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Wednesday, July 30

Intergalactic Adventure Planning Day | SoMa
Wednesday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Freespace 2.0
Intergalactic Adventure Planning Day | SoMa

The Intergalactic Travel Bureau brings together space scientists, astronomers, science educators, actors and the general public for unique, personalised space vacation planning experiences. The Intergalactic Travel Bureau is a live, interactive experience that explores the incredible possibilities of space tourism. It’s a little bit like Virgin Galactic ...

SF Mime Troupe: Political Satire in the Park | Oakland
Wednesday, July 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Montclair Ball Field
SF Mime Troupe: Political Satire in the Park | Oakland

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 ...

Thursday, July 31

Win Tix: Circus Vargas: Big Top Daredevil Artistry | Hayward
Thursday, July 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular prices start at $20
| Southland Mall
Circus Vargas: Big Top Daredevil Artistry | Hayward

Get ready for the ultimate entertainment extravaganza for all ages. Come see where the magic begins and the heart-pounding, death-defying action takes place under the Circus Vargas big top in Hayward.
It’s a brand new production for 2014 called, “Magikaria Extreme,” filled with daredevil acts, illusionists, …

Win Tix: Merola Opera: Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” | SF
Thursday, July 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$15 student tixs with ID; general admssion tixs start at $25
| Everett Auditorium
Merola Opera: Mozart's

Experience the future of opera with a special performance by the city’s rising stars.
From overture to epilogue, this opera is considered by many to be Mozart’s greatest work, filled with sweeping melodies and a stirring finale. With more than 2,000 romantic conquests, the ultimate playboy Don …

Win Tix: The Habit of Art: A Very British Comedy Play | SF
The Habit of Art: A Very British Comedy Play | SF

The Habit of Art, Alan Bennett’s new play, is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music.
It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, …

Free Lindy Hop Swing Lesson & Dance Party: The 9:20 Special | SF
Thursday, July 31 – 8:20 pm | Cost: FREE | The Russian Building
Free Lindy Hop Swing Lesson & Dance Party: The 9:20 Special | SF

The free Open House at The 9:20 Special is back on July 31, 2014. This is the night that this swing dance party welcomes new comers and thanks their regulars by providing a free beginner Lindy Hop class, free social dance, free performances, and free …

Friday, August 1

Rotunda Dance Series: Dohee Lee | City Hall
Friday, August 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Dohee Lee | City Hall

On Friday, August 1, the Rotunda Dance Series will present sound artist and performer Dohee Lee in ARA Gut (Ritual of Ocean), as part of a series of seasonal performance installations in San Francisco.
Aiming to bring ritual into city life, ARA honors the waterways that …

Final Intergalactic Adventure Planning Day | SoMa
Friday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Freespace 2.0
Final Intergalactic Adventure Planning Day | SoMa

The Intergalactic Travel Bureau brings together space scientists, astronomers, science educators, actors and the general public for unique, personalised space vacation planning experiences. The Intergalactic Travel Bureau is a live, interactive experience that explores the incredible possibilities of space tourism. It’s a little bit like Virgin Galactic ...

Violinjazz, Monsters & Robots | Friday Nights at the de Young
Violinjazz, Monsters & Robots | Friday Nights at the de Young

Schedule for Friday, August 1, 2014
6 pm Closing Reception: “Monsters and Robots”, by Artist-in-Residence Joshua Margolis - Kimball Education Gallery
Celebrate the residency of July Artist-in-Residence Joshua Margolis and his installation Monsters and Robots. Light refreshments served.
6 pm - Mixed-Media Art-Making Stations - Buchanan Court
Create a mixed-media project inspired by …

Jack’s Night Market: Art, Crafts & Performance | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Jack's Night Market: Art, Crafts & Performance | Oakland

Celebrating Oakland First Fridays, Jack’s Night Market lights up the square with an eclectic mix of artisans, music, food and fun. Stroll the plaza for an evening outdoor market and shopping bazaar on the beautiful Jack London Square waterfront showcasing the best of the region ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally Telegraph above Grand and below 27th is closed ...

Win Tix: “Terminator” Too: Live On Stage | DNA Lounge
Friday, August 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $20-$50 each.
| DNA Lounge

Terminator Too: Judgement Play is the hilarious and absurdist live-action, interactive stage production of the seminal 1991 classic science fiction action movie from the creator and cast of the revered Point Break Live, and it’s coming to San Francisco’s DNA Lounge.
Do you have what it takes …

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino
Friday, August 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino

For the 32nd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present The Taming of the Shrew, a feast of wit, outrageous clowning, and crazy plot twists in Renaissance-era Padua, Italy, as Kate and Petruchio meet, fight (a lot), and eventually negotiate their way through a “subversive and ...

Dancing Under the Stars: Free Electric Slide Lesson & Party | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Dancing Under the Stars: Free Electric Slide Lesson & Party | Oakland

Dance under the stars and the moon on the Jack London Square waterfront and enjoy an evening of free dance lessons followed by a dance party, every Friday in June 2014. 2014 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, June 6-27, 2014 | 8:30 pm Jack London Square, ...

Win Tix: Can You Keanu? “Point Break” Live on Stage | SF
Friday, August 1 – 11:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $25 each.
| DNA Lounge
Can You Keanu?

Jaime Keeling’s “Point Break, Live,” the internationally lauded, absurdist stage adaptation of the 1992 Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze extreme-sports blockbuster, is at DNA Lounge for a limited engagement.
With armed robbery, big-wave surfing, explosions, skydiving and an indoor monsoon, “’Point Break LIVE!’ turns out to be a wild ride,” says SFWeekly.

The best …

Saturday, August 2

19th Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo
Saturday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but parking is $10 (cash only).
| San Mateo Event Center
19th Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo

Get a feel for the islands at the 2014 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 ...

Saturday, August 2

1902 Victorian Picnic in the Park, Live Music & Dancing | Alameda
Saturday, August 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lincoln Park
1902 Victorian Picnic in the Park, Live Music & Dancing | Alameda

Join PEERS (Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society) for their annual free Victorian picnic dance at Lincoln Park in Alameda from 10 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
Picnicking starts at 10 am, and from 1-4:30 pm, the celebrated Bangers & Mash band …

41st Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
41st Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair is a celebration of the Asian / Pacific communities in the Bay Area from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 2-3, 2014 in San Francisco’s Japantown. Nihonmachi Street Fair Saturday & Sunday, August 2-3, 2014 | 11 ...

Shakespeare in the Park: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” | Martinez
Saturday, August 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater
Shakespeare in the Park:

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park (VSP) presents its annual Shakespeare festival with performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream held at the Hanns Park Amphitheater (Vallejo), Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater (Martinez) and Peralta Hacienda Historical Park (Oakland) from July 26 to August 10, 2014. Each event will have ...

Circus Sideshow Potluck: Food & Performance Art Party| SF
Saturday, August 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Fe Crossing
Circus Sideshow Potluck: Food & Performance Art Party| SF

Appetite Obscure presents Carnival: a potluck circus sideshow vaudevillian extraordinaire.
They’ve got beer from the New Normal brewery. They’ve got music, dancers, and jugglers. They’ve got the very finest in circus dining tableware and ambience, and at the center of it all is you, alive and …

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino
Saturday, August 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino

For the 32nd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present The Taming of the Shrew, a feast of wit, outrageous clowning, and crazy plot twists in Renaissance-era Padua, Italy, as Kate and Petruchio meet, fight (a lot), and eventually negotiate their way through a “subversive and ...

Win Tix: Improvised Downton Abbey | Fort Mason
Saturday, August 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $17 online / $20 door
| Bayfront Theater
Improvised Downton Abbey | Fort Mason

Secrets. Rivalries. Romance. Enter the world of a privileged, but troubled estate in the early 20th century in this completely improvised period story told in the style of Downton Abbey.
You won’t see Sybil, Matthew, or Violet, but rather new characters created on the spot by …

Sunday, August 3

19th Annual Aloha Festival: Sunday | San Mateo
Sunday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but parking is $10 (cash only).
| San Mateo Event Center
19th Annual Aloha Festival: Sunday | San Mateo

Get a feel for the islands at the 2014 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 ...

41st Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
41st Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Sunday | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair is a celebration of the Asian / Pacific communities in the Bay Area from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 2-3, 2014 in San Francisco’s Japantown. Nihonmachi Street Fair Saturday & Sunday, August 2-3, 2014 | 11 ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino
Sunday, August 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino

For the 32nd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present The Taming of the Shrew, a feast of wit, outrageous clowning, and crazy plot twists in Renaissance-era Padua, Italy, as Kate and Petruchio meet, fight (a lot), and eventually negotiate their way through a “subversive and ...