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Saturday, August 26

Summer Beats Free Concert: Pride & Joy Party Band | Alameda
Saturday, August 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda South Shore Center
Summer Beats Free Concert: Pride & Joy Party Band | Alameda

Enjoy the summer sun with the Summer Beats concert series in Alameda’s South Shore Center including free live music, family activities, face painting, henna, bounce houses and more.. Come grab a beer from the Alameda Island Brewery and your purchase will benefit local community foundations.

Win Tix: The Pancakes & Booze Art Show | Mezzanine
Saturday, August 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Mezzanine
LA’s famous “Pancakes & Booze” Underground Art Show has made a home in SF with a night of emerging and underground artists and, duh… pancakes. > Get Tickets – $10 (Cash Only) Expect to see the works from over 100 underground and emerging artists, live body painting, ...

Civic Pops Concert: Musical Selections from Star Wars & Wicked | SF
Civic Pops Concert: Musical Selections from Star Wars & Wicked | SF
The San Francisco Civic Music Association presents Learning to Fly: a Civic Pops concert. Featuring musical selections from: Star Wars Episode VII Wicked the Musical How to Train Your Dragon The Magnificent Seven Dunkirk (Elgar’s “Nimrod”) Titanic Music Director & Conductor: Thomas Alexander Admission is free and registration is appreciated but not required. Seating is limited and available on a ...
Win Tix: Drive-By Truckers “Patterson Hood” | Swedish American Hall
Saturday, August 26 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall
Hood delivered a finished draft to the Old Gray Lady and within moments, wrote the ferocious “Darkened Flags On The Cusp Of Dawn” on a borrowed guitar – his own gear in a moving van on its way to his family’s new home in Portland. > ...

Sunday, August 27

2017 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
Sunday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free. Festival admission is $10 in advance.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2017 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
The 42nd annual Silicon Valley Pride (formerly San Jose Pride) is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay. This annual parade and festival celebrates the diversity of the community and promoting outreach and awareness while having a lot of fun as well. 2017 Silicon Valley Pride Festival Sunday, August ...
30th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown
30th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Sunday | Oakland

Come to the 30th annual Chinatown StreetFest, spanning nine to ten blocks of Chinatown, with more than 200 booths showcasing a myriad of delicious foods and unique Asian products, to experience the traditions that Oakland’s Chinatown has so diligently preserved. There will be arts & crafts, entertainment on two ...

2017 Streets for People: Car-Free Fun, Live Music & Dance | North Bay
Sunday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bolinas Road (Fairfax)
2017 Streets for People: Car-Free Fun, Live Music & Dance | North Bay
Streets for People returns to downtown Fairfax with Bolinas Road (between Broadway and Elsie Lane) transforming into a lively car-free space. 2017 Fairfax Streets for People Sunday, August 28, 2016 | 10 am to 4 pm Bolinas Road (between Broadway and Elsie Lane) FREE
37th Annual Italian Family Festa: Sunday | San Jose
Sunday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
37th Annual Italian Family Festa: Sunday | San Jose

The 37th Annual Italian Family Festa will take place in History Park San Jose. Enjoy authentic Italian food, arts and crafts, a wine garden, family fun, bocce ball contests, culinary demos, a grape stomp, and other entertainment. 2017 Italian Family Festa – Saturday, August 26, 2017 ...

The First Annual Summer Classic Cars, Brews & Tunes | Richmond
Sunday, August 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | East Brother Beer Company
The First Annual Summer Classic Cars, Brews & Tunes | Richmond
Their taproom is having its first Summer Classic car show & festival. With free admission come on in and grab your favorite pint, listen to live music, admire the rides and vote on your favorite. They’ve rounded up a bunch of local gems for a friendly ...
Ukranian Music & Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Ukranian Music & Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 135th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years The weekly concerts take place most ...

Live in the Castro: Parlor Tricks | Jane Warner Plaza
Sunday, August 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: 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 “Walls” | Berkeley
Sunday, August 27 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Frances Willard/Ho Chi Minh Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Summer Outdoor Music Series: Latin Guitar, Rumba & Flamenco | Corte Madera
Sunday, August 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Town Center Corte Madera
Summer Outdoor Music Series: Latin Guitar, Rumba & Flamenco | 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 4th through August 27th from 2-4 pm with a great lineup of music that will appeal to all ages. The series features ...

Stern Grove Festival 2017 Finale: Gospel & Soul Legend Mavis Staples | SF
Sunday, August 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival 2017 Finale: Gospel & Soul Legend Mavis Staples | SF
Head to the beautiful Stern Grove for the 2017 finale concert of the Stern Grove Festival featuring Mavis Staples. With a career spanning 60+ years, powerhouse vocalist Mavis Staples crosses easily between gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip-hop. From the Delta-inflected gospel sound ...
My Words, My Music” Free Family Music | SF Main Library
Sunday, August 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
My Words, My Music
My Words, My Music (from Composing Together) features favorite children’s books and poems accompanied by a live string trio. Learn how composers think (is a purple hippo loud or soft? slow or fast? high or low?) and help the artists create and perform the grand finale.
Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland
Sunday, August 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Branch (Oakland Library)
Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland

The Oakland Public Library presents a summer jazz, history and jam series on Sunday afternoons from July to August 2017. Each show will feature a headlining artist at 3 pm, followed by a “History of Jazz” discussion (4:30 pm), and a youth group performance (5 pm). ...

Win Tix: Full-throttle Power Trio “Radio Moscow” | Bottom of the Hill
Sunday, August 27 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Bottom of the Hill
Since 2007, Radio Moscow has steadily released LPs that confirm their commitment to the concept of the full-throttle power trio. Though by no means devoid of nuance and detail, the first thing one notices while standing in front of the band as they begin to ...

Monday, August 28

Live at Lagunitas: Lake Street Dive | Petaluma
Monday, August 28 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Lake Street Dive | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these ...

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, August 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | La Peña Cultural Center
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley

Every last Monday of the month, the Josh Jones and the La Peña Salsa Orchestra brings the raw power of salsa dura to La Peña’s stage. They will perform songs from your favorite salsa artists including Eddie Palmieri, Beny Moré, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, El ...

Tuesday, August 29

Michael Jackson Birthday Tribute: 2 Hour Live Show & Dance Party | Emeryville
Tuesday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Michael Jackson Birthday Tribute: 2 Hour Live Show & Dance Party | Emeryville
Celebrate the life of Michael Jackson with a free, festive birthday tribute at Bay Street. This two hour special show will include music and live dance performances of Michael Jackson songs including “Black or White,” “Man in the Mirror,” “ You Are Not Alone” and ...
Summer Salsa Concert | Menlo Park
Tuesday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kelly Park
Summer Salsa Concert | 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 to August in Fremont Park (University and Santa Cruz Avenues). Bring your picnic blanket and dinner, ...

Latin Rock & Soul with Blonde Toledo | Oakland
Tuesday, August 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Latin Rock & Soul with Blonde Toledo | Oakland
Blonde Toledo’s roots are showing, blonde, brown and black. Fronted by long time partners Connie (sax) and Jesse (bass) Walkershaw, the band mines the rich musical veins of Americana, Latin Rock, and Soul into a mix that’s stepping ahead, rather than looking back. Their music passes ...

Wednesday, August 30

Free Lunchtime Concert: Motown Music | Oakland
Wednesday, August 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Free Lunchtime Concert: Motown Music | 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 Motown and folk to classic and jazz bands and they typically take place ...

Swing in the Square: Fil Lorenz Orchestra | Union Square
Wednesday, August 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: Fil Lorenz Orchestra | Union Square
Come and listen to live music from some of the Bay Area’s best roots bands, swingin’ jumpin’ rockin’ 1930s thru 1950s tunes to get you out on the floor and boogie. Come dance to the swingin’ music of the Fil Lorenz Orchestra, a star-studded “little BIG ...

Thursday, August 31

Original Folk Music with Evie Ladin Band | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 31 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Original Folk Music with Evie Ladin Band | Yerba Buena Gardens
Grounded in Appalachian old-time repertoire, seasoned in African-diaspora roots, and composing original music inspired by life in Oakland and globe-spanning tours, the kinetic Evie Ladin Band erases the lines between music and movement. A trio of tenaciously innovative string musicians and dancers, the combo features Ladin’s ...
“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Presidio Twilight” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to October. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you relax under the ...

Bayview “Third on 3rd” Festival with SF Mime Troupe | Bayview Opera House
Thursday, August 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House
Bayview
Bayview Opera House presents: San Francisco Mime Troupe’s 2017 production of “Walls.” It’s an indoor show on the historic Bayview Opera House stage. Arrive early and enjoy the Bayview ambiance and a bite to eat from local youth-run supper club Old Skool Cafe and reserve ...
Music & Market Summer Concerts: 14-Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson | Concord
Thursday, August 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: 14-Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson | Concord

The 28th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Markets anywhere in downtown Concord from 6:30-8 pm from May through September. The Music & Market Series is ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Bayview Opera House
Thursday, August 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a $20 suggested donation.
| Bayview Opera House
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Friday, September 1

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, September 1 – 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 ...