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Saturday, July 16

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

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.

Tuesday, July 19

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Tuesday, July 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley

In many Buddhist lands, the full moon is a time to gather for prayer and meditation. The Tibetan Nyingma Institute continues this tradition at the through holding a chanting ceremony on full moon nights from 8-9:30 pm. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra ...

Wednesday, July 20

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Shuttle | SoMa
Wednesday, July 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| All Over San Francisco
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Shuttle | SoMa

The San Francisco Brewers Guild , an organization made up of 26 breweries in the area, has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with ...

Thursday, July 21

Afro-folk Music Composed on Kora & Ukelele with Zéna Carlota | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, July 21 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Afro-folk Music Composed on Kora & Ukelele with Zéna Carlota | Yerba Buena Gardens
A globe-trotting multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and visual artist, Zéna Carlota has spent years immersing herself in the oral traditions, rituals and songs associated with the kora, a lilting West African harp, including a recent trip to Paris studying with Malian master Toumani Diabaté. In her own Afro-folk ...
YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa
Thursday, July 21 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa

The YBCA:ConVerge series is a free monthly public gathering featuring creative and generative social art practices. Community and innovative multi- and inter-disciplinary arts practices come together in the YBCA’s Grand Lobby and Room for Big Ideas with art, live music and curated performances in an interactive, ...

Yerba Buena District Museum & Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa
Yerba Buena District Museum & Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

Live StorySlam Show: True Drug Stories | Oakland
Thursday, July 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20
| Sweet Bar Bakery
Live StorySlam Show: True Drug Stories | Oakland

Storytellers compete for prizes in their annual drugs-themed StorySlam. Prizes awarded for best open-mic storyteller and best overall storyteller. Plus, there will be raffle prizes for audience members. The night will feature selected storytellers sharing their best “drugs” story. Put your name in the hat for ...

Oakland A’s v. Rays | $5 Game Night
Thursday, July 21 – 7:05 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum
Oakland A's v. Rays | $5 Game Night

Oakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and there are $5 tickets to select home games available thanks to BARTable. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy seats in the Plaza Reserved sections, but hey, ya get what ya pay for. Tickets will be available online only. These ...

Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” | Oakland
Thursday, July 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night:

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer with free outdoor screenings of hit movies, as part of Jack London Square’s hit Waterfront Flicks series. From date night to family flick night, moviegoers can start their evenings early with dinner at one of Jack London Square’s ...

Saturday, July 23

Cosa Nostra Strings & Alligator Spacewalk: Blending 1920s Jazz & EDM | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, July 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Cosa Nostra Strings & Alligator Spacewalk: Blending 1920s Jazz & EDM | Yerba Buena Gardens
A wildly charismatic trumpeter with a global musical vision, Will Magid has earned a devoted following with his Bay Area concert series World Wide Dance Party, a moveable musical feast serving up celebratory sounds from around the world. The multi-instrumentalist, producer and DJ returns to the ...
Fog City Movie Night: “Hook” | Richmond Dist.
Saturday, July 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rossi Park
Fog City Movie Night:

The Richmond District proudly presents the next installment of their outdoor movie series in Rossi Playground with family films shown in high definition on a 26 foot screen under the stars, or under the fog, as it is the Richmond after all. Come early with your ...

Free A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland
Saturday, July 23 – 9:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A's Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game starts, whether the A’s win or lose. There’s no need to pay ...

Sunday, July 24

San Francisco Mime Troupe | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, July 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
San Francisco Mime Troupe | Yerba Buena Gardens
Fasten your seatbelts for another wild yet thought-provoking ride with the world-renowned San Francisco Mime Troupe. Between rampant gentrification and a roiling election season the politically incisive company has no shortage of material for its annual new musical. Experts at finding the absurdity in contemporary culture, ...
Julieta Venegas: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, July 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stern Grove
Julieta Venegas: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Mexican singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and producer Julieta Venegas is an international star and pioneering artist with a career spanning 20 years and multiple GRAMMY nominations. La Misa Negra, an Oakland-based eight-piece group, opens the show with vibrant Cumbia and Afro-Colombian dance hits. The concert is part of ...

Thursday, July 28

Joe Bagale: Funky Music From The Jazz Mafia | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, July 28 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Joe Bagale: Funky Music From The Jazz Mafia | Yerba Buena Gardens
A charismatic performer and multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter Joe Bagale has been an essential force on the Bay Area music scene for the past decade. He played a central role in Brass, Bows, & Beats, the critically acclaimed hip-hop symphony performed by the Bay Area’s Jazz Mafia. As ...
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell
Thursday, July 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Campbell)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Campbell Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts ...

Friday, July 29

Ka-Hon: Bay Areas Finest Latin Percussionists | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, July 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Ka-Hon: Bay Areas Finest Latin Percussionists | Yerba Buena Gardens
What’s in that box, you ask? In the hands of Ka-Hon, a gentle spring shower, a flamenco troupe, a galloping stallion, and a rumba circle. Drawing on a pan-American array of rhythms, the high-energy ensemble displays the astounding versatility of the humble cajón, a simple ...

Saturday, July 30

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Please note, due to Outside Lands Music Festival, the date has been moved to July 30th.
Tom Rigney & Flambeau Showing Off Their New Orleans Grooves | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, July 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Tom Rigney & Flambeau Showing Off Their New Orleans Grooves | Yerba Buena Gardens
The Bay Area shares long and passionate ties with Louisiana, a bond exemplified by this raucous double-bill. Tom Rigney and Flambeau features some of the finest musicians on the roots music scene, including Rigney, an electrifying violinist and composer with a gift for putting an ...

Sunday, July 31

$1.31 Ice Cream Scoop Day | Baskin Robbins
$1.31 Ice Cream Scoop Day | Baskin Robbins

Make every 31st the sweetest day of the month as Baskin Robbins celebrate their favorite number with scoops for $1.31 and two-scoop sundaes for $3.31. Stop by Baskin-Robbins on the 31st of January, March, May, July, August, October, and December as well for $1.31 scoops and $3.31 ...

Artists Guild of San Francisco: Oldest Outdoor Art Collective | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, July 31 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Jessie Square)
Artists Guild of San Francisco: Oldest Outdoor Art Collective | Yerba Buena Gardens
The Artists Guild of San Francisco is the oldest outdoor art collective in the country. Guild artists speak directly with the public about their artwork, explaining technical details, creative decisions, and other aspects of producing a painting or sculpture.
Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a monthly open-air flea market showcasing hundreds of local vendors ranging from indie designers, up-cyclers, collectors, handmakers, makers, bakers, and more plus outdoor exhibits, scavenger hunts, and gourmet food trucks. The two-day flea market, which takes place the last weekend of every ...

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Please note, due to Outside Lands Music Festival, the date has been moved to July 31st.
San Francisco Ballet: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, July 31 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stern Grove
San Francisco Ballet: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
The incomparable San Francisco Ballet returns to Stern Grove Festival in the company’s only Bay Area summer appearance. Led by Artistic Director, Helgi Tomasson, the Company performs selections from their current repertory, with the GRAMMY-winning San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and conductor Martin West. San Francisco Ballet ...

Tuesday, August 2

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, August 2 – 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, August 2 – 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: ...

Wednesday, August 3

“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night & Free Pizza | SF
Wednesday, August 3 – 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 ...

Friday, August 5

Body Percussion Performance With The Crosspulse Ensemble | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, August 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Children's Garden, Yerba Buena Gardens
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 ...