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2014 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Live Music & 250+ Artists | Saturday
Saturday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae
2014 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Live Music & 250+ Artists | Saturday

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 44th annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” 2014 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival August 30-31, 2014 | 10 am to 5 pm Downtown Millbrae FREE This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features two days ...

2014 Begonia Festival: Sand Sculpture Contest, Flower Mural & Concert | Capitola
Saturday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2014 Begonia Festival: Sand Sculpture Contest, Flower Mural & Concert | Capitola

Begonia Festival Schedule | Saturday, August 30, 2014

All Day: Stroll along the banks of Soquel Creek and watch as the floats begin to take shape.
8 am to noon: Sand Sculpture Contest at Capitola Beach. Registration begins on the beach at 8 am. Trophy judging will be held at …

2014 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Saturday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Redwood City
2014 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City

Enjoy a full day of Lebanese culture and cuisine in a great atmosphere with music, dance, games, and other entertainment for the whole family.
4th Annual Lebanese Festival
Saturday, August 30, 2014 | 10 am to 9 pm
Downtown Redwood City
FREE
There will be a line up of professional …

2014 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods: Saturday | Woodside
Saturday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kings Mountain Fire Station
2014 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods: Saturday | Woodside

Why pay a fortune to see the art in Sausalito when you can visit the Kings Mountain Art Fair for free? It’s rated right up there in the ‘Top Five Fine Art Fairs of California’ by the Art Fair SourceBook, and it has a decidedly ...

Jack London Square Waterfront: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2014
Jack London Square Waterfront: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2014

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October for 2014. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches and high-rises. Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour ...

Doggie Bar Crawl & Hula Hooping | Treasure Island Flea
Saturday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Doggie Bar Crawl & Hula Hooping | Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea: Celebrates the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ and Back to School on August 30-31, 2014.
August Highlights
Doggie Bar Crawl
The TI Flea will host nearly a dozen fun and and different vendors selling an array of pet products. From doggie bow ties and shoes, …

1st Annual “Savor Filipino” Food & Music Festival | SF
Saturday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
1st Annual

Fancy some lumpia or adobo? Top chefs from across the country will travel to San Francisco for the inaugural Savor Filipino food and music festival from 10 am to 6 pm on August 30, 2014.
The idea is to taste, cook, learn, sip and watch chefs and authors, sustainable …

Win Tix: DIY Bloody Mary Kit: Treasure Island Flea | August 30-31
Saturday, August 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of admissions to the Flea plus a bloody mary kit
| Great Lawn
DIY Bloody Mary Kit: Treasure Island Flea | August 30-31

Now that “summer” is here for San Francisco, the Treasure Island Flea is upping their brunch game with a new mobile lawn bar serving DIY Bloody Mary and Mimosa kits.
Just plop yourself down for a picnic and they’ll wheel it over to you. The kits …

2014 San Francisco Zine Fest & Radical Parenting Panel | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
2014 San Francisco Zine Fest & Radical Parenting Panel | Golden Gate Park

The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing from zines and comics to art books and beyond on August 30th and 31st, 2014. Over the two-day festival at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park, over 150 small-press and ...

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demo | SF
Saturday, August 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demo | SF

Karen Solomon is the author, most recently, of Asian Pickles: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Cured, and Fermented Preserves. She has been a published food writer for over a decade. In addition to the Asian Pickles series, she’s also author of Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It …

2014 Harvest Fair: Live Blacksmithing, Artisan Market & Concert | Alameda
Saturday, August 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Pilgrim Soul Forge
2014 Harvest Fair: Live Blacksmithing, Artisan Market & Concert | Alameda

The 4th Annual Pilgrim Soul Forge Harvest Fair brings together a collection of unique artists and vendors from the East Bay and features live blacksmithing demos, blown glass, slumped glass, ceramics, fabric arts, jewelry makers, lotioncrafters, artisan food and live music by the Doggone Blues Band on Saturday, August …

Win Tix: 1st Annual Electronic Sriracha Festival | San Jose
Saturday, August 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN | St. James Park (San Jose)
1st Annual Electronic Sriracha Festival | San Jose

The 1st Annual Electronic Sriracha Festival celebrates the iconic hot sauce featuring 35+ food trucks and tents paired with 24 DJs spinning EDM.
Expect two city blocks, three stages of electronic music, four bars and 120 sriracha-infused dishes.

Come Out & Play: Games Workshop | UN Plaza
Saturday, August 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Come Out & Play: Games Workshop | UN Plaza

Bring the kids and work together in a series of weekend afternoon classes/activities for children and families to play and learn about making their own games, together. Saturday, August 30th, noon to 1:30 Saturday, September 13th, noon to 1:30 Saturday, September 20th, noon to 1:30 ...

Stranger Birthday Bash: Music, Potluck & Gift Making | Dolores Park
Stranger Birthday Bash: Music, Potluck & Gift Making | Dolores Park

Birthdays are an arbitrary reason to celebrate the fact that we exist, but it’s always about one person, so Tea With Strangers is changing that. Birthdays With Strangers is a fun experiment to bring the community together in celebration of each other.
Stranger Birthday Bash
Saturday, August 30, 2014 – …

2014 Chinese Moon Festival Celebration: Music, Dance & Martial Arts | SF
Saturday, August 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
2014 Chinese Moon Festival Celebration: Music, Dance & Martial Arts | SF

The SF Library will be celebrating the Chinese Moon Festival, one of the biggest of the year on the Chinese calendar, on Saturday, August 30, 2014.
Presented in association with Sino-US Cultural Artists Alliance the festival features music, dance, and martial arts by outstanding local artists.

SF Mime Troupe: Outdoor Political Satire | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 30 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Peacock Meadow
SF Mime Troupe: Outdoor Political Satire | Golden Gate Park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 55th season with more free, lively satire performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2014 production “Ripple Effect.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2014 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF
Saturday, August 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | SF

For the 32nd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present The Taming of the Shrew, a feast of wit, outrageous clowning, and crazy plot twists in Renaissance-era Padua, Italy, as Kate and Petruchio meet, fight (a lot), and eventually negotiate their way through a “subversive and ...

Philosophical Performance Art: “Searching for Diogenes” | SoMa
Saturday, August 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Philosophical Performance Art:

Searching for Diogenes is a three-part performance that weaves together the life, myth and legacy of Diogenes of Sinope (aka the Dog). A controversial figure, Diogenes’ provocative actions in public space were designed to disrupt, challenge and subvert social values and conventions. Searching for Diogenes ...

Philly’s Strand of Oaks Rock Concert | Amoeba SF
Saturday, August 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Philly's Strand of Oaks Rock Concert | Amoeba SF

Strand of Oaks, the rock project of Philadelphia-based songwriter and producer Timothy Showalter, plays live at Amoeba SF. Their latest album HEAL is out now on Dead Oceans (available on LP & CD).

FluxFest 2014: Live Music & Theatre Block Party | SF
Saturday, August 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Suggested donation is $5 - $15 at the door. Proceeds go directly to the actors.
| Main Street Theatre
FluxFest 2014: Live Music & Theatre Block Party | SF

Join the actors and producers of “O Best Beloved,” a whimsical musical play based on Rudyard Kipling’s “Just-So Stories,” for a short preview of the play, a slew of live bands, plus other shenanigans to celebrate FluxWagon (their mobile stage), and their neighbors at Main Street …

Superhero “Moop Troop” Trash Flash Mob | Berkeley
Saturday, August 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley BART
Superhero

Join us for the first official Monthly MOOP Troop. MOOP (n, v) Matter Out of Place.
This term was coined at Burning Man, to support the event’s Leave No Trace principal. The idea is simple: If it’s on the ground, it doesn’t belong there. It …

“Queen of the Amazons”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, August 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park

Actors Ensemble and Inferno Theatre present “Penthesilea – Queen of the Amazons,” adapted and directed by Giulio Perrone from the classic play by Kleist, presented free in Berkeley’s John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre. Bring a picnic to this beautiful little park in the Berkeley hills. Penthesilea leads ...

Live Music & Dance Party in the Park | Los Gatos
Saturday, August 30 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oak Meadow Park
Live Music & Dance Party in the Park | Los Gatos

End your summer with a day at the park enjoying family and friends at the Los Gatos Park Dance, hosted in Oak Meadow Park at the Lyndon Bandstand on Saturday, August 30, 2014.
Take a ride on the train or carousel at Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad, …

2014 Bay Area Poetry Marathon | North Beach
Saturday, August 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 suggested. No one turned away for lack of funds.
| The Emerald Tablet
2014 Bay Area Poetry Marathon | North Beach

Kiss summer 2014 goodbye with another assembly of poets including: Megan Breiseth, Trevor Calvert, Natalie Catasús, Norma Cole, Gillian Conoley, Owen Hill, Andrew Joron, Kevin Killian and Nora Toomey.
Doors open at 7 pm.
Reading begins at 7:30 pm.

Laurel Outdoor Movie Night: “The Lego Movie” | Oakland
Saturday, August 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ace Hardware (Laurel)
Laurel Outdoor Movie Night:

See “The Lego Movie,” a computer animated story and the first-ever, full-length theatrical Lego adventure.

“The Big Bang” Astronomy Lecture & Star Party | Mt. Tam
Saturday, August 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre

For August 30th, the lecture features Dr. Lloyd Knox of UC Davis, with the topic “The Big Bang in Context.”
Follow the history of the “big bang” picture of our origins of the universe, clarified by observational successes. What remaining questions drive scientists toward deeper exploration?

Film Night in the Park: “Blood Alley” | North Bay
Saturday, August 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Peacock Gap Park
Film Night in the Park:

Every summer Film Night in the Park puts on free outdoor movies in parks throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area. Films are free of charge in beautiful park settings and projected on a giant outdoor screen. Arrive early, spread out a blanket, and picnic ...

Dueling Piano Party & Free Wine Night | SF
Dueling Piano Party & Free Wine Night | SF

Join up for two back-to-back evenings (August 30-31, 2014) of interactive fun and entertainment when Dueling Pianos invades EvenKeel Lounge at Pier 2620 Hotel. As an exclusive perk, Funcheapers receive one complimentary glass of wine either day. Just mention this offer to the bartender to ...

Win Tix: Lush Lo-Fi “Peaking Lights” in Concert | The Chapel
Saturday, August 30 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Chapel
Lush Lo-Fi

Husband and wife duo Peaking Lights are masters of trippy lo-fi electronic techniques, but with a lush depth of sound with analog delay, deep bass, rhythmic creation, and stunning yet simple vocal beauty.

Free Skateboarding Film Screening: “Beautiful Moment” | Roxie Theater
Saturday, August 30 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Roxie Theater
Free Skateboarding Film Screening:

Beautiful Moment, a San Francisco based film which captures a cinematic perspective, expressing a viewpoint that is shared by many that aim to thrive in skateboarding. The film offers a glimpse into this world’s subtleties, passion, innovation, consternation, and unacceptability.
A moment is simply this film’s …

Every Saturday

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rec Field: Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Come and play outdoors, in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting, and melting into the ground. Join up every Saturday for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and spirit.
Purusha yogis teach free yoga on Saturday mornings in Golden Gate Park at 11 am,  as part of …

Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Every Saturday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland

Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered.
The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who prefer …

Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13
Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13

Sure, Lucky 13 is always loaded with free popcorn and goldfish, but if you’re looking for something more sustainable with your rockabilly and punk on the jukebox, be sure to drop by their free BBQ on the outdoor patio from 4-7 pm every Saturday from June …

Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide
Every Saturday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to play, but bring cash for drinks.
Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide

The Riptide hosts a bingo party, every Saturday, which runs from about 6 pm to just after 8 pm. There are 3 rounds; you can win drinks, prizes, and the final blackout round prize is a $50 bar tab.
When O-69 gets called, everyone playing bingo …

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