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Friday, August 1

Violinjazz, Monsters & Robots | Friday Nights at the de Young
Violinjazz, Monsters & Robots | Friday Nights at the de Young

Schedule for Friday, August 1, 2014
6 pm Closing Reception: “Monsters and Robots”, by Artist-in-Residence Joshua Margolis - Kimball Education Gallery
Celebrate the residency of July Artist-in-Residence Joshua Margolis and his installation Monsters and Robots. Light refreshments served.
6 pm - Mixed-Media Art-Making Stations - Buchanan Court
Create a mixed-media project inspired by …

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, August 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. And it’s California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-11 pm ...

Flaming Lotus Girls LED Sculpture Opening & Brass Tax DJ Party | Pier 14
Friday, August 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 14
Flaming Lotus Girls LED Sculpture Opening & Brass Tax DJ Party | Pier 14

The Flaming Lotus Girls are hosting A Cerebral Ceremony – an opening ceremony to celebrate installation of their sculpture, SOMA at Pier 14 in San Francisco.
The evening will start at 5 pm with speeches from Flaming Lotus Girls artists. Then their friends at Brass Tax …

Jack’s Night Market: Art, Crafts & Performance | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Jack's Night Market: Art, Crafts & Performance | Oakland

Celebrating Oakland First Fridays, Jack’s Night Market lights up the square with an eclectic mix of artisans, music, food and fun. Stroll the plaza for an evening outdoor market and shopping bazaar on the beautiful Jack London Square waterfront showcasing the best of the region ...

2014 SF Comedy Crawl: 20+ Comedians, Free Snacks & DJ Party | SoMa
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
2014 SF Comedy Crawl: 20+ Comedians, Free Snacks & DJ Party | SoMa

Jump on the Second Annual San Francisco Comedy Crawl featuring over 20 of the Bay Area’s stand-up comedians performing at three different locations in one night on Friday, August 1, 2014.
See over 20 comedians rocking three comedy rooms along that sweet strip of San Francisco fun that is …

First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | 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 ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, August 1 – 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 ...

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, August 1 – 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 ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, August 1 – 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 1 – 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 ...

First Friday Concert Series | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
First Friday Concert Series | Oakland

Every First Friday after Art Murmur in Oakland, The Uptown holds a free concert featuring local musicians and beyond covering indie rock, electronica, hip hop and everything in between. There is no cover, doors open at 6 pm and the show starts at 9 pm.

Saturday, August 2

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 ...

Space Fest 2014: Meet Astronauts & Lunar Rover | North Bay
Saturday, August 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Space Station Museum
Space Fest 2014: Meet Astronauts & Lunar Rover | North Bay

The Space Station Museum in Novato holds its free annual Space Fest 2014 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 2, 2014.
The event is free to the general public …

Saturday, August 2

1902 Victorian Picnic in the Park, Live Music & Dancing | Alameda
Saturday, August 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lincoln Park
1902 Victorian Picnic in the Park, Live Music & Dancing | Alameda

Join PEERS (Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society) for their annual free Victorian picnic dance at Lincoln Park in Alameda from 10 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
Picnicking starts at 10 am, and from 1-4:30 pm the celebrated Bangers & Mash band …

41st Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
41st Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair is a celebration of the Asian / Pacific communities in the Bay Area from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 2-3, 2014 in San Francisco’s Japantown. Nihonmachi Street Fair Saturday & Sunday, August 2-3, 2014 | 11am ...

“Made in SF” Festival: DJ Mark Farina, Live Music & Street Food | Public Works
Saturday, August 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 at door before 9 pm; $10 until 10:30 pm, $15-$20 at the door later
| Public Works

Made in SF features a slew of local DJs, performers going late into the night at Public Works with an outdoor street food market to keep you fueled.
Headlining the decks will be an epic house DJ set by Mark Farina, one of the top DJs in …

Win Tix: Boston & The Doobie Brothers, Live | Shoreline Amphitheatre
Saturday, August 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of lawn tickets. Regular price: $30 flat.
| Shoreline Amphitheatre
Boston & The Doobie Brothers, Live | Shoreline Amphitheatre

107.7 The Bone is throwing its annual Bone Bash XV with a stellar lineup featuring Boston, The Doobie Brothers, John Kay and Steppenwolf and Don Felder.
Enter to win a pair of free tickets from FuncheapSF, or grab a pair of lawn seats for $30 flat.

Circus Sideshow Potluck: Food & Performance Art Party| SF
Saturday, August 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Fe Crossing
Circus Sideshow Potluck: Food & Performance Art Party| SF

Appetite Obscure presents Carnival: a potluck circus sideshow vaudevillian extraordinaire.
They’ve got beer from the New Normal brewery. They’ve got music, dancers, and jugglers. They’ve got the very finest in circus dining tableware and ambience, and at the center of it all is you, alive and …

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, August 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | It's Your Move Game Store

August 2, 2014: Headliner Butch Escobar (San Jose Improv)
Butch is a local favorite comedian, and a regular at all of the major clubs in the area. He has performed all over the country, headlining sold out shows.
The lineup also includes:

Kevin O’shea (SF Punch Line)
Dave Zugnogi
Josh …

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, August 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| San Francisco 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 ...

Win Tix: Improvised Downton Abbey | Fort Mason
Saturday, August 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $17 online / $20 door
| Bayfront Theater
Improvised Downton Abbey | Fort Mason

Secrets. Rivalries. Romance. Enter the world of a privileged, but troubled estate in the early 20th century in this completely improvised period story told in the style of Downton Abbey.
You won’t see Sybil, Matthew, or Violet, but rather new characters created on the spot by …

Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa
Saturday, August 2 – 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 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, $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, ...

Win Tix: Zepparella: All-Girl Led Zeppelin Tribute | Slim’s
Saturday, August 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $18. All ages.
| Slim's
Zepparella: All-Girl Led Zeppelin Tribute | Slim's

Now more than ever, Zepparella explores their own improvised magic within the framework of Led Zeppelin’s mighty songs.
Drummer and founding member, Clementine, tackles the best rock drumming ever written with her own emotionally powerful style, bringing the Motown influence of the Bonham groove to the forefront. The …

Sunday, August 3

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, August 3 – 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 ...