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Thursday, August 4

7×7 Rooftop Cocktail Party and Live DJ | Mid-Market
Thursday, August 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Olume
7x7 Rooftop Cocktail Party and Live DJ | Mid-Market
Join 7×7 for Happy Hour with  360 degree views of the City, from the patio in the sky at Olume, Mid-Market’s newest luxury living space. Enjoy complimentary cocktails, beer, wine, light bites and DJ beats on the terrace. Plus, get a sneak peek at Olume’s ...

Friday, August 5

Body Percussion Performance With The Crosspulse Ensemble | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, August 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Body Percussion Performance With The Crosspulse Ensemble | Yerba Buena Gardens
Using finger snaps, tight slaps, chest thumps, foot drags, hand rubs, and percussive dance steps, Crosspulse Ensemble performances are designed to entrance children with an international array of rhythms, instruments, and obscure musical practices. With five extraordinary artists versed in body percussion and a diverse array ...

Rotunda Dance Series: “Naka” Dance Theater | SF City Hall
Friday, August 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series:
For August’s performance, NAKA Dance Theater premieres an excerpt of their upcoming site-specific performance project, RACE. Fittingly taking place on the exact day of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony, NAKA performs RACE to investigate past and present Olympic Games—paying tribute to the ...
“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, August 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist ...

Friday Nights at the de Young | SF
Friday, August 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | de Young Museum
Friday Nights at the de Young | SF

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, ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, August 5 – 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 5 – 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 ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, August 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regularly admission is $18 ...

2016 Fiestas Fridas: Poetry Slam & Conga Drumming | Oakland
Friday, August 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sanchez Contemporary Art Gallery (Tertulia Coffee)
2016 Fiestas Fridas: Poetry Slam & Conga Drumming | Oakland

Celebrate the 109th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at locations throughout the Mission District. Oh and wear flowers in your hair. There will be a new documentary about Frida Kahlo from Mexico, a ...

First Friday Roller Boogie Street Jam | Oakland
Friday, August 5 – 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 ...

Free Beach Concert: Y & T | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Y & T | Santa Cruz
Many of the biggest acts of the ’80s, including Metalica and Mötley Crüe became popular opening for Y&T. With a discography of 18 albums and three greatest hits collections, Y&T has sold over four million albums since their 1974 inception. After five Top 100 albums and ...
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, August 5 – 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 ...

The UC Berkeley 2-day Summer Symphony
Friday, August 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)
The UC Berkeley 2-day Summer Symphony

Join as we close the summer season with Gustav Mahler’s ambitious First Symphony and Joseph Haydn’s spirited last symphony on Friday and Saturday, August 5-6, 2016, 8 pm. These 2-day event will be happening at the Hertz Concert Hall on the UC Berkeley Campus. Free admission, but ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Swing Dance Lessons | Jack London Square
Friday, August 5 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to jiving newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars with free dance half-hour lessons followed by a dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2016 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2016 | 8:30 ...

Saturday, August 6

21st Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo
Saturday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but parking is $10 (cash only).
| San Mateo Event Center
21st Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo

Get a feel for the islands at the 2016 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 ...

Space Fest 2016: Astronaut Guests and Space Exhibits | North Bay
Saturday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Space Station Museum
Space Fest 2016: Astronaut Guests and Space Exhibits | North Bay
The Space Station Museum in Novato holds its free annual Space Fest 2016 where you’ll get to meet legendary astronauts from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, August 6, 2016. The event is free to the general public. In addition to the astronaut guests, come see their museum’s ...
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, August 6 – 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 ...

1906 Edwardian Picnic & Dance In The Park | Alameda
Saturday, August 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| Lincoln Park
1906 Edwardian Picnic & Dance In The Park | Alameda
Pack a picnic basket and join them for a lovely Edwardian picnic dance among the roses at Alameda’s beautiful Lincoln Park. Enjoy a day of leisurely picnicking and Victorian/Edwardian dancing to the music of the glorious Bangers & Mash. Admission is free – it is ...
Rock Balancing Art Gathering & Lessons | Crissy Field
Saturday, August 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Crissy Field (near Warming Hut)
Rock Balancing Art Gathering & Lessons | Crissy Field
Watch and join in the amazing gravity-defying art of rock balancing near the Golden Gate Bridge. Dozens of artists worldwide are part of a global balanced rock sculpture movement, and two of them have invited you to learn the practice of creating these serene, temporary sculptures ...
Afrosolo: African-American & African Diaspora Art | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, August 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Afrosolo: African-American & African Diaspora Art | Yerba Buena Gardens
In collaboration with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, AfroSolo Arts Festival presents its 16th 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 most ...
The California Story: 150th Anniversary of The Buffalo Soldiers | The Presidio
Saturday, August 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
The California Story: 150th Anniversary of The Buffalo Soldiers | The Presidio
Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers and the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. The California Story: The Legacy Of The Buffalo Soldiers The Buffalo Soldier California Story is presented by Teresa Baker, National Park Service Ranger Rik Penn, the Friends of Allensworth, and ...
MAPP: August Art & Performance Crawl | Mission District
Saturday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: August Art & Performance Crawl | Mission District
Stay tuned for a list of artists and performers participating in August 2016, or check MAPP’s Facebook for the latest info.
2016 Summer Obon & Japanese Cultural Festival | Oakland
Saturday, August 6 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Buddhist Church of Oakland
2016 Summer Obon & Japanese Cultural Festival | Oakland
Enjoy the festivities at the Buddhist Church of Oakland for the Oakland Obon Festival with Japanese Cultural Exhibits, Demonstrations & Food Bazaar. Each year, the Buddhist Church of Oakland hosts an Obon Festival, a family-friendly Japanese cultural celebration. The festival features Bon Odori dancing, taiko drum performances, traditional music, ...
Marcus Shelby Quartet Jazz Tribute to Buffalo Soldiers| The Presidio
Saturday, August 6 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Marcus Shelby Quartet Jazz Tribute to Buffalo Soldiers| The Presidio
Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers and the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. Jazz musician Marcus Shelby honors the Buffalo Soldiers with a special performance of his quartet.
Marcus Shelby Quartet: The Legacy Of The Buffalo Soldiers | The Presidio
Saturday, August 6 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Marcus Shelby Quartet: The Legacy Of The Buffalo Soldiers | The Presidio
Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers and the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, National Park Service, Young Audiences of Northern California, Friends of Allensworth, and the Presidio Trust offer special activities which begin at the Presidio Officers’ ...
Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, August 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Shakespeare's

The Tempest is a play that investigates the destiny of theatre as it pushes theatricality to the limits, inviting the audience to abandon themselves to the magic of the island and its inhabitants. The world of this imaginary island will be created on stage through ...

2016 Peace Lantern Ceremony: 71st Anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki | Berkeley
Saturday, August 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Aquatic Park (Berkeley)
2016 Peace Lantern Ceremony: 71st Anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki | Berkeley
Decorate free candlelight peace lanterns to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (Aug. 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9, 1945) at this Japanese-style peace event from 6:30-9 pm on Saturday, August 6, 2016. They also need volunteers for set-up and breakdown. Sign up to volunteer for ...
The UC Berkeley 2-day Summer Symphony
Saturday, August 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)
The UC Berkeley 2-day Summer Symphony

Join as we close the summer season with Gustav Mahler’s ambitious First Symphony and Joseph Haydn’s spirited last symphony on Friday and Saturday, August 5-6, 2016, 8 pm. These 2-day event will be happening at the Hertz Concert Hall on the UC Berkeley Campus. Free admission, but ...

Sunday, August 7

August Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
Sunday, August 7 – 6:15 am | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
August Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. You’ll learn about the local plant and animal residents which are more ...