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Wednesday, September 19

Latin Concert: The Fito Reinoso Cuban Quartet Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Latin Concert: The Fito Reinoso Cuban Quartet   Union Square Live
Wed Sept 19: 6-8pm — The Fito Reinoso Cuban Quartet (Latin) A SF Bay Area favorite, Fito Reinoso is the only Cuban born sonero in the area performing a variety of styles, from son to timba to rumba and cha-cha-cha.
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Wednesday, September 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio

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, ...

Free Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond
Wednesday, September 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bazaar Cafe
Free Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond

Comedian and the world’s only pencil musician Danny Dechi hosts a night of free laughs at Bazaar Cafe Stand-up Comedy Showcase. Come by every third Wednesday of the month for a lineup of local comedians.

Thursday, September 20

Game Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF
Game Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF

Game Night brings a night of games, drinks, food and fun on the third Thursday of every month from 5-10 pm at Coffee Bar’s Bryant Street location. They will have discounted beer and wine, exclusive food menu, board games like giant Jenga, corn hole and more. Each event will ...

Friday, September 21

2018 Movie Under the Stars Final Day: Coco | Menlo Park
Friday, September 21 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Onetta Harris Community Center
2018 Movie Under the Stars Final Day: Coco | 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 22

Smithsonian’s 14th Annual Free Museum Day | 2018
Saturday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 14th Annual Free Museum Day | 2018

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day. 2018 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 22, 2018 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required(download begins at midnight on August ...

The Exploratorium’s Community Free Saturday | Pier 15
The Exploratorium's Community Free Saturday | Pier 15

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. ...

Sunday, September 23

Jazz/Blues Concert: Little Charlie’s Organ Grinder Swing | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Jazz/Blues Concert: Little Charlie's Organ Grinder Swing | Union Square Live
Sun Sept 23: 2-4pm — Little Charlie’s Organ Grinder Swing (Jazz/Blues) Little Charlie’s Organ Grinder Swing plays a mix of swingin’ jazz and greasy blues that is sure to please the hippest ears. Featuring Little Charlie Baty

Wednesday, September 26

Swing/Blues/Jazz Concert: Lavay Smith & her Swingtet | Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing/Blues/Jazz Concert: Lavay Smith & her Swingtet | Union Square Live
Wed Sept 26: 6-8pm — Lavay Smith and her Swingtet (Swing/Blues/Jazz) – Season Finale Lavay Smith is internationally recognized as The Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues in the authentic style of the 1940’s and 1950’s.

Friday, September 28

2018 Friday Nights at the de Young Kick Off | Golden Gate Park
2018 Friday Nights at the de Young Kick Off | Golden Gate Park

In the past, Friday Nights at the de Young has been a free after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. New for 2018, San Francisco’s original after-hours museum event has been re-envisioned and returns this year with a focus on fashion. The 2018 fall season ...

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, September 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.

Join the SF Beard and Mustache Club for a monthly gathering at Zeitgeist at 7 pm every last Friday of the month. If you have a beard or mustache, if you like beards and mustaches, or if you want a beard or mustache, then by all means ...

Sunday, September 30

2018 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2018 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
The 35th Annual Folsom Street Fair, a true only in San Francisco original, covers over 13 city blocks filled with 250,000 people in their most outrageous leather, rubber, and fetish attire enjoying the world’s largest leather fair. 2018 Folsom Street Fair Sunday, September 30, 2018 | 11 ...

Wednesday, October 3

“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF
Wednesday, October 3 – 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, ...

Thursday, October 4

Daniel Riera – Future Flutist with Electric Ensemble: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, October 4 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Daniel Riera - Future Flutist with Electric Ensemble: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
As the sonic architect of the Mission District’s prodigious, politically-charged Latin music collective Soltron, Daniel Riera often plays amidst a surging tide of percussion and brass. But for this concert the San Francisco native presents a set of new music in a stripped-down setting showcasing his compositional ...
Free Organic Veggie Community Dinner | SF
Thursday, October 4 – 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, October 5

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Friday | Golden Gate Park

2018 brings San Francisco the 18th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018 Three days, seven stages, over ...

Parade of Ships Under Golden Gate Bridge | Fleet Week 2018
Friday, October 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crissy Field
Parade of Ships Under Golden Gate Bridge | Fleet Week 2018
The annual San Francisco Fleet Week Parade of Ships will take place on Friday, October 5, 2018 with the SFFD Fireboat “St. Francis” being the first ship under the Golden Gate Bridge at 11:00am.
Fleet Week 2018 | Fleet Air Show
Friday, October 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2018 | Fleet Air Show

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 37th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 1 – 8, 2018 San Francisco FREE ...

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, October 5 – 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 ...

Saturday, October 6

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 ...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2018 brings San Francisco the 18th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018 Three days, seven stages, over ...

Parlor Tricks: Roots Rock & Industrial Ragtime | Live in the Castro
Saturday, October 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Parlor Tricks: Roots Rock & Industrial Ragtime | Live in the Castro
Neighborhood favorites, Parlor Tricks play Industrial ragtime in the Plaza. What is industrial ragtime, you ask? Come and find out.  It’s like nothing you’ve heard. You’ll be tapping your feet without even realizing how it happened.

Sunday, October 7

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 ...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

2018 brings San Francisco the 18th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018 Three days, seven stages, over ...

“Bark at the Park: K9 Heroes” Military, Police & Fire Dog Demos | Fleet Week 2018
Sunday, October 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Duboce Park
"Bark at the Park: K9 Heroes" Military, Police & Fire Dog Demos | Fleet Week 2018
The annual “Bark at the Park” honors our K-9 heroes and their human friends during San Francisco Fleet Week Watch and learn about working K-9s. Each year is different but expect to see demos of doggies that work for the coast guard, SFPD, the fire department, ...
2018 Civic Center Commons 1st Sundays Block Party | SF
Sunday, October 7 – 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 ...

Tuesday, October 9

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 ...

Thursday, October 11

Rice Kings: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, October 11 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Rice Kings: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
A multifarious duo created by two of the Bay Area’s most creative young jazz musicians, Rice Kingschannel original electronic jazz directly from the future. Keyboardist and self-described nerd Erika Oba, a Berkeley High alum and Oberlin Conservatory grad, is a rising force on the Bay Area ...
Litquake 2018: San Francisco’s Literary Festival | Oct. 11-20
Thursday, October 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
Litquake 2018: San Francisco's Literary Festival | Oct. 11-20

San Francisco’s legendary annual Litquake festival features hundreds of authors, poets and journalists in a myriad of separate events throughout the Bay Area. It’s all meant to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area ...

Friday, October 12

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, October 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. The walk is hosted by the Labyrinth Guild. Always check the Labyrinth website for ...