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Festival of the ChariotsFestival of the Chariots
By - posted 7/17/2012
Fairs & Festivals

The “Festival of the Chariots,” known throughout India as the “Ratha Yatra” festival, has been performed for thousands of years in Puri, India and today it is celebrated in all major cities through out the world. More then 3,000 people attend each year in San Francisco alone. An interactive parade, in more...

16th Annual Graffiti Arts Festival16th Annual Graffiti Arts Festival
By - posted 7/17/2012
Fairs & Festivals

If past years of the Urban Youth Arts Festival are any indication, over 2,000 square feet of portable wall space will be open for artists of all ages to express themselves on with free paint, brushes, even aerosol paint cans at Precita Park. The 2012 Urban Youth Arts Festival is in more...

Food Truck Friday!Food Truck Friday!
By - posted 7/16/2012
Eat & Drink

30+ food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party! Off the Grid, a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza lasts all evening (from 5pm to 10pm), with tons of tents for coverage from the elements, a full bar more...

Diego's Umbrella Free ConcertDiego’s Umbrella Free Concert
By - posted 7/15/2012
Get Out: Events

San Francisco’s ambassadors of gypsy rock, Diego’s Umbrella captures California’s cultural multiplicity with enthusiasm, humor and decadence. These urban, gringo mariachis have performed more than 1,000 live shows, cloaked in elaborate homemade outfits. The band’s unforgettable performance has visually and aurally captivated diverse audiences around the globe. Influenced heavily by flamenco, more...

Aesop Rock: Free ShowAesop Rock: Free Show
By - posted 7/14/2012
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New York-born, San Francisco-based Aesop Rock (aka Ian Matthias Bavitz) is a critically acclaimed hip-hop artist/producer, recognized for his dense and abstract word play. His sixth studio album, Skelethon, marks the first entirely self-produced album for Aesop Rock. See him for free perform a mini in-store concert at Amoeba Music on Monday, July more...

Obon & Taiko FestivalObon & Taiko Festival
By - posted 7/14/2012
Fairs & Festivals

Obon is an annual festival/bazaar in San Jose’s Japantown – a huge festival with two days of game booths, food booths, cultural exhibits and demonstrations, the Chidori Band, San Jose Taiko and, in past years, over 1,000 dancers in full costume each evening. If you enjoy sushi, udon, teriyaki, snowcones, fresh more...

Tidal Wave Metal FestTidal Wave Metal Fest
By - posted 7/14/2012
Fairs & Festivals

Heads that need banging will rock at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater  in McLaren Park for the 2012 TidalWave Heavy Metal Festival – a two-day free outdoor music festival Saturday July 14th and Sunday July 15th from 11am to 6pm each day. Expect a showcase of thrash, doom grind, punk, old school more...

Bastille Day Party GuideBastille Day Party Guide
By - posted 7/13/2012
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We all know San Francisco has it’s Chinese, Irish, Italian and Russian roots… but French? Sure why not! Any excuse to close down an alley or two, drink tons of wine and party in the streets until the gendarmes take you away. Here’s ten fun, free (or cheap) ways for you to more...

July 2012 Fairs & FestivalsJuly 2012 Fairs & Festivals
By - posted 7/13/2012
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Summer may not be warm in San Francisco, but it certainly heats up all of the events, fairs and festivals. July 2012 brings us a BDSM street fair, boozy bicycle showcase, a brand new Oakland literary festival called, “Beast Crawl,” as well as a series of summer festivals and performances by more...

Film Night in the ParkFilm Night in the Park
By - posted 7/13/2012
Free Movie Screenings

Every summer Film Night in the Park puts on free outdoor movies in parks throughout San Francisco and Marin County. Films are shown in beautiful park settings and projected on a giant outdoor screen. Films are free of charge in beautiful park settings and projected on a giant outdoor screen. Arrive early, more...

Belgium Beer FestBelgium Beer Fest
By - posted 7/12/2012
Eat & Drink

In the lead up to 2012 Belgian National Day, Stella Artois transforms Fort Mason’s Herbst Pavilion into a Belgian Beer Market  for a free one-night-only fair and festival celebrating all things Belgian called The Taste of Belgium. Play the traditional game of Boules, attend a free Beer School (led by World more...

Friday the 13th with Sweeney ToddFriday the 13th with Sweeney Todd
By - posted 7/12/2012
Deals

Ray of Light Theater, our favorite local theater troupe in SF, is tackling the demon barber of fleet street with their production of “Sweeney Todd.” The musical, which runs Thursdays through Sundays July 13-August 11, 2012 at The Eureka Theatre in the Financial District and features Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Sweeney more...

Silent Film FestivalSilent Film Festival
By - posted 7/12/2012
Fairs & Festivals

The red plush seats welcome you to the historic Castro Theater. Black and white images from a rare film flit across the screen. The piano rings, the kazoo cascades, the cello mourns. Pianists or orchestral groups from as near as San Francisco and as far as Stockholm accompany each film in the festival. Since more...

Pinkberry Grand OpeningPinkberry Grand Opening
By - posted 7/11/2012
Freebies

Just got word from sfcitydish that Pinkberry is finally opening! And they’re celebrating with free yogurt Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 5pm to 10pm! RSVP on Facebook. Grand Opening of Pinkberry – Get Free Frozen Yogurt Today Thursday, July 12th 5pm – 10pm Pinkberry >> The Pinkberry store is located at 170 O’Farrell Street  next more...

So You Think You Can Paint?So You Think You Can Paint?
By - posted 7/10/2012
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Self-billed as “The World’s Most Creative Happy Hour,” bring a friend and paint a masterpiece at “So You Think You Can Paint?” at Club Six which opens up their walls every Thursday to all who want to paint. The concept is simple, you bring the artistic talent and they provide the space, more...