Saturday, August 4, 2018

First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF
Saturday, August 4 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park

Attention friends of Caturday, your favorite day of the month is back. First Caturday is a day to reclaim the glory of the outdoors for your feline friends. It is a day for more...

1:00 pmLisa Gonick & The Damfino Players: Vintage Jazz Dance Party | Live in the Castro  FREE
3:00 pm2018 Frida Kahlo Festival: Frida Kahlo “HERstory” | SF   FREE*
*Doors open at 2pm Spanish presentation 3pm-4:30pm ; English Presentation 5pm- 6:30 pm
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
8:15 pmFilm Night in the Park: 2018 Kick-off “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” | Dolores Park   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5

Sunday, August 5, 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...

10:00 amAsian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF   FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
All DayJerry Day 2018: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park   FREE*
*Doors open at 11 am. Shows at 11:30 am
All Day45th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Sunday | Japantown   FREE
All Day“Doggie World” Festival & Parade | 45th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair   FREE
11:00 am2018 Civic Center Commons 1st Sundays Block Party | SF   FREE
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmPianos in the Plaza ft. John Steven Morgan | Live! in the Castro   FREE
2:00 pmFemi Kuti & the Positive Force : Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
2:00 pmTango in the Square: Trio Garufa | Union Square Live   FREE


Monday, August 6, 2018

SF's Beatles Karaoke Night | Every First Monday
Monday, August 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Do you think your bird can sing? If so, Joshua Raoul Brody (Tango Number 9) will give you and the Fab Four a piano-bar treatment at the Beatles-only karaoke night at more...

8:00 pmFree Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room  FREE
8:00 pm“Misery Index: Monday Comedy at The Rite Spot” | Mission Dist.  FREE

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, August 7 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum

Fine Arts Museums of San FranciscoFounded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum that showcases the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the more...

9:30 amLegion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
11:00 amYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
11:00 amFree Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch   FREE
11:00 amFirst Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum   FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Latin Concert | SF   FREE
4:00 pmUnder the Buck: Retro Game Night & Happy Hour | SF   FREE*
*Free basket of roadhouse onions with mention of Funcheap, one per check.
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 8 – 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...

7:00 pmThe Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

LINES Dance Center: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 9 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

In a city brimming with inventive dance troupes, Alonzo King LINES Ballet has long stood out as one of the jewels of the scene. Undergirding the company’s long-running status as a more...

6:00 pmFree Veggie Dinner Night | SF   FREE
7:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
7:30 pm“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:00 pmFree Drinks & Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, August 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| 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 more...

10:00 pmLast Nite: A 2000’s Indie Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free, before 10 pm. $10 after.
10:00 pmThe San Francisco Summer Cocktail Party 2018   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
10:00 pm“Y2K Fridays” Early 2000s Pop & RnB Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 11pm

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Frankenstein's Birthday Party & Art Exhibition | Final Day
Saturday, August 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hosfelt Gallery

This year, is the bicentennial of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s novel, “Frankenstein”; or, The Modern Prometheus. Why does a 200-year-old ghost story continue to feel so relevant? It’s important to remember that more...

10:00 amSF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.  FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
All DayPistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF   FREE
11:00 amMission Creeks’s Hike: Walk & Tours | SF   FREE
11:00 amPeet’s Coffee Free Saturday Guided Tasting Series | SF   FREE*
*Please check with your local store for the time of the event. Valid at Peet’s retail locations only. Excludes Capital One, airport, supermarket, BART and other licensed locations. May not be combined with other offers. Valid only on specific coffees, teas, and merchandise featured in the tasting event. No cash value and no rain checks. Valid Saturday from 11:00AM–12:00pm only.
12:00 pmEco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF   FREE
12:00 pmFree Conservatory Curiosities Sutro Stewards: “Exploring Native Plants” | Conservatory of Flowers   FREE*
*These are free events on the Conservatory's Palm Terrace. Tickets to the Conservatory are not required. If you'd like to visit inside the conservatory tickets are $8 for adults or $6 for adults with San Francisco ID
All DayBurning Man “Beyond The Fence” Trunk Show & Live DJ | SF   FREE
1:00 pmKippy Marks Live Music Performance | Live In The Castro   FREE
2:00 pm“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF   $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
9:30 pmSadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF   FREE

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Inner Sunset Flea 2018 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving

Join the Inner Sunset Flea on the second Sunday of the month from May to November 2018. Come hunt for a bargain, sit down for some food, let the children play, and more...

All DayPistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
2:00 pm“Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes”: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
2:00 pmAnime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF   FREE
2:00 pmThe Young Barons (Surf/Rock) Concert: The Reefriders | Union Square Live   FREE
11:59 pmPerseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | 2018   FREE

Monday, August 13, 2018

6:30 pmCyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.  FREE
8:00 pmSomething Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF  FREE
9:30 pm“Find Me at the Club” Comedy Showcase | SF  FREE

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

Andrew Steinmetz 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 more...

12:30 pmPoetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF   FREE
7:00 pmPerfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
9:00 pmHaightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF   FREE

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild
Wednesday, August 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| 21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks more...

6:00 pmBlues/Rock Concert: The Nitecaps Blues Band | Union Square Live   FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop   $8
7:00 pmFree Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond   FREE
8:00 pm“The End” Insane Tarantino-Style Improv | SF   $5*
*$5

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Highest Ani: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 16 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Committed to paying homage to Armenian music, Highest Ani has created a powerful new sound by combining ancient Armenian folk and contemporary Western instrumentation with musical elements drawn from rock, jazz, hip hop, more...

10:00 amHidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa  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 pmGame Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF   FREE*
*No cost to get in the door or play games. Food and Drinks will need to be purchased.
5:00 pmCivic Center’s 2018 Third Thursday “Commons Block Party” | SF   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Venezuelan Music Project (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, August 17 – 12:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)

This children’s program is a repeat of the 11 am show. Even in South America, Venezuela’s musical riches tend to be overshadowed by the styles of neighboring Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. But in more...


Saturday, August 18, 2018

2018 Bay Area Blues Festival | SF
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk Street

The Lower Polk Community Benefit District and Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. are hosting the 8th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival. For many years, San Francisco has been known for its love more...

All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
12:00 pmNoise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party 2018 | SF   FREE*
*General admission is free and open to the public. Suggested donation gate to benefit Mission Language and Vocational School (MLVS).
1:00 pmBrazil in the Gardens: Pragandaia w/ Special Guest Marcos Costa | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
1:00 pmThe Sundance Saloon Cowboy Dance Party | Live! In The Castro   FREE
4:00 pm“Undiscovered” SF’s Brand New Filipino Night Market | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with suggested donation of $5 to help keep the event running smooth every month.
9:00 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Typically free before 10pm, $8 after (or $5 adv) - But some months they do change more depending on the event theme or if there's a live band
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, August 19, 2018

2018 Bay Area Blues Festival | SF
Sunday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk Street

The Lower Polk Community Benefit District and Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. are hosting the 8th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival. For many years, San Francisco has been known for its love more...

1:00 pmPianos in the Plaza ft. Ramona Sidney Baker | Live in the Castro   FREE
2:00 pmStern Grove Festival 2018 Finale: Prince’s “The Revolution” | SF   FREE*
*Donations appreciated
2:00 pmImprov/Jazz/Chamber Music Concert: Manring, Kassin, Burr | Union Square Live   FREE
3:00 pmSF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations   FREE*
*Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store location at (415) 345-0400.

Monday, August 20, 2018

3:00 pmTour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
8:00 pm“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF  FREE
8:30 pm“Classical Revolution” Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.  FREE*
*Free, but a $5-20 donation is welcome to support the musicians.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

5:30 pmThe Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s  FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight  FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Latin/Jazz Concert: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 22 – 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...

8:00 pmCobb’s Summer Free Comedy Nights | August 22-23   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Must arrive by 7:30pm for guaranteed entry. All shows are 18 & over with valid photo ID. Like most comedy clubs, there is a two drink minimum.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Faun Fables: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Describing the Bay Area’s Faun Fables as a duo is like calling the Sagrada Família a church. It’s accurate as far as it goes, but hardly captures the vast, fantastical realm lovingly constructed more...

6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE