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Friday, July 25

NBA Nation: Trampoline & Slam Dunk Showdown | Union Square
Friday, July 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
NBA Nation: Trampoline & Slam Dunk Showdown | Union Square

The NBA’s largest mobile basketball experience, NBA Nation is on its eighth summer tour; check it out as it comes to San Francisco’s Union Square from noon to 8 pm on July 25-26, 2014. NBA Nation is 20,000 square feet of basketball action, including a ...

2014 Japanese Yo-Yo “Kendama” Trick Tournament & Jam | San Jose
Friday, July 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2014 Japanese Yo-Yo

The 11th Annual Loopkicks Camp will be holding the second annual Damalife Gathering during which the tricking community hones in on Kendama, a Japanese wooden toy reminiscent of the yo-yo, with infinite trick possibilities.
Come jam, battle, and join their dama rallies in San Jose’s Cesar …

2014 Blues Fest Pre-Party | Redwood City
Friday, July 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
2014 Blues Fest Pre-Party | 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, ...

Plastic Bag Monster Battle: “The Lunchbox Project” | Oakland
Friday, July 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bites Off Broadway
Plastic Bag Monster Battle:

Get in on a fun tug-of-war battle between the Plastic Bag Monster vs. the indomitable Reusable Lunchbox (both are real and life sized), plus hear inspiring speeches by local leaders and a raffle.
This flash-mob style event highlights the fact that 67% of litter entering the San …

American Tripps Berlin-Style Ping Pong 3-Year Anniversary Party | SF
Friday, July 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | DSF Clothing Company & Art Gallery
American Tripps Berlin-Style Ping Pong 3-Year Anniversary Party | SF

Holy hell, can you believe it’s been three whole years already? American Tripps have decided to celebrate their anniversary at DSF, the jewel of the Lower Haight, where they’ve done tons of awesome parties these last three years.
Here’s the deal:

DJ Nutzeffekt and pals
Berlin-style ping pong …

Saturday, July 26

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, July 26 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
| Laguna Honda Hospital
The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF

Take a sad song and make it better as The Beatles Choir brings cheer to the residents and staff of Laguna Honda Hospital through music, joy, laughter and the timeless songs of the Fab Four. Laguna Honda Hospital is a long-term, skilled nursing and rehabilitation ...

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 ...

Pedalfest 2014: Live Music, Stunts, DJs & Unicycle Basketball | Oakland
Saturday, July 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Pedalfest 2014: Live Music, Stunts, DJs & Unicycle Basketball | Oakland

Pedalfest 2014 rolls into Jack London Square to celebrate all-things cycling at the Bay Area’s finest bicycle festival featuring handmade and vintage bike shows, Unicycle Basketball, a bicycle rodeo, BMX performances, bike powered live music, bike raffles, U.S. Bicycling Olympian Meet & Greet and more from 11 am to 7 …

BBQ-A-Newbie: Burning Man Pre-Compression Picnic | San Jose
BBQ-A-Newbie: Burning Man Pre-Compression Picnic | San Jose

Bring your family, your dogs, your Frisbees, and hoops/toys, plus a cooler, something to share or grill, and some charcoal and help BBQ-A-Newbie in San Jose’s Murdock Park from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is required. Their …

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 ...

“Ladies of the ’80s” Dance Party TV Taping & Costume Contest | SF
Saturday, July 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | KOFY TV Studio

Grab your leggings and Members Only jackets and be ready to dance your butts off to classic ’80s hits at the KOFY TV Dance Party taping in San Francisco on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Their noon and 2 pm tapings will be their normal ’80s themed dance party. For …

NBA Nation: Trampoline Hoops & Slam Dunk Showdown | Union Square
Saturday, July 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
NBA Nation: Trampoline Hoops & Slam Dunk Showdown | Union Square

The NBA’s largest mobile basketball experience, NBA Nation is on its eighth summer tour; check it out as it comes to San Francisco’s Union Square from noon to 8 pm on July 25-26, 2014. NBA Nation is 20,000 square feet of basketball action, including a ...

Sunday, July 27

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 ...

“Shiny Side Up” Bicycle Festival, Stunt Show & Swap Meet | San Jose
Sunday, July 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: $5 | History Park San Jose in Kelley Park

Get ready for a festival weekend of bikes at “Shiny Side Up.”
At this annual festival with hundreds of show bicycles of all types (lowriders, BMX, vintage and custom) plus stunt shows, entertainment, food trucks and a swap meet.
Shiny Side Up Festival Weekend Schedule

Saturday, July 26, …

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 ...

2014 Obtainium Cup: Human-Powered Mutant Vehicle Rally | SF
Sunday, July 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; $25 registration fee required to race
| Mare Island
2014 Obtainium Cup: Human-Powered Mutant Vehicle Rally | SF

Experience the adventure as dozens of mutant human-powered vehicles race down and up Vallejo’s Mare Island during the third annual Obtainium Cup from 3-9 pm on July 27, 2014.
The road rally is fraught with challenges: Zombies, Flying Monkeys, Mad Hatters, Robots… Can these intrepid heroes survive? …

San Francisco Mixtape Society: “Animal Instinct ” | Mission Dist.
Sunday, July 27 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
San Francisco Mixtape Society:

Animal Instinct – July 27, 2014
It’s time again for another San Francisco Mixtape Society event. The theme is “Animal Instinct” and the event will take place at the Make Out Room.
Pre-submit a mixtape for the Judges Choice Award via their website.

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

“Corazón Under the Dome” 3D Light Show | Westfield Centre
Monday, July 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre

Corazón Under the Dome is a short, fun, animated 3D light spectacular that’s a celebration of the heart of San Francisco. Showcasing iconic San Francisco images and songs, this dazzling show rocks through the city’s history from the Gold Rush to the Summer of Love and ...

Tuesday, July 29

Lunchtime Outdoor Twister Party & Classic ’60s Board Games | SoMa
Tuesday, July 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free (admission to the CJM is not included).
| Contemporary Jewish Museum
Lunchtime Outdoor Twister Party & Classic '60s Board Games | SoMa

Take a mid-day break and visit the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s game cart on Jessie Square Plaza from noon to 1 pm on Tuesdays, July 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2014. Bring your friends and coworkers and play classic mid-century games from Twister to Trouble to Operation, ...

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 …

Free Circus Class Day: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF
Wednesday, July 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Circus Center
Free Circus Class Day: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF

Come and play with all the fun circus toys that fit under the Circus Center‘s roof every Wednesday. Circus Skills Jam Class Most Wednesdays | 7 to 9 pm Free, but an RSVP is required; class has a 25 person maximum. Please make sure to check-in before ...

Friday, August 1

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, August 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held ...