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Tuesday, July 7

2015 Fiestas Fridas Kick-Off: Frida Kahlo Inspired Art Exhibit & Performance | Mission Dist.
Tuesday, July 7 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Puerto Alegre
2015 Fiestas Fridas Kick-Off: Frida Kahlo Inspired Art Exhibit & Performance | Mission Dist.

Celebrate the 108th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at Alley Cat Books and other locations throughout the Mission District from July 1-17, 2015. There will be art exhibits, poetry, a mural ...

2015 Fiestas Fridas: Mural Unveiling & Artist Reception | Mission Dist.
Tuesday, July 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Alley Cat Books
2015 Fiestas Fridas: Mural Unveiling & Artist Reception | Mission Dist.

Celebrate the 108th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at Alley Cat Books and other locations throughout the Mission District from July 1-17, 2015. There will be art exhibits, poetry, a mural ...

Wednesday, July 8

2015 SF Jewish Film Festival Sneak Preview | San Rafael
Wednesday, July 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Osher Marin JCC
2015 SF Jewish Film Festival Sneak Preview | San Rafael
Join us for a sneak peek at the films that will be playing at this year’s San Francisco Jewish Film Festival! Jay Rosenblatt, SFJFF Program Director, will show clips of this year’s upcoming festival highlights, give you a “behind-the-scenes” look at some of the films ...

Saturday, July 11

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, July 11 – 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. In addition to shopping for one-of-a-kind items, there are food and craft beers ...

Hops on Fire: Spicy Food & IPA Festival | SoMa
Hops on Fire: Spicy Food & IPA Festival | SoMa
How high can you climb on the Scoville Scale: Jalapeño? Cayenne? Habanero? Perhaps even Bhut Jolokia – the infamous ghost pepper? Come test your palate at San Francisco’s inaugural spicy food and IPA festival – Hops on Fire. Funcheap and SoMa Streat Food Park are teaming ...
Win Tix: 18th Annual Mongolian Naadam Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, July 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Tickets normally $8 at the gate.
| Hellman Hollow
Explore the culture and heritage of Mongolia at this annual folk music, dance and food celebration. Most people come to see the traditional Mongolian wrestling (make sure to check out the wrestlers’ amazing underoos) along with demonstrations of archery and tug of war.
18th Annual Mongolian Naadam Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, July 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 for adults; kids are free
| Hellman Hollow
18th Annual Mongolian Naadam Festival | Golden Gate Park
Explore the culture and heritage of Mongolia at this annual folk music, dance and food celebration. Most people come to see the traditional Mongolian wrestling (make sure to check out the wrestlers’ amazing underoos) along with demonstrations of archery and tug of war. Mongolian Naadam Festival Saturday, ...
Win Tix: Phono del Sol 2015 Music Festival | SF
Saturday, July 11 – All Day | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $30 each.
| Potrero del Sol Park
The Phono del Sol Music Festival returns to San Francisco’s Potrero del Sol Park for an all-day, all-ages celebration of the best of independent music from noon to 7 pm on July 11, 2015. See performances by Brooklyn pop duo Tanlines, Vermont garage rockers King Tuff, New ...
2015 Fiestas Fridas: Art Walk & Poetry Slam | Mission Dist.
Saturday, July 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alley Cat Books
2015 Fiestas Fridas: Art Walk & Poetry Slam | Mission Dist.

Celebrate the 108th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at Alley Cat Books and other locations throughout the Mission District from July 1-17, 2015. There will be art exhibits, poetry, a mural ...

2015 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 30 Venue, 3 Hours | Oakland
Saturday, July 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Beer Garden
2015 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 30 Venue, 3 Hours | Oakland
Uptown Oakland’s Beast Crawl will hold its annual free literary festival featuring more than 150 writers in a single night, spread out at 30 East Bay venues over 3 hours on July 12, 2014. Local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, and storefronts will host dozens of events, including ...

Sunday, July 12

2015 Fiestas Fridas: Selfie Challenge & Art Walk | Mission Dist.
2015 Fiestas Fridas: Selfie Challenge & Art Walk | Mission Dist.

Celebrate the 108th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at Alley Cat Books and other locations throughout the Mission District from July 1-17, 2015. There will be art exhibits, poetry, a mural ...

Circus Bella and Prescott Circus Theater | Union Square
Sunday, July 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Circus Bella and Prescott Circus Theater | Union Square
Presented by Union Square Live, the Picklewater Free Circus Festival returns for its sixth year at Union Square. The Picklewater Free Circus Festival is a free festival of circus arts featuring some of the best in Circus Arts from around the bay area, the festival will ...

Monday, July 13

2015 Fiestas Fridas: Altar Building | Mission District
Monday, July 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you're encouraged to bring something for the altar.
| Casa Bonampak
2015 Fiestas Fridas: Altar Building | Mission District

Celebrate the 108th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at Alley Cat Books and other locations throughout the Mission District from July 1-17, 2015. There will be art exhibits, poetry, a mural ...

Tuesday, July 14

Career Fair | SF
Tuesday, July 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*This event is free. Ticket sales end on 07/08/2015. RSVP required through Eventbrite.
| Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf
Career Fair | SF
Are you ready for a new career? National Career Fairs is under new ownership and we are driving employers and future employees together faster then ever before. We are giving away an iPad to one lucky attendee of our career fairs. Your name will be entered ...

Thursday, July 16

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, July 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

Friday, July 17

Jack’s Night Market | Jack London Square
Friday, July 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Jack's Night Market | Jack London Square

Jack London Square invites locals and visitors to spend the third Friday of the summer months on the waterfront for a captivating evening of merriment and verve, at Jack’s Night Market. This special evening lights up the Oakland waterfront with an eclectic mix of artisans, ...

2015 Fiestas Fridas: Drawing Exhibit & Discussion | Mission Dist.
Friday, July 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Alley Cat Books
2015 Fiestas Fridas: Drawing Exhibit & Discussion | Mission Dist.

Celebrate the 108th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at Alley Cat Books and other locations throughout the Mission District from July 1-17, 2015. There will be art exhibits, poetry, a mural ...

Sunday, July 19

Picklewater Free Circus Festival | Union Square
Sunday, July 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Picklewater Free Circus Festival | Union Square
Presented by Union Square Live, the Picklewater Free Circus Festival returns for its sixth year at Union Square. The Picklewater Free Circus Festival is a free festival of circus arts featuring some of the best in Circus Arts from around the bay area, the festival will ...

Sunday, July 26

Picklewater Free Circus Festival | Union Square
Sunday, July 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Picklewater Free Circus Festival | Union Square
Presented by Union Square Live, the Picklewater Free Circus Festival returns for its sixth year at Union Square. The Picklewater Free Circus Festival is a free festival of circus arts featuring some of the best in Circus Arts from around the bay area, the festival will ...

Saturday, August 1

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 1 – 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.

AfroSolo Arts Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, August 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
AfroSolo Arts Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
In collaboration with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, AfroSolo Arts Festival presents its 15th annual free concert in Yerba Buena Gardens. Dedicated to nurturing, promoting, and presenting African-American and African diaspora art and culture through solo performance and the visual arts, AfroSolo showcases some of the ...

Sunday, August 2

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 2 – 11:00 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.

Saturday, August 8

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, August 8 – 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. In addition to shopping for one-of-a-kind items, there are food and craft beers ...

Pistahan: Fil-Am Arts, Culture & Trade Expo | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, August 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Pistahan: Fil-Am Arts, Culture & Trade Expo | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Celebrating Filipino and Filipino-American arts and culture, the 22nd annual Pistahan features several art pavilions and stages highlighting contemporary and traditional music, dance, art, crafts, cuisine, and artifacts. A trade expo offers products unique to the Philippines, including foods, books, jewelry, clothes and products for ...

Sunday, August 9

Pistahan: Fil-Am Arts, Culture & Trade Expo | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Sunday, August 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Pistahan: Fil-Am Arts, Culture & Trade Expo | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Celebrating Filipino and Filipino-American arts and culture, the 22nd annual Pistahan features several art pavilions and stages highlighting contemporary and traditional music, dance, art, crafts, cuisine, and artifacts. A trade expo offers products unique to the Philippines, including foods, books, jewelry, clothes and products for ...

Thursday, August 20

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, August 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

Friday, August 21

The Final “Jack’s Night Market” of 2015 | Jack London Square
Friday, August 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
The Final

Jack London Square invites locals and visitors to spend the third Friday of the summer months on the waterfront for a captivating evening of merriment and verve, at Jack’s Night Market. This special evening lights up the Oakland waterfront with an eclectic mix of artisans, ...

Saturday, September 12

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, September 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. In addition to shopping for one-of-a-kind items, there are food and craft beers ...

Friday, September 18

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, September 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (3rd Street from McKinnon to Palou & Mendell Plaza). The monthly event will feature ...

Sunday, September 20

2015 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
2015
If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 35th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The biggest single-day comedy event of the ...