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Wednesday, April 18

1906 Earthquake & Fire Anniversary Ceremony | SF
Wednesday, April 18 – 4:45 am | Cost: FREE | Lotta's Fountain
1906 Earthquake & Fire Anniversary Ceremony  | SF
When the earthquake hit on April 18, 1906, it did so in the wee hours at 5:12 am. The cast iron Lotta’s Fountain on Market Street became a crucial meeting point and is now known as SF’s oldest surviving monument. Every year since, city officials (and in past ...
Golden Fire Hydrant Painting Ceremony | Dolores Park
Wednesday, April 18 – 5:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Fire Hydrant
Golden Fire Hydrant Painting Ceremony | Dolores Park
One lonely working fire hydrant in the Mission District helped saved the city’s churches after the 1906 Earthquake. Every year on the anniversary of the quake, the hydrant receives a fresh coat of gold paint in tribute. This annual celebration takes place on Tuesday, April 18, ...

Free 1/2 Pint Ice Cream Days: “Chilly Cow” Bay Area Tour | April 12-20
Wednesday, April 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Free 1/2 Pint Ice Cream Days: "Chilly Cow" Bay Area Tour | April 12-20

Chilly Cow will be handing out free half pint samples of its ultra-creamy, ultra-delicious, lower-calorie ice cream at select locations in San Francisco and the Bay Area throughout the next two weeks. Available flavors will include: Brown Butter Salted Caramel, Chocolate Brownie Batter, Chocolate Chip ...

Read to a Dog at Montclair | Oakland
Wednesday, April 18 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Montclair Branch
Read to a Dog at Montclair | Oakland

Young readers are invited and read aloud to a certified therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Reading to dogs can help increase children’s reading confidence, skill, and enjoyment. Scout the Dog is ready for a story at: Elmhurst Library: Every Saturday at 11am Natasha ...

Landscape Conversations: 3rd Edition Nature in the City Map Release | SF
Wednesday, April 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP required. Maps will be available for purchase.
| Exploratorium
Landscape Conversations: 3rd Edition Nature in the City Map Release | SF
Join and celebrate the release of the Nature in the City map, 3rd Edition on Wednesday at 6 pm. Landscape Conversations: 3rd Edition Nature in the City Map Release Wednesday, April 18,2018 | 6 pm to 9 pm Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco FREE, RSVP Required Event Program: Introduction: Amber Hasselbring from ...
Halfway to Halloween Costume & Dance Party | The Knockout
Wednesday, April 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with costume. Otherwise $2.
| The Knockout
Halfway to Halloween Costume & Dance Party | The Knockout
Join  the Mission’s best Halloween Party in April. DJ’s spinning punk, indie, new wave, electronic, soul, and more. Halfway to Halloween Costume & Dance Party Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 8 pm to 1 am The Knockout, 3223 Mission St, San Francisco FREE with Costume A costume and dance party for ...

Every Wednesday

Free Bad-Ass Morning Outdoor Workout: Alta Vista Park | SF
Every Wednesday – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | Alta Plaza Park
Free Bad-Ass Morning Outdoor Workout: Alta Vista Park | SF

Every Wednesday morning at 6:30 am, gather at Alta Plaza Park for a free badass workout and a chance to meet fellow fitness enthusiasts in your city.
The half hour workouts are different each week, but consist of boot camp style workouts like running hills, core work, …

“Heart of the City” Wednesday Farmers Market | UN Plaza
Every Wednesday – All Day | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
"Heart of the City" Wednesday Farmers Market | UN Plaza

Heart of the City Farmers Market is a uniquely independent, farmer-operated, nonprofit farmers market located year round on Sundays and Wednesdays in San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza, rain or shine. Nearly 30 local farmers and artisan food vendors provide a wide selection of fresh local produce, …

Free Rooftop Cardio Dance Class in the Park | Salesforce Park
Every Wednesday – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Cardio Dance Class in the Park | Salesforce Park

This lively series rotates between Zumba, hip-hop, salsa and more. Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF..
Free Rooftop Cardio Dance Class in the Park | SF
Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Oct. 31, 2018 | 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Salesforce Park (Main …

Stitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF
Every Wednesday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco School of Needlework & Design
Stitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF

These free events give you the opportunity to stitch in an inspiring environment with fellow enthusiasts. Bring along your projects, embroidery, knitting or even darning, and enjoy the company of others and their vast needlework library at your leisure.
Free Stitch Ins meet every Wednesday from …

Free Rooftop Writing Workshop | Salesforce Park
Every Wednesday – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Writing Workshop | Salesforce Park

Get your creativity flowing and add some tools to your toolbox with The Writers Studio. Pens and notepads provided, or bring your old favorite. Join and spend an hour to get creativity flowing, plus writing tips for free, from The Writers Studio.
Free Rooftop Writing Workshop
Every Wednesday …

Autodesk Design Gallery & Tour | Embarcadero
Every Wednesday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Autodesk Gallery
Autodesk Design Gallery & Tour | Embarcadero

The Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco celebrates the design process that takes a great idea and turns it into a reality.
With more than 20 different exhibits regularly on display that showcase the innovative work of Autodesk customers, the gallery illustrates the role …

Free Beginner Knitting in the Rooftop Park | SF
Every Wednesday – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Beginner Knitting in the Rooftop Park | SF

Need a new hobby? Learn the basics of knitting for free, courtesy of SF knitting supply outpost ImagiKnit, at Salesforce Park, SF’s 5.4 acre rooftop park on top of the new Transit Center.
Free Beginner Knitting in the Rooftop Park | SF
Every Wednesday at 1:30 pm | Aug. …

Castro Farmers’ Market | SF
Every Wednesday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro Farmers' Market
Castro Farmers' Market | SF

Every Wednesday night throughout the season, starting March 14, 2018, Noe Street is abloom with fresh fruits and vegetables as the Castro Farmers’ Market brings California’s best to the neighborhood.
The farmers’ market is open 4-8 pm, rain or shine, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. The market will …

2018 “Top the Cops” Insane (But Legal) Drag Races vs. Cops | Sonoma Raceway
Every Wednesday – 4:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$25 to race, $15 to race with High School ID; $10 for spectators.
| Highways 37 & 121
2018 "Top the Cops" Insane (But Legal) Drag Races vs. Cops | Sonoma Raceway

The popular Wednesday Night Drags program will kick off its 30th consecutive year at Sonoma Raceway on March 14, 2018.
Top The Cops:
High school students will drag race against Bay Area law enforcement officers when the popular Top the Cops program returns as part of Sonoma Raceway’s weekly …

Wellness Wednesdays Free Community Yoga | Westfield Centre
Every Wednesday – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
Wellness Wednesdays Free Community Yoga | Westfield Centre

With the goal of making yoga accessible to the community, this weekly free class focuses on continuous flow, attention to alignment, and mindful thinking.
This class brings a sense of fun and creativity while incorporating a few nuggets of yogic wisdom along the way. Make sure …

“Karma Cinema”: Pay-What-You-Wish Movie Night | The New Parkway
"Karma Cinema": Pay-What-You-Wish Movie Night | The New Parkway

Time to get generous; The New Parkway Theater is letting you pay-what-you-wish for a movie ticket every Wednesday night.
Theater doors open at 6 pm every Wednesday and every movie (albeit a few exceptions like private events) will be offered on a sliding scale of a penny (if …

Dandelion Chocolate: Factory Tour & Guided Tasting | SF
Every Wednesday – 6:10 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 and reservations are required
| Dandelion Chocolate
Dandelion Chocolate: Factory Tour & Guided Tasting | SF

Mmmm… chocolate! Four days a week, Dandelion Chocolates offer $5 factory tours (with tastings) and they’ll send you off with a hot chocolate gift card so you can end your experience on an extra chocolatey note. These tours can book up months in advance (especially for …

“Musical Wednesdays” Sing-Along At The Edge | Castro
Every Wednesday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Edge
"Musical Wednesdays" Sing-Along At The Edge | Castro

Start your week singing with Musical Mondays or get over the hump with Musical Wednesdays at The Edge in the Castro, where they play all of your favorite musicals to sing and drink along with a different theme each week from 7 pm to 2 am every …

Liquid Wednesdays Latin Jam Nights | Peninsula
Every Wednesday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks purchase.
Liquid Wednesdays Latin Jam Nights | Peninsula

The Historic 7 Mile House will be hosts a weekly Wednesday Latin night and will feature the Bay Area’s best Latin bands on a rotating schedule.
Liquid Wednesdays Latin Jam Nights
Every Wednesday at 7 pm
7 Mile Sports Bar & Grill, 2800 Bayshore Blvd, Brisbane, CA
FREE (No Cover. Reservations …

Free Live Jazz & Latin Jazz Nights | Cigar Bar
Every Wednesday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cigar Bar & Grill
Free Live Jazz & Latin Jazz Nights |  Cigar Bar

Join the Cigar Bar & Grill every Wednesday & Thursday evening for a free Jazz show (both traditional jazz and latin jazz) by local Bay Area musicians.
Shows start at 8pm. Enjoy great food, drinks & Jazz. For complete line-up and more information please visit their website.
Live …

World Class Comedy: Free Comedy Showcase | SF
Every Wednesday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Bar Fluxus
World Class Comedy: Free Comedy Showcase | SF

Like to laugh? Like to drink fine wine, cocktails, and beer? Well come to “World Class Comedy” live at Bar Fluxus. Past headliners have performed for the USO Comedy Tours, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Comedy Festival and more international events.
Every week they showcase some of San …

Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl | SF
Every Wednesday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with a drink special purchase
| Northstar Cafe
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl | SF

Try your hand (literally) at the Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Pub Crawl starting in North Beach.
Get lubricated on $3 – $3.50 drink specials, and compete in Rock Paper Scissors tournament qualifying rounds while moving from bar to bar. The tournament champ wins a bar tab. Meet new people while earning points to …

“Housepitality” DJ Party & Free Champagne | SoMa
"Housepitality" DJ Party & Free Champagne | SoMa

Housepitality SF gives you a reason to come out dancing every Wednesday night with world-class artists and free champagne.
Enjoy free champagne from 9-10 pm and $5 Jameson (with mention of Housepitality discount). The RSVP list closes at 6 pm on the day of the show.
Housepitality DJ Night
Every Wednesday …

Craiglist Missed Connections: Improv & Original Jokes | PianoFight
Every Wednesday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | PianoFight
Craiglist Missed Connections: Improv & Original Jokes | PianoFight

PianoFight’s house team, Original Jokes takes the stage to improvise based off a Craigslist missed connection that is picked by the audience. Combine that with a PianoFight selected improv team opening the show for double the hilarity and you have one hilarious show.
Craiglist Missed Connections: …

Classical Workshop: Weekly Late Night Chamber Music | Monroe
Every Wednesday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Monroe
Classical Workshop: Weekly Late Night Chamber Music | Monroe

Every Wednesday night at Monroe, come experience live classical music in an unconventional space.
The program changes weekly, and will always highlight live chamber music.

Hear and experience the sounds of exciting arrangements without the pretense of a concert hall.
Sip on cocktails, or enjoy a cold beer …

The Late Mic w/ Frosty Nugs Free Comedy Showcase & Open Mic | Oakland
Every Wednesday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | BRIX 581
The Late Mic w/ Frosty Nugs Free Comedy Showcase & Open Mic | Oakland

The Late Mic with Frosty Nugs is a weekly comedy showcase that features comics from all over the San Francisco Bay Area and the world. Come for the showcase and stay for the open mic which immediately follows the headliner.
First come, first serve, but they …

The Real Honeys of SF: Reality TV Inspired Improv Show | SF
Every Wednesday – 10:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Stagewerx Theatre
The Real Honeys of SF: Reality TV Inspired Improv Show | SF

The Real Honeys of SF is the show that doesn’t save any drama for your mama. Local Honey will create a brand new reality show from scratch, right in front of your eyes and inspired by you.
Audience suggestions are used complete with wacky characters, …

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