Nihonmachi Street Fair
Fairs & Festivals
Nihonmachi Street Fair
Two days of japanese and Pacific Islander dance and music in Japantown
SF's Ginger Pride Festival
Get Out : Events
SF's Ginger Pride Festival
Calling all redheads (and those who love them) to Dolores Park
Jerry Day 2015
Fairs & Festivals
Jerry Day 2015
SF's annual free concert in the park tribute to Jerry Garcia

Wednesday, July 29

2015 SF Jewish Film Festival Free Film Day | Palo Alto
Wednesday, July 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | CineArts (Palo Alto)
2015 SF Jewish Film Festival Free Film Day | Palo Alto

Few westward journeys were as exciting as that taken by American Sephardic-Jewish photographer and artist Solomon Nunes Carvalho in 1853–54, with pioneering explorer John C. Fremont’s fifth expedition.
Born in 1815 to Sephardic Jews, Carvalho grew up in Charleston, South Carolina’s thriving Jewish community. Gifted in …

The Chuck Taylor All-Star II Launch Party | SF Converse Store
Wednesday, July 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Converse
The Chuck Taylor All-Star II Launch Party | SF Converse Store

Celebrate the launch of the all-new, redesigned Chuck Taylor All-Star II at the San Francisco Converse store at 838 Market Street.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
There will be a live performance by Rin Tin Tiger, a DJ set by Vin Sol, plus food, drinks and a photo booth.

Grown-Up Camp Night: Songs, S’mores & Spooky Stories | Mountain View
Wednesday, July 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Pioneer Park (Mtn View)
Grown-Up Camp Night: Songs, S'mores & Spooky Stories | Mountain View

Why should kids have all the fun? Find your inner Peter Pan and come out to Pioneer Park to sing your favorite camp songs from childhood, snack on s’mores, try a camp craft, and listen to spooky stories.
Free, but an RSVP is requested.
Bring your canteen …

Thursday, July 30

Win Tix: “In That Case” New Exhibition | Contemporary Jewish Museum
Thursday, July 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: WIN | Contemporary Jewish Museum

David Wilson, who is in no way related to the Beach Boys (we think), is an Oakland based artist known for his meditative drawing practice and vibrant exhibitions. For “In That Case,” he plumbed the depths of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life’s …

Free Wakeboarding for Alameda County Residents | Woodland
Free Wakeboarding for Alameda County Residents | Woodland

Beat the summer heat (and escape the Bay Area summer fog), at Velocity Island Park, a cable wakeboarding park in Woodland, offering two free hours of wakeboarding to residents of Bay Area counties. To celebrate their one-year anniversary, residents of Bay Area counties (who have not yet ...

Mo’Fone Brass & Jazz Music Combo | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, July 30 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Mo’Fone Brass & Jazz Music Combo | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

A little band with a huge sound, Mo’Fone combines the raucous brass traditions of New Orleans with rhythmic flexibility of a jazz combo. Led by drummer Jeremy Steinkoler, Mo’Fone is a stripped down trio featuring Larry De La Cruz on alto sax, clarinet and flute, …

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, July 30 – 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 ...

USS Pampanito Free Guided Ship Tour & Wine Reception | Pier 45
Thursday, July 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to jjackson@maritime.org or (415) 561-6662
| USS Pampanito
USS Pampanito Free Guided Ship Tour & Wine Reception | Pier 45

Come and experience life through the eyes of a sailor aboard the USS Pampanito, a National Historical Landmark located at Pier 45 in San Francisco. Free, but an RSVP is required to jjackson@maritime.org or (415) 561-6662 Indulge in a complimentary glass of wine during an evening behind-the-scenes tour on: ...

2015 SF Ginger Pride Festival | Dolores Park
Thursday, July 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
2015 SF Ginger Pride Festival | Dolores Park

Calling all redheads (and those who love them) – San Francisco will hold the 1st Annual Ginger Pride Festival in Dolores Park at 6 pm on Thursday, July 30, 2015.
2015 SF Ginger Pride Festival
Thursday, July 30, 2015 – 6:00 pm
Dolores Park | 19th Street and …

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, July 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week. Thursdays from 6-10 pm Tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members). Last entry is 9 pm. 21+ with valid ID.

Win Tix: SF Jewish Film Festival “The Life and Times of DJ AM” | Castro Theater
Thursday, July 30 – 6:25 pm | Cost: WIN | Castro Theatre

Adam Goldstein, known far and wide as DJ AM, was a rising star of House music in the 2000s. His story was similar to other tragic luminaries, a vinyl record junky who struggled with drug abuse at an early age. But like the Transformers, there …

Win Tix: Tommy Johnagin (Last Comic Standing) | Punch Line
Thursday, July 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Punch Line

In 2007 Tommy Johnagin rocked the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, getting the best reviews for a newcomer. His straight, unembellished humor has been featured on Letterman, Comedy Central, and numerous half-hour specials. Still got fingers crossed for that full hour, though.
You may …

Win Tix: Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys) Tribute to DJ AM | Public Works
Thursday, July 30 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Public Works

We’re celebrating the legendary DJ AM’s life and musical legacy on Thursday, July 30 at The Public Works SF, featuring the rare and soulful selection skills of the extraordinary Mix Master Mike Official. Best known for his work with the Beastie Boys, Mix Master Mike …

Friday, July 31

Venezuelan Music Project | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Friday, July 31 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Venezuelan Music Project | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Even in South America, Venezuela’s musical riches tend to be overshadowed by the styles of neighboring Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. But in the Bay Area, the nation’s fabulous cultural wealth, with its fertile intermingling of indigenous, European and African influences, has found bountiful expression through …

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, July 31 – 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 ...

Wang Chung: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Wang Chung: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz

Wang Chung
July 31, 2015
Wang Chung came out of the post-punk, New Wave scene in the UK going on to achieve global success selling millions of records.
Throughout their 30-year career they have released 5 albums and 2 Greatest Hits compilations. They have had 6 US Top …

Win Tix: Tommy Davidson (In Living Color) Comedy Night | East Bay
Friday, July 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Two drink minimum (soda or alcohol)
| Historic BAL Theatre

It’s been a long time since In Living Color’s been on the air, but it’s influence on comedy and pop culture is still being felt. Some of the greatest comedians and performers have cut their teeth on the show. But we’re not talking about Jim …

Win Tix: Comedy Roast of a Clown | Oakland
Friday, July 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Pappy's

RoastSF is San Francisco’s leading fad-chaser. Not content to let Comedy Central have all the roasting fun, they throw their own no-holds-barred events, mocking people who are just trying to make their way in the world! It’s all good though, cuz there’s alcohol.
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Dancing Under the Stars: West Coast Swing | Jack London Square
Friday, July 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Dancing Under the Stars: West Coast Swing | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to jiving newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars with free dance lessons followed by a dance party in Jack London Square. Each Friday night, Jack London Square will host a different dance theme including the ...

Free A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland
Friday, July 31 – 9:35 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A's Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game starts, whether the A’s win or lose. There’s no need to pay ...

Live Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF
Friday, July 31 – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Stagewerx Theatre
Live Comedy Show:

EndGames Improv brings you Your F!#&ed Up Relationship, a funny improv show happening every Friday night at 10:30 pm. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your real, honest relationship stories will be the grist for the comedy mill. That sounds awful. But it’s basically true. It’s ...

Saturday, August 1

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 ...

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.

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 ...