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Sunday, August 4

Free Symphony Tribute Concert to SF’s Firefighters | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Symphony Tribute Concert to SF's Firefighters | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 137th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, run about 90 ...

The Psychedelic Furs: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
The Psychedelic Furs: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Post-punk icons The Psychedelic Furs and folk-rock group James take the stage in a Brit-rock double-bill.

Tango in the Square | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Tango in the Square | 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 ...

Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room
Sunday, August 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation of $5 to $10.
| Make-Out Room
Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night | Make Out Room

Clutch The Pearls is a curious cabaret of sorts. It’s vaudeville. It’s drag. It’s burlesque. It’s a special time in the Mission, and you are wanted there. Hosted by Churro Nomi. Clutch The Pearls: Drag Cabaret Night Every first Sunday | 7 pm to 10 ...Monthly

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, August 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...Every Sunday

Monday, August 5

Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, August 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room

Every first Monday of the month, The Make-Out Room presents a free concert with several local bands showing off the cutting edge of jazz and improvised music. Expect progressive sounds with a mix of anything from jazz, folk, rock to electronic music. – Updated 8/19/18 – ...Monthly

“Where’s The Local Talent?” Comedy Night | SF
Monday, August 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
"Where's The Local Talent?" Comedy Night | SF

“Where’s the local talent around here?” SF resident and good time party gal Ruby Gill is re-appropriating this sexist turn of phrase to describe this monthly occurrence of merriment. She may not have kids, but this 3 year old show is the apple of her eye. ...Monthly

“Misery Index: Monday Comedy at The Rite Spot” | Mission Dist.
Monday, August 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
"Misery Index: Monday Comedy at The Rite Spot" | Mission Dist.

“Misery Index” is a free, monthly show that brings together some of the most pessimistic, neurotic and dysfunctional individuals on the face of the planet: stand-up comedians. Take the edge off with cheap drinks and free laughs as these choleric comics direct their disdain towards ...Monthly

Tuesday, August 6

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, August 6 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally admission is $15 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission is free (special ...Monthly

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, August 6 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum
de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Located in beautiful Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum founded in 1895. Your visit includes a whirlwind trip around the world as the museum’s collections feature priceless treasures and works of arts from the 17th through the 20th centuries ...Monthly

Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park
Tuesday, August 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Conservatory of Flowers
Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park

Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the Conservatory of Flowers offers an intimate, up-close experience with over 1,700 species of rare, exotic and endangered plants from more than 50 different countries. Opened ...Monthly

Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, August 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Museum of Craft and Design
Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch

  Enjoy free admission to the Museum of Craft and Design on the first Tuesday of every month. After six years in Union Square and two years of pop-ups, the Museum of Craft & Design opened up their permanent location in the historic American Industrial Center in San Francisco’s vibrant Dogpatch neighborhood. ...Monthly

First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum
Tuesday, August 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
| Cartoon Art Museum
First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum has returned and so has their Pay What You Wish Days. Pay What You Wish Days create affordable experiences for all to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the history of cartoon art, its role in ...Monthly

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, August 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

  The Contemporary Jewish Museum engages audiences of all  backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. And the architecture of the Museum itself is a work of art. Embracing a range of artistic disciplines and ...Monthly

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays
Tuesday, August 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is one of the Bay Area’s premier venues for adventurous art. A multidisciplinary art center, the YBCA features exhibitions, performance, film/video, and community engagement programs, along with rotating art exhibits with a focus on contemporary and emerging art ...Monthly

TALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF
Tuesday, August 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 80 Turk
TALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF

T.A.L.L. the Tenderloin Art Lending Library loans framed, original artwork, much of it by Tenderloin artists, for free to lower income residents. Take a work home for one month, bring it back and borrow another piece for one month. Just like the public library TALL: ...Monthly

Comedy Blast: Free Stand-up Comedy w/ Danny Dechi & Friends | SF
Tuesday, August 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Neck of The Woods
Comedy Blast: Free Stand-up Comedy w/ Danny Dechi & Friends | SF

As seen on The Gong Show, come to the Neck Of The Woods and witness Comedy Blast, a free monthly comedy showcase hosted by Danny Dechi – comedian and world’s only pencil musician. Comedy Blast: Free Stand-up Comedy Every 1st Tuesday | 7 pm to 9 ...Monthly

Wine & Movie Night: “From Here to Eternity” | Top of the Mark
Wine & Movie Night: "From Here to Eternity" | Top of the Mark

Summer Movie Nights return to Top of the Mark at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins for 2019 every Tuesday starting June 4 through August 20 as the sun set at their 19th-floor lounge. In commemoration of the 80th Anniversary, This year (2019) will showcase romantic & lighthearted military-themed films, honoring Top of ...

“Udder Hilarity” Free Comedy Show | Hollow Cow
Tuesday, August 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP to guarantee a seat
| Hollow Cow
"Udder Hilarity" Free Comedy Show | Hollow Cow

Come see a comedy show at the intimate back patio of Hollow Cow every Tuesday featuring some of San Francisco’s finest comics who have performed at Cobb’s, Punchline, Sketchfest, and even have been nominated for an Emmy. If you’re hungry, the bar serves food as well. Udder Hilarity at Hollow Cow ...Every Tuesday

Wednesday, August 7

“Lululemon Flow & Jo”: Free Yoga Class & Coffee in an Art Gallery | SoMa
Wednesday, August 7 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 111 Minna Gallery
"Lululemon Flow & Jo": Free Yoga Class & Coffee in an Art Gallery | SoMa

Join Lululemon for their monthly complimentary yoga class and coffee at 111 Minna Gallery. Start the day with a gentle vinyasa flow, and leave centered and present. Top it off with a hot cup of joe courtesy of Red Door Coffee. Each month, you also get ...Monthly

GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro
Wednesday, August 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | GLBT Historical Society Museum
GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro

Located in SF’s Castro District, the GLBT Historical Society Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city’s vast queer past through dynamic exhibitions and programming. Normally admission is $5, but on ...Monthly

“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF
Wednesday, August 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based admission
| Eagle Tavern
"Safe Words" Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF

Safe Words is a comedy show at a leather bar that features the talent of nationally touring comics, to local favorites. Faces from Comedy Central, Conan, Reddit & Vice have graced the stage. Even Margaret Cho (HBO, 30 Rock) has stopped by. Every first Wednesday, ...Monthly

American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | 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 ...

First Wednesdays Free Beer Shuttle | SF
Wednesday, August 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Shuttle is Free.
| Triple Voodoo Brewery
First Wednesdays Free Beer Shuttle | SF

Free hop on/hop off brewery shuttle. Start at any of the eight participating breweries, then hop on any one of three vans running approximately every 30 minutes.  First Wednesdays Free Beer Shuttle Every 1st Wednesday | 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm Speakeasy Brewery, 1195 Evans ...Monthly

Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | SF
Wednesday, August 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Secret Location (SF)
Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | SF

This one hour class provides an introduction to IMPACT Bay Area’s style of empowerment self-defense. In this class students develop intuition, situational awareness, congruent body language and verbal skills to deescalate and deter assault and harassment, as well as learn two simple and effective physical ...Monthly