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Sunday, August 30

2015 Streets for People: Car-Free Streets, Live Music, Free Yoga & Dance | Fairfax
Sunday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bolinas Road (Fairfax)
2015 Streets for People: Car-Free Streets, Live Music, Free Yoga & Dance | Fairfax
Streets for People returns for its fourth year in downtown Fairfax as Bolinas Road (between Broadway and Elsie Lane) will be transformed into a lively car-free space from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday August 30, 2015. Make your way down the street and catch live music, enjoy ...
2015 Ukranian Festival: Music, Dance & Martial Arts | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, August 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
2015 Ukranian Festival: Music, Dance & Martial Arts | Golden Gate Park Band
Come out for Ukranian-American Day with the Golden Gate Park Band for Ukranian music, singing, and dancing. The Program features leading Ukrainian performers from the Greater Bay Area and Sacramento in authentic regional costumes performing traditional Kozak folk dances (incl. the world-renowned Hopak), songs and music ...

SF Olympians Festival VI: The Fundraiser Games & Picnic | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but this is a fundraiser, so donations are suggested.
| Pioneer Meadow (GG Park)
SF Olympians Festival VI: The Fundraiser Games & Picnic | Golden Gate Park
Dress in your best chiton and peplos, put some flowers in your hair or dust off those laurels you’ve been resting on, and come compete in a variety of field games (or cheer on those who do) of the first ever San Francisco Olympians Festival ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio
Sunday, August 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present the first production of Romeo and Juliet since 1992, celebrating Shakespeare’s remarkable genre-defying play which soars to the heights of romantic comedy before plunging into heartbreak. While the doomed lovers will always be remembered for their ...

Shakespeare’s “King Lear”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley
Sunday, August 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Shakespeare's

Actors Ensemble with Berkeley’s Inferno Theatre present William Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” Adapted and directed by Giulio Cesare Perrone, this ensemble production condenses and intensifies this seminal family tragedy with striking visuals, physicality and live music. 2015 Performance Dates All performances start at 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, August 30 – 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, August 31

Win Tix: “Hubba Hubba” Monday Night Burlesque | DNA Lounge
Monday, August 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | DNA Lounge
What better way to start and end your week, than with Monday burlesque shows at Hubba Hubba Revue? Featuring both homegrown and international talent, these shows feature sexy singing, dirty dancing and raunchy comedy from stars such as Alethal Weapon and Magnolia Black. The cocktails will ...

Tuesday, September 1

The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa
The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa

On the first Tuesday of each month The News, presented by SOMArts Cultural Center, features new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress by pre-selected solo artists, ...

Wednesday, September 2

SF Mime Troupe’s “Freedomland” Performance & Pop-Up Market | Bay View Opera House
Wednesday, September 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donation is suggested.
| Bayview Opera House
SF Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 56th season with more free, lively satire performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2015 production “Freedomland.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2015 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose
Wednesday, September 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Adira Dance & Costume
Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose

In preparation for their attempt to set the Guinness World Record with their version of Thrill the World, Adira Dance & Costume will be offering free Thriller dance classes at their dance studio in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood from 7-8 pm every Wednesday from September 2 to October 21, ...

Thursday, September 3

Two Households: Love by the Numbers in Romeo and Juliet | SF
Thursday, September 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP for priority seating.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Two Households: Love by the Numbers in Romeo and Juliet | SF
All are invited to hear lively insights from Rebecca J. Ennals, Artistic Director of the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and the director of the Free Shakespeare in the Park production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’. In this presentation, Ms. Ennals asks why audiences have been so attracted ...
“Catch the Fever” Free Latin Dance Class & Party | Bay Street Emeryville
Thursday, September 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville

Enjoy the sizzle of festive Latin dance parties and Catch the Fever” this summer at Bay Street on Thursday evenings with free Latin dance lessons. Two-time Latin Dance Champion Tytus Bergstrom and Professional Dancer LiWen Ang will heat up Thursday evenings with free dance lessons, followed by a ...

Friday, September 4

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, September 4 – 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 ...

Saturday, September 5

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Freedomland” | Peacock Meadow
Saturday, September 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donation is suggested.
| Peacock Meadow
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 56th season with more free, lively satire performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2015 production “Freedomland.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2015 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio
Saturday, September 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present the first production of Romeo and Juliet since 1992, celebrating Shakespeare’s remarkable genre-defying play which soars to the heights of romantic comedy before plunging into heartbreak. While the doomed lovers will always be remembered for their ...

Shakespeare’s “King Lear”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, September 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Shakespeare's

Actors Ensemble with Berkeley’s Inferno Theatre present William Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” Adapted and directed by Giulio Cesare Perrone, this ensemble production condenses and intensifies this seminal family tragedy with striking visuals, physicality and live music. 2015 Performance Dates All performances start at 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd ...

Sunday, September 6

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Freedomland” | Dolores Park
Sunday, September 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donation is suggested.
| Dolores Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 56th season with more free, lively satire performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2015 production “Freedomland.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2015 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio
Sunday, September 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present the first production of Romeo and Juliet since 1992, celebrating Shakespeare’s remarkable genre-defying play which soars to the heights of romantic comedy before plunging into heartbreak. While the doomed lovers will always be remembered for their ...

Shakespeare’s “King Lear”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley
Sunday, September 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Shakespeare's

Actors Ensemble with Berkeley’s Inferno Theatre present William Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” Adapted and directed by Giulio Cesare Perrone, this ensemble production condenses and intensifies this seminal family tragedy with striking visuals, physicality and live music. 2015 Performance Dates All performances start at 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd ...

“Bad Asians” Candid Storytelling Night | SF

Bad Asians will be featuring local raconteurs, performers, and comedians who will be telling a story based on a theme of the month. Featured will be Asians/Asian Americans with differing backgrounds and upbringings, but somehow share some very specific commonalities due to their cultural lineage. ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, September 6 – 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, September 7

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Freedomland” | Dolores Park
Monday, September 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donation is suggested.
| Dolores Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 56th season with more free, lively satire performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2015 production “Freedomland.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2015 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio
Monday, September 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present the first production of Romeo and Juliet since 1992, celebrating Shakespeare’s remarkable genre-defying play which soars to the heights of romantic comedy before plunging into heartbreak. While the doomed lovers will always be remembered for their ...

Shakespeare’s “King Lear”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley
Monday, September 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Shakespeare's

Actors Ensemble with Berkeley’s Inferno Theatre present William Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” Adapted and directed by Giulio Cesare Perrone, this ensemble production condenses and intensifies this seminal family tragedy with striking visuals, physicality and live music. 2015 Performance Dates All performances start at 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd ...

Open Mic Night in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, September 7 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Open Mic Night 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 ...

Wednesday, September 9

Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin
Wednesday, September 9 – 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, September 10

“Catch the Fever” Free Latin Dance Class & Party | Bay Street Emeryville
Thursday, September 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville

Enjoy the sizzle of festive Latin dance parties and Catch the Fever” this summer at Bay Street on Thursday evenings with free Latin dance lessons. Two-time Latin Dance Champion Tytus Bergstrom and Professional Dancer LiWen Ang will heat up Thursday evenings with free dance lessons, followed by a ...

Friday, September 11

“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF
Friday, September 11 – 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, September 12

Country Dance Hoe Down & Farmers’ Market | Emeryville
Saturday, September 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Country Dance Hoe Down & Farmers’ Market | Emeryville

The streets of Bay Street will come alive with a foot stompin’ Farmers’ Market and Country Dance Hoe Down, complete with free country dance lessons, July 18, August 16, and September 12, 2015. Dubbed the Bay Street Farmers’ Market Farm to Table-Dance, this festive day ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio
Saturday, September 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present the first production of Romeo and Juliet since 1992, celebrating Shakespeare’s remarkable genre-defying play which soars to the heights of romantic comedy before plunging into heartbreak. While the doomed lovers will always be remembered for their ...