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Thursday, August 28

Free Drive-In Movie Night | San Jose
Thursday, August 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but arrive early
| Capitol 6 Drive-In (San Jose)
Free Drive-In Movie Night | San Jose

Grub on $1 nachos and see double features showing at the West Wind Drive-In in San Jose on August 28, 2014:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier at 8:00 PM followed by Blended at 10:40 PM
Blended at 8:00 PM followed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier at …

Friday, August 29

2014 Begonia Festival: Dance Performance | Capitola
Friday, August 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Esplanade Park
2014 Begonia Festival: Dance Performance | Capitola

Come down to Esplanade Park and enjoy dance reviews performed by local talent from 5-9 pm.

Saturday, August 30

2014 Begonia Festival: Sand Sculpture Contest, Flower Mural & Concert | Capitola
Saturday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2014 Begonia Festival: Sand Sculpture Contest, Flower Mural & Concert | Capitola

Begonia Festival Schedule | Saturday, August 30, 2014

All Day: Stroll along the banks of Soquel Creek and watch as the floats begin to take shape.
8 am to noon: Sand Sculpture Contest at Capitola Beach. Registration begins on the beach at 8 am. Trophy judging will be held at …

Sunday, August 31

2014 Begonia Festival: Nautical Parade, Chalk Art & Concert | Capitola
Sunday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2014 Begonia Festival: Nautical Parade, Chalk Art & Concert | Capitola

Begonia Festival Schedule | Sunday, August 31, 2014

8 am: Horseshoes on the Sand: Doubles tournament at Capitola Beach in front of Zelda’s Restaurant. Teams will be chosen by drawing names from a hat. Participants must pre-register.
Float Construction Viewing
Take another stroll along the banks of Soquel Creek …

Monday, September 1

2014 Begonia Festival: Fishing Derby & Boat Races | Capitola
Monday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2014 Begonia Festival: Fishing Derby & Boat Races | Capitola

Begonia Festival Schedule | Monday, September 1, 2014

6 am to noon: Fishing Derby: Registration begins at 6 am near the end of the Capitola Wharf. Bring your own fishing poles. Open to all ages. Final Tally begins at 11 am.
11 am to 2 pm: Children’s Art …

Friday, September 5

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, September 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 ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, September 5 – 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 6

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 ...

Whimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | Santa Clara
Saturday, September 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| Rotary Park (Santa Clara)
Whimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | Santa Clara

“O Best Beloved” is a live outdoor stage play based on Rudyard Kipling’s “Just-So Stories.” It was named “Best Of Fringe” at the 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival. Featuring original songs, slapstick antics, eccentric characters and colorful scenery, the six actors will satiate your curiosity ...

Wednesday, September 10

Architecture Walk: Stanford University Medical Center | Palo Alto
Wednesday, September 10 – 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, September 13

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, September 13 – 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 21

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, ...

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

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 ...