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Saturday, September 20

2014 Cupertino’s Citywide Garage Sale | Saturday
Saturday, September 20 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cupertino
2014 Cupertino's Citywide Garage Sale | Saturday

Thousands of treasures are awaiting shoppers at Cupertino’s Citywide Garage Sale from 9 am to 4 pm on September 20-21, 2014. Collectibles, furniture, baby clothes, household items — you name it, and chances are, someone will be selling it. More than 400 individual and group sales will ...

2014 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival: Music, Food & Art | San Jose
Saturday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Backesto Park
2014 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival: Music, Food & Art | San Jose

At the 7th annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival artists of all ages and disciplines will be chalking up the pathways of Backesto Park in San Jose.
Enjoy live art, music, dance, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, a children’s area, and more.
7th annual Luna Park …

2014 Mole & Mariachi Festival: Live Music & Giant Puppets | Santa Cruz
Saturday, September 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. $10 mole tasting kits available for purchase.
| Santa Cruz Mission Adobe
2014 Mole & Mariachi Festival: Live Music & Giant Puppets | Santa Cruz

Come to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a day of mole tasting, mariachi bands, “Mojiganga” puppets, folklorico dancers, Mexican art and crafts, tortilla-making, piñatas and more for kids of all ages.
Plus, you’ll get to vote for your favorite mole prepared for you by local chefs (tasting …

2014 Rancho Day Fiesta: 1840s Music, Food & Crafts | Pacifica
Saturday, September 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*$1 suggested donation. Additional charge for food and crafts.
| Sanchez Adobe
2014 Rancho Day Fiesta: 1840s Music, Food & Crafts | Pacifica

The Sanchez Adobe Docents invite visitors to experience life in the 1840s at a family day that will focus on what life was like on a rancho in Mexican California.
The Rancho Day Fiesta is held annually on the third Saturday in September.
2014 Rancho Day Fiesta
Saturday, …

Sunday, September 21

2014 Tour de Coop: Chickens, Beehives & Homesteads | Silicon Valley
Sunday, September 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Tickets are limited.
| Silicon Valley
2014 Tour de Coop: Chickens, Beehives & Homesteads | Silicon Valley

The third annual Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, a self-guided bicycle tour of chicken coops, gardens, bee hives, hoop houses, and cool Silicon Valley urban homesteads, takes place from 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday, September 21, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is required. Tickets are …

2014 Cupertino’s Citywide Garage Sale | Sunday
Sunday, September 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cupertino
2014 Cupertino's Citywide Garage Sale | Sunday

Thousands of treasures are awaiting shoppers at Cupertino’s Citywide Garage Sale from 9 am to 4 pm on September 20-21, 2014. Collectibles, furniture, baby clothes, household items — you name it, and chances are, someone will be selling it. More than 400 individual and group sales will ...

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, September 21 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

2014 Bike Life Festival: Live Music, DJs, Art & Workshops | San Jose
Sunday, September 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
2014 Bike Life Festival: Live Music, DJs, Art & Workshops | San Jose

The Bike Life Festival is the first annual celebration of San Jose’s bicycle community and culture held at St. James Park in downtown San Jose.
2014 Bike Life Festival
Sunday, September 21, 2014 | 1-6 pm
St. James Park, 2nd St. and St. James St., San Jose
FREE
Enthusiasts of all bicycle …

Saturday, September 27

Smithsonian’s 10th Annual Free Museum Day | 2014
Saturday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 10th Annual Free Museum Day | 2014

Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th annual Museum Day takes place Saturday, September 27, 2014 as participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors who register for free Museum Day tickets starting on August 1, 2014. San Francisco highlights include the de ...

Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay
Saturday, September 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Halley Hill Observatory
Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay

Sunset is at 6:57 pm, and the gates close at 10 pm.

Friday, October 3

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, October 3 – 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 ...

Saturday, October 4

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 ...

Wednesday, October 8

Architecture Walk: Stanford University Medical Center | Palo Alto
Wednesday, October 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Stanford Hospital Fountain
Architecture Walk: Stanford University Medical Center | Palo Alto

Take an architectural history walking tour of the School of Medicine. The tour traces the school’s history from 1850s San Francisco to present-day Palo Alto, and highlights some of the artistic and design choices that have resulted in the school’s current built environment. Free, but ...

Saturday, October 11

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, October 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.

Sunday, October 19

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, October 19 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Saturday, October 25

Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay
Saturday, October 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Halley Hill Observatory
Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay

Sunset is at 6:18 pm and the gates close at 10 pm.

Saturday, November 1

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 ...

Friday, November 7

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, November 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, November 7 – 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 ...

Saturday, November 8

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, November 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.

Wednesday, November 12

Architecture Walk: Stanford University Medical Center | Palo Alto
Wednesday, November 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Stanford Hospital Fountain
Architecture Walk: Stanford University Medical Center | Palo Alto

Take an architectural history walking tour of the School of Medicine. The tour traces the school’s history from 1850s San Francisco to present-day Palo Alto, and highlights some of the artistic and design choices that have resulted in the school’s current built environment. Free, but ...

Saturday, November 15

Vintage Paper Fair | San Jose
Saturday, November 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Elks Lodge (San Jose)
Vintage Paper Fair | San Jose

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Saturday, November 22

Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay
Saturday, November 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Joseph D. Grant County Park
Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay

Sunset is at 4:53 pm and the gates close at 9 pm.
The winter star parties will be held at Telescope Row.
From the Grant Park entrance station, follow the main park road for 0.5 miles to a turning circle. Telescope Row is located to the left, beyond …

Friday, December 5

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, December 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...