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Tuesday, July 12

Bad Art Night for Adults | Mountain View
Tuesday, July 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Bad Art Night for Adults | Mountain View
Bad art isn’t always bad, sometimes it’s awful. Forget about making something good, and join Mountain View Public Library for a night of fun and relaxation where you can create your masterpiece or disasterpiece. Supplies will be provided. You just have to bring your bad art ...

Thursday, July 14

Tiffany Austin: Nothing But Old-school Jazz & R&B | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, July 14 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Tiffany Austin: Nothing But Old-school Jazz & R&B | Yerba Buena Gardens
The West Coast’s fastest rising jazz vocalist, Tiffany Austin combines an ever-growing command of the jazz tradition with a deep love for old-school and contemporary R&B. Her 2015 debut album Nothing But Soul earned rave reviews for her bold recasting of Hoagy Carmichael standards. Then she ...

“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio
Thursday, July 14 – 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 ...

Ducktails’ NightLife Live | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, July 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Ages 21+, ID required for entry.
| California Academy of Sciences
Ducktails' NightLife Live | California Academy of Sciences
Get swept away with the dreamy surf-rock sounds of Ducktails (featuring Matt Mondanile of Real Estate). Supporting act and Sub Pop recording group Mass Gothic will take guests through the highs and lows of pop, rock, and punk. Explore work from this month’s featured art gallery, ...
Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, July 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre

The Orinda Theatre hosts a free movie night at 7 pm on every second Thursday of the month. Every month showcases a new interesting classic title and sometimes you can catch special guest appearances by actors and film makers. Bring some cash for popcorn and ...

Friday, July 15

Be Silly With The Pi Clowns | SF
Friday, July 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Be Silly With The Pi Clowns | SF
Silliness is very serious business for the Pi Clowns. A company dedicated to knock-about physical comedy, these performers don’t tell jokes. They embody them with robust and timeless antics. Blending mime, theater, acrobatics, juggling, and improvisation, the Pi Clowns deliver delightful and original clown vignettes. Pi members ...
“Shape” Technology & Innovation Expo: Free Hackathon & Kiddie Hands-On Projects | AT&T Park
Friday, July 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: 50-250*
*Use the passcode SHAPEGUEST for a free ticket.
| AT&T Park
Shape is an AT&T Tech Expo for mobile app developers, video content creators, and tech professionals. Explore the possibilities of technology and innovation throughout scenic AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16. Check out what’s happening: Featured Speakers: Jared Leto, Ray ...
Tech A Cappella Concert Night, Free Beer & Wine | Menlo College
Friday, July 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Menlo College
Tech A Cappella Concert Night, Free Beer & Wine | Menlo College

The 2016 Entrepreneurial Summer Concert series showcases four nights of live music and closes with an a cappella concert featuring groups from Facebook, Google, Airbnb, Pinterest, Twitter, and a group of IP attorneys. Each concert includes food trucks, fun giveaways, free beer, water, wine and more. Parking ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, July 15 – 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 Beach Concert: Santana | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Santana | Santa Cruz
Gregg Rolie is responsible for co-founding two phenomenally popular super groups—Santana and Journey. In 1998 the world-class keyboardist-vocalist-producer was inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame as part of the original Santana band. His incredible singing talents will forever be immortalized by his unforgettable ...
Marvin Gaye Inspired Showcase: What’s “Still” Going On? | Berkeley
Friday, July 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| The Center for Faith and Justice
Marvin Gaye Inspired Showcase: What's
A one-of-a-kind artistic showcase, where multi-talented artists from all over the Bay Area will perform a call in response to Marvin Gaye’s prophetic, “What’s Going On” album with an event entitled, ”What’s Still Going On?” Free, but an RSVP is required. They will be addressing many of the same ...
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, July 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland

East Bay Burners are a group of Burning Man devotees who all live around the East Bay and get together monthly to talk, exchange ideas, teach, learn and have fun. The East Bay Burner Social takes place monthly in the run-up to the festival and ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, July 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

That ’80s Show: The Ultimate ’80s Dance Party | SF
Friday, July 15 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, $5 after. 21+
| Neck Of The Woods
That '80s Show: The Ultimate '80s Dance Party | SF

That ’80s Show is the ultimate ’80s party. Every 3rd Friday of the month DJ Dave Paul breaks down the ’80s and reconstructs the decade at Neck of the Woods. Bust out your retro gear be it new wave, punk or hip-hop and come have some ...

Saturday, July 16

History of “San Francisco Pride” Photo Exhibit: Final Day | SF
Saturday, July 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Harvey Milk Photography Center
History of

The Harvey Milk Photography Center’s annual San Francisco Pride photography exhibit for 2016 “LGBTQ Chronicled: 1933-2016” will focus on a historic body of exciting and iconic photographs showcasing “Gay Pride”, as well as include contemporary photographs from both bay area LGBT Youth and LGBT Seniors. ...

1st Annual Tribe City Festival: Kemetic Yoga & Live Entertainment | Bayview
Saturday, July 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a ticket is required for entry. $5 Suggested Donation.
| Heron's Head Park
1st Annual Tribe City Festival: Kemetic Yoga & Live Entertainment | Bayview
The 1st Annual Tribe City Festival will kick off July 16th, 2016 and showcase a stellar lineup of Bay Area and national musicians, vendors, and artists. Free, but a ticket is required for entry. $5 suggested donation. This festival has been designed to reflect the theme urban ...
Boppin’ At The Bookshelves: Vintage Swing Dance Party | Fremont
Boppin' At The Bookshelves: Vintage Swing Dance Party | Fremont
Join for a totally free Swingin’ Dance Party and Vintage ’50’s Rock n’ Roll Record Hop for all ages to support and spread retro swing dancing, the vintage lifestyle, and rockabilly culture in the Tri City and Fremont Area. This event is to promote vintage swing ...
“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, July 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a nonprofit community clothing swap with a do-it-yourself workshop in which attendees explore the process of reuse and collective creativity together. Every third Saturday of the month (except for May when they’re at the Maker Faire), they host a meetup where they encourage beginners to experts alike to ...

Chant, Sing & Dance Along to the Ola Project | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, July 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Chant, Sing & Dance Along to the Ola Project | Yerba Buena Gardens
An unprecedented, interdisciplinary manifestation presented in partnership with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, The Ola Project combines chants, music, dance, lectures and sculpture as a celebration of the Bay Area legacy of Patrick Makuakane’s hula school and dance company Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu. Ola ...
Clarion Alley Street Art & Mural Tours | Mission Dist.
Saturday, July 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation starts at $5 per person
| Clarion Alley
Clarion Alley Street Art & Mural Tours | Mission Dist.

Running just one block (560 ft long and 15 ft. wide), Clarion Alley is a unique destination for street art and murals in San Francisco, with over 700 murals created since 1992. Clarion Alley Mural Project gives voice to disenfranchised communities and provides a visual ...

Final Night: “The Marriage of Figaro” Comic 18th Century Play in a Park | Berkeley
Saturday, July 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Final Night:

The Actors Ensemble presents free performances of “The Marriage of Figaro”, the revolutionary comedy play (not the opera) at the beautiful John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre in Berkeley. The Marriage of Figaro is the 18th century comedy by Beaumarchais which foreshadowed the French Revolution. This classic of the theatre tells a ...

2016 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 36 Venues, 3 Hours | Oakland
Saturday, July 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Beer Garden
2016 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 36 Venues, 3 Hours | Oakland
Uptown Oakland’s Beast Crawl will hold its annual free literary festival featuring more than 150 poets, writers and performance artists in a single night, spread out over 3 hours and 36 venues. Local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, and storefronts will host dozens of events, including Telegraph Beer Garden, ...
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, July 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
| 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 and third of the month. Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy from some of ...

Sunday, July 17

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, July 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland
Sunday, July 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dimond Park
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. ...

“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Sunday, July 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck & Center (Berkeley)

Downtown Berkeley’s Eats, Beats & Brews block party is back with Salsa Sundays featuring live salsa music, along with a Drake’s Brewing outdoor beer garden every third Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm from June through October. Also, Games of Berkeley will be taking over part ...

OFJCC Outdoor Fun Area Grand Opening: Demos, Live Music & Carnival Games | Palo Alto
Sunday, July 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oshman Family JCC (Palo Alto)
OFJCC Outdoor Fun Area Grand Opening: Demos, Live Music & Carnival Games | Palo Alto
The OFJCC is proud to announce the Grand Opening of four new destinations on their campus. The Oasis Play Space – a unique play experience for kids ages 1-10, with gentle hills, tunnels, slides, a climbing structure and benches on which to hang out. Nourish – a Newish ...
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, July 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley

Come out and enjoy almost-monthly free sail boat rides aboard a fleet of keelboats and dinghies with Cal Sailing Club, a non-profit, volunteer-run sailing club on the Berkeley Marina. Please try to arrive early as possible – depending on the conditions and the amount of people, the sign-up/rides may ...

Music of Great Britain: Golden Gate Park Band | Free Sunday Concert
Sunday, July 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Music of Great Britain: Golden Gate Park Band | Free Sunday Concert

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 134th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and are free and open to the public. All concerts feature music of specific ...

Joan Osborne’s Soul Revue: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, July 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stern Grove
Joan Osborne's Soul Revue: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
GRAMMY-winner Joan Osborne brings her Soul Revue to the Stern Grove Festival stage for an afternoon of Motown classics. Local band John Brothers Piano Company open the show with a mix of early jazz, classical, and blues tunes.