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Tuesday, October 15

Will Market Street Get Fully-Protected Bike Lanes? | SF City Hall
Tuesday, October 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| San Francisco City Hall
Will Market Street Get Fully-Protected Bike Lanes?  | SF City Hall
The stakes are high, and we need you on October 15. A single vote will determine the fate of Market Street for the next generation and beyond. After a decade of advocacy, the project that’s ready to be approved will include a complete transformation of ...
SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: “We Are La Cocina” Book Lecture | SF Main Library
Tuesday, October 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: "We Are La Cocina" Book Lecture | SF Main Library
This cookbook offers home cooks a glimpse into the world of La Cocina, and the world around. We are La Cocina: Recipes in Pursuit of the American Dream, features 40 stories from the women who have used their talent and their food to pursue economic ...

Wednesday, October 16

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, October 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
"Biblio Bistro" Farmers' Market Cooking School | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...Monthly

Saturday, October 19

SF Chamber Orchestra “With Strings Attached” Children’s Concert | SF
Saturday, October 19 – 10:15 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| San Francisco Main Public Library
SF Chamber Orchestra "With Strings Attached" Children's Concert | SF
The violins, violas, cellos and double bass form the most important section of our orchestra.  Learn about vibrating strings, horsehair bows, what pizzicato means, and why cellos don’t have chin rests!  Plus lots of beautiful music from our amazing professional players. Concerts: Saturday, October 19, 2019: San ...

Friday, October 25

“The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written” Free Main Stage Concert | SF
Friday, October 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| Herbst Theatre
"The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written" Free Main Stage Concert | SF
Join Music Director Ben Simon and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra for a guided tour of classical music’s greatest hit, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. This revolutionary work has thrilled audiences since its premiere in 1808. Find out why and deepen your understanding and appreciation of ...

Wednesday, October 30

2019 Halloween Ghost Walk at City Hall | SF
Wednesday, October 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| San Francisco City Hall
2019 Halloween Ghost Walk at City Hall | SF
Disinterred remains, assassinations and other ghostly lore form the focus of this tour, plus little-known facts such as the cemetery that once covered Civic Center. Instead of history and architecture, hear snippets from interviews with building employees that detail chilling paranormal activity. You will be amazed–and ...

Sunday, November 3

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, November 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Target Free Sundays Typically the first Sunday of the month Asian ...Monthly

Friday, November 8

Rotunda Dance Series: Nava Dance Theatre | SF City Hall
Friday, November 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Nava Dance Theatre | SF City Hall

The “Rotunda Dance Series” is a set of free monthly dance performances in San Francisco City Hall’s extraordinary rotunda, Dancers’ Group and World Arts West have once again partnered to bring audiences lunchtime glimpses into movement and musical traditions from around the world. Set amidst the ...

Saturday, November 9

Wonder Women of SF Walking Tour | Civic Center
Saturday, November 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated
| Jefferson Square Park
Wonder Women of SF Walking Tour | Civic Center
Meet Lady artists, scientists, revolutionaries, and generally impressive dames who have influenced San Francisco. “Wonder Women of SF” is a series of walking tours to honor the many women who have contributed to our city’s legacy. Each tour is unique, visiting a different neighborhood and ...

Wednesday, November 13

State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office
State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office

Take a guided tour of one of the nation’s greenest office buildings – the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC), at 2 pm on every second Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 30 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior ...Monthly

Thursday, November 14

Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library
Thursday, November 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library

Join San Francisco Main Public Library with talented poets for a poetry jam. The Main Library’s monthly Poem Jam poetry reading series, moderated by Kim Shuck, takes place on Thursdays at 6 pm in the Main Library. Thursday Night Poem Jam Every 2nd Thursday | ...Monthly

Wednesday, November 20

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, November 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
"Biblio Bistro" Farmers' Market Cooking School | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...Monthly

Sunday, December 1

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, December 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Target Free Sundays Typically the first Sunday of the month Asian ...Monthly

Wednesday, December 11

State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office
State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office

Take a guided tour of one of the nation’s greenest office buildings – the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC), at 2 pm on every second Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 30 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior ...Monthly

Wednesday, December 18

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, December 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
"Biblio Bistro" Farmers' Market Cooking School | UN Plaza

Wondering how to prepare the beautiful produce that our local farmers are growing and selling at the Farmers Market? Come check out a live demonstration of how to sauté a featured vegetable at the Heart of the City Farmers Market with Biblio Bistro, the Library’s mobile ...Monthly

Sunday, January 5

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, January 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Target Free Sundays Typically the first Sunday of the month Asian ...Monthly

Monday, October 14

2018 SFUSD Students Exhibit Gallery Arts Festival: Final Day | SF
Wednesday, December 31 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Asian Art Museum
2018 SFUSD Students Exhibit Gallery Arts Festival: Final Day | SF

Come see student-created visual, literary, media, and performing arts at the Asian Art Museum from March 14-21, 2018 in the Annual San Francisco Unified School District Arts Festival. For the past 32 years this unique San Francisco event has been a point of destination for ...