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Wednesday, July 30

Pizza, Projects & Spiked Juice: Back to School Night at General Assembly | SF
Wednesday, July 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but the only pre-requisite for this party is an RSVP to attend.
| General Assembly
Pizza, Projects & Spiked Juice: Back to School Night at General Assembly | SF

Funcheap is teaming up with General Assembly, San Francisco’s tech, business and design education hub, to present a jam-packed evening with all your school time favorites.
Free, but the only pre-requisite for this party is an RSVP to attend.
At this Back to School night, you’ll enjoy:

Home Room …

SF Mime Troupe: Political Satire in the Park | Oakland
Wednesday, July 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Montclair Ball Field
SF Mime Troupe: Political Satire in the Park | Oakland

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 55th season with more free, lively satire performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2014 production “Ripple Effect.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2014 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay ...

Starlight Movie & Tequila Dance-Off: “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” | San Jose
Wednesday, July 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
Starlight Movie & Tequila Dance-Off:

Take advantage of San Jose’s warm, summer nights and enjoy a movie under the star-studded sky from June 14 to August 20, 2014. Admission is free. Pre-show entertainment begins about 7 pm and movies start at dusk. Please note, no outside food or drinks are allowed ...

Free Circus Class Day: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF
Wednesday, July 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Circus Center
Free Circus Class Day: Learn Juggling & Tightrope Walking | SF

Come and play with all the fun circus toys that fit under the Circus Center‘s roof every Wednesday. Circus Skills Jam Class Most Wednesdays | 7 to 9 pm Free, but an RSVP is required; class has a 25 person maximum. Please make sure to check-in before ...

Thursday, July 31

El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May – October
Thursday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
El Presidio Archaeology Excavation | May - October

The Presidio Trust invites visitors to witness archaeology in action at Pershing Square from May through October, 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday-Saturday. Archaeologists are embarking on a long-term research project to excavate El Presidio de San Francisco, the Spanish-colonial archaeological site buried just below the ...

Classic San Francisco Movie Day “Dark Passage” | Main Library
Thursday, July 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Classic San Francisco Movie Day

Enjoy free movies all summer long at your neighborhood library during the 3rd Annual San Francisco Library Film Festival. Every movie being screened is either set in San Francisco or was filmed here. The 2014 edition of this free film festival features San Francisco classics ...

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, July 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Looking to discover SF’s best local craft/artisan food vendors and special chef pop-ups? SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap are putting on a new Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The focus is mostly craft food vendors, special pop-up restaurants, food trucks (of course) and ...

NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, July 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 general, $10 for museum members - 21+
| California Academy of Sciences
NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

At NightLife, smart revelers receive special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week. Thursdays from 6-10 pm Tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members). Last entry is 9 pm. 21+ with valid ID.

“Changemaker Under 30″ Tech Talk: Adam Goldstein | General Assembly
Thursday, July 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
| General Assembly

General Assembly, San Francisco’s tech, business and design education hub, is showcasing young leaders who are part of the engine that keeps our amazing city going, is providing you the perfect opportunity to learn from their entrepreneurial spirit.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
July’s Changemaker Under …

Temescal Street Cinema: Final Film of 2014 | Oakland
Thursday, July 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 49th and Telegraph
Temescal Street Cinema: Final Film of 2014 | Oakland

The Last Season by Sara Dosa
Told over the course of one matsutake mushroom season in Central Oregon, The Last Season is a journey into the woods, into the memory of war and survival, telling a story of family from an unexpected place.
Opening Short: Tommy Becker, …

Friday, August 1

Indie Rock Concert: Real Estate | Amoeba SF
Friday, August 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Indie Rock Concert: Real Estate | Amoeba SF

Join New Jersey indie rockers Real Estate for a live in-store performance and signing of their third album, Atlas (out now on Domino and available on LP & CD).
Atlas is a triumph of highly evocative, perceptive songwriting and graceful, precise musicianship. Atlas carefully refines, and …

Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday Nights at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

Friday Nights at the de Young is a free weekly after-hours art “happening” in the museum’s public spaces. The event has a new theme every week, but typically includes an eclectic mix of live music, dance performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demos, hands-on art activities, ...

“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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Made in SF: DJ, Street Food & Performance Festival & Block Party | 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: DJ, Street Food & Performance Festival & Block Party | Public Works

Made in SF features a slew of local DJs, performers and food vendors at Public Works with an outdoor street food market and DJs and music performances going until late into the night.
Headlining the decks will be an epic house DJ set by Mark Farina, one …

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.

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

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for monthly shows happening every first Saturday of the month. Enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and some free comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. Also, save ...

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 ...