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Saturday, August 1

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Space Fest 2015: Apollo 15 Astronauts, Virgin Galactic & Lunar Rover | North Bay
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Space Station Museum
Space Fest 2015: Apollo 15 Astronauts, Virgin Galactic & Lunar Rover | North Bay
The Space Station Museum in Novato holds its free annual Space Fest 2015 where you’ll get to meet legendary astronauts and see a lunar module and a lunar rover from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, August 1, 2015. The event is free to the general public ...

“Alice in Wonderland” Victorian Picnic, Croquet, Live Music & Dancing | East Bay
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lincoln Park
Don’t be late for this very important date – a  free “Alice in Wonderland” themed Victorian picnic, live music, dance and croquet games at Lincoln Park in Alameda. 2015 “Alice in Wonderland” Victorian Picnic Saturday, August 1, 2015 | 10 am to 4:30 pm Lincoln Park, 1450 High St, Alameda FREE In ...
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

42nd Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
42nd Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service. Over 30,000 festival attendees have made their way to the ...

2015 “Art + Soul” Festival: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free
| Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
2015

Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art and music scene at the biggest street party of the year, 2015 Art & Soul Festival, in downtown Oakland. The 15th annual festival features a Saturday performance by aerial dance group Bandaloop, and a Blues & BBQ Blowout on Saturday and Sunday, along with ...

Win Tix: 15th Anniversary Art + Soul Oakland Festival
Saturday, August 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Those of you who are comfortable San Franciscans may not have been to Oakland in a while. You may have written it off as not the place for art and culture in the Bay Area. But you were so wrong, dummies! Oakland is a thriving hub ...
Free Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class
Saturday, August 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
Free Beginner Parkour
August’s Parkour Class will take place on the first Saturday, August 1, 2015 in Justin Herman Plaza.
Burning Man “Beyond The Fence” Trunk Show, DJ Party & Happy Hour | Pier 70
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but $3 to $5 donations requested
| Pier 70
Burning Man
Prepare for the Playa by shimmying with The Space Cowboys as you shop for your Burning Man costumes at the 9th Annual “Beyond the Fence” Trunk Show, which highlights over 30 local, independent designers selling duds perfect for the desert at Pier 70 on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Free, ...
20th Annual National Wiener Dog Race: “Bay Area’s Top Dog” | Santa Clara
Saturday, August 1 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free; parking is $5.
| Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
20th Annual National Wiener Dog Race:
See the fastest wieners in the West. The Bay Area’s finest dachshunds will dash to the finish line at the Santa Clara County Fair North Lawn for the annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals qualifying race. These hopeful hounds are competing to be crowned the Bay Area’s Top ...
Lammas 2015: Magic Meadow Pagan Harvest Ritual | Golden Gate Park
Lammas 2015: Magic Meadow Pagan Harvest Ritual | Golden Gate Park
Celebrate the Pagan Lammas ritual in the Magic Meadow of Golden Gate Park at 1 pm on Saturday, August 1, 2015. This ritual includes a feast and sharing of “first harvests.” Please bring inspiring food (finger food works best) or non-alcohol drinks to share. 2015 Lammas Day If ...
AfroSolo Arts Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, August 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
AfroSolo Arts Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
In collaboration with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, AfroSolo Arts Festival presents its 15th annual free concert in Yerba Buena Gardens. Dedicated to nurturing, promoting, and presenting African-American and African diaspora art and culture through solo performance and the visual arts, AfroSolo showcases some of the ...
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Saturday, August 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Bay
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. ...

“Celebrating Queer Culture en El Barrio” MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
The August 2015 MAPP is dedicated to celebrating queer culture in “El Barrio” of the Mission District. August 2015 MAPP Program: 1. Avant Garden 2754 Harrison (Backyard) Curators: Rayna Grace & Windsong Featuring Queer Artists: 2:20 pm: Rayna Grace (singer/songwriter/prayers) 2:40 pm: Stephany Joy (singer/song wrangler) 3 pm: Ah-Mer-Ah-Su (Electronic Pop Princess Channeler of ...
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, August 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, August 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | It's Your Move Game Store
Featuring the comedic stylings of: Sacramento Fav: Jon Gomora Sacramento Also Fav: Jaclyn Weiand Bay Area babby Boy: Kevin Renner And headliner: Just off the recording of his debut comedy CD, Tommy Broome And as always, the boys of Critical Hit, Dash Kwiatkowski, Erik Krasner, and Hayden Greif-Neill
Final Night: 21st Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | The Palace Theater Oakland
Saturday, August 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 (50% off) when you mention Funcheap at the door. Regular admission is $10 for each night.
| The Palace Theater (Oakland)
Final Night: 21st Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | The Palace Theater Oakland

The 2015 Brainwash Movie Festival is an eclectic show of (mostly short) movies curated from all over the world that you drive-in, bike-in, or walk-in to. The festival kicks off with drive-in nights on July 24-25, 2015 at Nimby (8410 Amelia St, Oakland) and continues on July 31-August 1, ...

Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa
Saturday, August 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Madrone Art Bar
Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa

Pay tribute to both the King of Pop and the Purple One every first Saturday of the month at the Madrone Art Bar’s “The Prince and Michael Experience,” which celebrates their work with a healthy dose of competition as fans go head-to-head on the dance ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, August 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every first Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, ...

Renegade Drive-In Movie Night: “Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom” | North Bay
Saturday, August 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP on event website.
| Old Hamilton Theater Building
Renegade Drive-In Movie Night:
A prequel to the original classic Raiders of the Lost Ark, this second entry in the series has our old whip-and-wise-cracking Indy and friends rushing from one harrowing adventure to the next, spanning exotic locales in Hong Kong and India. Will you be finishing those ...
Win Tix: SF Jewish Film Festival “Finsterworld” | Castro Theater
Saturday, August 1 – 9:10 pm | Cost: WIN | Castro Theatre
The film was written by Frauke Finsterwalder, hence the title. It is about a assorted group of strangers living in modern-day Germany. We visit a pedicurist, a traffic cop, a wealthy couple and a teenage student. What do they have in common? According to the ...

Sunday, August 2

How to Get Across the Bay: BART Transbay Tube Closure | Aug. 1-2, Sept. 5-7
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Temporary Transbay Terminal
How to Get Across the Bay: BART Transbay Tube Closure | Aug. 1-2, Sept. 5-7

There will be no BART train service between San Francisco and East Bay on August 1-2 and September 5-7, 2015. BART will close the West Oakland Station and will not run trains between West Oakland and Embarcadero stations the first weekend in August and during ...

20th Annual Aloha Festival: Sunday | San Mateo
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but parking is $10 (cash only).
| San Mateo Event Center
20th Annual Aloha Festival: Sunday | San Mateo

Get a feel for the islands at the 2015 Aloha Festival with music, dance, food, and culture from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and all over the Pacific. The Pacific Islanders of the San Francisco Bay Area offer their talents in music and dance during this free ...

2015 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Sunday
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Fremont
2015 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Sunday

With nearly 400,000 guests, the annual Fremont Festival of the Arts is “the largest free outdoor festival west of the Mississippi,” covering more than four walking miles. The festival showcases the work of 700 artisans, 30 food booths, 8 fine wine and specialty beer booths, ...

2015 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Union City
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kennedy Park (Union City)
2015 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Union City

Ready to see some stars and sample some sisig? Then come out to Union City for the Annual Adobo Festival. The festival features performances from famous Filipino entertainers, competitions, cook-offs, games and a bazaar. 2015 Adobo Festival Sat-Sun, August 1-2, 2015 | 10 am to 6 pm ...

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, August 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, August 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Normally $12, the museum offers free admission every first Sunday the month. Please ...

Win Tix: An Awesome One-Day Lego Camp for Kids | SF & Marin
Sunday, August 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | Make School
Why waste time playing with Legos, when you can learn how to do it right! This special event for kids 6-13 will teach special engineering techniques from a Lego Master builder (yeah we didn’t know there was such a thing either). But it’s not about ...
Jerry Day 2015: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Jerry Day 2015: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
The 13th Annual Jerry Day is an annual civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son, Jerry Garcia and his Excelsior roots. The all day concert and festival takes place at the appropriately named “Jerry Garcia ...
42nd Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
42nd Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Sunday | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service. Over 30,000 festival attendees have made their way to the ...