Home » Archive by Category

Theater & Performance

Wednesday, July 27

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | Oakland
Wednesday, July 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
| Lakeside Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 57th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2016 production “Schooled.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2016 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, July 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a novice, this class will get ...

Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin
Wednesday, July 27 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin

The Dream Queens Revue is San Francisco’s fabulicious drag show taking over Aunt Charlie’s Lounge every second and fourth Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 pm. Free, but come early for the best seats. “This unforgettable cabaret show is a must — sequined spectacle that’s not to be missed.” – ...

Thursday, July 28

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | Oakland
Thursday, July 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
| Lakeside Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 57th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2016 production “Schooled.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2016 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Campo Maldito: Darkly Comic Play About Gentrification | Tenderloin
Campo Maldito: Darkly Comic Play About Gentrification | Tenderloin

Angry ghosts are disrupting business at a tech startup in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. When the young CEO hires a Santeria priest to purify the office, he gets more than he bargained for. A darkly comic fable about the cost of gentrification and ...

Friday, July 29

Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | Cupertino
Friday, July 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | Cupertino

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to ...

Campo Maldito: Darkly Comic Play About Gentrification | Tenderloin
Campo Maldito: Darkly Comic Play About Gentrification | Tenderloin

Angry ghosts are disrupting business at a tech startup in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. When the young CEO hires a Santeria priest to purify the office, he gets more than he bargained for. A darkly comic fable about the cost of gentrification and ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Night Club Dance Lessons & Party | Jack London Square
Friday, July 29 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to jiving newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars with free dance half-hour lessons followed by a dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2016 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2016 | 8:30 ...

Saturday, July 30

Magic Meadow Pagan Harvest Ritual “Lammas 2016” | Golden Gate Park
Magic Meadow Pagan Harvest Ritual
Celebrate the Pagan Lammas ritual in the Magic Meadow of Golden Gate Park at 1 pm on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Please bring vegetarian food, and drinks to to the ritual. In addition, please bring a cup as you will be making toasts. 2016 Lammas Day Ritual Intention: With ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | McLaren Park
Saturday, July 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
| Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 57th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2016 production “Schooled.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2016 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Campo Maldito: Darkly Comic Play About Gentrification | Tenderloin
Campo Maldito: Darkly Comic Play About Gentrification | Tenderloin

Angry ghosts are disrupting business at a tech startup in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. When the young CEO hires a Santeria priest to purify the office, he gets more than he bargained for. A darkly comic fable about the cost of gentrification and ...

Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, July 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Shakespeare's

The Tempest is a play that investigates the destiny of theatre as it pushes theatricality to the limits, inviting the audience to abandon themselves to the magic of the island and its inhabitants. The world of this imaginary island will be created on stage through ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | Cupertino
Saturday, July 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | Cupertino

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to ...

Campo Maldito: Darkly Comic Play About Gentrification | Tenderloin
Campo Maldito: Darkly Comic Play About Gentrification | Tenderloin

Angry ghosts are disrupting business at a tech startup in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. When the young CEO hires a Santeria priest to purify the office, he gets more than he bargained for. A darkly comic fable about the cost of gentrification and ...

Sunday, July 31

San Francisco Ballet: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, July 31 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stern Grove
San Francisco Ballet: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
The incomparable San Francisco Ballet returns to Stern Grove Festival in the company’s only Bay Area summer appearance. Led by Artistic Director, Helgi Tomasson, the Company performs selections from their current repertory, with the GRAMMY-winning San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and conductor Martin West. San Francisco Ballet ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | Petaluma
Sunday, July 31 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
| Walnut Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 57th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2016 production “Schooled.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2016 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the Park | Berkeley
Sunday, July 31 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Shakespeare's

The Tempest is a play that investigates the destiny of theatre as it pushes theatricality to the limits, inviting the audience to abandon themselves to the magic of the island and its inhabitants. The world of this imaginary island will be created on stage through ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | Cupertino
Sunday, July 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | Cupertino

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to ...

Monday, August 1

Free Staged Reading Night “Scenes From 68 Years” | SF
Monday, August 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Brava Theater
Free Staged Reading Night
Come and witness this free staged reading which is a part of New Threads 2016 Staged Reading Series. This year’s series introduces four vital new voices to the Bay Area. Laugh, cry, and think alongside these beautiful stories from and about the Middle East. Free, but an RSVP ...
Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, August 1 – 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 ...

Friday, August 5

Rotunda Dance Series: “Naka” Dance Theater | SF City Hall
Friday, August 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series:
For August’s performance, NAKA Dance Theater premieres an excerpt of their upcoming site-specific performance project, RACE. Fittingly taking place on the exact day of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony, NAKA performs RACE to investigate past and present Olympic Games—paying tribute to the ...
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, August 5 – 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 ...

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, August 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free event featuring dancing girls, sometimes a creepy little ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | Cupertino
Friday, August 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | Cupertino

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Swing Dance Lessons | Jack London Square
Friday, August 5 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to jiving newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars with free dance half-hour lessons followed by a dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2016 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2016 | 8:30 ...

Saturday, August 6

21st Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo
Saturday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but parking is $10 (cash only).
| San Mateo Event Center
21st Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo

Get a feel for the islands at the 2016 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 ...

MAPP: August Art & Performance Crawl | Mission District
Saturday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: August Art & Performance Crawl | Mission District
Stay tuned for a list of artists and performers participating in August 2016, or check MAPP’s Facebook for the latest info.
2016 Summer Obon & Japanese Cultural Festival | Oakland
Saturday, August 6 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Buddhist Church of Oakland
2016 Summer Obon & Japanese Cultural Festival | Oakland
Enjoy the festivities at the Buddhist Church of Oakland for the Oakland Obon Festival with Japanese Cultural Exhibits, Demonstrations & Food Bazaar. Each year, the Buddhist Church of Oakland hosts an Obon Festival, a family-friendly Japanese cultural celebration. The festival features Bon Odori dancing, taiko drum performances, traditional music, ...
Summer Circus Day: Circus Bella | Santa Cruz
Saturday, August 6 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are encouraged.
| Porter Quad at UCSC
Summer Circus Day: Circus Bella | Santa Cruz
The San Francisco Mime Troupe creates and produces socially relevant theater of the highest professional quality and performs it before the broadest possible audience. We do plays that make sense out of the headlines by identifying the forces that shape our lives and dramatizing the operation ...
Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, August 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Shakespeare's

The Tempest is a play that investigates the destiny of theatre as it pushes theatricality to the limits, inviting the audience to abandon themselves to the magic of the island and its inhabitants. The world of this imaginary island will be created on stage through ...