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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 ...

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 ...

Manila Disco Fever: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, September 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Manila Disco Fever: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Disco fever wasn’t just an American epidemic. In the late 1970s, those lithe, funk-inflected bass lines, slinky keyboards and punchy horns spread around the globe, finding a particularly receptive audience in the Philippines. Manila Disco Fever celebrates the Manila Sound, a hugely popular movement that ...
2018 Salsa Festival on Fillmore | SF
Saturday, September 1 – 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 | ...

Sunday, September 2

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 San Francisco Zine Fest | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers
2018 San Francisco Zine Fest | Golden Gate Park

The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing from zines and comics to art books and beyond. Over 200 small-press and DIY creators will be selling, trading, and otherwise sharing their work at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden ...

2018 Civic Center Commons 1st Sundays Block Party | SF
Sunday, September 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
2018 Civic Center Commons 1st Sundays Block Party | SF

Join first Sundays of the month for a block party in Civic Center Commons. This family-friendly event will feature recreational activities for all ages, brunchy food and drinks from Off the Grid, a DJ, an open-air bazaar with one-of-a-kind goods created by local SF Etsy ...

Dj/Dance Lesson in the Square: Tangonero | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Dj/Dance Lesson in the Square: Tangonero | Union Square Live
Sun Sept 2: 2-4pm — Tango in the Square: Tangonero with Claudio Ortega (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association Teacher: Christy Cote With members from Russia, Switzerland, Canada, and the US, Tangonero is a San Francisco ensemble dedicated to preserving the tradition of Argentine Tango. Michele ...

Monday, September 3

Il Giro di San Francisco Bike Race | 2018
Monday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Levi's Plaza
Il Giro di San Francisco Bike Race | 2018
Il Giro di San Francisco (formerly the “San Francisco Gran Prix”) is an annual bike race around the streets of San Francisco that’s had competitors cruising around the city since 1975. It’s free for spectators to come and watch. Il Giro di San Francisco 2018 Monday, September 3, ...
10 Different Free Guided Walking Tours: Labor Day | SF
Monday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Japanese Tea Garden may require an additional charge.
| All Over San Francisco
10 Different Free Guided Walking Tours: Labor Day | SF
Looking for something to do on your day off on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018? San Francisco City Guides offers up daily, free guided walking tours of San Francisco. Be a tourist in your own city and learn a few bits of history you can ...
“Misery Index: Monday Comedy at The Rite Spot” | Mission Dist.
Monday, September 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
"Misery Index: Monday Comedy at The Rite Spot" | Mission Dist.

“Misery Index” is a free, monthly show that brings together some of the most pessimistic, neurotic and dysfunctional individuals on the face of the planet: stand-up comedians. Take the edge off with cheap drinks and free laughs as these choleric comics direct their disdain towards ...

Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, September 3 – 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 ...

Tuesday, September 4

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum
de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum that showcases the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific. Free Admission Day: de ...

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally admission is $15 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission is free (special ...

Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park
Tuesday, September 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Conservatory of Flowers
Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park

Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the Conservatory of Flowers offers an intimate, up-close experience with over 1,700 species of rare, exotic and endangered plants from more than 50 different countries. Opened ...

Salesforce Park Free Toddler Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 4 – 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 Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, September 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museum of Craft and Design
Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch

  Enjoy free admission to the Museum of Craft and Design on the first Tuesday of every month. After six years in Union Square and two years of pop-ups, the Museum of Craft & Design opened up their permanent location in the historic American Industrial Center in San Francisco’s vibrant Dogpatch neighborhood. ...

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is one of the Bay Area’s premier venues for adventurous art. A multidisciplinary art center, the YBCA features exhibitions, performance, film/video, and community engagement programs, along with rotating art exhibits with a focus on contemporary and emerging art ...

Free Tai Chi at Salesforce Park
Tuesday, September 4 – 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 ...

It’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight
Tuesday, September 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
It's Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight

Every first Tuesday at Milk Bar, San Francisco’s comedians are put to the test as they are given a random series of words and sentences seconds before getting on stage, where they then must construct entire two minute sets around each. This improv-standup hybrid then ...

Wednesday, September 5

Wednesdays Free Cardio Dance at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, September 5 – 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 ...

GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro
Wednesday, September 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | GLBT History Museum
GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro

Located in SF’s Castro District, the GLBT History Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city’s vast queer past through dynamic exhibitions and programming. Normally admission is $5, but on the ...

Salesforce Park Free Writing Workshop | SF
Wednesday, September 5 – 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, September 5 – 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, September 5 – 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 ...

“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF
Wednesday, September 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based admission
| Eagle Tavern
"Safe Words" Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF

Safe Words is a comedy show at a leather bar that features the talent of nationally touring comics, to local favorites. Faces from Comedy Central, Conan, Reddit & Vice have graced the stage. Even Margaret Cho (HBO, 30 Rock) has stopped by. Every first Wednesday, ...

Americana/Rock Concert: The Well Known Strangers | Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Americana/Rock Concert: The Well Known Strangers | Union Square Live
Wed Sept 5: 6-8pm — The Well Known Strangers (Americana/Rock) The Well Known Strangers revel in the Americana/country rock genre and feature Mick Hellman (Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival) on drums and hand percussion; Olivia Hellman on vocals; Joshua Zucker (The Jones Gang, Rowan Brothers, Poor Man’s ...
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, September 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout

At Drink and Draw, artsy bar patrons draw to a theme and submit their artwork into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes at The Knockout in the Mission District. The artwork gets scanned online for all to admire. Drink and Draw happens every first Wednesday of the ...

Thursday, September 6

Salesforce Park Free Outdoor Yoga
Thursday, September 6 – 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), ...

John Brothers Piano Company: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, September 6 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
John Brothers Piano Company: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
You know a band is crazy dedicated when they bring their own piano to the gig. John Brothers Piano Company has honed a rambunctious, irresistible jazz-meets-stride-and-swing sound redolent of Barbary Coast revelry and Prohibition era hijinks. Starting with their first sidewalk street show–hauling their Wurlitzer spinet to ...