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Friday, August 5

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, August 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regularly admission is $18 ...

2016 Summer “R&B/Funk/Old School” Concert in the Park | Foster City
Friday, August 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Leo J. Ryan Park
2016 Summer

Join the Foster City community for free summer concerts overlooking the water in Leo Ryan Park from 6-8 pm, every Friday from July to August 2016. Don’t forget to bring your friends, a picnic, and your dancing shoes.  2016 Foster City Summer Concert Schedule July 15th ...

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

Rock Balancing Art Gathering & Lessons | Crissy Field
Saturday, August 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Crissy Field (near Warming Hut)
Rock Balancing Art Gathering & Lessons | Crissy Field
Watch and join in the amazing gravity-defying art of rock balancing near the Golden Gate Bridge. Dozens of artists worldwide are part of a global balanced rock sculpture movement, and two of them have invited you to learn the practice of creating these serene, temporary sculptures ...
Family Fun Fest: Rock Climbing, Zoo & Bounce Houses | Hayward
Saturday, August 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hayward Public Library (Weekes Branch)
Family Fun Fest: Rock Climbing, Zoo & Bounce Houses | Hayward
Celebrate the end of summer at their annual family fun fest, featuring climb on rock climbing wall, little explorers petting zoo, face painting and bounce houses and activities provided by the hayward recreation center. All ages are welcome at this free event. Come celebrate with them.
Lekha Booknic: A Family Book Picnic | Saratoga
Saturday, August 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Saratoga Prospect Center
Lekha Booknic: A Family Book Picnic | Saratoga
Meet the writers, listen to readings, have lunch with us, and find your family’s new favorite books. This August will mark the completion of Lekha’s 10th summer. They are holding a booknic to exhibit their publications, showcase their authors, and share the joy of reading.
2016 Free Movies in the Park: Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 | Newark
Saturday, August 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Food and beverage for purchase.
| Newark Community Park
2016 Free Movies in the Park: Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 | Newark

Come out to the park with your chairs and blankets and join for a fun family film. The movie will start at sunset but show up early for pre-movie activities. There will be food and beverages for sale, along with handmade goods, and raffle prizes. A ...

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 ...

City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Sunday, August 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Parade Grounds
City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Tuesday, August 9

Free 18-Piece Big Band Jazz Summer Concert in the Park | Orinda
Tuesday, August 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Free 18-Piece Big Band Jazz Summer Concert in the Park | Orinda

Bring your family and friends down to Orinda Community Park for Summer Concerts in the Park. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the evening. 2016 Schedule June 14: Bay Bridge Beat, 70s Funk ...

Wednesday, August 10

$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Fairfield
Wednesday, August 10 – 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. Watch select G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am. Participating ...

The Final “$1 Movie Day” of 2016 | Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse
Wednesday, August 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
| CineArts at The Empire
The Final

From June through August, Bay Area Cinemark/Century Theaters host 10 weeks of fun films for families and kids for just $5 (that’s 50 cents a movie) if purchased in advance – or $1 per film at the box office. All films are either rated G or PG. ...

Movie Night on the Green: “Fantastic Mr. Fox” | Marin
Wednesday, August 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marin Country Mart
Movie Night on the Green: “Fantastic Mr. Fox” | Marin

Bring your family to the weekly and complimentary outdoor movie night series at the Marin Country Mart from 6-8 pm on Wednesdays, June 8 – August 24, 2016. All Marin Country Mart events are held in the courtyard, where greenery and seating offer the ambience ...

Thursday, August 11

Moraga Summer Concert: Decades of Rock | East Bay
Thursday, August 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Decades of Rock | East Bay

On Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of ...

Free Movies in the Park: “E.T.” | Pleasanton
Thursday, August 11 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Movies in the Park:

Enjoy free movies on Thursday evenings from July to August, compliments of the City of Pleasanton. Grab a picnic dinner, blanket and low beach chairs to enjoy family film favorites. All films will be shown at dusk at Amador Valley Community Park. Be prepared for some fun activities ...

Friday, August 12

Unique Derique: A Prince Among Clowns | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, August 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Unique Derique: A Prince Among Clowns | Yerba Buena Gardens
A beloved Bay Area institution, the Unique Derique is a prince among clowns, an internationally esteemed performer who has honed a singular blend of physical comedy and hambone body percussion. Derique (aka Lance McGee) started clowning in Berkeley at 15 with Circus A La Mode ...
2016 Summer “Pop/Rock” Concert in the Park | Foster City
Friday, August 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Leo J. Ryan Park
2016 Summer

Join the Foster City community for free summer concerts overlooking the water in Leo Ryan Park from 6-8 pm, every Friday from July to August 2016. Don’t forget to bring your friends, a picnic, and your dancing shoes.  2016 Foster City Summer Concert Schedule July 15th ...

Saturday, August 13

Meet & Greet The Baseball Star Jeremy Affledt | San Mateo
Saturday, August 13 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Hillsdale Shopping Center
Meet & Greet The Baseball Star Jeremy Affledt | San Mateo
Meet San Francisco Giant, Jeremy Affeldt, 3-time World Series pitcher and Comcast Sports Analyst at Hillsdale Shopping Center. He’ll be on hand to sign autographs on Saturday. Wrapping up his career in October 2015 in San Francisco, the left-handed, 14-year baseball veteran joined the Giants in ...
2016 Laurel Street Fair: Live Music, Yoga & DJs | Oakland
Saturday, August 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Laurel District
2016 Laurel Street Fair: Live Music, Yoga & DJs | Oakland
The 17th Annual Laurel Street Fair is a day filled with live music, DJ’s, yoga, artisan vendors, carnival, petting zoo, food trucks & local chefs in Oakland’s Laurel District. The fair has grown every year in scope, and is now known as one of the biggest and best ...
Pistahan: Have a Peek At Filipino Culture | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, August 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Pistahan: Have a Peek At Filipino Culture | Yerba Buena Gardens
Celebrating Filipino and Filipino-American arts and culture, the 23nd annual Pistahan features 2 days of art pavilions and stages highlighting contemporary and traditional music, dance, art, crafts, cuisine, and artifacts. A trade expo offers products unique to the Philippines, including foods, books, jewelry, clothes and products ...
California Historical Society Community Day: Tule Canoes, Talks & All-Day Crafts | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| California Historical Society
California Historical Society Community Day: Tule Canoes, Talks & All-Day Crafts | Mission Dist.
Community Days at California Historical Society are all-day free events that aim to engage the public in key themes connected to its exhibitions Native Portraits: Contemporary Tintypes by Ed Drew and Sensational Portrayals of the Modoc War, 1872-73. Free, but an RSVP is required. Join this fun event for ...
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, August 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.

Fog City Movie Night: “Zootopia” | Richmond Dist.
Saturday, August 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rossi Park
Fog City Movie Night:

The Richmond District proudly presents the next installment of their outdoor movie series in Rossi Playground with family films shown in high definition on a 26 foot screen under the stars, or under the fog, as it is the Richmond after all. Come early with your ...

Free A’s Post-Game Star Wars Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland
Saturday, August 13 – 9:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A's Post-Game Star Wars Themed 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 starts, whether the A’s win or lose. There’s no need to pay ...

Sunday, August 14

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, August 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...

Festival of the Chariots 2016 | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
Festival of the Chariots 2016 | Golden Gate Park
The “Festival of the Chariots,” known throughout India as the “Ratha Yatra” festival, has been performed for thousands of years in Puri, India, and today it is celebrated in all major cities through out the world. More than 3,000 people attend each year in San ...
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 14 – 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 ...

Wednesday, August 17

Movie Night on the Green: “The Peanuts Movie” | Marin
Wednesday, August 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marin Country Mart
Movie Night on the Green: “The Peanuts Movie” | Marin

Bring your family to the weekly and complimentary outdoor movie night series at the Marin Country Mart from 6-8 pm on Wednesdays, June 8 – August 24, 2016. All Marin Country Mart events are held in the courtyard, where greenery and seating offer the ambience ...

Thursday, August 18

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, August 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur by the East Bay Express, ...

Moraga Summer Concert: Tribute to The Beatles | East Bay
Thursday, August 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Tribute to The Beatles  | East Bay

On Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of ...