Friday, August 4, 2017

9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF  FREE

Saturday, August 5, 2017

World Dog Surfing Championships | Pacifica
Saturday, August 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch. Entering your dog ranges from $10 to $25
| Linda Mar State Beach

The World Championships for Dog Surfing take place on the NorCal coast — where the concept for the sport originated with big thanks to the book that started it all – more...

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 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland  FREE
9:00 am1st Annual Bay Club Fit Crawl | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All Day2017 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Saturday   FREE
10:00 am2017 Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway | SF   FREE*
*Free backpacks are limited to 1 for each kid or teenager.
All Day1906 Edwardian Picnic & Dance In The Park | Alameda   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
10:00 am49ers Training Camp Open Practice 2017 & Free Food | Levi’s Stadium   $5*
*Children under six do not require a ticket. Tickets are limited and will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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
10:00 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE
All DayDilli Haat Food & Fashion Festival: Shop To Your Heart’s Content | Sunnyvale   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for other purchase.
All Day44th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | Japantown   FREE
11:00 amMenlo Park’s Oldest Section Walking Tour   FREE
11:00 amHealthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
11:00 amCreative Family Fun Craft Making: Luminous Lighthouses | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
11:00 amFree Sneak Preview Movie: “The Nut Job 2” | AMC Van Ness   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
11:30 amFree Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE
12:00 pm2nd Annual Berkeley Comic Con | East Bay   $5*
*$5 admission
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
1:00 pmAfrosolo: African-American & African Diaspora Art | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
1:00 pm“Bricolage: The Practice of Everyday Life” All Ages Art Making Workshop | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pm“The Flavors of Oakland: A Cookbook in Twenty Stories” Book Talk | Oakland   FREE
1:00 pmDrones: An Introduction to a Modern Phenomenon | Mountain View   FREE
1:30 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
1:30 pmFirst Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF   FREE
2:00 pm5th Annual Mini Japanese Street Food Fest | Oakland   FREE
2:00 pmConversations Between Women’s Voices on War | Oakland   FREE
2:00 pmPrima Materia Wine Tasting | Oakland   $5*
*door fee for tasting
2:00 pmBike Fashion: Bikeista Style Show & Panel Discussion | SF   FREE
2:00 pm“Eclipse 2017” From the Eyes of an Astronomer | Berkeley   FREE
2:00 pm“Sledfest” All-Day Concert: Boards, Bikers, Bands & Booze | SF   $10
3:00 pmDolly Parton Hoot: Live “Dolly” Set, Lip Sync Battles & Look-a-likes | El Rio   FREE
3:00 pm2017 Summer Obon & Japanese Cultural Festival | Oakland   FREE
4:00 pmShakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” In The Park | Berkeley   FREE*
*Come early to insure you get a spot on a terrace. Reservations are taken only for those with mobility issues.
6:00 pmMusic in the Park: Motown, Rock, & Blues | Danville   FREE
6:00 pmMAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.   FREE
6:30 pm2017 Peace Lantern Ceremony | Berkeley   FREE
7:30 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino   FREE
8:00 pmFilm Night in the Park: “Footloose” | Dolores Park   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or, Bring a mug for cider
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5
9:00 pmRenegade Drive-In Movie Night: “The Goonies (1985)” | North Bay   FREE*
*Free with RSVP on Meetup and donations are accepted.
9:00 pmWin Tix: Alex Napping: Sonically Grooving Storytelling | Swedish American Hall   WIN

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, August 6 | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Photo | CUESA With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated more...

All Day2017 Fremont Festival of the Art | Sunday   FREE
All DaySpace Fest 2017: Moon Walk Astronaut Guests & Space Exhibits | North Bay   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 am$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California   FREE
10:00 amFree First Sunday | Chinese Historical Society   FREE
All DayJerry Day 2017: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park   FREE
All Day44th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Sunday | Japantown   FREE
All Day“Doggie World” Festival & Parade | 44th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair   FREE
11:00 amFree Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
All DayOakland Youth Art Exhibit | Joyce Gordon Gallery   FREE
11:30 am22nd Annual National Wiener Dog Race: “Bay Area’s Top Dog” | Santa Clara   FREE*
*Admission is free; parking is $5.
All Day20th Annual Progressive Festival | Petaluma   FREE
All DayVolunteer at Stern Grove 2017: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF   FREE*
*Free, but registration is required.
12:00 pmDo Touch the Heart: Huggable Interactive Heart Experience | SF   FREE*
*Free activities outside the Asian Art Museum (museum admission is not included.)
12:00 pmSummer Reading Celebration: Magic Show, Art & Architecture Tour | Oakland   FREE*
*Suggested donation of $5.
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmConcert at the Lake: Oakland Municipal Band | Oakland   FREE
1:00 pmFree Symphony Tribute Concert to SF’s Firefighters | Golden Gate Park   FREE
1:00 pmBurlingame Avenue Walking Tour | Caltrain Station   FREE
1:00 pmFlameworking Glass Demo | Richmond   FREE
1:00 pmStar Wars vs. Romeo & Juliet: Free Outdoor Theatre Mash-Up | Oakland   FREE*
*Donations appreciated
1:30 pmKabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo   FREE
2:00 pmAmadou & Mariam at Stern Grove Festival | SF   FREE*
*Donations appreciated
2:00 pmSummer Outdoor Music Series: Romantic & Eclectic Melodies | Corte Madera   FREE
2:00 pmFree Photography Family Day: Art-making Activities & Samba Workshop | Palo Alto   FREE
3:00 pmShakespeare in the Park: “Titus Andronicus” | Martinez   FREE
3:00 pmHistory Walking Tour | North Burlingame   FREE
3:00 pmPoetry Flash with Cassandra Dallett & Bruce Isaacson | Oakland   FREE
3:30 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Petaluma   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
4:00 pmShakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” In The Park | Berkeley   FREE*
*Come early to insure you get a spot on a terrace. Reservations are taken only for those with mobility issues.
7:30 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Cupertino   FREE

Monday, August 7, 2017

Live at Lagunitas: James McMurtry | Petaluma
Monday, August 7 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery

Photo | Lagunitas Brewing Co Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell more...

6:30 pm“Lost Landscapes of Los Angeles” Experimental Documentary Screening | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations gratefully accepted.
8:00 pmFree Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room   FREE
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“Misery Index” Dysfunctional Comedy Night | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:45 pmLate Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway   FREE

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sweet 'n Low: International Show of Cute | Free Admission Day
Tuesday, August 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bedford Gallery

Sweet ‘n Low features artwork from over 120 local, national, and international artists who extend the genre of cute from cuddly and precious to creepy and ironic. Sweet ‘n Low: International Show more...

10:00 am$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Regal Theaters  $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
12:30 pmLitquake in the Gardens: Outdoor Lunch Break Poetry | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival   FREE
5:30 pmTop of the Mark Movie & Wine Night:How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying | Nob Hill   FREE*
*We have been told that everything is complimentary, but things can change depending on your waiter. They certainly wouldn't like to serve someone who just drinks free wine and takes up a table all night without buying anything
5:30 pmMarin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael   FREE
6:00 pmRock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland   FREE
6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pmSummertime Outdoor Motown Concert | Orinda   FREE
8:00 pmFree Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
9:00 pmHaightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF   FREE

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

2017 Hiroshima Day Commemoration | Livermore National Lab
Wednesday, August 9 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Livermore National Laboratory

Each year, to commemorate the anniversaries of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Tri Valley CAREs (Communities Against a Radioactive Environment) hold an event at Livermore National Laboratory, one of more...