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Monday, September 1

2014 Begonia Festival: Fishing Derby & Boat Races | Capitola
Monday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2014 Begonia Festival: Fishing Derby & Boat Races | Capitola

Begonia Festival Schedule | Monday, September 1, 2014

6 am to noon: Fishing Derby: Registration begins at 6 am near the end of the Capitola Wharf. Bring your own fishing poles. Open to all ages. Final Tally begins at 11 am.
11 am to 2 pm: Children’s Art …

2014 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods: Labor Day | Woodside
Monday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kings Mountain Fire Station
2014 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods: Labor Day | Woodside

Why pay a fortune to see the art in Sausalito when you can visit the Kings Mountain Art Fair for free? It’s rated right up there in the ‘Top Five Fine Art Fairs of California’ by the Art Fair SourceBook, and it has a decidedly ...

2014 Pan African Family Reunion: Dancing, Music, Live Art & Free Food | Oakland
Monday, September 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mosswood Park
2014 Pan African Family Reunion: Dancing, Music, Live Art & Free Food | Oakland

The Afrocentric Oakland Crew invites all citizens of the African Diaspora to Mosswood Park for the annual Pan African Family Reunion, a free day of sunshine in the park with a great variety of music, live art, dancing, and games for adults and kids alike from 10 am to …

2014 “Abbots Bromliad” Antler Dance | Oakland
Monday, September 1 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Joaquin Miller Park
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Join the California Revels in a day of  good music, dancing, and the largest celebration ever of the Abbots Bromley antler dance, The Abbots Bromliad on Labor Day Monday, September 1, 2014.
Every September, the dancers in Abbots Bromley, England take up the traditional horns for …

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF
Monday, September 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
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 ...

2014 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley
Monday, September 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a suggested $10 donation will help pay for expenses.
| Blake Street
2014 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley

Come shake it at the 6th Annual Blake Street Salsa Block Party, the original Berkeley salsa block party, with the Bay Area Salsa & Timba All Stars, plus DJ JuanLove, DJ Willi, and SambaFunk’s King Theo as Master of Ceremonies on Labor Day Monday.
2014 Blake …

Tuesday, September 2

Cartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day
Tuesday, September 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
| Cartoon Art Museum
Cartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day

The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms. This unique institution houses approximately 6,000 original pieces in its permanent collection; a complete volume research/library facility is located on the ...

English Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley
Tuesday, September 2 – 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 3

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, September 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...

SF Zoo Free Admission Day
SF Zoo Free Admission Day

The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all year round.  You’ll enjoy seeing the 250 different animal species in naturalistic surroundings, ...

’50s Havana Social Club Dance Party in the Park | Albany
Wednesday, September 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Albany)
'50s Havana Social Club Dance Party in the Park | Albany

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 4

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, September 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 ...

Movies on the Square | Redwood City
Thursday, September 4 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June to September in 2014. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of chairs and ...

Friday, September 5

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, September 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

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 ...

Saturday, September 6

2014 Mission Creek Music Festival Block Party | Oakland
Saturday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Two Mile Wines
2014 Mission Creek Music Festival Block Party | Oakland

The Mission Creek Music Festival block party had an unexpected last minute location change, and this time it’s in the warehouse of the Two Mile Wines winery at 489 25th St., Oakland on Saturday, September 6, 2014.
The roll top will be up, the taps will pour …

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
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 ...

Whimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | Santa Clara
Saturday, September 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| Rotary Park (Santa Clara)
Whimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | Santa Clara

“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 ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Sunday, September 7

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 7 – 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 ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF
Sunday, September 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
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 ...

Whimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | East Bay
Sunday, September 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| Hayward Memorial Park
Whimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | East Bay

“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 ...

Tuesday, September 9

Win Tix: Sheryl Sandberg Talk: Gender Dynamics & Modern Family | Castro Theatre
Tuesday, September 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $29
| Castro Theatre
Sheryl Sandberg Talk: Gender Dynamics & Modern Family | Castro Theatre

In her new book, Cut Adrift, Marianne Cooper, Stanford sociologist and lead researcher for Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In weaves together deep data analysis of our frightening economic condition with real-world stories of families struggling to adjust.
Hear Cooper in conversation with LeanIn.org Founder Sheryl Sandberg, as …

Wednesday, September 10

Honky Tonk Country Concert | Albany Music in the Park
Wednesday, September 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Albany)
Honky Tonk Country Concert | 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 11

Movies on the Square | Redwood City
Thursday, September 11 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June to September in 2014. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of chairs and ...