Upcoming Events

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Free de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday

Every Saturday, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to San Francisco residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require more...

All DayFree Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free general admission to San Francisco residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
All Day2019 Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free festival, but bring money to buy chalk and chocolate. Chocolate tickets are $1 each, Box of Chalk is $10.
All Day2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay   FREE*
*Parade is free.
10:00 am“Java & Jazz”: Coffee, Pastries & Live Jazz | Concord   $5*
*$5 per session; $12 for all 3 sessions. Attendees will receive a free logo coffee tumbler with each ticket. Proceeds benefit the Concord Historical Society.
All Day2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday   FREE
All Day32nd Annual Oakland Chinatown Streetfest | 2019   FREE
10:00 am2019 Foster City Summer Days | August 23-25   FREE
All DaySan Francisco Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All Day9th Annual Polish Street Festival | Martinez   FREE
10:00 am9th Annual Bay Area “Pignic”: Guinea Pig Picnic Party | Novato   $5
All DayTreasureFest: Dog Days of Summer | August 24-25   $3*
*$3-$5 early bird online / $7 last minute - includes free parking.
10:00 amFree Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandca.gov
All DayHidden Pianos & Free Concert Inside SF’s Civil War Era Fort | Fort Point   FREE*
*This event is free. No RSVP required.
10:30 amFree Mimosa “Boozy Brunch” w/ Vegan Options | SF   $12*
*Get one complimentary drink with your brunch - and don't forget to tip like a rockstar. Upgrade to bottomless for $12.
All Day39th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose   FREE
11:00 am2019 Concord Taco Fest | East Bay   $15
All Day2019 Stockton Pride: Live Music, Dancing & Beer Garden   $5
11:00 am“Dilli Haat” Indian Food & Folk Festival 2019 | Cupertino   FREE
All Day2019 Egyptian King Tut Festival | East Bay   FREE
11:00 am“A Lord Of A Ring In A Suitcase” Theatrical Adventure | Oakland   FREE
All DayCastro Valley Greek Festival: Authentic Food, Dance & Music | 2019   FREE
11:00 am“UBay”: SF’s Epic Ube Food Festival | August 24-25   $5*
*$5 Presale Admission – $7 Day-of *tickets will be sold based on venue capacity* - Food/Drinks available for purchase
11:30 amSan Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group | Alta Plaza Park   FREE
All DayRotten City Block Party & Dog Contest | Emeryville   FREE
12:00 pmCelebrate Oakland’s First Rainbow Crosswalk & Pre-Pride Block Party | 2019   FREE
12:00 pmFree Saturdays at de Young Museum: Turntable Drawings | SF   FREE
All Day2019 Zine Picnic: Trade Zines & Meet Zinesters | SF   FREE
12:00 pmThe San Francisco Peace Festival | 2019   FREE
All Day2019 Jazz, Blues & Funk Fest | Pittsburg   FREE
12:30 pmFree ‘UrbanKick’ Fitness Class on the Rooftop | Salesforce Park   FREE
1:00 pmFlagging in the Park w/ DJ Steve Fabus | AIDS Memorial Grove   FREE
1:00 pmPlaying in the Plaza: Jazz Ensemble | Emeryville   FREE
2:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
2:00 pmDue South Concert Series w/ Mexican Institute of Sound & Helado Negro | SF   FREE*
*VIP Premium Seats Available Starting at $50.
2:00 pm“A Lord Of A Ring In A Suitcase” Theatrical Adventure | Alameda   FREE
3:00 pmThe Rubinoos Free In-store Concert | Amoeba Berkeley   FREE
3:00 pmBay Area Derby’s #20ShineTeen Roller Championship | Palace of Fine Arts   $20*
*General admission $20 (Kids 7 and under free)
6:00 pmZeitgeist’s Free Summer Bull Ride Competition | SF   FREE*
*Free to compete
6:00 pmCANCELED: Summer Pop-Up Meditations w/ S’Mores | Final Day   FREE
7:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Redwood City   FREE
7:00 pmMovies in Creek Park: Mamma Mia | San Anselmo   FREE
7:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP
7:00 pm“Me & My Friends” Pop-up Orchestra | SF   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP.
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
8:30 pmDowntown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
9:00 pmWhite Out Party: An All White End of Summer Party | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
9:30 pmWin Tix: Non Stop Bhangra “Crash an Indian Wedding” | The Great Northern   WIN*
*$15 Early Bird / $20 GA / $25 Door
10:00 pmFree Tix: Bootie SF “Beach vs. Playa” Party | DNA Lounge   FREE*
*RSVP Required on RushTix. Comp tickets are limited

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Free National Parks Day 2019 | National Park Service Birthday
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry more...

All Day55th Annual Niles Antique Faire & Flea Market | East Bay  FREE
6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All Day38th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest | Point Reyes   FREE
All DayFree Day at Hyde Street Pier | SF   
10:00 am2019 Foster City Summer Days | Final Day   FREE
All DayCaltopia: Massive Free Campus Festival | 2019   FREE
All Day32nd Annual Chinatown Streetfest | Oakland   FREE
All Day2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday   FREE
All DayPeace, Love & Woodstock: Free Admission Day | Charles M. Schulz Museum   FREE
All Day$3 Sunday Funday Bowling Specials | Concord   $3*
*$3 Games, $3 Soda and $3 Beer for members / $5 per game for non-members
10:00 amSurfrider’s 35th Birthday Beach Clean Up | Baker Beach   FREE
All Day2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay   FREE*
*Parade is free.
All DaySF’s Huge Summer “Dog Days” Festival | TreasureFest   $3*
*$3-$5 early bird online / $7 last minute - includes free parking.
10:00 amKUSF’s Rock ‘n’ Swap Record Fair | USF   $3*
*$3 General Admission at 10 AM. $10 early bird admission from 7-10 am. Free w/ USF Student ID.
All DayHidden Pianos & Free Concert Inside SF’s Civil War Era Fort | Fort Point   FREE*
*This event is free. No RSVP required.
10:30 amFree Mimosa “Boozy Brunch” w/ Vegan Options | SF   $12*
*Get one complimentary drink with your brunch - and don't forget to tip like a rockstar. Upgrade to bottomless for $12.
All DayVintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All Day2019 Origami-Palooza Festival & Paper Airplane Challenge | Japantown   FREE
All Day39th Annual Italian Family Festa: Sunday | San Jose   FREE
All Day2019 Egyptian King Tut Festival | East Bay   FREE
All Day2019 McLaren Park’s Free Kids Fest | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP on Facebook.
11:00 amWin Tix: UBay: 2nd Annual SF Ube Fest | SoMa StrEat Food Park   WIN*
*$5 GA / Children 10 under are FREE
11:00 amFree Outdoor Yoga at Ocean Beach | SF   FREE
11:00 amFree Outdoor Family Fun: Rotating Shows & Exciting Stories | Salesforce Park   FREE
11:00 am“UBay”: SF Ube Food Festival | SoMa StrEat Food Park   $5*
*$5 Presale Admission – $7 Day-of *tickets will be sold based on venue capacity* - Food/Drinks available for purchase
11:00 amSF’s Bluxome Street Fair & Block Party | 2019   FREE*
*RSVP for a chance to win prizes from local businesses.
11:00 amWin Tix: $40 VIP Food/Drink Credit at 2019 Bluxome Street Fair | SF   WIN
11:00 amPresidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
All Day2019 Greek Festival: Music, Dance & Authentic Food | Castro Valley   FREE
All DayInternational “Go Topless” Day Day | 2019   FREE
All Day22nd Annual Progressive Festival | Petaluma   FREE
12:00 pmStudio A.C.T. Free Summer Sampler Theater Class | SF   FREE*
*Space is very limited for this free event—please sign up using the event website link included.
12:00 pmSummer Outdoor Music Series | Corte Madera   FREE*
*FREE
1:00 pmAcoustic Music in the Square | Noe Valley   FREE
1:00 pmUkranian Music & Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park   FREE
2:00 pmCoin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa   FREE
2:00 pmBlues/Rock Concert: The Nitecaps Blues Band | Union Square Live   FREE
2:00 pm2019 Summer Family Day | Palo Alto   FREE
2:00 pmBottom of the Hill’s Sunday BBQ Show | SF   $10*
*$10 GA includes afternoon concert and free bbq
2:00 pm“A Lord Of A Ring In A Suitcase” Theatrical Adventure | Port Costa   FREE
3:00 pmSunday Jazz, History & Jam Session “Denise Perrier” | Oakland   FREE
4:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | Redwood City   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pm“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Whimsical Folk Punk: Mal Blum | Thee Parkside   WIN
8:00 pmThe $2 Bill Comedy Show | Milk Bar   $2*
*$2 with RSVP on Eventbrite. Otherwise, $10 at the door.
8:00 pmWin Tix: SF Comedy Showcase: Robert Berry & More | The Punch Line   WIN
8:30 pmFree HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE


Monday, August 26, 2019

8:30 amFree Guided Meditation on SF’s Rooftop Park | SF  FREE