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Tuesday, September 3

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 3 – 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, September 3 – 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

First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum
Tuesday, September 3 – 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, September 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum

  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

Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, September 3 – 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

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 3 – 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, September 3 – 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

“People in Plazas” Free Surf Music Outdoor Concert | SF
Tuesday, September 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rincon Center Courtyard
"People in Plazas" Free Surf Music 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 | ...

2 for 1 Margaritas “Taco Tuesday” | SF
Tuesday, September 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: 2-for-1*
*Get 2 for 1 Margaritas on Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 10pm. And tip like a rockstar.
| Francisca's Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar
2 for 1 Margaritas "Taco Tuesday" | SF

Francisca’s Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar is a unique farm-to-table Italian-Venezuelan restaurant in the Mission that has a special “Taco Tuesday” promotion with 2-for-1 fresh-fruit margaritas and discounted taco platters ($4 off). Not your ordinary tacos, these are gourmet-inspired Venezuelan recipes.  Plus a new fresh ...Every Tuesday

The Detour Free Arcade Game Night | Every First Tuesday
Tuesday, September 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free play arcade games with purchase from bar
| The Detour SF
The Detour Free Arcade Game Night | Every First Tuesday

Paid rent in SF? Hella Broke? Then first Tuesdays are the night for you.  The Detour hosts “Free Play Tuesday” with all arcade games on free play with purchase from the bar. Come enjoy all the video game glory from today and yesteryear while enjoying ...Monthly

“Udder Hilarity” Free Comedy Show | Hollow Cow
Tuesday, September 3 – 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, September 4

GLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro
Wednesday, September 4 – 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

Country Blues/Roots Americana Concert: Eric Long | SF
Wednesday, September 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Country Blues/Roots Americana Concert: Eric Long | SF

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 ...

Bey Day: Beyonce’s B-day Celebration w/ Lemonade Spritzes | SF
Wednesday, September 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to enter, drink specials
| Wine Down
Bey Day: Beyonce's B-day Celebration w/ Lemonade Spritzes | SF
Join us as we celebrate the great Queen Bey’s birthday with Lemonade Spritzs, all the jams, and of course, some dancing. While we’re at it, we’re also making it #BEYGOOD fundraiser.
Free Rooftop Delta Blues Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, September 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Delta Blues 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

“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF
Wednesday, September 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based admission
| Eagle Tavern

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

Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | SF
Wednesday, September 4 – 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

Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, September 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout

At Drink and Draw, artsy bar patrons draw to a theme and submit their artwork into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes at The Knockout in the Mission District. The artwork gets scanned online for all to admire. Drink and Draw happens every first Wednesday of the ...Monthly

First Wednesdays Free Beer Shuttle | SF
Wednesday, September 4 – 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

“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF
Wednesday, September 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kozy Kar Bar

Produced by three of San Francisco’s favorite comedians: Zack Chapaloni, Joe Gorman and Joey Avery;  Kozy Kar presents The Dirty Show. This standup comedy show features a wide variety of all types of humor, combining local and television talent at 8 pm every first Wednesday at ...Monthly

The Setup’s “A Funny Thing Happened” Storytelling Night | Beer Basement
The Setup's "A Funny Thing Happened" Storytelling Night | Beer Basement

The First Wednesday of every Month, The Setup presents“A Funny Thing Happened”, a night of world class storytelling. You’ll be joining bestselling authors, Emmy-Award winning writers, TED speakers, stars of The Moth Radio hour, Snap Judgment and accomplished comedic voices in an intimate setting right ...Monthly

Free Comedy Night at SF’s Presidential-Themed Bar | Every Wednesday
Wednesday, September 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Executive Order Bar & Lounge
Free Comedy Night at SF's Presidential-Themed Bar | Every Wednesday

Come laugh at one of SF’s newest cocktail lounges, Executive Order, every Wednesday night at 8pm. HellaFunny Comedy Night will feature six of San Francisco’s best local comics. Comedians on this showcase have been featured on Comedy Central, MTV, ABC, NBC, SF Sketchfest and Clusterfest. ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, September 5

Rooftop DJ Classes in Salesforce Park | SF
Thursday, September 5 – 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

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, September 5 – 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