San Francisco 4th of July Fireworks
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San Francisco 4th of July Fireworks
Pray for no fog so we can light up the sky on Saturday
SF's Comedy (& Military) Veterans
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SF's Comedy (& Military) Veterans
See SF's top comics who are also military veterans at Cobb's | July 3rd
Opera at the Ballpark
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Opera at the Ballpark
Annual free opera simulcast on 103 foot HD screen at AT&T Park

Thursday, July 2

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, July 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Twilight at the Presidio” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday,April 2 – October 29, 2015. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you ...

Chinese Memes, Puns & Selfies | Asian Art Museum $5 Night
Thursday, July 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for admission after 5 pm; admission to special galleries may be extra.
| Asian Art Museum
Chinese Memes, Puns & Selfies | Asian Art Museum $5 Night

Writer, critic, artist and technologist An Xiao Mina has designed an interactive program that will explore the visual culture of the Chinese Internet. First, she will lead a panel of artists and researchers in the exploration of Chinese digital culture with a focus on creative …

Marriage Equality & Pride Concert Celebration | Grace Cathedral
Thursday, July 2 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Marriage Equality & Pride Concert Celebration | Grace Cathedral

Have a beautiful moment of reflection after the crazy fun of Pride, and kick off the celebration of Independence Day giving thanks for our newest freedom: Love for All. 
See the Cathedral lit with rainbow lights, as Grace Cathedral holds a special service and reception so San Franciscans can …

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | San Carlos
Thursday, July 2 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (San Carlos)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | San Carlos

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts when you arrive early to collect your supplies (check-in) and try cool new ...

Patriotic Photo Exhibit & Print Your Own Photo Pop-Up | SF
Thursday, July 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | EyeEm Studio SF
Patriotic Photo Exhibit & Print Your Own Photo Pop-Up | SF

To celebrate the coming 4th of July, come see the work of 23 up and coming photographers whose images were selected by the photo editors of both The Huffington Post and EyeEm. These smart, often poignant and sometimes humorous photos tell the story of a …

Superhero Portrait Art Show, Author Readings & Free Beer | SF
Thursday, July 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Modern Eden Gallery
Superhero Portrait Art Show, Author Readings & Free Beer | SF

Quiet Lightning presents readings by Randall Babtkis, Jason Magabo Perez, Brynn Saito, and Ahmunet Jessica Joron in response to Modern Eden Gallery’s annual group portrait show, themed “Superhero.”
Free, but an RSVP is requested.
The authors will read their responses, and attendees will be encouraged to sketch …

Beer Garden NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, July 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
Beer Garden NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Every beer tells a story—and this week—NightLife follows the brewing process from botanical inception to foamy finish. Hear from local beer and spirit masters Dave McLean (Magnolia Brewing Company) and Carl Sutton (Sutton Cellars) in a lively conversation about experimenting with botanicals in their boozy …

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, July 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The Upper TL Art Walk makes 15-20 galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...

Win Tix: “The Ogres” Swingin’ Caveman Rock & Devilish Go-Go Dancers | Rickshaw Stop
Thursday, July 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Rickshaw Stop

Imagine the Beach Boys had kids with early Beatles and left them in the basement with nothing but garage rock cassettes.The Ogres pay tribute to a bygone era with sloppy beach rock that’ll make you think of Nirvana as you twist and shout.
The caveman group …

Free ’80s Outdoor Summer Movie Night: “Better Off Dead” | SF
Thursday, July 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McCoppin Plaza
Free '80s Outdoor Summer Movie Night:

You’ve blown up your neighbor’s mom. Your seven-year-old brother has better luck with women than you do. Your girlfriend has a new boyfriend. Relax, you’re never… Better Off Dead.
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this John Cusack high school classic with a free out door screening on Thursday …

Win Tix: The Dinosaurs of Comedy | Punch Line
Thursday, July 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Punch Line

Punch Line San Francisco will be hosting the Dinosaurs of Comedy night. Sorry, this has nothing to do with Jurassic World. But seasoned San Francisco comedy veterans will be performing for your youthful ironic pleasure.
Long-time San Francisco comedians Michael Meehan, seen on The Late Late …

Friday, July 3

“Outdoor Exploratorium” Final Weekend: 8 Interactive Nature Exhibits | Fort Mason
Friday, July 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center

Fourth of July weekend is the public’s last chance to taste, touch, and take in the Exploratorium’s temporary exhibits at Fort Mason. Grab a map and take a walk around the area to check out all the exhibits emphasizing noticing and deeply observing the natural world. Known ...

Final Day: Performance Art Video Retrospective in a Tiny Mobile Art Studio | SF
Friday, July 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | NEMA
Final Day: Performance Art Video Retrospective in a Tiny Mobile Art Studio | SF

San Francisco has launched a new Living Innovation Zone (LIZ). The project, called Studio 1, is a mobile art studio that will be activated by a series of Bay Area artists giving lectures and performances working in the space. The installation will be up for seven weeks ...

Caterpillar Puppets | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Friday, July 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Caterpillar Puppets | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Joe Leon’s Caterpillar Puppets don’t just entertain kids and parents. His eccentric menagerie draws audiences of all ages into seemingly familiar stories that take unexpected turns. Like his version of the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Bla-bla-blas, or the shy artist mouse Amadeus …

2015 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest & Live Music | South Bay
Friday, July 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Many events are free, but there are ticketed concerts and other.
| Downtown Hollister
2015 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest & Live Music | South Bay

The roar of motorcycles will take over the streets of Hollister,known as the “Birthplace of the American Biker,” for the annual Hollister Freedom Rally. The Rally has always been and will continue to be a free rally welcoming all bikers and is the largest of its kind ...

SF Mime Troupe: Opening Day 2015 | Dolores Park
Friday, July 3 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations accepted.
| Dolores Park
SF Mime Troupe: Opening Day 2015 | Dolores Park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 56th season with more free, lively satire performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2015 production “Freedomland.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2015 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Win Tix: “Reds, Whites and Blues” VIP Wine Party | Alameda
Friday, July 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Rock Wall Wine Company

Come kick off the 4th of July holiday weekend at Food Truck Frenzy: Reds, Whites and Blues. Be our guest for an evening of wine tasting and gourmet street food from some of the Bay Area’s best Food Trucks. Get your dance on to an awesome …

WorldOne Festival Pre-Party & Jazz Concert | El Cerrito
Friday, July 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
WorldOne Festival Pre-Party & Jazz Concert | El Cerrito

El Cerrito hosts the 17th Annual WorldOne Festival featuring live reggae, dub and world music, plus circus performers on July 3-4, 2015. July 3, 2015 – pre-party from 5-7 pm with the El Cerrito High School Jazz Band, plus a special guest. July 4, 2015 – the main festival day, ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, July 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, July 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist ...

‘Murica The Great: 4th of July Costumed Pub Crawl | Berkeley
Friday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Townie
'Murica The Great: 4th of July Costumed Pub Crawl | Berkeley

Wear your finest red, white, and blue and celebrate your love for ‘Murica by dressing up as your favorite person in ‘Murican history. 
They’ll be starting off at Townie and work their way through downtown Berkeley bars and end somewhere where you can boogie like it’s 1776. …

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

You had us at “burlesque” and “creepy puppets.” As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, July 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally Telegraph above Grand and below 27th is closed ...

Friday Nights at the de Young: Swing Dance Party | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: Swing Dance Party | SF

“My Museum,” by Artists-in-Residence: Chris Treggiari and Victoria Mara Heilweil
Kimball Education Gallery

6:00 pm

July 1–August 2, 2015
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm
Friday Nights until 8:30 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception Friday Night, July 31

Dance Lessons with Swing Dance Teacher Cynthia Glinka
Wilsey Court

6:00 pm

Master Dance Coach/Hostess Cynthia …