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Thursday, August 21

Third Thursday Piedmont Ave Stroll: Capoeira & Soul | Oakland
Thursday, August 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Ave Stroll: Capoeira & Soul | Oakland

Check out August’s free musical performances by Damond Moodie and Capoeira Mandinga. They will be performing next Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm.
Performing at Piedmont Plaza: Damond Moodie
Moodie is armed with a funky percussive acoustic guitar and a clear, big sky voice over the urban cityscape, with his …

Saturday, August 23

Happy Kids Day 2014: Multi-Cultural Dance, Music & Games | Cupertino
Saturday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Happy Kids Day 2014: Multi-Cultural Dance, Music & Games | Cupertino

The 2014 Happy Kids Day will be held from 10 am to 5 pm on August 23, 2014 at Memorial Park in Cupertino.
As one of the largest family-oriented events in the San Francisco Bay Area with over 30,000 attendees annually, Happy Kids Day hosts a …

2014 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2014 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday

The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 fine artists and crafters whose display booths are placed back-to-back along University Avenue. In the past it has attracted over 150,000 people from throughout the ...

27th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown
27th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland

Schedule for Saturday, August 23, 2014
Cultural Stage

10:30 am: Lake Merrit Child Care Center (youth performances)
11:00 am: Nguyen Dance Company
11:30 am: Alameda Table Tennis Club Exhibition
Noon: Ben’s Shaolin Kung Fu Lion Dance Team (lion dance and martial arts demonstration)
12:30 pm: Opening Ceremonies
1:00 pm: Prescott Circus (youth …

2014 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Union City
Saturday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kennedy Park (Union City)
2014 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Union City

Ready to see some stars and sample some sisig? Then come out to Union City for the Annual Adobo Festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24, 2014 The festival features performances from famous Filipino entertainers, competitions, cook-offs, games and a bazaar. 2014 Adobo Festival August 23-24, 2014 ...

2014 Assyrian Food Festival & Parade: Saturday | San Jose
Saturday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Assyrian Church of the East
2014 Assyrian Food Festival & Parade: Saturday | San Jose

Eat, mingle and learn about the people whose ancestral homeland is known in history as“the cradle of civilization”at the 22nd Annual Assyrian Food Festival, a celebration of the rich culture and heritage of Assyrians. 2014 Assyrian Food Festival - Saturday, August 23, 2014 | 11 am ...

34th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose
Saturday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Guadalupe River Park
34th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose

The 34th Annual Italian Family Festa will take place in Guadalupe River Park and Gardens in Little Italy, San Jose’s backyard. Enjoy authentic Italian food, arts and crafts, a wine garden, family fun, bocce ball contests, culinary demos, a grape stomp, and other entertainment. 2014 Italian ...

2014 “Peace In The Park” Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
2014

Peace in the Park festival brings together the diverse San Francisco and surrounding communities for a rejuvenating day of peaceful activities for all ages and backgrounds. The festival features local musicians and visual artists, Tai Chi, yoga, seminars, kids activities, and meditation.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
At …

2014 Festival of Latin Culture: Live Music, Dance & Market | East Bay
Saturday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
2014 Festival of Latin Culture: Live Music, Dance & Market | East Bay

The 2014 Festival of Latin Culture day-long street fair celebrates Latin music, food, arts and crafts, dance and more from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday, August 23, 2014.
Expect Latin music and dancing, family-friendly activities, over 30 vendor booths, historical and cultural programs, authentic …

Win Tix: 2014 First City Festival: 2-Day Pass (Beck / The National) | Monterey
Saturday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of two-day passes
| Monterey County Fairgrounds
2014 First City Festival: 2-Day Pass (Beck / The National) | Monterey

With headliners Beck, The National and 30+ bands on three stages, experience a weekend of music, food and fresh ocean air at the site of the iconic Monterey Pop Festival.  See the full lineup.
There’s also a Vaudeville variety stage and a full carnival with unlimited …

2014 Stockton Pride Celebration | Drag, Comedy, DJs & Live Music
2014 Stockton Pride Celebration | Drag, Comedy, DJs & Live Music

The annual Stockton Pride Celebration once again takes place at Oak Grove Regional Park starting at 11 am on Saturday, August 23, 2014.
2014 Stockton Pride Entertainment
Featured on the Health Plan of San Joaquin Main Stage will be:

Taiko, Lipstixx Dance, Anasthesia Reve Jade, 1Lady
Sacramento spoken word artist Jovi Radtke accompanied …

2014 Golden Bear Day: Cal Football & Sports Pep Rally | UC Berkeley
Saturday, August 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | California Memorial Stadium
2014 Golden Bear Day: Cal Football & Sports Pep Rally | UC Berkeley

Fans of all ages are invited to the second annual Golden Bear Day where they can meet many of their favorite Cal student-athletes, take photos and get autographs on Lisa and Douglas Goldman Plaza and on the concourse level of California Memorial Stadium.
2014 Golden Bear Day
Saturday, …

Sunday, August 24

2014 Aloha Celebrity Races & Polynesian Festival | Santa Cruz
Sunday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Wharf
2014 Aloha Celebrity Races & Polynesian Festival | Santa Cruz

Celebrate the aloha spirit at the Santa Cruz Wharf at the 22nd annual Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival.
2014 Aloha Celebrity Races & Polynesian Festival
Sunday, August 24, 2014 | 9 am to 5 pm
Santa Cruz Wharf
FREE
At 9 am, the action starts in the water with a series of outrigger …

2014 Caltopia: Free Massages, Haircuts & Performances | UC Berkeley
Sunday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility
2014 Caltopia: Free Massages, Haircuts & Performances | UC Berkeley

Caltopia is an annual free two-day campus festival at the start of the UC Berkeley school year that’s free for the entire community (you don’t have to be a student) happening from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday and Monday, August 24-25, 2014. It ...

2014 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday
Sunday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2014 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday

The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 fine artists and crafters whose display booths are placed back-to-back along University Avenue. In the past it has attracted over 150,000 people from throughout the ...

27th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown
27th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Sunday | Oakland

Schedule on Sunday, August 24, 2014
Cultural Stage

11:00 am: Advance Day Care Center (children’s group performances)
11:30 am: Alameda Table Tennis Club Exhibition
Noon: Gadung Kasturi Balinese Dance and Music
12:30 pm: Alice & the Wave All-Star Entertainment Group (Vegas-style show with band featuring Chinese pop songs)
1:00 pm: Ballet …

2014 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Union City
Sunday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kennedy Park (Union City)
2014 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Union City

Ready to see some stars and sample some sisig? Then come out to Union City for the Annual Adobo Festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24, 2014 The festival features performances from famous Filipino entertainers, competitions, cook-offs, games and a bazaar. 2014 Adobo Festival August 23-24, 2014 ...

Festival of the Chariots 2014 | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
Festival of the Chariots 2014 | Golden Gate Park

The “Festival of the Chariots,” known throughout India as the “Ratha Yatra” festival, has been performed for thousands of years in Puri, India, and today it is celebrated in all major cities through out the world. More than 3,000 people attend each year in San …

2014 Assyrian Food Festival & Parade: Sunday | San Jose
Sunday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Assyrian Church of the East
2014 Assyrian Food Festival & Parade: Sunday | San Jose

Eat, mingle and learn about the people whose ancestral homeland is known in history as“the cradle of civilization”at the 22nd Annual Assyrian Food Festival, a celebration of the rich culture and heritage of Assyrians. 2014 Assyrian Food Festival - Saturday, August 23, 2014 | 11 am ...

34th Annual Italian Family Festa: Sunday | San Jose
Sunday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Guadalupe River Park
34th Annual Italian Family Festa: Sunday | San Jose

The 34th Annual Italian Family Festa will take place in Guadalupe River Park and Gardens in Little Italy, San Jose’s backyard. Enjoy authentic Italian food, arts and crafts, a wine garden, family fun, bocce ball contests, culinary demos, a grape stomp, and other entertainment. 2014 Italian ...

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 24 – 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 ...

Win Tix: 2014 FraggleFest: 20+ Breweries, Live Music & Pet Adoptions | Oakland
Sunday, August 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $10
| Linden Street Brewery
2014 FraggleFest: 20+ Breweries, Live Music & Pet Adoptions | Oakland

FraggleFest is a music and beer festival being held at Linden Street Brewery to celebrate the life of “Fraggle,” the kindhearted guy who founded Beer Revolution in Oakland who recently passed. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Rocket Dog Rescue in Fraggle’s …

International “Go Topless” Day Celebration 2014 | Dolores Park
Sunday, August 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
International

If you decide to break out the ta-tas on Sunday, you might have a lot of company.  It’s International “Go Topless” Day on August 24, 2014, a celebration and protest demanding equal topless rights for all started by a hedonistic UFO religious group called the ...

Monday, August 25

2014 Caltopia: Free Massages, Haircuts & Performances | UC Berkeley
Monday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility
2014 Caltopia: Free Massages, Haircuts & Performances | UC Berkeley

Caltopia is an annual free two-day campus festival at the start of the UC Berkeley school year that’s free for the entire community (you don’t have to be a student) happening from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday and Monday, August 24-25, 2014. It ...

Sunday, August 31

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 31 – 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 ...