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Thursday, July 30, 2015

2015 Tacolicious Guest Chef: Sara Hauman, Huxley | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Thursday, July 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: $4.95*
*Tacolicious tacos are typically $4.95, but prices may vary.
| Ferry Building

Taco lovers, rejoice – Tacolicious’s annual Guest Chef Series is back at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Visit the Tacolicious stand on Thursdays (10 am to 2 pm) to taste some more...

11:00 amWin Tix: “In That Case” New Exhibition | Contemporary Jewish Museum   WIN
12:00 pmLunchtime Guided Meditation & Teachings | Oakland   FREE
12:00 pmFree Wakeboarding for Alameda County Residents | Woodland   FREE*
*Offer only good between 12 and 4 pm according to the schedule and stipulations outlined in the description.
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Blues Concert | SF   FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Afro Cuban Concert | SF   FREE
12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Gypsy Jazz Concert | SF   FREE
12:30 pmMo’Fone Brass & Jazz Music Combo | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival   FREE
4:00 pm“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:00 pmAsian Art Museum: $5 Thursday Nights | SF   $5*
*$5 for admission after 5 pm; admission to special galleries may be extra.
5:00 pmUSS Pampanito Free Guided Ship Tour & Wine Reception | Pier 45   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to jjackson@maritime.org or (415) 561-6662
5:30 pmSummer Sounds Outside: Rock and Country | Walnut Creek   FREE
6:00 pmFree Big Band Swing Concert in the Park | San Mateo   FREE
6:00 pmSFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2015: Free Outdoor Concerts | Stanford   FREE
6:00 pmBigPicture NightLife: Nature Photography Celebration | California Academy of Sciences   $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
6:00 pm2015 SF Ginger Pride Festival | Dolores Park   FREE
6:25 pmWin Tix: SF Jewish Film Festival “The Life and Times of DJ AM” | Castro Theater   WIN
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concert: Tribute to Steely Dan | Concord   FREE
6:30 pmMoraga Summer Concert: Electrifying Tribute to Michael Jackson | East Bay   FREE
7:00 pmBirthmother: History & Culture of Adoption | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free with RSVP required through Eventbrite
7:00 pmThe Peak Inspirations Opening Exhibit | SF   FREE
7:00 pmUp in Jokes Comedy at Rooz Cafe | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmLaborFest 2015: The Lessons of NAFTA for Workers and Farmers | SF   FREE
7:00 pmArmchair Tour: Sunset District History | SF   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Tommy Johnagin (Last Comic Standing) | Punch Line   WIN
8:45 pmMovies on the Square: Grease Sing-a-Long | Redwood City   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: Dan St. Germain (Comedy Central, Conan) | Doc’s Lab   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys) Tribute to DJ AM | Public Works   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: Great Apes: Minimalist SF Punk | Bottom of the Hill   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price, $10

Friday, July 31, 2015

Venezuelan Music Project | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Friday, July 31 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)

Even in South America, Venezuela’s musical riches tend to be overshadowed by the styles of neighboring Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. But in the Bay Area, the nation’s fabulous cultural wealth, with more...

11:00 amWin Tix: SF Jewish Film Festival “The Singing Abortionist” | Castro Theater   WIN
All DayBeer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos   FREE
5:00 pm2015 American Craft Council Show: $5 after 5 Night | Fort Mason   $5
5:00 pm2015 Jewish Film Festival: Film & Social Change Discussion | Castro   FREE
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
5:00 pmReggae, Cumbia & Hip Hip Concert & Off The Grid | Friday Nights at OMCA   $7.50*
*Half-price gallery admission for adults; ages 18 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
5:00 pmBeats & Eats: Live Music & Food Trucks | SoMa   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for wine and food.
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
6:00 pmFriday Nights at the de Young: Visual Sound | SF   FREE*
*All activities and admission to the permanent galleries on Friday nights are free and open to the public, but if you want to visit the museum's Special Exhibits, regular admission charges still apply.
6:00 pmLaborFest 2015: Closing Party – Open Mic | SF   FREE
6:30 pmFree Moonlight Movies: Hook | Danville   FREE
6:30 pmWang Chung: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz   FREE
6:30 pmZumba in the Parks | SF   FREE
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmDocumentary Screening: Message from Hiroshima | SF   FREE*
*Free
7:30 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | Cupertino   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Comedy Roast of a Clown | Oakland   WIN
8:00 pmThe Chocolate & Art Show: Live Music, DJs, Body Painting & Chocolate Tasting | SoMa   $10*
*$10 in advance, and $15 at the door.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Tommy Davidson (In Living Color) Comedy Night | East Bay   WIN*
*Two drink minimum (soda or alcohol)
8:00 pmComedy Roast of a Clown | Berkeley   $5*
*$5 when you use code FUNCHEAP at checkout online. Otherwise, $10.
8:15 pmFilm Night in the Park: Groundhog Day | Marin   FREE
8:30 pmDancing Under the Stars: West Coast Swing | Jack London Square   FREE
9:00 pm21st Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | The Palace Theater Oakland   $5*
*$5 (50% off) when you mention Funcheap at the door. Regular admission is $10 for each night.
9:00 pmWin Tix: Popscene Concert Night: Phases (Upbeat Indie Groove) | Rickshaw Stop   WIN
9:35 pmFree A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
10:30 pmLive Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
11:55 pmWin Tix: “Wet Hot American Summer” Bradley Cooper & Amy Poehler | Clay Theater   WIN


Saturday, August 1, 2015

How to Get Across the Bay: BART Transbay Tube Closure | Aug. 1-2, Sept. 5-7
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Temporary Transbay Terminal

There will be no BART train service between San Francisco and East Bay on August 1-2 and September 5-7, 2015. BART will close the West Oakland Station and will not run trains more...

6:30 amOrchard Supply Hardware Re-Opening: Deals & Giveaways | North Beach   FREE
All DayAnnual Peddlers Faire: Vintage, Antiques & Collectibles | Martinez   FREE
9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden   FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
9:00 amGarden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
9:00 am“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park   FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
All Day20th Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo   FREE*
*Free festival, but parking is $10 (cash only).
All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
All Day2015 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Saturday   FREE
All Day2015 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Union City   FREE
10:00 amVintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DaySpace Fest 2015: Apollo 15 Astronauts, Virgin Galactic & Lunar Rover | North Bay   FREE
All Day“Alice in Wonderland” Victorian Picnic, Croquet, Live Music & Dancing | East Bay   FREE
All Day42nd Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | Japantown   FREE
11:00 am42nd Annual Roughwater Swim | Santa Cruz Wharf   FREE*
*Free to watch.
11:00 amHealthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
11:00 amSpruce & The Village Pub Chef Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
11:00 am“What Pet Should I Get?” Book Discovery | Corte Madera   FREE
11:00 amTaekwondo Festival | Mountain View   FREE
All Day2015 “Art + Soul” Festival: Saturday | Oakland   $12*
*$12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free
12:00 pmWin Tix: 15th Anniversary Art + Soul Oakland Festival   WIN
12:00 pmFree Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class   FREE
All DayBurning Man “Beyond The Fence” Trunk Show, DJ Party & Happy Hour | Pier 70   FREE*
*Free, but $3 to $5 donations requested
12:30 pm20th Annual National Wiener Dog Race: “Bay Area’s Top Dog” | Santa Clara   FREE*
*Admission is free; parking is $5.
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
1:00 pmLammas 2015: Magic Meadow Pagan Harvest Ritual | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Please bring food and non-alcoholic drinks to share, and flowers, drums, and other musical instruments are also welcome.
1:00 pmAfroSolo Arts Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival   FREE
1:00 pmFree Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF   FREE
1:00 pmBeeswax Painting Workshop | Berkeley   FREE*
*Please RSVP to programs@berkeleyartcenter.org
1:30 pmUnderstanding Ship Operations in the Bay | SF   FREE
All Day“Celebrating Queer Culture en El Barrio” MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.   FREE
2:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Freedomland” | Richmond   *
*Free, but donation is suggested.
3:00 pmShakespeare in the Park: “Macbeth” | Martinez   FREE
4:00 pmMakeArt Workshop: Glass, Wire & Tissue Lanterns | Potrero   FREE*
*Free
5:00 pm2015 Lammas Harvest Ritual & Potluck in Tilden Park | Berkeley   FREE
5:05 pmBridges & Barriers: Free 2015 Jewish Film Festival Panel Discussion | SF   FREE
7:30 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | Cupertino   FREE
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   FREE
8:10 pmFilm Night in the Park: Hook | Marin   FREE
9:00 pmFinal Night: 21st Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | The Palace Theater Oakland   $5*
*$5 (50% off) when you mention Funcheap at the door. Regular admission is $10 for each night.
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5