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Thursday, September 12

CityDance 2019: Free Live Music, K-Pop Dance & Beer Garden | San Jose
Thursday, September 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
CityDance 2019: Free Live Music, K-Pop Dance & Beer Garden | San Jose

Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun every Thursday evening from Aug. 15 to Oct. 3 for free live music and dance lessons. San Jose CityDance 2019 Thursdays, Aug. 15 – Oct. 3, 2019 | 6 pm to 9 pm Plaza De Cesar ...

Art After Dark: ICA After Hours Hangout | San Jose
Thursday, September 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Art After Dark: ICA After Hours Hangout | San Jose

The ICA’s monthly after-hours hang out. Bring your friends, grab a drink, jam to music, and enjoy Surreal Sublime, a group exhibition featuring artists who create abstract and dreamlike interpretations of natural landscapes and Tracey Snelling: Clusterf*ck 9, a site-specific exhibition by artist Tracey Snelling ...

Friday, September 13

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019
Friday, September 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...Monthly

Tuesday, September 17

Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz
Tuesday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz

Seymour Marine Discovery Center is an interactive marine science museum and aquarium with hands-on exhibits and a touch pool, located on the UC Santa Cruz campus. They open their doors to for several Community Free Days several times a year. Powered by the Long Marine ...

Wednesday, September 18

Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose
Wednesday, September 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Adira Dance & Costume
Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose

In preparation for their attempt to set the Guinness World Record with their version of Thrill the World, Adira Dance & Costume will be offering free Thriller dance classes at their dance studio in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood from 7-8 pm every Wednesday from September 4 to ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, September 19

CityDance 2019: Free Live Music, Bachata Dance Lesson & Beer Garden | San Jose
Thursday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
CityDance 2019: Free Live Music, Bachata Dance Lesson & Beer Garden | San Jose

Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun every Thursday evening from Aug. 15 to Oct. 3 for free live music and dance lessons. San Jose CityDance 2019 Thursdays, Aug. 15 – Oct. 3, 2019 | 6 pm to 9 pm Plaza De Cesar ...

Friday, September 20

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, September 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...Monthly

Saturday, September 21

2019 California Coastal Cleanup Day | How to Sign Up
Saturday, September 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2019 California Coastal Cleanup Day | How to Sign Up
Help keep San Francisco’s stretch of the coastline clean at the 2018 California Coastal Cleanup Day on the third Saturday of September. 2019 California Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 9 am to noon All Over California FREE Cleanup and restoration activities will be happening in San Francisco, Marin, ...
Smithsonian’s 15th Annual Free Museum Day | 2019
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must signup and download your free ticket
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 15th Annual Free Museum Day | 2019

Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders for the 15th Annual Free Museum Day. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion. 2019 Smithsonian Magazine Museum ...

2019 “Bark in the Park”: Largest Dog Fest in USA | San Jose
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with $5 donation per adult. Children and dogs get in free.
| William Street Park
2019 "Bark in the Park": Largest Dog Fest in USA | San Jose
Bark in the Park San Jose will celebrate the largest dog festival in the United States, to be held at William Street Park in downtown San Jose on Saturday, September 21, 2019. 2019 Bark in the Park Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 10 am to 5 pm William ...

Monday, September 23

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, September 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hedley Club
Silent Book Club: Book Lovers' Monthly Reading | San Jose

Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup of reading afficionados. Bring yourself and what you’re currently reading to The Hedley Club. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The link can sometimes be hard to find. You can sometimes find it in these two sites: Silent Book ...Monthly

Tuesday, September 24

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Tuesday, September 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is donation-based.
| The Tabard Theatre Company
Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose

Calling all Silicon Valley nerds – Nerd Nite is back with some fresh faces and some seriously nerd-tastic speakers in San Jose every last Tuesday of the month. Nerd Nite is a celebration of nerdom at its finest with all the essential components: brains, booze, and banter; curiosity, cocktails, and ...Monthly

Wednesday, September 25

Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose
Wednesday, September 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Adira Dance & Costume
Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose

In preparation for their attempt to set the Guinness World Record with their version of Thrill the World, Adira Dance & Costume will be offering free Thriller dance classes at their dance studio in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood from 7-8 pm every Wednesday from September 4 to ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, September 26

CityDance 2019: Free Live Music, Disco Dance & Beer Garden | San Jose
Thursday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
CityDance 2019: Free Live Music, Disco Dance & Beer Garden | San Jose

Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun every Thursday evening from Aug. 15 to Oct. 3 for free live music and dance lessons. San Jose CityDance 2019 Thursdays, Aug. 15 – Oct. 3, 2019 | 6 pm to 9 pm Plaza De Cesar ...

Wednesday, October 2

Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose
Wednesday, October 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Adira Dance & Costume
Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose

In preparation for their attempt to set the Guinness World Record with their version of Thrill the World, Adira Dance & Costume will be offering free Thriller dance classes at their dance studio in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood from 7-8 pm every Wednesday from September 4 to ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, October 3

CityDance 2019: Free Mambo, Merengue & Cumbia Dance | San Jose
Thursday, October 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
CityDance 2019: Free Mambo, Merengue & Cumbia Dance | San Jose

Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun every Thursday evening from Aug. 15 to Oct. 3 for free live music and dance lessons. San Jose CityDance 2019 Thursdays, Aug. 15 – Oct. 3, 2019 | 6 pm to 9 pm Plaza De Cesar ...

Friday, October 4

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, explorationand building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...Monthly

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

Come experience the 3rd Annual Sculpture on Wheels Car Show at the MAH as a stop on the First Friday Art Tour, beginning August 2, 2019. Event Highlights: Check out all the sickest cars and coolest low riders up in Abbott Square and down Cooper ...Monthly

Facebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art
Friday, October 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free after 5 pm.
| San Jose Museum of Art
Facebook First Fridays | San Jose Museum of Art

Come to the Facebook First Fridays, a late night offering free admission to all exhibitions and programs featuring music by live DJ, a cash bar, and a photo booth. Facebook First Fridays Every 1st Friday | 5 pm to 9 pm San José Museum of ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, October 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, October 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are free & open to the public. This event occurs every first Friday of ...Monthly

Saturday, October 5

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, October 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Healthy Parks Healthy People": Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...Monthly

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (credit cards and debit cards) get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor and Oakland ...Monthly

Sunday, October 6

4th Annual Little Italy Street Festival | San Jose
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Little Italy San Jose
4th Annual Little Italy Street Festival | San Jose
Come and bring your family to the 4th Annual Little Italy San Jose Street Festival on Sunday, October, 6 2019 where nearly 25,000 people attended last year. 4th Annual Little Italy Street Festival Sunday, October, 6 2019 | 11 am to 7 pm Little Italy San Jose, 323 W ...

Tuesday, October 8

Draconids Meteor Shower | 2019
Tuesday, October 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2019
October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the Giacobinids – radiates from the fiery mouth of the northern constellation Draco the Dragon. Because the radiant is located so far north on the sky’s dome, this shower favors temperate and far-northern latitudes, such as the U.S., Canada, ...