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Sunday, August 30

2015 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
Sunday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free. Festival admission is $10 in advance; $15 at the door
| Almaden and Park
2015 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
The 40th annual Silicon Valley Pride (formerly San Jose Pride) is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay. This annual parade and festival celebrates the diversity of our community and promoting outreach and awareness while having a lot of fun as well. 2015 Silicon Valley Pride Festival Sunday, August 30, ...

Wednesday, September 2

Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose
Wednesday, September 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Adira Dance & Costume
Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose

In preparation for their attempt to set the Guinness World Record with their version of Thrill the World, Adira Dance & Costume will be offering free Thriller dance classes at their dance studio in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood from 7-8 pm every Wednesday from September 2 to October 21, ...

Friday, September 4

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, September 4 – 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, September 4 – 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, September 5

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 ...

Monday, September 7

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Monday, September 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $7*
*Pre-Sale is $7. $10 at the door
| Café Stritch
Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose

Calling all Silicon Valley nerds – Nerd Nite is back with some fresh faces and some seriously nerd-tastic speakers at Cafe Stritch in Downtown San Jose every first Monday of the month. Nerd Nite is a celebration of nerdom at its finest with all the essential components: brains, ...

Saturday, September 12

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, September 12 – 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, September 13

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | San Jose
Sunday, September 13 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | San Jose Women's Club

Sunday Assembly is an international community movement featuring all the best bits of church without the religion. The radically inclusive Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV) is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life and welcomes all people, with or without faith, and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. ...

Friday, September 18

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, September 18 – 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 ...

Sunday, September 20

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, September 20 – 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, ...

Friday, October 2

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, October 2 – 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 2 – 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 3

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 ...

Monday, October 5

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Monday, October 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $7*
*Pre-Sale is $7. $10 at the door
| Café Stritch
Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose

Calling all Silicon Valley nerds – Nerd Nite is back with some fresh faces and some seriously nerd-tastic speakers at Cafe Stritch in Downtown San Jose every first Monday of the month. Nerd Nite is a celebration of nerdom at its finest with all the essential components: brains, ...

Saturday, October 10

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, October 10 – 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 11

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | San Jose
Sunday, October 11 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | San Jose Women's Club

Sunday Assembly is an international community movement featuring all the best bits of church without the religion. The radically inclusive Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV) is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life and welcomes all people, with or without faith, and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. ...

Friday, October 16

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, October 16 – 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 ...

Sunday, October 18

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, October 18 – 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 24

Thrill The World 2015: World Record Thriller Dance-Off | San Jose
Saturday, October 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Adira Dance & Costume
Thrill The World 2015: World Record Thriller Dance-Off | San Jose
Adira Dance & Costume in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood will once again attempt to set the Guinness World Record with their version of Thrill the World at 2 pm sharp on October 24, 2015. Thrill The World is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s ...

Monday, October 26

Pop Art Exhibit Final Day: Warhol, Lichtenstein & Oldenburg | Stanford
Monday, October 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Pop Art Exhibit Final Day: Warhol, Lichtenstein & Oldenburg | Stanford

Come to the free Cantor Arts Center to check out renowned works of art at an exhibition of 10 spectacular Pop Art works originally part of a donation to SFMOMA. Works include: a silkscreen self-portrait by Andy Warhol a “mirror” series sculpture and two other major ...

Friday, November 6

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, November 6 – 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 7

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 ...

Sunday, November 8

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | San Jose
Sunday, November 8 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | San Jose Women's Club

Sunday Assembly is an international community movement featuring all the best bits of church without the religion. The radically inclusive Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV) is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life and welcomes all people, with or without faith, and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. ...

Saturday, November 14

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, November 14 – 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.