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Friday, August 7

Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland
Friday, August 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | USS Potomac
Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland is pleased to offer free harbor tours from June through October 2015 on the historic USS Potomac located at 540 Water Street (at Clay Street) in Jack London Square. See up close some of the world’s largest cranes aboard this 90-minute ...

Latin Jazz Concert, Free Beer, Wine & Prizes | Menlo College
Friday, August 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Menlo College
Latin Jazz Concert, Free Beer, Wine & Prizes | Menlo College

This free Entrepeunerial Summer Concert showcases five nights of live musicfrom pop to rock to improvisational Latin jazz and closing with an “A cappella” concert featuring groups from Facebook, Google, Dropbox, Pinterest and Twitter hosted at the beautiful Menlo College campus in Atherton. RSVP to be automatically be ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, August 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, August 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist ...

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, August 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...

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 ...

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, August 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

You had us at “burlesque” and “creepy puppets.” 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 ...

Y&T: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Y&T: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz
Y&T August 7, 2015 Many of the biggest acts of the ’80s, including Metallica and Mötley Crüe became popular opening for Y&T. With a discography of 18 albums and three greatest hits collections, Y&T has sold over four million albums since their 1974 inception. The band received extensive airplay ...
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, August 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, August 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

San Francisco Bike Party (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held ...

Dancing Under the Stars: Line Dance | Jack London Square
Friday, August 7 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Dancing Under the Stars: Line Dance | 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 lessons followed by a dance party in Jack London Square. Each Friday night, Jack London Square will host a different dance theme including the ...

Live Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF
Friday, August 7 – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Stagewerx Theatre
Live Comedy Show:

EndGames Improv brings you Your F!#&ed Up Relationship, a funny improv show happening every Friday night at 10:30 pm. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your real, honest relationship stories will be the grist for the comedy mill. That sounds awful. But it’s basically true. It’s ...

Saturday, August 8

Win Tix: The Summer Crystal Fair | Walnut Creek
Saturday, August 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN*
*Funcheapers pay just $6 (that's $2 off the regular price of $8) Tickets good for admission both days.
| Civic Park Community Center (Walnut Creek)
The Summer Contra Costa Crystal Fair is a magical mix of crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry, and the healing arts. It takes place six times a year in two different locations. With around 40 vendors at each show, there are thousands of items available at affordable prices. Vendors from ...
Andy Goldsworthy at the Presidio: A Guided Sculpture Hike | SF
Saturday, August 8 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Main Post (Presidio)
Andy Goldsworthy at the Presidio: A Guided Sculpture Hike | SF

Did you know that the Presidio is home to the largest collection of Andy Goldsworthy sculptures on public view in North America? Join the Presidio Trust for a guided hike that will visit each of park’s four installations by the world-renowned artist: Spire (2008), Wood ...

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, August 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. In addition to shopping for one-of-a-kind items, there are food and craft beers ...

Pistahan: Fil-Am Arts, Culture & Trade Expo | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, August 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Pistahan: Fil-Am Arts, Culture & Trade Expo | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Celebrating Filipino and Filipino-American arts and culture, the 22nd annual Pistahan features several art pavilions and stages highlighting contemporary and traditional music, dance, art, crafts, cuisine, and artifacts. A trade expo offers products unique to the Philippines, including foods, books, jewelry, clothes and products for ...
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, August 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide some ...

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 ...

Shakespeare in the Park: “Macbeth” | Oakland
Saturday, August 8 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
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 Sexy Comedy & Pizza Night | SF
Saturday, August 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 50 Mason Social House
Free Sexy Comedy & Pizza Night | SF

You want some hot comic after comic action? Yeah, you do. Do you like your comics to put out… jokes? Mmm, sounds hot. Do you like it so hard you can’t take it anymore… from laughter? Yes, yes, yes you do. Not only that, but there is ...

“Heavy Breathing” Absurd Artist-Led Fitness Class & Dance Party | Oakland
Saturday, August 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Omni Commons

Heavy Breathing is a summer series of free critical theory seminars in the form of absurd, artist-led conceptual fitness experiences while jogging, swimming, restraint training, practicing yoga, and more. Feel the burn from June 18 to August 30, 2015 around the SF Bay Area. Heavy Breathing invites ...

Sunday, August 9

“Kidchella 2015″ Kids Summer Music Festival: The Hipwaders | Redwood City
Sunday, August 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square

For three summer Sundays each year, kindie (that’s kid indie) rock artist Andy-Z will be the Master of Music and Play by bringing his high energy to Courthouse Square in Redwood City. Kids can rock out and dance in a safe and fun environment and enjoy live ...

Pistahan: Fil-Am Arts, Culture & Trade Expo | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Sunday, August 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Pistahan: Fil-Am Arts, Culture & Trade Expo | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Celebrating Filipino and Filipino-American arts and culture, the 22nd annual Pistahan features several art pavilions and stages highlighting contemporary and traditional music, dance, art, crafts, cuisine, and artifacts. A trade expo offers products unique to the Philippines, including foods, books, jewelry, clothes and products for ...
Very Vegan Sundays | SoMa
Sunday, August 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Very Vegan Sundays | SoMa

After a successful Vegan Super Bowl and back by popular demand, Funcheap and SoMa StrEat Food Park are starting a new tradition, Very Vegan Sundays. We’ll have lots food trucks, popup vendors, vegan beer, vegan Mimosas, and lots of vegan specials. Join up with hundreds of fellow ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

Volunteer at Stern Grove 2015: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF
Sunday, August 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Stern Grove
Volunteer at Stern Grove 2015: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF

Want free reserved seating, reserved parking, and free beverages and snacks during a Stern Grove event this summer? All you have to do is volunteer. Volunteer positions include ushers, information booth staffers, bike valet, donation collectors, greeters, set up/take down experts and much more. >> Sign ...

49ers 2015 Training Camp Open Practice | Levi’s Stadium
49ers 2015 Training Camp Open Practice | Levi's Stadium
The San Francisco 49ers will hold 11 training camp sessions before the start of the football season, and the team’s August 9, 2015 camp practice at Levi’s Stadium is open to the public by way of a random drawing. Free, but you must register by 5 pm ...
Music of Dimitri Shostakovich & Friends | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, August 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Music of Dimitri Shostakovich & Friends | Golden Gate Park Band

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 133rd season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and are free and open to the public. All concerts feature music of specific ...

Stern Grove Festival: Morris Day & The Time | SF
Sunday, August 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival: Morris Day & The Time | SF
Legendary funkmaster Morris Day returns as front man for The Time, bringing the party to the Stern Grove Festival stage. Known for the hit “Jungle Love” and for their appearance in the Prince film Purple Rain, The Time merges pop-infused funk and soul into a ...
Aesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Glen Park
Sunday, August 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| Glen Park
Aesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Glen Park

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 ...