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Thursday, July 31

Lunchtime Concert Series | Palo Alto
Thursday, July 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cogswell Plaza
Lunchtime Concert Series | Palo Alto

Downtown Palo Alto celebrates summer with free lunchtime concerts in the park, noon-1 pm every Thursday, July 10 – September 11, 2014. Bring your lunch, hang with friends in the park, and enjoy an hour of lively, toe-tapping music. Cogswell Plaza is at the corner ...

Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, July 31 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Yerba Buena Gardens

The Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival’s resident youth ensemble, is instructed and led by Dr. John Calloway. The ensemble features young, talented musicians performing classic Latin jazz compositions.

Corazón Summer Acoustic Pop Rock Concert | Westfield Centre
Thursday, July 31 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
Corazón Summer Acoustic Pop Rock Concert | Westfield Centre

Patrick T McCauley is an Acoustic Pop Rock Singer Songwriter playing out of Berkeley, California. Born in San Francisco, Patrick honed his craft at the School of Music in San Jose and incorporates many Classical and Jazz elements into his original brand of Pop Rock.
Patrick …

The VIP Magic Bus Tour & Chill DJ Party | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, July 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
The VIP Magic Bus Tour & Chill DJ Party | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Bringing together local artists, craft food vendors, four DJs,  and a mobile chill space in the form of a The Venus Tour Bus. Check out the interesting local artisans and taste the delicious food and wine from top SF food trucks.
The Magic Bus
Come cozy up inside the …

Jazz Piano Virtuoso Concert: 2014 SFJAZZ Summer | Stanford
Thursday, July 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
Jazz Piano Virtuoso Concert: 2014 SFJAZZ Summer | Stanford

Stanford Shopping Center swings into summer with the return of Summer Jazz produced by SFJAZZ. International and local jazz legends will perform everything from swing to straight ahead jazz. In 2014, the ten-week series of free concerts will take place in The Plaza near Neiman ...

2014 Central Park Salsa Concert | San Mateo
Thursday, July 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Park (San Mateo)
2014 Central Park Salsa Concert | San Mateo

Dance a summer evening away in San Mateo’s beautiful Central Park with free concerts held every Thursday night from 6-8 pm from June 26, 2014 – August 14, 2014. Low-back chairs and blankets are welcome. Downtown parking is free after 6 pm. 2014 Central Park Music Series ...

Temescal Street Cinema: Final Film of 2014 | Oakland
Thursday, July 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 49th and Telegraph
Temescal Street Cinema: Final Film of 2014 | Oakland

The Last Season by Sara Dosa
Told over the course of one matsutake mushroom season in Central Oregon, The Last Season is a journey into the woods, into the memory of war and survival, telling a story of family from an unexpected place.
Opening Short: Tommy Becker, …

Win Tix: Popscene: Brooklyn Indie Popsters “Miniature Tigers” | Rickshaw Stop
Thursday, July 31 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15.
| Rickshaw Stop
Popscene: Brooklyn Indie Popsters

You’ll probably never see a bad band at Popscene, all of which are hand-picked by Live 105 Music Director Aaron Axelsen.
These Brooklyn indie rockers have crafted a surprisingly cohesive set of sun-drenched synthpop grooves for their latest record, Cruel Runnings. Lead single “Used to Be …

Win Tix: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band | The Chapel
Thursday, July 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$12 adv / $15 door
| The Chapel
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band | The Chapel

Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills comes Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone – Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire and a reputation for their incendiary live shows.

Support from …

Friday, August 1

NOLA Jazz & Mardi Gras Parade w/ Chelle & Friends | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, August 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
NOLA Jazz & Mardi Gras Parade w/ Chelle & Friends | Yerba Buena Gardens

Chelle & Friends bring a family friendly taste of New Orleans, the city where jazz was born.
Join the party, move your feet, sing-along, and join a Mardi Gras parade.

Rooftop Garden Gypsy Jazz Concert: Americano Social Club | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Gypsy Jazz Concert: Americano Social Club | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, salsa, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s Roof Garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 13 – September 12, 2014. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public ...

Indie Rock Concert: Real Estate | Amoeba SF
Friday, August 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Indie Rock Concert: Real Estate | Amoeba SF

Join New Jersey indie rockers Real Estate for a live in-store performance and signing of their third album, Atlas (out now on Domino and available on LP & CD).
Atlas is a triumph of highly evocative, perceptive songwriting and graceful, precise musicianship. Atlas carefully refines, and …

Violinjazz, Monsters & Robots | Friday Nights at the de Young
Violinjazz, Monsters & Robots | Friday Nights at the de Young

Schedule for Friday, August 1, 2014
6 pm Closing Reception: “Monsters and Robots”, by Artist-in-Residence Joshua Margolis - Kimball Education Gallery
Celebrate the residency of July Artist-in-Residence Joshua Margolis and his installation Monsters and Robots. Light refreshments served.
6 pm - Mixed-Media Art-Making Stations - Buchanan Court
Create a mixed-media project inspired by …

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, August 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. And it’s California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-11 pm ...

Friday Night Bites: Live Swing & Food Trucks | SoMa
Friday, August 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for wine and food.
| Bluxome Street Winery
Friday Night Bites: Live Swing & Food Trucks | SoMa

Join Bluxome Street Winery on Friday Nights for their Friday Night Bites Summer Series, where they feature a different food truck each week paired with their wines and live music from 5-8 pm, every Friday from July 11 to August 29, 2014. Bluxome Street Winery is both ...

Jack’s Night Market: Art, Crafts & Performance | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Jack's Night Market: Art, Crafts & Performance | Oakland

Celebrating Oakland First Fridays, Jack’s Night Market lights up the square with an eclectic mix of artisans, music, food and fun. Stroll the plaza for an evening outdoor market and shopping bazaar on the beautiful Jack London Square waterfront showcasing the best of the region ...

2014 Summer Rock Concert: TinMan | Foster City
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Leo J. Ryan Park
2014 Summer Rock Concert: TinMan | Foster City

Join the Foster City community for free summer concerts overlooking the water in Leo Ryan Park from 6-8 pm, every Friday from July 11-August 15, 2014. Don’t forget to bring your friends, a picnic, and your dancing shoes.  2014 Foster City Summer Concert Schedule July ...

The Purple Ones: Prince Tribute Concert on the Square | Redwood City
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
The Purple Ones: Prince Tribute Concert on the Square | Redwood City

Enjoy free Friday concerts all summer long on Courthouse Square in Redwood City from 6-8 pm from June 6 – August 29, 2014. There is a host of tribute bands on the schedule, along with blues, soul and salsa.  Summer 2014 Schedule June 6: Peter Michael ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, August 1 – 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 ...

2014 Summer Pops Outdoor Concert: Mariachi Sol de Mexico | San Jose
Friday, August 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Jose State University Campus Green
2014 Summer Pops Outdoor Concert: Mariachi Sol de Mexico | San Jose

Target Summer Pops is Symphony Silicon Valley‘s annual free music festival featuring a week of pop and classical music under the palm trees on the San Jose State University Green from July 26 – August 3, 2014. The 2014 festival features the Classical Mystery Tour with music ...

The New Parkway Facade Unveiling Party & Concert | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
The New Parkway Facade Unveiling Party & Concert | Oakland

Remember last spring when The New Parkway launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a flashy new facade? Thanks to generous backers who helped them raise just over our goal of $30K, it’s finally here.
This Friday, August 1, 2014 during the First Friday festivities, …

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, August 1 – 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 ...

First Friday Punkadelic Indie Concert | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
First Friday Punkadelic Indie Concert | Oakland

Friday 8/1 Music Lineup

Future Twin: Genre: punkadelic farmageddon moongayz (whatever that is). 
Generative musicians sounding off San Francisco. Chaos Never Died. Self-described sonic anthropologists we design our lives towards who we want to be, becoming our own future twin.
The Saint Eines
Kitten Grenade
Yogurt Brain

Saturday, August 2

19th Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo
Saturday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but parking is $10 (cash only).
| San Mateo Event Center
19th Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo

Get a feel for the islands at the 2014 Aloha Festival with music, dance, food, and culture from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and all over the Pacific. The Pacific Islanders of the San Francisco Bay Area offer their talents in music and dance during this free ...

1902 Victorian Picnic in the Park, Live Music & Dancing | Alameda
Saturday, August 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lincoln Park
1902 Victorian Picnic in the Park, Live Music & Dancing | Alameda

Join PEERS (Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society) for their annual free Victorian picnic dance at Lincoln Park in Alameda from 10 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
Picnicking starts at 10 am, and from 1-4:30 pm, the celebrated Bangers & Mash band …