2017 Berkeley Kite Festival
Fairs & Festivals
2017 Berkeley Kite Festival
Want to see giant creature kites as big as houses? July 29-30 at Berkeley Marina
The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival
Fairs & Festivals
The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival
The only weekend you're excused if you have really terrible breath | July 28-30
SF's Filthy
Only in San Francisco
SF's Filthy "Up Your Alley" Fair
This is no indie hipster fair with hand-knit scarves and folk music...

Tuesday, July 25

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day: 50% off Ghirardelli Sundaes | Bay Area
Tuesday, July 25 – All Day | Cost: 50% off*
*50% off hot fudge sundays on July 25, 2017 only.
| Ghirardelli Square
National Hot Fudge Sundae Day: 50% off Ghirardelli Sundaes | Bay Area

Ghirardelli Chocolate will be celebrating National Hot Fudge Sundae Day. Today only – July 25, 2017 their World Famous Hot Fudge Sundae will be 50% off at all Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shops.
In SF there are three ice cream shops in Westfield Center (10am …

Live at Lagunitas: Whitney | Petaluma
Tuesday, July 25 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Whitney | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these ...

Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night: Funny Girl | Nob Hill
Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night: Funny Girl | Nob Hill

Wind down every Tuesday night during the summer of 2017 with a free wine or spirit tasting and screening of a classic movie. Summer movie nights are back at Top of the Mark featuring a selection of classic comedy, action, and drama flicks from the 1930s ...

Star Trek “Bridge Crew”: AI In Virtual Reality w/ IBM Watson | SoMa
Tuesday, July 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| GalvanizeU
Star Trek

Discover how with IBM Watson, you can virtually explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no one has gone before.
During the meetup, Michael Ludden (Director of Product IBM Watson Developer Labs & AR/VR Labs) will discuss how …

16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill
Tuesday, July 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Gallery Cafe
16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill

The performer line-up: The Bowery Boys meet a collection of public domain, un-copyrighted monsters in an old mansion.
Food/drink specials:

Local beers on tap are $5
Wine is $7
Full menu of comfort food. Try the canneloni or mac ‘n cheese.

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Atomic Blonde” | SF
Tuesday, July 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required. Arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| Secret Movie Theater (SF)
Free Sneak Preview Movie:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview screening of Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows an assassin.
The screening takes place at 7 pm on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at a movie theater in San Francisco with easy access to BART.
FuncheapSF has an exclusive code for free tickets.
Free Film Screening: Atomic Blonde
Tuesday, July …

North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF
Tuesday, July 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tope Lounge
North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF

So you’re in North Beach, huh? Looking for a good time? Want to party with some beautiful people? Want to feel like a million bucks? You want to devour loads of pizza and champagne? Well, welcome to the North Beach Comedy Thing, a monthly showcase, featuring …

“Astronomy on Tap”: Astronomy News, Trivia & Free Solar Eclipse Glasses | SF
Tuesday, July 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | DNA Lounge

Is San Francisco ready for another night of space spectacularness? Astronomy on Tap San Francisco is back for the summer, and it’s one you won’t want to miss. Come to DNA Lounge on Tuesday, July 25th for another night of talks from local scientists, Astronomy …

Wednesday, July 26

$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Regal Theaters
Wednesday, July 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
| Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX
$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Regal Theaters

Regal Theaters across the Bay Area have once again planned a fun-filled Summer Movie Express of select family movies for $1 for kids and parents from June to August. Watch select G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am. Participating ...

Salsa in the Square: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square
Wednesday, July 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Salsa in the Square: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square

Under the leadership of Dr. John Calloway, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger who has worked at the creative edge of the Bay Area’s Latin music scene since the 1970s, the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco is an invaluable proving ground for stellar young …

“Karma Cinema”: Pay-What-You-Wish Movie Night | The New Parkway

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (Not all showings are listed for this day yet. Check back soon)
6:20 pmKEDI (Purchase Tickets Online)IMDB
7:00 pmBEYONCE’S LEMONADE (Purchase Tickets Online)IMDB
8:00 pmDRINK AND DRAW, free on the Mezzanine!
8:15 pmALIEN: COVENENT (Purchase Tickets Online)IMDB
8:40 pmIT COMES AT NIGHT (Purchase Tickets Online)IMDB

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | SF
Wednesday, July 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a $20 suggested donation.
| Troupe Studio Space
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Free Family-Oriented Talk on August’s Great Eclipse of the Sun | Oakland
Wednesday, July 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Free Family-Oriented Talk on August's Great Eclipse of the Sun | Oakland

Astronomer Andrew Fraknoi will give a free, non-technical, family-oriented talk on “August’s Eclipse of the Sun” in the Walters Community Room at the Oakland Main Library.
Fraknoi, the author of a new children’s book on eclipses, When the Sun Goes Dark, will describe how eclipses work, …

LaborFest2017: “Building the Resistance to Trump” Lecture | SF
Wednesday, July 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Green Arcade
LaborFest2017:

At a moment when American democracy is threatened as never before, progressives need models for building an effective resistance. In California, many examples of strategy and tactics live in the hidden history of working people and their struggles for social justice.
This talk will present and …

Thursday, July 27

Contemporary Reggae with the Rubadub Posse | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, July 27 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Contemporary Reggae with the Rubadub Posse | Yerba Buena Gardens

Fronted by the incandescent Berkeley-raised vocalist Kimiko Joy, “RUBaDUB Posse” is a testament to reggae’s enduring power, celebrating songs of love, liberation, unity and justice that have inspired people across the globe.
Encompassing classic tunes from the rocksteady, roots and dub eras all the way to …

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, July 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

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

Exploratorium After Dark: Heat & Temperature on Full-Spectrum Science | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Heat & Temperature on Full-Spectrum Science | Pier 15

Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world.
What’s the difference between heat and temperature? You use the terms interchangeably, but they have precise meanings to physicists. How does your thermostat work and how does a Thermos® know to keep a hot thing …

BigPicture NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, July 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
BigPicture NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Be the first to peep the Academy’s fourth annual BigPicture wildlife photography exhibit and raise a glass to the best in nature and conservation photography.

See the captivating work of world-class photographers and discover how they document some of the most fascinating moments of life on …

“Fake News” & False Conspiracy Theories: Discerning Fact From Fiction | South SF
Thursday, July 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
“Fake News” & False Conspiracy Theories: Discerning Fact From Fiction | South SF

Welcome to the era of technology and information. With easy access to tons of information and resources, it’s hard to determine what is credible and what isn’t.
This development presents a dangerous threat to the society as individuals hear and believe false stories. They’re here to …

Punch Bowl: Showcase of Discovered & Undiscovered Music | SF
Thursday, July 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Z Space
Punch Bowl: Showcase of Discovered & Undiscovered Music | SF

They are thrilled to bring you the next incarnation of the music night Punch Bowl. If you are a Z Space regular you know The Kilbanes from the Z Produced Rock Opera “Weightless”.  Join them for a special set and additional performer include C.J. Alegre, Daniel …

Win Tix: 6th Annual Summer Comedy Jam w/ Kabir “Kabeezy” Singh | Cobb’s Comedy Club
Thursday, July 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Cobb's Comedy Club

Join Cobb’s Comedy Club for some seriously funny stuff. The 6th Annual Cobbs Summer Comedy Jam will feature some of the funniest and hottest comedians in California. It’ll one big comedy event that no lover of laughs will want to miss.
> Get Tickets – $16.00
Headlining this …

Friday, July 28

2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival | July 28-30
Friday, July 28 – All Day | Cost: $18*
*$18 early bird tickets, otherwise it's $20 at the door.
| Christmas Hill Park
2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival | July 28-30

Come and join the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival that attracts garlic-lovers from around the world. It’s “Summer’s Ultimate Food Fair” with three full days of incredible food, beverages, arts & crafts, live entertainment, and cooking competitions. 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 28-30, 2017 | 10 am to ...

2017 Summer Festival of Knowledge: Fitness, Gardening & Cooking | Oakland
Friday, July 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | African American Museum & Library (Oakland)
2017 Summer Festival of Knowledge: Fitness, Gardening & Cooking | Oakland

Come out for the African American Museum & Library at Oakland’s summer session of the Festival of Knowledge with presentations and workshops on ways to help improve your health and wellness.  The festival will include workshops with medical professionals, master chefs, nutritionists, master composters, health and beauty ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, July 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 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 of ...

DJ SKWRLY D’s Trippy Tribute Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Friday, July 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
DJ SKWRLY D's Trippy Tribute Mini Concert | Amoeba SF

Drop in and tune out with DJ SKWRLY D and his trippy tribute to the Summer of Love on Friday, July 28th at 5pm.
They’ll have special giveaways, prizes, treats, and much, much more all courtesy of their friends over at Rhino.

Friday Nights at the de Young: Robert Moses’ Kin Performance | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: Robert Moses' Kin Performance | SF

Events and Activities:

Record Revelations: David Katznelson and Andy Cabic (Vetiver) – Vinyl playlist inspired by the music of Lonnie Holley and Revelations: Art from the African American South.
Creativity Station with Linda Janklow
Robert Moses’ Kin – Founded in 1995, Robert Moses’ Kin is considered by many to be one of the …

Win Tix: “Boardwalk Tilt” A Pinball Carnival | Chabot Space & Science Center
Friday, July 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Chabot Space & Science Center

Step right up, folks, for a night at the boardwalk, Chabot style. It’s Coney Island meets the International Space Station as stilt walkers and jugglers roam the grounds, and classic carnival games pop up among the exhibits. Snack on grown-up versions of carnival treats like …

Interfaith Labyrinth Walk: 97 Candles Lit & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, July 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are accepted but not required.
| Grace North Church
Interfaith Labyrinth Walk: 97 Candles Lit & Live Music | Berkeley

They light 97 candles around the rim of the labyrinth, dim the lights, and a small band (cello, violin, piano, guitar, and ukulele) leads people in singing quiet, reflective chants from all the world’s religions.
During that time, people are free to meditate, pray, sing, read, …

Robots: Cybernetic Art Reception | SF
Friday, July 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fiction Science Gallery
Robots: Cybernetic Art Reception | SF

Robots are coming. They may already be here, taking your jobs and silently plotting to become your cybernetic overlords.Yeah right. Everyone knows that technology performs poorly in the field.
Instead of taking over, it’s more likely that robots will simply break down and beg you to …

Free Beach Concert: Los Lobos | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Los Lobos | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 16 ...