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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Free Admission & $1 Rides: Support Our Troops Drive | 2016 Alameda County Fair

Photo | Alameda County FairThe 2016 Alameda County Fair takes over their annual Pleasanton stomping grounds with carnival rides, horseracing, exhibits, animals, food, rides, games, pig races, tons of kids activities, Monster trucks, demolition more...

10:00 amOakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
10:00 am$1 Family Movie Day | Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse  $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
11:00 amStitch In: Come By, Meet People & Stitch | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: Carribean Steel Drum Band | Oakland   FREE
2:00 pmMake & Sample Ice Cream | Hayward   FREE
3:30 pmStrider Bike Giveaway Party | Petaluma   FREE
5:30 pmMake Your Own Website Workshop | SF   FREE*
*Bring your own laptop. Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmMovie Night on the Green: “Babe” | Marin   FREE
6:00 pmPsychedelic Jam Band “Moonalice” | Union Square Live   FREE
6:00 pmFree Jump Blues Concert in the Park | Redwood City   FREE
6:15 pmFree One-Day Gentle Tibetan Yoga Class | Berkeley   FREE
6:30 pmSummer Pop Concert | Menlo Park   FREE
6:30 pmWin Tix: SF’s Forum on The Homelessness | Commonwealth Club   WIN
7:00 pmSummer Boot Camp Series: Free Full Body Cardio Workout | Oakland   FREE*
*Sign up on the class schedule to ensure a spot, or just show up and have fun.
7:00 pmWin Tix: Conversation w/ Tavis Smiley | JCCSF   WIN
7:00 pmSneak Preview: 36th SF Jewish Film Festival | Marin   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to mglaser@marinjcc.org
7:00 pm“Bukowski in a Sundress” Book Discussion | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmFree Sneak Peek Movie: “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” | Peninsula   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
7:00 pmFree Sneak Peek Movie: “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” | East Bay   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
7:30 pm“How to Ruin Everything” Book Release | SF   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: “Battle of the Centuries” Chamber Music & Drink Specials | North Beach   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: Meet The People Tonight w/ Conor Kellicutt | Doc’s Lab   WIN
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
8:00 pmLaugh City: Comedy Ends With A Bang | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are always welcome.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Phil Hanley ( Just For Laughs) Comedy Night | SF   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: Cobbs Comedy Showcase | SF   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: Edinburgh Fringe Festival Preview “Daughter of a Garbage Man | PianoFight   WIN

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Thursday, June 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Twilight at the Presidio” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to October. Off more...

8:00 amWin Tix: Hella Single: Comedy Show, Singles Mixer & Dance Party | SF  WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $5 online, $10 at door. Those who come for the comedy show and singles mixer can stay for the dance party for free
All DayGhirardelli Square Summer Beer Garden & Free Snacks | SF  FREE
12:30 pmImaginative Live Music W/ M: The Heir Apparent | SF  FREE
5:00 pmSinner’s Happy Hour: JD Limelight | The Chapel   FREE
5:30 pmSummer Sounds Outside: Americana Sound | Walnut Creek   FREE
6:00 pmSFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2016: Mara Hruby | Palo Alto   FREE
6:00 pm“Microcosm” Art Opening Reception | SF   FREE
6:00 pmWin Tix: Asteroid Nightlife | California Academy of Sciences   WIN
6:00 pmFree Classic Rock/Party Concert in the Park | San Mateo   FREE
6:00 pmAsteroid NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15
6:30 pmMoraga Summer Bay Area 60’s Concert | East Bay   FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concert: Original Americana Rock & Roll | Concord   FREE
7:00 pmOriginal Local Jazz Music | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pm“Of Poetry & Protest” Book Reading | City Lights   FREE
8:00 pmFinal Night: SF City Hall Lights up for Pride: Rainbow Lights & Flags | 2016   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Arj Barker (Comedy Central, HBO) Comedy Night | Cobb’s   WIN
8:45 pmMovies On The Square: “Top Gun” | Redwood City   FREE

Friday, July 1, 2016

Caterpillar Puppets with a Master Puppeteer | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, July 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)

Joe Leon’s Caterpillar Puppets don’t just entertain kids and parents. His eccentric menagerie draws audiences of all ages into seemingly familiar stories that take unexpected turns. Like his version of the more...

All DayHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City  FREE
All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
12:00 pmWin: “Wiener-Dog” Oddball All-Star Comedy | SF   WIN*
*Enter to win a pair of tickets for any showing of the film at participating Landmark movie theaters in San Francisco.
All Day2016 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest & Live Music | South Bay   FREE*
*Many events are free, but there are ticketed concerts and other.
All DayWin Tix: (Not Just) Hong Kong Action Film Series | Great Star Theater   WIN
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 pm“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party   FREE
5:30 pmBites Off Broadway: Friday Night Food Truck Block Party & Picnic | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pm“Where Art Thou” A Comedy Show | SF   FREE
6:00 pmConcerts on the Plaza | Mountain View   FREE
6:00 pm“From Ibiza to San Francisco” Opening Reception | SF   FREE
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
6:00 pmFirst Friday Roller Boogie Street Jam | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pm$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills   $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
6:00 pmFree Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland   FREE
6:30 pmFree Beach Concert: The Tubes | Santa Cruz   FREE
6:30 pm2016 Free Summer Concert: Party Monsters | Alamo   FREE
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:00 pmAbout Last Night: Sexcapade Storytelling Stories | SF   $5
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
7:30 pmUppers For Downers: A Comedy Show | Oakland   FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
8:00 pm“America, F√©k Yeah” Hilarious, Good Ol’ Fashioned Propaganda | SF   $10*
*Tickets are $10. Limited seating. RSVP to RSVP@oddballfilms.com.
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
8:00 pmFirst Friday Fiesta: An Evening of Free, Educational & Engaging Performances | San Jose   FREE
8:00 pmAstronomy Night: Lecture & Stargazing on The Roof | Berkeley   FREE
8:00 pmMermaid Show: Merboys Edition | SF   $5*
*An RSVP is required.
9:00 pmWin Tix: 80s Tennis Costume Dance Party | Mighty   WIN
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra | Slim’s   WIN
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE
10:00 pmSpanish Powerhouse DJ Live Music | SF   FREE*
*Free before 11 PM with RSVP.
10:30 pmLive Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Saturday
Saturday, July 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District

Photo | Fillmore Jazz Festival Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing more...

8:00 am“Cars and Coffee”: Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup | Treasure Island  FREE*
*Free for spectators. Car exhibitors will be charged $5 and will receive a free cup of coffee. Parking is $10, but if you arrive by Muni it's free.
9:00 am“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park  FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
9:00 amGarden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park  FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
All DaySix Flags Discovery Kingdom | Fireworks Extravaganza | 2016  $41.99*
*$41.99 for advanced online tickets; this price may inflate closer to the date; purchase early.
10:00 amJack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
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.
10:00 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 amGuided Tour For A Healthier Park | SF   FREE
10:00 amWin Tix: Fillmore Jazz Festival: VIP Wristband | SF   WIN
All DayRussian River “Big Rocky Games” | Monte Rio | 2016   FREE
11:00 amHealthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
11:00 amFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
All Day2016 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest | South Bay   FREE*
*Many events are free, but there are ticketed concerts and other.
12:00 pmLive Soccer Screening Party: UEFA Euro 2016 Quarter-Final | SF   FREE
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
1:00 pmTroker & Subharmonic’s Jazz Scene | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
2:00 pmLaborFest 2016: Japanese Americans History Presentation | SF   FREE