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1st Annual "Savor Filipino" Festival
Brand new Filipino food & music festival | Saturday
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Saturday, August 30

2014 Begonia Festival: Sand Sculpture Contest, Flower Mural & Concert | Capitola
Saturday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2014 Begonia Festival: Sand Sculpture Contest, Flower Mural & Concert | Capitola

Begonia Festival Schedule | Saturday, August 30, 2014

All Day: Stroll along the banks of Soquel Creek and watch as the floats begin to take shape.
8 am to noon: Sand Sculpture Contest at Capitola Beach. Registration begins on the beach at 8 am. Trophy judging will be held at …

2014 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Live Music & 250+ Artists | Saturday
Saturday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae
2014 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Live Music & 250+ Artists | Saturday

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 44th annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” 2014 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival August 30-31, 2014 | 10 am to 5 pm Downtown Millbrae FREE This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features two days ...

Win Tix: DIY Bloody Mary Kit: Treasure Island Flea | August 30-31
Saturday, August 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of admissions to the Flea plus a bloody mary kit
| Great Lawn
DIY Bloody Mary Kit: Treasure Island Flea | August 30-31

Now that “summer” is here for San Francisco, the Treasure Island Flea is upping their brunch game with a new mobile lawn bar serving DIY Bloody Mary and Mimosa kits.
Just plop yourself down for a picnic and they’ll wheel it over to you. The kits …

Doggie Bar Crawl & Hula Hooping | Treasure Island Flea
Saturday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Doggie Bar Crawl & Hula Hooping | Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea: Celebrates the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ and Back to School on August 30-31, 2014.
August Highlights
Doggie Bar Crawl
The TI Flea will host nearly a dozen fun and and different vendors selling an array of pet products. From doggie bow ties and shoes, …

1st Annual “Savor Filipino” Food & Music Festival | SF
Saturday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
1st Annual

Fancy some lumpia or adobo? Top chefs from across the country will travel to San Francisco for the inaugural Savor Filipino food and music festival from 10 am to 6 pm on August 30, 2014.
The idea is to taste, cook, learn, sip and watch chefs and authors, sustainable …

2014 San Francisco Zine Fest & Radical Parenting Panel | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
2014 San Francisco Zine Fest & Radical Parenting Panel | Golden Gate Park

The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing from zines and comics to art books and beyond on August 30th and 31st, 2014. Over the two-day festival at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park, over 150 small-press and ...

Win Tix: 1st Annual Electronic Sriracha Festival | San Jose
Saturday, August 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN | St. James Park (San Jose)
1st Annual Electronic Sriracha Festival | San Jose

The 1st Annual Electronic Sriracha Festival celebrates the iconic hot sauce featuring 35+ food trucks and tents paired with 24 DJs spinning EDM.
Expect two city blocks, three stages of electronic music, four bars and 120 sriracha-infused dishes.

Stranger Birthday Bash: Music, Potluck & Gift Making | Dolores Park
Stranger Birthday Bash: Music, Potluck & Gift Making | Dolores Park

Birthdays are an arbitrary reason to celebrate the fact that we exist, but it’s always about one person, so Tea With Strangers is changing that. Birthdays With Strangers is a fun experiment to bring the community together in celebration of each other.
Stranger Birthday Bash
Saturday, August 30, 2014 – …

SF Mime Troupe: Outdoor Political Satire | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 30 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Peacock Meadow
SF Mime Troupe: Outdoor Political Satire | Golden Gate Park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 55th season with more free, lively satire performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2014 production “Ripple Effect.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2014 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF
Saturday, August 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF

For the 32nd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present The Taming of the Shrew, a feast of wit, outrageous clowning, and crazy plot twists in Renaissance-era Padua, Italy, as Kate and Petruchio meet, fight (a lot), and eventually negotiate their way through a “subversive and ...

Philly’s Strand of Oaks Rock Concert | Amoeba SF
Saturday, August 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Philly's Strand of Oaks Rock Concert | Amoeba SF

Strand of Oaks, the rock project of Philadelphia-based songwriter and producer Timothy Showalter, plays live at Amoeba SF. Their latest album HEAL is out now on Dead Oceans (available on LP & CD).

Superhero “Moop Troop” Trash Flash Mob | Berkeley
Saturday, August 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley BART
Superhero

Join us for the first official Monthly MOOP Troop. MOOP (n, v) Matter Out of Place.
This term was coined at Burning Man, to support the event’s Leave No Trace principal. The idea is simple: If it’s on the ground, it doesn’t belong there. It …

“Queen of the Amazons”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, August 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park

Actors Ensemble and Inferno Theatre present “Penthesilea – Queen of the Amazons,” adapted and directed by Giulio Perrone from the classic play by Kleist, presented free in Berkeley’s John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre. Bring a picnic to this beautiful little park in the Berkeley hills. Penthesilea leads ...

Live Music & Dance Party in the Park | Los Gatos
Saturday, August 30 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oak Meadow Park
Live Music & Dance Party in the Park | Los Gatos

End your summer with a day at the park enjoying family and friends at the Los Gatos Park Dance, hosted in Oak Meadow Park at the Lyndon Bandstand on Saturday, August 30, 2014.
Take a ride on the train or carousel at Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad, …

2014 Bay Area Poetry Marathon | North Beach
Saturday, August 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 suggested. No one turned away for lack of funds.
| The Emerald Tablet
2014 Bay Area Poetry Marathon | North Beach

Kiss summer 2014 goodbye with another assembly of poets including: Megan Breiseth, Trevor Calvert, Natalie Catasús, Norma Cole, Gillian Conoley, Owen Hill, Andrew Joron, Kevin Killian and Nora Toomey.
Doors open at 7 pm.
Reading begins at 7:30 pm.

Dueling Piano Party & Free Wine Night | SF
Dueling Piano Party & Free Wine Night | SF

Join up for two back-to-back evenings (August 30-31, 2014) of interactive fun and entertainment when Dueling Pianos invades EvenKeel Lounge at Pier 2620 Hotel. As an exclusive perk, Funcheapers receive one complimentary glass of wine either day. Just mention this offer to the bartender to ...

“The Big Bang” Astronomy Lecture & Star Party | Mt. Tam
Saturday, August 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre

For August 30th, the lecture features Dr. Lloyd Knox of UC Davis, with the topic “The Big Bang in Context.”
Follow the history of the “big bang” picture of our origins of the universe, clarified by observational successes. What remaining questions drive scientists toward deeper exploration?

Free Skateboarding Film Screening: “Beautiful Moment” | Roxie Theater
Saturday, August 30 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Roxie Theater
Free Skateboarding Film Screening:

Beautiful Moment, a San Francisco based film which captures a cinematic perspective, expressing a viewpoint that is shared by many that aim to thrive in skateboarding. The film offers a glimpse into this world’s subtleties, passion, innovation, consternation, and unacceptability.
A moment is simply this film’s …

Sunday, August 31

2014 Oakland Triathlon Festival | Jack London Sq
Sunday, August 31 – 5:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch and attend the expo.
| Jack London Square
2014 Oakland Triathlon Festival | Jack London Sq

Come cheer on participants and check out the free Expo in Jack London Square which is open to all participants and spectators during the first annual Oakland Triathlon Festival taking place on Sunday, August, 31, 2014.
The Expo will feature exhibitors displaying and selling the latest in …

2014 Begonia Festival: Nautical Parade, Chalk Art & Concert | Capitola
Sunday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2014 Begonia Festival: Nautical Parade, Chalk Art & Concert | Capitola

Begonia Festival Schedule | Sunday, August 31, 2014

8 am: Horseshoes on the Sand: Doubles tournament at Capitola Beach in front of Zelda’s Restaurant. Teams will be chosen by drawing names from a hat. Participants must pre-register.
Float Construction Viewing
Take another stroll along the banks of Soquel Creek …

2014 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley
Sunday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Casa de Cultura
2014 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley

Come to Casa de Cultura in Berkeley for a day-long party and ritual celebrating Brazilian Independence Day with an annual lavagem (blessing) and procession for world peace, live Brazilian music and DJs, dancing, food, drinks, and lots of folks dressed in white from 9 am to 7 …

33rd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest | Point Reyes
Sunday, August 31 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Drakes Beach
33rd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest | Point Reyes

Build your sandy masterpiece at the Point Reyes National Seashore’s 33rd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach from 9 am to 3:30 pm on Sunday, August 31, 2014.
The event is free for both participants and spectators and prizes will be awarded for all age categories. Registration …

The Free Book Store | East Bay
Sunday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Free Book Exchange
The Free Book Store | East Bay

Visit the Bay Area Free Book Exchange (open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm in El Cerrito) and take home up to 100 books for free. Yes, all 10,000+ books on all the shelves are available to the public, free of ...

2014 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival | Sunday
Sunday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae
2014 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival | Sunday

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 44th annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” 2014 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival August 30-31, 2014 | 10 am to 5 pm Downtown Millbrae FREE This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features two days ...

Doggie Bar Crawl & Hula Hooping | Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Doggie Bar Crawl & Hula Hooping | Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea: Celebrates the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ and Back to School on August 30-31, 2014.
August Highlights
Doggie Bar Crawl
The TI Flea will host nearly a dozen fun and and different vendors selling an array of pet products. From doggie bow ties and shoes, …