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Sunday, August 31

2014 Tiki Car Hop: DJs, Live Music & Hot Rods | Alameda
Sunday, August 31 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge
2014 Tiki Car Hop: DJs, Live Music & Hot Rods | Alameda

Come to the fifth annual Tiki Car Hop to enjoy live music, DJs, hair styling, a hot rod showcase, and Mai Tais done right outdoors. Sip on a tropical concoction (for purchase) while exploring a parking lot featuring pre-70s Hot Rods, custom Cars, stock classics, and more.
2014 Tiki …

Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland
Sunday, August 31 – 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 13 – August 31, 2014. Summer jazz concerts kick-off with a performance by a featured artist from 3-4 pm, followed by a history of jazz with jazz musician Randy Moore ...

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, August 31 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Hangar
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley

The Mixed Media Mixer is a monthly event with the goal of bringing artists across many platforms together with the intention of collaboration. A new collection of Bay Area artists, musicians, photographers and videographers come together every last Sunday of the month at the Firehouse Art Events Hangar. Bring ...

Win Tix: Live 105′s “Punk Rock Picnic” with Offspring | Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sunday, August 31 – 3:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Tickets are $33 (includes all fees)
| Shoreline Amphitheatre
Live 105's

Pop punk rockers The Offspring play all of 1994′s Smash on the 20th anniversary of their seminal album at this special Live 105 concert supported by fellow California punk legends Bad Religion and Pennywise (plus The Vandals, Stiff little Fingers and The Story So Far.
Doors at …

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Folk Rock Concert | Potrero Hill
Sunday, August 31 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Folk Rock Concert | Potrero Hill

Sunday August 31st, Original Famous Twang Sundays welcomes The Highway Poets and Ruben Diaz to Thee Parkside.
Formed in the hills of small town Petaluma, The Highway Poets (previously known as Hillside Fire), began fusing their Rock/Funk/Blues-sound with Folk instruments and soul inspired song crafting. The …

Win Tix: Acoustic Fusion “Glass House” Live in Concert | San Rafael
Sunday, August 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door
| Fenix
Acoustic Fusion “Glass House” Live in Concert | San Rafael

Incorporating live looping, vocal percussion, and a double necked 6-string and bass guitar, Glass House is an acoustic alternative folk duo who are performing with two-time Grammy Award-winning violinist, Mads Trolling (Stanley Clarke) and upright bassist Dan Feiszli (Juilo Igelsias).
Glass House is David Worm (best known for his …

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, August 31 – 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, September 1

Hiero Day 2014: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland
Monday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required. Once free tickets are gone they may request donations.
| Linden Street Brewery
Hiero Day 2014: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland

Rock out on your Labor Day hip-hop style during the 3rd annual Hiero Day by celebrating at The Hieroglyphics‘ Hip Hop Music Festival and Block Party in Downtown Oakland from 11 am to 6 pm on Monday, September 1, 2014.
The all day, all ages festival features a “Town Cup” Skateboard …

2014 “Abbots Bromliad” Antler Dance | Oakland
Monday, September 1 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Joaquin Miller Park
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Join the California Revels in a day of  good music, dancing, and the largest celebration ever of the Abbots Bromley antler dance, The Abbots Bromliad on Labor Day Monday, September 1, 2014.
Every September, the dancers in Abbots Bromley, England take up the traditional horns for …

Free Labor Day Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park Band
Monday, September 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Labor Day Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park Band

On Monday , September 1, 2014 at 1 pm, The Golden Gate Park Band will present a wonderful concert of American and Patriotic music to celebrate Labor Day.
All will take place at the bandshell in the music concourse of Golden Gate Park – right near …

Final Show of 2014: SF Mime Troupe Political Satire Play | Dolores Park
Monday, September 1 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Dolores Park
Final Show of 2014: SF Mime Troupe Political Satire Play | Dolores Park

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 ...

2014 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley
Monday, September 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a suggested $10 donation will help pay for expenses.
| Blake Street
2014 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley

Come shake it at the 6th Annual Blake Street Salsa Block Party, the original Berkeley salsa block party, with the Bay Area Salsa & Timba All Stars, plus DJ JuanLove, DJ Willi, and SambaFunk’s King Theo as Master of Ceremonies on Labor Day Monday.
2014 Blake …

Free First Monday Jazz Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, September 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free First Monday Jazz Concert | Make-Out Room

On Labor Day Monday, the Make-Out Room features jazz stylings of Miami Ham, Nathan Clevenger Group and Dunkelpek.

Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob
Monday, September 1 – 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.

Tuesday, September 2

Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar
Tuesday, September 2 – 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 ...

Thursday, September 4

Lunchtime Concert Series | Palo Alto
Thursday, September 4 – 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 enjoy an hour of lively, toe-tapping music. Cogswell Plaza is at the corner ...

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, September 4 – 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 Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The focus is mostly craft food vendors, special pop-up restaurants, food trucks (of course) and some artists ...

Friday, September 5

Rooftop Garden Concert | Oakland
Friday, September 5 – 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, September 5 – 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 ...

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, September 5 – 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 ...

First Friday Concert Series | Oakland
Friday, September 5 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
First Friday Concert Series | Oakland

Every First Friday after Art Murmur in Oakland, The Uptown holds a free concert featuring local musicians and beyond covering indie rock, electronica, hip hop and everything in between. There is no cover, doors open at 6 pm and the show starts at 9 pm.

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, September 5 – 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 ...

Saturday, September 6

SubRosa Coffee 5th Birthday Party: Music, DJs & Food Carts | Oakland
Saturday, September 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Food & vendor purchases may be extra
| SubRosa Coffee
SubRosa Coffee 5th Birthday Party: Music, DJs & Food Carts | Oakland

Celebrate SubRosa Coffee’s fifth birthday with bands, kitten adoptions, music and fortune telling.

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| San Francisco 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 ...