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Tuesday, August 28

Wine & Movie Night: “Airplane” | Top of the Mark
Wine & Movie Night: "Airplane" | Top of the Mark

Wind down every Tuesday night during the summer of 2018 with a free wine or spirit tasting and screening of a classic movie. Summer movie nights are back at Top of the Mark featuring a selection of classic comedy, action, and drama flicks from the 1930s ...

North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF
Tuesday, August 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
| Tope Lounge
North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF

So you’re in North Beach, huh? Looking for a good time? Want to party with some beautiful people? Want to feel like a million bucks? You want to devour loads of pizza and champagne? Well, welcome to the North Beach Comedy Thing, a monthly showcase, featuring ...

Win Tix: Thoughtful Immigration : A Comedy Show about Heritage | SF
Tuesday, August 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Trademark and Copyright
Isn’t trade war an oxymoron? If a trade is unfair, stop it. A trade war is like you want to slap your baker when getting bread. – Hongming Liu Comedian. > Get Tickets – Normally $10, use exclusive code FUNCHEAP for $5 tix Join us for a ...
2018 Moby-Dick Marathon Lecture Series: Moby-Dick & Childhood Trauma | SF
Tuesday, August 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Maritime Research Center
2018 Moby-Dick Marathon Lecture Series: Moby-Dick & Childhood Trauma | SF
Numerous critics have noted the ways that Moby-Dick provides insight into community and American life. The diverse crew aboard the Pequod is a fundamental starting place for scholars, and readers alike, to arrive at such an observation. For instance, one might perceive the hierarchical structure aboard the whaleship to ...
Dirty Old Women Read Erotica | Oakland
Tuesday, August 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Octopus Literary Salon
Dirty Old Women Read Erotica | Oakland
Older women: Wise enough to tell the truth about sex – what they want, what they’ve done, what makes them hot. Dirty Old Women celebrates erotic writing by self-identified older women of all flavors. Dirty Old Women Read Erotica Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | 7:30 pm to ...

Wednesday, August 29

Free Cardio Dance on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Wednesday, August 29 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Cardio Dance on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

This lively series rotates between Zumba, hip-hop, salsa and more. Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF.. Free Rooftop Cardio Dance Class in the Park | SF Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Oct. 31, 2018 | 7:30 am to 8:30 am ...

SF Zoo Free Admission Day
SF Zoo Free Admission Day

The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all year round.  You’ll enjoy seeing the 250 different animal species in naturalistic surroundings, ...

Free Rooftop Blues Concert Series on SF’s Newest Park | SoMa
Wednesday, August 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Blues Concert Series on SF’s Newest Park | SoMa

Close your laptop and open your soul with after work jams from seasoned Bay Area musicians. Curated by People in Plazas. Free Rooftop Concert Series Every Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Oct. 24, 2018 | 5 pm Salesforce Park (Main Plaza), 425 Mission St., San Francisco FREE ...

World/Flamenco/Jazz Concert: Barrio Manouche | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
World/Flamenco/Jazz Concert: Barrio Manouche | Union Square Live
Wed Aug 29: 6-8pm — Barrio Manouche (World/Flamenco/Jazz) Barrio Manouche is an acoustic San Francisco-Based international colective (Spain, Quebec, France, Mexico, Brasil, Colombia and California), playing music that will take you on a magical journey, frequently joined by artist from all over the globe. The ensemble has ...
“Tenderloin: Stay Rooted” Turk Street Mural Celebration | SF
"Tenderloin: Stay Rooted" Turk Street Mural Celebration | SF
Together with Twin Walls Mural Company, the Turk Street mural—“Tenderloin: Stay Rooted”—is up. Take a moment to celebrate the work of the artists, community members, and partners who came together to make this mural happen. Turk Street Mural Celebration Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 6 pm to ...
Historic Pier 45 Summer Movie Night & Free Popcorn “Princess Bride” | SF
Wednesday, August 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| The Triangle at Pier 45
Historic Pier 45 Summer Movie Night & Free Popcorn "Princess Bride" | SF

Movies at the Pier is a free indoor film series presented by the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association in the Triangle at Historic Pier 45. Admission is free of charge and includes complimentary popcorn. Drink tickets are available for purchase; no outside beverages are ...

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 ...

“Superfest Under the Stars” Outdoor Disability Film Showcase | Redwood City
Wednesday, August 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood City Courthouse Square
"Superfest Under the Stars" Outdoor Disability Film Showcase | Redwood City
Join in “Under The Stars” for an outdoor Superfest Showcase. Enjoy a night “out” at the movies at the first-ever outdoor Superfest Showcase. Bring candy, food, drinks, blankets, & friends. There will be limited chairs and tables, so feel free to bring your own seating arrangements. All entertainment ...

Thursday, August 30

La Patronal: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 30 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
La Patronal: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Hailing from the Peruvian capital of Lima, La Patronal is a singular brass band rooted in the tradition of fiestas populares (town fairs) common in rural villages across Latin America. Direct descendants of rural musicians from Peru, the members of La Patronal combine their first-hand knowledge of ...
“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn
"Presidio Twilight" Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF

Presidio Twilight is back for its fifth 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. Off the Grid ...

Free Outdoor Rooftop Yoga After Work | Salesforce Park
Thursday, August 30 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Outdoor Rooftop Yoga After Work | Salesforce Park

Free outdoor yoga happens every Monday and Thursday. Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No pre-registration or membership required – just show up. Salesforce Park Rooftop Free Outdoor Yoga Thursdays through Oct. 25, 2018 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm Salesforce ...

Exploratorium After Dark: A Herring Opera | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: A Herring Opera | Pier 15
A Herring Opera by Tessa Ellie Schmidt (2017, 27 min.) looks at the complicated but beautiful flurry of activity that happens in Sitka, Alaska each spring, when herring arrive to spawn. Commercial fishermen descending on spawning sites is posed against local, indigenous fishing practices as ...
NightLife Spotlight | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife Spotlight | California Academy of Sciences
NightLife celebrates the best of the Academy with an evening of after-hours science inside the greenest museum on the planet. Tonight’s spotlight is on climate change, featuring a lineup of fascinating talks in partnership with COAL + ICE, a documentary photography and video exhibition coming to ...
Win Tix: Cobb’s Comedy Showcase | Cobb’s Comedy Club
Thursday, August 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Cobb's Comedy Club
Cobb’s Comedy Showcase offers the best of the thriving San Francisco scene. San Francisco is known for hatching some of the country’s top comedic talent. > Get Tickets – $13.50 Adv / $15.50 Door Come see a hand-picked line-up of today’s rising stars before they become the next ...

Friday, August 31

Ka-Hon (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, August 31 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Ka-Hon (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
This children’s program repeats at 12:15–12:45pm. What’s in that box, you ask? In the hands of Ka-Hon, a gentle spring shower, a flamenco troupe, a galloping stallion and a rumba circle. Drawing on a pan-American array of rhythms, the high-energy ensemble displays the astounding versatility of the ...
2018 Salsa Festival on Fillmore | SF
Friday, August 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fillmore Center Plaza
2018 Salsa Festival on Fillmore | SF

The 9th Annual Salsa Festival on the Fillmore in San Francisco is a free, two-day extravaganza featuring salsa lessons, live music, and a free huge outdoor dance party under the stars at the Fillmore Center Plaza. 2018 Salsa Festival in the Fillmore Friday-Saturday, Aug. 31 – Sept. 1, 2018 | ...

Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | 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 15 ...

“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

2018 Architecture and the City Festival Opening Day | SF
Saturday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2018 Architecture and the City Festival Opening Day | SF

The 15th annual month-long celebration features behind the scenes and walking tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more that address varying aspects of the design and planning process. Over 40 programs throughout the month provide an excellent opportunity for participants to engage with the local architecture community ...

48th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Saturday
Saturday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae
48th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Saturday

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 48th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” Celebrate the “The Last Blast of Summer”. Massive Crowds Expected for World-Class Lineup of Music, Art, Food and Mardi Gras-Style Fun. 2018 Millbrae Art & ...

2018 Free Fishing Day | SF
Saturday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier Seven
2018 Free Fishing Day | SF

Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feel the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? What’s that? You say you never learned to fish? Dept ...

2018 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods | Peninsula
Saturday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kings Mountain Fire Station
2018 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods | Peninsula

Why pay a fortune to see the art in Sausalito when you can visit the Kings Mountain Art Fair for free? Known for its stunning location among the redwoods and for its unique and varied artists, the Kings Mountain Art Fair celebrates more than 50 ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

2018 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Saturday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Redwood City
2018 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Enjoy a full day of Lebanese culture and cuisine in a great atmosphere with music, dance, games, and other entertainment for the whole family. 2018 Lebanese Festival Saturday, September 2, 2017 | 11 am to 8 pm Downtown Redwood City FREE Start your day with delicious, traditional Lebanese sweets and ...
“Festac” Labor Day Weekend Art & Culture Block Party | Oakland
Saturday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Old Oakland Corridor
"Festac" Labor Day Weekend Art & Culture Block Party | Oakland
The Oakland Cannery Collective, seeking to preserve artist small business, live/work studio spaces and culture. The festival, “FESTAC”, will celebrate the diversity and pride through performances, artisan “studios on the streets” and more. The festival will also launch a campaign to promote Oakland city policies that ...