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Thursday, August 21

El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May – October
Thursday, August 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May - October

The Presidio Trust invites visitors to witness archaeology in action at Pershing Square from May through October, 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday-Saturday. Archaeologists are embarking on a long-term research project to excavate El Presidio de San Francisco, the Spanish-colonial archaeological site buried just below the ...

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 …

Movies on the Square: “The Croods” | Redwood City
Thursday, August 21 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square:

The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world’s first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new …

Friday, August 22

Friday Nights at OMCA: Live Indie Pop & Rockin’ Musical Chairs | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Live Indie Pop & Rockin' Musical Chairs | Oakland

What to expect on August 22:

5–9 pm: Half-off gallery admission for adults, free for ages 18 and under
5–9 pm: Local beer and wine specials in the Blue Oak beer garden
5–9 pm: All Museum galleries open late
5–9 pm: Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring …

Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, August 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by calling Priscilla at 415-406-1367. Space is limited.
| Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF

Every fourth Friday, the OMI Family Resource Center in San Francisco invites you to their free monthly dinner and movie night. Free, but an RSVP is required by calling Priscilla at 415.406.1370. Space is limited. Dinner is free, but limited to the first 50 people. The menu varies ...

Camping, Live Music & Trail Work Weekend | McLaren Park
Friday, August 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to join, but registration is required.
| McLaren Park
Camping, Live Music & Trail Work Weekend | McLaren Park

Come help Volunteers for Outdoor California create a trail that will connect the Visitacion neighborhood in San Francisco to McLaren Park in order to keep walkers off of busy streets. It is a weekend long project, from August 22-24 and gives people a unique opportunity …

“Dive-In” Movie Night: Free Swimming & “Finding Nemo” | San Ramon
Friday, August 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Ramon Aquatic Center

Movie night at a pool? Yup, San Ramon’s got it.
Dive-in at the San Ramon Olympic Pool. Bring your floats or deck chairs; the pool will open at 7 pm for free swimming.
Finding Nemo starts at 8 pm.

Outdoor Picnic Flix: “Frozen” | Dublin
Friday, August 22 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Emerald Glen Park
Outdoor Picnic Flix:

Join the Dublin community for free outdoor movies at Emerald Glen Park. Movies start at approximately 8:30 pm, but attendees may arrive as early as 7 pm to snag the perfect spot. Consider making a day of it, and make use of the park’s basketball courts, ...

Saturday, August 23

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 ...

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 …

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 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 ...

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 …

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 …

The Great Brownie Bake-Off at Ardenwood Historic Farm | Fremont
The Great Brownie Bake-Off at Ardenwood Historic Farm | Fremont

Pay tribute to Mildred “Brownie” Schrumpf, the creator of the brownie, by testing out her original recipe against a modern one and crown the chocolatey, chewy winner at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont.
The program is free, but Ardenwood admission fee applies: $3/adults (18+ years), $3/seniors (62+ …

Eccentric Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | Port Costa
Saturday, August 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| Port Costa
Eccentric Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | Port Costa

“O Best Beloved” is a live outdoor stage play based on Rudyard Kipling’s “Just-So Stories.” It was named “Best Of Fringe” at the 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival. Featuring original songs, slapstick antics, eccentric characters and colorful scenery, the six actors will satiate your curiosity ...

Drought Talk: A California Wake Up Call | North Bay
Saturday, August 23 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center
Drought Talk: A California Wake Up Call | North Bay

Some say it is the worst drought in the past 50 years. Some say it is the worst in recorded history. Either way we know that it is going to have some profound impacts on our way of life, the economy, the environment, and more.
What …

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, …

Saturday in the Park: Blues, Funk & Soul Concert | McLaren Park
Saturday, August 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Saturday in the Park: Blues, Funk & Soul Concert | McLaren Park

The iconic Jerry Garcia Amphitheater at McLaren Park features a variety of local performers and varied music genres from August 9 to October 11, 2014. Situated on a sunny hillside meadow and surrounded by tall shade trees, the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre creates an intimate, friendly ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Redwood City
Saturday, August 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Redwood City

For the 32nd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present The Taming of the Shrew, a feast of wit, outrageous clowning, and crazy plot twists in Renaissance-era Padua, Italy, as Kate and Petruchio meet, fight (a lot), and eventually negotiate their way through a “subversive and ...

Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay
Saturday, August 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Halley Hill Observatory
Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay

Sunset is at 7:49 pm, and the gates close at 10 pm.

Free A’s Post-Game Pixar’s ‘The Incredibles’ Fireworks Show | Oakland
Saturday, August 23 – 9:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A's Post-Game Pixar's 'The Incredibles' Fireworks  Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game ends, whether the A’s win or lose. There’s no need to pay ...

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 …