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Thursday, September 19

First Day for Tix to SFMOMA’s “Soft Power” Artist Talk | Oct. 24
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SFMOMA
First Day for Tix to SFMOMA's "Soft Power" Artist Talk | Oct. 24

Timely and provocative, Soft Power is an exhibition about the ways in which artists deploy art to explore their roles as citizens and social actors. Appropriated from the Reagan-era term used to describe how a country’s “soft” assets such as culture, political values, and foreign policies can ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | SF
Thursday, September 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | SF

For the 37th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of “As You Like It.” Having produced “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to wide acclaim in 2018, this summer the company turns to a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy “As ...

2019 Fort Mason Big Book Sale | SF
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 22nd, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2019 Fort Mason Big Book Sale | SF

Every year Friends of the San Francisco Public Library fills up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. This family-friendly event features over 500,000 books and media of all kinds. Children’s books, board books, music ...

SF Zoo Free Day: East Bay Residents | Alameda & Contra Costa Counties
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Visitors must bring a valid I.D.; each adult must provide proof of residency.
| San Francisco Zoo
SF Zoo Free Day: East Bay Residents | Alameda & Contra Costa Counties

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 ...

A Super Rare “Free Museum Day” at SFMOMA | SF
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP Required
| SFMOMA
A Super Rare "Free Museum Day" at SFMOMA | SF
Treat yourself and your loved ones to a free and fun-filled day at SFMOMA. As part of Culture for Community, more than a dozen Yerba Buena cultural organizations will offer free admission on September 19, 2019. Unlike “Family Days” where you’re required to attend with someone 18 ...
SF’s “Culture for Community” Festival | Yerba Buena District
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to participating Yerba Buena district arts and culture institutions
| Yerba Buena District
SF's "Culture for Community" Festival | Yerba Buena District
Culture for Community is a unique group of Yerba Buena district arts and culture institutions who have joined together to open their doors for free. Yerba Buena Culture for Community Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 7 am to  9 pm Yerba Buena District, SoMa, San Francisco FREE On Thursday, September ...
2019 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention: Panel Discussion | UC Berkeley
Thursday, September 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)
2019 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention: Panel Discussion | UC Berkeley

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is a five day music festival featuring performances by local and national acts, several rollicking square dances, the illustrious stringband contest, workshops, and plenty of jamming, in venues throughout Berkeley. The convention is organized by folks who love old ...

International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2019
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Everywhere
International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2019
Scallywags and sailors alike unite every year on September 19 to don their seafaring finest and to lend their conversation some swagger in honor of International “Talk Like a Pirate Day.”  2019 Bay Area Pirate Day Events To be announced for 2019. Although there are no “official” events ...
Free Puerto Rican Outdoor Lunchtime Concert | SF
Thursday, September 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 303 Second Street
Free Puerto Rican Outdoor Lunchtime Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 130 free lunchtime concerts featuring an array of different styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas near Market Street. “People in Plazas” 2019 Market Street Music Festival July 9 to October 30, 2019 | ...

Folk Music w/ The Anita Lofton Project | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, September 19 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Folk Music w/ The Anita Lofton Project | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
About a decade ago Anita Lofton was known as one of the hardest rockin’ guitarists around, a gonzo player whose punk power trio Sistas In the Pit opened for Iggy and the Stooges on their 2007 reunion tour, including a near-legendary show at the Warfield ...
SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Free Mask Making w/ The Mexican Museum | Marina
Thursday, September 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Childrens' Area
SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Free Mask Making w/ The Mexican Museum | Marina
On September 19, 2019 at 4 pm, learn about the significance and social purpose of masks from different regions of Mexico and construct your own 2D/3D masks with The Mexican Museum. For ages 5 and older.
Sports Basement “The Grotto” Open House & Happy Hour | SF
Thursday, September 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
Sports Basement "The Grotto" Open House & Happy Hour | SF
Join us at Sports Basement Bryant St on September 19th from 4 – 6pm for a Happy Hour reception in our newly remodeled event space, The Grotto! Most of us have been in The Grotto through one community event or the other, but have you seen ...
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...Monthly

Final of 2019: “Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, September 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn
Final of 2019: "Off The Grid" Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio

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

Diamonds & Delights: Jewelry Experts, Sips & Snacks | San Mateo
Diamonds & Delights: Jewelry Experts, Sips & Snacks | San Mateo
Get ready to propose (or be proposed to) by learning about diamonds, trying on bling, and entering to win a $1,000 Shane Co. gift card! Bring a friend and learn all you’ve ever wanted to know about diamonds while trying on all the styles that catch ...
5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF
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

Let’s Go Salsa: Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party w/ Ricardo Lemvo | SF
Thursday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
Let's Go Salsa: Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party w/ Ricardo Lemvo | SF
Raised by Angolan parents in Congo’s capital Kinshasa (when the country was known as Zaire), charismatic Los Angeles vocalist Ricardo Lemvo has honed an irresistibly grooving Afro-salsa sound, blending Congolese rumba and soukous with Cuban charanga and son. Belting out his original songs in Spanish, ...
‘90s NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
‘90s NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
Grab your high-waisted mom jeans and your flannel and get yourself to ‘90s NightLife for a celebration of iconic pop culture. Step into the garden for an epic medley of ‘90s movie soundtracks (think The Lion King, Titanic, The Fifth Element) by the Awesöme Orchestra Collective. Chat ...
Humphry Slocombe: The Glenlivet Cocktail Party | Oakland
Thursday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Humphry Slocombe (Oakland)
Humphry Slocombe: The Glenlivet Cocktail Party | Oakland
Back by popular demand, The Glenlivet is hosting a cocktail ice cream party at Humphry Slocombe’s Oakland shop on Thursday, September 19th from 6 pm-10 pm to celebrate the partnership flavor, The Glenlivet, made with Glenlivet 12-year, single malt whiskey. Very boozy (and delightful). Come enjoy ...
The Glenlivet & Humphry Slocombe Cocktail Ice Cream Party | Mission
Thursday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite, must be 21+
| Humphry Slocombe (Mission)
The Glenlivet & Humphry Slocombe Cocktail Ice Cream Party | Mission
Back by popular demand, Glenlivet is hosting a cocktail ice cream party at Humphry Slocombe’s San Francisco Mission shop on Thursday, September 19th from 6pm-10pm to celebrate their partnership flavor, The Glenlivet. It is made with Glenlivet 12-year, single malt whiskey. Very boozy and delightful. Come ...
Exploratorium After Dark: Transportation Revolution | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Transportation Revolution | Pier 15
How has transportation evolved over time, and how does this evolution move toward generating a sustainable transportation ecology? Join us to learn more about how transit technology has advanced to respond to both current and anticipated future needs. From insight into the mechanics of self-driving ...

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
LINES Ballet Fitness Free 30 min Dance Class | UN Plaza
Every Thursday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | United Nations Plaza
LINES Ballet Fitness Free 30 min Dance Class | UN Plaza
For 12 weeks, starting August 22, LINES Dance Center is hosting free, 30-minute dance fitness classes in UN Plaza every Thursday at 1 pm. These outdoor classes — weather permitting — are for everyone, novice and professional alike. With fun beats and talented instructors, these energizing ...
5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF
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 tons ...
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 3rd Thursday from June to August. 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 ...
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 ...
Free Outdoor Rooftop Yoga After Work | Salesforce Park
Every Thursday – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Outdoor Rooftop Yoga After Work | Salesforce Park
Free outdoor yoga happens every Monday, Thursday, and Sunday. Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No pre-registration or membership required – just show up. Salesforce Park Rooftop Free Outdoor Yoga Thursdays through Oct. 31, 2019 | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Salesforce ...
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