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Monday, August 20

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, August 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...

Salesforce Park Monday Night Makers
Monday, August 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Salesforce Park Monday Night Makers

Start the week by making something. With DIY activities from a different Bay Area crafting partner each month. August’s Partner is Museum of Craft and Design, September is Scrap, October is GoGo Crafts. Salesforce Park Monday Night Makers Every Monday, Aug. 13 – Oct. 22, 2018 ...

“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, August 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
"Resistance is Fertile" Free Comedy Night | SF
8/20 line up: Headliner: Valerie Vernale (SF Sketchfest) Krista Fatka (Winner, Sacramento Stand-Up Comedy Competition) Priya Prasad (Desi Comedy Festival) Alexandria Love (Komedio) Token Dude Chad Opitz Guests: Jeen Yee & Ali Littman Brought to you by: Nicole Calasich, Brooke Heinichen and Geneva Rust-Orta
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, August 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brewcade
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF

One part nerd, one part slurred, Super Trashed Bros brings together comedy, video games and alcohol every first Monday at Brewcade. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new rules and new gags. Power-up, throw down and push ...

“Classical Revolution” Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.
Monday, August 20 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-20 donation is welcome to support the musicians.
| The Revolution Cafe
"Classical Revolution" Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.

“Classical Revolution” is a bi-monthly chamber music night at the Mission District’s Revolution Cafe. They feature different local and visiting musicians in a unique Chamber Jam format, where musicians get a chance to perform in a casual environment and audiences get to hear chamber music in a ...

Tuesday, August 21

Salesforce Park Free Toddler Tuesdays
Tuesday, August 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Salesforce Park Free Toddler Tuesdays

Join Toddler Tuesdays in the Children’s Play Area weekly on Tuesdays at 10 am for fun in the sun with rotating activities entertainment like storytime, magic, and games. Salesforce Park Free Toddler Tuesdays Every Tuesday, Aug. 14 – Oct. 23, 2018 | 10 am to ...

Free Tai Chi at Salesforce Park
Tuesday, August 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Tai Chi at Salesforce Park

Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No pre-registration or membership required – just show up. Free Tai Chi at Salesforce Park Every Tuesday, Aug. 14 – Oct. 30, 2018 | 2 pm to 3 pm Salesforce Park (Central Lawn), 425 ...

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, August 21 – 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 ...

Wine & Movie Night: “Pretty Woman” | Top of the Mark
Wine & Movie Night: "Pretty Woman" | 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 ...

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, August 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Milk Bar
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

Every second and third Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedian Andrew Holmgren. There’s never a cover nor any drink minimums. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy starting at 8 pm ...

Wednesday, August 22

Wednesdays Free Cardio Dance at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, August 22 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Wednesdays Free Cardio Dance at Salesforce Park | SF

Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No pre-registration or membership required – just show up. Wednesdays Free Cardio Dance at Salesforce Park Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Oct. 31, 2018 | 7:30 am to 8:30 am Salesforce Park (Main Plaza), 425 ...

Salesforce Park Free Writing Workshop | SF
Wednesday, August 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Salesforce Park Free Writing Workshop | SF

Join and spend an hour to get creativity flowing, plus writing tips for free, from The Writers Studio. Pens and notepads provided. Salesforce Park Free Writing Workshop Every Wednesday at noon | Aug. 15 – Oct. 31 Salesforce Park (Main Plaza), 425 Mission St., SF FREE

Salesforce Park Free Beginner Knitting | SF
Wednesday, August 22 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Salesforce Park Free Beginner Knitting | SF

Need a new hobby? Learn the basics of knitting for free. Courtesy of SF’s favorite knitting supply outpost ImagiKnit. Salesforce Park Free Beginner Knitting Every Wednesday at 1:30 pm | Aug. 15 – Oct. 31 Salesforce Park (Main Plaza), 425 Mission St., San Francisco FREE

Salesforce Park Free Rooftop Concert Series | SF
Wednesday, August 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Salesforce Park Free Rooftop Concert Series | SF

Salesforce Park, SF’s brand new 5.4 acre park on top of the new Transit Center, opens on August 11, 2018 with a grand opening block party. Salesforce Park Free Rooftop Concert Series Every Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Oct. 24, 2018 | 5 pm Salesforce Park ...

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
Wed Aug 22: 6-8pm — Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble (Latin/Jazz) Music Director, John Calloway; Managing Director, Arturo Riera; Co-Director, Sylvia Ramirez. The LJYE is a performing group of talented youth musicians. www.ljye.com

Thursday, August 23

Salesforce Park Free Outdoor Yoga
Thursday, August 23 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Salesforce Park Free Outdoor Yoga

Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No pre-registration or membership required – just show up. Salesforce Park Free Outdoor Yoga Mon & Thu, Aug. 13 – Oct. 25, 2018 | 7:30 am to 8:30 am Salesforce Park (Amphitheater Lawn), ...

Faun Fables: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Faun Fables: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Describing the Bay Area’s Faun Fables as a duo is like calling the Sagrada Família a church. It’s accurate as far as it goes, but hardly captures the vast, fantastical realm lovingly constructed by front woman Dawn McCarthy, a regular collaborator with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and multi-instrumentalist ...
Salesforce Park Free Kids’ Improv & Movement Class | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Salesforce Park Free Kids' Improv & Movement Class | SF

An energetic hour of on-your-feet movement and theater games. Geared toward ages 7-10. Led by Epiphany Dance Theater. Salesforce Park Free Kids’ Improv & Movement Class Every Thursday at 3:30 pm | August 16 – October 25 Salesforce Park (Amphitheater Stage), 425 Mission St., SF FREE ...

Exploratorium After Dark: Lasers | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Lasers | Pier 15
Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world. In 1960, the laser was known as “a solution looking for a problem.” Now we can hardly imagine life without them. Learn what’s special about laser light, how it’s made, and how it’s used ...

Friday, August 24

Crosspulse (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, August 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Crosspulse (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
This children’s program repeats at 12:15–12:45pm. Using finger snaps, tight slaps, chest thumps, foot drags, hand rubs and percussive dance steps, Crosspulse performances are designed to enchant children with an international array of rhythms, instruments and obscure musical practices. With five extraordinary artists versed in body percussion and a ...
“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, August 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason

More than 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands and DJs in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic ...

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

2018 Movie Under the Stars: Mary Poppins | Menlo Park
Friday, August 24 – 8:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Burgess Park
2018 Movie Under the Stars: Mary Poppins | Menlo Park

The 2018 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, August 25

San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers
San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2018 – January 6 & 7 ...

TreasureFest: Dog Days of Summer | SF
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
TreasureFest: Dog Days of Summer | SF
TreasureFest is a unique monthly themed festival that showcases the best of the Bay area. August is their ‘Dog Days of Summer‘ event and many of their bars will have a specialty drink cocktails and of course there will be a doggy safe and approved ...
2018 Pakistan Festival | SF
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Greater Farallones Association
2018 Pakistan Festival | SF
Celebrate Pakistan Independence Day with a festival featuring live music, food booths, shopping bazaar, kids fashion show & much more. 2018 Pakistan Festival Sunday, August 25, 2018 | 11 am to 6 pm Greater Farallones Association, 991 Marine Dr, San Francisco FREE
Vân Ánh Võ & The VA’V: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, August 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Vân Ánh Võ & The VA’V: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
While Vân Ánh (Vanessa) Võ is one of Vietnam’s most celebrated traditional artists, she revels in the freedom she’s found in the various musical styles surrounding her in the Bay Area. An award-winning traditional performer and virtuoso on 16-string dan tranh (zither), she’s also an Emmy Award-winning ...
Alpha Rhythm Kings: Energetic & Jazzy Vibe | Live! in the Castro
Saturday, August 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Alpha Rhythm Kings: Energetic & Jazzy Vibe | Live! in the Castro
Rob Dehlinger, composer, performer, and recording artist, leads this swingin’ group of top musicians with his blazing trumpet and entertaining vocal stylings. Specializing in swing, vintage lounge, boogie woogie, and jump blues, the Alpha Rhythm Kings bring an energetic, jazzy vibe which is 100% fun ...
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, August 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
8/25 Lineup: Shanti Charan (San Francisco Bay Guardian’s “Best Comedian”, “Mixing Masala”) Jules Posner (The Business) Matt Morales (The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson)

Sunday, August 26

KUSF’s Rock ‘n’ Swap Record Fair | USF
KUSF's Rock 'n' Swap Record Fair | USF

KUSF’s Rock-n-Swap is a Giant Music Lover’s Fair where about dealers and vendors come from all over to sell music related items in various formats and genres along with hard-to-find rarities including a huge amount of vinyl as well as memorabilia in this 6,000+ square-foot venue. ...