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Saturday, August 1

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, August 1 – 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, ...

Win Tix: The Frail (Electro Pop) | The Chapel
Saturday, August 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel
San Francisco locals, The Frail are having a few good years. Named the best-up-and-coming act by Deli Magazine, their up-beat electronic music has been featured on MTV (I know, apparently they still play music) and has won viewer praise. It’s also been the soundtrack to ...

Sunday, August 2

20th Annual Aloha Festival: Sunday | San Mateo
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but parking is $10 (cash only).
| San Mateo Event Center
20th Annual Aloha Festival: Sunday | San Mateo

Get a feel for the islands at the 2015 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 ...

2015 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Sunday
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Fremont
2015 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Sunday

With nearly 400,000 guests, the annual Fremont Festival of the Arts is “the largest free outdoor festival west of the Mississippi,” covering more than four walking miles. The festival showcases the work of 700 artisans, 30 food booths, 8 fine wine and specialty beer booths, ...

2015 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Union City
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kennedy Park (Union City)
2015 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. The festival features performances from famous Filipino entertainers, competitions, cook-offs, games and a bazaar. 2015 Adobo Festival Sat-Sun, August 1-2, 2015 | 10 am to 6 pm ...

Jerry Day 2015: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Jerry Day 2015: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
The 13th Annual Jerry Day is an annual civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son, Jerry Garcia and his Excelsior roots. The all day concert and festival takes place at the appropriately named “Jerry Garcia ...
42nd Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
42nd Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Sunday | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service. Over 30,000 festival attendees have made their way to the ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 2 – 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. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

2015 “Art + Soul” Festival: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free
| Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
2015

Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art and music scene at the biggest street party of the year, 2015 Art & Soul Festival, in downtown Oakland. The 15th annual festival features a Saturday performance by aerial dance group Bandaloop, and a Blues & BBQ Blowout on Saturday and Sunday, along with ...

Win Tix: “Sunday’s Finest” Party: Badass Gospel, Acrobats & Free Brunch | The Chapel
Sunday, August 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Tickets $30 to $40, Brunch is included in the ticket
| The Chapel
Introducing a fun completely non-religious “church” service with a badass gospel choir, acrobatic performers, communion with Tartine bread & PBR, and other wackyness. Arrive around noon, enjoy complimentary brunch (mimosas will be available to purchase), and get ready for a fun-filled show at 1 pm ...
Volunteer at Stern Grove 2015: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Stern Grove
Volunteer at Stern Grove 2015: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF

Want free reserved seating, reserved parking, and free beverages and snacks during a Stern Grove event this summer? All you have to do is volunteer. Volunteer positions include ushers, information booth staffers, bike valet, donation collectors, greeters, set up/take down experts and much more. >> Sign ...

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley

Sundays on Telegraph closes Telegraph Avenue to cars between Durant Avenue and Dwight Way, and opens it to restaurant seating, music, street vendors, and more from noon to 5 pm, July 19 to August 30, 2015. Come enjoy the beautiful weather, food, crafts, and everything else that Telegraph ...

Concert in the Park Honoring the SF Fire Department | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, August 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Concert in the Park Honoring the SF Fire Department | Golden Gate Park Band

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 133rd 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 ...

Outside Lands Scavenger Hunt | Win a 3-Day Festival Pass
Sunday, August 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you gotta win the scavenger hunt to get the tickets
| Secret Location (SF)
Outside Lands Scavenger Hunt | Win a 3-Day Festival Pass
Missed out on Outside Lands tickets this year, and you just gotta gotta have ’em… and you don’t mind working a little bit for them? We found this guy online named ariel (neither a promoter, nor a mermaid) who also goes by “Concert Raptor” trying to ...
Summer Outdoor Music Series | Corte Madera
Sunday, August 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE
| Town Center Corte Madera
Summer Outdoor Music Series | Corte Madera

Celebrating the summer season and Marin’s love for the outdoors Town Center Corte Madera will host its annual Summer Music Series each Sunday June 7th through September 27th from 2-4 pm with a great lineup of music that will appeal to all ages. The series features ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Sunday, August 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
San Francisco Mime Troupe | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Fasten your seatbelts for another wild yet thought-provoking ride with the world-renowned San Francisco Mime Troupe, with the ensemble’s annual new musical addressing contemporary America. Prepare for laughter, tragedy, snappy dialogue, and live music.
Tango in the Square: Redwood Tango Ensemble | SF
Sunday, August 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Tango in the Square: Redwood Tango Ensemble | SF
The Redwood Tango Ensemble is an energetic tango sextet from San Francisco. The ensemble plays traditional Argentine tango with transcriptions and arrangements of the classic “”golden era”” orchestras of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, primarily working in the styles of Troilo, Di Sarli, D’Arienzo, and ...
Stern Grove Festival: Mary Chapin Carpenter | SF
Sunday, August 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival: Mary Chapin Carpenter | SF
With five Grammy awards, 13 albums, and over 13 million records sold, few female artists have a career as acclaimed as Mary Chapin Carpenter. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” her musical portraits of life’s personal details resonate with fans ...
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, August 2 – 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.

Hillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide
Sunday, August 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Riptide
Hillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide

Head as far west as you can in San Francisco to The Riptide for a night of honky tonk and country with the “Hillbilly Hootenany West Side Revue,” every first Sunday of the month. The Hootenanny West Side Revue aims to combine the greatest local ...

Live Country/Folk Night with Jason Stevens | The Chapel
Sunday, August 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Chapel
Live Country/Folk Night with Jason Stevens | The Chapel
Perry Stevens is a country/folk singer song writer living in San Francisco. Born in Bakersfield California Jason grew up listening to the sounds steel guitars and country crooners, but drifted away from the country sound early in his youth. Now, after performing and writing songs ...
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, August 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Monday, August 3

Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob
Monday, August 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob

Do you think your bird can sing? If so, Joshua Raoul Brody (Tango Number 9) will give you and the Fab Four a piano-bar treatment at the Beatles-only karaoke night at The Royale, a neighborhood bar in the Tenderloin.

Free First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, August 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room

Every first Monday of the month, The Make-Out Room presents a free concert with several local bands showing off the cutting edge of jazz and improvised music. Expect progressive sounds with a mix of anything from jazz, folk, rock to electronic music.

Open Mic Night in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, August 3 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Open Mic Night in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway

Come on up and share your creative side at the New Parkway Open Mic – the only late night open mic inside a movie theater. All forms of expression are welcome, be it music, poetry, spoken word, comedy, or getting your weeknight kicks. There will ...

Tuesday, August 4

Summertime Outdoor Pop & Rock Concert | Orinda
Tuesday, August 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summertime Outdoor Pop & Rock Concert | Orinda

Bring your family and friends down to Orinda Community Park for Summer Concerts in the Park. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring their blankets and lawn chairs. 2015 Schedule 6/9: DND Band – Rock n’ Roll 6/16: Kenya B ...

Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar
Tuesday, August 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar

Wood Shoppe is a free monthly music series at Brick & Mortar Music Hall taking place every first Tuesday of the month. Get exposed to local and national emerging artists without the pressure of a cover charge. $3 Trumer Pils and $5 Sailor Jerry cocktails ...

Win Tix: “Hot Flash Heat Wave” Garage Pop | Rickshaw Stop
Tuesday, August 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Rickshaw Stop
Touted as the new sound for San Francisco, Hot Flash Heat Wave sounds remarkably like a lot of other bands. Maybe that’s because they blend a menagerie of influences to produce a surprisingly fresh, soulful rock sound. They are equal parts garage rock and Beach ...
Live Blues/Roots/Jive “The Tedtones” | The Chapel
Tuesday, August 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*none
| The Chapel
Live Blues/Roots/Jive
The TedTones are a group of Bay Area musicians from various genres that have joined together in their common love of jump blues, roots, and jive. For listening, dancing or just plain fun, they are capturing audiences everywhere. After a short hiatus, the Free Bar Shows ...

Wednesday, August 5

Free Lunchtime Concert: Vintage R&B | Oakland
Wednesday, August 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Free Lunchtime Concert: Vintage R&B | Oakland
Stompy Jones Little David Rose’s thumpin’ stand-up bass, the double-shuffle drumming of Lee Beary, and the bounce piano of William Beatty provide the rhythmic foundation of the band’s jump style. Riffing on top is the trumpet sound of Robert Dehlinger and Keith Crossan on the saxophone. ...