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Saturday, August 17

30th Annual Alamo Square Flea Market | SF
Saturday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Alamo Square Park
30th Annual Alamo Square Flea Market | SF

The 30th Annual Alamo Square Flea Market has been bringing you treasures, estate merchandise, antiques and even a few fun, oddball garage sales for three decades and it’s happening again from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, August 17, 2013 along the west side …

Win Tix: 2013 San Jose Super Toy & Comic Book Show | South Bay
2013 San Jose Super Toy & Comic Book Show | South Bay

Come explore 50,000 square ft. to see all the toys and memorabilia from your childhood that your mom threw out including vintage and new toys, comic books, and rock n’ roll items.
Learn what items sell for in today’s hot collector market such as Transformers, GI Joe, anime, …

CCSF Free Flash Web Multimedia Class | Downtown SF
Saturday, August 17 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but pre-registration may be required.
| City College of San Francisco (Downtown Campus)
CCSF Free Flash Web Multimedia Class | Downtown SF

The top 10 Facebook games use the Flash player, as do most of the top video sites. Learn to create web-friendly multimedia Flash animations that includes text, animations, audio, and video that can be included in websites and web-based materials.
WHEN: This 15 hour class meets once …

Chrome Bag’s Anniversary Party: Free Beer, Food & 20% Off | SF
Saturday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free event, but bring cash/credit for purchases
| Chrome (SF)
Chrome Bag's Anniversary Party: Free Beer, Food & 20% Off | SF

Chrome Bags are turning 18 and they want to celebrate with their friends, cupcakes, and beer. This Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18, 2013 they’re having a party and you’re invited. Come by their San Francisco location (580 4th Street) for some free grub and free ...

2013 Festival of India & Dance Competition | Fremont
Saturday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Paseo Padre Parkway (Fremont)
2013 Festival of India & Dance Competition | Fremont

Festival of India Schedule | Saturday, August 17, 2013
10 am to 7 pm: Mela (Fair)
10 am to 5 pm: Dance Competition
10 am to noon: Free Health Fair

Free Medical Checkup
General checkup
Women’s Health
Blood Pressure
Blood Sugar
Cholesterol
Fitness
Dental
Stress Control
Lung Disease
Foot Disorder
Eye Examination
Neurology
Mental Health
Cancer
Skin Diseases
Nutrition
Gastro Enterology
Cardiology

2013 Debardchery: Archery, Bardic Poetry & Silly Games | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated and bring a dish for the potluck lunch.
| Golden Gate Park, Archery Field
2013 Debardchery: Archery, Bardic Poetry & Silly Games | Golden Gate Park

The Shire of Cloondara (the San Francisco branch of the Society for Creative Anachronisms, who re-create the customs, combat, and courtesies of the Middle Ages) invites you to attend “DeBARDchery,” the annual archery and bardic tournament in Golden Gate Park from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, August …

New Era / New Politics: Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2013
New Era / New Politics: Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2013

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October for 2013. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches, and high-rises. The six-month long tour season ensures ample opportunity to take in ...

India Independence Day Party: Bollywood Dancing | Palo Alto
Saturday, August 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oshman Family JCC (Palo Alto)
India Independence Day Party: Bollywood Dancing | Palo Alto

India is celebrating 67 years of independence and Mile Sur Mera Tumhara Friends Group invites you a fun-filled event with Bollywood music and dancing by kids, plus live performances, a quiz program, vegetarian Indian food (for purchase), fancy dresses, and loads of fun on Saturday, August 17, 2013.
The …

Happy Kids Day 2013: Multi-Cultural Dance, Music & Games | Cupertino
Saturday, August 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Happy Kids Day 2013: Multi-Cultural Dance, Music & Games | Cupertino

Experience and appreciate ethnic heritages of different countries at one of the largest kid’s events in the Bay Area, Happy Kids Day 2013, from 10 am to 5 pm on August 17, 2013.
Over 100 tents feature activities, games, performances, and international delicacies sponsored by community organizations for children of all …

America’s Cup Exhibit: Rare Boat Models & Photography | Maritime Museum
Saturday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Maritime
America's Cup Exhibit: Rare Boat Models & Photography | Maritime Museum

Celebrate San Francisco sailing and America’s Cup with a free exhibit at the SF Maritime Museum with an exhibit featuring artifacts, photos, video, and the museum’s sweeping bay views during “America’s Cup and Historic Racing on San Francisco Bay – 1880’s to 2013” on view from 10 am ...

2013 Dahlia Show: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers (GG Park)
2013 Dahlia Show: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

The Dahlia Society of San Francisco will hold the annual Dahlia Show at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, August 17, 2013, and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, August 18, 2013. The ...

2013 San Francisco Street Food Festival | Mission
Saturday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Food admission, but bring money to buy food and drinks.
| Folsom & 24th Street
2013 San Francisco Street Food Festival | Mission

Sample some of San Francisco’s most hyped and blogged about bites at La Cocina’s 2013 San Francisco Street Food Festival in the Mission District from 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday, August 17, 2013.
There’s 80+ vendors taking over six blocks on Folsom and six …

2013 San Jose Pride Festival | Free Day
Saturday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free only on Saturday, 8/17/13. The event is $10-15 on Sunday, 8/18/13.
| Guadalupe River Park
2013 San Jose Pride Festival | Free Day

The 38th annual San Jose Pride is a two-day festival happening from 11 am to 7 pm on August 17 and 18, 2013 at Discovery Meadow in Guadelupe River Park.
The event is free on Saturday, 8/17 and $10 pre-sale ($15 at the gate) on Sunday, 8/18.
Enjoy …

2013 Family Kite Day Festival | Presidio
Saturday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
2013 Family Kite Day Festival | Presidio

Watch spectacular kites fly high above the Presidio including the acrobatic kites of world champions to the hand-made entries of amateurs. Free kites will be provided to “kids of all ages.”

The Family Day Kite Festival, which has been held in San Francisco since 1978, will bring …

2013 Assyrian Food Festival & Parade: Saturday | San Jose
Saturday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Assyrian Church of the East
2013 Assyrian Food Festival & Parade: Saturday | San Jose

Eat, mingle and learn about the people whose ancestral homeland is known in history as “the cradle of civilization” at the 21st annual Assyrian Food Festival, a celebration of the rich culture and heritage of Assyrians on August 17-18, 2013. Each year, the Assyrian Church of the East, ...

2013 Chinatown Music Festival: Classical, Jazz & R&B | SF
Saturday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square
2013 Chinatown Music Festival: Classical, Jazz & R&B | SF

The fourth annual Chinatown Music Festival celebrates traditional and contemporary music featuring classical music, jazz, R&B, and a children’s choir performing at Portsmouth Square from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday, August 17, 2013.
The all day music festival will bring together San Francisco visitors and …

2013 Italian Festival “Festa Coloniale Italiana” | North Beach
Saturday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Italian Athletic Club
2013 Italian Festival

The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club welcomes the Bay Area to North Beach from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday, August 17, 2013 for the Festa Coloniale Italiana, an annual event that celebrates the rich Italian and Italian-American heritage that has existed in San Francisco …

2013 Stockton Pride Celebration | Oak Grove Regional Park
Saturday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but upon entrance at the park, there is a $6 fee per vehicle.
| Oak Grove Regional Park
2013 Stockton Pride Celebration | Oak Grove Regional Park

2013 marks the second annual Stockton Pride Celebration at Oak Grove Regional Park from 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday, August 17, 2013.
The festival is free, but upon entrance at the park, there is a $6 fee per vehicle.
The 2013 festival features transgender teen pop sensation Ryan …

Exploratorium Market Days: Burning Man Art & Spaceship Classroom | Pier 15
Exploratorium Market Days: Burning Man Art & Spaceship Classroom | Pier 15

On August 17, 2013, consider the creative potential of trash with Market Days: Trashformation.
It’s a firsthand look at the innovative ways engineers, artists, and creative thinkers in the Bay Area are re-using materials and creating new technologies to build a more sustainable future. Get energized by …

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Big Rec Field (Golden Gate Park)
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Come and play outdoors, in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting, and melting into the ground. Join up every Saturday for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and spirit. Purusha yogis teach free yoga on Saturday mornings in Golden Gate Park at 11 am,  as part ...

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, August 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 120 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm. On ...

Picnic at the Park: Free Food & Volleyball | Sunset Dist.
Saturday, August 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Elk Glen Meadow
Picnic at the Park: Free Food & Volleyball | Sunset Dist.

Eat, have fun, and meet new people with free food and activities in the Sunset District community on August 17, 2013.
Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
They will be serving free burgers, chicken, veggies, fruits, and dessert. There will be craft activities and a bounce house for …

2013 Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway | Bayview
Saturday, August 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Limited to kids and teenagers.
| Youngblood-Coleman Park
2013 Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway | Bayview

BMAGIC will provide 3,000 backpacks stuffed with school supplies to Bayview-Hunters Point families in need at the annual Free Back to School Backpack Giveaway from 11 am to 3 pm on August 17, 2013.
The program aims to equip children from kindergarten to 12th grade and their …

Cayuga Playground Re-Opening Bash: Cool Tree Trunk Art | SF
Saturday, August 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cayuga Playground
Cayuga Playground Re-Opening Bash: Cool Tree Trunk Art | SF

Join the Cayuga neighbors at 11 am on Saturday, August 17, 2013, for the grand reopening celebration of Cayuga Playground, which has recently undergone a $7 million renovation under the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond.
Meet special guest Demetrio “Demi” Braceros, a retired city gardener …

Free Professional Barber Shaves, Marching Band & DJs | America’s Cup Park
Saturday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Shaves are offered on a first come, first serve basis.
| Puma Yard (America's Cup Park)
Free Professional Barber Shaves, Marching Band & DJs | America's Cup Park

Get a free shave by a professional barber at the Gillette Shave Station hosted by Puma with Oracle Team USA in the Puma Yard from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18, 2013.
Credentialed barbers will be using traditional Gillette razors and products to do the …

Every Saturday

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rec Field: Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Come and play outdoors, in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting, and melting into the ground. Join up every Saturday for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and spirit.
Purusha yogis teach free yoga on Saturday mornings in Golden Gate Park at 11 am,  as part of …

Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Every Saturday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland

Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered.
The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who prefer …

Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13
Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13

Sure, Lucky 13 is always loaded with free popcorn and goldfish, but if you’re looking for something more sustainable with your rockabilly and punk on the jukebox, be sure to drop by their free BBQ on the outdoor patio from 4-7 pm every Saturday from June …

Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide
Every Saturday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to play, but bring cash for drinks.
Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide

The Riptide hosts a bingo party, every Saturday, which runs from about 6 pm to just after 8 pm. There are 3 rounds; you can win drinks, prizes, and the final blackout round prize is a $50 bar tab.
When O-69 gets called, everyone playing bingo …

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