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San Francisco Bay Area 2018 Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month

The ultimate calendar of fun things to do in San Francisco today, this weekend and beyond. These events and experiences have been hand-picked to cover the Bay Area's major happenings and hidden gems you may not know about otherwise. From concerts and performances to classes, food festivals, and everything in between, we've got your plans covered.

By / September 5, 2018

September 24 - 30

UXNight: Conversation Design


Dig into the art of conversation design at the LinkedIn headquarters, where three UX experts from Google, Mercedes Benz, and Metamaven will share their knowledge and cutting edge strategies.

$27 - $32 / RSVP

StorySlam 2018: Rooted and Rising

Airbnb HQ

Some of the most fascinating voices in food are coming together to share their stories. Hear their tales while munching on dinner and desserts and enjoying unlimited beer, wine, and kombucha.

$58 - $158 / RSVP

Autumn Beer Tasting with Anchor Brewing

Anchor Public Taps

Taste your way through the new seasonal offerings at Anchor Brewing Company. Anchor Pilot Brewer Dane Volek will guide you through four different new and limited edition autumn beers.

$23 / RSVP

Polk Street Fall Wine Walk 2018

1475 Polk St

Autumn nights were made for wine walks, so start the season off right with the first annual Polk Street Wine Walk. Follow the map and stop by an array of Polk Street spots for a fresh glass of wine.

$27 / RSVP
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Sundown Cinema: Grease Sing-a-Long

Jerry Garcia Ampitheatre

Find out that you secretly remember *all* of the words to the Grease soundtrack at this outdoor movie screening and sing-a-long. Some Grease themed outfits are definitely a must.


Ray of Light Presents: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Victoria Theatre

There's nothing like seeing Hedwig and the Angry Inch live. The rollicking score and electric energy makes this a totally energizing night out, guaranteed to get plenty of jams stuck in your head.

$37 - $42 / RSVP

NightHowl 2018 w/ SOSUPERSAM

Crissy Field

Calling all night owls, park lovers, and partygoers... lead your pack to a night out in your national park with a live DJ set by SOSUPERSAM, unlimited food and drink, campfire s'mores, and much more!

$85 - $125 / RSVP

Sake Day 2018

Hotel Kabuki

Looking for an Oktoberfest alternative? Look no further than Sake Day, an all day sake extravaganza with over 200 different sakes imported from Japan.

$75 - $86 / RSVP

23rd Annual Middle Eastern Food Festival

Saint Nicholas Syrian Antiochian Orthodox Church

Spend the weekend immersed in Middle Eastern culture and food. Feast on authentic Middle Eastern treats, hit the hookah bar, dance to live music, and sip on a selection of craft beers and cocktails.


A-Trak + Friends Summer BBQ

Phoenix Hotel

It's the final Phoenix Hotel pool party of the year, so make it count. Soak up those end-of-September SF summer rays while you sip a cocktail, snack on BBQ, and dance to four different DJs.

$23 - $45 / RSVP


City Nights

Spice up your weekend with a little after hours dancing. This futuristic dance party starts at 4am and is guaranteed to keep the Folsom Street Fair party energy going all morning long.

$42 - $53 / RSVP
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Pooches and Pairings SF

Verve Wine

A lazy Sunday spent drinking wine with tons of cute dogs sounds pretty dreamy. Bring your pup along as you taste your way through six Verve wines and enjoy a free gift from BarkBox.

$39 / RSVP

October 1 - 7

Network with DC Creatives

Airbnb’s Chip Conley and Brian Chesky: Modern Elders and Millennials at Work

Marines Memorial Theater

Upgrade your workspace skills with the help of Chip Conley, author of "Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder," and Brian Chesky, cofounder of Airbnb.

$17 - $70 / RSVP
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Verve Wine Grand Tour Monthly Party

Verve Wine SF

Have you checked out the monthly wine celebration at Verve Wine? Every month they pick a region for their Grand Tour wine club, and kick off the new wine selections with a curated wine-tasting party.

$10 / RSVP

Latte Art at Home

illy University of Coffee @ illy caffè

Become your own favorite barista artist with the help of the pros at illy University of Coffee. By teaching you the secrets to latte art, they'll help you handcraft your own foamy masterpieces.

$50 / RSVP

Introduction to Urban Beekeeping

700 Alemany Blvd

Explore an apiary, taste honey, and gain some unexpected skills an urban beekeeping workshop. Open your mind to the biology of bees and find out what equipment you need to create DIY honey.

$10 - $30 / RSVP

Beneath The Surface

YMCA of San Francisco Chinatown Branch

Art goes underwater at this immersive multimedia experience. The underwater performance reveals the power of forgiveness, reconciliation, and redemption through unexpected elements.

$28 - $65 / RSVP
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World BlockChain Hackathon || San Francisco

San Francisco

Brainstorm, network, and connect with fellow blockchain enthusiasts as you hack together on the issues facing the blockchain community. VCs will be judging the event, which includes a big prize pool.


Eco-Sail to the Marin Headlands: Summer and Fall 2018

Schooner Freda B - Slip 907

Go deep on the ecology of the Marin Headlands with an eco-sailing trip on the Freda B schooner. Set sail with a naturalist and get a rare view of wildlife that lives by the Point Bonita Lighthouse.

$53 - $74 / RSVP

Trap Kitchen Cookout Tour: Compton 2 Tha Bay

Complex Oakland

The creators of The Trap Kitchen cookbook will be dishing out a buffet dinner full of delectable treats from Compton. The after party is free, with music by DJ Kevvy Kev.

$30 - $88 / RSVP

October 8 - 14

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Rebecca Traister and Alicia Garza: Good and Mad Women

The Commonwealth Club

Explore the power, history, and potential of women's anger at this dialogue between Rebecca Traister, author of "Good and Mad," and Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter.

$12 - $60 / RSVP

15th Annual Wine & Spirits Magazine Top 100 Tasting

City View at Metreon

Wine & Spirits magazine is raising a glass to the top 100 wineries of the year, and you're invited. Spend a night tasting your way through some of the best wines on the market right now.

$104 - $191 / RSVP


Herbst Theatre

Expand your mind at the third annual TEDxSanFrancisco, where local luminaries will give riveting speeches on everything from evolution to typography to blockchain.

$212 - $317 / RSVP

22nd Arab Film Festival Opening Night: Heaven Without People

The Castro Theatre

Kick off the 22nd Arab Film Festival with a screening of "Heaven Without People." This award-winning film explores the dramas of a sprawling family, brought together for a tense Easter meal.

$22 - $211 / RSVP

Real Estate & Wealth Expo feat. Tony Robbins, Grant Cardone, and Pitbull

San Mateo County Convention Center

Real Estate Wealth Expo brings together famous self-made millionaires to teach you how to create your own success! Don't miss sessions from Tony Robbins, Magic Johnson, and Pitbull. [Sponsored]

$69 - $1495 / RSVP

SF Journey to the End of the Night 2018

UN Plaza

Pop on a space-themed costume and hit the streets of San Francisco for Journey to the End of the Night, a wild goose chase through the city. The theme this year is Sun, Moon, and Stars.

$0 - $100 / RSVP
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SF Brewfest n’ Vegan Eats Invitational 2018

Terra Gallery & Event Venue

Feast on lots of mouthwatering local vegan treats, then wash them down with a few of California's best craft beers. Proceeds support Copper's Dream Animal Rescue.

$22 - $91 / RSVP

City Fit Fest 2018 in San Francisco

Imagine a giant music festival, except all of the bands are replaced by workouts and wellness events. Welcome to Fit Fest, a celebration of fitness with over 50 instructors, coaches, and speakers.

$43 - $106 / RSVP

October 15 - 21

Accessibility in Design Systems by Zendesk Design Team

Justinmind Offices

Upgrade your career and expand your mind at this presentation by the experts at Zendesk. Learn more about accessibility and inclusive design, then network with designers and folks in your field.

$11 / RSVP

Revel 2018: The Art of Activism

Minnesota Street Project

Celebrate the art of activism with Rainforest Action Network at their 2nd annual Revel party. Learn more about RAN's critical work as you enjoy vegan treats, dancing, speakers, and drinks.

$213 - $1055 / RSVP
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Black & Pink Ball | Ladies Who Rock for Gender Equality

Folsom Street Foundry

Ready for a wild night of dance floor hijinks, cocktails, and surprises? The Black & Pink Ball promises all of this and more, plus the proceeds support gender equality around the world.

$79 - $195 / RSVP
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2018 LGBTQ Outdoor Summit

NatureBridge at Golden Gate

The LGBTQ community faces unique challenges when it comes to access to the outdoors. Get outside and join a dialogue on these issues with an array of leaders and organizers.

$32 - $304 / RSVP



  1. where is the scoop on the International Chocolate Fest down in San Mateo? Foodies don’t want to miss out on our beloved chocolate!
    Please share some info.

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