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Nihonmachi Street Fair
Two days of japanese and Pacific Islander dance and music in Japantown
Jerry Day 2015
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Jerry Day 2015
SF's annual free concert in the park tribute to Jerry Garcia

Saturday, August 1

How to Get Across the Bay: BART Transbay Tube Closure | Aug. 1-2
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Temporary Transbay Terminal
How to Get Across the Bay: BART Transbay Tube Closure | Aug. 1-2

There will be no BART train service between San Francisco and East Bay on August 1-2 and September 5-7, 2015. BART will close the West Oakland Station and will not run trains between West Oakland and Embarcadero stations the first weekend in August and during ...

20th Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but parking is $10 (cash only).
| San Mateo Event Center
20th Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo

Get a feel for the islands at the 2015 Aloha Festival with music, dance, food, and culture from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and all over the Pacific. The Pacific Islanders of the San Francisco Bay Area offer their talents in music and dance during this free ...

2015 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Fremont
2015 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Saturday

With nearly 400,000 guests, the annual Fremont Festival of the Arts is “the largest free outdoor festival west of the Mississippi,” covering more than four walking miles. The festival showcases the work of 700 artisans, 30 food booths, 8 fine wine and specialty beer booths, ...

2015 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Union City
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kennedy Park (Union City)
2015 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Union City

Ready to see some stars and sample some sisig? Then come out to Union City for the Annual Adobo Festival. The festival features performances from famous Filipino entertainers, competitions, cook-offs, games and a bazaar. 2015 Adobo Festival Sat-Sun, August 1-2, 2015 | 10 am to 6 pm ...

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Space Fest 2015: Apollo 15 Astronauts, Virgin Galactic & Lunar Rover | North Bay
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Space Station Museum
Space Fest 2015: Apollo 15 Astronauts, Virgin Galactic & Lunar Rover | North Bay

The Space Station Museum in Novato holds its free annual Space Fest 2015 where you’ll get to meet legendary astronauts and see a lunar module and a lunar rover from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
The event is free to the general public …

“Alice in Wonderland” Victorian Picnic, Croquet, Live Music & Dancing | East Bay
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lincoln Park

Don’t be late for this very important date – a  free “Alice in Wonderland” themed Victorian picnic, live music, dance and croquet games at Lincoln Park in Alameda.
2015 “Alice in Wonderland” Victorian Picnic
Saturday, August 1, 2015 | 10 am to 4:30 pm
Lincoln Park, 1450 High St, Alameda
FREE
In …

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

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

42nd Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
42nd Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service. Over 30,000 festival attendees have made their way to the ...

2015 “Art + Soul” Festival: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free
| Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
2015

Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art and music scene at the biggest street party of the year, 2015 Art & Soul Festival, in downtown Oakland. The 15th annual festival features a Saturday performance by aerial dance group Bandaloop, and a Blues & BBQ Blowout on Saturday and Sunday, along with ...

Free Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class
Saturday, August 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
Free Beginner Parkour

August’s Parkour Class will take place on the first Saturday, August 1, 2015 in Justin Herman Plaza.

Burning Man “Beyond The Fence” Trunk Show, DJ Party & Happy Hour | Pier 70
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but $3 to $5 donations requested
| Pier 70
Burning Man

Prepare for the Playa by shimmying with The Space Cowboys as you shop for your Burning Man costumes at the 9th Annual “Beyond the Fence” Trunk Show, which highlights over 30 local, independent designers selling duds perfect for the desert at Pier 70 on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
Free, …

20th Annual National Wiener Dog Race: “Bay Area’s Top Dog” | Santa Clara
Saturday, August 1 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free; parking is $5.
| Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
20th Annual National Wiener Dog Race:

See the fastest wieners in the West. The Bay Area’s finest dachshunds will dash to the finish line at the Santa Clara County Fair North Lawn for the annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals qualifying race.
These hopeful hounds are competing to be crowned the Bay Area’s Top …

Magic Meadow Pagan Harvest Ritual “Lammas 2015:” | Golden Gate Park
Magic Meadow Pagan Harvest Ritual

Celebrate the Pagan Lammas ritual in the Magic Meadow of Golden Gate Park at 1 pm on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
This ritual includes a feast and sharing of “first harvests.” Please bring inspiring food (finger food works best) or non-alcohol drinks to share.
2015 Lammas Day
If …

AfroSolo Arts Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, August 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
AfroSolo Arts Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

In collaboration with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, AfroSolo Arts Festival presents its 15th annual free concert in Yerba Buena Gardens. Dedicated to nurturing, promoting, and presenting African-American and African diaspora art and culture through solo performance and the visual arts, AfroSolo showcases some of the …

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Saturday, August 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Bay
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF

Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling act, contortion, hula hoop, original clowning and more. ...

Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation Flash Mob | SF
Saturday, August 1 – 1:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Cupid's Span
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation Flash Mob | SF

After weeks of classes and practice, it’s time for the Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation flash mob performed in four different locations around San Francisco by Bay Area Flash Mob.
Here is where you can catch the performances around San Francisco on Saturday, August 1, 2015

1:15 pm: Cupid’s …

“Celebrating Queer Culture en El Barrio” MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Mission District

The August 2015 MAPP is dedicated to celebrating queer culture in “El Barrio” of the Mission District.
August 2015 MAPP Program:
1. Avant Garden
2754 Harrison (Backyard)
Curators: Rayna Grace & Windsong
Featuring Queer Artists:

2:20 pm: Rayna Grace (singer/songwriter/prayers)
2:40 pm: Stephany Joy (singer/song wrangler)
3 pm: Ah-Mer-Ah-Su (Electronic Pop Princess Channeler of …

Saturdays Unplugged: Free Hot Buttered Rum String Band Show | SF JCC
Saturday, August 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Saturdays Unplugged: Free Hot Buttered Rum String Band Show | SF JCC

Saturday, August 1
3:00 pm: Activities

DIY Summer Salads
Paper Airplane Making
Family Yoga
East Bay Vivarium

Beer Tasting with Drake’s Brewing
Ukulele Jam with Emily Bonn
Storytime with PJ Library
Beyond Bubbe Cookie-Off with Reboot

4:30 pm: Hot Buttered Rum String Band
All Afternoon: Game Gatherings

Drop-in Mah Jongg Parlor
Board Games Garden

2015 Summer Obon & Japanese Cultural Festival | Oakland
Saturday, August 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Buddhist Church of Oakland
2015 Summer Obon & Japanese Cultural Festival | Oakland

Enjoy the festivities at the Buddhist Church of Oakland for the Oakland Obon Festival with Japanese Cultural Exhibits, Demonstrations & Food Bazaar.

Tea Ceremony 3:45-4:30
Koto Performance 5:00-5:45
Taiko Performance 5:45-6:30
Music by San Jose Chidori Band 6:30-7:15
Obon Dance 7:30-9:00
Temple Tour 4:00 pm
Ikebana Floral Exhibit all day
Food Bazaar 3:00-7:30 pm

825 Jackson …

Aesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Oakland
Saturday, August 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| deFremery Park
Aesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Oakland

A merry band of actors will pull up in a FluxWagon, unfold their stage before your very eyes, and perform for you and yours their wildly delightful adaptation of Aesop’s Fables, with live original music, plenty of pratfalls, and all sorts of silliness. Free, but donations are ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, August 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, August 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | It's Your Move Game Store

Featuring the comedic stylings of:
Sacramento Fav: Jon Gomora
Sacramento Also Fav: Jaclyn Weiand
Bay Area babby Boy: Kevin Renner
And headliner: Just off the recording of his debut comedy CD, Tommy Broome
And as always, the boys of Critical Hit, Dash Kwiatkowski, Erik Krasner, and Hayden Greif-Neill

Final Night: 21st Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | The Palace Theater Oakland
Saturday, August 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 (50% off) when you mention Funcheap at the door. Regular admission is $10 for each night.
| The Palace Theater (Oakland)
Final Night: 21st Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | The Palace Theater Oakland

The 2015 Brainwash Movie Festival is an eclectic show of (mostly short) movies curated from all over the world that you drive-in, bike-in, or walk-in to. The festival kicks off with drive-in nights on July 24-25, 2015 at Nimby (8410 Amelia St, Oakland) and continues on July 31-August 1, ...

Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa
Saturday, August 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Madrone Art Bar
Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa

Pay tribute to both the King of Pop and the Purple One every first Saturday of the month at the Madrone Art Bar’s “The Prince and Michael Experience,” which celebrates their work with a healthy dose of competition as fans go head-to-head on the dance ...