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Sunday, July 23

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, July 23 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
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 ...

Picklewater Free Circus Festival | Union Square
Sunday, July 23 – 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 | Cupertino
Sunday, July 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino

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 26

Salsa in the Square: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square
Wednesday, July 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Salsa in the Square: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square
Under the leadership of Dr. John Calloway, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger who has worked at the creative edge of the Bay Area’s Latin music scene since the 1970s, the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco is an invaluable proving ground for stellar young ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Troupe Studio Space
Wednesday, July 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a $20 suggested donation.
| Troupe Studio Space
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 ...

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, July 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a ...

Thursday, July 27

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Troupe Studio Space
Thursday, July 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a $20 suggested donation.
| Troupe Studio Space
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 ...

Friday, July 28

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino
Friday, July 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino

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 ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Bachata Party | Jack London Square
Friday, July 28 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Bachata 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 ...

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland
Friday, July 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mosswood Park
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. ...

Saturday, July 29

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | San Rafael
Saturday, July 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pickleweed Park
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | San Rafael

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. ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | San Jose
Saturday, July 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| St. James Park (San Jose)
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 ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino
Saturday, July 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino

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 30

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Jerry Garcia Amphitheater
Sunday, July 30 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren 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 ...

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Sunday, July 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | NOW Hunters Point
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 | Cupertino
Sunday, July 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino

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 ...

Tuesday, August 1

Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF
Tuesday, August 1 – 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, August 2

Blues Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Crosscut, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, plays a unique mix of blues, rock, and original music to create a sound that is all its own. Their musical influences include early Delta Blues, Memphis and Chicago Electric Blues, Soul from STAX and Motown, R&B, ...

Friday, August 4

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, August 4 – 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, August 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. 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, August 4 – 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 ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino
Friday, August 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino

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 ...

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, August 4 – 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 Merengue Party | Jack London Square
Friday, August 4 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Merengue 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, August 5

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Oakland
Saturday, August 5 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Jack London Square
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 ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino
Saturday, August 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino

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, August 6

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Petaluma
Sunday, August 6 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Walnut 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 ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino
Sunday, August 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park Amphitheater (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino

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 ...

Monday, August 7

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

Friday, August 11

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor East Coast Swing Party | Jack London Square
Friday, August 11 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor East Coast Swing 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 ...