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Wednesday, September 18

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, September 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
"Biblio Bistro" Farmers' Market Cooking School | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...Monthly

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, September 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Lost & Found
East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland

East Bay Green Drinks, started in 2000, and is a monthly community and networking event for people involved in sustainable business, environmental and social causes, local and organic food, green architecture and design, media, communications, education, construction, clean energy and more. Free, but RSVP is ...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 Wednesday

Thursday, September 19

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 ...

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 ...
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

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 ...
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 ...
CityDance 2019: Free Live Music, Bachata Dance Lesson & Beer Garden | San Jose
Thursday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
CityDance 2019: Free Live Music, Bachata Dance Lesson & Beer Garden | San Jose

Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun every Thursday evening from Aug. 15 to Oct. 3 for free live music and dance lessons. San Jose CityDance 2019 Thursdays, Aug. 15 – Oct. 3, 2019 | 6 pm to 9 pm Plaza De Cesar ...

“Make” Summer Parklet Art Party | SF
Thursday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This summer parklet party is free for all ages. Paid admission required to visit the museum.
| Museum of Craft and Design
"Make" Summer Parklet Art Party | SF

On the third Thursday of each month stay out late with the Museum of Craft and Design and collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and rethink materials through creative design projects. Enjoy hands on takeaways that preview the upcoming shows, including Macon Reed ...Monthly

Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night: “The Room” | Oakland
Thursday, September 19 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP or $6 at the door
| Forage Kitchen
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night: "The Room" | Oakland

This month’S show is “The Room.” A 2003 American romantic drama written, directed, produced by and starring Tommy Wiseau. Best known for it’s comically bad acting and unresolved sub plots, The Room is an absolute must see, especially on the big screen. Come find out why ...Monthly

Music & Market Summer Concert: “Classic Rock” Co-bill | Concord
Thursday, September 19 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: "Classic Rock" Co-bill | Concord

The 30th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a cream of the crop schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmers Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. The Farmers Market is from 4-8 pm with music from 6:30-8 ...

The Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland
Thursday, September 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Free Pizza & Beer provided, Admission free to Oakstop members.
| Oakstop
The Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland

9/19 Lineup: Chad Opitz (Doug Loves Movies, SF Sketchfest, Cobbs, Punchline, DNA’s Comedy Lounge) Emily Van Dyke (SF Sketchfest, Cobbs, Punchline) Feel Woods (Hellafunny, SF Sketchfest, Cobbs, Punchline) Hosted  By: Jonah Pollack, Max Eddy & Arjun Banerjee   Every Thursday

Friday, September 20

SAJJ Mediterranean’s 10th Store Grand Opening | San Jose
SAJJ Mediterranean's 10th Store Grand Opening | San Jose
SAJJ Mediterranean, the popular Mediterranean fast casual eatery, is celebrating the Grand Opening of its tenth store in San Jose! The first 50 people in line at 11:00 a.m. will receive a FREE entree of their choice, and all day long, all guests can enjoy 50% ...
2019 San Francisco Greek Festival Kick Off | Sept. 20-22
Friday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Annunciation Cathedral
2019 San Francisco Greek Festival Kick Off | Sept. 20-22

Whether you dream of visiting the Acropolis in Athens, or swimming off the shores of sunny Mykonos, you can get a taste of Greece at Annunciation Cathedral’s own A Taste of Greece, the only Greek festival in San Francisco. Souvlaki, Gyros, Moussaka, Spanokopita – all of your ...

Schroeder’s 126th Oktoberfest Block Party | SF
Friday, September 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but food and drinks are for purchase.
| Schroeder's Restaurant
Schroeder's 126th Oktoberfest Block Party | SF
Schroeder’s is kicking off Oktoberfest in true Bavarian Style with their annual block party. It’ll be a lively bash with Live Music by San Francisco favorites Pop Rocks, Lots of Beer, Jager Shots, Sausages, Pretzels, Prizes, Beer Games. There will also be a costume contest; Dirndls and ...
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, September 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. Sightglass Coffee Cupping Every Friday | 3 pm Sightglass Coffee, 270 7th Street, SF FREE, but an RSVP is required Cupping is a powerful tool for evaluating coffees ...Every Friday

NorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | Sept. 20-22
Friday, September 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tickets are sold at the door. Children 3 and under are free. Parking is $10. Both admission and parking are cash only.
| Alameda County Fairgrounds (Pleasanton Ave.)
NorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | Sept. 20-22

NorCal Night Market, the largest night market featuring food, merchandise, and arts in the Bay Area is back for its second year. Enjoy all the nighttime sights, sounds, and flavors in a spacious, picturesque location. Imagine strolling through rows of merchandise, games, and crafts booths ...

Win Tix: 2019 NorCal Night Market | Alameda County Fair
Friday, September 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Single Day Pass $5 / 3-Night Weekend Pass $12 / Kids under 3 are Free
| Alameda County Fair
The largest night market food, merchandise, and arts festival in the Bay Area enjoy all the nighttime sights, sounds, and flavors in a spacious, picturesque location. NorCal Night Market is inspired by the famous open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia, where people of all ages come ...
$15 Friday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2019 | SF
Friday, September 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 Tickets (save $10) with promo code FUNCHEAP
| Pier 35
$15 Friday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2019 | SF

The 20th Annual Oktoberfest by the Bay brings the spirit of Munich, Germany to the city by the bay with tasty German fare, lots of great German beer, Bavarian dancing, and an authentic German “oompah” music from 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band and more. Oktoberfest by the ...

Oakland Cocktail Week 2019: Craft Cocktails at 50+ Venues | Sept. 20-29
Friday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE entry; $7 cocktails; Must be 21+
| All Over Oakland
Oakland Cocktail Week 2019: Craft Cocktails at 50+ Venues | Sept. 20-29

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 ...

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, September 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF

More than 30 food vendors, with a full bar and bands and DJs? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market. Discover everything from Beijing-style crispy-fried crepes (Jianbing) and Filipino desserts, to handmade pasta, Neapolitan pizza, and Haitian pork griot – along with ...Every Friday

Screen on the Green: Outdoor “The Incredibles II” Movie Night | Los Gatos
Friday, September 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oak Meadow Park
Screen on the Green: Outdoor "The Incredibles II" Movie Night | Los Gatos
Join the Town of Los Gatos at Oak Meadow Park on Friday, September 20th for a free night of family fun. The featured film, Disney’s The Incredibles II, will be shown on a 25’ inflatable movie screen in front of the Oak Meadow bandstand. . The ...
Win Tix: A.C.T.’s Drinks & Drama Fridays “Top Girls” | SF
Friday, September 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Geary Theater (ACT)
A.C.T. will offer numerous InterACT events for each mainstage production during the 2019–20 season that give patrons opportunities to get closer to the action while having an entire night out at the theater. New for the 2019–20 season, A.C.T. is opening its doors at each ...
Free Summer Concert: World Music Party | San Bruno
Friday, September 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring the whole family and do not forget to bring your chairs & blankets.
| San Bruno City Park
Free Summer Concert: World Music Party | San Bruno

Join this summer at San Bruno City Park, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the 2019 Concerts at the Rotary Pavilion every Friday from August 2, 2019 to September 27, 2019 at 6 pm. Bring the whole family and do not forget to bring ...