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Friday, July 29

Ka-Hon: Bay Areas Finest Latin Percussionists | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, July 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Ka-Hon: Bay Areas Finest Latin Percussionists | Yerba Buena Gardens
What’s in that box, you ask? In the hands of Ka-Hon, a gentle spring shower, a flamenco troupe, a galloping stallion, and a rumba circle. Drawing on a pan-American array of rhythms, the high-energy ensemble displays the astounding versatility of the humble cajón, a simple ...
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, July 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 ...

Rooftop Garden Concert: Jazz | Oakland
Friday, July 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Jazz | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s Roof Garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 10 – September 9, 2016. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

2016 Summer Festival of Knowledge: Fitness, Gardening, Cooking & Jazz | Oakland
Friday, July 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | African American Museum & Library (Oakland)
2016 Summer Festival of Knowledge: Fitness, Gardening, Cooking & Jazz | Oakland

Come out for the African American Museum & Library at Oakland’s summer session of the Festival of Knowledge. The two day event will include workshops and a meet and greet with local health and beauty experts, exercise gurus, doctors and nurses, chefs, urban gardeners, nutritionists, yoga ...

Art Night SF Kick-Off: Mid-Market Art & Live Music | UN Plaza
Friday, July 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Art Night SF Kick-Off: Mid-Market Art & Live Music | UN Plaza

Art Night SF is a new outdoor event series working to activate the public spaces of UN Plaza and Mid-Market between 7th and Market Streets through accessible installations of contemporary art on Fridays, July 29, September 30, October 14 and October 28 from 5-9 pm. Enjoy local food trucks, a plaza ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, July 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus of ...

Friday Nights at the de Young ” The View from Hollywood” | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young
Enjoy art making, live music from Darren Johnston Trio in Wisely Court and a screening of the 1940 classic The Grapes of Wrath.
Afro-Brazilian Music On Last Friday | Oakland
Friday, July 29 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Rosenblum Cellars
Afro-Brazilian Music On Last Friday | Oakland
Sang Matiz – Sang Matiz has been performing for 6 years, fusing World and Afro-Brazilian/Peruvian beats with contemporary rhythms such as Pop, Jazz, and Funk. Perfecting a combination of styles that can only be described as Danceable, Catchy, Fast, Syncopated melodies with some Rap and Afro ...
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, July 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, ...

2016 Summer “90s Alternative” Concert in the Park | Foster City
Friday, July 29 – 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 ...

Psychedelic Mini Concert: Vum | Amoeba SF
Friday, July 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Psychedelic Mini Concert: Vum | Amoeba SF
Join Vum at Amoeba SF for a live set and signing of their third album. When Jennifer Pearl returned home from studying science in French Polynesia, armed with field recordings of street musicians, church choirs, and roosters, Vum wrote their first full-length album, Night Sun. Described as ...
Free Beach Concert: Taylor Dane | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Taylor Dane | Santa Cruz
From platinum pop songs to chart-topping dance hits, Taylor Dayne is one of the most popular vocalists of the modern age. She has enjoyed Top 10 hits in three consequent decades, selling a combined 75 million singles and albums along the way. Originally signed by music ...
2016 Free Summer Concert: Mixed Nuts | Alamo
Friday, July 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Livorna Park
2016 Free Summer Concert: Mixed Nuts | Alamo
Enjoy listening and dancing to popular music that spans several decades.
Smooth R&B Music With My Blue Soul | SF
Friday, July 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar
Smooth R&B Music With My Blue Soul | SF
My Blue Soul is an eight-piece band specializing in smooth soul and R&B music. The spirited singing of Dean Leto accompanied by a cadre of fine horn players and tight rhythm section all add up to a fantastic musical experience that’s sure to please. Oakland High ...
Win Tix: The Pretenders & Joan Jett Tribute Concert | Historic BAL Theatre
Friday, July 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Historic BAL Theatre
Pretending 2 Jet is a tribute band that pays homage to not one, but two amazing music masters. They ease you in slow, with a little Pretenders sound then bam! Before you know it, this band becomes a hard rocking Joan Jett tour de force. > Get ...
Win Tix: “New Rock” with The Iron Heart | Great American Music Hall
Friday, July 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall
The Iron Heart has created their own brand of “new rock.” Shoving together a mixture of hard rock with a touch of blues and indie flare, these musical mixologists have a sound unlike any you’ve heard before. > Get Tickets – $15.00 Plus they have a name that ...
Dynamic Vintage Music with Cosmo Alleycats | SF
Friday, July 29 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Come early to get good seats.
| Club Deluxe
Dynamic Vintage Music with Cosmo Alleycats | SF
The Cosmo Alleycats is a 6-piece dance band that brings to the stage a potent mix of vintage dance music with a dynamic, soulful delivery. The band, comprised of talented musicians, draws from several decades of exhilarating American music – from the famous to the obscure ...

Saturday, July 30

2016 Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Saturday | Alameda
Saturday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Park Street (Alameda)
2016 Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Saturday | Alameda

The 2016 Park Street Art & Wine Faire is Alameda’s biggest event of the year featuring over 300 arts, crafts, and food, local wines and regional beers, live music, and a special kids’ area from 10 am to 6 pm on July 30-31, 2016. Each day offers continuous ...

The Great Mac and Cheese Melt-Off | SF
The Great Mac and Cheese Melt-Off | SF
Experience the biggest Fête du Fromage in San Francisco. More than eight of the best food trucks and pop-up shops will be mixing up mouthwatering mac and cheese specials all day long. Who will be the mac and cheesiest? Cast your vote for the chancellor of cheese, ...
2016 Summer Festival of Knowledge: Fitness, Gardening, Cooking & Jazz | Oakland
Saturday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | African American Museum & Library (Oakland)
2016 Summer Festival of Knowledge: Fitness, Gardening, Cooking & Jazz | Oakland

Come out for the African American Museum & Library at Oakland’s summer session of the Festival of Knowledge. The two day event will include workshops and a meet and greet with local health and beauty experts, exercise gurus, doctors and nurses, chefs, urban gardeners, nutritionists, yoga ...

Tom Rigney & Flambeau Showing Off Their New Orleans Grooves | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, July 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Tom Rigney & Flambeau Showing Off Their New Orleans Grooves | Yerba Buena Gardens
The Bay Area shares long and passionate ties with Louisiana, a bond exemplified by this raucous double-bill. Tom Rigney and Flambeau features some of the finest musicians on the roots music scene, including Rigney, an electrifying violinist and composer with a gift for putting an ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | McLaren Park
Saturday, July 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
| Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 57th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2016 production “Schooled.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2016 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Free Summer Acoustic Show | Point Richmond
Saturday, July 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaleidoscope Coffee
Free Summer Acoustic Show | Point Richmond
Come out to Kaleidoscope Coffee, a destination coffee shop celebrating community and the arts in the heart of Point Richmond, on July 30 at 7pm for a night with folk singer-songwriter Marc Maynon and folk singer-songwriter Randy Mayer. This concert is free for all ages.
Live Music At The Presidio: Kronos Quartet | The Presidio
Saturday, July 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Live Music At The Presidio: Kronos Quartet | The Presidio
Experience events that capture the spirit and vitality of the Presidio, the past and the present. For more than 40 years, San Francisco’s Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet and its non-profit Kronos Performing Arts Association have re-imagined and redefined the string quartet experience through thousands of concerts, more ...
Live Release Hip Hop & Rap Concert | Pleasanton
Saturday, July 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Tickets are free and seating is limited.
| Firehouse Arts Center (Pleasanton)
Live Release Hip Hop & Rap Concert | Pleasanton
After 2 long years of hard work, Smore’s debut album is finally set to release on July 23rd, 2016. The following week, Smore will be performing his album, XVI live on the Firehouse Arts Center’s stage in Pleasanton, CA. Smore will also be joined with some ...
Win Tix: Rising Local Indie Rock “EagleWolfSnake” | Starry Plough
Saturday, July 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Starry Plough
EagleWolfSnake is full of members from some of Funcheap’s favorite local bands like Music For Animals and The Hundred Days making it a perfect little super group for the summer. Performing with Sunhaze and Great Highway. > Get Tickets – $10 (21+) “Danceable rock/pop ear candy” – The Bay Bridged

Sunday, July 31

2016 Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Sunday | Alameda
Sunday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Park Street (Alameda)
2016 Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Sunday | Alameda

The 2016 Park Street Art & Wine Faire is Alameda’s biggest event of the year featuring over 300 arts, crafts, and food, local wines and regional beers, live music, and a special kids’ area from 10 am to 6 pm on July 30-31, 2016. Each day offers continuous ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, July 31 – 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 ...

2016 Porchfest: 50+ Historic Porches, Live Music & Food Trucks | Napa
Sunday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Napa
2016 Porchfest: 50+ Historic Porches, Live Music & Food Trucks | Napa
Out of the garage and onto the porch, the annual Napa Porchfest is here with free, live music on over 50 porches in historic neighborhoods of Napa. Porches have been selected and matched up with local bands ranging in styles from indie, bluegrass, New Wave pop, surf ...
Oakland Municipal Band Concerts at the Lake | 2016 Season
Sunday, July 31 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Pergola
Oakland Municipal Band Concerts at the Lake | 2016 Season

The 105th concert season of free performances by the Oakland Municipal Band kicks off on with a July 4th concert and continues on Sundays throughout the summer. The 35 piece all professional band is led by music director Troy Davis in what has become a significant ...