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Saturday, August 16

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Redwood City
Saturday, August 16 – 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 ...

Sunday, August 17

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 17 – 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 | Redwood City
Sunday, August 17 – 4:00 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 ...

Wednesday, August 20

Closing Night: Starlight Movie Night & Improv Show: “Airplane” | San Jose
Wednesday, August 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Pedro Square Market
Closing Night: Starlight Movie Night & Improv Show:

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 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 Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, August 21 – 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 in 2012 by the East ...

Friday, August 22

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 ...

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 ...

Saturday, August 23

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.

Sunday, August 24

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Mission District
Sunday, August 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Mission District

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 ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 24 – 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 | Redwood City
Sunday, August 24 – 4:00 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 ...

Monday, August 25

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 ...

Friday, August 29

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, August 29 – 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 ...

Movie in the Park: “Turbo” | Oakland
Friday, August 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Movie in the Park:

Friday August 29 – Turbo (PG 96 minutes)
Turbo is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy sports film. A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.

Saturday, August 30

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF
Saturday, August 30 – 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 ...

Sunday, August 31

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF
Sunday, August 31 – 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 ...

Monday, September 1

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Saturday, September 6

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 ...

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 ...