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Friday, July 25

2014 Japanese Yo-Yo “Kendama” Trick Tournament & Jam | San Jose
Friday, July 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2014 Japanese Yo-Yo

The 11th Annual Loopkicks Camp will be holding the second annual Damalife Gathering during which the tricking community hones in on Kendama, a Japanese wooden toy reminiscent of the yo-yo, with infinite trick possibilities.
Come jam, battle, and join their dama rallies in San Jose’s Cesar …

The Village Art Walk: Live Painting, Music & Movies | San Jose
Friday, July 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Evergreen Village Square
The Village Art Walk: Live Painting, Music & Movies | San Jose

The San Jose art scene is spreading to the village. New artists will gather in Evergreen with live classic rock music at 6:30 pm and a movie screening at 8:30 pm. Each month may be a bit different, but expect lots of live painters, and community booths full ...

Saturday, July 26

BBQ-A-Newbie: Burning Man Pre-Compression Picnic | San Jose
BBQ-A-Newbie: Burning Man Pre-Compression Picnic | San Jose

Bring your family, your dogs, your Frisbees, and hoops/toys, plus a cooler, something to share or grill, and some charcoal and help BBQ-A-Newbie in San Jose’s Murdock Park from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Free, but an RSVP is required. Their …

Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay
Saturday, July 26 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Halley Hill Observatory
Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay

Sunset is at 8:20 pm, and the gates close at 10 pm.

Sunday, July 27

Street Drum Corps: Apocalyptic Hip-Hop | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Sunday, July 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Street Drum Corps: Apocalyptic Hip-Hop | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Street Drum Corps is an explosion of drums, dance, and high energy entertainment. From July 6 – August 14, 2014, Street Drum Corps will be performing two shows daily at noon and at 3 pm, Monday-Thursday, and at noon and 6 pm on Sundays. The acclaimed drummers are famous ...

Wednesday, July 30

Starlight Movie & Tequila Dance-Off: “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” | San Jose
Wednesday, July 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
Starlight Movie & Tequila Dance-Off:

Take advantage of San Jose’s warm, summer nights and enjoy a movie under the star-studded sky from June 14 to August 20, 2014. Admission is free. Pre-show entertainment begins about 7 pm and movies start at dusk. Please note, no outside food or drinks are allowed ...

Free Movies on the Beach | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Wednesday, July 30 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Movies on the Beach | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

There’s nothing like watching a classic movie on the beach with the Giant Dipper twinkling overhead and the sound of gentle summer surf in the background. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back beach chair and join the fun every Wednesday at 9 pm, ...

Friday, August 1

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, August 1 – 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, August 1 – 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, August 2

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 ...

Win Tix: Boston & The Doobie Brothers, Live | Shoreline Amphitheatre
Saturday, August 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of lawn tickets. Regular price: $30 flat.
| Shoreline Amphitheatre
Boston & The Doobie Brothers, Live | Shoreline Amphitheatre

107.7 The Bone is throwing its annual Bone Bash XV with a stellar lineup featuring Boston, The Doobie Brothers, John Kay and Steppenwolf and Don Felder.
Enter to win a pair of free tickets from FuncheapSF, or grab a pair of lawn seats for $30 flat.

Tuesday, August 5

Summer Concert in the Park | Milpitas
Tuesday, August 5 – 6:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Murphy Park
Summer Concert in the Park | Milpitas

Summer Concert Series are back for 2014 in the city of Milpitas’ Murphy Park from July 22 to August 19, 2014. Food will also be available for purchase courtesy of Food Truck Mafia. All concerts are free and open to the public. 2014 Summer Concert Schedule ...

Wednesday, August 6

Architecture Walk: Stanford University Medical Center | Palo Alto
Wednesday, August 6 – 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 ...

’80s Dance Party & Starlight Movie Night: “Pretty in Pink” | San Jose
Wednesday, August 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Pedro Square Market
'80s Dance Party & Starlight Movie Night:

Take advantage of San Jose’s warm, summer nights and enjoy a movie under the star-studded sky from June 14 to August 20, 2014. Admission is free. Pre-show entertainment begins about 7 pm and movies start at dusk. Please note, no outside food or drinks are allowed ...

Free Movies on the Beach | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Wednesday, August 6 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Movies on the Beach | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

There’s nothing like watching a classic movie on the beach with the Giant Dipper twinkling overhead and the sound of gentle summer surf in the background. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back beach chair and join the fun every Wednesday at 9 pm, ...

Friday, August 8

The Village Art Walk: Live Painting, Music & Movies | San Jose
Friday, August 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Evergreen Village Square
The Village Art Walk: Live Painting, Music & Movies | San Jose

The San Jose art scene is spreading to the village. New artists will gather in Evergreen with live classic rock music at 6:30 pm and a movie screening at 8:30 pm. Each month may be a bit different, but expect lots of live painters, and community booths full ...

Saturday, August 9

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, August 9 – 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.

Tuesday, August 12

Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse | 50¢ Family Movies
Tuesday, August 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: 50¢*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
| CineArts at The Empire
Cinemark's Summer Movie Clubhouse | 50¢ Family Movies

From June through August, Bay Area Cinemark/Century Theaters host 10 weeks of fun films for families and kids for just $5 (that’s 50¢ a movie) if purchased in advance – or $1 per film at the box office. All films are either rated G or ...

Wednesday, August 13

Retro Gaming Festival & Outdoor Movie Night: “Gremlins” | San Jose
Wednesday, August 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
Retro Gaming Festival & Outdoor Movie Night:

Take advantage of San Jose’s warm, summer nights and enjoy a movie under the star-studded sky from June 14 to August 20, 2014. Admission is free. Pre-show entertainment begins about 7 pm and movies start at dusk. Please note, no outside food or drinks are allowed ...

Free Movies on the Beach | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Wednesday, August 13 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Movies on the Beach | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

There’s nothing like watching a classic movie on the beach with the Giant Dipper twinkling overhead and the sound of gentle summer surf in the background. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back beach chair and join the fun every Wednesday at 9 pm, ...

Thursday, August 14

Final Day: Street Drum Corps: Apocalyptic Hip-Hop | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Thursday, August 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Final Day: Street Drum Corps: Apocalyptic Hip-Hop | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Street Drum Corps is an explosion of drums, dance, and high energy entertainment. From July 6 – August 14, 2014, Street Drum Corps will be performing two shows daily at noon and at 3 pm, Monday-Thursday, and at noon and 6 pm on Sundays. The acclaimed drummers are famous ...

Sunday, August 17

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, August 17 – 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, ...

Tuesday, August 19

Summer Concert in the Park | Milpitas
Tuesday, August 19 – 6:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Murphy Park
Summer Concert in the Park | Milpitas

Summer Concert Series are back for 2014 in the city of Milpitas’ Murphy Park from July 22 to August 19, 2014. Food will also be available for purchase courtesy of Food Truck Mafia. All concerts are free and open to the public. 2014 Summer Concert Schedule ...

Free Salsa Dance Class | Campbell
Tuesday, August 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Sports Basement (Campbell)
Free Salsa Dance Class | Campbell

Learn some new dance moves at a free weekly salsa class, on most 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at Sports Basement in Campbell. Free, but an RSVP is required. Amy and Darwin teach a fast-paced, energetic salsa class that will get you moving and dancing right away. They ...

Wednesday, August 20

Closing Night: Starlight Movie Night & Improv Show: “Airplane” | San Jose
Wednesday, August 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Pedro Square Market
Closing Night: Starlight Movie Night & Improv Show:

Take advantage of San Jose’s warm, summer nights and enjoy a movie under the star-studded sky from June 14 to August 20, 2014. Admission is free. Pre-show entertainment begins about 7 pm and movies start at dusk. Please note, no outside food or drinks are allowed ...