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Friday, July 25

Crosspulse: Clapping, Slapping, Dancing Body Music Performance | SF
Friday, July 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
Crosspulse: Clapping, Slapping, Dancing Body Music Performance | SF

Using snaps, slaps, claps, and dance, Crosspulse performs with a very unique instrument, their own bodies. Taking advantage of their various cultural and artistic backgrounds, the members of Crosspulse deliver an exciting intercultural body percussion performance.
Yerba Buena Gardens Children’s Garden Series, an interactive performances specially …

Free Summer Circus in the Park w/ Circus Bella | Marin
Friday, July 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bridge The Gap
Free Summer Circus in the Park w/ Circus Bella | Marin

Circus Bella is an open air, one-ring circus featuring amazing circus artists performing tricks like the static trapeze, rope walking, juggling, contortion, unicycle, clowning, acrobatics, and more set to an original score performed by live musicians. The 2014 show, Here We Go!, is a completely new 60-minute, one-ring circus showcasing ...

“Mex I Am” Festival: Fair Trade Bazaar, Live Music & Art Bar | Friday Nights at the de Young

Friday Nights at the de Young: “MEX I AM: live it to believe it”
July 25, 2014 | 6 – 8:30 pm
In partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco and LAM, Friday Nights at the de Young joins in launching MEX I AM: …

“Under the Influence” Reading Performance Series | North Beach
Friday, July 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Suggested donation to support the venue. Nobody turned away for lack of funds
| The Emerald Tablet

The Emerald Tablet in North Beach hosts a homegrown reading performance series, Under the Influence, co-created and hosted with Quiet Lightning‘s Evan Karp. Four artists read works by some of their major influences, followed by original work performances created for the show that channels that ...

Pay As You Like: Marin Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” | San Rafael
Friday, July 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay
| Forest Meadows Amphitheatre
Pay As You Like: Marin Shakespeare's

The July 25, 2014 show includes a pre-show conversation led by a company artist or scholar starting at 7:30 pm.

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino
Friday, July 25 – 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 ...

Saturday, July 26

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, July 26 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
| Laguna Honda Hospital
The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF

Take a sad song and make it better as The Beatles Choir brings cheer to the residents and staff of Laguna Honda Hospital through music, joy, laughter and the timeless songs of the Fab Four. Laguna Honda Hospital is a long-term, skilled nursing and rehabilitation ...

Pedalfest 2014: Live Music, Stunts, DJs & Unicycle Basketball | Oakland
Saturday, July 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Pedalfest 2014: Live Music, Stunts, DJs & Unicycle Basketball | Oakland

Pedalfest 2014 rolls into Jack London Square to celebrate all-things cycling at the Bay Area’s finest bicycle festival featuring handmade and vintage bike shows, Unicycle Basketball, a bicycle rodeo, BMX performances, bike powered live music, bike raffles, U.S. Bicycling Olympian Meet & Greet and more from 11 am to 7 …

76th Japanese “Ginza Bazaar”: Food, Taiko & Dance Festival | SF
Saturday, July 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Buddhist Church of San Francisco
76th Japanese

The Ginza Bazaar is a 76 year old San Francisco Japantown tradition offering two days of games, entertainment, Japanese food, bingo shopping, camaraderie, and more at the Buddhist Church of San Francisco from July 26-27, 2014. The highlight of the weekend will be the traditional ...

Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella | San Rafael
Saturday, July 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pickleweed Park
Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella | San Rafael

Circus Bella is an open air, one-ring circus featuring amazing circus artists performing tricks like the static trapeze, rope walking, juggling, contortion, unicycle, clowning, acrobatics, and more set to an original score performed by live musicians. The 2014 show, Here We Go!, is a completely new 60-minute, one-ring circus showcasing ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino
Saturday, July 26 – 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 ...

Sunday, July 27

2014 Bon Odori Japanese Street Festival & Parade | SF
Sunday, July 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Buddhist Church of San Francisco
2014 Bon Odori Japanese Street Festival & Parade | SF

The Ginza Bazaar is a 76 year old San Francisco Japantown tradition offering two days of games, entertainment, Japanese food, bingo shopping, camaraderie, and more at the Buddhist Church of San Francisco from July 26-27, 2014. The highlight of the weekend will be the traditional ...

Street Drum Corps: Apocalyptic Hip-Hop | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Sunday, July 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Street Drum Corps: Apocalyptic Hip-Hop | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Street Drum Corps is an explosion of drums, dance, and high energy entertainment. From July 6 – August 14, 2014, Street Drum Corps will be performing two shows daily at noon and at 3 pm, Monday-Thursday, and at noon and 6 pm on Sundays. The acclaimed drummers are famous ...

Final 2014 Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella | SF
Sunday, July 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Heron's Head Park
Final 2014 Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella | SF

Circus Bella is an open air, one-ring circus featuring amazing circus artists performing tricks like the static trapeze, rope walking, juggling, contortion, unicycle, clowning, acrobatics, and more set to an original score performed by live musicians. The 2014 show, Here We Go!, is a completely new 60-minute, one-ring circus showcasing ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino
Sunday, July 27 – 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 ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, July 27 – 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 28

“Corazón Under the Dome” 3D Light Show | Westfield Centre
Monday, July 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre

Corazón Under the Dome is a short, fun, animated 3D light spectacular that’s a celebration of the heart of San Francisco. Showcasing iconic San Francisco images and songs, this dazzling show rocks through the city’s history from the Gold Rush to the Summer of Love and ...

Wednesday, July 30

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: 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, …

Friday, August 1

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

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 ...

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 …