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Wednesday, July 23

Free Lunchtime Salsa Concert: Rumbaché | Oakland
Wednesday, July 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Free Lunchtime Salsa Concert: Rumbaché | Oakland

Come down to Oakland’s City Center for free concerts in the spring and summer outside the 12th Street Oakland City Center BART station. The concert series give a little taste of everything, from rock and folk to Latin and jazz bands and they typically take place ...

Swing in the Square: Free Concert & Dance Lessons: Slim Jenkins | Union Square
Wednesday, July 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: Free Concert & Dance Lessons: Slim Jenkins | Union Square

San Francisco’s Slim Jenkins is a celebration of great American roots music and its tradition of innovation and energy.
Harking back to the heyday of hot jazz and blues, Slim Jenkins evokes a world of seduction and mystery, love and betrayal. Sultry and smooth, or jumping and …

Music in the Park | Redwood City
Wednesday, July 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stafford Park
Music in the Park | Redwood City

Enjoy free Wednesday concerts all summer long in Stafford Park in Redwood City from 6-8 pm from June to August. Music in the Park features bands playing a variety of music styles from Motown to Salsa to Americana. Music in the Park 2014 Wednesdays 6-8 pm June ...

SF Mime Troupe: Political Satire in the Park | Mill Valley
Wednesday, July 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Mill Valley Community Center
SF Mime Troupe: Political Satire in the Park | Mill Valley

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 ...

Summer Blues Concert Night | Menlo Park
Wednesday, July 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont Park
Summer Blues Concert Night | 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 18 to August 13, 2014. Bring your picnic blanket and dinner, and of course there is ...

Win Tix: Mötley Crüe: The Final Tour w/ Alice Cooper | Shoreline Amphitheatre
Wednesday, July 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular prices start at $20.00.
| Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mötley Crüe: The Final Tour w/ Alice Cooper | Shoreline Amphitheatre

Mötley Crüe is back in town – Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee are getting together for a tour one last time and they’ve invited a very special guest along with them – the inimitable Alice Cooper.
Enter to win a pair of free …

Thursday, July 24

Lunchtime Concert Series | Palo Alto
Thursday, July 24 – 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 listen to some and enjoy an hour of lively, toe-tapping music. Cogswell Plaza is at ...

Corazón Summer Acoustic Concerts | Westfield Centre
Thursday, July 24 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre
Corazón Summer Acoustic Concerts | Westfield Centre

Westfield San Francisco Centre is hosting live acoustical performances by Bay Area musicians under the dome on Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons from 3-5 pm throughout the duration of Corazón Under the Dome (July 4-August 17, 2014). Celebrating San Francisco’s rich musical past and present, these ...

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, July 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Looking to discover SF’s best local craft/artisan food vendors and special chef pop-ups? SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap are putting on a new Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The focus is mostly craft food vendors, special pop-up restaurants, food trucks (of course) and ...

SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2014: Free Outdoor Concerts | Stanford
Thursday, July 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2014: Free Outdoor Concerts | 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 Music Series | San Mateo
Thursday, July 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Park (San Mateo)
2014 Central Park Music Series | 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 ...

Weedfest: 6 Punk Bands, Free Weed & Prizes | East Bay
Thursday, July 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $6*
*Includes free weed, special prizes and a raffle. 21+
| Eli's Mile High Club
Weedfest: 6 Punk Bands, Free Weed & Prizes | East Bay

Eli’s Mile High Club invites you to a random July Weedfest featuring six bands and… free weed.
Cover is $6, but they promise free weed, an Agnostic Blunt education session, plus other surprises in celebration the birthday of their hype man Fresh Daily aka Scourgeon Cruz …

Temescal Street Cinema: “Women Art Revolution” | Oakland
Thursday, July 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 49th and Telegraph
Temescal Street Cinema:

Women Art Revolution by Lynn Hershman Leeson
Through intimate interviews, art, and rarely seen archival film and video footage, reveals how the Feminist Art Movement fused free speech and politics into an art that radically transformed the art and culture of our times.
Opening Short: Jen Cohen, …

Friday, July 25

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, July 25 – 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 | Oakland
Friday, July 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop 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 ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, July 25 – 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 ...

“Mex I Am” Festival: Fair Trade Bazaar, Live Music & Art Bar | Friday Nights at the de Young

Friday Nights at the de Young: “MEX I AM: live it to believe it”
July 25, 2014 | 6 – 8:30 pm
In partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco and LAM, Friday Nights at the de Young joins in launching MEX I AM: …

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, July 25 – 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 playing guitar, violin, ...

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, July 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

Please Note: This evening is now being held at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church at 110 Julian Street, near 16tth & Mission in San Francisco, and not at St. Cyprian’s.

2014 Summer Concert Series | Foster City
Friday, July 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Leo J. Ryan Park
2014 Summer Concert Series | 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 ...

Music on the Square | Redwood City
Friday, July 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music 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 ...

The Village Art Walk: Live Painting, Music & Movies | San Jose
Friday, July 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Evergreen Village Square
The Village Art Walk: Live Painting, Music & Movies | San Jose

The San Jose art scene is spreading to the village. New artists will gather in Evergreen with live classic rock music at 6:30 pm and a movie screening at 8:30 pm. Each month may be a bit different, but expect lots of live painters, and community booths full ...

Saturday, July 26

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, July 26 – 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 ...

Pedalfest 2014: Live Music, Stunts, DJs & Unicycle Basketball | Oakland
Saturday, July 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Pedalfest 2014: Live Music, Stunts, DJs & Unicycle Basketball | Oakland

Pedalfest 2014 rolls into Jack London Square to celebrate all-things cycling at the Bay Area’s finest bicycle festival featuring handmade and vintage bike shows, Unicycle Basketball, a bicycle rodeo, BMX performances, bike powered live music, bike raffles, U.S. Bicycling Olympian Meet & Greet and more from 11 am to 7 …

Free 19th Century Summer Concert| Fort Point
Saturday, July 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Point
Free 19th Century Summer Concert| Fort Point

Come experience history first hand and enjoy the music of the Fort Point Garrison Brass Band. Hear the popular music and see the instruments of the late 19th century as the Fort Point Brass Band performs a free summer concert.
Enjoy free performances at noon and 2 …