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Thursday, September 12

SF Zoo Free Admission Day

The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all year round.  You’ll enjoy seeing the 250 different animal species in naturalistic surroundings, ...

SF Zoo Free Day: San Francisco Residents | 2019
Thursday, September 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Visitors must bring a valid I.D.; each adult must provide proof of residency.
| San Francisco Zoo

In celebration of its 90th anniversary this year, San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is opening its doors Thursdays in September to Bay Area communities with extended hours, special activities and free admission. The event is SF Zoo’s way of being a “good neighbor” and thanking ...

2019 Rolex Big Boat Yacht Racing: West Coast’s Largest Regatta | SF
Thursday, September 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. Francis Yacht Club

Come watch the St. Francis Yacht Club’s Rolex Big Boat Series, an annual September event celebrating its 55th year on the San Francisco Bay from September 11-15, 2019. The West Coast’s largest regatta, the Rolex Big Boat Series features five days of world-caliber competition for ...

SF Hispanic Heritage Festival Kick Off | 2019
Thursday, September 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

Viva at the Library is an annual celebration of Latino Hispanic heritage, cultures and traditions. San Francisco has a rich Latino heritage that is highlighted in a diverse array of exciting programs for all ages, from performances to film screenings, crafts to food tastings. Hispanic ...

7th Annual Autos of Alamo Festival | 2019
Thursday, September 12 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alamo Plaza Shopping Center
The community is invited to partake in the 7th Annual Autos of Alamo Festival on Thursday, September 12th, from 4 pm-8 pm. The free block party event will feature 120-140 historical, hot rod, and muscle cars with a selection of exotic and specialty automobiles. Attendees will ...
Presidential Debate Watch Party | Oakland
Thursday, September 12 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| The Golden Squirrel
On September 12, 2019 from 4:30 pm to 8 pm, join the debate watch party to watch Senator Warren take the stage and learn about the big, structural change that Elizabeth is fighting for in California and across the nation. The team knows that to create ...
“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, September 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn

Presidio Twilight is back for its sixth 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. New for 2019 are ...Every Thursday

SF Transit Week Panel: Equitable Transportation & The Climate Crisis | SF
Thursday, September 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Spin
Many San Franciscans are forced into a poverty trap of car ownership because their neighborhoods and communities lack sufficient public transit. A private car becomes necessary as the easiest way to access resources and opportunities. These communities are disproportionately populated by low income residents and ...
5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF

Francisca’s Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar is a unique farm-to-table Italian-Venezuelan restaurant in the Mission that has a special 5-Course Tasting Menu with 2-for-1 fresh-fruit tropical drinks on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Read the awesome review of this $39 tasting menu in the Chronicle. Francesca’s has ...Every Thursday

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, September 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church

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 out ...Monthly

Exploratorium After Dark: Humor Me | Pier 15 What’s funny? The things that tickle our funny bones can range from puns and jokes, to pranks, irony, and whimsical illustration. Experience all of this at After Dark: Humor Me—sift through the research on the science of laughter and humor and seek out the humor ...
NightLife: Duckwrth (South Central LA Rapper) | California Academy of Sciences 7:45 – 8:30 PM – Kick off the night with Oakland-born MC/producer G.L.A.M as she opens with fiery lyrics and her take on ‘90s-influencer hip hop. 8:45 – 9:45 PM – Catch an energetic set in the West Garden by buzzy South Central LA rapper DUCKWRTH. ...
2019 Divisadero Fall Art Walk | SF
Thursday, September 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This event happens every 2nd Thursday of March, June, September & December
| Divisadero Corridor

Divisadero Art Walk happens four times a year, in March, June, September and December for a fun evening featuring art shows, live music, plus there’s usually complimentary beverages and more. 2019 Divisadero Art Walk 2nd Thursday of March, June, September & December | 6 pm Divisadero, Golden Gate to ...

Free Movie Night: Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960) | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, September 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 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

Free Gardening Workshop: Garden Wisely to Help Global Cooling | Mountain View
Thursday, September 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Learn how to add native plants to your garden in this series of free workshops. Workshops are bi-monthly, on a variety of topics.
Starring the Rock: Alcatraz in Hollywood Films | SF
Thursday, September 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 suggested donation
| Tenderloin Museum
Join us for a deep dive into San Francisco film, this time looking at the cinematic mythology surrounding a complicated San Francisco landmark, Alcatraz Island. Shortly after Alcatraz opened as a federal prison in 1934, its career as a setting for movies began. From Alcatraz Island ...

Every Thursday

Free Express Lunchtime Rooftop Bootcamp | Salesforce Park
Every Thursday – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Express Lunchtime Rooftop Bootcamp | Salesforce Park
Squeeze in a workout with this express 30-minute lunchtime class. Pair with Core + Stretch Express right after for a full workout. Free Rooftop Express Bootcamp Every Thursday | Noon to 12:30 pm Salesforce Park (Main Plaza), 425 Mission St, San Francisco FREE *no class July 4 or November 28
Donation Based Weekly Therapy Yoga Sessions | SF
Every Thursday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are suggested, but not necessary.
| International Art Museum of America
Donation Based 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 ...
The Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland
The Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland
From the Basement of Oakstop, in the heart of downtown, comes The Underground every Thursday from October. See some of the best comics from the Bay Area and beyond in an intimate setting. Show is From 7:30 till 9, with doors opening at 7. Tickets will ...
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
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 Bar & Lounge, 1151 Folsom St., SF FREE Updated 3/6/19 – ...
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
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 Facebook page. Free Live Salsa & Jazz ...
Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Come out to Haight Ashbury Comedy Night every Thursday at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Upper Haight to see some of SF’s best comedians. 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
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 features established comedians from around the ...
“Class of ’84” Dance Party & Cheap Drinks | SoMa
Every Thursday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Cover may change for special events.
| 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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