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Monday, July 4

Angel Island | 4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party | 2016
Angel Island | 4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party | 2016
Leave the crowds on the mainland behind and enjoy the fireworks from the Bay’s best seats, Ayala Cove on Angel Island, on July 4, 2016. Before the fireworks, enjoy more live music, beer and garlic fries at the July 4th beer garden. Once on the island there’s also delicious barbecue ...
San Jose | 4th of July Fireworks Celebration | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Discovery Meadow
San Jose | 4th of July Fireworks Celebration | 2016
Celebrating their 102nd year and a new century of service, the Rotary Club of San Jose invites you, your family, and your friends to enjoy another world-class fireworks display at Discovery Meadow in downtown San Jose on July 4, 2016. The fireworks will light up the sky at approximately ...

Tuesday, July 5

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, July 5 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor
Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally admission is $10 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission is free (special ...

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, July 5 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum
de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays

Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific. Free Admission Day: ...

Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day
Tuesday, July 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Conservatory of Flowers
Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day

Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the Conservatory of Flowers offers an intimate, up-close experience with over 1,700 species of rare, exotic and endangered plants from more than 50 different countries. Opened ...

Wine & Movie Night: “A League Of Their Own” | Top of the Mark
Tuesday, July 5 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Top of the Mark Lounge
Wine & Movie Night:

Wind down every Tuesday night during the summer of 2016 with a free wine or spirit tasting and screening of a classic movie. Summer Movie Nights are back at Top of the Mark featuring a selection of classic comedy, action, and drama flicks from the 1930s ...

Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar
Tuesday, July 5 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Wood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar

Wood Shoppe is a free monthly music series at Brick & Mortar Music Hall taking place every first Tuesday of the month. Get exposed to local and national emerging artists without the pressure of a cover charge. $3 Trumer Pils and $5 Sailor Jerry cocktails ...

Wednesday, July 6

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, July 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel and many ...

“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night & Free Pizza | SF
Wednesday, July 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kozy Kar Bar

Produced by two of San Francisco’s fastest rising stars: Zack Chapaloni and Joe Gorman, Kozy Kar Bar presents The Dirty Show w/ Zack & Joe. This standup comedy show features a wide variety of all types of humor, combining local and television talent at 8 pm ...

Thursday, July 7

53rd Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest | Union Square
Thursday, July 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
53rd Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest | Union Square
Muni’s top bell ringing crewmen compete in the annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Contest in Union Square. A great San Francisco tradition, this competition features the best of SFMTA’s professional bell-ringers vying for the coveted title of Bell Ringing World Champion, as well as non-profit organizations competing for ...
Cal Raijin Taiko: Witness An Ancient Japanese Percussion Tradition | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, July 7 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Cal Raijin Taiko: Witness An Ancient Japanese Percussion Tradition | Yerba Buena Gardens
Ancient Japanese percussion tradition known as taiko has deep roots in the Bay Area (the nation’s first taiko dojo came together in San Francisco in 1968). But it wasn’t until a decade ago that a small and determined group of Cal students formed UC Berkeley’s ...
“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, July 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Twilight at the Presidio” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to October. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you relax ...

Friday, July 8

Be Amazed With The Red Panda Acrobats | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, July 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Be Amazed With The Red Panda Acrobats | Yerba Buena Gardens
Combining exceptional athletic skills, traditional Chinese music, dazzling costumes, and a fast-paced show sure to amaze viewers of all ages, the Red Panda Acrobats bring the ancient art of Chinese acrobatics into the 21st century with jaw-dropping displays of strength, balance, and dexterity. While founded in ...
Jewelry on the Square | Redwood City
Friday, July 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Jewelry on the Square | Redwood City

Art on the Square features the best in fine arts and crafts each month between June and August at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. Complementing Music on the Square and the PAL Blues, Art, and BBQ Festival, Art on the Square showcases original painting, photography, ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, July 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 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 of ...

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland
Friday, July 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Studio One Art Center
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland

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. ...

Free Beach Concert:The Family Stone | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert:The Family Stone | Santa Cruz
Led by Jerry Martini and Greg Errico, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and original founding members of Sly & The Family Stone. The first inter-racial/inter-gender horn section in Rock & Roll history brings you Sly & The Family Stone’s big hits. Together with Phunne ...
Yeti: Stand-up Comedy With Free Wine | Oakland
Friday, July 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Haddon Hill Cafe
Yeti: Stand-up Comedy With Free Wine | Oakland

Every second Friday of the month, Aviva Siegel and Walker Glenn present “Yeti”, a free stand-up comedy show at your favorite cozy cafe by the lake, Haddon Hill. “Yeti” always brings you the best comics from the bay area and beyond. They’re bringing booze for ...

Sad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland
Friday, July 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op
Sad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland

Sad Comedy is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free, vegan homemade soup for every audience member. Free, but an RSVP to sadcomedyrsvp@gmail.com is required. Doors at ...

Saturday, July 9

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, July 9 – 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. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

The Klezmatics & The Charming Hostess: Yiddish Celebratory Music | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, July 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
The Klezmatics & The Charming Hostess: Yiddish Celebratory Music | Yerba Buena Gardens
As America’s most renowned ensemble devoted to the secular, celebratory music of Eastern European Jewry, The Klezmatics emerged from the unique alchemy of New York City’s downtown music scene 30 years ago with the single-minded mission of making Yiddish culture a vital force. Known for ...
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Saturday, July 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Joe DiMaggio Playground
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. ...

Beer Education and Tasting | SSF
Saturday, July 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| South San Francisco Main Library
Beer Education and Tasting | SSF
Do you prefer your water with barley and hops? Not sure what barley and hops are? Join for a beer education session with local brewer Nick Armstrong of the Armstrong Brewing Company. He will discuss the different flavor profiles and brewing techniques of various types of ...
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, July 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Layover
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

Finally, a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this brand-new, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to get to know each other as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a ...

Harold Norse Centennial Celebration and Poem Night | SF
Saturday, July 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Beat Museum
Harold Norse Centennial Celebration and Poem Night | SF
The Beat Museum will host a celebration for the 100th birthday of Beat poet Harold Norse on July 9th from 7-9 pm. Celebrate his centennial with appearances by: Todd Swindell (editor – I Am Going To Fly Through Glass: Selected Poems of Harold Norse) Adrian Brooks (founding member ...

Sunday, July 10

“Billion-Year Walk” Journey Through Evolution | Oakland
Sunday, July 10 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Rotary Nature Center
The Rotary Nature Center Time Machine will take you and your loved ones back in time before there were plants and animals. Then walk around Lake Merritt back to the present as you encounter signs and exhibits about plate tectonics, climate, evolution, and a whole ...
Free Ghirardelli Sundae & Ocean Beach Cleanup Party | SF
Free Ghirardelli Sundae & Ocean Beach Cleanup Party | SF

This summer, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is partnering with Surfrider Foundation’s San Francisco Chapter to invite Bay Area residents to start your Sunday with a beach cleanup at Ocean Beach and end it with a free Ocean Beach Salted Caramel Sundae. The partnership kicks-off on World Oceans ...

Sweatin’ to the ’80s: Throwback Outdoor Fitness Class | SF
Sunday, July 10 – 10:30 am | Cost: $1*
*Donation based, but an RSVP is required. 18 & up.
| Secret Location (SF)
Sweatin' to the '80s: Throwback Outdoor Fitness Class | SF

Grab your leotards, leg warmers and sweatbands and join a fun-filled, sexified fitness class that pays tribute to the days of Fonda and Simmons. It’s an ’80s throwback. Expect to sweat, laugh, and double dutch as you rock your best ’80s gear. Small hand weights are ...

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Tenderloin
Sunday, July 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin

Sunday Streets (April – November 2016) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, yogis, and everyone except for cars can take over the streets for an ...

Very Vegan Sundays | SoMa
Sunday, July 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Very Vegan Sundays | SoMa

Continuing a tradition and back by popular demand, Funcheap and SoMa StrEat Food Park bring you 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 vegans at a monthly series at SoMa StrEat ...