Bay Area Fall Guide: Pumpkin Patches, Fall Colors & Corn Mazes
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Bay Area Fall Guide: Pumpkin Patches, Fall Colors & Corn Mazes
Autumn in SF w/ fall colors, apple picking, corn mazes & fall festivals
SF Just Eliminated All Overdue Library Book Fines
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SF Just Eliminated All Overdue Library Book Fines
San Francisco Public Library just waived all overdue fines - past and future
Improvements to Muni Coming in January 2020
City Insight
Improvements to Muni Coming in January 2020
Get ready for bigger buses, improved service, and a return to Rincon Hill after 10 years

Wednesday, September 18

2019 Big Book Sale Kick Off | Sept. 18 – 22
Wednesday, September 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday , Sept. 22nd, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2019 Big Book Sale Kick Off | Sept. 18 - 22

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 ...

The Melt’s “National Cheeseburger Day” Celebration: Free MeltBurger Coupon | 2019
Wednesday, September 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free from 9/19-9/30 when you make a purchase on 9/18.
| The Melt (Market Street)
The Melt's "National Cheeseburger Day" Celebration: Free MeltBurger Coupon | 2019
On National Cheeseburger Day, The Melt is giving away a Free Meltburger coupon. The Melt is offering a Free MeltBurger coupon on #NationalCheeseburgerDay. Just make any purchase on September 18, 2019 and receive the coupon valid from September 19-30, 2019. This promo is valid at all The ...
LinkedIn’s Creativity Explored Artmaking & Gallery Pop-up | SF
Wednesday, September 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Drop-ins welcome but RSVP to guarantee your spot in the workshop
| InCommon Community Space
LinkedIn's Creativity Explored Artmaking & Gallery Pop-up | SF
To help provide support for Bay Area nonprofits, Linkedin has launched InCommon, a space in their San Francisco office dedicated for local nonprofits to use for events, meetings, and programs at no cost! Linkedin is featuring artwork from local nonprofit, Creativity Explored, with all of the proceeds going ...
Oakland A’s Final $1 Game Night of 2019 | Vs. Kansas City Royals
Wednesday, September 18 – 12:37 pm | Cost: $1*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum
Oakland A's Final $1 Game Night of 2019 | Vs. Kansas City Royals

Make an impact in the community during every Wednesday A’s home game with Community Impact Wednesdays in section 322. Pick your price and all tickets proceeds benefit the Oakland A’s charitable arm, which takes an innovative and dynamic approach to support education, promote youth sports, ...

Free Rooftop Bollywood Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, September 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Bollywood Concert at Salesforce Park | SF

Salesforce Park, SF’s newly-reopened 5.4 acre park on top of the Transit Center hosts a ton of free events every week highlighted by free weekly after-work outdoor rooftop concerts curated by People in Plazas. So close your laptop and open your soul with after-work jams ...Every Wednesday

Bay Area Views Evening Hike up Mt. Tam | North Bay
Bay Area Views Evening Hike up Mt. Tam | North Bay
“Bay Area Views” Fitness hike with docent Sue Karp. Cross Panoramic Highway and take the Matt Davis trail to Boot Jack Camp. Enjoy an easy/moderate uphill walk through forests on the Bootjack trail to the historic natural amphitheater. We will continue to Rock Spring parking area ...
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 Wednesday

Future of SF’s Free Tennis Court Reservation System | Golden Gate Park
Wednesday, September 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building
Future of SF's Free Tennis Court Reservation System | Golden Gate Park
We invite you to join us for a public meeting to discuss the free online reservation system implemented in April 2019 for tennis and pickleball play at 11 complexes across the city. We will discuss the next steps including the potential availability of more courts ...
Free Comedy Night at SF’s Presidential-Themed Bar | Every Wednesday
Wednesday, September 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Executive Order Bar & Lounge
Free Comedy Night at SF's Presidential-Themed Bar | Every Wednesday

Come laugh at one of SF’s newest cocktail lounges, Executive Order, every Wednesday night at 8pm. HellaFunny Comedy Night will feature six of San Francisco’s best local comics. Comedians on this showcase have been featured on Comedy Central, MTV, ABC, NBC, SF Sketchfest and Clusterfest. ...Every Wednesday

BYOD: Bring Your Own Dog Comedy | El Rio
Wednesday, September 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for humans, free for dogs
| El Rio
BYOD: Bring Your Own Dog Comedy | El Rio
San Francisco’s only dog-friendly (and encouraged) standup comedy show! Every other month at El Rio. The only comedy show in SF where you can bring your dog! Join us at legendary Mission bar El Rio for a dog-friendly show featuring the Bay Area’s best comics. It’s ...
“Tindervention” Free Comedy Night at Cobbs | Sept. 18-19
Wednesday, September 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. $17 without RSVP. Two Drink Minimum
| Cobb's Comedy Club
"Tindervention" Free Comedy Night at Cobbs | Sept. 18-19

Everyone has been on a Tinder or Bumble Date and by the end of the date thought “I Should’ve Swiped Left!” Come to Tindervention to hear some of the funniest Tinder Horror Stories and some Bumble Crumble tales from SF’s Top Comedians. Not to mention ...

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 ...

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 ...
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 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 ...
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

Oakland Cocktail Week 2019 Kick-Off Party | $7 Craft Cocktails
Thursday, September 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Cocktails for purchase Must be 21+
| Latham Square
Oakland Cocktail Week 2019 Kick-Off Party | $7 Craft Cocktails

Oakland Cocktail Week, September 20-29, 2019, celebrates Oakland’s unique cocktail heritage and community from its loyal patrons to business owners to bartenders and newcomers alike. Over 50 bars and restaurants in Oakland, Alameda and Emeryville will craft a love letter to Oakland through special craft ...

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 ...
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

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, ...
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 ...