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Wednesday, August 29

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Mill Valley
Wednesday, August 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Mill Valley Community Center
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Mill Valley

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2018 production “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2018 Free political theater & music in parks all ...

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, August 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a ...

Friday, August 31

“Dancing Under the Stars” Black Panther “Dance the Power in You” | Jack London Square
Friday, August 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
"Dancing Under the Stars" Black Panther "Dance the Power in You” | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and dancing under the stars. Dancers will kick-up their heels and pack Jack London Square for free dance lessons. 2018 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2018 | 7:30 pm Jack ...

Saturday, September 1

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Peacock Meadow
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2018 production “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2018 Free political theater & music in parks all ...

Sunday, September 2

2018 Civic Center Commons 1st Sundays Block Party | SF
Sunday, September 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
2018 Civic Center Commons 1st Sundays Block Party | SF

Join first Sundays of the month for a block party in Civic Center Commons. This family-friendly event will feature recreational activities for all ages, brunchy food and drinks from Off the Grid, a DJ, an open-air bazaar with one-of-a-kind goods created by local SF Etsy ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Dolores park
Sunday, September 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Dolores Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Dolores park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2018 production “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2018 Free political theater & music in parks all ...

Dj/Dance Lesson in the Square: Tangonero | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Dj/Dance Lesson in the Square: Tangonero | Union Square Live
Sun Sept 2: 2-4pm — Tango in the Square: Tangonero with Claudio Ortega (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association Teacher: Christy Cote With members from Russia, Switzerland, Canada, and the US, Tangonero is a San Francisco ensemble dedicated to preserving the tradition of Argentine Tango. Michele ...

Monday, September 3

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Dolores Park
Monday, September 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Dolores Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Dolores Park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2018 production “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2018 Free political theater & music in parks all ...

Wednesday, September 5

Americana/Rock Concert: The Well Known Strangers | Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Americana/Rock Concert: The Well Known Strangers | Union Square Live
Wed Sept 5: 6-8pm — The Well Known Strangers (Americana/Rock) The Well Known Strangers revel in the Americana/country rock genre and feature Mick Hellman (Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival) on drums and hand percussion; Olivia Hellman on vocals; Joshua Zucker (The Jones Gang, Rowan Brothers, Poor Man’s ...

Thursday, September 6

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Merced
Thursday, September 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Applegate Community Park, Open Air Theatre
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Merced

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2018 production “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2018 Free political theater & music in parks all ...

Saturday, September 8

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Santa Cruz
Saturday, September 8 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| San Lorenzo Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Santa Cruz

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2018 production “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2018 Free political theater & music in parks all ...

Sunday, September 9

Blues Concert: Bitter Blues Band | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues Concert: Bitter Blues Band | Union Square Live
Sun Sept 9: 2-4pm — Bitter Blues Band (Blues) Good ole harmonica, keys, guitar blues!
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s Final Day “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Santa Cruz
Sunday, September 9 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| San Lorenzo Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's Final Day "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Santa Cruz

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2018 production “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2018 Free political theater & music in parks all ...

Free Bay Shore Lyric Opera Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Sunday, September 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Free Bay Shore Lyric Opera Concert in the Park | Redwood City

For the classical music lover, or anyone who appreciates great musical talent, Redwood City continues its free Classical Music Series performed outdoors on beautiful Courthouse Square from June through September 2018. The series features groups such as the Redwood Symphony, Opera San José, and Bay ...

Wednesday, September 12

American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wed September 12: 6-8pm — Moonalice (American Roots/Folk) Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Our songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a ...

Sunday, September 16

2018 Autumn Moon Festival: Sunday | Chinatown
Sunday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2018 Autumn Moon Festival: Sunday | Chinatown

Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the 28th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held in Chinatown over two days filled with arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food and multiple parades along historic Grant Avenue between California Street and Columbus Avenue.  2018 Autumn Moon ...

Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2018 | Japantown
Sunday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2018 | Japantown

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown. Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches  from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace ...

Traditional Hawaiian Concert: Haopinaka & Hula Dancers | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Traditional Hawaiian Concert: Haopinaka & Hula Dancers | Union Square Live
Sun Sept 16: 2-4pm — Haopinaka & Hula Dancers (Traditional Hawaiian) HAOPINAKA brings the spirit of aloha to the San Francisco Bay Area with Hawaiian guitars, ukuleles, and sweet vocal harmonies. Our beautiful and talented hula dancers are also available to make your special occasion memorable ...

Thursday, September 20

StorySlam’s Live True Storytelling Competition | Oakland
Thursday, September 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20
| Sweet Bar Bakery
StorySlam's Live True Storytelling Competition | Oakland

StorySlam Oakland is a monthly, true storytelling show and competition. Open-mic and featured storytellers compete for prizes for best overall storyteller and best open-miker. Similar to “The Moth” storyslam, but in Oakland at a casual cafe. Come put your name in the hat for a chance ...

Friday, September 28

2018 Friday Nights at the de Young Kick Off | Golden Gate Park
2018 Friday Nights at the de Young Kick Off | Golden Gate Park

In the past, Friday Nights at the de Young has been a free after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. New for 2018, San Francisco’s original after-hours museum event has been re-envisioned and returns this year with a focus on fashion. The 2018 fall season ...

Sunday, October 7

2018 Civic Center Commons 1st Sundays Block Party | SF
Sunday, October 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
2018 Civic Center Commons 1st Sundays Block Party | SF

Join first Sundays of the month for a block party in Civic Center Commons. This family-friendly event will feature recreational activities for all ages, brunchy food and drinks from Off the Grid, a DJ, an open-air bazaar with one-of-a-kind goods created by local SF Etsy ...

Saturday, October 13

2018 “Yerba Buena Night” Outdoor Arts Festival | SoMa
Saturday, October 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena District
2018 "Yerba Buena Night" Outdoor Arts Festival | SoMa
Come out and see, hear, and experience the Yerba Buena district come alive with music, video, art and dance at the annual Yerba Buena Night. 2018 Yerba Buena Night Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 5 pm to 9:30 pm Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Lane, the Yerba Buena Center of ...

Sunday, October 14

Man Dance Company: LGBTQ Premier Ballet Group | Live in the Castro
Sunday, October 14 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Man Dance Company: LGBTQ Premier Ballet Group | Live in the Castro
Man Dance Company is the first ballet company of its kind in America, and it prides itself on bringing audiences more than just the experience of great male dancing. Founded in San Francisco, Artistic Director Bryon Heinrich designed MDC for dancers who can express their athleticism, ...

Saturday, October 20

2018 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required
| CIIS - California Institute of Integral Studies
2018 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF

Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through San Francisco Trolley Dances, a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. San Francisco Trolley Dances, now in its 15th anniversary season, is a two-day, free (with Muni fare) public performance curated ...

Sunday, October 21

2018 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required
| CIIS - California Institute of Integral Studies
2018 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF

Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through San Francisco Trolley Dances, a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. San Francisco Trolley Dances, now in its 15th anniversary season, is a two-day, free (with Muni fare) public performance curated ...

Sunday, October 28

18th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, October 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
18th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
The 18th annual Halloween Hoopla features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults happening on Sunday, October 28, 2018, and the return of the Yerba Buena Pumpkin Patch display. The program culminates in the eagerly awaited Halloween Costume Parade, where everyone is ...

Sunday, November 4

2018 Civic Center Commons 1st Sundays Block Party | SF
Sunday, November 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
2018 Civic Center Commons 1st Sundays Block Party | SF

Join first Sundays of the month for a block party in Civic Center Commons. This family-friendly event will feature recreational activities for all ages, brunchy food and drinks from Off the Grid, a DJ, an open-air bazaar with one-of-a-kind goods created by local SF Etsy ...

Wednesday, December 31

Downtown Ice Skating Opening Ceremony & $5 Ice Skating | San Jose
Wednesday, December 31 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Circle of Palms Plaza
Downtown Ice Skating Opening Ceremony & $5 Ice Skating | San Jose
Enjoy the opening ceremony for Downtown Ice at 5:30 pm on Friday, November 17. Please not that unfortunately Kristi Yamaguchi won’t be performing at the 2017 opening. Best of all, on opening day from 5 pm to midnight, skating will be just $5 including skates.