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Thursday, August 21

Lunchtime Concert Series | Palo Alto
Thursday, August 21 – 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 ...

NAR North African Rhythms Fusion Funk Concert | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 21 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
NAR North African Rhythms Fusion Funk Concert | Yerba Buena Gardens

NAR (North African Rhythms) is a North African fusion group . . . a chaabi funk Gnawa rock Berber metal Arab reggae groove machine.
Based in the Bay Area, its members hail from North Africa and Northern California. Singing in Arabic, Amazigh, French, and English, NAR …

Twilight by the Lake: 10 Piece R&B Band & Free Snacks | Oakland
Thursday, August 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cathedral of Christ the Light
Twilight by the Lake: 10 Piece R&B Band & Free Snacks | Oakland

Last Minute is a 10-piece R&B cover band playing old school Soul and Rhythm and Blues from the ’60s and ’70s to the present. The show is full of fun, good time music and plenty of chances for dancing. Lead singer William Hill teams with …

Salsa Dance Lesson & Live Afro-Latin Band | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
Salsa Dance Lesson & Live Afro-Latin Band | Yerba Buena Gardens

Congolese salsero Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca will be rocking Jessie Square with pan-African styles – soukous, Angolan semba and kizomba. This Congo-born artist of Angolan ancestry is the embodiment of the Afro-Latin Diaspora which, connects back to Mother Africa via the Cuban clave rhythm. …

Third Thursday Piedmont Ave Stroll: Capoeira & Soul | Oakland
Thursday, August 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Ave Stroll: Capoeira & Soul | Oakland

Check out August’s free musical performances by Damond Moodie and Capoeira Mandinga. They will be performing next Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm.
Performing at Piedmont Plaza: Damond Moodie
Moodie is armed with a funky percussive acoustic guitar and a clear, big sky voice over the urban cityscape, with his …

SF Mime Troupe: Political Satire in the Park | Palo Alto
Thursday, August 21 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Mitchell Park
SF Mime Troupe: Political Satire in the Park | Palo Alto

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 55th season with more free, lively satire performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2014 production “Ripple Effect.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2014 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay ...

Free Tix: Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” Banjo Musical Edition | Berkeley
Free Tix: Shakespeare's

The Shotgun Players group will be offering free tickets to their latest banjolicious production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to the first 20 people (or 10 pair) who walk up and prove that they found it on FuncheapSF. Funcheap Free Tix Deal: Get there early. Only ...

Win Tix: Ride The Blinds: Blues Rock & Punk ‘n Roll | Bottom Of The Hill
Thursday, August 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $10 in advance / $12 at the door
| Bottom of the Hill
Ride The Blinds: Blues Rock & Punk 'n Roll | Bottom Of The Hill

San Francisco-based blues-rock outfit Ride the Blinds have released two albums on the Klepto label. Both 2004′s eponymous debut and 2006′s Start Running have earned the group critical acclaim, as well as favorable comparisons to legendary acts like the Faces, the Rolling Stones, and Led …

Friday, August 22

Rooftop R&B Quartet Garden Concert | Oakland
Friday, August 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop R&B Quartet Garden Concert | 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 ...

Brazil Night: Visual Quiz & Modernist Jazz | de Young
Brazil Night: Visual Quiz & Modernist Jazz | de Young

Friday Nights at the de Young: Brazil Camp at the de Young, Part II
August 22, 2014 | 6 – 8:30 pm
Every year, people from around the world gather in the small town of Cazadero, California, to experience Brazilian music and dance culture firsthand through a …

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, August 22 – 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 ’60s Soul & Food Trucks | SoMa
Friday, August 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for wine and food.
| Bluxome Street Winery
Friday Night Bites: Live '60s Soul & Food Trucks | SoMa

Developed in 2010 by SF Bay Area natives, brothers Max and Joe Ramey, The Ironsides originated as a studio project dedicated to the revival of 60’s and 70’s soul music, with emphasis on a vivid cinematic, soundtrack vibe.

Taiko Drumming & Japanese Music | SF
Friday, August 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hotel Nikko
Taiko Drumming & Japanese Music | SF

Come to Hotel Nikko San Francisco every Friday and Saturday evening at 5 pm as “Maikaze Daiko & Friends” showcase the power and subtlety of Japanese Taiko drumming with other traditional Japanese instruments from Bay Area artists and beyond. Awaken the senses with flowing melodies ...

Camping, Live Music & Trail Work Weekend | McLaren Park
Friday, August 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to join, but registration is required.
| McLaren Park
Camping, Live Music & Trail Work Weekend | McLaren Park

Come help Volunteers for Outdoor California create a trail that will connect the Visitacion neighborhood in San Francisco to McLaren Park in order to keep walkers off of busy streets. It is a weekend long project, from August 22-24 and gives people a unique opportunity …

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye out on ...

Don Henley Tribute on the Square: “Boys of Summer” | Redwood City
Friday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Don Henley Tribute on the Square:

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 ...

Win Tix: 2014 Soundwave: Multi-Sensory & Water-Sonic Phenomena | SF
Friday, August 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $10 General Admission, $15 Discounted
| SOMArts Cultural Center
2014 Soundwave: Multi-Sensory & Water-Sonic Phenomena | SF

Water and sound generate incredible phenomena. Be part of an amazing evening dedicated to unraveling visible sound and vibration. Experience these multi-sensory performances of water-sonic phenomena with performing artists Marielle V. Jakobsons, Joshua Churchill, and Matt Baldwin with Moses Hacmon.
Soundwave is the Bay Area’s largest …

Win Tix: Destani Wolf: Soul-Step Singer-Songwriter | The Chapel
Friday, August 22 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15 adv / $17 door
| The Chapel
Destani Wolf: Soul-Step Singer-Songwriter | The Chapel

Once again singer-songwriter, Destani Wolf offers impeccable vocal prowess as a conduit for spiritual awakening on her forthcoming ‘Peek Away’ EP.
Drawing on nuances of Blues explored as part of her musical foundation, this collection of six brand new songs finds the Berkeley raised, LA-based songstress …

Saturday, August 23

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, August 23 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
| Laguna Honda Hospital
The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF

Take a sad song and make it better as The Beatles Choir brings cheer to the residents and staff of Laguna Honda Hospital through music, joy, laughter and the timeless songs of the Fab Four. Laguna Honda Hospital is a long-term, skilled nursing and rehabilitation ...

27th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown
27th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland

Schedule for Saturday, August 23, 2014
Cultural Stage

10:30 am: Lake Merrit Child Care Center (youth performances)
11:00 am: Nguyen Dance Company
11:30 am: Alameda Table Tennis Club Exhibition
Noon: Ben’s Shaolin Kung Fu Lion Dance Team (lion dance and martial arts demonstration)
12:30 pm: Opening Ceremonies
1:00 pm: Prescott Circus (youth …

2014 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Union City
Saturday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kennedy Park (Union City)
2014 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Union City

Ready to see some stars and sample some sisig? Then come out to Union City for the Annual Adobo Festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24, 2014 The festival features performances from famous Filipino entertainers, competitions, cook-offs, games and a bazaar. 2014 Adobo Festival August 23-24, 2014 ...

Happy Kids Day 2014: Multi-Cultural Dance, Music & Games | Cupertino
Saturday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Happy Kids Day 2014: Multi-Cultural Dance, Music & Games | Cupertino

The 2014 Happy Kids Day will be held from 10 am to 5 pm on August 23, 2014 at Memorial Park in Cupertino.
As one of the largest family-oriented events in the San Francisco Bay Area with over 30,000 attendees annually, Happy Kids Day hosts a …

34th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose
Saturday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Guadalupe River Park
34th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose

The 34th Annual Italian Family Festa will take place in Guadalupe River Park and Gardens in Little Italy, San Jose’s backyard. Enjoy authentic Italian food, arts and crafts, a wine garden, family fun, bocce ball contests, culinary demos, a grape stomp, and other entertainment. 2014 Italian ...

2014 “Peace In The Park” Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
2014

Peace in the Park festival brings together the diverse San Francisco and surrounding communities for a rejuvenating day of peaceful activities for all ages and backgrounds. The festival features local musicians and visual artists, Tai Chi, yoga, seminars, kids activities, and meditation.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
At …

2014 Assyrian Food Festival & Parade: Saturday | San Jose
Saturday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Assyrian Church of the East
2014 Assyrian Food Festival & Parade: Saturday | San Jose

Eat, mingle and learn about the people whose ancestral homeland is known in history as“the cradle of civilization”at the 22nd Annual Assyrian Food Festival, a celebration of the rich culture and heritage of Assyrians. 2014 Assyrian Food Festival - Saturday, August 23, 2014 | 11 am ...