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Friday, September 8

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, September 8 – 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 ...

Point Richmond Concert: Americana & Appalachian | East Bay
Friday, September 8 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Point Richmond
Point Richmond Concert: Americana & Appalachian | East Bay

Point Richmond Music is a free grassroots series bringing a wide range of top notch musicians to the small, quaint town of Point Richmond. Concerts are held on second Fridays of each month, June through September in 2017 from 5:30-7:45 pm. Local restaurants are open on concert ...

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, September 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. The walk is hosted by the Labyrinth Guild. Always check the Labyrinth website for ...

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, September 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...

Live Jazz Music with Pianist Larry Vuckovich | The Presidio
Friday, September 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Live Jazz Music with Pianist Larry Vuckovich | The Presidio
Pianist Larry Vuckovich has won acclaim from critics and jazz audiences for his deeply imaginative style and repertoire heard at prestigious North American and European jazz clubs, concert halls and festivals. He is equally at home in world music/classically influenced modal jazz as he is ...

Saturday, September 9

45th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, September 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Valley Blvd
45th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Saturday | East Bay

The 45th annual Castro Valley Fall Festival is a two day festival features over 150 arts and crafts, community and non-profit booths. Local wineries are chosen to accompany the vast assortment of food booths, joined by beer on tap. It all happens from 10 am to ...

46th Annual Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | Mountain View
Saturday, September 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
46th Annual Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | Mountain View

More than 200,000 arts lovers gather in Silicon Valley’s epicenter on Castro Street in Mountain View for this vibrant multicultural celebration. 46th Mountain View Art & Wine Festival Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 11 am to 7 pm Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 10 am ...

“J-Pop” Huge Japanese Pop Culture Festival 2017 | Fort Mason Center

Fort Mason hosts one of the country’s biggest J-Pop culture events of the year with the 2017 J-Pop Summit Festival, a two-day event taking place for more than 30,000 people. J-Pop Summit Festival Sat-Sun, September 9-10, 2017 | 11 am-9 pm – Fort Mason Center J-POP passes ...

Live in the Castro: Lisa Gonick & the Damfino Players | Jane Warner Plaza
Saturday, September 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: Lisa Gonick & the Damfino Players | Jane Warner Plaza
Come dance and listen to lovely music of a by gone era. Ragtime, Swing, Blues,Vintage- Early Jazz and Novelty tunes to warm the cockles of your soul & burn the soles of your feet. Featuring Cliff Moser on Guitar and Miss Lisa Gonick on Uke and ...
Nubian Music with Alsarah & The Nubatones | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, September 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Nubian Music with Alsarah & The Nubatones | Yerba Buena Gardens
The Brooklyn-based combo Alsarah & The Nubatones came together out of a collective love for Nubian music and a genuine belief that soul transcends all cultural and linguistic barriers. Inspired by Nubian music’s pentatonic scales, they blend original material and traditional music of central Sudan ...
Saturday Latin Jazz Concert in the Park | McLaren Park
Saturday, September 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Saturday Latin Jazz Concert in the Park | McLaren Park
Sandor Moss y su Mechanica, Johnny Escobedo & El Guarijo and Charged Particles wows you with dancer-friendly blends of Salsa, Cha-Cha, Timba, Cuban Guajira and Puerto Rican Bomba.
Art Walk 2017: 8 Amazing Galleries & Live Music | Benicia
Saturday, September 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Street (Benicia)
Art Walk 2017: 8 Amazing Galleries & Live Music | Benicia

Benicia Art Walk 2017 returns Saturday, 2-6 PM, at 8 amazing galleries on First Street in downtown Benicia. Galleries have special activities going on including demonstrations, live music, small sips, and more. Look for the bright blue banners, then stop by all 8 galleries for ...

Women Entrepreneurs Vibe Block Party: Interactive Workshops & Fire Truck Demos | Los Altos
Saturday, September 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Los Altos
Women Entrepreneurs Vibe Block Party: Interactive Workshops & Fire Truck Demos | Los Altos
The purpose of the WE Vibe Block Party is to introduce the members of Women Entrepreneurs of Los Altos to the community through this lively, festive, and free downtown public event. They anticipate over 500 attendees to this family-friendly celebration. WELosAltos brings a fresh and innovative approach ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Santa Cruz
Saturday, September 9 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| San Lorenzo 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 ...

2nd Annual Brazilian Day Celebration | El Rio
Saturday, September 9 – 3:30 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 early bird, $15 for the regular ticket and $18 at the door.
| El Rio
2nd Annual Brazilian Day Celebration | El Rio
Come celebrate Brazilian Day with Sang Matiz, Batala, Boca Do Rio. Official Line up for the Event: Boca do Rio 4:30 pm Sang Matiz 5:45 p.m. w/Amor Do Samba Batala 7:20 p.m. Plus Special 4:30 pm: Amor Do Samba (Dance Crew) Paulo Presotto from (Dona Francisca) Diogo Sabre & Angelo Tomandl Special cocktails for ...
Addison Street Jazz | Oakland
Saturday, September 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Independent Brewing Company
Addison Street Jazz | Oakland

Enjoy the smooth sounds of the accomplished quartet at 7 pm on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Food will be available for purchase from Ippo Ramen. This is an all-ages show.

Sunday, September 10

46th Annual Art & Wine Festival: Salsa Sunday | Mountain View
Sunday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
46th Annual Art & Wine Festival: Salsa Sunday | Mountain View

More than 200,000 arts lovers gather in Silicon Valley’s epicenter on Castro Street in Mountain View for this vibrant multicultural celebration. 46th Mountain View Art & Wine Festival Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 11 am to 7 pm Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 10 am ...

45th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Valley Blvd
45th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Sunday | East Bay

The 45th annual Castro Valley Fall Festival is a two day festival features over 150 arts and crafts, community and non-profit booths. Local wineries are chosen to accompany the vast assortment of food booths, joined by beer on tap. It all happens from 10 am to ...

Oakland Pride Parade & Festival | 2017
Sunday, September 10 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free to watch. Oakland Pride VIP Experience Festival costs $75.
| Downtown Oakland
Oakland Pride Parade & Festival | 2017
Oakland will once again host a Pride Parade kicking off at 10:30 am and will once again continue the celebration with a Pride Festival from 11 am to 7 pm at Uptown Oakland. 2017 Oakland Pride Parade Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 10:30 am Broadway & 14th Street, Oakland FREE ...
“J-Pop” Huge Japanese Pop Culture Festival 2017 | Fort Mason Center

Fort Mason hosts one of the country’s biggest J-Pop culture events of the year with the 2017 J-Pop Summit Festival, a two-day event taking place for more than 30,000 people. J-Pop Summit Festival Sat-Sun, September 9-10, 2017 | 11 am-9 pm – Fort Mason Center J-POP passes ...

“Kidchella 2017” Kids Summer Music Festival: The Andyland Band | Redwood City
Sunday, September 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square

Redwood City is proud to offer the kids music series for a fourth year. Now for four Sundays this summer, the ubiquitous Andy-Z will be the Master of Music and Play by bringing his high energy to Courthouse Square. This series will provide a safe ...

Live in the Castro: Dirty Cello | Jane Warner Plaza
Sunday, September 10 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: Dirty Cello | Jane Warner Plaza
Get down & dirty with the down home blues of Dirty Cello. Starting with a bang and never stopping, Dirty Cello features the virtuosic cello stylings of Rebecca Roudman, one of the San Francisco bay area’s most exciting cross-over cellists. Dirty Cello takes you on ...
Opera in the Park 2017 | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 10 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
Opera in the Park 2017 | Golden Gate Park
The San Francisco Opera puts on their annual free concert in Sharon Meadow on the east side of Golden Gate Park, just west of Haight and Stanyan. Bring a picnic and enjoy this outdoor concert which will feature highlights from the Opera’s fall season and some of ...
Summer Sunday Concert | Niles Town Plaza
Sunday, September 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Niles Town Plaza
Summer Sunday Concert | Niles Town Plaza

Come on down to Niles Town Plaza for the 7th season of the Niles Plaza Summer Concert Series on the second Sunday of the month of July and September. Bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic while enjoying the sunshine and music from 2-5 pm. While you’re at ...

Blues Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Crosscut, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, plays a unique mix of blues, rock, and original music to create a sound that is all its own. Their musical influences include early Delta Blues, Memphis and Chicago Electric Blues, Soul from STAX and Motown, R&B, ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Santa Cruz
Sunday, September 10 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| San Lorenzo 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 ...

Free Bay Shore Lyric Opera | Redwood City
Sunday, September 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Free Bay Shore Lyric Opera | Redwood City

For the classical music lover, or anyone who appreciates great musical talent, Redwood City continues its free Classical Music Series performed outdoors on beautiful Courthouse Square from June through September 2017. The series features groups such as the Redwood Symphony, Opera San José, and Bay ...

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, September 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...

Monday, September 11

Live at Lagunitas: Mavis Staples | Petaluma
Monday, September 11 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Mavis Staples | 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 ...

Thursday, September 14

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, September 14 – 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 ...