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Sunday, September 21

Free Dental Care Day & BBQ | Oakland
Sunday, September 21 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Dental
Free Dental Care Day & BBQ | Oakland

In celebration of it’s 10 Year Anniversary, Lake Merritt Dental is partnering with the national non-profit, Dentistry From the Heart, to offer one free day of dental care on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 7 am to 7 pm.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
They will …

2014 Tour de Coop: Chickens, Beehives & Homesteads | Silicon Valley
Sunday, September 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Tickets are limited.
| Silicon Valley
2014 Tour de Coop: Chickens, Beehives & Homesteads | Silicon Valley

The third annual Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, a self-guided bicycle tour of chicken coops, gardens, bee hives, hoop houses, and cool Silicon Valley urban homesteads, takes place from 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday, September 21, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is required. Tickets are …

2014 International Dragon Boat Festival: Sunday | Treasure Island
Sunday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dragon Boat Festival Grounds
2014 International Dragon Boat Festival: Sunday | Treasure Island

The 19th Annual SF International Dragon Boat Festival is a free weekend of world-class dragon boat racing in the shadow of the new bay bridge, cultural performances, and family activities at the largest competitive dragon boat festival in the U.S. The festival features upwards of 130 dragon ...

2014 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Lafayette
2014 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: Sunday | East Bay

The 19th annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is one of the largest festivals in Contra Costa County and takes place on September 20-21, 2014. In past years, over 80,000 people strolled among the stalls of art, handmade crafts, sampling foods from top local restaurants and enjoying ...

2014 Niles Music Festival & Old-Fashioned Sack Races | East Bay
Sunday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Niles Town Plaza
2014 Niles Music Festival & Old-Fashioned Sack Races | East Bay

A line up of over 15 acts will grace the stage of the third annual Niles Music Festival in the Niles Town Plaza.
This eight hour Music Fest features local bands, trios, duos, and solos who make up the Niles music scene.
2014 Niles Music Festival
Sunday, September 21, 2014 | …

2014 “Art in Nature” Festival in the Woods | Oakland
Sunday, September 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Redwood Regional Park
2014

Stroll along the mile-long Stream Trail of Redwood Regional Park in Oakland, experience art in nature, and delve into the nature of art throughout 12 themed areas featuring music, dance, sculpture, painting, martial arts, poetry, body painting, circus arts, theater, visual arts, storytelling, arts & crafts, …

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 21 – 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 “Bark & Meow” Free Adopt-A-Thon & Block Party | Berkeley
Sunday, September 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Humane Society
2014

The Second Annual Bark (& Meow) Around the Block is an Adopt-A-Thon and family-friendly Street Fair.
In addition to the many dogs, cats, puppies and kittens that Berkeley Humane will adopt out for free to loving homes, the event will feature a dozen other rescues from …

2014 Berkeley World Music Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
2014 Berkeley World Music Festival: Sunday | East Bay

Music once again spills out from all corners of Berkeley during the first ever Fall Equinox event in the 11th season of the Berkeley World Music Festival at Telegraph and Haste which serves at the main hub for two days of continuous music showcasing Bay ...

2014 SFMusic Day: Live Classical, Jazz & Food Trucks | SF
Sunday, September 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Music
2014 SFMusic Day: Live Classical, Jazz & Food Trucks | SF

Enjoy live music from 38 ensembles in a setting full of energy and freedom, à la San Francisco during SFMusic Day at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. 2014 SFMusic Day September 20-21, 2014 - Saturday | 7:30-9:30 pm - Sunday | Noon to 6:30 pm ...

Secret Picnic | 2014 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
Secret Picnic | 2014 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

Join other old time music lovers at a secret picnic and potluck somewhere in the East Bay and most likely in Berkeley from 1-5 pm on Sunday, September 22, 2013.
Free to attend, but you must email picnicATberkeleyoldtimemusic.org to find out the location. Please bring a dish …

2014 Bike Life Festival: Live Music, DJs, Art & Workshops | San Jose
Sunday, September 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
2014 Bike Life Festival: Live Music, DJs, Art & Workshops | San Jose

The Bike Life Festival is the first annual celebration of San Jose’s bicycle community and culture held at St. James Park in downtown San Jose.
2014 Bike Life Festival
Sunday, September 21, 2014 | 1-6 pm
St. James Park, 2nd St. and St. James St., San Jose
FREE
Enthusiasts of all bicycle …

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF
Sunday, September 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF

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 ...

Tuesday, September 23

Bird & Bat Nature Walk | East Bay
Bird & Bat Nature Walk | East Bay

Join us in our family bird walk series on this special walk focusing on birds AND bats. A naturalist from East Bay Regional Parks will help us look for and learn about the local bats of our East Bay Hills. We’ll also look and listen …

English Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley
Tuesday, September 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Morris Dance Practice Hall
English Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley

Feeling a little sluggish? Need to get that blood pumping? Secretly enjoy live fiddle and accordion music? Come join the basics of Morris dancing at the annual free workshop series in Berkeley starting on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 and continuing for four weeks (with a one-week break ...

Wednesday, September 24

Quinn DeVeaux & the Blue Beat Review | Albany Music In The Park
Wednesday, September 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Albany)
Quinn DeVeaux & the Blue Beat Review | Albany Music In The Park

Bring a picnic and a blanket, family and friends because it’s Music in the Park time again in Albany’s grassy Memorial Park. The 2014 concert series will be the 11th season of providing free concerts every Wednesday night in September. Don’t forget your dancing shoes. ...

Thursday, September 25

Final Movie on the Square: “Muppets Most Wanted” | Redwood City
Thursday, September 25 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Final Movie on the Square:

Movie on the Square – Muppets Most Wanted (PG)
Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they …

Friday, September 26

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, September 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...

Free Family Dinner & “Finding Nemo” Screening | SF
Friday, September 26 – 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 &

On September 26, 2014, they will be showing Finding Nemo and serving lumpia with a healthy side.

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Movie in the Park: “We Bought A Zoo” | Oakland
Friday, September 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Movie in the Park:

Friday September 26 – We Bought a Zoo (PG 124 minutes)
We Bought a Zoo is a 2011 American family comedy-drama film based on the 2008 memoir of the same name by Benjamin Mee. Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside …

Saturday, September 27

Smithsonian’s 10th Annual Free Museum Day | 2014
Saturday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 10th Annual Free Museum Day | 2014

Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th annual Museum Day takes place Saturday, September 27, 2014 as participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors who register for free Museum Day tickets starting on August 1, 2014. San Francisco highlights include the de ...

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks | 2014
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks | 2014

Sometimes you’ve just got get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks including Muir Woods and Yosemite Park. Yosemite park waves their usual $20 per car ...

Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay
Saturday, September 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Halley Hill Observatory
Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay

Sunset is at 6:57 pm, and the gates close at 10 pm.

Sunday, September 28

“Sunday Streets” Block Party | Excelsior
Sunday, September 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Excelsior Sunday Streets

Sunday Streets (March – October 2014) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, yoga classes, and everyone except for cars can take over the streets ...