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Sunday, July 27

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 ...

Sensational Shark Talk w/ Aquarium of the Bay Naturalist | North Bay
Sunday, July 27 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center
Sensational Shark Talk w/ Aquarium of the Bay Naturalist | North Bay

Did you know that sharks help keep the entire food web in the oceans balanced? Come explore the answer to this, and how these top predators are extreme survivors of our planet.
Learn about their different senses, adaptations, and how researchers study these remarkable animals through …

Street Drum Corps: Apocalyptic Hip-Hop | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Sunday, July 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Street Drum Corps: Apocalyptic Hip-Hop | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Street Drum Corps is an explosion of drums, dance, and high energy entertainment. From July 6 – August 14, 2014, Street Drum Corps will be performing two shows daily at noon and at 3 pm, Monday-Thursday, and at noon and 6 pm on Sundays. The acclaimed drummers are famous ...

Porchfest 2014: 50 Historic Porches, Live Music & Food Trucks | Napa
Sunday, July 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over Napa
Porchfest 2014: 50 Historic Porches, Live Music & Food Trucks | Napa

Out of the garage and onto the porch, the fourth annual Napa Porchfest is here with free, live music on 50 porches in historic neighborhoods of Napa from 1-6 pm on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
Porches have been selected and matched up with local bands ranging …

Final 2014 Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella | SF
Sunday, July 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Heron's Head Park
Final 2014 Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella | SF

Circus Bella is an open air, one-ring circus featuring amazing circus artists performing tricks like the static trapeze, rope walking, juggling, contortion, unicycle, clowning, acrobatics, and more set to an original score performed by live musicians. The 2014 show, Here We Go!, is a completely new 60-minute, one-ring circus showcasing ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino
Sunday, July 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino

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 ...

Wednesday, July 30

Summer Concert Series | Menlo Park
Wednesday, July 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont Park
Summer Concert Series | Menlo Park

Enjoy a free summer concert in Menlo Park featuring a variety of musical styles from jazz to country to hits of today and yesterday, from 6:30-8 pm on Wednesdays from June 18 to August 13, 2014. Bring your picnic blanket and dinner, and of course there is ...

Starlight Movie & Tequila Dance-Off: “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” | San Jose
Wednesday, July 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
Starlight Movie & Tequila Dance-Off:

Take advantage of San Jose’s warm, summer nights and enjoy a movie under the star-studded sky from June 14 to August 20, 2014. Admission is free. Pre-show entertainment begins about 7 pm and movies start at dusk. Please note, no outside food or drinks are allowed ...

Thursday, July 31

El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May – October
Thursday, July 31 – 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 ...

Movies on the Square | Redwood City
Thursday, July 31 – 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, August 1

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, August 1 – 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 ...

2014 Summer Concert Series | Foster City
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Leo J. Ryan Park
2014 Summer Concert Series | Foster City

Join the Foster City community for free summer concerts overlooking the water in Leo Ryan Park from 6-8 pm, every Friday from July 11-August 15, 2014. Don’t forget to bring your friends, a picnic, and your dancing shoes.  2014 Foster City Summer Concert Schedule July ...

Free Moonlight Movie: “The Goonies” | Danville
Friday, August 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Danville Town Green
Free Moonlight Movie:

The Goonies tells the story of a group of kids that set out on an adventure in search of pirate treasure that could save their homes from foreclosure.

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino
Friday, August 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino

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 ...

Saturday, August 2

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino
Saturday, August 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino

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 ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, August 2 – 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, August 3

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 3 – 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 | Cupertino
Sunday, August 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino

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, August 5

Cartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day
Tuesday, August 5 – 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 ...

Wednesday, August 6

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, August 6 – 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 ...

$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Fairfield
Wednesday, August 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10:00 am.
| Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX
$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Fairfield

Regal Theaters across the Bay Area have once again planned a fun-filled Summer Movie Express of select family movies for $1 for kids and parents from June to August 2014. Watch select G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 ...

Summer Concert Series | Menlo Park
Wednesday, August 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont Park
Summer Concert Series | Menlo Park

Enjoy a free summer concert in Menlo Park featuring a variety of musical styles from jazz to country to hits of today and yesterday, from 6:30-8 pm on Wednesdays from June 18 to August 13, 2014. Bring your picnic blanket and dinner, and of course there is ...

’80s Dance Party & Starlight Movie Night: “Pretty in Pink” | San Jose
Wednesday, August 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Pedro Square Market
'80s Dance Party & Starlight Movie Night:

Take advantage of San Jose’s warm, summer nights and enjoy a movie under the star-studded sky from June 14 to August 20, 2014. Admission is free. Pre-show entertainment begins about 7 pm and movies start at dusk. Please note, no outside food or drinks are allowed ...

Thursday, August 7

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, August 7 – 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 ...