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Thursday, September 19

First Day for Tix to SFMOMA’s “Soft Power” Artist Talk | Oct. 24
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SFMOMA
First Day for Tix to SFMOMA's "Soft Power" Artist Talk | Oct. 24

Timely and provocative, Soft Power is an exhibition about the ways in which artists deploy art to explore their roles as citizens and social actors. Appropriated from the Reagan-era term used to describe how a country’s “soft” assets such as culture, political values, and foreign policies can ...

2019 Fort Mason Big Book Sale | SF
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 22nd, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2019 Fort Mason Big Book Sale | SF

Every year Friends of the San Francisco Public Library fills up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. This family-friendly event features over 500,000 books, CDs, DVDs and vinyl. Children’s books, board books, music books, ...

A Super Rare “Free Museum Day” at SFMOMA | SF
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP Required
| SFMOMA
A Super Rare "Free Museum Day" at SFMOMA | SF
Treat yourself and your loved ones to a free and fun-filled day at SFMOMA. As part of Culture for Community, more than a dozen Yerba Buena cultural organizations will offer free admission on September 19, 2019. Unlike “Family Days” where you’re required to attend with someone 18 ...
SF Zoo Free Day: East Bay Residents | Alameda & Contra Costa Counties
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Visitors must bring a valid I.D.; each adult must provide proof of residency.
| San Francisco Zoo
SF Zoo Free Day: East Bay Residents | Alameda & Contra Costa Counties

In celebration of its 90th anniversary this year, San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is opening its doors Thursdays in September to Bay Area communities with extended hours, special activities and free admission. The event is SF Zoo’s way of being a “good neighbor” and thanking ...

SF’s “Culture for Community” Festival | Yerba Buena District
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to participating Yerba Buena district arts and culture institutions
| Yerba Buena District
SF's "Culture for Community" Festival | Yerba Buena District
Culture for Community is a unique group of Yerba Buena district arts and culture institutions who have joined together to open their doors for free. Yerba Buena Culture for Community Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 7 am to  9 pm Yerba Buena District, SoMa, San Francisco FREE On Thursday, September ...
International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2019
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Everywhere
International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2019
Scallywags and sailors alike unite every year on September 19 to don their seafaring finest and to lend their conversation some swagger in honor of International “Talk Like a Pirate Day.”  2019 Bay Area Pirate Day Events To be announced for 2019. Although there are no “official” events ...
Free Puerto Rican Outdoor Lunchtime Concert | SF
Thursday, September 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 303 Second Street
Free Puerto Rican Outdoor Lunchtime Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 130 free lunchtime concerts featuring an array of different styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas near Market Street. “People in Plazas” 2019 Market Street Music Festival July 9 to October 30, 2019 | ...

Rooftop DJ Classes in Salesforce Park | SF
Thursday, September 19 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Rooftop DJ Classes in Salesforce Park | SF

Fingersnaps Media Arts will show you how to scratch, sample, loop, and edit music in this hands-on tutorial every Thursday at the Main Plaza. Recommended for ages 10 and up.Every Thursday

Sports Basement “The Grotto” Open House & Happy Hour | SF
Thursday, September 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
Sports Basement "The Grotto" Open House & Happy Hour | SF
Join us at Sports Basement Bryant St on September 19th from 4 – 6pm for a Happy Hour reception in our newly remodeled event space, The Grotto! Most of us have been in The Grotto through one community event or the other, but have you seen ...
SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Free Mask Making w/ The Mexican Museum | Marina
Thursday, September 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Childrens' Area
SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Free Mask Making w/ The Mexican Museum | Marina
On September 19, 2019 at 4 pm, learn about the significance and social purpose of masks from different regions of Mexico and construct your own 2D/3D masks with The Mexican Museum. For ages 5 and older.
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...Monthly

Free Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF
Thursday, September 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | California Historical Society
Free Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF

Explore the current exhibitions for free from 5 PM-8 PM on the third Thursday of every month, as part of the Yerba Buena neighborhood’s Third Thursday program.Monthly

Final of 2019: “Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, September 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn
Final of 2019: "Off The Grid" Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio

Presidio Twilight is back for its sixth season, and it’s better than ever. This year, San Francisco’s largest campfire features a delicious selection of international cuisine from a stellar lineup of local vendors from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to September. New for 2019 are ...Every Thursday

Creative Flow: Accessible Art Making Experience | Salesforce Park
Thursday, September 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Creative Flow: Accessible Art Making Experience | Salesforce Park

Creative Flow activates community, productive play, and well-being through accessible and purposeful art making experiences every Thursday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.Every Thursday

DJ Party in the Park “Thursdays on Vinyl” | Salesforce Park
Thursday, September 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
DJ Party in the Park "Thursdays on Vinyl" | Salesforce Park

Enjoy a selection of DJs spinning authentic vinyl jams and supplying good vibes on the plaza for free. Curated by HUSHconcerts, every Thursday, July 4 to October 24, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Salesforce Park (Main Plaza.)Every Thursday

5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF
5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF

Francisca’s Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar is a unique farm-to-table Italian-Venezuelan restaurant in the Mission that has a special 5-Course Tasting Menu with 2-for-1 fresh-fruit tropical drinks on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Read the awesome review of this $39 tasting menu in the Chronicle. Francesca’s has ...Every Thursday

‘90s NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
‘90s NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF
Grab your high-waisted mom jeans and your flannel and get yourself to ‘90s NightLife for a celebration of iconic pop culture. Step into the garden for an epic medley of ‘90s movie soundtracks (think The Lion King, Titanic, The Fifth Element) by the Awesöme Orchestra Collective. Chat ...
Exploratorium After Dark: Transportation Revolution | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Transportation Revolution | Pier 15
How has transportation evolved over time, and how does this evolution move toward generating a sustainable transportation ecology? Join us to learn more about how transit technology has advanced to respond to both current and anticipated future needs. From insight into the mechanics of self-driving ...
Let’s Go Salsa: Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party w/ Ricardo Lemvo | SF
Thursday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
Let's Go Salsa: Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party w/ Ricardo Lemvo | SF
Raised by Angolan parents in Congo’s capital Kinshasa (when the country was known as Zaire), charismatic Los Angeles vocalist Ricardo Lemvo has honed an irresistibly grooving Afro-salsa sound, blending Congolese rumba and soukous with Cuban charanga and son. Belting out his original songs in Spanish, ...
“Make” Summer Parklet Art Party | SF
Thursday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This summer parklet party is free for all ages. Paid admission required to visit the museum.
| Museum of Craft and Design
"Make" Summer Parklet Art Party | SF

On the third Thursday of each month stay out late with the Museum of Craft and Design and collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and rethink materials through creative design projects. Enjoy hands on takeaways that preview the upcoming shows, including Macon Reed ...Monthly

The Glenlivet & Humphry Slocombe Cocktail Ice Cream Party | Mission
Thursday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite, must be 21+
| Humphry Slocombe (Mission)
The Glenlivet & Humphry Slocombe Cocktail Ice Cream Party | Mission
Back by popular demand, Glenlivet is hosting a cocktail ice cream party at Humphry Slocombe’s San Francisco Mission shop on Thursday, September 19th from 6pm-10pm to celebrate their partnership flavor, The Glenlivet. It is made with Glenlivet 12-year, single malt whiskey. Very boozy and delightful. Come ...