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Saturday, July 26

2014 Blues, Arts & BBQ Festival | Redwood City
Saturday, July 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
2014 Blues, Arts & BBQ Festival | Redwood City

The 2014 Redwood City PAL Blues, Arts & BBQ Festival features live blues, gospel, and R&B musicians from the Bay Area and beyond, Art on the Square, family entertainment, an arcade for kids, and food and drink vendors on July 25-26, 2014. 2014 PAL Blues, ...

76th Japanese “Ginza Bazaar”: Food, Taiko & Dance Festival | SF
Saturday, July 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Buddhist Church of San Francisco
76th Japanese

The Ginza Bazaar is a 76 year old San Francisco Japantown tradition offering two days of games, entertainment, Japanese food, bingo shopping, camaraderie, and more at the Buddhist Church of San Francisco from July 26-27, 2014. The highlight of the weekend will be the traditional ...

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

30th Annual Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Sunday | Alameda
Sunday, July 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Park Street (Alameda)
30th Annual Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Sunday | Alameda

The 2014 Park Street Art & Wine Faire is Alameda’s biggest event of the year featuring over 250 arts, crafts, and food vendors, two music stages, four wine and beer booths pouring local favorites and a special kids’ area from 10 am to 6 pm on ...

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 ...

Treasure Island Flea: Summertime Brunch Party
Sunday, July 27 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Treasure Island Flea: Summertime Brunch Party

A special addition to the July 2014 Treasure Island Flea is an island brunch. 
Benedict Arnolds is a brand new brunch truck and will be making its first appearance at the Flea both Saturday and Sunday. And you know what pairs well with eggs benedict? Bloody marys …

2014 Bon Odori Japanese Street Festival & Parade | SF
Sunday, July 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Buddhist Church of San Francisco
2014 Bon Odori Japanese Street Festival & Parade | SF

The Ginza Bazaar is a 76 year old San Francisco Japantown tradition offering two days of games, entertainment, Japanese food, bingo shopping, camaraderie, and more at the Buddhist Church of San Francisco from July 26-27, 2014. The highlight of the weekend will be the traditional ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, July 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...

Porchfest 2014: 50 Historic Porches, Live Music & Food Trucks | Napa
Sunday, July 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over Napa
Porchfest 2014: 50 Historic Porches, Live Music & Food Trucks | Napa

Out of the garage and onto the porch, the fourth annual Napa Porchfest is here with free, live music on 50 porches in historic neighborhoods of Napa from 1-6 pm on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
Porches have been selected and matched up with local bands ranging …

Free San Francisco Symphony Concert | Civic Center Plaza
Sunday, July 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Free San Francisco Symphony Concert | Civic Center Plaza

Surrounded by the city’s landmarks, enjoy an inspiring afternoon of classics, culture, and fun.
On Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 2 pm, the SF Symphony performs at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza with conductor Edwin Outwater.
Free San Francisco Symphony Concert in the Park
Sunday, July 27, 2014 …

Drunken Spelling Bee | Cafe Royale
Sunday, July 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for drinks.
| The Royale
Drunken Spelling Bee | Cafe Royale

It’s exactly what it sounds like… a Drunken Spelling Bee with host Jimi Moran. Have a few drinks, and then try to spell ridiculous words without cheating and checking your iPhone. Get a letter wrong? You’ll have a to take a drink. Get the word ...

Monday, July 28

Opening Day: Philz Coffee on Gilman | Berkeley
Monday, July 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Philz Coffee (Gilman St)
Opening Day: Philz Coffee on Gilman | Berkeley

Delicious Philz Coffee is opening up a new location on Gilman in Berkeley and you’re invited to hang out at their soft opening party on Monday, July 28, 2014.
They’ll have treats and hand crafted cups of:

Jacobs Wonderbar
Tesora
Philtered Soul
Decaf Swiss Water
Ecstatic Iced Coffee

Tuesday, July 29

Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night | Nob Hill
Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night | Nob Hill

Wind down every Tuesday night this summer with a free wine tasting and screening of a classic movie. Throughout the summer of 2014, enjoy free screenings of classics like “West Side Story,” “Sixteen Candles,” and “When Harry Met Sally” while sipping on wine samples from the likes ...

Wednesday, July 30

Pizza, Projects & Spiked Juice: Back to School Night at General Assembly | SF
Wednesday, July 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but the only pre-requisite for this party is an RSVP to attend.
| General Assembly
Pizza, Projects & Spiked Juice: Back to School Night at General Assembly | SF

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.
Free, but the only pre-requisite for this party is an RSVP to attend.
At this Back to School night, you’ll enjoy:

Home Room …

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 ...

Thursday, July 31

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 ...

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

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.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
July’s Changemaker Under …

Friday, August 1

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, August 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. And it’s California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-11 pm ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Jack’s Night Market: Art, Crafts & Performance | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Jack's Night Market: Art, Crafts & Performance | Oakland

Celebrating Oakland First Fridays, Jack’s Night Market lights up the square with an eclectic mix of artisans, music, food and fun. Stroll the plaza for an evening outdoor market and shopping bazaar on the beautiful Jack London Square waterfront showcasing the best of the region ...

Saturday, August 2

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, August 2 – 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 ...

Made in SF: DJ, Street Food & Performance Festival & Block Party | Public Works
Saturday, August 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 at door before 9 pm; $10 until 10:30 pm, $15-$20 at the door later
| Public Works
Made in SF: DJ, Street Food & Performance Festival & Block Party | Public Works

Made in SF features a slew of local DJs, performers and food vendors at Public Works with an outdoor street food market and DJs and music performances going until late into the night.
Headlining the decks will be an epic house DJ set by Mark Farina, one …

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, August 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 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 monthly shows happening every first Saturday of the month. Enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and some free comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. Also, save ...

Sunday, August 3

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...

Monday, August 4

Pyramid Brewery Beer Bingo | Berkeley
Monday, August 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you'll have to buy your own booze and food.
| Pyramid Alehouse (Berkeley)
Pyramid Brewery Beer Bingo | Berkeley

Come by Pyramid Brewery in Berkeley on the first Monday of the month to drink beer, play bingo and win prizes. It’s free to play, but it is first come, first serve, so grab your friends and get there early to get a seat and ...