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Friday, July 1

Caterpillar Puppets with a Master Puppeteer | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, July 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Caterpillar Puppets with a Master Puppeteer | Yerba Buena Gardens
Joe Leon’s Caterpillar Puppets don’t just entertain kids and parents. His eccentric menagerie draws audiences of all ages into seemingly familiar stories that take unexpected turns. Like his version of the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Bla-bla-blas, or the shy artist mouse Amadeus ...
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, July 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 ...

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, July 1 – 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 Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland
Friday, July 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mosswood Park
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland

Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling act, contortion, hula hoop, original clowning and more. ...

Saturday, July 2

“The Marriage of Figaro” Comic 18th Century Play in a Park | Berkeley
Saturday, July 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park

The Actors Ensemble presents free performances of “The Marriage of Figaro”, the revolutionary comedy play (not the opera) at the beautiful John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre in Berkeley. The Marriage of Figaro is the 18th century comedy by Beaumarchais which foreshadowed the French Revolution. This classic of the theatre tells a ...

Free Opera at the Ballpark 2016: Carmen | AT&T Park
Saturday, July 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free tickets, but advanced registration is required
| AT&T Park
Free Opera at the Ballpark 2016: Carmen | AT&T Park
Going to see Carmen at the War Memorial Opera House costs, oh, upwards of $200 for good seats. But, thanks to the Opera at the Ballpark program, you can watch a live simulcast of the very same opera on the giant HD screens in the ballpark ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | Pleasanton
Saturday, July 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | Pleasanton

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 ...

Final Night: Free Theatre Night: Witty WWII Comedy | SF
Saturday, July 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Must enter promo code on BrownPaperTickets website to get free tickets.
| Eureka Theatre
Final Night: Free Theatre Night: Witty WWII Comedy | SF

Theatre Rhinoceros invites you to party with the master of wit Noël Coward. Present Laughter is one of Coward’s most personal and wittiest comedies. This semi-autobiographical comedy follows a self-obsessed actor’s mid-life crisis as he freely indulges his considerable appetite for wine, women and sleeping ...

Win Tix: “Trapeze Worldwide” Burlesque Dance Party | The Chapel
Saturday, July 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel
SF Weekly once said that the Trapeze Worldwide Burlesque Dance Party “feels like Betty Boop threw on acid party,” so if you’re into any feeling that sentence evokes, this might be the event for you. > Get Tickets – $25.00 Featuring DJs, dancers, and more lights then on ...

Sunday, July 3

Hieroglyphics: Free Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, July 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stern Grove
Hieroglyphics: Free Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Oakland’s own underground hip-hop collective, Hieroglyphics, takes the stage with their signature battle rhyming and freestyling over funky and jazzy beats. Opening the afternoon will be Oakland-based dance crew Mix’d Ingrdnts and the B-boys of the Golden State Breakers. Hieroglyphics will be participating in an informative pre-concert ...
WorldOne Festival Pre-Party & StoneSoul Picnic | El Cerrito
Sunday, July 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
WorldOne Festival Pre-Party & StoneSoul Picnic | El Cerrito

El Cerrito hosts the 18th Annual WorldOne Festival featuring live reggae, dub and world music, plus circus performers on July 3-4, 2016. July 3, 2016 – WorldOne Stone Soul Picnic 4 pm: Circus Imagination at Center field 5- 7 pm:  Patrick Landeza + Friends ki ho’alu  +  Mahealani Uchiyama ...

“The Marriage of Figaro” Comic 18th Century Play in a Park | Berkeley
Sunday, July 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park

The Actors Ensemble presents free performances of “The Marriage of Figaro”, the revolutionary comedy play (not the opera) at the beautiful John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre in Berkeley. The Marriage of Figaro is the 18th century comedy by Beaumarchais which foreshadowed the French Revolution. This classic of the theatre tells a ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | Pleasanton
Sunday, July 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | Pleasanton

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 ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, July 3 – 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, July 4

El Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
El Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2016

El Cerrito hosts the 18th Annual WorldOne Festival featuring live reggae, dub and world music, plus circus performers on July 3-4, 2016. July 3, 2016 – WorldOne Stone Soul Picnic 4 pm: Circus Imagination at Center field 5- 7 pm:  Patrick Landeza + Friends ki ho’alu  +  Mahealani Uchiyama ...

SF Mime Troupe: Opening Weekend 2016 | Dolores Park
Monday, July 4 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations accepted.
| Dolores Park
SF Mime Troupe: Opening Weekend 2016 | Dolores Park

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 ...

“The Marriage of Figaro” Comic 18th Century Play in a Park | Berkeley
Monday, July 4 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park

The Actors Ensemble presents free performances of “The Marriage of Figaro”, the revolutionary comedy play (not the opera) at the beautiful John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre in Berkeley. The Marriage of Figaro is the 18th century comedy by Beaumarchais which foreshadowed the French Revolution. This classic of the theatre tells a ...

Thursday, July 7

53rd Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest | Union Square
Thursday, July 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
53rd Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest | Union Square
Muni’s top bell ringing crewmen compete in the annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest in Union Square. A great San Francisco tradition, this competition features the best of SFMTA’s professional bell-ringers vying for the coveted title of Bell Ringing World Champion, as well as non-profit organizations competing for ...
Cal Raijin Taiko: Witness An Ancient Japanese Percussion Tradition | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, July 7 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Cal Raijin Taiko: Witness An Ancient Japanese Percussion Tradition | Yerba Buena Gardens
Ancient Japanese percussion tradition known as taiko has deep roots in the Bay Area (the nation’s first taiko dojo came together in San Francisco in 1968). But it wasn’t until a decade ago that a small and determined group of Cal students formed UC Berkeley’s ...

Friday, July 8

Be Amazed With The Red Panda Acrobats | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, July 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Be Amazed With The Red Panda Acrobats | Yerba Buena Gardens
Combining exceptional athletic skills, traditional Chinese music, dazzling costumes, and a fast-paced show sure to amaze viewers of all ages, the Red Panda Acrobats bring the ancient art of Chinese acrobatics into the 21st century with jaw-dropping displays of strength, balance, and dexterity. While founded in ...
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland
Friday, July 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Studio One Art Center
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland

Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling act, contortion, hula hoop, original clowning and more. ...

“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF
Friday, July 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Fireside Lounge

Tired of seeing girls sing sad love songs and acoustic covers of top 40 hits? She Rocks features the most badass female dominant bands the Bay Area has to offer. See women who rock the stage harder than any stickly strungout dudes in the biz, every ...

Saturday, July 9

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Saturday, July 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Joe DiMaggio Playground
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF

Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling act, contortion, hula hoop, original clowning and more. ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | Berkeley
Saturday, July 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
| Live Oak 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 ...

“The Marriage of Figaro” Comic 18th Century Play in a Park | Berkeley
Saturday, July 9 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park

The Actors Ensemble presents free performances of “The Marriage of Figaro”, the revolutionary comedy play (not the opera) at the beautiful John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre in Berkeley. The Marriage of Figaro is the 18th century comedy by Beaumarchais which foreshadowed the French Revolution. This classic of the theatre tells a ...

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, July 9 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...

Sunday, July 10

Circus Bella: Your Favorite One Ring Circus | Union Square Live
Sunday, July 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Live
Circus Bella: Your Favorite One Ring Circus | Union Square Live
Circus Bella, San Francisco’s favorite one-ring circus, returns with “Out of Line!”, an entirely new production conceived and directed by Bella-founders Abigail Munn and David Hunt. Set to original music by the ingenious composer/accordionist Rob Reich, who leads the stellar Circus Bella All-Star Band, the action-packed ...
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Sunday, July 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Live
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF

Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling act, contortion, hula hoop, original clowning and more. ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | Berkeley
Sunday, July 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
| Live Oak 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 ...

“The Marriage of Figaro” Comic 18th Century Play in a Park | Berkeley
Sunday, July 10 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park

The Actors Ensemble presents free performances of “The Marriage of Figaro”, the revolutionary comedy play (not the opera) at the beautiful John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre in Berkeley. The Marriage of Figaro is the 18th century comedy by Beaumarchais which foreshadowed the French Revolution. This classic of the theatre tells a ...