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Friday, September 1

Music on the Square: Pop & Soul | Redwood City
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: Pop & Soul | Redwood City

Enjoy free Friday concerts all summer long on Courthouse Square in Redwood City from 6-8 pm from June 2-September 1, 2017. Redwood City is well known for its events, but Friday night’s Music on the Square is one of the most treasured nights of summer. Plus, being ...

Grammy Award-Winning Fantastic Negrito’s Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Grammy Award-Winning Fantastic Negrito's Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Grammy Award-winning artist Fantastic Negrito performs an exclusive, intimate performance followed by a Q&A at Amoeba SF on Friday, September 1st at 6pm to celebrate the re-release of his critically-applauded debut album, The Last Days of Oakland. Hailed as “among the rawest pieces of music—sonically and ...

Free Beach Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | Santa Cruz
Friday, September 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 16 ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, September 1 – 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 ...

Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Cop Funk with Heat Vision & Jack | Oakland
Friday, September 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Drake’s Dealership
Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Cop Funk with Heat Vision & Jack | Oakland
They’re excited to be back at Drake’s Dealership for another First Friday extravaganza. For Open Session 53 they’ll be collaborating with the local funk duo Heat Vision & Jack, with Geneva Harrison on drums and Josh Pollock on vocals and guitar. With a few super funky ...
“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, September 1 – 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 2

47th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Saturday
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae
47th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Saturday

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 47th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” 2017 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival September 2-3, 2017 | 10 am to 5 pm Broadway Ave, Downtown Millbrae FREE This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features ...

2017 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
2017 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 ...

Kiosk Fest 2017: Zine Reading, Workshop & Live Music | SF
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market St (Embarcadero to 5th St)
Kiosk Fest 2017: Zine Reading, Workshop & Live Music | SF

The Grand Newsstand, San Francisco’s zine stand, is hosting an open-air festival to celebrate zines, art, and printed media. Kiosk Fest takes place around Market Street in San Francisco between 5th Street and the Embarcadero. Kiosk Fest 2017 September 1-2, 2017 | 10 am to ...

2017 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Redwood City
2017 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. 7th Annual Lebanese Festival Saturday, September 2, 2017 | 11 am to 8 pm Downtown Redwood City FREE Start your day with delicious, traditional Lebanese sweets ...
2017 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
2017 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 ...

Kugelplex: Rock ‘n Rollin Party Music | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, September 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Kugelplex: Rock ‘n Rollin Party Music | Yerba Buena Gardens
Bringing rock ‘n’ roll energy to the party music of Eastern European Jewry, Kugelplex plays wild, virtuosic dance tunes at concerts, festivals and weddings. They’ve performed with Joan Baez, the Oakland Symphony, the Klezmatics’ Frank London and Kitka, among other illustrious ensembles. For this unique program ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Peacock Meadow
Saturday, September 2 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Golden Gate Park (Peacock Meadow)
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 ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, September 2 – 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 ...

Sunday, September 3

47th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Sunday
Sunday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae
47th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Sunday

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 47th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” 2017 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival September 2-3, 2017 | 10 am to 5 pm Broadway Ave, Downtown Millbrae FREE This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features ...

2017 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley
Sunday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Casa de Cultura
2017 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. 2017 Brazilian Day Party Sunday, September 3, 2017 ...
Inspiring Music from Russia | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Inspiring Music from Russia | 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 ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Dolores Park
Sunday, September 3 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Dolores 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 ...

Monday, September 4

Hiero Day 2017: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland
Monday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: $19.93 | 3rd and Chestnut
Hiero Day 2017: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland
Rock out on your day hip-hop style during the 6th 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, concert, ...
2017 “Abbots Bromliad” Antler Dance & Meadow Picnic | Oakland
Monday, September 4 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Joaquin Miller Park
2017
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. Every September on Wakes Monday, the dancers in Abbots Bromley, England take up the traditional horns for a legendary trek of ...
Free Symphony Tribute Concert to American Workers | Golden Gate Park
Monday, September 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Symphony Tribute Concert to American Workers | 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 ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Dolores Park
Monday, September 4 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Dolores 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 ...

15th Annual Cowgirl Palooza Labor Day Party | El Rio
Monday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: $10 | El Rio
15th Annual Cowgirl Palooza Labor Day Party | El Rio
Wear your checkered shirts, boot, and hats, and celebrate Labor Day with a full afternoon of folksy Americana for El Rio’s 15th Cowgirl Palooza Labor Day Party on Monday, September 4, 2017. Listen to some of the best local alt-country and dance outfits at this annual outdoor concert ...
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, September 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde 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.

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, September 4 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Late Nite Open Mic 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 ...

Wednesday, September 6

Free Lunchtime Concert: Celebrating the Arts 2017 | Oakland
Wednesday, September 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Free Lunchtime Concert: Celebrating the Arts 2017 | 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 ...

Thursday, September 7

The Flock: Seven-Piece World Music Ensemble | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, September 7 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
The Flock: Seven-Piece World Music Ensemble | Yerba Buena Gardens
A rising force on the Bay Area music scene, saxophonist, arranger and composer Teddy Raven can be found playing funk with Kuckaw!, California soul with Midtown Social, instrumental Balkan music with MWE and various jazz hybrids with Jazz Mafia aggregations. He’s delved particularly deeply into Romani ...
“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, September 7 – 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 ...

“Temescal Street Flicks” Outdoor Homegrown Movie Night | Oakland
Thursday, September 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Kasper's Plaza

Temescal Street Flicks, an engaging outdoor film series every Thursday evening runs September 7 to 21, 2017 in the heart of Temescal at the weekly pop-up pedestrian plaza (Telegraph and 46th) in Oakland along with food and craft beer for purchase from Off the Grid. Rather than showing ...

Friday, September 8

Rooftop Garden Concert: Jazz & R&B | Oakland
Friday, September 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Jazz & R&B | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s Roof Garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 16 – September 8, 2017. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...