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Wednesday, July 23

2014 National Hot Dog Day: Free Hot Dogs | 7-Eleven
2014 National Hot Dog Day: Free Hot Dogs | 7-Eleven

July 23, 2014 is National Hot Dog Day and 7-Eleven is participating by giving away free 1/8 pound Big Bite hot dogs to customers who download a coupon from the 7-Eleven app.
Source: Business Insider

$1 Book Sale | SF Main Library
Wednesday, July 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| San Francisco Main Library
$1 Book Sale | SF Main Library

From April – October in 2014, the San Francisco Public Library host weekly Wednesday Steps Sales, located at the Larkin Street entrance to the Main Library. All books and media are just $1 or less each and all proceeds from Steps Sales benefit the San ...

Swing in the Square: Free Concert & Dance Lessons: Slim Jenkins | Union Square
Wednesday, July 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: Free Concert & Dance Lessons: Slim Jenkins | Union Square

San Francisco’s Slim Jenkins is a celebration of great American roots music and its tradition of innovation and energy.
Harking back to the heyday of hot jazz and blues, Slim Jenkins evokes a world of seduction and mystery, love and betrayal. Sultry and smooth, or jumping and …

Starlight Movie & Sing-Off “Ghostbusters” | San Jose
Wednesday, July 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Pedro Square Market
Starlight Movie & Sing-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 ...

Thursday, July 24

Weedfest: 6 Punk Bands, Free Weed & Prizes | East Bay
Thursday, July 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $6*
*Includes free weed, special prizes and a raffle. 21+
| Eli's Mile High Club
Weedfest: 6 Punk Bands, Free Weed & Prizes | East Bay

Eli’s Mile High Club invites you to a random July Weedfest featuring six bands and… free weed.
Cover is $6, but they promise free weed, an Agnostic Blunt education session, plus other surprises in celebration the birthday of their hype man Fresh Daily aka Scourgeon Cruz …

Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night: “Despicable Me 2″ | Jack London Square
Thursday, July 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night:

Cozy up at Jack London Square this summer for free outdoor screenings of hit movies on Thursdays at sundown from June to August in 2014, including newer releases like Gravity and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and classics like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Arrive early with blankets in-hand ...

Temescal Street Cinema: “Women Art Revolution” | Oakland
Thursday, July 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 49th and Telegraph
Temescal Street Cinema:

Women Art Revolution by Lynn Hershman Leeson
Through intimate interviews, art, and rarely seen archival film and video footage, reveals how the Feminist Art Movement fused free speech and politics into an art that radically transformed the art and culture of our times.
Opening Short: Jen Cohen, …

Movies on the Square | Redwood City
Thursday, July 24 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June to September in 2014. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of chairs and ...

Friday, July 25

NBA Nation: Trampoline & Slam Dunk Showdown | Union Square
Friday, July 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
NBA Nation: Trampoline & Slam Dunk Showdown | Union Square

The NBA’s largest mobile basketball experience, NBA Nation is on its eighth summer tour; check it out as it comes to San Francisco’s Union Square from noon to 8 pm on July 25-26, 2014. NBA Nation is 20,000 square feet of basketball action, including a ...

Movie In The Park: “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2″ | Alameda
Friday, July 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda Point Multi-Purpose Field
Movie In The Park:

Gather your family, friends and neighbors, spread out your blankets on the field, and watch a free movie under the moon and stars in Alameda. The event starts at 6:30 pm with pre-show festivities of games and crafts for kids. The movie begins at 8:15 pm. ...

Pay As You Like: Marin Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” | San Rafael
Friday, July 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay
| Forest Meadows Amphitheatre
Pay As You Like: Marin Shakespeare's

The July 25, 2014 show includes a pre-show conversation led by a company artist or scholar starting at 7:30 pm.

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino
Friday, July 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino

For the 32nd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present The Taming of the Shrew, a feast of wit, outrageous clowning, and crazy plot twists in Renaissance-era Padua, Italy, as Kate and Petruchio meet, fight (a lot), and eventually negotiate their way through a “subversive and ...

20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In Movie Festival | Oakland
20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In Movie Festival | Oakland

The 2014 Brainwash Movie Festival is an eclectic show of (mostly short) movies curated from all over the world that you drive-in, bike-in, or walk-in to on July 18-19 and 25-26, 2014. Admission: $6 (50% off) when you mention Funcheap at the door. Regular admission is $12 ...

Saturday, July 26

2014 Berkeley Kite Festival
2014 Berkeley Kite Festival

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 29th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships from 10 am to 6 pm on July 26-27, 2014. You’ll find something for everyone, from the giant creature kites as ...

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, July 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Pedalfest 2014: Live Music, Stunts, DJs & Unicycle Basketball | Oakland
Saturday, July 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Pedalfest 2014: Live Music, Stunts, DJs & Unicycle Basketball | Oakland

Pedalfest 2014 rolls into Jack London Square to celebrate all-things cycling at the Bay Area’s finest bicycle festival featuring handmade and vintage bike shows, Unicycle Basketball, a bicycle rodeo, BMX performances, bike powered live music, bike raffles, U.S. Bicycling Olympian Meet & Greet and more from 11 am to 7 …

World Naked Bike Ride 2014: Part II | SF
Saturday, July 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
World Naked Bike Ride 2014: Part II | SF

This is the big one… well, the second big one. Hell, just call it the Second Annual World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) – San Francisco 2014 Northern Hemisphere Ride – Part II starting in Justin Herman Plaza at 11 am on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Many …

Free 19th Century Summer Concert| Fort Point
Saturday, July 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Point
Free 19th Century Summer Concert| Fort Point

Come experience history first hand and enjoy the music of the Fort Point Garrison Brass Band. Hear the popular music and see the instruments of the late 19th century as the Fort Point Brass Band performs a free summer concert.
Enjoy free performances at noon and 2 …

NBA Nation: Trampoline Hoops & Slam Dunk Showdown | Union Square
Saturday, July 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
NBA Nation: Trampoline Hoops & Slam Dunk Showdown | Union Square

The NBA’s largest mobile basketball experience, NBA Nation is on its eighth summer tour; check it out as it comes to San Francisco’s Union Square from noon to 8 pm on July 25-26, 2014. NBA Nation is 20,000 square feet of basketball action, including a ...

2014 Flagging in the Park | AIDS Memorial Grove
Saturday, July 26 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | National AIDS Memorial Grove
2014 Flagging in the Park | AIDS Memorial Grove

Come enjoy the sun, music, flora, and friends in the beautiful National AIDS Memorial Grove and join flow artists, fanners, flaggers, and friends for an afternoon of fun, sun, and remembrance at the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park from 12:30-4:30 pm on …

Free Boat Rental Day: Lake Merritt | Oakland
Free Boat Rental Day: Lake Merritt | Oakland

The Lake Merritt Boating Center invites you to Splash Into Summer 2014 with free boat rentals and an open house from 1-3 pm on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
If past years are any indication, you can get ½ hour of free time floating around picturesque Lake Merritt. 
What can you rent?

Paddle Boats
Canoes
Single …

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino
Saturday, July 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino

For the 32nd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present The Taming of the Shrew, a feast of wit, outrageous clowning, and crazy plot twists in Renaissance-era Padua, Italy, as Kate and Petruchio meet, fight (a lot), and eventually negotiate their way through a “subversive and ...

Classic SF Movie Night in the Park “So I Married An Axe Murderer” | Duboce Park
Saturday, July 26 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Duboce Park
Classic SF Movie Night in the Park

Outdoor Movie Night returns to Duboce Park on Saturday, July 26, 2014 with the cult classic comedy, “So I Married an Axe Murderer” (1993), starring Mike Myers.
Movies with a San Francisco theme have been shown at all of Duboce Park’s previous movie nights, including “Pursuit …

Final Night: 20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In Movie Festival | Oakland
Final Night: 20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In Movie Festival | Oakland

The 2014 Brainwash Movie Festival is an eclectic show of (mostly short) movies curated from all over the world that you drive-in, bike-in, or walk-in to on July 18-19 and 25-26, 2014. Admission: $6 (50% off) when you mention Funcheap at the door. Regular admission is $12 ...

Sunday, July 27

The 2014 San Francisco Marathon | Best Viewing Locations
Sunday, July 27 – 5:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch and cheer
| Sports Basement (Presidio)
The 2014 San Francisco Marathon | Best Viewing Locations

See your favorite runner or cheer all of them on as they get closer to the finish line of the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday, July 27, 2014 which starts at (gulp) 5:30 am.
The starting line for the First Half Marathon and Full Marathon is …