Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wednesdays Free Cardio Dance at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, August 15 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park

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. more...

9:00 amNational Breastfeeding Month: Donating Breast Milk, Music & Fun | San Jose   FREE
9:00 amThe Benefits & Dangers of Fire | Morgan Hill   FREE
All DayFirst Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 14th Annual Free Museum Day | 2018   FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
10:00 amFree Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
10:00 amFinal $1 Family Movie Day of 2018 | Richmond   $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
10:00 amFinal $1 Family Movie Day of 2018 | Milpitas   $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
10:00 amFinal $1 Family Movie Day of 2018 | Napa   $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
All DayFree Chai Tea Day on Indian Independence Day | Kasa   FREE*
*Free Chai but you must check in at Kasa Indian Eatery on Facebook. Only good for in-store purchases.
12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: The Party Crashers | Oakland   FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Soul/R&B Concert | SF   FREE
12:00 pmSalesforce Park Free Writing Workshop | SF   FREE
1:30 pmSalesforce Park Free Beginner Knitting | SF   FREE
5:00 pmSalesforce Park Free Rooftop Concert Series | SF   FREE
5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
6:00 pmFree Party Band Concert in the Park | Redwood City   FREE
6:00 pmMovie Night on the Green: “Happy Feet” | Marin   FREE
6:00 pmSF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild   FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
6:00 pmBlues/Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live   FREE
6:30 pmSummer Cuban & World Fusion Concert: Pallejo Seco | Menlo Park   FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite: Mars Colonization, Rational Economics, & Octopuses from Space | Rickshaw Stop   $8
7:00 pmWin Tix: Art Battle San Francisco | The Great Northern   WIN*
*Early bird Online 15/ Door 20
7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland   FREE
7:45 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Presidio   FREE
8:00 pm“The End” Insane Tarantino-Style Improv | SF   $5*
*$5
8:00 pmJokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland   $1*
*$1 with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women) | Cobb’s   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: Live Comedy Recording: Dwayne Kennedy (CBS/FX) | The Punch Line   WIN
9:00 pmFree Movies on the Beach: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” | Santa Cruz   FREE

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Free Outdoor Yoga on SF's Newest Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park
Thursday, August 16 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park

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. more...

All DayLake Merritt US Rowing National Championships | August 16-19   FREE*
*Free to watch
9:30 amFinal $1 Family Movie Day of 2018 | Vallejo   $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
10:00 amFinal $1 Family Movie Day of 2018 | Pleasant Hill   $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
10:00 amFinal $1 Family Movie Day of 2018 | Walnut Creek   $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
10:00 amHidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa   FREE
10:15 amFinal $1 Family Movie Day of 2018 | Union City   $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
12:00 pmSalesforce Park Free Express Bootcamp | SF   FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Boogie Woogie Concert | SF   FREE
12:30 pmHighest Ani: Armenian Folk Fusion Concert | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival   FREE
3:30 pmSalesforce Park Free Kids’ Improv & Movement Class | SF   FREE
5:00 pmAmbiance Customer Appreciation Party & Sale Discounts | Marina   FREE
5:00 pmAmbiance Customer Appreciation Party & Sale Discounts | Haight   FREE
5:00 pmFree Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa   FREE*
*All gallery and museum entries will be free except for the Contemporary Jewish Museum which will be offering a special entry price of $5.
5:00 pm“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:00 pmCivic Center’s 2018 Third Thursday “Commons Block Party” | SF   FREE
5:30 pmSummer Block Party: Live Music & Outdoor Family Fun | Menlo Park   FREE
5:30 pmSummer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward   FREE
6:00 pmFree Party Concert in the Park | San Mateo   FREE
6:00 pmSFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2018: Justin Rock | Palo Alto   FREE
6:00 pm“Pet-A-Llama” Free Night Comedy Festival | Petaluma   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Pay what you can donations.
6:00 pm2018 Quakes Free Summer Movie Nights “Moana” | San Jose   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks purchase.
6:00 pmAnimal Behavior NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:30 pmMoraga Summer Concert: Rock & Soul | East Bay   FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: Incendio | Concord   FREE
7:00 pmStorySlam’s “All or Nothing” Live True Storytelling Competition | Oakland   $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20
7:00 pmFree Silent Disco Party On SF’s Newest Rooftop | Salesforce Park   FREE
7:00 pmMini Bar Local Art Show: Opening Night | NoPa   FREE
7:00 pmWin Tix: British Folk Star: Olivia Chaney | The Swedish American Hall   WIN
7:30 pmComedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula   FREE
8:00 pmOutdoor Waterfront Flicks: “Coco” | Jack London Square   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Paramount Movie Classics: Animal House | Paramount Theatre   WIN
8:00 pm$5 Classic Movie Night: “Animal House” | Paramount Theatre   $5
8:00 pmWin Tix: “Pet-A-Llama” Comedy Festival w/ Brian Posehn | Petaluma   WIN*
*Each show ticketed individually at www.petallama.com
8:00 pm“Tindervention” Stand Up Comedy & Tinder Horror Stories | Cobbs   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $20 at the Door
8:00 pmWin Tix: Latin American Electronic Music: Chancha Via Circuito | Rickshaw Stop   WIN
8:15 pmMovies on the Square: “Coco” | Redwood City   FREE
9:30 pmCall of the Wild: House Music Party | Public Works   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP before 10 pm, otherwise it's $5.


Friday, August 17, 2018

Lake Merritt Hosts US Rowing National Championships | Oakland
Friday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| Lake Merritt

Visit Oakland The city of Oakland and USRowing are excited to host the 2018 USRowing Masters National Championships at Lake Merritt this week, from August 16-19, 2018 (Thursday to Sunday, racing each more...

12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert: Electric Chamber Ensemble | Oakland   FREE
12:00 pmFree Lunchbox Music on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF   FREE
12:15 pmVenezuelan Music Project | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival   FREE
3:30 pmMuseums Involving Communities: Authentic Connections | Oakland   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP through Eventbrite.
5:00 pm2018 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay   FREE
5:00 pm“The San Francisco’s Classic” Vintage Scooter Rally | SF   FREE*
*Free to watch. If you want to join you better have a vintage scooter and join up with the Black Sheep Scooter Club. Ride is dependent on weather and may be Treasure Island and Bay Bridge insted.
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
5:00 pmFriday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland   FREE*
*Most outdoor activities and entertainment is free and open to the public from 5-9pm. From 5pm to 10pm it's Half-price gallery admission for adults; ages 18 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
6:00 pmMusic on the Square: Country | Redwood City   FREE
6:30 pm2018 Free “Teen Science Night” | California Academy of Sciences   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. The event may fill up, so make sure to RSVP as soon as possible.
6:30 pmFree Beach Boardwalk Concert: The English Beat | Santa Cruz   FREE
7:00 pm‘Picnic Flix’ Outdoor Movie Night: “Sing” | Dublin   FREE
7:00 pmBicycle Art Salon | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by contacting the organizers via email to bicycleartsalon@gmail.com or phone at 510-230-8270.
7:00 pm2018 Summer Concert in the Park: Max Cruise | Pleasanton   FREE
7:00 pmWin Tix: “Daybreaker” 1920s Dance Party at Bently Reserve | SF   WIN*
*Admission to the party + free snacks and beverages
7:00 pmFree Swing Dance Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF   FREE
7:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
7:30 pm“Dancing Under the Stars” Block Party & Free Dance Lessons | Jack London Square   FREE
7:30 pm“HellaFunny Fridays” San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
8:00 pmMovie Night & Free Popcorn “Field of Dreams” | Benicia   FREE
8:00 pmMovies Under the Stars “Moana” | Walnut Creek   FREE*
*Admission is free, but you can help support the program with a $2 donation per person.
8:00 pmSan Jose Bike Party   FREE
8:00 pmFandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley   FREE*
*Donations welcome
8:00 pmChillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley   FREE
8:15 pm2018 Movie Under the Stars: The Lego Ninjago Movie | Menlo Park   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: DJ & Multi-Instrumentalist: RJD2 | Slim’s   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: Dreamy Indie Rock: Day Wave | August Hall   WIN
9:30 pm“HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
10:15 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Sherri Shepherd (The View) | Cobb’s Comedy Club   WIN

Saturday, August 18, 2018

US Rowing National Championships at Lake Merritt: Final Day | Oakland
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| Lake Merritt

Visit Oakland The city of Oakland and USRowing are excited to host the 2018 USRowing Masters National Championships at Lake Merritt this week, from August 16-19, 2018 (Thursday to Sunday, racing each more...

8:00 amMeet The Mysterious Oak Trees | Morgan Hill  FREE