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Thursday, August 17

Live Music with Medicine Ball Ensemble | Oakland
Thursday, August 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar
Live Music with Medicine Ball Ensemble | Oakland
One of the most exciting and eclectic ensembles performing in the Bay Area with all star entertainers from all over the world assembled by founder and bandleader David Sturdevant. Known for his unique pairings of award winning multi-instrumentalists and first class vocalists, David personally arranges ...
“Drink Steam” Free Rap & DJ Party | Rickshaw Stop
Thursday, August 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public. Bring cash for beer
| Rickshaw Stop
Join them for an evening full of free live music from local artists and local beer from Anchor Brewing. Rexx Life Raj, headlining the show, is one of the Bay Area’s best rappers on the rise. 2016’s “Father Figure” flashed his dynamic style with equal parts ...

Gin House Blues: Musical Cocktail Experience | SF
Gin House Blues: Musical Cocktail Experience | SF
Join them every third Thursday at Whitechapel for a musical cocktail experience they call Gin House Blues. For the opening month, they invited the amazingly talented Howell Devine who’ll be shaking the floors with some amazing blues music that’ll keep you moving all night. What do ...
Drink Steam Celebration: Cold Pints & Live Music | The Eagle
Thursday, August 17 – 8:30 pm | Cost: $8 | SF Eagle
Drink Steam Celebration: Cold Pints & Live Music | The Eagle
Enjoy fresh, cold pints of Anchor Steam, DJ Dank on the decks, and live music from Glen Meadmore & His Kuntry Band, Pachuco Cadaver, and Maria Konner & Not from Jersey.

Friday, August 18

Rooftop Garden Concert: Funk | Oakland
Friday, August 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Funk | 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 16 – September 8, 2017. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Friday, August 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay

Even though you can’t afford the plane ticket, you can still enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 46th annual Greek Festival. Opa! You can eat delicious Mediterranean cuisine, listen to the Greek band Mythos, watch ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, August 18 – 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 ...

The Final “Friday Nights at the de Young” of the Summer | SF
The Final
Kick-start your weekend with free general admission, live music, art-making, cocktails, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures and exhibition tours, all in the name of art. Join in this Friday, August 18th, for the final Friday Night of the season, in an ongoing commemoration of our special ...
2017 Summer Concert Series Final Show | Foster City
Friday, August 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Leo J. Ryan Park
2017 Summer Concert Series Final Show | 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 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 ...

Music on the Square: Country | Redwood City
Friday, August 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: Country | Redwood City

Enjoy free Friday concerts all summer long on Courthouse Square in Redwood City from 6-8 pm from June 2-September 1, 2017. Redwood City is well known for its events, but Friday night’s Music on the Square is one of the most treasured nights of summer. Plus, being ...

Undiscovered SF: Filipino Night Market Festival | SoMa
Friday, August 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*We're told the organizers want to keep this admission free
| The Historic San Francisco Mint
Undiscovered SF: Filipino Night Market Festival | SoMa
Inspired by the vibrant night markets of Asia, Undiscovered SF is a free monthly Music+Art+Food Festival and curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the SOMA Pilipinas district located in the heart of San Francisco’s innovative South Of ...
Win Tix: “Undiscovered” SF’s Brand New Filipino Night Market: VIP Package | SoMa
Friday, August 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Historic San Francisco Mint
Inspired by the vibrant night markets of Asia, Undiscovered is a curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrate the Bay Area’s creative spirit and the rich cultural heritage of SF’s New SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District. > RSVP  – Event is free and open to public, ...
Free Beach Concert: Gin Blossoms | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Gin Blossoms | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 16 ...

Live Music with Oakland Jazz Choir | Terrace Room
Friday, August 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar
Live Music with Oakland Jazz Choir | Terrace Room
The Oakland Jazz Choir has been singing and bringing innovative, and unique vocal jazz to the Bay Area since 1992. Oakland born and bred, they are one of just a few community jazz choirs in the nation singing cool original, and standard jazz material in ...
Noise Pop’s Hotel Concert Series “The Stone Foxes” | SF
Friday, August 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| The Marker
Noise Pop's Hotel Concert Series
This summer, Harken Wines, Joie de Vivre Hotels & Noise Pop are teaming up for a multi-city music tour unlike any other. Take in intimate performances with complimentary wine tastings at Joie de Vivre’s eclectic boutique hotels in New York City, San Francisco, and New ...
Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, August 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome
| La Peña Cultural Center
Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley

Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the ...

Win Tix: Redefining Hip-hop “Shabazz Palaces” | Great American Music Hall
Friday, August 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall
If you’re in the mood for some genre redefining hip-hop, then look no further than Shabazz Palaces. Helmed by Palaceer Lazaro and Baba Maraire, this Seattle-based duo has been lighting up stages since 2009. Their work covers original pieces as well as remixes of other ...
Win Tix: Electronic & Analog Synths “Kučka” | Rickshaw Stop
Friday, August 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Rickshaw Stop
Behind the moniker, Laura Jane Lowther records and produces her music from found sounds and analog synths. Whilst oft compared to Björk, Kučka’s wholly distinctive, hypnotic vocals are perfectly woven through unconventional song structures to truly make for an incomparable, otherworldly experience. > Get Tickets – ...

Saturday, August 19

2017 Festival of the Sea: Music Fest & Learn Seafaring Skills | SF
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free; bring cash for purchases.
| Hyde Street Pier
2017 Festival of the Sea: Music Fest & Learn Seafaring Skills | SF
Bring the whole family to the 2017 Festival of the Sea. This year, the festival’s theme is “High Tech on the High Seas: The Evolution of Maritime Culture and Technology.” Learn about capstans, the 1907 Hercules’ powerplant, and other “engines that made a difference” while ...
2017 Civil War Living History Day | SF
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Point
2017 Civil War Living History Day | SF
See how soldiers and civilians lived in the West’s largest Civil War fort right here in San Francisco. Find out why California was important in the Civil War, and how the fort protected San Francisco. Re-enactors and rangers will give tours, demonstrations, perform stirring flag ceremonies ...
2017 Burlingame Festival: Diverse Performances, Music & Arts | Peninsula
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Avenue
2017 Burlingame Festival: Diverse Performances, Music & Arts | Peninsula

Come out to the annual Burlingame On The Avenue, one of the Peninsula’s most anticipated summer festivals, featuring hundreds of artisans showcasing hand-crafted products, delicious foods and beverages, and exciting performances. Plus, throughout the day there live entertainment which boast a variety of unique musical and ...

Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival: Live Music & Kids Craft Area
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival
Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival: Live Music & Kids Craft Area

The Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival, August 19th and 20th, showcases over 50 vendors, from crafts to food, while volunteer musicians provide all day live entertainment, including Rock’n’Roll, bluegrass, and folk, and features the “Only in Pescadero” fan favorite, the South Coast Children’s Services comedy ...

2017 Veterans Alley Block Party | SF
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Veterans Alley
2017 Veterans Alley Block Party | SF
Join the second Annual Veteran’s Alley block party. This is a family friendly event with a BBQ, mural painting, and live, local bands. Create art on everything from side walks to faces. Feel free to come down and set up an easel or get jiggy ...
First Oakland ReUse Fair: Food, Music & Family Fun
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | The ReUse People of Oakland
First Oakland ReUse Fair: Food, Music & Family Fun
Join them on August 19th for a day of food, music, and family fun. Hosted by The ReUse People of America, and Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, along with event co-sponsors StopWaste.Org andSCRAP-SF. The first ever Oakland ReUse Fair is shaping up to be a pretty exciting new event for the ...
99th Annual Italian Festival “Festa Coloniale Italiana” | North Beach
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Italian Athletic Club
99th Annual Italian Festival
The SF Italian Athletic Club once again welcomes you to North Beach for the annual Festa Coloniale Italiana to celebrate the rich Italian and Italian-American heritage that has existed in San Francisco for generations. Expect everything Italian – food, wine, live music, dancers, a pizza toss and more. It’s fun ...
Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party: Food & Music Fest | SF
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party: Food & Music Fest | SF
Get ready to party with 15,000 summer lovin’ people at this delicious summer feast and street party over three blocks, typically with two stages of alt-indie bands and DJs curated by Noisepop, and food and drinks from some of the neighborhood’s top restaurants, businesses, and artisans and a ...
2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Saturday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay

Even though you can’t afford the plane ticket, you can still enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 46th annual Greek Festival. Opa! You can eat delicious Mediterranean cuisine, listen to the Greek band Mythos, watch ...

Chacho’s 3nd Annual Taco Festival | San Jose
Saturday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: $20*
*Admission is $20, Children under 12 are free,
| St. James Park (San Jose)
Chacho's 3nd Annual Taco Festival | San Jose
Chacho’s Taco Festival, Home of the Official Sanctioned MLE Taco Eating Contest, comes to San Jose, St. James Park on August 19, 2017 from 11 am to 8 pm. The restaurant group behind Chacho’s Restaurant, and downtown San Jose’s newest hotspot Deluxe, is spearheading its third annual ...
2017 “Art + Soul” Festival: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free
| Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
2017

Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art and music scene at the biggest street party of the year, 2017 Art & Soul Festival, in downtown Oakland. The 17th annual festival features live performances on 4 stages, a Family Fun Zone, an Urban Dance Stage, an Artisan Marketplace, and many more. 2017 ...

Win Tix: VIP Experience: 20th Street Block Party | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Noise Pop HQ
The free delicious summer fest and neighborhood celebration will bring an eclectic mix of music and entertainment, food and drink, and art to multiple stages along 19th and 20th Streets. > RSVP –  $10 – Suggested donation at gate. Experience live music from an epic handpicked lineup of ...