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Wednesday, September 26

Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night | The Royale
Wednesday, September 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night | The Royale

Monthly Come enjoy the blend of live comedy and music right in the tender knob. Its free to get in so don’t be shy. Laugh and dance the day off. Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night Every 4th Wednesday | 7:30 pm The Royale, 800 ...

Monday, October 1

SF’s Beatles Karaoke Night | Every First Monday
Monday, October 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
SF's Beatles Karaoke Night | Every First Monday

Monthly Do you think your bird can sing? If so, Joshua Raoul Brody (Tango Number 9) will give you and the Fab Four a piano-bar treatment at the Beatles-only karaoke night at The Royale, a neighborhood bar in the Tenderloin. Beatles Karaoke Night Every First Monday ...

Wednesday, October 3

Opening: SF Olympian Festival & Ancient Greek Plays | SF
Opening: SF Olympian Festival & Ancient Greek Plays | SF

The San Francisco Olympians Festival returns to debut 27 new plays by 28 writers, 10 of whom will be contributing written work to the festival for the first time. The plays range from shorts to one-acts and full-lengths, and each one explores a different legend ...

Friday, October 5

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, October 5 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Monthly Every first Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From live performance ...

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, October 5 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
"Wrapped in Plastic" Jazz Quartet | The Royale

Monthly Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...

Saturday, October 6

Hemlock Tavern 18th Anniversary & Closing Party | SF
Saturday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*There is not cost listed yet, so we don't know if it will be free or not.
| Hemlock Tavern
Hemlock Tavern 18th Anniversary & Closing Party | SF

Sadly, the Hemlock Tavern is closing down. But they are throwing one final bash to celebrate 18 years.
Full details – times, cost, entertainment – will be announced soon. Check their website or Facebook for updates. 

Saturday, October 13

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, October 13 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Monthly Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...

Saturday, October 20

Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, October 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin

Monthly An urban oasis in the Tenderloin, Boeddeker Park hosts “Art in the Park” every third Saturday for an afternoon of free live music, visual art and spoken word from 3pm to 5pm with free refreshments. Art in the Park Every Third Saturday | 3pm Boeddeker Park, 240 Eddy St. ...

Final Day: SF Olympian Festival & Ancient Greek Plays | SF
Final Day: SF Olympian Festival & Ancient Greek Plays | SF

The San Francisco Olympians Festival returns to debut 27 new plays by 28 writers, 10 of whom will be contributing written work to the festival for the first time. The plays range from shorts to one-acts and full-lengths, and each one explores a different legend ...

Sunday, October 21

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's "Antique Vibrator Museum" Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations

Monthly Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...

Wednesday, October 24

Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night | The Royale
Wednesday, October 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night | The Royale

Monthly Come enjoy the blend of live comedy and music right in the tender knob. Its free to get in so don’t be shy. Laugh and dance the day off. Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night Every 4th Wednesday | 7:30 pm The Royale, 800 ...

Saturday, October 27

Drunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight
Saturday, October 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| PianoFight
Drunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight

Monthly From the minds of the Super Trashed Bros and Pianofight, it’s the “Drunkathalon” – a drinking-infused video game tournament with a $100 cash prize. Celebrity guests and audience members compete in a tournament of champions featuring a variety of games, each with their own unique ...

Friday, November 2

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, November 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Monthly Every first Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From live performance ...

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, November 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
"Wrapped in Plastic" Jazz Quartet | The Royale

Monthly Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...

Monday, November 5

SF’s Beatles Karaoke Night | Every First Monday
Monday, November 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
SF's Beatles Karaoke Night | Every First Monday

Monthly Do you think your bird can sing? If so, Joshua Raoul Brody (Tango Number 9) will give you and the Fab Four a piano-bar treatment at the Beatles-only karaoke night at The Royale, a neighborhood bar in the Tenderloin. Beatles Karaoke Night Every First Monday ...

Saturday, November 10

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, November 10 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Monthly Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...

Saturday, November 17

Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, November 17 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin

Monthly An urban oasis in the Tenderloin, Boeddeker Park hosts “Art in the Park” every third Saturday for an afternoon of free live music, visual art and spoken word from 3pm to 5pm with free refreshments. Art in the Park Every Third Saturday | 3pm Boeddeker Park, 240 Eddy St. ...

Sunday, November 18

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's "Antique Vibrator Museum" Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations

Monthly Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...

Saturday, November 24

Drunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight
Saturday, November 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| PianoFight
Drunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight

Monthly From the minds of the Super Trashed Bros and Pianofight, it’s the “Drunkathalon” – a drinking-infused video game tournament with a $100 cash prize. Celebrity guests and audience members compete in a tournament of champions featuring a variety of games, each with their own unique ...

Wednesday, November 28

Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night | The Royale
Wednesday, November 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night | The Royale

Monthly Come enjoy the blend of live comedy and music right in the tender knob. Its free to get in so don’t be shy. Laugh and dance the day off. Royale-ty Check: Free Music & Comedy Night Every 4th Wednesday | 7:30 pm The Royale, 800 ...

Saturday, December 22

Drunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight
Saturday, December 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| PianoFight
Drunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight

Monthly From the minds of the Super Trashed Bros and Pianofight, it’s the “Drunkathalon” – a drinking-infused video game tournament with a $100 cash prize. Celebrity guests and audience members compete in a tournament of champions featuring a variety of games, each with their own unique ...