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Friday, September 2

Friday Nights at the de Young: Large Scale Drawings & California Surf Music & | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: Large Scale Drawings & California Surf Music & | SF
Kira Kira, Moya Moya, Hara Hara, by August Artist-in-Residence Masako Miki Kimball Education Gallery 1:00 pm August 3–September 4, 2016 James Turrell’s “Three Gems” open during Friday Nights. Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden 5:00 pm Visit James Turrell’s Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset. Open 5–8:45 ...
First Friday Roller Boogie Street Jam | Oakland
Friday, September 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 23rd & Telegraph
First Friday Roller Boogie Street Jam | Oakland

Get your roller boogie on to some good music at the next First Friday street party in Oakland on the corner of 23rd and Telegraph. Bring your skates and come dance. It’s First Friday, and that means you’ll also get to enjoy lots of food ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, September 2 – 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, September 2 – 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 ...

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, September 2 – 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 ...

2016 Architecture & the City Festival Kickoff Party | SF
Friday, September 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*For ages 21 and older.
| Heath Ceramics
2016 Architecture & the City Festival Kickoff Party | SF
Join AIASF and the Center for Architecture + Design in celebration of the opening of their Architecture and the City festival and the community of individuals and organizations that make the month of learning and exploration possible. Drink, nibble, and network for an inspiring night with ...
Free Beach Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | Santa Cruz
Friday, September 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | Santa Cruz
Formed in Cupertino in 1965, the group has toured with surf music icons Jan and Dean and the Beach Boys, and served as the “celebrity house band” at Disneyland for an unprecedented 15 years. Their ground breaking CD “California Project” (1985) exploded onto the Billboard Hot ...
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, September 2 – 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 ...

Win Tix: Downtempo Legends: Skye & Ross of Morcheeba | Regency Ballroom
Friday, September 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Regency Ballroom
Morcheeba, multi-million-selling darlings of downtempo with their soul and country-inflected, sampladelic mood music, are set to perform their first show with Skye on vocals since 2003 > Get Tickets – $27.50

Saturday, September 3

2016 Begonia Festival: Sand Sculpture Contest, Flower Mural & Movie at the Beach | Capitola
Saturday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2016 Begonia Festival: Sand Sculpture Contest, Flower Mural & Movie at the Beach | Capitola

See some brilliant blooms while boating, baiting and frolicking on the beach over Labor Day weekend at the 64th annual Capitola Begonia Festival. With over 43 acres and 3 million blooms come late summer, the Begonia Festival is a spectacular sight and a fun, family-oriented ...

46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Saturday
Saturday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae
46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Saturday

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” 2016 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival September 3-4, 2016 | 10 am to 5 pm Broadway Ave, Downtown Millbrae FREE This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features ...

Free Fishing Day 2016 | SF
Saturday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier Seven
Free Fishing Day 2016 | SF

Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feel the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? What’s that? You say you never learned to fish? Dept ...

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 ...

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park

Explore SF’s natural areas with a free guided nature walk while socializing with new friends, feeling fit, and finding new inspiration in our city’s native plants and wildlife. All walks start at 10:00am are Free, and require no pre-registration. Free Saturday Nature Walks | Schedule Golden ...

2016 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods | Woodside
Saturday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kings Mountain Fire Station
2016 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods | Woodside

Why pay a fortune to see the art in Sausalito when you can visit the Kings Mountain Art Fair for free? Known for its stunning location among the redwoods and for its unique and varied artists, the Kings Mountain Art Fair celebrates 50 years of ...

2016 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
2016 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | Golden Gate Park

Experience the sights, sounds and scents of the South Pacific at the annual Aloha Poly Fest at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. Celebrate and learn about Polynesian (Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, Cook Islands, and New Zealand), Melanesian (Fiji) and Micronesian (Guam) islands in ...

Free Vegan BBQ w/ Oakland Veg | Mosswood Park
Free Vegan BBQ w/ Oakland Veg | Mosswood Park
Oakland Veg invites the local community to a free vegan BBQ at Mosswood Park to enjoy free veggie dogs and burgers, mingle with other food-loving locals, and learn about the benefits of plant-based foods for your health and the environment. This third annual vegan BBQ will feature ...
Jazz for Dancing: The Birth of Rhythm & Blues | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, September 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Jazz for Dancing: The Birth of Rhythm & Blues | Yerba Buena Gardens
With her playfully lascivious stage persona and sultry blues-inflected vocals, Lavay Smith emerged as the most swinging and deeply informed vocalist of the 1990s swing dance vogue. Backed by her stellar Red Hot Skillet Lickers and directed by pianist Chris Siebert, Smith delivers an incisive ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | The Presidio
Saturday, September 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | The Presidio

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s late career, a magical tale that swoops across continents, generations, and genres to ...

Win Tix: San Diego Rockers “Pierce the Veil” | The Warfiled
Saturday, September 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN | The Warfield
Pierce the Veil is a rock band from San Diego founded by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes after the disbandment of the group Before Today (formerly Early Times), which was formed out of the San Diego punk rock scene. > Get Tickets – $27.50 adv / $30 ...
2016 SF Zine Fest Pre Party | Mission: Comics & Art
Saturday, September 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but do bring some money to buy comics
| Mission: Comics & Art
2016 SF Zine Fest Pre Party | Mission: Comics & Art

The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing from zines and comics to art books and beyond. Over 200 small-press and DIY creators will be selling, trading, and otherwise sharing their work at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, September 3 – 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 ...

Win Tix: Chinatown Ghosts, Vampire Films & Goth Rock | Great Star Theater
Saturday, September 3 – 10:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Great Star Theater
Ghosts, vampires and goths… come see The Haunted Bay’s documentary of a real ghost hunt at Chinatown’s historic Great Star Theater in the theater itself. There might be a ghost in the seat next to you. > Get Tickets – $10.00 Afterwards there will be the San ...

Sunday, September 4

2016 Begonia Festival & Boat Parade | Capitola
Sunday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2016 Begonia Festival & Boat Parade | Capitola

See some brilliant blooms while boating, baiting and frolicking on the beach over Labor Day weekend at the 64th annual Capitola Begonia Festival. With over 43 acres and 3 million blooms come late summer, the Begonia Festival is a spectacular sight and a fun, family-oriented ...

35th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest | Point Reyes
Sunday, September 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Drakes Beach
35th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest | Point Reyes
Build your sandy masterpiece at the Point Reyes National Seashore’s 35th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach from 9 am to 3:30 pm on Sunday, September 4, 2016. The event is free for both participants and spectators and prizes will be awarded for all age categories. Registration ...
2016 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley
Sunday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Casa de Cultura
2016 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley
Casa de Cultura in Berkeley once again throws a day-long party and ritual celebrating Brazilian Independence Day with an annual lavagem (blessing) and procession for world peace, live Brazilian music and DJs, dancing, food, drinks, and lots of folks dressed in white. Entertainment includes live Brazilian samba bands, a ...
46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Sunday
Sunday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae
46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Sunday

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” 2016 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival September 3-4, 2016 | 10 am to 5 pm Broadway Ave, Downtown Millbrae FREE This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features ...

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 ...

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, September 4 – 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 ...

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, September 4 – 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 ...