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Sunday, August 6

Summer Reading Celebration: Magic Show, Art & Architecture Tour | Oakland
Sunday, August 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Suggested donation of $5.
| Oakland Museum of California
Summer Reading Celebration: Magic Show, Art & Architecture Tour | Oakland
Don’t miss the 13th annual Summer Reading Celebration at the Oakland Museum of California with the Oakland Public Library from 12-4 pm. Held in OMCA’s lush gardens, activities will highlight this year’s theme, Explore, Connect, & Grow. Enjoy a magic show by Dan Chan Presents, ...
The Sky Event of the Decade: August’s “All-American” Eclipse of the Sun | SF Main Library
Sunday, August 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
The Sky Event of the Decade: August’s “All-American” Eclipse of the Sun | SF Main Library
On Monday, Aug. 21, there will be an eclipse of the sun visible throughout North America. People in a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina will see a spectacular total eclipse, with the moon briefly covering the sun, and day turning into night. Everyone ...

Star Wars vs. Romeo & Juliet: Free Outdoor Theatre Mash-Up | Oakland
Sunday, August 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Dimond Park
Star Wars vs. Romeo & Juliet: Free Outdoor Theatre Mash-Up | Oakland

Each year the Samuel Peaches Peripatetic Players travel the Bay Area with FluxWagon, their folding mobile stage. In 2017’s adventure, the Players can’t decide whether to tackle the high art tragedy of “Romeo and Juliet” or that other popular tale of star-crossed destiny, “Star Wars: ...

Free Photography Family Day: Art-making Activities & Samba Workshop | Palo Alto
Sunday, August 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Palo Alto Art Center
Free Photography Family Day: Art-making Activities & Samba Workshop | Palo Alto
Join the Palo Alto Art Center for a free Photography Family Day, August 6, 2-4:30 pm at the Art Center. The day’s events will feature artmaking activities led by teaching artists, sunprints, photo collage candle holders, “finish the picture” drawings, and a photo scavenger hunt ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino
Sunday, August 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

Tuesday, August 8

$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Regal Theaters
Tuesday, August 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
| Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX
$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Regal Theaters

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 ...

Summertime Outdoor Motown Concert | Orinda
Tuesday, August 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summertime Outdoor Motown Concert | 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. 2017 Schedule 6/13 – Lucky Losers (Contemporary Blues) ...

Wednesday, August 9

The Final “$1 Movie Day” of 2017 | Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse
Wednesday, August 9 – 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. ...

2017 $1 Summer Family Movie Festival Season Finale | Regal Theaters
Wednesday, August 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
| Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX
2017 $1 Summer Family Movie Festival Season Finale | Regal Theaters

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 ...

Movie Night on the Green: “Bee Movie” & “Grand Budapest Hotel” | Marin
Wednesday, August 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marin County Mart
Movie Night on the Green: “Bee Movie” &

Bring your family to the weekly and complimentary outdoor movie night series at the Marin Country Mart at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm on Wednesdays, June 21 – August 30, 2017. All Marin Country Mart events are held in the courtyard, where greenery and seating ...

Summer Steely Dan Tribute Concert | Menlo Park
Wednesday, August 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont Park (Menlo Park)
Summer Steely Dan Tribute Concert | 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 to August in Fremont Park (University and Santa Cruz Avenues). Bring your picnic blanket and dinner, ...

Thursday, August 10

Moraga Summer Concert: Rock & Roll | East Bay
Thursday, August 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Rock & Roll | 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 ...

Summer Movie in the Park: “Lego Batman Movie” | Orinda
Thursday, August 10 – 8:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summer Movie in the Park: “Lego Batman Movie” | Orinda

The Orinda Parks and Recreation Department is happy to bring back Movies in the Park for another year. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring their blankets, lawn chairs, and don’t forget the popcorn. Orinda Movies in the Park Thursday ...

Movies on the Square: “Finding Dory” | Redwood City
Thursday, August 10 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: “Finding Dory” | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 1 to August 31 in 2017. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of ...

Free Movies in the Park: “Star Trek Beyond” | Pleasanton
Thursday, August 10 – 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 11

Early Bird Shopping Specials | Pier 39
Friday, August 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Early Bird Shopping Specials | Pier 39
Shop early and receive special discounts* at participating businesses from 10 am-noon. Check back to see the full list of discounts. *Restrictions apply. See discount list for more details.
The Unique Derique Comedy | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Friday, August 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
The Unique Derique Comedy | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
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 and ...
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 ...

2017 Summer “Swing/Jazz” Concert in the Park | Foster City
Friday, August 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Leo J. Ryan Park
2017 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 2017. Don’t forget to bring your friends, a picnic, and your dancing shoes.  2017 Foster City Summer Concert Schedule July 14 Zoo ...

2017 Teen Science Night: Dive into the Reef | California Academy of Sciences
Friday, August 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required and you must be between 13-18 years of age.
| California Academy of Sciences
2017 Teen Science Night: Dive into the Reef | California Academy of Sciences
End summer with science: Immerse yourself in the natural world at the California Academy of Sciences’ fifth annual Teen Science Night, a teen takeover night at the museum. Bay Area youth (ages 13 – 18) are invited to come relax and explore the world of ...
Free Moonlight Movies: Finding Dory | Danville
Friday, August 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Danville Town Green
Free Moonlight Movies: Finding Dory | Danville

Gather up the family and join your neighbors for respite under the stars. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. To help keep the little ones busy, arts and crafts will be available to younger attendees beginning at 6:30 pm and go on until ...

2017 Movie Under the Stars: “The Lego Batman Movie” | Menlo Park
Friday, August 11 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Menlo Park
2017 Movie Under the Stars:

The 2017 Menlo Movie Series will feature free movies in Downtown Menlo Park on the Chestnut Paseo. Be sure to bring a chair, blanket, and some snacks to enjoy, but most of all, don’t forget to bring the family. Enjoy a night of watching the ...

Saturday, August 12

2017 Festival of India | Fremont
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Paseo Padre Parkway (Fremont)
2017 Festival of India | Fremont

Fremont’s annual Festival of India showcases India’s rich culture and heritage with a wide variety of dance and food. Activities include a health fair on Saturday, a festival on both days, and a parade on Sunday. 2017 Festival of India & Parade August 12-13, 2017 | 10 am ...

“Hats Off to Teachers 2017” Party & Free Classroom Supplies | SF
Saturday, August 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free classroom materials for Bay Area teachers only,
| SCRAP
SCRAP is hosting its annual Hats Off to Teachers materials give-away from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, August 12, 2017. If you are an SF Bay Area teacher, come by to gather free classroom supplies including: pens, pencils, paper, markers, binders and a great variety of other ...
40th Annual Musical Saw Festival: “Saw-Off” Contest & Workshop | Santa Cruz
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parking in Felton is $10
| Roaring Camp
40th Annual Musical Saw Festival:

The 40th Annual Musical Saw Festival will have continuous music, a potluck, a “Saw Off” contest, a Chorus of the Saws, and even a free workshop for those who want to learn to saw (musically, of course), in Felton, CA, located just above Santa Cruz ...

44th Annual Gravenstein Apple Fair: Old-Time Country Get-Together | Sebastopol
Saturday, August 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: $12*
*$12 gen admission, $8 for ages 6-12. Kids under 5 are free.
| Ragle Ranch Park
44th Annual Gravenstein Apple Fair: Old-Time Country Get-Together | Sebastopol
Sonoma County Farm Trails’ 44th Annual Gravenstein Apple Fair on August 12th and 13th continues the tradition of celebrating the Gravenstein apple, with live music, great food, cooking demonstrations by local chefs, kid-friendly arts and crafts booths, fun games, farm animals, and so much more. ...
Pistahan 2017: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)
Pistahan 2017: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF

Experience a massive celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the annual Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw over ...

2017 Laurel Street Fair: Yoga, Food Trucks & Live Music | Oakland
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Laurel District
2017 Laurel Street Fair: Yoga, Food Trucks & Live Music | Oakland
The 18th Annual Laurel Street Fair is a day filled with live music, DJ’s, yoga, artisan vendors, carnival, petting zoo, food trucks and 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 ...
2017 Chinatown Music Festival & Interactive Design Exhibitions | SF
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Waverly Place
2017 Chinatown Music Festival & Interactive Design Exhibitions | SF
The eight annual Chinatown Music Festival celebrates an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary music performances by locally and internationally recognized talents performing. 2017 Chinatown Music Festival Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 11 am to 5 pm Waverly Place, SF FREE A highlight of this year’s Festival will feature a newly ...
2017 Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway | Bayview
Saturday, August 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Limited to kids and teenagers.
| NOW Hunters Point Site
2017 Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway | Bayview
BMAGIC will provide backpacks stuffed with school supplies to Bayview-Hunters Point families in need at the annual Free Back to School Backpack Giveaway from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, August 12, 2017. The program aims to equip children from kindergarten to 12th grade and their ...