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Thursday, August 23

People in Plazas: Western Swing Concert | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 303 Second Street
People in Plazas: Western Swing Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 120 free lunchtime concerts featuring an array of different styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas near Market Street stretched from the Embarcadero to Van Ness. “People in Plazas” 2018 Market Street Music Festival July ...

“Faun Fables”: Storied Art Rock Band | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, August 23 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
"Faun Fables": Storied Art Rock Band | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

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 by front woman Dawn McCarthy, a regular collaborator with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and multi-instrumentalist …

Kids’ Improv & Movement Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Kids' Improv & Movement Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

An energetic hour of on-your-feet movement and theater games. Geared toward ages 7-10. Led by Epiphany Dance Theater. Kids’ Improv & Movement Class Every Thursday at 3:30 pm | August 16 – October 25 Salesforce Park (Amphitheater Stage), 425 Mission St., SF FREE For all programs, ...

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 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 fifth 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. Off the Grid ...

Free Outdoor Rooftop Yoga After Work | Salesforce Park
Thursday, August 23 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Outdoor Rooftop Yoga After Work | Salesforce Park

Free outdoor yoga happens every Monday and Thursday. Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No pre-registration or membership required – just show up. Salesforce Park Rooftop Free Outdoor Yoga Thursdays through Oct. 25, 2018 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm Salesforce ...

Beyond Human NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, August 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Beyond Human NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Seeker—the #1 most engaging science brand on social media—brings its signature blend of wonder and innovation to the Academy with a series of talks, live demos, and experiments featuring robots, VR experiences, and future food.

Exploratorium After Dark: Lasers | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Lasers | Pier 15

Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world.
In 1960, the laser was known as “a solution looking for a problem.” Now we can hardly imagine life without them. Learn what’s special about laser light, how it’s made, and how it’s used …

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...

Sundown Cinema Outdoor Movie Night: “Best in Show” | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Duboce Park
Sundown Cinema Outdoor Movie Night: "Best in Show" | SF

SF Parks Alliance, DoTheBay, and Alamo Drafthouse host Sundown Cinema, an outdoor movie series spread across four iconic San Francisco parks. Expect food, drinks, music, neighborhood fun, and film selections that both cinephiles and casual moviegoers will love. Sundown Cinema will not only celebrate the unique ...

“Thursdays on Vinyl” DJs on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
"Thursdays on Vinyl" DJs on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Cold Cutz, a Bay Area music collective, will be spinning throwback jams and supplying good vibes on the plaza. Thursdays on Vinyl  Every Thursday at 6:30 pm | August 23-October 25, 2018 Salesforce Park (Main Plaza) | 425 Mission St., San Francisco FREE

Win Tix: Breezy Folk-Pop & Harmonious Wanderlust: Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai | Swedish American Hall
Thursday, August 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall

Stu Larsen, an Australian born and self-described vagabond and Japanese harmonica player Natsuki Kurai have announced a worldwide tour that will take them through North America, UK, Europe and Japan. In May, the duo will perform several dates in Japan before heading to the US & …

“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
| Slate Bar
"I Wish I Was Happy" Hour Comedy Show | SF

8/23 Line up:
Featuring:

Nicole Tran
Abhay Nadkarni
Drew Harmon
Arjun Banjeree
Hosted by Ali Littman

Cobb’s Free Summer Comedy Night | Secret Guest List
Cobb's Free Summer Comedy Night | Secret Guest List

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often ...

Friday, August 24

The Treasure Island Sunrise 6K Run | SF
The Treasure Island Sunrise 6K Run | SF

It’s that time again… Lace up that one fast pair of shoes you own and get ready to race in the most officially unofficial race in the Bay Area hosted by The November Project, who host fun (and free) workouts all over SF and Oakland.
Free …

Crosspulse (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, August 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Crosspulse (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

This children’s program repeats at 12:15–12:45pm.
Using finger snaps, tight slaps, chest thumps, foot drags, hand rubs and percussive dance steps, Crosspulse performances are designed to enchant children with an international array of rhythms, instruments and obscure musical practices. With five extraordinary artists versed in body percussion and a …

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, August 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason

More than 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands and DJs in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic ...

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

“HellaFunny Fridays” San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa
Friday, August 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
| Trademark and Copyright
"HellaFunny Fridays" San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa

San Francisco has one of the best underground comedy scenes in America. Come check out some of the Bay’s best rising comics at HellaFunny’s weekly stand-up comedy show “HellaFunny Fridays.” HellaFunny Fridays Every Friday at 7:30pm Trademark and Copyright, 1123 Folsom Stree (and 7th St.), ...

Free Outdoor Movie Night “School of Rock” | Pier 39
Friday, August 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Free Outdoor Movie Night "School of Rock" | Pier 39

Grab your blankets and head to PIER 39 on Friday, August 24th for Outdoor Movie Night, featuring the film, “School of Rock”.
Before the show, don’t forget to grab a bite to eat at one of their 14 full-service restaurants. In a hurry? Swing by an …

Win Tix: Soulful Indie Rock: The Honorary Title | August Hall
Friday, August 24 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall

The Honorary Title was an alternative indie rock and country band. They began as a moniker for Jarrod Gorbel’s solo folk musings but in the last few years, it has evolved into a full-fledged quartet.
> Get Tickets – $24
After releasing their debut album, Anything Else …

Win Tix: Cool Downtempo Infused R&B: Toni Romiti | Rickshaw Stop
Friday, August 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Rickshaw Stop

A swaggering and confident Chicago-born vocalist, Toni Romiti’s hypnotic, downtempo-influenced R&B belies her bold stage persona and outspoken attitude. Emerging initially as social media star during her early college days, Romiti walked away from a promising basketball career after her single “Nothing on Me” blew …

“HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF
Friday, August 24 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
| Trademark and Copyright
"HellaSingle" Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF

Tired of swiping right? Bumble making you humble? On an unsuccessful Hinge binge? Or tired of your dating life not Happn’n? Come to HellaSingle… SF’s only comedy show and dating mixer for singles ready to mingle. Laugh at world-class comedians and maybe meet the love of ...

Win Tix: Comedy Night: Ian Harris (Comedy Central / SiriusXM) | Cobb’s Comedy Club
Friday, August 24 – 9:45 pm | Cost: WIN | Cobb's Comedy Club

When a comedian is compared to Lenny Bruce, Bill Maher, and George Carlin, it means he has something that others don’t: a risky, cerebral style of comedy that slices as it skewers. Ian’s show takes a skeptical and critical look at our non-scientific-based belief systems; …

Saturday, August 25

San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers
San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2018 – January 6 & 7 ...

TreasureFest: Dog Days of Summer | SF
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
TreasureFest: Dog Days of Summer | SF

TreasureFest is a unique monthly themed festival that showcases the best of the Bay area. August is their ‘Dog Days of Summer‘ event and many of their bars will have a specialty drink cocktails and of course there will be a doggy safe and approved …