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Thursday, September 6

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 ...
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, September 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

  The SF First Thursday Art Walk makes 27+ galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated ...

Free Organic Veggie Community Dinner | SF
Thursday, September 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested. Donations are welcome.
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Organic Veggie Community Dinner | SF

Do you love fresh, organic, homemade food? Please come out and celebrate with other veggie lovers and enjoy some great food with amazing company. All are welcome to a free community-created dinner gleaned from the USF Garden and neighborhood farmers’ markets, and prepared by students ...

Friday, September 7

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, September 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen
"Batch Made Market" Artisan Food | SF

This is your monthly chance  to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market highlights ...

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, September 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party  (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held on ...

2018 Movie Under the Stars: Star Wars – The Last Jedi | Menlo Park
Friday, September 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Burgess Park
2018 Movie Under the Stars: Star Wars - The Last Jedi | 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, September 8

2018 Muni Heritage Days: Rare Historic Bus Ride Weekend | SF
Saturday, September 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free rides on special historic streetcars and busses and free admission to the Railway Museum.
| San Francisco Railway Museum
2018 Muni Heritage Days: Rare Historic Bus Ride Weekend | SF

San Francisco transit history comes back to life at this annual, weekend-long blast from the past dating back to the 19th century. During Muni Heritage Weekend, visitors will be able to ride and view historic streetcars, cable cars and buses that are rarely seen on ...

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, September 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

  Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide ...

Marcus Shelby Orchestra Blackball: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, September 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Marcus Shelby Orchestra Blackball: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Marcus Shelby, YBG Festival’s resident composer, is a masterly bassist, charismatic bandleader, and award-winning composer. But it’s probably most accurate to describe him as an American griot whose music explores the stories too often overlooked and diminished in the history books. In his latest YBG ...
The Fiddle Castros: Classical Revolution & Underground | Live in the Castro
Saturday, September 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
The Fiddle Castros: Classical Revolution & Underground | Live in the Castro
The Fiddle Castros are part of a long-standing group of musicians who form ensembles for various events throughout the Bay Area. As graduates of the San Francisco Conservatory, they started out busking in the Castro and became a well-loved entity at night on the weekends. ...
“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, September 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| Monument
"Sketchboard": Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF

Join in at the Monument (140 9th St), for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians. Everyone is welcome, we are a mix of seasoned artists, students, and first timers. Poses range from 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes. There will be easels provided and ...

Sunday, September 9

2018 Muni Heritage Days: Rare Historic Bus Rides | SF
Sunday, September 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free rides on special historic streetcars and busses and free admission to the Railway Museum.
| San Francisco Railway Museum
2018 Muni Heritage Days: Rare Historic Bus Rides | SF

San Francisco transit history comes back to life at this annual, weekend-long blast from the past dating back to the 19th century. During Muni Heritage Weekend, visitors will be able to ride and view historic streetcars, cable cars and buses that are rarely seen on ...

Blues Concert: Bitter Blues Band | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues Concert: Bitter Blues Band | Union Square Live
Sun Sept 9: 2-4pm — Bitter Blues Band (Blues) Good ole harmonica, keys, guitar blues!

Monday, September 10

Something Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF
Monday, September 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Something Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF

The Something Something Shindig is a wild show that combines stand up comedy, improv, music, and what they like to call “audience-participation-good-times” typically happening at 8 pm every second Monday. The emcees for the evening are Justin Gomes and Andrew Moore. True fans of debauchery, they’ve ...

Tuesday, September 11

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, September 11 – 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.
Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, September 11 – 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 comedians Andrew Holmgren and Leslie Small. There’s never a cover nor a drink minimum. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy ...

Wednesday, September 12

American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wed September 12: 6-8pm — Moonalice (American Roots/Folk) Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Our songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a ...

Friday, September 14

2018 Movie Under the Stars: Paddington 2 | Menlo Park
Friday, September 14 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Burgess Park
2018 Movie Under the Stars: Paddington 2 | 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, September 15

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, September 15 – 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 ...

2018 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2018 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown

Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the 28th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held in Chinatown over two days filled with arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food and multiple parades along historic Grant Avenue between California Street and Columbus Avenue.  2018 Autumn Moon ...

Vintage Street Car Ride With Gypsy Jazz “Gaucho” | Live! In The Castro
Saturday, September 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Vintage Street Car Ride With Gypsy Jazz "Gaucho" | Live! In The Castro
It’s happening again.  Let’s meet in Jane Warner Plaza for live music (with Gaucho) and dancing then hop aboard the historic F-Market street car for a ride to the Orbit Room. Vintage clothes, vintage streetcars, Gaucho’s gypsy jazz music and you. What could be better?
Sumo Champions Meet & Greet | Japantown
Saturday, September 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
Sumo Champions Meet & Greet | Japantown

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown. Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches  from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace ...

Sunday, September 16

2018 Autumn Moon Festival: Sunday | Chinatown
Sunday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2018 Autumn Moon Festival: Sunday | Chinatown

Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the 28th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held in Chinatown over two days filled with arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food and multiple parades along historic Grant Avenue between California Street and Columbus Avenue.  2018 Autumn Moon ...

2018 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
2018 "Comedy Day in the Park" Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 38th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The biggest single-day comedy event of the ...
Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2018 | Japantown
Sunday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2018 | Japantown

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown. Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches  from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace ...

Kippy Marks Live Music Performance Final Day | Live In The Castro
Sunday, September 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Kippy Marks Live Music Performance Final Day | Live In The Castro
Join us in the Plaza for Kippy Marks, who is always a crowd pleaser. The Castro Flaggers will accompany Kippy with their awesome, colorful, joyful movements. Improv-O-Linist Kippy Marks Kippy Marks has been delighting audiences with his inspirational compositions and lively performances for over 2 decades. Raised ...
Traditional Hawaiian Concert: Haopinaka & Hula Dancers | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Traditional Hawaiian Concert: Haopinaka & Hula Dancers | Union Square Live
Sun Sept 16: 2-4pm — Haopinaka & Hula Dancers (Traditional Hawaiian) HAOPINAKA brings the spirit of aloha to the San Francisco Bay Area with Hawaiian guitars, ukuleles, and sweet vocal harmonies. Our beautiful and talented hula dancers are also available to make your special occasion memorable ...
SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's "Antique Vibrator Museum" Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations

Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...

Monday, September 17

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, September 17 – 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 ...