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Wednesday, July 30

History Exhibit Opening: “U.S. Customs & The Golden Gate” | Maritime Museum
Wednesday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Maritime Museum
History Exhibit Opening:

The latest historical exhibit at the Maritime Museum celebrates the 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Customs Service and highlights the rich history of the service from its inception in 1789 to the present featuring first-person accounts, photographs, artifacts, and video, and brings to life the important roles …

Intergalactic Adventure Planning Day | SoMa
Wednesday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Freespace 2.0
Intergalactic Adventure Planning Day | SoMa

The Intergalactic Travel Bureau brings together space scientists, astronomers, science educators, actors and the general public for unique, personalised space vacation planning experiences. The Intergalactic Travel Bureau is a live, interactive experience that explores the incredible possibilities of space tourism. It’s a little bit like Virgin Galactic ...

Back to School Night: Pizza, Spiked Juice Boxes & Science Fair | General Assembly
Wednesday, July 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free - RSVP Required
| General Assembly
Back to School Night: Pizza, Spiked Juice Boxes & Science Fair | General Assembly

Funcheap is teaming up with General Assembly, San Francisco’s tech, business and design education hub, to present a jam-packed evening with all your school time favorites.
Back to School Night at General Assembly
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
General Assembly | 414 Brannan …

SF Mime Troupe: Political Satire in the Park | Oakland
Wednesday, July 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Montclair Ball Field
SF Mime Troupe: Political Satire in the Park | Oakland

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 ...

DIY Asian Pickling Talk | Omnivore Books
Wednesday, July 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
DIY Asian Pickling Talk | Omnivore Books

From authentic Korean kimchi, Indian chutney, and Japanese tsukemono to innovative combinations ranging from mild to delightfully spicy, the time-honored traditions of Asian pickling are made simple and accessible in this DIY guide.
Meet Karen Solomon, author of Asian Pickles: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Cured, and Fermented …

Starlight Movie & Tequila Dance-Off: “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” | San Jose
Wednesday, July 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
Starlight Movie & Tequila Dance-Off:

Take advantage of San Jose’s warm, summer nights and enjoy a movie under the star-studded sky from June 14 to August 20, 2014. Admission is free. Pre-show entertainment begins about 7 pm and movies start at dusk. Please note, no outside food or drinks are allowed ...

Free Circus Class Day: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF
Wednesday, July 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Circus Center
Free Circus Class Day: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF

Come and play with all the fun circus toys that fit under the Circus Center‘s roof every Wednesday. Circus Skills Jam Class Most Wednesdays | 7 to 9 pm Free, but an RSVP is required; class has a 25 person maximum. Please make sure to check-in before ...

Thursday, July 31

El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May – October
Thursday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May - October

The Presidio Trust invites visitors to witness archaeology in action at Pershing Square from May through October, 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday-Saturday. Archaeologists are embarking on a long-term research project to excavate El Presidio de San Francisco, the Spanish-colonial archaeological site buried just below the ...

Final Day: “Crown Jewels” Int’l Park Photography Exhibit | Presidio
Thursday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Presidio Trust Headquarters
Final Day:

Please Note: The final day for the Crown Jewels exhibit is on Thursday, July 31, 2014, and not August 17, as was originally posted.

Classic San Francisco Movie Day “Dark Passage” | Main Library
Thursday, July 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Classic San Francisco Movie Day

Enjoy free movies all summer long at your neighborhood library during the 3rd Annual San Francisco Library Film Festival. Every movie being screened is either set in San Francisco or was filmed here. The 2014 edition of this free film festival features San Francisco classics ...

2014 Laser Nationals Regatta: Opening Day | Marina Green
Thursday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
2014 Laser Nationals Regatta: Opening Day | Marina Green

Catch some sailing action from the Marina Green or Crissy Field as the St. Francis Yacht Club hosts the US Laser Sailing Nationals in San Francisco starting at noon from July 31 – August 3, 2014. Over 130 sailors have registered for this event, so there will ...

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, July 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Looking to discover SF’s best local craft/artisan food vendors and special chef pop-ups? SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap are putting on a new Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The focus is mostly craft food vendors, special pop-up restaurants, food trucks (of course) and ...

BigPicture Photography NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, July 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general, $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
BigPicture Photography NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Schedule of Events

BigPicture Exhibit Opening in the Piazza (Level 1)
6:00-10:00 pm, This week, NightLife is all about our image. Be the first to peep the Academy’s first-ever major photography exhibit, BigPicture—illustrating, and celebrating, the incredible diversity of life on Earth through 45 stunning works from …

Hipmunk Tech Talk: “Changemakers Under 30″ | General Assembly
Thursday, July 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
| General Assembly
Hipmunk Tech Talk:

General Assembly, San Francisco’s tech, business and design education hub, is showcasing young leaders who are part of the engine that keeps our amazing city going, is providing you the perfect opportunity to learn from their entrepreneurial spirit.
This event is sponsored by Funcheap and the …

Win Tix: Circus Vargas: Big Top Daredevil Artistry | Hayward
Thursday, July 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular prices start at $20
| Southland Mall
Circus Vargas: Big Top Daredevil Artistry | Hayward

Get ready for the ultimate entertainment extravaganza for all ages. Come see where the magic begins and the heart-pounding, death-defying action takes place under the Circus Vargas big top in Hayward.
It’s a brand new production for 2014 called, “Magikaria Extreme,” filled with daredevil acts, illusionists, …

Win Tix: Merola Opera: Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” | SF
Thursday, July 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$15 student tixs with ID; general admssion tixs start at $25
| Everett Auditorium
Merola Opera: Mozart's

Experience the future of opera with a special performance by the city’s rising stars.
From overture to epilogue, this opera is considered by many to be Mozart’s greatest work, filled with sweeping melodies and a stirring finale. With more than 2,000 romantic conquests, the ultimate playboy Don …

Temescal Street Cinema: Final Film of 2014 | Oakland
Thursday, July 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 49th and Telegraph
Temescal Street Cinema: Final Film of 2014 | Oakland

The Last Season by Sara Dosa
Told over the course of one matsutake mushroom season in Central Oregon, The Last Season is a journey into the woods, into the memory of war and survival, telling a story of family from an unexpected place.
Opening Short: Tommy Becker, …

Free Lindy Hop Swing Lesson & Dance Party: The 9:20 Special | SF
Thursday, July 31 – 8:20 pm | Cost: FREE | The Russian Building
Free Lindy Hop Swing Lesson & Dance Party: The 9:20 Special | SF

The free Open House at The 9:20 Special is back on July 31, 2014. This is the night that this swing dance party welcomes new comers and thanks their regulars by providing a free beginner Lindy Hop class, free social dance, free performances, and free …

Win Tix: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band | The Chapel
Thursday, July 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$12 adv / $15 door
| The Chapel
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band | The Chapel

Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills comes Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone – Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire and a reputation for their incendiary live shows.

Support from …

Friday, August 1

Grand Opening: Green Apple Books on the Park | Inner Sunset
Friday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Grand Opening: Green Apple Books on the Park | Inner Sunset

On August 1, 2014, Green Apple Books will open a new store at 1231 9th Ave. in the Inner Sunset.
They’ll be sharing space with Le Video, who will be moving to the 2nd floor of the building they currently occupy.
Much like Green Apple at 506 Clement, Books …

Rotunda Dance Series: Dohee Lee | City Hall
Friday, August 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Dohee Lee | City Hall

On Friday, August 1, the Rotunda Dance Series will present sound artist and performer Dohee Lee in ARA Gut (Ritual of Ocean), as part of a series of seasonal performance installations in San Francisco.
Aiming to bring ritual into city life, ARA honors the waterways that …

Final Intergalactic Adventure Planning Day | SoMa
Friday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Freespace 2.0
Final Intergalactic Adventure Planning Day | SoMa

The Intergalactic Travel Bureau brings together space scientists, astronomers, science educators, actors and the general public for unique, personalised space vacation planning experiences. The Intergalactic Travel Bureau is a live, interactive experience that explores the incredible possibilities of space tourism. It’s a little bit like Virgin Galactic ...

Indie Rock Concert: Real Estate | Amoeba SF
Friday, August 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Indie Rock Concert: Real Estate | Amoeba SF

Join New Jersey indie rockers Real Estate for a live in-store performance and signing of their third album, Atlas (out now on Domino and available on LP & CD).
Atlas is a triumph of highly evocative, perceptive songwriting and graceful, precise musicianship. Atlas carefully refines, and …

B-I-G Board Game Day | Bayview
Friday, August 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Branch Library
B-I-G Board Game Day | Bayview

Blue Orange Games, an award-winning San Francisco family game company, is coming to the library with their most popular board games. But get this — the games are oversized.
This event is suitable for the whole family, for ages 5 and up. Families encouraged to attend …

Violinjazz, Monsters & Robots | Friday Nights at the de Young
Violinjazz, Monsters & Robots | Friday Nights at the de Young

Schedule for Friday, August 1, 2014
6 pm Closing Reception: “Monsters and Robots”, by Artist-in-Residence Joshua Margolis - Kimball Education Gallery
Celebrate the residency of July Artist-in-Residence Joshua Margolis and his installation Monsters and Robots. Light refreshments served.
6 pm - Mixed-Media Art-Making Stations - Buchanan Court
Create a mixed-media project inspired by …