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Wednesday, August 21

“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza
Wednesday, August 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | 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

“Stompy Jones” Free Jump/Swing Outdoor Concert | SF
Wednesday, August 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 525 Market St.
"Stompy Jones" Free Jump/Swing Outdoor 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 | ...

Free Rooftop Hawaiian Summer Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, August 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Hawaiian Summer Concert at Salesforce Park | SF

Salesforce Park, SF’s newly-reopened 5.4 acre park on top of the Transit Center hosts a ton of free events every week highlighted by free weekly after-work outdoor rooftop concerts curated by People in Plazas. So close your laptop and open your soul with after-work jams ...Every Wednesday

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 Wednesday

Eclectic Surf/Rock Concert: Par Avion | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Eclectic Surf/Rock Concert: Par Avion | Union Square Live

The 2019 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 through September. Union Square Live | 2019 May to September Union Square Park, SF ...

ScribdChat: How to Live Life & Face Death | SF
Wednesday, August 21 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required.
| Scribd HQ
ScribdChat: How to Live Life & Face Death | SF
What really matters at the end of life? That’s the idea at the center of BJ Miller’s poignant TED Talk, which has been viewed more than 9 million times. Now, he’s expanded on those ideas in his new book, A Beginner’s Guide to the End, ...
Nerd Nite: Radioactive Elements, Lager & Cable Cars | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, August 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite: Radioactive Elements, Lager & Cable Cars | Rickshaw Stop

What happens when geeks take over a rock club for an evening of drinking and presentations? Find out at Nerd Nite, a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple ...Monthly

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament | SF
Wednesday, August 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Laughing Monk Brewing
Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament | SF

Is your game strong? Then come and prove it. The tournament starts 7 pm. Free to enter. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place. 1v1 3 stock 8 min limit stage battlefield no items Final smash meter off Damage ratio 1.0 Custom balance off Pause off ...Monthly

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Wednesday, August 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio

Once monthly, the SFAA hosts distinguished guest speakers who are leaders in the fields of astronomy, physics and related disciplines and they present to SFAA Members the latest developments from cutting-edge scientific programs. Held in the Randall Museum Theater on the third Wednesday of every month, ...Monthly

CANCELED: Free HellaFunny Comedy Night | SF
Wednesday, August 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Executive Order Bar & Lounge
CANCELED: Free HellaFunny Comedy Night | SF

Please note the August 21st comedy show has been canceled due to a venue buyout. Every Wednesday

The Premise: Intimate Stand Up Comedy | SF
Wednesday, August 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Laundry
The Premise: Intimate Stand Up Comedy | SF

8/21 Lineup: Dhaya Lakshminarayanan – host of “The Moth” Jon Alcabes – Santa Cruz Comedy Festival George Chen – Giant Robot Comedy Every Wednesday

Thursday, August 22

2019 Tacolicious Guest Chef: Farmhouse Thai | Ferry Plaza
Thursday, August 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: $4.95*
*Free event, but bring cash for taco purchases.
| Ferry Building
2019 Tacolicious Guest Chef: Farmhouse Thai | Ferry Plaza

Taco lovers, rejoice! Tacolicious’s annual Guest Chef Series takes place July 11 through August 29, 2019, every Thursday (10 am-2 pm) at CUESA’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. The Bay Area’s best chefs—including Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry (International Smoke, SF) and Nite Yun (Nyum Bai, ...

Small Business Expo 2019: Workshops, Trade Show & Networking | San Mateo
Thursday, August 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Bronze badge is free, but an RSVP is required. Dress Code: Business Casual
| The Hibernia Bank Bldg.
Small Business Expo 2019: Workshops, Trade Show & Networking | San Mateo
Please note that the location for this event has been changed to The Hibernia Bank Bldg. Small Business Expo is the nation’s largest business-to-business trade show and networking event, drawing entrepreneurs from all over the state who are looking to connect with people from 10 am ...
Small Business Expo 2019 | SF
Thursday, August 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | SF Marriott Marquis
Small Business Expo 2019 | SF
Small Business Expo is America’s biggest Business to Business Trade Show, Conference and Networking Event for Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Start-Ups and anyone that works for a Small Business or who is inspired to start their own Business. Small Business Expo has been recognized four years ...
Free 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park
Thursday, August 22 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park

Take a break from your desk with this 30-minute express lunchtime class every Thursday from 12:30 pm to 1 pm. Pair with Express Bootcamp beforehand for a full body workout.Every Thursday

Classic Swing w/ Rob Reich Swings Left: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Classic Swing w/ Rob Reich Swings Left: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
A key member of some of the Bay Area’s most exciting improvisational ensembles, pianist/accordionist Rob Reich is known for keeping company with adventurous players eager to explore new sonic territory. Looking to meet the needs of the Bay Area’s thriving swing dance scene, he launched ...
“LINES” Free Ballet Dance Workshop | Grace Cathedral
Thursday, August 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to all; registration on arrival.
| Grace Cathedral
"LINES" Free Ballet Dance Workshop | Grace Cathedral

A free series of dance workshops hosted by Grace Cathedral and the 2019 Artist in Residence Alonzo King, every 2nd & 4th Thursday from June 13 – August 22, 2019 at 1 pm. Alonzo King LINES Ballet welcomes the PD community with an authentic and ...Monthly

LINES Ballet Fitness Free 30 min Dance Class | UN Plaza
Thursday, August 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | United Nations Plaza
LINES Ballet Fitness Free 30 min Dance Class | UN Plaza

For 12 weeks, starting August 22, LINES Dance Center is hosting free, 30-minute dance fitness classes in UN Plaza every Thursday at 1 pm. These outdoor classes — weather permitting — are for everyone, novice and professional alike. With fun beats and talented instructors, these ...Every Thursday

Rooftop DJ Classes in Salesforce Park | SF
Thursday, August 22 – 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

Taverna Aventine’s Final Block Party Ever | SF
Thursday, August 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
| Taverna Aventine
Taverna Aventine's Final Block Party Ever | SF
Barbary Coast’s premier outdoor party destination for the past 11 years is hosting one final blowout on August 22, 2019 from 4 pm to 1 am. Taverna Aventine has become famous for its indoor/outdoor alley parties, with access to multi-level bars, each with their own atmosphere ...
Win Tix: Noe Valley Wine Walk | Noe Valley
Thursday, August 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Noe Valley Town Square
Join us for a  Celebration of Summer. Come out on August 22nd and help us celebrate sunshine, togetherness, and fun. We are highlighting wines that go great with the weather and can be enjoyed at a party or fun summer outing. > Get Tickets –  $30 Adv ...
“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
"Presidio Twilight" Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF

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

Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back on Valentine’s Day February 14 through August 29, 2019. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, ...Every Thursday

Free Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF
Thursday, August 22 – 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

Creative Flow: Accessible Art Making Experience | Salesforce Park
Thursday, August 22 – 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