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Thursday, August 8

Exploratorium After Dark: LASERs | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: LASERs | Pier 15
Everyone knows that Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation puts on a good show, but what else can it do? This 60-year-old technology started out as “a solution looking for a problem,” but it continues to enable scientific breakthroughs in communication, medicine, and observations ...
Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, August 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre

The Orinda Theatre hosts a free movie night at 6:30 pm on every second Thursday of the month. Every month showcases a new interesting classic title and sometimes you can catch special guest appearances by actors and film makers. Bring some cash for popcorn and enjoy the show. ...Monthly

City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Friday, August 9

Crown Beach Free Concerts at the Cove | Alameda
Friday, August 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Robert Crown Memorial State Beach Park
Crown Beach Free Concerts at the Cove | Alameda

Celebrate the East Bay Regional Park District’s 85th Anniversary. There are 73 regional parks planning special events and programs, including Free Park Fridays, Free Concerts In The Parks, and a Free Multicultural Festival. 85th East Bay Regional Parks Anniversary from April – December ...Every Friday

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, August 9 – 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

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, August 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. The walk is hosted by the Labyrinth Guild. Always check the Labyrinth website for ...Monthly

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019
Friday, August 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...Monthly

Free Beach Concert: Living Colour | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Living Colour | 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 9 – 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 ...

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, August 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...Monthly

Live On The Square: Afro Pop | Jack London Square
Friday, August 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Live On The Square: Afro Pop | 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 ...

Saturday, August 10

$12 Bottomless Mimosa “Boozy Brunch” w/ Vegan Options | SF
Saturday, August 10 – 10:30 am | Cost: $12*
*Get one complimentary drink with your brunch - and don't forget to tip like a rockstar. Upgrade to bottomless for $12.
| Francisca's Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar
$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 Saturday

Pub In the Park: Live Music, Local Brews & Lawn Games | Redwood City
Saturday, August 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mezes Park
Pub In the Park: Live Music, Local Brews & Lawn Games | Redwood City

Imagine a leisurely summer afternoon, lounging in a park, while listening to live Americana and Bluegrass music, sipping delicious local brews and enjoying lawn games. During four Saturdays from June to September, we’ll stock the British-style inflatable pub with quality beers and ciders on tap ...

Pistahan 2019: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF
Saturday, August 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)
Pistahan 2019: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF

Celebrate the Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco on August 10 and 11. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the Pistahan Parade and Festival. The the two-day event ...

2019 Presidio Kite Festival | SF
2019 Presidio Kite Festival | SF
Let your imagination soar at this colorful, family-friendly festival featuring all things kite happening at the Presidio Main Parade Ground. Presidio Kite Expo Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF FREE – an RSVP is appreciated, but not required. (Free kites are available ...
Free Outdoor Roller Skate Groove | SF
Saturday, August 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | NOW Hunters Point
Free Outdoor Roller Skate Groove | SF

They’re here to spread the joy of roller skating to all the communities in San Francisco and beyond. The Church of 8 Wheels will be bringing the special brand of roller skating to the people in Bayview/Hunters Point . It’s called the Bayview Skate Groove. ...

Community Day at the Park | SF
Saturday, August 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fillmore Mini Park
Community Day at the Park | SF

Join the monthly community event with resource tables, games, art activities, music, and food. Bring your family and friends for fun day event every second Saturday. Community Day at the Park Every 2nd Saturday | Noon to 4 pm Fillmore & Turk Mini Park, Fillmore ...Monthly

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | San Jose
Saturday, August 10 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| St. James Park (San Jose)
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | San Jose

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 60th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2019 production “Treasure Island.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2019 Free political theater & music in parks all over ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Redwood City
Saturday, August 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Redwood City

For the 37th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of As You Like It. As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, ...

Sunday, August 11

Inner Sunset Flea 2019 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, August 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving
Inner Sunset Flea 2019 | Block Party & Street Fair

Join the Inner Sunset Flea on the second Sunday of the month from April to November 2019. Come hunt for a bargain, sit down for some food, let the children play, and catch up with friends and neighbors, featuring 30 resident, artisan, nonprofit, and local ...Monthly

$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

Pistahan 2019: Filipino Cultural Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, August 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Pistahan 2019: Filipino Cultural Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens

Celebrate the Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco on August 10 and 11. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the Pistahan Parade and Festival. The the two-day event ...

Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid's Sunday Food Truck Party | SF

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2019. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...Every Sunday

Free Symphony in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 11 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Symphony in the Park | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 137th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, run about 90 ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Glen Park
Sunday, August 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Glen Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Glen Park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 60th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2019 production “Treasure Island.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2019 Free political theater & music in parks all over ...

Pink Martini: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, August 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
Pink Martini: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
An eclectic international cocktail of jazz, swing, world music, cabaret, chanson, and more, Pink Martini and vocalist China Forbes bring their genre-defying sound back to Stern Grove Festival. Opening the show is local ensemble Barrio Manouche with a swinging blend of global influences.
Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 50 Meteors / Hour | 2019
Sunday, August 11 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 50 Meteors / Hour | 2019
In 2019, the peak night of this shower will be totally free of moonlight. The annual Perseids meteor shower is the glittery result of Earth’s passage through a stream of debris left behind by a comet, so you should expect to see 50 meteors per hour  – as ...

Tuesday, August 13

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,500 different kinds ...Monthly

Oakland’s Free “AMP” Street Music Festival | Every Tue-Thu
Tuesday, August 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland's Public Plazas
Oakland's Free "AMP" Street Music Festival | Every Tue-Thu

Oakland Central debuts a brand new free outdoor music festival for 2019, AMP (Arts, Music, Performance) Oakland, a curated street performance series, throughout Downtown Oakland from May until October. Over 300 local performers will take to the streets to perform over the next six months, ...

RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free Man Man Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, August 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free Man Man Concert | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...