: The Best Meteor Shower of the Year (Peak: August 11-12)
Get out in the open, away from city lights to see the annual Perseids Meteor Shower, the most beloved meteor shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. The annual Perseids meteor shower is the glittery result of Earth passing through debris left behind by a ...

Wednesday, August 12

Free Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park
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
Wednesday, August 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
| https://www.techgirlz.org/techshopz/category/workshops/
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
Wednesday, August 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration required
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
Wednesday, August 12 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Capitol 6 Drive-In (San Jose)
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
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

Sonoma County Farm Trails “Grav & Go” Pop-Up Deadline for Online Order
Thursday, August 13 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*No tickets. Products for purchase online by August 13th and curbside pickup on August 15th and 16th.
| Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
Sonoma County Farm Trails "Grav & Go” Pop-Up Deadline for Online Order

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 ...

Online Storytelling With the Dragon
Thursday, August 13 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Can, Suggested donation of $5-10
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
Thursday, August 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated, pay what you can.
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
"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

Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut & Brewed Coffee for Teachers Last Day
Friday, August 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut & Brewed Coffee for Teachers Last Day

Thanks to Delish for letting us know that Krispy Kreme will give teachers a free donut from August 10-14. All week from August 10 to 14, enjoy a sweet treat from them as their way of saying thank you. Teachers get one free Original Glazed ...

Sonoma County Drive-Thru Food Fair Frenzy (August 14-16)
Friday, August 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for purchases
| Sonoma County Fairgrounds
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
Friday, August 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Pay what you can, suggested donation of $5-10
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
Friday, August 14 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Riggers Loft Wine Company
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
Friday, August 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
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
Friday, August 14 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
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
Saturday, August 15 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donation is encouraged
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
Saturday, August 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated. Any amount helps
"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
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
Saturday, August 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*No tickets. Products for purchase online by August 13th and curbside pickup on August 15th and 16th.
| Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
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
Saturday, August 15 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cost for attendees or nonprofit participants
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”
Saturday, August 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Pay what you can
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
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
Saturday, August 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay as you can, suggested donation $5 to $20
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
Saturday, August 15 – 8:27 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
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 ...