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Thursday, September 1

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, ...

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 ...
Industrial Ragtime Music From Parlor Tricks | Jane Warner Plaza
Saturday, September 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Industrial Ragtime Music From Parlor Tricks | Jane Warner Plaza
Neighborhood favorites, Parlor Tricks play Industrial ragtime in the Jane Warner Plaza. What is industrial ragtime, you ask? Come and find out. It’s like nothing you’ve heard. You’ll be tapping your feet without even realizing how it happened.
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
| Golden Gate Park (Peacock Meadow)
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 ...

Live Music & Dance Party in the Park | Los Gatos
Saturday, September 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oak Meadow Park
Live Music & Dance Party in the Park | Los Gatos
End your summer with a day at the park enjoying family and friends at the Los Gatos Park Dance, hosted in Oak Meadow Park at the Lyndon Bandstand on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Bring your friends, family, maybe a picnic, and enjoy the day at one ...
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, September 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, September 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every first Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, ...

Sunday, September 4

46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Sunday
Sunday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae
46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Sunday

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 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley
Sunday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Casa de Cultura
2016 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley
Casa de Cultura in Berkeley once again throws a day-long party and ritual celebrating Brazilian Independence Day with an annual lavagem (blessing) and procession for world peace, live Brazilian music and DJs, dancing, food, drinks, and lots of folks dressed in white. Entertainment includes live Brazilian samba bands, a ...
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

Free Jazz Symphony in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Jazz Symphony in the Park | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 134th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and are free and open to the public. All concerts feature music of specific ...

Tango In The Square: Orquesta Z | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Live
Tango In The Square: Orquesta Z | Union Square Live
Orquesta Z is composed of San Francisco Bay Area musicians with a love for Argentine tango. Their repertoire is rich with Golden Era Argentine tangos from the 30’s thru 50’s, plus modern and original compositions from the 60’s thru today from around the world. The tangos ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” Closing Weekend | Dolores Park
Sunday, September 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
| Dolores Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” Closing Weekend | Dolores Park

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 ...

Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, September 4 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to it’s incredible fun, and recurs every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the ...

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, September 4 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

Monday, September 5

The Swings: Amazing Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose
Monday, September 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
The Swings: Amazing Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose

For two months, The Swings installation will be activated in the heart of downtown San José at Plaza de César Chavez. Created by Montréal-based interaction design studio Daily tous les jours, The Swings is a free interactive art installation in which each swing emits the ...

Hiero Day 2016: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland
Monday, September 5 – All Day | Cost: $19.93 | 3rd and Chestnut
Hiero Day 2016: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland
Rock out on your Labor Day hip-hop style during the 5th annual Hiero Day by celebrating at The Hieroglyphics‘ Hip Hop Music Festival and Block Party in downtown Oakland. Over 40 artists, DJs and hosts taking over 3 stages for the Annual Hiero Day with non-stop music all day. This is an outdoor festival, ...