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Thursday, August 15

Exploratorium After Dark: By the Sea | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: By the Sea | Pier 15
Oh buoy! San Francisco has an undeniable connection to the ocean. Our local ocean makes for fascinating ecosystems and special maritime economies. Come down to our historic pier and learn what it means to be in, on, and around the beautiful Pacific.
The Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland
Thursday, August 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Free Pizza & Beer provided, Admission free to Oakstop members.
| Oakstop
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 ...Monthly

Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night | Oakland
Thursday, August 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP or $6 at the door
| Forage Kitchen
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night | Oakland

Hang out under the stars, watch a movie, have a drink, and eat some snacks. You can’t ask for much more on a weeknight. Third Thursdays Outdoor Movie Nights Every 3rd Thursday | 7 to 10:30 pm Forage Kitchen, 478 25th St., Oakland FREE with ...Monthly

Friday, August 16

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, August 16 – 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 crisp-fried crepes (Jianbing) and Filipino desserts, to handmade pasta, Neapolitan pizza, and Haitian pork griot – along with sheltered ...Every Friday

Free Outdoor Movie Night: Incredibles 2 | Castro Valley
Friday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Event begins at 6 pm. Movie begins after dark between 8-8:15 pm.
| Adobe Park
Free Outdoor Movie Night: Incredibles 2 | Castro Valley

Come out early and join for an Outdoor Movie Night after 6 pm at the Hayward Area Recreation & Park District. Enjoy some music, visit local vendors, and play with the mobile recreation prior to the evening movie. Bring the entire family, picnic dinner, low-back ...

3rd Friday: Free Outdoor Movie, Playstreets & Classic Cars on Display | Millbrae
Friday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Popcorn
| Millbrae Central Park
3rd Friday: Free Outdoor Movie, Playstreets & Classic Cars on Display | Millbrae

The August movie is Grease: Sing-A-Long. There will have cool cars on display in preparation for the Millbrae Machines Car Show the next day too. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League will also be hosting Playstreets the same night at the park with carnival games ...Monthly

$10 Unlimited Pinball Party & DJs at Pacific Pinball Museum | Alameda
Friday, August 16 – All Day | Cost: $10 | Pacific Pinball Museum
$10 Unlimited Pinball Party & DJs at Pacific Pinball Museum | Alameda

For just $10 enjoy all-you-can-play pinball with 90+ games set on free play (no coins needed) with 5,500+ square feet and five rooms of pinball from every decade (1940s to present) on this special Third Friday event for Summer 2019. Admission includes in-and-out privileges all ...

Free Beach Concert: 10,000 Maniacs | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 16 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: 10,000 Maniacs | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 14 ...

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, August 16 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...

Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville
Friday, August 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
| Boonation Custom Cycles
Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville

Boonation Custom Cycles hosts a monthly Tiny Garage Concert Series. This is a community event, catered towards lovers of neighborhood fun. Tiny Garage Concerts Every 3rd Friday | 7 pm to 10 pm Boonation Custom Cycles, 5656 Genoa St, Emeryville FREE with a $5 suggested ...

Outdoor Wine Party: “Urban Night Market” | Rock Wall Wine Company
Friday, August 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Wine by the glass and food will be available for purchase.
| Rock Wall Wine Company
Outdoor Wine Party: "Urban Night Market" | Rock Wall Wine Company
Spend a beautiful evening in a vibrant outdoor market full of wine, live music, 30+ local artists/crafters, good eats, fun performances, and interactive art. This unique event celebrates the amazing art, music and food culture of the Bay Area. Enjoy panoramic views of the SF ...
Live On The Square: Swing | Jack London Square
Friday, August 16 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Live On The Square: Swing | Jack London Square

Jack London Square announced that after a successful 10 years, its popular Dancing Under the Stars summer dance series will expand to Live on the Square, a free festival featuring offering additional entertainment, food, and fun in addition to the weekly dance lessons. Live on the Square will ...

Funcheap’s Free Pop-Up Comedy Weekend | Aug. 16-17
Friday, August 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
| Neck of The Woods
Funcheap's Free Pop-Up Comedy Weekend | Aug. 16-17

HellaFunny and Funcheap are taking over the Neck of the Woods and turning it into a secret pop-up comedy club for one weekend. Come enjoy some big laughs with some of SF’s best comedians. Comedians from this show have been seen on NBC, ABC, Viceland, ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, August 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...Monthly

Free A’s Post-Game K-Pop Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland
Friday, August 16 – 10:07 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A's Post-Game K-Pop Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game starts, whether the A’s win or lose. Sit in awe on the ...

Saturday, August 17

Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday
Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, including ...Every Saturday

Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday
Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

SF’s Polk Street Blues Festival | 2019
Saturday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Polk and California
SF's Polk Street Blues Festival | 2019

The Lower Polk Community Benefit District and Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. are hosting the 9th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival. For many years, San Francisco has been known for its love of the blues. After years of producing the Blues Festival on Polk Street, ...

Street Photo Talk w/ Scott Globus | SF
Saturday, August 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*The free portion is at 10 am (there is a paid walk afterward.)
| Samys Camera SF
Street Photo Talk w/ Scott Globus | SF
This is a two-part workshop.  The first part is from 10am-11:30am at Samy’s Camera.  The second part is from 1pm-4pm and will take place at the Polk Street Blues Festival. Please note the free portion is at 10 am (there is a paid walk afterward.) In a series ...
Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party 2019 | SF
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party 2019 | SF
Spice up your summer! Come hang out and celebrate longer days, warmer nights in the beloved Mission District in San Francisco. Bring your friends, families, and neighbors while we promise to deliver the perfect pairing of food, drinks, love, and music. 20th Street Block Party | ...
Facebook’s “Island Vibes” Reggae Festival | Facebook HQ
Saturday, August 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is requested.
| Facebook Headquarters
Facebook's "Island Vibes" Reggae Festival | Facebook HQ
Facebook hosts “Island Vibes,” a Reggae festival and summer celebration with 3 different stages that everyone can enjoy. Community Stage: -1:15 pm – 3:15 pm: MUSTACHE HARBOR -4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Rafa Longhorn Stage:  -4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: THRIVE! Kid Stage: -Lori and RJ/Cotton Candy Express Music: 1 pm-2 pm, ...
World-renowned Pianist & Composer: Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes | SF
Saturday, August 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
World-renowned Pianist & Composer: Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes | SF
Berkeley-reared, Juilliard-trained pianist, composer, activist and writer Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes gained international attention with the release of his searing 2016 debut album The Transformation Suite, a multimedia project that evolved in tandem with the national movement focusing on black lives cut short by violence. The ...
The Sundance Saloon: Cowboy Dance Party | Live In The Castro
Saturday, August 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
The Sundance Saloon: Cowboy Dance Party | Live In The Castro
Sundance Saloon livens up the Castro with two-stepping and line dancing at Jane Warner Plaza from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Come and watch, or participate yourself with quick easy novice lessons at 1:30, 2:00, and 2:30. Sundance Saloon is San Francisco’s world-famous spot for country-western dancing ...
Funcheap’s Free Pop-Up Comedy Weekend | August 2019
Saturday, August 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
| Neck of The Woods
Funcheap's Free Pop-Up Comedy Weekend | August 2019

HellaFunny and Funcheap are taking over the Neck of the Woods and turning it into a secret pop-up comedy club for one weekend. Come enjoy some big laughs with some of SF’s best comedians. Comedians from this show have been seen on NBC, ABC, Viceland, ...

Downtown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday
Saturday, August 17 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
| Bar Fluxus
Downtown SF's Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday

It’s San Francisco’s brand new (and only) weekly Desi Comedy Night at a cool downtown SF art bar with HellaFunny and Funcheap. See a showcase of some of the Bay Area’s top comedians of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Afghani, and South Asian descent. Let’s celebrate the ...Every Saturday

Sunday, August 18

2019 Polk Street Blues Festival | SF
Sunday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Polk and California
2019 Polk Street Blues Festival | SF

The Lower Polk Community Benefit District and Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. are hosting the 9th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival. For many years, San Francisco has been known for its love of the blues. After years of producing the Blues Festival on Polk Street, ...

$3 Sunday Funday Bowling Specials | Concord
Sunday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: $3*
*$3 Games, $3 Soda and $3 Beer for members / $5 per game for non-members
| Diablo Valley Bowl
$3 Sunday Funday Bowling Specials | Concord

Have a good time and share memories with your friends and families. Come and join Diablo Valley Bowl every Sunday for their $3 Games, $3 Soda and $3 Beer for Members. Membership is required but it’s FREE to become a member. $3 Sunday Funday Bowling ...Every Sunday

$12 Bottomless Mimosa “Boozy Brunch” w/ Vegan Options | SF
$12 Bottomless Mimosa "Boozy Brunch" w/ Vegan Options | SF

Francisca’s Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar has a weekly weekend “Boozy Brunch” with live music & DJs plus complimentary mimosas (or “Brunch Punch”) to accompany your brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays. They have a full menu of gourmet-influenced Venezuelan dishes to go along with ...Every Sunday

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | SoMa
Sunday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Folsom Street
"Sunday Streets" Huge Block Party | SoMa
Livable City is thrilled to return to its newest route in SoMa on August 18, creating car-free open streets on Folsom Street from Essex to 10th! Come check out Activity Hubs for free, fun, family-friendly activities offered by local nonprofits, community groups, and small businesses at: Essex ...
UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany
Sunday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Gill Tract Community Farm
UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany

Join the Farm for the monthly (3rd Sunday) gathering to work together growing organic vegetables and herbs. Harvest for the weekly Sunday farm stand, prepare beds, plant seedlings, weed, mulch and enjoy our green oasis in the heart of the East Bay. Get your hands ...Monthly