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Thursday, August 24

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Mill Valley
Thursday, August 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Mill Valley Community Center
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 ...

“Catch the Fever” Free Latin Dance Class & Party | Bay Street Emeryville
Thursday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville

 Photo | Bay Street Emeryville Catch the Fever Enjoy the sizzle of festive Latin dance parties and “Catch the Fever” this summer at Bay Street on Thursday evenings. Join the party at Bay Street. Hebert Aguilar teach FREE Latin dance lessons. Followed by a dance party for students ...

Friday, August 25

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Salsa Party | Jack London Square
Friday, August 25 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Salsa Party | 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 mixed music dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2017 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer ...

Saturday, August 26

2017 Stockton Pride: Live Music, Dancing & Beer Garden
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Weber Point Events Center
2017 Stockton Pride: Live Music, Dancing & Beer Garden
The annual Stockton Pride Celebration brings the LGBT community a lively blend of food vendors, as well as an arts area, a variety of food, family area, beer garden, and a load of dancing. 2017 Stockton Pride Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm Weber Point Events Center ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Berkeley
Saturday, August 26 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Frances Willard/Ho Chi Minh 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 ...

The Knight of the Burning Pestle: Very-nearly-Shakespeare in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, August 26 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
The Knight of the Burning Pestle: Very-nearly-Shakespeare in the Park | Berkeley

“The Knight of the Burning Pestle” was written by the accomplished Jacobean playwright Francis Beaumont and first performed around 1607. In the play, the audience interrupts the (apparently rather dull) Elizabethan drama “The London Gentleman” and insist the players perform a different play (made up ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet” | Redwood City
Saturday, August 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School
Free Shakespeare in the Park:

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

Free San Francisco Civic Pops Concert: Star Wars & Wicked | SF
Saturday, August 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are gratefully accepted, with a $10 suggested donation per person.
| Balboa High School
Free San Francisco Civic Pops Concert: Star Wars & Wicked | SF
The San Francisco Civic Music Association presents Learning to Fly: a Civic Pops concert. Featuring musical selections from: Star Wars Episode VII Wicked the Musical How to Train Your Dragon The Magnificent Seven Dunkirk (Elgar’s “Nimrod”) Titanic Music Director & Conductor: Thomas Alexander Admission is free and registration is appreciated but not required. Seating is limited ...

Sunday, August 27

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Berkeley
Sunday, August 27 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Frances Willard/Ho Chi Minh 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 Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet” | Redwood City
Sunday, August 27 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School
Free Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet” | Redwood City

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

Monday, August 28

2017 Pint Sized Plays: Beer-Themed Theater Festival | PianoFight
Monday, August 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, with a $10 suggested donation.
| PianoFight
2017 Pint Sized Plays: Beer-Themed Theater Festival | PianoFight

Pint Sized Plays is made up of short plays set in a bar, written by Bay Area playwrights. The only rule is that each play can’t run longer than it takes its characters to finish a beer. Pint Size Plays Every Monday in August | ...

Tuesday, August 29

Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration | Emeryville
Tuesday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration | Emeryville
The Center Plaza in Bay Street comes alive with a tribute to Michael Jackson on his Birthday on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. This two hour show will include music and live dance performances engineered to amaze and entertain.

Wednesday, August 30

Swing in the Square: Fil Lorenz Orchestra | Union Square
Wednesday, August 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: Fil Lorenz Orchestra | Union Square
Come and listen to live music from some of the Bay Area’s best roots bands, swingin’ jumpin’ rockin’ 1930s thru 1950s tunes to get you out on the floor and boogie. Come dance to the swingin’ music of the Fil Lorenz Orchestra, a star-studded “little BIG ...
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, August 30 – 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 an RSVP is required. There is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a ...

Thursday, August 31

Bayview “Third on 3rd” FEestival with SF Mime Troupe | Bayveiw Opera House
Thursday, August 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House
Bayview
Bayview Opera House presents: San Francisco Mime Troupe’s 2017 production of “Walls.” It’s an indoor show on the historic Bayview Opera House stage. Arrive early and enjoy the Bayview ambiance and a bite to eat from local youth-run supper club Old Skool Cafe and reserve ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Bayview Opera House
Thursday, August 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a $20 suggested donation.
| Bayview Opera House
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 ...

Friday, September 1

Rotunda Dance Series: Scott Wells & Dancers | SF City Hall
Friday, September 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Scott Wells & Dancers | SF City Hall
n 1981 Scott discovered the pleasure of contact improvisation shortly after becoming obsessed with the struggles of modern dance. He stuck with both and currently directs a company in San Francisco and tours annually to Europe. Wells has created works for skateboarders, boxers and recently ...
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, September 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 ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, September 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. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, when visual arts venues are collectively open to ...

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland

Come out for a night of fun and creativity as the Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts First Fridays, an evening of art, performance, workshops and games every first Friday of the month. The OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) arts and culture programs ...

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, September 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are free & open to the public. This event occurs every first Friday of ...

Saturday, September 2

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet” Preview | The Presidio
Saturday, September 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Shakespeare in the Park:

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

The Knight of the Burning Pestle: Very-nearly-Shakespeare in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, September 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
The Knight of the Burning Pestle: Very-nearly-Shakespeare in the Park | Berkeley

“The Knight of the Burning Pestle” was written by the accomplished Jacobean playwright Francis Beaumont and first performed around 1607. In the play, the audience interrupts the (apparently rather dull) Elizabethan drama “The London Gentleman” and insist the players perform a different play (made up ...

2017 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 36 Venues, 3 Hours | Oakland
Saturday, September 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Beer Garden
2017 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 36 Venues, 3 Hours | Oakland
Uptown Oakland’s Beast Crawl will hold its annual free literary festival featuring more than 200 poets, writers and performance artists in a single night, spread out over 3 hours and 36 venues. Local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, and storefronts will host dozens of events. Previous and current ...

Sunday, September 3

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 ...
2017 Pan African Family Reunion: Games, Live Music & Health Workshops | Oakland
2017 Pan African Family Reunion: Games, Live Music & Health Workshops | Oakland
The Afrocentric Oakland Crew invites all citizens of the African Diaspora to Mosswood Park for the annual Pan African Family Reunion, a free day of sunshine in the park with a great variety of music, arts & crafts, dancing, and games for adults and kids alike. Through participation in a ...