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Thursday, August 9

Small Business Expo 2018: Workshops, Trade Show & Networking | San Mateo
Thursday, August 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Bronze badge is free, but an RSVP is required. Dress Code: Business Casual
| San Mateo County Event Center
Small Business Expo 2018: Workshops, Trade Show & Networking | San Mateo
Small Business Expo is the nation’s largest business-to-business trade show and networking event, drawing entrepreneurs from all over the state who are looking to connect with people from 9 am to 5 pm on August 9, 2018. Free Bronze Badge, but an RSVP is required. During the ...
Library’s Annual Book Giveaway: Free Books, DVDs & CDs | Pleasant Hill
Thursday, August 9 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pleasant Hill Public Library
Library’s Annual Book Giveaway: Free Books, DVDs & CDs | Pleasant Hill

Come to Contra Costa County’s Annual Book Giveaway from Tuesday, August 7 to Saturday, August 11, 2018, while supplies last. There will be free books, DVDs, and CDs of all genres at 75 Santa Barbara Road in Pleasant Hill (behind the Pleasant Hill Library). Books will ...

2018 Tacolicious Guest Chef: Tyler Malek of Salt and Straw | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
2018 Tacolicious Guest Chef: Tyler Malek of Salt and Straw | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Welcome to the 9th annual Tacolicious Summer Guest Chef Series at the CUESA & The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market stand. Proceeds for every chef’s taco goes straight to CUESA & The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market program. Pick up a punch card from any of our ...Every Thursday

Innovative Lunchtime Dance Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, August 9 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Innovative Lunchtime Dance Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
In a city brimming with inventive dance troupes, Alonzo King LINES Ballet has long stood out as one of the jewels of the scene. Undergirding the company’s long-running status as a creative hothouse is the Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, which presents the culmination of an ...
Ambiance Summer Store Party: 20% Off + Goody Bags | Inner Sunset
Thursday, August 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ambiance (Inner Sunset)
Ambiance Summer Store Party: 20% Off + Goody Bags | Inner Sunset

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 Summer Store Party: 20% Off + Goody Bags | Noe Valley
Thursday, August 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ambiance (Noe Valley)
Ambiance Summer Store Party: 20% Off + Goody Bags | Noe Valley

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 ...

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 9 – 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 ...Every Thursday

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, August 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...Monthly

Exploratorium After Dark: Smoked Foods | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Smoked Foods | Pier 15
Humans have smoked meats and fish since prehistoric times. Learn the differences between hot and cold smoking and explore some distinctive regional delicacies inspired by these ancient preservation techniques.
Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, August 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre

The Orinda Theatre hosts a free movie night at 6:30 pm on every second Thursday of the month. Every month showcases a new interesting classic title and sometimes you can catch special guest appearances by actors and film makers. Bring some cash for popcorn and enjoy the show. ...Monthly

Lomelda & Spelling: Theater & Music Performance | SF
Thursday, August 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Advance reservations through Eventbrite.
| McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
Lomelda & Spelling: Theater & Music Performance | SF
The McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (MFA) hosts Lomelda & Spellling, co-presented with Noise Pop. The concert is part of ‘For the Sake of Summer,’ MFA’s film and music series featuring an eclectic mix of musicians and filmmakers. If you were to ask Hannah Read what ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | SF
Thursday, August 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Bayview Opera House
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | SF

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2018 production “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2018 Free political theater & music in parks all ...

United for Compassion 2: A Japantown Community Gathering | SF
Thursday, August 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Japantown Peace Plaza
United for Compassion 2: A Japantown Community Gathering | SF
They invite all communities to join the Japanese American community in a vigil and rally to stand in solidarity with those now being targeted nationwide by the rhetoric of hatred and racial and religious scapegoating. Featuring: Multicultural & youth speakers / performances, a Wall of Compassion, Resources Partial ...
Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Crazy Rich Asians” | AMC Van Ness 14
Thursday, August 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Van Ness 14
Free Sneak Preview Movie: "Crazy Rich Asians" | AMC Van Ness 14
Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Crazy Rich Asians,” an upcoming American romantic comedy-drama film based on the acclaimed worldwide bestseller by Kevin Kwan. Free Film Screening: Crazy Rich Asians August 9, 2018 | 7:30 pm AMC Van Ness 14 RSVP code: MwiDb22927 Tickets available through https://www.wbtickets.com/main/code_redeem Tickets are free, but subject ...
Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Crazy Rich Asians” | AMC Saratoga 14
Thursday, August 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Saratoga
Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Crazy Rich Asians” |  AMC Saratoga 14
Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Crazy Rich Asians,” an upcoming American romantic comedy-drama film based on the acclaimed worldwide bestseller by Kevin Kwan. Free Film Screening: Crazy Rich Asians August 9, 2018 | 7:30 pm AMC Saratoga 14 RSVP code: kOzdk44625 Tickets available through https://www.wbtickets.com/main/code_redeem Tickets are free, but subject to availability. Depending ...

Every Thursday

Free Weekly Therapy Yoga Sessions | SF
Every Thursday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are suggested, but not necessary.
| International Art Museum of America
Free Weekly Therapy Yoga Sessions | SF
The International Art Museum of America holds weekly yoga classes in the upstairs museum gallery every Thursday from 6 pm to 6:45 pm. With rotating yoga instructors, participants can experience different styles of yoga and take refuge in the beautiful art gallery with other members of ...
Thursday Trivia Night & Food Trucks | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Every Thursday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food & drinks
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday Trivia Night & Food Trucks | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Join every Thursday Night at SoMa StrEat Food Park hosts Trivia Night in collaboration with Sporcle Live Trivia. Each week will feature all new questions from a variety of mind-boggling categories. Thursday Trivia Night & Food Trucks Every Thursday at 7 pm SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th Street, SF, ...
Trivia Thursday: Pub Quiz in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Trivia Thursday: Pub Quiz in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Thursday Night at The New Parkway is Trivia Night.   This is a chance for you and your friends to compete and win prizes (like free beer and movie passes) if you can answer questions correctly about a range of topics that often include movie history, famous ...
’90s DJ Thursday: Party Like It’s 1999 | SF
Every Thursday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Raven Bar
'90s DJ Thursday: Party Like It's 1999 | SF
Event is canceled because of the holiday. Every Thursday night, Raven Bar & Lounge is partying like it’s 1999 with DJ Mark Andrus bringing you back in time, but not too far back. ’90s DJ Thursday: Party Like It’s 1999 Every Thursday at 9 pm Raven ...
Free Live Salsa & Jazz Music From Local Artists | SF
Every Thursday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cigar Bar & Grill
Free Live Salsa & Jazz Music From Local Artists | SF
Event is canceled because of the holiday Join them every Wednesday & Thursday evening for a free Salsa and Jazz show by local Bay Area musicians. Shows start at 8 pm. Enjoy great food, drinks & live music night. For complete line-up and more information please visit their ...
Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Come out to Haight Ashbury Comedy Night at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Upper Haight to see some of SF’s best rising comedic talent. The lineup changes every week, but expect to see comics that have performed at Cobbs, SF Sketchfest, the Punchline ...
“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Thursday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Normally $15 use code FUNCHEAP for $5 tickets. 21+
| Ales Unlimited: Beer Basement
"The Setup" Underground Comedy Show | SF
Event is canceled because of the holiday. The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that ...
“Class of ’84” Dance Party & Cheap Drinks | SoMa
Every Thursday – 9:00 pm | Cost: $4*
*$4 before 9:30 pm. $7 after
| The Cat Club
"Class of '84" Dance Party & Cheap Drinks | SoMa
Every Thursday from 9 pm to 3 am at the Cat Club, it’s the best of the ’80s in two rooms with the coolest music and the best crowd in town. DJs Damon and Mr Washington spin ’80s pop, rock, and one hit wonders in the ...
$1 Well Shots on Thursday Nights | SF
Every Thursday – 10:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*$1 Per Well Shot, but no cover charge.
| Would You Believe Cocktails
$1 Well Shots on Thursday Nights | SF
Would you Believe Bar is bringing back $1 Well Shots and College Night Specials on Thursdays from 10 pm to Midnight for a limited time only. Thursdays $1 Shots Every Thursday | 10 pm to Midnight Would You Believe Bar, 652 Geary Blvd., SF $1- Must be 21 and over Must 21 and ...
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