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Tuesday, July 29

2014 LaborFest Film Night | SF
Tuesday, July 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| 518 Valencia
2014 LaborFest Film Night | SF

FilmWorks United International Working Class Film & Video Festival
The Southeast of Ankara
Director – Yonetmen, (22 min.) 2013 Turkey
The families of those immigrated for various reasons live in the four edge districts of Ankara which are located in the boundaries of Çankaya. The families who have …

Thursday, July 31

Final Day: 2014 LaborFest: Environmental Art Show | SF
Thursday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Unitarian Universalist Chuch (SF)
Final Day: 2014 LaborFest: Environmental Art Show | SF

The SF First Unitarian Universalist Church presents art by artists who are union members. The show highlights the fact that some union members are also accomplished artists. Two-dimensional art in various media will be presented.
Several artworks chosen for Extraction will be shown at this venue. This …

Saturday, August 2

41st Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
41st Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair is a celebration of the Asian / Pacific communities in the Bay Area from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 2-3, 2014 in San Francisco’s Japantown. Nihonmachi Street Fair Saturday & Sunday, August 2-3, 2014 | 11am ...

Sunday, August 3

41st Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
41st Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Sunday | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair is a celebration of the Asian / Pacific communities in the Bay Area from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 2-3, 2014 in San Francisco’s Japantown. Nihonmachi Street Fair Saturday & Sunday, August 2-3, 2014 | 11am ...

Jerry Day 2014: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
Sunday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Jerry Day 2014: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park

The 12th Annual Jerry Day is an annual civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son – Jerry Garcia and his Excelsior roots. In 2014 it takes place from 11 am to 6 pm on …

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley

Sundays on Telegraph closes Telegraph Avenue to cars between Durant Avenue and Dwight Way, and opens it to restaurant seating, music, street vendors, and more from noon to 5 pm, July 13 to September 21, 2014. Come enjoy the beautiful weather, food, crafts, and everything else that Telegraph ...

Saturday, August 9

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, August 9 – 11:00 am | 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 ...

Sunday, August 10

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley

Sundays on Telegraph closes Telegraph Avenue to cars between Durant Avenue and Dwight Way, and opens it to restaurant seating, music, street vendors, and more from noon to 5 pm, July 13 to September 21, 2014. Come enjoy the beautiful weather, food, crafts, and everything else that Telegraph ...

Friday, August 15

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, August 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd Street (Bayview)

3rd on Third has moved to Friday and will take place on Friday, August 15, 2014, and not on Thursday, August 21 as was originally posted.

East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, August 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Radiance Oak
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland

East Bay Burners are a group of Burning Man devotees who all live around the East Bay and get together monthly to talk, exchange ideas, teach, learn and have fun. The East Bay Burner Social takes place on the third Friday of the month and ...

Saturday, August 16

Exploratorium Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | Pier 15
Saturday, August 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival at Pier 15, but admission charge required to enter the museum.
| Exploratorium
Exploratorium Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | Pier 15

Exploratorium Market Days is a series of free, open-air, mini-festivals that bring together scientists, artists, and educators to present an abundant bazaar of new ideas and activities to the Exploratorium’s public plaza at Pier 15 from 11 am to 3 pm on the third Saturday of each month from ...

Sunday, August 17

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley

Sundays on Telegraph closes Telegraph Avenue to cars between Durant Avenue and Dwight Way, and opens it to restaurant seating, music, street vendors, and more from noon to 5 pm, July 13 to September 21, 2014. Come enjoy the beautiful weather, food, crafts, and everything else that Telegraph ...

Tuesday, August 19

Burner Body Pre-Playa Fitness Bootcamp | Embarcadero
Tuesday, August 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cupid's Span
Burner Body Pre-Playa Fitness Bootcamp | Embarcadero

Every Tuesday and Thursday from now until Burning Man (and maybe through the fall of 2014), come on down to Cupid’s Span on the Embarcadero for a free bootcamp fitness class to prepare you for the playa. You’ll be cranking up the metabolism to crank ...

Thursday, August 21

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, August 21 – 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 ...

Saturday, September 13

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, September 13 – 11:00 am | 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 19

East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, September 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Radiance Oak
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland

East Bay Burners are a group of Burning Man devotees who all live around the East Bay and get together monthly to talk, exchange ideas, teach, learn and have fun. The East Bay Burner Social takes place on the third Friday of the month and ...

Saturday, September 20

Exploratorium Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | Pier 15
Saturday, September 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival at Pier 15, but admission charge required to enter the museum.
| Exploratorium
Exploratorium Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | Pier 15

Exploratorium Market Days is a series of free, open-air, mini-festivals that bring together scientists, artists, and educators to present an abundant bazaar of new ideas and activities to the Exploratorium’s public plaza at Pier 15 from 11 am to 3 pm on the third Saturday of each month from ...

Sunday, September 21

2014 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2014 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa

The 31st Annual Folsom Street Fair, a true Only in San Francisco original, covers over 13 city blocks filled with 400,000 people in their most outrageous leather/rubber/fetish attire enjoying the world’s largest leather fair.
2014 Folsom Street Fair
Sunday, September 21, 2014 | 11 am to 6 pm
Folsom …

Friday, October 3

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 | Golden Gate Park

October 3rd through the 5th marks the 2014 rendition of one of the largest (and free-est) music festivals in the country: San Francisco’s own Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 Three days, six stages – over 750,000 attendees and 90+ bands - Friday-Sunday, October ...

Saturday, October 11

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, October 11 – 11:00 am | 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 ...

Saturday, October 18

Exploratorium Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | Pier 15
Saturday, October 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival at Pier 15, but admission charge required to enter the museum.
| Exploratorium
Exploratorium Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | Pier 15

Exploratorium Market Days is a series of free, open-air, mini-festivals that bring together scientists, artists, and educators to present an abundant bazaar of new ideas and activities to the Exploratorium’s public plaza at Pier 15 from 11 am to 3 pm on the third Saturday of each month from ...

Saturday, November 15

Vintage Paper Fair | San Jose
Saturday, November 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Elks Lodge (San Jose)
Vintage Paper Fair | San Jose

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.