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Thursday, August 28

Win Tix: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Opening Night Circus | Cow Palace
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Opening Night Circus | Cow Palace

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends, the 144th edition of the Greatest Show on Earth.
Experience family fun, as performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and the mysterious: a Unicorn, …

Friday, August 29

Free World Groove Jazz Concert & Art Reception | de Young
Free World Groove Jazz Concert & Art Reception | de Young

The de Young presents fresh music sounds of the Broken Shadows Family Band, led by Darren Johnston.
6:00 pm | Closing Reception: “Traced Memories”, by Artist-in-Residence Adela Akers | Kimball Education Gallery
Celebrate the residency of August Artist-in-Residence Adela Akers and her installment Traced Memories. Light refreshments served.
6:00 pm …

Michael Jackson Dance Tribute | Union Square Live 2014
Friday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Michael Jackson Dance Tribute | Union Square Live 2014

Dance-A-Vision celebrates the life and legacy of Michael Jackson, not to impersonate but to emulate, at this free outdoor performance as part of Union Square Live.

Dancing Under the Stars: Free Salsa Lesson & Party | Oakland
Friday, August 29 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Dancing Under the Stars: Free Salsa Lesson & Party | Oakland

Dance under the stars and the moon on the Jack London Square waterfront and enjoy an evening of free dance lessons followed by a dance party, every Friday during Summer 2014. 2014 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, June – August, 2014 | 8:30 pm Jack London Square, ...

Saturday, August 30

2014 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Saturday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Redwood City
2014 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.
4th Annual Lebanese Festival
Saturday, August 30, 2014 | 10 am to 9 pm
Downtown Redwood City
FREE
There will be a line up of professional …

1st Annual “Savor Filipino” Food & Music Festival | SF
Saturday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
1st Annual

Fancy some lumpia or adobo? Top chefs from across the country will travel to San Francisco for the inaugural Savor Filipino food and music festival from 10 am to 6 pm on August 30, 2014.
The idea is to taste, cook, learn, sip and watch chefs and authors, sustainable …

SF Mime Troupe: Outdoor Political Satire | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 30 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Peacock Meadow
SF Mime Troupe: Outdoor Political Satire | Golden Gate Park

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 ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF
Saturday, August 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF

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 ...

FluxFest 2014: Live Music & Theatre Block Party | SF
Saturday, August 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Suggested donation is $5 - $15 at the door. Proceeds go directly to the actors.
| Main Street Theatre
FluxFest 2014: Live Music & Theatre Block Party | SF

Join the actors and producers of “O Best Beloved,” a whimsical musical play based on Rudyard Kipling’s “Just-So Stories,” for a short preview of the play, a slew of live bands, plus other shenanigans to celebrate FluxWagon (their mobile stage), and their neighbors at Main Street …

“Queen of the Amazons”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, August 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park

Actors Ensemble and Inferno Theatre present “Penthesilea – Queen of the Amazons,” adapted and directed by Giulio Perrone from the classic play by Kleist, presented free in Berkeley’s John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre. Bring a picnic to this beautiful little park in the Berkeley hills. Penthesilea leads ...

Sunday, August 31

2014 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley
Sunday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Casa de Cultura
2014 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley

Come to Casa de Cultura in Berkeley for 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 from 9 am to 7 …

Oakland Pride Parade & Festival | 2014
Oakland Pride Parade & Festival | 2014

For the first time ever, Oakland will host a Pride Parade kicking off at 10:30 am at Broadway and 14th St, ending at Broadway and 20th Street on Sunday, August 31, 2014.
The annual Pride Festival from 11 am to 7 pm once again features four stages of …

Final Shows of 2014: SF Mime Troupe Political Satire Play | Dolores Park
Sunday, August 31 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Dolores Park
Final Shows of 2014: SF Mime Troupe Political Satire Play | Dolores Park

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 ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF
Sunday, August 31 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF

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 ...

Whimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | Glen Park
Sunday, August 31 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| Glen Park
Whimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | Glen Park

“O Best Beloved” is a live outdoor stage play based on Rudyard Kipling’s “Just-So Stories.” It was named “Best Of Fringe” at the 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival. Featuring original songs, slapstick antics, eccentric characters and colorful scenery, the six actors will satiate your curiosity ...

Spice Girls “Wannabe” Flash Mob Dance Class | SF
Sunday, August 31 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $6 | LEVYstudio
Spice Girls

You might not be ready for this jelly, but The Girl Groups Flash Mob is coming. Seven girl groups will be repping in one glorious, bootylicious hit-filled medley including En Vogue, Spice Girls, TLC, Salt-N-Pepa, Destiny’s Child, Pussycat Dolls and Danity Kane. The Flash Mob is ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, August 31 – 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 1

2014 “Abbots Bromliad” Antler Dance | Oakland
Monday, September 1 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Joaquin Miller Park
2014

Join the California Revels in a day of  good music, dancing, and the largest celebration ever of the Abbots Bromley antler dance, The Abbots Bromliad on Labor Day Monday, September 1, 2014.
Every September, the dancers in Abbots Bromley, England take up the traditional horns for …

Final Show of 2014: SF Mime Troupe Political Satire Play | Dolores Park
Monday, September 1 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Dolores Park
Final Show of 2014: SF Mime Troupe Political Satire Play | Dolores Park

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 ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF
Monday, September 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF

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 ...

2014 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley
Monday, September 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a suggested $10 donation will help pay for expenses.
| Blake Street
2014 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley

Come shake it at the 6th Annual Blake Street Salsa Block Party, the original Berkeley salsa block party, with the Bay Area Salsa & Timba All Stars, plus DJ JuanLove, DJ Willi, and SambaFunk’s King Theo as Master of Ceremonies on Labor Day Monday.
2014 Blake …

“Queen of the Amazons”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley
Monday, September 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park

Actors Ensemble and Inferno Theatre present “Penthesilea – Queen of the Amazons,” adapted and directed by Giulio Perrone from the classic play by Kleist, presented free in Berkeley’s John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre. Bring a picnic to this beautiful little park in the Berkeley hills. Penthesilea leads ...

Tuesday, September 2

English Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley
Tuesday, September 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Morris Dance Practice Hall
English Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley

Feeling a little sluggish? Need to get that blood pumping? Secretly enjoy live fiddle and accordion music? Come join the basics of Morris dancing at the annual free workshop series in Berkeley starting on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 and continuing for four weeks (with a one-week break ...

Comedy & Karaoke Night | SF
Tuesday, September 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Silver Clouds Karaoke Lounge
Comedy & Karaoke Night | SF

Some of the Bay Area’s talented comedians perform for you every first Tuesday of the month at the Silver Clouds Restaurant, hosted by Anthony Sandoval (Rooster T. Feathers, The S.H.I.T.S and Giggles Comedy Festival 2012, & Creepy KOFY Movie Time). The show runs from 8-9:30 pm, but the ...

Wednesday, September 3

Free Square Dancing Class & Dance Night | Oakland
Wednesday, September 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Veterans Building (Oakland)
Free Square Dancing Class & Dance Night | Oakland

Yep, we know there aren’t too many places you can Do-Si-Do in the Bay, but Oaktown 8s are giving you a chance to try square dancing at their free open house. Learn some introductory calls during a free intro session from 7-8 pm and then stick ...