Friday, August 5, 2016

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, August 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the more...

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 pmSummer Nights at Donkey & Goat Winery | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free Admission with food and drink available for purchase.
6:00 pm‘DNA” Art Exhibit | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pm2016 Summer “R&B/Funk/Old School” Concert in the Park | Foster City   FREE
6:00 pmComedy Attack At Art Attack | SF   FREE*
*Donations for the comics are accepted.
6:30 pmFree Beach Concert: Y & T | Santa Cruz   FREE
7:00 pmAbout Last Night: Sexcapade Storytelling Stories | SF   $5
7:00 pmThe Lonestar Retrobates: Live Band | SF   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
7:30 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | Cupertino   FREE
7:30 pmUppers For Downers: A Comedy Show | Oakland   FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
8:00 pmFree Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks
8:00 pmFirst Friday Fiesta: Free, Educational & Engaging Performances | San Jose   FREE
8:00 pm“Ica” Live: Peter Foucault & Arlene Biala | San Jose   FREE
8:00 pmThe UC Berkeley 2-day Summer Symphony   FREE
8:30 pm“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Swing Dance Lessons | Jack London Square   FREE
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:00 pm6th Annual Independence Bollywood Party: Celebrating India & Pakistan | San Jose   FREE*
*Free until 10 pm with an RSVP.
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE
10:30 pmLive Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

21st Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo
Saturday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but parking is $10 (cash only).
| San Mateo Event Center

Photo | Ray Fleming Get a feel for the islands at the 2016 Aloha Festival with music, dance, food, and culture from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and all over the Pacific. The Pacific Islanders 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 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.
9:00 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland  FREE
All DaySpace Fest 2016: Astronaut Guests and Space Exhibits | North Bay   FREE
10:00 am1906 Edwardian Picnic & Dance In The Park | Alameda   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
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 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 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 am7th Annual Rib Cook Off | Clayton   FREE*
*Free to watch the event, but bring money for the BBQ ribs for sale to the public, as well as hamburgers, hot dogs and cold drinks.
10:00 amHealthy Parks For Healthy People: Exhibition Walk | SF   FREE
11:00 amSummer Yoga Hike | Marin Headlands   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
11:00 amFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
11:00 amWalking Tour With The Menlo Park Historical Association | Menlo Park   FREE
11:00 amRock Balancing Art Gathering & Lessons | Crissy Field   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
11:00 amFamily Fun Fest: Rock Climbing, Zoo & Bounce Houses | Hayward   FREE
12:00 pmLekha Booknic: A Family Book Picnic | Saratoga   FREE
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
1:00 pmFolger Stable: Walking Tour, Scavenger Hunt & More | SF   FREE
1:00 pmAfrosolo: African-American & African Diaspora Art | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
1:00 pmThe California Story: 150th Anniversary of The Buffalo Soldiers | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All DayMAPP: August Art & Performance Crawl | Mission District   FREE
2:00 pmGrown Up Gaming: All-Ages Board Game Day | South SF   FREE
2:00 pmDiscover Fillmore: An Interactive Walking Tour | Fillmore   FREE
2:00 pmGrown-up Game Day & Coloring | SF   FREE
3:00 pm2016 Summer Obon & Japanese Cultural Festival | Oakland   FREE
3:00 pmSummer Circus Day: Circus Bella | Santa Cruz   FREE*
*Donations are encouraged.
3:00 pmRice Craft: Yummy, Healthy & Fun to Make | Omnivore Books   FREE
3:00 pmMarcus Shelby Quartet: The Legacy Of The Buffalo Soldiers | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
4:00 pmShakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the Park | Berkeley   FREE
4:00 pmShakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the Park | Berkeley   FREE
4:00 pmShakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the Park | Berkeley   FREE
4:00 pmShakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the Park | Berkeley   FREE
4:00 pmShakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the Park | Berkeley   FREE
4:00 pmShakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the Park | Berkeley   FREE
4:00 pmShakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the Park | Berkeley   FREE
4:00 pmShakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the Park | Berkeley   FREE
6:30 pm2016 Peace Lantern Ceremony: 71st Anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki | Berkeley   FREE
7:00 pm2016 Free Movies in the Park: Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 | Newark   FREE*
*Food and beverage for purchase.
7:30 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | Cupertino   FREE
8:00 pmThe UC Berkeley 2-day Summer Symphony   FREE
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


Sunday, August 7, 2016

August Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
Sunday, August 7 – 6:15 am | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth more...

8:00 amFree Ashtanga Vinyasa Morning Yoga Flow | 1st and 3rd Sundays   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
All Day21st Annual Aloha Festival: Sunday | 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.
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
All DayAdidas Giant Warehouse Sale: Final Day | Cow Palace   FREE*
*Free entry. But bring money for purchases, of course.
11:00 amFree Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park   FREE
11:00 am2016 Rogue Row: Whale Boat Rowing Recruitment Open House | SF   FREE
11:00 amOutdoor Yoga Class | SF   FREE*
*Bring your own mat. Bring your own snacks (to share) for after the yoga class.
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
1:00 pmWalking Tour: Exploring The Growth & Origin | Burlingame   FREE
1:00 pmConcert at the Lake: Oakland Municipal Band | Oakland   FREE
1:30 pmKabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo   FREE
2:00 pmThe O’Jays: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival   FREE
2:00 pmTango In The Square: Redwood Tango Ensemble | Union Square Live   FREE
2:00 pmFitBit Local Workout: Body Weight Bootcamp & Yoga | Mission Bay   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pm“Dandelion and Quince” Book Discussion | SF   FREE
3:00 pmBass, Beer & Barbeque | SF   FREE
3:30 pmCuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
4:00 pmShakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the Park | Berkeley   FREE
7:30 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | Cupertino   FREE
7:30 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio   FREE
8:00 pmBanda Sin Nombre: Live Music | The Chapel   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, August 8, 2016

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, August 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at more...

7:00 pmBiohacking Academy: In Silco Plasmid Design | Oakland   $5*
*No one is turned away for lack of funds.
7:00 pmPerfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF   FREE
7:30 pmWitches’ Brew: A Standup Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free to see the show. $5 to enter the witchy raffle.
8:00 pmSomething Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF   FREE
9:30 pm“Find Me at the Club” Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 more...

12:30 pmPoetry Readings On Your Lunch Break | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE