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This Weekend: Jul 26 - Jul 27, 2014

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Saturday, July 26

“Cars & Croissants” Monthly Exotic Car Show | Santana Row
Saturday, July 26 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santana Row

Santana Row hosts “Cars & Croissants on The Row,” a monthly gathering for exotic car owners and car enthusiasts. We’re talking up to 50 cars like Ferraris, Maseratis, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins and more. Plus we’re told that there is often complimentary coffee and croissants while supplies ...

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, July 26 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
| Laguna Honda Hospital
The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF

Take a sad song and make it better as The Beatles Choir brings cheer to the residents and staff of Laguna Honda Hospital through music, joy, laughter and the timeless songs of the Fab Four. Laguna Honda Hospital is a long-term, skilled nursing and rehabilitation ...

2014 Berkeley Kite Festival
2014 Berkeley Kite Festival

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 29th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships from 10 am to 6 pm on July 26-27, 2014. You’ll find something for everyone, from the giant creature kites as ...

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, July 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Oakland Chinatown: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2014
Oakland Chinatown: 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. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches, and high-rises. Oakland Chinatown Tour: Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to ...

Pedalfest 2014: Live Music, Stunts, DJs & Unicycle Basketball | Oakland
Saturday, July 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Pedalfest 2014: Live Music, Stunts, DJs & Unicycle Basketball | Oakland

Pedalfest 2014 rolls into Jack London Square to celebrate all-things cycling at the Bay Area’s finest bicycle festival featuring handmade and vintage bike shows, Unicycle Basketball, a bicycle rodeo, BMX performances, bike powered live music, bike raffles, U.S. Bicycling Olympian Meet & Greet and more from 11 am to 7 …

World Naked Bike Ride: Northern Hemisphere Ride – Part II | SF
Saturday, July 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
World Naked Bike Ride: Northern Hemisphere Ride - Part II | SF

This is the big one… well, the second big one. Hell, just call it the Second Annual World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) – San Francisco 2014 Northern Hemisphere Ride – Part II starting in Justin Herman Plaza at 11 am on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Many …

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, July 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 120 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm. On ...

The History of New Orleans Jambalaya, Cooking Class & Free Tasting | South SF
Saturday, July 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*To RSVP, and for more information about this free event, please call (650) 829-3860.
| South San Francisco Main Library
The History of New Orleans Jambalaya, Cooking Class & Free Tasting | South SF

My Treat Personal Catering and South San Francisco Public Library host a demonstration cooking class on the History of Jambalaya. First, learn about the history of New Orleans Jambalaya, and then help cook a pot. Come hungry and plan to have lots of fun.
The first …

Free 19th Century Summer Concert| Fort Point
Saturday, July 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Point
Free 19th Century Summer Concert| Fort Point

Come experience history first hand and enjoy the music of the Fort Point Garrison Brass Band. Hear the popular music and see the instruments of the late 19th century as the Fort Point Brass Band performs a free summer concert.
Enjoy free performances at noon and 2 …

NBA Nation: Trampoline Hoops & Slam Dunk Showdown | Union Square
Saturday, July 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
NBA Nation: Trampoline Hoops & Slam Dunk Showdown | Union Square

The NBA’s largest mobile basketball experience, NBA Nation is on its eighth summer tour; check it out as it comes to San Francisco’s Union Square from noon to 8 pm on July 25-26, 2014. NBA Nation is 20,000 square feet of basketball action, including a ...

2014 Flagging in the Park | AIDS Memorial Grove
Saturday, July 26 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | National AIDS Memorial Grove
2014 Flagging in the Park | AIDS Memorial Grove

Come enjoy the sun, music, flora, and friends in the beautiful National AIDS Memorial Grove and join flow artists, fanners, flaggers, and friends for an afternoon of fun, sun, and remembrance at the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park from 12:30-4:30 pm on …

Free Boat Rental Day: Lake Merritt | Oakland
Free Boat Rental Day: Lake Merritt | Oakland

The Lake Merritt Boating Center invites you to Splash Into Summer 2014 with free boat rentals and an open house from 1-3 pm on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
If past years are any indication, you can get ½ hour of free time floating around picturesque Lake Merritt. 
What can you rent?

Paddle Boats
Canoes
Single …

Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13
Saturday, July 26 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but but please tip the chef and buy a drink too.
| 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 ...

Music in the Park: Funk & Soul Night | Danvile
Saturday, July 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oak Hill Park
Music in the Park: Funk & Soul Night | Danvile

The Town of Danville is proud to announce the 29th annual Music in the Park concert series. Music in the Park began 28 years ago with just a handful of people in attendance, and has grown over the years to a thriving event with thousands ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino
Saturday, July 26 – 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 ...

Classic SF Movie Night in the Park “So I Married An Axe Murderer” | Duboce Park
Saturday, July 26 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Duboce Park
Classic SF Movie Night in the Park

Outdoor Movie Night returns to Duboce Park on Saturday, July 26, 2014 with the cult classic comedy, “So I Married an Axe Murderer” (1993), starring Mike Myers.
Movies with a San Francisco theme have been shown at all of Duboce Park’s previous movie nights, including “Pursuit …

Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley
Saturday, July 26 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Pappy's
Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley

Pappy’s Bar in Berkeley presents a Saturday Night Comedy Showcase, every second and fourth Saturday of each month. Berkeley’s free stand-up comedy showcase features comedians from all around the Bay Area at 8:30 pm, followed by a DJ that will keep the party going. So get some laughs ...

Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay
Saturday, July 26 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Halley Hill Observatory
Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay

Sunset is at 8:20 pm, and the gates close at 10 pm.

Final Night: 20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In Movie Festival | Oakland
Final Night: 20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In Movie Festival | Oakland

The 2014 Brainwash Movie Festival is an eclectic show of (mostly short) movies curated from all over the world that you drive-in, bike-in, or walk-in to on July 18-19 and 25-26, 2014. Admission: $6 (50% off) when you mention Funcheap at the door. Regular admission is $12 ...

Win Tix: Purple Rain 30th Anniversary: Prince Tribute Concert | Slim’s
Purple Rain 30th Anniversary: Prince Tribute Concert | Slim's

Party like its 1999 as The Purple Ones power though the entire Purple Rain album, plus B-sides and more.
You’ll be blown away by hit after hit such as Little Red Corvette, I Feel for You, 1999, I Would Die 4 U, Controversy, It’s Gonna Be A …

Win Tix: Musical Movie Fest: Moulin Rouge, Hello Dolly & Oklahoma | SF
Saturday, July 26 – 11:15 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| Century San Francisco Centre 9
Musical Movie Fest: Moulin Rouge, Hello Dolly & Oklahoma | SF

The Best Movie Fest Ever is taking place in movie theaters all over the nation (including SF’s Century Centre 9 and the Pleasant Hill 6), on Saturday, July 26, and Tuesday, July 29, presented by Cinemark.
The event will present showings of Moulin Rouge, Oklahoma and …

Sunday, July 27

The 2014 San Francisco Marathon | Best Viewing Locations
Sunday, July 27 – 5:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch and cheer
| Sports Basement (Presidio)
The 2014 San Francisco Marathon | Best Viewing Locations

See your favorite runner or cheer all of them on as they get closer to the finish line of the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday, July 27, 2014 which starts at (gulp) 5:30 am.
The starting line for the First Half Marathon and Full Marathon is …

2014 Berkeley Kite Festival
2014 Berkeley Kite Festival

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 29th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships from 10 am to 6 pm on July 26-27, 2014. You’ll find something for everyone, from the giant creature kites as ...

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, July 27 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a monthly open-air flea market showcasing hundreds of local vendors ranging from indie designers, up-cyclers, collectors, handmakers, makers, bakers, and more plus outdoor exhibits, scavenger hunts, and gourmet food trucks. The two-day flea market, which takes place the last weekend of every ...

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, July 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay
Sunday, July 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Humanist Hall
Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the fourth Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, July 27 – 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 ...

Sensational Shark Talk w/ Aquarium of the Bay Naturalist | North Bay
Sunday, July 27 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center
Sensational Shark Talk w/ Aquarium of the Bay Naturalist | North Bay

Did you know that sharks help keep the entire food web in the oceans balanced? Come explore the answer to this, and how these top predators are extreme survivors of our planet.
Learn about their different senses, adaptations, and how researchers study these remarkable animals through …

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, July 27 – 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 ...

Volunteer at Stern Grove 2014: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF
Sunday, July 27 – 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 ...

Street Drum Corps: Apocalyptic Hip-Hop | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Sunday, July 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Street Drum Corps: Apocalyptic Hip-Hop | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Street Drum Corps is an explosion of drums, dance, and high energy entertainment. From July 6 – August 14, 2014, Street Drum Corps will be performing two shows daily at noon and at 3 pm, Monday-Thursday, and at noon and 6 pm on Sundays. The acclaimed drummers are famous ...

Disney Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park Band
Sunday, July 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Disney Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park Band

On July 27, 2014, the Golden Gate Park Band treats San Francisco with a program of Disney favorites and classics.

Porchfest 2014: 50 Historic Porches, Live Music & Food Trucks | Napa
Sunday, July 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over Napa
Porchfest 2014: 50 Historic Porches, Live Music & Food Trucks | Napa

Out of the garage and onto the porch, the fourth annual Napa Porchfest is here with free, live music on 50 porches in historic neighborhoods of Napa from 1-6 pm on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
Porches have been selected and matched up with local bands ranging …

San Francisco Symphony in the Plaza | Civic Center
Sunday, July 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
San Francisco Symphony in the Plaza | Civic Center

The San Francisco Symphony presents their annual free outdoor concert in the heart of the city in Civic Center Plaza on Sunday,  July 27, 2014.
Surrounded by the city’s landmarks, enjoy an inspiring afternoon of classics, culture, and fun.
In 2014, conductor Edwin Outwater leads the orchestra …

Rufus Wainwright: Free Concert in the Park | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, July 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Rufus Wainwright: Free Concert in the Park | Stern Grove Festival

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright performs solo with piano, bringing a rich blend of theatrical pop, cabaret, and classical styles.
Opening the afternoon is the contemporary sound of instrumentalists Quartet San Francisco.

Free San Francisco Symphony Concert | Civic Center Plaza
Sunday, July 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Free San Francisco Symphony Concert | Civic Center Plaza

Surrounded by the city’s landmarks, enjoy an inspiring afternoon of classics, culture, and fun.
On Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 2 pm, the SF Symphony performs at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza with conductor Edwin Outwater.
Free San Francisco Symphony Concert in the Park
Sunday, July 27, 2014 …

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, July 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Arts Collective
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley

The Mixed Media Mixer is a monthly event with the goal of bringing artists across many platforms together with the intention of collaboration. A new collection of Bay Area artists, musicians, photographers and videographers come together every last Sunday of the month at the Firehouse Art Events Hangar. Bring ...

Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland
Sunday, July 27 – 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, July 27 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

San Francisco Mixtape Society: “Animal Instinct ” | Mission Dist.
Sunday, July 27 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
San Francisco Mixtape Society:

Animal Instinct – July 27, 2014
It’s time again for another San Francisco Mixtape Society event. The theme is “Animal Instinct” and the event will take place at the Make Out Room.
As always, open to all and free of charge. Mixtape not required for admission, but …

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, July 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
'90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.

Love The Simpsons? Know The Simpsons like the back of your hand? Then join in ’90s Simpsons Trivia Night at The Knockout in the Mission District from 6-9 pm, every fourth Sunday of the month. Watch some ’90s Simpsons and answer some trivia if you ...

Drunken Spelling Bee | Cafe Royale
Sunday, July 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for drinks.
| The Royale
Drunken Spelling Bee | Cafe Royale

It’s exactly what it sounds like… a Drunken Spelling Bee with host Jimi Moran. Have a few drinks, and then try to spell ridiculous words without cheating and checking your iPhone. Get a letter wrong? You’ll have a to take a drink. Get the word ...

Win Tix: The Love City Music Festival | SoMa
Sunday, July 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Tickets are $20 or $15 if you use code LOVE
| 715 Harrison St.
The Love City Music Festival | SoMa

The first ever Love City Music Festival showcases SF’s thriving independent music scene featuring 10 local musical acts, plus an art gallery, live painting and food vendors, two floors, two rooms and 1,400 people and $2 draft beers.
The goal is to provide a home for bay area music, so you can …

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino
Sunday, July 27 – 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 ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, July 27 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, 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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