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Sunday, September 9

2018 Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival: Sunday | SF
Sunday, September 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Chocolate samples require tickets.
| Ghirardelli Square
2018 Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival: Sunday | SF

From vanilla beans to caramel fillings, indulge in it all at the 2018 Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival. Come and experience Chocolate School, chef demonstrations, chocolate vendors, and the popular Ghirardelli Chocolate Lounge. Over 50 vendors generously donate sample-sized portions of their products to feature in the festival. ...

Summer Sunday Concert | Niles Town Plaza
Sunday, September 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Niles Town Plaza
Summer Sunday Concert | Niles Town Plaza

Come on down to Niles Town Plaza for the 8th season of the Niles Plaza Summer Concert Series on the second Sunday of the month of July and September. Bring a lawn chair, and grab any open seating on the plaza lawn. Many shade canopies are provided ...

2018 Peace Day Rally: Ride Love Resist | SF
Sunday, September 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring your signs.
| Civic Center Plaza
2018 Peace Day Rally: Ride Love Resist | SF
Join the Peace Day Rally on September 9th, at the Civic Center Plaza. Be there at noon sharp. Bring your signs and participate the rally for peace. 2018 Peace Day Rally: Ride Love Resist Sunday, September 9, 2018 | Noon Civic Center Plaza, 355 McAllister St., San Francisco FREE (Bring your ...
“Napa Live: Inside Out” Music Festival & Crawl | North Bay
Sunday, September 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over Napa
"Napa Live: Inside Out" Music Festival & Crawl | North Bay

This one is big –  a music crawl featuring live music in 35 venues, some inside and some outside, and all within walking distance of each other. “Napa Live: Inside Out” Music Festival & Crawl Second Sundays, July 8 – Oct 14 | Noon to 6 ...

2018 Opera in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 9 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
2018 Opera in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Join in for arias al fresco to celebrate the opening of San Francisco Opera’s 96th season. The San Francisco Opera puts on their annual free concert in Sharon Meadow on the east side of Golden Gate Park, just west of Haight and Stanyan. 2018 Opera in the Park Sunday, September ...
Free Jew Year’s Eve Party: Open Bar, Hors D’oeuvres & Music | SF
Sunday, September 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Gala Dinner RSVP Required. Optional
| San Francisco Mint
Free Jew Year's Eve Party: Open Bar, Hors D'oeuvres & Music | SF
Get yourself ready for the high holidays with an evening of drinks, noshing, and live music to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Chabad of SF High Holidays Happy Hour Sunday, September 9, 2018 | 6 pm SF Mint,88 5th Street, San Francisco FREE 6:00 pm: Jew Year’s Eve ...

Monday, September 10

Rosh Hashanah Bonfire at the Beach | Ocean Beach
Monday, September 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Fulton)
Rosh Hashanah Bonfire at the Beach | Ocean Beach
Reset your system with a modern spin on a 600-year-old Rosh Hashanah ritual called tashlich to get rid of last year’s bad karma and start the new year off fresh. JCCSF and Reboot invite you to Ocean Beach for a brief, engaging ritual and joyful noise accompaniment ...
Rosh Hashanah Festival: Children’s Activities, Food & Live Music | Peninsula
Monday, September 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 per family
| Hidden Villa Farm
Rosh Hashanah Festival: Children's Activities, Food & Live Music | Peninsula
The Palo Alto JCC invites you to an exciting afternoon of children’s activities, delicious food and lively entertainment. You’ll be together in nature, connect with the meaning of the holiday, enjoy fun activities for children and adults and have a picnic. The picnic is a potluck; please ...

Tuesday, September 11

14th Annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival | Oakland
14th Annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival | Oakland
The 9/11 Truth Film Festival, held annually by the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance, is dedicated to uncovering the truth about 9/11, and also the truth about related cover-ups, like the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr assassination. Last year’s keynote speaker was the esteemed Dr. William ...
SF Green Film Festival Free Screening: “Silas” | Main Library
Tuesday, September 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF Green Film Festival Free Screening: "Silas" | Main Library
Liberian activist Silas Siakor is a tireless crusader against illegal logging and corruption. Silas depicts a new generation of resistance, warns of the power of politics, features the role of technology in our rapidly-changing world, and highlights the impact one person can make to change ...

Wednesday, September 12

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens

Uptown to the Lake: A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco. Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt. Tour begins at 10 am in ...

SF Green Film Festival Free Film Night: “Spirit of Discovery” | Main Library
Wednesday, September 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF Green Film Festival Free Film Night: "Spirit of Discovery" | Main Library
Walter Munk’s brilliant scientific “failures” and pursuit of daring exploration have changed the way we understand our Blue Planet and literally helped save western civilization. His work in oceanography pioneered our modern understanding of tides, ocean circulation, and surf forecasting. Now, at age 96, Walter ...

Thursday, September 13

2018 Rolex Big Boat Yacht Racing: Opening Day | SF
Thursday, September 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for spectators.
| St. Francis Yacht Club
2018 Rolex Big Boat Yacht Racing: Opening Day | SF

Come watch the St. Francis Yacht Club’s Rolex Big Boat Series, an annual September event celebrating its 514th year on the San Francisco Bay from September 13-16, 2018. 2018 Rolex Big Boat Series September 13-16, 2018 | 11 am St. Francis Yacht Club FREE This ...

Free Summer Drive-In Movie Night | East Bay
Thursday, September 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but arrive early as the drive-in fills up quickly on free nights
| Solano 2 Drive In
Free Summer Drive-In Movie Night | East Bay

The West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose host a free Drive-in movie night twice a year including a festival with live music and of course, best of all, free movies. All movies are double features. Admission is free. Gates open at 6 pm. Films start ...

Free Summer Drive-In Movie Night | San Jose
Thursday, September 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but arrive early as the drive-in fills up quickly on free nights
| Capitol 6 Drive-In (San Jose)
Free Summer Drive-In Movie Night | San Jose

The West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose host a free Drive-in movie night twice a year including a festival with live music and of course, best of all, free movies. All movies are double features. Admission is free. Gates open at 6 pm. Films start ...

“Temescal Street Flicks” Outdoor Homegrown Movie Night | Oakland
Thursday, September 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Kasper's Plaza
"Temescal Street Flicks" Outdoor Homegrown Movie Night | Oakland

Temescal Street Flicks, is an engaging outdoor film series happening every Thursday evening in September in the heart of of Temescal near Temescal Alley at Telegraph and 49th Street in Oakland. Temescal Street Flicks will focus on showcasing local, independent and family-friendly films. The weekly ...

Friday, September 14

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission & Marina Residents
Friday, September 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission & Marina Residents
For the weekend of September 14-16 residents of Alamo Square, Cole Valley, Cow Hollow, Fisherman’s Wharf, Haight Ashbury, Laurel Heights, Marina, Pacific Heights, Presidio, Richmond, Western Addition get free admission to the California Academy of Sciences thanks to the “Neighborhood Free Days” promotion. Zip Codes: 94115, ...
2018 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Friday | Oakland
Friday, September 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.
| Jack London Square
2018 "Eat Real" Street Food Festival: Friday | Oakland

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% ...

2018 Rolex Big Boat Yacht Racing | SF
Friday, September 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for spectators.
| St. Francis Yacht Club
2018 Rolex Big Boat Yacht Racing | SF

Come watch the St. Francis Yacht Club’s Rolex Big Boat Series, an annual September event celebrating its 514th year on the San Francisco Bay from September 13-16, 2018. 2018 Rolex Big Boat Series September 13-16, 2018 | 11 am St. Francis Yacht Club FREE This ...

2018 Mariachi Festival | East Bay
Friday, September 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hayward Chamber of Commerce
2018 Mariachi Festival | East Bay
Join us for a fun night of Mariachi music. Live music will be brought to you by a variety of amazing Mariachi Groups. 2018 Mariachi Festival Friday, September 14, 2018 | 5 pm to 9:30 pm Hayward Chamber of Commerce, 22561 Main St, Hayward FREE There will also be food ...
61st Annual Armenian Food Festival & Bazaar | SF
Friday, September 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5 | St. Gregory's Church (Brotherhood Way)
61st Annual Armenian Food Festival & Bazaar | SF

Celebrate Armenian food and culture at the 61st annual Armenian Food Festival & Bazaar. 61 years of Authentic Armenian Cuisine, Dancing, Music, and Art. 2018 Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival St. Gregory Church, 825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco Friday, September 14 | 6 pm to ...

Art Explosion Fall Open Studios 2018: Opening Gala | Mission Dist.
Friday, September 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Art Explosion Studios
Art Explosion Fall Open Studios 2018: Opening Gala | Mission Dist.

Art Explosion Studios, San Francisco’s largest artist’s collective, opens up its doors to the public during the annual Fall Open Studios. Painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers and jewelers will all be showing, so there will be something for every type of art connoisseur. Come see over ...

Saturday, September 15

2018 Coastal Cleanup Day | Aquarium of the Bay
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Aquarium of the Bay
2018 Coastal Cleanup Day | Aquarium of the Bay
The Aquarium of the Bay will once again host an annual beach cleanup at Aquatic Park near Fisherman’s Wharf in partnership with SF Maritime National Historical Park on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Free, but an RSVP is required. You need to bring the signed waiver for this cleanup event. Make sure ...
Oakland “Creek to Bay” Volunteer Day | 2018
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
Oakland "Creek to Bay" Volunteer Day | 2018
Oakland Creek to Bay Day is part of California Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer day in California and the world – when thousands of volunteers beautify and clean trash from shorelines and waterways across California, the nation and in about 100 countries. 2018 Oakland Creek to Bay ...
2018 Tour de Coop: Cute Chicks, Beehives & Homesteads | Silicon Valley
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Tickets are limited.
| Silicon Valley
2018 Tour de Coop: Cute Chicks, Beehives & Homesteads | Silicon Valley
Check out all the cute chicks and get some exercise at the annual Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, a self-guided bicycle tour of chicken coops, gardens, bee hives, hoop houses, and cool Silicon Valley urban homesteads, taking place from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 15, ...
2018 California Coastal Cleanup Day | How to Sign Up
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2018 California Coastal Cleanup Day | How to Sign Up
Help keep San Francisco’s stretch of the coastline clean at the 2018 California Coastal Cleanup Day on the third Saturday of September. 2018 California Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 9 am to noon All Over California FREE Cleanup and restoration activities will be happening in San Francisco, Marin, ...
2018 “Pier to Pier” History Walk & Festival | SF
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Maritime Museum
2018 "Pier to Pier" History Walk & Festival | SF
The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is hosting its 5th Annual “Pier to Pier” Walk & Festival. The aim of this event is to promote outdoor exercise for adults 50+ and adults with disabilities, but everyone is welcome to this family event. Wheelchairs and walkers are welcome. 2018 “Pier ...
2018 Burlingame Bayfront Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Bayfront West
2018 Burlingame Bayfront Cleanup Day
The Burlingame Bayfront Cleanup Day is an annual waterway and land cleanup held on the third Saturday of September. It overlaps with the California Coastal Cleanup Day, which is the largest volunteer event that brings the community together in removing trash from the waterways and ...
2018 Point Bonita Coastal Cleanup & Free BBQ | Sausalito
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but registration is required. Registration starts at 8:30 am.
| Point Bonita YMCA
2018 Point Bonita Coastal Cleanup & Free BBQ | Sausalito
Let’s make trash extinct. Join Point Bonita YMCA as we care for the coast from 9 am-12 pm (registration starts at 8:30 am) on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Naturalists will guide you to South Rodeo Beach to show your appreciation of California’s fabulous coast. Cleanup the ...
2018 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2018 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2018. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...