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City Insight
Expect a "Cooler" New Muni in September
Muni's new electric buses are super chill. Like with great A/C.
SF Etsy's Summer Pop-Up Market
Fairs & Festivals
SF Etsy's Summer Pop-Up Market
Two days and over 60 indie artists at Ghirardelli Square.
SF's Coolest Dog Weddings of the Summer
Get Out : Events
SF's Coolest Dog Weddings of the Summer
Treasure Island Flea hosts two days of dog weddings Aug 27-28

Friday, August 26

LEGO Grand Opening & Giant Model Building | Westfield Centre
Friday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
LEGO Grand Opening & Giant Model Building | Westfield Centre

Join up with Westfield San Francisco Centre and Lego in celebrating the first ever LEGO store in San Francisco. Help a real LEGO Master Builder construct a huge model of Jay from LEGO Ninjago–made entirely out of LEGO bricks. You’ll receive a certificate of achievement for ...

Carnivore Plant Bog Building Demo | Conservatory of Flowers
Carnivore Plant Bog Building Demo | Conservatory of Flowers

Check out a fun series of free outdoor activities that the Conservatory of Flowers is organizing on the terrace in front of the lovely old greenhouse. Starting August 12 and running through September 24, every Friday and Saturday from 1-4 pm, the Conservatory will be ...

Art on the Square | Redwood City
Friday, August 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Art on the Square | Redwood City

Art on the Square features the best in fine arts and crafts each month between June and August at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. Complementing Music on the Square and the PAL Blues, Art, and BBQ Festival, Art on the Square showcases original painting, photography, ...

Friday Nights at the de Young: Printmaking Demos & Live Music | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: Printmaking Demos & Live Music | SF

James Turrell’s “Three Gems” open during Friday Nights
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
5:00 pm
Visit James Turrell’s Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset! Open 5–8:45 pm.
In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to refurbish Three Gems, a site-specific …

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, August 26 – 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 ...

2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Friday | East Bay
Friday, August 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Friday | East Bay

Come visit the 27th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2016 King ...

Bissap Baobab’s 18th Anniv. Street Party: AfroHouse DJs & Live Music | Oakland
Friday, August 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for food & drinks
| Bissap Baobab Oakland
Bissap Baobab's 18th Anniv. Street Party: AfroHouse DJs & Live Music | Oakland

Bissap Baobab is celebrating 18 years of food, culture and community. Join in to celebrate the occasion on Friday, August 26, 2016 for Bissap Baobab’s 18th Anniversary Summer Sidewalk Party.
The sidewalk party kicks off at 6 pm. Bissap Baobab’s All-Star Resident DJs Santero (Africa Caliente, Latin/Afro-Caribean …

Cosmic Rock Music Mini Concert: The Dreamers | Amoeba SF
Friday, August 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Cosmic Rock Music Mini Concert: The Dreamers | Amoeba SF

After more than two years of nomadism and cross-country touring, as well as releasing two EPs, Los Angeles group Dreamers is set to unleash its debut full-length LP, This Album Does Not Exist (out August 26 on Fairfax Recordings). Join them on release date for …

Free Beach Concert: Los Lobos | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Los Lobos | Santa Cruz

More than three decades have passed since Grammy-award winning Los Lobos released their debut album and a worldwide smash single, “La Bamba.”
Since then they’ve consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots. Perez, the band’s drummer, once called their powerhouse mix of …

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, August 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 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 ...

2016 “Halloween in August” Antique Store Party | Pleasanton
Friday, August 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Harvest
2016

French and American antique store, American Harvest, will be hosting their popular Halloween Party from 7-9 pm on Friday, August 26, 2016.
“Halloween?” you might ask, “In August?” Hey, we didn’t make it up. Apparently August Halloween last two days; the festivities will continue on Saturday, August 27th from 10 …

50/50 Art Show: 50 Works, 50 Days, 50+ Artists | Pacifica
Friday, August 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission after 8 pm. Advance preview is $25 in advance / $30 at the door.
| Sanchez Art Center
50/50 Art Show: 50 Works, 50 Days, 50+ Artists | Pacifica

Come to the public opening reception for the 8th annual 50/50 art show at Sanchez Art Center from 8-9:30 pm on Friday, August 26, 2016.
The Sanchez Art Center 50/50 Show – a much anticipated extravaganza of art and artists – buzzes with attendees vying for …

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Salsa Dance Party | Jack London Square
Friday, August 26 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 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 half-hour lessons followed by a dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2016 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2016 | 8:30 ...

Saturday, August 27

29th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown
29th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland

Come to the 29th annual Chinatown StreetFest, spanning nine to ten blocks of Chinatown, with more than 200 booths showcasing a myriad of delicious foods and unique Asian products, to experience the traditions that Oakland’s Chinatown has so diligently preserved. There will be arts & crafts, entertainment on ...

2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Saturday | East Bay

Come visit the 27th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2016 King ...

2016 East Bay SPCA Adopt-A-Thon & $10 Microchips | Oakland
Saturday, August 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2016 East Bay SPCA Adopt-A-Thon & $10 Microchips | Oakland

The East Bay SPCA will host its 8th Annual Adopt-A-Thon at Jack London Square from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, August 27, 2016.
More than 350 adoptable animals from the many East Bay pet adoption agencies will be present, including dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, rats, …

San Francisco’s Middle Eastern Arts & Culture Festival | SF Library
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
San Francisco's Middle Eastern Arts & Culture Festival | SF Library

In recognition of the cultures and peoples stemming from the Middle East who reside here in the Bay Area, a wide variety of programs for all ages and exhibitions will be presented in August, September and October. Programs include lectures, films, cooking demonstrations, performances, music, ...

SF’s Dog Wedding Ceremonies & Doggie Bar(k) Crawl | Treasure Island Flea
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
SF's Dog Wedding Ceremonies & Doggie Bar(k) Crawl | Treasure Island Flea

Celebrate the “Dog Dogs of Summer” on August 27-28 at the Treasure Island Flea – Northern California’s largest monthly dog-friendly event.
There’s a “Doggie Bar Crawl” with special treats for your pups. Plus a “Yappy Hour” of 2-for-1 Salty Dog cocktails before 11am, over 20 vintage …

Free National Park Weekend | 2016
Free National Park Weekend | 2016

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...

LEGO Grand Opening Weekend & Giant Model Building | Westfield Centre
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
LEGO Grand Opening Weekend & Giant Model Building | Westfield Centre

Join up with Westfield San Francisco Centre and Lego in celebrating the first ever LEGO store in San Francisco. Help a real LEGO Master Builder construct a huge model of Jay from LEGO Ninjago–made entirely out of LEGO bricks. You’ll receive a certificate of achievement for ...

Indonesia Day Festival 2016 | Union Square
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Indonesia Day Festival 2016 | Union Square

Indonesia Day is an annual event that aims to celebrate, commemorate, and introduce the diversity and heritage of the Indonesian culture through the showcase of Indonesian art, dance, music and a day full of Indonesian culinary.
Indonesia Day 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016 | 11 am to …

SF Etsy Summer Pop-Up Market: 60+ Artisans & Beer Garden | SF
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and drinks. Beer is for purchase.
| Ghirardelli Square
SF Etsy Summer Pop-Up Market: 60+ Artisans & Beer Garden | SF

Etsy comes to life with over 60 local artisans in the spacious Ghirardelli Square, so come out and shop local. Enjoy the beer garden from Lagunitas, chocolate and ice cream (all food and drinks are for purchase) and one of the best views of the Bay. SF Etsy Summer ...

2016 Stockton Pride: Live Music, Drag & Fun-filled Carnival
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Weber Point Events Center
2016 Stockton Pride: Live Music, Drag & Fun-filled Carnival

The annual Stockton Pride Celebration brings the LGBT community a lively blend of music, dance, drag and activities to entertain all ages.
2016 Stockton Pride
Saturday, August 27, 2016 | 11 am to 6 pm
Weber Point Events Center | 221 N Center St, Stockton
FREE, but a $5 donation is requested2016 Entertainment …

1880s Vintage Base Ball: Golden Gate Cup Championship | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Big Rec Field (Golden Gate Park)
1880s Vintage Base Ball: Golden Gate Cup Championship | Golden Gate Park

Come on out to Big Rec in Golden Gate Park (7th Ave and Irving) and see base ball played by 1880s rules, using vintage style uniforms and equipment. Bay Area Vintage Base Ball is the first and longest running vintage base ball league in the Bay ...

A Frisco Kickback: Free Food, Games, Zumba, Sports & Arts & Crafts | SF
Saturday, August 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Everett Middle School
A Frisco Kickback: Free Food, Games, Zumba, Sports & Arts & Crafts | SF

Communities are plagued with violence on the daily and this is how they want to prevent it. One kickback at a time. So what’s their motto? “Forget the beef, Where’s the peace?”
They, the LifeWorks youth at Horizons Unlimited, wish to invite you to their 1st …

South Bay Expo 2016: Graffiti Art & Breakdancing | San Jose
Saturday, August 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
South Bay Expo 2016: Graffiti Art & Breakdancing | San Jose

South Bay Expo 2016 is the exclusive expo-trade show in San Jose and Northern California that is now two years strong in delivering vendors and artists to the general public within the halls of the Santa Clara Fairgrounds.
This 2016, expect for the following:

Over 100 Different …

La PanotiQ Grand Opening: Coffee, Pastry & Meal Samples | SF
Saturday, August 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required to get a chance to win a raffle prize.
| La Panotiq ( Noe Valley)
La PanotiQ Grand Opening: Coffee, Pastry & Meal Samples | SF

La PanotiQ are very excited to celebrate the official opening of their 6th La PanotiQ Bakery Cafe location in Noe Valley.
Their grand opening celebration will be Saturday, August 27th, from 12-4pm. So, step inside and just for a moment, be transported to a quaint little sidewalk …

Live In the Castro: The Foggy City Dancers | Jane Warner Plaza
Saturday, August 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live In the Castro: The Foggy City Dancers | Jane Warner Plaza

A typical Foggy City square dance event brings in an experienced square dance caller (the person in the front of the room that “calls” or announces the steps that the squares will dance) for an evening of dancing at a variety of dance levels.
Their events …

Cheap ‘N Easy: The Great CSC Book ‘N Zine Sale | SF
Saturday, August 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Center for Sex & Culture
Cheap 'N Easy: The Great CSC Book 'N Zine Sale | SF

The Center for sex and culture needs help maintaining their home at 1349 Mission street so that they can continue to offer a safe space and sex-positive community center. If you missed Give Out Day, here’s another chance to support CSC–and get some goodies too.
On …

Poco Dolce’s 6th Annual Chocolate Tasting Week | SF
Saturday, August 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Poco Dolce Chocolates
Poco Dolce's 6th Annual Chocolate Tasting Week | SF

Come join the 6th Annual Tasting Week from August 22 to 27, 2016. They are always testing out new flavors and recipes at Poco Dolce Chocolates & Confections. They are a local confections kitchen that specializing in handmade bittersweet chocolates. The 6th Annual Tasting Week will ...