Tues, Sep 1:
  • Lotsa free museums around town. My loop: de Young, Conservatory of Flowers, MoMA
  • SF Green Drinks 5-9pm 111 Minna/2nd. Absinthe and tree huggers? West Coast Green and Bioneers raffle ticket raffle
  • Ask a Scientist: Take a Tour of Your Brain 7pm Axis Cafe 1201 8th/16th-Wisconsin Wed,

Wed, Sep 2:

Thurs, Sep 3:
  • Divisadero Art Walk from Haight to Geary. Times and activities vary. Hit PACT's Wine Fundraiser 635 Divis 6-9pm
  • 1st Thursday art crawl downtown. Check FecalFace link at right
  • Healthcare panel discussion 6pm Main Library 100 Larkin/Grove
  • Polka dancing! 6pm Jessie Square 736 Mission/3rd
  • Neighborhood SF group art opening 6pm-late 111 Minna/2nd. Local artists, live music, and DJs
  • Peanut Gallery group show "Works on Paper" 6-10pm 855 Folsom/4th #108
  • Fresh Peach Tasting and Preserves Swap 6pm Omnivore Books 3885A Cesar Chavez/Church. Drool
  • Punk show of four rockin' bands 6-9pm Carolina/15th-16th. Donations welcome
  • Get up from your blanket at DP, smoke an American Spirit, sip Swan Neck Vodka 7-9pm at Elixir's Cocktail Club 16th/Guerrero, smoke an American Spirit, stumble back to your DP blanket. Congrats, hipster, you're in SF on a rare sunny summer day
Fri, Sep 4:
  • "Home Is Something I Carry With Me" progressive art show 4-8pm 951 Shotwell/24th, 3352 24th/Bartlett, then 9pm short films in the lovely abode of hot hosts 348 Shotwell/17th
  • Mummy-making, Cuban jazz, and King Tut 5-8.45pm de Young GG Park. Free if you don't venture into the galleries
  • "Masters of the Impossible" art opening 7-9pm Rare Device Gallery 1845 Market/Guerrero
  • Center for the Book fundraiser/party 111 Minna/2nd free before 9pm, then $7, then $11. Zines and art and pages
Sat, Sep 5:
  • Balinese music expo 1-3pm YBCA 3rd/Mission. Get your gamelan on
  • Painting class! 2-4pm CCE Painting Studio 300 Chenery/Miguel. RSVP required
  • Linocut demo! 3-5pm Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission/24th
  • Reading of The Sower 8pm Joe's Barbershop 2150 Market/Sanchez $5. Sexy sci-fi, snacks, and scissors
Sun, Sep 6:
  • Sunday Streets: Golden Gate Park to Ocean Beach 9am-2pm. Check out the Taraval Street Fair, too
  • Pavement to Parks Guerrero Park painting workday 10am-2pm Guerrero/San Jose/28th intersection. RSVP to for bites and brushes
  • Asian Art Museum be free 10am-5pm 200 Larkin/McAllister
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Dig it
  • Doin' It in the Park 12-7pm GG Park Elk Glen Cove/25th Ave. DJs and free BBQ
  • Bake cake. See film. Various screenings of Julie & Julia at Balboa Theatre 3630 Balboa/38th Ave. Share your sweets, sit for a few hours, and scarf down cake...the best way to gain weight
Mon, Sep 7:
  • Eat In citywide potluck with Slow Food and Healthy Lunch Initiative 12-3pm Civic Center. RSVP, por favor. Bring food to share, utensils, and a plate
Wed, Sep 9:
  • Beatles Day with trivia, music, contests, etc Amoeba Records Haight/Stanyan
  • LGBT Center party and fundraiser 6-8pm Sports Basement 1590 Potrero/15th. Free drinks and nibbles, plus 15% discount and $5 of sales go to this non-profit
  • Brazilian Independence Day Party 6.30-8.30pm Eastside West Bar & Restaurant 3154 Fillmore/Greenwich. Complimentary capairinhis, free nibbles, and Rio jazz
  • Final Tap: An Unofficial History of Beer 7.30pm CounterPulse 1310 Mission/9th
  • The Rumble: United State of Electronica and Pance Party 8pm Harlot 46 Minna/1st. Free dance music (more disco than rave) if RSVP'd, $5 if not
  • Cass McCombs, The Papercuts, and Girls 9pm show Great American Music Hall 859 O'Farrell/Polk $14/$16
Thurs, Sep 10:
  • "SF Autobiography: SF Plays Itself" opening reception 5-8pm SF Camerawork 657 Mission/3rd
  • Art Auction: Street Sheet's 20th Anniversary 5.30-9.30pm SomArts 934 Brannan/8th $25 sliding scale. Benefits Coalition on Homelessness, and benefits you with food, music, art, silk screening, DJs, and more
  • "What's Washington Doing About Healthcare?" panel discussion 6pm Main Library Grove/Larkin
  • Homemade Pie bake-off 6pm Omnivore Books 3885A Cesar Chavez/Church. Enter a pie and sample for free, or give $5 if you're pieless
  • Art opening and 2nd Anniversary party 6-9pm Curiosity Shoppe 855 Valencia/19th
  • Vivian Girls play 6pm Amoeba Records Haight/Stanyan
  • The Fruits of Their Labor panel discussion of farmworkers' rights, sustainability, and food 6.30-8.30pm CUESA Ferry Bldg 2nd Floor
  • Square 1 Organic Vodka at Cocktail Club 7-9pm Elixir's 16th/Guerrero
  • Dolores Park Movie Night screens Trading Places dusk DP
Fri, Sep 11:
  • SF Symphony free show noon Justin Herman Plaza, Ferry Bldg
  • Peace in the Panhandle 4pm Fell/Baker-Masonic. Gathering with music, kid activities, food for free/sale, zines, etc
  • "Don't Sweat the Technique: Ode to the Spraycan" opening reception 7-10pm 1AM Gallery 1000 Howard/6th
  • Chrome Bag Anniversary Party 7-11pm 580 Brannan/4th. Sale, free beer, music, fixies
  • Brent Weinbach, Moshe Kasher, Alex Koll, and Foxtails Brigade give you comedy and tunes 8pm Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa/Hampshire $10-12
  • Party for the People fundraiser party for PODER, a youth enviro-justice org 8.30pm SubMission 2183 Mission/18th $5-20 sliding scale. "Live Latin music, DJs, raffles, fresh Mexican juices, and veggie tacos"
Sat, Sep 12-Sun, Sep 13:
  • Bayview Merchants Association - Embracing Our Heritage: international Africal marketplace, music, food, games 11am-6pm Bayview Opera House
Sat, Sep 12:
  • Duboce Park 'hood-wide sale 9am-2pm. Good deals, probably coffee, cute dogs (not for sale)
  • Power to the Peaceful concert and festival 9am-5pm Golden Gate Park, Speedway Meadows. Yoga, dissatisfaction with the status quo, Michael Franti, and stiltwalkers. Welcome to San Francisco
  • Survivors International hosts a conference on Gender Based Violence at Hastings Law School
  • Bike Build 2009: BBQ and bikes + helmets for SF kids Mission Creek Park 3o1 Channel. Volunteers needed
  • Urban composting workshop 10am Garden for the Environment 7th Ave/Lawton
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Soil yourself
  • Reach Up daytime dance party 3pm Il Pirata 2007 16th/Utah. Shake Shake Shake, Senora
  • Doctors vs Health Care Lobbyists speech 3pm Centro Del Pueblo 474 Valencia/16th. All the single payers...(all the single payers)...all the single payers!
  • Studio 3579 opening reception "Odd Numbers in Even Order" 6-9pm 499 Dolores/18th
  • "Facets" opening reception 6-9pm Mina Dresden Gallery 312 Valencia/14th
  • Bohemian Night Soiree 6-9pm Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission/24th. Three artists, poetry, flamenco, live painting, etc
  • Bayview Outdoor Film Fest 6.30pm Newhall/Quesada. Free local food, music, film, and community
Sun, Sep 13: Tues, Sep 15:
  • "Punk Passage: San Francisco First Wave Punk 1977-1981" reception 5-7pm Main Library 100 Larkin/Grove. Stay at the library for...
  • ITVS screening of D Tour, a film about indie rock and kidneys 5.45pm
  • Girls play 6pm Amoeba Records Haight/Stanyan
  • Hori Smoku: Sailor Jerry tattoo doc screens 8pm Roxie 3117 16th/Valencia. Free, gotta RSVP
Wed, Sep 16:
  • CA Academy of Sciences is free today. Get there earrrrly
  • Art show and party 5-7pm Good Vibes 603 Valencia/17th
  • AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically, Guinea Pig Diaries, My Life As An Experiment, and editor of Esquire 6.30pm INFORUM of Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd $7-20
  • Nerd out at this astronomy lecture: NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope 7.30pm Randall Museum. Looking into the telescope will push your glasses up your nose for you
  • Triplets of Belleville screens 8pm Good Hotel 7th/Mission
  • League of Young Voters celebrity bartender fundraiser 9pm Elixir 16th/Guerrero. Politicians get you plowed, and tips go to democracy
Thurs, Sep 17:
  • INFORUM premiere hook-up: Michael Moore's Capitalism, A Love Story screens 3.30pm at Metreon Mission/4th, plus then Q&A with the man himself 6.15pm up in the (Commonwealth) Club 595 Market/2nd $5 member/$15 non-member/free if you join INFORUM. Join and get ready for the bestest event ever on 9/21
  • SFBC service station 5-7pm 19th/Valencia. Usually lube jobs or tire pumping
  • Party With A Purpose benefits Artists For Charity Children's Home 5pm-2am 111 Minna/2nd $10 suggested donation. Silent Auction 5-8pm, then DJs and bands til close
  • Artist reception and free admission 6-8pm Zeum 221 4th/Howard by the carousel
  • Sample sale and jam tastings 6-9pm The Mission Statement 3458 18th/Mission. Jample sale?
  • The Brunettes, Throw Me The Statue, and My First Earthquake play 8pm Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell/Van Ness $12
Fri, Sep 18-Sun, Sep 20: Fri, Sep 18:
  • Park(ing) Day. Meters become seaters
  • *Register by 11am today for Saturday's SF Treasure Hunt/Puzzle Race! See Sat for deets
  • Beat Breast Cancer and Leukemia/Lymphoma Society fundraisers 5-9pm 111 Minna/2nd $10. Music, art, raffles, and such
  • Supervisor Mirkarimi's Quarterly Art Show and Reception showcasing youth artwork from Western Addition 5.30-8pm City Hall Room 282

  • The Dodos play 6pm Amoeba Records Haight/Stanyan

  • Jason Fiske's "I'm Trying to Get Home" opening reception 6.30-9pm BellJar 3187 16th/Guerrero
  • Oldies Night dance party Knockout 3223 Mission/Valencia $2<11pm>$4
Sat, Sep 19:
  • Coastal Cleanup 9am-12pm various locations. Shore thing
  • Positively 6th Street Festival 11am-4pm Stevenson-Market/6th. Food, music, health info, haircuts, dance, ans SoMa spirit
  • SF Treasure Hunt/Puzzle Race 11am-5pm. Meet at YBCA, then hop around the city for clues and VICTORY! $10/team, supposed to be registered by 11am Friday. Check the website for details and to maybe plead your way in late
  • Steamroller book press 12-5pm Center for the Book 300 De Haro/16th
  • 111 Minna hearts party fundraisers. Another one this week: 7 Views photo exhibit, benefit, and auction 12-6pm 111 Minna/2nd. Unquantified suggested donation
  • David Cross speaks and signs books 2pm Borders Post/Powell
  • Grand Opening of Workshop: DIY space 7-11pm 1798 McAllister/Baker. Barter used supplies for beverages! Bring crafting supplies to get sauced
  • Songs for an Autumnal Evening 7pm Yoga Loft 321 Divis/Page $5-15 donation. Music with Lauren Brown, Sleepy Todd, and Michael Musika
  • "Plastics" opening reception 7.30pm Femina Potens 2199 Market/Sanchez
  • Needle Exchange defense fundraiser 8pm Bound Together Book Collective 1369 Haight/Masonic
  • The Dark Night screens 8pm Dolores Park
  • Opera in the Park: Verdi's Il Trovatore 8pm AT&T Ballpark 3rd/King
  • Hidden Melodies Revealed: Rosh Hashanah concert and open bar with The Sway Machinery 9pm Temple Emanu-El 2 Lake/Arguello. Free, RSVP required
Sun, Sep 20:
  • Cole Valley Street Fair 10am-5pm Cole/Parnassus
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Hoes
  • These United States, The Mumlers, and Anomie Belle play 8pm Cafe du Nord 2170 Market/Sanchez $10
Mon, Sep 21:
  • *INFORUM presents...What's "The Economy" For, Anyway? panel with Annie Leonard, Colin Beaven, Chip Giller, and David Batker 6.30pm Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd $0-$18. Big green names, big fun reception with delish food, DIY workshops, voter registration, films, etc. Email me at by 4.30pm to get $7 ticket hook-ups!
  • Complimentary fancy champagne 5pm til supplies last CAV Wine Bar 1666 Market/Gough
  • Cool Cuisine: Global Warming Diet reading/demo 7-9pm Atlas Cafe 3049 20th/Alabama
Wed, Sep 23: Thurs, Sep 24:
  • Women's Building 30th Anniversary and Mural Unveiling 4-8.30pm 3543 18th/Valencia. Art, speakers, music, refreshments
Fri, Sep 25:
  • Happy Hour Art Party 5-9pm Secession Art & Design 3361 Mission/30th across from Safeway. Live painting, big art sale, nibbles, and sips. Bring a wine jar and the birthday girl will pour heavily. Mosey on up the hill to...
  • "Yes, Let's" opening 7-10pm Spare Room Project 270 Anderson/Cortland
  • Bike ride to SF Dump recycling artist reception 6.30pm. Meet in the Panhandle
  • Project Wrecking Ball Launch Party 7pm Varnish Fine Art 77 Natoma/2nd
  • Ride Too! CellSpace and Florida Mural benefit party 8pm-2am CellSpace 2050 Bryant/19th $10-20 sliding scale. Music, , video, buttons, free bike repair, possibly free beer/wine. Mix with the fixies
  • Teenage Dance Craze 10pm Knockout 3223 Mission/Valencia $3. Behold! The Amazing Twisting Hipsters!
Sat, Sep 26:
  • Tour de Fat bicycle music fest 9am-4pm GG Park Speedway Meadows
  • Smithsonian Magazine free museum day (here in SF). Visit Johnny's site for details
  • Dragonboat Festival Treasure Island
  • Independent Arts Expo 11am-6pm GG Park Bandshell btwn Academy of Sciences and de Young. "Grassroots connection fair for independent arts, culture, and music"
  • Summerland design, music, and food event 11am-5pm Mint Plaza 5th/Mission
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Dig it
  • "I B Crafty" artist expo and market 12-6pm Workspace Unlimited 2150 Folsom/18th
  • Really Really Free Market 1-5pm Dolores Park. Make this one special
  • Potrero Library benefit & concert 2pm Bottom of the Hill 17th/Missouri. Fun stuff and A B & The Sea + Birdmonster play $20
  • Bonfires of Reflection 6.30pm Beach Chalet Ocean Beach. Bring food to share, plus enjoy kosher s'mores and roasted potatoes/onions
Sun, Sep 27:
  • Dragonboat Festival Treasure Island
  • Bike The Block party 10am-1pm Grove/Lyon. The Wheel World: San Francisco
Tues, Sep 29:
  • Food bank donation day + street food vendors 3pm 900 Pennsylvania/23rd
  • Tao Lin reads from his book Shoplifting From Americal Apparel 7pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/19th
  • David Byrne talks bikes 8pm Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness/McAllister. Sold out, but snoop around the website and find out how to get in free
LinkWed, Sep 30:
  • Free Night of Theatre kick-off celebration and ticket release 10am-4pm Union Square and online
  • Trouble the Water screening 6.30-9pm Workspace Unlimited 2150 Folsom/18th $5 suggested donation for beer and popcorn
  • The Recess Ends screening 7pm Victoria Theatre 2961 16th/Mission. Free, RSVP required
  • Ecology and Redevelopment in Bayview Hunter's Point 7.30pm CounterPulse 1310 Mission/9th. Panel about healthy green alternatives
  • Cello Madness Congress 8pm Blue Macaw (formerly 12 Galaxies) Mission/22nd free
  • Surfers Against Mountaintop Removal party 8pm Riptide 3639 Taraval/47th. Raffle, film, food, solidarity with know, hang ten!
  • Memory Walk fundraiser 9pm Elixir 16th/Guerrero. Tips go to brain research

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