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Friday, August 19

Sing Along to Venezuela’s Songs | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Sing Along to Venezuela's Songs | Yerba Buena Gardens
Even in South America, Venezuela’s musical riches tend to be overshadowed by the styles of neighboring Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. But in the Bay Area, the nation’s fabulous cultural wealth, with its fertile intermingling of indigenous, European and African influences, has found bountiful expression through ...
Tony Bennett 90th Birthday Celebration & Statue Unveiling | Nob Hill
Friday, August 19 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont (San Francisco)
Tony Bennett 90th Birthday Celebration & Statue Unveiling | Nob Hill
In recognition of internationally renowned singer, painter and civic leader Tony Bennett’s contributions to San Francisco, the City will honor him by dedicating a statue in celebration of his 90th birthday. Join in for a free public dedication and unveiling of the 8-foot-tall bronze sculpture of Tony ...

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, August 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (Mendell Plaza at 3rd Street & Oakdale Ave). The monthly event features pop-up galleries, ...

Free Beach Concert: Smash Mouth | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 19 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Smash Mouth | Santa Cruz
Formed in San Jose, California in 1994, the American rock band Smash Mouth has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Along with their number one hits “Walkin’ on the Sun” and “All Star,” they have consistently impacted radio with other hits like “Then the Morning ...
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, August 19 – 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, August 19 – 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 ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Line Dancing Party | Jack London Square
Friday, August 19 – 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 ...

That ’80s Show: The Ultimate ’80s Dance Party | SF
Friday, August 19 – 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, August 20

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party: Food + Music Festival | SF
Saturday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*General admission is free and open to the public.
| 20th Street Corridor
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party: Food + Music Festival | SF
Get ready to party with 15,000 summer lovin’ people at this delicious summer feast and street party over three blocks, with two stages of alt-indie bands and DJs curated by Noisepop, and food and drinks from some of the neighborhood’s top restaurants, businesses, and artisans and a cooking ...
Jane Bunnet & Maqueque: An Extraordinary All-Female Cuban Sextet | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, August 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Jane Bunnet & Maqueque: An Extraordinary All-Female Cuban Sextet | Yerba Buena Gardens
Over the past two decades no North American musician has done more to showcase the extraordinary array of jazz talent flowing from Cuba than Canadian soprano saxophonist/flutist Jane Bunnett. She scored her fifth Juno, the Canadian Grammy, with her latest album Jane Bunnett & Maqueque ...
PokeNight Bar Crawl and Scavenger Hunt | SF
Saturday, August 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| HiFi Lounge
PokeNight Bar Crawl and Scavenger Hunt | SF
Saturday Night Action Club is a timed competition to solve location clues, find hidden caches of booze, make cocktails, and complete photo challenges in order to win the title of “Best Scavenger Hunters in the World”. Come with a team of 6 players, or come alone ...
Outdoor Movie Night at The Yard | Mission Rock
Saturday, August 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Yard at Mission Rock
Outdoor Movie Night at The Yard | Mission Rock

Bring the family, a date, a group of friends, and your favorite snuggle item, because Movie Nights are now at The Yard at Misison Rock on a giant inflatable screen. The events will be presented in partnership with San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation and sponsored by Hulu.

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, August 20 – 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, August 21

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Mission
Sunday, August 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mission District

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 ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 21 – 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 ...

“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Sunday, August 21 – 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 ...

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, August 21 – 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 ...

St. Stephens Day: Hungarian Music Celebration | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
St. Stephens Day: Hungarian Music Celebration | Golden Gate Park

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 ...

The New Pornographers: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, August 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stern Grove
The New Pornographers: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Stern Grove Festival’s 79th Season finale features famed indie-pop collective The New Pornographers, the Canadian supergroup with a career spanning 15 years and six albums. Opening the show is Oakland-based dreamy electronic group Astronauts, etc., led by frontman Anthony Ferraro.

Tuesday, August 23

Live at Lagunitas: NYC Rockers “Parquet Courts” | Petaluma
Tuesday, August 23 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: NYC Rockers

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these ...

Wine & Movie Night: “Airplane” | Top of the Mark
Tuesday, August 23 – 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 ...

Thursday, August 25

Music For Social Change | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 25 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Music For Social Change | Yerba Buena Gardens
The luminous singer/songwriter Naima Shaloub went looking for her Lebanese roots and found an ongoing calling for turning music into a vehicle for social justice, inspiration and healing. Her Lebanese parents were born in Sierra Leone and raised in Beirut, and she absorbed a rich array ...
Music in the Park 2016 Finale “Tower of Power” | San Jose
Thursday, August 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $10 | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Music in the Park 2016 Finale
Music in the Park closes out 2016 with a big show – Tower of Power returns downtown. Known for its venerable five-piece horn section, Tower of Power has a parade of funk and soul classics including: “You’re Still a Young Man,” “Down to the Nightclub,” ...
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell
Thursday, August 25 – 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 ...

Movies On The Square: “Pretty in Pink” | Redwood City
Thursday, August 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies On The Square:
John Hughes crafts an exemplary ’80s Brat Pack romance out of the standard Cinderella story in Pretty in Pink. Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) is a teenager who lives in the dingy part of town with her terminally underemployed dad (Harry Dean Stanton). She works at a ...
“Glee 3D” Sing-Along Outdoor Cinema & Costume Party | Jack London Square
Thursday, August 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Enjoy an evening of song, dance and movie classics on the waterfront with free outdoor screenings of popular musicals. This lively film series will screen fan favorites on special evenings at sundown. Bring blankets and chairs. Please note that start times may change based on ...

Friday, August 26

Art on the Square | Redwood City
Friday, August 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Art 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, ...

Free Beach Concert: Los Lobos | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Los Lobos | Santa Cruz
More than three decades have passed since Grammy-award winning Los Lobos released their debut album and a worldwide smash single, “La Bamba.” Since then they’ve consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots. Perez, the band’s drummer, once called their powerhouse mix of ...
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, August 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (July to October) from the Oakland Estuary to the San Francisco Bay on the beautiful Commodore Pinot Noir. Learn about how the Port of Oakland handles more than 2 million cargo containers annually. Boarding will be at the foot ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Salsa Dance Party | Jack London Square
Friday, August 26 – 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 ...