The Berkeley Kite Festival
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The Berkeley Kite Festival
The Bay Area's biggest two-day kite celebration returns for 2016
Pokémon Go Parties
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Pokémon Go Parties
Tons of fun ways to level up and catch 'em all around SF.
Harry Potter Madness
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Harry Potter Madness
Ready or not, the eighth Harry Potter book is coming.

Thursday, July 28

Win Tix: Guitarfish Art & Music Festival | Road Trip
Thursday, July 28 – All Day | Cost: WIN | Cisco Grove Campground & RV Park

Guitarfish Music Festival is a 4 day all intensive musical, camp experience. Get ready for a jam-packed weekend of river swimming, hiking, biking, and camping among the trees near Tahoe. In addition to the summer camping fun, there is one of the freshest, most bestest …

“Jericho” Urban Nerf Spy Game | Fishermans Wharf
Thursday, July 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 35

Jericho is an urban spy game with Nerf guns played sneaky in public settings all over SF like malls and parks, where everyone assumes the role of a spy like a giant secret game of Capture the Flag. Each team of “agents” will carry out ...

Sea-Faring Cinema Aboard A Ship: “All Is Lost” | Hyde Street Pier
Thursday, July 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Hyde Street Pier
Sea-Faring Cinema Aboard A Ship:

What better way to enjoy sea-faring cinema than aboard the deck of an 1886 Tall Ship Balclutha? Lucky for you, the Floating Film series is back at Hyde Street Pier. Come on down for maritime films on the water. Refreshments available for purchase. Tickets are $10 per ...

Free Whiskey Tasting & Spirits Education | SF
Thursday, July 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sip Bar & Lounge
Free Whiskey Tasting & Spirits Education | SF

Join the 5th Free Spirits Education & Tasting Meetup featuring Old Forester Bourbons, Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye & Barrel Proof Tennessee Whiskey.
Brown Forman Spirits Brand Ambassador, Nella Chanoine will be on-site to educate about each of the whiskies- their stories, how they’re made, …

“Exile” Bookswap Party With Open Bar & Snacks | The Booksmith
Thursday, July 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Tickets include an open bar for 21+.
| The Booksmith

Val Brelinski’s strange and wonderful debut, The Girl Who Slept with God, tells the story of Grace, 17, who returns from a service mission in Mexico believing that she has been impregnated by God.
Her deeply Evangelical Christian family moves Grace and her younger sister to …

Win Tix: The Bestival: SF’s Insane Three Day Comedy Festival | Piano Fight

Win a Bestival Super Pass from Funcheap. You’ll win a pair of tickets to any (or all) Bestival shows at Piano Fight from July 28-30.
Local jewel thieves/famous comedians Sylvan Productions present The Bestival. It’s a collection of their favorite shows, featuring their favorite comedians from …

Free Concert Night at The Chapel: Afro-Latin “Los Nadies” | Mission Dist.
Thursday, July 28 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Chapel
Free Concert Night at The Chapel: Afro-Latin

Los Nadies have created one of the freshest sounds to come out of the Bay Area’s Latin music scene in a long time.
Filling a vacuum in Northern California that their southern counterparts Ozomatli deliver so well in L.A., Los Nadies bring a keen mix of …

The Bestival: SF’s Insane Three-Day Comedy Festival | SF
Thursday, July 28 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free tickets for Big Rec Taproom & Milk Bar for Facebook RSVP.
| Big Rec Taproom
The Bestival: SF's Insane Three-Day Comedy Festival | SF

SF Weekly’s Best Comedy Troupe award winners Sylvan Productions present The Bestival. It’s 15 Shows. 3 Days. 40 Comedians – and a collection of their favorite shows, featuring their favorite comedians from across the country with comedians that have appeared on Conan, Comedy Central, Vice, ...

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower & Dark Sky | 2016
Thursday, July 28 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower & Dark Sky | 2016

The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23.
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
July 28-29, …

Friday, July 29

Ka-Hon: Bay Areas Finest Latin Percussionists | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, July 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Ka-Hon: Bay Areas Finest Latin Percussionists | Yerba Buena Gardens

What’s in that box, you ask? In the hands of Ka-Hon, a gentle spring shower, a flamenco troupe, a galloping stallion, and a rumba circle. Drawing on a pan-American array of rhythms, the high-energy ensemble displays the astounding versatility of the humble cajón, a simple …

2016 San Francisco Marathon Fitness Expo | Fort Mason
Friday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
2016 San Francisco Marathon Fitness Expo | Fort Mason

The San Francisco Marathon Health & Fitness Expo will offer runners, spectators and health and fitness enthusiasts alike a variety of activities and opportunities to enjoy the excitement of race weekend, get deals on the latest endurance gear, learn tips on getting the most out ...

2016 Summer Festival of Knowledge: Fitness, Gardening, Cooking & Jazz | Oakland
Friday, July 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | African American Museum & Library (Oakland)
2016 Summer Festival of Knowledge: Fitness, Gardening, Cooking & Jazz | Oakland

Come out for the African American Museum & Library at Oakland’s summer session of the Festival of Knowledge. The two day event will include workshops and a meet and greet with local health and beauty experts, exercise gurus, doctors and nurses, chefs, urban gardeners, nutritionists, yoga ...

Art Night SF Kick-Off: Mid-Market Art & Live Music | UN Plaza
Friday, July 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Art Night SF Kick-Off: Mid-Market Art & Live Music | UN Plaza

Art Night SF is a new outdoor event series working to activate the public spaces of UN Plaza and Mid-Market between 7th and Market Streets through accessible installations of contemporary art on Fridays, July 29, September 30, October 14 and October 28 from 5-9 pm. Enjoy local food trucks, a plaza ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, July 29 – 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 ...

Friday Nights at the de Young ” The View from Hollywood” | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young

Enjoy art making, live music from Darren Johnston Trio in Wisely Court and a screening of the 1940 classic The Grapes of Wrath.

Psychedelic Mini Concert: Vum | Amoeba SF
Friday, July 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Psychedelic Mini Concert: Vum | Amoeba SF

Join Vum at Amoeba SF for a live set and signing of their third album.
When Jennifer Pearl returned home from studying science in French Polynesia, armed with field recordings of street musicians, church choirs, and roosters, Vum wrote their first full-length album, Night Sun.
Described as …

Free Music Production Workshop with Electrohouse DJ MOTi | SF
Friday, July 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Pyramind Training
Free Music Production Workshop with Electrohouse DJ MOTi | SF

Join MOTi at Pyramind for an intimate look into this electro house superstar’s production and dance songwriting techniques. His progressive and electro tracks have been signed on Tiësto’s Musical Freedom label, Afrojack’s Wall Recordings, and Spinnin’ Records.
MOTi is no stranger to the festival circuit and …

Ari Bird’s Interactive Art Show and Free Refreshments | SF
Friday, July 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yosemite Studios (Open Windows)
Ari Bird's Interactive Art Show and Free Refreshments | SF

Join for the opening night of Collapse Sonata, new artwork by Ari Bird exploring how to navigate through ambient spaces. Ari Bird produces work in Oakland, is California-born, and may have grown up in a cult.
There will be a sonic component and an interactive exchange of …

Free Beach Concert: Taylor Dane | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Taylor Dane | Santa Cruz

From platinum pop songs to chart-topping dance hits, Taylor Dayne is one of the most popular vocalists of the modern age. She has enjoyed Top 10 hits in three consequent decades, selling a combined 75 million singles and albums along the way.
Originally signed by music …

“Super-Sized” Game Night: Life Sized Monopoly & Jenga Family Night | Albany
Friday, July 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Albany Community Center

They may be a small town, but the idea of fun is huge. Join for another installment of Albany Game Night – Super-sized. The whole family is invited to drop by Albany Community Center for a massively good time – play a few hands of Go Fish …

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, July 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (July to October) from the Oakland Estuary to the San Francisco Bay on the beautiful Commodore Pinot Noir. Learn about how the Port of Oakland handles more than 2 million cargo containers annually. Boarding will be at the foot ...

“Pokemon Go” Onesie Party & Chinatown Crawl | Financial Dist.
Friday, July 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Treehouse Space

Hey Pokemon Trainers. Treehouse Space community members have been catching Pokemons and saw that they were surrounded by Poke Stops as well as their neighbor at Oriental Treasure selling onesies, so they thought, why not start a Pokemon Go Onesie Party at their space, followed by a Chinatown Pokemon Crawl.
Download …

Win Tix: The Bay Area Pun-Off | Mission Dist.
Friday, July 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Go Game HQ

Celebrate the contagious power of the pun, the irresistible wordplay sourced in a seemingly endless supply of multiple meanings for a single word or phrase. Prized tool of parents, kindergarden teachers, obnoxious friends, and Witzelsucht patients everywhere.
> Get Tickets – $15 for Audience / $10 …

Win Tix: The Pretenders & Joan Jett Tribute Concert | Historic BAL Theatre
Friday, July 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Historic BAL Theatre

Pretending 2 Jet is a tribute band that pays homage to not one, but two amazing music masters. They ease you in slow, with a little Pretenders sound then bam! Before you know it, this band becomes a hard rocking Joan Jett tour de force.
> Get …

Win Tix: “New Rock” with The Iron Heart | Great American Music Hall
Friday, July 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall

The Iron Heart has created their own brand of “new rock.” Shoving together a mixture of hard rock with a touch of blues and indie flare, these musical mixologists have a sound unlike any you’ve heard before.
> Get Tickets – $15.00
Plus they have a name that …