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Tuesday, July 4

Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF
Tuesday, July 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | SOMArts Cultural Center
Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF

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, July 5

Sacred Harp Singing: Acappella Singing For Everyone | SF
Wednesday, July 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Women's Building
Sacred Harp Singing: Acappella Singing For Everyone | SF

Join Bay Area Sacred Harp to sing “The Sacred Harp,” an American tunebook with strong roots in the early music of New England and the southern United States. Singing is participatory, acappella, 4-part harmony. Everyone is welcome with no performances or rehearsals, commitment, experience, or ability ...

Friday, July 7

The Sound 2017: Nationwide Jesus Festival | McLaren Park
Friday, July 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
The Sound 2017: Nationwide Jesus Festival | McLaren Park
In the summer of 2017 get ready for a nation-wide Jesus Festival. 50 years from the very place of the counter-cultural revolution in 1967, there will be a releasing the sound of worship and declare a new day for America. Jubilee, every 50 years, means ...
Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, July 7 – 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 ...

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

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, July 7 – 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 ...

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, July 7 – 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 ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Salsa Party | Jack London Square
Friday, July 7 – 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, July 8

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Berkeley
Saturday, July 8 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Live Oak 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 ...

“Lear” The Musical: Outdoor Shakespeare | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, July 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
“Lear” The Musical: Outdoor Shakespeare | Yerba Buena Gardens
Theatre Rhinoceros may be the world’s longest running professional queer theater company, but their satire hasn’t lost a bit of its bite. Lear! is an original outdoor musical of Shakespeare’s King Lear with the various locales in the park serving as the playing area. The story ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Pleasanton
Saturday, July 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Pleasanton

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 ...

Sunday, July 9

“Lear” Outdoor Musical by Theatre Rhinoceros | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, July 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
“Lear” Outdoor Musical by Theatre Rhinoceros | Yerba Buena Gardens
Theatre Rhinoceros may be the world’s longest running professional queer theater company, but their satire hasn’t lost a bit of its bite. Lear! is an original outdoor musical of Shakespeare’s King Lear with the various locales in the park serving as the playing area. The story ...
Picklewater Free Circus Festival | Union Square
Sunday, July 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Picklewater Free Circus Festival | Union Square
Presented by Union Square Live, the Picklewater Free Circus Festival returns for its tenth year at Union Square. The Picklewater Free Circus Festival is a free festival of circus arts featuring some of the best in Circus Arts from around the bay area, the festival ...
Free Opera San José Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Sunday, July 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Free Opera San José Concert in the Park | Redwood City

For the classical music lover, or anyone who appreciates great musical talent, Redwood City continues its free Classical Music Series performed outdoors on beautiful Courthouse Square from June through September 2017. The series features groups such as the Redwood Symphony, Opera San José, and Bay ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Pleasanton
Sunday, July 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Pleasanton

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 ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Berkeley
Sunday, July 9 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Live Oak 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 ...

Monday, July 10

Staged Resistance: A Night of Political Theater | PianoFight
Monday, July 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | PianoFight
Staged Resistance: A Night of Political Theater | PianoFight
Local playwrights and actors read original works of politically charged theater. Come out and enjoy the satire, drama, suspense, song and dance; a virtual smorgasbord of dogmatic dramaturgy. In times of uncertainty and political upheaval, not to mention anxiety and pure panic, it is every artist’s ...

Wednesday, July 12

Rock Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Rock Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations ...
Beyond Borders Storytelling Workshop | SF
Wednesday, July 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Hostelling International SF City Center
Beyond Borders Storytelling Workshop | SF
You don’t have to have walked on the moon to have a great story. Sometimes the most mundane experiences make the best stories. Their workshops teach you how to tell a personal true life story in front of a live audience. They will cover storytelling basics ...

Friday, July 14

Rotunda Dance Series: Monaco Boys Choir | SF City Hall
Friday, July 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Monaco Boys Choir | SF City Hall
The award-winning troupe was founded in 1974 by H.S.H. Prince Rainier III to showcase the Principality’s historic association with culture and the performing arts. It is a part of the Monaco Cathedral Choir, founded in 1904, and is composed of 25 boys from ages 9 ...
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland
Friday, July 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Studio One Arts Center
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland

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. ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Hustle & 4 Step Party | Jack London Square
Friday, July 14 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Hustle & 4 Step 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, July 15

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Saturday, July 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mariposa Park
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. ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Pleasanton
Saturday, July 15 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Pleasanton

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 ...

Sunday, July 16

2017 “BBoy Connection” Break Dancing & Roller Skate Dancing | SF
Sunday, July 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mercado Brasil
2017
The BBoy Connection Jam is back with free dance classes, lock and pop showcases, DJs, graffiti art, dance and cypher battles and more during Sunday Streets 2017 Kick-Off in the Mission District. The BBoy Connection Jam Sunday, July 16, 2017 | 11 am to 4 pm Mercado Brasil, 1252 ...
Picklewater Free Circus Festival | Union Square
Sunday, July 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Picklewater Free Circus Festival | Union Square
Presented by Union Square Live, the Picklewater Free Circus Festival returns for its tenth year at Union Square. The Picklewater Free Circus Festival is a free festival of circus arts featuring some of the best in Circus Arts from around the bay area, the festival ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Pleasanton
Sunday, July 16 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Pleasanton

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 ...

Wednesday, July 19

Swing in the Square: The B-Stars | Union Square
Wednesday, July 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: The B-Stars | 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. The B Stars are a San Francisco-based combo that serves up a hearty stew of ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Oakland
Wednesday, July 19 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Lake Meritt - Edoff Memorial Bandstand
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 ...

Thursday, July 20

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...