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Friday, July 31

LaborFest 2015: Closing Party – Open Mic | SF
Friday, July 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest 2015: Closing Party - Open Mic | SF
Please join us to celebrate the last day of the LaborFest 2015 with food, music and poetry. Closing party is open mic. Bring your instruments.
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | Cupertino
Friday, July 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | Cupertino

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 ...

Saturday, August 1

20th Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but parking is $10 (cash only).
| San Mateo Event Center
20th Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo

Get a feel for the islands at the 2015 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 ...

“Alice in Wonderland” Victorian Picnic, Croquet, Live Music & Dancing | East Bay
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lincoln Park
Don’t be late for this very important date – a  free “Alice in Wonderland” themed Victorian picnic, live music, dance and croquet games at Lincoln Park in Alameda. 2015 “Alice in Wonderland” Victorian Picnic Saturday, August 1, 2015 | 10 am to 4:30 pm Lincoln Park, 1450 High St, Alameda FREE In ...
42nd Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
42nd Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service. Over 30,000 festival attendees have made their way to the ...

Lammas 2015: Magic Meadow Pagan Harvest Ritual | Golden Gate Park
Lammas 2015: Magic Meadow Pagan Harvest Ritual | Golden Gate Park
Celebrate the Pagan Lammas ritual in the Magic Meadow of Golden Gate Park at 1 pm on Saturday, August 1, 2015. This ritual includes a feast and sharing of “first harvests.” Please bring inspiring food (finger food works best) or non-alcohol drinks to share. 2015 Lammas Day If ...
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Saturday, August 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Bay
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. ...

Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation Flash Mob | SF
Saturday, August 1 – 1:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Cupid's Span
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation Flash Mob | SF
After weeks of classes and practice, it’s time for the Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation flash mob performed in four different locations around San Francisco by Bay Area Flash Mob. Here is where you can catch the performances around San Francisco on Saturday, August 1, 2015 1:15 pm: Cupid’s ...
“Celebrating Queer Culture en El Barrio” MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
The August 2015 MAPP is dedicated to celebrating queer culture in “El Barrio” of the Mission District. August 2015 MAPP Program: 1. Avant Garden 2754 Harrison (Backyard) Curators: Rayna Grace & Windsong Featuring Queer Artists: 2:20 pm: Rayna Grace (singer/songwriter/prayers) 2:40 pm: Stephany Joy (singer/song wrangler) 3 pm: Ah-Mer-Ah-Su (Electronic Pop Princess Channeler of ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Freedomland” | Richmond
Saturday, August 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: *
*Free, but donation is suggested.
| Nicholl 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 ...

Aesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Noe Valley
Saturday, August 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
| Noe Valley Town Center
Aesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Noe Valley

A merry band of actors will pull up in a FluxWagon, unfold their stage before your very eyes, and perform for you and yours their wildly delightful adaptation of Aesop’s Fables, with live original music, plenty of pratfalls, and all sorts of silliness. Free, but donations are ...

Shakespeare in the Park: “Macbeth” | Martinez
Saturday, August 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater
Shakespeare in the Park:

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park (VSP) presents its annual Shakespeare festival with performances of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, directed by Clinton Vidal. Each event will have picnic style seating; please bring a blanket to sit on. No chairs will be allowed, except for a handicapped section. ...

Aesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Oakland
Saturday, August 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| deFremery Park
Aesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Oakland

A merry band of actors will pull up in a FluxWagon, unfold their stage before your very eyes, and perform for you and yours their wildly delightful adaptation of Aesop’s Fables, with live original music, plenty of pratfalls, and all sorts of silliness. Free, but donations are ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | Cupertino
Saturday, August 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | Cupertino

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 ...

Sunday, August 2

20th Annual Aloha Festival: Sunday | San Mateo
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but parking is $10 (cash only).
| San Mateo Event Center
20th Annual Aloha Festival: Sunday | San Mateo

Get a feel for the islands at the 2015 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 ...

Free Modern Belly Dance Class | Berkeley
Sunday, August 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free Modern Belly Dance Class | Berkeley
Come shake, shimmy and slither as Sports Basement in Berkeley hosts a free one hour Introduction to Modern Belly Dance – emphasizing posture, body awareness, rhythm and control, this class will wear you out even as you enjoy yourself. Free, but an RSVP is required. Pairing ancient movements ...
42nd Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
42nd Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Sunday | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service. Over 30,000 festival attendees have made their way to the ...

World’s Best Acrobatics Circus Show | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
World's Best Acrobatics Circus Show | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Travel the globe with a showcase of the world’s best acrobatics this summer with three performances a day, Sunday through Thursday, July 6 through August 13 at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Circus of Nations July 6-August 13 | Sundays-Thursdays FREE shows at Noon, 3 pm ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Freedomland” | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, August 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donation is suggested.
| Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
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 ...

Shakespeare in the Park: “Macbeth” | Martinez
Sunday, August 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater
Shakespeare in the Park:

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park (VSP) presents its annual Shakespeare festival with performances of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, directed by Clinton Vidal. Each event will have picnic style seating; please bring a blanket to sit on. No chairs will be allowed, except for a handicapped section. ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | Cupertino
Sunday, August 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | Cupertino

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 ...

“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, August 2 – 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 3

The 4th Annual “New Works” Women’s Theater Festival | SF
The 4th Annual
3Girls Theatre Company Presents The 4th Annual New Works Festival honoring Risky Women Having Fun and Wreaking Havoc. This free week-long festival calls attention to the need for women who break rules and defy the norm. For 2015 the festival will re-stage the finalists from 3GT’s Salon Reading ...
Open Mic Night in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, August 3 – 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 ...

Tuesday, August 4

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, August 5

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Freedomland” | Mill Valley
Wednesday, August 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donation is suggested.
| Mill Valley Community Center
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 ...

Friday, August 7

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, August 7 – 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, August 8

Aesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Hayward
Saturday, August 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| Hayward Memorial Park
Aesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Hayward

A merry band of actors will pull up in a FluxWagon, unfold their stage before your very eyes, and perform for you and yours their wildly delightful adaptation of Aesop’s Fables, with live original music, plenty of pratfalls, and all sorts of silliness. Free, but donations are ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Freedomland” | Berkeley
Saturday, August 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donation is suggested.
| Frances Willard/Ho Chi Minh 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 ...