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Saturday, August 2

Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland
Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches and high-rises. Preservation Park Tour: On this tour, view fine details of the Victorian architecture. Sites ...

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, August 2 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...

MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.

The August 2014 MAPP is dedicated to children caught in political, social or violent conflicts at the border, Gaza, Honduras, Fukushima, Mexico, Nigeria, Venezuela, Guatemala and all over the world.
August 2014 MAPP Program
1. The Box Factory
865 Florida Street
Curators: Bernadette & Andre Champagne

8-9 pm: Doors Open/Reception
9-10 pm: “Latenite …

Sunday, August 3

Candlestick Park Farewell Party & Free Stadium Tours | SF
Sunday, August 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required
| Candlestick Park
Candlestick Park Farewell Party & Free Stadium Tours | SF

Candlestick Park won’t be demolished until 2015, but here’s your last chance to say an up close goodbye.
SF Rec and Park hosts a Free Community Day at Candlestick Park, part of the “Last Summer at the ‘Stick” series of farewell events on Sunday, August 3, …

Wednesday, August 6

Jack London Square Waterfront: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2014
Jack London Square Waterfront: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2014

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October for 2014. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches and high-rises. Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour ...

Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio
Wednesday, August 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio

Hop on the Presidio Trust’s monthly free guided shuttle tour which introduces visitors to the park’s historic areas, wild open spaces, and hidden nooks with an emphasis on projects that are shaping the Presidio today. Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-5418 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov. ...

Architecture Walk: Stanford University Medical Center | Palo Alto
Wednesday, August 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Stanford Hospital Fountain
Architecture Walk: Stanford University Medical Center | Palo Alto

Take an architectural history walking tour of the School of Medicine. The tour traces the school’s history from 1850s San Francisco to present-day Palo Alto, and highlights some of the artistic and design choices that have resulted in the school’s current built environment. Free, but ...

Thursday, August 7

Upper TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, August 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Upper TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The Upper TL Art Walk makes 15-20 galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...

Friday, August 8

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, August 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Vallejo
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays

The monthly Vallejo Art Walk showcases a variety of nationally accomplished and upcoming local creatives in the historic downtown Vallejo arts district from 5-10 pm on the second Friday of every month, on Georgia, Marin, and Virginia streets. Explore over 25 participating galleries and shops, and ...

Saturday, August 9

Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.
Saturday, August 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate (North Oakland)
Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland's Golden Gate Dist.

The Golden Gate Neighborhood of North Oakland is hosting a monthly Second Saturdays event with art, music, food, classes and family-friendly activities. They’re focusing on the DIY character of the neighborhood, so come out and see what you can add to the mix.

Friday, August 15

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, August 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Sunday, August 17

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, August 17 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Thursday, August 21

Westin St. Francis 110th Anniversary Free Historic Tour | SF
Thursday, August 21 – 1:10 pm | Cost: FREE | The Westin St. Francis
Westin St. Francis 110th Anniversary Free Historic Tour | SF

Throughout 2014, guests and locals will have the opportunity to learn about the Westin St. Francis’s rich history during complimentary tours held on the 21st of each month at 1:10 pm. From 1:10-2:10 pm guests will also enjoy complimentary historic bites from the “The Hotel ...

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, August 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

Saturday, August 23

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches and high-rises. Old Oakland Tour: This tour explores the 1870s business district where carefully restored ...

Wednesday, August 27

Oakland Chinatown: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2014
Oakland Chinatown: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2014

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches, and high-rises. Oakland Chinatown Tour: Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to ...

Friday, August 29

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path. while listening to music every last Friday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group playing guitar, violin, ...

Saturday, August 30

Jack London Square Waterfront: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2014
Jack London Square Waterfront: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2014

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October for 2014. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches and high-rises. Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour ...

Wednesday, September 3

Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland
Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches and high-rises. Preservation Park Tour: On this tour, view fine details of the Victorian architecture. Sites ...

Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio
Wednesday, September 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio

Hop on the Presidio Trust’s monthly free guided shuttle tour which introduces visitors to the park’s historic areas, wild open spaces, and hidden nooks with an emphasis on projects that are shaping the Presidio today. Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-5418 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov. ...

Thursday, September 4

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, September 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The Upper TL Art Walk makes 15-20 galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...

Saturday, September 6

Win Tix: CitySolve: Fun Urban Scavenger Hunt | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Win a pair of tickets, or use code FCCSURSF for $20/ person tickets (typically $40-$60)
| Secret Location (SF)
CitySolve: Fun Urban Scavenger Hunt | SF

Like The Amazing Race? You’ll love this unique scavenger hunt where teams of 2-4 people solve clever clues and face fun challenges all while navigating the urban landscape via foot or Muni.
It’s a scavenger hunt mixed in with trivial pursuit, throw in a mini …

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, September 6 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...

Wednesday, September 10

Architecture Walk: Stanford University Medical Center | Palo Alto
Wednesday, September 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Stanford Hospital Fountain
Architecture Walk: Stanford University Medical Center | Palo Alto

Take an architectural history walking tour of the School of Medicine. The tour traces the school’s history from 1850s San Francisco to present-day Palo Alto, and highlights some of the artistic and design choices that have resulted in the school’s current built environment. Free, but ...

Friday, September 12

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, September 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Vallejo
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays

The monthly Vallejo Art Walk showcases a variety of nationally accomplished and upcoming local creatives in the historic downtown Vallejo arts district from 5-10 pm on the second Friday of every month, on Georgia, Marin, and Virginia streets. Explore over 25 participating galleries and shops, and ...