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Tuesday, August 30

Live at Lagunitas: Unknown Mortal Orchestra & tUnE-yArDs DJ Set | Petaluma
Tuesday, August 30 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Unknown Mortal Orchestra & tUnE-yArDs DJ Set | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these ...

Summer Reggae Concert | Menlo Park
Tuesday, August 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kelly Park
Summer Reggae 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, ...

The Bob & Lenny Show: Local Jazz Music & Cocktails | Oakland
Tuesday, August 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
The Bob & Lenny Show: Local Jazz Music & Cocktails | Oakland
A regular event offering live local music and performance, Taropy with Miss Ginger and delicious cocktails. There is no cover and much magic. The Bob & Lenny Show: Jazz veteran Robert Frazier (trumpet, harmonica, and vocals) and Lenny of many great talents including playing the Uke are ...

Wednesday, August 31

People in Plazas: Free Latin Jazz Concert | Civic Center Plaza
Wednesday, August 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
People in Plazas: Free Latin Jazz Concert | Civic Center Plaza

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 120 free lunchtime concerts of all styles from July to September in over 11 different public plazas near Market Street stretched from the Embarcadero to Van Ness. Funcheap is proud to be a media sponsor of the festival. 2016 ...

Free Lunchtime Concert: Hiphop/Reggae Cover Band | Oakland
Wednesday, August 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Free Lunchtime Concert: Hiphop/Reggae Cover Band | Oakland
The Pocket is a Hip Hop, Funk, Reggae, Soul cover band and rhythm section of the Latin/Reggae band, Bayonics. Formed due to the positive feedback from fans while performing a few cover songs during their Bayonics concerts. They cover hits from the 60’s to the present ...
Folk-Rock Mini Concert: Dawes | Amoeba Berkeley
Wednesday, August 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Limited seats, to ensure guaranteed admission, pre-order the album.
| Amoeba Music (Berkeley)
Folk-Rock Mini Concert: Dawes | Amoeba Berkeley
Starting Friday, August 19th, fans can pre-order the album (on CD, LP or exclusive yellow vinyl) in-store only at Amoeba Berkeley to receive guaranteed admission to their Amoeba Berkeley in-store performance and a poster pre-signed by the band. One admission/signed poster per album purchased. Limit 4 per person. ...

Thursday, September 1

Jazz Ensemble of Soaring Vocals & String Work | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, September 1 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Jazz Ensemble of Soaring Vocals & String Work | Yerba Buena Gardens
Following in the footsteps of jazz harp master Dorothy Ashby (who recorded with everyone from Freddie Hubbard and Frank Wess to Bill Withers and Stevie Wonder), the Destiny Muhammad Jazz Trio is a sleek and soulful ensemble designed to showcase Muhammad’s soaring vocals and transporting ...
“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, September 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Twilight at the Presidio” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to October. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you relax ...

Broadway Plaza Opening Bash: Mark McGrath Concert & Fireworks | Walnut Creek
Thursday, September 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway Plaza
Broadway Plaza Opening Bash: Mark McGrath Concert & Fireworks | Walnut Creek
It’s time to celebrate the grand opening of the “new” Broadway Plaza with the ultimate “Party In The Plaza” throughout Broadway Plaza. Join in for a special concert with Pop Rocks featuring Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray. This center wide street fest will also include both musical ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | Bayview Opera House
Thursday, September 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
| Bayview Opera House
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 ...

First Thursdays Art + Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight
Thursday, September 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Red Victorian
First Thursdays Art + Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight
This month, they are featuring Bay Area youth who are telling their stories and connecting communities in urban environments through their artwork.
Music & Market Summer Concert: Classic Rock with Original Roll | Concord
Thursday, September 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: Classic Rock with Original Roll | Concord

The 27th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Markets anywhere in downtown Concord from 6:30-8 pm from May through September. The Music & Market Series is ...

Jazz & Bossa Nova Live Music With Raquel Berlind Quartet | Oakland
Thursday, September 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar
Jazz & Bossa Nova Live Music With Raquel Berlind Quartet | Oakland
Eight-time award-winning performer Raquel sings jazz, bossa nova, samba, blues, and Latin music. She has performed on cruise ships, at jazz clubs, festivals, and some of the finest private venues of Northern California. With a gorgeous voice and mesmerizing stage presence, she is a San ...
Win Tix: Australian Pink Floyd Show | Fox Theater
Thursday, September 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Fox Theater
All of the inflatables, all of the animations, all of the lasers & all the hits with music from: Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall & more. > Get Tickets – $39.50 Not just another tribute, Aussie Floyd might just ...
Win Tix: Film Projections & Live Musical Score | The Chapel
Thursday, September 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel
Sandy’s, aka Alexi Glickman, ain’t your usual singer songwriter. He’s an old soul, who utilizes eclectic, vintage tape, guitars and 4-track recorder to create a sound all his own. A Sandy’s track is unlike any other. > Get Tickets – $15.00 Joining him will be painter, sculptor, filmmaker ...

Friday, September 2

Friday Nights at the de Young: Large Scale Drawings & California Surf Music & | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: Large Scale Drawings & California Surf Music & | SF
Kira Kira, Moya Moya, Hara Hara, by August Artist-in-Residence Masako Miki Kimball Education Gallery 1:00 pm August 3–September 4, 2016 James Turrell’s “Three Gems” open during Friday Nights. Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden 5:00 pm Visit James Turrell’s Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset. Open 5–8:45 ...
“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, September 2 – 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 ...

Concerts on the Plaza | Mountain View
Friday, September 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza (Mountain View)
Concerts on the Plaza | Mountain View

Grab your friends and neighbors and bring your blanket or lawn chair down to the Civic Center Plaza for Concerts on the Plaza, a monthly live music series will take place on the first Friday of the month April through September from 6-7:30 pm. In addition to the music, ...

First Friday Art, Vintage, Live Music & Refreshments | Oakland
Friday, September 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Narrative
First Friday Art, Vintage, Live Music & Refreshments | Oakland
Oakland’s new destination for one of a kind vintage home decor, art, and lifestyle goods hosts new art each first Friday with live music, refreshments and small bites. This month’s featured artists: Augusto Lopez Pixelina Justin Angelos Owen Everett Free but an RSVP is required.
Free Beach Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | Santa Cruz
Friday, September 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | Santa Cruz
Formed in Cupertino in 1965, the group has toured with surf music icons Jan and Dean and the Beach Boys, and served as the “celebrity house band” at Disneyland for an unprecedented 15 years. Their ground breaking CD “California Project” (1985) exploded onto the Billboard Hot ...
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, September 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Acoustic Live Music With An All Female Band | Oakland
Friday, September 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar
Acoustic Live Music With An All Female Band | Oakland
A new show that proves a great song is a great song. Paula and an all female band strip down hits from all genres into acoustic format that is surprisingly hip and cool.
Ceremony: A Theatrical Healing Ritual | Oakland
Friday, September 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Regina's Door
Ceremony: A Theatrical Healing Ritual | Oakland
Ceremony is a theatrical fashion healing ritual utilizing poetry, music, dance, and costuming to highlight the life arc of Black and Brown women as they fight to access true destiny whilst residing in unjust life spaces. The heat of such a journey can render the ...
First Friday Fiesta: Free, Educational & Engaging Performances | San Jose
Friday, September 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
First Friday Fiesta: Free, Educational & Engaging Performances | San Jose

The notable First Friday Fiesta Series at MACLA brings several of the Bay Area’s most prominent Latin American music and dance companies to MACLA’s Castellano Playhouse in the heart of Downtown San José for an evening of free, educational, and engaging performances. The series is ...

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, September 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...

Win Tix: Downtempo Legends: Skye & Ross of Morcheeba | Regency Ballroom
Friday, September 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Regency Ballroom
Morcheeba, multi-million-selling darlings of downtempo with their soul and country-inflected, sampladelic mood music, are set to perform their first show with Skye on vocals since 2003 > Get Tickets – $27.50

Saturday, September 3

46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Saturday
Saturday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae
46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Saturday

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” 2016 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival September 3-4, 2016 | 10 am to 5 pm Broadway Ave, Downtown Millbrae FREE This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features ...

2016 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Saturday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Redwood City
2016 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Enjoy a full day of Lebanese culture and cuisine in a great atmosphere with music, dance, games, and other entertainment for the whole family. 6th Annual Lebanese Festival Saturday, September 3, 2016 | 10 am to 9 pm Downtown Redwood City FREE There will be a line up of professional ...
2016 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
2016 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | Golden Gate Park

Experience the sights, sounds and scents of the South Pacific at the annual Aloha Poly Fest at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. Celebrate and learn about Polynesian (Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, Cook Islands, and New Zealand), Melanesian (Fiji) and Micronesian (Guam) islands in ...

Jazz for Dancing: The Birth of Rhythm & Blues | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, September 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Jazz for Dancing: The Birth of Rhythm & Blues | Yerba Buena Gardens
With her playfully lascivious stage persona and sultry blues-inflected vocals, Lavay Smith emerged as the most swinging and deeply informed vocalist of the 1990s swing dance vogue. Backed by her stellar Red Hot Skillet Lickers and directed by pianist Chris Siebert, Smith delivers an incisive ...