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Sunday, August 12

The Peripatetic Pick Ye Own Pirate Theatrical Adventure Final Day | Alameda
Sunday, August 12 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No reservations are necessary
| Lincoln Park
The Peripatetic Pick Ye Own Pirate Theatrical Adventure Final Day | Alameda

Join and be the navigator in the “Shiver We Timbers: A Peripatetic Pick-Yer-Own Pirate Adventure.” The fifth annual summer touring production will be a pirate-themed,participatory play. Sail with the peripatetic players in search of treasure, but avoid cursed gold. What should I expect? Why, expect the ...

Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | 2018
Sunday, August 12 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | 2018
It’s the biggest meteor shower of the year, so you better stay up late and grab your binoculars. 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 meteor rates as high ...

Monday, August 13

Live at Lagunitas: The Soul Rebels | Petaluma
Monday, August 13 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: The Soul Rebels | 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 ...

Tuesday, August 14

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 8,000 different kinds ...

Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Tuesday, August 14 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.

Wednesday, August 15

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild
Wednesday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| 21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 66 pmtypically featuring special release ...

Blues/Rock Concert: The Nitecaps Blues Band | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues/Rock Concert: The Nitecaps Blues Band | Union Square Live

The 2018 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through October. Union Square Live | 2018 May to October Union Square Park, SF ...

Thursday, August 16

Highest Ani: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 16 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Highest Ani: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Committed to paying homage to Armenian music, Highest Ani has created a powerful new sound by combining ancient Armenian folk and contemporary Western instrumentation with musical elements drawn from rock, jazz, hip hop, funk and Middle Eastern music. The four-piece band features Mark Ohanesian on qanun (a large trapezoidal zither ...
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 ...

Civic Center’s 2018 Third Thursday “Commons Block Party” | SF
Thursday, August 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Civic Center's 2018 Third Thursday "Commons Block Party" | SF

The Commons on Third Thursdays will activate UN Plaza, Fulton Street and Civic Center Plaza with three stages of music, food trucks, bars, bocce ball and other activities held on four nights, once a month through October, from 5 to 9 pm. “The Commons” is the ...

Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward
Thursday, August 16 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward
Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward

The 2018 downtown Hayward 3rd Thursday Street Party goes into its 19th season from 5:30-8:30 pm on June 21, July 19, and August 16 with bands, the first of three summer car shows, street entertainers, food, and family fun. Fun will be provided by street entertainers, face-painters ...

Outdoor Waterfront Flicks: “Coco” | Jack London Square
Thursday, August 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Outdoor Waterfront Flicks: "Coco" | Jack London Square

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer with free outdoor screenings of hit movies, as part of Jack London Square’s hit Waterfront Flicks series. Waterfront Flicks begins on Thursday, June 21 with a special Oakland A’s night celebrating the 25th anniversary of the coming-of-age baseball ...

Win Tix: Paramount Movie Classics: Animal House | Paramount Theatre
Thursday, August 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Paramount Theatre
Faber College freshmen Larry Kroger (Tom Hulce) and Kent Dorfman (Stephen Furst) want to join a fraternity to offset their “out-crowd” membership. But the only fraternity that shows any interest in the wimpy Kroger and the overweight Dorfman is the notorious Delta Tau Chi (Animal ...
$5 Classic Movie Night: “Animal House” | Paramount Theatre
Thursday, August 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Paramount Theatre
$5 Classic Movie Night: "Animal House" | Paramount Theatre

Experience the great films of Hollywood’s Golden Era in one of America’s finest Art Deco movie palaces. With over 3,000 seats and a meticulously-restored interior, the Paramount offers a true “Movie Palace” experience straight out of the 1930s – with period newsreels, cartoons, previews, live music from the ...

Friday, August 17

Venezuelan Music Project (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, August 17 – 12:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Venezuelan Music Project (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
This children’s program is a repeat of the 11 am show. Even in South America, Venezuela’s musical riches tend to be overshadowed by the styles of neighboring Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. But in the Bay Area, the nation’s fabulous cultural wealth, with its fertile intermingling of indigenous, ...
Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: The English Beat | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: The English Beat | 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” Block Party, Night Walkers & Open Dance | Jack London Square
Friday, August 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Block Party, Night Walkers & Open Dance | 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 ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, August 17 – 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 ...

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, August 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

Chillarious is the only comedy showcase where you can enjoy the Bay Area’s best comedic talent while lounging luxuriously on the Bay Area’s most comfortable organic mattresses and pillows. Admission is free and some free drinks will be provided, but you can also BYOB. Please, ...

Saturday, August 18

2018 Bay Area Blues Festival | SF
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk Street
2018 Bay Area Blues Festival | SF

The Lower Polk Community Benefit District and Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. are hosting the 8th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival. For many years, San Francisco has been known for its love of the blues. They are bringing the festival back to Polk Street. Please ...

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party 2018 | SF
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party 2018 | SF
Get ready to party with 20,000+ summer lovin’ people at this delicious summer feast and street party over three blocks, typically with two stages of alt-indie bands and DJs curated by Noisepop, and food and drinks from some of the neighborhood’s top restaurants, businesses, and artisans and a ...
The Sundance Saloon Cowboy Dance Party | Live! In The Castro
Saturday, August 18 – 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 pm to 3 pm. Come and watch, or participate yourself with quick easy novice lessons at 1:30 pm, 2 pm, and 2:30 pm. Sundance Saloon is San Francisco’s world-famous ...
“Undiscovered” SF’s Brand New Filipino Night Market | SoMa
"Undiscovered" SF's Brand New Filipino Night Market | SoMa

Inspired by the vibrant night markets of Asia, Undiscovered is a curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrate the Bay Area’s creative spirit and the rich cultural heritage of SF’s New SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District. UNDSCVRD goes down every 3rd Saturday of the ...

Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Coco” | San Jose
Saturday, August 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
Free Outdoor Movie Night: "Coco" | San Jose

Starlight Cinemas in San Jose return to St. James Park in 2018. The films, picked from suggestions made by downtown’s Facebook fans, promise evenings of family-friendly fun. All movies are free and begin at dusk in the park. Typically about an hour before the film are movie-related ...

Sunday, August 19

2018 Bay Area Blues Festival | SF
Sunday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk Street
2018 Bay Area Blues Festival | SF

The Lower Polk Community Benefit District and Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. are hosting the 8th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival. For many years, San Francisco has been known for its love of the blues. They are bringing the festival back to Polk Street. Please ...

Stern Grove Festival 2018 Finale: Prince’s “The Revolution” | SF
Sunday, August 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival 2018 Finale: Prince's "The Revolution" | SF
Head to the beautiful Stern Grove for the 2018 finale concert of the Stern Grove Festival featuring The Revolution, Prince’s iconic band from the mid-80s. The Revolution—Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z, BrownMark and Dr. Fink—is most commonly known as the band behind the music icon, ...
Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music Concert: Manring, Kassin, Burr | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music Concert: Manring, Kassin, Burr | Union Square Live

The 2018 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through October. Union Square Live | 2018 May to October Union Square Park, SF ...

Monday, August 20

“Lagunitas Live”: RSVPs Open for Free Lauren Ruth Ward Concert | Petaluma
Monday, August 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
"Lagunitas Live": RSVPs Open for Free Lauren Ruth Ward 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 ...

Wednesday, August 22

Latin/Jazz Concert: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Latin/Jazz Concert: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square Live

The 2018 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through October. Union Square Live | 2018 May to October Union Square Park, SF ...

Cobb’s Summer Free Comedy Nights | August 22-23
Cobb's Summer Free Comedy Nights | August 22-23

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often ...