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Friday, July 29

“Pokemon Go” Onesie Party & Chinatown Crawl | Financial Dist.
Friday, July 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Treehouse Space
Hey Pokemon Trainers. Treehouse Space community members have been catching Pokemons and saw that they were surrounded by Poke Stops as well as their neighbor at Oriental Treasure selling onesies, so they thought, why not start a Pokemon Go Onesie Party at their space, followed by a Chinatown Pokemon Crawl. Download ...

Saturday, July 30

2016 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships
2016 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 31st Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships. You’ll find something for everyone, from the giant creature kites as big as houses, to the free kite making and ...

2016 Kidsfest “Under the Sea” Art Party: Crafts, Live Music & Fun Games | Oakland
Saturday, July 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | FLAX Art & Design (Oakland)
2016 Kidsfest
Join FLAX for their annual Kidsfest, a free day of discovery, imagination, and learning for children and their parents from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, July 30, 2016. The 2016 theme is Under the Sea. Costumes are encouraged, so bring your little diver, swimmer, sunfish, ...
Playground Grand Re-Opening: Fun Activities, Raffles & Free Taco Lunch | SF
Saturday, July 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Rosa Parks Elementary School
Playground Grand Re-Opening: Fun Activities, Raffles & Free Taco Lunch | SF
Join the San Francisco Shared Schoolyard Project and Supervisors Mark Farrell and London Breed at Rosa Parks Elementary School for an exciting kick-off event marking the grand re-opening of the schoolyard for the public to use on the weekends. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated. This event will include ...

Sunday, July 31

2016 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships
2016 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 31st Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships. You’ll find something for everyone, from the giant creature kites as big as houses, to the free kite making and ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, July 31 – 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 ...

Braunch Party: Free Family-Friendly Activities, Food and Drinks | Oakland
Sunday, July 31 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Bring cash for special deals.
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
Braunch Party: Free Family-Friendly Activities, Food and Drinks | Oakland
Shift Local invites you to party in Oakland with awesome, open-minded and forward-thinking neighbors in the Bay Area to benefit DreamCatcher – a safe place for at-risk youth – a program by Alameda Family Services. Celebrate the unity in community. This is all-inclusive, diverse and family-friendly. ...

Tuesday, August 2

Bike Library’s National Bike Night Out | Oakland
Tuesday, August 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rockridge Branch Library
Bike Library's National Bike Night Out | Oakland
The OPL Bike Library will be out and about in the Rockridge neighborhood for National Night Out. The Bike Library will liven up your block party with free books, wi-fi, and a special craft. Contact the Rockridge branch at (510) 597-5017 and ask for Emily ...
Monthly Game Night at the Library | Napa
Tuesday, August 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Napa County Library
Monthly Game Night at the Library | Napa

Local millennials no longer have to swipe right to meet new people. The Napa County Library’s new Un/shelved program connects 20 to 30 year olds through nontraditional library events. It’s your move with Un/Shelved Gaming if you want to discover new games or socialize with other gamers. ...

Creative Collisions: Light & Dance | SF
Tuesday, August 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 General Admission, $7 Members
| The Tech Museum of Innovation
Creative Collisions: Light & Dance | SF
Join them for an enlightening night in the dark featuring Adobe’s skunkworks Creative Technologies Lab and performers from San Jose’s own hip-hop and breakdance mastermind, Future Arts Now. Food, beer and wine sold separately. Ages 18+

Wednesday, August 3

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 ...

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, August 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Hosted by Dan Mires Lineup: Aviva Siegel Sean McKenzie Frankie Marcos Sean Boyles Feature: Feel Woods Headliner: Mean Dave

Thursday, August 4

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, August 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Museum of Pez
Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame

The first Thursday of every month is free admission to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, a mini-museum where you can find over 500 pez dispensers from the past 80 years. See the world’s largest pez dispenser and a rare Pez, worth about $5,000, a Mr ...

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 ...

First Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo
Thursday, August 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
| The Hub Vallejo
First Thursday

Every first Thursday evening, The Hub Vallejo hosts Hub CAP Community Art Party, a creative community gathering where anything goes  – painting, singing, sewing, knitting, music, mosaics, sculpture…whatever. It’s informal and a chance to hang as a community and create. Bring a project, a song, a ...

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

First Friday Roller Boogie Street Jam | Oakland
Friday, August 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 23rd & Telegraph
First Friday Roller Boogie Street Jam | Oakland

Get your roller boogie on to some good music at the next First Friday street party in Oakland on the corner of 23rd and Telegraph. Bring your skates and come dance. It’s First Friday, and that means you’ll also get to enjoy lots of food ...

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, August 5 – 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 ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, August 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...

Saturday, August 6

Grown Up Gaming: All-Ages Board Game Day | South SF
Saturday, August 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Grown Up Gaming: All-Ages Board Game Day | South SF

Join them each month at 2 pm for an adult, millennial, and teen game day. Some games will be provided, and they welcome you to bring you own. Invite your friends and family to come enjoy the library space and have a great afternoon of ...

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 ...

Tuesday, August 9

Rock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland
Tuesday, August 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Independent Brewing Company
Rock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland

Form a band (guitar, bass, drums, vocals) and rock the world. Rockband 4 will be projected on the wall and connected to a large amp so you can rock out loud. With over 2000 songs to choose from you will surely find an anthem. This ...

Creative Collisions: Making Music | SF
Tuesday, August 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $10*
*$7 admission for members, $10 regular admission
| The Tech Museum of Innovation
Creative Collisions: Making Music | SF
Join local artists for a hands-on, ears-on dip into the digital music scene. Don’t forget to swing by Plaza de Cesar Chavez to check out The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation. Food, beer and wine sold separately. Ages 18+.

Wednesday, August 10

Pokémon Go Happy Hour | SF
Wednesday, August 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is not required but preferred.
| WISH
Pokémon Go Happy Hour | SF
Tired of playing on the sidewalk and ready to play in a comfort place with a delicious cocktail in your hand? Perfect timing. On August 10th, there will be an unofficial Pokémon Go meetup at Wish Bar & Lounge in SOMA where there will be drink ...

Thursday, August 11

2016 Hot Summer Nights: Hot Rod & Classic Car Show | Danville
Thursday, August 11 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hartz Ave (Danville)
2016 Hot Summer Nights: Hot Rod & Classic Car Show | Danville

In its 22nd year, Danville’s Hot Summer Nights features hundreds of hot rods and classic cars along Hartz Avenue along with vendor booths and awards for the favorite collector vehicles. Expect to see rare one-of-a-kind collector cars, custom designed cars, and classic and muscle cars from the ...

“Sandbox”: Live Games Open Mic | SF
Thursday, August 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Secret Location (SF)

Sandbox is a monthly open mic, held every second Thursday, for playtesting live games and participatory experiences. Work presented is generally embodied play–unlike video games or board games, the experiences at Sandbox generally involve players moving around and exploring space and interacting with other players. ...

Friday, August 12

Janky Putt Putt Pre-Burn Happy Hour: Live DJs, Putt Putt Course & Pop Up Boutiques | Pier 70
Friday, August 12 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Free admission. $5-$20 sliding scale donation is requested.
| Pier 70
Janky Putt Putt Pre-Burn Happy Hour: Live DJs, Putt Putt Course & Pop Up Boutiques | Pier 70
The next Pier 70 Happy Hour is Friday, August 12th, 2016. Putt Putt, happy hour drinks & food, live DJs atop The Janky Barge and your favorite playa boutique shopping must-haves. The  custom designed Pier 70 Partners Putt Putt course has 18 holes fabricated by local artists. ...

Saturday, August 13

Pistahan 2016: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF
Saturday, August 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)
Pistahan 2016: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF

Experience the largest celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the annual Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw ...

2016 Chinatown Music Festival and Interactive Design Exhibition | SF
Saturday, August 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square
2016 Chinatown Music Festival and Interactive Design Exhibition | SF
The seventh annual Chinatown Music Festival celebrates an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary music performances by locally and internationally recognized talents performing at Portsmouth Square. 2016 Chinatown Music Festival Saturday, August 13, 2016 | 11 am to 5 pm Portsmouth Square, Kearny & Clay St, SF FREE In addition to ...
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, August 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Layover
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

Finally, a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this brand-new, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to get to know each other as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a ...