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Saturday, August 2

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, August 2 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...

19th Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo
Saturday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but parking is $10 (cash only).
| San Mateo Event Center
19th Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo

Get a feel for the islands at the 2014 Aloha Festival with music, dance, food, and culture from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and all over the Pacific. The Pacific Islanders of the San Francisco Bay Area offer their talents in music and dance during this free ...

2014 Summer Gardening Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Botanical Garden
2014 Summer Gardening Fair | Golden Gate Park

Join the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at its 17th annual Summer Gardening Fair in Golden Gate Park from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
2014 Summer Gardening Fair
Come learn more about plants and gardening by talking to representatives of local horticultural …

2014 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Fremont
2014 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Saturday

With nearly 400,000 guests, the annual Fremont Festival of the Arts is “the largest free outdoor festival west of the Mississippi,” covering more than four walking miles. The festival showcases the work of 700 artisans, 30 food booths, 8 fine wine and specialty beer booths, ...

Space Fest 2014: Meet Astronauts & Lunar Rover | North Bay
Saturday, August 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Space Station Museum
Space Fest 2014: Meet Astronauts & Lunar Rover | North Bay

The Space Station Museum in Novato holds its free annual Space Fest 2014 where you’ll get to meet legendary astronauts and see a lunar module and a lunar rover from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
The event is free to the general public …

1902 Victorian Picnic in the Park, Live Music & Dancing | Alameda
Saturday, August 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lincoln Park
1902 Victorian Picnic in the Park, Live Music & Dancing | Alameda

Join PEERS (Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society) for their annual free Victorian picnic dance at Lincoln Park in Alameda from 10 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
Picnicking starts at 10 am, and from 1-4:30 pm, the celebrated Bangers & Mash band …

Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland
Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches and high-rises. Preservation Park Tour: On this tour, view fine details of the Victorian architecture. Sites ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

New Baby Heron Chicks: Nest Observation Day | Stow Lake
Saturday, August 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
| Stow Lake
New Baby Heron Chicks: Nest Observation Day | Stow Lake

The Great Blue Herons at Stow Lake have three new baby chicks for the public to observe through spotting scopes, brought to you by San Francisco Nature Education.
Staffed by Nancy DeStefanis, Executive Director and volunteers, they will be answering questions about the late nest and the …

41st Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
41st Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair is a celebration of the Asian / Pacific communities in the Bay Area from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 2-3, 2014 in San Francisco’s Japantown. Nihonmachi Street Fair Saturday & Sunday, August 2-3, 2014 | 11 ...

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: JoyFoodly Cooking Demo | SF
Saturday, August 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: JoyFoodly Cooking Demo | SF

Chef Hollie Greene is passionate about bringing the joy of good food to the family table. In 2013, she founded JoyFoodly™, a San Francisco-based company that helps families joyfully get more vegetables and fruits into their diets.

15th Annual Choo Choo & Brew: Superhero Pub Crawl | Peninsula
Saturday, August 2 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Purchase of a CalTrain ticket is required. A 2-zone day pass can be purchased for $10.
| The Rose & Crown English Food & Ale House
15th Annual Choo Choo & Brew: Superhero Pub Crawl | Peninsula

It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s the 15th Annual Choo Choo & Brew, the Peninsula’s popular pub crawl that lets you support public transportation for a day and your local bar from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
The 2014 theme is …

2014 “Art + Soul” Festival: Aerial Dance, Blues & BBQ Contest | Oakland
Saturday, August 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free
| Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
2014

Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art and music scene at the biggest street party of the year, 2014 Art & Soul Festival, in downtown Oakland from noon to 6 pm on August 2-3, 2014. The 14th annual festival features a performance by aerial dance group Bandaloop, and a Blues ...

2014 Summer in the City: DJs & Free BBQ | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Precita Park
2014 Summer in the City: DJs & Free BBQ | Mission Dist.

The DJ Project will host the 7th annual Summer in the City free BBQ and DJ showcase in Precita Park in the Mission from noon to 4 pm on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
This is a family-friendly event with a free BBQ for everyone, live DJs, …

2014 East Palo Alto Blues Festival | Peninsula
Saturday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cesar Chavez Academy
2014 East Palo Alto Blues Festival | Peninsula

The East Palo Alto Blues Festival has been entertaining the Bay Area for nearly three decades and it’s back in town with a free day of Blues music from noon to 7 pm on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
There will be live performances by Deva Sativa, Alvin …

Win Tix: Art + Soul Oakland Festival | 2014
Art + Soul Oakland Festival | 2014

Check out downtown Oakland’s biggest annual festival voted “Best Music Festival” by the East Bay Express.
Highlights include a poetry slam, dance battles, a vintage car show, a throwdown BBQ competition, four stages of live music including gospel, blues, Latin, jazz along with disco legends Rose …

Free Awesome Ice Cream Sandwich Day: Cream’s Grand Opening | Mission Dist.
Free Awesome Ice Cream Sandwich Day: Cream's Grand Opening | Mission Dist.

CREAM (which translates to “Cookies Rule Everything Around Me”) makes super tasty ice cream sandwiches on freshly-baked homemade cookies.
They’ve got shops all over the Bay Area and now are opening up one finally in San Francisco. And to celebrate the grand opening, they’ll be giving …

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, August 2 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...

14th Annual AfroSolo Arts Festival in the Park | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, August 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
14th Annual AfroSolo Arts Festival in the Park | Yerba Buena Gardens

In collaboration with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, AfroSolo Arts Festival presents its fourteenth free concert in Yerba Buena Gardens. The 2014 concert features Anthony Brown in A Tribute to Paul Robeson. He will be accompanied by Dr. Carl Blake on piano. This program will also …

Baycation Day: Escape the Fog of SF for Oakland | East Bay
Saturday, August 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Classic Cars West
Baycation Day: Escape the Fog of SF for Oakland | East Bay

Escape the fog for the sunny East Bay with arts & crafts, photo workshops, DJs and cool vintage cars in a sunny beer garden.
Oakland Art Murmur & Broke-Ass Stuart join forces to bring you a free Baycation day. Come celebrate the first Oakland Art Murmur …

Shakespeare in the Park: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” | Martinez
Saturday, August 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater
Shakespeare in the Park:

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park (VSP) presents its annual Shakespeare festival with performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream held at the Hanns Park Amphitheater (Vallejo), Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater (Martinez) and Peralta Hacienda Historical Park (Oakland) from July 26 to August 10, 2014. Each event will have ...

“First Caturday” Cat Gathering in the Park | Dolores Park
Saturday, August 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park

Dogs usually get to have all the fun in San Francisco. Now it’s time for cats to reign.
All owners/slaves of cute kitties it the city are invited to bring their cats on a leash to Dolores Park on Saturday, August 2, 2014 for “First Caturday” …

Pongapalooza: Pong, Music & Film on the Rio | Russian River
Saturday, August 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 ticket does not include movie, food or drinks.
| Rio Theater
Pongapalooza: Pong, Music & Film on the Rio | Russian River

The small town of Monte Rio on the Russian River is hosting a very special day-long Pongapalooza party in partnership with American Tripps on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
This special afternoon event on the Rio lawn will include both regular and “Berlin-Style” ping pong tournaments, food and drink …

MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.

The August 2014 MAPP is dedicated to children caught in political, social or violent conflicts at the border, Gaza, Honduras, Fukushima, Mexico, Nigeria, Venezuela, Guatemala and all over the world.
August 2014 MAPP Program
1. The Box Factory
865 Florida Street
Curators: Bernadette & Andre Champagne

8-9 pm: Doors Open/Reception
9-10 pm: “Latenite …

“Made in SF” Festival: DJ Mark Farina, Live Music & Street Food | Public Works
Saturday, August 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 at door before 9 pm; $10 until 10:30 pm, $15-$20 at the door later
| Public Works

Made in SF features a slew of local DJs, performers going late into the night at Public Works with an outdoor street food market to keep you fueled.
Headlining the decks will be an epic house DJ set by Mark Farina, one of the top DJs in …

Win Tix: “Made in SF” DJ & Performance Fest | Public Works
Saturday, August 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Door price is $5 before 9p - or $10-$20 if you arrive later
| Public Works

Made in SF features a slew of local DJs and performers going late into the night at Public Works with an outdoor street food market to keep you fueled.
Headlining the decks will be an epic house DJ set by Mark Farina, one of the top …

Win Tix: Bone Bash 2014: Boston & The Doobie Brothers | Shoreline Amphitheatre
Saturday, August 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of lawn tickets. Regular price: $30 flat.
| Shoreline Amphitheatre
Bone Bash 2014: Boston & The Doobie Brothers | Shoreline Amphitheatre

107.7 The Bone is throwing its annual Bone Bash XV with a stellar lineup featuring Boston, The Doobie Brothers, John Kay and Steppenwolf and Don Felder.
Enter to win a pair of free tickets from FuncheapSF, or grab a pair of lawn seats for $30 flat.

Circus Sideshow Potluck: Food & Performance Art Party | SF
Saturday, August 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Fe Crossing
Circus Sideshow Potluck: Food & Performance Art Party | SF

Appetite Obscure presents Carnival: a potluck circus sideshow vaudevillian extraordinaire.
They’ve got beer from the New Normal brewery. They’ve got music, dancers, and jugglers. They’ve got the very finest in circus dining tableware and ambience, and at the center of it all is you, alive and …

Classical Mystery Tour: Symphony Plays The Beatles | San Jose
Saturday, August 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Jose State University Campus Green
Classical Mystery Tour: Symphony Plays The Beatles | San Jose

Target Summer Pops is Symphony Silicon Valley‘s annual free music festival featuring a week of pop and classical music under the palm trees on the San Jose State University Green from July 26 – August 3, 2014. The 2014 festival features the Classical Mystery Tour with music ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino
Saturday, August 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino

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 ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, August 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, August 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | It's Your Move Game Store

August 2, 2014: Headliner Butch Escobar (San Jose Improv)
Butch is a local favorite comedian, and a regular at all of the major clubs in the area. He has performed all over the country, headlining sold out shows.
The lineup also includes:

Kevin O’shea (SF Punch Line)
Dave Zugnogi
Josh …

Win Tix: Improvised Downton Abbey | Fort Mason
Saturday, August 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $17 online / $20 door
| Bayfront Theater
Improvised Downton Abbey | Fort Mason

Secrets. Rivalries. Romance. Enter the world of a privileged, but troubled estate in the early 20th century in this completely improvised period story told in the style of Downton Abbey.
You won’t see Sybil, Matthew, or Violet, but rather new characters created on the spot by …

’90s Film Night in the Park: “Clueless” | Dolores Park
Saturday, August 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Dolores Park
'90s Film Night in the Park:

If ever there was a greater movie burn than, “You’re a virgin who can’t drive,” well, millennials probably don’t know what it would be, but, like, whatever, right? I mean, that was way harsh.
Go back to 1995, giant cellphones, Calvin Klein and all, with Alicia …

Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa
Saturday, August 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Madrone Art Bar
Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa

Pay tribute to both the King of Pop and the Purple One every first Saturday of the month at the Madrone Art Bar’s “The Prince and Michael Experience,” which celebrates their work with a healthy dose of competition as fans go head-to-head on the dance ...

DJ Dance Party: Jazz-Flecked Disco House w/ Glenn Jackson (Live) | SF
Saturday, August 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, $6.
| Underground SF
DJ Dance Party: Jazz-Flecked Disco House w/ Glenn Jackson (Live) | SF

Headliner: Glenn Jackson (Live, Ceremony Recordings). DJs YR Skull and epicsauce supporting.
Free before 10 pm with an RSVP on Facebook, otherwise, it’s $6.
“buoyant instrumental disco that feels like a five-minute tropical vacation.” -SF Weekly
“Straight outta Oakland, a new figure in the handmade-house resurgence … The three tracks …

Win Tix: Zepparella: All-Girl Led Zeppelin Tribute | Slim’s
Saturday, August 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $18. All ages.
| Slim's
Zepparella: All-Girl Led Zeppelin Tribute | Slim's

Now more than ever, Zepparella explores their own improvised magic within the framework of Led Zeppelin’s mighty songs.
Drummer and founding member, Clementine, tackles the best rock drumming ever written with her own emotionally powerful style, bringing the Motown influence of the Bonham groove to the forefront. The …

Sunday, August 3

2014 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Sunday
Sunday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Fremont
2014 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Sunday

With nearly 400,000 guests, the annual Fremont Festival of the Arts is “the largest free outdoor festival west of the Mississippi,” covering more than four walking miles. The festival showcases the work of 700 artisans, 30 food booths, 8 fine wine and specialty beer booths, ...

19th Annual Aloha Festival: Sunday | San Mateo
Sunday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but parking is $10 (cash only).
| San Mateo Event Center
19th Annual Aloha Festival: Sunday | San Mateo

Get a feel for the islands at the 2014 Aloha Festival with music, dance, food, and culture from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and all over the Pacific. The Pacific Islanders of the San Francisco Bay Area offer their talents in music and dance during this free ...

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, August 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Normally $12, the museum offers free admission every first Sunday the month. Please ...

Free First Sunday: Artmaking, Magic & Games | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, August 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
Free First Sunday: Artmaking, Magic & Games | Oakland Museum of California

Enjoy a free day at the Oakland Museum of California at the annual Summer Reading Celebration held in OMCA’s lush gardens featuring performances, story time, and hands-on arts and crafts from noon to 4 pm on Sunday, August 3, 2014.
This year’s theme, “Paws to Read!,” includes Little Explorers …

Jerry Day 2014: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
Sunday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Jerry Day 2014: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park

The 12th Annual Jerry Day is an annual civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son, Jerry Garcia and his Excelsior roots. In 2014, it takes place from 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday, August …

41st Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
41st Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Sunday | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair is a celebration of the Asian / Pacific communities in the Bay Area from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 2-3, 2014 in San Francisco’s Japantown. Nihonmachi Street Fair Saturday & Sunday, August 2-3, 2014 | 11 ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...

Candlestick Park Farewell Party & Free Stadium Tours | SF
Sunday, August 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required
| Candlestick Park
Candlestick Park Farewell Party & Free Stadium Tours | SF

Candlestick Park won’t be demolished until 2015, but here’s your last chance to say an up close goodbye.
SF Rec and Park hosts a Free Community Day at Candlestick Park, part of the “Last Summer at the ‘Stick” series of farewell events on Sunday, August 3, …

Free AcroYoga Workshop | Sports Basement Bryant
Sunday, August 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Sports Basement (Bryant St.)
Free AcroYoga Workshop | Sports Basement Bryant

Join Ariel Mihic and Shawn T. Wilson of the YogaSlackers for an AcroYoga playshop from 11 am to noon on the first Sunday of every month in the Grotto at Sports Basement Bryant in San Francisco. Free, but an RSVP is required. AcroYoga is a combination of ...

Summer Fest: Art Making in Nature | Presidio
Sunday, August 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Summer Fest: Art Making in Nature | Presidio

Summer is an amazing time to explore all the natural wonders the Presidio has to offer. The third Summer Fest of the season presents the perfect opportunity from 11 am to 2 pm on August 3, 2014.
As part of the Create with Nature series, bring …

2014 “Art + Soul” Festival: Funk & Latin Dance Party | Oakland
Sunday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free
| Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
2014

Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art and music scene at the biggest street party of the year, 2014 Art & Soul Festival, in downtown Oakland from noon to 6 pm on August 2-3, 2014. The 14th annual festival features a performance by aerial dance group Bandaloop, and a Blues ...

Free Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park
Sunday, August 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
Free Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park

Elevate your mind and lift your hearts under the open sky at Dolores Park at this Kundalini Yoga Flash Class taking place the first Sunday of every month. Just look for the Yogis, Yoginis and Large Gongs. Grab your mat, blanket, and water and join the community for ...

Volunteer at Stern Grove 2014: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF
Sunday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Stern Grove
Volunteer at Stern Grove 2014: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF

Want free reserved seating, reserved parking, and free beverages and snacks during a Stern Grove event this summer? All you have to do is volunteer. Volunteer positions include ushers, information booth staffers, bike valet, donation collectors, greeters, set up/take down experts and much more. >> Sign ...

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley

Sundays on Telegraph closes Telegraph Avenue to cars between Durant Avenue and Dwight Way, and opens it to restaurant seating, music, street vendors, and more from noon to 5 pm, July 13 to September 21, 2014. Come enjoy the beautiful weather, food, crafts, and everything else that Telegraph ...

Awesöme Orchestra Plays Game of Thrones | Berkeley
Sunday, August 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Hangar
Awesöme Orchestra Plays Game of Thrones | Berkeley

Bring friends and come to listen to Awesöme Orchestra’s Session 23: A Song of Ice and Mahler at Berkeley’s Firehouse Art Hangar from noon to 3 pm on Sunday, August 3, 2014.
Repertoire for August 3, 2014:

Ramin Djawadi - A Game of Thrones (main theme) (arr. for full orchestra)
Keane Southard – …

Final Day: 2014 Laser Nationals Boat Race | SF
Sunday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Final Day: 2014 Laser Nationals Boat Race | SF

Catch some sailing action from the Marina Green or Crissy Field as the St. Francis Yacht Club hosts the US Laser Sailing Nationals in San Francisco starting at noon from July 31 – August 3, 2014. Over 130 sailors have registered for this event, so there will ...

Ninja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.
Sunday, August 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Yoga
Ninja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.

Learn how to dive, survive, and return quickly to your feet (like the ninja you are) if you are ever unlucky enough to eat it while biking around town. This free two-hour workshop will teach you to do just that every first Sunday of the month at ...

“Dirt Wedding Chapel”: $5 Weddings & Free Hot Dogs | Inner Richmond
Sunday, August 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frankenart Mart

The current theme at the mart is Dirt Wedding Chapel where you can come in and marry anyone or anything for $5 amid dirt clods and clay clumps.
So for this Hot Dog Day, they’re offering not only free cat hair with your free hot dog, …

Golden Gate Park Band | Free Sunday Concert in the Park
Sunday, August 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Golden Gate Park Band | Free Sunday Concert in the Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 132nd season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and are free and open to the public. All concerts feature music of specific ...

Massive Messy Twister & Water Fight | Dolores Park
Sunday, August 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Suggested donation of $5
| Dolores Park
Massive Messy Twister & Water Fight | Dolores Park

Remember playing Twister with your friends? Being caught in strange positions. Pushing over your friends? Well, it’s time to bring it back on Sunday, August 3, 2014.
A massive game of Twister will be set up in Dolores Park. It’s no ordinary game. They’ll have paint …

Record Swap, Poster Sale & Free BBQ | Hemlock Tavern
Sunday, August 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for drinks and shopping
| Hemlock Tavern
Record Swap, Poster Sale & Free BBQ | Hemlock Tavern

Hemlock Record is hosting a Record Swap and free BBQ from 1-7 pm on Sunday, August 3, 2014.
Come one, come all for their first stab (after a couple false starts) at what they hope will be a regular deal. Because who doesn’t like buying records with …

Win Tix: Whiskey Rebellion 2014: Spirits Tasting Event | Oakland
Sunday, August 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*21+
| Downtown Oakland
Whiskey Rebellion 2014: Spirits Tasting Event | Oakland

This west coast showcase of American brown spirits features tastings from a terrific crowd of whiskey producers and suppliers representing 50+ varieties of whiskey including Amador, American Still Life, Jefferson’s, Russels Reserve, Seven Stills, Templeton, Wild Turkey and more.
Funcheap winners get admission for two to the whiskey …

Latin/Taiko Free Concert in the Park | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Sunday, August 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
Latin/Taiko Free Concert in the Park | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Uncommon Time is an explosive percussion summit of three distinct musical traditions, summoning three virtuoso composers who share a passion for exploring music across genres and traditions: taiko drummer Kenny Endo, tabla master Abhijit Banerjee, and Latin percussionist John Santos.

Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo
Sunday, August 3 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Mateo Japanese American Center
Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo

San Mateo Kabuki Club is a well-established group that holds classes on the first Sunday of every month, focusing on Kabuki performances on film. Classes are open to the public. The group is led by two very passionate and knowledgeable experts on Kabuki. Films are ...

Stern Grove Festival: Andrew Bird Free Concert | SF
Sunday, August 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival: Andrew Bird Free Concert | SF

Acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Andrew Bird and The Hands of Glory blend an eclectic mix of early jazz, country blues, gypsy music, and pop into a distinct sound.
Led by the inventive bassist/composer Todd Sickafoose, Tiny Resistors perform original progressive jazz with a dramatic flair.

Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | SF
Sunday, August 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| Cayuga Playground
Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | SF

“O Best Beloved” is a live outdoor stage play based on Rudyard Kipling’s “Just-So Stories.” It was named “Best Of Fringe” at the 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival. Featuring original songs, slapstick antics, eccentric characters and colorful scenery, the six actors will satiate your curiosity ...

Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland
Sunday, August 3 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Branch (Oakland Library)
Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland

The Oakland Public Library presents a summer jazz, history and jam series on Sunday afternoons from July 13 – August 31, 2014. Summer jazz concerts kick-off with a performance by a featured artist from 3-4 pm, followed by a history of jazz with jazz musician Randy Moore ...

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, August 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Twang Sunday, August 3rd is looking forward to having Tom Rhodes. A life-long songwriter and performer, Tom has put out four self financed/produced albums and sold thousands of copies at live shows and on the internet. As a hardworking musician, you can hear the life that …

2014 Summer Pops: Cole Porter & Free Ice Cream | San Jose
Sunday, August 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Jose State University Campus Green
2014 Summer Pops: Cole Porter & Free Ice Cream | San Jose

Target Summer Pops is Symphony Silicon Valley‘s annual free music festival featuring a week of pop and classical music under the palm trees on the San Jose State University Green from July 26 – August 3, 2014. The 2014 festival features the Classical Mystery Tour with music ...

Hillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide
Sunday, August 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Riptide
Hillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide

Head as far west as you can in San Francisco to The Riptide for a night of honky tonk and country with the “Hillbilly Hootenany West Side Revue,” every first Sunday of the month. The Hootenanny West Side Revue aims to combine the greatest local ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino
Sunday, August 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino

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 ...

Free Comedy Showcase at The Ivy Room | Albany
Sunday, August 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ivy Room
Free Comedy Showcase at The Ivy Room | Albany

The Ivy Room in Albany presents a free comedy showcase featuring stand up comedians around the Bay Area, a swanky renovated atmosphere, and a full bar with $3 beers and other drink specials. The  comedy show takes place at 9 pm on the first and ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, August 3 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

From the mighty Felonious Crew, emcee Infinite w/ DJ.Kevvy Kev featuring Ryan Lee Greene (Jazz Mafia), OrukusaKi, Breathless aka Honey B, Rafael Sarria of La gente, RaquelRay and Agatron.
Plus, catch a special screening of the Double Beatdown music video shot entirely at the Return of the …

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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