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Saturday, August 12

37th Annual Escape from Alcatraz Duathalon | SF
Saturday, August 12 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| Aquatic Park
37th Annual Escape from Alcatraz Duathalon | SF
Prepare yourself for the 37th Annual Alcatraz “Escape from the Rock” Duathlon. The course combines the original swim from Alcatraz with a 7 mile run to Fort Point and back to Aquatic Park. Free to watch. Watch the finish line at Aquatic Park. You have heard the stories, you’ve ...
2017 Hillwide Garage Sale | Bernal Heights
Saturday, August 12 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bernal Heights
2017 Hillwide Garage Sale | Bernal Heights
The 2017 Hillwide Garage Sale in Bernal Heights is quite possibly San Francisco’s largest single day garage sale with typically 150+ homes. Browse the massive neighborhood garage sale from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, August 12, 2017. The entire Bernal Heights neighborhood will come out for this ...

2017 Festival of India | Fremont
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Paseo Padre Parkway (Fremont)
2017 Festival of India | Fremont

Fremont’s annual Festival of India showcases India’s rich culture and heritage with a wide variety of dance and food. Activities include a health fair on Saturday, a festival on both days, and a big colorful parade on Sunday. The event is attended by over 150,000 people all over the ...

“Hats Off to Teachers 2017” Party & Free Classroom Supplies | SF
Saturday, August 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free classroom materials for Bay Area teachers only,
| SCRAP
SCRAP is hosting its annual Hats Off to Teachers materials give-away from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, August 12, 2017. If you are an SF Bay Area teacher, come by to gather free classroom supplies including: pens, pencils, paper, markers, binders and a great variety of other ...
2017 Dahlia Show | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers (GG Park)
2017 Dahlia Show | Golden Gate Park

The Dahlia Society of San Francisco will hold their annual Dahlia Show at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, August 12, 2017, and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, August 13, 2017. The ...

2017 Banana Festival: Live Entertainment & Art Activities | Sacramento
2017 Banana Festival: Live Entertainment & Art Activities | Sacramento

Sacramento Banana Festival is a two-day family-friendly celebration of the diverse cultures that use the banana as food. The Banana Festival is multicultural extravaganza, featuring delicious foods from the Caribbean, Central America, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Africa and Pacific Rim cultures, as well as traditional festival ...

Berkeley Farmers’ Market 30th Birthday Celebration | East Bay
Saturday, August 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
Berkeley Farmers' Market 30th Birthday Celebration | East Bay
Come join a special day at the market in honor of their 30th year running. You will find a historical farmers’ market memorabilia tent, face-painting, button-making, bounce house, and more. Plus, taste and vote for the season’s best fruit varieties. They’ll crown a market winner with ...
3rd Annual WWII Home Front Festival & “Rosie Rally” World Record | Richmond
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Craneway Pavilion
3rd Annual WWII Home Front Festival &
Thousands will gather at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park for the 3rd Annual “Rosie Rally” and Home Front Festival. 3rd Annual Home Front Festival and Rosie Rally Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 10 am to 4 pm Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond FREE Dressed as ...
PABU Izakaya’s Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, August 12 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
PABU Izakaya's Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and highlighting the upcoming festival Eat Drink SF.
Pistahan 2017: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)
Pistahan 2017: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF

Experience a massive celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the annual Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw over ...

2017 Laurel Street Fair: Yoga, Food Trucks & Live Music | Oakland
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Laurel District
2017 Laurel Street Fair: Yoga, Food Trucks & Live Music | Oakland
The 18th Annual Laurel Street Fair is a day filled with live music, DJs, yoga, artisan vendors, carnival, petting zoo, food trucks and local chefs in Oakland’s Laurel District. The fair has grown every year in scope, and is now known as one of the biggest and best ...
2017 Chinatown Alleyways Festival: Music, Dance & Art | SF
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Waverly Place
2017 Chinatown Alleyways Festival: Music, Dance & Art | SF
The eight annual Chinatown Music Festival celebrates an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary music performances by locally and internationally recognized talents. This year, the festival will feature the world debut of a newly commissioned composition by pianist and composer Jon Jang, and the theme of ...
5th Annual Kids Festival: Art, Music & Magic | McLaren Park
Saturday, August 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
5th Annual Kids Festival: Art, Music & Magic | McLaren Park
The 5th Annual Kid’s’ Festival is back. Set to perform are The Not-Its, Lindsey Boult & Youth Rock Band. There will also be Tree frog treks, nature programs, magic show with Magician Mike Della Penna and “On the Move” Children’s’ Storybook Theater. Get ready for 4 hours ...
Pre-Playa Loft Super Sale: 25+ Designers & Deals | DNA Lounge
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Chapel
Pre-Playa Loft Super Sale: 25+ Designers & Deals | DNA Lounge
The weekend before Eclipse Festival and 2 weeks before the Playa, this is a perfect day to go shopping for your last minute wardrobe needs. 25+ booths will be filled with independent designers plus all the samples and hook ups you are used to from their ...
Outside Lands for Cheapskates: How to Enjoy for Free | SF
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to enjoy outside the fence
| Polo Field, Golden Gate Park
Outside Lands for Cheapskates: How to Enjoy for Free | SF

If you missed out on buying tickets, or simply didn’t want to drop mega money for tickets to the 2017 Outside Lands Music Festival, you can head to the park and usually listen to the festival for free. Please note, as of 8/9/17, the 3-day passes and ...

“Jack of All Trades” Dog Days of Summer | Jack London Square
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

Every Saturday

Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley

Grab your yoga mat and come to Sports Basement Berkeley for some relaxing weekend yoga. Community classes take place every Saturday.
Free Community Yoga Class
Every Saturday | 10 am
Sports Basement, 2727 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA
FREE
Please BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle. All levels are welcome.

Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF

Enjoy an hour-long walk on the rise, tragic fall, and modern rebirth of one of San Francisco’s most renowned historic landmarks.
Visit a contemporary swirl of shops and learn the history of ferries, freeways, and quakes. Meet at the foot of the stairs at the front …

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 …

“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 online with discount code FUNCHEAP; otherwise, it's $10.
| The Basement

The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that features established comedians from around the …

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show | Oakland
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
| It's Your Move Game Store

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for weekly shows happening every Saturday.
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show
Every Saturday | 8 pm
It’s Your Move Game Store, 4920 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
$5
Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy comedy from some of the …

Saturday Night Jazz Show | Fillmore
Saturday Night Jazz Show | Fillmore

Come relax in the Heritage Lounge of 1300 on Fillmore and listen a free jazz performance during Saturday Night Live Music.
The band lineup will change weekly and they do take some Saturdays off so make sure to check the schedule to see who’s performing.
There is no cover …

Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont
Every Saturday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Made Up Theatre
Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont

Come out for a night of big laughs as The 5 Play cast explores the fun, exciting, and silly nature of human relationships in an unforgettable show of completely improvised scenes and stories every Saturday at 10 pm.
5 Play will perform a fully improvised 45 …

The God Damn Jam: Watch or Take Part in Improv on Stage | SF
Every Saturday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | PianoFight
The God Damn Jam: Watch or Take Part in Improv on Stage | SF

Sid Singh hosts the craziest show in the city where you get to see standup, improv, and then you get on stage to do improv.
If you want, you can also just sit and laugh at the other people doing improv. No one is here to make …

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