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Sunday, July 31

2016 Porchfest: 50+ Historic Porches, Live Music & Food Trucks | Napa
Sunday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Napa
2016 Porchfest: 50+ Historic Porches, Live Music & Food Trucks | Napa
Out of the garage and onto the porch, the fifth annual Napa Porchfest is here with free, live music on over 50 porches in historic neighborhoods of Napa. Porches have been selected and matched up with local bands ranging in styles from indie, bluegrass, New Wave pop, ...
Sweet & Savory IV: Castro | SF
Sunday, July 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: 5-20*
*$5 for Competers, $20 for Eaters
| Noe's Nest Bed and Breakfast
Sweet & Savory IV: Castro | SF
Introducing San Francisco’s first neighborhood cooking competition—a chance for amateur chefs to show off their kitchen skills and become champions of their ‘hood. After crowning champions in Haight, Mission, and Hayes Valley, SFSS comes to Castro/Noe. How it works: 1) Simply cook a sweet or savory dish ...

Monday, August 1

Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, August 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Soda Popinski's
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF

One part nerd, one part slurred, Super Trashed Bros brings together comedy, video games and alcohol every first Monday at a super rad bar in San Francisco, Soda Popinski’s. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new ...

Tuesday, August 2

Wine & Movie Night: “Vertigo” | Top of the Mark
Tuesday, August 2 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Top of the Mark Lounge
Wine & Movie Night:

Wind down every Tuesday night during the summer of 2016 with a free wine or spirit tasting and screening of a classic movie. Summer Movie Nights are back at Top of the Mark featuring a selection of classic comedy, action, and drama flicks from the 1930s ...

Wednesday, August 3

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, August 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel and many ...

Movie Night on the Green: “Monsters, Inc.” | Marin
Wednesday, August 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marin Country Mart
Movie Night on the Green: “Monsters, Inc.” | Marin

Bring your family to the weekly and complimentary outdoor movie night series at the Marin Country Mart from 6-8 pm on Wednesdays, June 8 – August 24, 2016. All Marin Country Mart events are held in the courtyard, where greenery and seating offer the ambience ...

Chedder Cheese Talk Book Discussion | SF Main Library
Wednesday, August 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Chedder Cheese Talk Book Discussion | SF Main Library
Author talk. Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America’s Most Iconic Cheese. Cheese tasting and book signing after.
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout
Wednesday, August 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Drink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout

At Drink and Draw, artsy bar patrons draw to a theme and submit their artwork into a raffle for cocktails and other prizes at The Knockout in the Mission District. The artwork gets scanned online for all to admire. Drink and Draw happens every first Wednesday of the ...

Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails & Rum Punch Tasting Party | Omnivore Books
Wednesday, August 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails & Rum Punch Tasting Party | Omnivore Books
Featuring more than 100 delicious recipes (original and historic), plus a groundbreaking new approach to understanding rum, Smuggler’s Cove is the magnum opus of the contemporary tiki renaissance. Whether you’re looking for a new favorite cocktail, tips on how to trick out your home tiki grotto, ...

Thursday, August 4

Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, August 4 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Berkeley)
Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden happening on the 1st Thursday of the month at the Berkeley Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure ...

Thursday Summer Night Concert: Tom Petty Tribute | Walnut Creek
Thursday, August 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway Plaza
Thursday Summer Night Concert: Tom Petty Tribute | Walnut Creek

Get ready to dance the night away at the 2016 Broadway Plaza Summer Concert Series is back on three Thursdays in August. This year’s event will be located in Broadway Plaza’s brand new Event Plaza, which is near Macy’s and the newly opened Broadway Lane. 2016 ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: All-Female Zeppelin Powerhouse | Concord
Thursday, August 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: All-Female Zeppelin Powerhouse | Concord

The 27th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Markets anywhere in downtown Concord from 6:30-8 pm from May through September. The Music & Market Series is ...

Moraga Summer Concert: Tribute to Fleetwood Mac | East Bay
Thursday, August 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Tribute to Fleetwood Mac | East Bay

On Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of ...

Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night: “East Side Sushi” | Jack London Sq.
Thursday, August 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night:

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer with free outdoor screenings of hit movies, as part of Jack London Square’s hit Waterfront Flicks series. From date night to family flick night, moviegoers can start their evenings early with dinner at one of Jack London Square’s ...

Friday, August 5

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, August 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, August 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regularly admission is $18 ...

Uppers For Downers: A Comedy Show | Oakland
Friday, August 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
| Bicycle Coffee Co
Uppers For Downers: A Comedy Show | Oakland

What are you doing on First Friday? Pretending you appreciate local art in order to get free airplane cups of Charles Shaw? They call bullsh*t. Join your favorite newborn babies, The Marys (Mary Baker and Mary Goss), at their inaugural comedy showcase this First Friday ...

Saturday, August 6

“Cars and Coffee”: Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup | Treasure Island

Come and view some really special cars and interact with other car lovers at Cars and Coffee. Unlike other car shows, their fantastic turn out allows them to limit the cars to truly rare, unique, or exotic vehicles.  Cars and Coffee is held on the first Saturday ...

7th Annual Rib Cook Off | Clayton
7th Annual Rib Cook Off | Clayton
A Kansas City Barbeque society sanctioned event. This is a 2 meat competition(ribs and chicken). Smell, taste and enjoy all that this event has to offer. Live music, cash prizes for competitors and tons of fun for the whole family.
1906 Edwardian Picnic & Dance In The Park | Alameda
Saturday, August 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| Lincoln Park
1906 Edwardian Picnic & Dance In The Park | Alameda
Pack a picnic basket and join them for a lovely Edwardian picnic dance among the roses at Alameda’s beautiful Lincoln Park. Enjoy a day of leisurely picnicking and Victorian/Edwardian dancing to the music of the glorious Bangers & Mash. Admission is free – it is ...
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, August 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

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 ...

Sunday, August 7

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

Monday, August 8

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, August 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at 6:30 pm, followed by the feature film. Use #cyberpunkcinema during the event to share ...

Tuesday, August 9

Live at Lagunitas: Alt-Rockers “Deer Tick” Outdoor Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, August 9 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Alt-Rockers

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these ...

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, August 9 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael

At Marin Green Drinks, green is the reason, and drinks are the excuse. Relax, mingle and network with local sustainability enthusiasts who are living and working as green as they can. Every second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:30 pm, Marin Green Drinks meet for conversation and complimentary ...

Wine & Movie Night: “American Graffiti” | Top of the Mark
Tuesday, August 9 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Top of the Mark Lounge
Wine & Movie Night:

Wind down every Tuesday night during the summer of 2016 with a free wine or spirit tasting and screening of a classic movie. Summer Movie Nights are back at Top of the Mark featuring a selection of classic comedy, action, and drama flicks from the 1930s ...

Wednesday, August 10

Movie Night on the Green: “Fantastic Mr. Fox” | Marin
Wednesday, August 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marin Country Mart
Movie Night on the Green: “Fantastic Mr. Fox” | Marin

Bring your family to the weekly and complimentary outdoor movie night series at the Marin Country Mart from 6-8 pm on Wednesdays, June 8 – August 24, 2016. All Marin Country Mart events are held in the courtyard, where greenery and seating offer the ambience ...

Thursday, August 11

Thursday Summer Night Concert: Michael Jackson Trubute | Walnut Creek
Thursday, August 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway Plaza
Thursday Summer Night Concert: Michael Jackson Trubute | Walnut Creek

Get ready to dance the night away at the 2016 Broadway Plaza Summer Concert Series is back on three Thursdays in August. This year’s event will be located in Broadway Plaza’s brand new Event Plaza, which is near Macy’s and the newly opened Broadway Lane. 2016 ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: Original Latin Jazz Harp & Violin Virtuoso | Concord
Thursday, August 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: Original Latin Jazz Harp & Violin Virtuoso | Concord

The 27th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Markets anywhere in downtown Concord from 6:30-8 pm from May through September. The Music & Market Series is ...

Moraga Summer Concert: Decades of Rock | East Bay
Thursday, August 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Decades of Rock | East Bay

On Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of ...