Thursday, June 30, 2016

Asteroid NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, June 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15 | California Academy of Sciences

Celebrate World Asteroid Day with an evening of space talks, space rocks, and out-of-this-world science. Hear from Asteroid Day founders from the B612 Foundation about how they’re working to promote asteroid more...

6:00 pmFree Classic Rock/Party Concert in the Park | San Mateo  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
8:45 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 pmSoul Time Dance Party: Hiphop Dancefloor & Private Bar | SF   FREE
8:00 pmMermaid Show: Merboys Edition | SF   $5*
*An RSVP is required.
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
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

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 over 100,000 visitors over 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
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.
12:30 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
2:00 pmGrown Up Gaming: All-Ages Board Game Day | South SF   FREE
6:00 pmOakley | Cityhood Fireworks Celebration | 2016   FREE
7:30 pmFree Opera at the Ballpark 2016: Carmen | AT&T Park   FREE*
*Free tickets, but advanced registration is required
7:30 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | Pleasanton   FREE
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
8:00 pmFinal Night: Free Theatre Night: Witty WWII Comedy | SF   FREE*
*Must enter promo code on BrownPaperTickets website to get free tickets.
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5
9:30 pmBodega Bay | July 3rd “Fireworks Over the Bay” | 2015   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
10:05 pmFree A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Sunday
Sunday, July 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District

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 over 100,000 visitors over more...

8:00 amFree Ashtanga Vinyasa Morning Yoga Flow | 1st and 3rd Sundays  FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
9:00 amSunday Morning Wellness: Meditation & Yoga |  $5
10:00 amLaborFest 2016: 1934 General Strike Walk | SF   FREE
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 amAsian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF   FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
10:00 amFree First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California   FREE
11:00 amFree Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
All Day2016 Hollister Freedom Rally: 4th of July Biker Fest | South Bay   FREE*
*Many events are free, but there are ticketed concerts and other.
1:00 pmPatriotic American 4th of July Concert | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
1:00 pmThe LGBT Freedom Band: A Marching Band For Social Change | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
1:00 pmLive in the Castro: The Man Dance Company | Jane Warner Plaza   FREE
1:30 pmKabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo   FREE
2:00 pmHieroglyphics: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival   FREE
2:00 pmTango in the Square: Trio Garufa | Union Square Live   FREE
2:00 pmSummer Outdoor Music Series | Corte Madera   FREE*
*FREE
3:30 pmCuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
5:00 pmWorldOne Festival Pre-Party & StoneSoul Picnic | El Cerrito   FREE
5:30 pmSebastopol | 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza Festival | 2016   $10*
*$10 general admission; $5 for 6-11; free for children under 5
5:30 pmRichmond | Third of July Live Blues & Fireworks | 2016   FREE*
*There are fees for the interactive children's games and food.
6:00 pmMorgan Hill | “Freedom Fest” July 3rd Patriotic Sing & Music Festival | 2016   FREE
6:30 pmRichmond | Oakland East Bay Symphony & Independence Eve Fireworks | 2016   FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food & drinks.
7:30 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | Pleasanton   FREE
8:00 pmRussian River | Water Carnival & Fireworks Show | 2016   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE
9:30 pmSan Mateo | 3rd of July Highlands Fireworks Show | 2016   FREE

Monday, July 4, 2016

Aptos | World's Shortest 4th of July Parade | 2016

Billed as “The World’s Shortest Parade” at just two city blocks, this small town parade has enough pageantry to last two hours on July 4, 2016. The 0.6 mile parade means the city of Aptos (a more...

7:00 amCupertino | 4th of July Children’s Parade & Concert in the Park | 2016   FREE
All DayEmeryville | 4th of July Park Party & 4K Fun Run | 2016   FREE
All DayConcord | 4th of July Parade, The Police Tribute Concert & Fireworks | 2016   FREE*
*Festivities are free but the 5k run participation fee is 30$
All DayPleasant Hill | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2016   FREE
All DaySleepy Hollow | Fourth of July Parade & Fishing Derby | 2016   FREE
8:30 am4th of July Festival, Parade & Dynamite Run | Hercules   FREE*
*Free expo and parade. $30 to register for the run.
All DayMorgan Hill | Freedom Fest Fireworks & Parade | 2016   FREE
9:00 amDanville | 4th of July Parade | 2016   FREE
All DayMartinez | Hometown 4th of July Parade & Fireworks | 2016   FREE
All DayCorte Madera/Larkspur | Fourth of July Parade & Celebration | 2016   FREE