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Tuesday, September 17

2019 Architecture & the City Festival: Sketchy Tuesday | SF
Tuesday, September 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission - Registration Encouraged
| South Park
2019 Architecture & the City Festival: Sketchy Tuesday | SF
Sketchy Tuesday is an urban sketching adventure. Gather with a group of architects, sketchers, designers and enthusiasts every Tuesday at noon to sketch the city and chat with a great community. Grab your own lunch, sketchbook and drawing utensil of choice and meet at an ...
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, September 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...Monthly

“Empire Day” Emperor Norton 160th Year Celebration | SF
Tuesday, September 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*The event is free, however tickets for the ferry ride are bought separately.
| Transamerica Redwood Park
"Empire Day" Emperor Norton 160th Year Celebration | SF
On the morning of September 17, 1859, Joshua Norton walked into the office of George Fitch, editor of the San Francisco Evening Bulletin and handed Fitch a proclamation declaring himself “Emperor of these United States.”  Fitch printed the proclamation in that evening’s edition. With this single act, ...

Wednesday, September 18

2019 Big Book Sale Kick Off | Sept. 18 – 22
Wednesday, September 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday , Sept. 22nd, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2019 Big Book Sale Kick Off | Sept. 18 - 22

Every year Friends of the San Francisco Public Library fills up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. This family-friendly event features over 500,000 books and media of all kinds. Children’s books, board books, music ...

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, September 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
"Biblio Bistro" Farmers' Market Cooking School | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...Monthly

Free Rooftop Bollywood Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, September 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Bollywood Concert at Salesforce Park | SF

Salesforce Park, SF’s newly-reopened 5.4 acre park on top of the Transit Center hosts a ton of free events every week highlighted by free weekly after-work outdoor rooftop concerts curated by People in Plazas. So close your laptop and open your soul with after-work jams ...Every Wednesday

Dark Prince of Swing Concert: Lee Presson & the Nails | Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Dark Prince of Swing Concert: Lee Presson & the Nails | Union Square Live

The 2019 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 September. Union Square Live | 2019 May to September Union Square Park, SF ...

Free Astronomy Lecture | Castro
Wednesday, September 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
Free Astronomy Lecture | Castro

Once monthly, the SFAA hosts distinguished guest speakers who are leaders in the fields of astronomy, physics and related disciplines and they present to SFAA Members the latest developments from cutting-edge scientific programs. Held in the Randall Museum Theater on the third Wednesday of every month, ...Monthly

Thursday, September 19

2019 Fort Mason Big Book Sale | SF
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 22nd, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2019 Fort Mason Big Book Sale | SF

Every year Friends of the San Francisco Public Library fills up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. This family-friendly event features over 500,000 books and media of all kinds. Children’s books, board books, music ...

Folk Music w/ The Anita Lofton Project | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, September 19 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Folk Music w/ The Anita Lofton Project | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
About a decade ago Anita Lofton was known as one of the hardest rockin’ guitarists around, a gonzo player whose punk power trio Sistas In the Pit opened for Iggy and the Stooges on their 2007 reunion tour, including a near-legendary show at the Warfield ...
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 ...Monthly

DJ Party in the Park “Thursdays on Vinyl” | Salesforce Park
Thursday, September 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
DJ Party in the Park "Thursdays on Vinyl" | Salesforce Park

Enjoy a selection of DJs spinning authentic vinyl jams and supplying good vibes on the plaza for free. Curated by HUSHconcerts, every Thursday, July 4 to October 24, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Salesforce Park (Main Plaza.)Every Thursday

Let’s Go Salsa: Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party w/ Ricardo Lemvo | SF
Thursday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
Let's Go Salsa: Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party w/ Ricardo Lemvo | SF
Raised by Angolan parents in Congo’s capital Kinshasa (when the country was known as Zaire), charismatic Los Angeles vocalist Ricardo Lemvo has honed an irresistibly grooving Afro-salsa sound, blending Congolese rumba and soukous with Cuban charanga and son. Belting out his original songs in Spanish, ...
Exploratorium After Dark: Transportation Revolution | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Transportation Revolution | Pier 15
How has transportation evolved over time, and how does this evolution move toward generating a sustainable transportation ecology? Join us to learn more about how transit technology has advanced to respond to both current and anticipated future needs. From insight into the mechanics of self-driving ...

Friday, September 20

2019 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Friday
Friday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday , Sept. 22nd, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2019 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Friday

Every year Friends of the San Francisco Public Library fills up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. This family-friendly event features over 500,000 books and media of all kinds. Children’s books, board books, music ...

2019 San Francisco Greek Festival Kick Off | Sept. 20-22
Friday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Annunciation Cathedral
2019 San Francisco Greek Festival Kick Off | Sept. 20-22

Whether you dream of visiting the Acropolis in Athens, or swimming off the shores of sunny Mykonos, you can get a taste of Greece at Annunciation Cathedral’s own A Taste of Greece, the only Greek festival in San Francisco. Souvlaki, Gyros, Moussaka, Spanokopita – all of your ...

Schroeder’s 126th Oktoberfest Block Party | SF
Friday, September 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but food and drinks are for purchase.
| Schroeder's Restaurant
Schroeder's 126th Oktoberfest Block Party | SF
Schroeder’s is kicking off Oktoberfest in true Bavarian Style with their annual block party. It’ll be a lively bash with Live Music by San Francisco favorites Pop Rocks, Lots of Beer, Jager Shots, Sausages, Pretzels, Prizes, Beer Games. There will also be a costume contest; Dirndls and ...
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, September 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. Sightglass Coffee Cupping Every Friday | 3 pm Sightglass Coffee, 270 7th Street, SF FREE, but an RSVP is required Cupping is a powerful tool for evaluating coffees ...Every Friday

$15 Friday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2019 | SF
Friday, September 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 Tickets (save $10) with promo code FUNCHEAP
| Pier 35
$15 Friday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2019 | SF

The 20th Annual Oktoberfest by the Bay brings the spirit of Munich, Germany to the city by the bay with tasty German fare, lots of great German beer, Bavarian dancing, and an authentic German “oompah” music from 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band and more. Oktoberfest by the ...

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, September 20 – 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 crispy-fried crepes (Jianbing) and Filipino desserts, to handmade pasta, Neapolitan pizza, and Haitian pork griot – along with ...Every Friday

2019 Art Explosion Fall Open Studios: Opening Gala | Mission Dist.
Friday, September 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Art Explosion Studios
2019 Art Explosion Fall Open Studios: Opening Gala | Mission Dist.

Art Explosion Studios, the Mission’s largest Artist’s collective is holding its 2019 Annual Fall Open Studios on Sept 20-22, 2019. Come see over 100 artists as they open their studios to exhibit their work. Painters, sculptures, photographers, fashion designers and jewelers will be showing so ...

Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF
Friday, September 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Barebottle Brewing Company
Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF

Brave New Jokes is a premier comedy showcase hosted by Michael Alvarenga (SJ Improv), Vincent Chuang (SF Punch Line), and Brooke Heinichen (SF Sketchfest) at Barebottle Brewing Company. Every third Friday of the month, they feature a diverse range of comedians from Bay Area headliners to ...Monthly

2019 Movie Under the Stars: Instant Family | Menlo Park
Friday, September 20 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Burgess Park
2019 Movie Under the Stars: Instant Family | Menlo Park

The 2019 Menlo Movie Series will feature free movies. Be sure to bring a chair, blanket, and some snacks to enjoy, but most of all, don’t forget to bring the family. Enjoy a night of watching the stars, under the stars. All movies are subject to ...

Saturday, September 21

2019 California Coastal Cleanup Day | How to Sign Up
Saturday, September 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2019 California Coastal Cleanup Day | How to Sign Up
Help keep San Francisco’s stretch of the coastline clean at the 2019 California Coastal Cleanup Day on the third Saturday of September. 2019 California Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 9 am to noon All Over California FREE Cleanup and restoration activities will be happening in San Francisco, ...
Smithsonian’s 15th Annual Free Museum Day | 2019
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must signup and download your free ticket
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 15th Annual Free Museum Day | 2019

Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders for the 15th Annual Free Museum Day. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion. 2019 Smithsonian Magazine Museum ...

2019 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday , Sept. 22nd, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2019 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday

Every year Friends of the San Francisco Public Library fills up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. This family-friendly event features over 500,000 books and media of all kinds. Children’s books, board books, music ...

2019 “Pier to Pier” History Walk & Festival | SF
Saturday, September 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
| The Maritime Museum
2019 "Pier to Pier" History Walk & Festival | SF
The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is hosting its 6th Annual “Pier to Pier” Walk & Festival. The aim of this event is to promote outdoor exercise for adults 50+ and adults with disabilities, but everyone is welcome to this family event. Bring a friend, family ...
Exploratorium Free Day: 2019 Transportation/Transformations Community Day | SF
Exploratorium Free Day: 2019 Transportation/Transformations Community Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly community days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering “pay-what-you-can” admission for all. ...

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio

The free PresidiGo Shuttle system welcomes park visitors, residents, and employees with fully accessible shuttles and bike racks. There are two PresidiGo Shuttle services, each with different policies and guidelines – Around the Park and Downtown. Downtown (Free on Weekends) The Downtown express route make stops ...Monthly

25th Annual Sunset District Community Festival | SF
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | West Sunset Playground
25th Annual Sunset District Community Festival | SF
The annual Sunset Community Festival celebrates 25 years of bringing together hundreds of residents from the Sunset District to celebrate the community from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 21, 2019. With help from community partners, for every year since 1995 Sunset Youth Services ...