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Wednesday, September 26

Shaping SF: Model SF ‘Collectively Shaping the City’ | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, September 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 suggested donation
| Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF: Model SF 'Collectively Shaping the City' | Mission Dist.

Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. Shaping San Francisco Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm Eric Quezada Center for ...

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

Shaping SF Lecture: Women, Power, and the Vote | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, October 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 suggested donation
| Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Women, Power, and the Vote | Mission Dist.

Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. Shaping San Francisco Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm Eric Quezada Center for ...

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 ...

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, six stages, 80 ...

Saturday, October 6

Fleet Week 2018 | Fleet Air Show
Saturday, October 6 – 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 ...

Wednesday, October 10

Shaping SF Lecture: Remembering Elements of a Gone City | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, October 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 suggested donation
| Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Remembering Elements of a Gone City | Mission Dist.

Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. Shaping San Francisco Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm Eric Quezada Center for ...

Saturday, October 13

Corgi Con Fall 2018: Massive Dogo Beach Paw-ty | Ocean Beach
Saturday, October 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Below Cliff House)
Corgi Con Fall 2018: Massive Dogo Beach Paw-ty | Ocean Beach
The NorCal Corgi Con is a wonderfully bizarre beach day bash for dogs (and their pawrents) that brings together hundreds of enthusiastic Corgis, their owners and wannabes too on Ocean Beach in San FranCorgsco, between Stairwell 2 and 5 near the Cliff House, from 10 am to 2 ...

Tuesday, October 16

Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Tuesday, October 16 – 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.

Sunday, October 21

2018 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required
| CIIS - California Institute of Integral Studies
2018 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF

Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through San Francisco Trolley Dances, a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. San Francisco Trolley Dances, now in its 15th anniversary season, is a two-day, free (with Muni fare) public performance curated ...

Wednesday, October 24

Shaping SF Lecture: Rethinking 1968 | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, October 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 suggested donation
| Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Rethinking 1968 | Mission Dist.

Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. Shaping San Francisco Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm Eric Quezada Center for ...

Friday, October 26

Thrill The World 2018: World Record Thriller Dance-Off | San Jose
Friday, October 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Thrill The World 2018: World Record Thriller Dance-Off | San Jose
Adira Dance & Costume in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood will once again attempt to set the Guinness World Record with their version of Thrill the World at 3 pm sharp on October 26, 2018. Thrill The World is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s ...

Wednesday, October 31

Shaping SF Lecture: The Jazz of Modern Basketball | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, October 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 suggested donation
| Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: The Jazz of Modern Basketball | Mission Dist.

Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. Shaping San Francisco Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm Eric Quezada Center for ...

Friday, November 2

2018 Dia de los Muertos Festival of Altars | SF
Friday, November 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Garfield Square
2018 Dia de los Muertos Festival of Altars | SF

Honor those who have passed on by creating an altar or taking part in a walking procession at San Francisco’s annual Dia de los Muertos event with a Festival of Altars at 4 pm and the Procession at 7 pm. 2018 Dia de los Muertos Procession & Festival of Altars ...

2018 Dia de los Muertos Procession | SF
Friday, November 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 22nd & Bryant
2018 Dia de los Muertos Procession | SF

Honor those who have passed on by creating an altar or taking part in a walking procession at San Francisco’s annual Dia de los Muertos event with a Festival of Altars at 4 pm and the Procession at 7 pm. 2018 Dia de los Muertos Procession & Festival of Altars ...

Saturday, November 3

2018 Leap Sandcastle Classic | Ocean Beach
Saturday, November 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Balboa)
2018 Leap Sandcastle Classic | Ocean Beach
Northern California’s largest sandcastle building event, the 36th annual Leap Sandcastle Contest is a spirited competition between teams of architects, engineers, contractors, designers and local elementary school students at Ocean Beach (just below the Cliff House). There’s also a community castle for everyone to join in to build. Please ...

Wednesday, November 7

Shaping SF Lecture: The War to End All Wars? | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, November 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 suggested donation
| Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: The War to End All Wars? | Mission Dist.

Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. Shaping San Francisco Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm Eric Quezada Center for ...

Wednesday, November 28

Shaping SF Lecture: Controversy, Neglect, Restoration | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, November 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 suggested donation
| Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Controversy, Neglect, Restoration | Mission Dist.

Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. Shaping San Francisco Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm Eric Quezada Center for ...

Wednesday, December 5

Walt Disney Museum’s Annual Free Day | 2018
Walt Disney Museum's Annual Free Day | 2018
Celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday and get free admission to The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio for their only free day of the year. Typically the free day is on December 5th (Walt’s actual birthday), unless his birthday falls on a Tuesday (in which case the museum ...
Shaping SF Lecture: Movements of Movements | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, December 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 suggested donation
| Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Movements of Movements | Mission Dist.

Shaping San Francisco is a series of free lectures, which aim to excavate the city’s lost history. It’s a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma. Shaping San Francisco Periodic Wednesdays | 7:30 pm Eric Quezada Center for ...