Friday, August 24, 2018

8:15 pm2018 Movie Under the Stars: Mary Poppins | Menlo Park  FREE
9:00 pm“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Beer & Popcorn | Oakland  FREE*
*Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, Suggested donation of $5-$10 per person at the end of the night.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

RSVPs Open for September: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, August 25 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks

California State Parks To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more more...

9:00 amA’s “Play Ball” Sandlot-Style Baseball Festival | Oakland   FREE
All DaySan Francisco Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park   FREE
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@oaklandnet.com
10:00 amFree Guided Hike of San Bruno Mountain | Brisbane   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations encouraged but not required
11:30 amSan Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group | Alta Plaza Park   FREE
1:00 pmVân Ánh Võ & The VA’V: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF   FREE
1:00 pmAlpha Rhythm Kings: Energetic & Jazzy Vibe | Live! in the Castro   FREE
1:00 pm2018 “Brickshow”: Large Lego City Exhibit & Playroom | San Leandro   $5
2:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Glen Park   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
7:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Redwood City   FREE
7:30 pmDrunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmFilm Night in the Park at Washington Square Park | “Lady Bird” (2017)   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.


Sunday, August 26, 2018

KUSF's Rock 'n' Swap Record Fair | USF

Credit | KUSFKUSF’s Rock-n-Swap is a Giant Music Lover’s Fair where about dealers and vendors come from all over to sell music related items in various formats and genres along with hard-to-find more...

All DayVintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park   FREE
12:00 pmSummer Outdoor Music Series: Uneven Pavement | Corte Madera   FREE
1:00 pmPianos in the Plaza ft. John Steven Morgan | Live in the Castro   FREE
1:00 pm2018 “Brickshow” Final Day: Large Lego City Exhibit & Playroom | San Leandro   $5
2:00 pmReggae/Latin Concert: Ruckatan Latin Tribe | Union Square Live   FREE
4:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Redwood City   FREE
4:00 pmCoin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa   FREE
4:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Petaluma   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmFull Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley   FREE

Monday, August 27, 2018

"Lagunitas Live": RSVPs Open for Free Son Little Concert | Petaluma
Monday, August 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery

Laguintas Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are more...

6:00 pmSilent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland   $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
7:30 pmThe 7th Annual “Bubble, Bubble Toil & Trouble” Womens Theater Festival | SF   FREE*
*Tickets are pay what you can at the door, but you can reserve your seat in advance for any show for just $10.
8:00 pmMonday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies   FREE
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF   FREE

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Live at Lagunitas: King Tuff | Petaluma
Tuesday, August 28 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery

Laguintas Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are more...

7:00 pmSF History Night | Pacific Heights   $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
7:00 pmNorth Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF   FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

World/Flamenco/Jazz Concert: Barrio Manouche | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park

The 2018 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May more...

10:00 amOakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown  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
12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: Hella Fitzgerald Speakeasy | Oakland  FREE
6:00 pmMovie Night on the Green: “Jungle Book” | Marin  FREE
6:30 pmSummer R&B, Soul Concert | Menlo Park   FREE
7:00 pmAttractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF   $6*
*$6 when you use promo code "funcheapbaby". Otherwise, it's $12 online or $15 at the door.
7:00 pmSummer Outdoor Movie Night at the Pier Final Day: “Princess Bride” | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Mill Valley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15

Thursday, August 30, 2018

La Patronal: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 30 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Hailing from the Peruvian capital of Lima, La Patronal is a singular brass band rooted in the tradition of fiestas populares (town fairs) common in rural villages across Latin America. Direct descendants of more...

5:00 pmSpeak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF   FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: Foreverland | Concord   FREE
7:45 pmMovies on the Square: “Black Panther” | Redwood City   FREE
8:00 pmOutdoor Waterfront Flicks: “Black Panther” | Jack London Square   FREE

Friday, August 31, 2018

Ka-Hon (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, August 31 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)

This children’s program repeats at 12:15–12:45pm. What’s in that box, you ask? In the hands of Ka-Hon, a gentle spring shower, a flamenco troupe, a galloping stallion and a rumba circle. Drawing on more...

All DayBeer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos   FREE
4:00 pmFinal Fridays Family Dance Party | South SF   FREE
6:00 pmMusic on the Square: Pop/Soul | Redwood City   FREE
6:30 pmFree Beach Boardwalk Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | Santa Cruz   FREE
7:00 pm“Dancing Under the Stars” Black Panther “Dance the Power in You” | Jack London Square   FREE
7:00 pm2018 Summer Concert in the Park: Public Eye | Pleasanton   FREE
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pm2018 Movie Under the Stars: Sing | Menlo Park   FREE

Saturday, September 1, 2018

2018 Architecture and the City Festival Opening Day | SF
Saturday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

The 15th annual month-long celebration features behind the scenes and walking tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more that address varying aspects of the design and planning process. Over 40 programs throughout the month more...

9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden   FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
All Day2018 Free Fishing Day | SF   FREE
10:00 amJack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours   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
All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE
10:00 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
1:00 pmManila Disco Fever: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF   FREE
1:00 pmMark Etheredge: Smooth Contemporary Jazz | Live! in the Castro   FREE
1:30 pmFirst Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF   FREE
2:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
9:05 pmFree A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

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 more...

11:00 am2018 Civic Center Commons 1st Sundays Block Party | SF   FREE
1:30 pmKabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo   FREE
2:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Dolores park   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
3:00 pmCuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
6:00 pm“Sunset by the Lake” Beatles Tribute Summer Concert | Pleasant Hill   FREE

Monday, September 3, 2018

San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Dolores Park
Monday, September 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Dolores Park

Photo | Egan Snow via WikipediaThe Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their more...

8:00 pm“Misery Index: Monday Comedy at The Rite Spot” | Mission Dist.   FREE

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

"Lagunitas Live": RSVPs Open for Free Big Thief Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, September 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery

Laguintas Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are more...

4:00 pmUnder the Buck: Retro Game Night & Happy Hour | SF   FREE*
*Free basket of roadhouse onions with mention of Funcheap, one per check.
6:00 pmMonthly Game Night at the Library | Napa   FREE
8:00 pm“My Greasy Sons” Comedy Showcase & Craft Beer | Oakland   $5
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa

Come and walk-in every first Wednesday of every month from 3-5 pm in the spring, summer and fall, and from 2-4 pm in the winter. Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day Every First Wednesday | more...

All DayBay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day  FREE
All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE
10:00 amFree Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland  FREE*
*Tours are offered Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Reservations are recommended but not required.
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro  FREE
5:30 pmFirst Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek   FREE
6:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF   FREE*
*Donation-based admission
6:30 pm2018 Music in the Park Kick Off: “Guarandinga” | Albany   FREE
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE
8:00 pm“The End” Insane Tarantino-Style Improv | SF   $5

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, September 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected more...

10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame  FREE
12:30 pmJohn Brothers Piano Company: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF   FREE
6:00 pmFree Organic Veggie Community Dinner | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested. Donations are welcome.