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Saturday, June 23

BBQ-A-Newbie: Burning Man Family Reunion Picnic | Murdock Park
Saturday, June 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free. but an RSVP is requested.
| Murdock Park
BBQ-A-Newbie: Burning Man Family Reunion Picnic | Murdock Park

You’re invited to the Burner family reunion picnic and the last hoorah before they head for the desert at this South Bay and East Bay joint picnic on June 23, 2018.
Free, but an RSVP is requested.
This is a get-together is for the entire community, and they’re …

1st Annual Lake Fest Oakland | Lake Merritt
Saturday, June 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
1st Annual Lake Fest Oakland | Lake Merritt

Join the 1st Annual Lake Fest Oakland, presented by a passionate and talented team of organizers who have a love for producing large, free, public events in the City of Oakland.
Many of the Oakland natives who grew up in Oakland, attended Oakland schools, and want …

Creative Family Fun: Solstice Suncatchers | The Presidio
Saturday, June 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Creative Family Fun: Solstice Suncatchers | The Presidio

Celebrate the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer by making beautiful suncatchers to hang up and enjoy.
Registration is not required, but preferred.​

“Fun in the Sun Portola Style” Shop, Live Entertainment & Food | SF
Saturday, June 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | 2675 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA (Bank of the West Parking Lot) Garden District
"Fun in the Sun Portola Style" Shop, Live Entertainment & Food | SF

Join for some “Fun in the Sun-Portola Style” as Sunset Mercantile pops up in the heart of The Garden District.
“Fun in the Sun Portola Style” Shop, Live Entertainment & Food
Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 11 am to 4 pm
Bank of the West at Burrows(Parking Lot), 2675 …

2018 “Music in the Park” Opening Concert | Danville
Saturday, June 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
2018 "Music in the Park" Opening Concert | Danville
Make Your Own Vegan Spring Rolls | Berkeley
Saturday, June 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Animal Rights Center
Make Your Own Vegan Spring Rolls | Berkeley

Join Vegans of the Bay in celebrating the sunshine and awesomeness of summer by having a vegan potluck and making vegan spring rolls together.
 Everyone is welcome to come to this event, vegan or not, just please ensure that the food you bring is vegan.
The …

2018 Classical Music on the Square: Redwood Symphony | Redwood City
Saturday, June 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
2018 Classical Music on the Square: Redwood Symphony | Redwood City
Balboa Park Movie Night: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” | SF
Saturday, June 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Balboa Park
Balboa Park Movie Night: "Raiders of the Lost Ark" | SF

Come and join a free community showing of Wreck-It Ralph. Bring the family for an outdoor movie night at Balboa Park.
Balboa Park Movie Night: “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 7:30 pm to 11 pm
Balboa Park, 2000 San Jose Ave, San Francisco
FREE with RSVP …

Drunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight
Saturday, June 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
Drunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight

Please be advised that this event is moved from 6/23 to 6/30.

Free Popcorn & Outdoor Movie Night “Black Panther” | Hunters Point
Saturday, June 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Free Popcorn & Outdoor Movie Night "Black Panther" | Hunters Point

You’re invited to the start of the NOW Hunters point 2018 programming season. Bring your blankets and chairs and watch one of the best superhero movies of all-time, “Black Panther”.
There will be free popcorn and treats available for purchase.
The doors open at 8 pm and the movie …

“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, June 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF

6/23 Lineup:

Boris Khaykin (Hell Yes Fest)
Anica Cihla (Portlandia)
Saul Trujillo (Winner, SJ Improve Comedy Competition)

Joined by your NOM regulars Joseph Nguyen, Natasha Muse, & Red Scott

Sunday, June 24

Montclair Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival | Oakland
Sunday, June 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Montclair Village
Montclair Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival | Oakland
Free Summer Yoga Sundays | Emeryville
Sunday, June 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free Summer Yoga Sundays | Emeryville
2018 San Francisco Pride Parade
Sunday, June 24 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Market Street
2018 San Francisco Pride Parade

The parade is the culmination of a month of Pride-themed events in the city, leading up to an all-out celebration for Pride weekend with the Pride Festival in Civic Center Plaza.

2018 San Francisco Pride Parade
Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 10:30 am to 6 pm
Market Street, San Francisco
FREE
Forty-eight …

Solstice Sunday: Free Local Artist Showcase | Richmond Solstice Sunday: Free Local Artist Showcase | Richmond

Please join for a summer solstice artist showcase at East Brother Beer Co. on Sunday, June 24th from 12 pm-8 pm. They will be showcasing local artists of all types and will have live music and food trucks.
There will also be a community art …

Kathy Aoki’s “#WishYouWereHere” Hello Kitty Monument Exhibit | San Jose
Sunday, June 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Public reception is from 2 pm to 4 pm.
| San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Kathy Aoki's "#WishYouWereHere" Hello Kitty Monument Exhibit | San Jose

The ever cute and wildly popular Sanrio character can be found on almost any consumer product, including notebooks, lunch boxes, shoes, jewelry, bedspreads, etc.
According to the Santa Clara-based artist and historian Kathy Aoki, the Hello Kitty craze and fandom has only escalated over the years, …

Salsa Sundays: Live Band & Outdoor Dance Party | Emeryville
Sunday, June 24 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Salsa Sundays: Live Band & Outdoor Dance Party | Emeryville

Monday, June 25