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Friday, September 20

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, September 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first and third 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 ...Monthly

Win Tix: A.C.T.’s Drinks & Drama Fridays “Top Girls” | SF
Friday, September 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Geary Theater (ACT)
A.C.T. will offer numerous InterACT events for each mainstage production during the 2019–20 season that give patrons opportunities to get closer to the action while having an entire night out at the theater. New for the 2019–20 season, A.C.T. is opening its doors at each ...

Saturday, September 21

2019 Southeast Asian Harvest Festival: Street Soccer & Chinese Martial Arts | SF
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin Children's Playground
2019 Southeast Asian Harvest Festival: Street Soccer & Chinese Martial Arts | SF
Come celebrate the Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival and learn more about the different Southeast Asian cultural diversities through arts & culture and sports activities at the 8th Annual Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival. 2019 Mid-Autumn Harvest Festival Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 11:30 am to 4 pm Tenderloin Children’s Playground FREE 2019 Festival Schedule  11:30 ...
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, September 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin

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. ...Monthly

Sunday, September 22

Glide Legend Rev. Cecil Williams’ 90th Birthday Party | SF
Sunday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Glide
Glide Legend Rev. Cecil Williams’ 90th Birthday Party | SF
GLIDE will host a day of special celebrations commemorating social and civil rights activist, community influencer, and spiritual leader Reverend Cecil Williams’ 90th birthday, on Sunday, September 22. Festivities will take place during two GLIDE Church Sunday Celebrations at 9:00 and 11:00 am (330 Ellis Street at Taylor), followed by a birthday party at Boeddeker Park from ...

Friday, September 27

“Festival of the Impossible” Immersive VR Art Festival | SF
Friday, September 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Chandran Gallery
"Festival of the Impossible" Immersive VR Art Festival | SF

The Festival of the Impossible is the first large-scale immersive art exhibition celebrating artwork that explores the impossible, featuring interactive installations. The 4-day festival will feature a curated collection by several artists that will be creating across many mediums, pushing past the boundaries of reality ...

Saturday, September 28

“Festival of the Impossible”: Virtual Reality Immersive Art Festival | SF
Saturday, September 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Chandran Gallery
"Festival of the Impossible": Virtual Reality Immersive Art Festival | SF

The Festival of the Impossible is the first large-scale immersive art exhibition celebrating artwork that explores the impossible, featuring interactive installations. The 4-day festival will feature a curated collection by several artists that will be creating across many mediums, pushing past the boundaries of reality ...

Sunday, September 29

“Festival of the Impossible”: Virtual Reality Immersive Art Festival | SF
Sunday, September 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Chandran Gallery
"Festival of the Impossible": Virtual Reality Immersive Art Festival | SF

The Festival of the Impossible is the first large-scale immersive art exhibition celebrating artwork that explores the impossible, featuring interactive installations. The 4-day festival will feature a curated collection by several artists that will be creating across many mediums, pushing past the boundaries of reality ...

Tuesday, October 1

TALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF
Tuesday, October 1 – 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

Wednesday, October 2

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

Friday, October 4

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, October 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first and third 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 ...Monthly

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, October 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
"Wrapped in Plastic" Jazz Quartet | The Royale

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 ...Monthly

Saturday, October 12

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, October 12 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

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 ...Monthly

Friday, October 18

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, October 18 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first and third 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 ...Monthly

Saturday, October 19

Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, October 19 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin

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. ...Monthly

Sunday, October 20

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

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 ...Monthly

Friday, October 25

“Subversion” A Progressive Works Comedy Night | SF
Friday, October 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
"Subversion" A Progressive Works Comedy Night | SF

IncivilitySF is an irreverent showcase of politically-inspired work from San Francisco’s underground. The new development series invites artists working with themes of social justice, community-empowerment, and political awakening to come try out new work/work-in-progress in front of a live audience. Each evening there will have ...

Friday, November 1

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, November 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first and third 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 ...Monthly

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, November 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
"Wrapped in Plastic" Jazz Quartet | The Royale

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 ...Monthly

Tuesday, November 5

TALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF
Tuesday, November 5 – 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

Wednesday, November 6

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

Saturday, November 9

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, November 9 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

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 ...Monthly

Thursday, November 14

LINES Ballet Fitness Free 30 min Dance Class | Final Day
Thursday, November 14 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | United Nations Plaza
LINES Ballet Fitness Free 30 min Dance Class | Final Day

For 12 weeks, starting August 22, LINES Dance Center is hosting free, 30-minute dance fitness classes in UN Plaza every Thursday at 1 pm. These outdoor classes — weather permitting — are for everyone, novice and professional alike. With fun beats and talented instructors, these ...Every Thursday

Saturday, November 16

Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, November 16 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin

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. ...Monthly

Sunday, November 17

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

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 ...Monthly